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San Francisco sheriff, U.S. officials clash over immigrant suspect's release

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 10:08

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez is led into the Hall of Justice for his arraignment in San FranciscoThe San Francisco sheriff and federal immigration officials traded accusations on Friday over who was responsible for the release from custody of a five-time deported Mexican immigrant accused of shooting to death a woman at a tourist site. San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's department released from jail Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez in April despite a request from federal officials that the illegal immigrant be held until they could pick him up. Lopez-Sanchez, who was deported from the United States five times, has been charged with murder for the July 1 shooting of Kathryn Steinle, 32, at a San Francisco tourist site.

Michigan doctor gets 45 years in prison for hurting patients

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 09:50

This Aug. 12, 2013 file photo shows the office of Dr. Farid Fata in Oak Park, Mich. The Detroit-area cancer specialist who fleeced insurance companies and gave unnecessary treatments to hundreds of patients, pleaded guilty last fall to fraud, money laundering and conspiracy. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)DETROIT (AP) — Calling the scheme "horrific," a judge sentenced a Detroit-area cancer doctor to 45 years in prison Friday for collecting millions from insurance companies while poisoning more than 500 patients through needless treatments that wrecked their health.

Historical women's group ends 110-year Alamo stewardship

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 09:39

Daughters of the Republic of Texas president general Dr. Betty Joe Edwards holds an American and Texas flag that were flown at the Alamo Friday July 10, 2015 after a ceremony ending the DRT 110-year custodianship of the Shrine of Texas Liberty. (Edward A. Ornelas/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Flags were lowered and prayers were said in the myriad languages of the Alamo's 1836 defenders on Friday as the Daughters of the Republic of Texas ended their 110 years as custodians of the mission-turned-fortress-turned-shrine.

Judge releases 3 kids locked up for failing to meet with dad

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 09:26

Oakland County Family Court Judge Lisa Gorcyca listens to attorneys arguments during the continuing court battle between Maya Eibschitz-Tsimhoni and her former husband, Omer Tsimhoni, who have been in court for years fighting, mostly, over who gets to see their children in Pontiac, Mich., on Friday, July 10, 2015. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP, Pool)PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday released three siblings who have spent two weeks in juvenile detention for refusing to meet with their estranged father.

Man wounded, suspect in custody in Kensington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 09:22

Man wounded, suspect in custody in Kensington shootingA suspect was quickly taken into custody after a shooting in Philadelphia's Kensington section.

Sheriff loses bid to get judge removed from profiling case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 09:00
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge refused to disqualify himself Friday from a racial profiling case against an Arizona sheriff who alleged that questions posed by the judge at a hearing three months ago created an appearance of judicial bias.

AP Exclusive: Inmate was cut nearly in two, organs missing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 08:56

In this photo taken Wednesday May 20, 2015, a guard tower and razor wire are seen at California State Prison, Solano in Vacaville, Calif. Authorities are investigating the murder of Nicholas Anthony Rodriguez a the prison in May. An autopsy report reveals that Rodriguez' body was cut apart and most of his major body organs removed, prompting an investigation of whether a riot by dozens of prisoners was used to cover up the homicide.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 15 hours after a riot at a Northern California prison, guards found a missing inmate sawed nearly in two, with his abdominal organs and most chest organs removed, his body folded and stuffed into a garbage can in a shower stall a few doors from his cell.

County clerk in East Texas resigns over gay marriage ruling

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 08:53
HENDERSON, Texas (AP) — An East Texas county clerk has resigned rather than comply with the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld the right of same-sex couples to marry.

Guests' financial information possibly compromised in Hershey data breach

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 08:52

Guests' financial information possibly compromised in Hershey data breachHershey Entertainment & Resorts says a data breach may have exposed the financial information of some visitors to its Pennsylvania hotels, amusement park and other venues.

The Latest: 3 arrested for stealing Confederate flag

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 08:39

An honor guard from the South Carolina Highway patrol lowers the Confederate battle flag as it is removed from the Capitol grounds Friday, July 10, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. The Confederate flag was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse to the cheers of thousands on Friday, ending its 54-year presence there and marking a stunning political reversal in a state where many thought the rebel banner would fly indefinitely. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the Confederate flag in South Carolina (all times local):

Father, son arrested in Arizona in shooting of volunteer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 08:31
ASH FORK, Ariz. (AP) — A father and son were booked Friday on charges of attempted murder after authorities say they shot and wounded an armed and uniformed sheriff's office volunteer in northern Arizona.

San Francisco sheriff defends release of immigrant suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 08:11

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks during a news conference, Friday, July 10, 2015, in San Francisco. Mirkarimi provided information regarding the April 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who is now accused in the shooting death of a woman at a popular tourist site. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's sheriff touched off a new round of fighting Friday in the immigration enforcement blame-game that has surrounded the shooting death of a young woman walking with her father along a scenic pier.

Albuquerque to pay $5M to settle lawsuit in police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 08:07
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city has agreed to pay $5 million to the family of a homeless man who was fatally shot by Albuquerque officers last year in a case that has helped fuel major reforms within the police force.

Family of homeless man killed by Albuquerque police to get $5 million

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 08:07
The city of Albuquerque has agreed to pay $5 million to the family of a homeless man shot to death by police last year in a mountainside encounter captured on video that prompted protests against excessive force by officers, officials said on Friday. The payment settles a wrongful death lawsuit brought against the city by the family of James Boyd, a man described by relatives as mentally ill who was killed in March 2014 near his makeshift campsite after a four-hour standoff with police. Two officers from the Albuquerque Police Department, Dominique Perez and Keith Sandy, were charged with second-degree murder in his death.

Waters closed after 'aggressive' shark bumps surfer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 08:05
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Lifeguards have ordered everybody out of the water in Huntington Beach after a shark bumped a surfer.

Woman struck by car at Philadelphia International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:57

2 women struck by car at Philadelphia International AirportA woman was struck by a car at Philadelphia International Airport.

Family files $4.76 million claim over Washington state police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:47

Relatives of Antonio Zambrano-Montes carry his coffin after a funeral mass in PomaroThe Mexico-based parents of 35-year-old Antonio Zambrano-Montes filed the claim with the city of about 68,000 residents on Thursday on behalf of the undocumented immigrant's two teenage daughters. The February shooting death of Zambrano-Montes triggered steady protests in a Latino majority farming community less than 200 miles (322 km) southeast of Seattle, where activists likened his death to police slayings of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York that led to massive protests across the country. Police have said officers responding to a report of a man throwing rocks at passing cars shot Zambrano-Montes 17 times after he began pelting them with rocks and ignored commands to surrender.

Ebola-hit countries get pledges of $3.4 billion to rebuild

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:40
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International donors pledged $3.4 billion Friday to help Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone recover from the Ebola epidemic which has killed over 11,000 people and devastated the three West African nations. The amount is more than the $3.2 billion their presidents sought.

Michigan children released from detention in custody case -media

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:38
At an emergency hearing, Judge Lisa Gorcyca said the children - whose parents have been involved in a custody battle for more than four years - could leave detention and attend a camp for the rest of the summer. The children were not housed with juveniles convicted of crimes or awaiting court hearings. A court-appointed attorney for the children and the father's attorney had petitioned the court for different conditions from the county juvenile facility, local media reported.

Delaware woman wins $500,000 prize from Acme

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 07:36

Delaware woman wins $500,000 prize from AcmeA woman from Pike Creek, Delaware has 500,000 reasons to smile, and it's all because of her mom.