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Police: Man walking dog shot and killed in Overbrook

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:20

 Man walking dog shot and killed in OverbrookPolice say a man was shot and killed while walking his dog in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia

Utah governor signs church-backed anti-discrimination bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:17

After signing it, Gov. Gary Herbert holds up a copy of a bill at the Capitol, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The bill that protects Utah's LGBT residents while also ensuring religious rights became law amid a cheering crowd that contained both clergy and gay rights activists. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Chris Detrick)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday signed into law an anti-discrimination measure that earned the support of the Mormon church amid a crowd that brought smiling clergy members together with LGBT activists draped in rainbow flags.

Transit police shoot man dead in Washington, D.C., subway tunnel

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:15
(Reuters) - Transit police in Washington, D.C., fatally shot a man they encountered in a subway tunnel without authorization on Thursday, officials said. Washington Metro Transit police responded to a report of a man on the tracks from a subway operator shortly before 9 p.m. local time, Metro spokeswoman Morgan Dye said. The transit police said on Twitter the suspect was killed inside the tunnel just east of the Potomac Avenue station in Southeast Washington. Further details were not immediately available, and authorities did not say what the man might have been doing in the subway tunnel.

10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:07

Attorney General Eric Holder announces six pilot cities for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, at the Department of Justice on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Washington. The program in these six cities will look at the police-community relationship as well as develop site-specific plans that will enhance procedural justice, reduce bias and support reconciliation in communities where trust has been eroded. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

NASA launches 4 spacecraft on billion-dollar mission to unlock magnetic mystery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:44
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA launches 4 spacecraft on billion-dollar mission to unlock magnetic mystery.

Ex-Marine freed from Mexico jail accused of drunk driving in Georgia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:42
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A former U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico last year on weapons charges but freed seven months later so he could seek treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder has been arrested in Georgia on suspicion of drunken driving and other traffic offenses. Andrew Tahmooressi, 26, was taken into custody on Wednesday morning after a traffic stop. He was charged with driving under the influence, driving with an open container of an alcoholic beverage, reckless driving and improper passing, according to the Emanuel County Sheriff's Office in Georgia. Tahmooressi, who left the Marines in 2012 after two tours of duty in Afghanistan, was detained in Mexico after arriving at the border from California last March with three guns in his pickup truck.

Obama: no excuse for criminal acts in Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:39

Protestors hold a candle-light vigil outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, MissouriU.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday there was no excuse for criminal acts at public protests against racially biased law enforcement practices in Ferguson, Missouri. The shooting of two police officers at a protest in Ferguson, which has been the center of a debate over race and policing, triggered a manhunt for suspects and increased tensions in the city. “What had been happening in Ferguson was oppressive and objectionable and was worthy of protest," Obama said during an appearance on the ABC program "Jimmy Kimmel Live." "But there was no excuse for criminal acts, and whoever fired those shots shouldn’t detract from the issue.

U.S. Army helicopter crash off Florida kills 11; most bodies recovered

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:23

Military Helicopter Crash Florida Rescue crews search waters near Navarre BridgeSearch teams found the wreckage of an Army Black Hawk helicopter that crashed off Florida's Gulf Coast and have recovered the bodies of most of the seven Marines and four soldiers on board, authorities and local media said on Thursday. The Louisiana National Guard said on Thursday that two of the soldiers' bodies had been recovered and the other two were likely still in the submersed aircraft. The remains of the seven Marines also were recovered, the Pensacola News Journal reported, citing the Guard.

OU Football Stages Silent Protest Over Racist Frat Video

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:19
Players took field arm-in-arm and stood silently for several minutes.

2 critical after Trenton house fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:13

2 critical after Trenton house fireTwo men are in critical condition after a fire broke out in Trenton, New Jersey.

'Violent sleepwalking' defense works for boy's strangler

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:04

Christine Perolini, second from left, is comforted by friends and family on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 after Joseph Anthony Mitchell is found not guilty of killing their four-year-old son, Blake Mitchell. A jury decided unanimously that Joseph Anthony Mitchell is not guilty of murder and attempted murder after an expert witness said he was effectively unconscious at the time of his attacks four years ago. (AP Photo/The Herald-Sun, Christine T. Nguyen)DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The "violent sleepwalking" defense worked for a man who strangled his 4-year-old and tried to kill his other two children.

Caregiver sentenced in death of man left outside for hours

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:51
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A caregiver in Georgia has been found guilty of murder in the death of a developmentally disabled man who was left outside for 10 hours in subfreezing temperatures.

NYC mayor unveils plan to curb violence at Rikers jail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:49

Surrounded by corrections officers, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a news conference on Rikers Island in New York, Thursday, March 12, 2015. The mayor has unveiled a comprehensive plan to curb jail violence after a visit to the problem-plagued Rikers Island jail complex. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday unveiled additional details of his plan to curb violence at the problem-plagued Rikers Island jail complex after touring a highly restrictive housing unit for troublesome New York City inmates.

Texas severs group's 110-year management of Alamo

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:44

File - In this March 6, 2013, file photo, Dan Phillips, a member of the San Antonio Living History Association, patrols the Alamo during a pre-dawn memorial ceremony to remember the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and those who fell on both sides, in San Antonio. Texas is taking over management of the Alamo, ending the Daughters of the Texas Republic’s 110-year management of the site, according to a joint statement issued Thursday, March 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is taking over management of the Alamo, ending the Daughters of the Texas Republic's 110-year management of the site, according to a joint statement issued Thursday.

Man, 51, fatally shot in Wynnefield

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:42

 Man walking dog shot and killed in OverbrookA man is dead after a shooting the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia.

American who contracted Ebola in Africa to be treated in US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:34

American who contracted Ebola in Africa to be treated in USAn American health worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Africa will be admitted to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health, the agency announced Thursday.

Obama disappointed by latest Secret Service incident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:19

Obama speaks at Georgia Tech about efforts to make college more affordableBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two senior U.S. Secret Service agents are under investigation after driving a government vehicle through an area where their colleagues were investigating a suspicious package, a law enforcement official said on Thursday. The incident comes on the heels of a series of scandals for the agency that protects the president and his family, and President Barack Obama was disappointed to hear the allegations, White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters. The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee asked Secret Service Director Joe Clancy to provide them a briefing by next Wednesday on what happened.

Flag flap at California school raises free speech debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:05

University of California, Irvine student Tim Dicorato, left, debates flag supporter Robert McLogan, 27, right, in Anteater Plaza Tuesday, March 11, 2015 in Irvine, Calif. Campus officials on Tuesday received "a viable threat of violence associated with the recent controversy," and while the threat wasn't specific it was being taken seriously and campus police had increased security and were asking students to report suspicious activities, according to a UC Irvine statement. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Leonard Ortiz) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUTIRVINE, Calif. (AP) — When student government representatives at the University of California, Irvine voted to ban all flags — including the American one — from their tiny office, they thought they had found a solution to a battle over freedom of speech that began when someone first tacked a U.S. flag to the wall in January. The flag had been at the center of an increasingly bitter game of cat-and-mouse, with some students taking it down repeatedly and others replacing it in the dark of night.

South Florida brothers plead guilty to New York terror plot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 08:53

Broward Sheriff's Office booking photograph of Raees Alam QaziBy Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Two Pakistani-born brothers accused in a plot to detonate a bomb in New York City to avenge the deaths of people killed by drone attacks in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges on Thursday in Miami. Raees Alam Qazi, 22, and Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 32, were arrested in 2012, accused of providing support to al Qaeda to use a weapon of mass destruction. The brothers are naturalized U.S. citizens who were living at the time of their arrest in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

California car battery recycler to close in deal with feds

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 08:50

This Monday, March 10, 2015 photo shows the entrance of the Exide Technologies recycling plant in Vernon, Calif. The battery recycler at the center of a long public fight over its toxic output has agreed to shutter its plant. The closure comes under a deal Wednesday, March 11, 2015 with federal prosecutors and will result in the "immediate and permanent" closure of the recycling plant.(AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A battery recycling plant that violated hazardous waste laws and spewed toxic emissions for decades on the outskirts of Los Angeles will close and spend $50 million to clean the site and surrounding neighborhoods, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.