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U.S. Episcopal Church to elect new presiding bishop

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:56
Faith leaders of the Episcopal Church, a branch of the 80-million member worldwide Anglican Communion, were to decide between four candidates to replace current Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first female to lead the Protestant denomination. The presiding bishop serves a nine-year term. The general convention, held every three years, will also explore the church's directives on issues including gun violence, the Israel-Palestinian conflict and same-sex marriage, according to the official agenda.

Long struggle, quick endgame as same-sex marriage prevails

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:52

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 8, 2012 file photo, Seth Keel, center, is consoled by his boyfriend, Ian Chambers, left, and his mother Jill Hinton, during a concession speech at an Amendment One opposition party at The Stockroom at 230 in downtown Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina voters approved the constitutional amendment Tuesday defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman. But on Friday, June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT: TRAVIS LONG/THE NEWS & OBSERVERNEW YORK (AP) — Back in 1996, President Bill Clinton signed a law stipulating that the federal government would not recognize marriages between same-sex couples. On Friday night, the White House was illuminated with rainbow colors in celebration of the Supreme Court ruling legalizing such marriages in every state of the nation.


The Latest: Escapee once pledged he wouldn't be taken alive

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:50

A corrections officer holds a gun at a roadblock on Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Malone, N.Y. The shooting death of Richard Matt, one escaped killer brought new energy to the three-week hunt for David Sweat, a second escaped murderer in the United States as helicopters, search dogs and hundreds of law enforcement officers converged on a wooded area 30 miles from Clinton Correctional Facility. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — The latest on the manhunt following the escape of two convicted murderers from a maximum-security prison (all times local):


Colorado couple accused of starving 6-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:48
EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) — An Evergreen couple has been arrested and accused of starving their 6-year-old daughter, who was brought to Children's Hospital Colorado weighing only 25 pounds.

Correction: World's Ugliest Dog story

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:46

Quasi Modo wins top honors in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 26, 2015, in Petaluma, Calif. Quasi Modo's owners, who travelled from Florida to compete, will receive $1500. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — In a story June 26 about the World's Ugliest Dog contest, The Associated Press reported erroneously Quasi Modo's gender. The dog is female, not male.


Tall Ships fireworks postponed until Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:40

Tall Ships fireworks postponed until SundayOfficials representing the Tall Ships have cancelled the concert by the United States Army Band and postponed the fireworks until Sunday, June 28th because of the impending weather.


Tall Ships concert, fireworks postponed until Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:37

Tall Ships fireworks postponed until SundayOfficials representing the Tall Ships have cancelled the concert by the United States Army Band and postponed the fireworks until Sunday, June 28th because of the impending weather.


Baltimore police open probe into new shooting of unarmed black man

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:36
Police have opened an investigation into the killing of an unarmed black man by law enforcement officers outside Baltimore, authorities said on Saturday, two months after the city was rocked by protests over the death of another African-American who was taken into custody. The latest incident unfolded in the Baltimore suburb of Owing Mills, where three officers fired at least 19 rounds and killed Spencer Lee McCain, 41, during a domestic disturbance on Thursday. The Baltimore County police's homicide unit is investigating, police said in a statement Saturday.

Activist takes down Confederate flag outside South Carolina capitol

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:33

Demonstrator holds a sign at a rally outside the State House to get the Confederate battle flag removed from the grounds in ColumbiaAn activist climbed a flagpole outside the South Carolina state capitol early on Saturday and took down the Confederate flag, state officials said, a day after U.S. President Barack Obama called the banner a symbol of racial oppression. Two people were arrested and charged with defacing a monument, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety said in a statement. The department identified them as 30-year-olds Brittany Ann Byuarim Newsome and James Ian Tyson, from North Carolina.


New Orleans says goodbye to slain officer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:33
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Scores of uniformed police officers were among hundreds filing into a New Orleans church to say goodbye to Daryle Holloway, an officer who was shot to death while on duty last weekend.

Native American code talkers from WWII posthumously honored

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:30
CROW AGENCY, Mont. (AP) — Four Native American World War II code talkers from Montana have been posthumously honored for their service.

More than 20,000 still without power in Pa., N.J. after storms

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:07

More than 20,000 still without power in Pa., N.J. after stormsAs of Saturday morning, more than 20,000 customers remained without power in the tri-state area.


Some gay marriage opponents balk, while couples rush to wed

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 01:51

Amanda Ward, left, and Amanda Green, right (holding baby McKenna Ward), apply for a marriage license at the Pulaski County Court House Friday, June 26, 2015 in Little Rock, Ark. following a ruling by the US Supreme Court that struck down bans on same sex marriage nation wide. (AP Photo/Brian Chilson)CINCINNATI (AP) — With the mayor of Dayton declaring "you are now husband and husband," the wait for Ohio to allow same-sex marriage ended for a gay couple in the city just as it is ending for couples across the last states with bans on such unions — even if the opposition isn't over.


Fire injures scores attending party at Taiwan water park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 01:50

Fire injures scores attending party at Taiwan water parkA fire on a music stage spread into a crowd of spectators at a party Saturday night at a Taiwan water park, injuring more than 200 people, authorities said.


Episcopal Church set to elect new presiding bishop

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 01:21
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Episcopal Church plans to elect a new presiding bishop Saturday at a conference in Salt Lake City.

Man fatally shot while visiting friend's grave identified

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 01:16
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Police have identified a Massachusetts man who was killed in a drive-by shooting while visiting the grave of a close friend who was fatally shot in 2011.

Fear of longer commutes puts pressure on US cities to act

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 00:37

In this Friday, May 1, 2015 photo, senior project manager David Walker walks through a railway tunnel under construction in Los Angeles, part of the Metro Expo Line extension project connecting Culver City and Santa Monica, Calif. L.A. has embarked on a transportation building binge funded largely by a sales tax voters passed in 2008. Regional officials call the $14 billion being spent on transit and new freeway lanes the nation's largest public-works project. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)At 4:35 a.m. each weekday, Stan Paul drives out of his Southern California suburb with 10 passengers in a van, headed to his job as an undergraduate counselor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Some 80 miles and 90 minutes later, the vanpoolers finally arrive to start their workday.


Charleston suspect's life a troubled road to radicalization

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 00:33

FILE - In this June 19, 2015 file photo, Dylann Storm Roof appears via video before a judge, in Charleston, S.C., Friday, June 19, 2015. Roof is accused of killing nine people inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. (Centralized Bond Hearing Court via AP)CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) — The people who know Dylann Storm Roof — the people who watched his progression from a sweet child to a disturbed man — are struggling with guilt. How could they have missed the signs? Could they have done something to prevent the deaths of nine innocents at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church?


Episcopal Church set to elect new presiding bishop

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 00:26
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Episcopal Church plans to elect a new presiding bishop Saturday at the religion's conference in Salt Lake City.

Police investigate double shooting in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 00:12

Police investigate double shooting in CamdenPolice are investigating a double shooting that left a man dead and a woman injured in Camden, New Jersey.