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New memoir by AP reporter recalls covering MLK and family

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 04:30

 A Reporter's Recollections of Martin, Coretta and the Civil Rights Movement," retired Associated Press reporter Kathryn Johnson describes many civil rights flashpoints that she covered in the 1960s, and details her close relationship with the movement’s leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and his family. (AP Photo)In a new memoir, "My Time with the Kings: A Reporter's Recollections of Martin, Coretta and the Civil Rights Movement," retired Associated Press reporter Kathryn Johnson describes civil rights flashpoints she covered in the 1960s and details her close relationship with the movement's leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and his family.


In Flint, Michigan, daily life revolves around lead fears

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 04:28

In a photo from Jan. 2, 2016, Rabecka Cordell picks up a case of bottled water outside the fire station in Flint, Mich. “We both have lead poisoning,” said Cordell, who learned that two weeks ago from her doctor. She says she has leukemia and her son has learning and speech disabilities. She will not even bathe in Flint water and won’t wash her son in it. (AP Photo/Roger Schneider)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The longest line at Freeman Elementary School's Family Fun Night was not for face painting or food. It was for lead testing.


Governor rejects parole for man guilty of shooting officer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 04:23
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected parole for a man convicted of killing a San Diego police officer during a 1978 traffic stop.

'Bei Bei' the giant panda cub makes public debut at National Zoo

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 04:22
(Reuters) - A nearly five-month-old giant panda made his public debut on Saturday at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, where he mostly slept through visits by dozens of tourists eager for a first glimpse at the pudgy cub. Bei Bei was born on Aug. 22 to the zoo's Mei Xiang, one of the top tourist draws in the U.S. capital. Laurie Thompson, the zoo’s panda biologist, carried Bei Bei from a small enclosure to the roomier Panda House, which is filled with bamboo and toys, early on Saturday for public viewing.

Rules vary for alcohol on Grand Canyon river rafting trips

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 04:04
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Alcohol is part of the culture of rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

Tennessee couple with one of three winning Powerball jackpot tickets to keep jobs

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 03:58

Powerball jackpot co-winners Lisa and John Robinson attend a news conference at the headquarters of the Tennessee Lottery in NashvilleLisa and John Robinson of Munford, Tennessee, appeared at a press conference at the Tennessee Lottery's offices with their adult daughter Tiffany and black and white dog Abby and said they would take their $528.8 million share in an immediate cash payment instead of annual payments over 29 years. "We're going to take the lump sum because we're not guaranteed tomorrow," John Robinson said.


Police: Suspects sought in Camden gas station robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 03:57

 Suspects sought in Camden gas station robberyPolice are asking the public's help in identifying the suspects allegedly involved in an armed robbery at a gas station in Camden, New Jersey


A look at the dual-national prisoners released by Iran

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 03:52

FILE - In this June 2, 2015 file photo, Naghmeh Abedini holds a necklace with a photograph of her husband, Saeed Abedini, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Iran state television has reported that the government has released several dual-national prisoners. The Associated Press has confirmed that three of them were Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati and pastor Saeed Abedini. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iranian government has released four dual-national prisoners: Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati, pastor Saeed Abedini and Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari, whose name had not been previously made public. A fifth American detained in Iran, Matthew Trevithick, was released in a move unrelated to the swap, U.S. officials said.


Iran transport minister: Agreement to buy 114 Airbus planes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 03:43

FILE -- in this Sunday, March 1, 2015 file photo, a Yemeni airport security official walks on the tarmac next to an Airbus plane from the Iranian private airline Mahan Air at the international airport in Sanaa, Yemen. Iran's Transport Minister Abbas Akhondi was quoted by the official IRNA news agency Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, as saying his country has reached a deal with the European consortium Airbus to buy 114 passenger planes once international economic sanctions are lifted as part of a nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has reached a deal with the European consortium Airbus to buy 114 passenger planes once international economic sanctions are lifted as part of a nuclear deal, Iran's transport minister said Saturday.


U.S. charges two Virginia men with trying to join Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 03:40
Two Virginia men have been charged with terrorism offenses related to attempting to travel to Syria and join the Islamic State, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Saturday. Joseph Hassan Farrokh, 28, was arrested on Friday at the Richmond International Airport in Virginia as he was trying to board a flight to Chicago, the Justice Department said in a statement. The Justice Department added that Farrokh has been charged with "attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIL," using another name for the Islamic State.

Nearly 2 dozen Chicago officers called before grand jury

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 03:17

Protesters shout at police outside the annual Interfaith Breakfast honoring Martin Luther King Jr. to address efforts to restore people's trust amid the city's ongoing police shooting scandal, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place hotel in Chicago, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune)CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly two dozen Chicago Police Department employees have been called to testify before a federal grand jury investigating the 2014 death of a black teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer, according to records released to the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times.


Man accused of interstate shootings fired nearly 30 times

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 03:16
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Texas man accused of killing two people while randomly firing his gun along an Oklahoma interstate last month may have fired nearly 30 times, police records show.

2 men shot, wounded in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 02:13

2 men shot, wounded in North PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a double shooting that left two men wounded in North Philadelphia.


Shooting victim wounded in leg in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 01:21

2 men shot, wounded in North PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a shooting that left an unidentified man wounded in the leg in North Philadelphia.


4th man charged in mistaken-identity slaying of teacher

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 01:09
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A fourth man has been charged in the 2009 beating death of a New Jersey middle school teacher who authorities say was killed when robbers mistakenly targeted her apartment.

Turkey company says its working with officials

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 01:03
The company behind the commercial turkey farm in southern Indiana where bird flu was found says it is working closely with state and federal officials. Huntingburg-based Farbest Farms said in a news release ...

19-yr-old Florida man, first time player wins, $2M Powerball

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 00:54
Lottery officials say a 19-year-old central Florida man and first time lottery player used the numbers off someone else's unpurchased Powerball ticket to win $2 million.

AP source: US journalist Rezaian, 3 others released by Iran

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 00:52

 US journalist Rezaian, 3 others released by IranIranian state television announced Saturday that the government had freed four dual-nationality prisoners, and a person close to Iran's judiciary confirmed to The Associated Press that Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian was one of them.


Iran state TV: 4 dual-national prisoners released

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 00:40

 US journalist Rezaian, 3 others released by IranIranian state television is announced that the government has freed four dual-nationality prisoners.


Police: man killed after pointing shotgun at troopers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 00:24
ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police say a 26-year-old man was fatally shot after he pointed a shotgun at two troopers.