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Texas' Perry to fight indictment, casting shadow on possible 2016 run

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:37

Texas Governor Rick Perry denounces felony charges by a Travis County grand jury during a press conference at the State Capitol in Austin TexasBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry will vigorously fight a two-count felony indictment returned by a state grand jury last week charging him with abuse of power, his lawyers said on Monday, calling the prosecution "outrageous." The indictment has cast a shadow over Perry's possible bid for the Republican presidential nomination, with experts predicting that legal wrangling in the case is likely to stretch into the 2016 election cycle. Perry was indicted on Friday by a grand jury in Travis County, a Democratic stronghold in the heavily Republican state, over his veto of funding for a state ethics watchdog that has investigated prominent Texas Republicans.


Police: 2 California boys planned school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:37
SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Two teenage boys were arrested Monday after making specific plans to kill three staffers then gun down as many students as possible at their Southern California high school, police said.

Fake 911 Calls Retaliation for Loud Music Spat, Cops Say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:28
A Florida man was arrested and accused of making a series of 911 calls alleging that his neighbor was waving a gun at gay people and even a school bus.

Missing diabetic mushroom picker found in Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:05
COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — Search teams with dogs have found and rescued a diabetic mushroom picker who spent the night in woods on the Oregon coast after he grew too weak to walk out.

Key figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:52

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Brown family shows Michael Brown. Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed in a confrontation with police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Brown suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may have occurred when he put his hands up or when his back was turned to the shooter, "but we don't know," a pathologist hired by the teen's family said Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Brown Family, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at the key figures in the case of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed when he was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Aug. 9 — a death that has stoked days of violent unrest north of St. Louis.


Police: Driver hands boy over then flees accident scene

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:36

 Driver strikes boy in Port Richmond, shows up at hospitalPolice are searching for three men who they say struck a child in Port Richmond and then drove off, but not before handing the young victim over to authorities.


Judge rejects rapper Meek Mill's appeal of term

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:28

Judge rejects rapper Meek Mill's appeal of termThe Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill pleaded to be released from jail Monday to resume his music career and support his son and 30-person entourage, but the judge who jailed him on a parole violation last month was unmoved.


Mexico files complaint against mine in acid spill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:23

In this Aug. 12, 2014 photo, the contaminated Sonora river makes its way through the hills near the town of Mazocahui, in the northern state of Sonora, Mexico. Eighty-eight schools in Sonora state did not open Monday along with the rest of the country because of the danger of water contaminated by the spill of 10 million gallons (40,000 cubic meters) of acids from a copper mine into this and another river in the region. (AP Photo/El Imparcial, Julian Ortega)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmental authorities filed a criminal complaint Monday against a copper mine that spilled 10 million gallons (40,000 cubic meters) of acids into two rivers that supply water to tens of thousands of people in northern Mexico.


Small plane from Florida crashes off Bahamas, four dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:20

Rescue workers carry from a boat to a hearse the body of one of the victims of a small plane that crashed in East Grand BahamaMIAMI (Reuters) - Four people died after their small plane crashed in the sea off the island of Grand Bahama on Monday, according to Bahamian officials. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration first reported the twin-engine Cessna went missing around 11 a.m., U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Jon-Paul Rios said. “I was told it had gone down in the vicinity of Freeport, Bahamas, about 6 miles (10 km) from the airport,” he said. The plane left the Ormond Beach Municipal Airport in northeastern Florida headed toward the island chain about 60 miles (100 km) off the U.S. coast. ...


Questions, answers about Guard's role in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:16
The National Guard is a regular presence in responding to natural disasters, but it also has a long history in helping curb civil disturbances.

Strong DOJ response to Ferguson seeks truth, calm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:15

President Barack Obama speaks with Attorney General Eric Holder as news photographers photograph their meeting regarding the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson, Missouri, for witnesses to the shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.


4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:59
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to federal charges announced Monday.

Six Flags Great Adventure apologizes for gun shirt error

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:49

Six Flags Great Adventure apologizes for gun shirt errorA former Marine who wasn't allowed into an amusement park because he was wearing a shirt with a red, white and blue rifle pictured on it has been given an apology.


Amusement park apologizes for gun shirt error

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:29

Six Flags Great Adventure apologizes for gun shirt errorTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Marine who wasn't allowed into an amusement park because he was wearing a shirt with a red, white and blue rifle pictured on it has been given an apology.


Colorado man accused of shooting teen over pot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:16
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A 13-year-old Colorado boy is recovering after police say a man shot the teen in the chest with a pellet gun for trying to steal marijuana.

Activists ask protesters to clear Ferguson streets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:12
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Leaders of the Nation of Islam and other black activist groups working to calm tensions in Ferguson are asking protesters to clear the streets of the St. Louis suburb at sunset amid the National Guard's arrival.

Body of Marine's missing wife found in mine shaft

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:03

This undated photo released by the San Bernardino County, Calif., Sheriff's Department shows Erin Corwin. The body of the missing, pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine has been found deep in an abandoned mine shaft in Southern California, where her husband had been stationed. Sheriff John McMahon said Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 that the remains of Corwin, 20, were found Saturday, Aug. 16, and were identified by dental records Sunday. Her alleged lover and former neighbor, Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, was arrested at 9 p.m. Sunday at a traffic stop in Anchorage, Alaska, on an extradition warrant out of California. (AP Photo/San Bernardino County Sheriff)SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — For nearly two months, Southern California sheriff's deputies and a legion of volunteers scoured the vast, rough terrain peppered with abandoned mine pits and deep bodies of water where the 19-year-old pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine disappeared.


NFL games taking over Thursday nights on CBS

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:00

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, San Diego Chargers linebacker Thomas Keiser (90) celebrates after intercepting a pass by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Denver. "The Big Bang Theory" is one of the few television shows that can approach the NFL in viewership. CBS executives still didn't hesitate to temporarily move TV's top-rated comedy to a different night to make room for football. Already dominating Thursdays in prime time, CBS outbid its competitors when the league offered up games that had aired on NFL Network. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)NEW YORK (AP) — "The Big Bang Theory" is one of the few television shows that can approach the NFL in viewership. CBS executives still didn't hesitate to temporarily move TV's top-rated comedy to a different night to make room for football.


Man, 58, shot in head in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:43

Man, 58, shot in head in FrankfordPhiladelphia police are looking for the gunman who shot a man in Frankford.


Plane from Florida crashes off Bahamas; 4 dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:38
MIAMI (AP) — A small plane that had taken off from Florida crashed Monday in the Bahamas, killing all four people on board, officials said.