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2nd suspect arrested in Kensington shooting that injured 7

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

2nd suspect arrested in Kensington shooting that injured 7Philadelphia police have made a second arrest in a Kensington shooting that injured seven people, including children.


SC Gov. Nikki Haley Orders Removal of Confederate Flag

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:16
Gov. Nikki Haley ordered the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse Thursday.

Former Oakland Raiders QB Stabler dead at 69

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:11

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 1977, file photo, Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, right, talks with coach John Madden in Oakland, Calif. Stabler, who led the Raiders to a Super Bowl victory and was the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1974, has died as a result of complications from colon cancer. He was 69. His family announced his death on Stabler's Facebook page on Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/George Brich, File)A Snake wouldn't seem to offer much help on a football field.


PHOTOS: Viewer pictures of Thursday's storms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:04

 Viewer pictures of Thursday's stormsAction News viewers joined the action, sharing photos as severe storms moved through the area.


22 Million Affected by OPM Hack, Officials Say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:55
More than 22 million people inside and outside government likely had their personal information stolen.

Plea by Jefferson Davis descendant spurs SC flag vote

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:52

Rep. Jenny Horne, R-Summerville, speaks in favor of taking down the Confederate flag during debate over a Senate bill calling for the flag to be removed from the Capitol grounds, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. The House is under pressure to act after the state Senate passed its own measure, which is supported by Gov. Nikki Haley. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An impassioned plea by a descendant of the Confederate president seemed to swing momentum as South Carolina legislators debated whether to remove the rebel battle flag from the Statehouse grounds.


South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:46

Governor Nikki Haley Signs Bill To Remove Confederate Flag From SC StatehouseCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Saying South Carolina's history has forever changed, Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill Thursday to relegate the Confederate flag to the state's "relic room," more than 50 years after the rebel banner began flying at the Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement.


AP PHOTOS: Costumes rule at Comic-Con fan fest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:34

Women promoting Sharknado 3 dance on Fifth Avenue on Preview Night at Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Center Wednesday July 8, 2015 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than 130,000 fans are expected at San Diego's Comic-Con during the next few days for autograph signings, TV and film presentations and toy shopping. But more than anything else, this fan fest is all about the costumes.


10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:16

FILE - In this June 5, 2015, file photo, the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. The Obama administration says hackers stole Social Security numbers from more than 21 million people and took other sensitive information when government computer systems were compromised. The number affected by the breach is higher than the 14 million figure that investigators gave The Associated Press in June. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Maine activist who accused orphanage founder defends actions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:16
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man who accused the founder of a Haitian orphanage of child abuse and was hit with a defamation lawsuit defended himself in court on Thursday by saying he was trying to protect poor and vulnerable children.

Utah hunter who killed gray wolf won't be charged

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:07
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah hunter who killed the first gray wolf seen near the Grand Canyon in seven decades won't face criminal charges because he thought he was shooting a coyote, U.S. Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday.

US: More than 21 million affected by government data breach

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:04

FILE - In this June 25, 2015, file photo, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) director Katherine Archuleta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Obama administration says hackers stole Social Security numbers from more than 21 million people and took other sensitive information when government computer systems were compromised. The number affected by the breach is higher than the 14 million figure that investigators gave The Associated Press in June. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers stole Social Security numbers, health histories and other highly sensitive data from more than 21 million people, the Obama administration said Thursday, acknowledging that the breach of U.S. government computer systems was far more severe than previously disclosed.


UN rights chief warns violent explosion is close in Burundi

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 08:52
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief warned Thursday that an explosion of violence is close at hand in Burundi, sparked by the president's decision to seek a third term and a crackdown by security forces and the youth wing of his ruling party responsible for dozens of recent killings.

Tom Selleck, water district reach tentative settlement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 08:49

FILE - This March 21, 2012 file photo Actor Tom Selleck poses for a portrait in New York. A lawsuit accuses Selleck of stealing truckloads of water from a public hydrant and bringing it to his Southern California ranch. The suit filed Monday, July 6, 2015 by a Ventura County water district claims that on more than a dozen occasions a truck filled up at a hydrant and hauled the water to Selleck’s 60-acre spread in Westlake Village. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Selleck reached a tentative settlement Thursday in a lawsuit that claims he stole truckloads of water from a public hydrant and took it to his ranch in drought-stricken California.


Biden celebrates same-sex marriage, says more to be done

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 08:48

Vice President Joe Biden addresses a Freedom To Marry event in New York Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — As he praised a recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday said more still needs to be done to protect LGBT Americans.


De Blasio, after hit from Cuomo, does not back down

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 08:38

FILE- In this Sept. 11, 2014 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, listens to Mayor Bill de Blasio during memorial observances held at the site of the World Trade Center in New York. The past couple of weeks have been tense once between the two Democrats and there is no sign of improvement. De Blasio on Thursday, July 9, did not back down in his ongoing feud with Cuomo, doubling down on his criticisms of Albany, rebuffing a call for a "pasta summit" to clear the air and vowing he would continue to call out further obstructions from his friend-turned-foe. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — The cold war between New York's two leading Democrats is showing no signs of abating.


Judge: Man charged with IS support to be held indefinitely

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 08:33
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the indefinite detention of a 19-year-old North Carolina man accused of plotting a series of American deaths to show his support for the Middle East group calling itself the Islamic State.

Man, grandson die on hike; boy likely was going for help

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 08:27
GILA BEND, Ariz. (AP) — A man and his 12-year-old grandson were found dead several miles apart along a desert trail after they went hiking in central Arizona, and the boy likely died while going for help, authorities said.

Ex-teacher sentenced to 2 to 30 years in student sex case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 08:18

Brianne Altice reacts as the mother of a victim speaks during her sentencing Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Farmington, Utah. A judge sentenced Altice, a former high school English teacher who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three male students, to at least two and up to 30 years in prison Thursday. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A former high school English teacher who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three male students said Thursday she was vulnerable and made mistakes, but a Utah judge scolded her for committing serious crimes and sentenced her to up to 30 years in prison.


Philadelphia police probing violent arrest caught on video

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 08:13
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Police Department has opened an internal affairs investigation into an April arrest after video surfaced showing mostly white officers repeatedly punching and kicking the black suspect.