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Investigators at Alaska site of plane crash that killed 9

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 06:17

The Holland America Line cruise ship Westerdam sits in dock in Ketchikan, Alaska, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Officials say eight passengers on an excursion off the ship and a pilot were in a plane that was found crashed against the granite rock face of a cliff about 20 miles northeast of Ketchikan, Alaska. All nine people aboard died in the crash, authorities said. (Taylor Balkom/Ketchikan Daily News via AP).JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A team of aviation investigators is now working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft's pilot.


1 suspect in northeastern NC shooting death turns self in

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 06:05
CONWAY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say one of three men being sought in a murder case has turned himself in to authorities.

Privately owned Texas town drops 'Bikinis' name

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 05:30
BANKERSMITH, Texas (AP) — Bikinis, Texas, is no more. The privately owned town in rural Gillespie County has reverted to Bankersmith, the name it had before it was bought by an Austin restaurateur whose chain requires waitresses to wear bikinis.

More than 20,000 still without power in Pa., N.J. after storms

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 05:27

More than 20,000 still without power in Pa., N.J. after stormsAs of Saturday morning, more than 20,000 customers remained without power in the tri-state area.


Baltimore Co. police name 3 officers who killed unarmed man

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 05:23
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police are identifying three officers who shot and killed an unarmed black man who had threatened to kill himself.

Pa. woman gets 6 to 15 years in knife-throwing death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 05:21

Pa. woman gets 6 to 15 years in knife-throwing deathA Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to killing the father of one of her children by throwing a knife at him and was sentenced to six to 15 years in prison.


Siegfried & Roy's white lion Legend dies following procedure in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 05:14
The 14-year-old cat, named Legend, suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest on Friday after undergoing a procedure to pinpoint the cause of lameness in his front leg, the Toledo Zoo said in a statement. Legend was one of two white lions on loan to the Toledo Zoo by Siegfried & Roy, who are internationally famous for their magic and animal show, including performances with white tigers and lions.

Teenager shot in Trenton dies from injuries

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 05:12

Teenager shot in Trenton dies from injuriesA teenager shot in Trenton has died from his wounds.


Some in GOP fed up with Maine's bombastic governor

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 05:05

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2015 file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage delivers his inauguration address after taking the oath of office for his second term at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine. The Republican governor’s bombastic leadership style long ago alienated Democrats, and some in his own party said his high-profile antics have squandered his political capital. Spokesman Peter Steele said LePage has been forced to use unconventional tactics to bring change to a state that had long been under Democratic rule. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage's bombastic leadership style long ago alienated Democrats. Now even some in his own party are fed up, saying his high-profile antics have squandered his political capital.


Lead plaintiff in gay marriage case returns to Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 04:56

Gay marriage plaintiff James Obergefell, center, waves during the Cincinnati Pride parade, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Cincinnati. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (AP Photo/John Minchillo)CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati native who was the lead plaintiff in the historic Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage has come back to his hometown to celebrate.


Black bear crashes Pa. college party, gets collared

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 04:48

Black bear crashes Pa. college party, gets collaredA college party got a little wilder than expected when a black bear showed up.


Sheriff: Burglars find woman dead, steal her identity

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 04:09
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Two men accused of finding a Washington woman's body when they burglarized her home, then hiding the body and assuming her identity, have been arrested, a Pierce County sheriff's spokesman says.

Black bear crashes college party, gets collared

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 04:00
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A college party got a little wild when a black bear showed up.

New plaque marks spot of Wall Street slave market

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 03:49
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials have dedicated a plaque marking the site of an 18th-century slave market on Wall Street.

U.S. Episcopal Church to elect new presiding bishop

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:56
Faith leaders of the Episcopal Church, a branch of the 80-million member worldwide Anglican Communion, were to decide between four candidates to replace current Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first female to lead the Protestant denomination. The presiding bishop serves a nine-year term. The general convention, held every three years, will also explore the church's directives on issues including gun violence, the Israel-Palestinian conflict and same-sex marriage, according to the official agenda.

Long struggle, quick endgame as same-sex marriage prevails

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:52

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 8, 2012 file photo, Seth Keel, center, is consoled by his boyfriend, Ian Chambers, left, and his mother Jill Hinton, during a concession speech at an Amendment One opposition party at The Stockroom at 230 in downtown Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina voters approved the constitutional amendment Tuesday defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman. But on Friday, June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT: TRAVIS LONG/THE NEWS & OBSERVERNEW YORK (AP) — Back in 1996, President Bill Clinton signed a law stipulating that the federal government would not recognize marriages between same-sex couples. On Friday night, the White House was illuminated with rainbow colors in celebration of the Supreme Court ruling legalizing such marriages in every state of the nation.


The Latest: Escapee once pledged he wouldn't be taken alive

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:50

A corrections officer holds a gun at a roadblock on Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Malone, N.Y. The shooting death of Richard Matt, one escaped killer brought new energy to the three-week hunt for David Sweat, a second escaped murderer in the United States as helicopters, search dogs and hundreds of law enforcement officers converged on a wooded area 30 miles from Clinton Correctional Facility. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — The latest on the manhunt following the escape of two convicted murderers from a maximum-security prison (all times local):


Colorado couple accused of starving 6-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:48
EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) — An Evergreen couple has been arrested and accused of starving their 6-year-old daughter, who was brought to Children's Hospital Colorado weighing only 25 pounds.

Correction: World's Ugliest Dog story

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:46

Quasi Modo wins top honors in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 26, 2015, in Petaluma, Calif. Quasi Modo's owners, who travelled from Florida to compete, will receive $1500. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — In a story June 26 about the World's Ugliest Dog contest, The Associated Press reported erroneously Quasi Modo's gender. The dog is female, not male.


Tall Ships fireworks postponed until Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:40

Tall Ships fireworks postponed until SundayOfficials representing the Tall Ships have cancelled the concert by the United States Army Band and postponed the fireworks until Sunday, June 28th because of the impending weather.