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Police: Pa. nurse drops newborn baby, fracturing skull

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:08

 Pa. nurse drops newborn baby, fracturing skullA hospital and police are investigating what might have caused a veteran nurse to drop a newborn baby, fracturing his skull.


Search to resume Thursday for missing swimmer in Monroe Township

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:04

Search to resume Thursday for missing swimmer in Monroe TownshipThe search is expected to continue Thursday morning for a missing swimmer in Monroe Township, Gloucester County.


Police: Pa. nurse drops newborn baby at hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:55

 Pa. nurse drops newborn baby, fracturing skullA hospital and police are investigating what might have caused a veteran nurse to drop a newborn baby, fracturing his skull.


Brooklyn man gets prison time in biker melee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:40
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man who took part in a 2013 assault on a sport utility driver by a group of motorcyclists is heading to prison.

Thousands evacuated after train carrying chemicals derails, catches fire in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:17

Thousands evacuated after train carrying chemicals derails, catches fire in TennesseeThousands of evacuations have been ordered after a train carrying chemicals partially derailed and caught fire overnight in Maryville, Tennessee, displacing up to 5,000 people, authorities said.


Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:48

This photo taken Monday, June 15, 2015, shows the Resolution Copper Mining area Shaft #9, right, and Shaft #10, left, that awaits the expansion go ahead in Superior, Ariz., for the project they say the mine will usher in a new era of prosperity for Arizona, bringing in the equivalent of roughly a $1 billion worth of revenue annually for about 60 years in a state. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the deepest such mine in the U.S.


Sheriff: 2 dead in helicopter crash in northwest Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:31
NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say two people aboard a helicopter are dead following a crash in northwest Oregon.

AccuWeather: Showers, Mainly South Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:13

 Showers Today, Mainly SouthMeteorologist David Murphy says a thunderstorm is also possible. Most of the action will be in South Jersey and Delaware Today.


Episcopalians OK allowing gay marriage in churches

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 16:10

The Rev. Cynthia Black, right, and the Rev. Bonnie Perry, left, hug after Episcopalians voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The vote came in Salt Lake City at the denominations national assembly. The measure passed by an overwhelming margin in the House of Deputies, the voting body of clergy and lay people at the meeting. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Episcopal Church has completed its embrace of gay rights, changing church law to allow same-sex religious marriages throughout the denomination, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.


AP Top News at 3:55 a.m. EDT

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:55
ZURICH (AP) — The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested as part of a corruption probe in Zurich in May, Swiss officials said Thursday. Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice said the requests were received July 1, within the 40-day deadline required.

Ex-state senator facing up to 20 years on racketeering

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:32
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former California state senator — once considered a leading candidate for a statewide office — is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a racketeering charge in an organized crime case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.

Solid hiring expected for June as US job market nears normal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:31

In this photo taken Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Sophia Lewis, left, with PSEG Long Island, speaks to an attendee about employment opportunities during a job fair at Citi Field in New York. U.S. employers likely hired at another strong pace in June, a sign that the job market is nearing full health and giving the Federal Reserve reason to raise interest rates as early as September. Economists predict that employers added 233,000 jobs and that the unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in May, according to data firm FactSet. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers likely hired at another strong pace in June, a sign that the job market is nearing full health and giving the Federal Reserve reason to raise interest rates as early as September.


California: Record water savings shows big cuts possible

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:21

FILE - In this May 18, 2015, file photo, irrigation pipes hang along a dried irrigation canal on a field farmed by Gino Celli near Stockton, Calif. 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, July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Water use in drought-stricken California plunged by record levels in May, and Gov. Jerry Brown's administration cited that as proof cities can hit steep summer conservation targets they have blasted as unfair.


Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:20

The Rev. Michael Briggs, left, and the Rev. Ken Malcolm, right, hug as they walk after Episcopalians overwhelmingly voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The vote came in Salt Lake City at the Episcopal General Convention, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.


What crisis? Stronger banks, economies ease fear over Greece

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:11

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2015, file photo, a Greek flag flies outside the Athens Stock Exchange. In 2012, financial markets were rattled by the possibility Greece would elect a left-wing government, default on their debts and drop the euro currency. In 2015, the left-wing party, Syriza, holds power in Athens. Greece actually did miss a loan payment to the International Monetary Fund late Tuesday, June 30, 2015. And the nation's future in the eurozone hinges precariously on a referendum Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)The prospect of a Greek crackup isn't so terrifying anymore.


Former NFL star tackles overgrown field for football camp

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 14:18

In this photo taken June 17, 2015, kids play football in McKenzie Field in Highland Park, Mich. Former NFL star and Highland Park native Reggie McKenzie had to go into his own pocket to have the city-owned field mowed in time for an annual youth football camp. The field in the Detroit enclave was overgrown with nearly waist-high weeds and grass about a week before the 3-day camp started in June. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) — The weeds and wild grass rose well above Reggie McKenzie's knees as the former NFL star walked the field bearing his name in the small Detroit enclave of Highland Park. With two weeks until the start of the youth football camp he's been running for four decades, the city-owned field had yet to be mowed — and something had to be done.


Retired military dogs find new purpose in US meth wars

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 14:15

CORRECTS SPELLING OF NAME TO AXEL, NOT AXLE - In this photo taken June 1, 2015, Lawrence Police Department Officer Matthew Hickey watches as his dog Axel performs a search drill at a school in Indianapolis. Axel, a 5-year-old German shepherd that spent three years in Afghanistan as a search and narcotics dog, will spend the rest of his working career in Indianapolis, where he’s been assigned to the Lawrence Township School District police force. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Five retired military dogs that spent years working in war zones are putting their noses to new uses by helping police in the U.S. combat methamphetamine and other drugs.


Man held in killings of California family left DNA in car: media citing warrants

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 14:10
DNA belonging to an ex-convict accused of killing a San Diego family with a sledgehammer in 2010 was found in their abandoned car, media reported Wednesday, citing newly released search warrants. Charles "Chase" Merritt, 58, could face the death penalty if found guilty during his August trial for the murder of his former business associate, Joseph McStay, 40, his wife, 43-year-old Summer, and their two sons, 4-year-old Gianni and 3-year-old Joseph Jr. The family was reported missing in 2010 from their home in the San Diego County community of Fallbrook and their car was discovered four days later near the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said.

Western wildfires: Progress against Washington fires

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 14:05

An untouched home stands surrounded by burned-out hillsides Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Wenatchee, Wash. Two dozen homes were destroyed in a fast-moving wildfire Sunday night in Wenatchee. A handful of businesses also were destroyed when flames spread to the downtown core. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Fire crews have reported progress fighting wildfires in tinder-dry, drought-stricken Washington state, as well as in Nevada.


Macy's dumps Trump; New York City reviewing contracts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 13:43

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)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Macy's department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico's governor and New York City's mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants.