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Sources: Girl, 15, driving in Poconos crash that killed Bucks Co. teens

Yahoo! National News - 41 min 32 sec ago

 Girl, 15, driving in Poconos crash that killed Bucks Co. teensPolice say a 15-year-old girl was behind the wheel of an SUV that crashed over Labor Day weekend in the Poconos, killing three teens from Bucks County.

Irish tax haul jumps, signals kinder 2015 budget

Yahoo! National News - 43 min 19 sec ago
Ireland's tax collections are beating targets and have put the country on course to achieve normal deficit levels after six years of austerity, the government announced Tuesday. Finance Minister Michael ...

South Carolina boy sues over makeup removal for driver's license photo

Yahoo! National News - 43 min 33 sec ago
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - The mother of a South Carolina teenager who says he was ordered to remove his makeup for his driver's license photograph filed suit on Tuesday against the state's Department of Motor Vehicles on civil rights grounds.    The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Chase Culpepper, 16, who regularly wears makeup and women's clothing, pits transgender rights against the state's ability to determine when a person's appearance has been altered to the point of misrepresentation in an official photo ID. The suit, which alleges discrimination based on sex stereotypes, was filed in federal court in South Carolina by the New York-based Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.     "I love my son just the way he is," Teresa Culpepper, who is suing on behalf of her son, said in a statement.

PG&E fined $1.4B for deadly 2010 gas line blast

Yahoo! National News - 43 min 43 sec ago
California regulatory judges issued a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday against the state's largest utility for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in fire, ...

Christie to Mexico on trade mission, 2016 politics

Yahoo! National News - 45 min 14 sec ago

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie walks along a boardwalk after a town hall meeting in Ocean City, N.J. Christie is heading to Mexico officially for a trade mission typical of any governor. But Christie is a potential GOP presidential candidate with little foreign policy expertise, a lot of swagger and much to learn about international diplomacy. He is one of several potential White House hopefuls burnishing their foreign policy credentials for any possible general election matchup against Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, a former secretary of state. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Mexico on Wednesday, officially on a trade mission for his state. But the trip also serves as schooling for Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate with a lot of swagger but little foreign policy experience.

Court: US can withhold Guantanamo detainee images

Yahoo! National News - 48 min 30 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The government can withhold photographs and videotapes of a Guantanamo Bay detainee identified as the would-be 20th hijacker in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, a federal appeals court found Tuesday.

Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage: SITE

Yahoo! National News - 51 min 49 sec ago

File photo of U.S. journalist Steven SotloffBy William Maclean DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State released a video purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, a monitoring service said on Tuesday, raised the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State", the SITE monitoring service said. The purported executioner appeared to be the same British-accented man who appeared in an Aug. 19 video showing the killing of American journalist James Foley, and it showed a similar desert setting.

Flight diverted, woman removed over seat dispute

Yahoo! National News - 52 min 14 sec ago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A combative woman upset over a reclining seat was removed from a flight to Florida, airport officials said Tuesday, but the woman told authorities she was not aggressive — just upset over the recent death of her two dogs.

Apple: Celebrity accounts hacked, led to nude photo leak

Yahoo! National News - 55 min 11 sec ago

 Celebrity accounts hacked, led to nude photo leakApple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked, leading to the posting of nude photos online

Home Depot investigates possible data breach

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 2 min ago

Home Depot investigates possible data breachHome Depot is investigating a potential credit card data breach.

U.S. appeals court upholds Indiana's right-to-work law

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 7 min ago
By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The validity of an Indiana state law that bars companies from requiring workers to join a union and pay union dues was affirmed on Tuesday by a U.S. The Indiana law does not violate the U.S. A local division of the International Union of Operating Engineers, which represents roughly 4,000 workers in northwest Indiana, had sued over the Indiana Right to Work Act. The law was adopted by Indiana's legislature in February 2012 after a fight that drew hundreds of protesters to the statehouse in Indianapolis.

Judge denies hold-out Detroit creditor motions to block evidence

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 10 min ago

A vacant and blighted home, covered with red spray paint, sits alone in an east side neighborhood once full of homes in DetroitDETROIT (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday denied motions by two bond insurance companies that sought to block Detroit from presenting certain evidence at a key hearing on the city's plan to exit bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes said that while he rejected the motions by Syncora Guarantee Inc and Financial Guaranty Insurance Co, the companies were not precluded from bringing up their objections during the confirmation hearing on Detroit's debt adjustment plan. (Reporting By Karen Pierog; Editing by Tom Brown)

School starts in Chicago with more safety guards

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 12 min ago

Keonya Wells walks her son Joseph Toney to school along a safe passage route as Chicago Public School community watch person Keisha Powe stands guard Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Chicago. Chicago children returned to school Tuesday walking past even more guards than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — School opened in Chicago on Tuesday, with children and parents making their way past security guards whose bright neon vests served as a reminder of the city's efforts to protect students from the violence that plagues its streets.

Securing release of Americans held in North Korea a top priority: White House

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 13 min ago

U.S. missionary Bae appears before a limited number of media outlets in PyongyangSecuring the release of the three Americans detained in North Korea is a top priority, the White House said on Tuesday. "We continue to do all we can to secure their earliest possible release." On Monday, three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed to the U.S government for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with U.S.

Photos of alleged 9/11 '20th hijacker' can stay classified: court

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 15 min ago
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday said photos of a Saudi national imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay who U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said the government plausibly showed that releasing images of Mohammed al-Qahtani, who was subject to interrogation techniques that a government official likened to torture, could endanger military personnel, diplomats and workers in Afghanistan and elsewhere. The Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents al-Qahtani in a federal lawsuit in Washington, D.C. over his treatment, had sought the disclosure of photographs, videos and other audiovisual evidence of his confinement conditions under the federal Freedom of Information Act. Writing for a three-judge panel, however, Circuit Judge José Cabranes said the release "could logically and plausibly harm national security because these images are uniquely susceptible to use by anti-American extremists as propaganda to incite violence against United States interests domestically and abroad." Al-Qahtani has been held since February 2002 at the U.S.

Pentagon: death of al Shabaab leader in U.S. strike would be major blow

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 17 min ago
The Pentagon is assessing whether an airstrike on an encampment in Somalia killed al Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, but if confirmed the militant's death would represent a "very significant" blow to the group, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Rear Admiral John Kirby told a Pentagon briefing that the U.S.

32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 18 min ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-two teens "overwhelmed" their minders and escaped from a juvenile detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence, a state government spokesman said. Hours later Tuesday, eight were still on the run.

Coroner: Indiana teen killed by asphyxiation

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 21 min ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Relatives of an Indianapolis teenager whose badly burned body was found in a yard say they believe she was abducted and killed by a stranger.

Maryland doc facing sex charge surrenders license

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 21 min ago

FILE - This June 10, 2014 file photo shows Dr. William Dando outside the Allegany County Courthouse in Cumberland, Md. A western Maryland physician at the center of a medical licensing scandal is surrendering his license to practice medicine to resolve charges that he molested a female patient. Attorneys for Dr. William Dando and the Allegany County State's Attorney's office announced the deal at a court hearing Tuesday in Cumberland. (AP Photo/David Dishneau, File)CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A suspended physician at the center of a state licensing scandal agreed Tuesday to permanently surrender his Maryland medical license to resolve charges he sexually assaulted a female patient at a walk-in clinic in April.

Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 22 min ago

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, an election official checks a voter's photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas. A federal trial opens Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, that will decide the fate of one of the nation’s most stringent voter ID laws. A judge will hear arguments on whether the law safeguards ballot integrity or discriminates against minorities by imposing a mandate that suppresses turnout. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn't expected before the November election.