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Prison guard stabbed multiple times in Holmesburg

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:25

Prison guard stabbed multiple times in HolmesburgOfficials say a guard was stabbed multiple times inside the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia's Holmesburg section.


Video rekindles debate about police treatment of blacks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:23

In this July 10, 2015, frame from dashcam video provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, trooper Brian Encinia reaches into the car to arrest Sandra Bland after she became combative during a routine traffic stop in Waller County, Texas. Bland was taken to the Waller County Jail that day and was found dead in her cell on July 13. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Sandra Bland refused to put out her cigarette, the police officer opened her car door and tried dragging her out of the vehicle. She asked at least four times why she was being arrested and got no answer. When she told him she had epilepsy, he shouted, "Good!"


Police investigate cross-burnings outside Texas church

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:17
One of the crosses, about two-feet tall, was set ablaze outside the Smyrna Seventh Day Adventist Church in east El Paso on Saturday night, and the second on Monday night, pastor Allen Brewer said by telephone. "I know of no reason why anyone would do this.

Flight makes emergency landing after passengers feel ill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:16

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) — A flight from Denver to Los Angeles was diverted to Grand Junction on Wednesday after a number of passengers reported feeling ill.


Q&A: Sentencing starts for Colorado theater shooter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:13

While her 6-year-old grandson, Ace, waits by her side, Kathi Darciprette, back, writes a message on the heart hanging from a cross erected for Aurora, Colo., theatre massacre victim Micayla Medek as it stands in a row of crosses put up to mark the day of the third anniversary of the massacre at the nearby theater, Monday, July 20, 2015, in Aurora, Colo. Medek was a friend of the woman's daughter. James Holmes, who had been working toward his Ph.D. in neuroscience, could get the death penalty for the massacre that left 12 people dead and dozens of others wounded early Friday, July 20, 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes' sentencing began Wednesday after jurors convicted him last week of first-degree murder, attempted murder and other charges in his July 20, 2012, attack that killed 12 people and injured 70. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty; the jury's other option is life without parole.


Consumer study names Wawa top convenience store

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:10

Consumer study names Wawa top convenience storeA new survey ranked Wawa as the number one convenience store for customers.


Police: Man breaks into New Jersey home, camps out for 3 days, charges 4 phones

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:00

 Man breaks into New Jersey home, camps out for 3 days, charges 4 phonesAuthorities say the suspect, Jason Hubbard, broke into a home on Ellenel Boulevard in Spotswood and camped out under the bed in a spare room for three days.


House approves bill to tweak coal ash standards

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday approved a bill granting states authority to regulate waste generated from coal burned for electricity.

The Latest: Colorado shooting jurors to review Holmes video

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:56

While her 6-year-old grandson, Ace, stays by her side, Kathi Darciprette, right, hangs a marker back on the cross for Micayla Medek, one of the victims of the massacre in a nearby movie theatre, after writing a message on a heart handing from the cross as mourners mark the day of the third anniversary of the shooting spree Monday, July 20, 2015, in Aurora, Colo. James Holmes, who had been working toward his Ph.D. in neuroscience, could get the death penalty for the massacre that left 12 people dead and dozens of others wounded early Friday, July 20, 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):


Two killed when their small plane crashes after Wyoming candy drop

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:56
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office identified the two men who died in the crash on Tuesday evening as Bard Lefevre, 22, and Chad Burton, 64. The aircraft was dropping candy from the sky at an event in the Auburn area before the accident, the statement said. A dispatcher with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said it was a church event but gave no further details.

Former employees of Florida high school accused of sex with students

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:52
Authorities in Jacksonville, Florida, said on Wednesday they are investigating allegations that three male employees of a local high school were having sex separately with three different female students. Jacksonville police are investigating a former dean of students, a former math teacher and a former part-time football coach at Westside High School over the allegations, according to reports by Duval County Public Schools.

Authorities find human remains found in car after 43 years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:49
LENOIR, N.C. (AP) — Investigators following up on leads going back 43 years have found human remains in a 1968 Pontiac recovered from a lake in North Carolina.

Smoke from New Jersey warehouse fire visible from space

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:49

Firefighters battle a multiple-alarm fire at a large warehouse in North Brunswick, N.J., Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The fire in central New Jersey that was fueled by plastics, autos and household goods sent plumes of black smoke into the air that were visible from space. (Mark R. Sullivan/Home News Tribune via AP)NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A large warehouse fire fueled by plastics, autos and household goods sent plumes of black smoke into the air Wednesday that were visible from space.


Arizona officer who crashed into suspect is cleared of wrongdoing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:49
An Arizona police officer has been cleared of wrongdoing after he crashed his cruiser into an armed suspect in an incident that was captured by dashcam video and went viral online. A six-member police review board found that Officer Michael Rapiejko's actions during the arrest in February were "appropriate, reasonable and timely" under the circumstances, a Marana Police Department report said on Wednesday. Footage of the incident recorded by a camera on another officer's vehicle showed the 36-year-old suspect, Mario Miranda Valencia, apparently shooting a rifle in the air while walking down a street in the town of Marana, about 25 miles northwest of Tucson.

Patience sought as fatal shooting of black teen is probed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:42
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Departing from their routine protocol, state investigators in Tennessee said Wednesday they will publicly release details they discover as they investigate the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer.

Shell gets permits for limited oil drilling in Arctic waters

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:34

FILE - In this April 17, 2015 file photo, with the Olympic Mountains in the background, a small boat crosses in front of an oil drilling rig as it arrives in Port Angeles, Wash., aboard a transport ship after traveling across the Pacific. The Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast. The two permits issued Wednesday, July 22, 2015, clear the way for drilling in Chukchi Sea, but with conditions. (Daniella Beccaria/seattlepi.com via AP, File) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast.


USDA: Bird flu vaccine works on chickens; testing on turkeys

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:32
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing on Wednesday.

First use of 'bionic eye' for macular degeneration

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:31

First use of 'bionic eye' for macular degenerationBritish man who'd lost central vision now "sees" electronically


California panel proposes guidelines for legalizing marijuana

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:29

A jar of medical marijuana is displayed at the medical marijuana farmers market in Los AngelesCalifornia should set clear guidelines for legalizing marijuana to stop the pot trade being dominated by powerful interests similar to Big Tobacco, a report from a panel overseen by the state's lieutenant governor said on Wednesday. California voters blazed a new trail in 1996 when they approved a ballot measure that made the most populous U.S. state the first to allow medical marijuana.


Mom's boyfriend charged with murder in birthday cake beating

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:27
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A grand jury on Wednesday added murder to the charges facing a man accused of fatally beating a 9-year-old boy over a missing piece of birthday cake.