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Judge rules California cab companies can sue Uber over ads

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 03:16
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled California taxicab companies can sue competitor Uber over advertising statements that it offers the safest rides on the road.

Kansas congressional staffer sentenced for child sex charges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:58
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A former staffer for U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp has been sentenced to 12 months in prison in a Kansas child- sex case.

Employee shot at Center City bookstore; gunman sought

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:55

Employee shot at Center City bookstore; gunman soughtPhiladelphia police are searching for the gunman who shot an employee at a Center City adult bookstore.

A man, his kids, and a phalanx of security: Obama in Central Park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:51

Obama walks in Central Park in New YorkHelicopters whirling overhead, a phalanx of New York police officers on scooters to shoo away tourists, and about 50 anxious Secret Service agents fanning out in front, to the sides, and to the rear. President Barack Obama - who has often chafed at the confines of his office - was in Manhattan this weekend, trying to spend some time with his daughters and show them a good time in the big city. With 18 months left in office, Obama is both working hard on a long to-do list of things he wanted to accomplish as president, but also looking forward to the next chapter of his life, when he can move around with more freedom.

Texas man navigates traffic while filming wife giving birth

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:18
HOUSTON (AP) — Video shows a Houston-area man filming his wife giving birth to their 10-pound baby son next to him as he drives through traffic in an unsuccessful effort to reach a birthing center in time.

Chicago bar patron shot by man questioning his citizenship

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:16
CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a man posing as a Chicago police officer shot another man in the face with a pellet gun during an argument at a bar in which he questioned the victim's citizenship and national origin.

Man serving life terms in 2002 murder of 2 seeks new trial

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:16
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole in the strangulation deaths of a pharmacist and his girlfriend in northeastern Pennsylvania more than a dozen years ago is seeking a new trial, arguing that the court should not have removed his chosen attorney.

Woman shot in the head in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:12

Woman shot in the head in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a 26-year-old woman was shot in the head in North Philadelphia.

DC State Fair to feature marijuana growing contest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the District of Columbia State Fair will include a marijuana growing contest.

Texan celebrating 21st birthday accidentally shoots himself

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 01:46
DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say a Dallas man accidentally killed himself while firing his gun in celebration at his 21st birthday party.

NC lawmakers get behind March 15 presidential primary

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 01:33
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislators appear to have settled on a new presidential primary date next year.

Exclusive: Tennessee suspect texted friend link to Koranic verse before attack

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 01:07

A mugshot of Abdulazeez from a DUI charge in April in Hamilton CountyThe suspected gunman in Thursday's attack that killed four U.S. marines and a navy officer returned from a trip to Jordan in 2014 angry about conflicts in the Middle East and the reluctance of regional governments and the United States to intervene, a close friend of his told Reuters on Saturday.

Pilot makes emergency landing at golf course in bad weather

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 01:02
PARSONSFIELD, Maine (AP) — A Maine sheriff's department says the pilot of a small plane made an emergency landing on a golf course after heavy rain and fog made flying dangerous.

California brush fire forces evacuation of more than 300 campers: fire officials

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 00:35

An air tanker makes a drops at the North Fire near Phelan(Reuters) - Dozens of children were among more than 300 people evacuated from campgrounds early Saturday morning as firefighters battled brush fires burning in Southern California's drought-parched foothills, fire officials said. It has charred more that 125 acres northwest of San Bernardino, according to an online U.S. Forest Service post. At least five campgrounds near the fire were evacuated, sending 300 campers, including 130 children with special needs, to a nearby high school, the Los Angeles Fire Department tweeted.

Barber leads effort to unify Charlotte as trial looms

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 00:27

This undated photo provided by shows 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell of Charlotte, N.C. Ferrell was shot to death by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick. Kerrick was arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter and his trial is scheduled to start on Monday, July 20, 2015 . Investigators say Kerrick shot Ferrell, who was unarmed, 10 times during an investigation of a possible home invasion. (Courtesy Vaughn Wilson/FAMU Athletics via AP)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As North Carolina's largest city braces for the trial of a former police officer accused in the killing of an unarmed black man, an unlikely coalition of barbers, clergy and law enforcement is working to improve relations between the black community and police in Charlotte — and to head off possible violence once the trial ends.

Four killed by possible carbon monoxide in Maine cabin: authorities

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 00:25
The deceased were discovered by family members at about 8 p.m. local time, said Steve Cordwell, a dispatcher in Oxford County, Maine. The people were found in a cabin that has no electricity in Byron, a small rural town in northwest Maine. Cordwell said authorities believe carbon monoxide poisoning caused the deaths, but the investigation is ongoing.

Dirt on parking garage caused collapse at Watergate complex

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 00:22
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say dirt on the top of a three-story parking garage at the famed Watergate complex in Washington caused the partial collapse on May 1 that injured two people.

Sleuths trace fate of 1st black male slave freed by Lincoln

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 00:19
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Researchers believe they found the grave of a man who could be considered the first black male slave freed by Abraham Lincoln, tracking his final resting place to the cemetery of a former Minnesota psychiatric hospital.

AccuWeather: Hazy, Hot and Humid

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 00:07

 Hazy, Hot and HumidMeteorologist Chris Sowers says a Heat Advisory goes into effect Sunday afternoon. Little relief in sight.

Rail tracks in northeast Montana reopened after derailment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 23:45
CULBERTSON, Mont. (AP) — Crews have reopened a rail line in northeast Montana where four tank cars derailed and leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil.