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With new bump, Minnesota ushers in region's top minimum wage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:46
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota will vault past Illinois, Michigan and South Dakota this week to gain the highest minimum wage in the Midwestern region at $9 an hour.

Another ex-Utah attorney general pleads not guilty to corruption

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:39

Former Attorney General John Swallow leaves after being booked at the Salt Lake County Metro Jail in South Salt Lake CityFormer Utah Attorney General John Swallow pleaded not guilty on Monday to 14 criminal counts arising from a corruption scandal that has embroiled him and his predecessor in a wide-ranging criminal investigation, his lawyer said. Shurtleff also faces up to three decades behind bars if found guilty. Swallow's attorney, Steve McCaughey, entered his client's not guilty pleas to 3rd District Court Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills.


Boy Scout leaders vote on ending blanket ban on gay adults

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:37

FILE - In this Sunday, June 8, 2014, file photo, a Boy Scout wears his kerchief embroidered with a rainbow knot during Salt Lake City’s annual gay pride parade. The Boy Scouts of America's top policy-making board planned a vote Monday, July 27, 2015, on ending its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion if that accorded with their faith. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America's top policy-making board planned a vote Monday on ending its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion if that accorded with their faith.


University of Cincinnati wants police review after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:36
CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati plans an independent review of police department policies after one of its officers fatally shot a man whose car was missing a license plate.

Initial autopsy for Bobbi Kristina Brown shows no 'obvious underlying cause of death'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:35

Initial autopsy for Bobbi Kristina Brown shows no 'obvious underlying cause of death'An autopsy will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston who died Sunday.


More Illinois residents feel pain as budget impasse drags on

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:31

In this July 23, 2015 photo, Stacy Rutledge smiles at her 4-year-old son, Donovan Burden, ay Marillac St. Vincent de Paul Center, a day care center in Chicago. Rutledge is one of a growing number of people feeling the pinch of the state's budget impasse as social service agencies don't get promised payments, programs are reduced or eliminated and some agencies close their doors while Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who run the Legislature battle over economic policies and the influence of labor. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)CHICAGO (AP) — As she drops off her 4-year-old son at a Chicago daycare to head for a job she loves, Stacy Rutledge wonders how she'll keep doing it once she loses her state-subsidized child care.


Shipwreck-hunting company sues over Blackbeard's ship

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:26
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The shipwreck-hunting company that found Blackbeard's sunken ship off the North Carolina coast has sued the state for more than $8 million, saying officials violated a contract involving photos and videos of the wreck and recovery.

Landscaper gets jail time for killing ducks with lawnmower

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:19
WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida landscaper who ran over a family of ducks with his riding lawnmower has been sentenced to a year in jail.

Man charged with murder in fatal stabbing in Maryland church

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:16
The suspect, Song Su Kim, 30, of Falls Church, attacked the couple on Sunday with a kitchen knife during a church service at the Anna Prayer Counseling and Retreat Center in Urbana, about 40 miles northwest of Washington, said Frederick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Amanda Hatcher. The scene was "very bloody," Hatcher said.

SEPTA cancels update about pope visit passes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:04

SEPTA cancels update about pope visit passesSEPTA will hold a news conference on Monday afternoon to update their effort to offer Regional Rail passes for Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia in September.


SEPTA cancels update for pope visit passes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:03

SEPTA cancels update about pope visit passesSEPTA will hold a news conference on Monday afternoon to update their effort to offer Regional Rail passes for Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia in September.


UN says Burundi election wasn't 'inclusive, free, credible'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:55
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. electoral observers in Burundi say last week's election that won President Pierre Nkurunziza a controversial third term took place in an environment that was "not conducive for an inclusive, free and credible electoral process."

911 calls reveal both sides of deadly road rage incident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:39
BEVERLY HILLS, Fla. (AP) — In 911 calls from an apparent road rage incident, a north Florida man tells a dispatcher he has his gun "cocked and loaded" because "some maniac" was trying to run him off the road.

15 injured when church bus, SUV crash on I-64 in Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:35
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Fifteen people have been taken to hospitals in central Kentucky after a bus carrying teenagers from a suburban Indianapolis church crashed.

2 sought after home invasion, shooting in Mayfair

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:31

2 sought after home invasion, shooting in MayfairPolice are looking for two suspects after a home invasion and shooting on Monday morning in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia.


Insanity defense weighed for mom charged with killing kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:31

FILE - In this June 10, 2015 file photo, LeRoya Moore, of East Haven, is arraigned in Superior Court in New Haven, Conn. Moore goes before a judge Monday, July 27, 2015, charged with murdering her two children by poisoning them with antihistamines. She has been in prison since being found near the bodies of 7-year-old Daaron Moore and his 6-year-old sister, Aleisha Moore in their home on June 2. (Arnold Gold/New Haven Register via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITNEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Attorneys for a Connecticut woman charged with killing her two children by poisoning them with antihistamines say they are considering an insanity defense.


VIDEO: Woman in China saves son before falling to her death in escalator

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:20

 Woman in China saves son before falling to her death in escalatorWARNING: Some may find images disturbing; Metal panel gave way, collapsing under 30-year-old's feet


Boston mobster 'Whitey' Bulger was denied right to testify: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:15

Former mob boss and fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger is seen in a booking mug combination photoThe judge who blocked former Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger from claiming a U.S. prosecutor gave him immunity for his crimes violated his rights by preventing him from testifying at his 2013 racketeering trial, Bulger's lawyer said on Monday. The lawyer, Hank Brennan, went before a three-judge panel of the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston to challenge the conviction of Bulger, 85, on charges including committing or ordering 11 murders in the 1970s and 1980s. The trial detailed Bulger's corrupt relationship with federal agents and prosecutors in Boston who turned a blind eye to the Irish-American gangster's crimes in return for information they could use against the Italian-American mafia.


Lawyer: School that blocked gay speech didn't discriminate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:14

FILE - In this May 31, 2015 file photo, Twin Peaks Charter Academy senior Evan Young reads his valedictorian speech, which he had been barred from reading during Twin Peaks Academy's 2015 commencement ceremony, during an event in in Boulder, Colo., sponsored by the nonprofit Out Boulder. The Twin Peaks Charter Academy, which prevented Young, a gay valedictorian, from coming out during his commencement speech, hired an outside attorney to investigate its decision, who found that the school didn't discriminate by blocking the speech. (Jonathan Castner/The Daily Camera via AP, file)LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A school didn't discriminate by blocking a graduation speech by a valedictorian who wanted to disclose that he is gay, according to an outside attorney hired by Twin Peaks Charter Academy to investigate the decision.


Madonna: It's just the beginning for streaming service Tidal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:01

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2015, file photo, Madonna performs at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Madonna, who co-owns Tidal with Jay Z, Beyonce and others, says it is just the beginning for the streaming service that’s had some troubles since its launch in March. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna, who co-owns Tidal with Jay Z, Beyonce and others, says it's just the beginning for the streaming service that's had some troubles since its launch in March.