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The Latest: Courthouse shooting suspect involved in fight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 05:53

Authorities investigate Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Canton Miss. A man fatally shot a defendant waiting in a small courtyard outside a criminal courthouse in Mississippi on Monday morning, and a suspect is in custody, law enforcement officials said. The suspect has been arrested and is in jail, Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker said, but he declined to identify him or the victim. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)CANTON, Miss. (AP) — The latest on a fatal shooting outside a Mississippi courthouse (all times local):


Indictment shows details of Arizona guard's alleged assault

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

FILE - This file photo provided by Arizona Department of Corrections shows Fernandes Masters. An indictment obtained by The Associated Press is revealing new details about Masters assault on a female corrections officer in Yuma, but state correction officials still refuse to release their investigation report. The indictment against Masters alleges he fondled and kissed her and tried to have intercourse with her. Prison officials have said the officer was rescued by co-workers after calling for help during the April 13, 2015 attack. (Arizona Department of Corrections via AP, File)PHOENIX (AP) — An indictment obtained by The Associated Press reveals new details about the reported sexual assault of a female corrections officer in Yuma by a state prison inmate, but state correction officials still refuse to release a report on their investigation.


Ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich asks full court to hear appeal

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

FILE - In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves as he departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. On Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, lawyers for Blagojevich filed a request with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to rehear his appeal after three judges recently overturned five of his 18 corruption convictions. Blagojevich is hoping the full court will overturn more counts. Full-court hearings aren't granted automatically. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday asked a full federal appeals court to rehear his case, hoping it will overturn more of his 18 corruption convictions than the five that a three-judge panel threw out last month.


Dallas says Uber driver accused of assault used phony permit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 05:42
DALLAS (AP) — The city of Dallas says an Uber driver accused of raping a woman in her home last month after dropping her off was using a fake city permit.

Detective describes unraveling encounter in which man killed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 05:30

Albuquerque officer Dominique Perez, left, and former Albuquerque Detective Keith Sandy, right, stand up in court after listening to a special prosecutor tell a judge at a preliminary hearing in Albuquerque that they unlawfully shot a homeless camper who posed no threat in Albuquerque, N.M. on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Sandy and Perez are facing second-degree murder charges in the 2014 fatal shooting death of 38-year-old James Boyd. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque, New Mexico, police detective testified Tuesday that an officer charged in the shooting death of a homeless man said the encounter began to unravel when the man held two knives and took a defensive stance.


2 arrested after meth lab remnants found in Iowa Taco Bell

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 05:25
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say two men have been arrested after the remnants of a methamphetamine lab were found inside a Taco Bell in eastern Iowa.

Tax filing problems could jeopardize health law aid for 1.8M

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 05:23

In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, tax form 8962 is seen in Washington. About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law have issues with their tax returns that could jeopardize their subsidies next year.FILE - This Aug. 21, 2014, file photo, shows health care tax forms 8962 and1095-A, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law now have issues with their tax returns that could jeopardize their subsidies next year. Administration officials say those taxpayers will have to act quickly.


Disney movie 'Descendants' proves a big hit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 05:22
NEW YORK (AP) — The teenage progeny of some of Disney's favorite villains proved to be a winning idea for a film, as the Disney Channel's "Descendants" easily became the most-watched cable movie of the year.

Search on for shooter outside Big Sean, J. Cole concert

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 05:21

Authorities attend to people following a shooting late Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Holmdel, N.J. Police say the shooting happened outside the PNC Bank Arts Center, where hip-hop artists J. Cole and Big Sean performed at the venue. (Mike Lefanto via AP)HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — State police on Tuesday were looking for a suspect and witnesses to a shooting that wounded two men outside a Big Sean and J. Cole concert.


Officer accused of tossing food at handcuffed man resigns

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 05:14
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida police officer accused of tossing food to a handcuffed man at a jail and then allowing the man to eat the food off the floor has resigned.

Choir begins rehearsals for pope's Philadelphia Mass

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 05:12
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Those fretting about how Philadelphia will accommodate huge crowds when Pope Francis visits are now hearing some soothing sounds.

Indiana church bus driver: Vehicle had mechanical problems

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 05:10
GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) — The driver of a church bus facing charges after the vehicle overturned, killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring 11 others, said Tuesday that he is innocent and the bus had mechanical problems.

Police, protesters plan for anniversary of Ferguson shooting

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

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, a police tactical team moves in to disperse a group of protesters following the shooting of a young black man by a white policeman in Ferguson, Mo. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public including measures addressing limits on the flow of surplus military equipment. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in St. Louis County say they're expecting a peaceful weekend from protesters marking the anniversary of the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson but that they'll be prepared should events turn violent.


Sheriff: 2 men fire at soldiers in Mississippi; none hurt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:53
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two men who fired gunshots from a vehicle at soldiers at a military facility in Mississippi, although no one was reported wounded, a sheriff said Tuesday.

Court hearing set for teen arrested in grandparents' deaths

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:51
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — A judge has scheduled an Aug. 25 hearing for a central Arkansas teenager arrested in connection with his grandparents' deaths.

Evidence mounts in trial of police officer in man's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:51

Police officer Randall Kerrick, left, and defense attorney Michael Greene listen during opening arguments at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Charlotte. N.C., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Kerrick is facing voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP, Pool)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In the trial of a white Charlotte police officer charged with killing a black man who was seeking help after a car crash, attorneys focused Tuesday on the immediate aftermath of the brief, violent encounter between the two men.


Gay Catholic school teacher shut out at archdiocese offices

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:50
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The suburban Philadelphia Catholic school teacher fired over her same-sex marriage was shut out after attempting to bring a box of petitions asking for her reinstatement to the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

7 dead in NYC Legionnaires' disease outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:47

7 dead in NYC Legionnaires' disease outbreakThe death toll from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has risen from four to seven people, city health officials announced Monday.


American doctor defends lion hunt, says he followed rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:47

The entrance to the office of Dr. Jan Casimir Seski, is seen Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Pittsburgh. The Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority accused Seski, whom they said is an American, of being involved in an illegal bow and arrow lion hunt in April. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American doctor accused of killing a lion in an illegal hunt in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he had complied with all rules and regulations, filled out all the necessary paperwork and obtained the correct permits.


Training Camp: Eagles fans get their first look

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:34

 Eagles fans get their first lookFor the first time this season, Eagles fans were allowed inside the Linc on Tuesday to get a first-hand look at training camp.