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New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:53

FILE - This Aug. 18, 2014, file photo shows President Barack Obama as he speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House in Washington. Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.


Ex-Va. Gov says he knows in heart he's innocent

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:52

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell arrives at federal court with her attorney William Burck in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand in his own defense on Wednesday and is expected to continue Thursday. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell told jurors Friday he was both innocent and contrite as he ended his third straight day of testifying in his corruption trial.


Philly, blue-collar workers union reach contract deal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:43

Philly, blue-collar workers union reach contract dealThe city of Philadelphia and the union representing its blue-collar workers have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract after years of negotiations.


Policeman accused of serial sex assault on patrol

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:41

This Aug. 21, 2014 photo made available by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office shows Daniel K. Holtzclaw. The 27-year-old Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty. (AP Photo/Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol — picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and in one case taking a woman to a nearby school, according to an affidavit released Friday.


Violent purse snatching in Evesham Township

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:41

Violent purse snatching in Evesham TownshipPolice in Evesham Township, New Jersey are trying to track down a purse snatcher who attacked a 75-year-old woman at a shopping center.


Mexico creates special force for economic crime

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:37

Officers belonging to Mexico's newest police force, known as the gendarmerie, march during the launching ceremony for the new force at the Federal Police headquarters in Mexico City, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Gendarmerie members will be a division of the federal police and will be sent to protect areas like those where wheat and sorghum farmers, banana growers and mining firms have been hit by organized crime. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions.


A Brazil World Cup bonanza _ for other countries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:35
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Central Bank says spending by foreign tourists shot up 60 percent during the two months overlapped by its hosting of the World Cup, reaching nearly $1.59 billion.

Woman set reservation fire to give friends work

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:34
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman is to be sentenced next month for setting a wildfire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central Oregon because her firefighter friends were bored and needed work.

Former Ala. band director arrested on sex charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:34
BREWTON, Ala. (AP) — A band director who just started a new job in Georgia appeared before a judge Friday on charges he had sex with several students at his former high school in Alabama.

Phila. company accused of scamming HS teens

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:28

Phila. company accused of scamming HS teensPolice are investigating a Philadelphia company accused of targeting high school students with promises of jobs and money for college but students say the organizers took the money they were owed and disappeared.


Coalition sues over immigrants' access to lawyers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:27

FILE - This June 26, 2014, file photo shows U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement press secretary Barbara Gonzales in a barracks for law enforcement trainees that was turned into an immigrant detention center at the Federal Law Enforcement Center (FLETC) in Artesia, N.M. The American Civil Liberties Union announced Friday Aug. 22, 2014, it filed the federal lawsuit against federal immigration authorities, claiming detainees at a New Mexico detention center aren't getting proper legal representation. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American women and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don't have proper access to lawyers and are being forced to clean restrooms and retell stories of violence and rape in front of children.


UN Security Council condemns James Foley's killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:26
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council condemned the "heinous and cowardly" killing of American journalist James Foley and said the Islamic State militant group "must be defeated."

Teen arrested in violent liquor store robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:24

Teen arrested in violent liquor store robberyA teenager has been arrested in connection with a liquor store robbery in Wilmington, Delaware that ended with one clerk shot and another injured.


3 indicted in case of missing Massachusetts boy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:17
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Three people accused of misleading police officers investigating the disappearance of a 5-year-old boy who later was found dead were indicted by a grand jury on Friday.

Man freed on bail in Pennsylvania murder case after 25 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:12
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A man whose murder conviction was quashed this summer was granted bail by a federal magistrate on Friday after nearly 25 years in a Pennsylvania prison on charges he had set a fire that killed his daughter at a Korean religious retreat. Han Tak Lee, 79, a businessman from Queens, New York, was convicted of arson and murder after his 20-year-old, mentally ill daughter died in a fire at the Hebron Camp in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, in July 1989. District Judge William Nealon accepted a recommendation from Carlson and threw out Lee’s state court conviction. Lee’s lawyer, Peter Goldberger of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, worked for more than 15 years to persuade authorities that Lee’s conviction was based on unscientific evidence.

Oregon boy, 2, loses two fingers after falling on mall escalator

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:08
By Lee van der Voo PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - An unattended 2-year-old boy lost two fingers earlier this week after falling on an escalator at a Portland, Oregon-area mall and getting his hand caught in the mechanism, state investigators said on Friday. The report by the state's chief elevator inspector said security footage showed the boy trying to go up the downward-moving escalator at the Washington Square Mall in the Portland suburb of Tigard when he fell. The child's left fingers became trapped under the comb plates at the bottom of the machine, the report said, and two of his fingers were severed when his mother pulled him up to free him from the escalator.   (Reporting by Lee van der Voo;

Legendary Philly DJ Don Cannon dies at 74

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:01

Legendary Philly DJ Don Cannon dies at 74Legendary Philadelphia DJ Don Cannon has died. He was 74 years old.


Alabama teacher suspended after 6th graders re-enact Missouri shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 05:55
An Alabama teacher was suspended after her sixth-grade students re-enacted along racial lines the police shooting of Michael Brown, the black teenager whose killing in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked nightly clashes, school officials said Friday. The skit was the students' idea, but the teacher erred when she did not stop them from acting it out, said Audrey Strong, principal of Brantley Elementary School in Selma, Alabama, where the re-enactment occurred on Monday. "The teacher made the poor judgment of allowing that skit to continue once she saw the props and the context," Strong said.

Firefighters still in hospital after ice stunt

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 05:53

A Campbellsville Fire Department truck with the ladder extended remained at the scene where two firefighters were injured during an ice bucket challenge during a fundraiser for ALS on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Campbellsville, Ky. Officials say the ladder got too close to a power line and electricity traveled to the ladder, electrocuting the firefighters. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)Two central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an "ice bucket challenge."


National Guard starts to pull out of embattled Missouri town

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 05:50

St Louis county prosecutor Bob McCulloch is seen in an undated handout photo from the St Louis County prosecutor's officeBy Nick Carey and Edward McAllister FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - National Guard troops began leaving Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday in a sign authorities are increasingly confident they have quelled the worst of the violence that erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. “Monday night will be a critical night,” said Bishop Edwin Bass, president of the St. Louis church Urban Initiatives of the Church of God In Christ. "The funeral could have a big impact on the mood of the community.” The White House said it was encouraged by the situation over the past few days, and that President Barack Obama is monitoring and getting regular briefings.