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Man charged with assaulting mayor amid affair allegations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:53
VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — A man accused of attacking an Alabama mayor outside a barber shop has been charged with assault, police said Monday.

Cocaine seizures skyrocket off Latin America's Pacific coast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:52

In this July 19, 2015 photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Cutter Stratton crew members secure cocaine bales from a self-propelled semi-submersible interdicted in international waters off the coast of Central America. The Coast Guard recovered more than 6 tons of cocaine from the 40-foot vessel. Cocaine seizures by the U.S. Coast Guard off Latin America have jumped to their highest levels in five years. Officials say Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, drug traffickers are increasingly turning to the sea to get their loads to U.S. markets. The $1.8 billion in seized cocaine comes after Washington restored the Coast Guard budget to its previous levels, following a 25 percent cut in operating costs in 2013. (Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has seized more cocaine off Latin America's Pacific coast over the past 10 months than in the previous three years combined as it rebounds from budget cuts and combats smugglers increasingly moving drugs on the high seas, officials said Monday.


Mom: Son who died was badly bruised after 2 hours with dad

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:52

Daniel Cox is seen in an undated photo provided by the Hardin County Detention Center. Cox, 35, is charged with murder in the death of his 4-month-old son Jayceon Chrystie. Jayceon Chrystie, who authorities say was fatally beaten by his father in a car, was "black and blue" when the father dropped him off at home last Thursday, the baby's mother said in court documents. Jayceon died on Aug. 8, 2015, from what Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Robert Fraction called an "inflicted traumatic injury to the head." (Hardin County Detention Center via AP)RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) — As police searched for a man seen driving down a Kentucky highway beating an infant in a car seat, Daniel Cox pulled up to Kimberly Chrystie's home, handed her their 4-month-old son and sped away, police say.


Expectant moms concerned about delivery during pope's visit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:51

Expectant moms concerned about delivery during pope's visitHospitals make contingency plans for baby deliveries last weekend of September


Residents demand health answers as mine spill fouls rivers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:49

Citizens fill out paper work and drop off water from their ditches, wells, and ponds during water testing at San Juan County's Lee Acres Sheriff's substation in Farmington, N.M. on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. A crew supervised by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been blamed for causing a wastewater spill at an abandoned mine in Colorado last week. Water laced with heavy metals, including lead and arsenic, reached the New Mexico municipalities of Aztec, Farmington and Kirtland over the weekend. (Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDITALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Farmers, towns and tribes slammed water-intake gates shut as a sludge-laden plume from a Colorado mine spill rolled down principal rivers in the desert Southwest on Monday, prompting local officials and families to demand answers about possible long-term threats from heavy metals borne along by the spill.


Oklahoma judge strikes down law limiting use of abortion-inducing pills

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:48
An Oklahoma judge struck down on Monday a law aimed at limiting the use of abortion-inducing drugs, saying the measure was unconstitutional because it did not apply to other medication. The law requires that the drugs, including one known by the brand name of Mifeprex, be administered under U.S. Federal and Drug Administration protocols, which critics say pose dangers to women because the dosage is far higher than needed and requires women to make multiple visits to doctors. The state's Republican leaders, who have enacted a series of abortion restrictions, planned to appeal the decision from Oklahoma District Judge Patricia Parrish of the law the governor signed last year.

Judge tosses inmate's suit filed after execution drug issue

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:48
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Georgia death row inmate that claimed the state violated her constitutional rights by subjecting her to cruel and unusual punishment.

Minnesota officials expect costly sex offender program fix

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:48

Rep. Debra Hilstrom, DFL-Brooklyn Center, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Vernon Center, left the meeting at the Federal Courthouse in St. Paul, Minn., Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 U.S. Judge Donovan Frank met with Gov. Mark Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and other legislative leaders to find a solution for the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. (Glen Stubbe/The Daily Advertiser via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers emerged from a private meeting with a federal judge on Monday with little consensus on how and even whether to forge ahead with changes to a state program confining sex offenders that the court has deemed unconstitutional.


Immigrant women allege mistreatment at US detention centers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:48
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Five immigrant mothers held in facilities with their children are seeking millions of dollars in damages from the U.S. government for what they contend is psychological and physical harm as a result of being detained, according to court papers filed Monday.

No charges in kids' deaths for couple in rotten teeth case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:42
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor says a couple charged with letting their daughter's teeth rot so badly that her life was endangered won't face charges in the deaths of three other children.

DC mayor backs releasing certain police body cam footage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has proposed that footage from police body cameras be made available to the public if the encounter with police happened in a public place.

DC mayor proposes releasing body camera footage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:27
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia officials are proposing that footage from police body cameras be made available to the public if ab encounter with police occurs in a public place.

The Latest: Spill prompts New Mexico to declare emergency

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:25

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, people kayak in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., in water colored yellow from a mine waste spill. A crew supervised by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been blamed for causing the spill while attempting to clean up the area near the abandoned Gold King Mine. Tribal officials with the Navajo Nation declared an emergency on Monday, Aug. 10, as the massive plume of contaminated wastewater flowed down the San Juan River toward Lake Powell in Utah, which supplies much of the water to the Southwest. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP, FILE) MANDATORY CREDITDENVER (AP) — The latest in the Colorado mine spill (all times local):


Dad of dead baby in crib pleads insanity to corpse abuse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:24
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with corpse abuse after a cable technician found his young daughter's decomposed body in a crib pleaded not guilty Monday by reason of insanity.

Contract in doubt for officer-screening company in Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:22
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services is reconsidering its contract with a psychological firm under investigation for allegedly cutting corners when screening police officers to determine their fitness for duty.

Shell seeks modified permit for Arctic offshore drilling

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:17

FILE - In this April 17, 2015 file photo, with the Olympic Mountains in the background, a small boat crosses in front of an oil drilling rig as it arrives in Port Angeles, Wash., aboard a transport ship after traveling across the Pacific. Ten environmental groups are calling on Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to halt plans by Royal Dutch Shell PLC for drilling in Arctic waters because one of the company’s icebreakers is scheduled for repair. Royal Dutch Shell PLC has applied to amend its federal drilling permit to allow drilling into oil-bearing rock in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast. Shell spokesman Curtis Smith says Shell on Thursday applied to lift the restriction limiting drilling to top-hole work. The Fennica is expected to reach the drill site Tuesday, AUG. 11, 2015. (Daniella Beccaria/seattlepi.com via AP, File) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — With a key safety vessel repaired and in northern waters, Royal Dutch Shell PLC has applied to amend its federal exploratory drilling permit to allow drilling into oil-bearing rock in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast.


California man pleads guilty to bid to support Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:16
A 21-year-old Southern California man who prosecutors say sought to travel to Syria last year in a bid to join Islamic State fighters pleaded guilty on Monday to federal charges. Adam Dandach, who was arrested in Turkey in July, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, California, to providing material support to Islamic State and making a false statement on a passport. As part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Dandach admitted that he tried to travel to Syria to join the militant group.

Judge: State must pay legal fees in gay marriage case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:14
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge ordered South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson on Monday to pay more than $135,000 in legal fees for a couple who challenged the state ban on same-sex marriage.

Police: Man on motorized scooter waved pellet gun, shot dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:10
PITTSTON, Pa. (AP) — A 77-year-old man on a motorized scooter who pointed what appeared to be a handgun at police officers and refused their demands to drop it was shot by them and was killed, authorities said.

Chobani becomes majority owner of Philly's La Colombe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:07

Chobani becomes majority owner of Philly's La ColombeGreek yogurt maker Chobani is teaming up with Philadelphia-based coffee company La Colombe Torrefaction.