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Probe of Clinton's server could find more than just emails

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:41

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a news conference during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)WASHINGTON (AP) — A forensic examination of Hillary Rodham Clinton's private computer server could unearth more details than what she put in her emails. It could answer lingering questions about the security of her system, who had access to it and whether outsiders tried to crack its contents.


Teen shot by police during chase faces assault, gun charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:38
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy who police say they shot after he pointed a gun at them during a foot chase was charged on Tuesday with aggravated assault and gun crimes.

Rosie O'Donnell says teen daughter has been found safe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:34

Rosie O'Donnell says teen daughter has been found safeRosie O'Donnell says her teenage daughter who went missing last week has been found.


Tuskegee airman, 93, faced battle against crime in St. Louis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:26
The 93-year-old man was not identified, but police said he was driving to visit his daughter Sunday night in St. Louis when he pulled over to call her for directions. The maroon 2012 Honda was found Tuesday afternoon in a residential area after an "alert citizen" saw reports broadcast about the crime and contacted police, according to Schron Jackson of the St. Louis Police Department. The Tuskegee Airmen, trained in Tuskegee, Alabama, were the first African Americans to qualify as U.S. military pilots.

Center City hotels say plenty of rooms available for pope visit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:24

Center City hotels say plenty of rooms available for pope visitIf you thought every hotel room was booked well in advance of Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia, think again. Some Center City hotels are saying that's far from the case.


New York police investigate prisoner death after fight with guards

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:24
New York state law enforcement officials on Tuesday said there is an active investigation into the death of a prisoner who had a confrontation with a group of guards at its Fishkill Correctional Facility in April. The death of Samuel Harrell, a 30-year-old who suffered from bipolar disorder, was first reported by the New York Times. Inmates, the Times reported, described a pattern of brutality by officers at the medium-security prison located in Beacon, 65 miles north of New York City.

Video of San Francisco officers pinning one-legged black man sparks anger online

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:23
A cellphone video showing numerous San Francisco police officers pinning and handcuffing a one-legged black man near the city's downtown financial district has sparked anger on social media. The 11-minute video, uploaded to YouTube on Monday and captured on Aug. 4, opens with five officers straddling and attempting to handcuff the struggling man. One officer can be seen standing directly on his prosthetic leg.

Grizzly bears kill more Montana livestock than in all 2014

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:23

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, a grizzly bear walks through a back country campsite in Montana's Glacier National Park. Growing numbers of grizzly bears venturing further east from the Rocky Mountains are attacking more Montana cattle and sheep. The state's livestock loss program has reimbursed ranchers for 42 animals killed by grizzlies so far this year eight more than in all of 2014. (Doug Kelley/The Spokesman-Review via AP) COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITHELENA, Mont. (AP) — Growing numbers of grizzly bears venturing east from the Rocky Mountains are attacking more domestic cattle and sheep.


US pursues new UN sanctions on South Sudan as deal unsigned

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:21

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar, center, shakes hands with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, center-right wearing a black hat, after lengthy peace negotiations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. South Sudan's President Salva Kiir refused to sign a peace agreement Monday with rebel forces, saying he needs 15 days before he will sign, although rebel leader Riek Machar had signed the accord before Kiir refused. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has begun talks at the United Nations to sanction South Sudan if its government doesn't sign a peace deal with rebels within 15 days and all sides in the conflict don't promptly implement a cease-fire, President Barack Obama's national security adviser said Tuesday.


Truck crashes into Washington fisheries pond; 4 dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:17
TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a pickup truck drove off a roadway, over a concrete embankment and into a fisheries pond in western Washington state, killing the driver and all three passengers.

Officials promise to work together on Hudson River tunnel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:15

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives for a meeting with state and federal transportation officials, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Newark, N.J., to discuss plans to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River. The meeting at Sen. Cory Booker's office in Newark includes the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey's two U.S. senators and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx vowed Tuesday to work together to obtain federal money for a $14 billion rail tunnel under the Hudson River — though New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's absence highlighted the challenge of bringing together the many parties involved in the complicated project.


Former Tuskegee Airman, 93, is robbed, then carjacked

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:12
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 93-year-old veteran who was part of the famed Tuskegee Airmen was the victim of crimes twice within a few minutes in St. Louis, being robbed and then having his car stolen.

Seminarians excited for Pope Francis' stay next month

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:11

Seminarians excited for Pope Francis' stay next monthWhen Pope Francis comes to our region next month, he will rest his head at the Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, and some of the people most excited about the pontiff's stay are the new students who just moved into the seminary dorms.


Congressman Fattah: I'm innocent of racketeering charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:06

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Philadelphia. Fattah has been indicted on charges he misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, in his first court appearance on federal racketeering charges, proclaimed his innocence Tuesday and accused the Department of Justice of making his family and friends collateral damage.


Pennsylvania man charged in 35-year-old double murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:03
The suspect, Abraham Cruz, 54, was charged after investigators interviewed his uncle, who was sentenced for the crime last year, according to court documents. Cruz was 18 when he and his uncle Erasmo Cruz, then 25, broke into the home near Gettysburg of the uncle's ex-girlfriend Deborah Patterson, 17, according to the court papers. The house was set ablaze and Patterson was shot and killed along with her mother, Nancy Patterson, 41, when they tried to escape, according to the criminal complaint.

Investigation: Bales showed signs of potential violence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:56

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2011 image provided by the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS), Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, left, 1st platoon sergeant, Blackhorse Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division participates in an exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. A U.S. military investigation into Bales shooting rampage in Afghanistan concludes that there were advance warnings that he was capable of unwarranted violence, but not that he would commit a large-scale atrocity like the slaughtering of 16 Afghan civilians, including seven children. (DVIDS/Spc. Ryan Hallock via AP, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A soldier convicted two years ago of one of the worst American atrocities of the war in Afghanistan had exhibited warning signs of unwarranted violent behavior, but none that indicated he was capable of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians, including seven children, and burning some of their bodies, according to a military investigation report released Tuesday.


New Mexico police officers ordered to stand trial for murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:56

Defense attorney Luis Robles, left, talks to former Albuquerque detective Keith Sandy, center, and Albuquerque officer Dominique Perez, right, during a preliminary hearing in Albuquerque, N.M. on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A judge is listening to testimony and will decide if Sandy and Perez should stand trial for the fatal shooting of a homeless man in 2014. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge ruled Tuesday that two police officers must stand trial on murder charges in the on-duty shooting of a homeless man whose killing was caught on video and sparked national outrage while fueling reforms at the Albuquerque Police Department.


Ex-security officer charged with cooking meth at U.S. government lab

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:54
A former security officer at a federal laboratory in Maryland was charged on Tuesday with trying to make methamphetamine there, and his lawyer said he was expected to plead guilty. The suspect, Christopher Bartley, 41, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, faces one count in U.S. District Court of attempting to make the drug at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), also in Gaithersburg.

Records: Men linked to militia accused in smuggling rip-off

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:52
PHOENIX (AP) — Three men affiliated with an Arizona militia group were charged in federal court with trying to replicate a tactic long used by smugglers: Stealing drugs from people who have already transported them across the Mexico border.

WW II fighter ace Fritz Payne dies; fought at Guadalcanal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 05:52
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frederick R. "Fritz" Payne, a World War II fighter ace who left his mark on aviation and wartime history by shooting down six Japanese warplanes during the Battle of Guadalcanal, a bloody, months-long confrontation that helped change the course of the war, has died at age 104.