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Judge: Los Angeles chief must take questions in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:05

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2014 file photo, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck takes a question at the Paradise Baptist Church in Los Angeles during a community forum to discuss the Aug. 11 police shooting of 25-year-old Ezell Ford. A federal judge ruled Monday, July 6, 2015 that Beck must answer questions about the fatal officer-involved shooting of Ford, citing contradictions between the lawman's statements and a commission's finding that the shooting wasn't justified. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles police chief must answer questions about a high-profile officer-involved shooting of a black man last year, a federal judge ruled Monday, citing contradictions between the chief's statements and a commission's finding that the shooting wasn't justified.


AP: Bill Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:03

 Bill Cosby said he obtained drugs to give to women for sexBill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he got quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and "other people," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.


San Francisco mayor says 'concerned' over release of suspected gunman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:59
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Monday expressed concern about the release of a convicted felon who had been deported from the United States to Mexico five times and is now being held in fatal shooting of a woman last week. Francisco Sanchez, 45, who was arrested for the shooting of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle last Wednesday evening, drew national attention after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump over the weekend used the killing to decry U.S.-Mexico border security. Dozens of so-called sanctuary cities across the U.S. limit the assistance they provide to federal immigration authorities aiming to apprehend or deport individuals.

Fast-moving Idaho wildfire destroys upscale homes in resort area

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:50
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A fast-moving wildfire in Idaho that destroyed several upscale homes and forced 200 residents to flee prompted the governor on Monday to declare a disaster emergency that would free up federal funds to help fight the blaze. The Cape Horn fire has charred more than 2,000 acres (810 hectares) since breaking out on Sunday in a resort area in northern Idaho where there are clusters of multimillion-dollar homes on the banks of Lake Pend Oreille. The Idaho fire was among nearly 40 large wildfires raging across the parched Western United States on Monday, including a blaze in Oregon that officials have deemed the biggest wildfire of the season for the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

Carli Lloyd's hometown celebrates World Cup win

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:48

Carli Lloyd's hometown celebrates World Cup winThe people of Delran Township, New Jersey continued celebrating their hometown hero, Carli Lloyd, after her amazing performance during the World Cup final on Sunday.


Washington state's breweries double capacity in 4 years: Here's a map of the ... - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) (blog)

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:47

Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) (blog)

Washington state's breweries double capacity in 4 years: Here's a map of the ...
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) (blog)
Fremont Brewing Co. produced 18,995 net barrels of beer in 2014, making it No. 5 on the… more. Washingtonians sure are thirsty for beer and Washington brewers are responding. Each of the five largest breweries in the state upped production last year.
The unique economics of Washington craft beerCrosscut
Fremont Brewing signs on with Columbia Distributingseattlepi.com (blog)

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Immigrant blames judicial error for previous deportation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:42

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2014 file photo Francisco Aguirre Velasquez poses for a portrait at Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland, Ore. Aguirre, an immigrant who took refuge at the church to avoid deportation should be allowed to stay in the U.S. because of a judicial error at a hearing more than a decade ago, his attorney said Monday, July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An immigrant who took refuge at an Oregon church to avoid deportation should be allowed to stay in the U.S. because of a judicial error at a hearing more than a decade ago, his attorney said Monday.


Triple overtime session continues in Washington state - Washington Times

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:41

Triple overtime session continues in Washington state
Washington Times
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Senate Democrats say that while they don't believe the Legislature needs to move this year to address a class size initiative with a multibillion-dollar price tag that has put the new state operating budget out of balance, they ...

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Man who accused orphanage founder of abuse targeted by suit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:41

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, file photo, Michael Geilenfeld waits in handcuffs as the manager of his orphanage sits with him in the back of a police truck outside the St. Joseph's Home For Boys after police closed it down in the Delmas area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Hearts With Haiti, a nonprofit that raises money for the orphanage, and Geilenfeld have accused activist Paul Kendrick of spreading falsehoods that have cost the charity more than $2 million in donations. A jury that was seated Monday, July 6, 2015 for the trail. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An outspoken Roman Catholic who advocates for child sexual abuse victims has been relentless in targeting those he believes have mistreated children or covered up for abusers. A jury that was seated Monday will decide whether the combative activist went too far in a campaign against an orphanage founder in Haiti.


Police: Deaths of Maine parents, son were murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:37
BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The deaths of three members of a family were a double murder followed by a suicide, state police said on Monday.

Guilty plea in crash that killed mom, 3 sons on Roosevelt Boulevard

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:37

Guilty plea in crash that killed mom, 3 sons on Roosevelt BoulevardA Philadelphia man pleaded guilty on Monday to his involvement in a crash that killed a mom and three of her sons on the Roosevelt Boulevard back in 2013.


Police: Suspect killed by Virginia police had stolen shotgun

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:36
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Authorities say the sawed-off shotgun a 23-year-old man possessed when he was fatally shot by police in Virginia was reported stolen.

Search continues for suspects linked in 85-year-old East Mt. Airy woman's murder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:35

Search continues for suspects linked in 85-year-old East Mt. Airy woman's murderPhiladelphia police are searching for two people who they believe are continuing to use the credit cards of an elderly woman who was killed in her East Mt. Airy home last week.


$333K in settlements for 6 pepper-sprayed Occupy protesters

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:34
NEW YORK (AP) — The city has agreed to pay a total of $332,500 to six Occupy Wall Street protesters who said police unjustly blasted them with pepper spray in an episode that helped propel the movement into the spotlight.

Video: Russell Wilson talks about faith, baseball, the last play of the Super Bowl — but not his contract

NBA - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:30
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson gave an especially revealing interview over the weekend, talking about his faith, baseball, Ciara and the last play of the Super Bowl.
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Video: Russell Wilson talks about faith, baseball, the last play of the Super Bowl — but not his contract

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:30
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson gave an especially revealing interview over the weekend, talking about his faith, baseball, Ciara and the last play of the Super Bowl.
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Video: Russell Wilson talks about faith, baseball, the last play of the Super Bowl — but not his contract

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:30
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson gave an especially revealing interview over the weekend, talking about his faith, baseball, Ciara and the last play of the Super Bowl.

Touting progress, Obama says Islamic State is losing ground

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:27

President Barack Obama speaks to the media after receiving an update from military leaders on the campaign against the Islamic State, during a rare visit to the Pentagon on Monday, July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama portrayed the U.S.-led coalition Monday as gaining ground against the Islamic State amid an expanded U.S. effort and ample signs of progress, but conceded more difficulties ahead in fighting what he described as a nimble and opportunistic enemy.


Panel: Possible aerial attack on Hammarskjold plane in 1961

NBA - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:25
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An independent review of new information about the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold puts to rest claims that he was assassinated after surviving the crash but provides new information about a possible aerial attack or interference. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a further inquiry or […]
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Panel: Possible aerial attack on Hammarskjold plane in 1961

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:25
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An independent review of new information about the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold puts to rest claims that he was assassinated after surviving the crash but provides new information about a possible aerial attack or interference. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a further inquiry or […]
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