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Video shows that traffic stop of woman who died in Texas jail escalated quickly

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:01

Still image of a Waller County Department of Public Safety officer points a Taser as he orders Sandra Bland out of her vehicle in Prairie ViewDashboard camera video released on Tuesday involving the traffic stop in Texas of a woman later found hanging dead in her jail cell showed how the incident quickly escalated into an altercation between her and a state trooper. Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman from the Chicago area, was pulled over on July 10 in Prairie View, Texas, northwest of Houston, for failing to signal a lane change. The 52-minute video, released by the Texas Department of Public Safety, shows the trooper, Brian Encinia, approaching the car and asking if Bland is irritated.

Lawyer: Tennessee shooter's uncle detained in Jordan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 09:52

Flags stand in a make-shift memorial as people gather at the scene of a military recruiting office in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Monday, July 20, 2015, four days after it was targeted in a pair of shootings that left five people dead. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez attacked two military facilities, including the career center, last week in a shooting rampage that killed a U.S. Navy sailor and four Marines. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — An uncle of the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in Tennessee has been in custody in Jordan since a day after the attacks on two military sites, a lawyer said Tuesday.

The Latest: Memorial held for slain Marine outside Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 09:43

The American flag is lowered to half-staff above the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, to honor the five U.S. service members who were killed by a gunman in Chattanooga, Tenn. last week. President Obama has ordered flags at all military and federal buildings and grounds through out the United States to remain at half-staff through July 25th. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The latest on the Chattanooga shootings at two military facilities:

E.L. Doctorow, author of 'Ragtime,' dies in New York at 84

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 09:37

FILE - In this April 27, 2004, file photo, American author E.L. Doctorow smiles during an interview in his office at New York University in New York. According to Doctorow's son Richard, the author died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in New York from complications of lung cancer. He was 84. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined the American experience in such novels as "Ragtime" and "The March" and applied its lessons to the past and the future in fiction and nonfiction, has died. He was 84.

Congress pursues legislative changes following pier shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 09:20

Jim Steinle, father of Kathryn Steinle, killed on a San Francisco Pier by a man previously deported several times, arrives to testify before a Senate Judiciary hearing in Washington, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Jim Steinle told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Congress should push forward with efforts to close legal loopholes that currently allow local authorities to decide if they will cooperate with federal immigration authorities. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)WASHINGTON (AP) — Urged on by anguished testimony from the father of a murder victim, Congress plunged into a heated debate over immigration on Tuesday as GOP lawmakers vowed to shut down funding for so-called sanctuary cities like San Francisco that shield immigrants from deportation by federal authorities.

Tennessee suspect's family sees depression, shame behind rampage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 09:20

Items left at a memorial at the Armed Forces Career Center are seen in Chattanooga, TennesseeMembers of Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez's family believe deep depression and shame over an drunken driving charge may have led him to go on a rampage in which five U.S. servicemen died last week, a source close to the family said on Tuesday. Two days before the Chattanooga attack, Abdulazeez told his family he was going to work, the source said, but they learned from his friends that he instead took a marijuana and alcohol-fueled "joy ride" in a rented car. The trigger for his "bender" was the worsening of depression that had dogged him for years, the family believes.

AP News Guide to case of woman found hanged in Texas jail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 09:19

In this July 10, 2015, frame from dashcam video provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, trooper Brian Encinia arrests Sandra Bland after she became combative during a routine traffic stop in Waller County, Texas. Bland was taken to the Waller County Jail that day and was found dead in her cell on July 13. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Dashboard video from a trooper's patrol car shows the traffic stop that led to the arrest of Sandra Bland, a Chicago-area woman found dead in a Texas jail last week.

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 09:16

A supporter listens to Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks at his South Carolina campaign kickoff rally in Bluffton, S.C., Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

Florida deputy fatally shoots man outside apartment complex

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 09:04
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida deputy has shot and killed a man outside an apartment complex after authorities say the man fled two traffic stops and then reached for a gun.

Water main break in University City

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 09:03

Water main break in University CityCrews responded to a water main break in the University City section of Philadelphia.

Utah teenager charged with aggravated murder in girl's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 08:54

30 a.m. Friday,July 17, 2015. She told officers her daughter had been missing since midnight. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teenage boy lured a 12-year-old neighbor girl out of her Utah home by asking for help looking for his lost cat, then strangled her and left her body in a field with a shirt around her neck, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Man accused of killing 5 was to be charged with 2014 death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 08:53

This Sunday, July 19, 2015 booking image released by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department shows Martin Martinez. Martinez was arrested on Sunday in San Jose, Calif., for the murders of two women and three children in Modesto, Calif., on Saturday. (Santa Clara Sheriff's Department via AP)MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — A Central California man suspected of killing his mother, a woman and the baby daughter they had together, and two other children last weekend was about to be charged with killing another of the woman's children last year — a 2-year-old boy who suffered head injuries.

Getting married in Las Vegas just got more expensive

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 08:51
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Getting hitched in Las Vegas? Be prepared to say "I do" to paying more for a marriage license.

Washed-out California interstate highway set to reopen Friday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 08:36
A stretch of cross-country Interstate 10 freeway in California that was closed after a bridge was washed out during a heavy weekend rainstorm will reopen on Friday to limited traffic, state transportation officials said on Tuesday. The California Department of Transportation said crews would buttress the westbound side of the bridge carrying I-10 over a wash near the Arizona border to allow for two-way traffic. The eastbound lanes of the freeway collapsed on Sunday afternoon as a rare July storm pummeled Southern California, choking traffic along a major truck route.

Court overturns some Blagojevich Senate-seat convictions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 08:32

FILE - In this June 4, 2010 file photo Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, left, and his wife Patti join hands as they enter the Federal Court building in Chicago, for the second day of jury selection in his federal corruption trial. Robert Blagojevich the brother of the imprisoned former Illinois Governor, offers fresh details in a new book to back his contention prosecutors used him as a pawn to get his younger sibling on charges he sought to hock President Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat. While charges were eventually dropped against him, the Tennessee businessman, says his refusal to turn on his brother made him "collateral damage" of an overzealous prosecution that cost his reputation, $1 million in legal bills and a still-unrepaired family split. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court Tuesday overturned some of the most sensational convictions that sent former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich off to a lengthy stint in prison, ruling that the Democrat did not break the law when he sought to secure a Cabinet position in President Barack Obama's administration in exchange for appointing an Obama adviser to the president's former U.S. Senate seat.

2 men arrested in Israel on US charges in stock spam scam

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 08:18
NEW YORK (AP) — Two men were arrested Tuesday in Israel and a third was being sought after a New York indictment accused them of trying to cheat millions of people in a stock spam scam.

Los Angeles County pushes $15 minimum wage for some workers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 08:04

FILE - In this Saturday, June 13, 2015 file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, center right, joins members of the City Council and community leaders in a photo after he signed into law an ordinance that will gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to take a preliminary step Tuesday, July 21, 2015, that could lead to the higher wages. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County on Tuesday became the latest area in the country to take a step toward lifting the minimum wage to $15 an hour after officials were told it would either kill business or help lift bread-winners out of poverty.

Bill Cosby's lawyers ask judge to keep settlement sealed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 08:00

Bill Cosby's lawyers ask judge to keep settlement sealedBill Cosby's lawyers argued on Tuesday that his admission to using quaaludes in the 1970s doesn't mean he drugged and sexually assaulted women.

CSX provides update on W.Va. oil train derailment cleanup

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 07:51
GLEN FERRIS, W.Va. (AP) — CSX is continuing to closely monitor the environmental impact of a fiery oil-train derailment in southern West Virginia, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

FCC chairman recommends OK of $48.5B AT&T-DirecTV deal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 07:49

FILE - This Nov. 2, 2011, file photo shows a DirecTv satellite dish on a post in the front yard of a home in Harmony, Pa. On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, the head of the Federal Communications Commission recommended approving AT&T’s $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. The deal would create the country’s largest provider of cable or satellite TV. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission has recommended approving AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. The deal would create the country's largest provider of cable or satellite TV.