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Men accused in terror plot to kill blogger plead not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:59

In this courtroom sketch, David Wright, second from left, is depicted standing before Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell, left, with attorney Jessica Hedges, second from right, and Nicholas Rovinski, right, during a hearing Friday, June 19, 2015, in federal court in Boston. Wright and Rovinski pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization by plotting with Boston terror suspect Usaamah Rahim to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller. The plot was not carried out. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP)BOSTON (AP) — Two men pleaded not guilty Friday to conspiring to support the Islamic State group in a plot to kill a conservative blogger who has angered Muslims.

Police shoot knife-wielding man to death in Boston

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:58
Police shot and killed a man who was wielding a knife near Boston University on Friday afternoon, according to the Massachusetts State Police. "He was brandishing a knife, threatening the officer with a knife," said Colonel Timothy Alben, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police. The incident comes weeks after police shot dead another man brandishing a knife, Usaamah Abdullah Rahim, who they believed was plotting to behead Massachusetts police officers.

Maine man convicted of murder in brutal killing of grandma

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:57
ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A man who was angry because his grandmother asked him to move out of her home was convicted Friday of killing her by beating her, stabbing her dozens of times and setting her body on fire.

EPA proposes tougher fuel-efficiency standards for trucks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:53

Trucks head eastbound on Rt 50 in Bowie, Md., Friday, June 19, 2015. The Obama administration on Friday proposed tougher mileage standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks, the latest move by President Barack Obama in his second-term drive to reduce pollution blamed for global warming. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday proposed tough new standards to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide pollution from trucks and vans, the latest move by President Barack Obama to address global warming.

Philadelphia Boy Scouts council allows openly gay leaders

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:39

Boy Scout Casey Chambers carries a rainbow flag during the San Francisco Gay Pride Festival in CaliforniaThe move by the Cradle of Liberty Council, which serves more than 15,000 members in the Philadelphia area, comes a month after Robert Gates, president of The Boy Scouts of America, called for an end to the long-time ban on adult gay leaders. "When we heard the remarks, we thought it was a good time for change," said council president James Papada, who announced the unanimous vote by the council's board of directors.

Oklahoma man convicted of illicit sexual conduct in Kenya

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:33

Kyle Durham, left, and Melissa Durham, second from left, hold hands as they leave the Federal Courthouse in Oklahoma City, following another day of testimony in the federal trial of their son, Matthew Lane Durham, Monday, June 15, 2015. At right are their other two sons, Josh Durham, right, and Zac Durham, second from right. Matthew Lane Durham is accused of 17 counts of sexual misconduct with children in Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal jury convicted an Oklahoma man on Friday of illicit sexual conduct with children at a Kenyan orphanage that specializes in caring for neglected children.

Families of Charleston 9 forgive shooting suspect in court

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:29

Families of Charleston 9 forgive shooting suspect in courtThey forgave him. They advised him to repent for his sins, and asked for God's mercy on his soul. One even told Dylann Storm Roof to repent and confess, and "you'll be OK."

Teacher accused of taping kids in bathroom pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:27
ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teacher accused of secretly recording his kindergarten students using the bathroom has pleaded not guilty to nearly 150 additional charges.

Sawed-off shotguns legal in Indiana starting July 1

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:18
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents soon will be able to legally own manufactured sawed-off shotguns under a repeal of the state's ban on their possession.

Video shows Chicago officer firing on black youths in car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:16
CHICAGO (AP) — A retired judge has released dashboard camera video from a Chicago Police car that shows a white officer repeatedly firing his handgun into a car full of black youths who had been pulled over for speeding and posed no apparent threat.

U.S. sues BAE Systems unit for overcharging for military trucks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:13
The United States has sued a Texas-based subsidiary of global defense company BAE Systems Plc for overcharging the U.S. Army in a contract to build 20,000 military trucks, the Department of Justice said on Friday. The department accuses BAE Systems Tactical Vehicle Systems LP of inflating the cost of parts and materials during contract talks with army negotiators based in Warren, Michigan. BAE Systems Inc, the U.S. unit of London-based BAE Systems Plc, said in a statement that it saw no basis for the lawsuit.

Police: NJ mom falls asleep with baby in tub, baby drowns

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:07

 NJ mom falls asleep with baby in tub, baby drownsA man and woman were charged after their infant drowned in a bathtub in Deptford Township, Gloucester County.

Affidavit: Church gunman's father, uncle called authorities after seeing surveillance photos

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:05
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Affidavit: Church gunman's father, uncle called authorities after seeing surveillance photos.

Courtroom to be sealed for testimony in cyberstalking case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:04
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The judge presiding over a federal cyberstalking trial stemming from a fatal shooting at a Delaware courthouse has granted the government's request to bar the public from the courtroom during testimony by the gunman's granddaughter.

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Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:02
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Affidavit: Church gunman stood over witness, made racially inflammatory remark after shootings.

US report finds Iran threat undiminished as nuke deal nears

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 03:59

FILE - In this June 10, 2015 file photo, civilians inspect the site of a car bomb attack on Palestine Street in eastern Baghdad, Iraq. Extremists in Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria unleashed a savage rise in violence between 2013 and 2014, according to new statistics released by the State Department. Attacks largely at the hands of the Islamic State and Boko Haram raised the number of terror acts by more than a third, nearly doubled the number of deaths and nearly tripled the number of kidnappings. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran's support for international terrorist groups remained undiminished last year and even expanded in some respects, the Obama administration said Friday, less than two weeks before the deadline for completing a nuclear deal that could provide Tehran with billions of dollars in relief from economic sanctions.

Philadelphia's SRC approves plan to out-source substitute teachers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 03:59

Philadelphia's SRC approves plan to out-source substitute teachersThe Philadelphia School District can now out-source substitute teaching jobs.

U.S. confidence in police at 22-year low: Gallup poll

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 03:58

Police line up shortly after the deadline for a city-wide curfew at North Ave and Pennsylvania Ave in Baltimore, MarylandThe confidence level in police matched the low seen in 1993, when Gallup first began measuring it as a federal civil rights trial got underway over the 1991 beating of black motorist Rodney King by white Los Angeles police officers. Since 1993, American confidence in police has ranged from the low of 52 percent to a high of 64 percent in 2004, the Gallup poll found. The findings come amid heightened scrutiny of the treatment of African-American men by police in the United States, an issue that flared last year after the killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, New York City and elsewhere.

Brian Williams' rehabilitation efforts begin Friday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 03:38

FILE - This April 4, 2012 file photo shows NBC News' Brian Williams, at the premiere of the HBO original series "Girls," in New York. NBC News says that Brian Williams will not return to his job as “Nightly News” anchor, but will remain anchor breaking news reports at the cable network MSNBC. Williams was suspended in February for falsely claiming he had been in a helicopter hit by enemy fire during the Iraq War. NBC launched an internal investigation that turned up other instances where Williams embellished or misrepresented his experiences, frequently during appearances on talk shows. Before his swift tumble, Williams was arguably the most powerful on-air personality in television news. Lester Holt, who has been subbing for Williams since the suspension, will take over the job full-time. (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Williams said the months since his suspension from NBC News had been like torture, and a come-clean interview with colleague Matt Lauer on the "Today" show must surely have felt like an extension.