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Man shot by police had much to celebrate in recent months

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 09:06

In this April 8, 2015 photo, Anthony Scott holds an undated photo that shows himself, center, and his brothers Walter Scott, left, and Rodney Scott, right, as he talks about Walter at his home near North Charleston, S.C. Walter Scott was killed by a North Charleston police officer after a traffic stop on Saturday, April 4, 2015. The officer, Michael Thomas Slager, has been fired and charged with murder. (AP Photo/Scott Family)NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Less than two months before he was killed, Walter Lamer Scott turned 50 and wanted everyone around him to join in the celebration.


Deputies put on leave in violent California arrest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 09:03

In this frame from video provided by KNBC-TV, officers near a man Thursday, April 9, 2015, near Apple Valley, Calif. A Southern California sheriff on Thursday ordered an immediate investigation after deputies were recorded beating and kicking a man who fled in a car and on horseback. (AP Photo/KNBC-TV) MANDATORY CREDITSAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California sheriff placed 10 deputies on paid administrative leave Friday after a TV station recorded several of them kicking and punching a man following a 2½-hour chase during which the suspect rode away on a stolen horse.


Child struck by police cruiser in Mayfair

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 09:02

Child struck by police cruiser in MayfairAuthorities say a 4-year-old boy was struck by a police cruiser in Philadelphia's Mayfair section.


California vaccine bill sparks acidic debate, Nazi links

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 09:01

FILE - In this April 8. 2015 file photo, state Sen. Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica, foreground, and Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, present Senate Bill 277 to the Senate Health Committee in Sacramento, Calif. The bill by the two senators would sharply limit vaccination waivers. Pan, a pediatrician, was under added security after threats by opponents and comparisons to Adolf Hitler. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California bill that would sharply limit vaccination waivers after a measles outbreak at Disneyland has generated such an acidic debate that the proposal's author was under added security this week.


1st case of deadly bird flu confirmed in North Dakota

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 09:00
ELLENDALE, N.D. (AP) — State officials say the first case of a deadly bird flu has been confirmed in a commercial turkey flock in southeastern North Dakota.

1st case of deadly bird flu confirmed in North Dakota

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 09:00
ELLENDALE, N.D. (AP) — State officials say the first case of a deadly bird flu has been confirmed in a commercial turkey flock in southeastern North Dakota.

Kansas man arrested in bomb plot in support of Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 08:42
By Lindsay Dunsmuir and Kevin Murphy WASHINGTON/KANSAS CITY (Reuters) - A Kansas man was arrested on Friday as part of an FBI sting operation in which he was plotting a suicide car bombing at Fort Riley army base in support of the Islamic State militant group, prosecutors said. John T. Booker, Jr., 20, of Topeka, had arrived at the Kansas base with two undercover FBI agents to detonate what he did not realize was an inert bomb, prosecutors said. Booker was charged with three criminal counts including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to Islamic State fighters, who have captured parts of Iraq and Syria over the past year and has sympathizers in several countries. A second Topeka man, Alexander Blair, 28, was arrested and charged on Friday with failing to report a felony.

Va. man convicted in wife's death found dead in courthouse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 08:34

Mark Ward Faville listens to court proceedings in Christiansburg Va., Friday, April 10, 2015. A spokeswoman for the town says Faville convicted in his wife's death was found dead in a nearby holding room shortly after the verdict was read. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Michael Shroyer|)CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — An official in Virginia says a man convicted in his wife's death was found dead in a nearby holding room shortly after the verdict was read.


Idaho House panel kills bill because of Sharia law worries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 08:20
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho House panel voted 9-8 on Friday to kill legislation to bring the state into compliance with federal child-support collection rules after some lawmakers said they were concerned about Sharia law influencing Idaho's enforcement authority.

Former ambassador: Early idea to invite Kim to US rejected

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 08:17
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A former ambassador to South Korea says he once suggested that Kim Jong Un be invited to the United States for an "orientation trip" when Kim's father still led North Korea, but the idea was rejected — which he calls a mistake.

Man accused of killing Georgia couple denied bail

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 08:14
ATLANTA (AP) — The man accused of killing a Georgia couple who tried buying a Ford Mustang through Craigslist has been denied bail.

Transgender teen in California kills self after bullying

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 08:04

In this still image from a YouTube video posted on Dec. 7, 2014, Taylor Alesana appears in one of a series of online videos describing her daily experiences and struggles as a transgender girl. A support group, the North County LGBTQ Resource Center based in Oceanside, Calif., said Alesana, 16, of the northern San Diego County town of Fallbrook, has killed herself. (AP Photo/YouTube)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 16-year-old transgender girl who spoke on YouTube about being bullied at school in Southern California killed herself, a support group said, raising questions about what educators can and should do to support students who change gender identity.


From poor immigrant to Arizona's 1st Hispanic governor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 07:44

FILE - This Aug. 2, 2006 file photo shows Raul Hector Castro, former governor of Arizona and former U.S. ambassador to El Salvador and Argentina, talks during a news conference in Bisbee, Ariz. Castro, Arizona's only Hispanic governor and an American ambassador to three countries, died Friday, April 10, 2015. He was 98. Family spokesman James Garcia said Castro died in his sleep in San Diego, where he was in hospice care. (AP Photo/Sierra Vista Herald, Ed Honda,File)PHOENIX (AP) — Raul Hector Castro first noticed discrimination on his way to school in a dusty Arizona border town.


Health clinic settles first transgender bias lawsuit by U.S. agency

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 07:41
A Florida health clinic has agreed to pay $150,000 to a transgender former employee who claimed she was fired because she transitioned to a woman, in the first case of its kind brought by the U.S. government. The settlement between Lakeland Eye Clinic and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of the former employee, Brandi Branson, was approved late Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge Mary Scriven in Tampa, Florida. The case, along with a similar lawsuit by the EEOC against a Detroit funeral home, has been closely watched by companies and LGBT groups because it could help establish new legal protections for transgender workers. The settlement came a week after the EEOC issued a decision ordering the U.S. Army to pay unspecified damages to a transgender civilian employee in Alabama who was required to use a unisex bathroom after she transitioned to a woman.

Tornado kills 2 people, destroys homes in tiny Illinois town

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 07:40

Tornado kills 2 people, destroys homes in tiny Illinois townA second woman from a tiny Illinois farming community has died, Gov. Bruce Rauner confirmed Friday.


AccuWeather: Sunshine Returns for the Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 07:38

 Sunshine Returns for the WeekendMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking the return of dry, pleasant weather.


Former TV pitchman pleads guilty in owl harassment case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 07:34

FILE - In this Dec. 2014, file photo, Dell "Super Dell" Schanze arrives for a court appearance at the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City. Schanze, a former TV pitchman in Utah accused of kicking a barn owl in flight while riding a motorized paraglider, is expected to enter a plea in the case. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former TV pitchman in Utah accused of kicking a barn owl in flight while riding a motorized paraglider pleaded guilty to the charges Friday, one day after a proposed plea deal fell through when he refused to admit to the crime.


U.S. Secret Service officer arrested for burglary with handgun

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 07:29
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Secret Service officer was arrested by police in Washington on Friday for allegedly trying to break into the home of a woman while carrying a handgun, according to a police report. The officer, Arthur Baldwin, was charged with destruction of property and burglary, said D.C. Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump.

San Diego, Los Angeles mayors take stage in drought fight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 07:28
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced this week that his city would be deploying water cops and offering money to rip up lawns in an effort to save water during an escalating drought.