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Burglar breaks in to home near Rittenhouse Square

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 03:02

Burglar breaks in to home near Rittenhouse SquarePhiladelphia police are looking for an intruder near Rittenhouse Square.


NYC businessman gets two-year sentence for spousal abuse, gun use

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 02:51
A wealthy New York City textile entrepreneur was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday for assaulting his much younger ex-wife and carrying a handgun registered to a police officer friend. A New York state jury last year convicted George Bardwil, 63, the CEO of Bardwil Industries, one of the nation's biggest table-linen manufacturers, of slamming the head of his ex-wife, Emiko Bardwil, against the floor on May 9th, 2012. Bardwil also took a plea deal in a separate lawsuit for pointing a loaded gun registered to his friend, a Miami police officer, at a man who broke into his Manhattan home in 2013.

Criminals steal ATM from Manayunk market

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 02:38

Criminals steal ATM from Manayunk marketPhiladelphia police have released new video of the criminals who stole an entire ATM from a Manayunk market.


Tinder, Match.com looking for love on Wall Street

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 02:38
NEW YORK (AP) — Match.com and Tinder are looking for a Wall Street hookup as their parent group prepares to establish them as a separate, publicly traded company.

Suit: Family flees home after getting letters from 'Watcher'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 02:26
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A couple who says they were scared away from their new $1.4 million home because of creepy letters from a stalker has sued the sellers for not telling them about a person with a "mentally disturbed fixation" on the house.

U.S. lawsuit claims companies illegally refused to hire ex-cons

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 02:20
Since New York's prison population was more than half black, the lawsuit argued, such policies served to keep many black people out of the workforce. Named in the lawsuit were Dutch electronics maker Koninklijke Philips NV, pest control company Advance Tech, Australian data management company Recall Holdings Ltd, and IT consulting company NTT Data [KEA.UL]. All of the companies have operations in New York.

Officials ID Japanese man who died while hiking Grand Canyon

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 02:07
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park have identified a man from Japan who died during a hike last week.

Authorities: Man shot by officers who thought he had gun has died; police say he was unarmed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 02:01
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Authorities: Man shot by officers who thought he had gun has died; police say he was unarmed.

House completes Obama's trade items as Pacific pact looms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 01:59

President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 25, 2015. Cracking the often-lamented partisanship of Washington, a Republican-led Congress and a conservative Supreme Court chief justice delivered back-to-back victories for President Barack Obama's ambitious trade and health care initiatives. The Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, thus salvaging Obama's top domestic policy achievement. A day earlier, Republican leaders helped maneuver legislation that gives Obama greater power to negotiate international trade deals, and rescued a key item of his second-term agenda. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Congress rounded out President Barack Obama's trade package Thursday, overwhelmingly passing a worker training program just weeks after it was stymied.


Sky for fireworks, not drones, at Boston July 4 concert: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 01:59
Massachusetts State Police on Thursday said that no drones would be allowed at next week's Fourth of July Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, which typically draws hundreds of thousands of spectators to the city's Charles River waterfront. "No private drones here," State Police Colonel Tim Alben told reporters on Thursday. "There won't be government drones here.

Hundreds attend 1st funeral for church shooting victims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 01:57

Mourners gather before the funeral service for Ethel Lance, one of the nine people killed in the shooting at Emanuel AME Church last week in Charleston, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Police officers stood guard and checked bags as hundreds of people filed into a church Thursday for the first funeral for victims of the massacre at a historic black church.


Judge blocks Kansas ban on second trimester abortion procedure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 01:29
Shawnee County District Court Judge Larry Hendricks granted an injunction that will allow dilation and extraction abortion procedures to continue in Kansas for now, said Center for Reproductive Rights lawyer Genevieve Scott, who attended the hearing. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed the bill prohibiting the use of dilation and evacuation into law in April.

More challenges to Obama healthcare law percolating

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 01:22
Filed last November by House Republicans, the lawsuit challenges the Obama administration's implementation of the Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare. The plaintiff, a Texas doctor, is also seeking a rehearing.

Video maker sues so it can promote Muslim film in NY subways

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 01:15
NEW YORK (AP) — Two Muslim filmmakers have filed a lawsuit against the operator of New York subways claiming the agency rejected their advertisements under a rule that prohibits disputed political views. They argue the ads have nothing to do with politics and should not be banned.

ABC News: Chris Christie to announce presidential bid Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 01:14

 Chris Christie to announce presidential bid TuesdayNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie plans to announce his presidential run Tuesday, a source briefed on the plans tells ABC News.


Actor Dustin Diamond sentenced to jail in stabbing case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 01:11
By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Dustin Diamond, who played the nerdy Screech in the early 1990s U.S. television sitcom "Saved by the Bell," was sentenced on Thursday to four months in jail for a Christmas night barroom stabbing in a Milwaukee suburb. Jurors convicted Diamond, 38, on May 29 of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct in the incident in which he was accused of stabbing a man with a switchblade knife. Diamond's fiancée, Amanda Schutz, 27, was accused of pushing a woman who was harassing her and Diamond on Christmas night at the Grand Avenue Saloon in Port Washington, Wisconsin, north of Milwaukee.

UN urges peace talks and urgent aid delivery to Yemen

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 01:08
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council urged all parties in conflict-wracked Yemen on Thursday to attend future peace talks and facilitate the immediate delivery of humanitarian aid to the impoverished nation where the risk of famine is growing.

Delaware officials report 6-year-old girl contracted West Nile Virus

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 01:07

Delaware officials report 6-year-old girl contracted West Nile VirusDelaware officials say a 6-year-old Sussex County girl is recovering after contracting West Nile Virus.


US Capitol's Confederate statues prompt renewed debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 00:54

A statue of Alexander Hamilton Stephens is on display in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The statue was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Georgia in 1927. Stephens was a dedicated statesman, an effective leader and a powerful orator but he renewed debate about symbols of the Confederacy in the wake of the horrific shooting at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, raises new questions about whether he will. The move in South Carolina to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds is prompting members of Congress to take a new look at Confederate images that surround them every day, including statues of Stephens, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and a number of other Confederate leaders or fighters. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Alexander H. Stephens, onetime vice president of the Confederacy, sits memorialized in stone, right leg crossed over left, staring sternly into the distance as summer-clad tourists mill about him in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. Solemn and cold, he looks like he could sit there for eternity.


U.S. miners hurt by slow permitting process: industry group

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 00:52
Slow and cumbersome approval processes for U.S. mining projects are hindering the country's ability to compete and meet rising global demand for minerals from copper to gold, an industry study released on Thursday shows. The report commissioned by the National Mining Association found the duplicative permitting process can delay mining projects by a decade or longer, potentially deterring companies from investing in domestic schemes. "The U.S. permitting system is plagued with excessive costs, delays and many inefficiencies," NMA President and Chief Executive Officer Hal Quinn said in a conference call ahead of the study's release.