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Prosecutors show 'nanny cam' footage in Connecticut assault case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 06:11
A Connecticut nanny charged with beating and burning a 3-year-old girl in her charge appeared on Tuesday in court where prosecutors showed video taken from a hidden camera depicting the girl being slapped and having her hands pressed to a stove. Lidia Quilligana, 32, of Danbury, has pleaded not guilty to charges including first-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor and third-degree criminal mischief. At a hearing before Superior Court Judge Kevin Russo in Danbury on Tuesday, prosecutors showed "nanny cam" footage in which a woman they said was Quilligana could be seen force-feeding the 3-year-old and pressing her hands and leg to a stove burner and striking her 1-year-old twin siblings.

SC lawmakers overwhelmingly vote to debate Confederate flag

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 06:10

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.


TORNADO WARNING for parts of Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties until 6:30 p.m.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 06:09

Tornado warning for Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties CANCELLEDThere is a TORNADO WARNING for parts of Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties until 6:30 p.m.


Colorado man wakes to find black bear nibbling ankle: local paper

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 06:03
A resident of a Colorado mountain town woke from a nap on his deck to find a black bear nibbling his ankle, but later rejected a request by wildlife officials to put a trap on his property, a local newspaper reported on Tuesday. Peter Rizzuto, 77, told The Aspen Times he thought at first the creature was a large dog. Rizzuto contacted the Colorado Parks and Wildlife department the following day, but then declined to place a bear trap in his backyard in the ski resort of Snowmass, near Aspen.

Funeral plans for South Carolina church shooting victims

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 06:00
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Several funerals and other services have been set for the nine people slain in a shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Police: Shotgun fire injures 7 in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:52

 Shotgun fire injures 7 in KensingtonSeven people were injured after a shooting on Monday afternoon in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, including an 11-year-old girl.


Charleston church gunman bought pistol near home: NBC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:51

South Carolina shooting suspect Dylann Roof is escorted by police in a still image from a dash cam videoThe accused Charleston gunman, Dylann Roof, bought the semiautomatic pistol used in last week's church massacre at a South Carolina gun store about 25 miles from his home, according to NBC News, citing officials familiar with the sale. The purchase was legal despite Roof's arrest in February for illegal possession of prescription painkillers, officials told NBC. Roof's father gave him a .45-caliber Glock pistol for his birthday this year, his uncle told Reuters.


Severe Thunderstorm WARNING for Philadelphia and suburbs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:49

Tornado warning for Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties CANCELLEDThere is a severe thunderstorm WARNING for Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.


Tornado warning in Chester County has EXPIRED

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:43

Severe Thunderstorm WARNING for Philadelphia and suburbsA Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 11pm.


Rebel flag controversy 1 in long line of disputes worldwide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:43
BERLIN (AP) — Around the world, countries have long struggled with questions about flags similar to those faced by South Carolina, which is under pressure to remove a Confederate flag from its statehouse in the wake of the shootings that killed nine people at a historic black church.

West Point cadet guilty of owning, distributing child porn

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:39
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A West Point cadet was convicted Tuesday of amassing a collection of child pornography and sharing it over the Internet.

Richard Branson says 2020 Miami sail for Virgin Cruises

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:38

Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, left, laughs as he cuts the tie of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Perez Art Museum in Miami, after a news conference where it was announced that Virgin Cruises will set sail from PortMiami in 2020. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)MIAMI (AP) — Dressed in red shorts and a captain's hat, Richard Branson on Tuesday announced that Virgin Cruises will sail its first ship out of PortMiami in 2020.


New York City to pay $6.25 million to man wrongly jailed for murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:25
Jonathan Fleming, 53, spent about half of his life in prison for the 1989 killing of his friend Darryl Rush, which prosecutors maintained stemmed from an argument over money. After years of appeals and an internal review by the Brooklyn district attorney's office, Fleming was exonerated last year by a judge who cited telephone records, photos and witness accounts placing him in Florida at the time of the murder. New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said in a statement the city would pay $6.25 million to settle a $162 million lawsuit filed last year.

TORNADO WARNING for central Chester County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:25

TORNADO WARNING for central Chester CountyMeteorologist Adam Joseph says after severe storms this evening, a beautiful Wednesday will throw a smile on your face.


Dartmouth housing dispute over 'Animal House' frat flares up

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:22
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is reinstating a policy that could block members of the fraternity that partly inspired the 1976 movie "Animal House" from living in its house after the school withdrew its recognition.

Florida man, 85, arrested after explosion rattles neighbors

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:18
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Police have arrested an 85-year-old man after an explosion in suburban Tampa Bay damaged a home and rattled residents.

AccuWeather: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 11pm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:17

TORNADO WARNING for central Chester CountyMeteorologist Adam Joseph says after severe storms this evening, a beautiful Wednesday will throw a smile on your face.


The Latest on weather: 4 tornadoes confirmed in Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:14

Debris is scattered around a damaged home on Mazon Street, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, after a severe storm passed through Coal City, Ill. Monday night. Coal City Mayor Terry Halliday said a suspected tornado swept into town, first striking the high school before moving to the southeast over homes and damaging a fire station. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP)CHICAGO (AP) — 4:15 p.m. CDT


Geno's Steaks removes Confederate flag decal after complaints

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:12

Geno's Steaks removes Confederate flag decal after complaintsGeno's Steaks has taken down a Confederate flag-themed sticker after a resident complained


AccuWeather: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Till 11pm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:10

 Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 11pmMeteorologist Adam Joseph says after severe storms this evening, a beautiful Wednesday will throw a smile on your face.