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Elderly California woman accidentally runs over, kills husband

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 02:28
An elderly California woman accidentally ran over and killed her elderly husband when she hit the accelerator instead of the brake pedal, police said on Thursday. California Highway Patrol Officer John Fransen said the woman was being guided into the garage by her husband outside their home in an unincorporated area of Martinez, some 36 miles (58 km) northeast of San Francisco, on Wednesday morning when the accident happened.

UN adopts resolution to combat illegal wildlife trafficking

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 02:27
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted its first-ever resolution aimed at combatting illicit trafficking in wildlife on Thursday as its sponsors expressed outrage at the killing of a beloved protected lion in Zimbabwe.

Lawsuit filed over mass shooting at township building

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 02:25
The widow of one of three people killed in a shooting at a municipal building has filed a federal lawsuit against township officials and a county sheriff, alleging they knew the gunman was mentally unstable and capable of violence but failed to provide security at a township meeting where he opened fire in 2013.

Review: NYPD body camera program should record more stops

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 02:17

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo, New York Police Department officer Joshua Jones wears a VieVu body camera on his chest during a news conference in New York. A body camera pilot program at the nation's largest police department raised a wide range of questions about how to best monitor police and community interactions, according to a report released Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A body camera pilot program at the nation's largest police department raised a wide range of questions about how to best monitor police and community interactions, according to a report released Thursday.

Feds release updated strategy against AIDS in America

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 02:14
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials have updated their strategic plan for fighting AIDS, setting new goals for reducing infections and deaths.

Teen charged in death of 8-year-old girl appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 02:02

Adrian Jerry Gonzalez, 15, enters the courtroom Thursday, July 30, 2015 where his arraignment was delayed in Santa Cruz, Calif. Gonzalez is charged with murder, kidnapping and rape in the death of 8-year-old Madyson Middleton, in an artists' complex in the California beach town. (Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP) MANDATORY CREDITSANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The 15-year-old California boy charged with murdering and raping an 8-year-old neighbor has made his first court appearance.

California says water use fell by 27 percent in June, passing governor's conservation target

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:57
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California says water use fell by 27 percent in June, passing governor's conservation target .

Zimbabwean baffled by foreign concern for killed lion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:57

In this undated photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Cecil the lion rests in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The head of Zimbabwe’s safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn’t even be classified as a hunt, since the lion killed by an American dentist was lured into the kill zone. (Andy Loveridge/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit via AP)HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States — much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal — most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern.

Confederate flags found at Martin Luther King Jr. church in Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:31
Four Confederate battle flags were found on Thursday at the historic Atlanta church where civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. once preached, in a chilling reminder of the shooting of nine African-Americans at a South Carolina church in June. The small flags, which a custodian discovered spread out on the ground outside the Ebenezer Baptist Church early Thursday morning, were intended to send a message of racial hate, church leaders said. "This is the same as placing a swastika on the campus of a Jewish temple," said Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, Ebenezer’s senior pastor, said at a press conference.

The Latest: US agents trying to reach man who killed lion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:25
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest on the controversy surrounding a Minnesota big-game hunter and his guides in Zimbabwe who killed a protected lion (all times are Central):

1 victim ID'd in crash that killed 3 in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:18

 Another car sought after 3 killed in Northeast Philadelphia crashPolice have released new details after a car crashed and split in two late Wednesday night in Northeast Philadelphia.

Lawyers to argue over fate of Colorado movie gunman Holmes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:14

Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes listens during his arraignment in CentennialBy Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - Lawyers for both sides in Colorado's movie massacre trial are due to make closing arguments on Thursday in the penalty phase, then jurors will decide if mitigating factors such as mental illness outweigh aggravating ones that could justify the death penalty. After hearing 40-minute closing arguments, the panel will deliberate. If jurors vote unanimously that mitigating factors outweigh aggravating ones, Holmes will get an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for the July 20, 2012 mass shooting.

Ex-Navy SEAL alleges anti-gay bullying by CIA workers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:12
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former Navy SEAL has filed an internal complaint alleging the CIA bullied him for being gay during a work assignment in June in Afghanistan.

Former N.Y. state legislative leaders to face corruption trials in November

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:01

Silver makes a comment to the media as he departs an arraignment hearing at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in the Manhattan borough of New YorkOnce-powerful New York state legislators Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos will be tried on separate public corruption charges in November. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood in New York on Thursday set Nov. 16 as the trial date for Skelos, the former state senate majority leader. The trial of Silver, the former Assembly speaker, is scheduled for Nov. 2 and expected to last several weeks.

Church stabbing suspect didn't seem violent beforehand

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:56

A July 26, 2015 photo provided by the the Frederick County, Md., Sheriff’s Office shows Song Su Kim. Song Su Kim fatally stabbed a South Korean missionary on Monday, July 27, 2015, and seriously wounded his wife at the Anna Prayer Mountain Church Retreat Center, a Christian complex in Urbana, authorities said Monday. Kim, 30, of Falls Church, Virginia, was charged in Frederick County, Maryland, with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree attempted murder and two counts of assault. (Frederick County, Md., Sheriff’s Office via AP)URBANA, Md. (AP) — The suspect in a fatal stabbing at a rural Maryland religious retreat behaved oddly but didn't seem violent or seriously mentally ill in the days before the attack, a board member says.

The Latest: Police: Hate crime not ruled out over MLK flags

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:54

Confederate flags sit in the back of a police car as tourists walk by Ebenezer Baptist Church Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Atlanta. U.S. authorities are investigating after several Confederate battle flags were discovered near the church and a civil rights center named after Martin Luther King, an iconic leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, Thursday morning. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — The latest on the investigation into Confederate flags found at the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta:

Bleisure: Table for one? Dining alone on a business trip

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:53

This 2014 photo released by Ashley Rodriguez shows a serving of raw oysters at Peche, a restaurant in New Orleans. Like many business travelers, Rodriguez researches restaurants and enjoys a good meal while on the road, whether she’s dining solo at the bar or catching a bite with others on business trips. (Ashley Rodriguez via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — A business trip might leave you too tired to venture out for dinner. But if you're up for something beyond room service or hotel restaurants, a good meal out is one way to brighten up long days spent in meetings. Here are some strategies for dining out while traveling for work.

N.Y. judge says chimps may get legal rights, but not for now

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:37
"The similarities between chimpanzees and humans inspire the empathy felt for a beloved pet," New York State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe wrote. Jaffe threw out the Nonhuman Rights Project's attempt to have the chimps, Hercules and Leo, relocated to Florida, saying she was bound by a decision from a state appeals court that dismissed a similar case by the group. It claimed that because chimpanzees are highly intelligent, autonomous animals, they have a right not to be imprisoned against their will.

Private equity firm executive, daughter killed in Milwaukee plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:28
A Boston private equity firm executive and his daughter were killed in a fiery plane crash in Milwaukee as they were traveling to visit colleges, company officials said on Thursday. Summit Partners Chief Operating Officer Joe Trustey and his daughter Anna were killed when their single-engine plane crashed at Timmerman Airport at 6 p.m. Wednesday, the Boston-based firm said in a statement. Trustey and his daughter were touring colleges in the Midwest, Summit Partners said.

Cincinnati cop pleads not guilty to murder in traffic stop

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:24

Cincinnati cop pleads not guilty to murder in traffic stopA University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist after stopping him over a missing front license plate pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter.