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6 potential grand jurors in Tulsa sheriff's probe excused

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 05:01

FILE - In this July 13, 2015 file photo, Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz listens to proceedings of a county commissioners meeting in Tulsa, Okla. The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Thursday, July 16, 2015 refused to delay a grand jury investigation into the Tulsa sheriff's office after a former volunteer deputy fatally shot an unarmed and restrained man in April, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Six potential grand jurors called to investigate an Oklahoma sheriff and his agency were excused Monday by a judge after they expressed concerns they couldn't serve on the panel for personal reasons.

Clinton to propose increasing capital gains taxes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:58

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Democratic Party of Arkansas Jefferson Jackson dinner in North Little Rock, Ark., Saturday, July 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton plans later this week to propose raising capital gains taxes for some investors, pivoting from a 2008 pledge not to increase the rate beyond 20 percent. The policy is part of a larger effort by her campaign to encourage greater focus on longer-term economic growth rather than more immediate gains for investors_a priority for the liberal Democrats she'll need in 2016.

Pennsylvania officials probe man's weekend death by rattlesnake bite

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:57
Pennsylvania officials on Monday were investigating the weekend death of a man killed by a rattlesnake bite at his family's vacation home in the state's rural northwest. Russell Davis, 39, was bitten on the ankle by a timber rattlesnake shortly before midnight on Saturday, said Don Logan, manager of Bennett's Valley Ambulance Service, which transported the man to a hospital. Logan said that Davis, after being bitten, walked back to the cabin, located in Elk County, telling his girlfriend she had to take him to the hospital.

Prosecutors seek death penalty for mom accused of throwing baby from bridge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:52

Prosecutors seek death penalty for mom accused of throwing baby from bridgeLehigh County prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against a woman accused of throwing her baby to his death.

Upgraded charges weighed in fatal limo crash on Long Island

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:49

In this photo taken Monday, July 20, 2015, in Peconic, N.Y., Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota, right, speaks at a news conference to discuss a fatal limousine accident two days earlier that left four women dead and four others seriously injured while leaving Long Island's wine country region. Looking on is Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)PECONIC, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators are weighing whether to upgrade charges against the driver of a pickup truck that slammed into a limousine in Long Island wine country over the weekend, leaving four women dead and four others with serious injuries, a prosecutor said Monday.

NHTSA Chief: Agency reviewing safety rules for automated cars

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:46
By Joseph White DETROIT (Reuters) - The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Monday the agency is reviewing federal vehicle safety rules to determine if they could conflict with self-driving vehicle systems that Google Inc and others want to put on the road. The agency is looking at a list of rules that could affect the rollout of features such as Tesla Motors Inc's "autopilot" hands-free driving system or General Motors Co's proposed "super cruise" system, NHTSA administrator Mark Rosekind told reporters. Rosekind said it is not clear where the lines are between federal and state regulation of autonomous driving technology.

Diner owner defends yelling at toddler to stop crying

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:41
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The owner of a Maine diner says she's not sorry for yelling at a 21-month-old child for crying in her restaurant because it got the girl to be quiet.

NYC touts progress on helping unaccompanied immigrant minors

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:34
NEW YORK (AP) — All unaccompanied immigrant minors who have reached New York City illegally have access to free legal representation as part of a program that local officials hope will serve as a model throughout the United States.

In Burundi, President Pierre Nkurunziza’s Push for Power Is Marked by Bloodshed

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:33
The lead up to Tuesday’s election, in which Mr. Nkurunziza is seeking another term after 10 years in office, has been marked by violence that experts say could escalate quickly.

Patience, Timing and Some Luck in New York Prisoner’s Account of Escape

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:28
David Sweat’s statements have provided the authorities with extraordinarily specific details about how he and another convicted killer were able to escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility.

Greek banks reopen but cash limits remain and taxes soar

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:28

A woman reacts as she waits on the steps to enter a branch at National Bank of Greece headquarters in Athens, Monday, July 20, 2015. Greek banks reopen on Monday morning, but many restrictions on transactions, including cash withdrawals, will remain. Also, many goods and services will become more expensive as a result of a rise in Value Added Tax approved by Parliament last Thursday, among the first batch of austerity measures demanded by Greece's creditors. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek banks reopened Monday for the first time in three weeks, but strict limits on cash withdrawals and higher taxes on everything from coffee to diapers meant the economic outlook for the recession-battered country was far from back to normal.

Obama pledges support for Nigeria

BBC World News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:28
US President Barack Obama pledges to support his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari in the fight against Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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Bomber massacres Turkey activists

BBC World News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:27
A suspected female suicide attacker kills at least 30 people, most of university age, in the Turkish town of Suruc, near the Syrian border.
Categories: BBC World News

SEPTA suspends sales of pope visit passes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:26

SEPTA suspends sales of pope visit passesUsers are reporting problems while trying to buy SEPTA tickets for the weekend of Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia.

Johnson triumphs in Open play-off

BBC World News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:26
American Zach Johnson claims his second major title with victory in a three-man play-off in the 144th Open Championship.
Categories: BBC World News

Toddler killed when mail truck hits grandmother, kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:23
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A mail truck struck a woman crossing a street with two of her grandchildren, killing a toddler and injuring the others, authorities said.

Maine man faces charges after killing two in wild rampage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:22
A Maine ex-convict accused of fatally shooting two people, kidnapping a woman and firing wildly at police during a high-speed chase through the state's sparsely populated north faced charges related to the spree on Monday. Dressed in a sleeveless green prison jersey, 35-year-old Anthony Lord appeared via closed-circuit television from the jail in Houlton, Maine, where he has been held since he was arrested on Friday at the end of his alleged rampage. Maine District Court Judge Bernard O'Mara asked the defendant if he understood he faced two counts of murder and one of kidnapping.

Man charged in Washington mansion murders ordered to face trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:16
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The man accused in the killing of a wealthy Washington businessman and his family whose mansion was torched was ordered on Monday to face trial.

First Draft: John McCain Says Donald Trump’s Remarks Will Hurt Him Among Veterans

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:14
“I think he may owe an apology to the families and those that have sacrificed in conflict and those who have undergone the prison experience in serving their country,” John McCain said of Donald J. Trump.

Johnson wins British Open, stops Spieth’s bid for Grand Slam

NBA - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:14
Zach Johnson captured his second major at the home of golf, winning the British Open in a playoff over Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman that capped off a wild five days at St. Andrews and a finish that won’t soon be forgotten.
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