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Delran's Carli Lloyd surprises Avon Grove soccer team

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 43 min ago

Delran's Carli Lloyd surprises Avon Grove soccer teamNew Jersey's Carli Lloyd was also responsible for a big surprise for some local, budding soccer stars.

Files released from Washington police shooting probe

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 44 min ago
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have released the first batch of information from an investigation into the fatal shooting of an unarmed Mexican immigrant by police in the eastern Washington.

Maine lawmakers tighten foreclosure rules in win for consumers

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 47 min ago
Homeowners in Maine gained stronger protection against bank foreclosures under legislation approved late on Tuesday over the objections of some of the United States' largest lenders in what consumer advocates called a win for homeowners. The new law makes Maine one of few U.S. states to legislate over accusations nationwide that banks used suspect mortgage documentation in home foreclosures after the 2008 credit crisis. The focus of the dispute is Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems (MERS), set up by U.S. banks before the housing bubble of the 2000s.

Judge upholds ex-NFL star Hernandez' murder conviction

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 48 min ago

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez arrives in the courtroom at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall RiverA Massachusetts judge on Wednesday rejected a request by lawyers for former National Football League player Aaron Hernandez to overturn his conviction for the 2013 murder of an acquaintance. A jury in April found Hernandez guilty of murdering semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd at a North Attleborough, industrial park not far from Hernandez's home. The former New England Patriots tight end is awaiting a second trial in December on charges of fatally shooting two Cape Verdean nationals outside a Boston nightclub in 2012, after a dispute involving a spilled drink.

Obama pushes state Medicaid expansion in healthcare hub Nashville

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 57 min ago

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act during a visit to Taylor Stratton Elementary School in NashvilleFresh from another Supreme Court validation of his landmark healthcare law, President Barack Obama visited healthcare hub Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday to push state governments to expand the Medicaid health program for the poor. Obamacare, as the president's law is known, envisions a major expansion of the program, but nearly half of all U.S. states, mostly Republican-controlled, have rejected that part of the law. Without expansion, 6.9 million low-income Americans, including 292,000 in Tennessee, will not get Medicaid assistance, said the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Emmitt Smith, Flo Rida out of Miss USA, Macy's dumps Trump

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 59 min ago

People hold signs in front of Macy's Herald Square flagship store, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in New York. Macy's became the latest company to end its relationship with presidential candidate Donald Trump after his remarks about Mexican immigrants. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy's department store chain and football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith all had something in common on Wednesday: They're the latest to distance themselves from Donald Trump following his remarks about Mexican immigrants.

Connecticut to pay $50,000 reward to man who testified in murder case

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 3 min ago
Connecticut has agreed to pay a rare $50,000 reward to a man whose testimony led to his cousin's conviction for the brutal murder of an actress who had appeared on the TV drama "Law & Order," state officials said Wednesday. Matthew Pugh was sentenced in May to 60 years in prison for the 2006 murder of a former girlfriend, actress Alexandra Ducsay, after his cousin, Anthony Pugh, testified against him during his trial. Anthony Pugh, who first gave critical information to investigators in 2008, was not at the time aware that a reward had been offered, said State's Attorney Kevin Lawlor, who on Tuesday had asked state Superior Court Judge Denise Markle to authorize payment.

U.S. campaign highlights stress of fireworks on combat veterans

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 18 min ago

Spectators watch Macy's Fourth of July fireworks explode over the East River in New YorkGourley's husband Justin, who served in the U.S. Navy from 2000 to 2004, is one of about 500,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, which can be worsened by the cracks and thunder of celebratory fireworks. This year, in an effort to expose an issue about which many veterans feel shame, the Gourleys launched a sign campaign to educate their neighbors about the effects of fireworks on combat veterans.

FACT CHECK: When Chris Christie tells it like it isn't

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 21 min ago

Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gestures during a town hall meeting campaign stop in Sandown, N.H., Tuesday June 30, 2015. Christie announced his presidential bid earlier in the day in New Jersey. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)SANDOWN, N.H. (AP) — Chris Christie certainly tells it like he sees it. That's not to say he always tells it like it is.

Thousands gather in Portland as Oregon eases into legal weed

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 23 min ago

In this Tuesday, June 30, 2015 photo, a person smokes at a celebration for the legalization of recreational marijuana on July 1 in Portland, Ore. The legalization of recreational marijuana on Wednesday makes the state the fourth to do so, following Colorado, Washington state and Alaska. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon began easing into an era of legal marijuana Wednesday after an early morning pot celebration at the center of Portland.

Maryland governor says he's 'doing great' on day 5 of chemo

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 28 min ago

In this image released by the governor's office, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, center, is flanked by his wife Yumi, left, and daughter on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Md., where he is being treated for B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Hogan said in a Facebook post Wednesday morning that he's starting the last day of his first round of 24-hour therapy and is expected to leave the hospital Wednesday night. (Christine Cascio/Maryland Governor's Office via AP)ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is on his fifth day of chemotherapy, but he says he's "doing great" and getting things done from the hospital.

Federal judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 33 min ago

Protesters waive a rainbow flag on the front lawn of the Rowan County Judicial Center, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Morehead, Ky. The protest was being held against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who, due to the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States and her own religious beliefs, has refused to issue any marriage licenses in the county. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With a handful of Alabama counties still refusing to grant gay marriages even as they issued licenses for straight weddings, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that all must abide by court decisions allowing same-sex unions.

Florida jury convicts 'Big Tony' in 2001 businessman murder

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 35 min ago
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Reputed mobster Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday in the 2001 slaying of a prominent South Florida businessman during an acrimonious power struggle over a lucrative fleet of gambling ships.

Arkansas soldiers receive Purple Hearts after 2009 attack

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 35 min ago

U.S. Army Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, left, is awarded a Purple Heart at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Ezeagwula was wounded in a 2009 attack at a Little Rock recruiting center and another soldier was killed. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After more than six years of letters, appeals and finally a change in federal law, an Arkansas soldier who was killed and another who was wounded in a 2009 shooting outside of a Little Rock Army-Navy recruiting center were awarded Purple Hearts on Wednesday.

California cities show biggest water savings yet in drought

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 40 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's drought-stricken cities set a record for water conservation, reducing usage 29 percent in May, according to data released by a state agency Wednesday.

Study offers clue to link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 41 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect — the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened.

Broomall home invasion suspect captured in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 43 min ago

Broomall home invasion suspect captured in North CarolinaPolice have captured the fourth suspect wanted in connection to a home invasion robbery in Marple Township, Delaware County.

Stone Mountain Park official: Rebel flags must fly under law

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 51 min ago

FILE - This Tuesday, June 23, 2015 file photo shows a carving depicting confederates Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis, in Stone Mountain, Ga. The park is readying its “Fantastic Fourth Celebration” Thursday through Sunday, and multiple Confederate flag varieties are still displayed at the mountain’s base. Officials are considering what to do about those flags, says Bill Stephens, chief executive officer of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Confederate flags will continue flying at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta because Georgia law prevents their removal, the head of a state authority that oversees the park said Wednesday.

Photos, social media now allowed on White House tours

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 14 min ago

Anthony Quintano of Hillsborough, N.J., holds up a sign against taking photos while touring the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The White House says visitors can now take photos or use social media during public tours of the building. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot."

Pentagon: 'No anticipation' U.S. might give up Guantanamo base

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 17 min ago

U.S. Secretary of Defense Carter speaks during a news conference in TallinnThe United States does not anticipate giving up its naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, despite Wednesday's historic agreement by the former Cold War enemies to restore diplomatic ties, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro agreed to soon reopen embassies in each other's capitals, a move Obama acknowledged might have seemed impossible only a year ago.