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Charges filed against producer of fake Clint Eastwood film

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:59

FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Montana Department of Corrections shows Matthew McClintock who is on probation for a 2010 conviction for deceptive practices. Montana officials have filed fraud and theft charges against McClintock accused of scamming investors into giving him more than $24,000 to produce a cowboy documentary he said would be narrated by Clint Eastwood. The film is bogus and the actor was never contacted, state prosecutors said. Other promises McClintock made — that PBS would air the film, royalties would go to breast cancer research and a prominent historian would be involved — were also false, they said in charging papers filed on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Missoula. (AP Photo/Montana Department of Corrections, File)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials have filed fraud and theft charges against a man accused of scamming investors into giving him more than $24,000 to produce a cowboy documentary he said would be narrated by Clint Eastwood.


Police: Video shows fatal stabbing outside Vegas pharmacy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:57

This Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 booking photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, shows suspect Leonard Ray Woods, 46 at the Clark County Detention Center North in Las Vegas. Police say security video shows Woods stalking and fatally stabbing his estranged girlfriend outside a Las Vegas pharmacy hours before he turned himself in. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Security video shows a 46-year-old man hiding between cars before fatally stabbing his estranged girlfriend in the parking lot of a Las Vegas pharmacy, according to a police report made public Thursday.


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Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:49
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police: Theater attacker had propane, lighter fluid; may have wanted to set off explosive.

Marketing group agrees to pay $50M to settle milk price suit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:47
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A national dairy marketing cooperative has agreed to pay a total of $50 million to thousands of Northeast dairy farmers in an amended settlement of a long-running lawsuit accusing the group of trying to drive down milk prices, but some farmers are still opposed to the deal.

Baby sloth born at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:45
CHICAGO (AP) — A Hoffman's two-toed sloth born at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo is the first offspring of a breeding pair.

No charges against police in Maryland stun gun death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:44

Darrell Brown is shown in a police booking photo taken July 27, 2013, by the Washington County, Maryland, Sheriff’s Office. Brown died April 16, 2015, after Hagerstown, Md., police shocked him with a Taser. Five Hagerstown police officers involved in the stun-gun-related death of Brown, a home invasion suspect won't be criminally charged, authorities said Thursday, Aug. 6, citing an autopsy report's finding that the man died from drug-induced "excited delirium in the setting of police restraint."(Washington County Sheriff’s Office via AP).HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Five Hagerstown police officers involved in the stun-gun-related death of a home invasion suspect won't be criminally charged, authorities said Thursday, citing an autopsy report's finding that the man died from drug-induced "excited delirium in the setting of police restraint."


Government seeks documents in case of accused church shooter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:42
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors want a summary of testimony the defense plans to use at the trial for a white man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church.

Growth of paddle boarding on display at outdoor retail show

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:29

Julie DeVoe, left, Amelia Travis, middle, and Jaysea DeVoe demonstrate yoga on a Glide brand paddle board in a demo pool at the Outdoor Retailer Show on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. In the last few years there has been significant growth in the popularity of paddle boarding. (AP Photo/Kim Raff)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Colorful paddleboards and pictures of people practicing the sport in beautiful settings fill the exhibit halls at the world's largest outdoor retail trade show this week in Salt Lake City in the latest illustration of the sport's exploding popularity.


Obama administration plans new workplace limits on beryllium

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing new safety rules to limit workplace exposure to beryllium, a type of metal used in aerospace, electronics and other industries that can cause serious health problems when it's ground into dust and inhaled.

Florida police locate inmate escaped from work-release center

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:26
Antwane Anglin, 27, ran from officers at the West Palm Beach Community Release Center just before 3 a.m., according to the Florida Department of Corrections. Anglin was serving time on a drug charge and had under 19 months to go in his sentence when he slipped off the facility grounds after a late-night inmate count and was seen returning in a vehicle a few hours later, Lewis said.

Obama declares disaster for typhoon-devastated Saipan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:47

This Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 photo provided by Svetlana Hunter shows the storm damage to a shopping area in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. Residents of Saipan are without water and electricity and are rationing gasoline — four days after Typhoon Soudelor hit the most populated island in the U.S. territory of the Northern Marianas on Sunday. (Svetlana Hunter via AP)HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama has declared the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands a disaster area and is ordering federal aid to help the U.S. territory in the aftermath of a destructive typhoon.


Brown: Court should stop lawmakers from redrawing district

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:38
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown went to court Thursday to stop Florida lawmakers from redrawing her congressional district, saying their efforts will deny African-Americans political representation.

Biologists fear repeat of 2002 salmon kill in Klamath River

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:34
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The drought in the West could be creating conditions in the Klamath River straddling Oregon and California for a repeat of a 2002 fish kill that claimed tens of thousands of adult salmon, biologists said.

Spared death in 2008, man continues appeals in child rape

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:34
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — He was spared the death penalty by the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark 2008 decision. Now a man convicted in the 1998 rape of his 8-year-old stepdaughter wants a federal appeals court in New Orleans to uphold a ruling that could lead to his freedom — or a new trial.

Cincinnati halts traffic stops by campus police after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:33

Body cam video shows University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing standing near Dubose vehicle in CincinnatiThe Cincinnati city council unanimously voted on Wednesday to suspend the six-year-old deal that had allowed university officers to make traffic stops off campus. The incident was the latest in a series of fatal police confrontations in the state and across the United States that have raised questions about police use of force against minorities.


Museum: Specimens from lion-hunting doctor legally obtained

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:23
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh museum says four animal trophies donated by a doctor accused of illegally hunting a lion in Zimbabwe were legally obtained by him.

Councilman: Federal reform plan could bankrupt Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:18
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — As the anniversary of Michael Brown's death nears, a Ferguson city councilman says the U.S. Justice Department's proposal to reform policing and municipal courts in Ferguson could bankrupt the St. Louis suburb.

Deptford Mall temporarily closed due to water main break

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:15

Deptford Mall temporarily closed due to water main breakA water main break in New Jersey has forced crews to shut off water to the Deptford Mall so that repairs can be made.


Police suspect Missouri woman died from cosmetic injections

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:07
EDMUNDSON, Mo. (AP) — Police investigating the death of a woman due to complications from illegal buttocks injections at a suburban St. Louis hotel room are trying to determine if her demise can be linked to a similar fatal case months ago in Texas.

Company plans to offer first private passenger rail in years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:04
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Boston company wants to offer the first private passenger rail line in the nation in more than 30 years, reviving a once-popular business model that was stopped dead in its tracks decades ago.