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North Carolina pastors rally for gay marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:31

Pastor Patrick Wooden, front left, and Rev. Mark Creech, right, executive director of the Christian Action league of North Carolina, join other pastors from around the state at the Old Capitol in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, July 15, 2014 to call on Gov. Pat McCrory to defend traditional marriage in North Carolina before a Court of Appeals judge is set to rule on the issue. When McCrory, a Republican, ran for governor in 2012, he supported the state amendment that defined marriage as between a man and woman, but the socially moderate governor has said little on recent lawsuits challenging it. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Pastors on Tuesday called on North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to defend that state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the face of lawsuits from same-sex couples in the state and around the country.


Man sentenced to 5 years in synagogue shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:28
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 22-year-old Salt Lake City man has been sentenced to five years in prison for shooting out windows at a Utah synagogue two years ago in what prosecutors considered a religiously motivated attack.

AP names Beelman Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas Editor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:27

This Feb. 2, 2009 photo shows Maud Beelman in Dallas. On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Beelman, a veteran investigative journalist who as a foreign correspondent covered the reunification of Germany and the wars in the former Yugoslavia, has been named to a new position overseeing news coverage and editorial operations for The Associated Press in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Beelman, 56, joins the AP from The Dallas Morning News, where she is deputy managing editor for investigations and enterprise. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Evans Caglage)DALLAS (AP) — Maud Beelman, a veteran investigative journalist who as a foreign correspondent covered the reunification of Germany and the wars in the former Yugoslavia, has been named to a new position overseeing news coverage and editorial operations for The Associated Press in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.


Immigration activist Vargas detained and released in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:22
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant and prominent activist, was detained for several hours on Tuesday after being stopped at a security checkpoint at an airport in the border city of McAllen, Texas. The U.S. Border Patrol said agents apprehended Vargas "after he stated that he was in the country illegally." He was later released on his own recognizance and provided with a notice to appear before an immigration judge.

Man faces 3 murder counts in California rampage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:20

Pasadena emergency services operator Diane Marin, left, speaks during a news conference in Pasadena, Calif., on Monday, July 14, 2014. During a 20-minute emergency phone call, Marin talked to a barricaded suspect, who called Saturday afternoon and said, "I killed someone." She persuaded the man to surrender while another operator relayed information to officers surrounding the house where he was holed up. Alexis Bartoli, the other emergency services operator is at left. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A man arrested after a weekend shooting rampage in Pasadena has been charged with three counts of murder.


U.S. judge stays Missouri execution of convicted killer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:15
A federal judge in Missouri on Tuesday stayed the impending execution of a 54-year-old man convicted of three drug-related murders after the inmate's lawyers lodged a series of appeals, including arguments he is mentally incompetent and innocent. John Middleton was scheduled to die by lethal injection in the execution chamber at the Missouri state prison in Bonne Terre at 12:01 a.m. CDT on Wednesday.     But U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry issued a stay in response to arguments by Middleton's attorneys that he is not competent to be executed.     The inmate made "a substantial threshold showing of insanity" and provided evidence showing he had been diagnosed with a variety of mental health disorders after a long history of abusing methamphetamine and other drugs, Perry ruled. Middleton is entitled to a hearing to present evidence about his mental status, the judge said in her ruling.     The Missouri Attorney General's Office filed a motion to vacate the stay with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing that Middleton's claim of mental incompetency was not valid and was a last-ditch effort to create an "artificial time shortage" so he could gain a stay.

Police: Jersey City shootings part of job's danger

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:15

A makeshift memorial is seen for Jersey City Police officer Melvin Santiago, who was killed while on duty at the West District precinct, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Officer Santiago was shot in the head while still in his police vehicle as he and his partner responded to an armed robbery call at about 4.a.m., on Sunday, July 13. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Jersey City, already on edge following the ambush-killing of a rookie police officer over the weekend, said an officer shot a man Tuesday morning who authorities say had attacked him and his partner with a sharpened fence post.


Maryland insurance executive plotted to kill judge: court documents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:11
By John Clarke ANNAPOLIS Md. (Reuters) - A Maryland executive charged with lying to insurance regulators was allegedly plotting to kill a judge handling his case, according to federal court documents. Searches of the home, office and vehicle of Jeffrey Cohen turned up extensive evidence of the alleged plot and a cache of weapons, according to the documents filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Cohen, 39, former president of the Indemnity Insurance Corp, was arrested in June and charged with lying to Delaware insurance regulators.

Daughter's rep: Casey Kasem's body still unburied

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:09
SEATTLE (AP) — A spokesman for Casey Kasem's daughter says the famous radio host's unburied body remains at a funeral home in Tacoma, Washington, a month after his death.

Woman found dead in duffel bag identified

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:03

Woman found dead in duffel bag identifiedPhiladelphia police have identified the young woman found dead in a duffel bag on Monday afternoon.


Key points in case of ex-Utah attorneys general

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:59
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A timeline of events leading up to the arrest and bribery charges of two former Utah attorneys general, John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff, who have denied any wrongdoing:

California family saved at sea sues phone company

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:47
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A couple rescued with their sick 1-year-old from a disabled sailboat hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast are suing a satellite phone company, contending they lost their boat because their phone service was wrongly cut.

House GOP prepares response to border crisis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:46

Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, center, defends legislation he has authored with fellow Texan Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, to speed removals of tens of thousands of Central American kids flowing over the U.S.-Mexico border as Washington searched for a solution to the growing crisis, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, during a news conference onn Capitol Hill in Washington. From left are, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Cornyn and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans announced Tuesday they will recommend dispatching the National Guard to South Texas and speeding Central American youths back home as their response to the immigration crisis that's engulfing the border and testing Washington's ability to respond.


California water use rises amid crippling drought

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:45

Eighi Hiastake, of the San Francisco Dept. of Public Works, washes a city sidewalk with a mixture of water and detergent on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in San Francisco. In one of the most drastic responses yet to California's drought, state regulators on Tuesday will consider fines of up to $500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles and other outdoor uses. The rules would prohibit watering of landscaping to the point that runoff spills onto sidewalks or streets. Hosing down sidewalks, driveways and other hard surfaces would be prohibited, as would washing vehicles without a shut-off nozzle. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Californians increased water consumption this year during the severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining, according to a report released Tuesday.


Suspect in scooter shooting pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:41

Jeffery Ellerbee appears in court Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Paterson, N.J. Ellerbee pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in the death of 12-year-old Genesis Rincon, who was killed by a stray bullet while riding a scooter. (AP Photo/Northjersey.com, Tyson Trish, Pool)PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — One of three men charged in the death of a 12-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet while riding a scooter pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and weapons charges.


Storm update: Voorhees damage, no Burlco tornado

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:29

 Voorhees damage, no Burlco tornadoThe National Weather Service says it has determined that damage in Burlington County during strong storms on Monday evening was caused by straight-line winds, not a tornado.


2 die in home explosion; propane fuel suspected

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:29
DARLINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A husband and wife were killed Tuesday in an early-morning house explosion Tuesday in western Pennsylvania.

Groups seek ban of oil in older railroad tank cars

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:25
SEATTLE (AP) — Environmental groups asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to immediately ban shipments of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars, citing oil train wrecks and explosions and the agency's own findings that accidents pose an imminent hazard.

Review: Systematic errors led to bridge collapse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:23

FILE - In this May 27, 2013 file photo provided by the Washington Department of Transportation, a crane removes a pickup truck from the wreckage of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in Mount Vernon, Wash. Metal fatigue is evident in a steel truss bridge over Interstate 5 in Washington state, south of this similar steel truss that collapsed on May 23, 2013. The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday, July 15, 2014 that insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played a part in the Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle last year. (AP Photo/Washington Department of Transportation, File)OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played a part in last year's Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle, which sent two cars into a river below, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.


No charges for marshal in Utah courtroom shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:21

FILE - In this April 21, 2014, file photo, police tape surrounds the Federal Courthouse, in Salt Lake City. Federal prosecutors say they will not file charges against a deputy U.S. marshal who shot and killed a defendant during a federal court trial in Salt Lake City, authorities said. The case was closed after the Department of Justice reviewed it and declined to prosecute, FBI officials said in a statement late Monday. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they will not file charges against a deputy U.S. marshal who shot and killed a defendant during a federal court trial in Salt Lake City, authorities said.