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NATO working with South Dakota telemedicine hub

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:42

Manoel Coelho, a GlobalMed representative, uses a device with a camera to look at colleague Tim White's ear, displayed on monitor, during a demonstration to NATO leaders of some of the technology and equipment options available for telehealth services Monday, June 22, 2015, at Avera Health’s telemedicine hub in Sioux Falls, S.D. A NATO project in which Avera Health is participating aims to develop a multinational telemedicine system that could assist nations during emergency situations. (AP Photo/Regina Garcia Cano)SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — NATO leaders are working with a telemedicine hub in southeast South Dakota to develop a multinational system that could deliver medical services remotely during natural or manmade disasters.


5 people rescued in Michigan from storm; other states hit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:40

Downed trees and a damaged roof are seen on the Portland United Methodist Church that was damaged Monday, June 22, 2015, in Portland, Mich. Five people were rescued from damaged buildings in Portland and thunderstorms packing strong winds caused damage in Iowa and Illinois as severe weather swept through parts of the Midwest on Monday. (Rod Sanford/Lansing State Journal via AP)PORTLAND, Mich. (AP) — Five people were rescued from damaged buildings in a Michigan town and thunderstorms packing strong winds caused damage in Iowa and Illinois as severe weather swept through parts of the Midwest on Monday.


JetBlue adds premium class to Boston flights on corporate demand

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:15

An airport worker fuels a JetBlue plane on the tarmac of the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New YorkJetBlue Airways Corp on Tuesday said it will add its premium "Mint" class to transcontinental flights from Boston, the first new city for a service that JetBlue credits with helping it steal share from competitors. JetBlue will offer Mint service, the airline's answer to first and business class, on flights from Boston to San Francisco starting March 2016 and to Los Angeles starting in the fall of that year. The move reflects the budget airline's plan to roll out Mint to more cities since it entered the lucrative market for premium travel a year ago, starting with Mint between New York and the California hubs.


NY to hire 1,300 police officers as part of $78.5B budget

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:09

FILE - In this June 16, 2015, file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, along with Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, left, and other officials, attends a group breaking ceremony for the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in New York. New York City is set to hire nearly 1,300 new police officers as part of its yearly budget agreement, honoring a proposal put forth by the City Council over de Blasio's initial objections, a city official told The Associated Press on Monday, June 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is set to hire nearly 1,300 new police officers as part of its $78.5 billion budget agreement, honoring — and even exceeding — a proposal put forth by the City Council over Mayor Bill de Blasio's initial objections.


AccuWeather: Hot, Humid, Stormy Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:43

 Hot, Humid, Stormy TodayMeteorologist Adam Joseph says a Heat Advisory will go into effect Tuesday for some. Expect it to feel like 95-100 degrees.


Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he has cancer of lymph nodes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:41

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan speaks during a news conference about his cancer diagnoses in Annapolis, Md., Monday, June 22, 2015. Hogan has "very advanced" and "very aggressive" cancer of the lymph nodes, but he said Monday he will continue to work as the state's chief elected official. (Algerina Perna/The Baltimore Sun via AP)ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday he has "very advanced" and "very aggressive" cancer of the lymph nodes, but he said he will fight for a full recovery and continue to work as the state's chief elected official.


Truck collision causes hazmat leak from pipeline in Houston

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:40
(Reuters) - An 18-wheeler truck hit a gas pipeline in La Porte, Houston, killing the driver and causing a leak of hazardous material on Monday, news website myfoxhouston.com reported.

SC governor: Removing Confederate flag will defy race hatred

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:35

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks during a news conference in the South Carolina State House, Monday, June 22, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. Haley said that the Confederate flag should come down from the grounds of the state capitol, reversing her position on the divisive symbol amid growing calls for it to be removed. Also pictured are U.S. Congressman James Clyburn, left, and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, right. (Tim Dominick/The State via AP)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor declared Monday that the Confederate flag should be removed from the Statehouse grounds as she acknowledged that its use as a symbol of hatred by the man accused of killing nine black church members has made it too divisive to display in such a public space.


SUV slams into Rhawnhurst home, 3 injured

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:20

SUV slams into Rhawnhurst home, 3 injuredAn SUV slammed into a home in Philadelphia's Rhawnhurst section Monday afternoon.


Firefighters battle major blazes as U.S. West faces more heat

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:06

A firefighting helicopter flies near the Lake Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest, CaliforniaBy Steve Quinn and Courtney Sherwood JUNEAU, Alaska/PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Firefighters in Alaska, Oregon and drought-hit California on Monday fought several massive wildfires that have blackened swathes of overheated U.S. West Coast states, as crews braced for warmer temperatures later this week, officials said. Aided by falling temperatures, Alaska firefighters have gained an edge over two major blazes in the greater Anchorage area that have destroyed dozens of homes.


Missouri group cited in shooting suspect's alleged manifesto

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:05

In this 1990 photo is Earl P. Holt, III in St. Louis. Holt, a Texas man who now heads a white supremacist group cited in an online manifesto purportedly written by the Charleston church murder suspect, has longtime ties to the St. Louis-based organization. Holt became president of the Council of Conservative Citizens earlier this year. (The St. Louis Post Dispatch via AP) NO SALESDALLAS (AP) — A Missouri group cited in an online manifesto purportedly written by the Charleston church shooting suspect was founded 30 years ago, and a civil rights organization calls it a "crudely white supremacist group" that is the "modern reincarnation" of efforts in the 1950s and 1960s to resist school desegregation in the South.


Afghan UN envoy says extremists have united in new offensive

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:00
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new offensive against the Afghan government and people is being compounded by "an unprecedented convergence" of Taliban insurgents, more than 7,000 foreign fighters, and violent groups including the Islamic State, Afghanistan's U.N. ambassador said Monday.

Hundreds of firefighters join battle against fire near Tahoe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:51

The Crane Valley Hotshots prepare to battle flames near the Heart Bar Campground as the Lake Fire burned during it's sixth day on Monday, June 22, 2015, in the San Bernardino Mountains, Calif. (Micah Escamilla/The Sun via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Air tankers and helicopters were helping hundreds of firefighters battle a wildfire south of Lake Tahoe where no structures have been damaged but the California mountain town of Markleeville remained on standby for possible evacuations.


Wal-Mart, Sears to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:42
A Wal-Mart spokesman said the company does not want to offend anyone with the products it offers. "We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the confederate flag from our assortment – whether in our stores or on our website," spokesman Brian Nick said in a statement. Wal-Mart's website still showed the flag and other merchandise carrying the flag available for purchase.

Takata profit push may have harmed safety: Senate report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:40

Billboard advertisement of Takata Corp is pictured in TokyoBy Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - Air bag maker Takata Corp may have put profits before safety in a way that contributed to one of the biggest and most complex auto recalls ever, Democrats on a U.S. Senate committee said in a report released on Monday. The report by the minority on the Senate Commerce Committee was released the day before a Washington hearing on Takata's defective inflators. "Internal emails obtained by the committee suggest that Takata may have prioritized profit over safety by halting global safety audits for financial reasons," the Democrats said in their report.


New York reaches outline of settlement over Muslim surveillance

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:38
The suit in Brooklyn federal court alleged that the New York Police Department had trampled on religious liberties and constitutional guarantees of equality by monitoring Muslim communities. The June 2013 suit filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union was part of a battle between the police department and civil liberties advocates over the department's policing tactics. "The parties have reached a settlement in principle," lawyers for the city said in a letter filed with U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein on Friday.

Panel to review UN handling of alleged French troops abuse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:23
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed an independent panel Monday to review the United Nations' handling of allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic.

UNICEF urges world to focus on most disadvantaged children

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:22
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. children's agency is warning that unless the world focuses on the most disadvantaged youngsters in its new goals to fight global poverty over the next 15 years, millions more children will die from mostly preventable causes and be chronically undernourished.

Warrant shows deadly struggle before La. officer's death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 09:59

This photo provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office shows Travis Boys. After an intense 24-hour manhunt, New Orleans police Sunday, June 21, 2015, arrested Boys, a suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer as he was being transported to jail. Boys was still wearing his broken handcuffs when a rookie officer and his trainer spotted him trying to board a city bus Sunday morning, said Police Superintendent Michael Harrison. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the moments before his death, a slain New Orleans police officer struggled with the man accused of shooting him from the back seat of a police vehicle as the man shouted, "Let me go before you kill yourself!" according to court documents released Monday.