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Man gets 6 to 10 years in prison in Detroit attack

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 22:27

FILE - These undated photos provided by the Detroit Police Department on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 shows, from left, Wonzey Saffold, 30; James Davis, 24, and Bruce Wimbush Jr., 17. Saffold pleaded guilty to assault in exchange for having an attempted murder charge dropped. He was sentenced Monday, July 7, 2014, in Wayne County Court to serve six years and four months to 10 years in prison. He was one of five people who pleaded guilty in the attack. Wimbush also is scheduled to be sentenced Monday. Other defendants will be sentenced Thursday.(AP Photo/Detroit Police Department)DETROIT (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to taking part in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist has been sentenced to prison.


63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 22:26

63 abducted females escape extremists in NigeriaMore than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape, officials said Monday.


Severe storm damages homes, hurts 6 in W. Michigan

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 22:17
KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — A severe thunderstorm packing winds estimated at more than 80 mph injured several people and caused significant damage to homes in western Michigan, as officials warned of flash flooding Monday due to heavy rain.

Gehry redesign of art museum yields more space

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 22:06

A model that helps illustrate the Philadelphia Museum of Art's master plan is displayed, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Philadelphia. A massive renovation, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, is planned for the Philadelphia Museum of Art that will result in little change to the building's Greek revival facade but a major expansion of gallery space. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Traditionalists can rest easy knowing architect Frank Gehry's vision for the Philadelphia Museum of Art does not include wrapping the neoclassical building in his trademark chunky silver swooshes.


Crews hold line on Northern California wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 22:06
WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say crews have kept a wildfire burning in rural Northern California from growing dramatically overnight.

Prosecutor: Tsarnaev friend impeded investigation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 22:00

FILE - In this May 13, 2014 file courtroom sketch, defendant Azamat Tazhayakov, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, sits during a hearing in federal court in Boston. His federal trial is set to begin Monday, July 7, 2014 in Boston on obstruction of justice charges. Tazhayakov, of Kazakhstan, is accused with another friend of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room, but is not charged with participating in the bombing or knowing about it in advance. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)BOSTON (AP) — A federal prosecutor has told jurors that a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev impeded the investigation into the bombing for one reason — to help Tsarnaev.


1 person hurt in northeast Georgia chemical leak

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 21:14
DALTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in northeast Georgia say an industrial area on the city of Dalton's northwest side has been deemed safe after a chemical leak injured one person and prompted road closures.

Questions and answers about Washington's pot sales

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 21:01

In this photo taken July 1, 2014, workers Kristi Tobias, right, and Bruce Cumming prepare packets of a variety of recreational marijuana named "Space Needle" at Sea of Green Farms in Seattle. Workers at the grower, the first business licensed to grow recreational marijuana in Washington state, worked all weekend to have supplies ready for stores that were expected to be granted sale licenses on Monday, the day before the first day of legal recreational pot sales in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's first recreational marijuana stores open for business this week, more than a year and a half after voters decided to legalize, tax and regulate pot. Some questions and answers about the industry:


Clippers sale hangs in balance as trial begins

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 20:50

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2010 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers team owner Donald Sterling watches his team play in Los Angeles. With a $2 billion sale of the Clippers hanging in the balance, a judge is set to determine Monday, June 30, 2014, if the terms of a family trust alone are enough to confirm Donald Sterling was properly removed as trustee and allow his estranged wife to sell the team without his consent. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the potentially record-breaking $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers hanging in the balance, a trial beginning Monday will focus on whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife had the authority under terms of a family trust to unilaterally negotiate the deal.


Opponents ask U.S. judge to halt sweeping voter law in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 20:45
By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - A federal judge will be asked on Monday to block key provisions of North Carolina's overhauled voter law, including fewer early voting days and the elimination of same-day registration, from remaining in effect for November's midterm elections. Attorneys for the state have countered that some of the electoral changes were in place for the primary election in North Carolina in May and results showed no disproportionate hardships being imposed on minority voters. North Carolina is among several states forced to defend changes to voting protocol, including whether requiring voters to show photo identification is constitutional. Judges have handed a string of victories to challengers in recent months, overturning voter ID laws in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Arkansas.

Bloomberg group to poll U.S. candidates on gun stances: Post

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 20:40

Bloomberg talks to reporters after meeting with Obama and business and civic leaders for an event to discuss his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative at the White House in WashingtonThe gun-control group founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will begin to survey all congressional candidates in the 2014 midterm elections on firearms issues, the Washington Post reported on Monday. The move is aimed at making Bloomberg's group, Everytown for Gun Safety, a political counterweight to the National Rifle Association (NRA), the powerful gun lobby, the newspaper said. The polling is the first big step by Bloomberg, a media billionaire, to devise a political strategy heading into the November elections.


2 men face sentencing in Detroit mob beating

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 20:24
DETROIT (AP) — Two of the five people who pleaded guilty in an attack on a Detroit-area motorist are returning to court for their sentence.

South Texas shows drama behind illegal immigration

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 20:08
MISSION, Texas (AP) — Deputy Rudy Trevino was patrolling a park along the Texas-Mexico border when he spied movement in the darkness. Swinging his spotlight toward the motion revealed 14 women and children who had just sneaked across the Rio Grande in a small boat.

Testimony set for trial of marathon suspect friend

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 19:46

FILE - In this May 13, 2014 file courtroom sketch, defendant Azamat Tazhayakov, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, sits during a hearing in federal court in Boston. His federal trial is set to begin Monday, July 7, 2014 in Boston on obstruction of justice charges. Tazhayakov, of Kazakhstan, is accused with another friend of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room, but is not charged with participating in the bombing or knowing about it in advance. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)BOSTON (AP) — Testimony is set to begin this week in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'ehv).


APNewsBreak: Wash. issues first pot shop licenses

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 19:42
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses on Monday with a middle-of-the-night email alerting bleary-eyed pot-shop proprietors that they'll finally be able to open for business.

US survivors of WWII battle recall Saipan attack

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 19:27

World War II veteran Arthur Robinson of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., poses at the New York State Military Museum on Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Saratoga Springs. The Army’s 27th Infantry Division, which Robinson served in, bore the brunt of Japan’s largest mass suicide attack, launched before dawn on July 7, 1944, on the island of Saipan. The division’s 105th Regiment saw more than 400 killed and 500 wounded during the attack by more than 3,000 Japanese soldiers and sailors. The 27th was a former New York National Guard unit that still had many New Yorkers among its ranks when it landed on Saipan after the U.S. Marines made the initial beach assault on June 15, 1944. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (AP) — Even after seven decades, Wilfred "Spike" Mailloux won't talk about surviving a bloody World War II battle unless longtime friend John Sidur is by his side.


Tractor trailer overturns on Route 40 in Bear, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 18:42

Tractor trailer overturns on Route 40 in Bear, Del.A tractor trailer carrying a load of yogurt and hummus overturned early Monday morning in Bear, Delaware.


NB NE Extension block for crash at Lansdale

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 18:41

Car crashes, hit by truck on Northeast ExtensionThe northbound lanes of the Northeast Extension (I-476) is blocked at Lansdale, Pa. for a crash.


2 men die in Idaho river trying to save boy, 8

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 18:14
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old boy's dad and his uncle are dead after they jumped into Idaho's Snake River to rescue him after he fell in.

Lifeguard drowns during rescue in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 18:13

Lifeguard drowns during rescue in CaliforniaA lifeguard drowned while trying to rescue a swimmer off a Southern California beach, authorities said.