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Homeland Security chief: No more personal email on work computer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 21:45

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies before a House Judiciary committee hearing on Capitol Hill in WashingtonHomeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Tuesday that he stopped using his desktop computer at work to check personal email because it posed a security risk. "There are some security risks that have been raised concerning that so I'm suspending that," Johnson said at a Politico breakfast forum. "Probably should have done it sooner." Johnson said he did not conduct department business on the personal email account.


Magnitude 4.0 earthquake shakes San Francisco Bay Area

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 21:41
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a magnitude 4.0 earthquake has rattled the San Francisco Bay Area, but no injuries or property damage is reported.

Cops: Mom under influence at drive-thru with 2-year-old son

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 21:39
COLLINGDALE, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on charges she was under the influence of an anti-anxiety drug at a Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru with her 2-year-old son in the car.

Pedestrian struck and killed by truck in New Castle, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 21:19

Pedestrian struck and killed by truck in New Castle, Del.A pedestrian has been struck and killed in New Castle, Delaware.


Police: Passed out dad also put drugs in 2-year-old's cereal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 21:16
HELLERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges that he put prescription anti-anxiety medicine in his 2-year-old daughter's cereal bowl after first snorting the drug and passing out from it.

Police: Gunshot victim dropped off at Florida Wal-Mart

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 20:34
MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Police say a shooting victim was apparently taken by a friend to a South Florida Wal-Mart instead of a hospital and left outside the store.

Report suggest US children left behind in economic recovery

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 20:04

FILE - In this April 2, 2015, file photo, Michelle Halonen, enjoying the warm day with daughters Madilyn, left, and Ellie at a park in St. Louis Park, Minn., works full time at a gas station and still struggles to support her two young daughters. A new report on child welfare that found more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession belies the fanfare of the nation's economic turnaround. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new report on child welfare that found more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession belies the fanfare of the nation's economic turnaround.


Report suggests US children left behind in economic recovery

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 20:03

Report suggest US children left behind in economic recoveryA new report on child welfare that found more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession belies the fanfare of the nation's economic turnaround. Twenty-two percent of American children ...


Mississippi authorities probe crash that killed Confederate flag advocate: reports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 19:54

FILE - In this May 8, 2000, file photograph, Anthony Hervey holds a Confederate flag while standing underneath the Confederate monument in Oxford, Miss. The Highway Patrol says 49-year-old Hervey was killed Sunday, July 19, 2015, when his 2005 Ford Explorer left the roadway and overturned on Mississippi Highway 6 in Lafayette County. Hervey, of Oxford, has drawn attention over the years for opposing efforts to change the flag. He said he dressed in Rebel soldier garb to honor blacks who served with the Confederacy during the Civil War. (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP, File)Anthony Hervey, 49, the author of "Why I wave the Confederate Flag: Written by a Black Man," died on Sunday while returning home to Oxford, Mississippi, from a Confederate flag rally in Alabama, broadcaster WMCA reported. A companion in Hervey's car told Mississippi investigators he swerved on a state highway to avoid another vehicle that had pulled alongside them, the New York Times reported. Mississippi's Clarion-Ledger newspaper said the companion told investigators it appeared they were being chased.


Report: Many factors led to deaths of 4 Houston firefighters

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 19:53
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal report says several factors contributed to the deaths of four Houston firefighters battling a fire in 2013, including the building's construction and an inadequate sprinkler system.

Sleeping infant almost hit by stray bullet

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 19:37
MARSHFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A sleeping infant in Massachusetts was nearly hit by a stray bullet after an altercation outside his family's apartment erupted in gunfire.

Classmates remember murdered Drexel grad

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 19:16

Classmates remember murdered Drexel gradMore than 100 people including many of her classmates at Drexel University gathered for a candlelight vigil to mourn Jasmine Wright and celebrate her life.


CEO of Japan's Toshiba resigns over doctored books

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 18:57

Toshiba Corp. CEO Hisao Tanaka bows during a press conference to announce his resignation at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Tanaka stepped down Tuesday to take responsibility for doctored books that inflated profits at the Japanese technology manufacturer by 151.8 billion yen ($1.2 billion). Toshiba acknowledged a systematic cover-up, which began in 2008, as various parts of its sprawling business including computer chips and personal computers were struggling financially, but top managers set unrealistic earnings targets under the banner of “challenge.” (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)TOKYO (AP) — Toshiba's CEO and eight other executives resigned Tuesday to take responsibility for doctored books that inflated profits at the Japanese technology manufacturer by 152 billion yen ($1.2 billion) over several years.


New York inmate explored tunnels under prison for months before escape: report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 18:18

Prison inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat are seen in enhanced pictures released by the New York State policeDavid Sweat, 35, and Richard Matt, 49, escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., on June 6 after they cut through their cell walls, carved a hole in a steam pipe and made their way to a manhole cover outside the grounds. After an extensive manhunt, Matt was shot and killed by a federal agent on June 26 about 27 miles (43 km) away from the prison. Sweat was shot and apprehended two days later.


Police officer hurt in 2-vehicle crash in Tioga-Nicetown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 18:08

Police officer hurt in 2-vehicle crash in Tioga-NicetownA Philadelphia police officer was injured in a two vehicle crash in the Tioga-Nicetown section.


Firefighter injured in row house blaze in Feltonville

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 17:54

Firefighter injured in row house blaze in FeltonvilleA firefighter was injured in a fast-moving fire that damaged a row house in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia.


Man shot at recreation center in East Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 17:52

Man shot at recreation center in East Oak LaneA 23-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot at a recreation center in Philadelphia's East Oak Lane section.


Firefighter injured in row house blaze in Feltonville

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 17:19

Firefighter injured in row house blaze in FeltonvilleA firefighter was injured in a fast-moving fire that damaged a row house in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia.


Tennessee denies request to block view of Confederate statue

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 17:03
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state of Tennessee will not plant trees and shrubs to hide a statue of Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan member Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Top official: South Korea needs to better protect investors

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 16:54

South Korean Finance minister Choi Kyung-hwan speaks during a press conference at the Seoul Foreign Correspondents' Club in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Choi said Tuesday that the bitter fight between Samsung and an American hedge fund over a contentious business deal showed that South Korea needs to do more to protect shareholder rights. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The bitter fight between Samsung and an American hedge fund over a contentious takeover deal shows that South Korea needs to do more to protect shareholder rights, the country's top economic policymaker said Tuesday.