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Washington school shooter's father pleads not guilty to illegal gun possession

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:09
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - The father of a teenager who fatally shot four classmates then killed himself at a Washington state high school last year pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges he illegally bought the handgun used in the rampage. Ray Fryberg, 42, was arraigned in federal court in Seattle on one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Fifteen-year-old Jaylen Fryberg used that gun to target a group of his friends and cousins as they sat around a table in the cafeteria of Marysville-Pilchuck High School on October 25. The shooting rocked the small city of Marysville, about an hour's drive north of Seattle, and the adjoining, close-knit community of the Tulalip Indian Reservation, of which the Frybergs are prominent members.

Suspect arrested after firing shot near police captain

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:07

Suspect arrested after firing shot near police captainAuthorities apprehended a suspect after a police captain saw the man fire a gun in Wilmington, Delaware.


New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:51

Gov. Sam Brownback signs a welfare reform bill into law in Topeka, Kan., Thursday, April 16, 2015. The law tells recipients that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos or buy lingerie. Although more than 20 states have similar bills, Kansas appears to have the most extensive list of restricted items. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don'ts runs to several dozen items.


Court skeptical of challenge to Obama's climate change plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:45

FILE - In this April 7, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Howard University in Washington, at the university's medical center to discuss the impact of climate change on public health and steps his administration is taking to reduce the health impacts of climate change on communities. The cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s plan to address climate change is still months away from being finished, but it’s already facing a high-stakes legal challenge from critics who want to halt the process in its tracks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel expressed doubts Thursday about a legal challenge to the Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change.


Vegas-area couple face more charges in child death case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:43
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — New charges have been filed against a couple accused of leaving a pregnant 17-year-old alone in a Las Vegas-area home with a 3-year-old child who died after they moved to California with their five other children.

Ohio man who trained with Islamic militants charged with supporting terrorism

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:39

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, left, speaks with his defense attorney, Sam Shamansky, during a hearing to set bond on charges of money laundering and providing support for terrorism, on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. Mohamud pleaded not guilty and bond was set at $1 million. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Columbus, Ohio, man who trained with Islamic militants in Syria has been arrested and charged with supporting terrorism and making false statements, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 23, a naturalized American, had been instructed by a Muslim cleric to return to the United States and carry out an act of terrorism, a federal indictment said. The indictment said Mohamud told an associate that he wanted to go to a military base in Texas and "kill three or four American soldiers execution-style." Mohamud's brother was killed fighting with the Nusra Front, the Syria-based affiliate of al Qaeda, the indictment said.


Police: Basement wasn't completely searched before boy found

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:38

Charlie Bothuell IV, left, and Monique Dillard-Bothuell appear in court in Detroit, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Charlie Bothuell V, now 13, was missing for 11 days last June before authorities found him in his father and stepmother's basement during a highly publicized search. His father, Charlie Bothuell IV, and stepmother, Monique Dillard-Bothuell, are charged with child abuse and torture. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT (AP) — Investigators didn't conduct a "no-stone-unturned' search of a Detroit basement before a boy reported missing was finally found there after 11 days, a police officer testified Thursday.


Milwaukee police chief says suspect in fatal shooting of motorist and teenager killed himself

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:35
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police chief says suspect in fatal shooting of motorist and teenager killed himself.

7 hurt, including several children, in multi-vehicle crash in New Castle, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:31

7 hurt, including several children, in multi-vehicle crash in New Castle, DelawareAt least 7 people have been hospitalized, including several children, following a multi-vehicle crash in New Castle, Delaware.


Pedestrian ID'd in fatal Egg Harbor Twp. crash, search for near-miss driver

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:31

Pedestrian ID'd in fatal Egg Harbor Twp. crash, search for near-miss driverPolice have identified the man struck and killed in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.


Former Washington state governor ejects man from car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:29

Washington state Gov. Gregoire speaks to an audience shortly before signing legislation legalizing gay marriage in the state in OlympiaFormer Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire used fast thinking and driving to stop a stranger from climbing into her car in a store parking lot, Olympia police said on Thursday. Gregoire, who was governor from 2005 to 2013, packed her purchases into the car's trunk in a Lowe's home improvement lot, the police said.


Current G-20 head urges more action on global economy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — The current head of the Group of 20 wealthy and emerging nations says governments need to do more to jolt the global economy out of the rut it fell into after the 2008 financial crisis.

Woman convicted in 1 husband's death, acquitted in another

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:24
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A 73-year-old grandmother from Northern California has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of her third husband — three decades after being acquitted of killing her second husband.

Schock campaign paid big for gifts, travel in last months

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report shows former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's campaign spent big on donor gifts and travel in the months before he resigned amid questions about his spending.

Oklahoma reserve deputy records falsified: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:16

Handout of Reserve Deputy Robert Bates provided by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office in TulsaTulsa County Sheriff's Office supervisors were ordered to falsify training records for a white reserve deputy who fatally shot a black suspect, an Oklahoma newspaper reported on Thursday. The Tulsa World newspaper cited anonymous sources as saying volunteer deputy Robert Bates, 73, received credit for field training he didn't have and firearms certifications he should not have had. "The media outlet that is putting this information out is using unconfirmed and unidentified sources and also relying on anonymity," Major Shannon Clark, spokesman for the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office. Bates was charged with second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Eric Harris, 44, on April 2 during a police sting operation.


US Marshals nab 7,100 fugitives in 6-week nationwide sweep

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:05
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says it has rounded up 7,100 fugitives in a six-week nationwide sweep that focused on seven cities shown to have a high number of people wanted by the law.

Standards for organic seafood coming this year, USDA says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:42

EU certified organic farm-raised shrimp are for sale on at the Wegmans, Friday, April 10, 2015 in Fairfax, Va. Organic fish is certified in the EU and Canada because the US doesn’t have any standard. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don't expect it in the grocery store anytime soon.


Ex-sailor says he confessed to end grueling interrogation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:41
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former sailor says he falsely confessed to a 1997 rape and murder in Virginia after 11 hours of grueling interrogation because he just wanted the questioning to end.

Obama carbon rules to cut coal-related jobs: conservative group

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:39

Coal miners enter a coal mine for the start of an afternoon shift near GilbertU.S. rules to cut carbon emissions could close more than 90 coal plants and eliminate jobs that support mining and power stations that the federal government has not fully considered, a report by the conservative American Action Forum research group said on Thursday. The Environmental Protection Agency this summer is due to adopt its Clean Power Plan to cut carbon emissions from coal- fired plants. The rules are part of President Barack Obama's strategy to push the world to cut carbon emissions by reducing them at home. The EPA also says the rules will save consumers billions of dollars over time in doctors' bills from lower output of lung-harming particulates.


House passes bill to repeal estate tax

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to repeal the federal tax on estates, a politically volatile issue that affects few inheritances.