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Shooting victims included librarian and recent college grad

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:57

This undated photo provided by Southern Wesleyan University shows DePayne Doctor. Doctor was killed by a white gunman who opened fire during a prayer meeting inside The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., Wednesday, June 17, 2015. She was an enrollment counselor at Southern Wesleyan University's Charleston Campus, according to a friend. (Leigh Thomson/Southern Wesleyan University via AP)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — One was a longtime librarian looking forward to retirement. Another had recently graduated from college with a business degree. At least two died in the church that they had attended for decades.


Report: Higher deficits, more uninsured if health law tossed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:56

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen, in Portland, Ore. Repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit even as it boosts the economy, while the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million, according to a nonpartisan government study released Friday. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit, while the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million, said a nonpartisan government study released Friday.


Obamacare repeal would boost U.S. deficit, growth: government forecasters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:51

Murillo reads a leaflet at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, CaliforniaRepealing President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law would increase the U.S. budget deficit by $353 billion over 10 years, congressional forecasters said on Friday, more than triple the red ink compared to an estimate three years ago. The new estimate comes as Republicans mull options for replacing the Affordable Care Act if the Supreme Court rules against the law's mechanism by the end of June. The CBO and JCT said repeal of the Obamacare law would increase the number of uninsured Americans by about 24 million in 2025 and cut the share of nonelderly people with insurance to 82 percent from 90 percent.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:49
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Church shooting suspect in jail cell next to ex-North Charleston officer who killed black man.

At least four dead as Tropical Depression Bill soaks central U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:47
Bill, the second named tropical storm of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, is expected to lose strength as it moves into the Ohio Valley, bringing about 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cms) of rain in places such southern Illinois and Indiana as well as western Kentucky, the U.S. National Weather Service said. In Oklahoma, where two people were killed in weather-related incidents, the storm caused rivers already swollen by heavy rains at the end of May to spill their banks. The most recent victim was an 80-year-old woman found in a pickup truck that had been submerged about 35 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, police said.

Wisconsin school district bans American Indian team logos

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:39

Madison West High School sophomore Vaughn Bahr, left, and senior Gabriel Saiz, talk in the hallways of the school in Madison, Wis. Monday, June 1, 2015. The students, and several other members of the school's Native American Student Association, are in favor of a recent school board decision which bans the wearing of any clothing that features Indian logos and mascots used by sports teams. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sports fans may have to leave their Blackhawks, Indians or Redskins gear at home if they plan on entering a Madison public school next year.


Ton of confiscated ivory crushed in New York's Times Square

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:39

Carved pieces of confiscated ivory are placed out to be crushed in New York's Times SquareMore than a ton of ivory confiscated from New York and Philadelphia was crushed in Times Square on Friday to show intolerance for elephant poaching and the illegal ivory trade, federal wildlife authorities said. The carved ivory, some of it still in the form of an elephant’s tusk, was on display on a table in Times Square.


Cleanup underway after huge water main break in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:22

Cleanup underway after huge water main break in Hunting ParkA ShopRite supermarket was back open Friday morning, but Action News is told other stores were expected to remain closed for days or even weeks.


U.S. employee data breach tied to Chinese intelligence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:17

An illustration picture shows projection of binary code on man holding aptop computer in WarsawBy Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Chinese hacking group suspected of stealing sensitive information about millions of current and former U.S. government employees has a different mission and organizational structure than the military hackers who have been accused of other U.S. data breaches, according to people familiar with the matter.     While the Chinese People's Liberation Army typically goes after defense and trade secrets, this hacking group has repeatedly accessed data that could be useful to Chinese counter-intelligence and internal stability, said two people close to the ...


22 hurt when cruise ship crashes at upstate NY seaway lock

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:15

45 p.m. Thursday. There were 274 French passengers and crew aboard. (Jason Hunter/The Watertown Daily Times via AP) SYRACUSE OUTMASSENA, N.Y. (AP) — A cruise ship taking European tourists to Ontario, Canada, crashed into a wall while entering a lock on the St. Lawrence Seaway in northern New York, injuring 19 passengers and three crew members, officials said Friday.


Escape by truck, duct and climb: A look at some escapees

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:13

In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, escaped inmate Glen S. Chambers is shown. While making office furniture at a state prison in February 1990, Chambers got other inmates to box him inside a crate and load it onto a truck, authorities said. Chambers is among more than 160 state prison escapees nationwide who are listed as on the loose, The Associated Press found in a coast-to-coast survey. (Florida Department of Corrections via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — More than 220 inmates who broke, sneaked, climbed and crawled out of secure state prisons nationwide are on the books as being on the loose, according to a 50-state survey by The Associated Press. A look at a few cases:


Autopsy: Man shot in Maserati by police was shot in back

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:10
ATLANTA (AP) — A man who was killed by a police officer's bullet was shot in the back, a metro-Atlanta medical examiner's report says, adding a new twist to a case in which police say the man was driving a car toward officers when the incident happened.

AccuWeather: Warmer and Brighter Today

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 00:42

 Warmer and Brighter TodayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill will bring a soaking rain over the weekend.


Shooting puts spotlight on Confederate flag at SC Statehouse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 00:38
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tensions over the Confederate flag flying in the shadow of South Carolina's Capitol rose this week in the wake of the killings of nine people at a black church in Charleston. The symbolism was rendered more raw because the suspected gunman briefly escaped in a car bearing Confederate insignia.

Texas Supreme Court allows same-sex divorce

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 00:35
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas Supreme Court on Friday upheld a divorce granted in a lower court for a same-sex couple, a precedent-setting decision in a state that has a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. The court ruled that state authorities, who tried to block the divorce, did not have appropriate standing in the matter and upheld the divorce of Angelique Naylor and Sabina Daly, who were married in Massachusetts in 2004. "Accordingly, and as a simple matter of fact and record, the state is not party to the case," the court said of the motion to block the marriage that was launched about four years ago by Governor Greg Abbott when the Republican was the state's attorney general.

Dylann Roof confesses to Charleston church massacre, sources say

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 00:35

Dylann Roof confesses to Charleston church massacre, sources sayLaw enforcement sources tell ABC News that Dylann Roof has confessed to killing nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.


GOP contenders condemn SC shooting as attack on faith

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 00:31

Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the Road to Majority 2015 convention in Washington, Friday, June 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contenders are condemning the deadly shootings in South Carolina as an attack on faith, as they court religious activists in Washington.


Ton of ivory crushed in Times Square to highlight poaching

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 00:30
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government is crushing more than a ton of confiscated illegal ivory in Times Square in an effort to halt elephant poaching and ivory trafficking.

Cincinnati police chief: Policeman shot during gunfight between suspect, officers has died

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 00:28
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police chief: Policeman shot during gunfight between suspect, officers has died.

Cincinnati police chief: Policeman shot during gunfight between suspect, officers has died

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 00:28
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police chief: Policeman shot during gunfight between suspect, officers has died.