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Prosecutor wants police charges in Ohio county court tossed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:25
CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a judge to dismiss charges in a county court against five white Cleveland police supervisors accused of failing to stop a chase that ended with two black people being killed in a 137-shot barrage of gunfire because identical charges have been filed elsewhere.

Flag removal opens door for South Carolina to bid for NCAA championships

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:22

NCAA President Emmert speaks during news conference at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis(Reuters) - South Carolina can host championship-level college sports events after the Confederate battle flag was removed from the grounds of the state capitol on Friday, National Collegiate Athletic Association President Mark Emmert said. The state had been barred from hosting NCAA pre-determined post-season competitions while the flag flew at the State House grounds in Columbia. Calling the flag a "symbol of racism," Emmert said the removal of the banner "now means that South Carolina can bid to host future NCAA championships." The flag came down about three weeks after the fatal shooting of nine black worshippers by a white gunman during a Bible study session at a black church in Charleston.


No one hurt when house explodes with firefighters inside

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:19
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A burning house in Arkansas exploded as firefighters fought the blaze, but no one was injured in the blast that thrust insulation into the air like confetti.

Wild screams for Women's World Cup soccer champs in New York parade

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:15

 Women's World Cup-Final-Japan at United StatesBy Katie Reilly NEW YORK (Reuters) - Screams and a blizzard of confetti cheered the World Cup winning U.S. women's soccer players as they rolled up New York City's "Canyon of Heroes" on Friday in the first ticker-tape parade honoring a women's sports team. "U-S-A, U-S-A," chanted thousands waving American flags as the parade began moving north from lower Manhattan, cheered by a crowd thick with girls decked out in soccer socks and star-spangled headbands. "I'm the next Hope Solo," read a sign held by 9-year-old Jaeleigh Tuccille, a beaming, curly-haired girl from Neptune, New Jersey hugged by her mother.


$10 bill change rankles descendant of Alexander Hamilton

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:15

In this photo taken July 8, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio, Doug Hamilton holds a $10 bill bearing the portrait of his direct ancestor, Alexander Hamilton. Doug Hamilton and others are trying to persuade the U.S. Treasury Department to change its plan to alter the bill as part of the effort to include a portrait of a woman on paper money. (AP Photo/Mitch Stacy)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doug Hamilton is just fine with plans to put a woman's portrait on U.S. paper money, but he'd prefer that the Treasury Department leave the $10 bill alone — particularly the prominent visage of his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Alexander Hamilton.


Texas girl, 12, takes siblings for a car ride, crashes into church

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:13
A 12-year-old Texas girl packed her three younger siblings into the family SUV for a late-night joyride that ended shortly after it began when she lost control and crashed into a church, Fort Worth police said on Friday. Police said the girl, who was not identified, apparently took the car keys while her father was at a nearby store on Thursday night. The car suffered minimal damage while the Fort Worth church was left with a crack in a brick wall where the journey came to an end, police said.

Jury: Court gunman's relatives guilty of cyberstalking

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:01
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal jury on Friday found the death of a woman shot by her former father-in-law at a Delaware courthouse in 2013 was the result of cyberstalking by the gunman's widow and children, convicting the three relatives on all counts.

Jury: Court gunman's relatives guilty of cyberstalking

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:00
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal jury on Friday found the death of a woman shot by her former father-in-law at a Delaware courthouse in 2013 was the result of cyberstalking by the gunman's widow and children, convicting the three relatives on all counts.

Woman fired over her same-sex marriage speaks out

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 23:55

Woman fired over her same-sex marriage speaks outA staff member at a school on the Main Line, who says she was fired for being in a same-sex marriage, is speaking out for the first time.


Judge: Croatian woman can be extradited on war crime charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 23:47
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Croatian woman can be extradited to Bosnia to face war crimes charges after living for years in Kentucky.

Jury: Delaware court gunman's relatives guilty of cyberstalking

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 23:44

 Court gunman's 3 relatives guilty of cyberstalkingA federal jury says the death of a woman who was shot by her former father-in-law a Delaware courthouse in 2013 was the result of cyberstalking by the gunman's widow and children.


Jury: Delaware court gunman's relatives guilty of cyberstalking

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 23:44

 Delaware court gunman's relatives guilty of cyberstalkingA federal jury says the death of a woman who was shot by her former father-in-law a Delaware courthouse in 2013 was the result of cyberstalking by the gunman's widow and children.


NYC celebrates Women's World Cup winners with parade

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 23:33
NEW YORK (AP) — Throngs of young girls and other fans of the U.S. women's soccer team filled lower Manhattan Friday morning for a ticker-tape parade celebrating its Women's World Cup victory.

2 injured in house fire in East Mount Airy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 23:33

2 injured in house fire in East Mount AiryTwo females were injured in a blaze inside a home in Philadelphia's East Mount Airy section.


Lawyers for Colorado movie gunman James Holmes to wrap up case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 23:27

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialLawyers trying to avoid the death penalty for Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes are due to wrap up their case on Friday, hoping they have convinced jurors he was legally insane when he carried out one of the worst U.S. mass shootings. Prosecutors say Holmes is a cold-blooded murderer who aimed to kill all 400 people in the packed midnight premiere of a Batman film at the Century 16 cinema in Aurora, a Denver suburb. Defense attorneys have called a succession of psychiatrists and psychologists who studied Holmes, as well as jail staff who met him after he was arrested at the scene dressed head-to-toe in body armor, a gas mask and a helmet.


PHOTOS: US Women's World Cup Parade

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 23:09

 US Women's World Cup ParadeOn Friday morning, the World Cup champion U.S. women's soccer team will make their way up the Canyon of Heroes, along Broadway from the Battery to City Hall in New York City.


Sharks, fascinating and scary, capture our attention

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 22:59

In this photo taken, Tuesday, July 7, 2015,beachgoers avoid the ocean on a beautiful summer day in Avon, N.C. ?In a 28-day span, eight people have been bitten by sharks in N.C., with three of the attacks happening on the barrier islands of the Outer Banks. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)AVON, N.C. (AP) — It's the golden hour, right before sunset, when the light is soft and pretty. The landscape looks like a postcard. Tourists stroll, kids run.


American Samoa questions gay marriage validity in territory

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 22:52

In this Jan. 10, 2015 photo, American Samoa Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale poses for a photo during an event honoring teachers in Pago Pago, American Samoa. Ale is reviewing the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same sex marriage, making American Samoa the only territory that has yet to voluntarily comply with marriage equality law. (AP Photo/Fili Sagapolutele).PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — American Samoa is the only U.S. territory to hold out against the recent Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage.


Colleges in Cuba, US build ties as diplomatic tensions ease

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 22:42

FILE - In this July 11, 2014 file photo, Cuban students exit Marta Abreu Central University in Santa Clara, Cuba. Since the U.S. eased travel restrictions in 2015, several colleges have struck agreements with Cuban schools to create exchange programs for students and faculty. More American colleges are planning study trips to Cuba. Both sides are exploring research collaborations. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)BOSTON (AP) — As the U.S. and Cuba mend ties, colleges in both countries are forming partnerships that once were heavily restricted.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 22:30

A bank employee distributes tags with queue positions to pensioners as they wait outside the main gate of the national bank of Greece to withdraw a maximum of 120 euros ($134) in central Athens, Friday, July 10, 2015. Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will seek backing for a harsh new austerity package from his party Friday to keep his country in the euro. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: