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Holmes jury keeps execution as option as sentencing advances

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 40 min ago

While her 6-year-old grandson, Ace, stays by her side, Kathi Darciprette, right, hangs a marker back on the cross for Micayla Medek, one of the victims of the massacre in a nearby movie theatre, after writing a message on a heart handing from the cross as mourners mark the day of the third anniversary of the shooting spree Monday, July 20, 2015, in Aurora, Colo. James Holmes, who had been working toward his Ph.D. in neuroscience, could get the death penalty for the massacre that left 12 people dead and dozens of others wounded early Friday, July 20, 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors declined to rule out death for James Holmes on Monday as they moved toward sentencing the Colorado theater shooter.


Officer's killing occurred near area with history of crime

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 40 min ago

This undated photo released by the Memphis Police Department shows Tremaine Wilbourn. According to authorities, Wilbourn is a suspect in the fatal shooting of Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton during a traffic stop, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (Memphis Police Department via AP)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Court documents say witnesses to the killing of a Memphis police officer identified the shooter in a photo lineup.


Special Olympics athlete vanishes after another found safe

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 46 min ago

In this Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, still image from a surveillance video provided by Los Angeles Airport Police, shows a French-speaking Special Olympics athlete who has gone missing. The 16 to 20-year-old athlete who was last seen early Monday morning at Los Angeles International Airport, LAX Terminal 5 near the Delta ticketing area, and reportedly wandered outside LAX. He is believed to have his passport and boarding pass with him. (Los Angeles Airport Police via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A search is underway for a teenage Special Olympics athlete who vanished from Los Angeles International Airport early Monday, just hours after another missing competitor turned up safe 350 miles away in Northern California.


Man shot to death awaiting court appearance in Mississippi

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 47 min ago

Investigators search for a shell casing along the perimeter of a pedestrian plaza outside the Madison County Courthouse in Canton, Miss., after a shooting on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. A man fatally shot a defendant waiting in a small courtyard outside the county courthouse. A suspect is in custody, law enforcement officials said. (Joe Ellis /The Clarion-Ledger via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITCANTON, Miss. (AP) — A man got out of his pickup, walked up to the defendant in a drug-dealing case and fatally shot him in the chest, then set down his gun and surrendered as deputies confronted him outside a Mississippi courthouse Monday morning, law enforcement officials said.


Demand lower than expected for SEPTA's pope visit passes

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 48 min ago

Demand lower than expected for SEPTA's pope visit passesThose who want to register for the lottery have all day Monday to do so. Online registration began at 12:01 this morning and ends at 11:59 tonight.


Pennsylvania resident guilty in Chinese test-taking plot

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 48 min ago
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Chinese citizen who lives in western Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to charges she used phony passports to take English-language fluency tests used for college entrance purposes for two other Chinese women, including one now enrolled at Virginia Tech.

Girl, 5, struck in hit-and-run crash in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 49 min ago

Girl, 5, struck in hit-and-run crash in North PhiladelphiaPolice are searching for the driver of the vehicle that struck a 5-year-old girl in North Philadelphia.


The Latest: Victim wants death for Holmes but also closure

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 52 min ago

Josh Nowlan, who was wounded by multiple gunshots in the 2012 Aurora movie theater attack, walks away after speaking with members of the media following the reading of the verdict in penalty phase 2 of the James Holmes trial at the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Jurors declined to rule out the death penalty Monday as they now move toward sentencing James Holmes. The decision clears the way for one last attempt from both sides to sway the jury with gripping testimony from victims about their harm and suffering as well as the defense's appeals to show mercy. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):


Jeb Bush unveils border security, immigration reform plan

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 56 min ago

FILE - In this July 23, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addresses guests during a town hall style gathering in Gorham, N.H. Bush and four other GOP presidential candidates are at a luxury Southern California resort speaking to the billionaire Koch brothers and other conservative donors. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)MIAMI (AP) — Jeb Bush outlined plans Monday to improve security of the nation's borders and enforcement of its existing immigration laws, calling both a requirement before any president could begin to address the status of the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally.


Hearse with Bobbi Kristina Brown's body arrives at cemetery

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 57 min ago

Hearse with Bobbi Kristina Brown's body arrives at cemeteryThe body of Bobbi Kristina Brown was carried by a hearse Monday to her final resting place next to her famous mother.


Man Wanted for Violent Chester County Home Invasion

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 59 min ago

Man Wanted for Violent Chester County Home InvasionPolice in Chester County are looking for the man who forced his way into a home in West Vincent Township and attacked the homeowner.


Police: Home rental scam was run out of Delaware

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 59 min ago

 Home rental scam was run out of DelawarePolice say they have uncovered a major home rental scam, with victims across the U.S., being run out of Smyrna, Delaware.


UN states set goal to end poverty, hunger in next 15 years

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 31 sec ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The 193 member states of the United Nations have reached agreement on a new development agenda for the next 15 years that calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living standards and taking urgent action to combat climate change.

Obama heralds impact of power plant greenhouse gas limits

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 9 min ago

President Barack Obama speaks about his Clean Power Plan, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in the East Room at the White House in Washington. The president is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future generations if left unchecked.


Here are the 17 new UN development goals for 2030

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 14 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The 193 member states of the United Nations have agreed on 17 new development goals to be achieved by 2030.

Police: Tourist from Texas took loaded guns to 9/11 memorial

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 16 min ago

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014 file photo, visitors to the Sept. 11 memorial view one of the two reflecting pools in New York. A tourist from Texas was arrested on Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 on charges she was packing two loaded handguns at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City, authorities said. According to a criminal complaint, Elizabeth Enderli was visiting the site when she informed a police officer she had the weapons in her backpack. She was charged with criminal possession of a weapon before being released Sunday. Acording to friends, the 31-year-old military veteran has a permit to carry weapons in her home state and mistakenly believed the permit covered her visit to New York from the Houston area. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A tourist from Texas was arrested over the weekend on charges she was packing two loaded handguns at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City, authorities said Monday.


Guillermo downgraded to tropical storm as it heads to Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 20 min ago

00 AM EDT shows a trough over Northern California into the central Rockies. This is producing areas of showers and thunderstorms. Towards Texas is an area of low pressure producing an area of thunderstorms over the Panhandle. Just east of Hawaii is Hurricane Guillermo. The storm is moving to the Northwest and is expected to affect Hawaii within the next couple of days. (NOAA/Weather Underground via AP)HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Guillermo was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday as it continued its course toward the Hawaiian Islands.


Car theft suspect tries to chew off fingerprints

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 23 min ago
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in southwest Florida say a car theft suspect tried to chew his fingerprints off in an apparent attempt to avoid identification.

Jury in crane collapse case awards $48 million in damages

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 23 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury has decided the families of two men killed in a New York City construction crane collapse should get $48 million in punitive damages from the crane's owner and his companies.

Coast Guard: California oil slick created by natural seepage

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 24 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Coast Guard says an oil slick that formed in the Pacific Ocean last week near Santa Barbara, California, was created by natural, ocean-floor seepage.