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Four Marines and gunman killed in Tennessee shootings

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

Law enforcement work around the Chattanooga Police's bomb squad truck before leaving a staging area on Hixson Pike to investigate the nearby home of Mohammod Abdulazeez in ChattanoogaFour Marines were killed on Thursday by a gunman who opened fire at two military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, before being fatally shot in an attack officials called a brazen, brutal act of domestic terrorism. The FBI named the suspect as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, but said it was too early to speculate on a motive for the rampage, which comes at a time when U.S. military and law enforcement authorities are increasingly concerned about the threat posed by "lone wolves" to domestic targets. "We are treating this as an act of domestic terrorism," Bill Killian, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, said earlier, adding that no official determination of the nature of the crime had yet been made and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has not ruled anything out.


A look at the history of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:12

A look at the history of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and PaulWhen Pope Francis celebrates mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in September, it will be just the latest significant chapter in this cathedral's rich history.


Sniper case leads to 20-year prison term for ex-US soldier

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:02
NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. Army soldier who participated in a conspiracy to kill a federal agent and a confidential informant has been sentenced in New York to 20 years in prison.

Sources: Woman found dead in West Philadelphia was beaten, strangled

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:51

 Drexel grad found dead in West Philadelphia was beaten, strangledPolice are investigating the suspicious death of a 27-year-old woman found dead in her West Philadelphia apartment.


US seeks extradition of British man charged with hacking

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:51
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A British man accused of hacking into U.S. government computer networks and stealing sensitive and confidential information was arrested in England, and U.S. prosecutors said they will attempt to have him transferred to New Jersey.

Obama says U.S. to be thorough, prompt in getting answers to Tennessee shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that U.S. officials would be thorough and prompt about getting answers after a suspected gunman opened fire at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four Marines. Obama expressed his condolences to the victims' families. The suspected gunman was fatally shot in the incident. (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Writing by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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.