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Baltimore police, union spar over riot communications

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:08
Baltimore police on Tuesday said they planned to release by the end of the week records of their communications during April rioting after a black man died in police custody, in a response to accusations of stalling made by the police union. Leaders of the Fraternal Order of Police in Baltimore announced plans this month to compile an "After Action Report", intended to shed light on arson and looting after the April 27 funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. One issue the police union wants answered is whether Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts or others in leadership roles ordered officers to "stand down", or not respond to any provocation.

Prosecutors: Off-duty cop chases, fatally shoots ex-wife

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:02

 Off-duty cop chases, fatally shoots ex-wifeA recently divorced off-duty police officer chased down and fatally shot his ex-wife on Tuesday, then put the gun to his head and held police at bay before he surrendered, authorities said.


Autopsy: Andrew Getty died of hemorrhage in LA mansion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 11:42

FILE - In this March 31, 2015 file photo, a police officer creates a perimeter outside Andrew Getty's home in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles. Authorities say the oil fortune heir Getty died from an ulcer-related gastrointestinal hemorrhage at his Los Angeles mansion but he also had a toxic level of methamphetamine in his body. The Los Angeles County coroner’s report says the death was accidental and cites the meth and heart disease as contributing factors. The April report was obtained Tuesday, June 16, 2015, by The Associated Press and first reported by TMZ.com. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Getty, an heir to Getty oil fortune, died from an ulcer-related hemorrhage but he also had a toxic level of methamphetamine in his body, according to an autopsy report obtained Tuesday.


Tropical Storm Bill moves into Texas with more flood threats

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 11:32

A statue of Jesus calming the sea titled "It is I" faces the bay and gulf, in Corpus Christi, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, as Tropical Storm Bill begins to make landfall. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Storm Bill came ashore Tuesday morning in the area of Matagorda County, about 90 miles southwest of Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)DALLAS (AP) — Tropical Storm Bill moved slowly over inland Texas on Tuesday, bringing another round of heavy rain to a state weary from recent deadly floods, evacuations and washed-out roads.


FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 11:27

FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fatsPopular foods like pie crusts, frostings and microwave popcorn will be largely rid of artery-clogging trans fats after a decision by the Obama administration to phase them out over the next three years.


Cool, rainy weather hinders hunt for loose killers on Day 11

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 11:16

Teams of corrections officers and a police dog walk across a field towards woods near the Clinton Correctional Facility, Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in Dannemora, N.Y. Search teams are back in the woods of northern New York looking for two convicted murderers who broke out of a maximum-security prison a week and a half ago. The more than 800 law enforcement officers searching for David Sweat and Richard Matt have steadily shifted their focus eastward along Route 374 leading from the village of Dannemora, home to Clinton Correctional Facility. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — Search teams hindered by cool, rainy weather combed through woods for an 11th day trying to track down two escaped murderers on Tuesday as one official raised doubts the escapees relied solely on a now-jailed prison worker to help them get away after their breakout.


Fed agency blames giant hack on 'neglected' security system

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 11:07

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, before the before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the OPM data breach. In the cyberattack targeting federal personnel records, hackers are believed to have obtained the Social Security numbers, birth dates, job actions and other private information on every federal employee and millions of former employees and contractors. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — The agency that allowed hackers linked to China to steal private information about nearly every federal employee — and detailed personal histories of millions with security clearances — failed for years to take basic steps to secure its computer networks, officials acknowledged to Congress on Tuesday.


FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:59

FILE - In this April 26, 2011 file photo, doughnuts are displayed in Chicago. The Obama administration is cracking down on artificial trans fats, calling them a threat to public health. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it will require food companies to phase out the use artificial trans fats almost entirely. Consumers aren't likely to notice much of a difference in their favorite foods, but the administration says the move will to reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks every year. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Popular foods like pie crusts, frostings and microwave popcorn will be largely rid of artery-clogging trans fats after a decision by the Obama administration to phase them out over the next three years.


Mother of Oklahoma man testifies at child sex abuse trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:57

Kyle Durham, left, and Melissa Durham, second from left, hold hands as they leave the Federal Courthouse in Oklahoma City, following another day of testimony in the federal trial of their son, Matthew Lane Durham, Monday, June 15, 2015. At right are their other two sons, Josh Durham, right, and Zac Durham. Matthew Lane Durham is accused of 17 counts of sexual misconduct with children in Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The mother of a 20-year-old Oklahoma man charged with molesting Kenyan orphans testified Tuesday that her son was frightened when the allegations were leveled against him and that she told him to "say whatever you need to say" in order to return to the United States.


Prosecutors outline case against Phoenix man in Texas attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:45

This undated law enforcement booking photo from the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Department shows Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem. Kareem, 43, also known as Decarus Thomas, has been charged with helping plan an attack on a provocative Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas that ended with two men being killed in a shootout with police. An indictment filed in federal court in Phoenix alleges that Kareem hosted the gunmen in his home beginning in January and provided the guns they used in the May 3 shooting in Garland, Texas.(Maricopa County Sheriff's Department via AP)PHOENIX (AP) — Calling him "off-the-charts dangerous," authorities outlined the evidence Tuesday against a Phoenix man who they say helped orchestrate a shootout on an anti-Islam event in Texas and had aspirations to join the Islamic State terrorist organization and attack the Super Bowl.


Chelsea Clinton launches first report on world's fathers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:40
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — New mother Chelsea Clinton helped launch the first report on the "State of the World's Fathers" Tuesday which says major inequalities persist between parents with women spending between two and 10 times longer than men caring for children.

Truck, SUV collide in Elsmere, 3 injured

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:14

Truck, SUV collide in Elsmere, 2 injuredThree people were injured in a crash in Elsmere, Delaware.


Canadian rocker Neil Young strikes sour note on Donald Trump's use of song

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:11

Neil Young performs during the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Bob Dylan in Los Angeles(Reuters) - Canadian rocker Neil Young has lashed out at real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump for using his song "Rockin' In The Free World" when the Republican launched a U.S. presidential campaign on Tuesday in New York. "Donald Trump was not authorized to use 'Rockin' In The Free World' in his presidential candidacy announcement," Young, who has long lived on a ranch in California, said in a statement. The statement from Young said the Canadian citizen supports Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent and one of the most outspoken liberals in Congress, in his campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.


Boston-area amateur golfer found guilty of insider trading

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:09
Eric McPhail, 41, was found guilty by a federal jury in Boston on conspiracy and securities fraud charges following a seven-day jury trial, prosecutors said. The case proceeded to trial after a federal judge refused to dismiss the charges in light of a recent appellate ruling that narrowed the reach of insider trading laws. Douglas Parigian, a lawyer and fellow golfer who authorities say McPhail gave illegal tips to about American Superconductor, previously pleaded guilty in May.

Off-duty officer shoots ex-wife dead after New Jersey car chase

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 09:56
Driving an SUV, Phillip Seidle, 51, was pursuing his recently divorced wife, Tamara Seidle, in her car when she crashed into another vehicle in Asbury Park, New Jersey, said Charles Webster, spokesman of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Seidle, a 22-year veteran of New Jersey's Neptune Township Police Department, got out with his service weapon, a .40-caliber Glock handgun, and fired several shots into his ex-wife's car from the driver's side, Webster said.

Window crashes to ground at Campbell's Field

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 09:50

Window crashes to ground at Campbell's FieldA window crashed to the ground at Campbell's Field prior to a Camden Riversharks game.


Chelsea Clinton launches first report on world's fathers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 09:46
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — New mother Chelsea Clinton is helping to launch the first report on the "State of the World's Fathers" which says major inequalities persist between parents with women spending between two and 10 times longer than men caring for children.

Billionaire who shaped Las Vegas led life behind scenes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 09:29

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2005 file photo, Kirk Kerkorian, majority shareholder of MGM Mirage, speaks to the media at the Nevada Gaming Control Board hearing in Las Vegas. Kerkorian, an eighth-grade dropout who built Las Vegas' biggest hotels, tried to take over Chrysler and bought and sold MGM at a profit three times, died Monday, June 15, 2015. He was 98. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta,File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — The monolithic hotel casinos that billionaire Kirk Kerkorian built on the sparkling Las Vegas Strip spoke for themselves.


North Carolina shark attack victim speaks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 09:28

North Carolina shark attack victim speaksThe 16-year-old victim of this weekend's shark attack in North Carolina released a series of videos about his traumatic experience