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911 tapes show drivers worried before CHP beating

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:35

FILE - In this July 1, 2014 image made from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer straddles a woman while punching her in the head on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway. Attorneys for Marlene Pinnock, the woman who was seen on video being punched by a CHP officer, will hold a news conference Thursday, July 17, 2014 with updates on the case. CHP seized her medical records and clothing from the July 1 incident earlier this week. Pinnock's attorneys have said they're planning to file suit. (AP Photo/David Diaz,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drivers who called 911 minutes before a woman was videotaped being pummeled by a California Highway Patrol officer worriedly described her wandering barefoot along the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway.


US official: Surface to air missile brought down Malaysia plane

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:35

 Surface to air missile brought down Malaysia planeA US official says the US believes that a surface to air missile brought down the Malaysian Airlines jet, ABC News reports.


Car submerged in New Jersey park lake; driver dead

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:34

A man watches as a tow truck takes away a dump truck damaged after a collision with a car that sent both vehicles into a lake, submerging the car and killing its driver Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Lawrence, N.J. Lawrence police Sgt. Joe Amodio says the truck rammed the car near a traffic light Thursday afternoon and the vehicles wound up in Colonial Lake, with the truck on top of the submerged car. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — A dump truck rammed into a car at a traffic light on Thursday, sending them both into a nearby lake, submerging the car and killing its driver, police said. The dump truck's driver was injured.


For Malaysia Airlines, disaster strikes twice

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:34

A woman reacts to news regarding a Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Friday, July 18, 2014. Malaysia Airlines said it lost contact with Flight 17 over Ukrainian airspace Thursday. It was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Two Boeing 777s. Two incredibly rare aviation disasters. And one airline.


Prosecutor: Bank robbers intended to take hostages

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:31

This Wednesday July 16, 2014 image provided by the Stockton Police Department shows a condolence letter written for Misty Holt-Singh, who was married with children, one of the victims of a bank robbery Wednesday July 16, 2014 in Stockton, Calif. Three bank robbers took three women hostage as they made a getaway and waged a high-speed gunbattle with police that left three people dead and cars and homes riddled with bullets, authorities said. (AP Photo/Stockton Police Department)Prosecutors say the three men who robbed a California bank and took three hostages before engaging in a gun battle with police intended to take hostages.


California bank to pay $4 million to Democratic politicians defrauded by campaign treasurer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:21
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California bank to pay $4 million to Democratic politicians defrauded by campaign treasurer.

Fast-growing Washington wildfire burns 2 homes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:17

CORRECTS BYLINE TO JOSHUA BESSEX - A large cloud rises over wildfires in Eastern Washington as seen from University District at sunset on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. Worsening wildfire activity has prompted the governor's offices in both Washington and Oregon to declare a state of emergency, a move that enables state officials to call up the National Guard. In Washington, that declaration covers 30 eastern Washington counties. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Bessex)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A fast-growing cluster of wildfires scorching north-central Washington state's scenic Methow Valley burned at least two homes Thursday, authorities said.


Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:11

Fire engines arrive at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, as the sun sets Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft.


Lawyer: Terror-case client is 'terminally ill'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:02
NEW YORK (AP) — The government is rushing to bring to trial a terminally ill Libyan man charged with a role in orchestrating al-Qaida's 1998 deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, his lawyer told a judge Thursday.

Police: Human head found on Long Island

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:01
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Police are investigating what appears to be a human head found in a Long Island town where two severed arms were discovered about a week ago.

Body found in area of Northern California wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:57
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California fire officials say a body has been found in the area charred by a Northern California wildfire that has been burning since Friday.

Hate crime investigation grows in Mississippi

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:56

Deryl Paul Dedmon, the driver of the pickup truck, pleaded guilty to state charges involving James Craig Anderson's death and was sentenced to two life terms. Photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Joe Ellis)A three-year federal investigation into groups of suburban white teens crossing into Mississippi's capital city to attack blacks has grown to 10 indictments and six convictions.


Wake held for slain New Jersey police officer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:52

A makeshift memorial is seen for Jersey City Police officer Melvin Santiago, who was killed while on duty at the West District precinct, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Officer Santiago was shot in the head while still in his police vehicle as he and his partner responded to an armed robbery call at about 4.a.m., on Sunday, July 13. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Mourners paid their respects Thursday to a rookie police officer who had requested an assignment in one of the toughest districts in New Jersey's second largest city and was killed in an ambush over the weekend.


Louisiana man pleads guilty in 1985 pet cemetery slaying

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:50

St. Bernard Sheriff's Office photo of Brandon NodierBy Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A Louisiana man who had long been a suspect in the brutal 1985 slaying of woman at a secluded pet cemetery where he worked as a groundskeeper pleaded guilty on Friday to manslaughter in her death, authorities said. Brandon Nodier, 60, agreed to a 10-year sentence as part of a plea agreement in the death of Dorothy Thompson, who was strangled in rural St. Bernard Parish, southeast of New Orleans, before her chained body was dumped in the Mississippi River, St. Bernard Sheriff's Office Colonel John Doran said. "Ten years is better than none." Thompson, who was 61 at the time of her death, had been the owner of the pet cemetery.


AP Interview: Ukraine blames Russia for crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:47
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine's U.N. ambassador said Thursday that the Malaysian airliner would not have crashed if Russia hadn't given pro-Russian separatists a sophisticated missile system that can hit planes.

Car submerged in New Jersey lake; driver dead

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:41
LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — An accident involving a dump truck and a car has sent both vehicles into a southern New Jersey lake, submerging the car and killing its driver.

Google's 2Q revenue gains eclipse earnings miss

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:38

In this June 5, 2014 photo, a man rides a bike through the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. Google reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's earnings rose modestly in the second quarter as the Internet company's expensive ambitions devoured most of a surprisingly strong gain in revenue.


Washington state says marijuana brownies OK, but no lollipops

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:37

Cookies shaped like marijuana leafs are pictured at the Cannabis Carnivalus 4/20 event in SeattleBy Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Marijuana stores in Washington state can sell marijuana in cookies, brownies and other approved baked goods but cannot put the drug in candies, lollipops or food items that might appeal to children, according to newly released rules. Washington became the second U.S. state to allow recreational sales of marijuana to adults on July 8 when its first retail stores opened under a heavily regulated and taxed system approved by voters in 2012. The state's Liquor Control Board, which regulates the fledgling sector, published the guidelines on Wednesday for the packaging and labeling of marijuana edibles. It prohibited any products, labels or packaging designed to be especially appealing to children, including lollipops and suckers, gummy candy and jelly beans.


Longtime Apple director steps down from board

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:34
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the most trusted advisers to late Apple CEO Steve Jobs is retiring from the iPhone maker's board of directors.

NJ officer struck and killed by truck, driver arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:30

NJ officer struck and killed by truck, driver arrestedA police officer in New Jersey was killed early Thursday morning in a traffic wreck while on duty, and the driver of the tractor-trailer that hit him has been charged.