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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:05

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, demonstrators march to protest the death of 43-year-old Eric Garner in the Staten Island borough of New York. Nearly a year has passed since Garner had the encounter with New York City police that led to his death. Since then, his family has become national advocates for police reform and the department is changing how it relates to the public it serves. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Milton Hershey School employee charged with sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:58

Milton Hershey School employee charged with sex assaultA Milton Hershey School employee is charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.


2 more charged in death of boy beaten for eating cake

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:38
BALTIMORE (AP) — Police filed charges Monday against the mother and an uncle of a 9-year-old boy who died after allegedly being beaten for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission.

UN report: 15,000 civilians killed in Iraq in 16 months

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:36
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The conflict in Iraq has taken a terrible toll on civilians with nearly 15,000 killed and 30,000 wounded during a 16-month period ending on April 30, by the Islamic State group, Iraqi security forces and others, according to a U.N. report released Monday.

Spotlight shining on Pluto on cold outskirts of solar system

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:35

FILE - In this 1931 file photo, Clyde Tombaugh poses with the telescope through which he discovered the Pluto at the Lowell Observatory on Observatory Hill in Flagstaff, Ariz. On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, carrying a small canister with his ashes, is scheduled to pass within 7,800 miles of Pluto which he discovered 85 years ago. (AP Photo)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The spotlight is bright enough to thaw even Pluto.


Little Pluto bigger than scientists thought as flyby looms

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:32

This July 11, 2015, image provided by NASA shows Pluto from the New Horizons spacecraft. On Tuesday, July 14, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will come closest to Pluto. New Horizons has traveled 3 billion miles over 9½ years to get to the historic point. (NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Little Pluto is a little bigger than anyone imagined.


Disbarred lawyer charged in kidnapping police called hoax

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:09

This is a June 2015 booking photo released by the Dublin, Calif., police department, showing Matthew Muller after he was arrested on robbery and assault charges. On Monday, July 13, 2015, Muller was named as a suspect in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman from Vallejo in March of 2015 that police originally believed was a hoax. (AP Photo/Dublin PD)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The case of a California woman who said she was kidnapped for ransom only to have police call it a hoax took another bizarre twist Monday when federal prosecutors announced they charged a disbarred Harvard-trained lawyer with her abduction.


Firefighters battle Pennsauken bakery fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:07

Firefighters battle Pennsauken bakery fireA fire broke out at a Pennsauken bakery Monday night.


Teenager swinging on rope falls 20 feet near Neshaminy Creek

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 09:59

Teenager falls 20 feet off cliff near Neshaminy CreekA teenager swinging from a rope fell onto the ground near the Neshaminy Creek in Middletown, Bucks County.


Video released of Donovan McNabb's DUI arrest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 09:50

Video released of Donovan McNabb's DUI arrestVideo has been released showing former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb being arrested on DUI charges.


Son of Boston police captain charged in terror bomb plot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 09:45

In this July 26, 2012 photo provided by the Northumberland News, Alexander Ciccolo participates in a peace walk through Brighton, Ontario. Law enforcement officials say Ciccolo was arrested after his father, a Boston police captain, alerted authorities that his son was talking about joining the Islamic State group and setting off bombs. (Dave Fraser/Northumberland News via AP) MANDATORY CREDITBOSTON (AP) — The son of a Boston police captain has been arrested in an FBI sting and accused of plotting to commit terrorist acts in support of the Islamic State group, including the setting off pressure-cooker bombs at an unidentified university and the slaughter of students live online.


Judge overturns Rhode Island man's 1992 murder conviction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 09:41
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island judge has vacated the murder conviction of a man who spent 23 years in prison for a 1982 killing.

Walker: 'I will win and fight for you'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 09:39

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks to supporters as he announces he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination at the Waukesha County Expo Center, Monday, July 13, 2015, in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Scott Walker vowed Monday to fight for America's interests abroad and for his conservative policies in Washington, launching a 2016 Republican presidential bid by highlighting his clashes with labor unions as his campaign taunted his Democratic critics.


Ala. lieutenant appeals firing over tie to Confederate group

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 09:28
ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials say a police lieutenant who was fired over ties to a neo-Confederate group is appealing.

SEPTA to release $10 Papal Visit passes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 09:25

SEPTA to release $10 Papal Visit passesPhiladelphia commuter trains will run special service to two of the city's three main stations during Pope Francis' September visit, shuttling passengers from a limited number of suburban outposts.


Mother, uncle charged in death of Maryland boy beaten over cake

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 09:05
Oriana Garcia, the mother, and Jacob Barajas, the uncle, were arrested on Monday after authorities learned they planned to move to the West Coast, Hagerstown police said in a statement. The boy, Jack Garcia, died on July 5 after being on life support at Children's National Medical Center in Washington following the beating, a Hagerstown police spokesman said. Police said Garcia's boyfriend, Robert Wilson, 30, handcuffed and beat her son late that night after he caught him eating birthday cake without permission at their home in Hagerstown, about 50 miles northwest of Washington.

Parents of woman shot at pier support strict immigration law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 09:05
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a woman shot to death on a San Francisco pier said Monday in a cable television news interview that they support a proposal to give mandatory prison time to deported people who return to the U.S. illegally.

Carjacking suspect fatally shot during northern California manhunt

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 09:03
Police in Northern California on Monday shot and killed a carjacking suspect believed to be the man wanted as a "person of interest" in the disappearance of his 6-month-old daughter earlier this month, authorities said. Positive identification hinged on an autopsy, but police said the man killed by authorities after a brief foot chase and an exchange of gunfire was thought to be Matthew Graham, 23, the fugitive father of the missing infant. The suspect was gunned down in the scenic town of Dunsmuir, south of Mount Shasta, in an area where authorities had focused their search for Graham.

Minnesota bear researcher plans to restart den broadcasts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 09:01

FILE - In this July 22, 2013 file photo, Lynn Rogers speaks to the media at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., after meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton about his research. The Minnesota Court of Appeals says Rogers needs a permit to put radio collars on bears he’s been studying in northern Minnesota (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores,File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota wildlife researcher said he plans to resume broadcasting video of hibernating bears this winter, after the state Court of Appeals ruled Monday that he doesn't need a permit to set up cameras in their dens.


Marijuana opponents using racketeering law to fight industry

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:53

File - In this Feb. 19, 2015 file photo, David Thompson, lawyer for the anti-pot group Safe Streets Alliance, announces a federal racketeering lawsuit to shut down the state's $800-million-a-year marijuana industry, in Denver. The lawsuit aims to chill investment in the new marijuana industry by targeting businesses doing work with marijuana enterprises. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)DENVER (AP) — A federal law crafted to fight the mob is giving marijuana opponents a new strategy in their battle to stop the expanding industry: racketeering lawsuits.