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Search on for shooter outside Big Sean, J. Cole concert

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 05:21

Authorities attend to people following a shooting late Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Holmdel, N.J. Police say the shooting happened outside the PNC Bank Arts Center, where hip-hop artists J. Cole and Big Sean performed at the venue. (Mike Lefanto via AP)HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — State police on Tuesday were looking for a suspect and witnesses to a shooting that wounded two men outside a Big Sean and J. Cole concert.


Officer accused of tossing food at handcuffed man resigns

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 05:14
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida police officer accused of tossing food to a handcuffed man at a jail and then allowing the man to eat the food off the floor has resigned.

Choir begins rehearsals for pope's Philadelphia Mass

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 05:12
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Those fretting about how Philadelphia will accommodate huge crowds when Pope Francis visits are now hearing some soothing sounds.

Indiana church bus driver: Vehicle had mechanical problems

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 05:10
GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) — The driver of a church bus facing charges after the vehicle overturned, killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring 11 others, said Tuesday that he is innocent and the bus had mechanical problems.

Police, protesters plan for anniversary of Ferguson shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 05:05

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, a police tactical team moves in to disperse a group of protesters following the shooting of a young black man by a white policeman in Ferguson, Mo. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public including measures addressing limits on the flow of surplus military equipment. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in St. Louis County say they're expecting a peaceful weekend from protesters marking the anniversary of the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson but that they'll be prepared should events turn violent.


Sheriff: 2 men fire at soldiers in Mississippi; none hurt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:53
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two men who fired gunshots from a vehicle at soldiers at a military facility in Mississippi, although no one was reported wounded, a sheriff said Tuesday.

Court hearing set for teen arrested in grandparents' deaths

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:51
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — A judge has scheduled an Aug. 25 hearing for a central Arkansas teenager arrested in connection with his grandparents' deaths.

Evidence mounts in trial of police officer in man's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:51

Police officer Randall Kerrick, left, and defense attorney Michael Greene listen during opening arguments at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Charlotte. N.C., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Kerrick is facing voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP, Pool)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In the trial of a white Charlotte police officer charged with killing a black man who was seeking help after a car crash, attorneys focused Tuesday on the immediate aftermath of the brief, violent encounter between the two men.


Gay Catholic school teacher shut out at archdiocese offices

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:50
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The suburban Philadelphia Catholic school teacher fired over her same-sex marriage was shut out after attempting to bring a box of petitions asking for her reinstatement to the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

7 dead in NYC Legionnaires' disease outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:47

7 dead in NYC Legionnaires' disease outbreakThe death toll from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has risen from four to seven people, city health officials announced Monday.


American doctor defends lion hunt, says he followed rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:47

The entrance to the office of Dr. Jan Casimir Seski, is seen Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Pittsburgh. The Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority accused Seski, whom they said is an American, of being involved in an illegal bow and arrow lion hunt in April. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American doctor accused of killing a lion in an illegal hunt in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he had complied with all rules and regulations, filled out all the necessary paperwork and obtained the correct permits.


Training Camp: Eagles fans get their first look

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:34

 Eagles fans get their first lookFor the first time this season, Eagles fans were allowed inside the Linc on Tuesday to get a first-hand look at training camp.


NYC targets cooling systems linked to Legionnaires' outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:30

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds up a chart documenting the cases of Legionnaires' disease while speaking to reporters at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx borough of New York, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. The death toll from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has risen from four to seven people, city health officials announced Monday at a public town hall meeting of concerned residents. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — Lawmakers are rushing to draft New York's first regulations for a type of heavy-duty rooftop air conditioning equipment amid suspicions that bacteria-laden mist from these units could be the cause of the deadliest known outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the city's history.


The Latest: Crime scene photos introduced in officer's trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:23
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a white Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man seeking help after a crash in September 2013 (all times local):

Thousands of California convicts to regain voting rights

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:15
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California restored voting rights Tuesday to tens of thousands of criminals serving sentences under community supervision, reversing a decision by a state official that they could not participate in elections.

Bismarck bishop tells parishes to break ties with Boy Scouts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:06
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bismarck has ordered parishes in western North Dakota to sever sponsorship ties with the Boy Scouts of America following the group's decision to lift its ban on gay adult leaders.

Bail sought for former officer charged in shooting death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:04
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former South Carolina policeman charged in the slaying of a black motorist presents little danger to the community and little risk of fleeing and should be released on bail, his attorney argued in a court motion filed Tuesday.

Key events in case of black woman found dead in Texas jail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 03:42

FILE - In this July 10, 2015, file frame from dashcam video provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, trooper Brian Encinia arrests Sandra Bland after she became combative during a routine traffic stop in Waller County, Texas. Bland's family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, against Encinia and other officials, saying it was a last resort after being unable to get enough information about the case. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP, File)DALLAS (AP) — The family of Sandra Bland, the black woman found dead in a Texas jail cell days after a confrontation with a white state trooper during a traffic stop, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials. The 28-year-old woman's death comes after nearly a year of heightened national scrutiny of police and their dealings with black suspects, especially those who have been killed by officers or die in police custody. Here are some key events in the Bland case:


The Latest: Military: None hurt after reported shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 03:40
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The latest on the search for two men who authorities say shot at soldiers training at Camp Shelby in Mississippi (all times local):

After Muslim prayer, commission changes to moment of silence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 03:40
LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — Lincoln County commissioners have voted to end religious invocations prior to the start of meetings after the chairman walked out during a Muslim prayer.