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Proposed Obamacare 2016 premiums rise 5.8 percent in seven states, D.C.: study

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 23:57
Proposed rates for health insurance premiums on "silver" plans to be sold on the Obamacare exchanges are up 5.8 percent from 2015 on average, according to a study of seven states and the District of Columbia by researchers at Avalere Health. It found a range from a decrease of 5.3 percent in Michigan to a 12 percent increase in Oregon. The analysis follows the U.S. government's recent release of rate increase proposals of more than 10 percent in the 37 states that use the federal website Healthcare.gov to sell subsidized plans to individuals in their states.

Homeless man gets back nearly $10k in cash left on bus bench

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 23:53
LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida homeless man has been reunited with an inheritance of nearly $10,000 in cash, stuffed into two envelopes, which he'd accidentally left on a bus bench.

U.S. multiracial population is growing, nears 7 percent: survey

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 23:51
This multiracial population is growing at a rate three times higher than the American population as a whole, the survey found, and comes at a time when the nation has a president, Barack Obama, whose mother was white and father was a black Kenyan. The findings were based on an online survey of 1,555 multiracial Americans age 18 and older conducted from February to April. The survey found that among multiracial Americans, 50 percent are mixed white-American Indian, 12 percent are black-American Indian, 11 percent are white-black, another 11 percent are multiracial-Hispanic, 6 percent are white-black-American Indian, 4 percent are white-Asian, with another 5 percent being some other racial combination.

Reported sighting of escaped NY prisoners in Philadelphia unfounded, police say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 23:25

Reported sighting of escaped NY prisoners in Philadelphia unfounded, police sayAuthorities say a reported sighting at Amtrak's 30th Street Station of two escaped prisoners from upstate New York turns out to be unfounded.


Woman accused of faking brain cancer pleads guilty to theft

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 23:16
URBANA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of faking brain cancer and accepting donations to help with her expenses has pleaded guilty to theft.

Cattle truck spills clog Oklahoma highways with livestock

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 23:14
Parts of major highways in Tulsa and near Oklahoma City were temporarily closed on Thursday morning after trucks carrying cattle crashed and tipped over in separate incidents, spilling scores of livestock on the roadways. In Tulsa, a rig carrying 106 head of cattle tipped over, while in the Oklahoma City-area county of Pottawatomie, about 100 miles to the southwest of Tulsa, a semi-truck carrying 120 head of cattle overturned, according to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Many cattle escaped in both incidents and were seen grazing along the side of roads, causing traffic jams stretching for miles after authorities shut the roadways to round them up.

Maximum prison sentences for 2 brothers in terror plot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 23:09
MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge imposed the maximum possible prison sentences Thursday on two Pakistani-born brothers who admitted trying to pull off a terrorist bomb attack against New York City landmarks and later assaulted two deputy U.S. marshals while in custody.

Bucks County man charged in church arson, BB gun shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 23:05

Bucks County man charged in church arson, BB gun shootingA man has been arrested in a series of crimes over the past few months in Bucks County.


Man wants charges filed against officer who kicked him

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 23:04
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida banker who is shown on a video being kicked repeatedly by an Orlando police officer while he is sitting passively on a street curb asked on Wednesday that criminal charges to be filed against the officers involved.

Sighting of escaped NY prisoners at 30th Street Station unfounded, police say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 23:03

Reported sighting of escaped NY prisoners in Philadelphia unfounded, police sayAuthorities say a possible sighting at Amtrak's 30th Street Station of two escaped prisoners from upstate New York turns out to be unfounded.


Poll: Most Americans expect Supreme Court to OK gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 22:48
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Americans expect the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide when it rules on the issue within the next few weeks, according to a new poll.

Dallas woman, 92, adopts 76-year-old cousin

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 22:47
DALLAS (AP) — A 92-year-old Dallas woman has adopted her 76-year-old cousin to formalize the loving relationship that the two women have had for decades.

Williams natgas pipeline in Pennsylvania ruptures; no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 22:45
(Reuters) - Williams Cos Inc said a natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania ruptured late Wednesday, requiring area residents to evacuate their homes briefly but causing no injuries or impact to service. "There was no fire," Williams spokesman Chris Stockton said on Thursday as the company moved the flow of gas through the area to its other pipes in the area. The breach was in a section of the Transco Leidy pipeline, which moves gas from the Leidy area in north central Pennsylvania to the main Transco pipeline in New Jersey.

Dad pleads guilty to killing baby son with thrown coffee mug

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 22:40
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of throwing a coffee mug that hit and killed his 2-month-old son has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

Madam faces sentencing in underground cosmetic surgery death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 22:39

'Black Madam' sentenced 10 to 20 years in buttocks-enhancement deathA former madam who performed illegal "body sculpting" with low-grade silicone is set to be sentenced in the death of a London dancer.


Spike in heroin overdoses takes toll on Ohio town's psyche

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 22:27

In this photo taken June 1, 2015, tattoo artist Justin Cantrell displays a fundraising jug bearing a tattoo design he created to help support recovering heroin addicts in Marion, Ohio in Marion, Ohio, after a spate of more than 30 overdoses in an 11-day period at the end of May. (AP Photo/Mitch Stacy)MARION, Ohio (AP) — The usual handwringing over the heroin problem turned into panic in this small city in May when a supercharged blue-tinted batch from Chicago sent more than 30 overdose victims to the hospital and two to the morgue in a 12-day stretch.


California water wasters beware: #DroughtShaming on the rise

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 22:08

In this Friday, June 5, 2015, photo, Tony Corcoran records sprinklers watering the lawn in front of a house in Beverly Hills, Calif. Corcoran is one of several people who spend their spare time these days canvassing the tony communities of Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and elsewhere, looking for people wasting water during the worst California drought in recent memory. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pssst. Ready to water that beautiful lush lawn of yours? The one that's the envy of the entire neighborhood.


Correction: Texas Officer-Pool Incident story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 21:53

Jane Bishkin, left, the Dallas County Police Officer's Association attorney who represents former McKinney Officer Eric Casebolt holds a news conference, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Dallas. Casebolt is the white police officer who resigned after being caught on video pushing a black teenage girl to the ground outside a pool party. At right is Daniel Malenfant, lodge president of the McKinney Fraternal Order of Police. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS (AP) — In a story June 10 about fallout from the police response to a Texas community pool party, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a 15-year-old girl forced to the ground by an officer. She is Dajerria Becton, not Dejrria Becton.


27 of Einstein's personal letters going on auction block

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 21:45

FILE - This June, 1954, file photo shows renowned physicist Albert Einstein in Princeton, N.J. Einstein was a father who worried his son wasn't taking his geometry studies seriously enough, and that he was indebted to a favorite uncle for giving him a toy steam engine when he was a boy, launching a lifelong interest in science. He also believed the infidelity of a friend's spouse was no big deal. These and other reflections, including personal opinions on God and politics, are contained in 27 letters being offered by a private collector at auction this week. (AP Photo, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — When he wasn't busy scribbling out the theory of relativity, Albert Einstein seems to have spent a fair amount of time writing letters involving topics such as God, his son's geometry studies, even a little toy steam engine an uncle gave him when he was a boy.


Traps set for remaining loose piglets after Ohio truck crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 21:35
XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Federal officials are setting traps for any piglets that may still be in the area after a semitrailer carrying 2,200 of them overturned on an Ohio highway.