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New York police add security at military recruiting sites after Tennessee attack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:43
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Police Department said on Thursday it added security at local military recruiting stations and other sensitive locations but cited no specific threat. The beefed-up security came after four U.S. Marines were killed by a gunman who opened fire at two military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, before being fatally shot. (Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst; Editing by Christian Plumb)

GOP bill would undermine auto, rail safety regulations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:42

FILE - In this May 12, 2105 file photo, emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped in Philadelphia. Despite several years of horrific oil train wrecks and record car and truck recalls, congressional Republicans have decided that the auto and railroad industries suffer from too much safety regulation, not too little. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — At a time of record auto recalls and high-profile train wrecks, Republicans are working on legislation to roll back safety regulation of the auto and railroad industries.


One U.S. sailor wounded in deadly Chattanooga shooting: Navy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:40
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One U.S. sailor was wounded in Thursday's shooting at the Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that killed four Marines and left the gunman dead, the Navy said. "The tragedy in Chattanooga is both devastating and senseless," Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said in a statement. The FBI has identified the suspect as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, but said it was too early to speculate on a motive for the rampage. (Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

A look at attacks on military bases in the US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:39
A gunman attacked two military facilities Thursday in Tennessee, killing at least four Marines, officials said. The suspect also is dead.

Google's 2Q signals new era of austerity with new CFO

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:37

FILE - In this June 2, 2015 file photo, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal speaks during a ceremony announcing a $300 million expansion of Google's data center operations in Lithia Springs, Ga. Google Inc. on Thursday, July 15, 2015 reported second-quarter earnings of $3.41 billion. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After years of big spending on risky projects that CEO Larry Page proudly hails as "moonshots," Google may be launching into a new orbit of financial discipline.


USDA: Many factors considered amid animal disease outbreaks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:36
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday that it considers many factors when determining ways to euthanize large numbers of animals during a disease outbreak, and said it was reviewing an animal rights group's criticism of a recent proposal for fighting any future outbreaks of bird flu.

Man shot dead in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:29

Man shot dead in West Oak LaneA man in his 20s was shot and killed in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section.


Police investigate suspicious death of Drexel grad

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:28

 Woman found dead in West Philadelphia was beaten, strangledPhiladelphia police are investigating the suspicious death of a Drexel University graduate.


FBI to lead national security probe of Chattanooga shooting: attorney general

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:27
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Thursday she directed the FBI to lead the national security investigation of the Chattanooga, Tennessee, shooting attack in which four Marines were killed.

Jury finds Colorado theater shooter James Holmes guilty of 1st degree murder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:25

Jury finds Colorado theater shooter James Holmes guilty of 1st degree murderJurors convicted Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere.


TLC cancels '19 Kids and Counting' permanently

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:22

TLC cancels '19 Kids and Counting' permanentlyTLC has officially cancelled "19 Kids and Counting" following allegations that Josh Duggar molested his sisters.


Cash spills from armored truck in Baltimore Harbor Tunnel

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:21
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's Harbor Tunnel was temporarily shut down when cash spilled out of an armored truck and onto the roadway inside.

Police: Woman kidnapped, fatally shot by husband's mistress

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:19
HEFLIN, Ala. (AP) — A woman was abducted by her husband's mistress in suburban Atlanta and then shot in what authorities called a murder-suicide after a freeway pursuit into Alabama, police said Thursday.

Lawyer: Autopsy finds man was strangled in police encounter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:17
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An attorney for the family of a black man who died following an encounter with a white police officer in a Mississippi town says the cause of death was strangulation.

Jury finds Colorado theater shooter James Holmes guilty of murder, eligible for death penalty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:16
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jury finds Colorado theater shooter James Holmes guilty of murder, eligible for death penalty.

Villanova man facing child pornography charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:15

Villanova man facing child pornography chargesA Villanova man is facing a long list of charges after investigators say they found thousands of images of child pornography on his computer.


Senator: Compensate residents near site of atomic bomb test

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:14

FILE - This July 16, 1945 photo, shows the mushroom cloud of the first atomic explosion at Trinity Test Site, New Mexico. Thursday, July 16, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the Trinity Test in southern New Mexico comes amid renewed interest in the Manhattan Project thanks to new books, online video testimonies and the WGN America drama series “Manhattan.(AP Photo, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — People who lived near the site of the first atomic bomb test in the New Mexico desert and later developed cancer and other health problems need to be compensated, a U.S. senator said Thursday.


Chinese national pleads guilty in Pennsylvania to test-taking scam

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:12
Biyuan Li, 25, of Boston, was accused of helping create a fake passport for Han Tong, 24, of Pittsburgh, so that Tong could take a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for him, prosecutors said. Accused members of the ring used counterfeit Chinese passports to take the exams and pose as the person who was applying to top schools, prosecutors said.

Greek banks to reopen after cash pledge from lenders

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:08

Pensioners wait for the opening of the national bank of Greece to withdraw a maximum of 120 euros ($134) for the week in central Athens, Thursday, July 16, 2015. Greece’s troubled left-wing government is seeking urgent relief from European lenders on Thursday, after it pushed a harsh austerity package thought parliament, triggering a revolt in the ruling party and violent demonstrations in central Athens. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Thursday won vital pledges of support from bailout lenders needed to keep its economy from collapsing, but officials in Athens said the painful austerity measures demanded in return were likely to force an election within months.


2 wanted for scamming elderly with sob story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:08

2 wanted for scamming elderly with sob storyThe search is on for a pair of scammers who are using an elaborate sob story to convince goodhearted residents in Delaware County to give them large sums of cash.