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Family questions circumstances of woman's Texas jail death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 19:02

Shavon Bland, back left, Sharon Cooper, back center, and Sierra Cole, right, Sandra Bland's oldest sister Shante Needham, center, becomes emotional as she tries to answer a question from a reporter, during news conference about their sister's death, Thursday, July 16, 2015 in Chicago. Their attorney Cannon Lambert, left, and their uncle Paul Needham, right, were also present. Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old woman who authorities say hanged herself in a Texas jail after her arrest for allegedly kicking an officer following a traffic stop gave no indication she was in such an emotional state that she would kill herself, her sister said Thursday. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESDALLAS (AP) — Family and friends sought more details Thursday about the death of a black woman who authorities say hanged herself in a Texas jail after her arrest for allegedly kicking an officer following a traffic stop, saying the 28-year-old gave no indication she was in such an emotional state that she would kill herself.


South Jersey dads arrested after softball game brawl caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 18:56

South Jersey dads arrested after softball game brawl caught on cameraPolice say Michael Barbella of Ventnor and Michael Duffy of Mays Landing got into a bloody brawl that was caught on camera in Maryland.


Propeller falls off plane, slices through roof of NY home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 18:54
HAGAMAN, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say a propeller has fallen off a single-engine plane and sliced through the roof of a home in upstate New York.

Woman struck in hit-and-run in New Castle, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 18:07

Woman struck in hit-and-run in New Castle, Del.A woman is fighting for her life after being struck by a car in New Castle, Delaware.


5 arrested in Main Line prostitution sting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 18:03

5 arrested in Main Line prostitution stingFive people are behind bars following a prostitution sting on the Main Line by Radnor Township Police and Pennsylvania State Police.


AccuWeather: Chilly Night, Hot Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 17:04

 Tracking a Heat WaveMeteorologist Adam Joseph says enjoy the break now. Another heat wave with intense humidity is heading in this weekend.


Stray bullet injures woman in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 16:59

Woman in car struck by stray bullet in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a stray bullet hit and injured a 31-year-old woman in North Philadelphia.


Chattanooga Suspect Wasn't on Law Enforcement Radar

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 16:23
FBI: 24-year-old killed 4 Marines in Tennessee before his own death.

California flexes muscles in water tussle with farmers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:22

FILE -- In this May 18, 2015 file photo, Gino Celli, who relies on senior water rights to water his crops, inspects a wheat field nearing harvest on his farm near Stockton, Calif. California issued its first cease-and-desist order on Thursday, July 16, telling an irrigation district to stop pumping water under this year's tightened drought regulations. Some senior water rights holders are challenging California regulators authority to tell them to stop drawing water from rivers running dry due to the drought. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,file)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California water regulators flexed their muscles by ordering a group of farmers to stop pumping from a branch of the San Joaquin River amid an escalating battle over how much power the state has to protect waterways that are drying up in the drought.


Tornado caused 'significant' damage to Illinois town: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:15
(Reuters) - A tornado ripped through a town in western Illinois on Thursday, badly damaging homes, downing power lines and causing several gas leaks, state police said. There were no immediate reports of injuries in Cameron, a town of about 600 people some 200 miles southwest of Chicago, or in neighboring communities, but search and rescue missions would work through the night, Illinois State Police said.

Theater shooting victims included servicemen, 6-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:17

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2012 file photo, Chantel Blunk, center, the wife of Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting victim Jonathan Blunk, holds their son Maximus, 2, and daughter Hailey, 4, right, as a U.S. flag is prepared to present to her during a graveside service in Reno, Nev. Jonathan Blunk, 26, a Navy veteran who had served three tours in the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea, had hoped to re-enlist to become a Navy SEAL. A friend who was injured in the theater shooting testified that Blunk threw himself in front of her and saved her life. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Twelve people were killed and dozens of others were wounded while attending a midnight movie premiere July 20, 2012, at a theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Here's a look at those who died:


Key elements in Colorado theater shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:14

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2012 file photo, Thomas and Caren Teves, right, whose son, Alex, was killed in the 2012 Aurora movie theatre massacre, join a news conference with families of victims of the Colorado theater shooting, in Aurora, Colo. Their son Alex, 24, had just earned a master's degree in counseling psychology when he was killed. His girlfriend, Amanda Teves, who changed her last name to Teves after the shooting, testified that when the gunfire began, Alex dived onto her to protect her. "He just kept shushing me and telling me it was going to be all right," she said. When she realized someone in their group had been shot, she screamed his name but heard no response. A friend yelled that they needed to leave, so Teves grabbed her boyfriend’s hand. "I wanted to try to take him with me,” she said. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider, file)Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was convicted Thursday of killing 12 people and wounding scores of others in a methodical attack on a midnight movie premier. Here's a look at the key elements of the case:


Crude oil train derails in rural northeastern Montana

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 13:49
CULBERTSON, Mont. (AP) — An oil train derailed Thursday in rural northeastern Montana, prompting the evacuation of some homes and leaving at least two of the cars leaking crude, authorities said.

Latest: Police say no major injuries from Illinois tornado

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 13:38
GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on damaging storms in parts of Illinois (all times are local):

Shareholders approve Samsung deal paving way for succession

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 13:04

A shareholder of Samsung C&T Corp. enters to the venue for a general meeting in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 17, 2015. Shareholders at construction company Samsung C&T will vote Friday on the proposed takeover of it by another Samsung company, Cheil Industries. The takeover is crucial for consolidating a once-in-a-generation leadership shift at Samsung, a vast conglomerate of 67 affiliated companies with smartphone powerhouse Samsung Electronics at its center. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Shareholders approved Friday a highly contested deal that strengthens the Samsung family's grip on the world's largest smartphone maker, sparking criticism that South Korea lacks sufficient protections for foreign investors and small shareholders.


Man arrested on suspicion of lemonade stand heist

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 13:02
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — San Bernardino County authorities have arrested a man they say robbed a lemonade stand.

Hurricane Dolores weakens to Category 2 storm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 12:49
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Dolores has weakened to a Category 2 storm in the Pacific and could be downgraded to a tropical storm by Friday night.

4 Marines and gunman die in attack on 2 military sites

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 12:34

Law enforcement perch on the rear of an armored vehicle as they prepare at a staging area on Hixson Pike to investigate a nearby home on Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. At least two military facilities in Tennessee were attacked in shootings Thursday. (Doug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP) THE DAILY CITIZEN OUT; NOOGA.COM OUT; CLEVELAND DAILY BANNER OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; MANDATORY CREDITCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga on Thursday, killing at least four Marines before he was shot to death by police, and sending service members scrambling for cover as bullets smashed through the windows.


The Latest: FBI says shooter initially fired from inside car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 12:21

A police officer investigates outside the Armed Forces Career Center after a gunman opened fire on the building Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Authorities say there were multiple casualties including the gunman. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The latest on the Chattanooga shootings (all times local):


Nearly a quarter of UN states want female secretary-general

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 12:13

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2005, file photo, the flags of member nations fly outside the General Assembly building at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Nearly a quarter of U.N. member states are urging that the next secretary-general, for the first time, be a woman. It's the latest sign of momentum for the idea as campaigning to succeed Ban Ki-moon at the end of 2016 begins in earnest. (AP Photo/Adam Rountree, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nearly a quarter of U.N. member states are urging that the next secretary-general, for the first time, be a woman.