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'Temporary' not guilty plea entered for Charleston suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 01:32

Dylann Storm Roof appears by closed-circuit television at his bond hearing in CharlestonBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A federal magistrate on Friday entered a "temporary" not guilty plea for Dylann Roof on hate crime charges in the slaying of nine African-Americans at a South Carolina church, even as his lawyer said his client wanted to plead guilty. The lead defense attorney, David Bruck, said he could not advise Roof, 21, to declare his guilt in the massacre until after prosecutors said whether they would seek capital punishment. "Roof has told us he wishes to plead guilty," Bruck told the court.


Zimbabwe seeks extradition for American dentist who killed Cecil the Lion

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 00:59

Zimbabwe seeks extradition for American dentist who killed Cecil the LionZimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday.


Police seek suspect after girl, 5, taken from home, assaulted

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 00:50

Police seek suspect after girl, 5, taken from home, assaultedPolice say a 5-year-old girl was taken from her home by an intruder, and beaten in her backyard.


AccuWeather: Sunshine, Less Humid Today

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 00:48

 Sunshine, Less Humid TodayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says the weekend looks sunny and hot.


Coast Guard Suspending Search Friday Night for Missing Teens

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 00:44
Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, disappeared off Florida

Escaped inmate suspected in killing is captured after chase

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 00:41

This undated photo provided by the Armstrong County Jail shows Robert Crissman. Armstrong County officials say Crissman ran from jail Thursday morning, July 30, 2015, while delivering meals to other inmates. Authorities say Crissman is suspected of killing a woman in her Kittanning, Pa., home and then taking her 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck after escaping. (Armstrong County Jail via AP)KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — An escaped inmate suspected of strangling an acquaintance and stealing a gun and two trucks while on the run led police on a chase and rammed a cruiser before being captured Friday, authorities said.


Sweet Briar alumnae make another payment to keep school open

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 00:39
SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Sweet Briar College alumnae have made the second of three payments required under a settlement to keep the school open.

Once a sideshow, former preemies praise doctor years later

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 00:36

In this photo taken, Thursday, July 23, 2015, Beth Allen displays a photograph at her home in Hackensack, N.J., taken by her father after she was born premature in 1941. A century before reality TV, premature infants were put on display in primitive incubators. People paid 25 cents to see them at world's fairs, on the Atlantic City boardwalk, the sideshows at Coney Island and elsewhere. It was the only option for parents desperate to keep their babies alive, and Dr. Martin Couney did his best to oblige. From 1903 to 1943, Couney estimated, he kept alive 7,500 of the 8,500 children that passed through his incubator sideshows. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — At age 95, Lucille Horn often reflects on her long, full life, with a husband and five children, and how it might not have happened if not for the renegade doctor who put her in a Coney Island sideshow when she was just days old.


North Carolina elections official faces removal over posts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 00:23
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican elections official in North Carolina will face removal over racially tinged Facebook posts praising the Confederacy and suggesting black protestors aren't "productive good citizens" with jobs, like whites.

Mother murdered in Port Richmond home while her 2-year-old was inside

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 00:22

Mother murdered in Port Richmond home while her 2-year-old was insideA 22-year-old mother was found murdered inside of her home in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia while her child was also inside.


Coast Guard will suspend search at sunset for teen fishermen missing off Florida coast

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 00:01
MIAMI (AP) — Coast Guard will suspend search at sunset for teen fishermen missing off Florida coast.

Obama signs highway extension, calls for long-term funding

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 23:58
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. government can't keep funding highway and transit projects "by the seat of our pants."

Toll collector killed by pickup on Massachusetts Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 23:53
AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — A toll collector has been struck and killed by a pickup truck on the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Growing California wildfire destroys homes, forces hundreds to flee

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 23:48

Firefighters watch the Rocky Fire advance in Lake County, CaliforniaBy Curtis Skinner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A rapidly growing wildfire burned largely unchecked in Northern California's ranch country on Friday after destroying three homes and forcing hundreds of people to flee. The blaze, which has nearly doubled in size from late Thursday morning to scorch some 15,000 acres (60 square km) of California's rural Lake County, was one of 18 large fires under attack by 8,000 firefighters statewide, forestry authorities said. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the blaze was fueled by strong winds and grew quickly during its first 12 hours, devouring three homes and numerous outbuildings.


Cops: Man buys car after taking $150,000 left by ATM workers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 23:44

 Man buys car after taking $150,000 left by ATM workersOne of two men suspected of making off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash that was mistakenly left behind by ATM workers bought an SUV with the money hours later, police said.


Bond revoked for man charged with shooting at Zimmerman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 23:42
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman during a traffic encounter has had his bond revoked and is heading to jail.

Blagojevich attorney says he'll ask full court for rehearing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 23:27

FILE - In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. The defense attorney for Rod Blagojevich says he will ask the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago before a deadline Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, to rehear the imprisoned former governor's appeal after a panel of three judges recently tossed five of 18 corruption convictions. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will ask a full appellate court in Chicago to rehear his appeal after a panel of three judges recently tossed five of his 18 corruption convictions, his defense attorney said.


Permit suspended at ropes course where teen fatally injured

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 23:24
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has suspended the operating permit at a Knoxville ropes course after an 18-year-old from Georgia was fatally injured there last week.

Pennsylvania man accused of escaping jail, killing friend captured

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 23:15
Robert Crissman escaped from Armstrong County Jail, about 45 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, early on Thursday, Pennsylvania State Police said in a statement. Crissman had been serving time at the jail for a drug charge and probation violation and was not initially considered dangerous. Long, who was an acquaintance of Crissman, invited him into her home without knowing he was an escaped inmate, Andreassi said.

US condemns terrorist attack that killed Palestinian toddler

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 22:54
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is condemning an arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler, branding it a "vicious terrorist" act that must be punished.