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Court stops prosecution of white police in black suburb

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:39
CLEVELAND (AP) — The prosecution of five white police supervisors in a predominantly black suburb for failing to stop a car chase that ended with two black people being killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire was put on hold Thursday by a state appeals court.

Video of arrest prompts Philadelphia police investigation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:37

Video of arrest prompts Philadelphia police investigationThe Philadelphia Police Department has opened an Internal Affairs investigation after a video surfaced online allegedly showing officers repeatedly hitting 22-year-old Tyree Carroll during an arrest in April in Germantown.


New Hampshire lawmaker questions Dartmouth land agreement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:37
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than two centuries after a gift of land from the New Hampshire Legislature helped keep Dartmouth College afloat, a current lawmaker wants the Ivy League school to do more to repay the state's generosity.

South Carolina governor signs bill to remove Confederate flag

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:30

South Carolina Governor Haley spoke to a gathered crowd before signing a legislation permanently removing the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds in ColumbiaSouth Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed legislation on Thursday to permanently remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds, following an emotional debate spurred by the massacre of nine black churchgoers last month. The rebel banner will go to the "relic room" of South Carolina's military museum in Columbia, the state capital. "The Confederate flag is coming off the grounds of the South Carolina State House," Haley said to cheers and applause.


Septic truck slams into newlyweds' home in Bucks Co.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:29

Septic truck slams into newlyweds' home in Bucks Co.Newlyweds from upper Bucks County are dealing with their first crisis as a married couple.


FBI says it thwarted Islamic State-inspired July 4 attacks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:26

Police officers patrol Times Square in New YorkU.S. authorities foiled attacks planned around the Fourth of July, arresting more than 10 people in the month before the holiday who were inspired by Islamic State online recruitment, FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday. "I do believe our work disrupted efforts to kill people likely in connection with July 4th," Comey told reporters at the headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Separately, a national security source said multiple overseas plots by Islamic State sympathizers had also been halted in recent days.


AP EXPLAINS: Confederate battle flag, flown around US South

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:26

FILE - In this May 10, 2000 file photo, Kevin Gray, of the Harriett Tubman Freedom House, watches as the Confederate flag burns during a demonstration in Columbia, S.C., to protest the Confederate flag flying atop the dome of the South Carolina Statehouse. More than 50 years after South Carolina raised a Confederate flag at its Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement, the rebel banner is scheduled to be removed Friday, July 10, 2015, morning during a ceremony. (AP Photo/Lou Krasky, File)In the wake of the massacre of nine African-Americans — including a state senator — at a historic black church in Charleston last month, the governor of South Carolina has signed legislation to remove the Civil War-era Confederate battle flag that has flown outside the Statehouse. Authorities describe the shootings as a hate crime, and Dylann Storm Roof, the white suspect charged with murder, has appeared in widely seen photos holding Confederate flags. The landmark decision to remove the flag comes five decades after it was raised to protest the civil rights movement. Here's a brief explanation of the Confederate battle flag, a historic but deeply divisive symbol that remains present in the American South.


IBM claims breakthrough in making chips even smaller

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:22

This July 2, 2015 photo provided by IBM shows a 7 nanometer chip produced at SUNY Poly Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in Albany, NY. IBM says it has achieved a breakthrough in shrinking computer chips, creating a test version of the world’s first semiconductor that shrinks down the circuitry by overcoming what’s been “one of the grand challenges” of the industry. (Darryl Bautista/Feature Photo Service for IBM via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — IBM says it has achieved a breakthrough in making computer chips even smaller, creating a test version of the world's first semiconductor that shrinks down the circuitry by overcoming "one of the grand challenges" of the tech industry.


Senate considers No Child revision to limit federal role

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:21

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., looks to members of the media as she and other Senate Democrats speak to media after a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. As the House moved forward with debate on the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law rewrite, the Senate considered a version sponsored by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Murray. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to strike a bipartisan chord, the Senate worked Thursday on a major revision of the 2002 No Child Left Behind law, a day after a Republican-led rewrite just barely passed the House.


Utah pediatrician sent to prison for murdering ex-wife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:16
A Utah doctor has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for murdering his ex-wife in 2011 even as he continued to claim in court that he was not the killer. "I did not kill Uta. Uta Von Schwedler, a 49-year-old HIV researcher, was found dead by her boyfriend in an overflowing bathtub at her home in the city's fashionable suburb of Sugar House, with a near-lethal amount of the anti-anxiety drug, Xanax, in her system.

Pennsylvania man sent to prison in rape plot to conceive child

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 05:15
A Pennsylvania man convicted of raping his wife's teenage daughter in an effort to conceive a baby the couple could raise as their own was sentenced on Thursday to up to 27 years in prison, a prosecutor said. Gary Machinshok, 29, of Wilkes-Barre was sentenced on Thursday after pleading no contest last year to first-degree rape and other charges related to the abuse of the 15-year-old girl and her 11-year-old sister. Prosecutors said the girls' mother, Misty Machinshok, 33, was unable to have another child and wanted the 15-year-old girl to become pregnant so she could raise the baby.

U.S. universities seek to delay lawsuits over Asian-American admissions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:29
Harvard and the University of North Carolina (UNC) moved this week to delay lawsuits by a conservative group alleging that the schools unfairly limit the number of Asian-American students admitted. The universities have cited last month's U.S. Supreme Court decision to revisit a white student's lawsuit against the University of Texas that claims consideration of an applicant's race violates the Constitution. The schools say the lawsuits against them should be suspended until the Supreme Court rules on the Texas dispute, likely by June 2016.

Sheriff's office seeking to help Montana man who was scammed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:29

Stuart Voigt sits outside his home with his dog Bud near Bearmouth , Mont. on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. The Missoula County sheriff's department is seeking donations on behalf of Voigt, a 74-year-old man who lost his life savings on the false promise of receiving millions of dollars and a Mercedes Benz in a sweepstakes scam. (Michael Gallacher/The Missoulian via AP) MANDATORY CREDITDRUMMOND, Mont. (AP) — The Missoula County sheriff's department is seeking donations on behalf of a 74-year-old man who lost his life savings on the false promise of receiving millions of dollars and a Mercedes Benz in a sweepstakes scam.


Video shows armed man in California clash with Suge Knight: attorney

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:27

Defendant Marion "Suge" Knight looks on as he attends a hearing with his attorney Thomas Mesereau in his robbery case in Los Angeles, CaliforniaBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marion "Suge" Knight, who is charged with murder for running over a man at a California hamburger stand, plans to produce a video showing an attacker brandished a gun just before the fatal incident, his attorney said in court papers. Attorney Tom Mesereau gave few details on the video in a motion submitted on Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, including how it was shot and how Knight obtained it. Knight, 50, is charged with murder, attempted murder and two counts of felony hit-and-run in connection with a Jan. 29 confrontation in the parking lot of a hamburger stand that left one man dead.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:18
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina governor signs bill to remove Confederate flag from Statehouse on Friday.

At bill signing ceremony, South Carolina Gov. Haley says flag will come down with dignity

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:17
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — At bill signing ceremony, South Carolina Gov. Haley says flag will come down with dignity.

Teen stabbed in the leg inside Whitemarsh Twp. home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:15

Teen stabbed in the leg inside Whitemarsh Twp. homeA Montgomery County teenager is hospitalized after sustaining a stab wound to her leg, and now police are investigating what led up to the incident.


Celebrity chefs pull out of Trump's Washington DC hotel

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:11
"The recent statements surrounding Mexican immigrants by Donald Trump do not in any way align with my personal core values," Zakarian said in an e-mail. Zakarian, who runs a string of restaurants including The Lambs Club and the National in New York City, said Zakarian Hospitality employs many immigrants from all over the world. On Wednesday, José Andrés said he would not open a Spanish restaurant in the hotel coming up in Washington DC's Federal Post Office building.

U.S. FAA to change navigation codes named after Trump

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

Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a back-yard reception in BedfordThe U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Thursday it would rename three navigational waypoints that are currently named after Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown said the so-called "fixes" are used by pilots as waypoints to determine their position on a route. The three at issue are located near Palm Beach International Airport in Florida.


AccuWeather: Tornado Watch for Lancaster County

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

 Tornado Watch for Lancaster CountyA Tornado Watch has been issued for parts of Lancaster County.