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Building police-community partnerships with National Night Out

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:38

Building police-community partnerships with National Night OutEvery year police and the communities they serve come together for a night out. The initiative took place Tuesday night in cities all across the country, including here at home.


Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:35

Investigators inspect the site of a circus tent that collapsed Monday during a show by the Walker Brothers International Circus at the Lancaster Fair grounds in Lancaster, N.H. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. A quick moving storm with 60 mph winds hit the tent shortly after the show started killing a father and daughter. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — It's unclear why after a widespread warning of impending severe weather a circus put on its planned show in a tent that ended up collapsing in a storm, killing a spectator and his 8-year-old daughter, the state fire marshal said Tuesday.


Franco's slam lifts Phillies over Dodgers 6-2

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:32
Maikel Franco hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the seventh inning to spoil Jimmy Rollins' return to Philadelphia and lead the Phillies to a 6-2 victory over the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers

6 officers cleared in deadly shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:29

6 officers cleared in deadly shootingA Camden County grand jury has cleared six police officers of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a suspect last summer.


Son arrested after fatal stabbing of father in Langhorne

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:28

Son arrested after fatal stabbing of father in LanghorneA heated argument turned deadly Tuesday, and now a Bucks County man is under arrest, accused of killing his own father.


Wawa one step closer to beer sales in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:26

Wawa one step closer to beer sales in PennsylvaniaWawa is one very big step closer to selling beer at one of its Pennsylvania stores. And if the state gives the final green light, it may mean six packs coming to a Wawa near you.


Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:22

In this undated handout microscopy photo provided by NOAA Fisheries, the algae pseudo-nitzchia, which produces the toxic domoic acid, is seen from an algae bloom sample that the NOAA ship Bell M. Shimada collected during its survey this summer on the West Coast. One of the largest toxic algae blooms recorded off the West Coast is much denser, more widespread and may go extend deeper than initially thought, say scientists who surveyed the event aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. (NOAA Fisheries via AP)SEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel.


Truck crash ties up New Jersey Turnpike for hours; 1 dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:01

In this photo provided by Patti Anderegg, a woman stuck on the New Jersey Turnpike reads a book on a lawn chair to pass the time in Linden, N.J.,after a dump truck struck an overpass, causing a fire and a miles-long standstill, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. State Police said the toll road, which Anderegg was also driving on, was closed in both directions near Interchange 13A after an the accident in the southbound lanes. (Patti Anderegg via AP)LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — A dump truck crashed into an overpass on one of the nation's busiest toll roads on Tuesday, killing one person, sparking a fire and causing a miles-long traffic standstill that lasted for hours.


Man found guilty of 2010 killing of Chicago police officer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:01
A judge on Tuesday found a man guilty of fatally shooting a Chicago police officer after a scuffle in a police station parking lot in 2010, prosecutors said. Cook County Criminal Court Judge Timothy Joyce rejected a defense argument that Bryant Brewer, 29, was insane at the time he shot and killed Officer Thor Soderberg. Brewer was convicted of first degree murder in the killing of Soderberg and the attempted murders of Officers Kim Thorpe, Officer Lynn Casey and Sgt. Jason Kazinski, said Cook County State's Attorney's Office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton.

Sources: Police investigating 2nd car in deadly Bustleton crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 10:43

 Police investigating 2nd car in deadly Bustleton crashSources tell Action News that police are waiting on DNA tests and surveillance video to see whether a second car is linked to last week's fatal crash in Bustleton.


The Latest: New Jersey Turnpike reopens after fatal accident

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 10:32
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — The latest in the New Jersey Turnpike truck accident (all times local):

Americans say blacks treated less fairly in 2015 than 2007: Gallup

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 09:51

A protester wears tape over her mouth during a silent demonstration against what they say is police brutality after the Ferguson shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer, in St. LouisWhites, blacks and Hispanics also expressed a new low in their satisfaction with the way blacks are treated in U.S. society, according to the Gallup 2015 Minority Rights and Relations poll. Overall, about 49 percent of respondents said they were satisfied, compared to 62 percent just two years ago, pollsters said. The survey of more than 2,000 respondents, conducted from June 15 until July 10, comes at a tense time between U.S. law enforcement and the communities in which they operate, particularly after grand jury decisions not to indict white officers who killed unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and in New York City.


Attorney: FBI accused San Francisco mayor of taking bribes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 09:23
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor was accused by the FBI of taking bribes in exchange for favors, attorneys for a defendant in an organized crime case centered on San Francisco's Chinatown said Tuesday.

Milwaukee archdiocese settles abuse cases for $21 million

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 09:14

FILE - This Jan. 4, 2011 file photo shows Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki at a news conference in St. Francis, Wis. Listecki said Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 the Milwaukee archdiocese has agreed to a $21 million settlement with victims of clergy abuse. The proposed settlement sets the stage for the archdiocese to close a bankruptcy proceeding that was filed in January 2011. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said Tuesday that it will pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement that would end a four-year bankruptcy proceeding.


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 09:01

 Trump’s boundless self-confidence is no match for the global economic forces that took those jobs away. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


California man pleads guilty to hate crime threat to Islamic group

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 08:57
A California man who telephoned threats to the San Diego and Washington offices of a prominent Islamic group after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in France in January pleaded guilty to a felony hate crime charge on Tuesday, his lawyer said. John David Weissinger, 54, pleaded guilty in San Diego County Superior Court to felony charges of making a criminal threat determined to be a hate crime and possession of an assault rifle, defense attorney Thomas Mathews said. As part of a deal with prosecutors, Weissinger also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of interference with civil rights, Mathews said.

San Francisco deputy convicted of assaulting patient in hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 08:55
A San Francisco Sheriff's deputy was convicted of assaulting a homeless hospital patient last November, prosecutors said on Tuesday, but was cleared of a charge that he covered it up with a false police report. San Francisco Deputy Sheriff Michael Robert Lewelling, 34, faces up to three years in prison for attacking 59-year-old Fernando Guanill, the San Francisco District Attorney's Office said in a statement. "No one is above the law, most of all those who enforce it," District Attorney George Gascon said in the statement.

2 arrested after boy home alone hides in closet, calls 911

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 08:52
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A 12-year-old Scottsdale boy home alone hid in a closet and tried to stay calm while two men began breaking into the residence, according to 911 audio released Tuesday.

Tensions over U.S. electric vehicle mandates spill into the open

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 08:44
A long-simmering dispute between automakers and U.S. regulators over policies to promote electric vehicles spilled into the open on Tuesday, in the high stakes struggle over the future of automotive technology. The heads of two major lobby groups told hundreds of attendees at an industry conference in Traverse City, Michigan, that automakers are struggling to meet a California mandate to boost demand for electric cars to 15 percent of sales by 2025. Nine other states have adopted the same target to comply with the Obama administration's efforts to curb greenhouse gas omissions from vehicles.

Friends: Slain officer was strong, but avoided confrontation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 08:39

This undated photo released by the Memphis Police Department shows Tremaine Wilbourn. The ex-con accused of killing Memphis, Tenn., Police Officer Sean Bolton, turned himself into federal authorities Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, after a two-day manhunt. (Memphis Police Department via AP)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Slain police officer Sean Bolton's physical strength and powerful, melon-sized hands served him well in tight situations, like when he subdued two suspects at one time. Still, friends say he avoided confrontation whenever possible, and dedicated his life to protecting others.