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Marathon suspect's friend guilty of impeding probe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:22

BOSTON-MARATON AMIGOBOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack.


Dog attacks and kills Indiana baby in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:19
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 7-month-old boy attacked and killed by a dog in southwestern Ohio was from Indiana.

Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:17
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.

Medal of Honor recipient: This belongs to comrades

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:14

Ryan Pitts, of Nashua, N.H. talks with reporters Thursday June 26, 2014 in Concord, N.H. Pitts will wear the nation's highest award, the Medal of Honor for combat valor after he continued to fight after being wounded in one of Afghanistan's bloodiest battles. He insisted that the medal belongs to all of his comrades who fought and died that day. Pitts will receive the medal next month at the White House.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Ryan Pitts will wear the nation's highest award for combat valor, but the humble and soft-spoken Medal of Honor recipient who continued to fight after being wounded in one of Afghanistan's bloodiest battles insisted Thursday that the medal belongs to all of his comrades who fought and died that day.


Georgia seeks same-sex marriage lawsuit dismissal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:12
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's attorney general is asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by a gay rights group challenging the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

Possible unsafe practices found at W.Va. clinic

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:10
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ohio health officials are advising Ohio patients of a clinic in West Virginia to be tested for some infectious diseases.

New York environment regulators seek summer shutdown at Indian Point

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:08

The Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, New York(Reuters) - New York state environmental regulators are proposing shutting the giant Indian Point nuclear power plant to protect fish in the Hudson River during summer months, when demand for electricity for air-conditioning is greatest. The DEC said in an email that the proposal, which will be discussed in a public meeting on Tuesday, is similar to what Consolidated Edison Inc did when it owned the reactors and is consistent with the practice of other facilities on the Hudson. "This would not curtail operations this summer," the DEC said, noting it would give Entergy and other organizations responsible for the reliability of the state's power grid enough time to ensure that the outage plan does not disrupt power supplies. The DEC proposal is the latest salvo in a lengthy battle between Entergy Corp, which owns Indian Point and wants to keep the plant operating for another 20 years, and state environmental regulators, who are seeking to protect fish and other aquatic life.


Jekyll Island OKs sharpshooters for thinning deer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:06
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The governing board for Georgia's Jekyll Island has approved using government sharpshooters to thin the deer population on the island state park.

Hospital to pay $190M after doctor taped pelvic exams

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:03

Hospital to pay $190M after doctor taped pelvic examsJohns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to more than 8,000 women.


Obama signs order barring federal discrimination against gays

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:45

U.S. President Obama speaks about Ukraine at the White House in WashingtonBy Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order did not include new exemptions for religious organizations, a move that was welcomed by gay rights activists. For a long time the White House has resisted issuing such an executive order, preferring instead to push for legislation in Congress that would ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in workplaces nationwide.


Detroit due to report results from pension vote

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:45

FILE - In a May 30, 2014 file photo, Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr speaks with reporters after addressing the Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island, Mich. In the little more than a year since Orr made Detroit the largest U.S. city to seek bankruptcy protection, it has experienced a wide range of improvements that will factor into Judge Steven Rhodes' decisions during next month's bankruptcy trial. A major piece of the bankruptcy puzzle could fall into place Monday, July 21, 2014, with the expected release of the results of a vote by creditors, including more than 30,000 retired and current city workers, on whether to accept millions of dollars in cuts. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit promised to report the results of voting on pension cuts Monday but declined to disclose the numbers during a morning bankruptcy hearing.


Anchorage mulls fence regulations to protect moose

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:43
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — After five moose were gored to death trying to jump over some decorative fences, officials in Alaska's largest city are considering regulations to make the gothic-style fences safer.

High chance of cyclone near Lesser Antilles: NHC

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:42
(Reuters) - An area of low pressure located east of the Lesser Antilles now has a high, or 70 percent, chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Monday. "Only a small increase in organization of shower activity would result in the formation of a tropical depression as the system moves westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 miles per hour during the next day or two," the Miami-based weather forecasters said. (Reporting by Arpan Varghese in Bangalore; Editing by Chris Reese)

Pa. man recovering from boat propeller injuries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:36

Pa. man recovering from boat propeller injuriesA central Pennsylvania man who was airlifted to a hospital by helicopter after he was injured by a boat's propeller is said to be in good condition.


Boston Marathon bombing suspect's friend convicted of impeding investigation into 2013 attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:30
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect's friend convicted of impeding investigation into 2013 attack.

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:13

In this July 2, 2014 photo, vacationer Mark McCurdy, of Everett, Mass., examines shark-themed clothing at the Chatham Clothing Bar in Chatham, Mass. Growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod are generating business for local entrepreneurs as residents and tourists seek a glimpse of the offshore predators -- or purchase their shark-themed memorabilia and apparel. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — Its reputation as a man-eating predator aside, the great white shark is emerging as a boon for tourism on Cape Cod. Unlike in "Jaws," in which one of the animals terrorizes a small island, the sharks that have been spotted in growing numbers are stirring more curiosity than fear — and a buying frenzy for shark-related merchandise.


Detroit: No water shutoffs for next 15 days

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:05

Protesters march over the controversial water shut-offs Friday, July 18, 2014, in Detroit, Mich. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates)DETROIT (AP) — Detroit suspended its aggressive policy of cutting off water to customers with unpaid bills on Monday, the latest response to a controversy that has prompted large protests and caught the attention of the judge overseeing the city's bankruptcy.


Florida police probe death of 4-year-old run over by car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:05
By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida boy found in the middle of a street in Tampa died after being run over by a car, and authorities are investigating whether the child was pushed or fell from the vehicle, city police said on Monday. Four-year-old Marterrance Albury rolled out of the back passenger door of a green sports utility vehicle on Sunday evening, a witness told authorities in an emergency call. After landing on his head, the child was run over by the vehicle's back wheels, said Laura McElroy, a Tampa Police spokeswoman.

Montco Sheriff using social media to catch 'deadbeats'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:01

Montco Sheriff using social media to catch 'deadbeats'The Montgomery County Sheriff's office unveiled its new strategy to use social media to capture deadbeat parents.


Gunfire erupts during charity event in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:50

Gunfire erupts during charity event in WilmingtonAuthorities are looking for several suspects who opened fire at a charity event at a park in Wilmington, Delaware.