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Man in wheelchair robs New York bank, gets away

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:50
Police on Tuesday were searching for a man in a wheelchair who is suspected of robbing a New York bank and rolling out of the building with $1,200 cash to make a clean getaway. The man, who wore a gray hoodie and appeared to be about 30 years old according to surveillance video, is accused of passing a note to a Santander Bank teller in the New York City borough of Queens on Monday afternoon and demanding money, a New York Police Department spokesman said. Despite never showing a gun to bank workers, the man was not intercepted as he exited the bank in his wheelchair with the loot.

Complaint: Family detention can lead to psychological harm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:48

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, a woman uses the library at the Karnes County Residential Center, a temporary home for immigrant women and children detained at the border, in Karnes City, Texas. Detaining immigrant women and children who may have fled violence in their home country “creates or exacerbates" psychological trauma, according to a complaint filed Tuesday, June 30, 2015, by immigrant rights groups with the Department of Homeland Security. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Detaining immigrant women and children who may have fled violence in their home country "creates or exacerbates" psychological trauma, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by immigrant rights groups with the Department of Homeland Security.


Rights group says airstrikes in Yemen killed many civilians

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:34
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on Saada City in northern Yemen which is controlled by Shiite rebels killed dozens of civilians in an apparent violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said in a report Tuesday.

AccuWeather: Tornado Warnings in effect for Lehigh Co.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:33

 Multiple Tornado Warnings in effectA Tornado Warning has also been issued for Lehigh County until 2:45 p.m.


Will latest inflammatory comments tarnish Trump's brand?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:30

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2015 file photo, Donald Trump, host of the television series "The Celebrity Apprentice," mugs for photographers at the NBC 2015 Winter TCA Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. NBC on Monday, June 29, 2015 said that it is ending its business relationship with Trump, now a Republican presidential candidate, because of comments he made about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Is Donald Trump's business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be?


O say can you breathe? Fireworks pollute air, study says

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:12

FILE - In this Friday, July 4, 2014 file photo, fireworks light up the lower Manhattan skyline during the Macy's Annual Fourth of July fireworks show in New York. On Tuesday, July 30, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency said children, older adults, and people with heart disease, asthma or other lung diseases are considered to be particularly sensitive to particle pollution. The agency recommended that they limit their exposure by watching fireworks from upwind. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — July Fourth fireworks fill the skies with more than sparkling bursts of color. A study says they spew pollution, too.


AccuWeather: Tornado Warning in effect for Berks, Chester, Lancaster Counties

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:12

 Multiple Tornado Warnings in effectA Tornado Warning is in effect for Berks, Chester and Lancaster counties until 2:30 p.m.


AccuWeather: Tornado Warning in effect for Berks, Chester Counties

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:03

 Multiple Tornado Warnings in effectA Tornado Warning is in effect for Berks and Chester Counties until 2:30 p.m.


Man whose truck fell through ice is indicted in dog's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 01:53
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man whose dog was inside a pickup truck that plunged through the ice on a frozen river this year has been indicted on animal cruelty and criminal mischief charges.

Carlos Slim's Ora TV latest company to dump Trump

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 01:51
NEW YORK (AP) — A TV company backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim says it will scrap a project it was developing with real estate mogul Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants.

AccuWeather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 01:50

 Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effectA Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for some areas, while others are under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch.


Obama seeks overtime rules revamp that could help 5 million workers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 01:44

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks after signing the Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act and Trade Preference Extension Act of 2015 during ceremony at White House in WashingtonUnder the proposal, the maximum income a salaried worker could earn and still be eligible for mandatory overtime pay would rise to $50,440 from $23,660, the first significant change in four decades. U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said millions of workers would earn an estimated $1.3 billion in additional wages annually. Others would work less hours for the same amount of money, and many businesses would create new part-time positions to fill the gap, he said.


Don't blink or you might miss the leap second on Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 01:40

60 p.m. before it hits midnight. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)Tuesday lasts a wee bit longer — by a second.


NJ voters react to Christie presidential bid

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 01:39

NJ voters react to Christie presidential bidNew Jersey voters registered mixed reaction to the news that Gov. Chris Christie is planning to run for president.


Search underway for man near Jersey shore inlet

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 01:36

Search underway for man near Jersey shore inletRescuers are searching for a man who was in distress in the ocean near Hereford Inlet in North Wildwood.


Efforts to build more diverse CIA have stalled, report finds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 01:30

People pose with laptops in front of projection of binary code and CIA emblem in this picture illustration taken in ZenicaThe CIA has consistently failed to promote minorities into its leadership ranks and progress in building diversity at the top of the spy agency has largely stalled in the last decade, according to a CIA-commissioned report released on Tuesday. Among the report's most striking findings is that since 2008, the percentage of minorities hired by the CIA has declined to below what is needed to sustain current minority representation in the agency's workforce. It also found that a 1984-2004 increase in African-American officers at the agency's top rung, known as the Senior Intelligence Service, has been reversed in the last 10 years.


The Latest: DA: Injured killer has different escape story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 01:24

Police stand over David Sweat after he was shot and captured near the Canadian border Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Constable, N.Y. Sweat is the second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape three weeks ago from a maximum-security prison in northern New York. His capture came two days after his escape partner, Richard Matt, was shot and killed by authorities. (AP Photo)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The latest on the capture of one convicted murderer from a maximum-security prison and the killing of the other. (all times local):


Police: Man dunked stranger's child in pool at Delaware motel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 01:16

 Man dunked stranger's child in pool at Delaware motelA Wilmington man is facing charges after police say he grabbed a little girl he didn't know and repeatedly dunked her in a swimming pool at a Delaware motel.


Nurse gets life in prison in killing, dismemberment of son

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 01:13

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2014, file photo, defendant Donna Scrivo looks towards the courtroom at her arraignment in St. Clair Shores, Mich. Scrivo, convicted of killing and dismembering her adult son, faces sentencing, and is due in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. First-degree murder carries a mandatory penalty of life in prison without possibility of parole. (Robin Buckson/Detroit News via AP, File)MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A judge ordered a no-parole life sentence Tuesday for a suburban Detroit woman convicted of killing her adult son, dismembering him and dumping the body parts.


Vatican releases itinerary for Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 01:12

Vatican releases itinerary for Pope Francis' visit to PhiladelphiaThe Vatican has released the comprehensive itinerary for Pope Francis' journey to the United States, including his schedule for Philadelphia on September 26-27, which will close the 6-day Apostolic Journey.