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PHOTOS: Louisiana movie theater shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 18:22

 Louisiana movie theater shootingA gunman opened fire at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana on Thursday night in a killing rampage before taking his own life, police said.


Police: 3 dead in movie theater shooting, including gunman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 17:52

A Lafayette Police Department vehicle blocks an entrance at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette, La., following a shooting, Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP)LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A lone gunman sitting in a packed movie theater stood up about 20 minutes into the showing of "Trainwreck" and began firing into the crowd, killing two and wounding at least nine others Thursday night before fatally shooting himself, authorities said.


3 dead, including gunman, in Louisiana movie theater shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 17:31

3 dead, including gunman, in Louisiana movie theater shootingA lone gunman sitting in a packed movie theater began firing into the crowd, killing two and wounding at least nine others before fatally shooting himself, authorities said


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 17:18
"We heard a loud pop we thought was a firecracker." — Moviegoer Katie Domingue to The Daily Advertiser newspaper after a gunman opened fire in a crowded theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, killing two people and injuring at least nine others before fatally shooting himself.

The Latest: Obama briefed on deadly movie theater shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 16:54

Lafayette Police Department and Louisiana State Police units block an entrance road following a shooting at The Grand Theatre in Lafayette, La., Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP)LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater (times are local):


Some 'sanctuary cities' fear lawsuits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 15:04

FILE - In this July 21, 2015, file photo, Liz Sullivan, mother of Kathryn Steinle, who was killed on a San Francisco Pier, allegedly by a man previously deported several times, listens to testimony behind Jim Steinle during a Senate Judiciary hearing to examine the Administration's immigration enforcement policies, in Washington. Since the fatal shooting of Steinle, the debate over how to handle cities and counties that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities has reached a feverish pitch. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File0HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The term 'sanctuary city' has become a rallying cry for conservative Republicans seeking stiffer immigration laws. They characterize such places as havens where those in the country illegally are protected from immigration authorities.


Hawaii lawmaker to press charges for attack in homeless camp

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 14:01

Hawaii Rep. Tom Brower, left, talks with Rose Puu, right, in a homeless encampment on Thursday, July 23 in Honolulu. Brower was returning to the scene where he was assaulted last month to tell the media he plans to pursue charges against his attackers. Puu confronted Brower about her son's possible role in the assault. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii lawmaker said Thursday he will press charges against whoever assaulted him in a homeless encampment in Honolulu last month.


Official: 3 dead, including gunman, in Louisiana movie theater shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:14

3 dead, including gunman, in Louisiana movie theater shootingOfficials say at least three people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting inside a movie theater in Louisiana.


Man shot dead in basement in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:47

Man shot dead in basement in WilmingtonA man was shot and killed in the basement of a home in Wilmington.


NJ firefighters pay it forward after waitress pays their tab

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:44

NJ firefighters pay it forward after waitress pays their tabA waitress at a local diner paid it forward to two firefighters who battled the massive blaze in North Jersey on Wednesday morning.


10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:15

A business uses a sign to express their opinion of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump's visit to Laredo, Texas, Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Autopsy Says Sandra Bland's Death Was Suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:04
Details about the drug in her system and various wounds have been released.

Prosecutor: Bland's autopsy revealed no evidence of homicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:00

This Wednesday July 22, 2015 photo shows the inside of the Waller County jail in Hempstead, Texas. Sandra Bland was arrested and taken to the jail about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Houston on July 10 and found dead July 13. Officials say Bland hanged herself with a plastic garbage bag in her jail cell, a contention her family and supporters dispute. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — The autopsy of a black woman who was found dead in a Texas jail revealed no injuries that would suggest she was killed by someone else, authorities said Thursday.


The Latest: Some evacuations off in Northern California fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:58

A column of smoke rises from the Wragg fire near Winters, Calif., on Thursday, July 23, 2015. According to Cal Fire, the blaze scorched more than 6,000 acres and is threatening 200 structures. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)The latest on wildfires burning in Montana, Washington and California:


Jury: Maine man defamed orphanage founder with abuse claims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:56
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine activist who led an email blitz accusing a Haiti orphanage founder of sexually abusing boys was ordered Thursday to pay more than $14 million in damages to the man and to a charity that raised money for the orphanage.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:55
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Police: Movie theater shooter was 58-year-old 'lone white male'; Shooter ID not being released.

The Latest: Dozens gather in Austin for march to honor Bland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:49

Cannon Lambert Sr. the attorney for the family of Sandra Bland addresses the media during a news conference at Dupage African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in Lisle, Ill. Bland was arrested and taken to the Waller County jail, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Houston on July 10 and found dead July 13. Officials say Bland hanged herself with a plastic garbage bag in her jail cell, a contention her family and supporters dispute. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — The latest on the investigation into the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell earlier this month (all times local):


Obama most 'frustrated' by gun control debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the issue that has left him "the most stymied" is the debate over gun control.

Official: 2 dead, including gunman, in Louisiana movie theater shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:45

 3 dead, including gunman, in Louisiana movie theater shootingOfficials say at least two people are dead, including a gunman, after a shooting inside a movie theater in Louisiana.


Mitsubishi Motors considering ending U.S. auto production: sources

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:23

Vehicles are reflected in the logo of a Mitsubishi at a showroom in MoscowTOKYO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp, faced with declining demand in the United States and an expiring union contract at its only plant in North America, is considering ending U.S. auto production, two people familiar with the matter said. The Nikkei business daily, which first reported the plan on Friday, said the proposed withdrawal from the Normal, Illinois plant was part of Mitsubishi Motors' strategic shift to the growing Asian market. Mitsubishi Motors, one of Japan's smallest automakers, on Friday declined to confirm or deny the report.