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NBC severing business relationship with Donald Trump

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:34

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2015 file photo, Donald Trump, host of the television series "The Celebrity Apprentice," mugs for photographers at the NBC 2015 Winter TCA Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. NBC on Monday, June 29, 2015 said that it is ending its business relationship with Trump, now a Republican presidential candidate, because of comments he made about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.


Hospital: North Carolina shark bite victim didn't lose limb

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:33
WAVES, N.C. (AP) — A hospital spokeswoman says the latest victim of a shark attack off North Carolina's coast didn't lose any limbs to the animal that nearly took his life.

Hospital: North Carolina shark bite victim didn't lose limb

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:33
WAVES, N.C. (AP) — A hospital spokeswoman says the latest victim of a shark attack off North Carolina's coast didn't lose any limbs to the animal that nearly took his life.

Men found shot, burning in Northern California die

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:31
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Two men have died days after they were found shot in the head and burning alive in a rural part of Northern California.

Obama signs trade bills into law, says tough battle still ahead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:30

U.S. President Barack Obama signs the Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act and Trade Preference Extension Act of 2015 during ceremony in White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed into law on Monday legislation that gives him "fast-track" power to negotiate trade deals and speed them through Congress, but he said he still has a battle ahead to finalize the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership deal. "We still have some tough negotiations that are going to be taking place," Obama said at a signing ceremony for the legislation, surrounded by some of the lawmakers who helped him pass it after a six-week congressional fight. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton, Lindsay Dunsmuir and Emily Stephenson; Editing by Sandra Maler)


A world apart: 2 women with birthdates in 1800s still alive

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:28

In this Friday, June 26, 2015 photo, Emma Morano, 115, smiles at her physician, Carlo Bava, in her apartment in Verbania, Italy. Morano and Susannah Mushatt Jones, also 115, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, are believed to be the last two people in the world with birthdates in the 1800s. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.


Dangerous men, careful plans and a bold escape for the ages

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:21

Convicted murderers Richard Matt (L) and David SweatNEW YORK (AP) — It was dawn in the cellblocks of Dannemora, time for a round of bed checks on the convicted killers, rapists and other criminals held behind the stark 19th-century walls. Guards went along the lattice of light-green bars in A Block, where well-behaved prisoners are held.


Sailor sentenced to 10 months for videos of female officers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:20
MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. (AP) — A submarine sailor pleaded guilty Monday to illegally videotaping female officers in the vessel's shower area and was sentenced to 10 months in a Navy brig.

Groups seek changes to Cleveland police consent decree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:13
CLEVELAND (AP) — The NAACP and other civil rights groups want a federal judge to modify a consent decree aimed at reforming the troubled Cleveland police department by requiring outside agencies to investigate deadly police-use-of-force cases and to make the job of police inspector general more independent, according to brief filed Monday.

Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:13

FILE - In this July 1, 2013, file photo, smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in in Colstrip, Mont. A divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Obama administration’s attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators who will have another chance to get the process right. The justices split 5-4 along ideological lines to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency failed to take cost into account when it first decided to regulate the toxic emissions from coal- and oil-fired plants. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators.


Federal officials investigate recent fires at black churches

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:13
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities say they are investigating recent fires at predominantly black churches, though the blazes do not appear to be related.

Civil War buffs on Confederate flag debate: It's complicated

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:10

Participants in the "Ride for Pride" event stand on the back of their pickup truck as they speak to an assembled crowd during the impromptu event to show their support for the Confederate flag in BrandonIf you're looking for simple answers about the Confederate flag’s place in contemporary America, don’t ask a Civil War reenactor. "Long story short, it's complicated," said Mark Edmondson, who played a Union infantryman at a reenactment event in suburban Chicago over the weekend. "The Confederate battle flag is a necessary part of history and its ... important to clarify history and not fall into some politically correct retelling," said the 36-year-old engineer, clad in a Union blue soldier's uniform.


U.S. top court agrees to weigh affirmative action in college admissions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:06

Fisher and Blum smile at a news conference in WashingtonThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday waded into a new major battle over the future of affirmative action in college admissions by agreeing to take up for the second time a challenge to the process for picking students used by the University of Texas at Austin. The justices agreed to hear a case brought by Abigail Fisher, a white applicant who was denied admission to the entering class of 2008 at Texas's flagship state university. The court will review a July 2014 ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of the university.


France: Israeli-Palestinian conflict can explode at any time

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 01:23
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France's foreign minister warned Monday that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can explode "at any moment" and the Islamic State extremist group can interfere at any time.

U.S. charges fifth man in alleged N.Y.-N.J. Islamic State plot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 01:22
A New Jersey man was arrested on Monday on charges of conspiring to provide support to the militant group Islamic State, the fifth man to be arrested in recent weeks as part of a broader probe in the New York City region. Alaa Saadeh, 23, of West New York, New Jersey, was expected to appear in Newark federal court later on Monday, the U.S. Justice Department said. According to a criminal complaint, Saadeh was working with Munther Omar Saleh, a college student from Queens who was arrested on June 13 along with an unnamed co-conspirator when the two men charged a surveillance vehicle.

$1.25M settlement reached in inmate's alleged beating death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 01:16
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials will pay $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a Rikers Island inmate who was allegedly fatally beaten by jail guards in an area without surveillance cameras four years ago after a confrontation with a guard, an attorney said Monday.

Pilot tells air traffic controller pre-crash he has no power

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 01:03

Pilot tells air traffic controller pre-crash he has no powerThe pilot of a small plane that crashed into a Massachusetts home over the weekend, killing all three people on board, calmly told an air traffic controller he has no engine power and is gliding in the minutes before impact.


AccuWeather: Mostly Sunny, Warm Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 01:03

 Mostly Sunny, Warm TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says a stretch of unsettled weather begins on Tuesday.


Kansas bomb plot defendant gains time to review evidence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 01:03
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday gave a man charged with plotting to bomb an Army installation in support of the Islamic State group more time to review the evidence against him.

Philadelphia Police seek suspect wanted for 2 store burglaries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 01:01

Philadelphia Police seek suspect wanted for 2 store burglariesPolice are looking for one man wanted for two store burglaries in South Philadelphia.