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Small SC town rallies for fired gay police chief

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:39

Latta Police Chief Crystal Moore stands beside her police SUV on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Latta, S.C. Residents of Latta rallied around Moore after the mayor fired her and mentioned he didn't like she was gay, even voting to strip the mayor of his power so Moore could get her job back. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)LATTA, S.C. (AP) — When openly gay police chief Crystal Moore was fired by a mayor who condemned her lifestyle as "questionable," she feared her two decade career in law enforcement in this town was over.


Man critical after Newport hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:36

Man critical after Newport hit-and-runPolice in Delaware are looking for a hit-and-run driver who critically injured a man in Newport.


Police: 2 stabbed during Northeast Philadelphia house party

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:33

 2 stabbed during Northeast Philadelphia house partyPolice are investigating a double stabbing that occurred during a house party in Northeast Philadelphia.


Police investigate alleged assault of SEPTA bus driver

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:31

Police investigate alleged assault of SEPTA bus driverPolice are investigating an alleged assault of a SEPTA bus driver in North Philadelphia.


7 people injured in Abington crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:29

7 people injured in Abington crashSeven people were injured in a two car crash in Abington, Montgomery County Sunday morning.


Bus, car collide in Indiana, 1 dead, 18 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:11

This Photo provided by the Wayne County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office, emergency personnel respond to the scene of a bus accident on Sunday, July 13, 2014 on interstate 70 near Richmond, Ind. Authorities say a Greyhound bus and car collided on the highway near Indiana's border with Ohio, killing one person and injuring at least 18 others. (AP Photo/ Wayne County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office)RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A Greyhound bus headed from St. Louis to New York City collided Sunday with a car on an eastern Indiana highway, killing one person and injuring at least 18 others, an official said.


Jersey City mayor: Suspect in officer's killing had been wanted by police for prior homicide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:57
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City mayor: Suspect in officer's killing had been wanted by police for prior homicide.

Jersey City mayor: Suspect in officer's death didn't try to rob store, just waited for police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:50
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City mayor: Suspect in officer's death didn't try to rob store, just waited for police.

State governments can help U.S. speed up drone use

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:46
By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. state governments should help break a regulatory logjam that currently bans aerial drones from delivering packages, filming movies and monitoring crops and pipelines, officials from a state with extensive drone experience said on Sunday. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) lacks rules to govern commercial drone activity, and is widely expected to miss a 2015 deadline for creating them because of their complexity. In the interim, state governments could help with key elements to take a major burden off the FAA. "I believe states ought to step forward and help the FAA get through this critical phase," Stephen McKeever, secretary of science and technology for the state of Oklahoma, said in an interview from the Farnborough air show in England.

Debut summer 'supermoon' hangs in the summer sky

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:31

The Supermoon rises over downtown Kansas City, MissouriA "supermoon" rose above cities from Los Angeles to London on Saturday night, the first of three times this year the full moon will orbit nearer the earth and appear unusually large and bright. The supermoon is technically known as a "perigee moon," and occurs when the moon is full as it reaches perigee, the point of its orbit closest to the earth, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said in a statement. "However, if it gets people out and looking at the night sky and maybe hooks them into astronomy, then it's a good thing," Geoff Chester of the US Naval Observatory, said on NASA's website. A 2013 supermoon was 14 percent bigger and 30 percent more luminous than the average full moon of that year, NASA said.


PHOTOS: Head-on crash in Abington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:29

 Head-on crash in Abington7 people were injured in a two car crash in Abington, Pa. crash.


US, Germany vow cooperation despite espionage spat

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:15

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, right, at a hotel where closed-door nuclear talks take place in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Kerry meets separately with Steinmeier to discuss a spiraling espionage dispute between the close NATO partners. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)VIENNA (AP) — The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing on Sunday the importance of their cooperation to solving several global crises but offering little indication they've fully mended ties.


NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio isn't afraid to be goofy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:13

FILE - In this file photo of June 21, 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, and his wife Chirlane McCray, second from left, pose for a photograph with their children Dante de Blasio, left, and Chiara de Blasio as they take part in the Mermaid Parade in the Coney Island section of the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York City's mayor is not afraid to be bold - and, at times, downright goofy - in is his appearance and manner. It’s an everyman image that meshes with his populist politics and pledge to address the city’s growing income inequality. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)NEW YORK (AP) — He sported a rainbow tie for the Gay Pride Parade. He wore an "I Love LA" shirt and warbled that song on national TV to pay off a bet. He even donned a pirate outfit — puffy shirt and all — to join his equally outlandishly costumed family for a hipster parade in Brooklyn.


Rookie Jersey City cop killed during armed robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:06

A person lays on the ground near evidence markers as officials investigate the scene where a Jersey City Police Department officer was shot and killed while responding to a call at a 24-hour pharmacy, Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Officer Melvin Santiago was shot in the head while still in his police vehicle as he and his partner responded to an armed robbery call at about 4.a.m., Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said in a statement. Fulop said officers responding to the robbery call shot and killed the man who shot Santiago. He was not immediately identified.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A rookie police officer responding to an armed robbery call at a 24-hour drugstore was fatally shot early Sunday by a suspect who had snatched a gun from an armed security guard inside, officials said.


Retired teacher goes on trial in wife's cliff push

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 22:53

This undated booking photo released by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office shows Charles Black, accused of pushing his then-wife Lisa off Maiden Cliff in Maine's Camden Hills State Park in April 2011, in an attempt to kill her and claim a $4 million inheritance. He is charged with trying to kill her by hitting her in the head with a rock before pushing her off the cliff. Lisa Black survived after falling a short distance and sought help. Jury selection for Charles Black's trial is scheduled to begin Monday, July 14, 2014 in Rockland. (AP Photo/Knox County Sheriff’s Office)CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — Charles and Lisa Black moved to Maine after careers as teachers in Kansas, pursuing an idyllic retirement that prosecutors say was destroyed by arguments over money and infidelity before both plummeted off a cliff.


Jersey City officer shot, killed on robbery call

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 22:45

 Cop killer lay in wait for police to arriveA 23-year-old Jersey City police officer responding to an armed robbery call at a 24-hour drug store was shot and killed early Sunday, officials said.


Tesla gets OK to open more dealerships in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 22:45

Tesla gets OK to open more dealerships in PennsylvaniaGov. Tom Corbett has signed legislation allowing Tesla to open five dealerships in Pennsylvania.


Foster children become focus of California schools

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 22:36

In this photo taken Friday, July 11, 2014, Elk Grove Unified School District teacher Michael Jones and his former student Kandance Stagner, a foster child, walk around Laguna Creek High School, where Stagner recently graduated from, in Elk Grove, Calif. California, home to nearly one-fifth of the nation’s children living in foster care, is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators responsible for producing results. As part of a new school funding formula the state will direct billions of extra dollars to districts based on how many students they have with low family incomes, learning to speak English or in foster care. Six years ago, Jones, who as a high school science teacher, founded a weekly class where students in foster care could gather to discuss their shared struggles, has doubts about the proposed program saying “I’ve yet to see a (formula) that says we are going to fund people to care.” Stagner, 18, who has been in seven foster care settings since she was taken away from her mother in second grade, is preparing to attend college in Nebraska, something she attributes directly to Jones’ unwavering support and nurturing family environment he created in his classroom. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators accountable.


Jersey City officer killed during armed robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 22:28

A person lays on the ground near evidence markers as officials investigate the scene where a Jersey City Police Department officer was shot and killed while responding to a call at a 24-hour pharmacy, Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Officer Melvin Santiago was shot in the head while still in his police vehicle as he and his partner responded to an armed robbery call at about 4.a.m., Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said in a statement. Fulop said officers responding to the robbery call shot and killed the man who shot Santiago. He was not immediately identified.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A police officer responding to an armed robbery call at a 24-hour drugstore was fatally shot early Sunday by a suspect who had snatched a gun from an armed security guard inside, officials said.


Bus and car collide in Indiana; 1 dead, 18 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 21:45
RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A Greyhound bus and a car collided Sunday on an Indiana highway near the Ohio border, killing one person and injuring at least 18 others, an official said.