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Telescope backers to resume construction on Hawaii Island

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 08:17

File- This 2011 file artist rendering provided by Thirty Meter Telescope, shows the Thirty Meter Telescope. The construction of a $1.4 billion telescope on land considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians will resume Wednesday, June 24, 2015, according to the nonprofit company behind the project. (AP Photo/Thirty Meter Telescope, File)The construction of a $1.4 billion telescope on land considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians will resume Wednesday, according to the nonprofit company behind the project.


Health insurer Cigna rejects Anthem takeover bid

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 07:29
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Health insurer Cigna Corp. has rejected a $47 billion offer to be acquired by its larger rival, Anthem Inc., saying the terms of the bid are inadequate and "woefully skewed in favor of Anthem shareholders."

New Orleans police officer killed while transporting suspect to jail

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 07:28

New Orleans police officer killed while transporting suspect to jailA veteran New Orleans police officer was shot and killed early Saturday while transporting a suspect to the city jail, authorities said. The suspect escaped and was being sought by law enforcement officers.


Manhunt for escaped killers shifts after possible sighting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 07:22

FILE - At left, in a May 21, 2015, file photo released by the New York State Police is David Sweat. At right, in a May 20, 2015, file photo released by the New York State Police is Richard Matt. New York State Police are investigating a possible sighting of the two convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York prison two weeks ago. In a news release posted late Friday, June 19, 2015, State Police say two men fitting the description of inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt were seen a week ago in Steuben County, New York, over 300 miles southwest of the prison in Dannemora. (New York State Police via AP, File)FRIENDSHIP, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators tracking two murder convicts who escaped from a northern New York prison scoured a rural area near the Pennsylvania border Sunday, saying an unconfirmed but credible report of a sighting had shifted the search across the state.


Hunt for escaped convicts heats up near New York-Pennsylvania line

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 07:12

New York State Police engage in a manhunt for two prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat in Friendship New YorkHundreds of law enforcement officers stepped up their hunt in western New York state for two convicted murderers who escaped from an upstate prison more than two weeks ago, as another possible sighting of the men was reported in a new search area. The manhunt centered on the town of Friendship, located about 280 miles (450 km) southwest of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, near the Canadian border, where the escaped convicts were serving life sentences for murder. The search in Friendship was winding down by Sunday night, but increased patrols will stay in the area, New York State Police spokesman Beau Duffy told Reuters.


New Orleans police arrest suspect in killing of officer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 07:07

New Orleans police arrest suspect in killing of officerPolice in New Orleans say they have arrested a suspect they believe managed to slip into the front seat of a police vehicle while handcuffed and shoot the police officer who was transporting him to jail.


1 of 3 officers in Washington farmworker's shooting resigns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 07:07
PASCO, Washington (AP) — One of the three Pasco police officers who shot and killed an immigrant farmworker in a busy intersection earlier this year has resigned from the department.

Electronic dance music festival attendee in Las Vegas dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 07:03
Authorities say it will take a month or two to determine the cause of death of an attendee at an electronic dance music festival in Las Vegas.

1st service held at Charleston church since 9 slayings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 06:45

1st service held at Charleston church since 9 slayingsMembers of a historic black church worshipped at their sanctuary Sunday for the first time since a gunman opened fire at a Bible study, killing nine people, and uniformed police officers stood among the congregation as a measure of added security.


5,000 take part in 13th annual Gary Papa Run

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 06:34

5,000 take part in 13th annual Gary Papa RunThousands of runners and walkers came out this Father's Day for the 13th annual Gary Papa Run - to raise awareness and funding in the fight against prostate cancer.


3 die in crash of 2 pickups; victims ejected from truck bed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 06:28
Three Hawaii men riding in the bed of a pickup were killed Saturday night when the truck was struck broadside as it made a left turn from a highway into the entrance of a drag-racing venue.

Authorities Investigating Dylann Roof's Purported Manifesto

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 06:27
Authorities are working to confirm the site's legitimacy, sources say.

Train slams into car in Delaware County, 90-year-old driver injured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 06:24

Train slams into car in Delaware County, 90-year-old driver injuredA 90-year-old man suffered serious injuries after his car was struck by a SEPTA train in Nether Providence Township, Delaware County.


College to return barrack to site of WWII internment camp

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 06:18
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — One of the original barracks at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in northern Wyoming will be returned to the former World War II internment camp this summer.

Few clues in Detroit party shooting that killed 1, hurt 11

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 06:03

Detroit Police Chief James Craig, middle, talks on a phone Sunday, June 21, 2015, at the scene of a block party where three men exchanged gunfire on Saturday in Detroit. At least one person is dead and several wounded. (AP Photo/David N. Goodman)DETROIT (AP) — A wall of silence surrounds a shootout at a block party in Detroit that left a 19-year-old gunman dead and 11 other people wounded, police Chief James Craig said Sunday from the site where about 300 people had barbecued and celebrated hours earlier.


Mourning shooting victims, Charleston anguishes over 'freshness of death'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 04:55

Police stand outside of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during service in CharlestonBy Edward McAllister, Luciana Lopez and Alana Wise CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Hundreds of people packed a sweltering Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston for an emotional memorial service on Sunday just days after a gunman, identified by authorities as a 21-year-old white man, shot dead nine black church members. "We are reminded this morning about the freshness of death that comes like a thief in the night," the Reverend Norvel Goff told a mostly black congregation that swelled to about 400 people for a service remembering those killed on Wednesday in the latest U.S. mass shooting. Armed police searched bags at the door of the church, home to the oldest African-American congregation in the southern United States, and officers stood at intervals inside the church along the side of the nave and in the gallery.


California coach arrested on child pornography charges

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 04:52
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Southern California high school track and field coach was arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography after authorities got a tip about an iPad he left in a returned rental vehicle.

Train crash shuts down service on SEPTA's Media/Elwyn Regional Rail

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 04:40

Train crash shuts down service on SEPTA's Media/Elwyn Regional RailService on SEPTA's Media/Elwyn Regional Rail line has been suspended after a car was hit by a train in Delaware County.


Shooting victims included librarian and recent college grad

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 04:35

This undated photo provided by Southern Wesleyan University shows DePayne Doctor. Doctor was killed by a white gunman who opened fire during a prayer meeting inside The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., Wednesday, June 17, 2015. She was an enrollment counselor at Southern Wesleyan University's Charleston Campus, according to a friend. (Leigh Thomson/Southern Wesleyan University via AP)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — One was a longtime librarian looking forward to retirement. Another had recently graduated from college with a business degree. At least two died in the church that they had attended for decades.


Cops: 10 at Philly cookout hit by birdshot from shotgun

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 04:33
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police said 10 people were injured, including a toddler, at a Philadelphia cookout when they were hit by birdshot from a shotgun, and two men are being sought.