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Police: 2 charged in killings of 6 family members in Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 09:01

This Thursday, May 19, 2016, booking photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Diego Uribe. Uribe and his girlfriend, Jafeth Ramos, were arrested Thursday and charged with six counts of first-degree murder in the killings of six members of a family in Chicago's Gage Park neighborhood. Authorities found the bodies Feb. 4, 2016. (Chicago Police Department via AP)CHICAGO (AP) — Police announced charges Thursday in the February slayings of six family members found in a Chicago home, alleging that a cousin and his girlfriend committed the "unspeakable act" in what started as a robbery.


San Francisco's police chief resigns amid racial issues

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:54

San Francisco supervisors demand police chief be replacedSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's police chief resigned Thursday at the request of the mayor hours after an officer fatally shot a young black woman driving a stolen car — the culmination of several racially charged incidents in the past year.


Mother pleads for answers after son gunned down in Cedarbrook

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:41

Mother pleads for answers after son gunned down in Cedarbrook"I just want to know what would make you so angry with him to take his life in such a way?"


Man accused of shooting ex-girlfriend near hospital dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:31
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police say a man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend outside a hospital has died after he shot himself when police tried to arrest him.

Homeowner charged with murder after burglary in Wissinoming

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:21

Homeowner charged with murder after burglary in WissinomingA Philadelphia homeowner who shot a suspected burglar is now charged with murder.


Hero in fatal mall stabbing: We wish to go back to our lives

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:18
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy called a hero for fatally shooting a man who went on a stabbing rampage in a restaurant says he just wants to get back to his normal life.

Oklahoma lawmakers OK bill criminalizing performing abortion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:16

FILE - In this March 10, 2016 file photo, Sandy Springer, of Edmond, Okla., stands with other members of Bound 4 Life, an anti-abortion group, at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma House has passed legislation that requires the state Department of Health to develop informational material "for the purpose of achieving an abortion-free society," but lawmakers didn't approve any funding for it. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers have moved to effectively ban abortion in their state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure, an effort the bill's sponsor said Thursday is aimed at ultimately overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide.


Elderly Floridian cannot afford medicine, kills suffering wife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:16
William J. Hager, 86, was being held without bond in jail after telling responding authorities on Monday that he had shot his wife, Carolyn, in the head as she slept that morning in their home in Port St. Lucie, according to an arrest affidavit released by the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office. Hager called the 911 emergency line at 1 p.m., several hours after the fatal shooting, the affidavit said. Hager told authorities that after the shooting he went to the kitchen for a cup of coffee, and called his daughters to tell them what he had done.

Guards, inmates charged with smuggling at New York's Rikers Island

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:14

Corrections officers work in the Enhanced Supervision Housing Unit at the Rikers Island Correctional facility in New YorkTwo guards and six inmates at New York's troubled Rikers Island jail complex are among 17 people charged with running extensive smuggling networks to provide prisoners with weapons and drugs, authorities said on Thursday. Rikers Island, one of the country's biggest jail facilities with approximately 10,000 inmates, has long been plagued by what authorities describe as pervasive violence and smuggling. A Reuters analysis previously found that more than 50 guards at Rikers have faced criminal charges since 2012 for assault, falsifying reports and smuggling contraband, as city and federal investigators have accelerated efforts to combat misconduct among correction employees.


Judge in Freddie Gray-officer trial grills prosecutors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:13
BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge's intense line of questioning Thursday appeared to expose weaknesses in the state's case against an officer on trial for assault in the arrest of Freddie Gray, but legal experts cautioned against drawing any conclusions.

Grand jury: Lawyer backed use of wrong drug in execution try

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:09

FILE - This Oct. 9, 2014, file photo shows the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. An Oklahoma grand jury investigating the state’s execution procedures said Thursday, May 19, 2016 that a top lawyer for Gov. Mary Fallin encouraged the use of the wrong lethal injection drug in an execution that was later called off. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The top lawyer for Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin urged prison officials to go forward with a planned execution even though they received the wrong drug, telling a deputy attorney general to "Google it" to confirm it could be used, a grand jury said in a report Thursday.


Charges dropped against 2 reporters covering Ferguson unrest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:07
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday dropped charges of trespassing and interference with police officers against two national reporters arrested while covering the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

San Francisco police chief resigns amid shooting of black woman by officer, other racial issues

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:07
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police chief resigns amid shooting of black woman by officer, other racial issues.

Ohio girl's stepfather, stepbrother charged for keeping her chained

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:04
The stepfather, Timothy Ciboro, 53, a former Toledo firefighter, and the girl's stepbrother, Esten Ciboro, 27, were each charged with kidnapping and endangering children, Toledo police spokesman Lieutenant Joseph Heffernan said.

James Earl Ray, Osama bin Laden among 10 Most Wanted in past

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:57

FILE - In this 1998 file photo made available on March 19, 2004, Osama bin Laden is seen at a news conference in Khost, Afghanistan. Bin Laden, was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list before the terrorist attacks of 9/11, put there for his role in the 1998 deadly bombings of U.S. Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, appearing as Usama bin Laden. When he was killed in 2011, the FBI updated the list to include a large red-and-white "deceased" label atop his photograph. (AP Photo/Mazhar Ali Khan, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The FBI had hunted dangerous fugitives for years when a United Press International reporter asked in 1949 for the names of the "toughest guys" to catch. The subsequent story about the 10 most dangerous fugitives was such a sensation that FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, understanding a publicity opportunity when he saw one, made the list permanent the next year.


San Francisco mayor says embattled police chief resigns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:53

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr speaks during a media briefing on security arrangements for Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco, CaliforniaSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said the city's embattled police chief, Greg Suhr, tendered his resignation on Thursday afternoon, just hours after an officer fatally shot a black woman.


Federal attorneys' conduct criticized in immigration case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:51
HOUSTON (AP) — Using a mix of scathing language and movie quotes, a federal judge in Texas who had blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive action ordered Thursday that Justice Department attorneys attend an ethics course, saying they misled him about whether the administration had begun implementing one of the proposals.

Bicyclists worldwide pedal in Ride of Silence for safety

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:50
WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Bicyclists across the world have pedaled quietly in their annual ride to honor those injured or killed while cycling.

Signatures submitted for pro-death penalty ballot measure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:48

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2010 file photo, the view a condemned inmate would have from a table inside the death chamber is shown during a tour of the new lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. Death penalty supporters are setting the stage for a November showdown over whether to speed up executions in California or do away with them entirely. They'll be holding some 10 news conferences up and down the state on Thursday, May 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A campaign for a ballot initiative to speed executions for inmates on death row in California submitted signatures Thursday to appear on an increasingly crowded ballot that is expected to include an opposing measure to repeal capital punishment.


The Latest: FBI adds Los Angeles man to 10 Most Wanted list

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:46

FBI Director James B. Comey, center, announces the addition of Luis Macedo to the bureau's ten most wanted list during a news conference, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Chicago. Joining Comey are from left, FBI Special Agent in Charge, Chicago, Michael J. Anderson, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson, Comey, Illinois State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, and U.S. Attorney Zachary T. Fardon, (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list (all times local):