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Sheriff: Man arrested for noises near Camp Shelby; still investigating whether it was gunfire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 06:42
NEW AUGUSTA, Miss. (AP) — Sheriff: Man arrested for noises near Camp Shelby; still investigating whether it was gunfire.

Mother of youngest theater victim: 'I don't know who I am'

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

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015, file photo, Ian Sullivan holds up a collage memorializing his late 6-year-old daughter Veronica, who was killed in the 2012 Aurora movie theatre massacre, at Sullivan's home in Evergreen, Colo. Veronica was the youngest person killed in the attack. Her mother, Ashley Moser, thought she was taking her daughter to a cartoon movie and worried that Veronica would be frightened when she realized it was an action movie, friends said. Moser testified that she stood up to take her daughter out of the theater when the shooting started, but Veronica’s hand slipped out of hers. Moser said she then felt a pain in her chest and fell, unable to move. Moser was left paralyzed and suffered a miscarriage. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado movie theater massacre robbed Ashley Moser of her 6-year-old daughter, her unborn child and even her identity.


Suspected Gunman Killed at Tennessee Movie Theater

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 06:37
Police confirmed a suspect had died.

2 injured in school bus crash in Bordentown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 06:36

2 injured in school bus crash in BordentownTwo people were hospitalized after a crash involving two school buses in Bordentown, New Jersey.


Victim's daughter says family 'broken' by Colorado movie gunman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 06:34
The teenage daughter of a Colorado movie rampage victim broke down repeatedly on Wednesday as she described how she saw her father murdered beside her, and told jurors how her family was "broken" by James Holmes' 2012 massacre. "I'm a mess up here," Cierra Cowden sobbed on the witness stand. The jury has heard from more than a dozen victims in two days of testimony in the penalty phase of Holmes' trial.

Arkansas AG: Unclear whether JPs must officiate gay weddings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 06:25
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — It's unclear whether courts would require a justice of the peace to officiate over a same-sex wedding, even though clerks are required to issue licenses to gay couples, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Wednesday.

Clerk sues Kentucky governor over gay marriage directive

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 06:23
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky clerk, sued for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has filed her own lawsuit against the governor, claiming he trampled her religious freedom by telling all clerks that they must either issue licenses or resign.

Alaska woman in good condition after bear mauling

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 06:19
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two employees of an Alaska backcountry lodge startled an adult grizzly bear while running on a trail in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. The bear stepped out of thick brush and mauled one woman while the other ran for help.

Ohio proposal seeks to drug test some welfare applicants

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 06:12
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Welfare applicants in Ohio would be screened and tested for illegal drugs under a bill introduced Wednesday in the state legislature.

Majority of Americans say more must be done to fight racism: Pew

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 06:10

Protesters hang up a flag which reads, "Racism lives here", above a depiction of St. Louis, Missouri, outside the City of Ferguson Police Department and Municipal Court in Ferguson MissouriA majority of Americans, white and black, believe that more needs to be done to fight racism in the United States, following a year of protests over the treatment of minorities by police, according to a Pew Research Center survey released on Wednesday. The survey, which had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points among the total sample of 2,002 adults, was based on telephone interviews with respondents living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.


Panel is keeping Jefferson Davis statue in Kentucky Capitol

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 06:09

The statue of Jefferson Davis located in the Rotunda of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. During a vote held earlier in the day, the Kentucky Historic Properties Advisory Commission passed a measure to keep the statue in the Capitol with a vote of 7-2 with one abstention. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky commission will not remove a statue of Jefferson Davis from the state Capitol, saying the likeness of the Confederate president juxtaposes nicely with an imposing statue of fellow Kentucky native Abraham Lincoln as a testimony to the state's divisive history during and after the Civil War.


NAACP calls for justice in Brandon Tate-Brown shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 05:51

NAACP calls for justice in Brandon Tate-Brown shooting caseThe NAACP held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon calling for justice in the Brandon Tate-Brown case.


Sources: Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane to be charged on Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 05:48

 Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane to be charged on ThursdaySources tell Action News that Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will be charged tomorrow after an ongoing investigation into a grand jury leak.


Construction companies, supervisors charged in worker death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 05:48
NEW YORK (AP) — Two construction companies and two supervisors were charged with manslaughter and other crimes in the death of a worker who was crushed this year, authorities said Wednesday in announcing a task force to investigate misconduct in the booming building industry.

Son charged with murder after father fatally stabbed in Langhorne

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 05:47

Son charged with murder after father fatally stabbed in LanghorneEli Goodrich was arraigned early this morning on Criminal Homicide and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Bucks County Correctional Facility.


Dashcam video of shooting shown in Charlotte officer's trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 05:44

Defendant, Randall Kerrick, right, and his attorney George Laughrun listen to testimony during Kerrick's trial in Charlotte, N.C. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C. Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of Jonathan Ferrell, who was killed early on the morning of Sept. 14, 2013, while seeking help after a car crash. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP, Pool)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jurors viewed dashboard camera footage and heard the sounds of a white Charlotte police officer shooting an unarmed black man who had been looking for help after a car crash, as the film was shown publically on Wednesday for the first time at the officer's voluntary manslaughter trial.


Cops: Man angry baby wasn't named for him killed ex, grandma

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 05:41

In this undated photo provided by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police shows Cesar Mazza. Police say Mazza, upset that his ex-girlfriend wouldn't name their newborn son after him, fatally stabbed her and beat her 72-year-old grandmother to death. Mazza, 25, was awaiting arraignment, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, on two counts of criminal homicide and a charge of kidnapping. (Pittsburgh Bureau of Police via AP)PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man upset that his ex-girlfriend wouldn't name their newborn son after him fatally stabbed her and beat her 72-year-old grandmother to death, police said.


Sheriff: 'Ritualistic' killings may be tied to blue moon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 05:38
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — More than a week after the gruesome deaths of an elderly Florida woman and her two adult sons — in what authorities suspect was a ritual killing — neighbors and family on Wednesday said they have many questions but few answers.

Judge to consider resentencing in Indiana teen's sex case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 05:37

In this Wednesday, July 22, 2015, photo, Zach Anderson, center, and his parents, Les and Amanda Anderson, pose for a photo at their home in Elkhart, Ind. Zach and his parents are embroiled in a legal battle with a Niles, Mich., judge and prosecutor over sentencing on a charge that he had sex with a minor. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP)DETROIT (AP) — A judge told a 19-year-old from Indiana that he would consider a request for a new sentence, months after ordering the teen to register as a sex offender in both states and refrain from having a computer or smartphone because he had consensual sex with a 14-year-old Michigan girl he met online who said she was 17.


The Latest: Mom of 6-year-old Colorado victim testifies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 05:35

In this image taken from video, Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr., far right, swears in witness Caren Teves, whose son Alex was killed by James Holmes, who sits at far left in a gray shirt, before Teves testifies in the penalty phase of Holmes' trial in Centennial, Colo., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Caren Teves testified about the memories of her son Alex, who was 24 when he was gunned down in the Colorado movie theater. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):