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Judge to move forward with suit over NSA's bulk collection

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 03:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge said Wednesday he plans to push ahead with a challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans, even as the program is set to expire at the end of November.

Evacuations lifted around destructive Oregon wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 03:30
JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters battling a destructive wildfire near John Day are allowing people who have been evacuated for weeks to return to their homes.

A look at recent law enforcement deaths across the US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 03:21

CORRECTS SPELLING FROM GLINIEWITZ TO GLINIEWICZ- This undated photo provided by the Fox Lake Police Department shows Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, who was shot and killed Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Fox Lake, Ill. Police with helicopters, dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt Tuesday in northern Illinois for the individuals believed to be involved in the death of Gliniewicz. (Fox Lake Police Department photo via AP)CHICAGO (AP) — The killing of a veteran police officer northwest of Chicago is the latest in a string of recent law enforcement deaths. Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz' death on Tuesday triggered a manhunt for three suspects around the small Illinois community where the 52-year-old officer worked. A look at some of the latest slayings and data on other officer killings:

Crane operator blamed for Rhode Island building collapse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 03:05

15 a.m. when the beams collapsed, university spokeswoman Elizabeth O’Neil said. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — A police report shows that a worker blamed a mistake by a crane operator for the collapse of a building under construction at a private Rhode Island university that injured six people.

UN says deal reached on increasing flow of supplies to Yemen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 03:04
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Wednesday said it has reached agreement with Yemen's government and a Saudi-led military coalition on increasing the flow of badly needed goods like food and fuel to Yemen.

Oklahoma man handed life sentence in machete killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 03:01
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man who pleaded guilty to murder in a gruesome machete attack on his friend was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Wills of millions of Americans now available online

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 02:55

This undated public document from Massachusetts probate records provided by, shows a portion of Daniel Webster's will. A three-year digitization project by the genealogical research firm will make available online, starting Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, wills and probate records of about 100 million Americans from the Colonial era to the beginning of the 21st century. (Massachusetts Probate Records/ via AP)BOSTON (AP) — Paul Revere left all his household furniture to an unmarried daughter.

National parks seeing huge spikes in visitation this summer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 02:50

In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 photo, visitors line the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. The Grand Canyon and other big national parks are seeing more visitors than usual this year, partly driven by good weather, cheap gas and marketing campaigns. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Visitors heading to the Grand Canyon lately know they are going to get two things when they arrive: breathtaking views and long waits, whether it is to get into the national park itself or to find a parking spot inside. A few frustrated tourists have even turned around and left.

AP Exclusive: Records show university's response to Holmes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 02:49

Colorado theater shooter James Holmes appears in court, with his attorney Daniel King, to be formally sentenced, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 in Centennial, Colo. Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole by Judge Carlos Samour Jr. Holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 others in the July 20, 2012 ambush. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool)DENVER (AP) — More than a month before James Holmes' rampage on a Colorado movie theater, the head of his neuroscience graduate program called a campus police officer with alarming information: Holmes had told his psychiatrist that he wanted to kill people to make up for his failure in science.

Man fatally shot by deputies may have had knife: Texas sheriff

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 02:42

In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, the Bexar County Sheriff's Department investigates the scene where deputies shot a man as they responded to a domestic disturbance call in Northwest Bexar County, Texas, near San Antonio. Gilbert Flores, 41, who was taken to a hospital, died shortly after the shooting Friday, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Video obtained by KSAT-TV, that was taken by a bystander, appears to show Flores standing still with his arms raised just before two shots are heard. The deputies are on administrative leave. (John Davenport/The San Antonio Express-News via AP) RUMBO DE SAN ANTONIO OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT MBOA man fatally shot by deputies last week near San Antonio appeared to have a knife in his hand, Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau said on Wednesday, citing a video she saw of the incident. Gilbert Flores, 41, was killed on Friday by two Bexar County deputies. A cell phone video of the incident, which was broadcast on a local TV station and different from the one mentioned by the sheriff, appeared to show the victim with his hands up in the air before being shot.

Manhunt widens for suspects in Illinois policeman's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 02:38

A woman lays flowers next to a comic book at a vigil for slain Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz in Fox LakeBy Suzannah Gonzales CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hundreds of police on Wednesday widened the search for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a 30-year veteran policeman in northern Illinois amid the closure of local schools and preparations for a vigil for the slain officer. Investigators have been chasing leads, canvassing the area, collecting video evidence and reviewing information and the crime scene in the slaying of Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, Lake County Major Crime Task Force Commander George Filenko told reporters at a news conference. Filenko called the suspects "extremely dangerous." "They shot a police officer, I think that speaks for itself." An autopsy of Gliniewicz, 52, was conducted on Tuesday night, Filenko said, declining to offer details.

DA: Delco woman stole $88,500 from dying neighbor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 02:36

 Delco woman stole $88,500 from dying neighborA woman from Aston, Pa. has been arrested on charges she stole more than $88,500 from her dying 79-year-old neighbor.

Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 02:27

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner suing over toy hamsterPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An anchor for Fox News is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name — and possibly even her resemblance.

Man fatally shot near san Antonio may have had knife: sheriff

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 02:21
A man fatally shot by deputies last week near San Antonio appeared to have a knife in his hand, Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau said on Wednesday, citing a video she saw of the incident. "It appears he had something in his hand," she told a news conference.

Body of man missing in Yosemite National Park found

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 01:53
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Officials at Yosemite National Park have found the body of a man who was missing for more than three weeks.

U.S. Army to open elite Ranger School to all genders

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 01:48
The U.S. Army said on Wednesday it would open its elite Ranger School to all soldiers regardless of gender, after two women made history last month by becoming the first to pass the grueling leadership course. "We must ensure that this training opportunity is available to all soldiers who are qualified and capable and we continue to look for ways to select, train, and retain the best soldiers to meet our nation's needs," Army Secretary John McHugh said in a statement. In a program that began in April, 19 women and 381 men began the first Ranger course that included women at the Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia.

New York reaches deal with Cooper Union, plaintiffs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 01:46
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general announced an agreement Wednesday that would end a lawsuit against Cooper Union and create an independent monitor into the financial management of the college known for its architecture, arts and engineering programs.

Six charged in Oklahoma on suspicion of running deadly drug ring

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 01:37
Six people have been charged in Oklahoma with homicide, accused of running an illegal prescription drug ring that authorities linked to the overdose death of a woman last year, police said on Wednesday. The arrests of three men and two women took place outside of Tulsa and stemmed from the death of Jennifer McNulty, 38, who died after taking oxycodone she purchased from a network of prescription drug dealers.

4 dead in Jersey shore house fire that may be murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 01:35

4 dead in Jersey shore house fire that may be murder-suicideAuthorities responding to a report of a house fire on the Jersey shore found a family of four mortally wounded inside a bedroom, and investigators believe they might be victims of a murder-suicide, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Suspension of Middle Tennessee fraternity over sign lifted

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 01:34
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Officials have lifted the suspension of a fraternity chapter at Middle Tennessee State University that placed a sexually suggestive sign placed outside an off-campus house.