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Poll shows divide over increasing money for transit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 01:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — A slight majority of Americans prefer living in a single-family house in the suburbs or a rural area with more land, even if it means driving long distances to get to work or run errands, according to a poll by The Associated Press-GfK.

Fast-growing North Carolina region at odds over traffic jams

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 01:45
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Like many fast-growing parts of the country, North Carolina's Triangle region is trying to avoid being strangled by its own success: Traffic is thickening, drivers are getting stuck in it and there's no simple solution in sight.

VIDEO: Local reaction to same-sex marriage ruling

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 01:21

 Local reaction to same-sex marriage rulingA celebration of the Supreme Court's landmark decision on the lawn of the National Constitution Center.


Truck tips, releases 20 million bees in eastern Idaho

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 01:20
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — More than 20 million bees being shipped from Idaho to North Dakota were lost when a tractor trailer carrying the insects tipped onto its side near a nuclear facility.

Charleston church gunman wanted AR-15 firearm, police report says

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 01:17
(Reuters) - The man accused of killing nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, last week told police that he wanted to purchase an AR-15 when they stopped him earlier this year and found ammunition and a part for such a weapon in his car. Dylann Roof was stopped in March for suspicious activity after he was seen loitering in his car at a park, according to an newly released report from police in Columbia. During a search of his vehicle, police found a firearm part - the handgrip area under the barrel - for an AR-15 weapon and six 40-round magazines, the report said.

Fight on SEPTA bus ends in stabbing in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 01:15

Fight on SEPTA bus ends in stabbing in OlneyPolice are investigating a stabbing reportedly on a SEPTA bus in the Olney section.


Social media reacts to Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 01:07

Social media reacts to Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriageActors, politicians and other public figures reacted on social media to the monumental Supreme Court ruling that states must allow same-sex couples to marry.


Trial set for October in Detroit-area police beating case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 00:58
DETROIT (AP) — A police officer seen on video repeatedly punching a motorist in the head during a suburban Detroit traffic stop is scheduled for trial this fall.

Thousands await Obama's eulogy for SC church shooting victims

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 00:53

Thousands await Obama's eulogy for SC church shooting victimsThousands of mourners passed through tight security Friday to join a capacity crowd awaiting President Barack Obama's eulogy at the funeral of the leader of a church where police said a white gunman fatally shot nine black people last week.


Former Illinois congressman Reynolds indicted on tax charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 00:38
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Mel Reynolds, already convicted of having sex with an underage campaign worker, was indicted again for failing to file income tax returns for 2009 through 2012, federal prosecutors said on Friday. Reynolds, 63, who was charged on Thursday, faces up to a year in prison and a $250,000 fine for each of the four counts against him, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago. Reynolds, a Rhodes scholar and one-time promising star of the Democratic Party, was first elected to Congress in 1992.

Deaf man spent 6 weeks in jail on theft charge, now recanted

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 00:35
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A man whose claim about a stolen iPad left a deaf man jailed for six weeks has now recanted his accusation.

U.N. chief calls U.S. gay marriage ruling 'great step forward' for rights

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 00:34
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Friday that makes gay marriage legal nationwide as "a great step forward for human rights." The court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean that states cannot ban same-sex marriages. With the ruling, gay marriage will become legal in all 50 states. "Denying couples legal recognition of their relationship opens the door to widespread discrimination.

Gunman kills 28 in rampage at Tunisian beach resort

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 00:26

Gunman kills 28 in rampage at Tunisian beach resortA young man unfurled an umbrella and pulled out a Kalashnikov, opening fire on European sunbathers in an attack that killed at least 28 people at a Tunisian beach resort - one of three deadly attacks from Europe to the Middle East on Friday that followed a call to violence by Islamic State extremists.


Beheading, explosion at Pa.-owned factory in France; suspects captured

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 00:20

Beheading, explosion at Pa.-owned factory in France; suspects capturedA man with suspected ties to French Islamic radicals rammed a car Friday into an American gas factory in southeastern France, triggering an explosion that injured two people, officials said.


Kentucky to allow, recognize same-sex marriages immediately

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 00:15
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - Kentucky will allow same-sex couples to marry and recognize marriages of gay couples in other jurisdictions effective immediately, Governor Steve Beshear said on Friday. Beshear, a Democrat, ordered the state to provide revised marriage license forms to county clerks for immediate use and all members of his Cabinet to alter any policies necessary to implement the U.S. Supreme Court decision. (Reporting by Steve Bittenbender in Louisville; Writing by David Bailey)

Arkansas counties begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 00:02
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Arkansas counties began issuing marriage licenses on Friday to same-sex couples, including the state's most populous, Pulaski, which is home to the capital of Little Rock, county clerks said.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood: Gay marriages cannot take place immediately in state

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 23:56
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood: Gay marriages cannot take place immediately in state.

Texas county begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 23:44
Travis County, home of the Texas capital of Austin, on Friday began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the county clerk's office said. In other major Texas counties, scores of same-sex couples have been gathering to receive marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court said earlier in the day that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry.

Key events in the history of U.S. gay rights

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 23:44
Here is a look at some key events in the history of gay rights in the United States. - The Mattachine Society, considered the first national U.S. gay rights organization, is founded in Los Angeles. The U.S. Supreme Court, in the case One, Inc. v. Olesen, backs the free-speech rights of a gay magazine after U.S. postal officials and the FBI labeled it obscene and prohibited its mail distribution.

These Are The States Affected by Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 23:43
Here is a look at what changes after today's Supreme Court decision.