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Charleston Shooting Suspect Fit to Stand Trial, Lawyer Says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 02:35
The accused shooter's trial date is scheduled for July 11, 2016.

At least one U.S. Marine wounded in Chattanooga shooting: military official

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 02:29
(Reuters) - At least one Marine was wounded on Thursday in a shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a military official said. Shootings took place at two military centers in the city, officials said, and the gunman is reportedly dead. (Reporting by David Alexander and Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

Delaware drug suspect arrested while on probation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 02:28

Delaware drug suspect arrested while on probationA 25-year-old Wilmington man, who was on probation, has been arrested for allegedly selling drugs.


Poor, nonviolent inmates benefit from U.S. bail reform push

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 02:24
Accused of stealing a $240 surveillance camera, Edward has been sitting in Chicago's Cook County Jail for four months awaiting trial. The 45-year-old handyman from Gary, Indiana, who has a history of retail and auto theft and drug possession, cannot pay a $3,000 bail bond. Edward is one of hundreds of nonviolent, low-income defendants in Chicago's Cook County jail who could be released without bail from the biggest lock-up in the country when new rules take effect in coming weeks.

Zodiac Aero factory blast shows risks in supply chain

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 02:22
Zodiac has "buffer inventory" of the materials that it can use in the short term, a spokesman told Reuters on Thursday. "If the situation were to last in the longer term, it is not known yet whether Zodiac will be able to produce panels internally or would have to buy them externally," the spokesman said. Boeing Co said it was working closely with Zodiac to reduce any impact from the factory shutdown on its aircraft assembly operations.

Suspect's uncle is focus of investigation into 1975 slayings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 02:11

FILE - This file handout image provided by the Montgomery County, Md., Police Department shows photos from the original missing person/suspicious circumstances bulletin for the 1975 disappearance of two sisters in Maryland, Sheila Lyon and Katherine Lyon, who never returned home from a shopping mall. Police and prosecutors from Montgomery County, Maryland, and Bedford County, Virginia, will hold a news conference Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Wheaton, Md., to announce what they call "significant developments" in the 40-year-old case. (AP Photo/Montgomery County, Md., Police Department)WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after charges were announced in the 40-year-old kidnapping and slayings of two sisters from Maryland, investigators are turning their attention to the suspect's uncle and others they say were involved in the crime and subsequent cover-up.


Court delays Texas execution that had been set for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 02:01

This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Clifton Lamar Williams. Williams is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday, July 16, 2015 for the July 2005 slaying of Cecelia Schneider in Tyler, Texas. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate won an indefinite reprieve Thursday, hours before he was set to die for the slaying of a 93-year-old woman at her home during a robbery a decade ago.


Democrats decry undercover probe of HealthCare.gov

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Democrats pushed back Thursday against an undercover government probe of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying it didn't uncover any real fraud.

Glance: Amazon's 20 bets in 20 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:42

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2007 file photo, Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, introduces the Kindle at a news conference in New York. Amazon launched at the dawn of the Web as an online bookseller twenty years ago on July 16, 1995. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amazon turns 20 on Thursday. Here's a timeline of 20 investment bets Amazon made in the past 20 years:


EBay, PayPal outline plans for after split

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:41

This photo combination shows logos for eBay, left, and PayPal, outside the companies' corporate headquarters in San Jose, Calif. When eBay and PayPal split up on Friday, July 17, 2015, they'll face different challenges than they did as a combined company. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Jeff Chiu)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When eBay and PayPal split up on Friday, they'll face different challenges than they did as a combined company.


Police: 2 Marines, 1 police officer injured in Chattanooga shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:38

 2 Marines, 1 police officer injured in Chattanooga shootingAt least three people, two Marines and one police officer, were injured in a shooting Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to law enforcement officials.


The Latest: Court grants delay to inmate set for execution

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:24

This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Clifton Lamar Williams. Williams is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday, July 16, 2015 for the July 2005 slaying of Cecelia Schneider in Tyler, Texas. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The latest on a Texas inmate who was scheduled to be executed Thursday for the killing of a 93-year-old woman (all times CDT):


Officer down in shooting in Chattanooga, mayor says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:10

 2 Marines, 1 police officer injured in Chattanooga shootingA law enforcement officer has been shot in an incident near a Naval Operation Support Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to the city's mayor.


Scientists search soil for clues after mystery beach blast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:09
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A team of scientists is hoping to dig up clues about what led to a mysterious blast on a Rhode Island beach that sent a woman flying into a jetty.

Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:03

 No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of FreedomPresident Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.


Fmr. President George H.W. Bush hospitalized after fall at home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:57

Fmr. President George H.W. Bush hospitalized after fall at homeFormer President George H.W. Bush, at 91 the oldest living former president, was hospitalized Thursday in fair condition after breaking a bone in his neck during a fall.


Former heart surgeon to head Mormon Church's board

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:57
Russell Nelson takes over the position as president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the second-highest governing body of the Utah-based church, from Boyd Packer, who died earlier this month at his home in Salt Lake City. Nelson was "set apart," the Mormon term for the official appointment, on Wednesday by the faith's president, Thomas Monson, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement. The 12 members of the Quorum serve under the direction of the Church's First Presidency, a governing body of three men made up of Monson and two counselors.

Woman deemed oldest US veteran set for flight to meet Obama

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:53
DETROIT (AP) — A 110-year-old woman believed to be the nation's oldest veteran is preparing to visit Washington on an honorary trip that includes meeting President Barack Obama. There's just one glitch: She wants a jacket to wear with her official trip T-shirt, because she doesn't have "Michelle Obama arms."

South Carolina judge extends order sealing church massacre documents

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:51

Dylann Roof (R), the 21-year-old man charged with murdering nine worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston last month, is helped to his chair by chief public defender Ashley Pennington during a hearing at the Judicial Center in CharlestonBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina judge on Thursday extended for another week a temporary order sealing court documents and silencing lawyers and others involved in the case of the slayings of nine people at a historic black church in Charleston last month. Ninth Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson cited concern about "any graphic pictures of the victims dead on the floor of the church or 911 calls that might have recorded the sounds of victims." Suspected gunman Dylann Roof sat quietly in a gray striped prison suit and shackles next to a public defender during a 30-minute hearing in which the judge set July 11, 2016, for the start of the trial. A defense attorney told the hearing Roof's competency to stand trial is not an issue and that he has a high school certificate.


Suspect set home on fire in Talleyville, Delaware, police say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:47

Suspect set home on fire in Talleyville, Delaware, police sayA Wilmington man has been charged with setting Monday's fire in Talleyville that killed a family's cat.