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1 killed, 11 injured in late-night Arkansas shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 08:40
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A woman was killed and 11 people suffered minor injuries in a shooting at a home in northeastern Arkansas, authorities said Sunday as they asked community members to come forward with information about the crime.

Hundreds gather to remember slain Vermont social worker

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 08:36

This photo provided by the Barre City Police Department shows Jody Herring. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, that the three women found dead at a Berlin home Saturday morning were an aunt and two cousins of Herring. Herring was arrested on a murder charge in the death of Lara Sobel. Sobel was gunned down after work Friday outside a state office building in Barre. (Barre City Police Department via AP) MANDATORY CREDITBARRE, Vt. (AP) — About 300 people packed into Barre's Old Labor Hall Sunday to pay tribute to a Vermont social worker who was gunned down by a woman who police say was upset at losing custody of her 9-year-old daughter.


Ferguson protests mostly peaceful on anniversary of Brown shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:37

Michael Brown Sr. leads a memorial march for his son Michael in FergusonHundreds of people marched, prayed and observed minutes of silence in Ferguson, Missouri on Sunday to mark the anniversary of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer a year ago. White, black, old and young people, some pushing children in strollers, turned out for a day of commemorative events in this mostly black St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot on Aug. 9, 2014. White doves were released after 4-1/2 minutes of silence to represent the roughly 4-1/2 hours that Brown's body lay in the middle of the street after he was shot.


7 taken to hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning at Walmart

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:26
AVALON PARK, Fla. (AP) — Thirteen people were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after a 24-hour Walmart in central Florida was evacuated.

EPA: No health risks to wildlife after Colorado mine spill

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:26

Onlookers view the Animas River from a bridge as orange sludge from a mine spill upstream flows past Berg Park in Farmington, N.M., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. About 1 million gallons of wastewater from Colorado's Gold King Mine began spilling into the Animas River on Wednesday when a cleanup crew supervised by the Environmental Protection Agency accidentally breached a debris dam that had formed inside the mine. The mine has been inactive since 1923. (Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times via AP)DENVER (AP) — An Environmental Protection Agency official said Sunday she doesn't believe wildlife will suffer significant health impacts from the large volume of wastewater that spilled from an abandoned mine in southwestern Colorado.


Catholics wrestle with teachings as gay employees dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 06:13

Margie Winters, right, and her wife Andrea Vettori pose for a photograph Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Glenside, Pa. Winters, a popular, married, gay teacher at a private Catholic school has garnered widespread support since she was fired and vows to seek out the pope's ear on LGBT issues when he visits Philadelphia next month. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with "open doors." And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosexuality into a five-word quip: "Who am I to judge?"


Police identify 4 killed in Adirondack Mountains plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 06:11
LAKE CLEAR, N.Y. (AP) — The four people killed in a fiery crash after a small plane went down in the Adirondack Mountains were longtime friends who were attending a lacrosse tournament in Lake Placid, police and family members said Sunday.

Texas suspect's 13-year-old son among family of eight shot dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 06:11
The bodies of all eight victims, some of them handcuffed, were found in three bedrooms of the house, Craig Clopton, a homicide detective with the Harris County Sheriff's office, told a news conference. David Conley, 48, surrendered to police after a standoff at the house on Saturday night that lasted several hours, said Harris County Chief Deputy Sheriff Tim Cannon.

Families calls off private search for missing teens

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 05:51
TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — The families of two Florida boys who went missing at sea say they've called off their private search.

Trump defends record on women as presidential rivals pile on

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 05:14

Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump answers a question at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in ClevelandWASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon, so his rivals are scrambling to figure out how best to handle the blowback from every new bout of bluster drowning out their campaigns.


Police: Man killed by police in shootout killed his neighbor

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 05:11
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A shoot-out in a small North Carolina town — sparked by a gunman's alleged killing of a neighbor — left the gunman dead and two police officers wounded, authorities said Sunday. A bystander was also hurt.

6 children, 2 adults restrained, fatally shot in Houston home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 04:39

6 children, 2 adults restrained, fatally shot in Houston-area homeSix children and two adults were restrained and fatally shot in the head at a Houston home by a man with a violent criminal history who had previously lived there, authorities said Sunday.


Questions abound in police shooting death of black Texas teen

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 04:39
By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - Texas police on Sunday were trying to figure out what prompted a black teenager to smash his car into an auto dealership, and why a white police officer still in training fatally shot the unarmed 19-year-old four times. Christian Taylor became the latest unarmed black man to die at the hands of a white police officer after officials said he was seen on security surveillance tape vandalizing cars at an auto dealership in Arlington. Taylor was shot four times by Arlington police officer Brad Miller, 49, who was still undergoing training with the department, Arlington police chief Will Johnson said on Saturday.

6 children, 2 adults fatally shot in head in Houston home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 04:36

6 children, 2 adults restrained, fatally shot in Houston-area homeSix children and two adults were restrained and fatally shot in the head at a Houston home by a man with a violent criminal history who had previously lived there, authorities said Sunday.


Man gets a year for printing $100 bills in casino hotel room

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 04:30
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for making $100 counterfeit bills at a casino hotel.

Shots fired during Ferguson police shooting anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 04:12
Shots were fired on Sunday during a march in Ferguson, Missouri, to mark the anniversary of the fatal shooting by a white police officer of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, police said. It was unclear who fired the shots or the extent of any injuries, a police spokesman told reporters, but initial reports suggested they were not aimed at the marchers. About six shots were heard as 300 people made their way to a church on the outskirts of Ferguson as part of events to mark the death of Brown at the hands of a white police officer one year ago.

5 children, 3 adults fatally shot in head in Houston home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 04:08

6 children, 2 adults restrained, fatally shot in Houston-area homeFive children and three adults were restrained and fatally shot in the head at a Houston home by a man with a violent criminal history who had previously lived there, authorities said Sunday.


Police: Woman tried to smuggle heroin to inmate through kiss

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 04:06
BOWLING GREEN, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis woman is accused of trying to smuggle heroin to a northeast Missouri jail inmate through a kiss.

Penn State student allegedly set dorm fire to annoy girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 04:03

Penn State student allegedly set dorm fire to annoy girlfriendA Penn State student has been jailed on charges he set a small fire in the stairwell of his girlfriend's dormitory in hopes it would trigger an alarm and annoy her.


Timeline of events after fatal police shooting in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 03:59

FILE - These images provided by the Ferguson Police Department show security camera footage from a convenience store in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 9, 2014, the day that Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. The one year anniversary of the shooting of Brown, which sparked months of nationwide protests and launched the "Black Lives Matter" movement, is on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. (Ferguson Police Department via AP, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Aug. 9, 2014.