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Man dies after escaping house fire with wife in Brick Township, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:20

Man dies after escaping house fire with wife in Brick Township, N.J.Fire officials say a 74-year-old man who managed to escape a house fire in Ocean County along with his wife died a short time later.


Law schools fund firms to train recent graduates

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:16

Attorney Chris Markelz, who is in the legal incubator program run by Whittier Law School, poses for photos in the lobby area of his office, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Santa Ana, Calif. The incubators give new lawyers practical experience while providing legal services to people who otherwise would not be able to afford a lawyer. A tight job market for new lawyers and a push to make legal representation more affordable have prompted law schools in California and other states to fund startup law firms. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Baseball has the minor leagues. Medicine offers residency programs. But recent law school graduates have no equivalent training opportunities to hone their skills — at least until now.


About the key participants in gay rights rally 50 years ago

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:14

FILE - This June 1, 2009 file photo shows Frank Kameny in his home in Washington. Kameny, a gay rights pioneer, was fired as a government astronomer in 1957 because he was gay. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One of the nation's first gay rights protests was held 50 years ago this July Fourth in Philadelphia. About 40 people participated; here are profiles of some of the most prominent protesters and their legacy.


July Fourth events to recall bold 1965 gay rights protest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:09

John S. James, a participant in the July 4, 1965 demonstration for gay rights at Independence Hall, background left, poses for a photograph in Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. James didn't want his photo taken that day for fear of losing his government job. Yet among the images is one of James holding a sign that says, "Homosexual citizens want their right to make their maximum contribution to society." James kept his position _ possibly because there was very little media attention given to that march and the ones that followed. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On the Fourth of July 50 years ago, when homosexuality was considered a mental illness and a same-sex couple's public declaration of love put their lives and livelihoods at risk, about 40 people took a stand by staging a peaceful protest in front of Independence Hall.


Judge to decide on Menendez bid to move trial to Washington

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:04
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge is expected to rule this week on whether the corruption case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez should be moved from New Jersey to Washington, an issue that has sharply divided the two sides at the outset of what is expected to be a contentious prelude to a trial.

4-year-old girl pulled from pond in Newark, Delaware dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 23:57

4-year-old girl pulled from pond in Newark, Delaware diesA 4-year-old girl who was pulled from a pond in Newark, Delaware has died.


Man shot and killed in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 23:54

Man shot and killed in KensingtonPhiladelphia police are searching for suspects after a man was shot multiple times and killed in Kensington.


New York prison escapee turns 35 on ninth day of manhunt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 23:51

Vermont Governor Shumlin and New York Governor Cuomo take part in a news conference at the Clinton Correctional Facility in DannemoraAs the hunt for a pair of inmates who escaped from an upstate New York prison entered its ninth day on Sunday, new details emerged about how a female prison worker now under arrest promised to help them in a daring breakout. Sunday also marked the 35th birthday of David Sweat, the younger of the two convicted killers who broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora by cutting through a steel wall and slithering through a steam pipe to a manhole on the street outside the prison's walls. Sweat and Richard Matt, 48, were discovered missing from their adjoining cells in the maximum security prison, located about 20 miles (32 km) south of the Canadian border, at 5:30 a.m. on June 6.


Texas planners look to aquifers to prepare for next drought

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 22:47

This photo provided by the San Antonio Water System shows the Twin Oaks Aquifer Storage and Recovery site in far south Bexar County, Texas on Sept. 23, 2011. Although torrential storms in May essentially ended one of Texas’ worst-ever droughts, water planners wary of the next inevitable dry spell are looking into technology that would pump rainwater underground for use in drier times. (San Antonio Water System via AP)LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The torrential storms of last month essentially ended one of Texas' worst-ever droughts, but much of the excess water has already flowed into the Gulf of Mexico or will evaporate by year's end.


Woman struck by hit-and-run driver in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 22:02

Woman struck by hit-and-run driver in South PhiladelphiaA 63-year-old woman is hospitalized after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in South Philadelphia.


Cleaning crew sickened by fumes in Lower Merion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 21:54

Cleaning crew sickened by fumes in Lower MerionThe Action Cam was at the Parlor Pizza Shop at the Suburban Square shopping center in Lower Merion Township, after five members of a cleaning crew were overcome by fumes.


Former police chief facing retrial in killing of black man

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 21:54

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2015 file photo, First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe, left, shows defendant former Eutawville Police Chief Richard Combs the weapon he used to shoot Bernard Bailey during testimony in Combs' first murder trial in Orangeburg, SC. The jury deadlocked in the case and Combs goes on trial a second time in Columbia on Monday, June 15, 2015. (Larry Hardy/Times & Democrat via AP)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — When a South Carolina jury first heard the case of a former small town police chief who shot and killed an unarmed black man, the trial lasted six days and the jurors deliberated for 12 hours before telling the judge they had deadlocked.


Flooding, evacuations after massive water main break in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 21:41

Cleanup work begins afer massive water main break in West PhiladelphiaPolice and firefighters are on the scene of a massive water main break in West Philadelphia.


5 Injured in Accidental Gunfire at Waldorf-Astoria Wedding Reception

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 21:22
The person who fired the gun was taken into custody.

The voice of opposition past, Justice Kennedy may save Obamacare now

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 21:05

Demonstrators in favor of Obamacare gather at the Supreme Court building in WashingtonBy Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Justice Anthony Kennedy was furious when a majority on the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s healthcare law. As he read the dissenting opinion from the bench three years ago, his anger was palpable. It amounts instead to a vast judicial over-reaching.” That was Kennedy on June 28, 2012.


Study of returns to the ER suggests lack of follow-up care

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 20:48

In this June 4, 2015 photo, Dr. Reena Duseja, lead author of a study on emergency room visits, stands in San Francisco General Hospital's emergency room in San Francisco. No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint. But new research suggests it's more common than previously thought, and people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time around. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)WASHINGTON (AP) — No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time around.


Toddler found wandering without parents at Clementon, NJ amusement park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 20:44

Toddler found wandering without parents at Clementon, NJ amusement parkAuthorities are still trying to locate the parents of a young girl, the morning after she was found wandering by herself at an amusement park in Camden County, New Jersey.


PHOTOS: Massive water main break in West Phila.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 19:27

 Massive water main break in West Phila.The Action Cam was on the scene after a large water main broke in West Philadelphia.


Flooding, evacuations after massive water main break in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 19:27

Flooding, evacuations after massive water main break in West PhiladelphiaPolice and firefighters are on the scene of a massive water main break in West Philadelphia.


AccuWeather: Warm, T'Storms Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 19:17

 Warm Today, T'Storms TonightMeteorologist Chris Sowers says the threat of thunderstorms returns Sunday.