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Most who fled huge Northern California wildfire return home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 09:59

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) — Most residents who evacuated during a fierce Northern California wildfire have been allowed to return home as crews reopened two highways that were used as fire breaks.


Texas police fatally shoot unarmed college football player

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 09:57
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A police officer in suburban Dallas shot and killed a college football player during a struggle after the unarmed 19-year-old crashed a car through the front window of a car dealership, authorities said Friday.

Judge: Meeting on sex offender program will stay private

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 09:52
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Friday denied a media request to open up a meeting where top Minnesota leaders are expected to discuss ways to fix the state's civil commitment program for sex offenders.

Jury convicts ex-Russian soldier of terror-related charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 09:49

This photo provided by the U.S. Government shown during a trial shows a photo of Irek Hamidullin surrendering after being wounded by U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Nov. 29, 2009. Hamidullin is charged with 15 counts, including providing material support to terrorism and trying to destroy U.S. military aircraft. Closing arguments for his trial is set for Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 in Richmond, Va. The case is an example of the effort by President Barack Obama's administration to show it can use the criminal court system to deal with terror suspects, a move criticized by some who believe such cases should be handled by military tribunals. (U.S. Government via AP)RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — A federal jury on Friday night convicted a former Russian military tank commander of planning and leading a Taliban attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan.


Report of plane engine fire prompts emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 09:43

Engine issue prompts emergency landing at Philadelphia International AirportAn American Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport after the report of an engine fire.


2 injured after cars collide, slam into utility pole

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 09:33

3 injured after 2 cars collide in LimerickTwo people were injured after a vehicle collided with another car then slammed into a pole.


The Latest: Jury convicts Russian veteran in Taliban attack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 09:23
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The latest on the federal trial for a Russian military veteran who is accused of leading a Taliban attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan (all times local):

Federal jury convicts Russian military veteran in Taliban attack on US forces in Afghanistan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 09:20
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal jury convicts Russian military veteran in Taliban attack on US forces in Afghanistan.

Pilot, passenger die in California small plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 09:09
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A pilot and passenger have been found dead in the wreckage of a small airplane that crashed in a remote area of Southern California.

Reaction to Colorado theater shooting sentence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 09:03

District Attorney George Brauchler speaks with members of the media following the reading of the jury's decision for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, outside the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo., Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Holmes will be sentenced to life in prison without parole after a jury failed to agree on whether he should get the death penalty. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado jury on Friday sentenced 27-year-old James Holmes to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in a suburban Denver movie theater in 2012.


Officer who fatally shot man in 2013 is off the force

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 08:53
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say an officer who fatally shot a man just inside his front door no longer works for the department.

14-year-old in Arkansas charged with killing grandparents

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 08:44

In this jail photo provided by Conway, Ark., Police Department, suspect Justin Staton stands by a door in Little Rock, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Staton and another teen were each charged as adults with two counts of capital murder Friday in the July 22 deaths of Robert and Patricia Cogdell at their home in Conway. (Conway Arkansas Police Department via AP)CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy shot and killed his grandparents during a robbery-and-murder scheme hatched while he and two other friends were held in an Arkansas juvenile jail, police and prosecutors said Friday.


Family drops lawsuit over SFO runway death in Asiana crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 08:39
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a teenage girl run over and killed by emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash landing at the San Francisco airport dropped their lawsuit against the city on Friday.

Family files wrongful death suit against Tony Stewart

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 08:25

Tony Stewart climbs into his car before practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Watkins Glen International, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The family of a young driver struck and killed by Tony Stewart's car on an upstate New York dirt track filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NASCAR star Friday.


Holmes to get life after jury fails to agree on execution

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 08:23

FILE - In this July 23, 2012, file photo, James Holmes, who is charged with killing 12 moviegoers and wounding 70 more in a shooting spree in a crowded theatre in 2012, sits in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting case reached a decision Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, on whether Holmes should be sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty. The same jurors rejected Holmes' insanity defense and convicted him of murder.(RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Twelve jurors failed to agree on a death sentence for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Friday, prompting shocked sobs from victims, police officers and his own mother. The former neuroscience graduate student will instead spend the rest of his life in prison for mass murder.


EPA: No word yet on health risk from Colorado mine spill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 08:08
DENVER (AP) — The mustard-colored muck that spilled into a river from a shuttered Colorado gold mine contains heavy metals including lead and arsenic, but it's too early to know whether they pose a health risk, federal environmental officials said Friday.

Key events in life of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:53

FILE - This file photo released on Sept. 20, 2012 by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office shows James Holmes, who is charged with killing 12 moviegoers and wounding 70 more in a shooting spree in a crowded theatre in 2012. Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting case reached a decision Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, on whether Holmes should be sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty. The same jurors rejected Holmes' insanity defense and convicted him of murder.(AP Photo/Arapahoe County Sheriff, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Key dates in the life of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes:


Air Force helicopters help search for missing 5-year-old boy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:44
JACOB LAKE, Ariz. (AP) — Air Force helicopters and ground crews with dogs searched unsuccessfully Friday for a 5-year-old Arizona boy who wandered off from a remote forest campsite the day before while chasing grasshoppers.

Officials: Mom who lost custody kills kids' services worker

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:29
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state officials say a mother who was upset about losing custody of her child has fatally shot a Department for Children and Families worker.

Ex-football star Irving Fryar convicted in mortgage scam

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 07:28

FILE - In this July 21, 2015, former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Irving Fryar sits in court in Mount Holly, N.J., waiting for jury selection to begin in his and his mother's trial on charges of conspiracy and theft by deception. Fryar was found guilty of a role in a mortgage scam on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, and faces up to 10 years in prison. The 52-year-old former wide receiver, who made his name at the University of Nebraska and with several professional teams, applied for multiple mortgage loans in quick succession while using the same property as collateral, a jury found. (Clem Murray/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Poo, Filel)MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Former NFL star Irving Fryar was found guilty of a role in a mortgage scam on Friday and faces up to 10 years in prison.