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Illinois' history museum is latest target in political fight

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 35 min ago

In this Aug. 24, 2015 photo, visitors view "the People of the Past" exhibit at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, Ill. The 138-year-old museum could be the next casualty in an ugly state budget battle that has dragged on for months. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is targeting the museum and four satellite sites for closure, the latest in a series of cuts the former businessman says are needed to manage Illinois’ finances as he battles with Democrats who run the Legislature. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a giant shark could be the next casualties in an increasingly ugly fight over Illinois' state budget that has dragged on for months with no sign of ending.


The Latest on Missouri execution: Top court gets new appeal

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 38 min ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The latest on the scheduled execution of Missouri inmate Roderick Nunley, who was convicted of killing a 15-year-old girl in Kansas City in 1989 (all times local):

Community gathering to remember slain television cameraman

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 40 min ago

Jeff Marks, WDBJ 7 general manager, speaks during an interfaith service held in the Shaftman Performance Hall at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke, Va., on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Community religious leaders gathered Sunday to remember 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, the two television journalists who were shot and killed while working last week. (Natalee Waters/The Roanoke Times via AP)ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Salem High School will open its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of an alumnus — Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was slain on live TV last week.


Man admits stabbing son to death during fight over eviction

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 45 min ago
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to stabbing his son to death for trying to evict him for stealing money for drugs.

Murder victim found shot in the head in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 46 min ago

Murder victim found shot in the head in Southwest PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia police are investigating a deadly shooting in Southwest Philadelphia.


Judge acquits Chicago lawyer of coaching clients to lie

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 47 min ago

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2012 file photo, attorney Beau Brindley speaks with reporters at the federal building in Chicago. A federal judge acquitted Brindley Monday Aug. 31, 2015, at a rare trial of a lawyer on multiple counts of perjury and obstruction-of-justice charges for allegedly coaching clients and witnesses to lie. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge who returned a surprise not-guilty verdict at the trial of a Chicago lawyer charged with coaching lies says practices that prosecutors described as illegal are actually the mark of good legal work.


AccuWeather: Staying Hot All Week

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 48 min ago

 Staying Hot All WeekMeteorologist Karen Rogers is tracking another heat wave for the first week of September.


Hurricane Ignacio rapidly weakens, moves away from Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 48 min ago

Keenin Ide, left, of Hilo, Hawaii, and Medea Yankova, of Sofia, Bulgaria, sit near Hilo Bay in Hilo Hawaii, Sunday Aug. 30, 2015. Hurricane Ignacio is forecast to weaken and move north of the Hawaiian Islands on Monday and Tuesday. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hurricane Ignacio is rapidly weakening and has moved farther away from the Hawaiian Islands, allowing forecasters to lift the tropical storm watches for the state.


Suspect in ambush of Houston-area deputy held without bond

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 50 min ago

Mourners gather at a gas station in Houston on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial for Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth who was shot and killed while filling his patrol car. On Saturday, prosecutors charged Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the Friday shooting. (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT: JAMES NIELSEN/HOUSTON CHRONICLEHOUSTON (AP) — A man charged with killing a suburban Houston officer first shot the 10-year veteran in the back of the head and fired a total of 15 times, authorities said Monday.


Police: Woman said boys weren't loved, so she drowned them

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 58 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) — Police in suburban Phoenix say a 22-year-old woman accused of drowning her 2-year-old twin sons says she did it because nobody loved them or her.

Magnitude 3.2 earthquake rattles southern Los Angeles County

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 2 min ago
COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — A small earthquake has rattled a highly populated area in southern Los Angeles County, but there are no reports of damage or injury.

Suspect charged with vehicular homicide, DUI after off-duty officer killed in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 3 min ago

Suspect charged with vehicular homicide, DUI after off-duty officer killed in Northeast PhiladelphiaVehicular homicide and DUI charges have been filed against a 59-year-old Philadelphia man who police say struck and killed an off-duty Philadelphia officer then fled the scene.


Judge announces no settlement in Tom Brady talks, expects ruling soon

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 3 min ago
The NFL and Tom Brady have failed to reach a settlement in the quarterback's appeal of his four-game suspension for his involvement in the "Deflategate" scandal.

Real estate exec faces DWI charge in fatal Hamptons crash

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 6 min ago
SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City real estate executive has been arraigned on drunken driving charges after a fatal car crash in the Hamptons.

Houston-area deputy shooting suspect appears in court

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 8 min ago

Shannon Miles, who has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of deputy Darren Goforth at a Houston gas station, is seen in this handout booking photo provided by Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston, TexasShannon Miles did not enter a plea at the court proceeding, where Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson detailed the case against him. Miles, who is being held without bond, is accused of fatally shooting Deputy Darren Goforth in the back on Friday evening at a Houston-area gas station as Goforth fueled his patrol car. Deputies found Goforth face down in a pool of blood near his patrol car, dead from multiple gunshot wounds, Anderson said in court.


The Latest on Jewish site shootings: Trial heads to closings

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 12 min ago

F. Glenn Miller Jr., charged with killing three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas in April 2014, speaks during the closing arguments Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, during his capital murder trial at Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, Kan. Miller Jr.is acting as his own attorney. (Monty Davis/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a white supremacist charged with capital murder for the deaths of three people at two Jewish sites in the Kansas City area (all times local):


Judge seals Alabama governor's divorce file from public view

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 13 min ago
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A judge ordered Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's divorce case to be sealed from public view Monday.

No settlement: Goodell, Brady await 'Deflategate' ruling

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 14 min ago

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrives at Federal court in New York, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Even as negotiations aimed at settling "Deflategate" drag on, lawyers are seeking every legal advantage in a quest to win over a federal judge. Repeating arguments they made at a hearing last week, lawyers are sending Judge Richard Berman letters reminding him of their legal positions. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two.


Suspect charged with vehicular homicide after off-duty officer killed in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 14 min ago

Suspect charged with vehicular homicide, DUI after off-duty officer killed in Northeast PhiladelphiaVehicular homicide charges have been filed against a 59-year-old Philadelphia man who police say struck and killed an off-duty Philadelphia officer then fled the scene.


Papal welcome at US seminary expected to be rowdy, reverent

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 15 min ago

FILE - In this June 30, 2015, file photo, flags wave in the wind at the gates of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa. Pope Francis is scheduled to celebrate a Mass at the Saint Martin of Tours chapel at the seminary during his visit to Philadelphia area in September. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)The last time a pope visited the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary just outside Philadelphia, he got a rousing, even rowdy, rock star welcome. "Viva! Viva Papa!" the seminarians shouted.