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Report on immigration detainers declined, at a glance

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:58
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A government report released Monday shows more than 1,800 immigrants who federal agents sought to deport were nevertheless released from local jails and later re-arrested for various crimes.

Lawyers to use mental health defense in teacher's killing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:56
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Attorneys for a Massachusetts teenager accused of killing his high school math teacher have disclosed in a court filing they'll use his mental health in their defense of him.

Boy Scouts executive committee OKs ending ban on gay leaders

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:54
NEW YORK (AP) — The executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a resolution that would end the organization's blanket ban on gay adult leaders and let individual Scout units set their own policy on the long-divisive issue. Units sponsored by churches opposed to the change could maintain the ban if they choose.

Sen. Bill Nelson's office says cancer surgery was successful

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:48
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson's office says his surgery for prostate cancer has been a "complete success."

For sale: three Michigan lighthouses, to caring owners

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:39

The Skillagalee lighthouse is seen on Isle Aux Galets, Michigan in an undated picture provided by the U.S. Lighthouse Society“Lighthouses like these in Michigan have deep roots and sentimental value as local historic landmarks. Through public sales, GSA helps the U.S. Coast Guard find owners for lighthouses that aren't critical to its mission," GSA Great Lakes Regional Administrator Ann Kalayil said in a statement.


Four spectators killed at illegal North Carolina drag race

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:35
Four people were killed and three seriously injured in a North Carolina town when a driver lost control of his car during an illegal drag race and slammed into a group of spectators, authorities said on Monday. The North Carolina Highway Patrol charged Jimmy Pierce II, 37, of Zebulon with three counts of second-degree murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Mike Reece, his court-appointed lawyer, could not be reached immediately for comment.

Boy Scouts committee approves allowing gay adults as leaders

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:32
The Boy Scouts of America Executive Committee unanimously approved allowing gay adults to serve as leaders, officials said on Monday, in a major step toward dismantling a policy that has caused deep rifts in the 105-year-old organization. The group's National Executive Board will meet to ratify the resolution on July 27, the Boy Scouts said in a statement. "This resolution will allow chartered organizations to select adult leaders without regard to sexual orientation, continuing Scouting’s longstanding policy of chartered organizations selecting their leaders," it said.

Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:32
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Former Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, treasurer pleads guilty to embezzlement

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:28
The former treasurer of Pennsylvania's financially troubled capital city of Harrisburg pleaded guilty on Monday to embezzling from two non-profit groups. John Campbell, 27, who was elected in 2011 and resigned last year after his arrest, is expected to receive probation at his sentencing on Sept. 15, lawyers for both sides said. “My office agreed that if he accepted full responsibility, which he did by pleading guilty today, and makes all restitution prior to sentencing, I would not object to probation,” said Dauphin County Assistant District Attorney Joel Hogentogler.

Arizona yoga teacher pleads not guilty to sex acts with teen boys

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:25
An Arizona yoga instructor pleaded not guilty on Monday to multiple charges that she performed a sex act on a 15-year-old boy and let other boys as young as 11 fondle her breasts at a bar mitzvah party, court officials said. Lindsey Radomski, 33, made the plea to 18 misdemeanor counts during a brief hearing in Scottsdale City Court, said deputy court administrator Daniel Edwards.     Radomski's attorney, Jocquese Blackwell, said his client has been wrongfully accused of the crimes and will press to have the charges dismissed.

Man sought after 2 toll booth robberies in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:21

Man sought after 2 toll booth robberies in DelawareDelaware State Police say someone robbed the same Newark toll plaza twice in three days.


New Comcast online video service for its Internet customers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:20

This June 11, 2013 photo shows the Comcast Corp. logo during The Cable Show 2013 convention in Washington. Comcast on Monday, July 13, 2015 announced it will launch a streaming video service as it faces growing intrusions from companies like Netflix and a rising number of customers who are becoming more mobile, using tablets and phones for entertainment. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast, the country's largest cable company, is offering its own online video alternative as people spend fewer hours watching live TV and more time using tablets and phones for entertainment.


Day 3 of NAACP conference focuses on criminal justice reform

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

Day 3 of NAACP conference focuses on criminal justice reformThe NAACP convention continued Monday in Center City, and one of the big themes of the day was criminal justice reform. The group also heard from Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey. And of course everyone is waiting for President Obama's visit on Tuesday.


Jail clerical error acknowledged in church shooting gun buy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:06

DYLANN ROOF INCULPÉ DE MEURTRES APRÈS LA TUERIE DE CHARLESTONLEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A jail clerk made a mistake when entering information about the location of a drug arrest for church shooting suspect Dylann Roof, the first in a series of missteps that allowed Roof to purchase a gun he shouldn't have been able to buy two months before the attack, authorities said.


Clinton gets tough on Wall Street, vows to tighten oversight

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

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at New School in the Manhattan borough of New York CityBy Luciana Lopez and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton toughened her stance against Wall Street on Monday, vowing to tighten oversight of the financial industry and warning of serious risks in the "shadow banking" industry. In her first major economic speech of the 2016 election campaign, Clinton assailed financial institutions in detailed terms as she pledged to cut the income gap and spur wage growth for ordinary Americans. The Democratic front-runner stopped short of calling for the break-up of big banks as some liberal Democrats have sought.


Cleveland woman mauled to death by pit bull at family's home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 04:56
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a Cleveland woman who was mauled to death by a pit bull had been visiting relatives at a home where the dog was kept.

California begins to regain control of prison health care

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 04:55

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2009 file photo, J. Clark Kelso, the federally appointed receiver overseeing the medical care in the state's prison system, is seen outside of Folsom State Prison in Folsom, Calif. California on Monday, July 13, 2015 began regaining responsibility for its prison health care system after nearly a decade of federal control and billions of dollars in improvements. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Monday began regaining responsibility for its prison health care system after nearly a decade of federal control and billions of dollars in improvements.


Massachusetts man suspected of plotting Boston Marathon-style attack arrested

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 04:53
Authorities said on Monday they had arrested the son of a Boston police captain who was building bombs in his apartment and planned to attack a crowded university campus cafeteria on behalf of the Islamic State militant group. Alexander Ciccolo, 23, was arrested on July 4 for the unlawful receipt of multiple guns, the U.S. Justice Department said in a news release. Ciccolo has received mental health treatment since childhood, according to sources familiar with the family.

Driver who fled police ordered to trial in deaths of 2 kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 04:48
DETROIT (AP) — A man has been ordered to stand trial in the deaths of two Detroit children during a high-speed chase with police.

Drag racer convicted of killing mom, 3 sons in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 04:47
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A drag racer has been convicted of crashing into a family on a Philadelphia boulevard, killing a mother and three of her young sons.