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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 11:43

Pilgrims hold up their hands to be blessed by Pope Francis during a Mass at the Samanes Park in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Monday, July 6, 2015. Latin America's first pope arrived in this port city on Monday for the first big event of a three-nation tour that includes Paraguay and Bolivia. Hundreds of thousands listened to the pope on the packed dirt park while standing in the hot sun. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


AccuWeather: Isolated T'Storm Tonight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 11:40

 Isolated T'Storm TonightMeteorologist Adam Joseph says heat and humidity fuel scattered storms this week.


Dutch man convicted of stalking Wisconsin woman to be deported

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 11:13
Hendrikus Descendre, 24, is being held in jail in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where he pleaded no contest and was found guilty on July 1 of a felony stalking charge, Fond du Lac County Assistant District Attorney Kristin Menzl said. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement on Monday that Descendre is in its custody and the agency has begun the process of deporting him back to the Netherlands. According to a criminal complaint, Descendre came to Fond du Lac, where he began stalking the woman in February, four months after a brief online relationship ended between the two.

Oregon lawmakers vote to help gay veterans, strippers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:59

Rep. Susan McLain, D-Forest Grove, signs below her photo on posters for her legislative colleagues on Monday, July 6, 2015, at the state Capitol in Salem, Ore. Lawmakers pushed Monday to adjourn the 2015 legislative session. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is on track to be the first state to hire a coordinator to help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender veterans upgrade a less-than-honorable discharge received because of their sexual orientation.


Arizona governor calls for probe of private prison unrest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:57

This undated photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections, shows damage at the Arizona State Prison-Kingman in Kingman, Ariz. Days of unrest at a privately run prison in Arizona became a nightmare scenario as inmates rioted, trashed housing units and injured guards, prompting the governor to order an investigation Monday, July 6, 2015, into the problem at the facility. (Arizona Department of Corrections via AP)PHOENIX (AP) — Days of unrest at a privately run prison in Arizona became a nightmare scenario as inmates rioted, trashed housing units and injured guards, prompting the governor to order an investigation Monday into the problem at the facility.


Documents: Bill Cosby said he obtained drugs to give to women for sex

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:40

 Bill Cosby said he obtained drugs to give to women for sexBill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he secured quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and "other people," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.


Documents: Bill Cosby obtained drugs to give to women for sex

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:39

 Bill Cosby said he obtained drugs to give to women for sexBill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he secured quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and "other people," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.


Driver injured when dump truck falls on its side in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:31

Driver injured when dump truck falls on its side in DelawareDelaware State Police say a dump truck driver was seriously injured when his vehicle hit a guardrail and fell onto its side.


Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:18

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2014 file photo, producer Jerry Weintraub poses in the press room with the award for best mini-series or motion picture made for television for "Behind the Candelabra" at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Weintraub, the dynamic producer and manager who pushed the career of John Denver and produced such hit movies as "Nashville" and "Ocean's Eleven," died, Monday, July 6, 2015, of cardiac arrest in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 77. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — One of the last of the classic Hollywood showmen, Jerry Weintraub built his show business empire on a Rolodex and chutzpah.


AP: Bill Cosby said he obtained drugs to give to women for sex

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:01

 Bill Cosby said he obtained drugs to give to women for sexBill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he secured quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and "other people," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.


'Can't Buy Me Love' actress Amanda Peterson dies at 43

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:01
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy "Can't Buy Me Love," has died. She was 43.

Mom of man killed setting off fireworks on head: rules lax

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:01
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The mother of a man who tried to launch a firework off the top of his head for July Fourth and was killed instantly said Monday she's advocating for stricter controls about who can use the explosives.

State: Tractor front-loader caused fatal Fresno blast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 09:58
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The front loader of a tractor punctured a gas line that exploded in Central California earlier this year, killing one jail inmate, sending several people to a hospital and halting traffic in both directions on a major highway, state officials said Monday.

Police: Search for baby in river is a recovery operation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 09:48

Authorities continue a search of the Connecticut River for a missing child, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Middletown, Conn. Police issued an alert Monday for 7-month-old Aaden Moreno, who may have been with his father when the man jumped from the Arrigoni Bridge Sunday night. (Catherine Avalone/The New Haven Register via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man jumped off a bridge into the Connecticut River with his 7-month-old son, police said Monday as they ended a search for the baby and began a recovery operation.


Poached alligator identified as Southeast Texas man's killer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 09:47
ORANGE, Texas (AP) — An 11-foot, 400-pound alligator game officials say was shot and killed without a permit has been identified as the beast that killed a late-night swimmer at a Southeast Texas marina.

'Stunning' number of large drug doses by doctor, expert says

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 09:44

Terry Spurlock, right, of Holly, Mich., a former patient of Dr. Farid Fata, speaks with his wife Nikii outside federal court, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Detroit. Patients of Fata received "stunning" doses of a powerful, expensive drug that exposed them to life-threatening infections, an expert testified Monday as a judge heard details about a cancer specialist who fleeced insurance companies and harmed hundreds of people. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT (AP) — Patients of a Detroit-area doctor received "stunning" doses of a powerful, expensive drug that exposed them to life-threatening infections, an expert testified Monday as a judge heard details about a cancer specialist who fleeced insurance companies and harmed hundreds of people.


Bill Cosby said in 2005 lawsuit he gave Quaaludes to women for sex

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 09:07

Comedian Bill Cosby performs at The Temple Buell Theatre in DenverComedian Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he had obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving the sedatives to young women in order to have sex with them, according to court documents unsealed on Monday. Cosby, 77, made the admission during testimony in a civil case brought by a former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand, who alleged that Cosby tricked her into taking drugs before he sexually assaulted her. Cosby's lawyers had argued that the documents would cause severe embarrassment to the comedian-actor, who is best known for playing lovable father figure Dr. Cliff Huxtable on the hit TV comedy series "The Cosby Show" in the 1980s and 1990s.


Camp Lejeune Marine treated for shark bite off NC coast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 09:04
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Marine was bitten by a shark off the North Carolina coast last weekend, the eighth such attack in the past three weeks, medical personnel from Camp Lejeune said Monday.

Join the Action: Multi-alarm fire at Payless in Upper Darby

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 08:59

 Multi-alarm fire at Payless in Upper DarbyAction News viewers joined the action and sent in their photos of the multi-alarm fire at a Payless store in Upper Darby, Pa.


San Francisco status as 'sanctuary' criticized after slaying

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 08:51

Flowers and a candle lay on the ground following a vigil for Kathryn Steinle, Monday, July 6, 2015, on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was gunned down while out for an evening stroll at Pier 14 with her father and a family friend on Wednesday, July 1. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported five times and was out on the streets after San Francisco officials disregarded a request from immigration authorities to keep him locked up.