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Lawyer: School that blocked gay speech didn't discriminate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:14

FILE - In this May 31, 2015 file photo, Twin Peaks Charter Academy senior Evan Young reads his valedictorian speech, which he had been barred from reading during Twin Peaks Academy's 2015 commencement ceremony, during an event in in Boulder, Colo., sponsored by the nonprofit Out Boulder. The Twin Peaks Charter Academy, which prevented Young, a gay valedictorian, from coming out during his commencement speech, hired an outside attorney to investigate its decision, who found that the school didn't discriminate by blocking the speech. (Jonathan Castner/The Daily Camera via AP, file)LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A school didn't discriminate by blocking a graduation speech by a valedictorian who wanted to disclose that he is gay, according to an outside attorney hired by Twin Peaks Charter Academy to investigate the decision.


Madonna: It's just the beginning for streaming service Tidal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:01

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2015, file photo, Madonna performs at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Madonna, who co-owns Tidal with Jay Z, Beyonce and others, says it is just the beginning for the streaming service that’s had some troubles since its launch in March. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna, who co-owns Tidal with Jay Z, Beyonce and others, says it's just the beginning for the streaming service that's had some troubles since its launch in March.


Professional poker player sues casino that claims he cheated

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:57
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A professional poker player has sued a casino that claimed he won $9.6 million by cheating at baccarat, alleging it knew about defects in the cards and then destroyed evidence.

Canceled Utah race renews fears of shrinking salt flats

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:53

In this Wednesday, July 22, 2015 photo, Sam Evers of Houston performs his yoga on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels rocket across gleaming white sheets of salt at speeds of 400 mph. But wet weather has forced the cancellation of Speed Week for the second straight year and revived a debate about whether nearby mining is depleting the Bonneville Salt Flats of their precious resource. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)WENDOVER, Utah (AP) — A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels rocket across gleaming white sheets of salt at speeds that can top 400 mph.


Malaysia, Cuba taken off US human trafficking blacklist

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:49

Secretary of State John Kerry arrives for a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Monday, July 27, 2015, where he released the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report. The State Department has taken Malaysia and Cuba off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving the U.S. open to criticism that politics is swaying the often-contentious rankings in its annual human trafficking report. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and rights groups on Monday accused the State Department of politicizing its annual rankings of nations on their efforts to combat modern-day slavery, as key trading partner Malaysia was taken off a blacklist.


St. Louis Post-Dispatch movie critic dies in 1-car accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:49
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The longtime movie critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has died in a one-car accident.

Apartment fire forces evacuation of 350 people in Pennsauken Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:44

Apartment fire forces evacuation of 350 people in Pennsauken Twp.Investigators are working to find the cause of a blaze on the first floor of a high-rise apartment complex in southern New Jersey.


Lawyers for 'Whitey' Bulger ask court to overturn conviction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:44

FILE - This file June 23, 2011 booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger, captured in Santa Monica, Calif., after 16 years on the run. Bulger was convicted in a Boston federal court in August 2013 on a broad indictment that included racketeering charges in a string of murders in the 1970s and '80s, as well as extortion, money-laundering and weapons charges. A federal appeals court in Boston heard arguments Monday, July 27, 2015 on his bid to overturn his racketeering conviction. Bulger was not present for the proceedings. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for convicted gangster James "Whitey" Bulger asked a federal appeals court Monday to grant him a new trial, arguing that his defense was eviscerated when he was barred from testifying about his claim that he received immunity for his crimes.


Police release photo of Wilmington bank robbery suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:24

Police release photo of Wilmington bank robbery suspectDelaware State Police are trying to identify a man suspected of robbing two Wilmington area banks on three different days this year


Smoke billows from manhole in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:20

Smoke billows from manhole in West PhiladelphiaSmoke was billowing from a manhole on Monday morning in West Philadelphia.


SEPTA to update sale of passes for pope visit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:14

SEPTA to update sale of passes for pope visitSEPTA will hold a news conference on Monday afternoon to update their effort to offer Regional Rail passes for Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia in September.


Missing Teens' Boat Found Capsized Off Florida Coast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:09
They were last seen Friday.

Mexico search for missing students turns up 129 bodies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 23:47

Mexico search for missing students turns up 129 bodiesThe search for 43 missing college students in the southern state of Guerrero has turned up at least 60 clandestine graves and 129 bodies over the last 10 months, Mexico's attorney general's office says.


U.S. Guantanamo board hears case of alleged al-Qaeda member

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 23:40
A suspected al Qaeda recruiter held at the Guantanamo Bay military prison for 13 years faced a U.S. national security board on Monday to determine if he is eligible to be transferred. Faez Mohammed Ahmed al Kandari, a 38-year-old Kuwaiti, is suspected of being an al Qaeda propagandist and may have served as "spiritual adviser" to slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, according to a U.S. Department of Defense profile. The hearing came as President Barack Obama's administration drafts a plan to close the prison at a naval base in Cuba.

Victims identified, family dog missing in Juniata Park hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 23:29

Owner of striking vehicle identified in Juniata Park hit-and-run; family dog missingPhiladelphia Police have located the what they believe to be the striking vehicle. But the driver remains on the run, and a dog important to the care of one of victims' sons remains missing.


Police: No injuries after shots fired at Univ. of Florida

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 23:21
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two Gainesville residents face multiple charges following an argument that escalated into gunshots being fired outside a University of Florida dormitory.

Moral Monday leader inspires protests, arrests and action

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 23:17

In this Wednesday, June 24, 2015 photo, Rev. William Barber speaks at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C. His supporters describe Barber, 51, as a leader the likes of which the country hasn't seen since the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. William Barber walks gingerly with a cane, in a hunched-over posture, yet here he is on a recent Monday, leading 3,500 protesters on a downtown street.


8 prisoners stabbed amid gang tensions, staffing shortage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 22:14
TIPTONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Eight prisoners have been injured in stabbings at a prison in northwest Tennessee amid tensions between gangs and a shortage of correctional officers.

Woman found dead in Wilmington cornfield

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 22:12

Woman found dead in Wilmington cornfieldA 28-year-old woman has been found dead in a cornfield in Wilmington.


Missing tubers found safe after search on Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 21:33

Missing tubers found safe after search on Delaware RiverSix missing tubers were found safe after being reported missing on the Delaware River Sunday night.