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Florida gun store sued after declaring itself 'Muslim-free'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 04:00
A Florida gun store that proclaimed itself a Muslim-free zone was sued on Wednesday in federal court by the state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations on the grounds that the restriction is discriminatory. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale accuses Florida Gun Supply of Inverness of violating the federal public accommodations law and seeks an injunction to stop the discrimination, according to the complaint. "We just can’t let segregation rear its ugly head in Florida again.

Judge rejects claim that bourbon was falsely advertised

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:56
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chalk up another round for Maker's Mark distillery in fending off claims of misleading marketing for promoting its Kentucky bourbon as handmade.

Advocates seek Vatican inquiry of Newark, NJ, archbishop

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:52

FILE - This Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 file photo shows Archbishop John Myers in Newark, N.J. On Wednesday, July 29, 2015, priests, nuns and canon lawyers who advocate for molestation victims urged Pope Francis to use the new Vatican tribunal he formed on negligent bishops to investigate the archbishop of Newark, N.J., who has long been accused of sheltering abusive priests. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)NEW YORK (AP) — Priests, nuns and canon lawyers who advocate for molestation victims urged Pope Francis on Wednesday to use the new Vatican tribunal he formed on negligent bishops to investigate the archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, who has long been accused of sheltering abusive priests.


Attorneys for accused church shooter want out of other cases

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:49
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys representing the man accused of killing nine people at a historic black church say they need to focus solely on his case until it goes to trial to give their client an adequate defense, according to court papers filed this week.

Accused Russian spy loses bid to have U.S. charges dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:49
A Russian citizen accused by U.S. authorities of posing as a banker in New York in order to spy for his government lost a bid to have the case against him dismissed on Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan rejected Evgeny Buryakov's request to have the charges thrown out, saying the government's allegations were adequate to support the indictment. Buryakov and two other Russians were charged in February with conspiring to gather economic information on behalf of Russia’s foreign intelligence service known as the SVR.

UN: Expect 11.2 billion population by the end of the century

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:38
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Move over: The world's population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, a new United Nations report says. And there should be 11.2 billion people on Earth by the end of this century.

Congressman Fattah says 'never participated in illegal activity'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:34
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah, who was indicted on Wednesday in a racketeering conspiracy case, said in a statement that he had "never participated in any illegal activity" or misused taxpayer dollars while in office.

Ohio Cop Involved in Shooting Indicted for Murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:31
Authorities release body cam video showing a cop killing a man during stop.

Doctors amputate leg to free man hit by train in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:20
Doctors in Pennsylvania amputated the leg of a man pinned under a freight train early on Wednesday in an attempt to save his life, railroad officials said. The 46-year-old man, who has not been identified, was walking along the CSX Corporation railroad line in Northeast Philadelphia at about 2 a.m. when the engineer spotted him and began to brake, railroad spokesman Rob Doolittle said. Two physicians worked at the scene to try to save the man by amputating his leg, said Dr. Steven Parrillo, director of EMS and disaster medicine at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Taliban Leader Died 2 Years Ago, Afghan Officials Say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:16
Announcement made as Kabul, Taliban engage in peace talks.

Traffic advisory sign briefly changed to anti-police message

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:10
BALTIMORE (AP) — Public works officials say someone changed a message on a contractor's portable traffic advisory sign in west Baltimore to a profane anti-police quote.

Twitter stock tumbles as user growth stalls

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

Specialist Glenn Carell, foreground, works with traders at his post that handles Twitter, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Twitter sank 10 percent after reporting sluggish customer growth. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Tepid user growth and ongoing uncertainty about its leadership dragged Twitter's stock to its lowest level in over a year Wednesday, even though the short-messaging service reported sharply quarterly higher revenue.


160-pound python killed in rural Missouri neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:02
JONESBURG, Mo. (AP) — A resident of a Missouri neighborhood where a nearly 15-foot-long Burmese python was roaming for days has killed the snake.

Woman surrenders after hit-and-run that killed 4-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:02

Woman surrenders after hit-and-run that killed 4-year-oldA woman has surrendered to police following a hit-and-run earlier this year that left 4-year-old boy dead.


Teen charged as adult in death of California 8-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:40

Teen charged as adult in death of California 8-year-oldProsecutors said Wednesday they have charged a 15-year-old boy as an adult in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town.


Teen charged with murdering eight-year-old California girl

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:38
A 15-year-old boy was charged as an adult on Wednesday with sexually assaulting and murdering an 8-year-old girl whose body was discovered in a recycling bin at a residential complex in Santa Cruz, California, officials said. Adrian Jerry Gonzalez was charged with lying in wait before kidnapping and killing Madyson Middleton, who was last seen on Sunday evening riding a scooter at the Tannery Arts Center housing complex, Santa Cruz County District Attorney Jeffrey Rosell told reporters. Police said Middleton knew the teen who lured her to his family's apartment at the center, which offers affordable housing to artists, and killed her.

Arrest made in shooting of Delaware gas station worker

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:37

Arrest made in shooting of Delaware gas station workerPolice have made an arrest in a robbery and shooting at a gas station near Wilmington, Delaware last week.


Charges dropped against Chinese woman in trade secrets case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:33
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has dismissed charges against the wife of a Chinese billionaire who was accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed companies.

Texas AG: Office has received more Planned Parenthood videos

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:30

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton testifies during a Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood videos covertly recorded that target the abortion provider, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Texas is one of a number of GOP-controlled states that have launched investigations after the release of videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss how to harvest tissue for research from aborted fetuses. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday that his office has received video taken in a Planned Parenthood clinic he says is consistent with other stealthily recorded footage that has Republicans again taking on the biggest abortion provider in the U.S.


Appeals court: Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:26
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.