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Appeals Court considers 'Big Mountain Jesus' case

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 27 min ago

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2011 file photo, the statue of Jesus Christ at Whitefish Mountain Resort overlooks Whitefish Lake and the Flathead Valley in Whitefish, Mont. Federal appeals court justices in Portland, Ore., are hearing arguments from an atheist group that the six-foot-tall Jesus statue needs to come down because the ski resort is on U.S. Forest Service property, and the statue is therefore a violation of the constitutional principle separating church and state. (Linda Thompson/The Missoulian via AP, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The home for a six-foot-statue known as Big Mountain Jesus rests with a three-judge appeals panel after a lawyer representing a group of atheists asked for it to be removed from U.S. Forest Service property in Montana.


FBI conducting investigation at home of Subway's Jared Fogle

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 32 min ago

Subway suspends relationship with spokesperson Jared Fogle amid federal investigationFederal authorities are at the home of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle. The raid comes in the wake of a child porn investigation involving the former executive director of Jared's charity.


Trial alternative considered for Hawaii telescope protesters

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 32 min ago
HONOLULU (AP) — Instead of a trial, most of the people arrested in April for blocking construction of a giant mountaintop telescope will likely participate in a Hawaiian culture-based form of mediation.

Plane deploys chute, lands in Houston-area neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 41 min ago

Authorities investigate after a plane made an emergency landing along Laurel Bank Way in North West Houston, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Authorities say the pilot of the small plane reported engine trouble and deployed an emergency chute before landing in the Houston-area neighborhood. Authorities say the pilot and a passenger were being treated for minor injuries. (Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle via AP)HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a small plane made an emergency landing in a Houston-area neighborhood after the pilot reported engine trouble and deployed an emergency chute.


Clinton wants access for Puerto Rico to U.S. bankruptcy laws

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 43 min ago

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Virginia Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson party fundraising dinnerBy Amanda Becker IOWA CITY, Iowa (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Tuesday joined calls for changes in U.S. bankruptcy laws that would enable Puerto Rico's public entities to restructure some $72 billion in debt. In Washington, two Democratic senators hope to move forward within weeks with legislation in Congress that would allow the U.S. territory to restructure debts in bankruptcy court, instead of risking chaos. Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla of Puerto Rico dropped a bombshell on debt holders a week ago by saying he wanted to restructure debt and postpone bond payments.


Groups call for Hindu, vegan displays at Arkansas Capitol

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 44 min ago

A monument to Confederate women stands on the grounds of the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Statues and memorials could be joined by a monument of a Hindu monkey-faced god turning the Arkansas Capitol into a menagerie following the Legislature's decision to allow a privately funded Ten Commandments display. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Capitol lawn could soon get crowded: Existing statues that honor Confederate soldiers, fallen firefighters and the nine black children who integrated Little Rock Central High School might be joined shortly by tributes for vegans, a monkey-faced deity and a cloven-hooved demon.


Study: More than a third of US college students transferred

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 46 min ago
BOSTON (AP) — A new national study reports that more than a third of college students who started in 2008 transferred to another school.

70 years later, WWII bombardier receives presidential honor

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 47 min ago

Retired U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt., John R. Pedevillano, 93, of College Park, Md., wipes tears from his eyes after Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Gen. Larry Spencer, honored him with the Presidential Unit Citation with one Oak Leaf Cluster during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Pedevillano served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as the youngest bombardier in the 306th Bomb Group, flew six combat missions and survived being shot down by Nazi fighter pilots. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — At 22, 2nd Lt. John Pedevillano was the youngest bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corps' 306th Bomb Group when he was shot down by Nazi fighter pilots in Germany in 1944.


Vote on Srebrenica resolution delayed by Russian veto threat

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 47 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote on a British-drafted resolution that would condemn the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica during the Bosnian war as "a crime of genocide" until Wednesday after Russia informed council members it would veto the measure.

The Latest: F-16, small plane collide over S. Carolina

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 48 min ago
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Here is a look at the latest news about an F-16 fighter jet that the Federal Aviation Administration says collided with a small plane over South Carolina:

Kansas issues religious freedom order; implements same-sex benefits

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 57 min ago
The order prohibits Kansas from discriminating against an individual clergy, religious leader or a religious organization that chooses not to participate in a gay marriage based on their beliefs, Brownback said in a statement.

It was Bill Cosby's moralizing that was his undoing

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 22 sec ago

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during a news conference. Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of using them to have sex with young women. In court documents released Monday, July 6, 2015, he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, Bill Cosby cast himself as America's dad and then as America's granddad, a moralist with tough talk for young people about acting responsibly. It was that image that proved to be his undoing.


Second body found in river 3 days after boat capsized

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 1 min ago

Authorities stand on a Louisville Metro Police Department boat, Sunday, July 5, 2015, on the Ohio River in Louisville, Ky. Authorities say at least three people were killed and multiple people are missing after a boat they were riding in hit the Clark Memorial Bridge and capsized in to the Ohio River on Saturday night. (Marty Pearl/The Courier-Journal via AP)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A woman's body was pulled from the Ohio River Tuesday, three days after a pontoon boat capsized nine miles upstream, killing at least three and leaving two more missing.


Report: Plane in deadly Alaska crash had safety technology

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 15 min ago

FILE - This photo, posted Sunday, June 28, 2015, on the Twitter page of the National Transportation Safety Board, shows the wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed in remote, mountainous terrain about 25 miles from Ketchikan in southeast Alaska on Thursday, June 25. All nine people on board were killed in the crash. A federal accident report released Tuesday, July 7, 2015, says the sightseeing floatplane was equipped with technology to provide better information about the terrain. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP, File)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal accident report says a sightseeing floatplane that crashed in a mountainous site in southeast Alaska, killing all nine on board, was equipped with technology to provide better information about the terrain.


Fair housing group sues New York, alleging discrimination

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 16 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — A group advocating for fair housing practices has sued New York City, saying it promotes segregation by favoring whites for affordable housing in Manhattan neighborhoods that are predominantly white.

The battle for control of the growing breast milk industry

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 18 min ago

Rachel Palencik poses for a photograph with her frozen breast milk Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in West Chester, Pa. About 4,000 mothers participate in 15 nonprofit milk banks across the United States, but the entry of for-profit milk banks has led to tensions as state lawmakers begin regulating the industry. Palencik wants to be sure that her milk goes to a mom and infant who need it. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It could trade for 400 times more than the price of crude oil and 2,000 times more than iron ore. If sold off the shelf, it could cost more than 150 times the price of a gallon of cow's milk and 15 times more than coffee.


Lawyers: Cosby's drugs-sex admission could aid women's cases

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 19 min ago

 Cosby's drugs-sex admission could aid women's casesBill Cosby's accusers see his admission of obtaining quaaludes to give young women before sex as vindication of their claims that he drugged and sexually assaulted them.


Authorities search Indiana home of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 20 min ago

Subway Jared's home raided by US police in relation to child pornography caseAuthorities searched the Indiana home of Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, about two months after the executive director of his foundation was arrested on federal child pornography charges. Fogle, well known from his appearances on Subway television commercials, was seen for a time outside his home in Zionsville, a suburb northwest of Indianapolis, as law enforcement agents removed electronics from the house, local news outlet WTHR reported. Fogle left his home in the upscale neighborhood around midday as the search continued, according to local media.


FBI seeks help in identifying 250 victims of 'sextortion' scheme

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 21 min ago
The FBI on Tuesday asked for the public's help in identifying some 250 victims of a Florida man who it says extorted teenage girls to send him explicit photos of themselves or engage in sexual behavior. Lucas Michael Chansler, 31, was sentenced to 105 years in federal prison last year after pleading guilty to nine counts of producing child pornography. The FBI said it had positively identified 109 of those victims and was asking for help from the public in finding the rest.

Store clerk killed in Atlantic City; suspect shot by police

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 22 min ago

Store clerk killed in Atlantic City; suspect shot by policeA suspected killer was shot by police in Atlantic City Tuesday morning after he allegedly stabbed a man to death at a nearby market.