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Nathan Karns 1st AL pitcher since 2011 to hit HR as Rays blank Phillies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 13:28
Nathan Karns homered and pitched five innings, ruining the major league debut of Philadelphia's Aaron Nola and leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 1-0 victory over the Phillies on Tuesday night.

Report: Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 13:06

FILE - In this May 2, 2013, file photo, pharmacist Simon Gorelikov holds a generic emergency contraceptive at the Health First Pharmacy in Boston. More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill — a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it's easier now for teens to buy the emergency contraceptive, according to a report released Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The finding comes from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey that's considered the government's best source of information on teen sex and contraception use. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)NEW YORK (AP) — More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill — a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it's easier now for teens to buy the emergency contraceptive.


Navajo Nation loosens language requirements for top leaders

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 12:15

From left, poll workers Briana Ashley and Marlene Gonzalez help a voter on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Nenahnezad Chapter House in Fruitland, N.M., during the Navajo Nation's referendum election to decide the language qualifications for future leaders. A simple majority of "yes" votes in Tuesday's election means Navajos will determine if candidates speak and understand the language well enough to hold office, starting with the 2018 election. A "no" vote leaves the current requirement in place. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times via AP)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Navajos voted Tuesday to loosen language requirements for their top leaders, eliminating the need for them to be fluent in Navajo and giving voters more discretion in who can hold elected office.


DA: Police misconduct in Tennessee man's death unlikely

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 12:06
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Tennessee man who died hours after he was detained by police in Mississippi had been hogtied face-down on a stretcher, according to a witness.

AccuWeather: Spectacular Summer Stretch Moving In

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 12:05

 Sunny, Less Humid TodayMeteorologist Adam Joseph says the nicest stretch of weather we've seen this summer starts tomorrow.


Dashboard video shows how traffic stop escalated into confrontation between Texas trooper, Sandra Bland

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:54

Dashboard video shows how traffic stop escalated into confrontation between Texas trooper, Sandra BlandA police dashboard video released Tuesday shows how a routine traffic stop escalated into a shouting confrontation between a Texas state trooper and a woman who was later found dead in her jail cell.


Parents: Shootings began when daughter reported assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:54

FILE - This July 17, 2015, file booking photo provided by the Aroostook County Jail shows Anthony Lord. Rick and Kim Irish told The Associated Press that Lord had become obsessed with their 21-year-old daughter, Brittany Irish, before abducting her and attacking her on July 15, two days before the shooting rampage. (Aroostook County Jail via AP, File)BENEDICTA, Maine (AP) — The parents of a woman police say was kidnapped during a shooting rampage that left two people dead believe the gunman was furious at her when he found out she went to police saying he abducted and sexually assaulted her days earlier.


James Rothenberg, Chairman of American Funds parent Capital Group, dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:54
Rothenberg, who recently completed 45 years with the company, had served as vice chairman of the board and a portfolio manager of Growth Fund of America. Paul Schott Stevens, the president and chief executive of the Investment Company Institute, a mutual-fund industry trade group, said in a statement Tuesday evening the organization was "deeply saddened" by Rothenberg's death.

Woman struck, killed on I-295 in Gloucester Co.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:51

Woman struck, killed on I-295 in Gloucester Co.A woman was struck and killed on Interstate 295 in Gloucester County on Tuesday evening.


2 dead in apparent murder-suicide in Bear, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:44

2 dead in apparent murder-suicide in Bear, Del.A man and woman were found dead inside a Bear, Delaware home in an apparent murder-suicide, New Castle County police say.


2-alarm fire in West Philadelphia apartment building

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:41

2-alarm fire in West Philadelphia apartment buildingPhiladelphia fire crews battled a two alarm blaze in West Philadelphia.


The Latest: Mother remembers Sandra Bland at Texas memorial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:39

Geneva Read-Veal, right, and her daughter Sharon Cooper react to a prayer during a memorial service for her other daughter Sandra Bland at Prairie View A&M University, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Prairie View, Texas. A newly released dashcam video documents how a routine traffic stop escalated into a shouting confrontation between a Texas state trooper and Bland, which led to her arrest. Bland was found hanging in her jail cell three days after the incident. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — The latest on the investigation into the recent death of a woman in a Texas jail cell (all times local):


Video shows how traffic stop escalated into confrontation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:39
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A police dashboard video released Tuesday shows that a Texas state trooper tried to pull a black motorist out of her car, then drew his stun gun and threatened her after she refused to follow his orders during a traffic stop.

ATM explodes in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:34

ATM explodes in Hunting ParkPolice are investigating the explosion of an ATM in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia.


Prosecutor probing fatal shooting of motorist by campus cop

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:10
CINCINNATI (AP) — A prosecutor said Tuesday his office is probing the fatal shooting of a black motorist by a white University of Cincinnati police officer who had stopped him because of a missing license plate.

Teenager's video of gun-firing drone spurs investigation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:07
CLINTON, Conn. (AP) — A teenager may be in trouble with federal aviation officials after posting online a video that shows shots being fired from a drone that had been rigged to carry a handgun.

Los Angeles County board adopts mandatory minimum wage hike

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:59
The governing body of Los Angeles County on Tuesday passed a measure to raise the mandatory minimum wage incrementally to $15 an hour by 2020 in unincorporated areas that are home to about a tenth of the county's population. The Los Angeles County government is Southern California's largest single employer, with more than 105,000 workers ranging from firefighters and sheriff's deputies to social workers. The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to institute the minimum wage hike for private-sector workers in unincorporated Los Angeles County and 4-1 to extend the same increase to workers on the county payroll.

Crews respond to water main break in Tacony

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:49

Crews respond to water main break in TaconyCrews were called to a water main break in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.


Karns pitches, hits Rays past Nola, Phillies, 1-0

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:45
Nathan Karns homered and pitched five innings, ruining the major league debut of Philadelphia's Aaron Nola and leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 1-0 victory over the Phillies on Tuesday night.

U.S. Marine slain in Chattanooga rampage mourned in Georgia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:40
Thousands of mourners gathered in Georgia on Tuesday night at a memorial service for U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Squire K. “Skip” Wells, the youngest of five U.S. servicemen killed when a gunman opened fire on military offices in Tennessee. Wells, a 21-year-old reservist who graduated from Sprayberry High School in Marietta in 2012, was recalled as a marching band nerd who had recently returned from a trip to Disney World in Florida with his mother, Cathy Wells. "Skip is our hero," high school teacher and band director Andy Esserwein told the throng assembled in the Sprayberry High School football stadium.