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Governors' trade missions have uneven record of success

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 01:04

In this photo taken Tuesday June 16, 2015, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks during an interview with the Associated Press during the Paris Air Show, at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris. Governors across the country have been packing their bags for all-expenses-paid trade missions abroad, spending taxpayer dollars on costly trips that have an uneven track record of yielding any tangible benefits for their states. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Governors across the country have been packing their bags for all-expenses-paid trade missions abroad, spending taxpayer dollars on costly trips that have an uneven track record of yielding any tangible benefits for their states.


How New DNA Matches May Lead to Escaped NY Prisoners

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 01:04
Clues from a campsite may lead to the escaped inmates.

Appeals court rules against groups that want to free orca

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:59
MIAMI (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling against animal rights groups that want a captive killer whale removed from Miami Seaquarium.

Body of ex-White House chef found in New Mexico: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:54
Searchers found the body of Walter Scheib, 61, off a trail in a spot about 1.7 miles from the base of the trail, the state police said in a statement. An autopsy and a death investigation are continuing, state police spokeswoman Sergeant Elizabeth Armijo told Reuters in an email. Last Saturday, Scheib, who had recently moved to the area, embarked on the Yerba Canyon Trail, which reaches altitudes above 12,000 feet and is located north of Taos, according to the state police and Taos Search and Rescue.

Court gunman's granddaughter testifies in cyberstalking case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:51
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A girl whose mother was shot to death by the child's grandfather at a Delaware courthouse has testified against other family members being tried on federal cyberstalking charges.

AccuWeather: Less Humid, Still Hot Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:49

 Less Humid, Still Hot TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says Tuesday is hotter, more humid and could feature some severe thunderstorms in spots.


Death of man who fell from airport tram ruled accidental

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:49
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A medical examiner has ruled as accidental the death of a man who fell from an elevated tram at Orlando International Airport last month.

Obama uses N-word during interview about race relations in America

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:45

Obama uses N-word during interview about race relations in AmericaDuring an interview in a garage for the "WTF" podcast, President Obama used a racial slur to make a point about race relations in America.


Man struck, killed on River Line in Bordentown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:38

Man struck, killed on River Line in BordentownA train struck and killed a man on New Jersey Transit's River Line.


U.S. top court throws out Los Angeles ordinance giving police access to hotel records

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:36
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a Los Angeles ordinance that lets police view hotel guest registries without a warrant violates the privacy rights of business owners, taking away what the city called a vital tool to fight prostitution and other crimes. In a 5-4 decision, the justices upheld an appeals court ruling that struck down the ordinance, saying it infringed upon hotel operators' rights under the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment protections against unlawful searches and seizures. Los Angeles appealed after the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the ordinance in December 2013.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:29
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston political, religious leaders call for removal of Confederate flag from Statehouse.

Spat over Vanderbilt family mansion gets public and nasty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:29

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2014 file photo, visitors walk past a lamppost sculpture, right, near an entrance to The Breakers mansion, in Newport, R.I. The Vanderbilt family, once synonymous with American wealth and power, has fallen into a full-blown public spat with the organization that now owns their spectacular Rhode Island mansion. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Vanderbilt family, once synonymous with American wealth and power, has fallen into a full-blown public spat with the organization that now owns their spectacular Rhode Island mansion.


Small plane makes emergency landing at Lake Mead beach

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:25
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A small plane that lost power made an emergency landing at Lake Mead after taking off near Las Vegas.

Billy Graham's grandson quits Florida church after admitting 'moral failing'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:02
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A grandson of famed evangelist Billy Graham resigned his post atop a prominent south Florida church after admitting to "moral failure," according to a statement from Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. A statement on the church's website said that several days ago Tullian Tchividjian, 42, had acknowledged that "his actions disqualify him from continuing to serve as senior pastor or preach from the pulpit, and resigned – effective immediately." The website did not specify what Tchividjian's "moral failure" was and church officials did not respond to requests for comment on Monday. In a statement to the Washington Post, Tchividjian said his problems began after returning from a trip and learning his wife was having an affair.

California tempers backlash while embracing Common Core

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 23:59

In this April 30, 2015 photo, Leticia Fonseca, 16, left, and her twin sister, Sylvia Fonseca, right, work in the computer lab at Cuyama Valley High School after taking the new Common Core-aligned standardized tests, in New Cuyama, Calif. While the Common Core education standards provoked political backlash and testing boycotts around the country this year, California, the state that educates more public school children than any other, was conspicuously absent from the debate. Gov. Jerry Brown and California’s elected K-12 schools chief are united in their support of the embattled benchmarks. The heads of the state’s teachers’ unions, universities and business groups are on board, too. More than one-quarter of the 12 million students who were supposed to take new online tests linked to the standards this spring were Californians, but the technical glitches and parent-led opt-out campaigns that roiled the exams’ rollout elsewhere did not surface widely here. (AP Photo/Christine Armario)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While the Common Core education standards provoked political backlash and testing boycotts around the country this year, the state that educates more public school children than any other — California — was conspicuously absent from the debate.


Man, 21, shot dead in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 23:40

Man, 21, shot dead in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice are trying to determine who shot and killed a 21-year-old man in Northeast Philadelphia.


Vibrating, rollicking 4-D seats in theaters growing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 23:11

In this Wednesday, May 20, 2015 photo, a wind effect is demonstrated on marketing director Yassamine Wahab at the CJ's 4DX Lab in the Hollywood Section of Los Angeles. With domestic movie theater attendance stagnant in recent years, more theater owners are looking to provide immersive jolts to goose both moviegoers and box office revenues. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Koenig sat back in his seat for a recent screening of "Mad Max: Fury Road." But this was no ordinary theater chair.


Name of teen killed by 650-pound stone slab is released

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 23:04
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a teenager who was killed when a stone slab weighing about 650 pounds fell on him outside a southern New Jersey business that makes countertops.

Father, son drown after Ohio kayaking outing on Father's Day

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 23:04
LISBON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a boy and his father have died and a teen has been hospitalized after the three got caught in a current following a kayaking outing on Father's Day in northeast Ohio.

U.S. ethanol facility closed after explosion; two injured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 22:59
A Poet Llc ethanol plant in Minnesota was shut down following a Sunday morning blast that injured two people, according to the U.S. biofuels producer. The Glenville facility was closed for investigation into a fire and explosion that occurred on Sunday just after 3 a.m. (0800 GMT), plant General Manager Steve McNinch said in an emailed statement.