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Obama visits Arctic community to discuss Native issues

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:56

Obama views Bear Glacier on a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, AlaskaBy Roberta Rampton and Steve Quinn ANCHORAGE/JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit a community north of the Arctic Circle, a trek the White House hopes will bring into focus how climate change is affecting Americans. After meeting tribal leaders and fishermen in Dillingham, home to the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery, Obama will fly into Kotzebue, an Arctic town of about 3,000 that is battling coastal erosion caused by rising seas. The stops, at the end of a three-day tour of Alaska, are also aimed at cementing Obama's legacy on improving ties with Native Americans.


1 dead in double shooting in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:53

1 dead in double shooting in West PhiladelphiaOne man is dead and another is injured after a shooting in West Philadelphia.


Police address mix-up leaves man, officer wounded, dog dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:50

DeKalb County police officers work at the scene where an Atlanta-based officer was shot Monday evening, Aug. 31, 2015, five miles from Atlanta. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish did not immediately have any details about the circumstances of the shooting. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITATLANTA (AP) — Tama Colson was finishing an evening walk when she saw the police cars speed into her neighborhood. As she approached her home she heard a loud "pop-pop-pop" and saw her neighbors fleeing into their yard two houses down.


Plea ends former police chief's case in death of black man

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:34
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The family of an unarmed black man shot to death by a white former police chief of a small South Carolina town reluctantly accepted a plea deal on a lesser charge that will give him a year of home detention, but no prison time.

Plea ends former police chief's case in death of black man

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:34
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The family of an unarmed black man shot to death by a white former police chief of a small South Carolina town reluctantly accepted a plea deal on a lesser charge that will give him a year of home detention, but no prison time.

Man shot dead inside car in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:22

Man shot dead inside car in ChesterPolice say a man was shot and killed while sitting in his car in Chester, Pennsylvania.


Slain Cop Identified as Manhunt Continues for Suspects

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:18
The officer called in that he was chasing three suspects.

Deadly auto-pedestrian accident in New Castle

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 16:59

Deadly auto-pedestrian accident in New CastleThe driver remained on the scene while police investigated the deadly crash


Shell president: 'Oil will be required for a long time'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 16:24

Shell Oil Co. President Marvin Odum gestures while speaking to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. He says exploratory drilling is going well in the Arctic Ocean despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The president of Shell Oil Co. said exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.


India SUV maker rides into US market ... on a scooter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 15:17

In this Aug. 4, 2015 photo, a Mahindra GenZe 2.0 pre-production prototype is riden in Ann Arbor, Mich. Mahindra, India’s largest SUV maker, wants to increase its presence in the U.S. But it’s starting with two wheels, not four. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — India's largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on U.S. roads. But it's starting with two wheels, not four.


WWII vet transmitted news of Japanese surrender 70 years ago

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 14:25

In this Aug. 12, 2015 photo, World War II veteran Stephen Dennis poses in Mechanicville, N.Y. Dennis enlisted in the Navy soon after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Less than a year later, he survived one of the Pacific’s fiercest naval battles. On the day Japan formally surrendered to end WWII, the young sailor from upstate New York was transmitting the news to the world that the bloodiest conflict in history was officially over. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Stephen Dennis enlisted in the Navy soon after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. Less than a year later, the raw 19-year-old recruit was thrust into fighting off the Solomon Islands and survived one of the fiercest naval battles in the South Pacific.


Advocates hope California's solitary settlement spreads

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 13:34

This April 26, 2002 file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, shows Todd Ashker, a validated leader of the Aryan Brotherhood, who has been in the Security Housing Unit since 1992. Ashker, who is serving a life sentence for the second-degree murder of a fellow inmate at Folsom State prison in 1987, is the first named inmate in a class-action lawsuit over solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Reform groups are hoping a landmark settlement to effectively end indefinite solitary confinement in California state prisons will soon spread.


To protect killer whales, patrols keep boaters in check

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 13:22

In this photo taken July 31, 2015, an orca whale leaps out of the water near a whale watching boat whose passengers happen to be looking the other way in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Wash. The combination of boats and whales has state and federal authorities worried, especially this year, now that the Southern Resident pod of killer whales has four new calves. By federal and state law, boaters are required to stay 200 yards parallel from the orcas and give them 400 yards in front. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SAN JUAN ISLANDS, Wash. (AP) — Against the backdrop of rocky bluffs, a pod of orcas repeatedly jumped out of the emerald waters of the Puget Sound one recent sunny afternoon before splashing their massive black-and-white bodies back into the water.


Trial set for couple accused of trying to join Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 13:16
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A young Mississippi couple accused of attempting to join the Islamic State are scheduled for trial Oct. 26 after a grand jury indicted them on charges that they tried to aid the terrorist organization.

Obama pushes for more U.S. ice-breaking might in Arctic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 13:06

United States Coast Guard Heavy Icebreaker Polar Sea (WAGB 11) in the ice channel near McMurdo, AntarcticaBy Roberta Rampton SEWARD, Alaska (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States needs to quickly acquire at least one new heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Arctic, where melting sea ice has spurred more traffic and the United States has fallen far behind Russian resources. The move, part of a push to convince Americans to support Obama's plans to curb climate change, has long been urged by Arctic advocates as climate change opens up the region to more shipping, mining and oil drilling. In the first step of Obama's new timetable, the government would buy a heavy icebreaker by 2020 instead of the previous goal of 2022.


Police in Illinois hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:40

This undated photo provided by the Fox Lake Police Deptartment shows Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewitz, who was shot and killed Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Fox Lake, Ill. Police with helicopters, dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt Tuesday in northern Illinois for the individuals believed to be involved in the death of Gliniewitz. (Fox Lake Police Department photo via AP)FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Police with helicopters, dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois on Tuesday after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men.


Shell president: 'Oil will be required for a long time'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:31

Shell Oil Co. President Marvin Odum gestures while speaking to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. He says exploratory drilling is going well in the Arctic Ocean despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The president of Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.


Parents of woman shot in San Francisco file wrongful death claims

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:25

Steinle testifies about his daughter's murder during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on U.S. immigration enforcement policies, on Capitol Hill in WashingtonThe family of a woman shot dead on a San Francisco pier in July filed wrongful death claims on Tuesday against the sheriff and two federal agencies, citing negligence and other errors in the handling of an undocumented immigrant accused of killing her. Kathryn Steinle, 32, was gunned down, apparently at random, on July 1 as she walked arm-in-arm with her father along the city's waterfront. A convicted felon who had been deported from the United States to Mexico five times, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, is facing murder charges in connection with Steinle's death.


School shooter texted 'I'm sorry' to family before killings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:17

FILE - In this photo taken Oct. 27, 2014, an edition of The Daily Herald from Everett, Wash. with the headline "Dreaded Day in Marysville" is shown as part of a growing memorial on a fence around Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash. Jaylen Fryberg, a freshman at the school, fatally shot four friends in the school cafeteria on Oct. 24, 2014 before killing himself. A report released Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 said that Fryberg's motive remains unclear, but that he sent a group text message to his family outlining his funeral wishes and apologizing to the parents of the teenagers he was about to kill. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)SEATTLE (AP) — Minutes before a Washington state high school freshman fatally shot four friends and then himself, he sent a group text message to his family outlining his funeral wishes and apologizing to the parents of the teenagers he was about to kill.


Yahoo CEO to give birth to twins while tackling turnaround

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:16

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer smiles during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Mayer posted on Tumblr, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, that she's pregnant with twin girls, due in December. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is going to give birth to twins while trying to deliver a long-promised turnaround at the struggling Internet company.