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Ex-lawyer accused of hypnotizing women charged in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 05:21
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former Cleveland-area attorney accused of hypnotizing women for his sexual pleasure has been charged with kidnapping, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition following an investigation that began last fall.

Hurricane Ignacio gains strength but expected to bypass Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 05:19
(Reuters) - Hurricane Ignacio intensified as it blew across the Pacific on a route likely to bypass Hawaii on Saturday, said the Central Pacific Hurricane Center of the National Weather Service. With winds gusting up to 115 miles per hour (185 kmph), the hurricane centered 835 miles (1,344 km) southeast of Honolulu and 625 miles (1,006 km) south east of Hilo was moving northwest at 8 miles per hour (13 kmph), said center spokesman Neil Honda. "It just became a hurricane from a tropical storm," Honda said, noting the weather became fierce enough to be classified a hurricane at 5 a.m. Pacific on Saturday.

Latest on Houston deputy: Suspect arrested in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 05:16

This image taken from video surveillance provided by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office shows the vehicle of the suspect in the shooting death of Deputy Darren Goforth at a suburban Houston gas station Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said that surveillance video shows there were people at the gas station and asked that they reach out with any information that could lead to the man who ambushed Goforth. (Harris County Sheriff’s Office via AP)(Harris County Sheriff’s Office via AP)HOUSTON (AP) — Here are the latest developments regarding the fatal shooting of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy (all times local):


Michigan rally shows support for ex-Marine held by Iran

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 05:10
BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — Dozens of people at a Michigan rally released balloons Saturday to mark the four-year anniversary of Iran's refusal to free a former Marine from prison.

Sheriff blames anti-police sentiment in Houston deputy's killing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 05:01
Police questioned one person early on Saturday morning about the fatal shooting, but Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said at a news conference that no one was in custody. Harris County deputy Darren Goforth, in uniform, was pumping gas into his patrol car on Friday night when the gunman approached from behind and fired several shots, sheriff's officials said. Hickman expressed outrage at the shooting, which occurred as demonstrators nationwide have been protesting police killings of unarmed minorities, in particular black men.

With heavy hearts, pilots perform at NY air show after death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 04:23

This image taken from video and provided by WABC/abc7NY.com, shows the wreckage of a stunt plane from the air of WABC TV’s NewsCopter7 as it flies near Stuart Air Force Base in New Windsor, N.Y., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. A pilot was killed after his propeller-driven stunt plane crashed while he was practicing tricks for a weekend air show in New York's Hudson Valley, state police said Friday. (WABC/abc7NY.com via AP)NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — The first-ever New York Air Show opened Saturday with a moment of silence and tributes to mark the death a day earlier of a Texas stunt pilot killed when he crashed during practice.


Ten years later, resilient New Orleans reflects on Katrina

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 04:09

A brass band performs in Jackson Square in New Orleans, LouisianaFrom the Lower Ninth Ward to the Super Dome, New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage to the city's resilience in the face of disaster. Dignitaries made speeches to honor the 1,500 who died, brass bands marched through the streets and neighbors gathered for block parties across the city, where the mood shifted in turns from somber to reflective to celebratory. While residents and visitors alike said it was difficult to deny the rebound that New Orleans has made, there was also recognition that the poorest areas, like the Lower Ninth, have lagged.


Tropical storm watch for Big Island as Ignacio approaches

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 04:06
HONOLULU (AP) — A tropical storm watch has been issued for the Big Island as a strengthening Hurricane Ignacio approaches Hawaii.

Slain Texas Deputy: Law Enforcement Was 'His Calling'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 04:01
Goforth leaves behind a wife and two children.

Authorities: Tattoo leads police to armed robbery suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 03:56
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a tattoo helped them track down a suspect in an armed robbery at a New Jersey liquor store.

Bicyclist struck in Logan Square, driver released

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 03:38

Bicyclist hit by car in Center City, rushed to hospitalPolice have released the driver who was suspected of drunk driving after hitting a bicyclist riding along the Ben Franklin Parkway.


Man killed in lobby of Camden apartments ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 03:37

Man killed in lobby of Camden apartments ID'dPolice say a man is dead after a shooting in the lobby of a high-rise apartment complex in Camden, New Jersey.


Rowan County clerk closes office ahead of gay rights protest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 03:34

A protester attempts to lead the crowd in a cheer during a protest on the lawn of the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Approximately a hundred people gathered to protest Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis failing to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Rowan County clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage and religious conscience closed her office on Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.


Police: Armed suspect sexually assaults 2 women, man in Fishtown

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 03:19

 Armed suspect sexually assaults 2 women, man in FishtownPhiladelphia police are searching for an armed suspect who robbed and sexually assaulted two women and a man in Fishtown.


Search for missing man from Lansdale, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 03:13

Search for missing man from Lansdale, Pa.Police are asking the public for help in finding a 73-year-old man missing from Lansdale, Pennsylvania.


Missing 2-year-old from West Philadelphia found safe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 03:11

Missing 2-year-old from West Philadelphia found safeA 2-year-old boy, reportedly taken by his father in West Philadelphia, has been found safe.


Black Lives Matter marches on Minnesota State Fair

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 03:04
Several hundred protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement marched to the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday to bring attention to race issues ranging from policing to underrepresentation of minorities at one of the nation's biggest state fairs. "There's a cliche that Minnesota is nice to everyone, but that's not the case for people of color," said 51-year-old marcher Tim, who did not want to give his last name because event organizers said they had received death threats. Fairgoers stopped to take photos of the marchers, organized by Black Lives St. Paul.

Far below South Dakota, a cave holds pure, promising water

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 02:49

This 1982 photo provided by The National Park Service shows a park employee sitting on a rock in Calcite Lake at The Wind Cave National Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The underground lakes, which were discovered in the 1960s, aren't home to any animal life but prominent cave microbiologist Hazel Barton has discovered there is bacteria - albeit scant - in the lakes. Barton hopes to decipher how the bacteria survives and answer questions about how it interacted before multicellular organisms came along and perhaps find new sources of antibiotics. (The National Park Service via AP)WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. (AP) — Hundreds of feet beneath the Black Hills, a team of scientists and researchers snake through dark, narrow and silent corridors of ancient rock to reach their goal: what is thought to be some of the purest water on Earth.


Missing 10-year-old boy from Feltonville found safe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 02:40

Missing 10-year-old boy from Feltonville found safePolice say the missing 10-year-old boy with diabetes from Philadelphia's Feltonville section has been safe.


Missing boy, 2, allegedly taken by his father in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 02:38

Missing 2-year-old from West Philadelphia found safePhiladelphia police are searching for a 2-year-old boy missing from West Philadelphia.