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Maryland man arrested, charged with shooting ice cream truck driver

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 05:13
Larnell Lyles, 27, was taken into custody for the murder of Brandon Brown, 22, who was fatally shot while selling ice cream out of his "Big Daddy Ice Cream" truck Saturday afternoon in Frederick, about 50 miles (80 km) west of Baltimore, according to a Frederick Police Department statement. The suspect approached Brown as he exited the truck to sell ice cream to children and shot him once in the chest at about 5:30 p.m. local time, police said.

Man departs in skiff as police search home for drugs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 05:13
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man suspected of operating a large marijuana-growing operation in Juneau, Alaska, cursed a police officer who tried to question him and drove off in a skiff, according to Juneau police.

Police: Off-duty NY jail guard shoots, kills would-be robber

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 04:54
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say an off-duty New York state corrections officer shot and killed a man who tried to steal his motorcycle.

Prosecution of charges deferred in Waldorf Astoria gunfire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 04:52

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014 file photo, a taxi passes in front of the fabled Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. A police source said a wedding guest’s gun went off accidentally at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Saturday, June 13, 2015, and a few people suffered minor injuries from debris. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The prosecution of charges in a gunfire incident at the famous Waldorf Astoria hotel is being put on hold while the investigation continues, a spokesman for the Manhattan district attorney said Sunday.

Waco gang fight killings cloud biker party in Texas capital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 04:47

Bikers gather in prayer during a Sunday a church service at the Republic of Texas (ROT) Biker Rally in Austin, TexasA party for 50,000 bikers held under heavy police presence in the Texas capital of Austin ended without major incident on Sunday, an event drawing extra scrutiny after a fight among rival motorcycle gangs in Waco last month left 9 people dead. The Republic of Texas Rally, which began on Thursday and was celebrating its 20 anniversary, was the first major gathering of bikers in the state since the deadly fight in Waco, about 100 miles to the north, where gangs attacked each other with guns, knives, chains and clubs. Bond hearings are set to start this week for about 120 bikers who have been in jail for nearly a month on organized crime charges related to capital murder.

AccuWeather: Warm Today, T'Storms Tonight

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 04:23

 T'Storms Likely MondayMeteorologist Chris Sowers says the threat of thunderstorms returns Sunday.

John Carroll, former editor of LA Times, Baltimore Sun, dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 03:59

In this July 20, 2005 photo, Los Angeles Times editor John Carroll, center, announces his retirement and that managing editor Dean Baquet, right, will become executive vice president and editor, in the paper's newsroom in downtown Los Angeles. Carroll, former editor of the Baltimore Sun and the L.A. Times, which won 13 Pulitzer Prizes during his five-year tenure, died Sunday morning, June 14, 2015 at his home in Lexington, Ky., said his wife, Lee Carroll. He was 73. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP) NO SALESLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John S. Carroll, former editor of the Baltimore Sun and the Los Angeles Times, which won 13 Pulitzer Prizes during his five-year tenure, has died. He was 73.

NYPD looking for suspect in 3 assaults on Asian women

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 03:41
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are looking for a suspect in connection with three assaults on Asian women who were each hit with weighted plastic bags.

Funeral homes increasingly using dogs to comfort mourners

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 03:40

Lulu, a goldendoodle who works as a therapy dog, lolls on the lawn outside the Ballard-Durand funeral home in White Plains, N.Y., on Thursday, June 4, 2015. Funeral homes are increasingly using dogs to comfort mourners. Funeral directors say the dogs, usually trained therapy animals, can lighten the often awkward, tense atmosphere at a wake or funeral service. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Sandy Del Duca was mourning the death of her father when Lulu, a curly haired goldendoodle, came bounding down the stairs at the Ballard-Durand funeral home.

U.S., Venezuelan officials meet in Haiti, continue quiet diplomacy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 03:24

Shannon attends a hearing on Capitol Hill in WashingtonA U.S. envoy has met Venezuela's second most powerful official in Haiti in a further sign of rapprochement between the ideological foes, according to Venezuelan state media. Thomas Shannon, counselor to Secretary of State John Kerry, has emerged in recent months as a go-between for Caracas and Washington, visiting Venezuela a couple of times for low-profile meetings with President Nicolas Maduro. In the worst flare-up since Maduro came to power, Venezuela earlier this year accused Washington of plotting a coup, ordered it to reduce its embassy staff and imposed a visa requirement on U.S. visitors.

Parents located after toddler found alone at Clementon, NJ amusement park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 03:21

No charges filed after toddler found alone at Clementon, NJ amusement parkAuthorities say they've located the parents of a young girl, the morning after she was found wandering by herself at Clementon Park in New Jersey.

Swarming mayflies prompt bridge closure, motorcycle crashes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 03:06

A swarm of mayflies hovers over the Route 462 bridge over the Susquehanna River late Saturday evening, June 13, 2015, between Columbia and Wrightsville, Pa. Authorities say the swarm was so dense that it caused a series of motorcycle crashes and prompted them to close the bridge. (Blaine Shahan/LNP via AP)LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a swarm of mayflies was so dense it caused motorcycle crashes and prompted the closing of a Pennsylvania bridge.

Kansas tax cutting model tarnished by sales tax increase

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 03:06

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback addresses a joint caucus of the Kansas Senate and House republicans, Thursday, June 11, 2015 in Topeka, Kan. Kansas faced the prospect of deep cuts to schools, prisons and other programs after the Republican-controlled House soundly rejected a proposal supported by Brownback that would hike sales and cigarette taxes to close a budget deficit. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP) LOCAL STATIONS OUT; MAGS OUT; LOCAL RADIO OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUTTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's signature personal income tax cuts emerged mostly intact from a grueling legislative fight to close a budget deficit that arose after revenue failed to match the conservative governor's predictions of an economic boom.

Tsarnaev friend to be sentenced for misleading investigators

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:27
BOSTON (AP) — A friend who had dinner with the Boston Marathon bombers hours after the attack is to be sentenced this week for misleading investigators.

Spray paint cans burn, explode in Cinnaminson truck fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:21

Spray paint cans burn, explode in Cinnaminson truck fireFire and a series of small explosions ripped through a parked tractor-trailer in Cinnaminson.

Trial set for man accused of killing and dismembering dancer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 01:55
GRETNA, La. (AP) — Trial is set to open Monday for a man accused of killing a New Orleans' French Quarter stripper, dismembering her and dumping body parts of the woman into the Gulf of Mexico.

Hope campground restricts tents after bears ravage campsite

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 01:48
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials say the black bears that tore up a campsite on the Kenai Peninsula Friday were likely the same ones relocated from Anchorage at the governor's request.

New gun blamed for rise in LA County deputy shootings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 01:40
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of accidental shootings by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies has more than doubled in two years as the department switches to a new handgun.

Pet photo series aims to counter 'black dog' theory

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 01:30

In this Oct. 2013 photo provided by Fred Levy, a black Labrador retriever named Denver poses in Levy's studio in Maynard, Mass. Levy, a pet photographer, first heard about “Black Dog Syndrome” in a 2013 conversation at a dog park. It’s a disputed theory that black dogs are the last to get adopted at shelters, perhaps because of superstition or a perception that they’re aggressive. The idea inspired Levy to take up a photo project on their behalf. (Fred Levy via AP)MAYNARD, Mass. (AP) — It was a summer day at the dog park when Fred Levy, a professional pet photographer, overheard a conversation that he couldn't shake off.

1 dead, 3 wounded in Camden shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 01:21

1 dead, 3 wounded in Camden shootingA shooting in Camden has left one man dead and three others hospitalized.