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Religion and politics: GOP hopefuls' new insight on faith

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 03:53

Republican presidential candidate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaks at the Road to Majority 2015 convention in Washington, Saturday, June 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contenders railed against abortion rights on Saturday as they courted religious conservatives, promising Christian values would guide their personal decisions and public policies should they win the presidency.


Government investigators blast NHTSA in new safety report

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 03:13

Traffic flows along Coast Highway 101 through San Diego's North County beach town of EncinitasThe U.S. auto safety watchdog is racked by internal problems that have prevented the agency from acting to protect the public from deadly auto defects, including faulty GM ignition switches, according to federal investigators. An official U.S. Department of Transportation report, seen by Reuters, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration lacks the data needed to identify safety issues, does not properly screen the data it has and has failed time and again to hold automakers accountable for problems among the more than 265 million cars and trucks on America's roads. "Collectively, these weaknesses have resulted in significant safety concerns being overlooked," investigators said.


DA won't charge man with murder for killing wife at hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 02:47
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A district attorney has filed a motion to dismiss the murder charge against an elderly man who shot his paralyzed wife after she reportedly begged to die.

Many U.S. mayors skeptical Charleston will inspire gun law changes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 02:43
Many U.S. mayors said this week's deadly church shooting in South Carolina should lead to more restrictions on gun ownership, but few believe the violence that killed nine people will propel legislators to enact stricter gun laws. "Among ourselves, it has been coming up," said Bill Harrison, mayor of Fremont, California, during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors this weekend in San Francisco. Harrison said on Saturday the 2012 school shooting in Newton, Connecticut, where 20 children died, represented a personal turning point, but also made him skeptical about political change.

1 dead, 7 hurt as car careens onto California sidewalk

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 02:41
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A car that veered onto a California sidewalk has killed a woman and injured seven other people, including the driver and two children.

Search continues in W.Va. for escaped US inmate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 02:31
ALDERSON, W.Va. (AP) — An inmate who escaped from the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson, West Virginia, remains on the loose.

Los Angeles police shoot unarmed man who raised towel-covered hand

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 02:25
The man, in his 30s, was walking on a busy street in the Los Feliz neighborhood and "appeared to be in distress" when police approached him around 6:30 p.m. local time on Friday, Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Rosario Herrera said. A passing motorist recorded police arresting the man, who appears to be bleeding from the head, and posted the video online, the Los Angeles Times reported. The incident is the latest in a string of police-involved shootings in Los Angeles, and comes amid nationwide protests over policing tactics and use of force, especially in minority communities.

'You are welcome:' The night Emanuel opened its door to evil

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 01:51

Barbara Lloyd, of Charleston, S.C., cries during the singing of "We Shall Overcome" at a memorial service for the victims of the shooting at Emanuel AME Church, Friday, June 19, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. The current brick Gothic revival edifice, completed in 1891 to replace an earlier building heavily damaged in an earthquake, was a mandatory stop for the likes of Booker T. Washington and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Still, Emanuel was not just a church for the black community.(AP Photo/David Goldman)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — When Angela Brown saw the Facebook post about a shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, her mind immediately leapt to her aunt. Whenever the doors to Emanuel were open to its flock, Ethel Lance was there.


Historic black church where 9 slain to open for Sunday morning service, parishioner says

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 01:33
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Historic black church where 9 slain to open for Sunday morning service, parishioner says.

Pa.Turnpike EB lanes reopen after fuel truck fire in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 01:28

Pa.Turnpike EB lanes reopen after fuel truck fire in BensalemThe Pennsylvania Turnpike has reopened after a fuel truck that burst into flames was cleared in the eastbound lanes near Richlieu Road in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.


Truck hauling trash crashes on Pa. Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 01:22

Truck hauling trash crashes on Pa. TurnpikeA tractor trailer hauling trash overturned on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Saturday morning.


'You are welcome:' The night Emanuel opened its door to evil

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

Barbara Lloyd, of Charleston, S.C., cries during the singing of "We Shall Overcome" at a memorial service for the victims of the shooting at Emanuel AME Church, Friday, June 19, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. The current brick Gothic revival edifice, completed in 1891 to replace an earlier building heavily damaged in an earthquake, was a mandatory stop for the likes of Booker T. Washington and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Still, Emanuel was not just a church for the black community.(AP Photo/David Goldman)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — When Angela Brown saw the Facebook post about a shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, her mind immediately leapt to her aunt. Whenever the doors to Emanuel were open to its flock, Ethel Lance was there.


Workers clean up oil spill on California beaches by hand

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 00:54

FILE - In this May 21, 2015 file photo, workers prepare an oil containment boom at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif. Cleanup work continues one month after the May 19 oil spill north of Santa Barbara, Calif. The ruptured pipeline released up to 101,000 gallons of crude including 21,000 gallons that flowed into a storm drain and out into the Santa Barbara Channel.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Along a stretch of beach heavily marred by a crude oil spill, workers in hard hats and white protective suits use wire brushes and putty knives to scrape the black liquid off cobblestones and cliff faces.


Police training gets new attention after high-profile deaths

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 00:42
Across the United States, police training is getting new attention, often after highly publicized deaths. Some examples:

Pa. Turnpike EB re-opens after fuel truck fire in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 00:42

Pa.Turnpike EB lanes reopen after fuel truck fire in BensalemA fuel truck burst into flames in the eastbound lanes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Richlieu Road in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.


Black churches targeted because of importance to community

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 00:35

In this photo taken June 19, 2015, photos of the victims of the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., are held during a vigil at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington. The black church has long been the cornerstone and sanctuary for African American life. It has also long been a target for racists and white supremacists trying to strike blows against the African American psyche. The latest attack came Wednesday in Charleston, South Carolina, when 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof joined a prayer meeting inside historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and shot nine people dead, including the pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, and other ministers. (AP Photo/Glynn A. Hill)WASHINGTON (AP) — The black church has long been the cornerstone and sanctuary for African-American life. It's also long been a target for racists and white supremacists trying to strike blows against the African-American psyche.


North Carolina family reunited with dog missing for 6 years

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 00:21
HOPE MILLS, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina family has been reunited with a pet that had been missing for six years.

Man accused of church killings spoke of attacking college

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 00:14

Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof is escorted from the Cleveland County Courthouse in Shelby, N.C., Thursday, June 18, 2015. Roof is a suspect in the shooting of several people Wednesday night at the historic The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A black drinking buddy of the white man accused of killing nine people at a Charleston church says the suspect told him a week earlier that he planned to shoot up a college campus in the city.


$700 million plan to help salmon habitat faces new challenge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 00:08

FILE--In this June 27, 2012, file photo, a chinook salmon, second from the bottom, swims with sockeye salmon at the Bonneville Dam fish-counting window near North Bonneville, Wash., on the Columbia River. Plans for various iterations of salmon restoration in the Columbia River Basin have been litigated in court for more than two decades and the battle is about to resume. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A massive federal habitat restoration effort in the Columbia River Basin has spent more than $700 million on breaching levies, restoring tidal channels, reconnecting floodplains and other actions meant to boost salmon and steelhead populations imperiled by hydroelectric dams.


African American Festival taking place in Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 23:57
BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials are expecting up to 350,000 people at the African American Festival this weekend in Baltimore.