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The Latest: DA: Injured killer has different escape story

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 44 min ago

Police stand over David Sweat after he was shot and captured near the Canadian border Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Constable, N.Y. Sweat is the second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape three weeks ago from a maximum-security prison in northern New York. His capture came two days after his escape partner, Richard Matt, was shot and killed by authorities. (AP Photo)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The latest on the capture of one convicted murderer from a maximum-security prison and the killing of the other. (all times local):


Police: Man dunked stranger's child in pool at Delaware motel

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 52 min ago

 Man dunked stranger's child in pool at Delaware motelA Wilmington man is facing charges after police say he grabbed a little girl he didn't know and repeatedly dunked her in a swimming pool at a Delaware motel.


Nurse gets life in prison in killing, dismemberment of son

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 56 min ago

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2014, file photo, defendant Donna Scrivo looks towards the courtroom at her arraignment in St. Clair Shores, Mich. Scrivo, convicted of killing and dismembering her adult son, faces sentencing, and is due in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. First-degree murder carries a mandatory penalty of life in prison without possibility of parole. (Robin Buckson/Detroit News via AP, File)MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A judge ordered a no-parole life sentence Tuesday for a suburban Detroit woman convicted of killing her adult son, dismembering him and dumping the body parts.


Vatican releases itinerary for Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 57 min ago

Vatican releases itinerary for Pope Francis' visit to PhiladelphiaThe Vatican has released the comprehensive itinerary for Pope Francis' journey to the United States, including his schedule for Philadelphia on September 26-27, which will close the 6-day Apostolic Journey.


Chicago agency says cop should be fired for shooting: Chicago Tribune

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 58 min ago
For the first time in its nearly eight-year history, a Chicago review agency that looks at misconduct allegations against the city's police has recommended that an officer be fired for shooting someone, the Chicago Tribune reported on Tuesday. The Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA), a civilian body, found that the officer was "inattentive to duty" in 2011 when he fired 16 shots at the wrong car after a drive-by shooting, seriously injuring an innocent driver, the Tribune reported. The officer, Francisco Perez, had been working off-duty as a security officer for a Mexican restaurant on the city's northwest side at the time of the shooting, the newspaper reported.

Winds blow smoke from forest fires in Canada into Midwest

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 5 min ago
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A haze blanketed much of the Midwest on Tuesday as strong winds carried smoke from forest fires in Canada thousands of miles to the south, prompting health warnings in at least two states.

USDA: Record soybean crop planted, progress slowed by rain

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 6 min ago
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A record 85.1 million acres of soybeans are in the ground in the U.S., though a wet few months have kept farmers from planting in some states.

California tribe eyes bid for gun maker Colt

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 6 min ago
"Colt is an iconic business and we're sort of intensely interested in helping a business like that," Drew Ryce, attorney for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, told Reuters on Tuesday. "Colt is the Gun that Won the West. Ryce said the Banning, California-based tribe was looking to diversify its economy and an East Coast manufacturer would balance the tribe's focus on retail, gambling and hospitality in Southern California.

UN: World should be ashamed at failure to end Syria conflict

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 13 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the world should be ashamed that three years after major powers approved a blueprint in Geneva to bring peace to Syria the suffering of its people is reaching new depths.

Oklahoma court: Ten Commandments monument must come down

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 15 min ago
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Supreme Court says the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol must be removed because it indirectly benefits the Jewish and Christian faiths in violation of the state's constitution.

New York prison superintendent, 11 others on leave after inmates' escape

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 17 min ago

Handout photo shows a note with a caption "Have a nice day" left on an opening in the pipe, where two inmates are suspected to have cut open as part of their escape from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New YorkThe superintendent and 11 other workers have been put on leave at Clinton Correctional Facility after a pair of inmates escaped early this month, setting off a three-week-long manhunt, family members and New York state officials said on Tuesday. The maximum security prison in Dannemora, New York, was at the center of a massive search for escaped murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt, who broke out on June 6 by cutting holes in the walls of their cells. Matt, 49, was shot and killed by police on Friday.


Nearly one in three Americans owns a gun

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 24 min ago

Gloria Lincoln-Thompson carries her 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol in her waist band during a rally in support of the Michigan Open Carry gun law in Romulus, MichiganGun ownership was closely tied to “social gun culture,” wherein family and friends also own guns and think less of non-gun owners, researchers found. “Considering the presence of deeply rooted gun culture and the estimated number of guns in the U.S. to be 310 million, we (suspected) that social gun culture is associated with gun ownership,” said lead author Dr. Bindu Kalesan of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York. “This association was strong even after removing the effect of other factors such as presence of gun laws and gun deaths,” Kalesan told Reuters Health by email.


Nearly one in three Americans owns a gun

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 24 min ago

Gloria Lincoln-Thompson carries her 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol in her waist band during a rally in support of the Michigan Open Carry gun law in Romulus, MichiganGun ownership was closely tied to “social gun culture,” wherein family and friends also own guns and think less of non-gun owners, researchers found. “Considering the presence of deeply rooted gun culture and the estimated number of guns in the U.S. to be 310 million, we (suspected) that social gun culture is associated with gun ownership,” said lead author Dr. Bindu Kalesan of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York. “This association was strong even after removing the effect of other factors such as presence of gun laws and gun deaths,” Kalesan told Reuters Health by email.


AccuWeather: Warm and Humid, T'Storms Today

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 25 min ago

 Warm and Humid, T'Storms TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says some storms could be gusty with drenching downpours.


Maryland governor feeling 'really strong' amid chemotherapy

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 26 min ago
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he's "feeling really strong" as he nears the end of his first round of cancer chemotherapy.

ConAgra to sell store-brand food business

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 27 min ago

Flags fly over ConAgra Foods world headquarters in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 30, 2015. ConAgra Foods Inc. plans to sell its faltering business that makes store-brand packaged food just two years after spending $5 billion to beef it up by buying the private-label food maker Ralcorp. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)NEW YORK (AP) — ConAgra Foods Inc. plans to sell its faltering business that makes store-brand packaged food just two years after spending $5 billion to beef it up by buying the private-label foodmaker Ralcorp.


ConAgra to sell store-brand food business

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 27 min ago

Flags fly over ConAgra Foods world headquarters in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 30, 2015. ConAgra Foods Inc. plans to sell its faltering business that makes store-brand packaged food just two years after spending $5 billion to beef it up by buying the private-label food maker Ralcorp. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)NEW YORK (AP) — ConAgra Foods Inc. plans to sell its faltering business that makes store-brand packaged food just two years after spending $5 billion to beef it up by buying the private-label foodmaker Ralcorp.


Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 32 min ago

In this June 26, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Obama administration will propose requiring overtime pay for workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week, three individuals familiar with the plan said Monday, June 29. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.


Baby dies after pregnant woman shot in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 38 min ago

Baby dies after pregnant woman shot in West Oak LanePolice are looking for two suspects after a shooting in West Oak Lane that left a pregnant woman and a man wounded and claimed the life of the woman's unborn child.


UCC church to divest over Israeli treatment of Palestinians

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 38 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The top legislative body of the United Church of Christ voted Tuesday to divest from companies with business in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, in a sign of the growing momentum of a U.S. protest movement against Israeli policy.