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Computers, pets stolen from community center

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:09

Computers, pets stolen from community centerPhiladelphia Police are looking for those who broke into a community center in the Kensington section, stealing everything from computers to classroom pets.


Police: Man attacks over other man's look at daughter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:08

 Man attacks over other man's look at daughterPolice say it appears an overprotective father was behind an assault at an Upper Darby Wawa store.


Witnesses: Thunderstorm hit beach without warning

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:05

Lifeguards assist a person who was in the water Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, after authorities said lightning struck 14 people, leaving two critically injured, as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California. (AP Photo/Steve Christensen)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles' popular Venice Beach teemed with people enjoying a weekend outing on the boardwalk and sand when lifeguards and other witnesses say a rare summer thunderstorm hit without warning, producing lightning that injured or rattled more than a dozen people and left a 21-year-old man dead.


Clarification: Fast Food Workers-Convention story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — In a story July 26, The Associated Press reported that Latoya Caldwell, a mother of four from Kansas City, Missouri, who earns $7.50 an hour at a Wendy's restaurant, said she works six days a week to get 40 hours and takes home $435 per paycheck. The story should have made clear Caldwell is paid every two weeks, so the paycheck reflects 80 hours of work.

Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:53

ADDS NAME OF LAWYER - Former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell, center, with his attorney Henry W. Asbill, left, arrive at the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., Monday, July 28, 2014, on the first day of jury selection in the corruption trial of McDonnell and his wife in Richmond, Va. Bob and Maureen McDonnell are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the CEO of a dietary supplements company in exchange for helping promote his products. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once a rising star in the Republican Party, and his wife began Monday in federal court with jury selection.


DC asks for stay of order that struck down gun ban

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying guns outside the home.

Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:48

In this July 24, 2014, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Miller and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., scheduled a news conference Monday, July 28, to talk about a compromise plan to improve veterans' care. (AP Photo/File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Man charged in teen's 9-month disappearance

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:47

This booking photo released by the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office shows Nathaniel E. Kibby, 34, of Gorham, N.H., arrested Monday, July 28, 2014 and charged with one count of felony kidnapping of Abigail Hernandez, who went missing in Conway, N.H., in October 2013, and returned home last week. Kibby will be arraigned Tuesday in district court in Conway, N.H. (AP Photo/New Hampshire Attorney General's Office)A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged Monday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home last week after vanishing nine months ago.


Medicare's own health looking better, report says

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:43

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, center, flanked by Treasury Secretary and Managing Trustee Jacob J. Lew, left, and Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, speaks at a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, to discuss the release of the annual Trustees Reports. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.


SC mom's arrest sparks child care debate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:38

In this Monday, July 21, 2014 photo, Regina Harrell, 9, holds her dog Roscoe outside her home, in North Augusta, S.C. Regina was taken from her home and her mother charged with a felony after her mother, Debra Harrell, left her alone to play at a nearby park while she worked at McDonald's. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) — Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer. How do you find the time and money for child care when school is out?


House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:38
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and easily passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.

NY mayor: Brooklyn Bridge security breach a worry

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:28

FILE - In a Tuesday, July 22, 2014 file photo, New York City Police officers stand at the base of a white flag flying atop the west tower of the Brooklyn Bridge after two large American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced sometime during the night with white banners. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday, July 28, 2014 that last week’s security breach at the Brooklyn Bridge is “a wake-up call, ” and that that the NYPD has increased security on all of New York City’s bridges. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) says a security breach involving the changing of flags at the Brooklyn Bridge last week is "a wake-up call."


US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:12
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia.

Trial begins in Wisconsin baby kidnapping case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:12
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The trial has begun for a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures.

Trial for dad, stepmom of boy found in basement

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:09
DETROIT (AP) — A trial is scheduled for Sept. 8 to decide whether the father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance will lose custody of their children.

Lawyer: Wife plotted to take over Sterling trust

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:07

FILE - In this June 15, 2009, file photo, Richard Parsons, then Chairman of Citigroup, speaks at Time Warner's headquarters in New York. Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is is expected to be called as a witness Tuesday, July 22, 2014, to support Shelly Sterling's bid to sell the NBA basketball team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer argued Monday that the estranged wife of Donald Sterling plotted to strip his client from the family trust that owned the Los Angeles Clippers after the head of the NBA said she couldn't negotiate a sale of the franchise unless she owned all the shares.


Deadly lightning strike was rare event for Southern California coast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 03:57
By Steve Gorman and Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lightning storms that killed a 20-year-old beachgoer in Los Angeles and sent eight other people to the hospital stemmed from a combination of atmospheric conditions relatively unusual for coastal Southern California, weather experts said on Monday. A bolt of lightning, accompanied by what witnesses described as an explosive thunder clap, struck near the shore of Venice Beach on Sunday during a storm that materialized quickly and lasted about 15 minutes. An estimated 20,000 people were at the popular Los Angeles beach when the storm hit, according to Captain Mike McIlroy of the county lifeguard service. Thirteen people who were in or around the water at the time of the strike were assessed by emergency personnel and eight were transported to hospitals, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Katherine Main.

Trial begins in case over Oklahoma City bombing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 03:48

Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma CityThe FBI has done a thorough search of its archives and found no evidence that more Oklahoma City bombing videos exist, federal attorneys told a judge on Monday during the first day of a trial that has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the devastating 1995 attack.


Man charged with kidnapping in N.H. teen's case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 03:46

New Hampshire Girl Home After Vanishing 9 Months AgoPolice are charging a 34-year-old man with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home recently after vanishing nine months ago.


Police charge 34-year-old man with kidnapping New Hampshire teenager missing for 9 months

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 03:44
CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Police charge 34-year-old man with kidnapping New Hampshire teenager missing for 9 months.