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State of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri, extended at least 24 hours

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:59

St Louis County police officers watch as anti-police demonstrators march in protest in Ferguson, MissouriCounty Executive Steve Stenger extended the state of emergency in Ferguson, a suburb of the city of St. Louis, through at least Friday, said his spokeswoman, Allison Blood. In consultation with police, Stenger put the state of emergency in place on Monday for Ferguson and surrounding areas after police officers shot and critically wounded a man in an exchange of gunfire Sunday night, marring what had been a day of peaceful demonstrations.


Ohio man killed after being hit by roller coaster

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:47
An Ohio man died after being hit by a roller coaster ride on Thursday at the Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, a park spokesman said. James Young, 45, from East Canton, entered a restricted fenced-in area under the Raptor roller coaster shortly after he had been on the ride and was struck in the back of the head, Sandusky police Assistant Chief Phil Frost told reporters. Authorities believe Young was looking for personal items he may have dropped during his ride on the Raptor, a steel inverted roller coaster built in 1994 that sends patrons speeding upside down at times, park spokesman Bryan Edwards said.

Woman relieved after 2 evacuations during California fires

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:25

A firefighter watches a back fire along Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. Erratic winds fanned a wildfire burning through rugged hills in Northern California on Wednesday, pushing the flames across two counties and chasing people from their homes. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Days after nearly losing her summer home to one California wildfire, Nicole Ruff breathed a sigh of relief Thursday after learning that firefighters and a firebreak cleared by her husband had saved it from a second blaze.


CHP reveals name of wanted woman who plunged from Bay Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:11
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Highway Patrol has released the name of a woman they're looking for who either jumped or fell from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge trying to evade police in a stolen car.

Activists protest Maryland telling U.S. when illegal immigrants leave jail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:07
Demonstrators linked with advocacy group CASA de Maryland circled the Republican governor's mansion on Thursday, many carrying signs and chanting "we are in the fight," local media footage showed. The demonstrators were angered over a 2014 program that, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), allows federal authorities to take custody of convicted criminals who pose a danger to public safety before they are released from local jails. "Larry Hogan's voluntary collaboration will lead to the deportation of parents, siblings, and neighbors while shredding community trust," the group said in a statement.

FBI searching for Philadelphia bank robbery suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:57

FBI searching for Philadelphia bank robbery suspectThe FBI is looking for one man that police are linking to two armed bank robberies in Philadelphia.


NY man gets 16-year sentence for trying to support jihadists

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:43
NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time, an Albanian man living in New York was been sentenced to prison after admitting he tried to support terrorists in Pakistan.

10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:05

 "La Coiffeuse," seen in a protective plastic cover, after the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement returned the painting back to France, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at the French Embassy in Washington. The painting, valued at $15 million was stolen in 1998 and was seized in December 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Timeline: Deputies went 4 times to home where family killed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 08:43

David Conley makes his first court appearance, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Houston. Conley, who has a violent criminal history, entered a Houston home through an unlocked window and fatally shot a woman he'd previously dated, her husband and six children, including a boy believed to be his own son, authorities said. He is charged with capital murder in the deaths (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON (AP) — On the day six children and two adults were fatally shot inside their Houston home, deputies made four separate visits to the house over about a nine hour period before they went inside, according to a timeline authorities released Thursday.


'Jolene' will be the next Dolly Parton movie to air on NBC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 08:42

Dolly Parton, left, and Alyvia Lind participate in the "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" panel at the The NBCUniversal Television Critics Association Summer Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The next movie about Dolly Parton's life to air on NBC will be "Jolene."


Arizona detention officer arrested for alleged inmate assault

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 08:42
    Zackary James Anthony, 27, was taken into custody while still in his uniform and booked on suspicion of aggravated assault in connection with the Aug. 8 incident at the Lower Buckeye Jail in Phoenix, officials said.     Anthony had "gone out of his way" to repeatedly strike the unidentified inmate after he failed to obey officers’ orders, said sheriff’s spokesman Lieutenant Brandon Jones.

Man critically injured in Kensington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 08:29

Man critically injured in Kensington shootingPhiladelphia police are investigating a shooting in Kensington that left a man in critical condition.


Notorious inmate's lawyer says officials knew he was target

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 08:27

San Quentin PrisonSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hugo Pinell, a notorious killer with ties to the 1960s and 1970s black revolutionary movement, spent the last 45 years in California's prison isolation units partly for his own protection. Just days after he was moved into the general prison population, fellow inmates stabbed him to death in an exercise yard.


Lawsuit: Native Hawaiian election would be unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 08:24
HONOLULU (AP) — A lawsuit filed Thursday is challenging an election solely for Native Hawaiians, saying it's unconstitutional to restrict voting to those who have Native Hawaiian ancestry.

4 late-night shootings in Boston area leave 5 people dead

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 08:22
BOSTON (AP) — Five people were killed in four shootings in Boston and its suburbs late Wednesday and early Thursday, including a 21-year-old woman authorities believe was an unintended target, officials said.

Police dog dies at PGA Championship; air conditioner failed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 08:01
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin authorities say a police dog assigned to the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits died after the air conditioner failed in his partner's squad car.

Fifteen U.S. states seek to block EPA carbon rule

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:57
By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fifteen state attorneys general petitioned a federal court in Washington on Thursday to block new U.S. rules to curb carbon emissions from power plants, in the first of several expected legal challenges to the Obama administration measure. States that oppose the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan filed for the stay in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The states asked for a ruling by Sept. 8, one year before they need to submit compliance plans to the EPA.

National challenge of leaking mines dwarfs Colorado spill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:57

Wastewater flows from a trough and down a steep ravine at the site of the blowout at the Gold King mine which triggered a major spill of toxic wastewater, outside Silverton, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. It will take years, if not decades, and many millions of dollars to clean up and manage the toxic wastewater from a this Colorado mine that unleashed a 100-mile-long torrent of heavy metals, affecting the livelihoods of residents in three states, according to some experts. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)SILVERTON, Colorado (AP) — It will take many years and many millions of dollars simply to manage and not even remove the toxic wastewater from an abandoned mine that unleashed a 100-mile-long torrent of heavy metals into Western rivers and has likely reached Lake Powell, experts said Thursday.


Yellowstone park officials euthanize bear that killed hiker

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:55

Lance Crosby, of Billings, Mont. is seen in an undated photo provided by the National Parks Service. Officials on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, identified a 63-year-old Crosby as the victim of a fatal bear attack in Yellowstone National Park as they awaited results of DNA testing to determine if a grizzly captured nearby was responsible. Park Superintendent Dan Wenk said Monday that Crosby of Billings was killed after encountering the bear last week while hiking alone off-trail without bear spray. His body was found Friday. (National Parks Service via AP)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials euthanized a grizzly bear Thursday after DNA tests confirmed it attacked and killed a hiker last week, a park spokeswoman said.


Fenced security zones will go up in Philly ahead of pope

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:55

City workers toss an abandoned bike in the back of a truck Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Philadelphia. The two-day sweep of abandoned bikes ending Thursday afternoon is an annual cleanup that's also part of the city's preparations for the pope's scheduled visit. A spokeswoman for the mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities says 143 bikes are slated for removal. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service will restrict public access to a heavily traveled section of downtown Philadelphia for more than 30 hours before Pope Francis lands in the city next month — time officials said the agency needs to build security fencing and set up metal detectors.