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Closing arguments set in terror trial in federal court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 15:06
RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — A jury will hear closing arguments in the trial of a Russian military veteran charged with leading a Taliban attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

2nd officer testifies in police officer's manslaughter trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 15:05
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As prosecutors try a white Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man two years ago, they have elicited testimony from a fellow officer who says he would have acted differently.

5-year-old girl who's losing sight will get to visit Rome

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:49
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The parents who created a "visual bucket list" for their 5-old-old daughter who's slowly going blind started by showing her wondrous sights close to their Ohio home. They never dreamed she'd get to see Rome someday.

Finding their voice: Speech clinic helps transgender clients

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:11

In this July 22, 2015 photo, Brianne Roberts speaks into a microphone during a voice exercise at the University of Connecticut's Speech and Hearing Clinic. Roberts is in a program at UConn that teaches transgender people how to sound more like the sex they identify with. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Sylvia Wojcik was making reservations for a beach getaway in Maine when the receptionist on the other end of the line called her "ma'am." Nothing could have delighted her more.


Document: Teen said plans for Oklahoma attack were in house

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:54
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — One of two brothers charged in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings in suburban Tulsa told police that plans for the killing were on a thumb drive inside the family's home, according to an affidavit for a search warrant filed Thursday.

US jobs report for July is likely to show another solid gain

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:45

FILE - In this Thursday, June 18, 2015 file photo, from left, Sgt. Garret Baganz, Spc. Tyler Sonsoucie and Spc. Ian Sokol work on a ecotech engine during an automotive skills class at Fort Hood, Texas. The men are participants in Shifting Gears, a program sponsored by General Motors that teaches automotive skills and tries to match participants with dealerships around the country. The Labor Department releases employment data for July on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. (Deborah Cannon/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUTWASHINGTON (AP) — The jobs report for July that the government will release Friday is expected to show another month of solid gains, matching the steady hiring that has propelled the U.S. economic expansion.


2 brothers both shot in the chest in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:00

2 brothers both shot in the chest in LoganTwo brothers were both found suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest in Philadelphia's Logan section.


Amoroso's bakery laying off 200 employees, relocating to South Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:58

Amoroso's bakery laying off 200 employees, relocating to South JerseyBig changes are coming to Amoroso's. The well-known Philadelphia bakery is laying off 200 employees as the company relocates to South Jersey.


Vigil held for missing Delaware County boy found dead in creek

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:41

Vigil held for missing Delaware County boy found dead in creekA community gathered for a vigil hours after police confirmed that the body discovered in Darby Creek is that of a missing 11-year-old boy from Folcroft, Delaware County.


Barricade situation in Somerton ends, man taken into custody

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:39

Barricade situation in Somerton ends, man taken into custodyA man who was barricaded inside a home in the Somerton section of Philadelphia has been taken into custody.


Gov. Wolf calls on Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane to step down

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:34

Gov. Wolf calls on Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane to step downPennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is calling on Attorney General Kathleen Kane to step down in the wake of criminal charges filed against her.


FACT CHECK: GOP candidates veer from the truth in 1st debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:29

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker listens during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans seeking their party's 2016 presidential nomination have the challenging task of trying to stand out among the 17 candidates in the race, and Thursday's televised debate was the first opportunity for the party to start whittling down its choices. So it's no surprise that the candidates had a vested interest in puffing up their own records as governors, senators and public figures. And some of them just got the facts wrong.


U.S. tightens visa waiver program amid foreign fighters concerns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:12
The United States announced tighter security measures on Thursday for visitors from the 38 countries in its visa waiver program, which include European nations that have seen hundreds of residents traveling to fight with militant groups in Syria and Iraq. The changes require use of e-passports - paper passports that contain chips carrying biometric information - and expand use of U.S. air marshals on international flights, the Department of Homeland Security said. Some U.S. lawmakers have been urging tighter restrictions on the waiver program, which allows citizens from participating countries to enter the United States without a visa for stays of 90 days or less.

Schumer, No. 3 Senate Democrat, to oppose Iran nuclear deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:59

Schumer, No. 3 Senate Democrat, to oppose Iran nuclear dealNew York Sen. Chuck Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat, is breaking with President Barack Obama and will oppose the Iran nuclear deal.Schumer made the announcement late Thursday night. The move is a blow to the Obama administration, which has lobbied hard for the international accord ahead of a vote next month.


Mine plug blows in Colorado, dumping 1M gallons of waste

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:52
DENVER (AP) — A million-gallon mine waste spill that sent a plume of orange-ish muck down a river in southwest Colorado on Thursday was caused by a federal mine cleanup crew.

Man wanted for scamming house hunters on Craiglist, police say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:47

Man wanted for scamming house hunters on Craigslist, police sayPhiladelphia police are looking for the man who they say got away with $10,000 after he used Craigslist to allegedly scam several house hunters.


Some who fled California wildfire find their home destroyed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:37

The charred remains of a property is shown near Clearlake, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. Crews backed by important firefighting resources are gaining ground against a massive Northern California wildfire, but it may be several days before thousands of evacuees can return home, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Several hundred of the thousands of people driven from their homes by a massive Northern California wildfire began to trickle back to their neighborhoods Thursday, and some saw what they most feared: nothing.


Tribal officials gratified FBI monitoring shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:03

FILE - This July 19, 2015, file photo provided by the Fremont County, Wyo., Detention Center, shows suspect Roy Clyde. Officials with the Northern Arapaho Tribe say they're gratified the federal government is monitoring the state prosecution of Clyde, charged with the shootings last month of two tribal members. (Fremont County Detention Center via AP, File)CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Officials with the Northern Arapaho Tribe say they're gratified the federal government is monitoring the state prosecution of a man charged with the shootings last month of two tribal members.


Key takeaways from the GOP's second-stage White House debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:01

Republican presidential candidate former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, speaks during a pre-debate forum at the Quicken Loans Arena, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. Seven of the candidates have not qualified for the primetime debate. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)CLEVELAND (AP) — Before the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign for president, there was the undercard: a match-up of seven GOP candidates who didn't have the poll numbers to make the main event.


George W. Bush still ready and willing to serve - for jury duty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:55

Former U.S. President George W. Bush participates in a moderated discussion at the graduation of the inaugural class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program in Dallas, TexasFormer U.S. President George W. Bush was willing, eager and ready to serve when he turned up for jury duty at a Dallas County court and set a good example for other potential jurors, a district judge said on Thursday. "Some of the others were more hesitant to ask to be excused when they saw a former president sitting there with them," 14th civil district court Judge Eric Moye said.