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Another incident of K-2 overdoses at East Falls rehab center

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:51

Another incident of K-2 overdoses at East Falls rehab centerSeveral patients of an East Falls rehabilitation center had to be hospitalized after overdosing on a synthetic drug called K-2.


Fear, mistrust linger in Ferguson despite reform efforts by police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:36

A protester holds upside down American flags on top of a car outside the police department in FergusonThe scene outside the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri on Friday night was familiar: A crowd of 300 protesters, angry over last year's fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen, went toe-to-toe with a line of officers, screaming profanities. "They were in our face, but we didn't react," said Ferguson police Sergeant Dominica Fuller, clad for Friday night's police work in a polo shirt bearing the phrase "community engagement team" rather than the body armor and riot helmets common in the unrest following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014. "Our job now is to listen," said Fuller, one of five black officers on the 50-member police force who in May became the city's first black female police sergeant.


California city's police kill man they say stabbed 6 people

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:33

In this image made from a video provided by KNBC-TV, authorities investigate the scene after a fatal police shooting Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Long Beach, Calif. Long Beach police shot and killed the man they say stabbed multiple people on Friday. His name and other details haven't been released. (KNBC-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDITLONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A man who had recently been released from jail stabbed his wife and five other people, including three at a convalescent home, before he was shot to death by police, authorities and a relative said.


Immigrant in church sanctuary is last woman standing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:26

In this Thursday, July 30, 2015 photo, Rosa Robles Loreto sits in her small room at Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Ariz., where she has taken sanctuary from deportation for a year. Robles Loreto, 42, says she is not leaving the church until the government assures her she will not be deported. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan,File)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Rosa Robles Loreto could leave the small, Tucson church where she has spent the past year. But there is no guarantee she won't be sent back to Mexico, her native country.


Woman dangled legs off platform before train killed her

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:17
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman was killed by a commuter train after she went onto the tracks to retrieve her purse on the day before her 29th birthday, authorities said Saturday.

Construction crooner dubbed 'Second Avenue Sinatra' missing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:16

In this Sept. 10, 2011 photo provided by Apryl Nebzenko, iron worker Gary Russo performs at the Third Avenue Street Festival in New York. Russo, who became known as the “Second Avenue Sinatra,” for serenading passers-by from a New York City subway construction site, has been missing since he left his Queens home shortly after midnight on July 28, 2015. (Apryl Nebzenko via the Associated Press)NEW YORK (AP) — He was the velvet voice in the hard hat, a karaoke-loving ironworker whose serenades from a subway construction site briefly became a slice-of-life sensation.


Newark man charged with dealing in child pornography

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:07

Newark man charged with dealing in child pornographyThe Delaware State Police say a Newark man has been charged with 25 counts of dealing in child pornography.


From traffic stop to fiery uproar, a look at the Watts riots

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:04

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 1965 file photo, the burned-out hulk of an overturned automobile, foreground, and other burned cars at rear block the street at Imperial Highway and Avalon Boulevard during rioting in the Watts district of Los Angeles. It began with a routine traffic stop 50 years ago this month, blossomed into a protest with the help of a rumor and escalated into the deadliest and most destructive riot Los Angeles had seen. The Watts riot broke out Aug. 11, 1965 and raged for most of a week. When the smoke cleared, 34 people were dead, more than a 1,000 were injured and some 600 buildings were damaged. (AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — It began with a routine traffic stop, blossomed into a protest with the help of a rumor and escalated into the deadliest and most destructive rioting Los Angeles had seen. The Watts riots broke out Aug. 11, 1965, and raged for most of a week. When the smoke cleared, 34 people were dead, more than a 1,000 were injured and some 600 buildings were damaged.


Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane surrenders Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:01

Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane surrendersPennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane surrendered to authorities in Montgomery County Saturday afternoon.


NYC sees surge in synthetic pot use, with dire consequences

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 01:53

This photo provided Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 by New York Police Department shows packets of synthetic marijuana seized after a search warrant was served at a newsstand in Brooklyn, N.Y. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)NEW YORK (AP) — Ignoring the police officers standing down the block and the disingenuous fine print on the foil packet peeking out of his front pocket — "Warning: Don't Smoke" — a homeless man openly lit up a synthetic marijuana joint and explained why it's not like the real thing.


At end of epic Colorado theater shooting trial, a surprise

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 01:53

Terry Sullivan, right, whose son Alex was killed on his birthday in the 2012 Aurora movie theatre attack, embraces Lonnie Phillips, whose daughter Jessica Ghawi was also killed, after a jury failed to agree on whether theater shooter James Holmes should get the death penalty Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. Holmes will be sentenced to life in prison without parole. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes will spend the rest of his life in prison after at least one juror balked at the possibility of sentencing him to death for the massacre that claimed 12 lives and spawned a gut-wrenching four-month trial.


Court sets $600,000 bail for Ohio man who ran naked down highway

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 01:44
A man who ran naked down an Ohio highway after crashing his car into six other vehicles, injuring himself and five other people, had a $600,000 bond set by a county court on Saturday, local media reported. Tracy Martin, 45, has been charged with aggravated vehicular assault, resisting arrest and operating a vehicle under the influence, Hamilton County Municipal court records showed.   Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant Matthew Beccaccio said Martin sideswiped four cars, rear-ended another vehicle then hit and drove up on a median strip, causing his truck to land on top of a Jeep on I-71 near Cincinnati on Wednesday.

Trump Pushes Back After Being Disinvited From Atlanta Event

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 01:43
He was disinvited over comments about Fox News' Megyn Kelly.

Pedestrian struck crossing road in Delaware ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 01:34

Pedestrian struck crossing road in Delaware ID'dA man is fighting for his life after being struck by a car in Bear, Delaware late Friday night.


Family of W.Va. woman killed by deputy wants US probe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 01:20
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The family of a West Virginia woman killed in a police shooting wants the U.S. Justice Department to step in.

Vermont inmate dies in Kentucky prison, and no one sure why

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 00:54

This 1999 photo provided by Kathy Nicholson shows her husband James Nicholson of Brattleboro, Vt., while attending a wedding in Hinsdale, N.H. He was beaten and died six weeks later while serving a sentence for sexual assault at the Lee Adjustment Center, a private prison in Beattyville, Ky. An autopsy could not determine if the beating played a role in his death. The Vermont legislature’s Justice Oversight Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 to look into Nicholson's death and those of two other inmates who died recently in Vermont’s prisons. (Kathy Nicholson via AP)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — James Nicholson lay in a Kentucky intensive care unit, days after he was beaten with a makeshift mace in a private prison in April. His skull cracked and his brain bruised, he told a nurse he believed the year was 1960 and Jimmy Carter was president.


Law office of Harper Lee's father for sale

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 00:44

This Aug. 6, 2015, shows the old bank building that once housed the office of author Harper Lee's father A.C. Lee on the courthouse square in Monroeville, Ala. The building is for sale, and local officials hope interest in Lee's newly release "Go Set a Watchman" will spur interest in the historic structure. (Anne Marie Bryan/Monroeville Main Street via AP)MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Before Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" made the fictional lawyer Atticus Finch one of the best-known names in modern American literature, the man who inspired the character — Lee's father — practiced law in an old bank building in her hometown.


Inmate challenge to death sentence goes back to trial court

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 00:37
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A state death row inmate is going back to a north Mississippi courtroom to again fight for a new trial.

Marathon begins restart of Kentucky refinery: source

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 00:21
Marathon Petroleum has begun restarting units at its 240,000 barrel-per-day refinery in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, six days after all units were shut down due to a power substation fire, according to a source familiar with the plant's operations. The restart was delayed after a plant that provides hydrogen to the refinery suffered a minor setback, a state official said Friday. The company, which confirmed the initial power outage but has declined to comment further, could not be immediately reached for comment Saturday.

At San Diego, at least, the border has become more orderly

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 23:54

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2014 file picture, Rene Peralta, 46, waits in his car to enter the United States from Tijuana, Mexico through the San Ysidro port of entry. Long lines disappeared overnight for tens of thousands of motorists who regularly enter the country at the nation’s busiest border crossing, after a $741 million makeover. To many Republican presidential contenders in Thursday, Aug. 8, 2015 debate, the U.S. border with Mexico must be secured for millions in the country illegally to stay. To many commuters at the nation’s busiest crossing, their border already is secure - even thriving by historical standards. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A sign that greets motorists entering the U.S. at the nation's busiest border crossing shows a silhouette of a man, woman and pigtailed girl running for their lives under the word "Caution."