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Appeals court upholds order for Kentucky clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:55
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Appeals court upholds order for Kentucky clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples .

Amid complaints about Times Square, police announce new unit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:54
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is creating a new unit to patrol Times Square amid growing complaints over panhandling costumed characters and topless women.

Not guilty pleas entered for mom accused of killing 3 sons

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:54
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — A lawyer has entered not guilty pleas for a woman facing murder charges in the suffocation deaths of her three sons over a 13-month period.

Virginia TV journalists killed by suspect with 'powder keg' of anger

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:48

WDBJ reporter is shot in this still image from video posted to the Facebook account of Bryce WilliamTwo television journalists were killed during a live broadcast in Virginia on Wednesday, shot by a suspect who was a former employee of the TV station and who called himself a "powder keg" of anger over what he saw as racial discrimination at work and elsewhere in the United States. The suspect, 41-year-old Vester Flanagan, shot himself as police pursued him on a Virginia highway hours after the shooting. Flanagan, who was African-American, died later at a hospital, police said.


6 injured in multi-vehicle crash in North Wales

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:46

6 injured in multi-vehicle crash in North WalesSix people are injured after a multi-vehicle crash in North Wales, Montgomery County.


Former Montomgery County camp worker charged with abusing child

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:46

Former Montomgery County camp worker charged with abusing childAuthorities say a former maintenance worker at a children's camp in suburban Philadelphia has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a young girl six years ago.


Remembering Virginia TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:44

Remembering Virginia TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam WardReporter Allison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were killed on-air Wednesday morning in Moneta, Virginia when a former co-worker opened fire. Another victim, the woman they were interviewing, remains in stable condition.


Girl, 10, among three people shot and wounded in Parkside

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:42

Girl, 10, among three people shot and wounded in ParksidePolice say a 10-year-old girl is among three people hit by gunfire in Philadelphia's Parkside section.


Documents in Kane investigation include porn, allege threats

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:38

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after her preliminary hearing Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information to the press, lying under oath and ordering aides to illegally snoop through computer files to keep tabs on an investigation into the leak. (Christopher Dolan/The Times & Tribune via AP) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Court officials unsealed a fresh trove of sexually explicit emails Wednesday in response to the Pennsylvania attorney general's effort to show that two former prosecutors cooked up the criminal case against her because she was threatening to reveal their proclivity for pornography.


Mormons keep affiliation with Boy Scouts despite gay leaders

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:34

FILE - In this 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 Mormon church, the nation's largest sponsor of Boy Scout units, is keeping its longtime affiliation with the organization despite its decision to allow gay troop leaders. Church leaders decided to stay with the Boy Scouts after getting assurances they can appoint troop leaders according to their own religious and moral values, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a news release Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church announced Wednesday it will maintain its longtime affiliation with the Boy Scouts despite the organization's decision to allow gay troop leaders — preventing what would have been a thundering blow to the national association.


Document: Kane received sensitive emails on personal account

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:34

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after her preliminary hearing Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information to the press, lying under oath and ordering aides to illegally snoop through computer files to keep tabs on an investigation into the leak. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top prosecutor received sensitive emails from aides about news coverage of her office on personal accounts, preventing investigators from seeing many of her responses, according to a document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press


3 new charges against man accused of killing state trooper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:31
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A man accused of killing a state trooper is now implicated in another shotgun death, Louisiana authorities said.

Ex-New Mexico school administrator booked into Denver jail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:24

Jason Martinez is seen in this Denver Police Department booking photo dated July 18, 2013, in Denver, Colo. New Mexico's attorney general is launching an investigation into how the state's largest school district hired Martinez as a high-level administrator who faces child sex abuse charges in Colorado. (Denver Police Department via AP)DENVER (AP) — A former Albuquerque, New Mexico, school administrator who faces child sex abuse charges in Colorado has been booked into a Denver jail a day after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest.


US solicitor general opposes ex-Va. governor's freedom bid

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:23
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. solicitor general says former Gov. Bob McDonnell has not met the legal standard that would warrant allowing him to remain free while he appeals his corruption convictions to the Supreme Court.

Ballistic expert testifies in San Francisco pier murder case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:21

FILE - This undated photo provided by the San Francisco Police Department shows Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez. A San Francisco judge is set to hear evidence in a shooting at a city pier that became a flashpoint in the national immigration debate because the suspect was released from jail despite a request from federal immigration authorities to keep him locked up. Sanchez is due in court on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, for a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to try him on a murder charge in the July slaying of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle. Sanchez has pleaded not guilty. (San Francisco Police Department via AP, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The bullet that killed a young San Francisco woman may have ricocheted before striking her in the back while she was sightseeing with her father along the city's popular waterfront, a ballistic expert testified Wednesday.


Maryland boy with double-hand transplant leaves hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:19
BALTIMORE (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who became the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant has left the Philadelphia hospital where the procedure was done and was returning to his Maryland home.

List of journalists killed on duty in US, Canada since 1976

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:17

This screenshot from WDBJ-TV7, in Roanoke, Va., shows reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward. Parker and Ward were killed, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, when a gunman opened fire during a live on-air interview in Moneta, Va. (Courtesy of WDBJ-TV7 via AP)A Virginia reporter and cameraman were fatally shot Wednesday during a live broadcast. Although journalists covering international conflicts often face significant risks, it's relatively rare for journalists working in the U.S. to be targeted. However, at least 15 other journalists working in the U.S. or Canada have been slain over the past four decades while doing their jobs:


Rape suspect wrote he 'used every trick' for sex with girl

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:17

Former St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie raises his hand as he is sworn-in prior to testifying in his trial at Merrimack Superior Court in Concord, N.H., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman as part of Senior Salute, in which seniors try to romance and have intercourse with underclassmen before leaving the prestigious school in Concord. The defense contends the two had consensual sexual contact but not intercourse. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former student charged with raping a freshman girl two days before he graduated from an elite New Hampshire prep school acknowledged Wednesday that he deleted a Facebook message to a friend in which he wrote he "used every trick in the book" to have sex with her.


Suspect in TV news crew shooting dies; police search for motive

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:17

Suspect dead in TV news crew shooting; police search for motiveThe man suspected of shooting and killing a reporter and cameraman on live TV has died; police now searching for a motive.


Police investigate Chicago cop's Ferguson shooting comment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:01
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Department is investigating an incident in which a white officer tells a man shooting a video that Michael Brown "deserved" to be shot last year in Ferguson, Missouri.