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Spokane NAACP leader cancels meeting amid furor

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 08:50

FILE- In this March 2, 2015 file photo, Rachel Dolezal, president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, poses for a photo in her Spokane, Wash. home. Dolezal is facing questions about whether she lied about her racial identity, with her family saying she is white but has portrayed herself as black, Friday, June 12, 2015. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP, File) COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUTSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The leader of the Spokane NAACP, Rachel Dolezal, has canceled a chapter meeting Monday where she was expected to speak about the furor sparked over her racial identity.


Prosecutor says escaped killers used contractors' tools

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 08:38

This Friday, June 12, 2015 photo provided by the New York State Police shows Joyce Mitchell. Mitchell is accused of helping inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y. on June 6, 2015. Authorities say that Mitchell, a tailor shop instructor at the prison provided some of the tools that the men used in their escape. They are still at large. (New York State Police via AP)DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — The two killers who cut their way out of a maximum-security prison apparently used tools routinely stored there by contractors, taking care to return them to their toolboxes after each night's work so that no one would notice, a prosecutor said Sunday.


Levee breaks, floods Louisiana ATV park, 113 evacuated

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 08:23
COLFAX, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say 113 people were rescued from an all-terrain vehicle park in central Louisiana after a temporary private levee broke, trapping festival-goers on high ground.

NY Gov: Escaped inmates could be close or 'in Mexico by now'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 07:48

 Escaped inmates could be close or 'in Mexico by now'Two convicted murderers who used power tools to cut their way out of a prison near the Canadian border could be nearby or "in Mexico by now," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.


Suspect killed in attack on Dallas police building

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 07:47

Suspect killed in attack on Dallas police buildingA man who authorities say opened fire outside Dallas police headquarters from his parked van, with bullets piercing the glass at the entrance and causing damage inside, was the only person killed after the gunfire turned into a street battle and standoff.


Rita Moreno dances with Cardinal Dolan at NYC parade

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 07:16

Jayda Vazquez, 12, left, and Kaylee Vazquez, 8, wave from atop a convertible in the procession as the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Ave., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the parade which celebrates the heritage and identity of Puerto Ricans living in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)NEW YORK (AP) — Entertainer Rita Moreno took Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan for a dancing spin Sunday in the middle of Fifth Avenue by St. Patrick's Cathedral.


Two charged in shooting mishap at New York's Waldorf Astoria

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:56
Two brothers have been criminally charged in connection with an accidental shooting during a weekend wedding reception in which four people were slightly wounded in the lobby of New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel, police said on Sunday. One suspect, a wedding guest named Vladimir Gotlibovsky, 42, was apparently handling a 9-mm pistol he had concealed in his pants pocket when the gun inadvertently went off as he approached a table that bore seating-arrangement cards for the occasion, police said.

2-alarm house fire in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:51

2-alarm house fire in Northeast PhiladelphiaA townhome was damaged after a 2-alarm fire broke out in Northeast Philadelphia.


Delware County man arrested in South Philadelphia hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:51

Delware County man arrested in South Philadelphia hit-and-runPolice have made an arrest in a hit-and-run in South Philadelphia that sent a 63-year-old woman to the hospital.


No charges filed after toddler found alone at Clementon, NJ amusement park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:50

No charges filed after toddler found alone at Clementon, NJ amusement parkAuthorities say the parents of a young girl found wandering by herself at Clementon Park and Splash World will not be charged because the incident is the result of a misunderstanding.


Sources: Despite setback, Joel Embiid won't require 2nd surgery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:49

 Despite setback, Joel Embiid won't require 2nd surgeryBad news and good news for Sixers center Joel Embiid - a scan on his right foot reveals less healing than anticipated but sources say it won't require a second surgery.


NJ police shoot, kill bear after it wanders into yard sale

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:33

NJ police shoot, kill bear after it wanders into yard salePolice have shot and killed a black bear that wandered into the backyard of a New Jersey home where a yard sale was being staged.


2 Arrested in Accidental Gunfire at Waldorf-Astoria Wedding Reception

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:02
The person who fired the gun was taken into custody.

US gasoline prices rise 3 cents to $2.87 a gallon

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:00

FILE - In this May 6, 2015 file photo, attendant James Lewis pumps gas at a station in Portland, Ore. The average price of regular gasoline in the U.S. jumped 3 cents a gallon in the past two weeks to $2.87 a gallon. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. gasoline prices have risen again, but at a slower pace.


Two men stabbed to death in parking lot fight in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 05:48
(Reuters) - Two men were stabbed to death and another suffered non-life threatening injuries during a fight in a parking lot at a Virginia shopping center early Sunday morning, authorities said.

Man arrested in South Philadelphia hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 05:27

Delware County man arrested in South Philadelphia hit-and-runPolice have made and arrest in a hit-and-run in South Philadelphia that sent a 63-year-old woman to the hospital.


Maryland man arrested, charged with shooting ice cream truck driver

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 05:13
Larnell Lyles, 27, was taken into custody for the murder of Brandon Brown, 22, who was fatally shot while selling ice cream out of his "Big Daddy Ice Cream" truck Saturday afternoon in Frederick, about 50 miles (80 km) west of Baltimore, according to a Frederick Police Department statement. The suspect approached Brown as he exited the truck to sell ice cream to children and shot him once in the chest at about 5:30 p.m. local time, police said.

Man departs in skiff as police search home for drugs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 05:13
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man suspected of operating a large marijuana-growing operation in Juneau, Alaska, cursed a police officer who tried to question him and drove off in a skiff, according to Juneau police.

Police: Off-duty NY jail guard shoots, kills would-be robber

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 04:54
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say an off-duty New York state corrections officer shot and killed a man who tried to steal his motorcycle.