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UN chief concerned at death sentence for Egypt's Morsi

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 06:04
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is raising "serious concern" at the death sentences against ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and 105 others.

Investigators unsure anything struck train before derailment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 06:03

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter hugs Mary Schaheen, the first passenger in line for Train 110 at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station, Monday, May 18, 2015, as Amtrak trains began rolling on the busy Northeast Corridor early Monday, the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael R. Sisak)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal authorities said Monday they're unsure anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train minutes before a deadly derailment in Philadelphia last week, adding another twist to the investigation the day trains started running to New York again.


Colorado shooting judge asks jurors about Boston coverage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 06:01
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial have told the judge their verdict won't be influenced by the death sentence in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Man at center of podcast wins chance to call alibi witness

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 06:00
BALTIMORE (AP) — A convicted killer at the center of a popular podcast that raised questions about his guilt and whether he had a fair trial will seek to call an alibi witness who has never before testified and include her testimony in his request for a new trial, which is pending in an appeals court.

PHOTOS: Suspects arrested in deadly Waco shootings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:53

 Suspects arrested in deadly Waco shootingsAbout 170 members of rival motorcycle gangs were charged with engaging in organized crime Monday, a day after a shootout at a Texas restaurant that killed nine people and wounded 18.


Appeals court sides with Google in anti-Muslim film case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:52

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, file photo, Cindy Lee Garcia, one of the actresses in "Innocence of Muslims," right, and attorney M. Cris Armenta hold a news conference in Los Angeles asking a judge to issue an injunction demanding a 14-minute trailer for the film be pulled from YouTube. A federal appeals court on Monday, May 18, 2015 overturned an order for YouTube to take down the anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors. (AP Photo/Jason Redmond, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court panel should not have forced YouTube to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors, a larger group of judges ruled Monday in a victory for free speech advocates.


Duke professor defends comments comparing blacks, Asians

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:51

Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for Public Affairs and Government Relations at Duke University, speaks to members of the media during a news conference at the Sara P. Duke Gardens in Durham, N.C., Thursday, April 2, 2015. An undergraduate student at Duke University has admitted to hanging a noose in a tree and is no longer on campus, university officials said Thursday. Schoenfeld said that the school would not release the name of the student who admitted to hanging the noose. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Duke University professor criticized for an online post comparing blacks and Asians said Monday that it's not racist to discuss what he sees as differences in how the groups have performed in the U.S. over the past few decades.


Suspect sought in multiple South Phila. burglaries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:51

Suspect sought in multiple South Phila. burglariesPolice are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with at least three burglaries in Center City and South Philadelphia.


Jeb Bush hardens position, says he opposes gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:49

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks at the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa(Reuters) - Republican Jeb Bush said in a weekend radio interview that he does not believe the U.S. Constitution grants a right to gay marriage, moving away from his previous urging of "respect" for all Americans on the gay and lesbian marriage issue. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected by the end of June to make a landmark ruling that could make gay marriage the law of the land or return the decision to individual states. "It's at the core of the Catholic faith and to imagine how we are going to succeed in our country unless we have committed family life, (a) committed child-centered family system, is hard to imagine," Bush told the conservative Christian Broadcasting Network show, The Brody File, in an interview broadcast on Sunday. "So, irrespective of the Supreme Court ruling because they are going to decide whatever they decide - I don’t know what they are going to do - we need to be stalwart supporters of traditional marriage," said Bush, who converted to Catholicism 20 years ago.


Tourist taking picture tumbles into Yellowstone park canyon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:48
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Rangers in Yellowstone National Park have rescued a New York tourist who stumbled backward into a canyon while trying to take a picture.

Former Temple defensive lineman Adrian Robinson dies at 25

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:43

Former Temple defensive lineman Adrian Robinson dies at 25Adrian Robinson, the former Temple defensive lineman who recently signed with the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, has died. He was 25.


Residents concerned about dead fish in Ridley Park lake

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:41

Residents concerned about dead fish in Ridley Park lakeOne community in Delaware County is dealing with hundreds of dead fish. They've been showing up along the shoreline of a neighborhood lake, and it's raising questions as well as creating a foul odor.


Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in Minnesota and Iowa

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:41

In this May 12, 2015 photo, dead chickens are buried in a farm field near Rose Acre Farms, near Winterset, Iowa. Rose Acre Farms is depopulating its Winterset egg-laying operation after the avian influenza virus was discovered two weeks ago. Agriculture economists say the bird flu could cost the Iowa economy more than $600 million and Minnesota over $300 million as the virus continues to spread to new barns. The estimates include sales losses to feed suppliers, trucking companies, and processing plants.(Rodney White/The Des Moines Register via AP) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDITDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in the economies of the two states hardest hit, Minnesota and Iowa, agricultural economists said Monday, and the virus is still spreading.


Flyers make surprise pick for new head coach

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:29

Flyers make surprise pick for new head coachThe Philadelphia Flyers made a surprise pick for their head coach, hiring University of North Dakota's Dave Hakstol on Monday.


Records: Marion Barry's son to plead guilty in bank outburst

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry has agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from his outburst at a downtown Washington bank.

A city's takeover by outsiders rankles the grass roots

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:11

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 file photograph, Camden Mayor Dana Redd, center left, and Gov. Chris Christie walk together on a football field at Camden High School in Camden, N.J. The people of Camden don't have much say when it comes to the future of the city or its most important institutions, a situation that activists say is anti-democratic and also could be preventing city political and community leaders from developing experience with making big decisions. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Efforts to quell the blight that years of joblessness, corruption and crime have brought on this former industrial dynamo are coming at a price, activists say — the people of Camden don't have much say when it comes to the direction of their city or its most important institutions.


Jury selection in murder of pregnant woman, 4-year-old daughter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:01

Jury selection in murder of pregnant woman, 4-year-old daughterJury selection began today in the trial of a Bucks County man, charged with killing a pregnant woman and her 4-year-old child.


Man tried 3 times for 1979 slaying gets 100-year sentence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:01
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has sentenced an Indiana man tried three times for a 1979 slaying to 100 years in prison after DNA on the victim's shirt linked him to the killing.

FBI finds no evidence damage to Amtrak windshield caused by firearm: NTSB

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 04:59

Emergency workers inspect the engine of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - An FBI examination of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia last week killing eight people has found no evidence that damage to the locomotive's windshield was caused by a firearm, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Monday. The NTSB said it has not ruled out the possibility that another object may have struck the windshield. (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh)