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Time to change the subject in America's health care debate?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 20:24

In this photo taken Nov. 10, 2014, Neera Tanden, president of Center for American Progress, speaks in Newark, N.J. The nation has an opportunity to finally change the subject on health care now that the Supreme Court has again upheld President Barack Obama’s law. There’s no shortage of pressing issues besides “Obamacare,” including prescription drug prices, high insurance deductibles and long-term care. But moving on will take time. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)WASHINGTON (AP) — The country finally has an opportunity to change the subject on health care, after the Supreme Court again upheld President Barack Obama's law.


AccuWeather: Breezy, warmer Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 19:00

 Breezy, warmer SundayAccuWeather says while rain moves through on Saturday expect a drier finish to the second half of the weekend.


5 cars damaged in Manayunk hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 18:37

5 cars damaged in Manayunk hit-and-runPolice are searching for the driver who damaged five vehicles in Manayunk late Saturday night.


3 rescued from trees over flooded Delaware creek

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 18:24

3 rescued from trees over flooded Delaware creekEmergency crews rescued three people who were trapped by the swollen Red Clay Creek in Stanton, Delaware.


1 wounded in shooting at San Francisco gay pride event

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 17:10
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say a bystander was shot at a gay pride event in San Francisco's Civic Center when an argument between several men turned violent, but the argument was not tied to the event.

Woman removes Confederate flag in front of SC statehouse

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 15:26

Police surround the flagpole flying the Confederate battle flag at a Confederate monument at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, June, 27, 2015 as Bree Newsome of Charlotte, N.C. climbs the pole to remove the banner. She was taken into custody when she came down. The flag was raised again by capitol workers about 45 minutes later. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The two people arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse have been released from jail in the state capital.


Funeral set in Charleston for slain member of black church

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 14:18

Rain falls as pallbearers exit Emanuel AME Church carrying the casket of Cynthia Hurd as mourners for Susie Jackson and Tywanza Sanders file inside the church for their funerals Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. Hurd, Jackson and Sanders were three of the nine people killed in the shooting at the church on June 17. (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — After much thought and prayer, DePayne Middelton-Doctor decided in January to return to her childhood roots and attend the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. She had attended a Baptist church for years, but she felt the time was right to switch.


One injured when shots fired during dispute at San Francisco's gay pride festival

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 12:54
Police responded to reports of gunshots in the United Nations Plaza area of downtown San Francisco as the first day of the city's two-day gay pride celebration was winding down. "The incident is believed to have started when several groups of men, unrelated to the PRIDE event, got in a verbal argument near or inside the venue," the San Francisco Police Department said in a statement. San Francisco is home to one of the world's largest and most visible gay communities.

Legal battles remain on U.S. gay rights despite momentous ruling

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 12:33
By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's declaration on Friday of a right to same-sex marriage resolved a momentous question, yet the ruling left many others unanswered and is likely to spark future legal battles over gay rights. In America, the right to marry represents only one piece in the evolving legal framework for gay civil rights. Currently no constitutional principle or nationwide law broadly prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.

1 wounded in shooting at San Francisco gay pride event

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 12:07
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say a bystander was shot at a gay pride event in San Francisco's Civic Center when an argument between several young men turned violent.

AccuWeather: Rainy Saturday, Improvement Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 11:44

 Rainy Saturday, Improvement SundayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says while rain moves through on Saturday expect a drier finish to the second half of the weekend.


Philadelphia mom Jill Primavera still missing after 3 years

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 11:35

Philadelphia mom Jill Primavera still missing after 3 yearsA Philadelphia mother of three has been missing since 2012, now her family is hoping a reward will help find her whereabouts.


Teenager bitten by shark at North Carolina Outer Banks beach

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 11:31
The National Park Service said on its Cape Hatteras National Seashore Facebook page that the Dare County Sheriff’s Office reported that emergency responders were called to help an injured person on the beach near Waves, N.C. Paramedics found a 17-year-old boy with multiple shark bite injuries to his right calf, buttocks and hands. The victim was swimming with several other people at the time but no one else was injured, NPS said.

Nearly 500 injured as fire hits Taiwan water park party

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 11:29

Nearly 500 injured as fire hits Taiwan water park partyA fire on a music stage spread into a crowd of spectators at a party Saturday night at a Taiwan water park, injuring nearly 500 people, including 141 in serious condition, authorities said.


Coast Guard suspends search for missing 2012 Olympic sailor

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 10:56
MIAMI (AP) — The Coast Guard suspended its search Saturday in Biscayne Bay outside Miami for a missing sailor who was a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic sailing team.

Funerals in Charleston for slain members of black church

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 10:36

Rain falls as pallbearers exit Emanuel AME Church carrying the casket of Cynthia Hurd as mourners for Susie Jackson and Tywanza Sanders file inside the church for their funerals Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. Hurd, Jackson and Sanders were three of the nine people killed in the shooting at the church on June 17. (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Speaking at the funerals for three of the victims of a deadly attack on a historic African-American church in South Carolina, eulogizers said Saturday that the lives lost had become a catalyst for change.


Police: Surviving escapee could face a harder time alone

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 09:47

A law enforcement official stands guard on Studley Road where the search for convicted murderer David Sweat continues, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Duane, N.Y. Convicted murderer Richard Matt was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent in a wooded area about 30 miles from the Clinton Correctional Facility on Friday. Sweat is on the run, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — With his escape partner killed, the surviving convicted murderer who pulled off an elaborate breakout from a maximum-security prison three weeks ago could have a tougher time eluding the army of searchers scouring miles of thick woods in far northern New York, police said Saturday.


76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor: NBA titles still go through big men

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 09:35
Jahlil Okafor is a fan of Steph Curry and enjoyed watching the MVP lead the guard-heavy Golden State Warriors to an NBA championship.

Activist takes down Confederate flag outside South Carolina capitol

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 09:15

Bree Newsome takes down the Confederate Flag from a pole at the Statehouse in ColumbiaAn activist climbed a flagpole outside the South Carolina state capitol early on Saturday and took down the Confederate flag, state officials said, a day after U.S. President Barack Obama called the banner a symbol of racial oppression. Two people were arrested and charged with defacing a monument, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety said in a statement. Brittany Newsome climbed the flag pole and James Ian Tyson stood inside a fence and assisted her, police said.


Manhunt for remaining New York prison escapee intensifies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 09:02

Law enforcement officers stand along County Route 41 during a search for an escaped prisoner south of MaloneBy Pete DeMola MALONE, N.Y. (Reuters) - A manhunt for a convicted murderer who escaped from a New York state maximum security prison focused on a rural area near the Canadian border on Saturday, a day after his fellow escapee was killed. After Richard Matt was killed by U.S. Border Patrol officers, a tight security perimeter was set up in the area, where Sweat was believed to be holed up. About 1,200 federal, state and local law enforcement officers, were searching through a 22 square-mile (57 sq km) area along a highway between the towns of Malone and Duane in northern New York, New York State Police said in a statement.