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March, civil disobedience planned in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:50
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Several groups are joining together for events in Ferguson, Missouri, for the anniversary of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Mitsubishi, UAW to work together on buyer for Illinois plant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:48
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors and the United Auto Workers said Monday that they will work together to look for a buyer for the central Illinois plant the company plans to close.

Magnitude 4.5 and 4.0 earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:42
CRESCENT, Okla. (AP) — Two moderate earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma.

Correction: Immigration-Family Detention story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:34
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story July 24 about the detention of immigrant children, The Associated Press reported erroneously which federal government agency was found to be in violation of a previous settlement involving the detention of immigrant children. The agency was the Department of Homeland Security, not the Department of Justice. The story also reported erroneously how long the judge gave the government to respond regarding the possibility of an injunction. It was one week, not 90 days.

Man passes Dallas airport security, boards plane without ticket

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:29
U.S. transportation security officials are investigating how a man was able to pass through a security checkpoint without a ticket at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and board a commercial airliner, airport officials said on Monday. The 26-year-old man parked his vehicle at a curbside airport terminal entrance on Sunday night, walked through a Transportation Security Administration screening area and boarded the plane, the airport said in a statement. The airport statement did not identify the man or the airline involved in the incident.

Death of woman in Wilmington cornfield ruled suicide

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:29

Death of woman in Wilmington cornfield ruled suicideThe death of a 28-year-old woman who was found in a Wilmington cornfield has been ruled a suicide.


Obama pushes for end to crippling crisis in South Sudan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:26

U.S. President Barack Obama, third left, participates in a bilateral meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, right, at the National Palace, on Monday, July 27, 2015, in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama urged Ethiopia's leaders Monday to curb crackdowns on press freedom and political openness as he opened a trip that human rights groups say legitimizes an oppressive government.


Correction: Lake Michigan Shipwreck story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:26
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — In a story July 23 about a dive team discovering a 116-year-old shipwreck in Lake Michigan, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the group that has discovered 15 other historic shipwrecks. It was the Michigan Shipwreck Research Association, not the Michigan State Police Underwater Recovery Unit.

Man with no ticket arrested, boarded plane at Dallas airport

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:25
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Police have arrested a man who got through security at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and boarded a plane without a ticket.

Fiat Chrysler could spend billions to buy back unrepaired trucks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:10

Auto dealership selling the Jeep Grand Cherokee in Los AngelesBy Paul Lienert DETROIT (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could pay billions of dollars to buy back defective trucks as part of a settlement with U.S. safety regulators, but has the option to recover costs by reselling vehicles once they are repaired. FCA said on Monday that about 193,000 Ram trucks previously recalled for suspension and steering problems had not been repaired and were therefore eligible for the buyback deal negotiated with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A company representative noted on Monday that the NHTSA agreement gives FCA the option of repairing and reselling any vehicles it repurchases from owners.


Police: Man shot, gravely hurt near site of Baltimore unrest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:06

An investigator photographs the scene of a shooting, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Baltimore. Police said a male was shot in the chest near the epicenter of unrest in April following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Rioting and looting broke out in the area after the funeral of Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury in police custody. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old man has been shot in the chest near the epicenter of April unrest in west Baltimore.


Cleveland transit officials investigating pepper spray use

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:01
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland transit officials are investigating a police officer's use of pepper spray on a crowd trying to prevent them from taking an intoxicated teenager to police headquarters.

Strong earthquake rattles Alaska's Aleutian Islands

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:51
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting no damage from a strong earthquake that rocked Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

Plaster falls on prospective Penn St. students, injuring 1

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:48
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State officials say a section of plaster fell in an auditorium during a program for prospective engineering students, injuring at least one person.

With new bump, Minnesota ushers in region's top minimum wage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:46
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota will vault past Illinois, Michigan and South Dakota this week to gain the highest minimum wage in the Midwestern region at $9 an hour.

Another ex-Utah attorney general pleads not guilty to corruption

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:39

Former Attorney General John Swallow leaves after being booked at the Salt Lake County Metro Jail in South Salt Lake CityFormer Utah Attorney General John Swallow pleaded not guilty on Monday to 14 criminal counts arising from a corruption scandal that has embroiled him and his predecessor in a wide-ranging criminal investigation, his lawyer said. Shurtleff also faces up to three decades behind bars if found guilty. Swallow's attorney, Steve McCaughey, entered his client's not guilty pleas to 3rd District Court Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills.


Boy Scout leaders vote on ending blanket ban on gay adults

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:37

FILE - In this Sunday, June 8, 2014, file photo, a Boy Scout wears his kerchief embroidered with a rainbow knot during Salt Lake City’s annual gay pride parade. The Boy Scouts of America's top policy-making board planned a vote Monday, July 27, 2015, on ending its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion if that accorded with their faith. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America's top policy-making board planned a vote Monday on ending its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion if that accorded with their faith.


University of Cincinnati wants police review after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:36
CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati plans an independent review of police department policies after one of its officers fatally shot a man whose car was missing a license plate.

Initial autopsy for Bobbi Kristina Brown shows no 'obvious underlying cause of death'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:35

Initial autopsy for Bobbi Kristina Brown shows no 'obvious underlying cause of death'An autopsy will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston who died Sunday.


More Illinois residents feel pain as budget impasse drags on

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:31

In this July 23, 2015 photo, Stacy Rutledge smiles at her 4-year-old son, Donovan Burden, ay Marillac St. Vincent de Paul Center, a day care center in Chicago. Rutledge is one of a growing number of people feeling the pinch of the state's budget impasse as social service agencies don't get promised payments, programs are reduced or eliminated and some agencies close their doors while Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who run the Legislature battle over economic policies and the influence of labor. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)CHICAGO (AP) — As she drops off her 4-year-old son at a Chicago daycare to head for a job she loves, Stacy Rutledge wonders how she'll keep doing it once she loses her state-subsidized child care.