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Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:33

A sign greets voters before they step up to cast their ballot at a polling site, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Atlanta. Voters head to the polls on Tuesday to decide the U.S. Senate GOP runoff between Jack Kingston and David Perdue. The winner will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in November. In addition to the high-profile GOP U.S. Senate runoff, voters in Georgia on Tuesday will cast ballots in a number of other races, including four U.S. House runoffs and state school superintendent. (AP Photo)ATLANTA (AP) — Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.


Woman, 91, struck by fire truck

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:32

Woman, 91, struck by fire truckAn elderly woman is hospitalized after being hit by a fire truck in Berks County.


Police: Stolen car collides with fire truck, bursts into flames

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:30

 Stolen car collides with fire truck, bursts into flamesThree people, including a firefighter, are hospitalized after a stolen vehicle collided with a Wilmington fire truck.


2 boys rescued from Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:28

2 boys rescued from Delaware RiverTwo boys were rescued from the Delaware River in Tacony on Tuesday night.


CEO: Clippers coach to quit if Sterling stays

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:14

FILE - In this June 15, 2009, file photo, Richard Parsons, then Chairman of Citigroup, speaks at Time Warner's headquarters in New York. Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is is expected to be called as a witness Tuesday, July 22, 2014, to support Shelly Sterling's bid to sell the NBA basketball team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.


A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:13

Oakland Athletics' Josh Donaldson (20) is welcomed after hitting the game-winning three-run home run off Baltimore Orioles' Zach Britton in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Oakland won 5-4. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday.


Vigil, march for man who died in NY police custody

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:53

Richard Watkins holds a sign that reads "I don't want to be next" during a vigil demanding justice for Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while being arrested by New York City police, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in New York. Demonstrators gathered at a park Tuesday, near where police attempted to arrest Garner, 43, on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes. They marched several blocks to a police precinct and lit candles in Garner's memory. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators marched through the streets on Tuesday to demand swift justice for a man who died in police custody.


U.S. announces arrests in border crackdown on human smuggling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:48

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Johnson testifies before a Senate Appropriations hearing on Capitol Hill in WashingtonU.S. officials have made almost 200 arrests and seized more than $625,000 in illicit profits in a month-long crackdown on human smuggling in response to an influx of illegal immigration into Texas, the Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the campaign underscored the government's pledge that U.S. borders were not open to illegal immigration "and that if you enter the United States illegally, we will send you back". "We are focusing on the pocketbooks of these human smugglers, including their money laundering activities in the United States – working with our Mexican and Central American partners to track, interdict, and seize the money flowing through Mexico and Central America." Johnson said the government sent extra personnel to Texas' Rio Grande Valley in late June to combat human smuggling operations on the southwest U.S. border.


Cape May Co. teacher accused of sex with student

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:47

Cape May Co. teacher accused of sex with studentA teacher from Cape May County, New Jersey has been charged with allegedly having sex with a student.


Obama government looks to satisfy religious groups on Obamacare

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:43

A man sits at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, CaliforniaThe Obama administration is developing a method for religious organizations opposed to contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act to opt out of providing the coverage in their health plans without filling out a form. Under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, known as Obamacare, employers must provide health insurance policies that cover preventive services for women, including contraception and sterilization. As a result, the Obama administration intends to augment its regulations to provide an alternative way for such religious organizations to provide notification while ensuring that enrollees in plans of such organizations receive separate coverage of contraceptive services.


Tropical depression moving westward in Atlantic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:42
MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression is moving west in the Atlantic and is expected to degenerate over the next couple of days.

New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:41

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Middlesex District Attorney's Office shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass., who was shot to death Thursday, April 18, 2013 on the school campus in Cambridge, Mass. Stephen Silva, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was arrested Tuesday, July 22, 2014, and is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill Collier. (AP Photo/Middlesex District Attorney's Office, File)A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.


Viewer catches scene as infant left in SUV outside NE Philly Walmart

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:21

Viewer records scene as infant left in SUV outside NE Philly WalmartPolice say a 6-week-old baby was left unattended inside a SUV in the parking lot of a Northeast Philadelphia Walmart store.


6-week-old baby left in SUV outside NE Philly Walmart

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:18

Viewer records scene as infant left in SUV outside NE Philly WalmartPolice say a 6-week-old baby was left unattended inside a SUV in the parking lot of a Northeast Philadelphia Walmart store.


Firefighters advance on biggest wildfire on record in Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:13

Washington State National Guard ground fire fighting personnel arrive to contain the Carlton Complex wildfire burning in North Central WashingtonBy Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Firefighters gained ground on Tuesday against the largest wildfire in Washington state's history but the massive blaze that has destroyed 200 homes continued to threaten some communities and forced a fresh round of evacuations. The Carlton Complex fire burning east of the Cascade Mountains and 120 miles (190 km) northeast of Seattle, was 16 percent contained on Tuesday, more than a week after it was sparked by lightning, officials said. The massive blaze charred 243,000 acres, or 380 square miles (980 square km), the largest fire in the state's history, according to Larry Weaver, a spokesman for agencies working to contain the blaze. "We are very cognizant of weather changes, and the fire is still a dangerous active fire." About 18 wildfires are currently burning across the Pacific Northwest, many triggered by lightning and expanding rapidly amid dry conditions in parts of California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho.


Senate, House on collision course on border money

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:03

In this July 12, 2014, photo, Central American migrants ride a freight train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Ixtepec, Mexico. The last time so few people were arrested at the country’s borders was 1973, when the Border Patrol recorded just fewer than 500,000 arrests. And the volume of people being arrested at the border remains dramatically lower than the all-time high of more than 1.6 people in 2000. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening stalemate over the crisis in Texas, where unaccompanied children are arriving by the tens of thousands from Central America.


Man dies in California after beach hole collapses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:59

This Monday, July 21, 2014, photo released by the Half Moon Bay Review shows emergency crew workers and volunteers working to rescue a man at Francis State Beach in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Authorities say a young man has died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes. (AP Photo/Half Moon Bay Review, Dean Coppola) MANDATORY CREDIT DEAN COPPOLA/HALF MOON BAY REVIEWHALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A young man died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes, authorities said Tuesday.


Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:53

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, allowed the Arizona executionof Wood to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections, File)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.


Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:49
When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.

Jurors start considering Ventura defamation case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:44

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, center, arrives at court with his wife, Terry, and others, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in St. Paul, Minn. Closing arguments are set for Tuesday in Ventura's defamation lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attorney for Jesse Ventura asked a federal jury Tuesday to award the former Minnesota governor millions of dollars in damages for what he claimed is a lie in a memoir by the late military sniper Chris Kyle.