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Ex-mayor of Pennsylvania's capital charged with corruption

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:35

Former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed arrives outside court for his preliminary arraignment at District Judge William Wenner's offices in Lower Paxton Township, Pa., on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Reed was charged Tuesday with hundreds of counts, including criminal solicitation, theft and bribery. He said he will fight the charges. The 65-year-old Democrat presided over Harrisburg's near financial collapse during his 28 years in office, ending in early 2010. (Dan Gleiter /PennLive.com via AP)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The former mayor of Pennsylvania's capital city was arrested Tuesday on corruption charges, including allegations he unlawfully used public money from various agencies to buy thousands of artifacts for what he claimed was a plan to open a Wild West museum and other historical attractions.


Driver being chased by police killed in crash with school bus

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:25

Driver being chased by police killed in crash with school busThe driver of a car being chased by police was killed when his vehicle collided with a school bus in Wilmington, Delaware.


Immigrant families released faster from detention centers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:22

In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015, photo a young boy holds hands with his mother at a bus station after they were released from a family detention center in San Antonio. The group from El Salvador had been held at a family detention center after they were caught entering the country illegally. Women and children are being released from immigrant detention centers faster on bond, with many mothers assigned ankle monitoring bracelets in lieu of paying. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Mothers with children are being released from Texas immigrant detention centers more quickly in the weeks since the nation's top immigration official announced policy changes, with far more being given ankle-monitoring bracelets in lieu of paying bonds, according to immigration attorneys.


Court: New health law doesn't infringe on religious freedom

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:09

Lead cousel Mark Rienzi, representing Little Sisters of the Poor, speaks to members of the media after attending a hearing in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in Denver, Colo., Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. According to a decision issued Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by a federal appeals court in Denver, the federal health care law doesn't burden faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — The federal health care law doesn't infringe on the religious freedom of faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in employee health plans, a federal appeals court in Denver ruled Tuesday.


NAACP: Mississippi should remove Confederate sign from flag

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:06
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The NAACP is calling on Mississippi legislators to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, days after South Carolina removed a stand-alone Confederate banner from its Capitol grounds.

Prosecutor: Ex-Uber driver charged in unsolved Boston rapes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:03
BOSTON (AP) — A former Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting a female passenger last year is now facing charges in five unsolved Boston rape cases going back almost a decade, the district attorney and police officials announced Tuesday.

Colorado movie gunman had mass murder 'in heart and mind': prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:03

File photo of James Holmes sitting in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialA prosecutor broke down on Tuesday as he said the man in black who gunned down a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater had nothing but "mass murder" on his mind when he went on the rampage three years ago. District Attorney George Brauchler said 400 people went to a midnight premiere of a Batman film in the Denver suburb of Aurora, happy and hopeful of being entertained by a tale of a black-clad hero fighting for justice. "But that's not what happened," Brauchler said.


Comeback kid Peter Zucca making difference with foundation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:03

Comeback kid Peter Zucca making difference with foundationPeter Zucca has loved baseball for as long as he can remember.


Families of officers killed in duty gather together in Seaside Heights

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:00

Families of officers killed in duty gather together in Seaside HeightsFamilies who lost loved ones who were law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty came together in Seaside Heights, New Jersey to give each other support and have a fun day at the same time.


U.S. has yet to notify 21.5 million data breach victims: officials

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:00

U.S. Office of Personnel Management building in WashingtonBy Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two months after discovering that sensitive personal information on 21.5 million Americans was compromised in a hack of government databanks, none of those affected has been officially notified, government officials said on Tuesday. The officials from multiple agencies, who are familiar with an investigation into the breach, said the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which oversaw the data, is working with other agencies to set up a system to inform the victims. One official at OPM, who declined to be identified, said that because of the complicated nature of the data and the fact that government employees and contractors often move among different agencies, it would be weeks before a mechanism was in place.


Utah death row inmate says firing squad is unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:55
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah death row inmate appealing his sentence of death by firing squad says the execution method is cruel and unusual punishment. Utah recently approved the use of a firing squad as a backup if lethal injection drugs are not available.

St. Louis chief: Gunman 'tried to assassinate' officer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:55

St. Louis police investigate the scene of a shooting where a gunman opened fire on a uniformed St. Louis police sergeant on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in St. Louis. Police Chief Sam Dotson said the officer sustained a torso injury not considered life-threatening during the hail of gunfire on his private vehicle. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDITST. LOUIS (AP) — A gunman wearing a bandanna over his face opened fire on a uniformed St. Louis police sergeant before dawn Tuesday, peppering his windshield with at least a dozen rounds, and the police chief credited the officer's body armor with saving his life.


Prosecutors say Idaho man hoped to carry out terror attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:52
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal prosecutors told jurors Tuesday that an Uzbek refugee living in Boise, Idaho, was walking a "pathway to terror" when he was arrested two years ago.

Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:51

Obama commutes sentences of 46 convictsPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Calling it an issue America can't afford to ignore, President Barack Obama laid out an expansive vision Thursday for fixing the criminal justice system by focusing on communities, courtrooms and cellblocks. He announced a federal review of the use of solitary confinement and urged Congress to pass a sentencing reform bill by year's end.


Officials: Destroy the Spotted Lanternfly

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:48

 Destroy the Spotted Lanternfly"We were invaded by this past, an unwelcome past by the way, last fall," Pennsylvania State Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said Tuesday.


Wal-Mart sued for denying health insurance to gay worker's wife

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:40

A Wal-Mart Stores Inc company distribution center in BentonvilleThe lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Boston, seeks nationwide class-action status. Wal-Mart, the largest private U.S. employer, began offering health insurance benefits to same-sex spouses last year, after the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act that denied federal benefits to married gay couples. "Benefits provided by Wal-Mart as a matter of grace ... are not secure and could potentially be withdrawn just when large health care costs are incurred," the lawsuit says.


Northern California authorities suspend search for baby

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:39

This undated photo released by the Shasta County Sheriff's Office shows, Matthew Graham, 23, the subject of a manhunt after he stole a gun and fled. Graham is considered a person of interest in the disappearance of his 6-month-old daughter in Northern California, authorities said. (Shasta County Sheriff's Office/The Record Searchlight via AP)REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Northern California authorities said Tuesday they've stopped actively searching for an infant who's been missing for 11 days, but they'll keep the case open and investigate any leads they receive.


Deputy cleared in shooting of man who allegedly had knife

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:38
EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff's deputy will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a man who allegedly approached him with a knife.

Tulsa sheriff wants state Supreme Court to block grand jury

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:36
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys for embattled Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz urged the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday to block a grand jury from investigating Glanz's office following the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a volunteer deputy.

Groups ask appeals court to halt phone records collection

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:35
NEW YORK (AP) — Civil liberties groups have asked a federal appeals court in New York to again strike down as unconstitutional a law that lets the government collect Americans' phone records.