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The Latest: Jailed clerk's husband says she won't resign

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 03:33
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The latest on the county clerk in Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage (all times local):

Fired regulator: Governor pushed to waive oil safeguards.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 03:33

FILE - In this Wednesday May 27, 2015 file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown addresses the California State Association of Counties Legislative Conference in Sacramento, Calif. California’s top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown’s senior aides in 2011 that the governor’s orders to override key safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting the state’s groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown's senior aides in 2011 that the governor's orders to override key environmental safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified.


Large California fire expected to rage into holiday weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 03:32

In this Aug. 21, 2015 photo, a firefighting crew member, background, stands beyond a firing operation burning the understory fuel along Highway 180 just north of the Hume Lake turnoff in the Sequoia National Forest. California’s largest wildfire burning near the popular Hume Lake in the Central Sierra Nevada is expected to rage through the holiday weekend, and the forestry officials encourage campers to set up their tents elsewhere. (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire so far this year was expected to rage through the Labor Day weekend in the Sierra Nevada, spewing smoke that has forced campgrounds near a popular lake to close and prompted health warnings, officials said Friday.


Man found guilty of kidnapping girl from LA home, raping her

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 03:31

Tobias Summers sits in court before the verdict is read at Los Angeles Superior Court Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Summers has been found guilty of repeatedly raping a 10-year-old girl after kidnapping her at knifepoint from her Los Angeles bedroom before letting her go and fleeing to Mexico. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man was found guilty Friday of kidnapping a 10-year-old girl from her Los Angeles bedroom at knifepoint and repeatedly raping her before letting her go and fleeing to Mexico.


Wizard World Comic Con descends on the South Bay

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 03:27

Wizard World Comic Con descends on the South BayWhite Ranger, Superman and other superheroes are getting ready to takeover the South Bay for Wizard World Comic Con!


Undocumented immigrant to stand trial in San Francisco waterfront shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 03:13

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez is led into the Hall of Justice for his arraignment in San FranciscoAn undocumented immigrant accused of shooting a woman along San Francisco's famous waterfront in a killing that has ratcheted up the national debate over immigration will stand trial on murder and weapons charges, a judge ruled on Friday. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez was charged with murder and illegal possession of a firearm in the July 1 shooting of Kathryn Steinle, 32, as she walked arm-in-arm with her father along Pier 14 near the Ferry Building in a popular tourist area. The case rose to national prominence when Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Steinle's death was the result of failed U.S. immigration policies.


Coast Guard auxiliary members hurt in rec field plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 03:11
CRESSKILL, N.J. (AP) — Two Coast Guard Auxiliary members were identified Friday as the occupants of a small plane that crashed onto a recreation field hours before kids' sports practices were set to begin.

New York City correctional officers plead not guilty to assaulting teen inmate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 03:11

Corrections officers work in the Enhanced Supervision Housing Unit at the Rikers Island Correctional facility in New YorkTwo New York City correctional officers pled not guilty on Friday to charges that included official misconduct and assault on a teenage inmate at Rikers Island, prosecutors said. Captain Medzid Kolenovic, 40, is accused of bringing Ambirorix Celedonio, an 18-year-old Rikers inmate, into a supply closet in December and assaulting him. The two had a verbal spat over Celedonio standing up in the mess hall to get a piece of food from a friend.


Attorney for Kentucky clerk says she has 'clean conscience' while jailed for contempt

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 03:00
GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) — Attorney for Kentucky clerk says she has 'clean conscience' while jailed for contempt.

Flyover used to help locate spilled oil in Mississippi River

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 02:57

Damage on a barge is seen as it is moored along the Kentucky shore of the Mississippi River at Columbus-Belmont State Park in Columbus, Ky., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. A tow, seen in the background, traveling north on the river struck the barge as it was traveling south across the river. The Mississippi River has been closed to barge traffic because the damaged barge leaked clarified slurry oil. (AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee)COLUMBUS, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard used aerial observations of the Mississippi River on Friday to try to determine the location of more than 120,000 gallons of oil that spilled after two tow boats collided, prompting the closure of that part of the river.


Woman found engulfed in flames dies at hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 02:52
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman found engulfed in flames at a Florida condominium complex has died from her injuries.

Correction: Prison Riot story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 02:50

This Jan. 8, 2014 photo from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows inmate Hugo Pinell. Pinell, involved in a bloody 1971 San Quentin escape attempt that left six dead, has been killed by a fellow prisoner. The slaying of Pinell triggered a riot Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at a maximum security prison east of Sacramento. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Aug. 12 about an inmate's murder in a California prison riot, The Associated Press, relying on information from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, reported erroneously the status of co-defendant Willie Tate. Corrections officials say Tate was released in 1976. A different inmate with the same name remains imprisoned.


Same-Sex Couple Gets Marriage License in Rowan County, Ky

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 02:40
The couple arrived five minutes after the office opened.

New Orleans mayor faces possible house arrest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 02:38
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Facing a possible house arrest sentence, the mayor of New Orleans said Friday the city would appeal a judge's order holding him in contempt for failing to come up with an acceptable plan to pay a $75 million judgment in a decades-old legal dispute with city firefighters.

From eggs to trees, USDA promotional programs controversial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 02:37

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2013, file photo, Hampton Creek Foods CEO Josh Tetrick holds a species of yellow pea used to make Just Mayo, a plant-based mayonnaise, in San Francisco. The Agriculture Department says it is looking into documents that show that an egg industry organization under government oversight tried to harm sales of an imitation mayonnaise. According to email documents provided to The Associated Press, the American Egg Board tried to prevent Whole Foods retailers from selling Hampton Creek's eggless Just Mayo spread. The egg board is one of many industry promotional boards overseen by USDA but paid for by the industries themselves. By law, the boards cannot disparage other commodities. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The slogans are familiar: "The Incredible Edible Egg," ''Pork: The Other White Meat," and "Got Milk?"


Woman's lawsuit over mistaken sperm donation dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 02:37
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge dismissed a white Ohio woman's lawsuit accusing an Illinois sperm bank of mistakenly providing sperm from a black donor, resulting in a mixed race child the mother said she was not culturally prepared to raise.

Police: Suspect in 4 Vermont deaths may have recorded plans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 02:32
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A woman charged with killing a social worker and three of her relatives after she lost custody of her 9-year-old daughter might have recorded her intentions, according to a police search warrant affidavit.

Contours of landmark UN climate pact starting to take shape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 02:32

President Barack Obama stands on Kotzebue Shore Avenue which has dealt with erosion problems, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Kotzebue, Alaska. Obama is on a historic three-day trip to Alaska aimed at showing solidarity with a state often overlooked by Washington, while using its glorious but changing landscape as an urgent call to action on climate change. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)BONN, Germany (AP) — U.N. climate talks are plodding ahead toward a worldwide deal to fight global warming, with negotiators agreeing to start work on a draft agreement.


Ice Age fossils found in Carlsbad where new homes planned

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 02:15
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Fossils from the last Ice Age, including bones of ancient mammoths and a prehistoric bison, have been found at a Carlsbad construction site where hundreds of new homes are planned.

The Latest on Illinois officer: New videos being analyzed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 02:08
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The latest on this week's fatal shooting of a police officer in northern Illinois (all times local):