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Man shot in the abdomen in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 05:18

Man shot in the abdomen in LoganA man was found suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen in Philadelphia's Logan section.


States agree to cut pollutants behind Lake Erie algae

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 05:18

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014 file photo, the City of Toledo water intake crib is surrounded by algae in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. Ohio and Michigan have agreed to sharply reduce phosphorus runoff blamed for a rash of harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie that have contaminated drinking water supplies and contributed to oxygen-deprived dead zones where fish can't survive, Friday, June 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio and Michigan have agreed to sharply reduce phosphorus runoff blamed for a rash of harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie that have contaminated drinking water supplies and contributed to oxygen-deprived dead zones where fish can't survive.


Man gets 25-40 years in prison in French street artist death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 05:13
DETROIT (AP) — A young man who pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old French street artist during a robbery outside an abandoned Detroit housing project was sentenced Friday to 25 to 40 years in prison.

White House fence jumper seeks sentence of time served

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 05:06

New River Regional Jail booking photo of Omar GonzalezThe U.S. Army veteran who entered the White House with a knife should be sentenced to time served followed by supervised release, his attorney said in a court filing on Friday. Omar Gonzalez, 43, of Cooperas Cove, Texas, is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday in U.S. District Court for breaching White House security in September. Gonzalez's attorney, federal public defender David Bos, said he should be sentenced to the nine months he has been held in jail, followed by three years of supervised release.


Activists spend 6 hours suspended from Shell ship in protest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 05:05
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Two activists spent about six hours Friday suspended from the anchor chain of a Royal Dutch Shell support ship docked north of Seattle to protest the petroleum giant's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean.

Washington state NAACP chapter leader investigated over racial identity

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 05:03
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A local leader for the NAACP civil rights group is under investigation in Washington state for identifying herself as black on a city job application, as a Caucasian couple claims to be her biological parents. Rachel Dolezal, 37, serves as chair of Spokane's independent police ombudsman commission, and identified herself as white, African-American, and Native American when applying for the job, City Council President Ben Stuckart said in an interview on Friday. Dolezal is also president of the Spokane chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization.

Texas regulators: Disposal wells didn't cause 4.0 earthquake

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 05:00
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas oil and gas regulators say there is no evidence that a record 4.0 earthquake last month in the northern part of the state was caused by injecting oilfield waste into underground wells.

Marine charged with sexual assaults at McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 04:58

Marine charged with sexual assaults at McGuire-Dix-LakehurstA 19-year-old Marine has been charged with sexually assaulting two women while he was living at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.


Judge may release of couple in money laundering case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 04:48
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A couple accused of laundering millions of dollars for a Mexican drug cartel through a small Kansas bank may soon be free as they await trial.

To control spring break, Florida city bans beach drinking

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 04:38

Empty beer cans litter the beach during spring break festivities in Panama City Beach FloridaA Florida city is taking on its reputation for out-of-control spring break parties by banning alcohol consumption on the beach next March, after shootings and the alleged gang rape of a young woman who passed out on the beach earlier this year. The alcohol ban was among several restrictions adopted on Thursday by the city council in Panama City Beach, which attracts some 300,000 collegiate spring breakers annually. Once word spreads through social media, many likely will not come back to the Florida Panhandle city, said Mayor Gayle Oberst.


Testimony ends in fight over control of oldest US synagogue

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 04:34
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two congregations fighting for control over the nation's oldest synagogue and ceremonial bells worth millions say they are confident in their cases as testimony wrapped up this week in the bitter fight.

Stanford University president to step down after 15 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 04:23

This 2011 photo release by Stanford News Service shows Stanford University President John Hennessy. The San Jose Mercury News reports that Hennessy announced on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the university's Faculty Senate meeting that he will leave in the summer of 2016 in favor of research and teaching. (Linda A. Cicero/Stanford News Service via AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The president of Stanford University is stepping down after 15 years on a high note, with one university official calling his run as president one of the greatest in Stanford's history and the annals of American higher education.


Judge sets 2016 retrial date in Chandra Levy case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 04:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has set a new trial date for a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy.

Woman struck by baseball bat at Red Sox game released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 04:21
Tonya Carpenter was sitting in the second row in Fenway Park on June 5 when Oakland Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie shattered his bat during the second inning, sending a piece flying into the stands. The hospital has not reported Carpenter's age or the nature of her injuries, citing the family's wish for privacy, but the Boston Globe said she was 44 and from the city of Paxton.

Camden County authorities revisiting 9 year murder mystery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 04:20

Camden County authorities revisiting 9 year murder mysteryCamden County investigators are offering a $1,000 reward in the June 2006 unsolved murder of Andres Camacho, Jr.


Court blocks freedom for last of 'Angola Three'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 04:20

In this Feb 12, 2015 image made from video and released by WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, Albert Woodfox walks into a courthouse in Louisiana. A federal appeals court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the release of Woodfox, the last of the “Angola Three” inmates who spent decades in isolation after forming a Black Panther Party to protest prison conditions. Tuesday’s order came a day after a federal judge ruled that the state can’t fairly try Woodfox, now 68, a third time for the death of a prison guard 43 years ago. (WBRZ-TV via AP)ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) — A federal court Friday blocked the release of Albert Woodfox, the last incarcerated member of a group of Louisiana prisoners known as the Angola Three, and raised doubts as to whether Woodfox will avoid a third trial in the 1972 slaying of a prison guard.


Waco officers fired 12 shots during deadly biker fight: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 04:18
Three Waco police officers fired a total of 12 shots during a deadly battle last month at a restaurant in the central Texas city between rival motorcycle gangs that left nine people dead and 18 others injured, police said. It was still unknown if any of those shots hit any of the dead or wounded in the fight that took place on a patio of the Twin Peaks restaurant among more than 100 bikers. An additional 32 shell casings have been recovered from the scene that were fired from revolvers that did not belong to the 16 uniformed law enforcement officers at the restaurant, Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman told a news conference.

Boston shooting raises questions about anti-extremism plans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 04:11

FILE - In this March 31, 2015 file photo, Muslim, Christian, minority and government leaders fix their eyes on a laptop screen showing a video as part of a federal pilot program called Countering Violent Extremism, at Roxbury Community College in Boston. Seated at center right is Carmen Ortiz, U.S. attorney for Massachusetts. If what authorities allege is true, Usaama Rahim, killed Tuesday, June 2, 2015 by the Boston officers he had threatened with a knife, represents the kind of homegrown extremist threat the federal initiative was designed to counter. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)BOSTON (AP) — The man who was killed by Boston officers after he threatened them with a knife appears to represent the kind of homegrown extremist a federal pilot program seeks to counter. But his case also raises some doubts about whether the preventive measures can even work.


Arctic drilling protesters dangle from Shell ship in Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 04:09
Two activists protesting plans by Royal Dutch Shell to resume drilling for oil in the Arctic dangled for several hours on Friday from the anchor of one of the company's vessels in Washington state before coming down voluntarily, the Coast Guard said. The women used camping gear and hammocks to attach themselves to the massive chain on the barge in Bellingham, Washington, north of Seattle, the activist group ShellNo said. Both are students at Western Washington University, KIRO-TV reported.

2 charged with conspiring with Boston man to help IS group

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 04:05

This undated self portrait shows Usaama Rahim, who was shot to death by terror investigators in Boston, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. A Rhode Island man was arrested Thursday, June 11, 2015, in connection with the probe into the Massachusetts man who was fatally shot by terrorism investigators as they sought to question him about a possible plot to kill police officers. Nicholas Rovinski is expected to appear in federal court Friday, when the charges against him will be announced, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz's spokeswoman Christina DiIorio-Sterling said. (Courtesy via AP)BOSTON (AP) — Two men were charged Friday with conspiring to help the Islamic State group by plotting with a Boston terror suspect to kill a conservative blogger known for provoking Muslims.