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Users report problems buying SEPTA tickets for pope visit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 22:08

SEPTA suspends sales of pope visit passesUsers are reporting problems while trying to buy SEPTA tickets for the weekend of Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia.


5 decades later, US-Cuba diplomatic ties restored

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 22:00

5 decades later, US-Cuba diplomatic ties restoredThe United States and Cuba restored full diplomatic relations Monday after more than five decades of frosty relations rooted in the Cold War.


Cheating website Ashley Madison hacked, personal info posted

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 21:36
NEW YORK (AP) — The parent company of Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for cheating spouses, says it was hacked and that the personal information of some of its users was posted online.

'Say 2016!' Sisters snag selfies with presidential hopefuls

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 21:29

In this July 2, 2015 photo provided by Emma Nozell, Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie poses for a photo with Emma Nozell in Nashua, N.H. Nozell and her sister, Addy Nozell, of Merrimack, N.H., are attempting to take photos with every presidential candidate campaigning in the state. They came up with the idea after Emma took this picture with Christie. (Emma Nozell via AP)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Addy and Emma Nozell aren't the first New Hampshire residents to collect photos of themselves with as many presidential candidates as possible. But in the age of selfies, the Merrimack sisters are attracting a lot of attention, so much so that candidates now arrive in the state ready for their close-ups with the teens.


SEPTA, PATCO selling rail passes for pope's visit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 21:29

SEPTA suspends sales of pope visit passesSpecial rail passes for Pope Francis' September visit to Philadelphia are now on sale.


UN Security Council unanimously endorses nuclear deal between Iran and 6 world powers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 21:10
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — UN Security Council unanimously endorses nuclear deal between Iran and 6 world powers.

Fraternity member pleads to misdemeanor in resort vandalism

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 20:27
GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — Another member of a now-closed University of Michigan fraternity has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge connected to vandalism at a ski resort.

Survey: US companies less optimistic about future sales

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses' outlook on sales in the coming months has darkened after sales growth slowed in the second quarter, according to a survey released Monday.

2 hurt in shooting in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:24

2 hurt in shooting in Port RichmondTwo men are hospitalized after a shooting in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.


Russian scientists squeezed by sanctions, Kremlin policies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:18

In this Monday, June 8, 2015 photo, scientist Anatoly Bonert tends to a magnesium atomic clock in Novosibirsk, Russia. Hundreds of Russian scientists are reporting experiences of being refused sale of scientific equipment from abroad, or seeing research papers turned down by Western publications. The reason, they believe, is a combination of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine and rising hostility to Russia in the West seeping into the scientific community. (AP Photo/Alexander Lukin)NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of Russian scientists say companies abroad are refusing to sell them scientific equipment they need to do their work and Western publications are curtly turning down their research papers.


North Carolina police officer to face trial for 2013 shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:08

An attorney speaks regarding Jonathan Ferrell, who was shot and killed in September 2013, as family members look on during a news conference in CharlotteJury selection is set to begin Monday in the manslaughter trial of a North Carolina police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in one of a series of killings that have sparked a fresh debate on race and justice in the United States. The case dates back to the pre-dawn hours of Sept. 14, 2013, when a 24-year-old former Florida A&M football player, Jonathan Ferrell, wrecked his car and went looking for help in a subdivision outside Charlotte, provoking a 911 call from a young woman who was surprised to find him knocking on her door in the middle of the night and feared a home invasion. Three Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers responded and when Ferrell approached them, officer Randall Kerrick fired 12 shots at the man, 10 of which hit, killing him.


4 women killed in NY when truck hits limo, truck driver charged

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 18:43

4 women killed in NY when truck hits limo, truck driver chargedA 55-year-old Long Island man pleaded not guilty Sunday to driving while intoxicated after his pickup truck crashed into a limousine carrying eight young women, killing four, law enforcement officials said.


Car overturns in serious, multi-vehicle crash in Bellmawr, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 18:29

Car overturns in serious, multi-vehicle crash in Bellmawr, N.J.A serious multi-vehicle crash has shut down traffic at a busy intersection in Bellmawr, New Jersey.


Man, 21, shot and killed in front of his father in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 18:07

Man, 21, shot and killed in front of his father in LoganPolice say the victim's father chased the gunman after the shooting, but the suspect remains at large.


Keeping cool in the face of extreme heat and humidity across the region

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 17:25

Keeping cool in the face of extreme heat and humidity across the regionWith a heat advisory and excessive heat warning in effect through Monday evening, people across the region were trying to keep cool in the extreme heat.


Jury selection in fatal North Carolina police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 17:21
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jury selection was set to begin Monday in the trial of a white Charlotte police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man who was looking for help.

Chattanooga shattered: A single gunshot, silence, and terror

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:53

Cheryl Jenkins waves an American flag next to Zachary Meadows across from the Armed Forces Career Center on Lee Highway, Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez attacked two military facilities, including the career center, last week in a shooting rampage that killed a U.S. Navy sailor and four Marines. (John Rawlston/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A single "pop" cut through the quiet morning. Those who heard it had a moment to ponder the noise.


Timeline of key dates in US relations with Cuba

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:43

FILE - In this July 15, 2015 file photo, a worker the removes Cuban Interests Section sign in Washington, just days prior to the building being accredited as the Cuban Embassy. Cuba's blue, red and white-starred flag is set to fly Monday, July 20, outside the country's diplomatic mission in the United States for the first time since the countries severed ties in 1961. (AP Photo/Bill Gorman, File)Timeline of key events in U.S.-Cuba relations:


Families affected by early Alzheimer's seek better treatment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 15:45

Giedre Cohen, 37, of Calabasas, Calif., and Carrie Richardson, 34, of Montgomery, Ala., pose for a picture during a break at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Washington, Saturday, July 18, 2015. Saturday for the first time, researchers brought together dozens of these families with the very rarest form of Alzheimer's, young and inherited--patients, patients-to-be and their healthy loved ones _ from as far as Australia and Britain to meet face-to-face. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Alzheimer's has ravaged generations of Dean DeMoe's family — his grandmother, father, siblings — all in their 40s and 50s.


California freeway bridge collapses, blocking Ariz. traffic

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 13:59

Ezekiel Ekinaka, 1, with his parents Aaron and Juliet, wears a raincoat as he experiences rain for the second time in his life, at the San Clemente, Calif. Ocean Festival before the public was urged to evacuate due to lightning on Saturday, July 18, 2015. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — An elevated section of Interstate 10 collapsed Sunday amid heavy rains in the California desert, injuring one driver, stranding many others, and halting travel for thousands by cutting off both directions of a main corridor between Southern California and Arizona.