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Man shot dead inside car in Chester

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 17 min ago

Man shot dead inside car in ChesterPolice say a man was shot and killed while sitting in his car in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Slain Cop Identified as Manhunt Continues for Suspects

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 21 min ago
The officer called in that he was chasing three suspects.

Tropical Storm Fred is weakening in the Atlantic

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 31 min ago
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Fred is weakening far out over the Atlantic.

California DOJ to unveil website with law enforcement data

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 36 min ago

 "Open Justice," to provide data on law enforcement's interactions with the public. The effort, set to be announced Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, by California Attorney General Kama Harris' office, is the culmination of months of work aimed at improving transparency and government accountability after law enforcement interactions with the public sparked a national dialogue on police practices over the last year. (California Department of Justice)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Department of Justice is unveiling a state-run website to provide data on law enforcement's interactions with the public.

Deadly auto-pedestrian accident in New Castle

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 39 min ago

Deadly auto-pedestrian accident in New CastleThe driver remained on the scene while police investigated the deadly crash

1st Freddie Gray hearing since 6 officers charged in death

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 48 min ago
BALTIMORE (AP) — The first court hearing is set to begin since six Baltimore police officers were criminally charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died a week after suffering a critical spinal injury in custody.

Opening statements near in trial of Alabama officer

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 50 min ago

Former Madison, Ala. police officer Eric Sloan Parker walks into a federal courthouse, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Huntsville, Ala. Parker is on trial on a federal charge of using excessive force against an Indian man, 58-year-old Sureshbhai Patel, who was thrown down and partially paralyzed during a confrontation in a suburban neighborhood. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Opening statements are near in the trial of an Alabama police officer accused of manhandling an Indian grandfather earlier this year.

Clerk in gay marriage fight once unlikely to wage moral war

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 54 min ago

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied, Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis sat in a church pew on a Sunday morning about four years ago, listening as the man in the pulpit preached of forgiveness and God's grace.

Shell president: 'Oil will be required for a long time'

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 15 min ago

Shell Oil Co. President Marvin Odum gestures while speaking to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. He says exploratory drilling is going well in the Arctic Ocean despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The president of Shell Oil Co. said exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.

Oldest survivor of San Francisco earthquake of 1906 dies

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 23 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ruth Newman, thought to be one of two remaining survivors of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 that shook the city and the surrounding area, has died. She was 113.

India SUV maker rides into US market ... on a scooter

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 22 min ago

In this Aug. 4, 2015 photo, a Mahindra GenZe 2.0 pre-production prototype is riden in Ann Arbor, Mich. Mahindra, India’s largest SUV maker, wants to increase its presence in the U.S. But it’s starting with two wheels, not four. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — India's largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on U.S. roads. But it's starting with two wheels, not four.

WWII vet transmitted news of Japanese surrender 70 years ago

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 14 min ago

In this Aug. 12, 2015 photo, World War II veteran Stephen Dennis poses in Mechanicville, N.Y. Dennis enlisted in the Navy soon after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Less than a year later, he survived one of the Pacific’s fiercest naval battles. On the day Japan formally surrendered to end WWII, the young sailor from upstate New York was transmitting the news to the world that the bloodiest conflict in history was officially over. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Stephen Dennis enlisted in the Navy soon after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. Less than a year later, the raw 19-year-old recruit was thrust into fighting off the Solomon Islands and survived one of the fiercest naval battles in the South Pacific.

AP Exclusive: Records show university's response to Holmes

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 48 min ago

Colorado theater shooter James Holmes appears in court, with his attorney Daniel King, to be formally sentenced, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 in Centennial, Colo. Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole by Judge Carlos Samour Jr. Holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 others in the July 20, 2012 ambush. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool)DENVER (AP) — More than a month before James Holmes' rampage on a Colorado movie theater, the head of his neuroscience graduate program called a campus police officer with alarming information: Holmes had told his psychiatrist that he wanted to kill people to make up for his failure in science.

Los Angeles back from dead as US candidate for 2024 Olympics

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 1 min ago

Councilman Joe Buscaino, left, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, center, and Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson celebrate after a city council vote in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. The Los Angeles City Council cleared the way Tuesday for Garcetti to strike agreements for a 2024 Olympics bid, putting the city on the verge of becoming the U.S. contender after Boston's awkward collapse. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles is the official U.S. nominee for the 2024 Olympic games — a dramatic turnaround for a city that just two months ago was considered out of the running.

Advocates hope California's solitary settlement spreads

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 5 min ago

This April 26, 2002 file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, shows Todd Ashker, a validated leader of the Aryan Brotherhood, who has been in the Security Housing Unit since 1992. Ashker, who is serving a life sentence for the second-degree murder of a fellow inmate at Folsom State prison in 1987, is the first named inmate in a class-action lawsuit over solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Reform groups are hoping a landmark settlement to effectively end indefinite solitary confinement in California state prisons will soon spread.

In climate bid, Obama stares down melting Alaska glacier

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 14 min ago

President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media while on a hike to the Exit Glacier in Seward, Alaska, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, which according to National Park Service research, has retreated approximately 1.25 miles over the past 200 years. Obama is on a historic three-day trip to Alaska aimed at showing solidarity with a state often overlooked by Washington, while using its glorious but changing landscape as an urgent call to action on climate change. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change.

To protect killer whales, patrols keep boaters in check

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 17 min ago

In this photo taken July 31, 2015, an orca whale leaps out of the water near a whale watching boat whose passengers happen to be looking the other way in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Wash. The combination of boats and whales has state and federal authorities worried, especially this year, now that the Southern Resident pod of killer whales has four new calves. By federal and state law, boaters are required to stay 200 yards parallel from the orcas and give them 400 yards in front. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SAN JUAN ISLANDS, Wash. (AP) — Against the backdrop of rocky bluffs, a pod of orcas repeatedly jumped out of the emerald waters of the Puget Sound one recent sunny afternoon before splashing their massive black-and-white bodies back into the water.

Trial set for couple accused of trying to join Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 22 min ago
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A young Mississippi couple accused of attempting to join the Islamic State are scheduled for trial Oct. 26 after a grand jury indicted them on charges that they tried to aid the terrorist organization.

Obama pushes for more U.S. ice-breaking might in Arctic

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 33 min ago

United States Coast Guard Heavy Icebreaker Polar Sea (WAGB 11) in the ice channel near McMurdo, AntarcticaBy Roberta Rampton SEWARD, Alaska (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States needs to quickly acquire at least one new heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Arctic, where melting sea ice has spurred more traffic and the United States has fallen far behind Russian resources. The move, part of a push to convince Americans to support Obama's plans to curb climate change, has long been urged by Arctic advocates as climate change opens up the region to more shipping, mining and oil drilling. In the first step of Obama's new timetable, the government would buy a heavy icebreaker by 2020 instead of the previous goal of 2022.

U.S. court to weigh release of last 'Angola 3' inmate in Louisiana

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 36 min ago
A federal appeals court in Louisiana on Wednesday will consider whether to release the last of the so-called Angola Three prisoners, a man who spent most of four decades in solitary confinement. Albert Woodfox, 68, remains in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, the last of three men whose lengthy stays in isolation drew international attention to conditions at the prison in Angola. Louisiana state prosecutors have argued that Woodfox should remain confined out of respect for the family of Brent Miller, a white prison guard he was accused of murdering in 1972.