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2 suspects arrested in East Oak Lane carjacking, robbery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:36

2 suspects arrested in East Oak Lane carjacking, robberyPhiladelphia police have arrested two men accused of robbing and carjacking a man in the city's East Oak Lane section.


Iran deal with US brings thousands to Times Square protest

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:34

Supporters react to a speech by Republican presidential candidate former New York Gov. George Pataki at the 'Stop Iran' protest Wednesday, July 22, 2015, near Times Square in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of protesters packed into Times Square Wednesday evening to demand that Congress vote down the proposed U.S. deal with Iran.


The Latest: Documents: Bland told officials she had epilepsy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:31

In this July 10, 2015, frame from dashcam video provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, trooper Brian Encinia arrests Sandra Bland after she became combative during a routine traffic stop in Waller County, Texas. Bland was taken to the Waller County Jail that day and was found dead in her cell on July 13. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — The latest on the investigation into the recent death of a woman in a Texas jail cell (all times local):


Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:26

FILE - In this June 15, 2015, file photo, demonstrators rally for a $15 minimum wage before a meeting of the state Wage Board in New York. The New York state Wage Board is expected to recommend a higher minimum wage for the industry during a meeting Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in New York City. Board members say they support an increase, though they haven’t offered a specific amount. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The push for a higher minimum wage gained momentum on both sides of the country Wednesday, with New York embracing an eventual $15 an hour for the state's 200,000 fast-food workers and the huge University of California system announcing the same raise for its employees.


Blackface performer plans fundraiser for 6 indicted officers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:16
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A former Baltimore police officer said Wednesday that he plans to perform an Al Jolson routine in blackface to raise money for the six Baltimore officers who have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray.

Bill Cosby loses latest legal bid to block sexual abuse lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:05

Actor Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New YorkBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bill Cosby lost his latest bid to fend off a lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 1974, as the California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied the comedian's petition to review the case. The accuser's attorney, Gloria Allred, said the decision cleared the way for litigation brought by Judy Huth, now in her 50s, to proceed, and that she intended to take Cosby's sworn deposition within the next 30 days. "We are looking forward to Mr. Cosby answering questions under oath at his deposition," Allred said.


After 2 deaths, Ikea warns of risks with 27M dressers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:57

This product image provided by Ikea shows a Malm 6-drawer dresser. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with IKEA North America, is announcing a repair program that includes a free wall anchoring kit, for their Malm 3- and 4-drawer chests and two styles of Malm 6- drawer chests, and other chests and dressers. The chests and dressers can pose a tip-over hazard if not securely anchored to the wall. (Ikea via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — A year after Ikea chests tipped over and fatally injured two boys, the Swedish furniture giant and safety regulators say consumers should keep the furniture — 27 million chests and dressers — away from children unless the products are mounted to a wall.


Picture of Tennessee shooting emerges: 3-5 minutes of terror

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:41

An investigator walks by the entrance of a Navy and Marine center in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Law enforcement officials for the first time provided details about how Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez crashed the gates with his car and opened fire on the service members inspecting equipment there, killing four Marines and one sailor. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Twenty Marines and two Navy corpsmen were in the middle of an otherwise mundane task, just checking their equipment after a training mission, when the silver Mustang convertible came barreling through the gates of the reserve center on the banks of the Tennessee River.


Greece clears final reform hurdle before new bailout talks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:39

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos speaks during a parliament committee in Athens, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Greece's parliament has begun an emergency debate on a second round of conditions demanded by international creditors for a new bailout - a vote that could threaten the coalition government. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's radical left-led government emerged bloodied but alive early Thursday from a key vote in parliament, which overwhelmingly approved new creditor-demanded reforms despite a revolt among hardliners in the main coalition partner.


Philadelphia corrections officer stabbed 12 times by inmate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:18

Phila. corrections officer stabbed 12 times inside prisonOfficials say a corrections officer was stabbed multiple times by an inmate inside the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia's Holmesburg section.


Gunman sought after robbing Hunting Park bank

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:17

Gunman sought after robbing Hunting Park bankPhiladelphia police are looking for a gunman who robbed a Hunting Park bank Wednesday afternoon.


Sheriff: Inmate who died mentioned previous suicide attempt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:13

In this July 10, 2015, frame from dashcam video provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, trooper Brian Encinia arrests Sandra Bland after she became combative during a routine traffic stop in Waller County, Texas. Bland was taken to the Waller County Jail that day and was found dead in her cell on July 13. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)DALLAS (AP) — A woman whose death in a Texas jail has raised suspicions about the official conclusion that she hanged herself told a guard during the booking process that she had tried to kill herself in the past, the sheriff said Wednesday.


Ohio police, university officials probe police slaying of unarmed black man

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:01
Samuel Dubose was shot and killed on Sunday evening after University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing pulled him over near the school after observing that the man's car lacked a license plate, police and city officials said. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Dubose could not produce a driver's license and lifted up an alcohol bottle instead. "As a general matter, a pullover related to a license plate should not, in the normal course of events, lead to lethal force and a death as it has in this case," Mayor John Cranley told a news conference on Wednesday.

U.S. prosecutors charge two men in Philippines murder-for-hire plot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 09:56
Two North Carolina men were charged on Wednesday with killing a Filipino woman in a murder-for-hire plot, federal prosecutors in New York said. Adam Samia, 41, and Carl David Stillwell, 47, were arrested at their homes in Roxboro, North Carolina, according to the office of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. The two men are accused of traveling to the Philippines and murdering a woman there in February 2012 in exchange for a promised $35,000 each.

Authorities find human remains found in car after 43 years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 09:55
LENOIR, N.C. (AP) — Investigators following up on leads going back 43 years have found human remains in a 1968 Pontiac recovered from a lake in North Carolina.

Federal charges including hate crimes for accused shooter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 09:55

FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file photo, Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks at a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. Lynch announced that Dylann Roof, the man accused of slaying of nine black church members in Charleston last month was indicted July 22, on 33 federal counts, including hate crimes, firearms violations and obstructing the practice of religion, which could include the death penalty. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of killing nine black church members in Charleston, South Carolina, was motivated by racial hatred and a desire to commit a "notorious attack" when he opened fire inside a historic house of worship last month, according to a federal grand jury indictment issued Wednesday that makes him eligible for the death penalty.


Family says survivor critically injured in Wyoming shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 09:43

This undated photo provided by Stephanie C’Hair shows James Goggles, who was shot July 18, 2015, and remains in critical condition. The shooting has spurred the Northern Arapaho Tribe, of which he's a member, to demand federal hate crimes charges. (Rose Goggles/Stephanie C’Hair via AP)CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An American Indian man remains in critical condition after a weekend shooting at a Wyoming detox center that has spurred his tribe to demand federal hate crime charges.


Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of 7-year-old Chicago boy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 09:28
CHICAGO (AP) — Wisconsin authorities say a suspect in the shooting death of a 7-year-old Chicago boy has been arrested.

2 injured in Burlington house fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 09:17

2 injured in Burlington house fireTwo people were injured in a house fire in Burlington, New Jersey.


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 09:01

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, California State Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, from left, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Gov. Jerry Brown, and University of California President Janet Napolitano listen to students speak during the public comments portion of the UC Regents meeting in San Francisco. Napolitano says the 10-campus system is raising the minimum wage for both its own workers and the employees of its contractors to $15 an hour by fall 2017. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: