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Federal appeals court revives sex-reassignment lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 02:45
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State prison officials may be violating a transgender California inmate's rights by denying her sex reassignment surgery, a federal appeals court ruled Friday as it revived the prisoner's lawsuit against the state.

Avoiding future freeway congestion could come with a cost

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 02:45
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fewer of tomorrow's freeways will be free. In exchange, drivers willing and able to pay will avoid the traffic congestion that bedevils everyone else.

Police around country gather to honor slain Cincinnati cop

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 02:36

Members of the Dayton Police Department arrive to the Cintas Center at Xavier University for the funeral of slain Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Cincinnati. Police say, Kim, a 27-year veteran, was killed June 19 by an armed suspect who had made 911 calls and was seeking "suicide by cop." (AP Photo/John Minchillo)CINCINNATI (AP) — Police officers from around the country turned out Friday for a slain Cincinnati officer's funeral, where city officials, family and colleagues spoke of his devotion to duty and love for his family and his city.


NYC bill would require some bathrooms to be gender-neutral

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 02:28
NEW YORK (AP) — Aiming to curb gender bias and harassment in New York City, officials are readying a plan that would require businesses to convert some restrooms to gender-neutral facilities.

The Latest: Gay-marriage ruling another blow to GOP beliefs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 02:27

Balloons spell out the word "love" over the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015, after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. (All times Eastern)


Colorado woman finds 8.52 carat diamond at Arkansas park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 02:19
MURFREESBORO, Ark. (AP) — An 8.52 carat diamond has been found by a Colorado woman at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park at Murfreesboro.

Marriage licenses issued in Kentucky after court ruling strikes down state's gay marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 02:15
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Marriage licenses issued in Kentucky after court ruling strikes down state's gay marriage ban.

Louisiana Attorney General not immediately enforcing gay marriage ruling

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 02:11
The state attorney general's office "has found nothing in today’s decision that makes the Court’s order effective immediately," it said in a statement. The release said the office would be watching for the Supreme Court to issue a mandate or order finalizing the decision and would issue another statement at that time.

Key facts, figures about nation's largest transit systems

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 02:01
Key figures about several of the nation's largest urban transit systems:

Poll shows divide over increasing money for transit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 01:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — A slight majority of Americans prefer living in a single-family house in the suburbs or a rural area with more land, even if it means driving long distances to get to work or run errands, according to a poll by The Associated Press-GfK.

Fast-growing North Carolina region at odds over traffic jams

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 01:45
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Like many fast-growing parts of the country, North Carolina's Triangle region is trying to avoid being strangled by its own success: Traffic is thickening, drivers are getting stuck in it and there's no simple solution in sight.

VIDEO: Local reaction to same-sex marriage ruling

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 01:21

 Local reaction to same-sex marriage rulingA celebration of the Supreme Court's landmark decision on the lawn of the National Constitution Center.


Truck tips, releases 20 million bees in eastern Idaho

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 01:20
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — More than 20 million bees being shipped from Idaho to North Dakota were lost when a tractor trailer carrying the insects tipped onto its side near a nuclear facility.

Charleston church gunman wanted AR-15 firearm, police report says

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 01:17
(Reuters) - The man accused of killing nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, last week told police that he wanted to purchase an AR-15 when they stopped him earlier this year and found ammunition and a part for such a weapon in his car. Dylann Roof was stopped in March for suspicious activity after he was seen loitering in his car at a park, according to an newly released report from police in Columbia. During a search of his vehicle, police found a firearm part - the handgrip area under the barrel - for an AR-15 weapon and six 40-round magazines, the report said.

Fight on SEPTA bus ends in stabbing in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 01:15

Fight on SEPTA bus ends in stabbing in OlneyPolice are investigating a stabbing reportedly on a SEPTA bus in the Olney section.


Social media reacts to Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 01:07

Social media reacts to Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriageActors, politicians and other public figures reacted on social media to the monumental Supreme Court ruling that states must allow same-sex couples to marry.


Trial set for October in Detroit-area police beating case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 00:58
DETROIT (AP) — A police officer seen on video repeatedly punching a motorist in the head during a suburban Detroit traffic stop is scheduled for trial this fall.

Thousands await Obama's eulogy for SC church shooting victims

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 00:53

Thousands await Obama's eulogy for SC church shooting victimsThousands of mourners passed through tight security Friday to join a capacity crowd awaiting President Barack Obama's eulogy at the funeral of the leader of a church where police said a white gunman fatally shot nine black people last week.


Former Illinois congressman Reynolds indicted on tax charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 00:38
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Mel Reynolds, already convicted of having sex with an underage campaign worker, was indicted again for failing to file income tax returns for 2009 through 2012, federal prosecutors said on Friday. Reynolds, 63, who was charged on Thursday, faces up to a year in prison and a $250,000 fine for each of the four counts against him, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago. Reynolds, a Rhodes scholar and one-time promising star of the Democratic Party, was first elected to Congress in 1992.

Deaf man spent 6 weeks in jail on theft charge, now recanted

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 00:35
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A man whose claim about a stolen iPad left a deaf man jailed for six weeks has now recanted his accusation.