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Federal judge to rule on Colorado gay marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 01:56

Attorney Mari Newman, center, talks with members of the media, as she stands with her plaintiffs and their supporters following a court hearing on sam sex marriage at the Federal District Court, in Denver, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the matter. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado's same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.


Overturned truck blocks access to Ben Franklin Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 01:51

Overturned truck blocks access to Ben Franklin BridgeAn overturned truck is slowing traffic near the entrance of the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia.


Arizona high court delays planned execution

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 01:49

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, allowed the Arizona executionof Wood to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections, File)FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of a condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal.


Feds: Ex-trader deserves 9 years for fraud

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 01:39
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal prosecutor is urging a judge to sentence a former Wall Street trader to nine years in prison for securities fraud. He says such conduct hurts trust in the markets and the victims included taxpayers, pension funds and charitable endowments.

Lawyer: Nazi war suspect dies as extradition OK'd

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 01:35

the main gate of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz I in PolandPHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect has died, the night before a judge ruled that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial, his lawyer said Wednesday.


Guests allowed back in after evacuation at Center City hotel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 01:08

Guests allowed back in after evacuation at Center City hotelThe smell of smoke forced hundreds of hotel guests into the streets of Center City for hours Wednesday morning.


Massachusetts teenager charged in October killing in court on assault charge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 01:00
By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts teenager accused of raping and murdering a teacher at his former high school appeared in a Boston court on Wednesday to face charges of stalking and attacking a female staffer at the detention center where he is awaiting trial. Philip Chism, 15, was charged with following a Department of Youth Services staff worker into a bathroom last month, where prosecutors say he beat her, stabbed her with a pencil and attempted to strangle her.   Chism was arraigned in Suffolk County Juvenile Court on one charge of attempted murder, two charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and one charge of kidnapping. Chism has been charged as an adult in the alleged rape and murder of 24-year-old math teacher Colleen Ritzer in October at his high school in Danvers, Massachusetts, about 20 miles north of Boston. Prosecutor Mark Zanini said at the hearing that the June 2 incident occurred when Chism was alone with a male staff worker in the center’s common space.

Supreme Court denies inmate's last-ditch appeal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:56

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, allowed the Arizona executionof Wood to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections, File)FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the last year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.


47 confirmed dead in Tawian plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:55

47 confirmed dead in Tawian plane crashA plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and Taiwan's transportation minister is telling ABC News that 47 people on board have been killed.


Police: Man tried to lure teen girl into car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:53

 Man tried to lure teen girl into carPolice are looking for the man who tried to lure a teenage girl into his car on Tuesday.


AP source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:50

Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accountsNEW YORK (AP) — Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said.


Hotel evacuated for smoke in Center City Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:48

Guests allowed back in after evacuation at Center City hotelA smoky situation that led to the evacuation of a hotel in Center City Philadelphia has been declared under control.


Lawyer: Nazi war crimes suspect dies a day before federal judge grants extradition to Germany

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:47
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyer: Nazi war crimes suspect dies a day before federal judge grants extradition to Germany.

Funeral set for NYC man who died during arrest

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:44

Pedestrians stand beside a memorial for Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while being arrested by New York City police, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in New York. Demonstrators gathered at a park Tuesday, near where police attempted to arrest Garner, 43, on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — A funeral is scheduled Wednesday for the 43-year-old New York City man whose death while in police custody has led to accusations of police misconduct.


Police identify 'aggressive driver' from Schuylkill Expressway crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:42

Police identify 'aggressive driver' from Schuylkill Expressway crashPennsylvania State Police have identified the man they say was driving aggressively in the moments leading up to a two-car crash on the Schuylkill Expressway.


15-year-old charged with murder of 18-year-old in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:40

15-year-old charged with murder of 18-year-old in DelawareA 15-year-old Newark, Delaware boy is facing 1st degree murder charges in connection with the death of another teenager.


Appeal court asked to unblock Florida gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:29
MIAMI (AP) — Attorneys for a Florida Keys gay couple have turned to a state appeals court to lift a judge's order blocking them from getting married.

Lawsuit challenges Louisiana governor's plan to ditch Common Core

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:26
By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A group of charter schools, teachers and parents filed suit on Tuesday against Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, asserting that he overstepped his authority and has sown chaos by moving last month to ditch the Common Core education standards for teaching English and math which he helped usher in four years ago. "The governor is acting beyond the scope of his powers under the state constitution," said Stephen Kupperman, attorney for the plaintiffs. Louisiana Education Superintendent John White has said the state must use the tests despite the governor's plan. "The Louisiana Department of Education needs to stop delaying, issue an RFP (request for proposal) and follow the law," Jindal said in a statement.

FAA prohibiting all US flights to Israel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:26

FAA extends ban on US flights to IsraelThe Federal Aviation Administration told airlines on Tuesday afternoon that all US flights to Tel Aviv airport in Israel are prohibited for 24 hours.


Man asked to leave Southwest flight over tweet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:20
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver after he tweeted about a boarding disagreement.