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Court rejects ex-NY Fed employee's retaliation claim lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 22:58
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York-based federal appeals court has rejected claims of a former employee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York who says she was fired for her probe into the banking firm Goldman Sachs.

Texas high school football coach told players to hit official: ESPN

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 22:54
An assistant Texas high school football coach ordered his players to blindside a football official during a game as payback for what the team perceived to be the official's use of racist language, TV sports network ESPN reported on Wednesday. In a letter detailing his interactions with the head coach after the game, John Jay High School's principal said the team's secondary coach, Mack Breed, admitted he "directed the students to make the referee pay for his racial comments and calls," according to evidence gathered by ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Officials from the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, which oversees the school, were not immediately available for comment. The official, Robert Watts, denies that he made any racially charged comments, his lawyer has said.

Philadelphia hospitals prep for overseas visitors, diseases

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 22:54
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As people from around the world head to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families and the papal visit, doctors are preparing to treat illnesses that they may not recognize or that normally would be treated at other facilities.

Little Rock officials weigh renaming Confederate Boulevard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 22:53

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2004 file photo, traffic passes a road sign designating Confederate Boulevard near downtown Little Rock, Ark. The Little Rock Planning Commission will consider a request to erase the remaining four blocks of Confederate Boulevard from city maps Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, the 58th anniversary of 1,200 federal troops arriving in Little Rock to help ensure the integration of Central High School. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Though only a short stretch of Little Rock's Confederate Boulevard remains, to some it is a glaring reminder of the city's checkered racial past.

Sheriff: Naked jogging couple left infant alone on beach

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 22:45
CAMERON, La. (AP) — Authorities say a Louisiana couple left their 1-year-old daughter alone on a beach while they went on a lengthy naked jog.

By the Numbers: A look back at Hurricane Rita's destruction

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 22:07

An American flag flies in front of a new courthouse annex, built with recovery funds from Hurricane Rita, which hit nearly ten years ago, in Cameron, La., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. A decade after Hurricane Rita, Cameron Parish in coastal, southwest Louisiana still bears the scars of her wrath. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 is the anniversary of Hurricane Rita. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)CAMERON, La. (AP) — A by-the-numbers look at the devastation and effect of Hurricane Rita, which struck southwest Louisiana on Sept. 24, 2005:

Obama praises pope for helping poor, fighting climate change

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 21:57
U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed Pope Francis to the White House on Wednesday with warm praise for the popular pontiff's work to lift up the poor and his commitment to fight climate change. Obama thanked the pope for his help in thawing relations between the United States and Cuba and called his message of "mercy" one that highlights the need to take in war refugees and immigrants. The president singled out the pope's push for action on global warming, an issue that divides Democrats and Republicans in the United States.

Ohio deputy goes out of his way to help homeless family

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 21:18
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio sheriff's office is praising one of its deputies who quietly went out of his way to help a homeless family he spotted in a jail waiting room.

LIVE VIDEO: Pope Francis visits the White House

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 20:57

 Pope Francis parades through Washington, D.C.Pope Francis visits the White House and President Obama during his first-ever trip to the United States.

Taps may sound for New York Military Academy, Trump's alma mater

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 20:54

U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump holds up a signed pledge during a press availability at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New YorkNew York Military Academy, a 126-year-old preparatory school that counts billionaire Donald Trump among its graduates, faces the prospect of shutting its doors for good unless it can complete a deal to avoid a bankruptcy auction later this month.

Pennsylvania Game Commission says bald eagle fatally shot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 20:30
MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission says a bald eagle found shot last week has died from its wounds.

The Controversy Surrounding Pope Francis' US Visit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 20:29
Pope Francis, the first Hispanic head of the Catholic Church, will canonize the first Hispanic, Junipero Serra, during a special mass held at the National Basilica.

Trooper's mom sues ex-firearms instructor in deadly shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 20:18
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mother of a slain state trooper has sued the former Pennsylvania State Police firearms instructor who accidentally shot her son last year.

Judge to allow photography at trial in Alexandria slayings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 20:01
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A Fairfax County Circuit Court judge in Virginia has ruled that a still photographer will be allowed to take pictures at the trial next month of a man charged with killing three Alexandria residents in their homes over a 10-year span.

No hate crime at University of Delaware, officials say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 19:53

No hate crime at University of Delaware, officials sayThe University of Delaware says three items found hanging from a tree on campus were not nooses, but remnants of paper lanterns left over from an event.

Culling underway after woodchucks topple cemetery headstones

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 19:44
NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — An unusual hunt is underway in a western Connecticut town after woodchucks damaged a cemetery's ancestral headstones.

What's hot for Halloween? Turtles, Walking Dead, superheroes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 19:42

FILE - This file image released by Paramount Pictures shows the character Donatello from the 2014 film, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Some of the most popular costumes are expected to be based on the reptilian superheroes after the 2014 release of the film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” according to Steven Silverstein, CEO of Spirit Halloween, a chain of more than 1,150 pop-up stores devoted to costumes and decor for the holiday. (Paramount Pictures, Industrial Light & Magic via AP, File)PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Expect to see a lot of Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael this Halloween.

Man among 2 US hostages freed from Yemen returns to Michigan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 19:37
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — One of two American hostages freed after months of being held in Yemen's raging civil war has been reunited with family in Michigan.

Environmental groups seek to appeal ExxonMobil settlement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 19:27
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Environmental advocacy groups have requested permission from a New Jersey Superior Court judge to appeal his approval of a $225 million pollution case settlement between the state and ExxonMobil Corp.

Illinois man refurbishes masterful paintings _ for free

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 19:24

In this Wednesday, Aug. 26 2015 photo, in River Forest, Ill., painting conservator Barry Bauman retouches a portion of a James Reeve Stuart painting owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society. He's cleaned and fixed 1,500 paintings for hundreds of museums nationwide over the 11 years and he's done it all for free. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)RIVER FOREST, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man has spent up to 10 hours every day for 11 years cleaning and fixing 1,500 paintings for museums nationwide. He's done an estimated $5 million worth of work.