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Mourners pay respects to US vice president's son

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 05:09

Natalie Biden, center, is comforted by her grandfather, Vice President Joe Biden, and her mother Hallie as they follow an honor guard carrying a casket containing the remains of her father, former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Legislative Hall in Dover, Del. Beau Biden died of brain cancer Saturday at age 46. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware residents gathered at the state Capitol on Thursday to pay their respects to former Attorney General Beau Biden.

Sweet relief: College tells invading honeybees to buzz off

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 05:06
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — It stung when a massive invasion of honeybees forced Catawba College's class of 2015 to hold its graduation elsewhere. But officials are now saying enough is enough: It's time for the bees to buzz off.

Federal judges again strike down Virginia redistricting plan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 05:05
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal court on Friday concluded for the second time that Virginia's congressional boundaries are unconstitutional because state lawmakers packed black voters into one district in order to make adjacent districts safer for Republican incumbents.

Woman gets 30 years in prison for killing boyfriend's wife

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 05:02
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who plotted with her boyfriend to gun down the man's wife as the couple was walking with their toddler son on a New Jersey street four years ago has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Report: Social Security overpaid disability benefits by $17B

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 04:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security overpaid disability beneficiaries by nearly $17 billion over the past decade, a government watchdog said Friday, raising alarms about the massive program just as it approaches the brink of insolvency.

Fast-food worker praised for feeding disabled customer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 04:57

This image taken from video shot by Dr. David Jones, shows restaurant worker Ridge Quarles feeding a disabled woman her food at the Qdoba restaurant in Louisville, Ky., on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. The video of Quarles doing the good deed has been shared widely online. (Dr. David Jones via AP)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dr. David Jones is still impressed by the sight of it: A smiling fast-food worker taking the time to feed a disabled woman her favorite meal, a steak burrito.

City helps fund memorial where 6 died in building collapse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 04:48
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's mayor has pledged $300,000 in city funds toward a planned memorial park for six victims of a downtown building collapse.

5 reasons why US employers are showing confidence in economy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 04:36

FILE - In this April 23, 2015 file photo, a window washer cleans the windows of an office building in downtown Washington. The U.S. government issues the May jobs report on Friday, June 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers last month delivered a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy.

Evacuation order issued as Red River threatens Arkansas town

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 04:34
GARLAND CITY, Ark. (AP) — Emergency officials told the 242 residents of a southwestern Arkansas town to stay away from their homes Friday because floodwaters are threatening to undermine a levee along the Red River.

Authorities: Ring of truck thieves stole $1.5M in goods

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 04:32
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities on Friday indicted 12 men they said formed a cargo theft ring that stole $1.5 million in bedding, bicycle parts, perfume, fish oil supplements and other items over three years.

Police say driver in deadly school bus crash was texting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 04:24
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee school bus driver was texting at the time of a crash that killed two young girls and an aspiring teacher last year, accident investigators said Friday.

Mormon leader L. Tom Perry honored at public funeral

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 04:23

FILE - This March 4, 2015, file photo, L. Tom Perry, the second-most senior member of the high-level Mormon governing body called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, speaks during a news conference at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Thousands are expected to attend a public funeral Friday, June 5, 2015, for Perry, who died at the age of 92 from cancer. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A top-ranking Mormon leader who died from cancer was remembered Friday at a public funeral as an eternally optimistic and charismatic man who inspired thousands.

House memo says U.S. agency knows types of data exposed to hackers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 04:21
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management knows what types of data were exposed to hackers who broke into government computers but not what data was actually taken, a U.S. House of Representatives memo said on Friday. The memo was sent to all House staff by Chief Administrative Officer Ed Cassidy, and was obtained by Reuters. Cassidy's office provides support services to the House, including cyber-security services.

Prosecutor: 3 teenage MS-13 gang members charged with rape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 04:15

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota, right, announces rape charges against three reputed MS-13 gang members at a press conference Friday, June 5, 2015, in Riverhead, N.Y. Assistant D.A. Nicholas Santomartino, left, listens to the announcement. Three suspects have been arraigned on a grand jury indictment charging them with the brutal gang-rape of a woman in a Long Island park. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Three teenage reputed members of the MS-13 street gang were ordered held without bail Friday on charges they forced a 16-year-old into a wooded area of a Long Island golf course, where two of them took turns raping her while the third stood as a lookout.

U.S. investigating cyber breach as national security matter: official

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 04:07
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cyber breach into U.S. government workers' personnel data is being investigated as a national security matter, meaning it may have originated from a foreign government, a U.S. official told Reuters. National security investigations are used to probe actions thought to have originated from a state entity or terrorist organization, and the actor in the recent breach is not thought to be a terrorist organization, the official said. Investigators have been probing China as a possible culprit, U.S. officials said on Thursday, though it was unclear at the time whether a government or citizens acting independently were responsible.

Reagan shooter's voice comes through in court documents

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 03:57

FILE-In this Nov. 18, 2003 file photo, John Hinckley Jr. arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. Hinckley Jr. is currently awaiting a decision from a federal judge in Washington about whether he will be allowed to live full-time outside a mental hospital where he has been since being found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1981 shooting that wounded Reagan and three others. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who shot President Ronald Reagan wants more than anything to "fit in" and be "a good citizen." He tried to get a fast-food job, and loves to drive. His musical tastes run from Elvis and Paul McCartney to Nirvana.

Authorities: Ring of truck thieves stole $1.5M over 3 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 03:53

 Suspects in cargo theft ringNew Jersey authorities say a 12-man ring of truck thieves stole $1.5 million in bedding, bicycle parts, perfume, fish oil supplements and other items over three years.

PHOTOS: Suspects in cargo theft ring

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 03:52

 Suspects in cargo theft ringAuthorities in New Jersey say they've broken up a ring of truck thieves, who've stolen almost $2 million worth of goods over the last 3 years.

OSCE says cease-fire violations in Ukraine more frequent

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 03:52
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The mission monitoring a cease-fire agreement in Ukraine warned Friday that violations are becoming more frequent and severe, with heavy weapons often missing from storage areas and rockets and multiple launchers recently being used again.

US cities take different tacks fighting extremist recruiting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 03:50

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office shows Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud. Somali leaders and authorities, reacting to recent overseas terrorism activities by a pair of local brothers, say numerous efforts are in place to combat terror recruiting of youth in Ohio’s capital city, Columbus. Meanwhile, Jersey City, N.J., is trying to mend bonds fractured by surveillance of Muslims by the New York City Police Department. Their different approaches illustrate that when it comes to stemming recruitment efforts by foreign terrorists, one size does not fit all. (AP Photo/Franklin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Islamic State propagandists set their sights on recruiting Western youths through slickly produced videos, newscasts, blogs and tweets, U.S. cities with large Muslim populations are reaching out to fight the threat — and finding that one size does not fit all.