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Person fatally shot near MIT campus; no threat to campus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:57
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Cambridge police are investigating the fatal shooting of a person in a car a few blocks from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus.

Person fatally shot near MIT campus; no threat to campus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:57
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Cambridge police are investigating the fatal shooting of a person in a car a few blocks from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus.

Chelsea Manning could face solitary confinement at military prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:54

People hold signs calling for the release of imprisoned wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning while marching in a gay pride parade in San Francisco, CaliforniaManning was convicted in 2013 of providing more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks, in the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history. The former intelligence analyst, who was born a man but identifies as a woman, is serving a 35-year sentence at an all-male military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Manning has been charged with a number of disciplinary infractions and will attend a hearing before a three-person discipline adjustment board on Aug. 18 at the prison, attorney Nancy Hollander said.


Chelsea Manning could face solitary confinement at military prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:54

People hold signs calling for the release of imprisoned wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning while marching in a gay pride parade in San Francisco, CaliforniaManning was convicted in 2013 of providing more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks, in the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history. The former intelligence analyst, who was born a man but identifies as a woman, is serving a 35-year sentence at an all-male military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Manning has been charged with a number of disciplinary infractions and will attend a hearing before a three-person discipline adjustment board on Aug. 18 at the prison, attorney Nancy Hollander said.


At least 17 dead after explosions hit China port city

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:50

At least 17 dead after explosions hit China port cityHuge explosions at a warehouse for dangerous materials in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin killed at least 14 people, injured hundreds and sent massive fireballs into the night sky, officials and eyewitnesses said Thursday.


At least 17 dead after explosions hit China port city

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:50

At least 44 dead as huge warehouse explosions hit Chinese portHuge explosions at a warehouse for dangerous materials in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin killed at least 14 people, injured hundreds and sent massive fireballs into the night sky, officials and eyewitnesses said Thursday.


Local medical team documents plight of Haitians

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:49

Local medical team documents plight of HaitiansA local group is sharing their experience from a recent medical mission to Haiti.


Teen spends night on buoy after watercraft breaks down

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:39

Teen spends night on buoy after watercraft breaks downAuthorities say a New Jersey man spent the night clinging to a buoy after his personal watercraft broke down.


Toll hikes approved for Tacony-Palmyra, Burlington-Bristol Bridges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:37

Toll hikes approved for Tacony-Palmyra, Burlington-Bristol BridgesA toll hike for two bridges in Burlington County, New Jersey has been approved.


Serial robber targets businesses in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:35

Serial robber targets businesses in Northeast PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia police say they have a serial robber on their hands hitting businesses in Frankford, Mayfair, Holmesburg and Wissinoming.


Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he has cancer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:33

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he has cancerFormer President Jimmy Carter revealed that recent liver surgery found cancer has spread in his body but gave few details about his prognosis in a brief statement released Wednesday.


Attorney General Kathleen Kane: Charges tied to porn emails

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:32

 Charges tied to porn emailsAttorney General Kathleen Kane said criminal charges against her are tied to pornographic and racially insensitive emails state prosecutors and judges circulated with one another.


Lawyer: Chelsea Manning faces possible solitary confinement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:31

FILE - In this June 5, 2013, file photo Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, then-Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after the third day of his court martial. Manning could be placed in solitary confinement indefinitely for allegedly violating prison rules by having a copy of Vanity Fair with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover and an expired tube of toothpaste, among other things, her lawyer said Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning could be placed in solitary confinement indefinitely for allegedly violating prison rules by having a copy of Vanity Fair with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover and an expired tube of toothpaste, among other things, her lawyer said Wednesday.


Father: Killing of Vermont social worker 'like a soap opera'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:02

Jody Herring is led out of court after her arraignment in Vermont Superior Court in Barre, Vt., Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. The Vermont woman charged with killing a social worker because she was upset about losing custody of her 9-year-old daughter pleaded not guilty on Monday and was ordered held without bail. (Toby Talbot/Times Argus via AP, Pool)SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man who shares a 9-year-old daughter with a woman accused of killing a Vermont social worker after she lost custody said on Wednesday in his first public comments that he feels bad for the victim's family.


Latest on athlete's death: Chief answers community questions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:02
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting by police in Texas of unarmed college football player Christian Taylor (all times CDT):

The Latest: EPA head to visit New Mexico to address spill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:51

Richard Charley, right, and Melvin Jones deliver water to a ranch along the San Juan River on the Navajo Reservation, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in Shiprock, NM. Toxic wastewater from the Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colo., has contaminated the San Juan River in Northern New Mexico from the runoff of the Animas River due to an accidental breach by a mining a safety team working for the Environmental Protection Agency last week. A 100-mile-long plume has since traveled for hundreds of miles, through parts of Colorado, New Mexico and Utah on the way to Lake Powell, a key source of water for the Southwest. (AP Photo/Matt York)DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the Colorado mine spill (all times local):


Odd suckers: Octopus species that's weirdly social, romantic

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:40

This handout photo provided by Roy L. Caldwell shows a LPSO male A15 canteleve large Pacific striped octopus about to catch a shrimp. Shifting shapes, sporting mesmerizing eyes, and showing uncanny intelligence, the octopus already is an oddball of the ocean. Now biologists have re-discovered a species of that sea creature that shares some of our social and mating habits. (Roy L. Caldwell via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The octopus already is an oddball of the ocean. Now biologists have rediscovered a species of that eight-arm sea creature that's even stranger and shares some of our social and mating habits.


Man shot in back of head in Overbrook

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:16

Man shot in back of head in OverbrookA man was shot in the back of the head in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia.


Inmate who participated in 'San Quentin Six' 1971 escape attempt killed in California prison riot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:07
An inmate who had been imprisoned for 50 years and participated in a notorious 1971 escape attempt from San Quentin was killed and numerous others injured in a riot on Wednesday afternoon at a prison outside Sacramento, officials said. Eleven inmates were taken to hospitals with stab wounds and "numerous" others were injured during the incident at California State Prison-Sacramento just before 1 p.m., the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. Officials identified the inmate killed as Hugo Pinell, 71, who had been in custody since 1965.

Army says nay to 700 feral horses roaming Louisiana base

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:06

In this Sept. 20, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Army, feral horses graze in front of a soldier riding in an armored Humvee, as part of a security detail, at the Fort Polk Joint Readiness Training Center, in Fort Polk, La. Officials are trying to find a way to deal with the approximately 700 "trespass horses," and are holding a meeting Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 to hear input from residents and animal rights groups, among others. (Sgt. William Gore/U.S. Army 40th Public Affairs Detachment via AP)Herds of feral horses are roaming on thousands of acres in Louisiana where soldiers conduct intensive training, posing a danger and a nuisance to troops at risk of being kicked, bitten or unpleasantly surprised by random piles of manure, Army officials say.