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KKK, African-American group plan rallies at South Carolina Capitol

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 20:03

 Inside The Ku Klux KlanA Ku Klux Klan chapter and an African-American group plan overlapping demonstrations on Saturday outside the South Carolina State House, where state officials removed the Confederate battle flag last week. Governor Nikki Haley, who called for the flag's removal from the State House grounds after the killing of nine African-Americans in a Charleston church last month, urged South Carolinians to steer clear of the Klan rally. "Our family hopes the people of South Carolina will join us in staying away from the disruptive, hateful spectacle members of the Ku Klux Klan hope to create over the weekend and instead focus on what brings us together," Haley said in a statement posted to her Facebook page.


AccuWeather: Heat Advisory Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 18:41

 Hazy, Hot and HumidMeteorologist Chris Sowers says it will be the hottest weekend of the summer. In fact, dangerous heat for Sunday


Texas trooper violated policy stopping woman who died in jail: agency

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 16:53
The Texas Department of Public Safety said on Friday the trooper has been put on desk duty while the FBI and the Texas Rangers, a statewide police and investigation agency, probe the death of Sandra Bland, 28, an African-American. Relatives and friends of Bland, who was found hanged in her Waller County jail cell on Monday, said they do not believe the official version given by the Waller County Sheriff's Office. Bland, from the Chicago suburb of Naperville, was arrested on July 10 for allegedly assaulting an officer during a traffic stop in Prairie View, northwest of Houston.

Cobra that may have killed Texas owner found dead

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 15:20
Autopsy results have not been completed on the cobra's owner, who had been found unresponsive in his vehicle on Tuesday along with a non-venomous snake in a crate, six tarantulas and a bullfrog, police said. The Monocled Cobra, which was kept at his home, was missing. Police said they received a report early Friday of a dead snake on a service road that appeared to have been run over by a vehicle.

Friend: Sandra Bland 'in good spirits' before jail death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 15:11

Protesters prayer at rally outside the Waller County Courthouse after a march from the Waller County Jail in Hempstead, Texas, Friday July 17, 2015, to protest the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in the jail. Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said there were no cameras in Bland’s jail cell to show if the Illinois woman hanged herself in the lockup as a medical examiner has ruled. Her relatives and supporters dispute the finding. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Friends' recollections and Sandra Bland's own words present a picture of a young woman on the cusp of finding her niche in life. She seemed to have landed a perfect job. She had a voice and following on social media for speaking out about racial injustice and police brutality and was active in her community.


AP PHOTOS: In rural Georgia, a junkyard of classic cars

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 14:43

Eddie McDaniel, who goes by Fast Eddie, walks through Old Car City, the world's largest known classic car junkyard, where he occasionally plays piano for visitors Thursday, July 16, 2015, in White, Ga. Over 4,000 classic cars decorate 32 acres of forest which have been turned into a junkyard museum by owner Walter Dean Lewis. The two grew up playing in the cars on the lot which started as a general store selling auto parts in 1931 by Lewis' parents. Lewis stopped selling parts about six years ago when he realized he could sustain the business more as a museum, charging $15 for visitors just looking, and $25 for photographers. Many of the cars have never moved in over 30 years and in some cases, trees now grow through them, even lifting some off the ground. (AP Photo/David Goldman)WHITE, Ga. (AP) — Nestled in a north Georgia forest, over 4,000 classic cars decorate 32 acres that have been turned into a junkyard museum. Owner Walter Dean Lewis' parents started the business in 1931 as a general store that also sold auto parts. Lewis grew the collection, which had just 40 cars in the '70s, over time.


California man wins $25K in contest to encourage voter turnout

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 14:08
A Los Angeles man received a check for $25,000 on Friday just for voting. Ivan Rojas, a 35-year-old security guard, was randomly chosen for the prize through a lottery set up by the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, a group that works to encourage voter turnout among the Latino community during local elections. The contest was designed by the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project to try and reverse chronically low voter turnout in local elections, said president Antonio Gonzalez.

Coast Guard says 1 dead, 4 injured in Alaska plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 13:28
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A plane crash in southeast Alaska left one person dead and four others injured, the Coast Guard said Friday.

Motorists flee as wildfire races across California freeway

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 13:19
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire swept across a Southern California freeway in a mountain pass, destroying 20 vehicles and sending motorists running to safety before burning at least four structures. Two people suffered minor injuries, authorities said Friday.

One killed, four rescued in Alaska plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 13:04
One person was killed and four were rescued from rugged terrain in Alaska on Friday after a small plane crashed during a short flight from Juneau to a nearby island, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The plane went down 18 miles west of Juneau, the state capital, Coast Guard Petty Office Grant DeVuyst said. The plane was operated by Wings of Alaska and was making the 20-minute flight from Juneau to Hoonah, according to the carrier.

Wildfire overruns packed California freeway, burns cars

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:59

Frame grab from video of cars burning on Interstate 15 during a brush fire in the Cajon Pass, CaliforniaA fast-moving brush fire in the Southern California foothills overran a packed freeway in a mountain pass on Friday, destroying four structures and torching 20 vehicles as drivers abandoned their cars and scrambled to safety. The wildfire, which broke out Friday afternoon in the drought-parched foothills of San Bernardino County, had grown from 500 acres (200 hectares) to 3,500 acres (1,416 hectares) in a matter of hours, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The blaze ripped down a portion of the Interstate 15 freeway that links Southern California and Las Vegas, forcing about 60 drivers to flee their cars on Cajon Pass.


1 commuter train sideswipes another in New York; no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:41
NEW YORK (AP) — Two commuter trains scraped sides on the nation's biggest commuter railroad during rush hour on Friday, breaking windows and snarling service, but authorities said no one was injured.

Residents sue Seattle to block city haulers from snooping into trash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:39
Seattle is violating constitutional guarantees of privacy and due process in allowing garbage collectors to inspect refuse bins to gauge a home's compliance with the city's strict trash-sorting rules, residents said in a lawsuit this week. The Washington state metropolis last year became the second major U.S. city after San Francisco to pass a law prohibiting most food or food scraps from being disposed of in residential and commercial garbage. A city attorney and a public utility spokesman did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Lightning kills 1, injures 3 near popular Colorado trailhead

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:30
DENVER (AP) — Authorities say a 31-year-old woman died after she and three other hikers were struck by lightning near a popular trailhead west of Buena Vista.

Murdered Drexel grad likely knew her attacker, police say

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:29

Murdered Drexel grad likely knew her attacker, police sayPhiladelphia police say they are making progress in their investigation into the disturbing murder of a young woman who seemed to have everything going for her.


It's a dad-daughter overnighter in New York for the Obamas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:28

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Sasha Obama, right, departs Air Force One at JFK International Airport in New York, Friday, July 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is enjoying a father-daughter weekend in New York with his teenage girls.


Motorcyclist killed in 3-vehicle crash in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:28

Motorcyclist killed in 3-vehicle crash in Northeast PhiladelphiaOne motorcyclist was killed and another injured in a three vehicle crash in Northeast Philadelphia.


Officer shoots suspect in the chest in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:28

Officer shoots suspect in the chest in North PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia police say an officer was forced to open fire on a armed man in North Philadelphia.


Man fatally shot in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:27

Man fatally shot in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a shooting that left a man dead in Southwest Philadelphia.


Woman found dead in Texas jail was excited about new chapter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:10

William Mitchell, 5, of Houston, holds a sign at a rally at the Waller County Jail in Hempstead, Texas, Friday, July 17, 2015, to protest the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in the jail. Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said there were no cameras in Bland’s jail cell to show if the Illinois woman hanged herself in the lockup as a medical examiner has ruled. Her relatives and supporters dispute the finding. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITHEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Friends' recollections and Sandra Bland's own words present a picture of a young woman on the cusp of finding her niche in life. She seemed to have landed a perfect job. She had a voice and following on social media for speaking out about racial injustice and police brutality and was active in her community.