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Newark man charged with dealing in child pornography

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:07

Newark man charged with dealing in child pornographyThe Delaware State Police say a Newark man has been charged with 25 counts of dealing in child pornography.


From traffic stop to fiery uproar, a look at the Watts riots

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:04

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 1965 file photo, the burned-out hulk of an overturned automobile, foreground, and other burned cars at rear block the street at Imperial Highway and Avalon Boulevard during rioting in the Watts district of Los Angeles. It began with a routine traffic stop 50 years ago this month, blossomed into a protest with the help of a rumor and escalated into the deadliest and most destructive riot Los Angeles had seen. The Watts riot broke out Aug. 11, 1965 and raged for most of a week. When the smoke cleared, 34 people were dead, more than a 1,000 were injured and some 600 buildings were damaged. (AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — It began with a routine traffic stop, blossomed into a protest with the help of a rumor and escalated into the deadliest and most destructive rioting Los Angeles had seen. The Watts riots broke out Aug. 11, 1965, and raged for most of a week. When the smoke cleared, 34 people were dead, more than a 1,000 were injured and some 600 buildings were damaged.


Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane surrenders Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:01

Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane surrendersPennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane surrendered to authorities in Montgomery County Saturday afternoon.


NYC sees surge in synthetic pot use, with dire consequences

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 01:53

This photo provided Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 by New York Police Department shows packets of synthetic marijuana seized after a search warrant was served at a newsstand in Brooklyn, N.Y. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)NEW YORK (AP) — Ignoring the police officers standing down the block and the disingenuous fine print on the foil packet peeking out of his front pocket — "Warning: Don't Smoke" — a homeless man openly lit up a synthetic marijuana joint and explained why it's not like the real thing.


At end of epic Colorado theater shooting trial, a surprise

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 01:53

Terry Sullivan, right, whose son Alex was killed on his birthday in the 2012 Aurora movie theatre attack, embraces Lonnie Phillips, whose daughter Jessica Ghawi was also killed, after a jury failed to agree on whether theater shooter James Holmes should get the death penalty Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. Holmes will be sentenced to life in prison without parole. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes will spend the rest of his life in prison after at least one juror balked at the possibility of sentencing him to death for the massacre that claimed 12 lives and spawned a gut-wrenching four-month trial.


Court sets $600,000 bail for Ohio man who ran naked down highway

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 01:44
A man who ran naked down an Ohio highway after crashing his car into six other vehicles, injuring himself and five other people, had a $600,000 bond set by a county court on Saturday, local media reported. Tracy Martin, 45, has been charged with aggravated vehicular assault, resisting arrest and operating a vehicle under the influence, Hamilton County Municipal court records showed.   Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant Matthew Beccaccio said Martin sideswiped four cars, rear-ended another vehicle then hit and drove up on a median strip, causing his truck to land on top of a Jeep on I-71 near Cincinnati on Wednesday.

Trump Pushes Back After Being Disinvited From Atlanta Event

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 01:43
He was disinvited over comments about Fox News' Megyn Kelly.

Pedestrian struck crossing road in Delaware ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 01:34

Pedestrian struck crossing road in Delaware ID'dA man is fighting for his life after being struck by a car in Bear, Delaware late Friday night.


Family of W.Va. woman killed by deputy wants US probe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 01:20
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The family of a West Virginia woman killed in a police shooting wants the U.S. Justice Department to step in.

Vermont inmate dies in Kentucky prison, and no one sure why

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 00:54

This 1999 photo provided by Kathy Nicholson shows her husband James Nicholson of Brattleboro, Vt., while attending a wedding in Hinsdale, N.H. He was beaten and died six weeks later while serving a sentence for sexual assault at the Lee Adjustment Center, a private prison in Beattyville, Ky. An autopsy could not determine if the beating played a role in his death. The Vermont legislature’s Justice Oversight Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 to look into Nicholson's death and those of two other inmates who died recently in Vermont’s prisons. (Kathy Nicholson via AP)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — James Nicholson lay in a Kentucky intensive care unit, days after he was beaten with a makeshift mace in a private prison in April. His skull cracked and his brain bruised, he told a nurse he believed the year was 1960 and Jimmy Carter was president.


Law office of Harper Lee's father for sale

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 00:44

This Aug. 6, 2015, shows the old bank building that once housed the office of author Harper Lee's father A.C. Lee on the courthouse square in Monroeville, Ala. The building is for sale, and local officials hope interest in Lee's newly release "Go Set a Watchman" will spur interest in the historic structure. (Anne Marie Bryan/Monroeville Main Street via AP)MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Before Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" made the fictional lawyer Atticus Finch one of the best-known names in modern American literature, the man who inspired the character — Lee's father — practiced law in an old bank building in her hometown.


Inmate challenge to death sentence goes back to trial court

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 00:37
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A state death row inmate is going back to a north Mississippi courtroom to again fight for a new trial.

Marathon begins restart of Kentucky refinery: source

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 00:21
Marathon Petroleum has begun restarting units at its 240,000 barrel-per-day refinery in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, six days after all units were shut down due to a power substation fire, according to a source familiar with the plant's operations. The restart was delayed after a plant that provides hydrogen to the refinery suffered a minor setback, a state official said Friday. The company, which confirmed the initial power outage but has declined to comment further, could not be immediately reached for comment Saturday.

At San Diego, at least, the border has become more orderly

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 23:54

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2014 file picture, Rene Peralta, 46, waits in his car to enter the United States from Tijuana, Mexico through the San Ysidro port of entry. Long lines disappeared overnight for tens of thousands of motorists who regularly enter the country at the nation’s busiest border crossing, after a $741 million makeover. To many Republican presidential contenders in Thursday, Aug. 8, 2015 debate, the U.S. border with Mexico must be secured for millions in the country illegally to stay. To many commuters at the nation’s busiest crossing, their border already is secure - even thriving by historical standards. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A sign that greets motorists entering the U.S. at the nation's busiest border crossing shows a silhouette of a man, woman and pigtailed girl running for their lives under the word "Caution."


Four dead after small plane crashes in northern New York State: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 23:07
(Reuters) - Four bodies were found in the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in New York's Adirondack Mountains, the New York State Police said on Saturday. The plane went down half a mile (0.8 km) from Adirondack Airport in Lake Clear, New York, at approximately 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday, police said in a statement. State police, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were investigating what caused the crash, some 300 miles (480 km) north of New York City.

Man found stabbed to death in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 23:06

Man found stabbed to death in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice are searching for the person responsible for stabbing a 21-year-old man to death in Northeast Philadelphia.


Can George P. make Jeb the 3rd Bush to win the White House?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 23:06

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, third from the left, poses with supporters after turning in paperwork with the South Carolina Republican Party that will formally put his father Jeb's name on the state's 2016 presidential ballot on Friday, July 31, 2015, in Columbia, South Carolina. Bush has been helping members of his famous family get elected since age 3 but has never played a larger role as a political surrogate than this cycle, as he tries to help his dad follow his grandfather, George H.W. Bush, and his uncle, George W. Bush, to the White House. (AP Photo/Will Weissert)LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — George P. Bush is talking up his dad — White House hopeful Jeb Bush — but knows some gentle ribbing awaits about his grandfather and uncle, two former Republican presidents also named George.


Victims speak out after Colorado massacre trial ends in life

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 22:44
Over whisky, wine and sandwiches, families of the murder victims of James Holmes reflected on the Colorado movie massacre trial and said about half of them had opposed the prosecution's decision to seek a death penalty for the 27-year-old.

Faces of Ferguson: Locals' stories reflect hopes and tension

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 22:44

In this Thursday, July 23, 2015 photo, Ferguson Police Sgt. Dominica Fuller pauses during an interview in Ferguson, Mo. Fuller rejects what she calls a media perception that the Ferguson police "were racist, that we're mean, that we targeted black people. Well, I'm black, so you mean to tell me because we have a disagreement I'm a racist? That's not true." (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — With a scuffle and the crackle of gunfire, this once-anonymous suburb was permanently scarred a year ago.


AccuWeather: Lots Of Sunshine!

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 22:23

 Lots Of Sunshine!Meteorologist Chris Sowers says expect a mostly sunny and seasonably warm weekend!