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Survivor's husband recounts story before gunfire erupted

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 22:46

A candle burns in front of a memorial for two slain journalists at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Va., on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The shopping center where the two were killed during a live television broadcast was reopening Friday for the first time since the shootings. The shopping center where two journalists were slain during a live interview is set to open for the first time since the attack. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The chamber of commerce official who was answering questions about her community on live TV when gunfire erupted said she never saw the gunman walk up to the group.


Police kill bystander when New York undercover gun buy goes bad

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 22:43
A police officer shooting at a fleeing suspect during an undercover gun buy that went wrong killed a 61-year-old bystander in the New York City suburb of Mount Vernon, police said on Saturday. Two suspects were taken into custody during the investigation into the sale of illegal guns, the New York Police Department said in a statement. The undercover officer in the Bronx on Friday met a suspect who said he had guns for sale and directed the officer to drive to Mount Vernon.

In reversal, abundant grain trains available for harvest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 22:34

In this Aug. 20, 2015 photo, elevator worker Brian Grahn inspects a rail car about to be loaded with spring wheat in Sterling, N.D. With fall harvest fast approaching, farmers are expecting to get the trains they need to move crops to market, a turnaround from the past two years when elevators across North Dakota _ and in some other farm states _ were overflowing and mountains of grain were piled on the ground awaiting rail cars. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)STERLING, N.D. (AP) — The grain elevator that towers over this small prairie town has been humming with workers loading crops onto rail cars destined for domestic and worldwide markets.


Search for missing 10-year-old boy from Juniata Park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:41

Search for missing 10-year-old boy from FeltonvillePolice need the public's help in finding a missing 10-year-old boy from Philadelphia's Juniata Park section.


Man shot and killed in lobby of Camden apartments

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:24

Man shot and killed in lobby of Camden apartmentsPolice say a man is dead after a shooting in the lobby of a high-rise apartment complex in Camden, New Jersey.


Bicyclist struck by suspected drunk driver in Logan Square

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:03

Bicyclist struck by suspected drunk driver in Logan SquarePolice have taken a female suspected of drunk driving into custody after hitting a bicyclist riding along the Ben Franklin Parkway.


Funeral for slain Missouri teen as family questions police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 20:09

The parents of Mansur Ball-Bey stand with their niece on the steps where Mansur was shot in St. LouisThe funeral for Mansur Ball-Bey comes 10 days after he was fatally shot in the back by a plainclothes police officer outside a home where police were serving a search warrant. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said two officers fired at Ball-Bey after he and another African-American ran out of the back of a home being searched and Ball-Bey pointed a gun at them. Dotson said Ball-Bey was struck by one of the bullets and then ran from the backyard to the front of the house.


2nd round of Jane Byrne Interchange weekend closures in effect

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 20:09

2nd round of Jane Byrne Interchange weekend closures in effectCity and state transportation officials are warning motorists to prepare for another weekend of road closures and heavy traffic in Chicago.


Oswego police-involved shooting injures man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 20:06

Oswego police-involved shooting injures manA man was injured during a police-involved shooting in suburban Oswego, police said.


Police arrest foreigner in Bangkok shrine bombing case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 19:41

Police arrest foreigner in Bangkok shrine bombing caseThai authorities raided an apartment in suburban Bangkok and arrested a foreigner Saturday with a fake Turkish passport and bomb-making materials, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago.


Shots fired on Kennedy Expressway ramp in Bucktown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 19:39

Shots fired on Kennedy Expressway ramp in BucktownPolice are investigating a shooting that occurred along an off ramp from the Kennedy Expressway overnight in the city's Bucktown neighborhood.


AccuWeather: Heading into a Heat Wave

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 18:41

 Another Heat WaveMeteorologist Chris Sowers says temperatures and humidity levels climb over the weekend.


Obama heads north to Alaska, where drilling decision looms large

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 18:03

U.S. President Obama delivers a speech at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, LouisianaBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Saturday defended his decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean under what he said were rigorous standards, fending off criticism by environmental groups. The trip is part of a broad campaign to seal an international deal later this year to curb carbon emissions, something the White House hopes will cap Obama's legacy on climate during his time in office. While Obama pushes the world to wean itself from fossil fuels, his administration gave Shell the green light earlier this month to drill in the oil-rich Chukchi Sea.


After TV slaying, reporter's dad finds voice on gun control

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 14:59

Andy and Barbara Parker, of Collinsville, Va. mourn the loss of their daughter, Alison Parker, a journalist for WDBJ, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in Roanoke, Va. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed by a former colleague during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta, Va. (Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT; CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT MBICOLLINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Andy Parker's resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. In his first interviews after the tragedy, he briefly mentioned the issue as he eulogized Alison. By Friday, he was pledging a full-scale fight for tougher gun laws on national TV.


Hurricane Ignacio rolls across Pacific toward Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 14:52
By Suzanne Roig HONOLULU (Reuters) - Hurricane Ignacio was churning across the Pacific on Friday on a path that could take it past Hawaii in coming days, with a second, more powerful storm trailing in its wake, the National Hurricane Center said. Maui and the island of Hawaii could feel the effects of Hurricane Ignacio as early as Monday or Tuesday, according to current predictions, said Tom Bichard, Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecaster. "...But a lot can change between now and then." Hawaii officials urged residents to prepare in the event the storm hits the island early next week.

Officials urge residents to stay prepared tropical storm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 14:50

45 AM EDT shows a poorly organized Tropical Storm Erika located just to the Southwest of Puerto Rico. Erika currently has winds of 50 miles an hour and is producing heavy rainfall over Hispaniola and the surrounding islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Erika will continue moving to the west-northwest over Hispaniola. Fair weather can be expected across the rest of the Caribbean with only typical summertime showers and thunderstorms. (Weather Underground via AP)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika may be getting weaker, but Florida officials still want residents to be prepared.


Police: Construction crooner found dead in apparent suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 12:18

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2011 file photo provided by Jan Nebozenko, iron worker Gary Russo stands at the microphone during a short break from helping to build the Second Avenue Subway in New York. The karaoke-loving ironworker who briefly became a New York sensation for his serenades from a subway construction site has been found dead, two months after he disappeared from his Queens neighborhood, police said Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (Jan Nebozenko via AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A karaoke-loving ironworker who briefly became a New York sensation for his serenades from a subway construction site has been found dead in an apparent suicide, a month after he disappeared from his Queens neighborhood, police said Friday.


Kentucky clerk seeks Supreme Court help to deny gay marriage licenses

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 12:14
A Kentucky county clerk petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday for an emergency order allowing her to continue to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a move coming two days after a federal appeals court rejected her request. In a related move, a federal judge refused to extend a stay of his own ruling requiring the clerk to furnish marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples while she appealed on the grounds that her religious faith overrides her duties as a public servant. U.S. District Judge David Bunning said earlier in August that Kim Davis had to live up to her responsibilities as the Rowland County clerk despite her religious convictions, and he issued a preliminary injunction requiring her to issue marriage licenses.

Parents killed, kids injured in possible drag racing crash in Robbins

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 11:55

Parents killed, kids injured in possible drag racing crash in RobbinsPolice said drag racing was involved in a crash that killed two people and injured several children in Robbins.


New Mexico's prosecutor charges state official with embezzlement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 11:45
New Mexico's Democratic attorney general filed a 64-count criminal case against Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran on Friday, accusing her of embezzlement, money-laundering, campaign finance violations and other offenses, his office said. A spokesman for Attorney General Hector Balderas said in a statement his office would provide evidence to support the allegations through a preliminary hearing. Spokesman James Hallinan declined to release further information on Friday.