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New York cooling towers to be tested as Legionnaires' deaths hit 10

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:59
Owners of cooling towers have 14 days to comply with the order, which comes as 100 people have been reported sick with the disease, according to city health department figures. The disease, a severe kind of pneumonia, is contracted by breathing in mist from cooling towers containing the bacteria Legionella. The incubation period for Legionnaires' disease is 10 days.

The Latest: Theater shooting deliberations resume Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:55

In this image taken from video, defense attorney Tamara Brady, right, gestures during closing arguments in the sentencing phase of the James Holmes trial, in Centennial, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. Holmes sits second from left in a light shirt. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):


Columbus Farmer's Market rebuilding months after devastating fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:55

Columbus Farmer's Market rebuilding months after devastating fireThe Columbus Farmer's Market in Mansfield, New Jersey on the road to recovery after a devastating fire last year.


Security measures under review at Philadelphia Navy Yard

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:54

Security measures under review at Philadelphia Navy YardRecent attacks at military installations have prompted a move to increase security at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.


Victims conflicted over death penalty for theater gunman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:49

FILE - In this July 14, 2013 file photo, shooting attack survivor Marcus Weaver prays alongside others during a weekly church service inside a warehouse at Metal Movers, in Denver. It was his faith, Weaver says, that helped him cope with the loss of a friend in the Colorado movie theater attack in 2012. But after talking openly for years about forgiving the man who shot him, killed his friend and caused untold suffering, Weaver says he has changed his mind, and favors the death penalty for James Holmes. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Marcus Weaver spent nearly three years talking openly about forgiving the man who shot him, killed his friend and caused untold suffering. As a Christian opposed to capital punishment, he considered forgiveness "a no-brainer" and didn't want to see the gunman executed.


Defense witness: Police did everything right in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:46

Former Albuquerque Detective Keith Sandy, center, listens to a special prosecutor tell a judge at a preliminary hearing that he unlawfully shot a homeless camper who posed no threat in Albuquerque, N.M. on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Sandy and Albuquerque officer Dominique 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) — A defense witness in a case against two New Mexico officers charged with murder in the death of a homeless man testified Thursday that police used the right tactics and followed standard training during the standoff.


Washington state man charged with hate crime after anti-gay slurs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:44
A federal hate crime charge has been filed against a man who yelled anti-gay slurs and threatened to stab three men in a Seattle neighborhood with a sizable gay community, a U.S. attorney's spokeswoman said on Thursday. Troy Deacon Burns, a 38-year-old from Bremerton, Washington, was charged on Wednesday under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the Justice Department said. Burns, holding a knife raised over his head in a stabbing position, approached three gay men in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood just after midnight on Jan. 25 and yelled homophobic slurs, said Emily Langlie, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney in Western Washington.

Suspect arrested in Louisiana officer's killing: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:43
(Reuters) - A suspect was arrested on Thursday afternoon in the fatal shooting of a police officer in Shreveport, Louisiana, ending a 16-hour manhunt, police said. The suspect, Grover Cannon, 27, is accused of fatally shooting Officer Thomas LaValley on Wednesday evening. Cannon, a convicted felon, will face charges of first-degree murder, in addition to earlier charges of attempted second-degree murder and a weapons violation, Shreveport police said in a statement.

Lawyers argue for last time over life of Colorado movie gunman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:37

File photo of James Holmes sitting in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialProsecutors said execution is the only appropriate sentence for the "horror and evil" wrought by Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes, while the defense asked jurors on Thursday if they were ready to sign the death warrant of a mentally ill person. "He came into that theater to perpetrate a mass murder," District Attorney George Brauchler said in his closing argument for the trial's punishment phase. "For James Eagan Holmes, justice is death.


The Latest: Officer in theater attack thought he'd been shot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:29

A police officer leaves the lobby of a movie theater complex Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Antioch, Tenn., where an investigation continues after police respond to an attacker Wednesday. What initially appeared to be another mass shooting at a movie theater ended up being an attack by a disturbed homeless man who wasn't armed with a real gun and was eventually shot and killed by police. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)ANTIOCH, Tenn. (AP) — The latest on an attack at a Nashville-area movie theater (all times local):


Thousands attend funeral for slain Memphis police officer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:28

Memphis Police officer Sean Bolton's casket is carried by a horse drawn carriage at the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery after his funeral Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Memphis. Bolton was shot multiple times investigating an illegally parked car on Summerlane in Parkway Village on July 30. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal via AP)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Wearing starched uniforms and their badges marked with black tape to honor one of their own, police from as far as New York have said their goodbyes to Memphis Officer Sean Bolton.


Jury finds teen who shot friend to be justified in killing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:26

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Regina Culver shows her 17-year-old son, Seth Culver. Culver shot and killed a 15-year-old friend knocking on Culver's bedroom window late at night. A special jury that had convened for an inquest into the May shooting death of Montana teenager, MacKeon "Mackey" Schulte at the hands of his friend has found the shooter committed justifiable homicide. (Regina Culver via AP, File)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A special jury that convened for an inquest into the May shooting death of a Montana teenager at the hands of his friend has found the shooter committed justifiable homicide.


Businesses react to road closures planned for papal visit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:23

Businesses react to road closures planned for papal visitPhiladelphia business owners are reacting to word of the extensive road closures that will take effect when Pope Francis visits the city next month.


Los Angeles agrees to give up control of Ontario airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:23

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announces an agreement to transfer ownership of the LA/Ontario International Airport to a local authority during a press conference, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, at the LA/Ontario International Airport in Ontario, Calif. The tentative deal disclosed by the mayors of the two cities calls for Ontario to pay Los Angeles World Airports $190 million over 10 years to reimburse it for the cost of running and improving the airport located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The Ontario International Airport Authority also will assume airport debts, bringing the cost of the deal to about $250 million. (Jennifer Cappuccio/The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin via AP) MANDATORY CREDITONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles has agreed to give up LA/Ontario International Airport, returning the struggling complex to local control after three decades and ending a long legal battle, it was announced Thursday.


Blue Cross raises rate hike sought on Affordable Care plans

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:08
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's largest health insurer says higher-than-anticipated costs after two years of selling federally subsidized coverage has forced it to seek premium increases even greater than it thought would be necessary two months ago.

The Latest: Suspect in custody in Louisiana police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:07

This undated booking photo released by the Shreveport Police Department shows Grover Cannon, named as a suspect in the shooting death of Shreveport police officer Thomas LaValley, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. LaValley, 24, was shot multiple times while answering a call about a suspicious person at a home in the city's Queensborough neighborhood, according to police. (Shreveport Police Department via AP)The latest on the killing of an on-duty Shreveport police officer (all times local):


No insanity defense for accused in Alexandria murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:06
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Defense lawyers for a man accused of killing three Alexandria residents over a 10-year span say their client suffers from schizophrenia, but they are not going to make an insanity defense, despite a long history of bizarre behavior that includes lunging at a congressman with a flagpole, seeking asylum in Russia and demanding to wear a kilt in court.

Penn State University unveils new shield logo

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:02

Penn State University unveils new shield logoPenn State University has a new look. The university has unveiled its new so-called "shield logo."


Court: Lawsuit over Arkansas killing by cop may proceed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:02
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court said Thursday the family of a 67-year-old man shot to death after two off-duty police officers entered his Little Rock apartment without a warrant or an invitation can move forward with a lawsuit.

Police chief: Fatal shooting of armed suspect justified

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 05:58

Richmond Deputy Police Chief Steve Drew hugs a lady at the scene of a shooting involving a police officer in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Richmond's police chief faced an angry crowd demanding answers Wednesday evening after a young black man was shot to death and a white police officer was wounded. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two police officers were justified in returning gunfire and killing a suspect who shot at them first during a foot chase down an alley, the city's police chief said Thursday.