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VA aims to help homeless, at-risk veterans find stable jobs

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 23:00

Veteran Marine David Bowles, 56, a beneficiary of the new Veterans Assistance Homeless Veterans Community Employment Services program, is photographed, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Cincinnati. Bowles and other job-ready veterans who are homeless or on the brink of homelessness can now turn to the program for help finding the types of long-term jobs needed to sustain housing. Officially launched in June, the program offers individualized assistance for those veterans and began training individuals last year for 154 community employment coordinator positions at VA locations nationwide. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)CINCINNATI (AP) — David Bowles is excitedly making plans to move from a homeless shelter to an apartment of his own in a few weeks, thanks to a new Department of Veterans Affairs program helping homeless veterans find long-term employment.


American Al Qaeda to ISIS: No Paradise for You

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 22:55
In posthumous interview, Gadahn says AQ tried to get ISIS to release hostage.

17-Year-Old Hospitalized After NC Shark Attack

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 22:50
A teen was hospitalized after being bitten by a shark off of North Carolina's coast.

1,200 Officers Looking for David Sweat in Upstate NY

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 22:50
More than 1,000 law enforcement officers are combing through a 22-square-mile area in upstate New York as they look for convicted killer David Sweat.

1 dead, 2 injured after car crashes into pole in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 22:37

1 dead after car crashes into pole in Southwest PhiladelphiaOne person was killed in a crash in Southwest Philadelphia early Sunday morning.


1 dead after car crashes into pole in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 22:33

1 dead after car crashes into pole in Southwest PhiladelphiaOne person was killed in a crash in Southwest Philadelphia early Sunday morning.


NASA says the SpaceX supply launch to space station has ended in failure

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 22:27
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA says the SpaceX supply launch to space station has ended in failure.

Many frustrated Gloucester County residents still without power

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 20:31

Many frustrated Gloucester County residents still without powerFrustrated residents in Gloucester County got some much needed help Saturday as they continue to wait for their power to be restored after this week's storms.


Time to change the subject in America's health care debate?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 20:24

In this photo taken Nov. 10, 2014, Neera Tanden, president of Center for American Progress, speaks in Newark, N.J. The nation has an opportunity to finally change the subject on health care now that the Supreme Court has again upheld President Barack Obama’s law. There’s no shortage of pressing issues besides “Obamacare,” including prescription drug prices, high insurance deductibles and long-term care. But moving on will take time. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)WASHINGTON (AP) — The country finally has an opportunity to change the subject on health care, after the Supreme Court again upheld President Barack Obama's law.


AccuWeather: Breezy, warmer Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 19:00

 Breezy, warmer SundayAccuWeather says while rain moves through on Saturday expect a drier finish to the second half of the weekend.


5 cars damaged in Manayunk hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 18:37

5 cars damaged in Manayunk hit-and-runPolice are searching for the driver who damaged five vehicles in Manayunk late Saturday night.


3 rescued from trees over flooded Delaware creek

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 18:24

3 rescued from trees over flooded Delaware creekEmergency crews rescued three people who were trapped by the swollen Red Clay Creek in Stanton, Delaware.


1 wounded in shooting at San Francisco gay pride event

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 17:10
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say a bystander was shot at a gay pride event in San Francisco's Civic Center when an argument between several men turned violent, but the argument was not tied to the event.

Woman removes Confederate flag in front of SC statehouse

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 15:26

Police surround the flagpole flying the Confederate battle flag at a Confederate monument at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, June, 27, 2015 as Bree Newsome of Charlotte, N.C. climbs the pole to remove the banner. She was taken into custody when she came down. The flag was raised again by capitol workers about 45 minutes later. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The two people arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse have been released from jail in the state capital.


Funeral set in Charleston for slain member of black church

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 14:18

Rain falls as pallbearers exit Emanuel AME Church carrying the casket of Cynthia Hurd as mourners for Susie Jackson and Tywanza Sanders file inside the church for their funerals Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. Hurd, Jackson and Sanders were three of the nine people killed in the shooting at the church on June 17. (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — After much thought and prayer, DePayne Middelton-Doctor decided in January to return to her childhood roots and attend the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. She had attended a Baptist church for years, but she felt the time was right to switch.


One injured when shots fired during dispute at San Francisco's gay pride festival

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 12:54
Police responded to reports of gunshots in the United Nations Plaza area of downtown San Francisco as the first day of the city's two-day gay pride celebration was winding down. "The incident is believed to have started when several groups of men, unrelated to the PRIDE event, got in a verbal argument near or inside the venue," the San Francisco Police Department said in a statement. San Francisco is home to one of the world's largest and most visible gay communities.

Legal battles remain on U.S. gay rights despite momentous ruling

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 12:33
By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's declaration on Friday of a right to same-sex marriage resolved a momentous question, yet the ruling left many others unanswered and is likely to spark future legal battles over gay rights. In America, the right to marry represents only one piece in the evolving legal framework for gay civil rights. Currently no constitutional principle or nationwide law broadly prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.

1 wounded in shooting at San Francisco gay pride event

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 12:07
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say a bystander was shot at a gay pride event in San Francisco's Civic Center when an argument between several young men turned violent.

AccuWeather: Rainy Saturday, Improvement Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 11:44

 Rainy Saturday, Improvement SundayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says while rain moves through on Saturday expect a drier finish to the second half of the weekend.


Philadelphia mom Jill Primavera still missing after 3 years

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 11:35

Philadelphia mom Jill Primavera still missing after 3 yearsA Philadelphia mother of three has been missing since 2012, now her family is hoping a reward will help find her whereabouts.