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Man fatally shot in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:27

Man fatally shot in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a shooting that left a man dead in Southwest Philadelphia.


Woman found dead in Texas jail was excited about new chapter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:10

William Mitchell, 5, of Houston, holds a sign at a rally at the Waller County Jail in Hempstead, Texas, Friday, July 17, 2015, to protest the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in the jail. Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said there were no cameras in Bland’s jail cell to show if the Illinois woman hanged herself in the lockup as a medical examiner has ruled. Her relatives and supporters dispute the finding. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITHEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Friends' recollections and Sandra Bland's own words present a picture of a young woman on the cusp of finding her niche in life. She seemed to have landed a perfect job. She had a voice and following on social media for speaking out about racial injustice and police brutality and was active in her community.


The Latest: Chattanooga's Muslim community mourns Marines

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 10:38

Michael Dexter sings "Amazing Grace" by a makeshift memorial outside the Armed Forces Career Center on Friday, July 17, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Counterterrorism investigators are trying to figure out why a 24-year-old Kuwait-born man, who by accounts lived a typical life in suburban America, attacked the career center and a Navy-Marine training center a few miles away in a shooting rampage that killed four Marines. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The latest on the Chattanooga shootings at two military facilities (all times local):


Sides fails to reach settlement in family detention lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 10:19
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and immigrant rights lawyers have failed to reach an agreement in a lawsuit over conditions faced by immigrant children detained with their mothers after crossing the U.S-Mexico border, according to documents filed in a California federal court Friday.

How did gunman go from ordinary suburban kid to killer?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 10:14

In this aerial image taken from video, law enforcement personnel work the scene of a shooting at the Navy Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center Chattanooga Thursday, July 17, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Authorities say Kuwait-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, of Hixson, Tenn., unleashed a barrage of gun fire from his car at a recruiting center and the U.S. military site, killing at least four Marines before he was shot to death by police. (WTVF via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALESCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The man who authorities say killed four Marines in an attack on a military recruiting center and another U.S. military site was a 24-year-old, Kuwait-born engineer who had not been on the radar of federal authorities until the bloodshed.


The Latest: Officials decry some posts in Texas jail death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 10:14

Anthony Collier, of Houston, marches with others from the Waller County Jail to the Waller County Courthouse in Hempstead, Texas, Friday July 17, 2015, to protest the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in the jail. Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said there were no cameras in Bland’s jail cell to show if the Illinois woman hanged herself in the lockup as a medical examiner has ruled. Her relatives and supporters dispute the finding. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITHEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — The latest on the investigation into the death of a black woman who authorities say hanged herself in a Texas jail cell (all times are local):


Suspect in slaying of U.S. Marines made 2014 trip to Mideast

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 10:04

U.S. flag flies alongside a sign in honor of the four Marines killed in Chattanooga, TennesseeBy Richard Valdmanis and Mark Hosenball CHATTANOOGA, Tenn./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The suspect in the fatal shootings of four U.S. Marines traveled to Jordan and possibly other Middle Eastern countries for seven months last year, authorities said on Friday, as the investigation focused on any signs of a connection to Islamist militants. Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, a Kuwaiti-born naturalized U.S. citizen, died on Thursday in a firefight with police after a rampage at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The 24-year-old engineer traveled to Jordan, from around April to November, U.S. government sources and friends of Abdulazeez in Chattanooga told Reuters.


Family, supporters mark anniversary of New York chokehold death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 10:01

A protester is detained by New York Police Department officers during a march for Eric Garner's anniversary who was killed one year ago by police in New YorkFamily and supporters on Friday marked the anniversary of the police killing of Eric Garner with rallies and vigils demanding police reforms and justice in the controversial case. Protesters gathered on Staten Island, the New York City borough where Garner, a 43-year-old black father of six, died last July 17 after New York police put him in a banned chokehold. Video footage of police arresting Garner, in which he could be heard repeatedly saying he could not breathe, went viral on the Internet, helping draw attention to the case.


Chattanooga shooting suspect worked 10 days at Ohio nuclear plant

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 09:37
The suspected gunman in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, shooting that killed four Marines was hired as an engineer at an Ohio nuclear plant and spent 10 days there before he was let go, a spokesman for the company that owns the plant said on Friday. Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, a Kuwaiti-born naturalized U.S. citizen died on Thursday in a firefight with police.

Man convicted of child porn admits kidnapping 2 Amish girls

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 09:36

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2014, file photo, deputies from the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department escort Nicole Vaisey, left, and Stephen Howells, to their arraignment on first-degree kidnapping charges at Fowler Town Court in Fowler, N.Y. Howells, convicted of sexually abusing two Amish girls in northern New York to make pornography has pleaded guilty to kidnapping in the case. On Friday, July 17, 2015, he also admitted he pushed the girls into a car his girlfriend was driving. (Melanie Kimbler-Lago/The Watertown Daily Times via AP, File) SYRACUSE OUTCANTON, N.Y. (AP) — A man convicted of sexually abusing two Amish girls in northern New York to make pornography has pleaded guilty to kidnapping in the case.


U.S. Marines nearing F-35B combat readiness declaration

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 09:19

Lieutenant General Jon Davis watches an F-35B land aboard the USS Wasp during testing off the coast of North CarolinaThe U.S. Marine Corps' top aviator flew to an Arizona air base this week as part of a final effort to certify the combat-readiness of an initial squadron of 10 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35B fighter jets, their pilots and technicians. Marine Corps officials were due to brief Lieutenant General Jon Davis, deputy commandant for aviation, on a week-long review which included operational and simulator flights in five core mission areas, an inspection of the maintenance department, and academics for both pilots and technicians. If Davis is satisfied, he will brief Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford, who will decide whether to declare an "initial operational capability," or IOC, of the stealthy new jets, a key milestone for the $391 billion weapons project.


Arizona woman sentenced in death of her 5-year-old daughter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 09:18
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona mother was sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday for the death of her 5-year-old daughter whose body was never found.

In bid for Syngenta, Monsanto woos U.S. farmer support

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 09:15

Swiss agrochemicals maker Syngenta's logo is seen at the company's headquarters in BaselAs Monsanto Co struggles to convince rival Syngenta AG to discuss a potential merger, the seed and agrochemical giant is also wooing U.S. farmers, aiming to ease concerns about the proposed tie-up that could prompt regulatory challenges. Monsanto leaders have also been making appearances on national and regional broadcasts to make their case that combining two of the world's largest agricultural companies will help - not hurt - their customers. The efforts follow weeks of Monsanto executive meetings with Syngenta shareholders.


Fire, propane explosion damage Washington business

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 09:13

Smoke and flames rise above a fire burning several buildings at the Inland Trap & Liner company Friday, July 17, 2015, in Moses Lake, Wash. Grant County Sheriff's spokesman Kyle Foreman said no one was injured, but the fire has caused one propane tank to explode, sending a mushroom cloud 1,000 feet into the air. Numerous haystacks also burned. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — A dramatic fire and explosion that sent a propane tank flying 1,000 feet burned five buildings Friday at a company that makes plastic tarps to cover haystacks and set fire to 11,000 tons of hay in central Washington state.


19 NY police officers face charges of downgrading crimes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 09:10
NEW YORK (AP) — Officials in the nation's largest police department said Friday they uncovered dozens of instances of crimes misreported and wrongly downgraded by officers at a precinct after an anonymous tip to internal affairs and now 19 officers face departmental charges.

Last words from slain Marine to girlfriend: 'ACTIVE SHOOTER'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 08:55

Caroline Dove holds a photo of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Skip Wells, her boyfriend, in her hands July 17, 2015, at her home in Savannah, Ga. Wells was among four Marines killed July 16, 2015, in an attack at a military training facility in Chattanooga, Tenn. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire Thursday, July 16, 2015, on two U.S. military sites in Chattanooga in an attack that left four Marines dead and raised the specter of terrorism on U.S. soil. He was killed by police.(AP Photo/Russ Bynum)They were four people charged with the safety of others, gunned down in a place where the nation's defense is the paramount mission for those who pass through its doors. They are being deemed heroes by some, and the cruel irony of protectors becoming targets was not lost, with President Barack Obama calling it "a heartbreaking circumstance" to lose four men who served "with great valor."


Iowa jury deliberates former lottery worker's fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 08:54

In this July 15, 2015, photo, Eddie Tipton looks over at his lawyers before the start of his trial at the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa. An Iowa jury began deliberating Friday after hearing over four days the complex story of how Tipton, a lottery security officer, allegedly fixed the Hot Lotto game in 2010 to get himself a winning ticket for a $14 million jackpot and then attempted to cash it anonymously. (Brian Powers/The Des Moines Register) MANDATORY CREDITDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa jury began deliberating Friday after hearing over four days the complex story of how a lottery security officer allegedly fixed the Hot Lotto game in 2010 to get himself a winning ticket for a $14 million jackpot and then attempted to cash it anonymously.


2 injured in motorcycle, car crash in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 08:45

Motorcyclist killed in 3-vehicle crash in Northeast PhiladelphiaTwo people were injured in a crash involving two motorcycles and a car in Northeast Philadelphia.


1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting outside Overbrook playground

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 08:34

1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting outside Overbrook playgroundOne man is dead and another was wounded after a shooting outside of a playground in Philadelphia's Overbrook section.


Judge rejects defense argument in Jewish site shootings case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 08:33
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A judge rejected a white supremacist's effort Friday to argue in court that the killings of three people at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City were necessary.