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Sheriff: French pair who died in US desert likely saved son

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:07
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A sheriff says a French couple who perished during an afternoon hike across the searing New Mexico desert likely saved their 9-year-old son by giving him two sips for each one they took from their water bottles before the supply was exhausted.

San Francisco 49ers release Aldon Smith after DUI arrest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:06

San Francisco 49ers' Smith jokes with teammate Culliver as they pose for a team picture during Media Day for the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans(Reuters) - The San Francisco 49ers released linebacker Aldon Smith on Friday, a day after police in Northern California arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence, hit-and-run and vandalism in the latest in a string of brushes with the law for the former Pro Bowl player. "This organization has tried very hard to help Aldon fight his issues," the 49ers said in a statement announcing his release. "Although he is no longer a member of this team, our support and concern for him will continue." The Santa Clara Police Department said Smith was arrested on Thursday night.


2 iconic New England lighthouses are back in the spotlight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:06

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2013 file photo, Gay Head Light flashes a white signal in Aquinnah, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The lighthouse flashes alternating red and white beams of light. The 160-year-old lighthouse was powered down and began a slow trek on rails in May 2015 to a new home about 135 feet further inland, away from a rapidly-eroding cliffside. A re-lighting ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, after lighthouse was anchored at its new location. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)BOSTON (AP) — Two beacons that guided New England mariners past treacherous shoals for generations are back in the spotlight.


VIDEO: Musikfest begins in Bethlehem

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:04

 Musikfest begins in BethlehemAction News reporter Annie McCormick reports live from the 6abc tent on all the fun visitors can expect.


Colorado theater shooting: A look at the 12 people killed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:03

 Alex Teves, AJ Boik, Alex Sullivan, Gordon Cowden, Jesse Childress, Jessica Ghawi, John Larimer, Jonathan Blunk, Veronica Moser-Sullivan, Rebecca Wingo, Micayla Medek, and Matt McQuinn. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Twelve people were killed and 70 were wounded or injured at a midnight movie on July 20, 2012, in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Here's a look at those who died:


Coffee company layoffs hit rebuilding Vermont town hard

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:02

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2005 file photo, a Keurig single-serving coffee maker is seen at the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters outlet store in Waterbury, Vt. The company announced Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 that the bulk of about 200 layoffs announced Wednesday in the state would be in Waterbury, a town still rebuilding after the loss of about 1,100 jobs when Tropical Storm Irene flooded the state in 2011. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — For years, the company now known as Keurig Green Mountain provided well-paying, stable employment in Vermont. That's about to change.


Pennsylvania officials have two routes to oust embattled attorney general

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:02

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane congratulates Governor Tom Wolf following his inauguration ceremony at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, PA on January 20, 2015.Pennsylvania officials have two options if they want to push Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office as she faces criminal obstruction charges, but do not seem to be rushing to act, observers said on Friday. Politicians in both parties, from Governor Tom Wolf, who like Kane is a Democrat, to Republican state legislators, have called on Kane to step down after she was accused of leaking confidential information about a political rival to local media and then lying about her actions to a grand jury. Kane, the first woman and first Democrat elected as the state's top prosecutor, has vowed to fight the charges, though she would have to step down if convicted.


Purse theft in Center City caught on surveillance

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:01

Purse theft in Center City caught on surveillancePhiladelphia police are searching for two men who were caught on surveillance stealing a woman's purse from the back of her chair inside a Center City restaurant.


Man pleads not guilty to shooting family who stopped to help

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:59
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An 18-year-old man accused of shooting a family who stopped to help him on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and assault charges.

U.S. okays $1.5 billion sale of Lockheed Aegis combat system to Japan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:59
The U.S. State Department has approved the likely sale to Japan of two Lockheed Martin Corp Aegis combat systems valued at $1.5 billion, a deal aimed at boosting Japan's defenses against a ballistic missile attack, the U.S. Defense Department said Friday. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), which oversees foreign arms sales, said the Aegis combat systems and associated equipment would be installed on two new Japanese guided missile destroyers, or DDGs, expanding Japan's ability to carry out joint military missions with the U.S. Navy.

Family: Man, 18, killed defending sister in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:59

 Man, 18, killed defending sister in North PhiladelphiaFamily members say the 18-year-old man who was shot and killed in North Philadelphia was defending his sister during a fight.


City official wants bust of Dred Scott ruling's author gone

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:58
An alderwoman in Frederick, Maryland, is renewing her decade-old quest to remove from City Hall a sculpture of the U.S. Supreme Court chief justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision affirming slavery.

Man gets life sentence after admitting to killing soldier

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:58
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 28-year-old man has admitted he killed a Fort Bragg soldier after she confronted him about being on the sex offender registry after a night of drinking.

14-year-old in Arkansas charged with killing grandparents

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:58
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy shot and killed his grandparents during a robbery-and-murder scheme hatched while he and two other friends were held in an Arkansas juvenile jail, police and prosecutors said Friday.

Exam ordered for man accused of pushing flight attendant

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:56
HONOLULU (AP) — A man accused of drunkenly shoving a flight attendant and threatening to kill people on a flight from Seattle to Maui has been ordered to get mental-health and substance-abuse evaluations.

Alderwoman revives debate over Taney statue at City Hall

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:54
An alderwoman in Maryland wants a bust of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney (TAW'-nee) removed from Frederick City Hall.

US judge: Sheriff didn't violate Hispanics' civil rights

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:24
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department failed to prove a North Carolina county sheriff ordered deputies to target Hispanic residents in violation of their civil rights, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Jury reaches sentencing verdict for James Holmes in Colorado theater shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:21

Jury reaches sentencing verdict for James Holmes in Colorado theater shootingThe jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial has reached a decision on whether gunman James Holmes should get a life term or death penalty.


Jury reaches sentencing decision for James Holmes in Colorado theater shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:17

Jury reaches sentencing verdict for James Holmes in Colorado theater shootingThe jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial has reached a decision on whether gunman James Holmes should get a life term or death penalty.


Sheriff: Dad likely knows who killed 2 daughters, 2 others

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:14
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A man who sold drugs from the South Carolina home where his two teenage daughters and two other people were killed in July has been lying to deputies and likely knows who killed them, a sheriff said Friday.