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FBI, police find no threat on EVA Air plane at LA airport

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:24
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Someone called in a threat to a flight from Taiwan that landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, but nothing dangerous was found on board, authorities said.

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:24

In this May 12, 2015 file photo, emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. Amtrak says it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs that record the actions of train engineers. The move follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions just before the crash. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies in NY at 75

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:13

FILE - In this June 20, 2013, file photo provided by Leica, photographer Mary Ellen Mark attends the Leica Los Angeles Grand Opening in Los Angeles. Mark, a renowned documentary photographer whose subjects ranged from runaway children to world leaders died Monday, May 25, 2015, in New York. She was 75 years old. (Todd Williamson/Leica via AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, called "a snake charmer of the soul" for her gift of capturing searing images of human vulnerability, has died at age 75.

Murder arrest after woman's burned, cut body found in bath

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:00
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say they have arrested a Las Vegas man for murder after finding the partially burned and dismembered body of a woman in his apartment's bathtub.

Texas oil patches brace for more rains, possible floods

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 09:56
Texas oilfields could see strong rains and thunderstorms later this week, though they were spared the heaviest flooding that struck central and eastern Texas over the Memorial Day weekend, the National Weather Service said on Tuesday. There were reports of flooded roads in parts of the Permian Basin of west Texas and swollen creeks in the Eagle Ford shale area of south Texas, the two largest onshore oil producing regions in the United States. The rest of Texas, including areas around Austin, Dallas, and Houston, saw significant damage and some deaths.

San Diego newspaper lays off 1/3rd of workforce after sale

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 09:54
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego's dominant newspaper on Tuesday announced the layoffs of nearly a third of its 600 employees after it was acquired last week for $85 million by Los Angeles Times owner Tribune Publishing.

AP PHOTOS: A look at aftermath of torrential rains, storms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 09:49

Cars sit in floodwaters along Interstate 45 after heavy overnight rain flooded parts of the highway in Houston, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Several major highways in the Houston area are closed due to high water. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON (AP) — Residents must sort through waterlogged debris after deadly and destructive storms dumped inches of rain from the Hill Country to Houston in Texas, as well as parts of Oklahoma.

By the numbers: Severe weather in Texas, Oklahoma, Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 09:30

Members of the Houston and Webster Fire departments help residents evacuate through the floodwaters surrounding their homes in Houston, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Heavy rain overnight caused flooding and closure of sections of highways in the Houston area. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON (AP) — The weekend's severe weather left behind a trail of destruction stretching from Oklahoma to Texas and a border town in Mexico, including heavy flooding and a deadly tornado. Here's the count:

Police detail traffic stop that ended in officer's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 09:11

This undated photo provided by the Rio Rancho Police Department shows Officer Gregg Benner. The officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Monday, May 25, 2015, in Rio Rancho, N.M. (Rio Rancho Police Department via AP)RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A police officer in a suburb of Albuquerque decided to make one more traffic stop before his shift finished Monday night. It ended up costing him his life.

NOAA: Central Pacific will see more hurricanes than average

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 09:09

In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, clouds hang over Honolulu as Hurricane Iselle approaches. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Central Pacific Hurricane Center says the 2015 hurricane season in the region will see more storms than average from June 1 through Nov. 30. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)HONOLULU (AP) — Forecasters say the 2015 hurricane season in the central Pacific region will see more storms than average because of warmer ocean water.

Penn State frat linked to nude photos shut down for 3 years

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:55
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A fraternity linked to a secret Facebook page on which photos of nude and semi-nude women were posted was shut down by Penn State for at least three years on Tuesday after the university's Interfraternity Council recommended a milder punishment.

California Assembly votes to make pregnancy centers tell women of abortion option

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:41
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California State Assembly approved a bill on Tuesday that would require licensed pregnancy centers, which sometimes steer women away from abortion, to inform clients about state programs offering such services, officials said. The Democratic-led Assembly voted 49-26 to approve the bill, which has the support of California's Democratic attorney general, Kamala Harris, and will next go to the state Senate, said Allison Ruff, aide to Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, a Democrat and co-author of the bill. With the vote, lawmakers in liberal-leaning California are moving in the opposite direction of a number of more conservative states, where laws have placed increased obligations on abortion providers.

'Free Range Parents' Cleared of 1 Child Neglect Charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:04
The Maryland parents who were charged with child neglect over their "free range parenting" style have been cleared of a second of three charges against them.

1 of 2 girls charged in Slender Man case called model inmate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:00
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A defense expert testified Tuesday that one of two Wisconsin girls charged as adults with trying to kill a friend to please a fictional horror character has a very low risk of future criminal behavior and a high likelihood of success in treatment.

Cleveland, Justice Department announce police settlement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 07:54

FILE - In this May 23, 2015, file photo, riot police stand in formation as a protest forms against the acquittal of Michael Brelo, a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects in Cleveland. The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by its police department, and the agreement could be announced as soon as Tuesday, May 26, 2015, a senior federal law enforcement official said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Cleveland officials and the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced their settlement over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by the city's police department.

Agent who shot into Mexico, killed teen wants case dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 07:53
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge is considering throwing out a civil rights lawsuit against a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fatally shot a teenager across the U.S.-Mexico border on grounds that the boy was in Mexico at the time and therefore wasn't protected by the U.S. Constitution.

Former Los Angeles policeman sought in murder arrested in Mexico: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 07:51
A former Los Angeles police officer who fled after he was accused of killing a man following a fight near a Southern California nightclub district has been arrested in Mexico, the Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday. The paper cited unnamed sources familiar with the case as saying Henry Solis, 27, had been taken into custody. Solis is accused of shooting Salome Rodriguez Jr. multiple times on March 13 near a strip of nightclubs in downtown Pomona, about 35 miles (55 km) east of Los Angeles.

Temple students victimized in series of robberies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 07:49

Temple students victimized in series of robberiesPolice are trying to find the suspects who have been robbing people on the street in North Philadelphia.

Colorado movie gunman wrote of 'obsession to kill' since childhood

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 07:44

Colorado shooting suspect James Eagan Holmes makes his first court appearance in AuroraBy Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo., (Reuters) - Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes wrote in a notebook he sent to his psychiatrist prior to opening fire in a suburban theater that he had harbored an "obsession to kill" since childhood, a police officer testified at his murder trial on Tuesday. Holmes mailed a package to the psychiatrist that included the notebook a day before he opened fire inside a cinema in the Denver suburb of Aurora during a screening of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty for Holmes if he is convicted of killing 12 moviegoers and wounding 70 others in the July 2012 rampage. Aurora Police Sergeant Matthew Fyles read aloud excerpts from the 29-page notebook, in which Holmes allegedly wrote: "The obsession to kill since I was a kid, with age became more realistic." Fyles said that Holmes wrote in another entry that he had thought about multiple ways to kill, including with nuclear weapons and biological warfare.

Man, 24, shot multiple times in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 07:37

Man, 24, shot multiple times in Southwest PhiladelphiaA man is critical condition after being shot in Southwest Philadelphia.