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San Francisco parking spot app shuts down service

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 09:02
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Italian company whose mobile app allows San Francisco drivers to get paid for the public parking spaces they exit has temporarily shut down the service following an order from the city attorney.

Two more charged in slaying of 12-year-old NJ girl on scooter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 08:59
Two more suspects were charged in the killing of a 12-year-old New Jersey girl who was struck in the head by a stray bullet as she rode her scooter to a family gathering, authorities said on Friday. Jeffery Ellerbee, 21, and Marshae Anthony, 19, both of Paterson, New Jersey, were charged in connection with the killing of Genesis Rincon, the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office said. Ellerbee was charged with first-degree murder and two counts of illegal weapons possession, while Anthony was charged only with the two weapons crimes.

Armed citizen groups seek recruits to secure U.S. border

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 08:44
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Citizen groups in border states are seeking armed volunteers to patrol the U.S.-Mexico frontier alongside law enforcement officers who are struggling to deal with a surge of undocumented migrants from Central America. Southwestern states have seen a big influx of arrivals this year that has put a strain on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency. Federal authorities say they do not support any private group taking matters into their own hands, and say it could have "disastrous" consequences. In a web posting on Thursday, The Minuteman Project, led by former U.S. Marine Jim Gilchrist, said it will take 10 months to organize the launch of "Operation Normandy." The group said it expected to attract 3,500 armed citizen volunteers to cover sections of the 2,000-mile (3,200-km) U.S. border from San Diego, California, via Arizona and New Mexico to Brownsville, Texas.

Dozens of gay-marriage licenses issued in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 08:39

Jessie Finau, left and Stephanie Martinez talk after receiving their marriage license at the Pueblo County Courthouse, in Pueblo, Colo., Friday, July 11, 2014. Technically, their state still does not recognize gay marriages. But that hasn't stopped hundreds of gay Coloradans from getting marriage licenses from two county clerks who argue they still have the legal right to provide them to loving couples. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Julia Moss)DENVER (AP) — Dozens more gay couples received marriage licenses in Colorado on Friday as a third county began granting them in the midst of a legal fight to resolve the issue for good.


Arizona mom of missing baby released from prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 08:37

FILE - This undated file family photo provided by the Tempe, Ariz., Police Department shows missing eight-month-old Gabriel Johnson. Elizabeth Johnson the Arizona woman convicted in her young son Gabriel's disappearance nearly five years ago was released from prison Friday, July 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Tempe Police Department, File)PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman convicted in the disappearance of her young son was released from prison Friday without ever providing authorities details on the whereabouts of the missing boy.


Lightning kills one, injures seven in Colorado's Rocky Mountain park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 08:36
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A lightning strike killed a woman and injured seven other people on Friday as they hiked in the Rocky Mountain National Park northwest of Denver, a park official said. The group was at an elevation of 11,000 feet (300 meters) on the Ute Crossing Trail when they were hit by the bolt in the early afternoon, park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said. The woman, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene, two people were taken by ambulance to a hospital in nearby Estes Park, and five others drove themselves to the medical facility, Patterson said. Kerrie Hill, spokeswoman for the Estes Park Medical Center, said some of the injured were treated and released, but could not comment on the condition of the others or the extent of their injuries due to patient privacy laws.

Northern Liberties clothing store robbed at gunpoint

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 08:29

Northern Liberties clothing store robbed at gunpointAt least three suspects are being sought in connection with a robbery at a clothing store in the city's Northern Liberties section.


Texas slaying suspect voted school's class clown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 08:13
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, in Texas this week is a graduate of a suburban Anchorage high school, where he was voted class clown and homecoming king.

Lightning kills 1 at Rocky Mountain National Park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 08:04
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — A lightning strike has killed a woman and injured seven other people at Rocky Mountain National Park.

U.S. anthrax probe reveals new bird flu mishap, widespread safety lapses

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 07:40

The Centers for Disease Control sign is seen at its main facility in AtlantaFederal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. government laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of researchers to live anthrax bacteria. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said an internal probe found multiple failures by individual scientists and a lack of agency-wide safety policies led to the potential exposure of more than 80 lab workers to live anthrax at its Atlanta campus last month. Investigators also discovered a previously unreported incident: Workers at a separate high-security CDC influenza lab sent samples containing a dangerous strain of bird flu to counterparts at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in March. Mishandling avian flu could have far graver consequences than anthrax does, though no one has been found to have been infected in either case.


Texas slaying suspect was high school prom king

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 07:28
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, in Texas this week is a graduate of a suburban Anchorage high school, where he was voted class clown and prom king.

Hundreds battle central Washington wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 07:26

Smoke rises from the area of a wildfire near Entiat, Wash., Friday, July 11, 2014. Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain the fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 30 square miles in central Washington. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) — Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 30 square miles in central Washington.


Ex-chief of huge pension fund guilty of bribery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 07:22
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The former head of the nation's largest pension fund admitted Friday that he took bribes, including hundreds of thousands of dollars stuffed in paper bags and a shoe box, and helped an associate collect millions in a fraudulent investment scheme.

Pryor raises $1.5M over quarter for re-election

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 07:16
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor's campaign says he's raised $1.5 million over the past three months in his increasingly expensive and heated fight for a third term in a nationally watched race.

Udall: Problems with Gardner's birth control plan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 07:11
DENVER (AP) — Democratic Sen. Mark Udall expressed skepticism Friday about his challenger's proposal to allow birth control pills to be sold without a prescription, as contraception issues continued to dominate the competitive contest.

Seattle city attorney's 1st-day pot buy broke rule

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 07:06
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes has admitted he broke a drug-free-workplace rule when he bought marijuana on the first day of legal sales in Washington state.

U.S. agency investigating drone flights after video goes viral

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 07:06
By Travis Reed FORT LAUDERDALE Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating several videos filmed using drones that flew into and around firework displays, including two apparently shot on the Fourth of July and one from Florida that has received nearly nine million YouTube views. The agency this week confirmed at least three investigations into camera-equipped drones believed to have taken footage in Nashville, Tennessee, Greenville, South Carolina and West Palm Beach, Florida. The video that went viral features eight minutes of dramatic fireworks close-ups, with projectiles almost hitting the camera.

Man dead in Philly hotel reportedly 'Glee' star's boyfriend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 07:04

Man dead in Philly hotel reportedly 'Glee' star's boyfriendA man was found dead in a Philadelphia hotel on Thursday afternoon, and he is reportedly the boyfriend of a 'Glee' star.


Camden man found guilty in 2012 child murder, rape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 07:01

Camden man found guilty in 2012 child murder, rapeA Camden man has been found guilty on all charges in the murder of a young boy and the rape of his older sister.


2nd victim dies after triple shooting in Bristol

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 06:59

2nd victim dies after triple shooting in BristolA second victim has died following a triple shooting in Bristol, Pa. earlier this week.