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Latest: Lawyers disagree with charge against judge for death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:17
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on an Arkansas judge facing a negligent homicide charge after his son's death in the back seat of a hot car (all times local):

The Latest: Mayor hopes verdict in cop's case brings closure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:15

Police officer Peter Liang reacts as the verdict is read during his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex (all times local):


Crowd gathers at Moffett Field to watch President Barack Obama depart Bay Area

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:13

Crowd gathers at Moffett Field to watch President Barack Obama depart Bay AreaA crowd waited hours to get through security at Moffett Field for a chance to possibly greet President Obama as he wrapped up a short fundraising-trip in the Bay Area today.


Fallin's general counsel resigns amid execution inquiry

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:11

FILE - In this Monday, July 6, 2015 file photo, Steven K. Mullins, general counsel to Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin speaks to the media in Oklahoma City. Mullins has resigned his post. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The general counsel for Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin resigned Thursday amid a grand jury investigation into how the wrong drug was delivered for the state's last two scheduled executions.


Woman charged in death of baby found in freezer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:11
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they've charged a woman in the death of her infant son, who was found dead last month in a freezer at a South Florida home.

Transparency debate follows vote by California coastal panel

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:10
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The agency that decides what gets built and where along the California coast is facing questions about transparency after it pushed out its top executive in a closed-door vote and without a clear explanation of why the change was being made.

Man suffers graze wound to head in Lawncrest shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:10

Man suffers graze wound to head in Lawncrest shootingA man is hospitalized after a shooting in the city's Lawncrest section.


New York police have covertly tracked cell phones, group says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:09

People use their phones at LaGuardia airport on the day before Thanksgiving, in New YorkNew York City's police have made extensive use of covert devices to track cell phones without obtaining warrants since 2008, a civil liberties group said on Thursday, revealing how frequently law enforcement in the largest U.S. city has employed the technology. The New York Civil Liberties Union released files that showed the New York Police Department used "cell site simulators" to track nearby cell phones more than a 1,000 times over the past eight years. The American Civil Liberties Union has identified 60 local, state and federal agencies that have adopted the devices in recent years, but the group has said there are likely far more.


Teens plead not guilty in Seattle homeless camp shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:07
SEATTLE (AP) — Teenage brothers charged in a drug-related shooting that left two people dead and three wounded at a Seattle homeless camp have pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

Alternate sites considered for embattled giant telescope

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:04

File- This photo taken Jan. 22, 2016, shows Thirty Meter Telescope Executive Director Ed Stone talking to reporters in Honolulu after participating in a Chamber of Commerce Hawaii panel on the future of Mauna Kea. A group building one of the world's largest telescopes wants to start construction no later than April 2018— even if that means it will have to build the telescope somewhere other than Hawaii. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File)HONOLULU (AP) — A group building one of the world's largest telescopes wants to start construction no later than April 2018— even if that means it will have to build the telescope somewhere other than Hawaii.


Oregon standoff ends after 41 days with dramatic surrender

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:02

A sign thanking the FBI hangs in Burns, OregonBy Jimmy Urquhart BURNS, Ore. (Reuters) - The four holdouts in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered on Thursday, with the last protester repeatedly threatening suicide in a dramatic final phone call with mediators before he gave up, ending the 41-day standoff. David Fry, 27, stayed behind for more than an hour and told supporters by phone he had not agreed with the other three to leave the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon.


Center City transformer fire leads to building evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:52

Center City underground fire leads to evacuations, power outagesPhiladelphia fire crews are investigating a report of an underground transformer explosion in Center City.


Power outage puts damper on Center City theater performance

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:45

Power outage puts damper on Center City theater performanceDue to power outages, the Merriam Theater is allowing limited admittance to Thursday night's performance of "Rain."


The Latest: Funeral arrangement for deputy announced

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:44

This undated photo provided by the Harford County Sheriff's Office shows Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey. David Evans, who had warrants for his arrest, fatally shot Dailey and another deputy in Abingdon, Md., Wednesday, Feb. 10, before he was killed himself, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (Harford County Sheriff's Office via AP)ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a gunman fatally shooting two sheriff's deputies and being killed in a shootout (all times local):


Minnesota man pleads guilty in Islamic State case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:44

FILE - In this December, 2015 photo provided by the Anoka County, Minnesota, Sheriff shows Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame, 20, of Eagan, Minnesota. Warsame was charged Dec. 10, 2015 with conspiracy to support Islamic State for allegedly trying to help other young men from Minnesota's Somali community travel to Syria to fight for the IS. (Anoka County Sheriff via AP,File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man accused of plotting to join the Islamic State group pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiring to provide material support and resources to the militant organization, saying he was attracted to the idea of fighting overseas to create an Islamic caliphate.


Revitalized El Paso ready to show off for papal tourists

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:42

In this Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 photo, cars pass through downtown El Paso, Texas, which is undergoing a major facelift as it tries to attract new residents and more visitors. The city is preparing for the Feb. 17 visit of Pope Francis to neighboring Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. City officials expect tens of thousands of visitors to the city even though the Pope will stay in Juarez, Mexico. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan)EL PASO, Texas (AP) — No longer the desolate space it was a few years ago, downtown El Paso is ripe with new hotels, bars, restaurants — and bulldozers that herald the planned construction of a streetcar, a children's museum, a Mexican-American cultural center and new mixed-used buildings.


The Latest: Teen who killed family ordered to treatment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:40
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The latest on the case of a teen charged with killing his parents and three siblings in New Mexico (all times local):

Autopsy shows Missouri boy, 3, likely died of hypothermia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:37
IRONTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old Missouri boy who was found dead hours after he was reported missing likely died of hypothermia.

Mother accused of abuse denies hurting baby

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:26

Mother accused of abuse denies hurting babyPolice charged a Raleigh mother with biting her 16-week-old baby and breaking the child's ribs and shoulder blades, but she says she didn't do it.


Feds charge California man in 7-state immigration scam

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:25

Benjamin Wagner, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California, discusses the federal charges filed against Helaman Hansen for allegedly running a scam that offered adult adoptions as a pathway to U.S. citizenships, at a news conference Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. Hansen, 63, of Elk Grove, was arrested Thursday and indicted on conspiracy and fraud charges.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal authorities charged a Sacramento man Thursday with running what they called an unusually creative scam that promised U.S. citizenships to hundreds of immigrants across at least seven states in return for fees as high as $10,000.