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Legal showdown looms over the NCAA's ban on paying athletes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 00:09

In this file photo taken Jan. 14, 2014 attorney Jeffrey L. Kessler walks out of federal court after presenting oral arguments before a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in St. Louis. Kessler is representing Clemson football player Martin Jenkins and two others in a lawsuit against the NCAA. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Fresh off a ruling that Northwestern University football players can't form a union, the NCAA is about to face a more direct challenge to its longstanding policy of not letting schools pay athletes like they're professionals.


Jury awards former basketball star Michael Jordan $8.9 million in brand case: reports

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 23:59

Former basketball great Michael Jordan delivers a speech as he attends a party celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan shoe line in ParisA jury awarded retired basketball player Michael Jordan $8.9 million in his lawsuit against a grocery store chain that used his name in a one-page magazine advertisement without his permission, the Chicago Tribune and other local media reported. Jordan, 52, led the Chicago Bulls to six National Basketball Association championships in the 1990s. The jury deliberated six hours after a two-week trial in federal court in Chicago, and decided on the award amount on Friday evening.


Deadly shooting in Cobbs Creek

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 23:35

Deadly shooting in Cobbs CreekPhiladelphia police say a 21-year-old man was gunned down outside a home in Cobbs Creek.


Man shot while walking with female friend in Grays Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 23:30

Man shot while walking with female friend in Grays FerryA 21-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot while walking with a friend in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia.


Flags to half-staff for late civil rights leader Julian Bond

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 23:18
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered flags to fly half-staff to honor late civil rights leader Julian Bond on same day his family scatters his ashes.

Man dead after being shot by Maryland State Police trooper

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 23:02
NORTH EAST, Md. (AP) — Police say a Maryland man wanted on a warrant for theft is dead after being shot by a state trooper after a struggle.

Americans Credited With Stopping Attacker on Paris-Bound Train

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 23:01
Two of the men were U.S. service members.

Okanogan wildfires fire grow by 100 square miles

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 22:49

Flames from a wildfire rise atop a hillside near homes below Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Tonasket, Wash. The flames were knocked-down within minutes by a firefighting helicopter dropping water. Wildfires picked up their destructive pace across the drought-choked West on Friday, leading residents to flee their homes and authorities to scramble for resources to beat back the flames. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)TWISP, Wash. (AP) — A series of wildfires in north-central Washington that left three firefighters dead grew by more than 100 square miles, but officials hope easing winds forecast for Saturday will allow them to gain the upper hand.


Family mourns teen's machete slaying in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 21:59

This undated photo made available by the Miami-Dade Corrections Dept., shows Christian Colon, one of four South Florida vocational school students that have been charged with second-degree murder after their classmate, Jose Amaya Guardado, 17, was attacked with a machete and left to die in a shallow grave near the school, according to an arrest report. The suspects were students at Homestead Job Corps, a live-in school and vocational training program for at-risk students run by the U.S. Department of Labor. (Miami-Dade Corrections Dept. via AP)HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Jose Amaya Guardado's mother said she brought her son to the United States nine years ago to escape the violence rampant in their native El Salvador. But now his family is mourning his death in what police describe as a brutal machete attack.


Home robbed with children inside in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 21:37

Arrest in Northeast Philadelphia home invasionA pair of masked gunmen robbed a husband and wife inside their Northeast Philadelphia home.


Man runs home after being shot in Grays Ferry, police say

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 21:23

Man shot while walking with female friend in Grays FerryA 21-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia.


Man, 54, shot outside car in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 20:52

Man, 54, shot outside car in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating whether a violent shooting in Southwest Philadelphia was the result of a robbery.


Officer's mistrial: Mother of slain man still wants justice

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 20:35

Protesters on Fourth Street block traffic and demand a retrial of former Charlotte policeman, Wes Kerrick, accused of killing an unarmed Jonathan Ferrell, after a mistrial was declared Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Charlotte, N.C.(AP Photo/Bob Leverone)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Georgia Ferrell says she's still seeking justice after a jury couldn't unanimously decide the fate of a white North Carolina police officer accused in the 2013 shooting death of her son, an unarmed black motorist.


AccuWeather: Sunny and nice!

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 20:22

 Sunny and nice!Meteorologist Chris Sowers says today is the sunnier of the two weekend days.


Family rushes Cobbs Creek shooting victim to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 20:18

Family rushes Cobbs Creek shooting victim to hospitalPhiladelphia police say a 25-year-old man was gunned down outside his home in Cobbs Creek.


Woman struck outside nightclub in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 19:55

Woman struck outside nightclub in Southwest PhiladelphiaA 21-year-old woman is recovering after being hit by a car outside a nightclub in Southwest Philadelphia.


Gunman Kills Guard at Manhattan Federal Building, Then Kills Self

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 18:59
No indication of terrorism, said NYPD.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 18:27
"I would like to have the election tomorrow. I don't want to wait." — Republican front-runner Donald Trump before a rally of thousands of supporters in south Alabama.

US Service Members Subdue Gunman Aboard Paris-Bound Train

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 18:19
The train was bound for Paris from Amsterdam.

Judge orders immigrant families released from detention

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 16:02
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal judge in California has ordered the government to release immigrant children from family detention centers "without unnecessary delay," and with their mothers when possible, according to court papers.