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Underwater wedding honors Christ of the Deep anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:46

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Kimberly Triolet, left, and Jorge Rodriguez, right, kiss after being married next to the Christ of the Deep statue Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo, Fla. The wedding helped to mark the 50th anniversary of the installation of the 9-foot-tall bronze sculpture that is a symbol for Key Largo's John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, America's first underwater preserve that is part of the sanctuary. It is a replica of the "Christ of the Abyss" that was placed in Italian waters in 1954. (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Kimberly Triolet and Jorge Rodriguez exchanged their wedding vows underwater beside a 9-foot statue of Jesus.


3rd-grader playing with gun shoots child at Georgia school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:45
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia say an elementary school student suffered minor injuries after being accidentally shot by a third-grade classmate playing with a gun.

CEO of male escort site, 6 workers charged with prostitution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:43
NEW YORK (AP) — The chief executive of a Manhattan-based online male escort service and six of his employees at Rentboy.com were arrested Tuesday on charges of promoting prostitution.

Woman dead, man hospitalized following Ocean Co. standoff

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:37

Woman dead, man hospitalized following Ocean Co. standoffA woman is dead and her husband is hospitalized following a barricade situation across from two schools in Ocean County, New Jersey.


600 celebrate life of woman killed in supermarket attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:32

This undated photo provided by Jessie Boudreau shows Wendy Boudreau, of Saco, Maine. Wendy Boudreau was fatally stabbed in a Saco, supermarket Aug. 19, 2015. Connor MacCalister, of Saco, has been charged with the killing. (Courtesy Jessie Boudreau via AP)SACO, Maine (AP) — Wendy Boudreau graduated from Thornton Academy in Maine, fell in love with her husband there, and eventually worked there. Hundreds of friends and family attended her funeral Tuesday in the high school's auditorium, where her daughter said her mother wouldn't want her relatives and friends to crumble under the tragedy of her brutal death in a supermarket stabbing.


White House fence jumper killed in Pennsylvania court attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:32

 White House fence jumper killed at Chester Co. Justice CenterCurtis Smith, 34, is accused of entering the lobby of the Chester County Justice Center at about 11 a.m. and slashing a sheriff's deputy on the arm or hand, Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said in a statement. Smith, from Coatesville, Pennsylvania, has a criminal record that includes arrests for assault and burglary.


Ashley Madison users in US sue cheating website over breach

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:32

FILE - A June 10, 2015 file photo shows Ashley Madison's Korean web site on a computer screen in Seoul, South Korea. Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the cheating website after hackers released personal and detailed information on them and millions of other users, including credit card numbers and sexual preferences. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal and detailed information of millions of users, including financial data and sexual proclivities.


Los Angeles looks at harsher penalties for child sex buyers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:30

 California officials including, State Assemblyman Isadore Hall (D-Compton), Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumais. Officials in Los Angeles County, the nation's most populous, are adopting a get-tough tactic to deter men from soliciting sex from girls who are forced into prostitution - charging them with crimes that could mean prison time and registration as a sex offender. In California soliciting an underage sex worker carries a penalty two days to one year in jail and a $10,000 fine. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials in Los Angeles County are adopting a get-tough tactic to deter men from soliciting sex from girls who are forced into prostitution — charging them with crimes that could mean prison time and registration as a sex offender.


US transportation agency gives $9.5M in job training grants

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:27
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the nation investing billions to expand bus service and light rail lines, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday it is giving $9.5 million to programs that train workers for jobs in the transportation industry.

Detroit pawn shop looking to sell Jack Kevorkian's van

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:25

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 1996 file photo a truck pulls Dr. Jack Kevorkian's minivan, which authorities said contained the body of a woman, away from a parking lot at the Medical Examiner's office in Pontiac, Mich. The Volkswagen, which no longer runs, is up for sale at a Detroit pawn shop. The owner said he thinks it will fetch about $40,000. Kevorkian died in 2011 at age 83. (AP Photo/Richard Sheinwald)DETROIT (AP) — A 1968 Volkswagen van once owned by assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian is up for sale at a Detroit pawn shop even though the late pathologist once dropped it off for scrap.


Girl, 5, dies from meningitis just days after falling ill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:24

Girl, 5, dies from meningitis just days after falling illAbout one week ago, 5-year-old Lyliana Fernandez began to feel sick.


ESPN takes Curt Schilling off LLWS broadcast after tweet

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:19

ESPN takes Curt Schilling off LLWS broadcast after tweetESPN removed Curt Schilling from its broadcast team for the Little League World Series on Tuesday because of an anti-Muslim tweet.


Nun who stood up to Billy the Kid faces sainthood test

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:18

Pamphlets and prayer cards of Sister Blandina Segale sit on a table at the Catholic Center in Albuquerque, N.M. as an Archdiocese of Santa Fe panel listens to evidence about Segale on possible Sainthood on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. The Italian-born nun who challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools faced her first test for sainthood during the panel's first inquiry. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Italian-born nun who confronted Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools faced her first test for the long road to sainthood on Tuesday.


Doctors recommend early exposure to prevent peanut allergies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:16

This Feb. 20, 2015 photo shows an arrangement of peanuts in New York. In a statement released online Monday, Aug. 25, 2015 in the journal Pediatrics, a pediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be fed foods containing peanuts before they turn 1. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)CHICAGO (AP) — A pediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn 1.


Deputies fired for falsely accusing Seattle bus driver of profanity

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:16
Two sheriff's deputies patrolling Seattle's transit system have been fired for falsely accusing a bus driver of using profanity during an argument captured by a body camera the driver was wearing, police said on Tuesday. The firings resulted from an investigation into a complaint filed by King County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Lou Caballero after an early morning argument on Nov. 14 between him and driver Kelvin Kirkpatrick in downtown Seattle, internal Sheriff's Office documents showed. During the argument, Kirkpatrick, a 20-year transit veteran, criticized Caballero and his deputies for not removing non-paying "sleepers" from his bus.

Bullet hole, blood found in missing Connecticut couple's vehicle: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:15
Connecticut police on Tuesday said they have found a bullet hole and blood in a vehicle owned by a couple who disappeared early this month after accumulating more than $2.2 million in debts. Police said they are investigating whether foul play was involved in the disappearance of Jeffrey and Jeannette Navin, of Easton, Connecticut, who were reported missing on Aug. 7 by family members. The case had initially been treated as a missing persons probe, as friends reported the couple, owners of a garbage disposal company, liked to take impromptu vacations.

Army awards tactical vehicle contract to Wisconsin firm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:15
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp. has won a major contract to build a new combat vehicle to replace a large share of the military's Humvee troop carriers.

Mascot fight between school, Ohio goes down to the wire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:13
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A high school football team that has featured a tiger cub at games for decades might kick off the season without its beloved mascot because of rules implemented after a suicidal man released dozens of dangerous animals in 2011.

Guns stolen from vehicles increasingly used in violent crime

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:06

FILE - This Nov. 15, 2014 file photo, shows handguns in a display case at Metro Shooting Supplies, in Bridgeton, Mo. Gun sales have spiked in the region in the past year, and so have applications for concealed-carry permits. Policing experts say that with more guns come more gun thefts. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — In what's been a violent year in St. Louis, a common theme has emerged: The gun used in any given crime was probably stolen.


Local teacher turns to crowdfunding to raise money for school supplies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:48

Local teacher turns to crowdfunding to raise money for school suppliesOne North Philadelphia educator has found a creative way to finance her 4th grade classroom.