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San Jose City Council to debate rent control bill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 02:47

San Jose City Council to debate rent control billThe San Jose City Council will debate a bill that would cap rent increases and make it tougher to evict renters.


Men accused of threatening Pokemon championships denied bail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 02:41

Kevin Norton and James Stumbo leave the courtroom following their dangerousness hearing at Boston Municipal Court, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. The Iowa men, accused of making online threats of violence against the World Pokemon Championships competition in Boston, were ordered held without bail Tuesday after Judge Thomas Horgan rejected arguments by their lawyers that their comments amounted to idle online bravado. (Angela Rowlings/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)BOSTON (AP) — Two Iowa men accused of making online threats of violence against a Pokemon competition in Boston were ordered held without bail Tuesday after a judge rejected arguments by their lawyers that their comments amounted to idle online bravado.


Deputies dispute that asphyxia caused disabled man's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 02:41
Three Maryland sheriff's deputies are disputing the official cause of death of a man with Down syndrome who died as they tried to forcibly remove him from a movie theater in 2013.

Bob Casey becomes 32nd senator to back Iran nuke deal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 02:37

Bob Casey becomes 32nd senator to back Iran nuke dealDemocrat Bob Casey of Pennsylvania has become the 32nd senator to support the nuclear deal with Iran.


Google refines logo as it prepares to join Alphabet

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 02:35

This image provided by Google show's the company's new logo. Google is refining its famous logo as it prepares to become a part of a new holding company called Alphabet. The revised design unveiled Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 features the same mix of blue, red, yellow and green that Google has been using throughout its nearly 17-year history, though the hues are slightly different. (Google via AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is refining its famous logo as it prepares to become a part of a new holding company called Alphabet.


University of Tulsa cleaning up small radiation spill at research campus

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 02:33
The University of Tulsa is working to clean up what it is calling a minor spill of a radioactive chemical on its research campus and is having 21 people who may have been exposed to the cesium-137 undergo medical checks, school officials said on Tuesday. The spill by Tracerco, a subsidiary of British chemical company Johnson Matthey that was contracted by the university, is believed to have occurred last fall but Tracerco did not notify the school about it until Aug. 25, the university said. Tracerco spilled a small quantity of cesium-137, a radioactive isotope often used in research, in a restricted building on a campus that houses research equipment, according to Steadman Upham, the university's president.

Man fatally shot in NE Houston as he's leaving for work

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 02:32

Man fatally shot in NE Houston as he's leaving for workThe man was shot and killed right outside his front door Tuesday morning.


White supremacist should die for three Kansas murders, prosecutor argues

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 02:30

Frazier Glenn Cross appears in court on murder charges in Olathe, KansasA prosecutor urged a jury on Tuesday to give a Missouri white supremacist he called a "remorseless killer" a death sentence for murdering three people, including a boy, he thought were Jewish outside two Jewish centers in Kansas last year. Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, was convicted Monday of capital murder for the April 2014 shooting spree that left a man and his grandson dead in a Jewish community center parking lot along with a woman visiting a nearby retirement home. Cross, a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan, said during his trial that he wanted to kill as many Jews as possible because he believes they are destroying the white gentile race.


California to end unlimited isolation for most gang leaders

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 02:29

FILE -- In this Aug. 17, 2011 file photo, a correctional officer is seen in one of the housing units at Pelican Bay State Prison near Crescent City, Calif. More than 30,000 of the 133,000 inmates in California prisons refused at least one meal, Monday July 8, 2013, in support of inmates held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California agreed Tuesday to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer.


Alabama police officer on trial for throwing Indian man to ground

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 02:29

Madison Police Department officer Parker is shown in this booking photo provided by Limestone County Sheriff's Office in AthensEric Parker, 26, is accused of using unreasonable force while serving as a police officer in Madison, Alabama during the Feb. 6 incident, which left an Indian grandfather badly injured. Sureshbhai Patel, who spoke no English, had been on a morning walk about two weeks after moving from India to northern Alabama to help his son's family care for a young child.


Archery hunter recovering after Idaho grizzly bear attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 02:11
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An archery hunter pursuing elk is recovering after being attacked in Idaho by a grizzly bear with three cubs.

Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 02:04

 Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'Pope Francis declared Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion" if they repent with a "contrite heart."


Facility being built at Rhode Island university collapses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 02:03

15 a.m. when the beams collapsed, university spokeswoman Elizabeth O’Neil said. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — An athletic building under construction at a private university collapsed Tuesday, injuring six construction workers and leaving crumpled steel strewn across the site.


Florida Supreme Court weighs solar energy ballot initiative

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 01:59
The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday about the language of a proposed constitutional amendment that would let consumers buy electricity from independent solar power companies, rather than stay dependent on state-regulated utilities. Florida is one of a handful of states where homeowners and businesses are not permitted by law to buy electricity directly from anyone other than a utility. Attorneys for the utilities told the court the amendment promoting solar energy is deceptively worded and improperly deals with multiple parts of state law.

Mourners, family remember slain TV cameraman in Va. hometown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 01:55

Mourners, family remember slain TV cameraman in Va. hometownHundreds of mourners crowded into a church Tuesday to honor Adam Ward, the 27-year-old television cameraman who was slain while filming a live interview.


Texas regulator clears oil and gas company of causing quakes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 01:55
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state inquiry has found that an oil and gas company's disposal well operations likely did not cause a series of North Texas earthquakes.

West Point prof who called legal scholars treasonous resigns

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 01:30
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A West Point professor criticized for writing an article calling some legal scholars treasonous and "lawful targets" for the U.S. military in its war on terrorism has resigned a month after he was hired to teach a law course.

Former Tulsa deputy testifies before grand jury

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 01:30
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy who says he was pressured to sign off on memos regarding the training of a reserve deputy accused of fatally shooting an unarmed man testified Tuesday before a grand jury looking into the agency.

Chicago shootings, murders up for August 2015

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 01:24

Chicago shootings, murders up for August 2015Chicago police released the latest crime stats overnight and zeroed in on an overall decline in crime, but the department's year-to-date figures also show a dramatic increase in the most violent offenses.


No Golden Knights in Atlantic City Airshow

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 01:21

No Golden Knights in Atlantic City AirshowAn accident investigation will keep the Army's Golden Knights parachute team from performing in Atlantic City's airshow.