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Sean 'Diddy' Combs arrested for assault at UCLA

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 17:02

Sean 'Diddy' Combs released after arrest at UCLA, where son plays footballRap mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs was arrested Monday at UCLA for allegedly assaulting someone with a kettlebell.


Tornado rips homes near Chicago, injures several, disrupts power

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 16:44
(Reuters) - A tornado destroyed several homes near Chicago late on Monday, weather and rescue officials said, injuring some people and trapping others, closing a highway and cutting power links to thousands of homes. Emergency responders in the small town of Coal City, about 60 miles (100 km) south of Chicago, reported that homes were destroyed by the storm, said Joe Schroeder, director of the Grundy County Emergency Management Agency. At least one person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Coal City Fire Protection District Lieutenant Nick Doerfler.

SC Governor Asks for Removal of Confederate Flag

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 15:48
Put pressure on the state legislators to remove the flag from the state capitol.

What's next for California's historic water cuts in drought

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 15:05
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Most California farmers, water districts and others affected by the broadest water cutbacks for century-old water rights did not respond to state regulators. It's the latest challenge for the State Water Resources Control Board in reducing water consumption during California's fourth year of drought as rivers and streams run too dry to meet demand.

Computer glitch strands hundreds of fruit pickers at U.S.: Mexico border

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 14:01
Hundreds of Mexican farm workers have been stranded for two weeks along the U.S. border after a government computer failure left them unable to obtain visas sought for them by Washington state cherry growers, officials said on Monday. In the meantime, agricultural officials said, cherry crops have been spoiling in the trees because the orchards lack enough workers to pick them. Since a State Department database crashed on June 9, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has managed to process fewer than half the applications it has received seeking H-2A visas for temporary farm employment.

Hunting Park hit-and-run victim in critical condition

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 13:56

Hunting Park hit-and-run victim in critical conditionPolice are investigating a hit-and-run in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia.


NATO working with South Dakota telemedicine hub

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:42

Manoel Coelho, a GlobalMed representative, uses a device with a camera to look at colleague Tim White's ear, displayed on monitor, during a demonstration to NATO leaders of some of the technology and equipment options available for telehealth services Monday, June 22, 2015, at Avera Health’s telemedicine hub in Sioux Falls, S.D. A NATO project in which Avera Health is participating aims to develop a multinational telemedicine system that could assist nations during emergency situations. (AP Photo/Regina Garcia Cano)SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — NATO leaders are working with a telemedicine hub in southeast South Dakota to develop a multinational system that could deliver medical services remotely during natural or manmade disasters.


5 people rescued in Michigan from storm; other states hit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:40

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)PORTLAND, Mich. (AP) — Five people were rescued from damaged buildings in a Michigan town and thunderstorms packing strong winds caused damage in Iowa and Illinois as severe weather swept through parts of the Midwest on Monday.


JetBlue adds premium class to Boston flights on corporate demand

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:15

An airport worker fuels a JetBlue plane on the tarmac of the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New YorkJetBlue Airways Corp on Tuesday said it will add its premium "Mint" class to transcontinental flights from Boston, the first new city for a service that JetBlue credits with helping it steal share from competitors. JetBlue will offer Mint service, the airline's answer to first and business class, on flights from Boston to San Francisco starting March 2016 and to Los Angeles starting in the fall of that year. The move reflects the budget airline's plan to roll out Mint to more cities since it entered the lucrative market for premium travel a year ago, starting with Mint between New York and the California hubs.


NY to hire 1,300 police officers as part of $78.5B budget

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:09

FILE - In this June 16, 2015, file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, along with Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, left, and other officials, attends a group breaking ceremony for the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in New York. New York City is set to hire nearly 1,300 new police officers as part of its yearly budget agreement, honoring a proposal put forth by the City Council over de Blasio's initial objections, a city official told The Associated Press on Monday, June 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is set to hire nearly 1,300 new police officers as part of its $78.5 billion budget agreement, honoring — and even exceeding — a proposal put forth by the City Council over Mayor Bill de Blasio's initial objections.


AccuWeather: Hot, Humid, Stormy Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:43

 Hot, Humid, Stormy TodayMeteorologist Adam Joseph says a Heat Advisory will go into effect Tuesday for some. Expect it to feel like 95-100 degrees.


Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he has cancer of lymph nodes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:41

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan speaks during a news conference about his cancer diagnoses in Annapolis, Md., Monday, June 22, 2015. Hogan has "very advanced" and "very aggressive" cancer of the lymph nodes, but he said Monday he will continue to work as the state's chief elected official. (Algerina Perna/The Baltimore Sun via AP)ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday he has "very advanced" and "very aggressive" cancer of the lymph nodes, but he said he will fight for a full recovery and continue to work as the state's chief elected official.


Truck collision causes hazmat leak from pipeline in Houston

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:40
(Reuters) - An 18-wheeler truck hit a gas pipeline in La Porte, Houston, killing the driver and causing a leak of hazardous material on Monday, news website myfoxhouston.com reported.

SC governor: Removing Confederate flag will defy race hatred

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:35

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks during a news conference in the South Carolina State House, Monday, June 22, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. Haley said that the Confederate flag should come down from the grounds of the state capitol, reversing her position on the divisive symbol amid growing calls for it to be removed. Also pictured are U.S. Congressman James Clyburn, left, and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, right. (Tim Dominick/The State via AP)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor declared Monday that the Confederate flag should be removed from the Statehouse grounds as she acknowledged that its use as a symbol of hatred by the man accused of killing nine black church members has made it too divisive to display in such a public space.


SUV slams into Rhawnhurst home, 3 injured

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:20

SUV slams into Rhawnhurst home, 3 injuredAn SUV slammed into a home in Philadelphia's Rhawnhurst section Monday afternoon.


Firefighters battle major blazes as U.S. West faces more heat

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:06

A firefighting helicopter flies near the Lake Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest, CaliforniaBy Steve Quinn and Courtney Sherwood JUNEAU, Alaska/PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Firefighters in Alaska, Oregon and drought-hit California on Monday fought several massive wildfires that have blackened swathes of overheated U.S. West Coast states, as crews braced for warmer temperatures later this week, officials said. Aided by falling temperatures, Alaska firefighters have gained an edge over two major blazes in the greater Anchorage area that have destroyed dozens of homes.


Missouri group cited in shooting suspect's alleged manifesto

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:05

In this 1990 photo is Earl P. Holt, III in St. Louis. Holt, a Texas man who now heads a white supremacist group cited in an online manifesto purportedly written by the Charleston church murder suspect, has longtime ties to the St. Louis-based organization. Holt became president of the Council of Conservative Citizens earlier this year. (The St. Louis Post Dispatch via AP) NO SALESDALLAS (AP) — A Missouri group cited in an online manifesto purportedly written by the Charleston church shooting suspect was founded 30 years ago, and a civil rights organization calls it a "crudely white supremacist group" that is the "modern reincarnation" of efforts in the 1950s and 1960s to resist school desegregation in the South.


Afghan UN envoy says extremists have united in new offensive

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:00
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new offensive against the Afghan government and people is being compounded by "an unprecedented convergence" of Taliban insurgents, more than 7,000 foreign fighters, and violent groups including the Islamic State, Afghanistan's U.N. ambassador said Monday.