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Pilot tells air traffic controller pre-crash he has no power

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 01:03

Pilot tells air traffic controller pre-crash he has no powerThe pilot of a small plane that crashed into a Massachusetts home over the weekend, killing all three people on board, calmly told an air traffic controller he has no engine power and is gliding in the minutes before impact.


AccuWeather: Mostly Sunny, Warm Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 01:03

 Mostly Sunny, Warm TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says a stretch of unsettled weather begins on Tuesday.


Kansas bomb plot defendant gains time to review evidence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 01:03
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday gave a man charged with plotting to bomb an Army installation in support of the Islamic State group more time to review the evidence against him.

Philadelphia Police seek suspect wanted for 2 store burglaries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 01:01

Philadelphia Police seek suspect wanted for 2 store burglariesPolice are looking for one man wanted for two store burglaries in South Philadelphia.


NJ mayor calls out Gov. Christie for storm response

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 00:49

NJ mayor calls out Gov. Christie for storm responseFrustration is growing for the thousands of New Jersey residents dealing with power outages and storm damage. One mayor is now calling out Gov. Chris Christie for not coming to their aid.


2nd escaped NY inmate David Sweat shot, captured

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 00:44

2nd escaped NY inmate David Sweat shot, capturedThe escaped murderer who was shot by a state trooper near the Canadian border is in "critical but stable" condition at an Albany hospital, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.


First marriage licenses for same-sex couples issued in Louisiana

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 00:44

A gay pride flag flies alongside the U.S. flag as they are reflected off the front of the Goldman Sachs Tower in lower ManhattanTwo women were granted a marriage license in Jefferson Parish near New Orleans, according to the receptionist at the local court clerk. The Louisiana Clerks of Court Association advised clerks not to issue licenses for 25 days, the period in which the Supreme Court could be petitioned for a rehearing, according to local reports. Louisiana was the only state that had not issued a marriage license to a same-sex couple as of Friday, according to the Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group.


Survey: Sibling punches aren't only assaults US kids face

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 00:39
CHICAGO (AP) — Getting punched by your brother or sister is sometimes a painful rite of passage, but many U.S. kids also experience other types of assaults, mistreatment and abuse, a big government-funded survey found.

Young child among 6 hurt in multi-vehicle crash in Winslow Twp., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 00:26

Young child among 6 hurt in multi-vehicle crash in Winslow Twp., N.J.Six people, including a young child, are being treated at area hospitals after a serious, multi-vehicle crash in Winslow Township, N.J.


Puerto Rico governor says island can't pay its public debt

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 00:17

FILE- In this April 30, 2015, file photo, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla delivers his budget address for the next fiscal year at the Capitol building in San Juan. Puerto Rico's governor believes the U.S. territory's $72 billion public debt is unpayable, his spokesman confirmed late Sunday, June 28, 2015, adding another blow to the international financial system already struggling with a possible default by Greece. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The governor warned that Puerto Rico can't pay its $72 billion public debt as international economists released a critical report Monday on the island's economy.


Ku Klux Klan fliers left on lawns in Los Angeles suburb

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 23:57
Police in Whittier, California, about 12 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, said in a statement the fliers touting the white supremacist group were found littered on front lawns in one block early on Sunday. "Throughout the block, clear Ziploc bags ... contained flyers, a rock and pieces of candy," police said on Sunday. The Los Angeles Times reported that the fliers contained comments on African Americans, and bore the name of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

ESPN: Phillies to introduce Andy MacPhail as part of new leadership

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 23:56

 Phillies to introduce Andy MacPhail as part of new leadershipAndy MacPhail will be introduced as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies' leadership at a Monday news conference at 2:30 p.m. ET, a baseball source confirmed to ESPN.com.


Days after landmark ruling, Louisiana begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 23:56
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Days after landmark ruling, Louisiana begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

U.S. justices turn down states over voter registration restrictions

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 23:28

File photo of the U.S. flag flying in front of the Supreme Court in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new case on voter registration in Arizona and Kansas, meaning the two states will not be able to require applicants to show proof of citizenship.


French minister: No new target date for Iran nuclear talks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 23:05

Journalists and journalists are waiting in front of Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Monday, June 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Negotiators trying to rein in Iran's nuclear program have decided not to set a new target date to conclude talks, France's foreign minister said Monday, and he warned that if an agreement isn't "very robust" other countries in the Middle East will seek to develop nuclear weapons.


New York City teen tracks down wallet's owner on Facebook

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 22:58
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City teenager is being credited with using Facebook to track down the owner of a wallet she found on a city bus.

Detroit mother pleads guilty to killing children found in freezer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 22:54
Mitchelle Blair, 36, who told a judge on June 19 that she had confessed three times to killing her daughter, Stoni Blair, 13, and son, Stephen Berry, 9, faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Blair told Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Dana Hathaway the two had sexually assaulted and abused her surviving son. Blair said she did not see any of the abuse take place.

Boy, father attacked by alligator at lake outside Houston

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 21:48
WALLISVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man and his son have survived an alligator attack at a lake near Houston.

Justices won't hear Google appeal in dispute with Oracle

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 21:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is staying out of a long-running legal battle between technology giants Oracle and Google over copyright protection for a computer program that powers most of the world's smartphones and computer tablets.

US stocks fall in early trade as Greece debt woes escalate

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 21:42

People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, June 29, 2015. Tokyo stocks plunged more than two percent in early trading on Monday as fears mounted over Greece's debt crisis after eleventh-hour talks collapsed. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are falling in early trading in the U.S., but not as much as in Europe as Greece's debt woes deepen.