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Husband in custody after wife, child stabbed in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:17

Husband in custody after wife, child stabbed in West Oak LaneA woman and her 21-month-old daughter were stabbed in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia early Sunday morning, and police say her husband is now in custody.


Wreckage of crashed Alaska sightseeing plane recovered

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:16
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed near Ketchikan last month, killing all nine people onboard, has been recovered.

Texas toddler dies after father leaves her strapped in hot SUV: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:14
A Texas father whose 2-year-old daughter died after she was left strapped in the back of an SUV as temperatures soared to 98 degrees Fahrenheit was arrested on Monday and charged with child abandonment, police said. Hamuda Raufu, 40, said he dropped off his wife at home on July 17 after a day at Fair Park and assumed all five children had unbuckled their seat belts and exited the vehicle with her, Dallas police said.

Correction: Movie Theater Shooting-Gunman story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:08

Photos of the day - July 25, 2015LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — In a stories published July 24, 25 and 26 about Louisiana movie theater gunman John Russell Houser, The Associated Press, relying on court filings his family's lawyer submitted to obtain a protective order against him in 2008, reported erroneously that Carroll County Probate Judge Betty Cason ordered him committed involuntarily to a hospital for mental health treatment. Cason says her order was limited to detaining Houser against his will if necessary and delivering him to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.


US appeals court rejects apartheid cases against Ford, IBM

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:03
NEW YORK (AP) — Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot sue IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in New York because they cannot show that the companies' alleged offending behavior occurred in the United States, a federal appeals court said Monday.

Planned Parenthood investigating claims of website hack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:54
Planned Parenthood called on the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday for help managing cybersecurity, following a report that the reproductive healthcare group's website had been hacked by anti-abortion activists. The organization has come under scrutiny since the release of two secretly recorded videos earlier this month that critics said showed it was involved in the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue for medical research. The Daily Dot online newspaper reported Monday that a hacking group had gained access to Planned Parenthood's website databases and the names and email addresses of its employees.

Man charged in stabbings, including 1 fatal, at church camp

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:53
URBANA, Md. (AP) — An apparently homeless Virginia man fatally stabbed a South Korean missionary and seriously wounded his wife at a Maryland church retreat center, authorities said Monday.

Mental health experts respond carefully to mass killings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:46

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 18, 2007 file photo, customers look at an image of Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui broadcast on NBC Nightly News in a local restaurant in Blacksburg, Va. Cho mailed a package to NBC that contained photos of him brandishing guns and video of him delivering an angry, profanity laced tirade. While mass killing incidents seize public attention, there's far less focus on the serious, systemic problems besetting America's mental health system, says Jeffrey Swanson, a professor of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)NEW YORK (AP) — One psychiatry professor calls it "the conversation we're stuck with," a teachable moment growing out of horror.


Correction: Movie Theater Shooting-Timeline story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:45
In a timeline of the life of Louisiana movie theater gunman John Russell Houser, The Associated Press, relying on court filings his family's lawyer submitted to obtain a protective order against him in 2008, reported erroneously that a Carroll County probate judge ordered him committed involuntarily to a mental hospital. Judge Betty Cason says her order was limited to ordering deputies to deliver Houser against his will if necessary to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Correction: Movie Theater Shooting story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:43

Mourners, Christina Walls, left, embraces Diana Lennon, right, during a candlelight vigil to honor the victims of Thursday night's shooting at The Grand 16 theater Friday, July 24, 2015, in Lafayette, La. John Russell Houser stood up about 20 minutes into Thursday night's showing of "Trainwreck" and fired on the audience with a semi-automatic handgun. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — In stories published July 25 about Louisiana movie theater gunman John Russell Houser, The Associated Press, relying on court filings his family's lawyer submitted to obtain a protective order against him in 2008, reported erroneously that Carroll County Probate Judge Betty Cason ordered him committed involuntarily to a hospital for mental health treatment. Cason says her order was limited to detaining Houser against his will if necessary and delivering him to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.


Dallas dad charged in 2-year-old daughter's hot-car death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:42
DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man has been charged with child abandonment in the death of his 2-year-old daughter who was left in a hot car.

Citizens United loses New York ruling over donors

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:40

New York State attorney general Eric Schneiderman speaks a rally to celebrate the passage of the minimum wage for fast-food workers by the New York State Fast Food Wage Board in New YorkA federal judge on Monday rejected Citizens United's effort to block New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman from demanding that the conservative group disclose more information about its major donors. U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein in Manhattan refused to impose a preliminary injunction to stop Schneiderman from requiring registered charitable organizations such as Citizens United from disclosing names, addresses and total contributions of big donors before soliciting funds in the state.


Obama meets Lucy, an ancient 'ancestor,' in Ethiopia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:38

Dr. Lemseged guides U.S. President Obama before State Dinner at the National Palace in Addis AbabaBy Jeff Mason ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Barack Obama came to Africa partially to connect with the continent of his forefathers. On Monday, he met an ancestor of an altogether different kind: "Lucy," the 3.2 million-year-old partial skeleton of a hominid discovered in Ethiopia. "That's amazing," the U.S. president said of the bones, which were brought specially for him to view from a museum to the National Palace, where he was attending a state dinner.


Protesters fail to show at Louisiana shooting victims' funerals

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:36

Sara Crochet and Natalie Hartzell, both friends and employees of Jillian Johnson, embrace each other while reflecting at Johnson's casket following Johnson's funeral service at Delhomme Funeral Home in Lafayette LouisianaThe funeral for Mayci Breaux, a 21-year-old student, occurred quietly and with no protests at the Church of the Assumption in her hometown of Franklin, according to Twitter messages posted by a reporter for WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Breaux was studying at a Louisiana college to become an ultrasound and radiology technician. Franklin is about 50 miles southeast of Lafayette, where a gunman identified by police as John Houser, 59, opened fire during a Thursday showing of the comedy "Trainwreck," killing the two women and wounding several other people before turning the gun on himself.


U.S. drops Boston's embattled bid to host 2024 Olympic Games

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:36
By Scott Malone and Jacqueline Tempera BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Olympic Committee on Monday rescinded Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games after the mayor said his city's taxpayers could not afford to host the large-scale event. The move was met with relief by Massachusetts officials, who had faced an active opposition campaign that fought the idea of hosting the Summer Games, forecast to cost more than $8.6 billion, from the moment the USOC in January picked Boston over other major U.S. cities including Los Angeles, Washington and San Francisco. The USOC said it still hoped to pick a U.S. candidate to compete for the games, against a lineup including Paris, Rome, Budapest and Hamburg, Germany.

Part of lawsuit on school transgender bathroom policy tossed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:31
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A judge in Virginia has dismissed part of a lawsuit filed by a transgender student barred from using the boys' bathrooms at his high school.

Pennsylvania officials brace for crowds attending papal visit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:29
With some 1.5 million people expected to descend on the Philadelphia area for a two-day visit by Pope Francis in September, one local suburban police chief said on Monday he will declare a state of emergency to maintain public safety. A state of emergency will allow officials in Middletown Township, Pennsylvania, to require police to work overtime and allow the locale to seek federal reimbursement of expenses, said Chief of Police Joe Bartorilla. Some 10,000 people are expected to converge on the township’s small commuter rail station about 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Philadelphia, he said.

Judge: Immigrant kids should be freed from family detention

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:27
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that immigrant children arriving on the U.S. border with their mothers should not be detained in secure detention facilities. But experts say it isn't entirely clear when they might get out.

Nutter assures of more pope visit details, SEPTA cancels update

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:25

Nutter assures of more pope visit details, SEPTA cancels updatePeople are getting excited about the pope's upcoming visit, but many are also concerned about what it will mean for them as it concerns security and transportation.


Toyota's Scion aims to double U.S. sales by 2017

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:24

Special 10th anniversary editions of the Toyota Motor Corp. Scion vehicles are unveiled at the New York International Auto Show in New YorkThe youth-oriented Scion brand will double U.S. sales to above 100,000 by 2017 on the strength of three new offerings, two of which go on sale in September, the head of the 12-year-old Toyota Motor Corp brand said. In the first half of this year, Scion's U.S. sales were down 19 percent at nearly 25,000. Earlier this year, Automotive News reported that the third new model will be a compact utility vehicle or SUV-like hatchback to debut before 2017.