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Church shooting site to re-open; FBI reviews manifesto

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 10:54

This undated image that appeared on Lastrhodesian.com, a website being investigated by the FBI in connection with Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Roof, shows Roof posing for a photo while holding a Confederate flag. The website surfaced online Saturday, June 20, 2015, and also contained a hate-filled 2,500-word essay that talks about white supremacy and concludes by saying the author alone will need to take action. (Lastrhodesian.com via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A small group of parishioners was allowed inside the bullet-scarred Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church on Saturday, getting a firsthand glimpse of the room where nine people from their congregation were slain.


5 adults, 2 children shot in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 10:51

7 injured, including 18-month-old, in West Philadelphia block party shootingAuthorities say five adults and two children were shot after gunfire broke out in West Philadelphia.


Police converge on NY towns where escaped prisoners said sighted

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 10:39

Prison inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat are seen in enhanced pictures released by the New York State policeHeavily-armed police converged on towns in western New York state on Saturday to investigate possible sightings of two convicted murderers who escaped a maximum-security prison two weeks ago, police said. A witness saw two men who might have been the escapees walking along a railroad track in Friendship, a community of about 2,000 residents in a rural patch of Allegany County, New York State Police said in a statement. Police set up a perimeter in the area of Friendship, about 280 miles (450 km) southwest of the Clinton Correctional Facility where the escaped convicts had been serving sentences for murder, said New York State Police spokesman Beau Duffy.


5 adults, 2 juveniles shot in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 10:36

7 injured, including 18-month-old, in West Philadelphia block party shootingAuthorities say five adults and two juveniles were shot after gunfire broke out in West Philadelphia.


5 adults, 2 juveniles in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 10:29

Man found fatally shot in MantuaAuthorities say five adults and two juveniles were shot after gunfire broke out in West Philadelphia.


3 shot, including child, in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 10:19

Man found fatally shot in MantuaAuthorities say multiple people, including a child, were shot after gunfire broke out in West Philadelphia.


Police check out new lead on escaped New York prisoners

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 10:08

FILE - At left, in a May 21, 2015, file photo released by the New York State Police is David Sweat. At right, in a May 20, 2015, file photo released by the New York State Police is Richard Matt. New York State Police are investigating a possible sighting of the two convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York prison two weeks ago. In a news release posted late Friday, June 19, 2015, State Police say two men fitting the description of inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt were seen a week ago in Steuben County, New York, over 300 miles southwest of the prison in Dannemora. (New York State Police via AP, File)FRIENDSHIP, N.Y. (AP) — The search for two killers landed Saturday in New York's southern tier near the Pennsylvania border, about 350 miles from the prison where they escaped two weeks ago.


Disbelief, defiance in South Carolina town once home to shooting suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 10:04
At Dooley's Bait shop in Lexington, South Carolina, the talk around the worm bins and minnow tanks was dominated by one subject: Dylann Roof, a previously unremarkable local young man now accused of one of most shocking murders in state history. Roof, a 21-year-old white man who went to high school in this Southern town near the state capital, has been charged with murdering nine African-Americans in cold blood on Wednesday at a landmark church in Charleston, about 100 miles (160 km) away. Many people in Lexington, as in towns across South Carolina, struggled to come to grips with one of their own being charged with such a heinous crime.

New Orleans police officer killed while transporting suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 09:47

Investigators stand in front of a New Orleans Police department vehicle in which one officer was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner in New Orleans, Saturday, June 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A handcuffed prisoner in a moving police cruiser managed to grab a gun, fatally shoot the officer at the wheel and escape from the vehicle, which careened into a utility pole at a busy intersection, police said Saturday.


Scarred Charleston church to hold Sunday service; FBI reviews manifesto

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 09:04

Scarred Charleston church to hold Sunday service; FBI reviews manifestoThe historic black church where nine people were killed will re-open for a Sunday service, and the FBI said it was reviewing a manifesto purportedly written by the suspected gunman.


Court denies New Jersey man's gun permits due to wife's record

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 08:54

Court denies New Jersey man's gun permits due to wife's recordA state appellate court has ruled that a southern New Jersey man cannot buy guns because his wife is a convicted felon who's been accused of domestic violence.


South Carolina legislator: Take down Confederate flag

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 08:36

Protesters stand around a flying Confederate flag during a rally to take down the flag at the South Carolina Statehouse, Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. Rep. Doug Brannon, R-Landrum, said it's past time for the Confederate flag to be removed from South Carolina's Statehouse grounds after nine people were killed at the Emanuel AME Church shooting. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Confederate flag has no place on South Carolina Statehouse grounds, and it's past time to remove the symbol of hatred, a Republican state lawmaker said Saturday, three days after the shooting massacre at a black church 100 miles away.


Agreement would keep open women's college in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 08:31
Sweet Briar College, a 114-year-old private women's school in Virginia that has suffered dwindling enrollment and was set to close due to financial problems, will remain open under a legal settlement, state Attorney General Mark Herring said on Saturday. The agreement would still have to be approved by a Circuit Court in Amherst County, and a hearing on the issue before Judge James Updike is set for Monday, officials said. "I am pleased that the parties were able to reach a mediated resolution to the litigation involving Sweet Briar College," Herring said in a statement.

Flames damage house in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 08:22

Flames damage house in Delaware CountyFirefighters in Delaware County battled an early Saturday morning house fire in Springfield Township, Pennsylvania.


Hawaii governor signs first-of-kind bill to raise smoking age to 21

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 07:34

Hawaii governor signs first-of-kind bill to raise smoking age to 21Hawaii's governor has signed a bill to make his state the first to raise the legal smoking age to 21.


Police converge on NY town where escaped prisoners said sighted

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 07:27

Prison inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat are seen in enhanced pictures released by the New York State policePolice using dogs and helicopters converged on a town in western New York state on Saturday to investigate a reported sighting of two convicted murderers who escaped a maximum-security prison two weeks ago, police said. New York state police spokesman Beau Duffy said police set up a perimeter in the area of the town of Friendship, about 280 miles 450 km) southwest of the Clinton Correctional Facility, where the escaped convicts had been serving sentences for murder. A witness saw two men walking along a railroad track that runs along a road in Friendship, a community of about 2,000 residents in Allegany County, New York State Police said in a statement.


Donations by the pint at Preston and Steve Blood Drive

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 07:19

Donations by the pint at Preston and Steve Blood DriveAlmost 1,200 pints of blood were collected Saturday at the 10th annual "I Bleed for Preston and Steve" Blood Drive.


Racist manifesto linked to Charleston shooting suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 07:05

Handout of photograph posted to a website with a racist manifesto appears to show Dylann Roof, the suspect in Wednesday's Charleston church massacre, posing with a burning American flag in an unknown locationDylann Roof, the suspect in Wednesday's church massacre in Charleston, appears to have written a racist manifesto, posing in photographs with a handgun and standing in front of a Confederate military museum and plantation slave houses. An FBI spokesman in Columbia, South Carolina, declined to comment on the website or its contents. Many of the local landmarks shown in the photos appeared chosen to highlight Charleston's segregated past and to touch a nerve with the city's black community by singling out sites with a special importance and sensitivity in African-American history.


National Guardsman surprises his 6 children at Nevada rodeo

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 06:43

In this Friday, June 19, 2015 photo, Nevada Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Glen Spadin watches the rodeo action with his children after his surprise return from Afghanistan during Patriot Night ceremonies at the Reno Rodeo in Reno, Nev. Spadin returned after a year in Afghanistan to surprise his six children. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada National Guardsman has marked the end of a one-year deployment in Afghanistan with a surprise Father's Day weekend homecoming with his wife and six children at the Reno Rodeo.