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Cooling centers opened in Camden County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:58

Cooling centers opened in Camden CountyWith widespread power outages after Tuesday's storm, and sweltering temperatures on Wednesday, Camden County opened a number of cooling centers.


Mother charged with killing kids is taken off suicide watch

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:55
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A woman charged with killing her two children in a Connecticut home filled with natural gas has been removed from a suicide watch in jail.

Boston bomber apologizes, admits guilt for deadly 2013 attack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:41

A courtroom sketch shows Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seated as Bill and Denise Richards give testimony during his sentencing in BostonBoston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday apologized for the deadly 2013 attack at a hearing before a U.S. judge formally sentenced him to death for killing four people and injuring 264 in the bombing and its aftermath. "I am sorry for the lives I have taken, for the suffering that I have caused you, for the damage I have done, irreparable damage," said Tsarnaev, who had sat in silence, his head cast down as two survivors and family members of victims described the attacks' heavy toll on their lives. "In case there is any doubt, I am guilty of this attack, along with my brother," Tsarnaev said, standing at the defense table.


No charges in deadly NSA spy agency shooting in Maryland: officials

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:26

Police car guards entrance to NSA facility in MarylandNo charges will be filed in the deadly March shooting outside the National Security Agency where officers fired on a vehicle carrying two men dressed as women that crashed into the spy agency's gates, federal officials said on Wednesday. No crime was committed by either the officers or the vehicle's surviving passenger during the incident at Fort Meade, Maryland, about 20 miles northeast of Washington, D.C., on March 30, U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein said in a statement. Officials have closed the case in which driver Ricky Hall, 27, slammed a stolen vehicle into security gates outside the spy agency.


State of emergency declared for Delaware County, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:13

State of emergency declared for Delaware County, Pa.Officials in Delaware County declared a state of emergency on Wednesday following the powerful storms that hit the area on Tuesday.


Louisiana AG not letting up on last of 'Angola Three'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:11
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general is showing no signs of backing off his effort to retry the last imprisoned member of the "Angola Three."

Finger-pointing starting in blame for government hack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:08

Katherine Archuleta, director, Office of Personnel Management, gestures while she testifies before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government hearings to review IT spending and date security at the Office of Personnel Management in Washington, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Finger-pointing burst into the open on Capitol Hill Wednesday over blame for hacking into the U.S. government's personnel records, which the chairman of a House oversight committee said might affect as many as 32 million current and former employees and others.


Montgomery man convicted for online gun trafficking

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:08
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man is facing 15 years in federal prison for trafficking firearms on underground websites.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Apologizes for Boston Marathon Bombing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:01
"I am sorry for the lives I have taken," Tsarnaev said.

Verizon Wireless service restored in Pa., NJ, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 03:47

Verizon Wireless service restored in Pa., NJ, Del.Tuesday night's storm impacted Verizon Wireless service for customers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey.


Fines or shutdown loom for U.S. railroads over tech deadline

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 03:46
U.S. commuter and freight railroads may be forced to suspend service or face daily fines beginning Jan. 1, unless Congress extends its year-end deadline for implementing new safety technology, lawmakers were told on Wednesday. The top U.S. railroad regulator said fines would apply for each violation after the Dec. 31 deadline to implement a technology that can automatically slow or stop a train, called positive train control, or PTC. The National Transportation Safety Board estimated that more than 245 people have died and 4,260 have been injured in preventable accidents since it began calling for PTC in 1969.

Panel gives weak endorsement of new meningitis shots

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 03:45

FILE - In this Monday, March 2, 2015 photo, pharmacist Jenna Wright administers the Meningitis B vaccine to University of Oregon freshman Drew Russert during a mass vaccination clinic at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. after an outbreak of meningococcemia, resulting in the death of a student. On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, a federal panel gave a weak endorsement to two new expensive meningitis shots, declining to recommend the vaccines for all teens and leaving the decision to parents and doctors. Students already get another meningitis vaccine that protects against more common strains. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Brian Davies)NEW YORK (AP) — A federal panel gave a weak endorsement Wednesday to two expensive meningitis shots, declining to recommend that all teens get the vaccine and leaving the decision to parents and doctors.


Man suspected in $55M cyberattacks pleads not guilty in US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 03:43
NEW YORK (AP) — A Turkish man accused of masterminding a series of cyberattacks that resulted in a loss of more than $55 million to the global financial system was extradited to the United States and pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a New York courtroom.

U.S. to alter long-term detention of immigrant families with children

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 03:34

A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle drives by the 18-foot (five-metre) high rusty steel barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border at sunset in Brownsville, TexasThe flood of immigrants coming mostly from Central America and crossing the southern U.S. border has slowed from peaks last year, but is still high, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement. "I have reached the conclusion that we must make substantial changes in our detention practices with respect to families with children," he said. Two large, privately operated centers were set up last year in Texas, in Dilley and Karnes City.


Alabama governor orders Confederate flags removed from state capitol

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 03:34

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley speaks during a news conference in Mobile, AlabamaBy Wayne Hester BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - Alabama's governor ordered Confederate flags removed from the grounds of the Southern state's Capitol, his office said on Wednesday, joining a growing movement of politicians to spurn an emblem widely associated with slavery and racism. "This is the right thing to do," Governor Robert Bentley said in a statement that came a week after the massacre of nine black worshippers at a Bible study session in a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. The four flags located around the Confederate Memorial on the State Capitol grounds in Montgomery were taken down on Wednesday morning.


U.S. likely to file hate crime charges in Charleston shooting: New York Times

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 03:27

Dylann Storm Roof appears by closed-circuit television at his bond hearing in CharlestonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department likely will file federal hate crime charges against the suspect in the recent South Carolina church shooting, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing law enforcement officials.


More than 350,000 still without power after storms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 03:23

More than 350,000 still without power after stormsPower was slowly being restored to customers across the tri-state area following a line of severe storms on Tuesday afternoon, but Peco says some in the hardest-hit areas may be in the dark until this weekend.was slowly being restored to customers across the tri-state area following a line of severe storms on Tuesday afternoon.


National Weather Service: No evidence of tornado in Gloucester County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 03:23

 No evidence of tornado in Gloucester CountyThe National Weather Service says there is no evidence a tornado hitting Gloucester County, New Jersey during severe storms on Tuesday.


5 things to know about US public opinion on health care case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 03:18

FILE - In this March 27, 2012 file photo, Amy Brighton from Medina, Ohio, who opposes health care reform, holds a sign in front of the Supreme Court in Washington during a rally as the court continues arguments on the health care law signed by President Barack Obama. Most Americans want the Supreme Court to side with the government when it decides whether the feds can continue subsidizing insurance premiums in all 50 states under President Barack Obama’s health care law, according to polls in recent months. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans want the Supreme Court to side with the government when it decides whether the feds can continue subsidizing insurance premiums in all 50 states under President Barack Obama's health care law, according to polls in recent months.


Feds call for end of long-term detention of migrant families

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 03:12

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, detained immigrant children line up in the cafeteria at the Karnes County Residential Center, a temporary home for immigrant women and children detained at the border, in Karnes City, Texas. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says federal officials are making "substantial changes" to end the long-term detention of migrant families who are being held mainly at two large facilities in Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)HOUSTON (AP) — Federal officials plan to end the long-term detention of hundreds of migrant families who are being held mainly at two large facilities in Texas, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday.