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2 dead in apparent murder-suicide after standoff in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 06:50

2 dead in apparent murder-suicide after standoff in Port RichmondPhiladelphia Police say a man who opened fire on officers Saturday afternoon, leading to a standoff in Port Richmond, killed someone before ultimately taking his own life.


NAACP leader to speak Monday; parents say she lied on race

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 06:44

FILE- In this March 2, 2015 file photo, Rachel Dolezal, president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, poses for a photo in her Spokane, Wash. home. Dolezal is facing questions about whether she lied about her racial identity, with her family saying she is white but has portrayed herself as black, Friday, June 12, 2015. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP, File) COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUTSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal says she will speak about the furor over racial identity sparked after her parents said she has falsely portrayed herself as black for years, but she is actually white.


Cleveland policeman 'distraught' after Tamir Rice shooting, report says

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 06:30
A Cleveland police officer who last year fatally shot a 12-year-old boy who was holding a toy replica gun told investigators he had no choice but to open fire, according to a report released on Saturday. Timothy Loehmann, a rookie officer who shot Tamir Rice in November, said he was "very distraught" after realizing how young the boy was and that he was clutching a replica firearm that fires plastic pellets, an officer who responded to the shooting told investigators. The case is one of a nationwide series of deadly encounters between black males and police officers that have raised an outcry over the use of lethal force by U.S. law enforcement.

Academic group votes to censure University of Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 05:47

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2014, file photo, Steve Salaita, a professor who lost a job offer from the University of Illinois over dozens of profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages, speaks during a news conference in Champaign Ill. A leading academic group is expected to decide Saturday, June 13, 2015, whether to censure the University of Illinois' flagship campus over its decision not to hire a Salaita following his anti-Israel Twitter messages. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A leading academic group voted Saturday to censure the University of Illinois' flagship campus over its decision not to hire a professor following his anti-Israel Twitter messages, a vote the university's chancellor said will have repercussions and is being taken seriously.


Virginia officer indicted in killing of black man released on bond

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 05:26
Norfolk Police officer Michael Edington Jr., 25, was charged this week with voluntary manslaughter over the June 6, 2014 shooting death of 35-year-old David Latham. Edington said Latham had threatened him with a knife, the Virginia Pilot newspaper reported. Edington, who was indicted by a special grand jury on Thursday, was booked into jail and released on his own recognizance without having to post a cash bond, the Pilot reported.

2 arrested in Delaware for selling alcohol on Facebook

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 05:22

2 arrested in Delaware for selling alcohol on FacebookA man and a woman have been arrested in Delaware for selling alcoholic beverages on social media.


Searching for Earhart is his life's quest, despite doubters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 05:07

In this undated photo provided by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery in June 2015, Ric Gillespie, the group's co-founder, stands on a beach during an expedition to the South Pacific island of Nikumaroro in Kiribati. Gillespie and TIGHAR team members have made several trips to the island in search of any sign of Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan. So far, nothing can be proven - but he says several of artifacts they've found are from the right era. (TIGHAR via AP)OXFORD, Pennsylvania (AP) — There are many people with theories about what happened to Amelia Earhart. But few stir up more excitement — or more ire — than Ric Gillespie.


Thousands converge on Indianapolis for annual LGBT parade

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 05:06

Daniel Rattray, right, and Joshua Blair say their vows to each other while being married with other couple on stage as part of Circle City Pride activities in Indianapolis, Saturday, June 13, 2015. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of people converged Saturday on Indianapolis for an annual parade celebrating the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community only months after a stinging debate over Indiana's new religious objections law.


2 injured in California roller-coaster accident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 05:05
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Two people were injured, one seriously, in a roller-coaster accident at California's Great America amusement park in Santa Clara, officials said Saturday.

Documents detail police shooting of boy holding pellet gun

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 04:56

This Nov. 26, 2014 file photo shows a still image taken from a surveillance video that was played at a news conference held by Cleveland Police. It shows Cleveland police officers arriving at Cudell Park on a report of a man with a gun. A judge has ruled that evidence exists to charge two police officers in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who was holding a pellet gun outside a recreation center, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — Investigators have found no hard evidence a Cleveland police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun ordered him to raise his hands before opening fire.


2 dead in murder-suicide after standoff in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 04:50

2 dead in apparent murder-suicide after standoff in Port RichmondPhiladelphia Police say a man who opened fire on officers Saturday afternoon, leading to a standoff in Port Richmond, killed someone before ultimately taking his own life.


Texas governor signs bills expanding carrying of handguns

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 04:37

Guns are seen inside a display case at the Cabela's store in Fort Worth(Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law on Saturday bills allowing the open carrying of handguns in public and of concealed handguns on state university campuses, his office said. Abbott, a Republican, said the measures secure Texans' rights to bear arms guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment. "Today, I am proud to expand liberty in the Lone Star State," Abbott said in a statement.


Standoff over after shots fired at Philadelphia police in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 04:35

2 dead in apparent murder-suicide after standoff in Port RichmondOfficials say a suspect fired shots at Philadelphia police officers, and is now barricaded inside a home in the city's Port Richmond section.


Shots fired at Philadelphia police in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 04:32

2 dead in apparent murder-suicide after standoff in Port RichmondOfficials say a suspect fired shots at Philadelphia police officers, and is now barricaded inside a home in the city's Port Richmond section.


Prosecutors: Man indicted in attack that led to mom's death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 04:16

 Man indicted in attack that led to mom's deathA southern New Jersey man has been indicted in the death of his mother, who authorities say died from injuries she suffered when he attacked her in their home.


Long odds ahead now for Obama on his troubled trade agenda

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 04:13

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington toward the House Chamber, Friday, June 12, 2015. The House sidetracked a high-profile White House-backed trade bill, a humiliating defeat for President Barack Obama inflicted by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and dozens of rank-and-file lawmakers from his own party. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Republican leaders in Congress face long odds in trying to revive trade legislation after a telling defeat engineered by President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats.


Suspect killed after attack on Dallas police headquarters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 04:07

Handout shows police officers using a dog while searching for explosives outside the police headquarters in Dallas, TexasBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A man who attacked the headquarters of the Dallas Police Department with gunfire and explosives early on Saturday was found dead inside a van after a standoff that ended when police snipers shot him, authorities said. The hours-long drama began soon after midnight when the suspect riddled police headquarters with bullets and left behind at least two devices in duffle bags that later exploded, police said. The attack shattered windows and left bullet holes in the building's walls and in squad cars parked outside.


New York prison employee accused in escape plot moved to new lockup

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 03:48
A New York state prison employee charged with helping two murderers carry out an elaborate escape last week was moved on Saturday from a cell in the facility where she worked to a county jail about 165 miles (266 km) away, authorities said. Joyce Mitchell was transferred from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, where she worked as an industrial training supervisor, to Rensselaer County Jail to the south near Albany. The move was made to reduce tensions over her possible involvement in the escape by Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, the Clinton County Sheriff's office said.

Crews battle apartment blaze in Montco

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 03:48

7 hospitalized following battle at Cheltenham high-riseFirefighters are on the scene of blaze inside a high-rise apartment complex in Wyncote, Pennsylvania Saturday afternoon.


Motorcyclist killed in crash in Mount Laurel

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 03:19

Motorcyclist killed in crash in Mount LaurelPolice say a motorcyclist has died after their bike crashed in Mount Laurel, New Jersey Saturday morning.