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Ex-LAPD detective held without bail on bank robbery charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:34
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A retired Los Angeles police detective suspected of robbing five banks has been ordered held without bail.

The Latest: Lafayette woman remembered for artistry, spirit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:34

Jason Brown, husband of Jillian Johnson, hugs a guest following the funeral service for Jillian Johnson at Delhomme Funeral Home in Lafayette, La., Monday, July 27, 2015. Johnson was a victim of the The Grand 16 movie theater shooting in Lafayette on Thursday. Johnson, 33, and Mayci Breaux, 21, were shot and killed last Thursday while watching the movie "Trainwreck" at The Grand 16 movie theater in Lafayette, leaving stunned friends and family questioning how two lives off to such promising starts could end so tragically. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP, Pool)LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — 5:30 p.m.


Neighbors recall volatility of couple before wife found dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:34
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman who police believe was decapitated by her husband was in a marriage that neighbors said was fraught with public fights.

Idaho festival celebrates Basque culture, history

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:34
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — With more than 300 pounds of chorizo sitting in her freezer and 5,000 portions of Basque-style paella prepared in advance, Tara McElhose-Eiguren says she's finally running out of space in her kitchen in anticipation of helping feed those attending the traditional Jaialdi festival in southwestern Idaho.

Boy Scouts of America approves end to blanket ban on gay adults

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:31

Boy Scouts of America approves end to blanket ban on gay adultsThe Boy Scouts of America have ended a blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion because of their faith.


Minimum wage levels in Midwestern states as of Aug. 1

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:30
Minnesota's minimum wage for all but the smallest employers rises to $9 per hour on Aug. 1. It will give Minnesota the highest rate of any state in middle America.

Oklahoma top court reaffirms Ten Commandments stone at Capitol must go

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:27
Oklahoma's Supreme Court on Monday said the state must remove a Ten Commandments stone monument first placed at its Capitol in 2012, rejecting an appeal to reconsider an earlier decision. Earlier in July, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, a Republican, had said she would keep the monument in place while lawmakers sought a way to block the decision. Monster, applied to erect their own monuments on Capitol grounds to mark what they say are historical events.

The Latest: Friends describe Colorado shooter's character

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:24

In this image taken from Colorado Judicial Department video, Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, top second from left in light-colored shirt, sits in court during the penalty phase of his trial, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. Dr. Jeffrey Metzner, the court-appointed psychiatrist who concluded that Holmes was legally sane when he attacked a Colorado movie theater, says Holmes' mental illness still is what caused him to kill 12 people and injure 70 others. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):


Charges: Milwaukee father took blame for son's fatal hit-run

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:20

This photo released by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office shows Juan Silva Jr. Last week, prosecutors charged Silva Jr., in September 2013 crash, which killed a pedestrian and injured another and that his father confessed to. (Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office via AP)MILWAUKEE (AP) — A judge on Monday vacated the sentence of a Milwaukee man who spent more than a year in prison before admitting he took the blame for a fatal hit-and-run to protect his son.


Biden, former critic of NY's LaGuardia Airport, upbeat on redesign

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:12

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at an event to announce a major reconstruction project of New York's LaGuardia Airport in New York City"It's the greatest city in the world, and it requires a 21st-century infrastructure," Biden said at a news conference of the airport, which consistently ranks among the worst in the United States. Biden and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo highlighted the role of Delta Air Lines Inc, the airport's biggest carrier, which has agreed to be a "full partner" in the redesign, said Cuomo.


Louisiana shooting suspect never involuntarily committed: Georgia authorities

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:08

Handout photo of John R. Houser in LafayetteSuspect John R. Houser, who killed himself after Thursday's rampage in Lafayette, Louisiana, purchased the weapon he used in the attack from an Alabama pawnshop in 2014, authorities say. "We did not receive an involuntary commitment order on John Houser, because there was no order," Sherry Lang, deputy director of public affairs for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, told Reuters in a phone interview on Monday.


Oklahoma court: Ten Commandments monument at Capitol must go

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:07
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court reaffirmed in a 7-2 decision Monday that a Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds is unconstitutional and must be removed.

Lawyers: immigrant mothers coerced to wear ankle monitors

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:03

An immigrant from El Salvador that entered the country illegally wears an ankle monitor at a shelter, Monday, July 27, 2015, in San Antonio. Lawyers representing immigrant mothers held in a South Texas detention center say the women have been denied counsel and coerced into accepting ankle-monitoring bracelets as a condition of release, even after judges made clear that paying their bonds would suffice. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Lawyers representing immigrant mothers held in a South Texas detention center say the women have been denied counsel and coerced into accepting ankle-monitoring bracelets as a condition of release, even after judges made clear that paying their bonds would suffice.


Officer suspended after tossing food at handcuffed suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:52
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida police officer has been suspended after his superiors watched a video of him tossing food to a handcuffed suspect at the county jail and then allowing the man to eat the food off the floor.

Police: Boy found dead in hot car was Arkansas judge's son

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:42
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Police say an 18-month-old boy found dead in a hot vehicle in Arkansas last week was the son of a juvenile court judge.

U.S. Navy investigates report of cancer cluster at Guantanamo

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:41
The U.S. Navy is investigating a complaint that seeks the evacuation of civilian and military lawyers from parts of the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, following reports of cancer cases among personnel working on the trials of detainees there. At least seven civilians and military members who worked on detainee trials at Guantanamo Bay have been diagnosed with cancer, according to the complaint, which was filed with the U.S. Defense Department’s Office of the Inspector General. The complaint claims that an unusually large number of relatively healthy and young people who worked at the base have been diagnosed with cancer.

Man possibly linked to missing women had contact with police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:24

Man possibly linked to missing women had contact with policeA man toting axes, a shovel and bleach when he was killed by an escort he met online had been stopped, interviewed or investigated by police in 21 states and is being looked into for possible links to unsolved disappearances or slayings, authorities said Monday.


Cosby accusers appear on cover of New York Magazine

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:23

Cosby accusers appear on cover of New York Magazine35 of comedian Bill Cosby's accusers appear on the latest cover of New York Magazine.


Colorado movie gunman's sister sobs, says she still loves him

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:22

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The younger sister of Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes testified at his trial for the first time on Monday, telling jurors who will decide his fate that the murders were completely out of character, and she still loves him. Chris Holmes, 22, was called by the defense during the punishment phase of the trial.


Husband in custody after wife, child stabbed in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:17

Husband in custody after wife, child stabbed in West Oak LaneA woman and her 21-month-old daughter were stabbed in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia early Sunday morning, and police say her husband is now in custody.