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Defense: Officer acted reasonably in arrest of Freddie Gray

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 04:41

Officer Edward M. Nero one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, walks outside of the courthouse on a lunch break during the beginning of his trial, Thursday, May 12, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)BALTIMORE (AP) — An officer on trial for the arrest of Freddie Gray acted reasonably and responsibly and his interactions with the young black man were so brief that he shouldn't be blamed for any wrongdoing, according to defense attorneys who rested their case Wednesday.


Man held in couple's disappearance to return to Washington

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 04:41

FILE - These undated booking photos provided by the Snohomish County Sheriff Office shows Tony Reed, left and John Reed. Authorities say one of two brothers who were charged with murder in the presumed killing of a missing Washington state couple, Patrick Shunn and his wife, Monique Patenaude, has been taken into custody in San Diego. Snohomish County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Shari Ireton says 49-year-old Tony Clyde Reed crossed into the United States from Mexico and was arrested Monday, May 16, 2016, by U.S. Marshals in San Diego. (Snohomish County Sheriff Office via AP, File )EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man who turned himself in at the U.S.-Mexico border to face charges that he was involved in the disappearance and presumed killing of a Washington couple is expected to return to the state this week.


Fewer kids could receive free school meals under House bill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 04:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Wednesday weighed legislation that could lower the number of students receiving free and reduced-price meals at school.

Court blocks judge from ordering exotic animals back to farm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 04:26
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A county judge doesn't have jurisdiction to make the state return five tigers and five other exotic animals to a farm where they were seized two weeks ago, the state Supreme Court said Wednesday.

Feds: Teenager tweeted names, addresses of service members

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 04:23
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man already accused of trying to assist the Islamic State group was charged Wednesday after federal authorities said he tweeted out the names and addresses of military personnel with threats of violence.

Phillies tied for 1st place after win over Marlins

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 04:22

Phillies tied for 1st place after win over MarlinsThe Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 Wednesday afternoon to earn first place in the National League East.


Planned affordable housing to sell for $1.3 million each

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 04:16
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The four homes planned for an Aspen affordable housing complex will cost upward of $1.3 million each.

Yellowstone assessing damage to hot spring from video-makers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 04:14
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park rangers have not been able to contact or locate a group of Canadian men accused of walking onto a sensitive hot spring, and it's possible they have returned to Canada, a park official said Wednesday.

Bear causes ruckus in Southern California foothill suburb

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 04:08

This photo provided by the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department shows a black bear in a tree in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Wildlife authorities later tranquilized and captured the bear in Rancho Cucamonga at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains 40 miles east of Los Angeles. (Rancho Cucamonga Police Department via AP)RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife authorities have tranquilized a bear that rambled through a Southern California foothill suburb before taking refuge in a tree.


Say goodbye to Time Warner Cable: sale leads to name change

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 04:01

 sale leads to name changeNEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable is going away, and that means you might have a new cable company to hate. But you might find one you like better instead.


Man sought in fatal stabbing of 11-year-old Houston boy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:59

Christopher Martinez, 14, places flowers at a makeshift memorial Wednesday, May 18, 2016, for his classmate 11-year-old Josue Flores, who fatally stabbed while walking home from school the day before in Houston. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHOUSTON (AP) — Houston police searched Wednesday for a man they are calling a suspect in the fatal stabbing of an 11-year-old boy who was walking home from school.


August date set for ex-Assembly speaker to report to prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:58
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge says a former New York Assembly speaker sentenced to 12 years in prison in a public corruption case can wait until late August to report to prison.

Latest: Relatives say Houston boy had stayed late at school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:57

CORRECTS SPELLING OF GRANDMOTHER'S FIRST NAME TO ELISA INSTEAD OF LESA - Maria Cristina Sepulveda, right, comforts Elisa Mendes, the grandmother of 11-year-old Josue Flores, at a makeshift memorial for Flores, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, near where the youngster was fatally stabbed while walking home from school the day before in Houston. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the fatal stabbing of an 11-year-old Houston boy who was walking home from school (all times local):


Amtrak victims: Investigative findings hard to believe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:53

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2007, file photo, Amtrak assistant conductor Brandon Bostian stands outside a train at the Amtrak station in St. Louis. Bostian was the engineer during the fatal May 12, 2015, Amtrak passenger train derailment in Philadelphia. Victims of the derailment aren’t buying the findings of federal investigators that the train’s engineer likely lost his bearings because he was distracted by an incident with a nearby train. Through lawyers, they called the National Transportation Safety Board’s cause determination frustrating, disappointing and hard to believe, (Huy Richard Mach/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — Victims of last year's deadly Amtrak derailment aren't buying the findings of federal investigators that the train's engineer likely lost his bearings because he was distracted by an incident with a nearby train.


Suspect punched after 2-state car chase held without bail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:53

Richard Simone, center, confers with attorney Laurel A. Singer during his arraignment Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Worcester, Mass. Simone, charged with leading police on a 50-mile car chase from Massachusetts to New Hampshire that ended with officers punching him, was ordered held held without bail on a parole violation and $50,000 cash bail on the new charges. (Christine Peterson/Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP) MANDATORY CREDITWORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A man who was repeatedly punched by police after leading them on a 50-mile car chase from Massachusetts to New Hampshire had also run from officers several days earlier, a prosecutor said Wednesday.


Toyota suspends output at Texas truck plant due to storm damage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:51
Toyota Motor Corp temporarily halted production at its sprawling San Antonio pickup truck plant on Wednesday due to storm damage at the facility, which was hit by lashing rain and strong winds, a company spokesman said. The plant sustained some roof damage that allowed water to enter the plant, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Texas spokesman Mario Lozoya said.

Clifton Heights police search for missing teenager

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:51

Clifton Heights police search for missing teenagerPolice in Clifton Heights, Delaware County are asking for the public's help in locating a missing teenager.


Dry winter means more dust storm danger in Arizona, beyond

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:50

This Monday, May 16, 2016 photo, shows a dust storm on Interstate 10 near San Simon, Ariz. State officials say the owner of a farm that was cleared but not planted will face fines if the owner doesn't act to contain the soil, which is loose and easily picked up by winds. A dry winter means the Southwest is seeing a greater number of dust storms. (Arizona Department of Public Safety via AP)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — It's that time of year in the Southwest - and as far as Alaska - when dust storms take shape, raising health and safety risks as plumes of dirt take to the sky.


Moscow police standoff with bank robber who took hostages

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:49
MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Moscow are in a standoff with a man who took hostages at a bank during a robbery attempt.

Texas man pleads guilty to sexually abusing orphan boys in Malawi

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:41
A Texas man who managed an orphanage in Malawi pleaded guilty in a U.S. court on Wednesday to sexually abusing children in his care and giving some of them money to keep them quiet about the abuse, U.S. prosecutors said. Gerald Campbell, 66, of Odessa could face up to life in prison, according to papers filed in federal court in Texas. Campbell admitted to sexually abusing the children when he was managing the Victory Christian Children's Home orphanage in the southern African country between 1997 and 2009, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas said in a statement.