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San Bernardino gunman's brother, 2 others arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:56

San Bernardino gunman's brother, 2 others arrestedSan Bernardino mass shooting gunman Syed Farook's brother and two others were arrested on charges stemming from allegations of marriage fraud conspiracy, authorities said.


Lawsuit: 2 Missouri school officials slammed girl to ground

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:55
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A lawsuit says two white school officials in southeast Missouri slammed a black teenager to the ground three times, injuring her neck and back and requiring hospital treatment.

Suspect dies after chase in North Hollywood

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:51

Suspect dies after chase in North HollywoodA suspect died - possibly of a self-inflicted gunshot wound - after a short police chase when the vehicle crashed in North Hollywood, police said.


U.S. Army names first female infantry officer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:36

Captain Kristen Griest participates training at the U.S. Army Ranger School on Ft. Benning GeorgiaCaptain Kristen Griest became the U.S. Army's first female infantry officer this week, the Army said, in a milestone for the U.S. military as it opens up combat roles for women. Griest was one of two women who made history last year after becoming one of the first female soldiers to pass the Army's grueling course to qualify for the elite Rangers unit. Earlier this month, the Army said it had approved requests from more than 20 women to enter the infantry and armor branches, both of which face the possibility of combat.


EPA announces latest steps addressing Missouri landfill fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:35
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a burning suburban St. Louis landfill near buried radioactive waste has agreed to new measures meant to slow and help monitor the underground blaze, a U.S. Environmental Agency administrator said Thursday.

The Latest: High-speed rail board approves revised plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:30

 High-speed rail board approves revised planSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California board meeting to discuss the revised high-speed rail plan (all times local):


Large graffiti carved at Arches National Park in Utah

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:22

In this April 15, 2016, photo, released by the National Park Service shows carved graffiti at Frame Arch at Arches National Park. Officials at Utah's Arches National Park are investigating large graffiti so deeply carved into one of the park's famous red rock arches that it might be impossible to erase. (Alice deAnguera/National Park Service via AP)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rangers at Utah's Arches National Park were investigating large graffiti Thursday that was carved so deeply into a famous red rock arch that it might be impossible to erase, officials said.


The Latest: Competency hearing ends for day without ruling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:18

In this Nov. 28, 2015 file photo, police investigators work near a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., after a deadly shooting Friday. The man who acknowledges killing three people at the Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic will return to court for a discussion of his mental health. The hearing on Thursday, April 28, 2016, will focus on whether 57-year-old Robert Dear is competent to continue with his criminal case. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The latest on a mental competency hearing for a man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic: (All times local)


Police chief: No apparent warning before Wisconsin man shot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:14
NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin police chief says a dashcam video appears to show that officers who fatally shot an armed hostage in December gave no warning before they fired outside a motorcycle shop.

VIDEO: Jamie Apody speaks with local draft prospect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:13

 Jamie Apody speaks with local draft prospectNFL Draft prospect Eli Apple, a native of Voorhees, New Jersey, spoke with Jamie Apody on the red carpet. Apple was accompanied by his mother, Annie Apple, who is a former 6abc intern.


Sea lion that made strange, 50-mile trek to ranch found dead

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:57

In this April 15, 2016, photo provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, a wayward California sea lion sits in the driveway of the Soggy Bottom Farm near Oakville, Wash., about 50 miles from the ocean. The sea lion was released into Puget Sound the same day and a week later it was found dead under a bridge in Olympia, Wash. Biologists are trying to determine what killed it. (WDFW Officer Lance Martin/Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP)OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was strangely found in the driveway of a cattle ranch about 50 miles from the ocean.


Man in panda suit shot after alleged bomb threat at Baltimore Fox affiliate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:56

mdf3512047Three Baltimore police officers opened fire on the man as he emerged from WBFF and ignored police orders to take his hands out of his pockets, police spokesman T.J. Smith told a news conference. WBFF reported on its website that the suspect, described by police as a 25-year-old man from Howard County, Maryland, broke into the station demanding that it cover a story about an unspecified government conspiracy. The station said the suspect made a bomb threat during the incident.


Graffiti at Utah's Arches National Park may be irreparable

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:50

General view of the Arches National Park in Moab, Utah(Reuters) - Graffiti etched into one of the popular red rock arches in Utah's Arches National Park may be too deep to be repaired, the park's superintendent said on Thursday. The site of the graffiti is near a hiking trail to one of the park's main attractions, Delicate Arch, a 64-feet high sandstone structure that has been known to draw hundreds of visitors at a time. Defacing a national park can lead to a sentence of six months in prison and a $500 fine, according to the website for the U.S. Department of Justice.


Zoo defends decision not to kill tiger that attacked keeper

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:43
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The president of a Florida zoo defended Thursday the decision to tranquilize and not kill a rare Malayan tiger that had fatally attacked a keeper and was preventing rescuers from giving her aid.

Church member charged with fatal shooting at Sunday service

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:38

This photo provided by Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office shows Mark Storms. Storms is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting at Keystone Fellowship Church in North Wales,Pa., on Sunday, April 24, 2016. (Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office via AP)NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A member of a suburban church was charged Wednesday in the shooting death of another churchgoer in an altercation during Sunday services.


U.S. teen births hit historic low with plunge in minority rate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:30

A child is held next to people pushing baby prams in San Francisco(Reuters) - The birth rate among teenagers in the United States has fallen to a historic low, with births by black and Hispanic teens down by nearly half over the past decade, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday. Birth rates for all American teenagers are down 40 percent since 2006, thanks in part to prevention programs that address socioeconomic conditions such as unemployment and lower education levels, the CDC said. The birth rate of 24.2 per 1,000 women in this age group is down 9 percent from 2013 and the lowest among 15- to 19-year-olds since 1940, the CDC said.


U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:27

A neon Google sign is seen in the foyer of Google's new Canadian engineering headquarters in Kitchener-WaterlooThe Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority. U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts transmitted the rules to Congress, which will have until Dec. 1 to reject or modify the changes to the federal rules of criminal procedure.


Colorado clinic gunman thought FBI was tailing him: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:26

Robert Lewis Dear attends hearing at El Paso County court in Colorado SpringsThe man accused of fatally shooting three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado last year thought, before he opened fire, that the FBI was tracking him, a police detective said in court on Thursday. Robert Lewis Dear, 58, told police he believed 10 Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were following him the day of the shooting and that his neighbor and girlfriend worked for U.S. authorities, Colorado Springs Police Detective Jerry Schiffelbein said under questioning by Dear's attorney.


The Latest: Church member arraigned in fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:23
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a church member charged with fatally shooting another worshipper in suburban Philadelphia (all times local):

Man reported with sword in custody after Juniata Park barricade

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:21

Man reported with sword in custody after Juniata Park barricadeA man allegedly armed with a sword in Juniata Park is now in custody after being shocked with a stun gun.