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NYC celebrates Women's World Cup winners with parade

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 06:28

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has his arm around U.S. women's World Cup team forward Abby Wambach during a ticker-tape parade, as seen from 150 Broadway, honoring the World Cup champions in New York, Friday, July 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off its World Cup championship, the U.S. women's soccer team got a hero's welcome on Friday with a ticker-tape parade in lower Manhattan mobbed by young girls and other flag-waving fans, followed by a City Hall ceremony where each player was given a key to the city.


Jersey shore town won't rebuild its storm-wrecked sand dunes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 06:26

This Dec. 4, 2012 photo shows beachfront homes in Manasquan, N.J., destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. Manasquan decided Monday, July 6, 2015, not to rebuild protective sand dunes that it had in place when the storm hit. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — Another Jersey shore town that was pummeled by Superstorm Sandy has decided it doesn't want protective sand dunes.


South Carolina lowers Confederate flag in wake of church massacre

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 06:18

Alan Hoyle of North Carolina holds a confederate battle flag and bible outside the statehouse in ColumbiaBy Harriet McLeod COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina on Friday removed the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds in a joyous but solemn ceremony that relegated a divisive symbol of the South’s pro-slavery legacy to a museum. The Civil War flag, which had flown at the State House for 54 years, came down less than a month after a white gunman killed nine black men and women in a historic Charleston church. In Washington, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Friday that the man charged in the massacre, Dylann Roof, was erroneously able to buy a gun due to a mix-up in a federal background check.


National Weather Service confirms tornado in Berks Co.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 06:15

National Weather Service confirms tornado in Berks Co.The National Weather Service confirms a tornado hit Berks County on Thursday evening, where a funnel cloud was spotted and an elementary school was destroyed.


6 teens accused of murder in New Mexico man's shooting death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 05:57

Family members of Steve Gerecke, who was gunned down in his driveway, hold hands during a news conference at police headquarters in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, July 10, 2015. A police task force tracked a stolen credit card and reviewed surveillance video from around the city before arresting six teens in connection with Gerecke's murder during a crime spree that targeted a northeast Albuquerque neighborhood in June. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Six New Mexico teens face murder charges after authorities say one of them gunned down a 60-year-old man in his driveway while the group was prowling through a neighborhood, burglarizing cars and homes and stealing vehicles.


Group's effort to charge 2 officers in boy's death dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 05:55

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2015, file photo, Samaria Rice, center, speaks about the investigation into the death of her son Tamir Rice, at a news conference with attorneys Walter Madison, left, and Benjamin Crump in Cleveland. An effort by activists to have a judge issue arrest warrants for two white Cleveland police officers in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old black boy holding a pellet gun has been dismissed Friday, July 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — An effort by activists to have a judge issue arrest warrants for two white police officers in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old black boy holding a pellet gun was dismissed on Friday by an appeals court.


Judges appear skeptical of Obama immigration actions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 05:52

U.S. President Barack Obama signs H.R. 240 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations, Act 2015, in the Oval Office of the White HouseU.S. appeals court judges on Friday appeared divided as they considered President Barack Obama's effort to shield more than 4 million illegal immigrants from deportation, a policy put on hold by a lower court as a presidential overreach. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the Obama administration's appeal of the lower court ruling. Two of the three judges expressed skepticism about the government's arguments in defense of Obama's executive actions on immigration, announced last November.


Colorado boy, seven, shot in head as he played with friends

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 05:46
A seven-year-old Colorado boy was serious but stable condition on Friday after being shot in the head in an apparent accident while he and other children played together alone in a suburban Denver home, authorities said. The wounded boy was rushed to the nearby Children's Hospital, where he underwent surgery in the evening. "Everyone that was involved was a juvenile," Sergeant Chris Amsler said in a video released by the Aurora Police Department.

Text messages reveal final moments before father threw baby from Connecticut bridge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 05:45

Text messages reveal final moments before father threw baby from Connecticut bridgeTony Moreno exchanged angry text messages with the infant's increasingly frantic mother in the minutes before he jumped Sunday near midnight, according to court filings.


FBI raids second Pennsylvania city hall in a week

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 05:39

FBI raids second Pennsylvania city hall in a weekFederal agents are searching a second Pennsylvania city hall a week after questioning officials and hauling documents out of Allentown's government offices.


Cleveland judge won't be forced to issue warrants in Rice shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 05:38

 Playoffs-Golden State Warriors at Cleveland CavaliersA divided Ohio appeals court panel on Friday said it would not force a municipal judge to issue arrest warrants for Cleveland police officers involved in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in a city park last November. A group of community activists who have sought to bring charges against the officers directly through a little known Ohio law had asked the 8th District Court of Appeals to compel the judge to issue arrest warrants in the case. Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Ronald Adrine in June found probable cause for Officer Timothy Loehmann, who shot Rice, and his partner, Frank Garmback, to face charges in the shooting.


Maine landlord charged in deadly fire after Halloween party

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 05:35

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2014, file photo, friends of a victim of a fatal apartment building fire console one another other in Portland, Maine. The owner of an apartment house where six people died in a fire that started hours after a Halloween party has been indicted on six counts of manslaughter, authorities announced on Friday, July 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The owner of an apartment house where six people died in a fire that started hours after a Halloween party has been indicted on six counts of manslaughter, authorities announced on Friday.


Trees down, homes and vehicles damaged by storm in New Castle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 05:34

National Weather Service confirms tornado in New Castle CountyShelters are open in New Castle, Delaware after the area was hit hard by Thursday's storms.


Lowering of Confederate flag top of mind at NAACP convention in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 05:28

Lowering of Confederate flag top of mind at NAACP convention in PhiladelphiaThe lowering of the Confederate flag was the topic of conversation Friday as the NAACP's 106th annual National Convention kicked off in Philadelphia.


Mayoral candidate faults church in firing of gay teacher

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 05:28
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Democratic nominee for Philadelphia mayor is criticizing Catholic church officials over the firing of a married gay teacher, calling them "cowardly."

NYC celebrates Women's World Cup winners with parade

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 05:24

NYC celebrates Women's World Cup winners with paradeFresh off its World Cup championship, the U.S. women's soccer team got a hero's welcome on Friday with a ticker-tape parade in lower Manhattan mobbed by young girls and other flag-waving fans, followed by a City Hall ceremony where each player was given a key to the city.


Sisters rescued in Wyoming woods relied on faith, experience

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 05:16

In this photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, Teton County Sheriff Jim Whalen speaks at a news conference in Jackson, Wyo., after missing sisters were found on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Three Midwestern sisters who were missing for days in Wyoming wilderness area were found alive in a remote area and airlifted to safety Thursday. (Mary Cernicek/U.S. Forest Service via AP)CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Three Midwestern sisters said Friday faith helped them survive for more than four days while lost in a Wyoming wilderness area, and they were grateful searchers didn't give up.


OPM Director Resigns After Devastating Hack Attacks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 05:14
Katherine Archuleta has resigned, sources tell ABC News.

Why toy 'Minion' curse words might just all be in your head

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 05:12

This Friday, July 10, 2015 photo shows a "Minion" toy in New York, distributed in McDonald's restaurant's Happy Meals. The company says the talking toy is speaking only nonsense words and not something a little more adult. Experts say McDonald's may be right, and the fault may lie in how our brains are primed to find words even when they're not really there. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's swears up and down that the little yellow "Minions" Happy Meal toy is speaking only nonsense words and not something a little more adult.


Second major California beach to reopen after May oil spill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 05:12

Crews clean up Refugio State Beach after a massive oil spill on the Californian coast in Goleta, CaliforniaThe second of two major California beaches that were closed after a ruptured pipeline spewed some 2,400 barrels of crude oil will be reopened next week, state parks officials said on Friday. Refugio State Beach, about 20 miles (32 km) west of Santa Barbara, was closed along with nearby El Capitan State Beach after they were fouled when an underground pipeline that runs along the coastal highway burst on May 19. "We're obviously excited to get the park open again," said Eric Hjelstrom, California's state park superintendent.