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Colorado deputies end dramatic crime spree captured on camera

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:56
By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - Sheriff's deputies in Colorado ended a two-hour crime spree by a couple suspected of carjacking when a lone officer tackled a gun-toting man following a dramatic pursuit that was caught on camera. Authorities say Christopher David Sullivan, 37, and an underage girl fled on Wednesday after being stopped by a Jefferson County deputy for a traffic violation, triggering a manhunt around Lookout Mountain, about 12 miles west of Denver. "During the suspects' attempts to elude police they stole three vehicles, burglarized two homes, menaced 12 innocent bystanders and left at least six separate crime scenes in their wake," Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said on Thursday in a statement. Waving his rifle, he tries unsuccessfully to stop several vehicles on a nearby highway before being confronted at gunpoint by a Jefferson County motorcycle officer.

Kerry Proposes Weeklong Halt to Fighting in Gaza Strip

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:56
Under the plan, Palestinian and Israeli officials would cease fighting on Sunday and begin negotiations on the principal economic, political and security concerns about Gaza.

One Kuwaiti inmate to stay at Guantanamo, second goes home: panel

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:55
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti man with links to al Qaeda will remain at the Guantanamo Bay prison, while a second is cleared for transfer home, a U.S. national security panel said on Friday. Faez Mohammed Ahmed al-Kandari, who has been held at the U.S. prison in Cuba without charge since 2002, is a security threat because he is susceptible to recruitment by extremists, the Periodic Review Board said. Al-Kandari "almost certainly retains an extremist mindset and had close ties with high-level al Qaeda leaders in the past," the review board said in a ruling posted on a Defense Department website. A Pentagon profile ahead of his board hearing in June said al-Kandari had served as an al Qaeda recruiter.

Secret Cinema cancels weekend shows

BBC World News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:52
Thousands of ticket-holders are left disappointed as "immersive" outdoor screenings of Back To The Future are cancelled by organiser Secret Cinema.
Categories: BBC World News

Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn't die in tornado

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:51

In this aerial photo people inspect damage at Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton County, Thursday, July 24, 2014, near Cheriton, Va., after a severe storm swept through the area. Softball-sized hail and rain toppled dozens of trees and flipped recreational vehicles at the campground Thursday, killing two people and injuring more than two dozen, officials said. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, L. Todd Spencer) MAGS OUTCAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Speaking a few dozen yards away from where two people were killed in a tornado that swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday it's a blessing more people didn't die in the storm given the short notice that campers had to seek shelter.

Ex-Nevada lawmaker sentenced in California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:51
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A former Nevada lawmaker who led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly has been ordered to two years and eight months in prison, but a judge says he's already fulfilled his sentence.

Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:51
One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue impeachment of the president.

Family seeks federal probe of police custody death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:50

Emerald Garner, right, stands next to the coffin of her father, Eric Garner, during his funeral at Bethel Baptist Church in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Garner died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold. (AP Photo/New York Daily News, James Keivom, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — Family members of a man who died in police custody, the Rev. Al Sharpton and others met with federal prosecutors Friday to press for an investigation into the death.

Earthquakes occur in 3 parts of Alaska

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:49
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Seismologists in Alaska say earthquakes have jolted three different parts of the state.

US rig count down 4 to 1,871

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:49
HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by four this week to 1,871.

Seahawks Daily Top 10

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:46
So as a new football season begins, we are also debuting something new here on the blog, something we are going to call the Seahawks Daily Top 10.

Fox's Jarrett pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:46

FILE - In this file photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office is Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett. Jarrett pleaded guilty Friday, July 25, 2014 to disorderly conduct following a May arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. An airport spokesman said Jarrett’s plea was put on hold for a year and will be thrown out if he doesn’t commit the same or similar offenses and if he abides by certain conditions _ among them, no alcohol or drug offenses and he must complete treatment. (AP Photo/Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Fox News weekend anchor pleaded guilty Friday to disorderly conduct following after a May arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in which a police video showed he struggled with officers.

Dutch Safety Board: 1st 'factual findings' soon

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:46
The Dutch Safety Board leading the international investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 says it expects to publish "initial factual findings" soon.

Guide Anton Jones reports hot bite for Lake Chelan lake trout

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:46
Here is the latest fishing report from Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service:

US manhunt for tuberculosis patient

BBC World News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:44
Authorities in California search for a fugitive homeless man who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge denies bid for new trial in 'Fatal Vision' murder case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:24
By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - An Army doctor whose conviction for the 1970 murders of his pregnant wife and two daughters prompted the bestseller "Fatal Vision" and a television mini-series has failed to convince a U.S. judge he deserves another trial. New evidence offered by Jeffrey MacDonald's attorneys in the latest round of a decades-long fight to prove his innocence was unreliable and insufficient to warrant further jury proceedings, Senior U.S. District Judge James Fox ruled on Thursday. MacDonald, a former Green Beret, is serving three life sentences for the stabbing and clubbing deaths of his family in their Fort Bragg, North Carolina, apartment in February 1970. They offered testimony about a now-deceased woman who told witnesses she was in the MacDonald home during the crime and DNA test results of hair found by the bodies that did not belong to Jeffrey MacDonald or any of his family members.

Families urge resumption of adoptions from Congo

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:24

In this June 18, 2014 photo provided by Alana Carroll, Canaan, left, and Neema, two Congolese boys who have been adopted by Justin and Alana Carroll of Jefferson City, Tenn., pose for a photo in Kinshasa, Congo. The boys have been unable to travel to the United States because the Congolese government stopped issuing exit permits in September 2013 and says it won't resume issuing them until a new adoption law is enacted. Hanging behind the boys are drawings of airplanes that they made; they've been obsessed with planes since learning that's how they will be united with their American parents. (AP Photo/Courtesy Carroll Family)With the president of Congo coming to Washington for a U.S.-Africa summit, hundreds of frustrated American families are hoping he can be persuaded to lift a suspension that has stalled efforts to adopt children from his troubled country for the past 10 months.

Kansas top court overturns death sentences in 'Wichita Massacre'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:23
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned death sentences for two brothers convicted in the 2000 execution-style murder of four people on a snowy soccer field in Wichita, ruling that the trial judge erred in refusing to conduct separate penalty phases for the two men. Jonathan and Reginald Carr were sentenced to death in 2002. Their December 2000 crime spree, known as the Wichita Massacre, included the kidnapping of three men and two women in a home invasion that included rape and sexual humiliation. The court affirmed some of the convictions against the two brothers, including murder, but vacated the death penalty for both of them, sending the case back to district court for new sentencing.

Landlords say San Francisco anti-eviction law unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:23
By Jennifer Baires SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - (This story corrects to show family lives in duplex but wants to take possession of entire building in paragraph four) A San Francisco law requiring landlords to pay large sums of money to tenants before removing a property from the rental market was challenged in federal court on Thursday amid rising tensions between renters and landlords in the expensive city. The lawsuit filed by Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of Daniel and Maria Levin, a married couple who own a two-unit house in San Francisco, argues that the new ordinance is unconstitutional because it violates the homeowners’ privacy and property rights. “The Levins just don’t want to be landlords anymore,” J. David Breemer, lead attorney on the case, said.

In Hunt for Red Abalone, Divers Face Risks and Poachers Face the Law

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:21
A number of divers die each year in the pursuit of abalone, coveted for its shell and meat, while the California Department of Fish and Wildlife does its best to protect the species from illegal activity.