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Man in wheelchair robs bank in New York, makes getaway

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 23:37
NEW YORK (AP) — It may not have been the fastest getaway, but police are searching for a man in a wheelchair who robbed a bank in New York City.
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Convicted killer thought fellow escapee was slowing him down

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 23:32

Police stand over David Sweat after he was shot and captured near the Canadian border Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Constable, N.Y. Sweat is the second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape three weeks ago from a maximum-security prison in northern New York. His capture came two days after his escape partner, Richard Matt, was shot and killed by authorities. (AP Photo)PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a few days before one was shot and the other captured, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

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Puerto Rico wants bondholders to postpone debt payments

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 23:05

A man in a local bar watches Puerto Rico’s governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla on television delivering an address on the state of the island's finances, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, June 29, 2015. The governor said that he will form a financial team to negotiate with bondholders on delaying debt payments and then restructuring $72 billion in public debt that he says the island can't repay. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The governor has called on creditors to postpone bond payments and restructure the U.S. territory's $72 billion in public debt as the government closes out its fiscal year Tuesday amid growing uncertainty about the island's economy.

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Rand Paul meets with Cliven Bundy on Nevada campaign stop

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 22:56

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., right, meets with people during a political event Monday, June 29, 2015, in Mesquite, Nev. Carol Bundy, left, and Cliven Bundy, in cowboy hat, stand nearby. Cliven Bundy garnered national attention last year when he and armed supporters engaged in a showdown with federal authorities attempting to round up his cattle. (AP Photo/John Locher)CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul met with southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy on Monday during a question-and-answer session in the town of Mesquite with about 50 supporters and activists interested in land rights.

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Fire chief says blaze destroys historic stadium in Oregon

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 22:24
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A fire official in Oregon says a spectacular fire has destroyed Eugene's historic Civic Stadium and prompted the temporary evacuation of a nearby two-block area.
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UN condemns fighting by Syria and rebels in Golan Heights

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 21:59
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is condemning the fighting and use of heavy weapons by Syrian armed forces and opposition fighters in the area that has separated Syrian and Israel forces since 1974.
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Power returns to Gloucester County neighborhoods

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 21:40

Power slowly returning to Gloucester County neighborhoodsIt's been almost a week since that violent storm moved through our area and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people.

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Power slowly returning to Gloucester County neighborhoods

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 21:33

Power slowly returning to Gloucester County neighborhoodsIt's been almost a week since that violent storm moved through our area and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people.

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Milwaukee museum to display portrait of pope made of condoms

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 21:28
The Milwaukee Art Museum says it hopes a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made of condoms will ignite a conversation about the AIDS epidemic in Africa and the role art plays in public discussions, director Dan Keegan said on Monday. Milwaukee Catholic Archbishop Jerome Listecki called the museum callous and the portrait insulting in a blog last week on the Archdiocese website. About 17,000 colorful condoms were stitched together to fashion the portrait called "Eggs Benedict," which the museum plans to put on display in November, museum spokeswoman Vicki Scharfberg said.
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Wisconsin teen accused of killing parents pleads insanity

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 21:12
RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) — A teenager accused of killing her mother and stepfather has pleaded insanity in a northern Wisconsin courtroom.
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Obama plans to expand overtime eligibility for millions of workers

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 21:09

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during bill signing ceremony in the East Room of the White House in WashingtonU.S. President Barack Obama on Monday announced a proposal that would make nearly 5 million more workers eligible for overtime pay, a move that would touch nearly every sector of the U.S. economy and could face legal challenges. Obama in an editorial posted on the Huffington Post website said the proposal would more than double the maximum income a salaried worker can earn and still be eligible for overtime pay to $50,440, or $970 a week. "Right now, too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve," Obama wrote.

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Arizona to pay firefighter families $670,000 over wildfire deaths

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 21:07
Arizona will pay a total of $670,000 to the families of the 19 elite firefighters killed in the country's deadliest wildfire in 80 years and has agreed to reform the way it fights wildfires, state officials said. Under two agreements, the state will pay $50,000 to each of a dozen families to settle their wrongful death lawsuit filed last year stemming from the deaths of the 19 men. Another $10,000 will be paid to each family of the other seven firefighters who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire in June 2013.
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Sketch released of Camden sex assault suspect

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:38

Sketch released of Camden sex assault suspectCamden County police have released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in a sexual assault.

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Oregon bumblebee deaths prompt state investigation

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:28
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Hundreds of bumblebees have been found dead in downtown Portland during the past two weeks, prompting agriculture officials in Oregon to investigate whether the die-offs may be connected to other bee deaths reported across the country over recent years. Bumblebees and their cousins, the honey bee, have been dying off at alarming rates. In particular, honey bees, which are critical agents in the pollination of important U.S. crops, disappeared at a staggering rate over the last year when losses of managed bee colonies topped 42 percent year-on-year in April.
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UN extends Darfur peacekeeping force despite Sudan protest

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:25
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council has unanimously approved a one-year extension of the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan's western Darfur region where the conflict is intensifying, rejecting the Sudanese government's demand that the troops leave.
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Suspect surrenders in West Philadelphia block party shooting

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:22

Suspect surrenders in West Philadelphia block party shootingOne of two suspects wanted for a shooting that injured ten people during a West Philadelphia block party has turned himself into authorities.

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Early, weighty choices in 'Frontline' doc 'Growing Up Trans'

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:15

This image released by PBS shows transgender teen Ariel, formerly Ian, in a scene from "Growing Up Trans", from the "Frontline" series airing on PBS on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. “Growing Up Trans” explores the transgender phenomenon as younger people than ever and their parents are now experiencing it. (Frontline/PBS via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — "Growing Up Trans" explores the transgender phenomenon as younger people than ever (and their parents) now experience it: a frontier of possibilities and unknowns, and a minefield of high-stakes choices for these youngsters as they also navigate the changes adolescence brings.

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Fight over gumbo spices leads to fatal stabbing in Florida

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:11
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Police say a fight over gumbo spices ended with the fatal stabbing of a Florida restaurant worker and former Florida State mascot.
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Wawa Welcome America festivities begin under heightened security

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:55

Wawa Welcome America festivities begin under heightened securityAfter a weekend of attacks in other countries, there are new security concerns here for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.

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Family of businessman killed in train crash sues Amtrak

Yahoo News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:52

Family of businessman killed in train crash sues AmtrakThe family of a businessman killed when a speeding passenger train derailed in Port Richmond accused Amtrak of negligence and outrageous conduct in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed Monday.

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