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PHOTOS: Images of storm damage from air, ground

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 02:21

 Images of storm damage from air, groundChopper 6 was in the air and the Action Cam was on the ground surveying the damage from Tuesday's storms.


Funeral plans for South Carolina church shooting victims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 02:18
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Several funerals and other services have been set for the nine people slain in a shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Judge formally sentences Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for 2013 attacks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 02:13
BOSTON (AP) — Judge formally sentences Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for 2013 attacks.

New York prison escapees may have guns from cabin hideaway: police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 02:09

Prison inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat are seen in enhanced pictures released by the New York State policeTwo prison escapees may have at least one gun from a cache of weapons in an upstate New York cabin where they hid about 20 miles from a maximum security facility, police said on Wednesday. As the manhunt entered its 19th day, convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt were believed to have been last seen entering woods near the cabin in Owls Head, New York, on Saturday morning, Major Charles Guess of the New York State Police said at a press conference. More than 1,000 law enforcement officers scoured 75 square miles in rugged Franklin County, east of Clinton Correctional Facility, where the breakout was discovered on June 6.


Landmark Dutch ruling: Cut emissions to protect citizens

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 02:08

Urgenda Foundation director Marjan Minnesma hugs lawyer Roger Cox, left, after a Dutch court ordered the government to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 in a groundbreaking climate case that activists hope will set a worldwide precedent in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The Hague District Court made the ruling Wednesday in a case brought by a sustainability organization on behalf of some 900 citizens, claiming that the the government has a duty of care to protect its citizens against looming dangers. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court ordered the government Wednesday to slash greenhouse gas emissions to help fight global warming, a landmark ruling in a case brought by hundreds of concerned citizens that could pave the way for similar legal battles around the world.


Study: Weather patterns that bring heatwaves happening more

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 02:05

FILE - In this July 29, 2010 file photo, Moscow's St. Basil's cathedral, background, is seen through the smog covering Moscow, as a heat wave hit central Russia breaking temperature records. Daily weather patterns have changed in the last couple decades making eastern North America, Europe and western Asia more prone to nastier summer heatwaves on top of global warming, a new study finds. A team of climate scientists at Stanford University looked at weather patterns since 1979 and found changes in frequency and strength in parts of the world, according to a study in Wednesday’s journal Nature. These are the types of weather patterns with stuck high and low pressure systems that you see on weather forecasts, which is different than gradual warming from man-made climate change. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Daily weather patterns have changed in recent decades, making eastern North America, Europe and western Asia more prone to nastier summer heatwaves that go beyond global warming, a new study finds.


Wednesday Bible study: Charleston attack upsets a Southern tradition

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 02:03

File photo of parishioners embracing before services at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in CharlestonBrushing aside her son's concerns, Rosa Ellington plans to keep attending Wednesday evening Bible studies as she has the past 15 years, despite last week's massacre of nine black worshippers at a nearby church in Charleston, South Carolina. Wednesday night Bible study is a cornerstone of religious life across the Southern United States, and particularly in Charleston, dubbed the Holy City because of its many churches. While the horror of that evening was undeniable, Ellington said she has no intention of giving up her beloved weekly church ritual, which falls half-way between Sunday services.


National Weather Service to check for evidence of tornadoes after Tuesday storms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 01:58

National Weather Service to check for evidence of tornadoes after Tuesday stormsThe National Weather Service will be out in New Jersey on Wednesday to see if there is any evidence tornadoes hit.


Religious groups may appeal birth control mandate ruling

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 01:56
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A group of religious institutions is considering an appeal of a federal court ruling this week that found certain birth-control provisions of the Affordable Care Act don't violate the religious rights of faith-based groups.

At rural South Carolina flag factory, sadness and pride

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 01:35

Keisha Hardman cuts and sews U.S. flags at Valley Forge's manufacturing facility in Lane, South CarolinaWhen Margaree Mitchum sees the stars and stripes waving atop a flagpole, she feels more than ordinary patriotism. "I look at a flag differently now,” she said Tuesday at the Valley Forge Flag factory in Lane, South Carolina, where she has worked for 14 years. Mitchum, 60, is one of more than 100 employees at Valley Forge’s South Carolina factory, located about 65 miles north of Charleston on a rural back road among cotton and corn fields.


Confederate monument in St. Louis park vandalized, police say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 01:35
(Reuters) - Police on Wednesday said they are investigating vandalism of a Confederate monument in a St. Louis park just ten miles from the town of Ferguson, where a 2014 police shooting sparked renewed attention on race relations. The black and red spray paint on the 32-foot-high granite shaft in Forest Park is the latest sign of backlash against symbols of the Confederacy following the fatal shootings of nine people in a historically black Charleston, South Carolina church. The monument, which is near the Missouri History Museum, has been marked with the words "Black Lives Matter" and an expletive against the Confederacy, according to photos of the damage supplied by the city.

Oklahoma sheriff files motion to dismiss grand jury petition

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 01:33
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The embattled Tulsa County Sheriff's Office asked a judge Wednesday to toss a petition calling for a grand jury investigation into the agency, saying the petition was misleading and made no specific allegations against the office.

Hearing delayed for man accused of supporting Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 01:29
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A federal court hearing is being postponed for a 19-year-old North Carolina man accused of planning a killing spree in the U.S. to show his support for the Islamic State group in the Middle East.

Wahlberg brothers to open burger joint on New York's Coney Island

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 01:26
Chef Paul and his brothers, the pop and rap singers turned actors Donnie and Mark, launched their first restaurant in Hingham, Massachusetts in 2011, the subject of a U.S. TV show. The Coney Island restaurant will open to the public in July. Donnie shot the music video for hit "Please Don't Go Girl" on Coney Island, known for its beaches and amusement parks, in 1988 when he was in the pop band New Kids On the Block.

Chicago terrorism trial delayed for 2nd mental evaluation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 01:21

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2015 file photo, attorney Thomas Durkin, center, leads his client Adel Daoud's parents, Mona, left, and Ahmed, through the federal courthouse lobby in Chicago. A federal judge has ordered a new mental exam for the 21-year-old Daoud accused of trying to set off a bomb in Chicago, after the suspect told the court he would plead guilty if authorities admit they arrested him because he's a Muslim. U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman pushed Daoud's trial on terrorism charges to Sept. 30 to allow time for a second mental health evaluation during a hearing Tuesday June 23, 2015.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a new mental exam for a 21-year-old man accused of trying to set off a bomb in Chicago, after the suspect told the court he would plead guilty if authorities admit they arrested him because of his Muslim faith.


JOIN THE ACTION: Photos from Tuesday storms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 01:20

 Photos from Tuesday stormsAction News viewers decided to Join the Action and send us photos from the storms on Tuesday.


Mississippi's Wicker wants flag with Confederate emblem replaced

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 01:18

File photo of the Mississippi state flag, which incorporates the Confederate battle flag, hanging with other state flags in the subway system under the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonMississippi Republican Senator Roger Wicker said on Wednesday that his state's flag, which features a Confederate battle emblem in its upper left corner, should be replaced with one that is more unifying. Weighing in on a debate that has swept across the American South since the massacre of nine blacks in a South Carolina church last week, allegedly by a white gunman, Wicker said Mississippi's flag should be put in a museum and replaced. "As the descendant of several brave Americans who fought for the Confederacy, I have not viewed Mississippi's current state flag as offensive," Wicker said in a statement.


Coroner: No drugs involved in chain saw murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 01:17
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Philadelphia man who killed his ex-wife and then himself with a knife and chain saw wasn't under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

VIDEO: Waterspout hits home on Long Beach Island

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 01:15

 Waterspout hits home on Long Beach IslandTuesday's severe storm caused quite a scare for people at the Jersey Shore.


The Latest: Officials say it's not known if convicts armed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 01:11

A New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision officer takes a head count in Mountain View, N.Y., Tuesday, June 23, 2015, while searching for two prison escapees from Clinton Correctional Facility. Police began focusing intensely on an area 20 miles west of the prison that inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt escaped from prison on June 6. (Jason Hunter/The Watertown Daily Times via AP) SYRACUSE OUTCADYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — 12 p.m.