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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 05:49
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Surveillance tape shows police punching suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 05:49
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Surveillance video from a private residence appears to show Southern California police officers punching a suspect who fled arrest and hitting him in the legs with a baton.

FBI: No arrests yet in scam targeting migrant kids

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 05:25

FILE - In this June 23, 2014 file photo, a temporary shelter for unaccompanied minors who have entered the country illegally is seen at Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio. U.S. Federal authorities are investigating how private information about unaccompanied child migrants being held at two U.S. military bases got into the hands of scammers, who have used the knowledge to steal money from the children’s relatives. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)HOUSTON (AP) — Scammers have been preying on the relatives of unaccompanied young migrants being held at two U.S. military bases by conning them into paying nonexistent fees to be reunited with their loved ones, officials said.


Threat against US Open of Surfing leads to arrest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:44
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police in Southern California have arrested a 16-year-old boy who made a threat on social media against this weekend's U.S. Open of Surfing.

2 dead, 6 injured in crash on Garden State Parkway in Stafford Township

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:44

2 dead, 6 injured in crash on Garden State Parkway in Stafford TownshipTwo people are dead and 6 injured following a crash on the Garden State Parkway in Ocean County.


Serious crash shuts down Garden State Parkway in Stafford Township

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:32

2 dead, 6 injured in crash on Garden State Parkway in Stafford TownshipA serious crash involving a pickup truck and a sedan has shut down the Garden State Parkway in Ocean County.


Two guns found at home of accused Philadelphia hospital shooter

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:25
Two additional guns have been found at the home of the man accused of opening fire this week inside a Philadelphia-area hospital, shooting dead a case worker and exchanging gunshots with a doctor, officials said on Saturday. The Delaware County District Attorney's Office said authorities with a search warrant found the handguns Friday night in the home of Richard Plotts, 49, in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania. Plotts, who has a long criminal history involving firearms, walked into the office of psychiatrist Lee Silverman inside the Sister Marie Lenahan Wellness Center in Darby on Thursday for a scheduled appointment. He then pulled a .32-caliber revolver from his waistband, and after arguing about signs banning guns at the facility fired two shots, killing social worker Theresa Hunt at point-blank range.

Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:24

 Enduring Lessons from the Life and Death of My Father." Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in HIS new book. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book.


Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 03:56

Investigators gather at the scene of a fatal accident in North Philadelphia, Friday July 25, 2014. Two children were killed and three people critically injured when a hijacked car lost control and hit a group of people near a fruit stand, according to police. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.


Questions linger after missing teen returns home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 03:43

FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday July 22, 2014, a missing person poster of Abigail Hernandez displayed in a storefront window in North Conway, N.H., shows Hernandez has been found. Hernandez, 15, returned home nine months after vanishing on her way home from high school. But the happy ending did not put an end to the mystery of where she was, who she was with and just what happened to her. (AP Photo)NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Since 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez returned home last week, her photo has been taken off the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's website. The missing-person posters that hung in her hometown for nine months are now scrawled with "Found." Her mother says she and her family are "the happiest people on earth."


Reward of $110,000 after 3 kids killed by carjacked SUV

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 02:55

Reward at $110,000 after 3 kids killed by carjacked SUVOfficials say the reward of $110,000 has been extended until Monday 12:00 noon for any information on the suspects involved.


Arizona execution renews debate over methods

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 02:53

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections, an unidentified Arizona Corrections Officer adjusts the straps on the gurney used for lethal injections at the Arizona State Prison at Florence, Ariz. The prolonged execution this week of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combination highlights the patchwork approach states have been forced to take with lethal injection drugs, with the types, combinations and dosages varying widely. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.


2 guns found at hospital shooting suspect's home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 02:49

A hospital worker views police activity near the scene of a shooting at a wellness center attached to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A doctor grazed by gunfire from a patient who had entered his office in a suburban hospital's psychiatric unit stopped him by returning fire with his own gun and injuring him, authorities said. (AP Photo)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist in suburban Philadelphia before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.


DA: 2 more guns found at hospital shooter's home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 02:46

 2 more guns found at hospital shooter's homeAuthorities have found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.


Gifts, favors listed in former governor's case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 02:43
A look at the gifts and loans former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, received from businessman Jonnie Williams, and some of the favors they did for him and his company dietary supplement company, according to court papers:

Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 01:52
DENVER (AP) — Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets.

Custody death to mar NYC mayor's return from Italy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 01:41

FILE - In a Sunday, July 20, 2014 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, waves next to Rome's Mayor Ignazio Marino, left, as he is accompanied by his family, from right, son Dante, daughter Chiara, and wife Chirlane McCray, at Rome's Campidoglio, Capitol Hill, overlooking the Roman Forum and Colosseum. De Blasio and his family are wrapping up a whirlwind vacation in his ancestral homeland of Italy. But the city he is returning to Sunday is still roiled by the death of a suspect in police custody after he was put in an apparent chokehold. The videotaped scuffle threatens to reignite distrust of the New York Police Department in minority communities, a long-standing problem that de Blasio has vowed to improve. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)ROME (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family are wrapping up a whirlwind vacation in his ancestral homeland of Italy, complete with cheering crowds, paparazzi and, yes, even proof Italians do eat pizza with a knife and fork.


DA: 2 more guns found at hospital shooter's home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 01:35

A hospital worker views police activity near the scene of a shooting at a wellness center attached to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A doctor grazed by gunfire from a patient who had entered his office in a suburban hospital's psychiatric unit stopped him by returning fire with his own gun and injuring him, authorities said. (AP Photo)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities have found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.


Ohio State to form task force after band scandal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 01:29

In this Nov. 19, 2013 photo, Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters poses for a photograph at the Steinbrener Band Center in Ohio Stadium before practice, in Columbus Ohio. OSU on Thursday, July 24, 2014 fired Waters amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Eamon Queeney)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band's director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.


Widow of NYC man who died in police custody says he was not violent

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 01:28

Esaw Garner is shown during the funeral for her husband Eric Garner at Bethel Baptist Church in Brooklyn New YorkBy Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) - The family of a man who died after being put in a choke hold by a New York City police officer remembered him on Saturday as being peaceful but constantly harassed by law enforcement. Eric Garner, 43, died on July 17 after being tackled by police, who said he was resisting arrest for selling untaxed cigarettes in front of a beauty parlor on Staten Island. "My husband was not a violent man," his widow, Esaw Garner, said at a meeting held by Rev. Al Sharpton's civil rights group, the National Action Network. The widow wore a shirt emblazoned with the silhouette of her husband and the words, "This Stops Today," mirroring what Eric Garner said to police before they tackled him to the ground.