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Obama administration takes aim at segregation in housing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:37

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro announces a policy change at a news conference Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Chicago next to new public housing units on the city's South Side. The new rules provide guidance to help cities achieve the promises of the 1968 Fair Housing Act by promoting racially integrated neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's head of urban housing policy announced new regulations Wednesday aimed at fulfilling promises of the 1968 Fair Housing Act by promoting racially integrated neighborhoods.


Army troop cuts could grow if budget impasse persists

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:35

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the impact of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and sequestration on national security. In the midst of a war against the Islamic State that the Obama administration says will last many years, the Army is moving ahead with big troop cuts that could grow even larger unless Congress and the White House find a way to stop more across-the-board budget cuts this fall. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)WASHINGTON (AP) — In the midst of a war against the Islamic State that the Obama administration says will last many years, the Army is moving ahead with big troop cuts. And they could grow even larger unless Congress and the White House find a way to stop further across-the-board spending reductions this fall.


Anthony Batts, Baltimore Police Commissioner, fired

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:34

Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Anthony Batts announces that the department's investigation into the death of Freddie Gray was turned over to the State's Attorney's office a day early at a news conference, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Baltimore. Pictured at right is Deputy Commissioner Kevin Davis. Batts did not give details of the report or take questions. He said the department dedicated more than 30 detectives to working on the case and report. ( (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has fired Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, the mayor's office said on Wednesday.


Hatboro official chases, shoots suspected bank robber, sources say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:31

Hatboro official chases, shoots suspected bank robber, sources sayA town official opened fire, injuring a suspected bank robber in Hatboro, Montgomery County, sources tell Action News.


Ex-Ga. magistrate judge sentenced for framing woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:29
ROME, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former northwest Georgia judge has been sentenced after arranging the false arrest of a woman who turned down his sexual advances.

United suffers 2nd major grounding in 2 months

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:26

United suffers 2nd major grounding in 2 monthsAll United Continental flights in the U.S. were grounded Wednesday due to computer problems.


Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:19

Baltimore mayor fires police commissionerBaltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has fired Police Commissioner Anthony Batts.


New lawyers given to Ohio man accused of US Capitol plot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:03
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday appointed new attorneys for a man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of Islamic State group extremists.

Administration announces additional manufacturing regions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:02
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker says 12 communities across the U.S. will receive special attention and access for federal funding to help attract manufacturing companies and create jobs.

The Latest: NYSE trading resumes after outage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:59

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Hong Kong's main stock index plummeted as much as 8.5 percent on Wednesday as a sell-off in mainland Chinese shares accelerated despite new measures to support the market; U.S. stocks were poised to open lower. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)The latest on halted trading at the New York Stock Exchange (all times Eastern):


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:58
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner as city's homicide rate spikes.

In long-predicted shift, California Latinos outnumber whites

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:58

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2012, file photo, a line of people living in the U.S. without legal permission wait outside the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles. According to figures released in late June, 2015, by the U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanic Californians began to narrowly outnumber white Californians sometime in the first half of 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The long-expected moment when Latinos surpassed whites as California's largest racial or ethnic group has come and gone.


Oklahoma sets execution dates for inmates who lost Supreme Court case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:57
An Oklahoma court on Wednesday set execution dates for three inmates who lost a battle to have the U.S. Supreme Court put their capital punishment on hold because of problems they claimed with the state's lethal injection mix. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals set Sept. 16 for the execution of Richard Glossip, Oct. 7 for Benjamin Cole and Oct. 28 for John Grant, a court clerk said.

FBI probing Florida police shooting of man with air rifle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:49
MIAMI (AP) — The FBI has opened an investigation into the fatal 2013 shooting by a sheriff's deputy of a man carrying an air rifle who may not have heard commands to drop it because he was listening to music through earbuds.

Last 2 victims of capsized pontoon boat identified

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:45
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two bodies found in the Ohio River have been identified as the last two victims of a boat that capsized in Louisville three days earlier.

Computer glitch halts United Airlines flights for two hours

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:30

United Airlines computer problem grounds U.S. flights"We are restoring regular flight operations, but some customers may experience residual delays (Wednesday)," United said in an afternoon statement. The Federal Aviation Administration said all flights operated by United, the fourth largest U.S. passenger carrier, were grounded starting at about 8 a.m. EDT after the airline experienced a systemwide computer problem. "An issue with a (computer) router degraded network connectivity for various applications, causing this morning's operational disruption," United said in a statement.


3 teens rescued after their canoe was swept into waterfall

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:23
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three teenagers from a church group were rescued from rushing water after they lost control of their canoe in rapids at the top of a waterfall on the U.S.-Canada border in northern Minnesota, with one of them becoming trapped by the damaged boat for several hours, authorities said Wednesday.

Prosecutor grills Colorado movie massacre trial defense expert

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:13

Century Aurora 16 movie theater is pictured in ColoradoThe lead prosecutor in Colorado's movie massacre trial attacked the testimony of the defense's star witness on Wednesday, challenging her diagnosis that the gunman, James Holmes, suffers schizophrenia and could not tell right from wrong. Holmes, 27, could face the death penalty if convicted of killing a dozen people and wounding 70 when he opened fire inside a packed midnight premiere of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" at a Denver-area multiplex in July 2012. The California native, who dropped out of a neuroscience graduate program at the University of Colorado after failing exams just weeks before the rampage, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.


Lawsuit: New York foster care officials didn't protect kids

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:08

City Public Advocate Letitia James, center, and child advocates hold a press conference announcing a class action lawsuit against the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) for causing irreparable harm to children, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in New York. The suit claims the system is failing to protect the 11,000 children in foster care and allow them to languish for years without finding them homes. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates for foster children in New York City sued the system Wednesday, accusing state and city agencies of putting children at risk by letting them languish for years without being placed in permanent homes.


New York Stock Exchange to resume trading at 3:10pm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:04

New York Stock Exchange resumes trading after outageThe New York Stock Exchange will resume trading at 3:10 p.m. Eastern after an outage of over three hours.