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Man accused of putting weed killer in co-worker's water

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 18:40
ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has been arrested after police say he put weed killer in his co-worker's water bottle.

Patco shutdown, SEPTA suspensions after storm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 18:13

Patco shutdown, SEPTA suspensions after stormDelays and shutdowns on mass transit are being reported Wednesday morning following Tuesday afternoon's storm.


Major U.S. flag makers to stop making Confederate flags

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 17:52

A Confederate flag is held up by a man at a rally outside the State House to get the Confederate flag removed from the grounds in ColumbiaProminent U.S. flag makers said on Tuesday they will stop manufacturing and selling Confederate battle flags after last week's attack on worshippers at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina.     Reggie VandenBosch, vice president of sales at privately owned Valley Forge Flag, said the Pennsylvania-based company came to the decision as pressure grew on South Carolina to remove the banner from outside the State House in Columbia. Annin Flagmakers, based in Roseland, New Jersey, announced that it too would stop making the flag used by the pro-slavery Confederate states during the 1861-65 American Civil War.


More than 500,000 without power after storms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 17:39

More than 300,000 still without power after stormsMore than 500,000 power customers in our area were in the dark following a line of severe storms on Tuesday afternoon.Delaware and Chester counties were the hardest hit.The outages reported are:Delaware County: 72,803Chester County: 69,072Montgomery County: 9,693Philadelphia: 8,925Bucks 162


Shutdowns, delays on SEPTA, Patco following storm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 17:36

Patco shutdown, SEPTA suspensions after stormDelays and shutdowns on mass transit are being reported Wednesday morning following Tuesday afternoon's storm.


Storms lash Mid-Atlantic, disrupt travel, cut off power

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 15:55

Pedestrians run to cross the street shortly after a heavy downpour of rain in New YorkBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Powerful thunderstorms packing heavy rain and high winds lashed the U.S. Middle Atlantic region late on Tuesday, killing one person, snarling travel and cutting off power to hundreds of thousands of customers. The fast-moving band of storms stretching from Virginia to southern New Jersey dumped up to one inch (2.5 cm) of rain in less than an hour in some places, said Jim Hayes, a National Weather Service meteorologist in College Park, Maryland. Police in Montgomery County, Maryland said a 79-year-old man died after his pickup truck hit a tree that had fallen across the roadway, about 30 miles (48 km) north of Washington D.C. Private forecaster AccuWeather said the storms would reach into northern New England through the evening as a cold front intersected with hot and humid air.


Foreign fund's fight with Samsung galvanizes shareholders

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 15:15

In this June 23, 2015, Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., speaks during a press conference at the company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. Thousands of South Korean investors are backing an American hedge fund’s bid to thwart a business combination between Samsung companies that they argue will only enrich the conglomerate’s wealthy founding family. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of South Korean investors are backing an American hedge fund's bid to thwart a business combination between Samsung companies that they argue will only enrich the country's wealthiest family.


Amazon, Google join retailers in banning Confederate flag

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 14:50
By Mari Saito SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc joined Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc on Tuesday in pulling Confederate flag merchandise from their shopping site, following brick and mortar retailers in reacting to last week's racially motivated mass shooting at a historic black South Carolina church. Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp on Monday banned sales of products bearing the image of the Confederate battle flag. The "Stars and Bars" has become a lightning rod for outrage over the killing of nine black men and women at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston last Wednesday.

In NY, a special prosecutor for police killings, for now

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 13:54

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2014, file photo, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks during the annual meeting of the Business Council of New York State at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, N.Y. Amid national debate over holding officers criminally accountable for killings by police, New York is giving such cases special consideration by appointing the attorney general to investigate them, for now. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Amid national debate over holding officers criminally accountable for killings by police, New York is giving such cases special consideration by appointing the attorney general to investigate them, for now.


Stonewall Inn gets landmark status, a nod to LGBT history

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:52

FILE - This May 29, 2014 file photo shows The Stonewall Inn, in New York's Greenwich Village. New York City's landmarks commission voted Tuesday, June 23, 2013, to grant official status to the bar where resistance to a police raid sparked the modern gay rights movement. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Stonewall Inn, the Greenwich Village bar where resistance to a police raid sparked the modern gay rights movement, was made a city landmark Tuesday, the first time a site has been named primarily because of its significance to the LGBT history.


SC lawmakers overwhelmingly vote to debate Confederate flag

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:49

A Confederate flag flies next to the Alabama Confederate Memorial on the grounds of the Alabama Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala., Monday, June 22, 2015. (Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to consider removing the Confederate flag from their Statehouse grounds and other politicians took aim at Civil War-era symbols across the South, saying change is imperative after police said nine black churchgoers were slain in a hate crime.


Powerful rainstorms hit East Coast; Midwest states clean up

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:49

Downed trees and a damaged roof are seen on the Portland United Methodist Church that was damaged Monday, June 22, 2015, in Portland, Mich. Five people were rescued from damaged buildings in Portland and thunderstorms packing strong winds caused damage in Iowa and Illinois as severe weather swept through parts of the Midwest on Monday. (Rod Sanford/Lansing State Journal via AP)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Severe weather that pounded the Midwest and spawned tornadoes shifted Tuesday to the East Coast, where tornado warnings were issued in several states and rainstorms were strong enough to stop train service.


Searchers buoyed by fresh DNA comb woods for escaped inmates

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:45

Corrections officers walk through woods while searching for two prison escapees from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Owls Head, N.Y. Police began focusing intensely on an area 20 miles west of the prison that inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt escaped on June 6. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)BELLMONT, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds of searchers spurred on by fresh evidence methodically combed through heavy woods in far northern New York on Tuesday hoping to finally close in on two elusive murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison more than two weeks ago.


The Latest: Weather Service confirms 9 tornadoes in Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:41

Lightning strikes over Mount Nittany in State College, Pa., Tuesday, June 23, 2015, as a thunderstorm moves through Centre County. Severe weather that pounded the Midwest and spawned tornadoes shifted on Tuesday to the East Coast, where tornado warnings were issued in several states and rainstorms were strong enough to stop train service. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times via AP)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The latest on the bad weather moving from the Midwest to the East Coast (all times local):


Protesters vow to stop telescope construction from resuming

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:37

FILE - This undated file artist rendering made available by the TMT Observatory Corporation shows the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope, planned to be built atop Mauna Kea, a large dormand volcano in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii in Hawaii. Gov. About 20 people opposed to building what would be one of the world's largest telescopes on a Hawaii mountain are camped out near the construction site, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, vowing to stop work from resuming. (AP Photo/TMT Observatory Corporation, File) NO SALESHONOLULU (AP) — About 20 people opposed to building what would be one of the world's largest telescopes on a Hawaii mountain are camped out near the construction site, vowing to stop work from resuming.


Western wildfires: Firefighters battle blazes in 4 states

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:36

Firefighters prepare to battle flames near the Heart Bar Campground as the Lake Fire burned during it's sixth day on Monday, June 22, 2015 in the San Bernardino Mountains, Calif. (Micah Escamilla/The Sun via AP)Wildfires are tearing through some hot, drought-stricken areas of the West. They include a massive blaze in a remote area and some smaller but dangerous fires. A look at the latest hotspots and what crews are doing to control them:


AccuWeather: Powerful Storms Break Heat Wave

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 11:50

 Lots of Sun, Nice TodayRelief from the heat and humidity is on the way