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South Carolina church shooting suspect got gun for birthday, uncle says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 22:58
Dylann Roof, the man suspected of fatally shooting nine people at a historic African American church in South Carolina on Wednesday, was given a gun by his father as a 21st birthday present in April, his uncle told Reuters on Thursday. Law enforcement officers were at the home of Roof's mother on Thursday morning, the uncle, Carson Cowles, said in a telephone interview. The Federal Bureau of Investigation identified the gunman as Roof on Thursday.

Suspected South Carolina shooter had arrest record: court records

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 22:58
(Reuters) - Suspected South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof was charged on two separate occasions earlier this year with a drug offense and trespassing, according to court documents of his previous arrests.

US wonders: Why stolen data on federal workers not for sale?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 22:54

In this June 16, 2015, photo, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the OPM data breach. The Obama administration is increasingly confident that China’s government, not criminal hackers, was responsible for the extraordinary theft of personal information about as many as 14 million current and former federal employees and others, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is increasingly confident that China's government, not criminal hackers, was responsible for the extraordinary theft of personal information about as many as 14 million current and former federal employees and others, The Associated Press has learned. One sign: None of the data has been credibly offered for sale on underground markets popular among professional identity thieves.


Sources: Charleston church shooting suspect ID'd as Dylann Roof

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 22:45

Charleston church shooting suspect ID'd as Dylann RoofThe suspect in a mass shooting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston has been identified as Dylann Roof, FBI sources tell ABC News.


Cuban govt is expanding Wi-Fi access, making it cheaper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 22:37

In this March 11, 2015 file photo, Adonis Ortiz chats with his father, who lives in the U.S., using a free Wi-Fi network at a center run by famed artist Kcho, in Havana, Cuba. Cuba says it's expanding Internet access by adding Wi-Fi capacity to dozens of state-run Internet centers and more than halving the cost that users pay for an hour online. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says it's expanding Internet access by adding Wi-Fi capacity to dozens of state-run Internet centers and more than halving the cost that users pay for an hour online.


Rachel Dolezal faced scrutiny over racial identity years ago

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 22:22

 "I identify as black." (Anthony Quintano/NBC News via AP)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Rachel Dolezal, who is under scrutiny for recent comments about race, her background and her behavior as a civil rights leader, faced tough questions about her racial identity long before she became a national figure nearly overnight.


FBI identifies South Carolina church shooter: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 22:14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI has identified the gunman in the deadly shooting at a Charleston, South Carolina, church as 21-year-old Dylann Roof, the Charleston Post and Courier newspaper said on its website.

Police: Officers shoot, kill woman on Alabama interstate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 22:04
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say officers shot and killed a woman who led them on a pursuit and then fired a gun at them during a confrontation on an Alabama interstate.

Ex-officer suing town over racial profiling investigation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 21:51
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former police officer in an affluent Orlando suburb is suing the town after charges that he conducted racially based traffic stops were later dropped.

Police: Man drives himself to station, asks for DUI arrest

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 21:25
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a man drove under the influence of alcohol to a small-town Kentucky police station, where he requested that officers arrest him.

Fire damages seafood business in Delco

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 21:20

Fire damages seafood business in DelcoA fire damaged a seafood business in Darby Township, Pennsylvania Thursday morning.


I-95 crash sends tire flying into another vehicle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 21:13

I-95 crash sends tire flying into another vehicleA crash involving four vehicles on I-95 northbound in Chester, Pennsylvania sent a tire from one of the vehicles flying into the southbound lanes.


Pastor, 8 others fatally shot at church in Charleston, SC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 21:13

Pastor, 8 others fatally shot at church in Charleston, SCA white man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston, killing nine people, including the pastor, in an assault authorities described as a hate crime.


Lost stuffed tiger goes on an adventure at Tampa airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 20:46
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When a 6-year-old boy left behind his favorite stuffed animal at Tampa International Airport, officials took the toy on an adventure.

Timeline: Roughly 4 weeks pass before gov't reveals hacking

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 20:42

FILE - In this June 16, 2015 file photo, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta pauses while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. The White House waited roughly four weeks before telling the public that hackers had stolen the personal information of millions of people associated with the federal government, two people directly involved with the investigation tell The Associated Press. In providing a more detailed chronology of the break-in at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the two people say the White House decided June 2 to disclose it that week. OPM and the Homeland Security Department publicly confirmed the data thefts on June 4, shortly after the AP broke the story. They spoke on condition of anonymity because parts of the case and techniques being used are classified. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House waited roughly four weeks before telling the public that hackers had stolen the personal information of millions of people associated with the federal government, two people directly involved with the investigation tell The Associated Press.


Shooter at South Carolina church sat with churchgoers before opening fire: police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 20:34
(Reuters) - Police in Charleston, South Carolina said on Thursday the white gunman who opened fire in an historic African-American church, killing nine people, sat with the churchgoers for about an hour before the shooting. Police Chief Greg Mullen told reporters that six females and three males were murdered in the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday night, and that three people survived the attack.

Hearing delayed for Florida teen in trooper shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 20:01
COCOA, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida teenager is being evaluated at a mental health center and remains on suicide watch after a weekend shooting that killed her boyfriend and wounded a Florida Highway Patrol trooper.

Celebrities, presidential candidates react to Charleston shooting on social media

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 19:44

Celebrities, presidential candidates react to Charleston shooting on social mediaFrom actors to presidential hopefuls, people took to social media to express their grief and shock at the Wednesday night shooting in Charleston, S.C., that killed nine people.


Chinese tech firm Qihoo gets $9B buyout offer from CEO

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 19:43
BEIJING (AP) — China's Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., a provider of Internet security products and popular mobile browser, has received a $9.1 billion offer from a group led by its chief executive to buy out its public shareholders.

Police release images of gunman in black South Carolina church shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 19:40
Early on Thursday morning, Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen released photos taken from the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church of the suspect, as well as a black sedan he was seen leaving in. Mullen told reporters there was "no reason to believe" he was not still in the Charleston area.