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Hundreds Rally to 'Take Down' Confederate Flag in SC

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 19:28
A "Take Down the Flag" rally happened in Columbia, South Carolina Saturday evening in the wake of the massacre at a historic black church in Charleston.

AccuWeather: Father's Day Forecast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 19:07

 Father's Day SizzleAccuWeather has the hot and humid forecast for your Father's Day.


Police: Bartender fatally shoots patron in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 19:04

 Bartender fatally shoots patron in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a bartender fatally shot a patron in North Philadelphia.


Security guards shoots and kills bar patron in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 19:01

Security guards shoots and kills bar patron in OlneyPhiladelphia police say a security guard shot and killed a bar patron in the Olney section of Philadelphia.


4 men sought in Tacony home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 19:00

4 men sought in Tacony home invasionThe search is on for suspects who broke into a home, pistol-whipped the homeowners, and then robbed them.


Man found fatally shot in Mantua

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 18:57

Man found fatally shot in MantuaA man was found fatally shot in Philadelphia Mantua's section.


7 injured, including 18-month-old, in West Philadelphia block party shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 18:52

9 injured, including 1-year-old, in West Philadelphia block party shootingAuthorities say seven people, including an 18-month-old child, were shot after someone opened fire during a block party in West Philadelphia.


AccuWeather: Unsettled Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 18:50

 Father's Day SizzleMeteorologist Melissa Magee says the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill will bring a soaking rain overnight.


7 shot, including 2-year-old, in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 18:26

7 injured, including 18-month-old, in West Philadelphia block party shootingAuthorities say seven people, including an 18-month-old child, were shot after someone opened fire on a picnic in West Philadelphia.


NFL player, local cancer survivor kick it for a good cause

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 18:23

NFL player, local cancer survivor kick it for a good causeSaturday's first-ever 'Kickin' it for Charity' kickball event in Montgomery County wasn't just about fun. It was also about fighting against bullying.


Virginia attorney general announces rescue plan for college

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 15:02

FILE- In this May 13, 2015, file photo, graduating seniors at Sweet Briar college participate on the tradition Senior ride on the quad at the school in Sweet Briar, Va. Virginia's attorney general announced a mediated settlement Saturday, June 20, to keep open Sweet Briar College, using $12 million raised by fiercely determined alumnae to keep the women's college afloat in the upcoming academic year and sweeping out leadership of the 114-year-old school. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Prominent alumnae of Sweet Briar College are rejoicing over a mediated settlement to keep the 114-year-old Virginia women's college open, a rescue deal that caps frantic monthslong efforts to stave off a planned August closure.


Call for death penalty in shooting, but state lacks the drug

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 14:51

FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file photo, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley addresses a full church during a prayer vigil held at Morris Brown AME Church for the victims of the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Haley said the shooter who gunned down nine people inside a historic black church in Charleston should be put to death. (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool, File)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two days after the shooting deaths of nine people during a Bible study at a Charleston church, Republican Gov. Nikki Haley made a bold public statement: The gunman "absolutely" should be put to death. But her state, though largely pro-death penalty, can't secure one of the drugs needed for lethal injections and hasn't executed an inmate since 2011.


Appeals process for flood insurance claims needs work: Senate probe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 12:07

A home is seen damaged from Hurricane Sandy in Lindenhurst, New YorkBy Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government's appeals process for reviewing flood insurance claim disputes is riddled with flaws, but there is no evidence of systematic underpayments by insurers to flood victims, an investigation by U.S. Senate staffers has found. "Despite widespread concerns, it does not appear that systematic incentives exist for any participant in the program to underpay on claims," according to a copy of a draft overview of the Senate Banking Committee's investigation reviewed by Reuters. The Senate Banking Committee's investigation was fueled by allegations of widespread underpayment of claims to the victims of Hurricane Sandy, a 2012 Atlantic storm that generated 144,484 flood insurance claims and caused more than $68 billion in damage.


NFL player, local cancer survivor create charity kickball event

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 11:56

NFL player, local cancer survivor kick it for a good causeSaturday's first-ever 'Kickin' it for Charity' kickball event in Montgomery County wasn't just about fun. It was also about fighting against bullying.


Possible sighting of escaped NY inmates near Pa. border

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 11:53

Possible sighting of escaped NY inmates near Pa. borderNew York State Police said Saturday that officers got a lead that the prisoners who escaped a NY prison two weeks ago might be in Allegany County, near the Pennsylvania border.


3 farm workers killed, 5 hurt in van crash in California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 11:42
DOS PALOS, Calif. (AP) — Three people were killed and five others hospitalized Saturday after a van carrying farm workers overturned on a central California highway, authorities said.

New Orleans policeman shot and killed while transporting suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 11:27

A police officer and a police dog search for Travis Boys, suspected of killing New Orleans police officer Daryle Holloway, in New OrleansA suspect shot and killed a New Orleans police officer who was transporting him to jail on Saturday, officials said, adding that a manhunt was underway for the suspect who escaped the police vehicle, which crashed into a utility pole. It remained unclear how exactly Officer Daryle Holloway, 45, was killed, but police said they were seeking Travis Boys, the suspect who had been handcuffed when Holloway began driving. Holloway, a 22-year New Orleans police veteran, was found with a gunshot wound in his department vehicle after it crashed, police said in a statement.


Ten shot, one killed, at Detroit block party: report

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 11:25
Chief Steve Dolunt told the Free Press that no children were hit, although many were present when shots were fired on a basketball court where the party was taking place. "I think one individual was the target.

Gunman opens fire on block party, 7 hurt including 2 kids

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 11:22
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A gunman opened fire on a block party in Philadelphia, leaving seven people injured, including a 2-year-old and a 10-year-old.

Cousins killed in Berkeley balcony collapse had a twins bond

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 11:18

Friends and family gather for a funeral service for Ashley Donohoe, 22, and a memorial service for Olivia Burke, 21, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cotati, Calif., on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The two woman were among the several people killed on Tuesday when a balcony snapped off the fifth floor of a Berkeley apartment building during a birthday party. (AP Photo/Michael Short)COTATI, Calif. (AP) — Two cousins who were among the victims killed when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley were remembered Saturday as kind, fun-loving young women who shared a bond of twins even though they grew up an ocean apart — one in California and the other in Ireland.