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North Carolina Cherokees challenge Tribal Council pay raises

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:34
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In an unusually public fight, a Cherokee advocacy group is challenging a half-million dollars in extra pay the Tribal Council recently approved for itself, saying the North Carolina tribe can't afford raises for top officials while other services suffer.

Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation for military leak

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:10

Former CIA director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, arrives for sentencing at the federal courthouse in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, April 23, 2015. Petraeus is expected to plead guilty to sharing top government secrets with his biographer. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — His outstanding career in the military and national security has been ruined; so have his political aspirations, because he provided classified information to his mistress.


Colorado shooting survivors turn to faith, forgiveness

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:59

In this April 21, 2015 photo, Aurora movie theater shooting survivor Pierce O’Farrill shows some of his now-healed bullet wounds while giving an interview inside the repair shop at the Denver Rescue Mission's vehicle donation program, which he runs, in Denver. Nearly three years may have passed since James Holmes, wearing body armor, opened fire in a deadly attack at a packed Colorado movie theater, but many survivors - and relatives of the dead - are still trying to make sense of the shooting. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Nearly three years have passed since James Holmes, wearing body armor, opened fire in a deadly attack at a packed Colorado movie theater, and survivors and relatives of the 12 moviegoers who died are still trying to make sense of the shooting.


Driver shot in Colorado; officers probe 3 similar incidents

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:25
WINDSOR, Colo. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine if a shooting on a major highway in Colorado that left a 20-year-old woman wounded is related to three similar incidents in the area.

Woman accused of killing her boyfriend found guilty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:12
NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman accused of fatally shooting her boyfriend during an argument has been convicted of murder.

N. Idaho shaken by two 4-plus magnitude quakes; no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:03
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — Two earthquakes — a magnitude 4.1 and a 4.2 — jolted north Idaho on Thursday night, with residents from northeastern Washington to northwestern Montana saying they felt the tremors.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:02
"It is a cruel and bitter truth that in the fog of war generally and our fight against terrorists specifically, mistakes — sometimes deadly mistakes — can occur." — President Barack Obama, who revealed that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American and an Italian being held hostage by al-Qaida, as well as two other Americans who had leadership roles with the terror network.

More than 90 arrested in Seattle drug crackdown: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:39
Police said they had arrested more than 90 people in a four-month crackdown on the flourishing drug market in downtown Seattle. Dealers and other criminals had turned the area "into an open-air drug market and street corner swap meet," Seattle's Police Department said in a statement on Thursday. The investigations were running alongside the city's "9 1/2 Block Strategy," to clean up the area by moving bus stops used for drug trades, restricting access to alleyways and moving newspaper boxes used to hide narcotics, the Seattle Times reported.

Fiancee of Ebola victim hopes memoir closes chapter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:34

In this photo made Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Louise Troh is handed her two-week-old grandniece Tyra Glekiah from her niece Angnes Glekiah at Troh's home in Dallas. The fiancee of the first Ebola victim in the U.S. hopes her memoir provides some resolution to a story that spanned two decades, from Africa to a Dallas hospital. Troh wrote “My Spirit Took You In” with a former journalist. It will be released next week. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS (AP) — The dark days of quarantine are over, yet Louise Troh remains captive to the disease that killed the man she loved.


Smithsonian series chronicles lives of oil patch residents

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:14

In this November, 2014 photo, Ben and Phoebe Moorhead pose for a photo with their boys, Falcon, left, and Titan, near an oil well in Sidney, Mont. Ben and Phoebe, who left Phoenix in 2013 for steady work in the Bakken, are part of a six-episode documentary called "Boomtowners" that chronicles the lives of people who live and work in the North Dakota and Montana oil patch. It will premiere Sunday, April 26, 2015 on the Smithsonian Channel. (The Smithsonian Channel via AP)A documentary chronicling the lives of residents and workers in the oil-rich region of North Dakota and Montana that has created a modern-day gold rush will start airing Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel.


Police: Stage collapses at Indiana school; more than 12 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:05
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — More than a dozen people were injured after a stage filled with students collapsed during a musical performance at a central Indiana high school Thursday night, authorities said.

In Iowa for Faith & Freedom, Republican contenders face tricky balance

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 13:08

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul speaks during the second day of the 5th annual Faith & Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" Policy Conference in WashingtonWhen the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition plays host to nine Republican White House hopefuls this weekend, the conservative Christian group will simply be pursuing its stated mission to "take back our state and country." But the Republican contenders who will speak at the group's annual Spring Kick-Off face a more delicate balance: How to address pressure from the Christian group to toe the conservative line on a number of social issues such as abortion and gay marriage without alienating members of the broader party who are more focused on the economy or foreign policy. Iowa holds the country's first nominating contests with its caucuses, giving the small, Midwestern state an outsized role in the presidential scrum. “Certainly Christian conservatives will be up to half of all the likely caucus goers,” said Doug Gross, who chaired Mitt Romney’s 2008 Iowa campaign.


San Diego man accused of making false statements about Syria

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:58
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego man has been arrested after admitting to federal agents that he fought alongside militant Islamic fighters in his native Syria, and Facebook postings and photographs indicate he worked for a Sharia court known for meting out cruel punishment, a federal prosecutor said Thursday.

Police officer, suspect shot in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:30
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia bicycle officer was shot and wounded Thursday night in west Philadelphia by a drug suspect who told him "I don't want to have to do this," before firing at him, police said.

Brittney Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested after fight at home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:06
Brittney Griner and fiancee Glory Johnson were both arrested for suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after a fight between the couple.

American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strike

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:43

American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strikeBlaming the "fog of war," President Barack Obama revealed Thursday that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American and an Italian, two hostages held by al-Qaida, as well as two other Americans who had leadership roles with the terror network.


Rough ride? Lawyer says fatally injured arrestee lacked belt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:43

Protestors march for Freddie Gray through downtown Baltimore, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Gray died from spinal trauma a week after being arrested by a group of officers, hoisted into police van and driven to a Baltimore station. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BALTIMORE (AP) — No video captured what happened to Freddie Gray inside the police van where officers heaved him into a metal compartment after pinning him to a sidewalk. The cause of his fatal spine injury has not been revealed.


Well-known resident killed in South Philadelphia fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:43

Well-known resident killed in South Philadelphia fireNeighbors are mourning the loss of a well-known resident who was killed in a house fire in South Philadelphia.


Police officer shot in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:57

Police officer, suspect shot in West PhiladelphiaA police officer was rushed to the hospital after being shot in West Philadelphia.


Ex-NFL player, husband of Hope Solo, pleads to California drunken driving charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:51
Former National Football League player Jerramy Stevens, the husband of U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo, pleaded no contest on Thursday to drunken driving charges stemming from his arrest near Los Angeles, prosecutors said. Stevens, 35, entered an open plea to one count each of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a .08 percent blood alcohol content, both within 10 years of another DUI, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in a statement.