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Florida teenager at center of escalating Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:20

Photos of the day - July 6, 2014By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Family and friends of a Florida teenager who says he was beaten by Israeli police while in detention describe him as a typical U.S. high school student. Tariq Khdeir, 15, recently finished his freshman year at the Universal Academy of Florida, a private Islamic school where he played on the soccer team. He earned the summer trip to visit relatives by receiving good grades in all of his classes, said his aunt, Sanah Abu Khdeir. His cousin, Mohammed Abu Khudair, 16, was abducted and killed in Jerusalem last week, sparking violent protests and calls from Palestinians for a new uprising against Israel.

First of 3 fuselages removed from derailment site

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:18

This Sunday, July 6, 2014 photo by Jerry Compton provided by Wiley E. Waters Whitewater Rafting shows a freight train that derailed near Alberton in western Montana, sending three cars carrying aircraft components down a steep embankment and into the Clark Fork River on Thursday, July 3. Removing three Boeing 737 fuselages could take until Tuesday. Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost said a crew of 50 with eight heavy equipment machines is working in conjunction on the steep bank. (AP Photo/Wiley E. Waters Whitewater Rafting, Jerry Compton)MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Boeing is deciding what to do with six new commercial airplane bodies that fell off a train in western Montana, including three that slid down a steep riverbank, a company spokeswoman said Monday.

6th person dies after fiery weekend crash in Utah

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:14

This photo provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety, shows a damaged vehicle from a head-on collision, Sunday July 6, 2014, in southern Utah. A van carrying five people was trying to pass a vehicle on U.S. Route 191 when it struck an oncoming sports car holding two people near Monticello, about 285 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, the Utah Highway Patrol said. Both people in the sports car died after it burst into flames, and three of the van's passengers were killed, Trooper Evan Kirby told KSL-TV. The other two passengers in the van were sent to the hospital in critical condition. (AP Photo/Utah Department of Public Safety)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sixth person has died from injuries suffered in a fiery, head-on collision that occurred during one of the deadliest Fourth of July weekends of the past two decades in Utah, authorities said Monday.

2 men sentenced in Detroit attack on motorist

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:10

FILE - These undated photos provided by the Detroit Police Department on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 shows, from left, Wonzey Saffold, James Davis and Bruce Wimbush Jr. Saffold and Wimbush pleaded guilty to assault in exchange for having attempted murder charges dropped. Saffold was sentenced Monday, July 7, 2014, in Wayne County Court to serve six years and four months to 10 years in prison. Wimbush was sentenced to three years’ probation. Other defendants will be sentenced Thursday. (AP Photo/Detroit Police Department)DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Monday sentenced one man to prison and a second to probation for their involvement in a brutal mob attack on a motorist who accidentally struck a boy with his pickup truck in Detroit.

14 slain, dozens hurt in Chicago holiday shootings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:08

In this Saturday, July 5, 2014 photo, Georgia Utendahl, left, and Shanice Smith, right, grieve after learning that their family member was shot by police on Chicago's South Side. The Fourth of July weekend was a bloody one in Chicago, where at least nine people were shot to death and at least 60 others were wounded. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Alex Wroblewski) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, NO SALESCHICAGO (AP) — Officials say shootings in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend that left at least 14 people dead.

Wedding crasher thief sentenced 4 to 8 years

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 05:50

Wedding crasher thief sentenced 4 to 8 yearsA man charged with stealing thousands of dollars from two local weddings has been sentenced to 4 to 8 year in prison.

Officer who killed family had assaulted wife

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 05:50

FILE - This undated file photo released by the Lindon City Police Department shows police officer Joshua Boren from Lindon, Utah. Authorities say Boren used his service weapon when he killed his wife, two children and his mother-in-law before turning the gun on himself in January. Spanish Fork City Police Lt. Matt Johnson says the agency's investigation was unable to determine Boren's exact motive. But he says investigators did learn the 34-year-old Boren and his wife were having marital problems. (AP Photo/Lindon City Police Department, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Documents show the wife of a Utah police officer who killed her, their two children, his mother-in-law and then himself had sent him text messages threatening to leave him for drugging and raping her.

Vet who died after collapse had served in Vietnam

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 05:46
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque veterans hospital cafeteria — 500 yards from an emergency room — before he died was a 71-year-old husband who had served in the Vietnam War, his family said Monday.

Officials: School worker dead, hazmat team at site

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 05:41
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A custodian was found dead Monday at a Massachusetts elementary school and several public safety employees who responded to the scene developed symptoms of possible chemical exposure, police and prosecutors said.

North Carolina voting law changes fight in court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 05:36
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Sweeping changes to North Carolina's voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, should be put on hold until at least after the November election, the U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge Monday.

Maine companies sued over treatment of migrant blueberry pickers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 05:35

Maine low-bush blueberries are shown in a field in DebloisBy Dave Sherwood BOWDOINHAM Maine (Reuters) - Two Maine companies and a labor recruiter are being sued for allegedly mistreating Haitian migrant workers during the state's wild blueberry harvest in 2008. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Bangor last week, alleges that a contractor for Coastal Blueberry Service and Hancock Foods lured 18 workers from New Jersey's blueberry fields and elsewhere without contracts. Many workers made the trip crammed three to a seat and in the aisle of an old bus, often without luggage, according to the suit filed by the non-profit Pine Tree Legal Assistance. One man slept in an abandoned vehicle while working in Maine, a woman opted to sleep in a car rather than share a bedroom with several men and others stayed in pest-infested bunkhouses, the lawsuit said.

5 things to know about California lifeguards

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 05:33

In this Sunday, July 6, 2014 photo, beachgoers watch as Newport Beach Lifeguard boats, and lifeguards search for a missing lifeguard in the late afternoon on Sunday, July 6, 2014. Ben Carlson, 32, a Newport Beach lifeguard who drowned while trying to rescue a swimmer, was finally pulled from the water by fellow lifeguards following a frantic, three-hour search. (AP Photo/Richard Koehler)NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A veteran Southern California lifeguard died over the holiday weekend after jumping from a rescue boat to save a distressed swimmer. Pop culture often depicts the lifeguard as a kid with a tan lounging in a tall chair, but the job can be dangerous and, in some places, a lifelong profession.

Massachusetts judge OKs moving ex-NFLer Hernandez to Boston jail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 05:31

A court officer removes handcuffs from former New England Patriots football player Aaron?Hernandez during a hearing in Suffolk Superior Court in BostonBy Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts judge agreed on Monday to transfer former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez to a state jail near Boston and closer to his lawyers as he prepares for two trials where he will face charges of murdering three men. Prosecutors raised no objection to moving Hernandez from the Bristol jail, which is about 50 miles (80 km) south of Boston.

West Virginia company fined $11K in chemical spill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 05:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal agency has fined the company that spilled chemicals into West Virginia's largest water supply $11,000 for a pair of violations.

Police identify woman killed by stray bullet in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 05:26

Police identify woman killed by stray bullet in WilmingtonPolice have identified the woman who was found shot in the chest on the street in Wilmington, Delaware Sunday night.

Deputy who killed unarmed teen won't face charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 05:16
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors said Monday they will not file criminal charges against a Northern California sheriff's deputy who shot and killed an unarmed 13-year-old boy, whose death last year sparked protests and criticism that the officer acted too quickly.

Dozens injured, several dead in bloody holiday weekend in Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 05:10

In this Sunday, July 6, 2014 photo, a Chicago police officer checks on evidence at the scene where a man was shot in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. The Fourth of July weekend was a bloody one in Chicago, where at least nine people were shot to death and at least 60 others were wounded. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Alex Wroblewski) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, NO SALESThe July Fourth holiday weekend brought an explosion of gunfire to Chicago, where at least 60 people were shot and roughly a dozen killed, authorities said on Monday. The violence was so widespread during the three-day weekend that police were still tallying the dead and wounded, Chicago Police Department spokesman Hector Alfaro said. In a news conference Monday morning, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy called the violence "unacceptable," and he blamed it in part on a "proliferation of firearms." The Chicago Tribune reported 82 people were shot and 14 killed. To try to quell the violence, SWAT teams patrolled the streets along with police officers and law enforcement brought in SUVs packed with rifles, the paper said.

Prosecutor: Tsarnaev said martyrs go to heaven

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:55
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev texted a friend 90 minutes after the deadly explosions and said, "Don't go thinking it's me," a federal prosecutor told jurors Monday during opening statements at the friend's obstruction trial.

Boeing says no shipment delays from Spirit Aerosystems

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:50

Three Boeing 737 fuselages lie on an embankment on the Clark Fork River after a BNSF Railway Co train derailed near Rivulet(Reuters) - Boeing Co said there would be no delay in shipments from supplier Spirit Aerosystems Holdings Inc, following the derailment of a train last week en route to the planemaker's factories in Washington state. Wichita, Kansas-based Spirit Aerosystems builds all of Boeing's 737 fuselages. The six fuselages involved in Thursday's derailment represent 14 percent of Boeing's current monthly production. Nineteen cars in a 90-car BNSF Railway Co [BNISF.UL] train loaded with six 737 narrow-body fuselages and assemblies for Boeing's 777 and 747 wide-body jets derailed near Rivulet, Montana on Thursday.

Dad, uncle die trying to save boy in Idaho river

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:46
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old boy's dad and his uncle have died after they jumped into Idaho's Snake River to rescue him after he fell in.