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Connecticut police search for baby after father jumped from bridge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:17
Connecticut police searched on Monday for a 7-month-old baby who may have been thrown off a bridge by his father before the man jumped more than 100 feet into the Connecticut River in a suicide attempt. The father, Tony Moreno, 22, of Middletown is in stable condition and charges are expected soon, Middletown police said. Police said while state police dive team crews are still searching the river for the baby, Aaden Moreno, they had little hope of finding him alive.

Deadly weekend in Chicago highlights city's gang warfare

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:17

Antonio Brown, left, father of Amari Brown, is embraced by a community member, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Chicago. Authorities say 7-year-old Amari Brown, who was celebrating the Fourth of July with his family, was among three people who were shot and killed overnight during a weekend outbreak of gun-related violence in Chicago. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)CHICAGO (AP) — A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man's refusal to cooperate with detectives highlights the city's ongoing challenge to curb gang-related violence.


N.Y. City to pay $330,000 to settle pepper-spray Occupy lawsuits

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:01

Protester affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement pours liquid over eyes of another fellow protester outside Zuccotti Park in New YorkNew York City has agreed to pay more than $330,000 to six Occupy Wall Street protesters who claimed a police officer doused them with pepper spray without cause, an incident that helped galvanize the movement during its early days. Lawyer Mark Taylor, who represented three of the protesters, said on Monday that the settlements for each of the six individuals ranged from $52,500 to $60,000. Nicholas Paolucci, a spokesman for the city’s law department, said, "It was in the city’s best interest to settle these cases." The city did not admit wrongdoing as part of the agreements.


Kentucky clerk: Let people buy marriage licenses online

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:58
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky clerk of court wants the state to issue marriage licenses online so he doesn't have to.

Report: Boy given anti-cervical cancer vaccine at Salem County clinic

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:57

 Boy given anti-cervical cancer vaccine at Salem County clinicA Salem County health clinic who serves adults and children without insurance is under investigation for alleged negligence.


Gay couple granted Texas marriage license after lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:56
DALLAS (AP) — A gay couple was granted a marriage license Monday shortly after filing a federal lawsuit against a county clerk in Texas who cited religious opposition when denying them a license last week.

Police probe shotgun slaying of woman near Hollywood tourist hub

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:51
Homicide detectives searched for clues on Monday to the unsolved shotgun slaying of a woman ambushed while walking along the street a few blocks from the heart of Hollywood's tourist hub, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The woman, a local resident, was killed on Sunday night when a gunman crept up behind the victim and shot her in the head as she was strolling with a male companion near Sunset Boulevard, police and coroner's officials said. Authorities identified the victim as 30-year-old Carrie Jean Melvin, who lived in Hollywood.

Massachusetts man charged with threatening president on FBI website

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:47
A Massachusetts man has been charged with threatening President Barack Obama in a message posted to the FBI’s website, federal prosecutors said on Monday.     Andrew J. O’Keefe, 28, who is in custody, faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervision after release and a $250,000 fine for the posting, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz said in a statement.     O’Keefe, who is from Mansfield, a town about 35 miles (56 km) from Boston, is accused of posting a single threatening message to the FBI’s Internet crime tip submission page on May 13, according to a criminal complaint unsealed on Monday.

Authorities: Autistic boy, 6, on life support after beating

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:47
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say a 6-year-old autistic boy is on life support after he was beaten by his mother's boyfriend.

Iowa inmate escaped maximum-security cell through piping

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:43

FILE - This Nov. 18, 2013 file photo shows a guard tower at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, Iowa. Lawmakers are demanding to know how convicted armed robber Justin Kestner was able to escape from the maximum-security prison on Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A convicted armed robber managed to escape from one of Iowa's most highly secure prison cells by sneaking through the building's piping onto the roof and guiding himself to the ground with a makeshift rope, authorities said Monday.


Mississippi flag supporters rally outside state Capitol

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:41

People participate in a rally sponsored by the Magnolia State Heritage Campaign outside the state Capitol, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Jackson, Miss. Jeppie Barbour, a brother of former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, is pushing state leaders to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Confederate battle emblem should remain on the Mississippi flag because it honors ancestors who fought for the South in the Civil War, a brother of former Gov. Haley Barbour told about 40 supporters of the state banner at a rally Monday outside the state Capitol.


Donald Trump says some of his comments about Mexico distorted

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:39

Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts to supporters during a back-yard reception in BedfordBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After days of outrage, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday that some of his criticism of Mexico has been distorted but stuck to his stance that many illegal immigrants coming across the Mexican border are criminals.A new statement from the billionaire real estate developer came as his empire took a fresh blow. Sports broadcaster ESPN announced it would move the upcoming ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump National Golf Club to Pelican Hill Golf Club in the Los Angeles area. Since his June 16 announcement speech of his candidacy, in which he vented about illegal immigrants, Trump has seen a steady flow of business away from him.


Beautiful Vermont swimming hole takes another life

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:38

Jared Thibault, of Williston, Vt., swims in the Huntington River, Monday, July 6, 2015, just upstream from the Huntington Gorge, in Richmond, Vt. A 22-year-old Milton woman drowned at the gorge Sunday. Police say Elanie Santor lost her footing on a ledge at the side of the stream and fell into the rushing Huntington River. (AP Photo/Dave Gram)RICHMOND, Vt. (AP) — The state's beautiful but often deadly Huntington Gorge has taken another life.


Surveillance video giving Philadelphia police clearer picture of fatal teen stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:37

Surveillance video giving Philadelphia police clearer picture of fatal teen stabbingPhiladelphia police are reviewing surveillance video that is giving them a clearer picture of what led up to the stabbing death of a teenage girl in Hunting Park.


Satanic Temple sees Arkansas as possible monument location

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:27

This 2014 photo provided by The Satanic Temple shows a bronze Baphomet, which depicts Satan as a goat-headed figure surrounded by two children. The Satanic Temple, a group advocating the separation of church and state, is considering proposing that the statue be placed outside the Arkansas Statehouse after their first choice of the Oklahoma Capitol grounds was scuttled in 2015 by a state Supreme Court ruling barring all religious monuments. (The Satanic Temple via AP)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling that will rid the Capitol grounds of a religious monument has simultaneously scuttled the plans of a group advocating for a Satanic statue there, and they now hope to enshrine the deity outside the Arkansas Statehouse.


Three-year-old Texas boy dies after accidentally shooting himself

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:11
A 3-year-old Texas boy who shot himself at a Houston-area home over the weekend died on Monday from the wound, officials said. "When they went in to check on him, he had apparently located a .380 semiautomatic pistol that was in the bedroom and had apparently accidentally shot himself in the head," Sergeant Ben Beall of the Harris County Sheriff's Office was quoted as saying by broadcaster KHOU.

Ex-friend: Was told about Indiana house explosion in advance

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:11
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A man accused of blowing up his Indianapolis home for the insurance money, killing two neighbors and devastating a neighborhood in the process, told a former friend some days before the explosion that his house had blown up and that he wanted to buy a luxury car, the ex-friend testified Monday.

Panel: Possible aerial attack on Hammarskjold plane in 1961

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:08
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An independent review of new information about the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold puts to rest claims that he was assassinated after surviving the crash but provides new information about a possible aerial attack or interference.

2 men charged with killing NYC escort at Massachusetts hotel

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:00
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — Two Massachusetts men pleaded not guilty Monday in the shooting death of a female escort from New York City who prosecutors say was killed during a robbery attempt.

One killed, five injured in NYC apartment blaze

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:00
One person was killed and five were injured in a New York apartment fire on Monday that forced some occupants to jump from a burning three-story building, fire officials said. The blaze broke out at about 1:45 a.m. at the Brooklyn structure and was extinguished a half-hour later, a spokesman for the New York City Fire Department said. At least two people leapt from the building, said the fire department spokesman, who did not know what floor they were on.