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South Dakota tells polygamists to bring details for water

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 08:10

Seth Jeffs, right, the brother of Warren Jeffs, imprisoned leader of a polygamist sect, participates in a state water board meeting, Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Pierre, S.D. Jeffs and members of the United Order of South Dakota, a trust run by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, are requesting additional water for their remote South Dakota compound. (AP Photo/James Nord)PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A secretive polygamist group will have to provide South Dakota regulators with more information before they will decide whether to allow the sect to draw water more quickly at a compound in the Black Hills.


Baltimore's next police chief faces demoralized department

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 08:09

Interim Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis, left, listens to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at a news conference, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Baltimore. Rawlings-Blake announced that she fired Commissioner Anthony Batts. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's next police commissioner will have a daunting to-do list: quell a surge in homicides, rebuild trust between officers and the public, win the confidence of a demoralized and alienated department, and keep the peace when the explosive Freddie Gray case comes to trial.


Site of burned Ferguson, Missouri, store to be Urban League center

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 08:07
A new community center will be built on the site of a former convenience store that burned 11 months ago in rioting that followed the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. QuikTrip Corp donated the property where its store was looted and burned during community unrest after Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot on Aug. 9 and the site became a focal point for demonstrations in the weeks and months after the shooting. The planned center is intended to expand job training and education programs from the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and its social service partners, the Urban League said in a statement.

Man shot outside West Philadelphia bar

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:58

Man shot outside West Philadelphia barAuthorities say a man was shot outside a bar in West Philadelphia.


Muslims blast handling of Tennessee mosque attack plan case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:49
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Muslim groups say a judge's decision to release from federal custody a Tennessee man accused in court records of planning an attack on a mosque in New York state represents a double standard and should be revisited.

Theater shooter won't testify in death penalty trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:48

A sheriff's deputy walks the grounds of the Arapahoe County District Court, where the trial of Aurora movie theater shooter, James Holmes, continues, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. Prosecutors are tearing into the testimony of a second defense expert who concluded the shooter was so mentally ill that he couldn't tell right from wrong when killed 12 people and injured 70 during a packed midnight movie premiere three years ago. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes said Thursday that he has chosen not to testify in his death penalty trial.


Tyson Foods accused of abuse at Delaware poultry farm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:43

Tyson Foods accused of abuse at Delaware poultry farmA hidden-camera video allegedly shot at a Delaware poultry farm that supplies Tyson Foods claims to show chickens being subjected to extreme cruelty and abuse.


UW outlines qualities wanted in next college president

NBA - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:43
An Illinois search firm will begin seeking out and talking to potential candidates for the job, and expects to have an initial cut of candidates by fall.
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UW outlines qualities wanted in next college president

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:43
An Illinois search firm will begin seeking out and talking to potential candidates for the job, and expects to have an initial cut of candidates by fall.
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UW outlines qualities wanted in next college president

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:43
An Illinois search firm will begin seeking out and talking to potential candidates for the job, and expects to have an initial cut of candidates by fall.

Man held in death of grandmother who tried to protect him

NBA - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:42
Bail was set at $2.1 million on Thursday for a 24-year-old man who is suspected of killing a 21-year-old woman he hardly knew and the grandmother who tried to protect him up until her death, allegedly at his hands.
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Man held in death of grandmother who tried to protect him

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:42
Bail was set at $2.1 million on Thursday for a 24-year-old man who is suspected of killing a 21-year-old woman he hardly knew and the grandmother who tried to protect him up until her death, allegedly at his hands.
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Man held in death of grandmother who tried to protect him

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:42
Bail was set at $2.1 million on Thursday for a 24-year-old man who is suspected of killing a 21-year-old woman he hardly knew and the grandmother who tried to protect him up until her death, allegedly at his hands.

2 former Minnesota Boy Scouts suing over alleged abuse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:40

David Lundquist, center, and Steven Josephson, right, holding photos of themselves as boys, announce that they are their lawsuits against Boy Scouts of America, Thursday, July 9, 2015, in St. Paul, Minn. The two are claiming that they were sexually abused as scouts by troop leaders in St. Paul. (Jean Pieri/The St. Paul Pioneer Press via AP) MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE OUT; MANDATORY CREDITST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two men sued the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday, saying they were sexually abused as scouts by troop leaders in St. Paul more than 40 years ago.


Waco cop to head grand jury likely to hear biker cases

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:36
WACO, Texas (AP) — A police detective has been selected to preside over a grand jury that will likely consider cases stemming from a shootout involving bikers and police in Waco, Texas.

PECO investigating Society Hill underground smoke, power outage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:35

PECO investigating Society Hill underground smoke, power outagePECO crews are investigating an incident in the Society Hill section of Philadelphia that began underground and led to a power outage.


Facing spending squeeze, U.S. Army plans to cut thousands of soldiers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:34

US army soldiers are seen marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New YorkThe U.S. Army unveiled a long-awaited plan on Thursday for cutting the military service by nearly 60,000 soldiers and civilians, a budget-driven reduction it said would touch nearly every Army installation in the United States and overseas. The decision to cut 40,000 soldiers and 17,000 civilians by the end of the 2017 fiscal year will mean several thousand lost jobs at bases in Georgia, Texas and Alaska and more than a thousand each in Hawaii and Washington, the Army said. The cuts would reduce the active-duty Army from about 490,000 soldiers to about 450,000, its smallest size since World War Two.


Former Washington-area FBI agent sentenced for evidence tampering

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:32
A former FBI agent who admitted using heroin seized in drug busts in the Washington area, leading to the dismissal of several major drug-trafficking cases, was sentenced on Thursday to three years in prison. Matthew Lowry, 33, choked back tears at his sentencing in federal court, where he talked about his descent into drug addiction and apologized to the FBI, his friends and family, especially his 16-month-old son. "I don't know how I can explain to him what happened," he said, describing how he had progressed from swallowing pain killers to snorting heroin.

‘Fear-inducing places’ getting fresh look and lively character

NBA - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:32
Alley advocates have long worked to change the idea that Seattle’s alleys should be purely utilitarian. Now they have some examples that prove their point.
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‘Fear-inducing places’ getting fresh look and lively character

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:32
Alley advocates have long worked to change the idea that Seattle’s alleys should be purely utilitarian. Now they have some examples that prove their point.
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