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AccuWeather: Rain, T'Storm Late Tonight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:11

 Mostly Cloudy, Humid TodayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says expect a damp start on Friday.


Arrested protesters post bail, return to Hawaii mountain

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:10

Hilo police face off with protestors Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the Maunakea Visitors Center in Hilo, Hawaii. Construction on the Thirty Meter Telescope is set to resume Wednesday after a nearly two-month delay in construction. Protesters oppose the project because it will be built on land held sacred by many Native Hawaiians. (Jamm Aquino/The Star-Advertiser via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALESHONOLULU (AP) — Protesters arrested while preventing construction of a giant telescope posted bail and were returning to the Hawaii mountain they say they're protecting from desecration.


Camden County residents slowly begin cleanup process

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:06

Camden County residents slowly begin cleanup processDays after a storm caused some of the worst damage the area has seen in recent years, residents in Camden County are still working to cleanup.


76ers select Duke's Jahlil Okafor at No. 3 in NBA draft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:04

76ers select Duke's Jahlil Okafor at No. 3 in NBA draftThe Philadelphia 76ers have selected Duke center Jahlil Okafor with the third pick of the NBA draft on Thursday night.


Judge issues restraining order in fight over giant emerald

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:03
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fight over ownership of a giant 752-pound emerald isn't over.

Police: 6 killed in highway wreck outside Chattanooga

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:58
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Police in southeastern Tennessee say six people have been killed in a nine-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75.

Boy battling cancer gets dying wish to go home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:41

Boy battling cancer gets dying wish to go homeIt's an update to a story Action News aired weeks ago: thanks to the generosity of strangers, a little boy battling cancer is getting his dying wish.


Six people killed in Tennessee traffic accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:35
(Reuters) - Six people died in a multi-car pileup on a Tennessee highway on Thursday, police said.

Western wildfires: California fire grows, forces evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:30

A Riverside City Fire Department water truck makes its way down a road towards the Heart Bar campground as a fire continues to burn in the San Bernardino National Forest, California, Thursday, June 25 2015. A huge forest fire that has been burning through rugged terrain in the San Bernardino Mountains for more than a week forced evacuations as it stretched northeast into the desert. (Stan Lim/The Press-Enterprise via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUTWildfires are charging through several dry Western states, including a blaze in California that showed new life after burning for a week and forced residents of some communities to flee their homes. A look at the latest hotspots and what crews are doing to control them:


5 arrested for videotaped attack on teen in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:23

5 arrested for videotaped attack on teen in GermantownFive people were arrested after police say video surfaced online of a brutal attack on a 17-year-old Philadelphia high school student.


Univision dropping Miss USA pageant over Trump comments

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:19

FILE - In this June 16, 2013 file photo, Donald Trump, left, and Miss Connecticut USA Erin Brady pose onstage after Brady won the 2013 Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas, Nev. Univision says it is dropping the Miss USA Pageant and says it will cut all business ties with Donald Trump over comments he made about Mexican immigrants. The network said Thursday, June 25, 2015, it will not air the pageant on July 12, as previously scheduled, and has ended its business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization due to what it called "insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants" by Trump, a part owner. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A Univision network is dropping the Miss USA pageant and the company says it will cut all business ties with Donald Trump in a spiraling controversy over comments the Republican presidential candidate made recently about Mexican immigrants.


California vaccine bill clears major legislative hurdle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:53

FILE - In this June 9, 2015, file photo, Karman Willmer, left, and Shelby Messenger rally against SB 277, a California measure requiring schoolchildren to get vaccinated, outside the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California's Assembly on Thursday, June 25, 2015, approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, clearing one of its last major legislative obstacles before the measure heads to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill aims to increase immunization rates after a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in December sickened over 100 people in the U.S. and Mexico. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, clearing one of its last major legislative obstacles before the measure heads to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.


Obama health care law survives second Supreme Court fight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:33

President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 25, 2015, after the Supreme Court upheld the subsidies for customers in states that do not operate their own exchanges under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.


Prosecutor: Balcony deaths could bring manslaughter charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:12

FILE- In this Wednesday, June 17, 2015 file photo, a worker measures near the remaining wood from an apartment building balcony that collapsed in Berkeley, Calif. The balcony broke loose from the building during a 21st birthday party early Tuesday, June 16, 2015, killing several people and seriously injuring others. Prosecutors in the San Francisco Bay Area say they will lead a criminal investigation into the Berkeley balcony collapse that killed six college students. The development comes after building inspectors said the fifth-floor balcony that snapped off an apartment building was supported by wooden beams badly rotted by exposure to moisture. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday they have opened a criminal investigation into a fatal California balcony collapse that could lead to involuntary manslaughter charges.


Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 09:54

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2014 file photo, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs is seen in Austin, Texas. The Supreme Court handed a major victory to the Obama administration and civil rights groups on Thursday when it upheld a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination. The justices ruled 5-4 that federal housing laws prohibit seemingly neutral practices that harm minorities, even without proof of intentional discrimination. The case involved an appeal from Texas officials accused of accused of violating the Fair Housing Act by awarding federal tax credits in a way that kept low-income housing out of white neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination, handing a surprising victory to the Obama administration and civil rights activists.


Hundreds attend 1st funerals for church shooting victims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 09:49

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)NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A choir and band launched into one of Ethel Lance's favorite gospel tunes and roused hundreds of mourners from their seats Thursday in a crescendo of music at the first funeral for victims of the massacre at a historic black church.


Judge blocks Kansas' ban on 2nd-trimester abortion procedure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 09:49

Judge Larry Hendricks asks a question of defense counsel during a hearing in Shawnee County District Court, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Topeka, Kan. Hendricks blocked the state's first-in-the-nation ban on an abortion procedure that opponents refer to as "dismemberment abortion." (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge on Thursday blocked Kansas' first-in-the-nation ban on an abortion procedure that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus, concluding that the law would likely present too big of an obstacle for women seeking to end their pregnancies.


10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 09:46

Malik McCarthan, 11, of Hardeeville, S.C., watches as a group passes by singing as the wake for Sen. Clementa Pinckney, one of the nine killed in last week's mass shooting, takes place inside Emanuel AME Church, seen in the background, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. The first funerals of some of those slain began Thursday at nearby churches with a viewing for Pinckney inside Emanuel on Thursday evening. President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy at Pinckney's funeral Friday at a nearby college arena. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


The Latest: Kansas AG says abortion ruling 'unprecedented'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 09:16

Judge Larry Hendricks adjourns court after a hearing in Shawnee County District Court, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Topeka, Kan. Hendricks blocked the state's first-in-the-nation ban on an abortion procedure that opponents refer to as "dismemberment abortion." (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The latest on Kansas' first-in-the nation ban on a procedure that anti-abortion activists call "dismemberment abortion." (All times local):