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Choosing your own: Definition of race becoming fluid

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 05:21

In this image released by NBC News, former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal appears on the "Today" show set on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in New York. Dolezal was born to two parents who say they are white, but she chooses instead to self-identify as black. Her ability to think she has a choice shows a new fluidity in race in a diversifying America, a place where the rigid racial structures that defined most of this country’s history seems, for some, to be falling to the wayside. (Anthony Quintano/NBC News via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Rachel Dolezal, born to white parents, self-identifies as black — a decision that illustrates how fluid identity can be in a diversifying America, as the rigid racial structures that have defined most of this country's history seem, for some, to be softening.


Sheriff: Woman accused of killing mom may have faked illness

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 05:21

This undated booking photo proved by the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department in Waukesha Wi., shows Gypsy Blancharde. Greene County Missouri prosecutors charged Blancharde and Nicholas Paul Godejohn of Big Bend, Wi., Tuesday June 16, 2015, with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with last week's killing of Clauddinnea "Dee Dee" Blancharde, 48. Police found the victim's body Sunday in the Springfield, Mo, home she shared with Gypsy Blancharde, who was arrested with Godejohn, 26, the next day in Godejohn's Wisconsin home roughly 570 miles from the crime scene. (Waukesha County Sheriff's Department photo via AP)ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri woman accused with her boyfriend of killing her mother may have faked the need for a wheelchair and pretended to be a Hurricane Katrina victim so that she and her mom could collect donations, a sheriff said Tuesday.


Sheriff dies in crash during highway chase in rural Georgia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 05:19

This photo provided by the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association shows Montgomery County, Ga., Sheriff Ladson O’Connor soon after he was elected in the fall of 2012. Authorities say O’Connor was killed Tuesday, June 16, 2015, when he crashed while joining deputies in a highway chase of a fleeing suspect. (Georgia Sheriffs’ Association via AP)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff died after crashing his patrol truck on a rural highway while helping chase a suspect who had fired gunshots at other law enforcement officers, authorities said Tuesday.


Generic A.D.H.D. Drug, Not Equivalent to the Brand, Is in Use Anyway

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 05:19
The F.D.A. says that two generic versions of Concerta, an extended-release form of Ritalin for A.D.H.D., don’t measure up to the brand drug. But both are still on the market.







Brothers arraigned on Broomall home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 05:12

Brothers arraigned on Broomall home invasionTwo brothers were arraigned today on robbery and assault charges after a Delaware County home invasion.


Man pleads not guilty to NYC subway push of transgender woman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 05:03
A 32-year-old man accused of pushing a transgender woman onto New York subway tracks pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to attempted murder and attempted assault charges, prosecutors said. Rolan Reid, who was arraigned in state supreme court in Manhattan, is suspected of shoving the 28-year-old victim at a subway stop in the Greenwich Village neighborhood on June 1. Glenn Hardy, Reid's attorney, said his client maintains his innocence.

Sinkhole under electrical tower prompts concern in Bethlehem Twp., Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 04:58

Sinkhole under electrical tower prompts concern in Bethlehem Twp., Pa.Residents of a neighborhood in Bethlehem Township were alarmed when they saw a 5-foot deep sinkhole had opened at the base of a large electrical transmission tower.


Chris Evans is new Top Gear presenter

BBC World News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 04:57
TV and radio personality Chris Evans will replace Jeremy Clarkson as the lead presenter of an all-new Top Gear line-up, the BBC announces.
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Threat on Philadelphia Naval facilities 'non-credible'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 04:54

Threat on Philadelphia Naval facilities 'non-credible'The all clear has been given after U.S. Naval facilities in both Northeast and South Philadelphia were evacuated due to an unspecified threat.


F.D.A. Sets 2018 Deadline to Rid Foods of Trans Fats

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 04:51
Health experts said the elimination of artery-clogging, artificial trans fats from the food supply would save thousands of lives a year.







Boulders placed in Tacoma area to keep people out

NBA - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 04:50
Tacoma city officials say the city placed large boulders at an encampment near downtown as a last resort to discourage people from gathering there.
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Boulders placed in Tacoma area to keep people out

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 04:50
Tacoma city officials say the city placed large boulders at an encampment near downtown as a last resort to discourage people from gathering there.
Categories: Sports Center

Boulders placed in Tacoma area to keep people out

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 04:50
Tacoma city officials say the city placed large boulders at an encampment near downtown as a last resort to discourage people from gathering there.

Storms threaten parts of the region

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 04:48

Storms threaten parts of the regionA cold front this evening will give us a brief break from the heat and humidity of this week.


Prosecutors want bond revoked in corpse slashing case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 04:43
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A woman charged with slashing the corpse of her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend wore a disguise while improperly visiting the apartment complex where the dead woman's children live earlier this month, prosecutors said in a court document asking that the suspect's bond be revoked.

Watchdog group files complaint against Guinta over finances

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 04:43
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A government watchdog group on Tuesday asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Republican U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta violated U.S. House rules or federal law.

Former Ravens cheerleader pleads guilty to rape

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 04:42

Former Ravens cheerleader pleads guilty to rapeA former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader and the ex-wife of a prominent Maryland energy executive has pleaded guilty after being charged with having sex with a 15-year-old boy.


Roundup: UW investigated for handling of sexual assault case; SAT scores tossed after misprint

NBA - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 04:40
UW under federal investigation for handling of sexual assault case: The University of Washington is the latest college to be the target of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights over the way it handles sexual assault cases. Three other schools in Washington — Washington State University, Western Washington University and Whitman […]
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Roundup: UW investigated for handling of sexual assault case; SAT scores tossed after misprint

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 04:40
UW under federal investigation for handling of sexual assault case: The University of Washington is the latest college to be the target of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights over the way it handles sexual assault cases. Three other schools in Washington — Washington State University, Western Washington University and Whitman […]
Categories: Sports Center

Roundup: UW investigated for handling of sexual assault case; SAT scores tossed after misprint

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 04:40
UW under federal investigation for handling of sexual assault case: The University of Washington is the latest college to be the target of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights over the way it handles sexual assault cases. Three other schools in Washington — Washington State University, Western Washington University and Whitman […]