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Judge rejects rapper Meek Mill's appeal of term

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:28

Judge rejects rapper Meek Mill's appeal of termThe Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill pleaded to be released from jail Monday to resume his music career and support his son and 30-person entourage, but the judge who jailed him on a parole violation last month was unmoved.


Mexico files complaint against mine in acid spill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:23

In this Aug. 12, 2014 photo, the contaminated Sonora river makes its way through the hills near the town of Mazocahui, in the northern state of Sonora, Mexico. Eighty-eight schools in Sonora state did not open Monday along with the rest of the country because of the danger of water contaminated by the spill of 10 million gallons (40,000 cubic meters) of acids from a copper mine into this and another river in the region. (AP Photo/El Imparcial, Julian Ortega)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmental authorities filed a criminal complaint Monday against a copper mine that spilled 10 million gallons (40,000 cubic meters) of acids into two rivers that supply water to tens of thousands of people in northern Mexico.


Small plane from Florida crashes off Bahamas, four dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:20

Rescue workers carry from a boat to a hearse the body of one of the victims of a small plane that crashed in East Grand BahamaMIAMI (Reuters) - Four people died after their small plane crashed in the sea off the island of Grand Bahama on Monday, according to Bahamian officials. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration first reported the twin-engine Cessna went missing around 11 a.m., U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Jon-Paul Rios said. “I was told it had gone down in the vicinity of Freeport, Bahamas, about 6 miles (10 km) from the airport,” he said. The plane left the Ormond Beach Municipal Airport in northeastern Florida headed toward the island chain about 60 miles (100 km) off the U.S. coast. ...


Questions, answers about Guard's role in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:16
The National Guard is a regular presence in responding to natural disasters, but it also has a long history in helping curb civil disturbances.

Strong DOJ response to Ferguson seeks truth, calm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:15

President Barack Obama speaks with Attorney General Eric Holder as news photographers photograph their meeting regarding the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson, Missouri, for witnesses to the shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.


4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:59
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to federal charges announced Monday.

Six Flags Great Adventure apologizes for gun shirt error

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:49

Six Flags Great Adventure apologizes for gun shirt errorA former Marine who wasn't allowed into an amusement park because he was wearing a shirt with a red, white and blue rifle pictured on it has been given an apology.


Amusement park apologizes for gun shirt error

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:29

Six Flags Great Adventure apologizes for gun shirt errorTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Marine who wasn't allowed into an amusement park because he was wearing a shirt with a red, white and blue rifle pictured on it has been given an apology.


Colorado man accused of shooting teen over pot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:16
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A 13-year-old Colorado boy is recovering after police say a man shot the teen in the chest with a pellet gun for trying to steal marijuana.

Activists ask protesters to clear Ferguson streets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:12
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Leaders of the Nation of Islam and other black activist groups working to calm tensions in Ferguson are asking protesters to clear the streets of the St. Louis suburb at sunset amid the National Guard's arrival.

Body of Marine's missing wife found in mine shaft

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:03

This undated photo released by the San Bernardino County, Calif., Sheriff's Department shows Erin Corwin. The body of the missing, pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine has been found deep in an abandoned mine shaft in Southern California, where her husband had been stationed. Sheriff John McMahon said Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 that the remains of Corwin, 20, were found Saturday, Aug. 16, and were identified by dental records Sunday. Her alleged lover and former neighbor, Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, was arrested at 9 p.m. Sunday at a traffic stop in Anchorage, Alaska, on an extradition warrant out of California. (AP Photo/San Bernardino County Sheriff)SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — For nearly two months, Southern California sheriff's deputies and a legion of volunteers scoured the vast, rough terrain peppered with abandoned mine pits and deep bodies of water where the 19-year-old pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine disappeared.


NFL games taking over Thursday nights on CBS

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:00

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, San Diego Chargers linebacker Thomas Keiser (90) celebrates after intercepting a pass by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Denver. "The Big Bang Theory" is one of the few television shows that can approach the NFL in viewership. CBS executives still didn't hesitate to temporarily move TV's top-rated comedy to a different night to make room for football. Already dominating Thursdays in prime time, CBS outbid its competitors when the league offered up games that had aired on NFL Network. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)NEW YORK (AP) — "The Big Bang Theory" is one of the few television shows that can approach the NFL in viewership. CBS executives still didn't hesitate to temporarily move TV's top-rated comedy to a different night to make room for football.


Man, 58, shot in head in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:43

Man, 58, shot in head in FrankfordPhiladelphia police are looking for the gunman who shot a man in Frankford.


Plane from Florida crashes off Bahamas; 4 dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:38
MIAMI (AP) — A small plane that had taken off from Florida crashed Monday in the Bahamas, killing all four people on board, officials said.

Missouri governor lifts Ferguson curfew as National Guard called in

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:37
By Ellen Wulfhorst FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon lifted the curfew for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday and began deploying National Guard troops to help quell days of rioting and looting spurred by the fatal shooting of a black unarmed teenager by a white policeman. Nixon, who had declared a state of emergency for the town on Saturday and ordered that the streets be cleared for a curfew that ran from midnight to 5 a.m., said the National Guard would fall under the supervision of the Missouri Highway Patrol. The deployment of the National Guard is the latest in a series of steps taken by authorities to end the looting and burning of stores that have punctuated protests since the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, more than a week ago.

Guide to developments in Missouri police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:33

Protesters run when the police shoot tear gas in Ferguson, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer have entered their second week. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters have gathered daily, with some crowds turning violent, since a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Here's a look at key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:


Key events following the death of Michael Brown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:30

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, center, prays during a meeting of clergy and community members held to discuss law enforcement's response to demonstrations over the killing of Michael Brown, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Florissant, Mo. Nixon says "operational shifts" are ahead for law enforcement in the St. Louis suburb where a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.


Oklahoma suspends top freshman running back for entire season

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:28
(Reuters) - Oklahoma Sooner freshman running back Joe Mixon, one of the school's top recruits in 2014, was suspended on Monday for the entire college football season after being accused of assaulting a woman, local media said. Mixon was charged on Friday with misdemeanor acts resulting in gross injury in Cleveland County Circuit Court, online court documents show. Mixon will be excluded from all University of Oklahoma team activities. He is allowed to continue as a student and is eligible for financial aid, the school said in a statement released to News 9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City.

Sunken vessel is World War II-era USS Houston

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:28

USS Houston MemorialPEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Navy divers from the U.S. and Indonesia confirmed that a sunken vessel in the Java Sea is the World War II wreck of the USS Houston, a cruiser sunk by the Japanese that serves as the final resting place for about 700 sailors and Marines, officials announced Monday.


Jury set for woman charged in girl's abduction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:27
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury was chosen Monday to hear a graphic trial about a 5-year-old girl abducted from her kindergarten classroom, raped in a brutal attack that left permanent injuries and abandoned at a playground on a cold January morning.