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Obama visits prison to call for a fairer justice system

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 05:04

CORRECTS LAST NAME OF WADE TO CHRISTENSEN FROM FALLIN - Wade Christensen, left, looks on as Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., center, shakes hands with President Barack Obama after he arrived at Tinker Air Force Base, Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Obama is traveling in Oklahoma to visit El Reno Federal Correctional Institution. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — Peering from the back seat of his armored black limousine, President Barack Obama rode into a razor wire-surrounded federal prison Thursday and said he met young inmates "who made mistakes that aren't that different than the mistakes I made."


12 flights report being lit by lasers over New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 05:03

12 flights report being lit by lasers over New JerseyThe Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after 11 commercial flights and one military flight reported they were illuminated by lasers while flying over New Jersey.


More investigations target Planned Parenthood policies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 05:01
The governors of Georgia and Indiana and Ohio's attorney general on Thursday ordered investigations of Planned Parenthood facilities in their states to determine if organs from aborted fetuses were being sold.

1-month-old baby has 20 fractures, parents arrested in Conn.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 05:01

1-month-old baby has 20 fractures, parents arrested in Conn.21-year-old Nikolas Radaskie and 18-year-old Kali Sastrum of Waterbury, Conn. were both charged with risk of injury to a minor.


Pilot who landed plane on NJ highway talks about ordeal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 05:00

Pilot who landed plane on NJ highway talks about ordealWe are now hearing from the pilot of a small plane who made an emergency landing on a South Jersey highway.


More severed body parts found near Connecticut train station

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:59
Police in Connecticut said on Thursday they found two severed human arms near a New Haven train station late on Wednesday, hours after a pair of severed legs were discovered near the same location. The case has led police to start a nationwide review of missing persons cases to identify potential victims. "We don't know yet if the dismembered arms and legs are from the same person," said Officer David Hartman, spokesman for the New Haven Police.

Driver narrowly misses hitting 6 patrons at Bethlehem bar

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:53

Driver narrowly misses hitting 6 patrons at Bethlehem barNew surveillance video was released showing the moment an out-of-control car nearly crashed into several people outside of a Bethlehem bar.


Man charged in ambush shooting of St. Louis police officer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:48

St. Louis police investigate the scene of a shooting where a gunman opened fire on a uniformed St. Louis police sergeant on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in St. Louis. Police Chief Sam Dotson said the officer sustained a torso injury not considered life-threatening during the hail of gunfire on his private vehicle. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDITST. LOUIS (AP) — A 23-year-old man who St. Louis police say ambushed and opened fire on a uniformed sergeant was arrested Thursday and charged with four felonies in a shooting that the police chief has decried as an attempted assassination.


Police: 2 arms found near severed legs site in Connecticut

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:45
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say there was a second arm in a bag found near where two severed legs were discovered earlier this week.

Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:44

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015 file photo, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington. The nation’s main education law, long overdue for an overhaul, is headed for a major revision in the Senate. Lawmakers plan to vote July 16 on a bipartisan bill to rewrite the Bush-era No Child Left Behind Act, a day after voting 86-12 to limit additional debate on further changes to the bill and move forward to a vote on final passage. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a decade after No Child Left Behind established a stronger federal role in public education, the Senate on Thursday approved a rewrite of the much-criticized education law that would return much of that power to the states.


U.S. hikes security at federal facilities after Tennessee shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are increasing security at federal facilities "out of an abundance of caution" after a shooting on Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that killed four Marines, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said. The Department of Homeland Security is closely monitoring the shooting and supporting the FBI investigation, Johnson said in a statement. He cautioned "there are many unconfirmed and possibly false reports about events." (Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Los Angeles airport votes for Uber, Lyft passenger pickups

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:40

Uber driver Karim Amrani sits in his car parked near the San Francisco International Airport parking area in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. In the three months ended in June, Uber overtook taxis as the most expensed form of ground transportation, according to expense management system provider Certify. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles has moved toward becoming the biggest city in the U.S. to allow ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers at the airport.


2 convicted in shooting death of toddler in his stroller

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:31
NEW YORK (AP) — Two men charged in the shooting death of a toddler being pushed along a street in a stroller were convicted on Thursday.

US official: 4 Marines, gunman dead in Tennessee shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:15

 4 Marines, gunman dead in Tennessee shootingA gunman unleashed a barrage of gunfire at two military facilities Thursday in Tennessee, killing at least four Marines and wounding a soldier and a police officer, officials said. The suspect also was killed.


Judge keeps exhibit sealed in Las Vegas Sands case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:01
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge on Thursday denied an attempt to unseal a private investigator's report in a wrongful termination case against casino company Las Vegas Sands Corp., Sands China Ltd. and the companies' chairman Sheldon Adelson.

Driver's ed car collides with truck; 2 teens dead

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:56
WARWICK, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a driver's ed car collided with a tractor-trailer at a rural New York intersection, killing two teenage passengers.

NYPD, feds break up street gang that terrorized New York

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:51
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police and federal agents said Thursday they dismantled a violent street gang that terrorized residents, made big bucks off drugs and robberies and left a trail of bodies in its wake.

Verdict reached in Colorado theater shooting trial of James Holmes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:50

Verdict reached in Colorado theater shooting trial of James HolmesJurors have reached a verdict in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.


Denver firefighter dies of injuries he expected to survive

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:44

This photo provided by the Denver Fire Department shows Denver firefighter John Whelan. Whelan, injured after falling about 20 feet through a skylight last month has died. The Denver Fire Department says Whelan died of his injuries Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The department says the 15-year veteran died after going to the hospital for shortness of breath and then going into cardiac arrest. (Denver Fire Department via AP)DENVER (AP) — A Denver firefighter who fell through a skylight while battling a blaze nearly three weeks ago has died of injuries that he was expected to survive.


Engine fire on Delta flight forces emergency landing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:41
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — An engine fire forced a Delta flight with nearly 270 people on board to make an emergency landing at the Seattle airport before dawn Thursday.