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Q&A: Defense attorneys try to show theater shooter insane

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:43

FILE - In this July 23, 2012, file photo, James Holmes, who is charged with killing 12 moviegoers and wounding 70 more in a shooting spree in a crowded theatre in 2012, sits in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Attorneys for Holmes, who pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the theater shooting, continue their case Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The first week of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes' defense case has provided new details about his mental state around the time he killed 12 people and injured 70 more during a packed midnight movie premiere.


NASCAR cools on Confederate flag, but fans still fly it

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:43

Retired fan wears an unofficial Talladega racetrack shirt bearing the Confederate flag, while attending the NASCAR race in DaytonaBy Barbara Liston DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - NASCAR wants to limit the Confederate battle flag's presence at its tracks after the murder of nine black worshippers in South Carolina, but getting U.S. motor racing fans to comply may prove difficult. On the eve of a big holiday race weekend in Daytona Beach, David Childress was among those who ignored the call and packed a t-shirt festooned with the Civil War-era flag for his trip to the world-famous Florida racetrack. "I don't think you're supposed to cherish it, but don't forget it," said Childress, 61, from Mississippi, who said he owns six Confederate flags.


Malaysia wants a tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:43
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Malaysia told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it plans to submit a resolution soon that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year.

California removes 'lynching' language from state law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:42

California Governor Brown looks on during a news conference at the State Capitol in SacramentoCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill striking the word "lynching" from a 1933 law that used the term to describe the crime of trying to take someone from police custody. The bill, which passed unanimously in the state legislature last week, followed outrage over the arrest of African-American activist Maile Hampton on a charge of felony lynching during a "Black Lives Matter" demonstration in Sacramento in January. Hampton's attorney, lawmakers and other supporters rallied behind her at court and on social media, saying it was ironic that she had been charged under a decades-old law originally enacted to protect black detainees from white lynch mobs.


Connecticut town's Boom Box Parade celebrates its 30th year

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:33
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — The town's annual Independence Day parade once again will include the traditional Little League teams, floats sponsored by local businesses, fire trucks and politicians. But, for the 30th consecutive year, there will be no marching bands.

Philadelphia Police will now name officers involved in shootings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:25

Philadelphia Police will now name officers involved in shootingsThe Philadelphia Police Department will no longer keep the names of officers involved in shootings a secret.


Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:25

FILE - In this June 15, 2014 file photo, a polar bear dries off after taking a swim in the Chukchi Sea in Alaska. About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a U.S. government report shows. The U.S. Geological Survey, the Interior Department's research arm, said updated scientific models don't bode well for polar bear populations across the world, especially in Alaska, the only state in the nation with the white bears. (Brian Battaile/U.S. Geological Survey via AP, File)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said.


Church fires not usually arson; weather found as cause in SC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:22

A firefighter's jacket and helmet sit on a marker outside Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal church, early Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Greeleyville, S.C. The African-American church, which was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan in 1995, caught fire Tuesday night, June 30, 2015. (Veasey Conway/The Morning News via AP)GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators announced Thursday that weather caused a destructive blaze at a predominantly black church in South Carolina.


California reports drop in hate crimes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:16
The number of hate crimes committed in California decreased in 2014 by more than 12 percent, and complaints of hate crimes have dropped in half over the past 10 years, according to data released Thursday by the state. The total number of incidents deemed to be hate crimes by authorities was 758 in 2014, down from 863 in 2013. Of those, the most common were crimes based on race or ethnicity, which made up 54.4 percent of hate crimes last year.

Authorities: Suspect high on meth during Arizona killings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:15

In this July 1, 2015 photo, Pinal County sheriff's deputies and investigators dig behind a home in Maricopa, Ariz., looking for clues in the disappearance of Michael and Tina Careccia. The bodies of the couple were recovered from a property near their home. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu says officers arrested 38-year-old Jose Valenzuela and booked him into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. (David Kadlubowski/The Arizona Republic via AP) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT - NO MAGS- NO SALES - MANDATORY CREDITFLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A missing Phoenix-area couple were killed and buried in the yard of a man who told investigators he was high on methamphetamine when he shot the husband and wife, authorities said Thursday.


Pope to visit prison where convicted monsignor is locked up

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:06

In this Jan. 6, 2014 photo, Monsignor William Lynn walks from the criminal justice center after a bail hearing in Philadelphia. Lynn, a former church official jailed for his handling of priest sexual-abuse complaints, is housed in a Philadelphia prison that Pope Francis plans to visit during his U.S. trip. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A prison that Pope Francis plans to visit during his U.S. trip houses a former church official jailed for his handling of priest sexual-abuse complaints.


Gimmicks and technology: California learns to save water

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 07:59

Cars drives by a sign encouraging residents to save water on Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. The 154,000-customer water district in wealthy southern Orange County had achieved only a 3 percent water reduction rate in the previous 11 months, but that number jumped to 18 percent in May. State water officials cited the Santa Margarita Water District on Wednesday as it announced a record statewide water savings of 29 percent overall in the drought-stricken state, which is experiencing its driest period in recorded history. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — Billboards and TV commercials, living room visits, guess-your-water-use booths, and awards for water stinginess — a wealthy swath of Orange County that once had one of the worst records for water conservation in drought-stricken California is turning things around, proving it's possible to get people to change their ways.


Woman randomly shot to death at popular San Francisco pier

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 07:59
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A young woman was shot to death, apparently at random, while walking with her father and a friend along a popular pedestrian pier on the San Francisco waterfront.

Philadelphia Officer Michael Alice charged in assault on girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 07:58

Philadelphia Officer Michael Alice charged in assault on girlfriendA Philadelphia police officer has been arrested and charged with assaulting his girlfriend at their home.


Teen charged with killing teacher loses bid to move trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 07:56
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A judge has rejected a request to move the trial of a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher.

U.S. probe sees no links among black church fires in South

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 07:54

Fire crews try to control a blaze at the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina in this handout photoFederal law enforcement officials have found no links among any of several recent fires at African American churches in the U.S. South and have determined that two were started by natural causes and one was due to an electrical fire. The investigation into the fires follows the June 17 shootings at a historic African American church in Charleston, South Carolina, in which nine black people were killed and a white man linked to racist views was charged in their deaths. A federal law enforcement team including the FBI and the Justice Department's civil rights division are investigating several church fires across five states over the past two weeks, Newman said.


Marine killed in World War II is buried in Massachusetts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 07:49
WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Marine killed in World War II in the Pacific battle of Tarawa has been buried in his Massachusetts hometown.

Gov. Brown approves removing 'lynching' from California law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 07:41
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that removes the word "lynching" from California law.

Kentucky clerk sued for not issuing gay-marriage licenses

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 07:38
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Four Kentucky couples are suing a clerk who is refusing to issue gay-marriage licenses — or any marriage licenses at all — following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry.

Police: Bomb found in car during Missouri traffic stop

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 07:23
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man arrested after police said they found an improvised explosive device in his vehicle has previous convictions for drug possession and domestic assault.