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Severely injured vets find healing, hope through sports

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:16
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — As an Air Force crew chief in Afghanistan and Iraq, part of Sgt. Tim McDonough's dangerous mission was recovering the remains of soldiers killed in combat.

Police: Man told officers 'Go ahead and kill me' in shootout

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:09

This 2013 booking photo provided by the St. Petersburg Police Department shows Austin Goodner while in juvenile detention. Goodner, 18, was shot and killed by Florida police on Sunday, May 17, 2015, after authorities said he argued with four people near a St. Petersburg city pool, shot a man on a bike in the arm, and then shot a police officer in the leg at his home in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/St. Petersburg Police Dept. via AP)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Before 18-year-old Austin Goodner was killed by Florida police on Sunday, authorities said he argued with four people near a city pool, shot a man on a bike in the arm and then shot an officer in the leg.


Study: Bird flu's economic impact above $300M in Minnesota

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:08
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new study estimates bird flu has cost Minnesota poultry producers at least $113 million, with losses in related industries pushing the overall toll past $300 million.

Future for warming US: Not just the heat but the humanity

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:00

FILE - In this July 6, 2010 fik photo, a construction worker is backlit from the morning sun while working on a roof in the heat in Chapel Hill, N.C. as temperatures inched into at least the 90s from Maine to Texas and into the Southwest and Death Valley, the mid-Atlantic is embarking on a string of intensely hot days, with temperatures in some places closing in on 100-plus degrees. The combination of global warming and people moving south and west means that by mid-century four to six times more Americans will be sweating through days with extreme heat than just 15 years ago, a new study says. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The combination of global warming and shifting population means that by mid-century, there will be a huge increase in the number of Americans sweating through days that are extremely hot, a new study says.


Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 22:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

U.S. top court hands win to employees in Edison International 401(k) dispute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 22:41
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived claims made by Edison Internationalemployees who accused the utility of favoring higher-cost mutual funds over lower-cost ones in its retirement plan. On a 9-0 vote, the court threw out an appeals court ruling that limited the number of claims that could be made in the case involving Edison's retirement plan management. The justices, in a ruling written by Justice Stephen Breyer, said the lawsuit had been filed in a timely fashion. The case will now return to lower courts for further litigation on the scope of Edison's fiduciary duty to monitor the investments.

President Obama to visit Camden today to talk community police initiatives

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 22:13

President Obama to visit Camden today to talk community police initiativesPresident Barack Obama will discuss how police are working to build trust with the community and promote his "Promise Zone" program during a visit to Camden.


Delaware family homeless after being promised free home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 21:57

Delaware family homeless after being promised free homeImagine getting a newly refurbished home, for free - that's what a Delaware charity promised a local family in need but 17 months later, the family is still homeless.


U.S. top court agrees to weigh U.S. Navy text message lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 21:34

View of the Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider advertising agency Campbell-Ewald Co's attempt to fend off a class action lawsuit over claims the company violated a federal consumer law by sending unsolicited text messages on behalf of the U.S. Navy. Campbell-Ewald, a subsidiary of the Interpublic Group of Companies Inc , says the court has no grounds to hear the case brought by plaintiff Jose Gomez on behalf of himself and others who received the messages because the advertising firm offered to pay him the maximum amount available under the law to settle the claims. The U.S. Navy messages were part of a recruitment drive. The brief text message, sent to around 100,000 people, included the phrase: “Destined for something big?


Man found with head injury under mattress in NYC hotel dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 21:10
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are investigating the death of a man found unconscious, with a head injury, under a mattress at a hotel blocks from the Empire State Building.

Heightened security in Waco after biker gang deadly shootout

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 21:07

192 arrests after Texas biker shootout left 9 deadLaw enforcement remained on alert in Waco, Texas, early Monday after a deadly shootout between rival biker gangs shook up the community, and attempts at intimidation ensured officers will stay on the streets, police said.


Man rescued after getting stuck in storm drain for 4 days

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 21:06
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man has been rescued after getting stuck for four days in a Nashville storm drain.

VIDEO: Live picture as Amtrak resumes service between New York and Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 19:24

Amtrak service resumes between New York and PhiladelphiaLive picture of Amtrak services resuming between NY and Philly.


2 injured in school bus crash in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 19:10

2 injured in school bus crash in Northeast PhiladelphiaTwo people were injured in a school bus crash in Northeast Philadelphia Monday morning.


Rapper Lionel 'Chinx' Pickens fatally shot in New York

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 18:45
New York rapper Lionel Pickens, who goes by the name "Chinx", was shot and killed on Sunday while driving through the city's borough of Queens, police said. Pickens, 31, had multiple gun shot wounds to his torso and was pronounced dead at an area hospital. A 27-year-old male, who was also in the car and has not been identified, suffered gun shot wounds to his back and is in critical condition, police said. The investigation is ongoing," police said in a statement.

Flames damage car wash in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 18:25

Flames damage car wash in DelawareA fire damaged a car wash in Bear, Delaware early Monday morning.


Amtrak service resumes between Philadelphia and New York City for first time since derailment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 18:10
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak service resumes between Philadelphia and New York City for first time since derailment.

Obama to set new limits on police use of military equipment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 18:09

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference after hosting the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council in MarylandBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to put in place new restrictions on the use of military equipment by police departments, following unrest in U.S. cities over the deaths of black men at the hands of police officers, the White House said on Monday. Obama will ban police use of equipment such as explosive-resistant vehicles with tracked wheels like those seen on army tanks, the White House said in a fact sheet. Obama will announce the steps, which are the result of an executive order, during a visit later on Monday to Camden, New Jersey, where he plans to push efforts to encourage trust-building between police and the communities they serve. The fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer in August was followed by a string of highly publicized fatal encounters between police and black men, including Walter Scott who was shot by an officer while fleeing the scene of a traffic stop in North Charleston, South Carolina.


Retaliation hurts military bid to curb sexual assault: report

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 18:04

Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at a news conference to release the Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the MilitaryU.S. military personnel who are sexually assaulted and report the crime often face retaliation, but little is done to hold wrongdoers accountable even though various disciplinary responses are available, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The rights group, in a 113-page report based on interviews with sexual assault victims, said the military's response to retaliation was often seen as ineffective, hamstrung by jurisdictional limitations or too tied to the command structure. One of the most powerful tools, the Military Whistleblower Protection Act, would enable victims to complain directly to the Pentagon inspector general, but "we have been unable to find cases in which a survivor who experienced retaliation was helped by that law," the report said. "The U.S. military's progress in getting people to report sexual assaults isn't going to continue as long as retaliation for making a report goes unpunished," said Sara Darehshori, a counsel at Human Rights Watch who helped write the report.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 18:01

In this Saturday, May 9, 2015, photo, Palestinians sit to relax after finishing their bath in Hamam al-Sumara bathhouse in Gaza City. After dawn prayers in Gaza, a few dozen men descend a metal staircase to gather in the steamy confines of Hamam al-Sumara, a centuries-old bathhouse where residents of the isolated territory find respite and relief. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: