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Ex-MLB player Hamilton fatally shot in apparent murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 08:13

GIANTS HAMILTON HIGH FIVES AFTER SCORING AGAINST THE ANGELS.Former Major League outfielder and baseball broadcast analyst Darryl Hamilton was fatally shot at a suburban Houston home where his estranged girlfriend was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said on Monday. The bodies of Hamilton, 50, and Monica Jordan, 44, were found on Sunday and then taken to a medical examiner. The couple's 14-month-old infant was found unharmed at the home in Pearland owned by Jordan and was taken into the care of Texas Child Protective Services.

White House: Action needed now to slow climate change

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 08:10

President Barack Obama walks to board Marine One Friday, June 19, 2015, at the Santa Monica, Calif, landing zone en route to tape a podcast interview with comedian Marc Maron in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the United States from poor air quality by 2100, the Obama administration argued in a report released Monday that warns of dire effects of global warming.

Man charged with shooting at Zimmerman pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 08:05
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman during a traffic encounter has entered a written plea of not guilty.

Reports: Oil from Santa Barbara spill washed up in LA County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:59
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tar from the Santa Barbara oil spill washed up at least as far away as a Los Angeles County beach last month, according to test results released Monday.

Diddy Arrested After Fight Involving Kettlebell, Police Say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:54
P Diddy was arrested Monday, UCLA police sad.

Pennsylvania school stabbing victims urge teen be tried as adult

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:45
Alex Hribal, 17, is being held in a juvenile jail on attempted murder charges in the April 2014 attack at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. At a hearing to help Common Pleas Judge Christopher Feliciani decide whether Hribal should be tried as an adult or a juvenile, victims testified about the terror they experienced that school morning. "It was wet and I could feel that my lip wasn't attached to my face anymore," said Katie Lonergan, who recalled thinking her attacker was approaching to ask a question when he slashed her face, leaving a scar on her upper lip.

Baltimore police face October trial for Freddie Gray death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:44

Police are seen as demonstrators gather near Camden Yards to protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in BaltimoreSix Baltimore police officers charged in the death of a black man will go on trial on Oct. 13 in a case that sparked rioting and protests, a spokeswoman for prosecutors said on Monday. The trial is set for Maryland's Circuit Court for Baltimore City, the spokeswoman for State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said. The officers have been charged in the April death of Freddie Gray, 25, who allegedly died from a spinal injury suffered in police custody.

SUV crashes through Nevada home, killing 2 young children

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:35
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two young children were killed when an SUV crashed through a house in Reno, Nevada.

Family killed in murder-suicide missed Father's Day visit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:30

Roy Police Lt. Kevin Smith, center, speaks during a news conference Monday, June 22, 2015, in Roy, Utah. A Utah family of four was found shot to death in their home in what authorities believe is a murder-suicide. Officers discovered the bodies of Russell Smith, 29; his wife, Shawna Smith, 26; and their children, 6-year-old daughter Tylee and 2-year-old son Blake on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)ROY, Utah (AP) — A Utah man shot and killed his wife and two young children before turning the gun on himself on Father's Day, stunning neighbors and relatives who said the family missed an outing that day but otherwise showed no outward signs that anything was amiss.

Senator's son sues Arizona sheriff over animal cruelty charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:19
The son and daughter-in-law of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona have filed suit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, alleging he was playing politics and courting publicity in pursuing animal cruelty charges against them, court papers showed on Monday. Austin and Logan Flake filed suit in federal court in Phoenix on Friday accusing Arpaio of abuse and malicious prosecution stemming from the deaths by heat exhaustion last June of 21 dogs at a suburban Phoenix kennel. The couple had been left in charge of the Green Acre kennel, owned by Logan Flake's parents, Jesse and Maleisa Hughes, while the Hughes were on a trip to Florida.

3 men convicted of misdemeanors in WTC parachute jump

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:15
NEW YORK (AP) — Three men who used parachutes to jump from the top of One World Trade Center in 2013 were convicted Monday of reckless endangerment and two other misdemeanor charges, but cleared of the most serious felony burglary charge.

High court rules against Spider-Man toy inventor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:14

The American flag flies in the wind in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 22, 2015. Several key opinions are still to be released at the court nears the end of its term at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — The inventor of a popular Spider-Man web-shooting toy can't keep reeling in royalties after his patent ran out, the Supreme Court ruled Monday

California: Many farmers miss deadline to report water cuts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:10
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A majority of farmers and others holding some of California's strongest claims to water have missed a deadline to confirm they stopped pumping from rivers and streams during the drought, state officials said Monday.

Scout leader dies on Father's Day hike with troop, 2 sons

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:03
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Boy Scout leader from Maryland died of an apparent heart attack while on a Father's Day hike in New Hampshire's White Mountains with his troop, which included his two sons, authorities said.

Trial in NC voter ID case pending after legislative moves

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:00
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge is deciding whether a state lawsuit challenging voter ID requirements should keep going after changes to the law last week by the General Assembly.

SC governor: Removing Confederate flag will defy race hatred

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:00

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks during a news conference in the South Carolina State House, Monday, June 22, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. Haley said that the Confederate flag should come down from the grounds of the state capitol, reversing her position on the divisive symbol amid growing calls for it to be removed. Also pictured are U.S. Congressman James Clyburn, left, and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, right. (Tim Dominick/The State via AP)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor declared Monday that the Confederate flag should be removed from the Statehouse grounds, reflecting what she described as a new consensus that the slaying of nine black churchgoers has changed what the banner stands for.

Ex-White House chef Scheib remembered for magnificent meals

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 06:59

FILE - In this July 27, 2004 file photo, outgoing White House chef Walter Scheib greets chefs from around the world at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. Searchers found the body of former White House chef Walter Scheib Sunday night, June 21, 2015, near a hiking trail in mountains in the Taos, N.M. area, the New Mexico State Police said. Scheib had been missing for more than a week after going hiking in the New Mexico mountains, authorities said. (AP Photo/Matt Houston, File)TAOS, N.M. (AP) — From spending more than a decade preparing food for some of the world's most influential people as the White House executive chef to appearing on the Food Network's "Iron Chef America" show in 2006, Walter Scheib is being remembered for his culinary creations and charity work.

Police: 5 hurt in 2nd Philadelphia shotgun shooting in days

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 06:58

30 p.m. Monday on a street in the Kensington section of the city. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The second shotgun shooting of a group of people in the city in a matter of days injured at least five people.

7 students who survived balcony collapse remain hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 06:56

FILE- In this Wednesday, June 17, 2015 file photo, a worker measures near the remaining wood from an apartment building balcony that collapsed in Berkeley, Calif. The balcony broke loose from the building during a 21st birthday party early Tuesday, killing several people and seriously injuring others. The seven Irish students who survived the collapse remain hospitalized in varying states of recovery nearly a week later. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The seven Irish students who survived a deadly balcony collapse in the college town of Berkeley remain hospitalized in varying states of recovery nearly a week later.

New York City, U.S. agree to reforms for Rikers jail complex

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 06:47

Jail cells are seen in the Enhanced Supervision Housing Unit at the Rikers Island Correctional facility in New YorkNew York City has agreed to carry out reforms at its Rikers Island jail complex to resolve U.S. Justice Department claims that guards regularly used unnecessary force against inmates, U.S. officials said on Monday. In a letter filed in federal court in New York, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's office said the deal included appointing a federal monitor to oversee the reforms at Rikers, one of the largest jail complexes in the country. Under the agreement, the city will install 7,800 surveillance cameras throughout Rikers and, as part of pilot program, have some guards wear body cameras.