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South Carolina Republican Graham to call for removal of Confederate flag

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 03:49
(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, will call for a Civil War-era Confederate flag to be taken down from his state's Capitol grounds, a Republican source said on Monday. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, a Republican, is also expected on Monday to call for the controversial flag to be removed. Many local leaders pushed for the change after a white gunman last week allegedly shot dead nine black worshippers at a Charleston church. (Reporting by Andy Sullivan; Editing by Bill Trott and James Dalgleish)

Lawsuit over ski chairlift accident at Sugarloaf is settled

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 03:40
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — A Delaware couple has reached an out-of-court settlement with Maine's Sugarloaf ski resort over a 2010 chairlift malfunction that sent them and their two daughters plunging about 30 feet. Terms haven't been disclosed.

Officials: Man planned killings in US for Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 03:32
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been taken into custody after telling an undercover FBI employee that he wanted to support the Islamic State group by killing as many as 1,000 people in the United States, authorities said Monday.

Just add students: Sweet Briar rescue plan wins judge's OK

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 03:31
BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — With a rescue plan receiving a judge's blessing Monday, Sweet Briar College is now reaching out to two key groups: students and faculty.

Social service workers lose 92 cases of possible child abuse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 03:29
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — More than 90 cases involving possible child abuse or neglect in Northern Kentucky have been lost, with some languishing for months before being recently discovered, state social service officials said.

Prison-Issue Underwear Recovered at Cabin

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 03:25
Clues from a campsite may lead to the escaped inmates.

Nun who vandalized uranium bunker likely to remain free

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 03:21

FILE - This Nov. 19, 2012, file combo photo shows anti-nuclear weapons activists Sister Megan Rice, left, Michael Walli, center, and Greg Boertje-Obed in Knoxville, Tenn. They were convicted in 2013 of sabotage, but last month, a court of appeals threw out that conviction. The activists will likely remain free after prosecutors said they will not seek to have a sabotage charge reconsidered. Sister Megan Rice was originally sentenced to three years for vandalizing a bunker storing much of the nation's bomb-grade uranium. Sixty-six-year-old Michael Walli and 60-year-old Greg Boertje-Obed were each sentenced to five years. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Saul Young, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists are likely to remain free because the government said Monday that it will not seek to have a sabotage charge reconsidered.


New Jersey man who carved swastika in family's lawn pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 03:05

New Jersey man who carved swastika in family's lawn pleads guiltyAn Ocean County man accused of carving a swastika in someone's front yard entered a guilty plea Monday


Texas enacts ban on shark fin trade

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 02:56

File photo of over ten thousand pieces of shark fins are dried on the rooftop of a factory building in Hong KongTexas has banned the trade of shark fins in the state, a move that could end its status as one of the main U.S. centers of activity for the product prized as a delicacy in Chinese cuisine. Governor Greg Abbott during the weekend signed into law the measure to ban the trade, becoming the 10th U.S. state with such a measure, according to Oceana, an international advocacy group to protect the world's oceans. Texas is the first Gulf Coast state to no longer participate in the global fin trade that conservationists blame for global declines in sharks.


Christie's trips abroad carry costs - and benefits

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 02:51

Christie's trips abroad carry costs - and benefitsGov. Chris Christie has stressed that his recent trips to Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom gave him an opportunity to promote New Jersey to international businesses and universities


Police: 2 arrested with drugs at Firefly fest campground

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 02:51

 2 arrested with drugs at Firefly fest campgroundPolice in Delaware say two Michigan men were arrested with hundreds of doses of LSD, hallucinogenic mushrooms and the drug known as bath salts at the Firefly Music Festival campground.


Church shootings a reminder of homegrown extremists

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 02:38

Dylann Roof appears via video before a judge in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, June 19, 2015. The 21-year-old accused of killing nine people inside a black church in Charleston made his first court appearance. The killings of nine people at a black church in South Carolina appear to fit a grim pattern of violence fueled by hateful ideology, joining attacks by extremists in the last five years that have targeted Jewish and Sikh centers, federal government buildings and police officers. (Centralized Bond Hearing Court, of Charleston, S.C. via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting extremists, law enforcement in the U.S. has been focusing on aspiring jihadists who align with the Islamic State, overshadowing longstanding concerns about avowed racists, neo-Nazis and anti-government militias.


Teenager killed by plague in rural northern Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 02:32
A teenager in rural northern Colorado has died from a rare form of plague that he may have contracted from fleas on a dead rodent or other animal, health officials have said. The 16-year-old from the Cherokee Park area, who was not named, died on June 8 but plague was only recently confirmed as the cause, the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment said in a statement. Department spokesman Katie O'Donnell said on Monday officials had not been alerted to any new cases.

Nun who broke into Tennessee nuclear facility likely to stay free

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 02:26
Megan Rice, 85, was sentenced to three years in prison for the 2012 break-in at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, an incident that embarrassed U.S. officials and prompted security changes. The appellate court had upheld the trio's convictions for the lesser crime of injury to government property.

Tires slashed on several vehicles in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 02:24

Tires slashed on several vehicles in Strawberry MansionThe tires on a number of cars were apparently slashed in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section.


Man who carved swastika in family's lawn pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 02:15
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of carving a swastika into the lawn of a family he had harassed has pleaded guilty to bias intimidation.

'White rights' group leader cited by South Carolina shooter donated to Republicans: reports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 02:13

People is placed outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in CharlestonThe head of a white supremacist group cited by the alleged killer of nine people at a black South Carolina church last week has given thousands of dollars to several 2016 Republican presidential candidates, according to media reports. Earl Holt III of Texas, leader of the Council of Conservative Citizens, has donated a total of $65,000 to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, among other politicians in recent years, Britain's The Guardian newspaper reported late on Sunday.


Ex-MLB Darryl Hamilton fatally shot in apparent murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 01:58

Darryl HamiltonFormer Major League outfielder and baseball broadcast analyst Darryl Hamilton was fatally shot at a suburban Houston home where his girlfriend was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gun wound, police in Pearland said on Monday. The bodies of Hamilton, 50, and Monica Jordan, 44, were taken to a medical examiner. The couple's 14-month-old infant was found unharmed at the home owned by Jordan and was taken into the care of Texas Child Protective Services.


Virginia woman stopped with long-missing son's body in custody

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 01:57
A Virginia woman charged with concealing the body of her son, who had been missing for more than a decade, in the trunk of her car will remain in custody until her next court appearance on Sept. 1. Tonya Slaton, 44, of Richmond, had been due in Hampton General District Court on Monday for a pre-trial hearing, but her appearance has been postponed, according to court records. The remains of the boy were found earlier this month during a routine traffic stop, after a trooper noticed that the license plates on Davis' car were expired, according to state police.

Tribunal: UK spy agency kept data on rights groups too long

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 01:48
LONDON (AP) — A British tribunal has ruled that the electronic eavesdropping agency GCHQ violated the rights of two overseas human rights agencies by failing to delete intercepted data on time.