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From highways to health care, challenges confront governors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:50
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Money to repair highways, rising health care costs and controversies surrounding attempts to combat global warming are among topics the nation's governors plan to tackle when they gather this week in West Virginia.

Water main break in East Falls

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:48

Water main break in East FallsA water main break in the East Falls section of Philadelphia caused problems for a local shopping center.

University cop who fatally shot man says car dragged him

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:46

Ebony Johnson, cousin of Samuel Dubose, speaks to the media outside the office of Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters' office during a protest demanding release of video showing the shooting death of Dubose by a University of Cincinnati police officer, Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Cincinnati. Deters has said he won't release the video until the investigation into Sunday's shooting is complete. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a man he stopped over a missing license plate said he was being dragged by the man's vehicle and had to fire his weapon, according to a police report and the officer's radio call released Thursday.

New Mexico police want 1971 fugitive returned from Cuba

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:11
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Police chief said Thursday he would personally pay for a return ticket for a fugitive living in Cuba who is wanted in the killing of a state police officer and who fled during a plane hijacking.

Trump Warns of 'Tremendous Danger' at the Border

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:07
Trump visits the border city of Laredo, Texas.

Woman who lifted baton during police shooting faces charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:05

FILE - This March 2, 2015 file photo shows a pedestrian walks past flowers and candles placed on a sidewalk near where Charly Keunang a homeless man was shot and killed by police in the Skid Row section of downtown Los Angeles. An officer dropped a nightstick during the struggle with Keunang and the woman who picked it up now faces an assault charge that could send her to prison for 25 years to life. The March shooting was captured on video, which shows Trishawn Cardessa Carey, 34, briefly lifting the baton as police scuffled with Keunang. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — An officer dropped a nightstick during a struggle with a homeless man who was shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row, and the woman who picked it up now faces an assault charge that could send her to prison for 25 years to life.

Converse rolling out first Chuck Taylor update in 98 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:01

This photo provided by Converse shows the new Fall 2015 Chuck Taylor All Star II sneaker in blue, white, red and black. Converse's Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker is receiving its first update since its debut 98 years ago. The new shoe goes on sale July 28, 2015. (Converse via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Converse Chuck Taylor All Star fans rejoice! Your favorite sneaker is receiving its first construction update since debuting 98 years ago.

Where's the beef? Fast-food franchisees pan NY wage hike

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:56

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a rally after the New York Wage Board endorsed a proposal to set a $15 minimum wage for workers at fast-food restaurants with 30 or more locations, Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in New York. The increase would be phased in over three years in New York City and over six years elsewhere. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to have it his way with New York's fast-food industry — and restaurant owners aren't loving it.

Man convicted in Seattle police slaying gets life in prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:52
SEATTLE (AP) — The man convicted of killing a Seattle police officer in 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Man arrested after possible sexual assault outside Disney

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:51
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida have arrested a man in connection with a possible sexual assault last week outside Walt Disney World's restaurant and entertainment complex.

Seattle-area deputies lied about bus driver's profanity use during fight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:45
Two sheriff's deputies patrolling Seattle's transit system lied about a bus driver's use of profanity during a heated argument last November captured by a camera embedded in the driver's eyeglasses, a police investigation has found. The incident comes as the public view of police across the nation is "laced with distrust," Transit Police Major Dave Jutilla wrote in a May 26 memo, obtained through a public-records request, that summarizes the incident. The investigation grew out of a complaint filed by King County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Lou Caballero after an early-morning argument on Nov. 14 between he and graveyard-shift driver Kelvin Kirkpatrick in downtown Seattle, internal Sheriff's Office documents show.

Remains found in car after 43 years may bring family closure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:42

This photo provided by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office shows a 1968 Pontiac Catalina that was pulled from Lake Rhodhiss in North Carolina on Tuesday July 21, 2015. It contained remains that are believed to be those of Amos Shook. Shook was reported missing in 1972, and his case remained unsolved until investigators searched the lake with sonar at the family’s request. (AP Photo/Caldwell County (N.C.) Sheriff’s Office)SAWMILLS, N.C. (AP) — A rusty, mud-caked sedan pulled from the bottom of a lake in the foothills of the North Carolina mountains could bring closure to the family of a retired Air Force sergeant who disappeared 43 years ago.

Montgomery County man survives cancer, bikes 3,400 miles for charity

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:36

Montgomery County man survives cancer, bikes 3,400 miles for charityAfter surviving non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and undergoing a heart transplant, a Montgomery County man biked 3,400 miles coast to coast - all to raise money for a good cause.

Pharmacy owners cannot cite religion to deny medicine: U.S. appeals court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:35
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The state of Washington can require a pharmacy to deliver medicine even if the pharmacy's owner has a religious objection, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, the latest in a series of judgments on whether religious believers can opt out of providing services. The ruling, from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, came in a case filed by pharmacists who objected to delivering emergency contraceptives. The 9th Circuit overturned a lower court that had said the rules were unconstitutional.

Others sought in crash that killed rebel flag supporter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:34
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi investigators said Thursday that they are trying to find people who might have been involved in a road dispute just before a crash that killed a black man wearing a Confederate military hat.

Electronic Sports League to begin random drug tests

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:33

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2009, file photo, a participant plays a computer game during the Intel Friday Night Game, a competition of the ESL, Electronic Sports League, in Dresden, Germany. The Electronic Sports League says it will begin randomly drug testing players at its competitive video game events. The e-sports organization announced plans Thursday, July 23, 2015, to work with the World Anti-Doping Agency to create and enforce rules surrounding the use of performance-enhancing drugs. (AP Photo/Matthias Rietschel, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drug testing is coming to e-sports.

Obama departs for Kenya, returning to his father's homeland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:29

Obama waves as he boards Air Force One for travel to Kenya and Ethiopia from Joint Base Andrews, MarylandPresident Barack Obama departed for Kenya on Thursday, his first trip to his father's homeland as U.S. president, kicking off a swing through Africa that will also include a stop in Ethiopia. Obama, the first black U.S. president, is the son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas. Obama is expected to meet with family members while in Nairobi, but he will not be traveling to the village most closely associated with his family name.

Driver killed in I-495 crash in New Castle ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:28

Driver killed in I-495 crash in New Castle ID'dThe driver killed in a two-vehicle crash on I-495 in New Castle, Delaware has been identified.

Report details chronic problems at Army anthrax facility

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:23
NEW YORK (AP) — Pentagon officials released a report Thursday detailing recurring problems at an Army bioterror facility that accidentally sent live anthrax to other labs for more than a decade.

AP PHOTOS: Transgender youths show hardship, resilience

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:18

In this photo taken May 20, 2015, Atticus Ranck, 26, of Sunrise, Fla., who identifies as a transgender male, poses for a photograph in a hammock at a friend's apartment in Sunrise, Fla. Ranck first came out as a lesbian at age 17. Once in college, he became more masculine, describing the transformation as relatively easy. Ranck, who is taking hormones and has had surgery on his chest for the transition, just graduated with a master's degree in women, gender and sexuality from Florida Atlantic University. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) — The transgender community has gained a degree of acceptance in recent years with the help of such celebrities as Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox from "Orange is the New Black." But for those who are less known it can be more of a struggle. Many young transgender people, wrestling with their identities, find themselves shunned by family, friends and co-workers. Episodes of homelessness, alcoholism, drug abuse and violence often follow.