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Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 06:03

In this photo made Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, Sita Jaganath, 7, left, shows her father Siddharth Jaganath a math problem she worked out at their home in Plano, Texas. U.S. Census Bureau research shows immigrants from China and India, many with student or work visas, have overtaken Mexicans as the largest groups coming into the U.S. Jaganath is an example of the new trend in immigration. He came to the U.S. to earn his master’s degree at Southern Methodist University. Instead of returning to India, he built a new life in the U.S. and is a manager at a communications technology company. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS (AP) — Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master's degree at Texas' Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and starting a family in the Dallas suburb of Plano.


All lanes of Hwy 101 in Burlingame closed due to downed wires

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 06:01

All lanes of Hwy 101 in Burlingame closed due to downed wiresAll lanes of Highway 101 between Millbrae Avenue and Anza Boulevard are closed due to power lines across the highway. CHP says all southbound and some northbound lanes could reopen within an hour.


Suspect Arrested in Texas Deputy Killing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 05:53
Goforth leaves behind a wife and two children.

Suspect to be charged with capital murder in killing of Houston deputy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 05:53
(Reuters) - A man arrested on Saturday in the shooting death of a sheriff's deputy at a Houston gas station a day earlier will face capital murder charges, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters at a news conference.

News Conference Planned About Arrest in Texas Deputy Killing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 05:32
Goforth leaves behind a wife and two children.

Researchers find sunken military vessel missing for decades

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 05:25
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) — Researchers made a surprising find when diving in the waters off Hawaii: a large US naval tanker that had been sitting unseen in 80 feet of water for nearly 60 years.

Ex-lawyer accused of hypnotizing women charged in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 05:21
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former Cleveland-area attorney accused of hypnotizing women for his sexual pleasure has been charged with kidnapping, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition following an investigation that began last fall.

Hurricane Ignacio gains strength but expected to bypass Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 05:19
(Reuters) - Hurricane Ignacio intensified as it blew across the Pacific on a route likely to bypass Hawaii on Saturday, said the Central Pacific Hurricane Center of the National Weather Service. With winds gusting up to 115 miles per hour (185 kmph), the hurricane centered 835 miles (1,344 km) southeast of Honolulu and 625 miles (1,006 km) south east of Hilo was moving northwest at 8 miles per hour (13 kmph), said center spokesman Neil Honda. "It just became a hurricane from a tropical storm," Honda said, noting the weather became fierce enough to be classified a hurricane at 5 a.m. Pacific on Saturday.

Latest on Houston deputy: Suspect arrested in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 05:16

This image taken from video surveillance provided by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office shows the vehicle of the suspect in the shooting death of Deputy Darren Goforth at a suburban Houston gas station Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said that surveillance video shows there were people at the gas station and asked that they reach out with any information that could lead to the man who ambushed Goforth. (Harris County Sheriff’s Office via AP)(Harris County Sheriff’s Office via AP)HOUSTON (AP) — Here are the latest developments regarding the fatal shooting of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy (all times local):


Michigan rally shows support for ex-Marine held by Iran

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 05:10
BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — Dozens of people at a Michigan rally released balloons Saturday to mark the four-year anniversary of Iran's refusal to free a former Marine from prison.

Sheriff blames anti-police sentiment in Houston deputy's killing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 05:01
Police questioned one person early on Saturday morning about the fatal shooting, but Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said at a news conference that no one was in custody. Harris County deputy Darren Goforth, in uniform, was pumping gas into his patrol car on Friday night when the gunman approached from behind and fired several shots, sheriff's officials said. Hickman expressed outrage at the shooting, which occurred as demonstrators nationwide have been protesting police killings of unarmed minorities, in particular black men.

With heavy hearts, pilots perform at NY air show after death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 04:23

This image taken from video and provided by WABC/abc7NY.com, shows the wreckage of a stunt plane from the air of WABC TV’s NewsCopter7 as it flies near Stuart Air Force Base in New Windsor, N.Y., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. A pilot was killed after his propeller-driven stunt plane crashed while he was practicing tricks for a weekend air show in New York's Hudson Valley, state police said Friday. (WABC/abc7NY.com via AP)NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — The first-ever New York Air Show opened Saturday with a moment of silence and tributes to mark the death a day earlier of a Texas stunt pilot killed when he crashed during practice.


Ten years later, resilient New Orleans reflects on Katrina

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 04:09

A brass band performs in Jackson Square in New Orleans, LouisianaFrom the Lower Ninth Ward to the Super Dome, New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage to the city's resilience in the face of disaster. Dignitaries made speeches to honor the 1,500 who died, brass bands marched through the streets and neighbors gathered for block parties across the city, where the mood shifted in turns from somber to reflective to celebratory. While residents and visitors alike said it was difficult to deny the rebound that New Orleans has made, there was also recognition that the poorest areas, like the Lower Ninth, have lagged.


Tropical storm watch for Big Island as Ignacio approaches

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 04:06
HONOLULU (AP) — A tropical storm watch has been issued for the Big Island as a strengthening Hurricane Ignacio approaches Hawaii.

Slain Texas Deputy: Law Enforcement Was 'His Calling'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 04:01
Goforth leaves behind a wife and two children.

Authorities: Tattoo leads police to armed robbery suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 03:56
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a tattoo helped them track down a suspect in an armed robbery at a New Jersey liquor store.

Bicyclist struck in Logan Square, driver released

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 03:38

Bicyclist hit by car in Center City, rushed to hospitalPolice have released the driver who was suspected of drunk driving after hitting a bicyclist riding along the Ben Franklin Parkway.


Man killed in lobby of Camden apartments ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 03:37

Man killed in lobby of Camden apartments ID'dPolice say a man is dead after a shooting in the lobby of a high-rise apartment complex in Camden, New Jersey.


Rowan County clerk closes office ahead of gay rights protest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 03:34

A protester attempts to lead the crowd in a cheer during a protest on the lawn of the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Approximately a hundred people gathered to protest Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis failing to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Rowan County clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage and religious conscience closed her office on Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.


Police: Armed suspect sexually assaults 2 women, man in Fishtown

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 03:19

 Armed suspect sexually assaults 2 women, man in FishtownPhiladelphia police are searching for an armed suspect who robbed and sexually assaulted two women and a man in Fishtown.