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Oklahoma Wal-Mart manager arrested in $75,000 heist

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 06:01

In this July 4, 2015 frame from surveillance video provided by the Bristow Police Department, a man leaves with more than $75,000 from a Wal-Mart after disguising himself as an armored truck driver in Bristow, Okla. Authorities say the suspect walked to the cash office, signed for the deposit and walked out of the store. (Bristow Police Department via AP)BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — A Wal-Mart manager and his daughter were arrested Wednesday in connection with an investigation into a theft at a northeastern Oklahoma Wal-Mart store in which a man disguised as an armored truck driver walked out with more than $75,000.


Confederate flag faces decisive vote in South Carolina legislature

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 06:00

A Confederate flag stands in front of the South Carolina State House in ColumbiaBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - The campaign to remove the Confederate battle flag from South Carolina's capitol grounds marched forward on Wednesday, as the House of Representatives emotionally debated the banner symbolizing slavery and racism for many and Southern heritage for others. As debate on a proposed law to take down the flag began in the House of Representatives, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said it was investigating threats sent to legislators on both sides of the issue. The state Senate first took up the bill on Monday less than three weeks after nine black worshippers were gunned down on June 17 during Bible study at a historically black church in Charleston.


Crime up 13 percent in Los Angeles, reversing declines

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:58

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck speaks as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens at left at a news conference to discuss mid year crime statistics in Los Angeles Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Crime has increased 13 percent in Los Angeles in the first six months of the year, ending more than a decade of declines in the nation’s second-largest city, according to statistics released by the LAPD. Garcetti said “this is bad news” but that Los Angeles remains one of the safest large cities in the U.S. Beck partially attributed the crime spike to increases in homelessness, gang crime and domestic violence. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crime increased by 13 percent in Los Angeles the first six months of the year, ending more than a decade of declines in the nation's second-largest city, according to statistics released Wednesday.


3 Minnesota men charged in terrorism case to remain jailed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:56

FILE - In this combination of 2015 file photos provided by the Sherburne County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office are Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, left, and Hanad Mustafe Musse, right. The Minnesota men are both charged with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State group and one count of attempting to provide such support. (Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office via AP)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge denied bail Wednesday for three Minnesota men accused of trying to join the Islamic State group.


NY's Cuomo OKs special prosecutor for killings by police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:56

Surrounded by women whose family members were killed by police officers, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, center, greets Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, after Cuomo signed an executive order in New York, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. New York's governor has issued an executive order that puts the office of the state attorney general in charge of investigating killings by police. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — With Eric Garner's mother looking on, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order Wednesday directing the state attorney general's office to review cases in which unarmed civilians are killed by police.


Police: Driver says woman jumped from truck, run over

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:55

 Driver says woman jumped from truck, run overPolice in Glassboro, New Jersey have arrested a man in connection with a deadly crash early Wednesday morning.


Father charged with murder after baby tossed into Connecticut River: police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:52
A father who police said admitted throwing his 7-month-old son into the Connecticut River before jumping in himself during a failed suicide attempt was charged with murder on Wednesday. Tony Moreno, 21, of Middletown, Connecticut, was arraigned by a judge who conducted the court proceeding at Hartford Hospital, where Moreno was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation after he was pulled from the river. Moreno's family called police before midnight on Sunday to report that Moreno was threatening to commit suicide and that he had his baby son Aaden Moreno with him, police said.

Oklahoma court sets execution dates for 3 death row inmates

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:28

FILE- This file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Richard Glossip. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has set execution dates for three death row inmates who had challenged a drug that will be used in their lethal injections. Execution dates of Sept. 16, 2015 for 52-year-old Glossip, Oct. 7, 2015 for 50-year-old Benjamin Robert Cole, and Oct. 28, 2015 for 54-year-old John Marion Grant have been scheduled. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's highest criminal court on Wednesday set execution dates for three death row inmates who challenged the use of a drug that will be used in their lethal injections.


Relatives of Charleston victims urge Congress to vote on gun law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:27

A sign is pictured at a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting, outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in CharlestonBy Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Relatives and friends of the victims of last month's shooting in a Charleston, South Carolina church traveled to Washington on Wednesday to demand that U.S. lawmakers vote on legislation to expand background checks on gun sales. Similar legislation failed a Senate vote two years ago after 20 children were shot to death in the Sandy Hook school massacre in Connecticut. “I’m here today to speak up on behalf of the Charleston community and all who are sick and tired of Congress ignoring the problem of gun violence," said Andre Duncan, whose aunt Myra Thompson was slain in the Charleston church on June 17.


Torres sentenced to 66-132 years in police officer shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:24

Torres sentenced to 66-132 years in police officer shootingA man who was convicted of shooting a Philadelphia police officer has been sentenced to 66 to 132 years in prison.


SC high court further reduces penalty in drug marketing case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:22
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's highest court on Wednesday further reduced the penalty against a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary accused of deceptive marketing of an anti-psychotic drug.

Law license delayed for immigrant illegally living in US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:19

Cesar Vargas stands outside the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 after a hearing in which a judge denied his request to end his probation early on a simple misdemeanor trespassing charge. Vargas was charged after challenging New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on his stand on immigration at a political rally in Des Moines in January. Vargas is seeking to become an attorney in New York but his probation in Iowa is delaying his acceptance. By David Pitt. (AP Photo/David Pitt)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An aspiring New York lawyer trying to become one of the few immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to be granted a law license hit a glitch Wednesday when an Iowa judge refused to prematurely end his probation on a misdemeanor conviction.


Ebola ruled out for NJ man with like symptoms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:17

Ebola ruled out for NJ man with like symptomsOfficials say Ebola has been ruled out for a man who was hospitalized as a precaution in Lakewood, New Jersey.


The Latest: Philadelphia mural featuring Cosby faces removal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:05

FILE - In this April 24, 2015 file photo, Whoopi Goldberg attends Variety's Power of Women Luncheon at Cipriani Midtown, in New York. As a chorus of sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby resounded this winter, some fans and famous friends stood by him. Such prominent figures as Goldberg and “Cosby Show” co-star Raven-Symone say they’re reserving judgment on Cosby. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Here are the latest developments from the release of court documents indicating Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he obtained quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex (all times local):


Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:00
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:

Two arrested in Oklahoma Walmart robbery by fake Loomis guard

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:00
The manager of an Oklahoma Walmart robbed of $75,000 in cash by a man posing as an armored truck company security guard was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of being connected to the heist, police said. Rico Robertson, 42, the manager of the store located southwest of Tulsa, and Mariah Bustamante, 21, his stepdaughter, were arrested on complaints of grand larceny and conspiracy to commit a felony, Bristow police detective Kevin Webster said. On Saturday, the suspect entered the Walmart store in Bristow in a uniform somewhat resembling those worn by a Loomis armored truck employee, walked to the cash office, signed for the deposit and walked out of the store.

Star chef Jose Andres cancels restaurant for Trump hotel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:59

FILE - This March 15, 2011, file photo, shows chef Jose Andres at his Minibar restaurant in Washington. Andres is backing out of a plan to open a flagship restaurant in Donald Trump’s new hotel under construction in Washington. Andres issued a statement July 8, citing Trump’s statements "disparaging immigrants" in his decision to cancel plans for a new eatery at the Trump International Hotel. Andres is a Spanish immigrant and recently became a U.S. citizen. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrity chef Jose Andres backed out of plans Wednesday to open a flagship restaurant in Donald Trump's new hotel under construction in Washington amid ongoing fallout from Trump's political statements.


Plymouth Whitemarsh employee accused of sex with HS student

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:54

Plymouth Whitemarsh employee accused of sex with HS studentA school employee in Montgomery County is accused of sleeping with a student.


New York Stock Exchange resumes trading after outage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:51

New York Stock Exchange resumes trading after outageThe New York Stock Exchange has resumed trading after an outage of over three hours.


Gates Foundation seeks to ease federal financial aid process

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:39
SEATTLE (AP) — Two million more young people could get the financial aid they need to go to college if the federal government makes it easier to fill out its financial aid forms, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said Wednesday.