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AP sources: Panel proposes ban on air shipments of batteries

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:07

FILE - This file frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shows a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. last April, where a cargo container was packed with 5,000 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Officials say Jan. 27, 2016, a U.N. aviation panel is recommending a ban on shipping rechargeable batteries as cargo on passenger airliners because the batteries can create fires capable of destroying planes. (AP Photo/FAA, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel recommended Wednesday that cargo shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries be banned from passenger airliners because the batteries can create fires capable of destroying planes, said aviation officials familiar with the decision.


Wife of Illinois officer who staged suicide indicted

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:03

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2015 file photo, Melodie Gliniewicz, the wife of Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, leaves with her family during a vigil to honor her husband in Fox Lake, Ill. Authorities later said Gliniewicz staged his suicide to look like a homicide after embezzling from a youth program. On Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, a grand jury indicted Melodie Gliniewicz on felony counts of money laundering and disbursing charitable funds without authority for personal benefit. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The widow of a disgraced Illinois police officer who staged his suicide to appear he was gunned down in the line of duty, sparking an intensive manhunt, was indicted Wednesday on charges of assisting her husband in siphoning money from a youth program.


Several Arrests Made in Connection with Prison Escape, Police Say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 09:26
Up to five people were arrested in connection with the California prison escape.

Philly cop shot in ambush honored by NYPD officers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 09:25

Philly cop shot in ambush honored by NYPD officersThe Philadelphia police officer who was shot and seriously injured in an ambush attack earlier this month was honored by his brothers and sisters in blue.


Milwaukee plot suspect's associates say he never spoke of religion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 09:21
Former coworkers and friends of a man who authorities said plotted a mass shooting in Milwaukee as a way to defend Muslims said on Wednesday he appeared to be an unmotivated free spirit who never spoke of religion or such an attack. Samy Mohamed Hamzeh, 23, was charged on Tuesday with possession of two machine guns and a silencer after he told two FBI confidential sources he planned to kill 30 people at a Masonic temple in Milwaukee, federal authorities said. Rami Safi, 24, said Hamzeh, his former friend, never talked about Islam or plotting an attack.

2 killed at homeless encampment identified; wounded improve

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 09:05

Bicycles remain stacked against a support post for Interstate 5 above as crime scene tape surrounds the site of a shooting the night before at a homeless encampment, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in Seattle. A homeless man and woman were killed and three other people were wounded when a shooting erupted at the homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle,' authorities said. The victims lived at the encampment where the attack occurred Tuesday evening and investigators "have reason to believe it was very targeted," Assistant Seattle Police Chief Bob Merner said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — A deadly shooting at a Seattle homeless encampment known as "The Jungle" was not prompted by malice against homeless people, the police chief said Wednesday.


Texas executes man who fatally shot game warden in gunfight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 08:54

Texas Department of Criminal Justice photo of Texas Death Row Inmate James FreemanTexas on Wednesday executed a man who led game wardens on a high-speed chase in 2007 before getting into a gun battle and fatally shooting one of them. James Freeman, 35, was pronounced dead at 6:30 p.m. after receiving a lethal injection at the state's death chamber in Huntsville, a prisons official said. The execution was the second in Texas this year and the 533rd in the state since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.


Ammon Bundy asks holdouts at Oregon wildlife refuge to go home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 08:54

Ammon Bundy asks holdouts at Oregon wildlife refuge to go homeThe attorney for the leader of an armed group occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge says the man wants those remaining at the refuge to "please stand down" and go home.


California Governor Brown backs sentencing reform plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 08:53

California Governor Brown attends a meeting during the COP21 at Le Bourget, near Paris, FranceGovernor Jerry Brown on Wednesday threw his support behind a proposal to give judges greater discretion on whether minors should be tried as adults in California courts. The measure, which would go before voters in November if enough signatures are gathered to put it on the ballot, would undo a provision of state law that allows juveniles as young as 14 to be tried as adults for numerous serious crimes - including murder, rape and torture - without the approval of a judge. Elizabeth Calvin, senior children’s rights advocate at Human Rights Watch, said the changes to the way juveniles are handled in the court system would be dramatic if the measure passes.


Islamic State-linked hacker makes first U.S. appearance in federal court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 08:46

A man types on a keyboard in front of the logo of "Kosova Hackers Security" in this photo illustration taken in SarajevoA Kosovar citizen accused of hacking the personal data of more than a thousand U.S. officials and sending it to Islamic State militants in Syria appeared in U.S. federal court in Virginia on Wednesday. It was the first time Ardit Ferizi, 20, had publicly appeared in the United States since being extradited from Malaysia, where he was detained in October on a U.S. provisional arrest warrant. Ferizi, who is believed to be the leader of a Kosovar Internet hacking group, hacked the computer server of a U.S. online retailer and stole the personal identification information of 1,351 U.S. military personnel, according to charging documents.


Rancher killed in standoff vowed to die before going to jail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 08:37

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2016 file photo, LaVoy Finicum, a rancher from Arizona, speaks to the media after members of an armed group along with several other organizations arrive at the at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore. The FBI and Oregon State Police arrested the leaders of an armed group that has occupied a national wildlife refuge for the past three weeks during a traffic stop that prompted gunfire — and one death — along a highway through the frozen high country. The Oregonian reported that Finicum was the person killed, citing the man's daughter. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)BURNS, Oregon (AP) — A member of an armed anti-government group who was killed in a traffic stop in Oregon vowed a few weeks ago that he would die before spending his life behind bars.


Donald Trump's Plans for Debate Night

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 08:30
Trump said he won't appear at the Fox News debate tomorrow.

RAW VIDEO: Super Bowl City taking shape in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 08:26

 Super Bowl City taking shape in San FranciscoStreets are closed, construction is well underway, and Super Bowl City is starting to take shape in San Francisco. Here's a look from Sky7 HD of the work being done on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.


Bay Area's Super Bowl 50 could be most profitable sports event in US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 08:26

Bay Area's Super Bowl 50 could be most profitable sports event in USSuper Bowl 50 is expected to draw one million visitors to the Bay Area and could become the most profitable sporting event ever in the U.S.


Snyder pledges help to Flint amid mistrust of government

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 08:15

Registered Nurse Brian Jones draws a blood sample from Grayling Stefek, 5, at the Eisenhower Elementary School, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 in Flint, Mich. The students were being tested for lead after the metal was found in the city's drinking water. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint residents coping with lead contamination will be cleared to drink unfiltered water again only when outside experts determine it is safe, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday, acknowledging their mistrust of government officials while saying a full replacement of the city's pipes is not imminent.


Raccoon attacks New Jersey boy walking to school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 08:06

Raccoon attacks New Jersey boy walking to schoolPolice say a raccoon jumped on a 6-year-old and attacked him as he walked to school with his mother in northern New Jersey.


No injuries as fire closes New Orleans' historic Canal St.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 08:00

Firefighters battle a fire on Canal Street in downtown New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A stubborn fire that blanketed part of the city in smoke and forced the closure of historic Canal Street is not believed to be the result of arson, the city's fire chief said Wednesday.


Texas urges Supreme Court to uphold abortion law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 08:00
The state of Texas on Wednesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold its restrictions on abortion providers, citing the case of a Philadelphia doctor convicted in 2013 of murdering babies at his abortion clinic. Lawyers for Texas were responding to court papers filed by abortion providers who challenged the 2013 state law. The Texas brief includes prominent mentions of Kermit Gosnell, who is serving three life sentences in prison for murdering babies during late-term abortions and other crimes committed at his Philadelphia clinic.

Chinese man pleads guilty for plot to steal U.S. corn secrets

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 07:57
A Chinese man charged with conspiracy to steal high-tech U.S. corn seeds pleaded guilty in federal court in Iowa on Wednesday for participating in the theft of the patented seeds with the intention of transporting them to China, court documents show. Federal authorities began investigating Mo Hailong, 46, for conspiring to steal corn seeds from DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto after DuPont security staff noticed his suspicious activity. Hailong was employed as director of a Chinese conglomerate that runs a corn seed subsidiary.

Atlantic City Airport situation 'under control' after evacuation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 07:56

Atlantic City Airport situation 'under control' after evacuationAuthorities say the situation is under control following an evacuation order at the Atlantic City International Airport Wednesday evening.