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Man shot and wounded in Grays Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 17:52

Man shot and wounded in Grays FerryPolice say a 21-year-old male is in critical condition after a shooting in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia.


Philadelphia & Camden part of Obama plan to bring Internet to low-income households

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 17:44

Philadelphia & Camden part of Obama plan to bring Internet to low-income householdsPresident Obama on unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households.


Philadelphia & Camden part of program to bring Internet to low-income households

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 17:22

Philadelphia & Camden part of Obama plan to bring Internet to low-income householdsPresident Obama on unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households.


Man sought in attempted assault of Philly police officer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 16:59

Man sought in attempted assault of Philly police officerPolice are searching for a man who attempted to assault an officer in North Philadelphia.


Experts: Ruling against college seeks to protect accused

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 16:40
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A ruling by a judge that a California university unfairly punished a student for sexual misconduct sends a strong warning that schools under federal pressure to better address rape should not forget to respect the rights of the accused, legal experts said.

Lawmakers back company responsible for decade-old Gulf leak

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 16:37

FILE - In this March 31, 2015 photo, a supply vessel crosses an oil sheen drifting from the site of the former Taylor Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. Capitol Hill lawmakers from Louisiana have intervened on behalf of Taylor Energy Company that has failed to stop a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico but lobbied for a refund of money reserved for spill containment work, according to letters obtained by The Associated Press through public records requests. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, FileWASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Hill lawmakers from Louisiana have intervened on behalf of a New Orleans company that has failed to stop a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico but lobbied for a refund of money reserved for spill containment work, according to letters obtained by The Associated Press through public records requests.


Fight over police videos likely to continue despite ruling

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 16:33

In this June 2, 2013, frame from Gardena Police Department dash-cam video, officers aim their guns at Ricardo Diaz-Zeferino, right, and two friends while investigating a bicycle theft in Gardena, Calif. Moments later police fatally shot Diaz-Zeferino. Hours after a federal judge ordered the release of videos sought by The Associated Press and other news organizations Tuesday, July 14, 2015, a federal appeals court has issued a stay blocking release of the video. (Gardena Police Department)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge's decision to release videos showing police killing an unarmed California man doesn't mean it will be easier for the public to get such footage. In fact, it shows police will do all they can to keep recordings secret.


Solar plane pilots: Rapid climb, descent stressed batteries

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 16:28

Solar Impulse pilot Andre Borschberg, left, talks with electrical engineer Daniel Villanueva Gonzalez, center, and aerospace engineer German Porras Alonso De Celada in a hangar at Kalaeloa Airport in Kapolei, Hawaii, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The Solar Impulse team said that they are suspending the around-the-world journey in Hawaii, after the plane suffered battery damage during its flight to the islands. The team will continue the attempt, but irreversible damage caused by overheating batteries has grounded the flight until at least April. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — The pilots of a grounded solar-powered airplane say they put too much stress on the batteries of their aircraft as they were leaving Japan for a five-day record-breaking flight to Hawaii.


APNewsBreak: Free broadband for 5 NYC housing developments

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 15:49
NEW YORK (AP) — The city is poised to begin providing free Internet broadband access to more than 16,000 residents of its sprawling public housing system.

Philadelphia & Camden part of program to bring Internet to low-income households

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 14:17

Philadelphia & Camden part of program to bring Internet to low-income householdsPresident Obama on unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households.


Two bodies found in Washington state plane wreckage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 13:43
Local officials told the Seattle Times and Bellingham Herald that the plane appeared to have crashed into a densely forested mountainside and caught fire. “We’re confident that it’s the plane missing out of Montana," Skagit County Chief Deputy Criminal Sheriff Tom Molitor told the Seattle Times. The lone survivor, 16-year-old Autumn Veatch was found on Monday and hospitalized suffering from dehydration, after she had walked off the mountain to find a road.

Colorado rejects medical marijuana for PTSD treatment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 13:42

A Cannabis plant is pictured at the "Weed the People" event as enthusiasts gather to celebrate the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Portland, OregonColorado health officials on Wednesday rejected a bid by medical marijuana advocates to put cannabis on a list of approved treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder, an agency spokesman said. While Colorado has allowed the use of medical marijuana to treat various ailments since 2001, the state's health board has three times refused to put PTSD on its approved list. The spokesman, Mark Salley, said the Colorado Board of Health voted 6-2 to reject a petition for PTSD to be included as a "debilitating condition" that can be treated with medical pot.


United Airlines awards hackers millions of miles for revealing risks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 13:03

A worker from United attends to some customers during their check in process at Newark International airport in New JerseyUnited Continental Holdings Inc has awarded millions of frequent flier miles to hackers who have uncovered gaps in the carrier's web security, in a first for the U.S. airline industry. United did not confirm tweets from individuals who say they have been paid smaller awards as well. The Chicago-based carrier has hoped to trailblaze in the area of airline web security by offering "bug bounties" for uncovering cyber risks.


George HW Bush, 91, falls at Maine home, breaks bone in neck

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:32

 A Portrait of My Father" in College Station, Texas. Former President George H.W. Bush has fallen at home Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Kennebunkport, Maine, and broken a bone in his neck. (AP Photo/Texas Tribune, Bob Daemmrich, Pool, File)KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — George H.W. Bush, the oldest living former U.S. president, fell at his summer home on Wednesday and broke a bone in his neck but was doing OK, a spokesman said.


Bandit robs TD Bank branch in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:26

Bandit robs TD Bank branch in Center CityPolice are looking for the man who robbed a TD Bank branch in Center City.


Sex offender charged with murder of 2 sisters in 1975 case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:21

This handout image provided by the Montgomery County, Md., Police Department shows the Montgomery County Police mugshot of Lloyd Welch in 1977 after Welch was arrested for a residential burglary near Wheaton Plaza. Authorities on Wednesday announced first-degree murder charges against an imprisoned sex offender in the disappearance of two sisters from a suburban Maryland mall in 1975, bringing some clarity to the baffling case that made parents question whether to allow children out of their homes alone. (AP Photo/Montgomery County, Md., Police Department)WHEATON, Md. (AP) — Forty years after two young sisters vanished from a suburban Maryland mall, an imprisoned sex offender has been charged with murder, authorities said Wednesday, bringing some clarity to a baffling case that made parents afraid to let their children out of the house.


AccuWeather: A Breath Of Fresh Air Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:06

 A Breath Of Fresh Air ThursdayMeteorologist Adam Joseph says you can expect a break from the intense humidity when you wake up Thursday.


US pushes for NGO's acceptance despite China lobbying

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:05
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has launched a campaign to get U.N. accreditation for the non-profit organization Freedom Now, which works to free prisoners of conscience around the world, but the effort is facing opposition, especially from China.

Penn scientists make breakthrough in Alzheimer's disease research

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:02

Penn scientists make breakthrough in Alzheimer's disease researchUniversity of Pennsylvania researchers have made some exciting strides in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.


'Something wonderful': 1st close-up pictures of Pluto

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:59

 1st close-up pictures of PlutoScientists have released the first up-close images ever of Pluto and its big moon Charon. And they say they're amazed.