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Shooter disrupts family bike ride; 4 dead, including gunman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 20:11

Shooter disrupts family bike ride; 4 dead, including gunmanAn argument with his ex-fiancee likely motivated a university student to randomly shoot four people, three fatally, on a bridge along a busy hiking and biking trail in a small eastern Wisconsin city, police said Monday. The gunman also shot and killed himself.


Remote home of leprosy patients could open door wider

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 19:58

FILE -This Aug. 12, 2008, file photo, shows an aerial view of Kalaupapa Peninsula on Molokai, Hawaii. A handful of people with leprosy are still living full time on the isolated peninsula, but the National Park Service is already making plans to overhaul buildings and allow more visitors to the area when the last of the patients dies. (AP Photo/Hugh E. Gentry, File)HONOLULU (AP) — A remote peninsula that has been the home of leprosy patients since the 19th century could be opened more fully to the public as the last remaining residents near the end of their lives.


Ohio woman gets 18 months in 100-year-old mother's death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 19:58
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — A 77-year-old Ohio woman has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting she caused her 100-year-old mother's death by severe neglect.

Cops: Student spit and put window cleaner in roommates' food

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 19:45
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Police say a University of South Carolina student has been arrested after her roommates set up a camera and caught her spitting and putting window cleaner in their food.

Environmentalists sue over theme park's solar farm plans

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 19:42
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — Environmental groups have filed suit over a New Jersey theme park's plans to cut nearly 19,000 trees to build a 90-acre solar farm.

Cleveland police officer's trial on fatal shootings nears end

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 19:38

Cleveland police officer Brelo sits during his manslaughter trial in ClevelandBy Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Cuyahoga County judge will soon decide whether a Cleveland police officer is guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects after a long, high-speed chase in November 2012. Closing arguments are set for Tuesday in the trial of Officer Michael Brelo, 31, before Judge John O'Donnell in the deaths of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell. Williams and Russell were black and Brelo, a Marine who served in Iraq, is white. The chase, which started in downtown Cleveland after reports that there was gunfire coming from Russell's car, went through multiple cities at speeds topping 90 mph and ended with 13 Cleveland police officers firing 137 rounds.


Basement fire damages home in Towamencin

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 18:55

Basement fire damages home in TowamencinFirefighters battled a basement fire inside a home in Towamencin, Montgomery County.


Family of driver killed in train-car collision plans to sue

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 18:41
VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — The family of the SUV driver involved in a deadly collision with a Metro-North commuter train plans to sue the railroad.

Police officer sues Starbucks over spilled coffee

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 18:37

Police officer sues Starbucks over spilled coffeeA police officer in North Carolina is crying foul over a spilled Starbucks coffee.


Grand jury: Dover police officer assaulted suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 18:26

 Dover police officer assaulted suspectCpl. Thomas Webster was arrested and released on bond Monday after a second grand jury indicted him on assault.


Shell's Arctic return faces hurdle at Seattle port

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 18:24

Shell's company logo is pictured at a gas station in ZurichRoyal Dutch Shell's quest to return to Arctic drilling for the first time in three years could face delays after Seattle ruled that the city's port must apply for a permit for the company to use it as a hub for drilling rigs. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, a Democrat who has fought against new projects by coal and oil companies, applauded the requirement by the city's planning department. "This is an opportunity for the port and all of us to make a bold statement about how oil companies contribute to climate change, oil spills and other environmental disasters – and reject this short-term lease," Seattle's Mayor Ed Murray said on his website.


3 women dead in Chester Co. fire; kids rescued

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 18:08

3 women dead in Chester Co. fire; kids rescuedState police stay three women were killed and several children were rescued after a fire on Monday afternoon in West Caln Twp., Chester County.


ISIS claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 17:57

ISIS claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attackISIS is claiming responsibility for an attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.


Young man dies after fight, but was there a crime?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 17:55

Young man dies after fight, but was there a crime?A young man died after a fight nearly 10 days ago but, so far, investigators say there is no evidence a crime occurred.


Man, 20, dies after fight, but was there a crime?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 17:45

Young man dies after fight, but was there a crime?A Delaware man died after a fight nearly 10 days ago but, so far, investigators say there is no evidence a crime occurred.


Mohammad cartoonist says U.S. police killing of two gunmen 'justice'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 17:31
Justice," artist Bosch Fawstin tweeted on Monday. Fawstin's winning entry depicts a sword-wielding Prophet in a turban shouting, "You can't draw me." In reply, a cartoon bubble portrays the artist, his hand grasping a pencil, as saying, "That's why I draw you." The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), sponsor of the Sunday night event, gave Fawstin, a Bronx, New York-born, former Muslim, $12,500 in prize money and introduced him to the crowd as a courageous and righteous man. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which includes AFDI on its annual list of U.S. hate groups, plans to add Fawstin to its 2016 report, Heidi Beirich, director of the tracking effort, told Reuters on Monday.

Dover police officer charged with felony assault

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 17:31

 Dover police officer assaulted suspectA grand jury in Delaware has formally charged a Dover police officer with felony assault.


Dog rescued after being found impaled, dangling from tree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 17:01
WADMALAW ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A dog has been rescued after he was found impaled on a tree limb and dangling 15 feet in the air in a South Carolina marsh.

FBI had investigated accused Texas gunman for years

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 13:31

A Texas state trooper stands guard at a parking lot near the Curtis Culwell Center where a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad was held Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Garland, Texas. The contest was put on lockdown Sunday night and attendees were being evacuated after authorities reported a shooting outside the building. (AP Photo/LM Otero)WASHINGTON (AP) — Since 2006, the FBI had been investigating Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.


Mike Huckabee looks to social conservatives to power 2016 bid

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 13:04

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's forum in WaukeeBy Alistair Bell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Mike Huckabee, a former Baptist pastor and unabashed culture warrior, enters the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday facing competition for the support of social conservatives who backed him in 2008. The ex-governor of Arkansas, 59, became a national figure by staging an upset win in Iowa's kickoff nominating contest during his 2008 presidential bid. This time around other Republicans with national recognition have emerged as rivals for the role of leading crusader on social issues such as abortion rights and gay marriage. Polls show Huckabee's support among Republican voters is only in the single digits.