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Kentucky city files for bankruptcy after large jury verdict

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:42
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A suburban city near Louisville has filed for bankruptcy, crippled by an $11.4 million jury verdict — nearly four times the city's budget — in a dispute over land and money with a truck-driving school.

Police: Tuscaloosa officer shot, killed man after assault

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:34
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a Tuscaloosa police officer has shot and killed a man who attempted to assault the officer.

Three Connecticut teens plead guilty in fatal shooting and robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:31
Three Connecticut teenagers have pleaded guilty to fatally shooting an 18-year-old man last year while stealing his cellphone. Robert Stevenson, 17, and Cheyenne Concepcion, 19, pleaded guilty in Hartford Superior Court on Thursday to the felony murder of Jonathan Torres in September 2014, in Enfield, Connecticut, while a third man, Takai Brown, 19, pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery. Prosecutors told Superior Court Judge Joan Alexander that Stevenson and Concepcion robbed Torres of his iPhone and headphones, and that Stevenson fatally shot Torres.

Prosecutors seek 13-year sentence for radar facility fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:24
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. prosecutors say a suburban Chicago contractor should serve 13 years in prison and pay $450 million for setting a fire at a radar facility and shutting down air traffic nationwide.

Police: Video shows officer pressuring driver for donation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:24
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A patrolman who appears in a video pressuring a driver to support a police fundraiser or have his car towed has been placed on desk duty, police said.

Jury selection concludes in Jewish site shootings trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:22
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Jury selection concluded Friday afternoon in the capital murder trial of a Missouri white supremacist accused of killing three Christians last year at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

The Latest: 2 vehicles involved in deadly Washington fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:22

Firefighters line up to get gear out of the back of a fire truck as they get ready to head out onto a line Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in Twisp, Wash. Authorities say three firefighters died after their vehicle crashed and was apparently caught by a "hellstorm" of flames as they battled a blaze in the state. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)TWISP, Wash. (AP) — The latest on wildfires in Washington state, including those that killed three firefighters (all times local):


Atlanta police arrest 2 in cold case death of 11-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:21
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police arrested two suspects Friday in the fatal street shooting of an 11-year-old boy nearly 25 years ago, their investigation renewed last year after a call from the victim's mother.

Seed bugs swarm California communities, invade homes, cars

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:21

In this Aug. 14, 2015, photo provided by Matthew Hengst, bugs swarm at a service station in the eastern Sierra Nevada town of Lone Pine, Calif. Scientists are calling the unusual explosion of this Melacoryphus lateralis species of seed bug the first outbreak of its kind in California’s recent memory. (Matthew Hengst via AP)LONE PINE, Calif. (AP) — The gas station's ground was covered with the small winged bugs. Piles of carcasses, inches deep, sat swept to the sides.


Mayor: Gas explosion at New York school caused by lit match

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:04
NEW YORK (AP) — An explosion that blew a gaping hole in the side of a high school just days before classes were to begin was touched off when a worker tested a gas line by lighting a match, the mayor said Friday.

NY man convicted in plot to target Muslims with X-ray weapon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:03
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man was convicted Friday of plotting to kill Muslims with a mobile X-ray device by a jury that rejected his lawyer's argument that he was entrapped by the FBI.

10 years after Katrina, 'New' New Orleans leaves many behind

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:58

This July 29, 2015 aerial photo shows empty lots and mostly new buildings in the Lower 9th Ward section of New Orleans, foreground. Ten years after Katrina, New Orleans remains a work in progress, aiming to reverse historic racial and economic injustices. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Talking about New Orleans a decade after Hurricane Katrina, people here often reach for the Biblical, describing an economic and cultural resurrection.


Rebuilt confidence in New Orleans flood controls fuels rebuilding

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:55

File photo of Louisiana homes near a levee remain under water a week after Hurricane KatrinaBy Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - When Angele Givens looks around her neighborhood in the Gentilly section of New Orleans, she is struck by the contrast with 10 years ago, when Hurricane Katrina triggered floods that filled her home and tens of thousands of others with water. Today, more than 80 percent of the structures in her Vista Park neighborhood have been renovated or rebuilt, and work is underway on others.But the area may never have staged its comeback without a rebuilding of confidence in local flood protection, said Givens, president of her neighborhood's improvement association. “I never worried about flooding before Katrina, but after the storm, we had to ask whether it made sense, financially, to come back," she said.Billions of dollars of work carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including the construction of a massive surge barrier just east of the city, helped answer that question, Givens said.


Twin brothers found shot to death inside car in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:54
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Twin brothers have been found shot to death inside a vehicle in New Jersey's poorest city.

Grand jury indicts man in Maryland fatal church stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:52
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a northern Virginia man on murder and attempted murder charges in the stabbing last month of a South Korean couple at a rural religious retreat in Maryland.

Cancer forces Jimmy Carter to slow down but not stop work

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:52

Former President Jimmy Carter walks to a news conference followed by his wife, Rosalynn Carter, center, at The Carter Center in Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Carter announced that his cancer is on four small spots on his brain and he will immediately begin radiation treatment, saying he is "at ease with whatever comes." (AP Photo/Ron Harris)ATLANTA (AP) — Cancer in his brain is forcing Jimmy Carter to slow down, but the 90-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner is insisting on keeping up with some of the humanitarian work that has sustained him since leaving the White House as a one-term president 35 years ago.


Twin brothers shot and killed in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:52

Twin brothers shot and killed in CamdenInvestigators say the victims of a double homicide in Camden, New Jersey were twin brothers.


Massive warehouse fire at former Navy shipyard; no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:49
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A fast-moving warehouse fire at a former San Francisco Bay Area Navy shipyard lit up the night sky, but caused no injuries.

Amtrak adding trains, cars for Pope Francis' US visit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:46
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak says it's adding trains and cars to help travelers get around during Pope Francis' U.S. visit next month.

Feds release extra water to save Klamath salmon from disease

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:46

FILE - This Oct. 1, 2002 file photo shows dead salmon along the Klamath River near Klamath, Calif., after a disease outbreak that killed an estimated 60,000 salmon. With water scarce in Northern California's Klamath Basin, a federal agency is again releasing cool, clean water into the Klamath River to prevent a repeat of the 2002 fish kill that left tens of thousands of adult salmon dead. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, File)GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — With water scarce in Northern California's Klamath Basin, a federal agency is again releasing cool, clean water into the Klamath River to prevent a repeat of the 2002 fish kill that left tens of thousands of adult salmon dead.