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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.


Two people dead, including gunman, in Louisiana shooting: NBC News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:02
(Reuters) - Two people, including the gunman, were killed and at least six others wounded in a movie theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Thursday, NBC News reported, citing authorities.

Western wildfires threatening homes and disrupting tourism

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:57

In this photo taken Tuesday, July 21, 2015, smoke from the the Reynolds Creek wildefire rises above the landscape at St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park, Mont. The fast-moving wildfire torched a car and forced tourists to abandon their vehicles on the Montana park's most popular roadway while officials evacuated hotels, campgrounds and homes. The National Weather Service warned that wind gusts combined with low humidity in the park and the rest of northwestern Montana had created extreme conditions for wildfires Wednesday afternoon. (Erin Conwell via AP)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Firefighters on Thursday braced for a fresh run by a wildfire that sent tourists fleeing from hotels and campgrounds in Montana's Glacier National Park, while a blaze threatening hundreds of homes in Northern California shot flames 100 feet in the air.


From highways to health care, challenges confront governors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:50
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Money to repair highways, rising health care costs and controversies surrounding attempts to combat global warming are among topics the nation's governors plan to tackle when they gather this week in West Virginia.

Water main break in East Falls

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:48

Water main break in East FallsA water main break in the East Falls section of Philadelphia caused problems for a local shopping center.


University cop who fatally shot man says car dragged him

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:46

Ebony Johnson, cousin of Samuel Dubose, speaks to the media outside the office of Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters' office during a protest demanding release of video showing the shooting death of Dubose by a University of Cincinnati police officer, Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Cincinnati. Deters has said he won't release the video until the investigation into Sunday's shooting is complete. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a man he stopped over a missing license plate said he was being dragged by the man's vehicle and had to fire his weapon, according to a police report and the officer's radio call released Thursday.


New Mexico police want 1971 fugitive returned from Cuba

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:11
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Police chief said Thursday he would personally pay for a return ticket for a fugitive living in Cuba who is wanted in the killing of a state police officer and who fled during a plane hijacking.

Trump Warns of 'Tremendous Danger' at the Border

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:07
Trump visits the border city of Laredo, Texas.

Woman who lifted baton during police shooting faces charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:05

FILE - This March 2, 2015 file photo shows a pedestrian walks past flowers and candles placed on a sidewalk near where Charly Keunang a homeless man was shot and killed by police in the Skid Row section of downtown Los Angeles. An officer dropped a nightstick during the struggle with Keunang and the woman who picked it up now faces an assault charge that could send her to prison for 25 years to life. The March shooting was captured on video, which shows Trishawn Cardessa Carey, 34, briefly lifting the baton as police scuffled with Keunang. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — An officer dropped a nightstick during a struggle with a homeless man who was shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row, and the woman who picked it up now faces an assault charge that could send her to prison for 25 years to life.


Converse rolling out first Chuck Taylor update in 98 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:01

This photo provided by Converse shows the new Fall 2015 Chuck Taylor All Star II sneaker in blue, white, red and black. Converse's Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker is receiving its first update since its debut 98 years ago. The new shoe goes on sale July 28, 2015. (Converse via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Converse Chuck Taylor All Star fans rejoice! Your favorite sneaker is receiving its first construction update since debuting 98 years ago.


Where's the beef? Fast-food franchisees pan NY wage hike

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:56

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a rally after the New York Wage Board endorsed a proposal to set a $15 minimum wage for workers at fast-food restaurants with 30 or more locations, Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in New York. The increase would be phased in over three years in New York City and over six years elsewhere. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to have it his way with New York's fast-food industry — and restaurant owners aren't loving it.


Man convicted in Seattle police slaying gets life in prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:52
SEATTLE (AP) — The man convicted of killing a Seattle police officer in 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.