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4 shot to death in SC; authorities following leads on killer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:44
HOLLY HILL, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities were searching Wednesday for the person who shot and killed four people and wounded a young boy at a rural home.

Surveillance captures 4 suspects in West Mt. Airy attempted home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:41

Surveillance captures 4 suspects in West Mt. Airy attempted home invasionPhiladelphia police are searching for four armed suspects who were caught on camera in an attempted home invasion in West Mount Airy.


Lawyers in fired Ohio State band director lawsuit reined in

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:39
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge in the gender discrimination lawsuit of Ohio State University's fired marching band director says he's intervening in the evidence-gathering process because of "discouraging" behavior by the lawyers.

Gambino associate arrested in alleged scrap scam in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:31

A photo of investigators arresting Carmine Agnello, right, this morning is shown Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Cleveland. Fifty-five-year-old Carmine “The Bull” Agnello was arrested Wednesday at the Cleveland scrap yard he’s been operating since his release from federal prison in 2008. He received a nine-year sentence in 2011 and was ordered to pay $11 million after pleading guilty to racketeering charges related to his scrap business in Queens, New York. Cleveland police say Agnello bought stolen cars from the southeast side of Cleveland, filled them with dirt to add weight and then sold the compacted cars to an unidentified scrap yard. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND (AP) — A reputed member of the Gambino crime family who was once married to John Gotti's daughter was arrested Wednesday over a $3 million scam involving stolen cars and scrap metal, authorities said.


Blast closes U.S. Zodiac Aero plant; Boeing, Airbus assess impact

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:26
Boeing and Airbus said on Wednesday they were assessing the potential impact of the factory closure on their operations, since it supplies materials used in aircraft interiors. The explosion that rocked Zodiac's Newport, Washington, plant was felt miles away, injured at least seven people and prompted the evacuation of surrounding homes and businesses for about four hours due to strong chemical odors, officials said.

African-Americans still favor gun control, but views are shifting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:24

File photo of pall bearers releasing white doves over the casket of Ethel Lance as she is buried at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church cemetery in North CharlestonHorace Augustine was raised in Oklahoma City by a mother with strong convictions about guns: She didn’t want them in her house. Augustine, now an account executive with a staffing agency in Atlanta, has recently found himself at odds with his mother’s views: He wants to buy a gun, in part to protect the church he attends. Augustine began thinking last year that he should buy a gun for protection, and the shooting last month at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston intensified his conviction.


Texas corrections officer killed in inmate attack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:09
NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) — A corrections officer escorting an inmate to his cell was beaten to death Wednesday at a far northeast Texas prison, Department of Criminal Justice officials said.

Severed human legs found near Connecticut train station

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:07
A pair of severed human legs was found near a train station in downtown New Haven on Wednesday, triggering a nationwide review of missing persons cases to identify the victim, police said. Investigators are cross-checking a nationwide database of missing persons cases as part of the investigation, he said, adding the age, gender and race of the victim are not yet known.

Texas man dies of apparent snake bite, his pet cobra is missing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:07
A central Texas man found unresponsive in his vehicle likely died of a snake bite, Austin police said on Wednesday, adding a cobra he kept at his home has gone missing. Also found in the vehicle was a non-venomous snake in a crate, six tarantulas and one bullfrog, all of which were taken to Austin Reptile Rescue, police said.

Construction company cited in fatal Ohio overpass collapse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:06

FILE-This Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 file photo shows work continuing in the aftermath of the bridge collapse on Interstate 75, in Cincinnati. Federal officials have cited a company in charge of demolishing a highway overpass that collapsed and killed a construction worker for two safety violations and fined it $14,000. (Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, file) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALESCINCINNATI (AP) — A company in charge of demolishing a highway overpass that collapsed and killed a construction worker in January has been cited for two safety violations and fined $14,000, a federal agency said Wednesday.


Police nab man wanted for groping Ocean County Mall worker

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:04

Police nab man wanted for groping Ocean County Mall workerPolice in Toms River, New Jersey are crediting social media for helping them nab a man wanted for groping a worker inside the Ocean County Mall.


Tennessee executioner barred from testifying for now

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:04
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For the time being, Tennessee's executioner will not testify in a trial challenging the constitutionality of lethal injection.

Glenolden man's lost wallet returned with 'lave' note

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:04

Glenolden man's lost wallet returned with 'lave' noteIt's not uncommon for anyone to lose a wallet, but a Delaware County family's tale of lost and found is pretty remarkable.


EEOC: UPS discriminates with bans on beards, long hair

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:56
NEW YORK (AP) — A Muslim man who objected to rules requiring him to get rid of his beard if he wanted to become a driver for UPS Inc. was told by a UPS official that "God would understand" if he shaved, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the shipping company.

Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:48

FILE - In this July 9, 2002 file photo, President George W. Bush lets out a laugh after failing to get the clasp together on Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom, which he holds, after Bush tried to put on the entertainer, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama is rejecting the idea of revoking Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations. Obama says there's no precedent or mechanism to take back the medal. He declined to talk about the specific allegations against Cosby because there are pending legal matters. (AP Photo/Kenneth Lambert, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.


Escapee out of prison infirmary; faces disciplinary charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:48
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former fugitive David Sweat was released from a prison infirmary Wednesday and is facing new disciplinary charges stemming from his escape from an upstate New York correctional facility.

Fmr. President Bill Clinton speaks at NAACP Convention in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:45

Fmr. President Bill Clinton speaks at NAACP Convention in PhiladelphiaThe final day of the NAACP National Convention is underway in Philadelphia where former President Bill Clinton took to the stage to address the crowd.


Two people dead, six missing after Kentucky flash flooding

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:34
Kentucky State Police officials said the two carried off in Johnson County, about 125 miles east of Lexington, were listed as missing persons. Authorities believe the other four have been unable to notify family members living outside the area, state police Captain Sean Welch said. In addition to the missing, Herman Eddie May, 56, drowned Monday evening after leaving his car on a flooded road, while the body of Willa Mae Pennington, 74, was found Tuesday afternoon amidst flood debris.

House passes bill to keep highway aid flowing to states

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:22
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill to temporarily shore up funding for transportation programs and prevent a shutdown in highway and transit aid to states at the end of this month.

Blast at Zodiac Aero U.S. plant compromised building structure

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:19
A Zodiac Aerospace factory in the U.S. was structurally compromised by an explosion on Tuesday and is unsafe to enter, the local sheriff's office said on Wednesday. The blast at the factory in Newport, Washington, which supplies components used in Boeing and Airbus planes, was felt miles away and stemmed from the build-up of chemical vapor near a "treater" machine that impregnates materials with resin, Grant Sirevog, undersheriff for Pend Oreille County, said. One floor of the low-rise factory collapsed on another and the blast broke concrete supports and lifted the roof, he said.