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Videotaped arrest of suspect in Chester sparks investigation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 06:17

Videotaped arrest of suspect in Chester sparks investigationThe videotaped arrest of a man in Chester is sparking controversy but the Delaware County District Attorney says an initial investigation does not reveal that police did anything wrong.


Website linked to Tennessee shooting denies it sells guns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 06:13

U.S. flag flies alongside a sign in honor of the four Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee"We'd like to make it clear that Armslist does not sell guns," Jonathan Gibbon, owner of the website, said in the video. The statement appeared on the website a day after the FBI said it knew where the suspect, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, obtained his guns but would withhold the information for now. Two friends of Abdulazeez told Reuters on Saturday that he had purchased three guns on armslist.com after returning from a 2014 trip to Jordan.


VA secretary optimistic Congress will plug VA's budget gap

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 06:10
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says he's optimistic Congress will act soon to address a looming budget crisis that could force the shutdown of some VA hospitals.

Pennsylvania professor's social media comments condemned as offensive

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 06:06
Kaukab Siddique, a literature professor at Lincoln University, made derogatory comments toward women regarding rape in a Facebook post earlier this month. "We strongly condemn Professor Kaukab Siddique's reported remarks targeting the LGBT community, the Jewish community, and women," said Nancy Baron-Baer, ADL regional director, in a statement.

Ex-Los Angeles police detective arrested over 5 bank robberies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 06:04
A retired Los Angeles Police Department detective has been arrested in a string of bank robberies attributed to the so-called "Snowbird Bandit" after several of his family members tipped off authorities, police said on Thursday. Randolph Bruce Adair, 70, was taken into custody in a parking lot near his home in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, on Wednesday on suspicion of bank robbery and an outstanding warrant, an Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman said. Adair was booked into the Orange County Jail in lieu of $205,000 bail pending an initial court appearance later on Thursday and was expected to face federal charges in the coming days.

Colorado woman pleads not guilty to cutting out stranger's fetus

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 06:03
A Colorado woman pleaded not guilty on Thursday to stabbing a pregnant stranger and cutting out her fetus after allegedly luring the victim to her home with an online ad for baby clothes, authorities said. Dynel Catrece Lane, 34, appeared in Boulder County court charged with attempted first-degree murder, felony assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy in connection with the attack in March. Michelle Wilkins, who was seven-months pregnant, survived the assault in the town of Longmont, 30 miles north of Denver, but her unborn baby girl died.

Exercise good for brain, even for those with Alzheimer's

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 06:02

This photo provided by the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows Michael Gendy of King, N.C. Gendy continues to exercise after participating in a Wake Forest School of Medicine study that found aerobic activity may lower a risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s. (Cagney Gentry/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory starts to slide— and even improve life for people with Alzheimer's.


Connecticut teen of gun-firing drone video charged for assaulting police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 06:02
A Connecticut teenager who drew national attention this week for a viral Internet video showing a drone he had modified to fire a handgun was charged on Thursday with assaulting police officers in an unrelated incident. Austin Haughwout, 18, was charged with refusing to obey police orders on Wednesday when he was summoned to the Clinton police station in connection with an incident that occurred Sunday night, when he drove away from officers trying to question him in a library parking lot, according to police and court officials. When police attempted to arrest Haughwout on charges of interfering with an officer and failure to obey an officer's signal, he became violent and attempted to flee the police station, the Clinton Police Department said in a statement.

'Unprecedented' life sentence recommended for peanut executive in federal food-poisoning case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 05:53
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — 'Unprecedented' life sentence recommended for peanut executive in federal food-poisoning case .

Expanded memorial for 9/11 crash in Pennsylvania to open

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 05:47
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The National Park Service says a new visitor center at the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania will open Sept. 10.

Police: Prisoners clashed on cabin stay before splitting up

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 05:43
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two killers on the run from a northern New York prison for three weeks disagreed over whether to hole up in a hunting cabin — one worried about being captured while the other suggested they could kill or take hostage anyone who checked on the remote camp, state police said.

Fmr. PTO president in Abington accused of stealing $19,000

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 05:36

Fmr. PTO president in Abington accused of stealing $19,000Officials in Abington Township have arrested and charged a former PTO president with stealing more than $19,000 from the organization.


Videotaped arrest of man in Chester sparks investigation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 05:30

Videotaped arrest of suspect in Chester sparks investigationThe videotaped arrest of a man in Chester is sparking controversy but the Delaware County District Attorney says an initial investigation does not reveal that police did anything wrong.


Mitsubishi mum on report it will end U.S. car production

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

Vehicles are reflected in the logo of a Mitsubishi at a showroom in MoscowMitsubishi Motors Corp, faced with declining U.S. demand and an expiring union contract at its only plant in North America, declined to comment Thursday on a report that it planned to end auto production in this country. Japan's Nikkei news service said the plan to cease production at Mitsubishi's plant in Normal, Illinois, is part of a strategic shift to the growing Asian market. The company has "no statement," said a spokesperson for Mitsubishi Motors North America.


Exclusive: Military school knew of doctor's macabre ways for decades

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 05:03

Medical students prepare to testify before the Virginia Board of Medicine regarding the medical practices of Dr. John Henry Hagmann in Richmond VirginiaBy John Shiffman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The president of the U.S. military’s medical college said he took swift action after learning in 2013 that John Henry Hagmann, a former Army doctor teaching there, was injecting students with hypnotic drugs, inducing shock by withdrawing their blood, and performing rectal exams in class. Hagmann was escorted off the Uniformed Services University campus in Maryland, and the college quickly offered students blood tests to determine if they had been exposed to any diseases, school President Charles Rice said. The college also launched an internal investigation into Hagmann’s conduct, and it forwarded information to law enforcement authorities and the Virginia Board of Medicine, which revoked Hagmann’s license last month.


Deputies: Retired Los Angeles detective is 'Snowbird Bandit'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 05:00
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in California say a retired Los Angeles Police Department detective is the so-called Snowbird Bandit who's responsible for a string of Orange County bank robberies.

Kentucky fair, parks take stand against Confederate flag

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 04:54
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's state fair board and its parks department took stands Thursday to block the sale of Confederate battle flag merchandise, actions praised by a civil rights leader but condemned by a rebel flag supporter who called it "viewpoint discrimination."

United: No problem found after Colorado emergency landing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 04:51

In this Wednesday, July 22, 2015, photo provided by the Grand Junction Fire Department, passengers are evacuated from United Airlines Flight 447 at the Grand Junction Regional Airport in Grand Junction, Colo. United Airlines spokeswoman Jennifer Dohm said the crew of the Airbus A320 deployed oxygen masks and decided to land after some passengers reported feeling ill. There were reports of smoke in the cockpit and cabin, but Grand Junction Fire Department spokesman Shawn Montgomery said firefighters saw no smoke when they entered the plane. All of the passengers were able to walk off the plane, and one person was taken to the hospital for evaluation. (Shawn Montgomery, Grand Junction Fire Department via AP)GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — United Airlines says no mechanical or technical problems were found after a plane headed to Los Angeles from Denver made an emergency landing in Grand Junction, Colorado, on Wednesday.


UN envoy: Extremism threatens both Israelis, Palestinians

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 04:50
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Mideast envoy has warned that "the rise of violent extremism and terrorism" in the Mideast poses as much a danger to Palestinian statehood aspirations as to Israel's security

Woman's body found in Wilmington, Del. playground

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 04:49

Woman's body found in Wilmington, Del. playgroundWilmington police are investigating the discovery of a body in Canby Park.