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Chelsea Clinton launches first report on world's fathers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:40
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — New mother Chelsea Clinton helped launch the first report on the "State of the World's Fathers" Tuesday which says major inequalities persist between parents with women spending between two and 10 times longer than men caring for children.

Truck, SUV collide in Elsmere, 3 injured

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:14

Truck, SUV collide in Elsmere, 2 injuredThree people were injured in a crash in Elsmere, Delaware.


Canadian rocker Neil Young strikes sour note on Donald Trump's use of song

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:11

Neil Young performs during the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Bob Dylan in Los Angeles(Reuters) - Canadian rocker Neil Young has lashed out at real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump for using his song "Rockin' In The Free World" when the Republican launched a U.S. presidential campaign on Tuesday in New York. "Donald Trump was not authorized to use 'Rockin' In The Free World' in his presidential candidacy announcement," Young, who has long lived on a ranch in California, said in a statement. The statement from Young said the Canadian citizen supports Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent and one of the most outspoken liberals in Congress, in his campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.


Boston-area amateur golfer found guilty of insider trading

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:09
Eric McPhail, 41, was found guilty by a federal jury in Boston on conspiracy and securities fraud charges following a seven-day jury trial, prosecutors said. The case proceeded to trial after a federal judge refused to dismiss the charges in light of a recent appellate ruling that narrowed the reach of insider trading laws. Douglas Parigian, a lawyer and fellow golfer who authorities say McPhail gave illegal tips to about American Superconductor, previously pleaded guilty in May.

Off-duty officer shoots ex-wife dead after New Jersey car chase

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 09:56
Driving an SUV, Phillip Seidle, 51, was pursuing his recently divorced wife, Tamara Seidle, in her car when she crashed into another vehicle in Asbury Park, New Jersey, said Charles Webster, spokesman of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Seidle, a 22-year veteran of New Jersey's Neptune Township Police Department, got out with his service weapon, a .40-caliber Glock handgun, and fired several shots into his ex-wife's car from the driver's side, Webster said.

Window crashes to ground at Campbell's Field

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 09:50

Window crashes to ground at Campbell's FieldA window crashed to the ground at Campbell's Field prior to a Camden Riversharks game.


Chelsea Clinton launches first report on world's fathers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 09:46
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — New mother Chelsea Clinton is helping to launch the first report on the "State of the World's Fathers" which says major inequalities persist between parents with women spending between two and 10 times longer than men caring for children.

Billionaire who shaped Las Vegas led life behind scenes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 09:29

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2005 file photo, Kirk Kerkorian, majority shareholder of MGM Mirage, speaks to the media at the Nevada Gaming Control Board hearing in Las Vegas. Kerkorian, an eighth-grade dropout who built Las Vegas' biggest hotels, tried to take over Chrysler and bought and sold MGM at a profit three times, died Monday, June 15, 2015. He was 98. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta,File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — The monolithic hotel casinos that billionaire Kirk Kerkorian built on the sparkling Las Vegas Strip spoke for themselves.


North Carolina shark attack victim speaks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 09:28

North Carolina shark attack victim speaksThe 16-year-old victim of this weekend's shark attack in North Carolina released a series of videos about his traumatic experience


Man accused of killing stripper returns defense to lawyers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 09:21
GRETNA, La. (AP) — A man accused of killing and dismembering a stripper lured from New Orleans' French Quarter has returned his defense to lawyers after one day of cross-examining prosecution witnesses.

Prosecutors: Man charged in shootout at anti-Islam event in Texas wanted to attack Super Bowl

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 09:08
PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors: Man charged in shootout at anti-Islam event in Texas wanted to attack Super Bowl.

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 09:02

Ruth Hindal, left, shows Ann Thomas, both of Des Moines, Iowa, a shirt for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump before his arrival at a rally, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


Q&A on history of Berkeley building where balcony collapsed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 08:52

Police and officials stand outside of the Library Gardens apartment complex, where a fourth floor balcony rests on the balcony below after collapsing in Berkeley, Calif., Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Berkeley police say several people are dead and others injured after a balcony fell shortly before 1 a.m., near the University of California, Berkeley. (AP Photo/Kristin Bender)BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The site of a fatal balcony collapse is one of Berkeley's biggest downtown developments in recent years. Here are some answers about the apartment complex where six people were killed and seven more injured:


U.S. Marine general keeps 'careful eye' on F-35 spare parts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 08:52

An F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter takes off on a training sortie at Eglin Air Force Base, FloridaThe top U.S. Marine in charge of aviation is "very confident" about the $391 billion Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter program ahead of a decision on the jet's combat-readiness, but said he is keeping "a careful eye" on the spare parts supply. Lieutenant General Jon Davis, deputy commandant for aviation, said on Tuesday the 10 jets in an initial squadron had completed retrofits and were being repainted. "I believe that we'll be OK, but I want to take a look if we are short on spare parts," Davis said in an interview at the Paris Airshow.


Prosecutors fight for Eric Garner grand jury record secrecy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 08:50
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers battling over whether the grand jury record in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man should stay sealed came under sharp questioning by an appeals court on Tuesday, with one judge asking whether secrecy was a way of glossing over prosecutors' role in a decision not to charge a white police officer in the case.

Baltimore police union accuses city of stonewalling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 08:46
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's police union is accusing city officials of stonewalling requests for information about what happened during riots in the city after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.

AP source: Cardinals allegedly hacked Astros player database

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 08:28

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2013, file photo, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, right, talks to St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay, left, and second baseman Daniel Descalso before an exhibition spring training baseball game in Jupiter, Fla. Major League Baseball says it is cooperating with a federal investigation into an illegal breach of the Astros' internal operations database, amid a report that the Cardinals were responsible for the hack. The New York Times, citing unnamed law enforcement officials, reported Tuesday, June 16, 2015 , that the FBI and Justice Department are investigating whether Cardinals' front-office officials are responsible for the effort to steal information about player personnel. The The teams were rivals in the National League Central until Houston moved to the American League in 2012. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal law enforcement authorities are investigating whether the St. Louis Cardinals illegally hacked into a computer database of the Houston Astros to obtain information on their former division rival's players, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday.


Panel: Name countries whose troops commit sexual abuse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 08:28
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A high-level panel urged a major overhaul of U.N. peacekeeping operations Tuesday that would make political solutions the paramount goal, speed up deployment of peacekeepers, and require the naming and shaming of countries whose troops commit acts of sexual abuse.

Alaska wildfires spread amid windy, hot weather

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 08:24

The setting sun is partially obscured by smoke from an out of control wildfire on the Parks Highway near Willow, AlaskaTwo Alaska wildfires that have forced hundreds of people to evacuate and destroyed dozens of homes spread on Tuesday in windy, hot and dry weather conditions conducive to extreme fire behavior, state officials said. "Considering the weather we are dealing with, these guys are going to be challenged," said Sam Harrel, spokesman for the Alaska Forestry Division.


Irish students killed on balcony were with cultural program

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 08:15

A woman leaves flowers at a makeshift memorial for victims of a balcony that collapsed in Berkeley, Calif., Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Berkeley police said several people were killed and others injured after a balcony fell shortly before 1 a.m., near the University of California, Berkeley. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Five of the Irish college students who died when a fifth-floor balcony collapsed were part of a popular cultural exchange program allowing foreign students to work and travel in the United States.