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Men charged in Boston beheading plot plead not guilty in court

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 03:11

Law enforcement officials are gathered on a residential street in EverettTwo New England men pleaded not guilty in federal court in Boston on Friday to charges they plotted to help the militant group Islamic State by beheading Massachusetts police officers. Wearing orange prison fatigues, David Wright, 25, of Massachusetts, and Nicholas Rovinski, 24, of Rhode Island, entered not-guilty pleas at the arraignment in U.S. District Court in Boston. Wright was arrested in Boston on June 2, the same day that officers shot dead a third man, Usaamah Abdullah Rahim, while trying to question him about the beheading plot.


PECO donates 600 fans to local seniors

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 03:11

PECO donates 600 fans to local seniorsHundreds of seniors now have relief from the heat thanks to a donation from PECO.


U.S. proposes tighter emission standards for big trucks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 03:02

A truck engine is tested for pollution near the Mexican-U.S. border in Otay Mesa, CaliforniaBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration proposed new rules on Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions from heavy, long-haul trucks, a move to attack climate change that prompted a wary response from industry groups worried about the costs. The complex proposal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would apply to 18-wheel tractor-trailers, buses, delivery vans, beefy heavy-duty pickup trucks and other commercial vehicles. Transportation-related greenhouse gases are the second-largest source of emissions after power plants, accounting for roughly 27 percent of total emissions.


2 from Bucks Co. among Pa. child porn arrests

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 02:56

2 from Bucks Co. among Pa. child porn arrestsTwo men from Bucks County are among those arrested in the latest round of child pornography arrests by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office.


Justice Department investigating whether church slayings could be hate crime, domestic terror

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 02:54
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department investigating whether church slayings could be hate crime, domestic terror.

Thousands lose power when naked woman crashes into Seattle-area utility pole

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 02:29
More than 4,000 people in a Seattle suburb lost power on Friday after a woman driving naked crashed her car into a utility pole, police said. There were live power wires down on the car when a police sergeant came across the crash scene in Shoreline, just north of Seattle, around 1:30 a.m., said Detective Jason Houck, a spokesman for the King County Sheriff's Department. Firefighters and utility crews disabled the wires and found a 24-year-old woman inside the car who was in and out of consciousness, he said.

Milwaukee-area police detective shot by burglary suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 02:28
A suburban Milwaukee police officer was shot on the west side of the city on Friday by a burglary suspect, who fled on foot and is still at large, police said. The 52-year-old Wauwatosa police detective and two other officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect in a parking lot, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said.

Storm heads northeast after flooding Oklahoma, Arkansas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 02:27

Water pours over Turner Falls and floods the park below on Thursday, June 18, 2015, in Davis, Okla. Tropical Depression Bill swamped Oklahoma and Arkansas on Thursday, pushing rivers toward record levels after the Gulf-fueled storm slowed to a crawl over the nation’s midsection. (Steve Sisney/The Oklahoman via AP) LOCAL STATIONS OUT (KFOR, KOCO, KWTV, KOKH, KAUT OUT); LOCAL WEBSITES OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (EDMOND SUN OUT, OKLAHOMA GAZETTE OUT) TABLOIDS OUTST. LOUIS (AP) — Tropical Depression Bill dumped up to 7 inches of rain on the Ozarks in southern Missouri overnight, causing flash floods that forced the evacuation of some towns and campgrounds and increasing the risk of major flooding along several rivers.


US soldier gets 26 years for killing comrade in Jordan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 02:26
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — A U.S. Army infantryman has been sentenced to 26 years' confinement and a dishonorable discharge for the shooting death of a fellow soldier while they were guarding a Patriot missile site in Jordan.

State trooper dies in off-duty Turnpike collision with truck

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 02:19

State trooper dies in off-duty Turnpike collision with truckA New Jersey state police trooper has died in an off-duty auto accident.


Man pleads not guilty for deadly arson before rape trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:59
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to setting a house fire that killed a 10-year-old girl who accused him of sexual assault and her grandparents.

Shooting victims included librarian and recent college grad

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:57

This undated photo provided by Southern Wesleyan University shows DePayne Doctor. Doctor was killed by a white gunman who opened fire during a prayer meeting inside The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., Wednesday, June 17, 2015. She was an enrollment counselor at Southern Wesleyan University's Charleston Campus, according to a friend. (Leigh Thomson/Southern Wesleyan University via AP)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — One was a longtime librarian looking forward to retirement. Another had recently graduated from college with a business degree. At least two died in the church that they had attended for decades.


Report: Higher deficits, more uninsured if health law tossed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:56

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen, in Portland, Ore. Repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit even as it boosts the economy, while the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million, according to a nonpartisan government study released Friday. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit, while the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million, said a nonpartisan government study released Friday.


Obamacare repeal would boost U.S. deficit, growth: government forecasters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:51

Murillo reads a leaflet at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, CaliforniaRepealing President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law would increase the U.S. budget deficit by $353 billion over 10 years, congressional forecasters said on Friday, more than triple the red ink compared to an estimate three years ago. The new estimate comes as Republicans mull options for replacing the Affordable Care Act if the Supreme Court rules against the law's mechanism by the end of June. The CBO and JCT said repeal of the Obamacare law would increase the number of uninsured Americans by about 24 million in 2025 and cut the share of nonelderly people with insurance to 82 percent from 90 percent.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:49
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Church shooting suspect in jail cell next to ex-North Charleston officer who killed black man.

At least four dead as Tropical Depression Bill soaks central U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:47
Bill, the second named tropical storm of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, is expected to lose strength as it moves into the Ohio Valley, bringing about 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cms) of rain in places such southern Illinois and Indiana as well as western Kentucky, the U.S. National Weather Service said. In Oklahoma, where two people were killed in weather-related incidents, the storm caused rivers already swollen by heavy rains at the end of May to spill their banks. The most recent victim was an 80-year-old woman found in a pickup truck that had been submerged about 35 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, police said.

Wisconsin school district bans American Indian team logos

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:39

Madison West High School sophomore Vaughn Bahr, left, and senior Gabriel Saiz, talk in the hallways of the school in Madison, Wis. Monday, June 1, 2015. The students, and several other members of the school's Native American Student Association, are in favor of a recent school board decision which bans the wearing of any clothing that features Indian logos and mascots used by sports teams. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sports fans may have to leave their Blackhawks, Indians or Redskins gear at home if they plan on entering a Madison public school next year.


Ton of confiscated ivory crushed in New York's Times Square

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:39

Carved pieces of confiscated ivory are placed out to be crushed in New York's Times SquareMore than a ton of ivory confiscated from New York and Philadelphia was crushed in Times Square on Friday to show intolerance for elephant poaching and the illegal ivory trade, federal wildlife authorities said. The carved ivory, some of it still in the form of an elephant’s tusk, was on display on a table in Times Square.


Cleanup underway after huge water main break in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:22

Cleanup underway after huge water main break in Hunting ParkA ShopRite supermarket was back open Friday morning, but Action News is told other stores were expected to remain closed for days or even weeks.


U.S. employee data breach tied to Chinese intelligence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 01:17

An illustration picture shows projection of binary code on man holding aptop computer in WarsawBy Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Chinese hacking group suspected of stealing sensitive information about millions of current and former U.S. government employees has a different mission and organizational structure than the military hackers who have been accused of other U.S. data breaches, according to people familiar with the matter.     While the Chinese People's Liberation Army typically goes after defense and trade secrets, this hacking group has repeatedly accessed data that could be useful to Chinese counter-intelligence and internal stability, said two people close to the ...