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Man gets 25-year sentence in fatal shooting at barbershop

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:50

Man gets 25-year sentence in fatal shooting at barbershopA man who fatally shot another man following an argument at a southern New Jersey barbershop is now headed to state prison.


Carolina shark attack victim returns home to Massachusetts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:49
WAREHAM, Mass. (AP) — A former Boston Herald editor who was attacked by a shark in North Carolina this month has returned home.

Train hits maintenance vehicle in Md.; no injuries reported

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:39
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Police and transit officials say a commuter train struck a maintenance vehicle on the tracks in a Maryland suburb of Washington, stranding hundreds of passengers during rush hour.

Co-founder of music streaming site Grooveshark found dead at Florida home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:38
Greenberg was found on Sunday evening and there was no evidence of foul play or suicide at the scene, Gainesville police said in a tweet. The Gainesville Sun newspaper reported on its website that Greenberg was found in his bed by his live-in girlfriend. Florida-based Grooveshark, which had some 35 million users of its music streaming service, ceased operations on April 30 as part of a settlement with major record labels over copyright infringement.

Photo of black official helping man at KKK rally goes viral

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:22

FILE - In this July 18, 2015 photo provided by Rob Godfrey, police officer Leroy Smith, left, helps a man wearing National Socialist Movement attire up the stairs during a rally in Columbia, S.C. Smith, the director of South Carolina’s public safety agency, said Monday, July 20, 2015, he hopes the photo that shows him helping the white man wearing a racist T-shirt will be a catalyst for people to work toward overcoming hate and violence. (Rob Godfrey via AP, file)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The black director of South Carolina's public safety agency said Monday he was surprised a photo showing him helping a white man wearing a racist T-shirt went viral. But now that it has, he is hoping it will be a catalyst for people to work toward overcoming hate and violence.


Gulf waterway near Houston partly reopened after barge accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:20
The section of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), from where it intersects the Houston Ship Channel to Mile Marker 348 on the ICW, has been opened to one-way traffic westbound until one of four vessels involved in the collision is removed. The Coast Guard said it does not believe a significant amount of product was released into the waterway. The two eastbound barges involved in the accident were operated by Kirby Inland Marine, part of Kirby Corp. The two westbound barges were operated by Enterprise Marine Services, a subsidiary of Enterprise Products Partners LP, according to the Coast Guard.

Police believe suspect in 5 homicides also killed 2-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:11
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Police said Monday that a suspect in the homicides of five people whose bodies were found in a Northern California home this weekend is also responsible for the death of a toddler left in his care last year.

Black Mississippi flag supporter dies in traffic accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:09

FILE - In this May 8, 2000, file photograph, Anthony Hervey holds a Confederate flag while standing underneath the Confederate monument in Oxford, Miss. The Highway Patrol says 49-year-old Hervey was killed Sunday, July 19, 2015, when his 2005 Ford Explorer left the roadway and overturned on Mississippi Highway 6 in Lafayette County. Hervey, of Oxford, has drawn attention over the years for opposing efforts to change the flag. He said he dressed in Rebel soldier garb to honor blacks who served with the Confederacy during the Civil War. (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP, File)JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A black Mississippi man who often dressed in Confederate regalia to support the state flag has died in a one-car accident.


Police: Man held in Wyoming shooting resented homeless

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:02
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — A parks employee in a central Wyoming city who said he was incensed by homeless people drinking in parks slipped into a detox center over the weekend and shot two men in the head as they were lying in their beds, killing one and critically wounding the other, authorities charge.

Prosecutors seek death penalty for mom accused of throwing baby from bridge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:01

Prosecutors seek death penalty for mom accused of throwing baby from bridgeProsecutors say they plan to seek capital punishment for a young mother accused of killing her 20-month-old son by pushing him off a bridge into a river even as defense attorneys prepare for a possible mental health defense.


McCain urges Trump to apologize to U.S. military families

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:37

Businessman and Republican candidate for president Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign event in LaconiaSenator John McCain urged Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday to apologize to U.S. military families for saying prisoners of war are not heroes, in his first direct response to Trump's remarks. Trump drew a barrage of criticism over the weekend after telling a Republican forum he did not think McCain, a Navy fighter pilot who was held prisoner for more than five years during the Vietnam War, was a hero because he was captured. McCain played down the personal attack in an interview with MSNBC.


Gulf waterway near Houston partly reopened after barge accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:33
A section of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) from where it intersects the Houston Ship Channel to Mile Marker 348 on the ICW, has been opened to one-way traffic westbound until one of four vessels involved in the collision is removed. The Coast Guard said it does not believe a significant amount of product was released into the waterway.

Officials: Oil train didn't speed before Montana derailment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:32

Derailed oil tanker cars lie off track near Culbertson, Mont., Friday, July 17, 2015. The tank cars were hauling fuel from North Dakota and derailed Thursday in rural northeastern Montana, authorities said. (AP Photo/Richard Peterson)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A train that derailed and spilled 35,000 gallons of oil in northeastern Montana was traveling within authorized speed limits, federal officials said Monday as they continued to probe the accident's cause.


Oregon teen lauded after saving elderly woman from burning car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:29

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue handout photo shows the charred remains of a car fire in Beaverton, OregonPhillipe Bittar, 19, pulled Sally Moeller, 78, to safety after he and his brother noticed a car engulfed in flames at a gas station in the Portland suburb of Beaverton on Saturday afternoon. "Had this individual not broken out the window and pulled the patient out of the burning car and to safety, I don't believe she would have survived," Damian said in a statement.


AP Exclusive: 'Breaking Bad' actor runs for Albuquerque seat

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:26

FILe - In this Jan. 18, 2014 file photo, Steven Michael Quezada an actor on the series "Breaking Bad," arrives at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Quezada is jumping in a race for a heated county commissioner seat in Albuquerque. Quezada, who played DEA agent Steven Gomez in the hit AMC-TV series "Breaking Bad", said Monday, July 20, he will announce this week that he will run for the Bernalillo County Commission. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Citing the growth of urban sprawl and a need for more Mexican-American elected officials, "Breaking Bad" actor Steven Michael Quezada said he is jumping in a heated race for county commissioner in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Submarine launches undersea drone in a 1st for US Navy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:26
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — In a first for the U.S. Navy, a submarine has launched and recovered an underwater drone used in a military operation.

Drought dings quality of winter wheat in Northwest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:22

This Friday, July 17, 2015 photo shows Rick Diehl chewing kernels from his winter wheat fields in East Helena, Mont. They’re shriveled and undersized, but crunchy. “That’s how I know they’re ready,” Diehl said. Drought conditions have adversely affected the quality of winter wheat in the Northwestern United States. (AP Photo/Alison Noon)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Intense drought conditions have shrunk the kernels and disrupted the proteins of winter wheat crops in Montana, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, the region that produces a fifth of the U.S. harvest.


UN accredits Freedom Now in a victory for the United States

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:18
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Monday approved U.N. accreditation for the non-profit organization Freedom Now which works to free prisoners of conscience around the world in a victory for the United States and a defeat for China and other opponents.

Death penalty sought in death of child pushed off bridge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:17
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say they plan to seek capital punishment for a young mother accused of killing her 20-month-old son by pushing him off a bridge into a river even as defense attorneys prepare for a possible mental health defense.

Colorado cinema gunman's teacher recalls bright, popular boy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:10

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialThe fifth-grade teacher of Colorado theater gunman James Holmes on Monday described his former pupil as a popular, bright student in testimony which defense lawyers hope will spare the convicted mass murderer from execution. Last week, a jury of nine women and three men found Holmes guilty of fatally shooting 12 moviegoers and wounding 70 others during a midnight screening of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" at a Denver-area multiplex in July 2012. Paul Karrer, a teacher at the central California elementary school that Holmes attended during the 1998-99 school year, was testifying on the third anniversary of the massacre ahead of a sentencing hearing where the same jurors will decide if the 27-year-old should be executed or serve a life sentence.