Yahoo! National News

Jury finds in favor of Chicago cops in store owner shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:30
CHICAGO (AP) — A man who survived being shot multiple times by Chicago police officers investigating a robbery of his beauty supply business has lost a lawsuit he filed against the officers.

House OKs bipartisan drug abuse bills, but Dems want money

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a mountain of bills addressing the nation's opioid abuse crisis, fueled by lawmakers' bipartisan craving for election-year action on the deadly epidemic. Yet the measures are leaving anti-drug advocates underwhelmed, and Congress won't decide till later how much money it's willing to provide.

Worker at Exxon refinery killed by falling pipe- Texas sheriff's office

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:16
A 37-year-old Brownsville, Texas, man was killed after being struck in the head and neck early on Wednesday by a falling 6-foot-long, 6-inch-diameter pipe while working at Exxon Mobil Corp's Beaumont, Texas refinery, a sheriff's office spokesman said on Thursday. Miguel Barron was on an elevated platform working on a heat exchanger when he was struck by the pipe at about 12:30 a.m. CDT (1.30 a.m. ET) Wednesday, said Deputy Marcus McLellan, public information officer for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Barron was initially treated by the refinery's emergency medical personnel but had died by the time Jefferson County deputies arrived at about 1:30 a.m., McLellan said.

Affidavit: Boy seriously injured before reported missing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:14
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Investigators say they have found evidence that suggests a toddler suffered a serious injury two days before his stepfather reported him missing in 2002 from a San Diego playground, according to court documents unsealed Thursday.

Chicago triple murder suspect killed by self-inflicted wound: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:14
A Chicago man suspected of shooting three people to death, including the mother of one of his children, took his own life after an 11-hour standoff with police, authorities said on Thursday. Kevin Robinson, 29, was found dead in a second-floor bedroom on Chicago's South Side shortly after 3 p.m. local time, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and a gun in his hand, Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a phone interview. Police took up positions around the house and threw gas canisters into the home to force Robinson out, Guglielmi said.

West Texas US marshal resigns after firing threatened

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:13
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The marshal for the U.S. Western District of Texas resigned Thursday after the Justice Department warned that he would be fired for misusing his office if he didn't resign.

Firefighters battle Abington house fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:11

Firefighters battle Abington house fireFirefighters in Abington, Montgomery County battled a house fire Thursday evening.


U.S. Navy fires commander of sailors who were held by Iran

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:09

Iranian students re-enact a scene from the arrest of American sailors by Iran's Revolutionary Guard, during a ceremony marking the 37th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, in TehranThe U.S. Navy said on Thursday that it had fired the commander of the 10 American sailors who wandered into Iranian territorial waters in the Gulf in January and were briefly held by Iran in an incident that risked becoming an international crisis. The Navy said in a statement that it had lost confidence in Commander Eric Rasch, who was the executive officer of the coastal riverine squadron that included the 10 sailors. Rasch became the first person to be publicly singled out after a preliminary investigation into the incident that occurred near Farsi Island in the Gulf.


Doctor: Decision to reverse well warning made under pressure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:08
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's state health director feared legislators would take away some of his authority before deciding in March to reverse warnings that hundreds of water wells near Duke Energy power plants were too contaminated to use, according to testimony provided by environmentalists Thursday.

Woman claims to have bomb at Andrews AFB; no device found

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 07:59
Officials at Joint Base Andrews outside of Washington say a woman walked into the visitor control center saying she had a bomb strapped to her chest but no explosives were found.

Chicago standoff ends; suspect apparently shot himself

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 07:59

Chicago SWAT officers gather outside a house after rushing the structure where a murder suspect had barricaded himself and fired shots at officers, on the south side of Chicago on Thursday, May 12, 2016. After hours in a standoff with a man suspected of killing a few people, Chicago Police SWAT officers rushed into the house Thursday afternoon to find the man had apparently shot himself. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — After hours in a standoff with a man suspected of killing three people, Chicago Police SWAT officers rushed into the house Thursday afternoon to find the man had apparently shot himself.


Coast Guard: Shell line leaks 88,200 gallons into the Gulf

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 07:54
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says about 88,200 gallons of oil have leaked from a Shell flow line into the Gulf of Mexico about 90 miles off the coast of Louisiana.

Holy Ghost Prep brothers eyeing MLB, NHL drafts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 07:50

Holy Ghost Prep brothers eyeing MLB, NHL draftsNolan Jones looks like a professional baseball player and by June 9th, he might just be one.


Alabama looks to dismiss assault case against police officer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 07:40
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday moved to drop state charges against a north Alabama police officer accused of assaulting an Indian man during a suspicious person investigation.

Maryland's Joint Base Andrews locked down after bomb threat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 07:33
Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, the military facility in suburban Washington where the presidential aircraft Air Force One is based, was put on lockdown on Thursday after a woman claiming to have a bomb strapped to her chest arrived at the visitor's center. It warned base residents and personnel to avoid the area, where emergency responders remained. "We take every threat seriously," said Colonel Brad Hoagland, a base commander.

Hospital that treated man before stabbing bars contractor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 07:30

Taunton, Mass., Mayor Thomas Hoye, Jr., right, speaks about Tuesday's stabbings at a Taunton home and shopping mall, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Fall River, Mass. Behind him are Taunton Police Chief Edward Walsh, left, and Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III. Arthur DaRosa, described by his family as mentally disturbed, went on a stabbing rampage hours after leaving a hospital. He killed two people and assaulted and stabbed others before being fatally shot by an off-duty sheriff's deputy at the Silver City Galleria mall. (Jack Foley/The Herald News of Fall River via AP) MANDATORY CREDITBOSTON (AP) — A hospital that treated a man before he fatally stabbed two people and wounded several others at a home and mall said Thursday that it was barring a state contractor that provides mental health evaluations.


The Latest: Man charged in 2-state rampage to stand trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 07:30
MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on legal action against a Mexican national accused of killing five men in Kansas and Missouri in March (all times local):

Man accused in 2-state killing rampage to stand trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 07:27
MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Mexican national suspected of killing five men in a two-state crime rampage will stand trial in Missouri, a judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. judge holds Bangladesh diplomat, wife in default

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 07:26
A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday held a Bangladesh diplomat and his wife in default for willfully ignoring a lawsuit by a former domestic worker who claimed they forced him to work without pay in slavery-like conditions. U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein said Monirul Islam and Fahima Tahsina Prova acted with "sustained recalcitrance" in refusing for more than a year to attend depositions, turn over documents and otherwise cooperate in the lawsuit brought by the plaintiff Mashud Parves Rana. "A default judgment is harsh and is not imposed by this court without hesitation," Stein wrote.

Mississippi burning suspect pleads guilty in Louisiana case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 07:21
MONROE, La. (AP) — A man accused in the burning death of a north Mississippi teenager will head back there after pleading guilty in Louisiana on Thursday to a theft charge related to the death of another woman.