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Boston mayor creates gender-neutral bathrooms at City Hall

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 08:00
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has signed an executive order creating gender-neutral restrooms inside City Hall.

Cops: Man kills self with chemical gas, 11 sent to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:57

Members of an emergency management team carry gear from the scene of a home in Lowell, Mass., Thursday, June 11, 2015, where authorities say a man who was apparently distraught over a failing relationship released chemical gases killing himself and sending 11 other people to the hospital. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A man who was apparently distraught over a failing relationship released chemical gases in his apartment on Thursday, killing himself and sending 11 other people to the hospital, authorities said.


Ohio judge recommends police officers face charges in Tamir Rice case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:54

 Playoffs-Golden State Warriors at Cleveland CavaliersBy Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Cleveland judge on Thursday found probable cause that a police officer who shot to death a 12-year-old boy last year should face a murder charge in an opinion that puts pressure on prosecutors. Municipal Court Judge Ronald Adrine said Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann, whose shooting of Tamir Rice was captured on video, should face charges including murder, involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide. Loehmann's partner, Frank Garmback, should face negligent homicide and dereliction of duty charges, he found.


Colorado dust storm triggers 11-vehicle pileup that kills 2

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:47
LAMAR, Colo. (AP) — A dust storm that enveloped a highway and triggered an 11-vehicle pileup in southeastern Colorado has killed two people and injured four others.

3 sheriff's officials convicted of covering up use of force

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:43
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Three Georgia law enforcement officials have been convicted in a cover-up after a former deputy who is the son of a sheriff was accused of hitting a man in the face with a flashlight, authorities said.

Man shot dead in North Philadelphia ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:34

Man shot dead in North Philadelphia ID'dAuthorities have identified the man who was shot and killed in North Philadelphia.


Pregnant mom of 12 pleads not guilty to child neglect charge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:29
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A pregnant mother of 12 pleaded not guilty to a child neglect charge Thursday after authorities found her children in a trash-strewn Tulsa home with collapsing ceilings and no running water.

American teenager pleads guilty to helping Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:28
A 17-year-old from Virginia pleaded guilty in court on Thursday to charges of conspiring to help Islamic State militants, the first time the United States has prosecuted a minor as an adult in such a case. Ali Amin, of Manassas, Virginia, used Twitter and his blog to provide instructions on how to use the virtual currency Bitcoin to send funds to the militants, according to court documents. Prosecutors said Amin also helped another Virginia resident, Reza Niknejad, to travel to Syria to join the group that has taken control of areas of Iraq and Syria over the past year in a campaign marked by mass killings and beheadings.

California barber who slashed customer's throat gets 10 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:21
A San Diego judge sentenced a barber on Thursday to 10 years in prison for inexplicably slashing a customer’s throat during a haircut and shave before pedaling away on his bike. U.S. Navy Petty Officer Timothy Vaughn, 33, was at Vic’s Barber Shop in Imperial Beach, just south of San Diego, for a haircut in October when barber Daniel Roberto Flores calmly slashed a straight razor across Vaughn's throat twice. “Mr. Flores waited until people left the room,” Deputy District Attorney Laura Evans said.

Prosecutors seek to seize assets of Iraqi currency dealers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:18

FILE- In this Dec. 8, 2003 file photo, stacks of old Iraqi dinars portraying ousted leader Saddam Hussein lay in the port of Basra, Iraq. Federal authorities want to seize airplanes, homes, luxury cars and beach properties from a Georgia-based corporation dealing in Iraqi currency. In a federal complaint, prosecutors say Atlanta-based Sterling Currency Group LLC is among the largest sellers of the Iraqi dinar in the U.S. Prosecutors say the business is built on what they describe as a scam to defraud investors hoping to cash in on a "revaluation" of the currency. (AP Photo/Nabil Aljurani, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities want to seize airplanes, homes, luxury cars and beach properties from a Georgia-based corporation dealing in Iraqi currency.


Federal regulators go after crowdfunding scam

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are going after people who raise money online through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe but don't follow through on their promises.

Launch commentator for Apollo 11 moon shot, Jack King, dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:15

This Nov. 14, 1969 photo made available by NASA shows Jack King in the Firing Room of the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Control Center in Cape Canaveral during the countdown for Apollo 12, the second lunar landing mission. King, the NASA public affairs official who counted down the historic launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969, died Thursday, June 11, 2015. A retired NASA P-R man in Cape Canaveral, Hugh Harris, relayed the news. King died at a hospice facility following a lengthy illness, not far from Kennedy Space Center. He was 84. With one exception (Apollo 13), King provided launch countdown commentary for every American human spaceflight from Gemini 4 in 1965 through Apollo 15 in 1971. (NASA via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jack King, a NASA public affairs official who became the voice of the Apollo moon shots, died Thursday. He was 84.


Russian banker asks judge to reject charges that he's a spy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:13
NEW YORK (AP) — A Russian citizen who worked in Manhattan as a banker asked a federal judge Thursday to toss out charges that he participated in a Cold War-style Russian spy ring.

What has Louisiana got on the last of the Angola Three?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:12

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)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general is insisting on a third trial for the last of the "Angola Three," calling the prison activist who spent decades in solitary confinement after the killing of a guard in 1972 "the most dangerous person on the planet."


Murdoch's sons to become CEO, co-chair at 21st Century Fox

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:09

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2012 file photo, Rupert Murdoch speaks during a forum on The Economics and Politics of Immigration, in Boston. Murdoch, 84, is preparing to hand over the CEO job at Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. to his son, James, according to multiple media reports Thursday, June 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)Rupert Murdoch will soon hand over the reins of the media dynasty that began with his father's Australian newspaper nearly a century ago to his sons.


California tries to save salmon in Wine Country creeks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:08

In this June 3, 2015 photo provided by the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, juvenile coho salmon, or fry, rescued from Green Valley Creek, a tributary of the Russian River, wait in a container to be relocated to suitable habitat in Santa Rosa, Calif. State water regulators want vineyards in Northern California’s Wine Country to start reporting how much groundwater they are pumping up, saying excessive withdrawals to irrigate grapes are draining creeks that host an endangered population of coho salmon. (Eric Larson/California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife via AP)SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — California is taking desperate steps to save the last endangered salmon in Wine Country creeks that are going dry because of over-pumping and the drought, officials said Thursday.


Jurors hear opening statements in federal cyberstalking case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:07
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Relatives of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse conspired with the gunman for years to stalk and torment the victim before she was killed, a federal prosecutor said Thursday.

Chief: Rush for details fed false police-shooting narrative

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:01

 And Justice For All event, Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Temple University in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Police Department's rush to provide the public details on an officer-involved shooting was to blame for a false narrative that the man killed was reaching into a car for a gun, Commissioner Charles Ramsey said Thursday.


Suspect in custody in fatal stabbings of Lancaster County mom, teen daughter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:56

Suspect in custody in fatal stabbings of Lancaster County mom, teen daughterA suspect was taken into custody Thursday in the stabbing deaths of a Pennsylvania woman and her 16-year-old daughter and the wounding of her 15-year-old daughter, police said.


Suspect in custody in fatal stabbings of mom, teen daughter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:48
QUARRYVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A suspect was taken into custody Thursday in the stabbing deaths of a Pennsylvania woman and her 16-year-old daughter and the wounding of her 15-year-old daughter, police said.