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Last original Ramones members dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 01:32
NEW YORK (AP) — The Ramones always seemed too fast. Their songs rushed by, often two minutes or less of pure adrenaline. Their influence outstripped their sales. And now, with the death of drummer Tommy, all four original members of the seminal punk rock band are gone.

Botched home birth may have caused NC infant death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 00:47
LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say a newborn baby found buried in the yard of a suburban Raleigh home may have bled to death after a botched home delivery.

5 things to know about immigration courts

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 00:45

FILE - This June 18, 2014, file photo, detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection, processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. Immigration courts backlogged by years of staffing shortages and tougher enforcement face an even more daunting challenge since tens of thousands of Central Americans began arriving on the U.S. border fleeing violence back home. For years, children from Central America traveling alone and immigrants who prove they have a credible fear of returning home have been entitled to a hearing before an immigration judge. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool, File)An overlooked element in the immigration debate is the nation's Immigration Court system, where many of the newly arrived migrants will have their cases resolved. Here are key facts about the court system and its struggles:


Backlogged immigration courts face new deluge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 00:40

FILE - This June 18, 2014, file photo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents work at a processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. Immigration courts backlogged by years of staffing shortages and tougher enforcement face an even more daunting challenge since tens of thousands of Central Americans began arriving on the U.S. border fleeing violence back home. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Backlogged U.S. immigration courts are bracing for a deluge of cases after tens of thousands of Central American children began arriving on the U.S.-Mexico border.


Drive-ins use creativity to afford digital switch

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 00:30

In this photo made Thursday, June 26, 2014, light from a digital projector beams from the projection house at the Saco Drive-In in Saco, Maine. Drive-in movie theater operators say more than 200 of the remaining 348 drive-ins in the country have made the costly switch from film to digital. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)SACO, Maine (AP) — Many in the movie industry feared the need to convert to digital could be the death knell for drive-ins, but drive-in operators are finding creative ways to afford the switch.


Man who killed lover's husband gets work release

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 00:17

FILE - In this March 12, 1991 file photo, William Flynn, 17, testifies in Exeter, N.H., March 12, 1991 in the Pamela Smart murder conspiracy trial. Flynn was moved to a minimum-security prison this past week as part of a work-release program. At 15, he began a torrid affair with Pamela Smart, his teacher for a self-esteem course at his high school. Flynn was convicted of killing Gregg Smart in May 1990, a week before the couple’s wedding anniversary. Smart was also convicted and is serving a life sentence. Flynn was sentenced to 28 years in prison. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A man who was 16 when his adult lover recruited him and his friends to kill her husband in a case that inspired the Nicole Kidman movie "To Die For" has been moved to a minimum-security prison.


Sandra Fluke seeks wider influence in California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 00:01

In this July 1, 2014 photo, Sandra Fluke poses for a photograph at her campaign office in Los Angeles. The former Georgetown University law student who gained national attention after being denied the chance to testify before Congress about health plan contraception coverage, and then subjected to degrading comments by radio host Rush Limbaugh, is trying to transform herself from advocate to lawmaker. She is running for the California state Senate to represent some of the most affluent communities of Los Angeles County, a district that stretches from the Hollywood Hills to the Palos Verdes peninsula. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The former Georgetown University law student who gained national attention for being denied a chance to testify in Congress for health plan contraception coverage — and then was subjected to degrading comments by radio host Rush Limbaugh — is hoping to make public policy of her own.


Districts debate merits of master's for teachers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:47

People gather outside the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, NC during summer 2013 to protest the elimination of tenure and extra pay for teachers with advanced degrees in the state. Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools. Among issues related to teacher pay that legislators are debating this summer include reinstating the extra pay for those teaching in the subject in which they got their advanced degree. (AP Photo/NCPolicyWatch.com)DALLAS (AP) — Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools, stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who say the extra training is valuable.


Jet diverted to Salt Lake after lightning strike

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:43
DENVER (AP) — A Frontier Airlines official says one of its planes was diverted to Salt Lake City after it was hit by lightning.

Practical hurdles hampered police response to D.C. Navy Yard shootings -report

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:41
(Reuters) - Police rushing to the scene of last year's Navy Yard shooting in Washington D.C. were hampered in their attempts to help by numerous delaying hurdles such as being locked out of room with live surveillance video, an internal report said. The Metropolitan Police Department's review of its response to last September's shooting said better access to camera footage - in a room locked by a security guard - would have helped first responders as they pursued gunman Aaron Alexis, who killed 12 people before being slain by police. The 83-page post-mortem sought to summarize the Metropolitan Police Department's tactical response to the rampage in relation to other agencies working the frenetic scene, including news media, which for a time posted to Twitter developments overheard on police scanner frequencies. The Police Department's conclusions follow other reviews of the incident published earlier this year, including one that said the tragedy might have been averted had authorities not "missed opportunities for intervention." Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered steps to improve Pentagon security after the reviews found the shooting could have been averted if concerns about the gunman's mental health had been properly handled.

Utah man arrested in bomb plot to cause uprising against government

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:39
(Reuters) - A Utah man has been arrested in connection with a plot to blow up a police station, kill police officers and destroy infrastructure to delay an emergency response, authorities said. John Huggins, 47, believed that the plan, once carried out, would spark an anti-government uprising, according to documents lodged with a Federal Utah court on Friday. Huggins was charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device in connection with the plot, the state's U.S. Attorney's Office said on Friday. The Tremonton Police Department was tipped off to the plot in February and launched an investigation with the FBI, prosecutors said.

Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for crash that killed 1

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:12

FILE - In this April 28, 2012, file photo, Tracy Morgan attends The Comedy Awards in New York. Morgan is suing Wal-Mart over the June 7, 2014, highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, July 10, 2014, in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, claims Wal-Mart was negligent when a driver of one of its tractor-trailers rammed into Morgan’s limousine. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over a highway crash involving one of its drivers that left him seriously injured and a fellow comedian dead.


Taking to the sky: Airshow ready for take off

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:09

FILE - In this file photograph taken July 15, 2008, people wander around a life-size model of US planemaker Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter II, during the Farnborough aerospace show, in Farnborough, England. A lot is at stake in the Farnborough International Airshow, the aviation industry's biggest annual event which opens Monday, July 14, 2014. The trade show is expected to see the first presentation of the world's most advanced fighter jet, new commercial aircraft as well as a host of new technological advances that promise to give a glimpse of the future of flying. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)LONDON (AP) — A lot is at stake in the Farnborough International Airshow, the aviation industry's biggest annual event, which opens Monday.


Owners of Trump Plaza casino expect closure soon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 22:40
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The owners of the Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City say they expect to shut it down in mid-September.

Motorcyclist killed in Burlington Twp. crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 21:57

Motorcyclist killed in Burlington Twp. crashA motorcyclist was killed in a crash early Saturday morning in Burlington Township, New Jersey.


2 children missing from Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 21:54

 Missing NE Philly children found safePolice are searching for two children missing from Northeast Philadelphia.


1 in custody after fatal Oxford Circle shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 21:52

1 in custody after fatal Oxford Circle shootingPhiladelphia police say one person is in custody after a fatal shooting in the Oxford Circle section of the city.


Associate: Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 21:48

CORRECTS AGE TO 65 AND REMOVES REFERENCE TO WIFE - FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2005, file photo, Tommy Ramone, ex-drummer and manager of The Ramones, smiles as he is interviewed backstage at the Knitting Factory in New York. A business associate says Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band The Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died. Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, confirmed that he died on Friday, July 11, 2014. Ramone was 65. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.


Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for NJ crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 20:33

Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for NJ crashActor Tracy Morgan is suing Wal-Mart after a highway crash that left him seriously injured and killed a fellow comedian.


Guam-bound United plane diverted to Midway atoll

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 20:22

Guam-bound United plane diverted to Midway atollA United Airlines flight from Honolulu to Guam was diverted to the remote island of Midway because of a mechanical issue.