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Construction company cited in fatal Ohio overpass collapse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:06

FILE-This Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 file photo shows work continuing in the aftermath of the bridge collapse on Interstate 75, in Cincinnati. Federal officials have cited a company in charge of demolishing a highway overpass that collapsed and killed a construction worker for two safety violations and fined it $14,000. (Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, file) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALESCINCINNATI (AP) — A company in charge of demolishing a highway overpass that collapsed and killed a construction worker in January has been cited for two safety violations and fined $14,000, a federal agency said Wednesday.


Police nab man wanted for groping Ocean County Mall worker

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:04

Police nab man wanted for groping Ocean County Mall workerPolice in Toms River, New Jersey are crediting social media for helping them nab a man wanted for groping a worker inside the Ocean County Mall.


Tennessee executioner barred from testifying for now

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:04
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For the time being, Tennessee's executioner will not testify in a trial challenging the constitutionality of lethal injection.

Glenolden man's lost wallet returned with 'lave' note

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:04

Glenolden man's lost wallet returned with 'lave' noteIt's not uncommon for anyone to lose a wallet, but a Delaware County family's tale of lost and found is pretty remarkable.


EEOC: UPS discriminates with bans on beards, long hair

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:56
NEW YORK (AP) — A Muslim man who objected to rules requiring him to get rid of his beard if he wanted to become a driver for UPS Inc. was told by a UPS official that "God would understand" if he shaved, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the shipping company.

Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:48

FILE - In this July 9, 2002 file photo, President George W. Bush lets out a laugh after failing to get the clasp together on Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom, which he holds, after Bush tried to put on the entertainer, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama is rejecting the idea of revoking Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations. Obama says there's no precedent or mechanism to take back the medal. He declined to talk about the specific allegations against Cosby because there are pending legal matters. (AP Photo/Kenneth Lambert, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.


Escapee out of prison infirmary; faces disciplinary charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:48
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former fugitive David Sweat was released from a prison infirmary Wednesday and is facing new disciplinary charges stemming from his escape from an upstate New York correctional facility.

Fmr. President Bill Clinton speaks at NAACP Convention in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:45

Fmr. President Bill Clinton speaks at NAACP Convention in PhiladelphiaThe final day of the NAACP National Convention is underway in Philadelphia where former President Bill Clinton took to the stage to address the crowd.


Two people dead, six missing after Kentucky flash flooding

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:34
Kentucky State Police officials said the two carried off in Johnson County, about 125 miles east of Lexington, were listed as missing persons. Authorities believe the other four have been unable to notify family members living outside the area, state police Captain Sean Welch said. In addition to the missing, Herman Eddie May, 56, drowned Monday evening after leaving his car on a flooded road, while the body of Willa Mae Pennington, 74, was found Tuesday afternoon amidst flood debris.

House passes bill to keep highway aid flowing to states

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:22
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill to temporarily shore up funding for transportation programs and prevent a shutdown in highway and transit aid to states at the end of this month.

Blast at Zodiac Aero U.S. plant compromised building structure

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:19
A Zodiac Aerospace factory in the U.S. was structurally compromised by an explosion on Tuesday and is unsafe to enter, the local sheriff's office said on Wednesday. The blast at the factory in Newport, Washington, which supplies components used in Boeing and Airbus planes, was felt miles away and stemmed from the build-up of chemical vapor near a "treater" machine that impregnates materials with resin, Grant Sirevog, undersheriff for Pend Oreille County, said. One floor of the low-rise factory collapsed on another and the blast broke concrete supports and lifted the roof, he said.

Sons of Confederacy sees flag controversy as 'nightmare'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:16

The Confederate battle flag is removed from the pole at the South Carolina statehouse grounds during a ceremony in ColumbiaThe commander in chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans says he fails to understand the wave of hostility directed at the Confederate flag following the massacre of nine black people at a South Carolina church last month. "I’ll use the words of Jefferson Davis: ‘We just want to be left alone,’” Charles Kelly Barrow said on Wednesday, quoting the man who served as the president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War of 1861-65. Barrow and about 1,000 members of his organization were in Richmond, Virginia, this week for the 120th national reunion of the SCV, formed in 1896 and open to male descendants of Confederate soldiers.


Boy Scout rescued after 3,000-pound boulder pins his legs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:14
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Firefighters in Alaska rescued a Boy Scout after a 3,000-pound boulder tumbled onto him at a Juneau camp, pinning his legs.

Montana man pleads not guilty in fatal flashlight, knife attack on girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 03:58
  William Miller, 64, of Great Falls, Montana, telephoned police at 4:07 a.m. on Monday and reported he had repeatedly struck Deborah Garrett on the back of the head with a heavy-duty flashlight after “seeing red,” according to a sworn statement by Great Falls police officers.   Miller was in jail on $1 million bond after pleading not guilty to the homicide charge at a court hearing on Tuesday, said Cascade County prosecutor John Parker.

Woman may sue New York police officer for false arrest, court rules

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 03:58
A woman may proceed with a lawsuit she filed against a New York City police officer, claiming he harassed and arrested her after she resisted his advances, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. The woman, Reisha Simpson, was arrested in June 2011 by an officer who maintained she tried to board a city bus without paying. Charges against her were later dropped, and she sued the officer, Kenson Nelson, in federal court claiming false arrest.

Trump campaign sets his personal fortune at $10 billion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 03:57

FILE - In this June 29, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles for a photographer before he addresses members of the City Club of Chicago, in Chicago. As other presidential candidates fight to raise money, Trump is reminding everyone he’s already got a lot of it. The celebrity businessman’s campaign was expected to reveal details on July 15 of his fortune, which he estimated last month at nearly $9 million when announcing his Republican presidential candidacy. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled new documents Wednesday setting his personal fortune at more than $10 billion and his annual income at more than $362 million.


Civilians begin shadowing 'Jade Helm' war exercise in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 03:56

A warning sign is posted at a gate entrance at Texas Army National Guard Camp Swift, Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Bastrop, Texas. Jade Helm 15, a summer military training exercise that has aroused alarm among archconservatives Texans, begins Wednesday outside the Central Texas town of Bastrop. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)BASTROP, Texas (AP) — No citizens were rounded up and imprisoned at Wal-Mart. Tanks didn't rumble down city streets in a declaration of martial law.


Taxpayer service hits new low at IRS as 'Obamacare' kicks in

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 03:50

FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013 file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. The IRS provided poor customer service during this year's tax filing season as taxpayers struggled with a rise in identity theft and complications related to President Barack Obama’s health law, a government watchdog said Wednesday. A new report by the National Taxpayer Advocate says the IRS has been hampered by budget cuts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hello? Hello? Customer service at the IRS hit new lows this year, just as taxpayers were grappling with a wave of identity theft and new requirements under President Barack Obama's health law.


Convicted sex offender charged in case of Maryland girls missing for 40 years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 03:36

Lloyd Lee Welch is pictured in this 1977 booking photo courtesy of the Montgomery County PoliceA convicted sex offender has been charged with the murder of two young Maryland sisters whose 1975 disappearance triggered one of the biggest police investigations in suburban Washington history, authorities said on Wednesday. Lloyd Lee Welch, a former drifter and carnival worker, has been the focus of the 40-year investigation for two years, Maryland and Virginia authorities said. Katherine and Sheila Lyon, ages 10 and 12, disappeared on March 25, 1975, when they walked to a mall in Wheaton, Maryland, and were never seen again.


Father of children whose mother died in ice cave collapse killed in California

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 03:36
Late on Sunday, the father of the children, Adrian Martinez Cardona, was fatally shot outside a bar in San Bernardino, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, local police said in a statement. Cardona, 35, was asked to leave the bar after getting into an argument, San Bernardino police said, and was standing near his car when he was shot multiple times. The mother of the children, named by the Los Angeles Times as Anna Santana, was killed by falling ice on July 6 while on an excursion at the Big Four Ice Caves near Granite Falls, some 40 miles north of Seattle, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said.