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In reversal, Colorado mine town to seek federal cleanup help

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:03

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2015 file photo, water flows through a series of retention ponds built to contain and filter out heavy metals and chemicals from the Gold King mine chemical accident, in the spillway about 1/4 mile downstream from the mine, outside Silverton, Colo. Internal documents released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, Aug. 21, show managers at the EPA were aware of the potential for a catastrophic "blowout" at an abandoned mine that could release "large volumes" of wastewater laced with toxic heavy metals. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado town where a toxic mine leak earlier this month unleashed a torrent of heavy metals into Western rivers has decided to change course and request federal disaster funds to clean up the mine.


Bond denied for defendant in Oklahoma politician's killing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:49

Christian Costello is pictured on a video screen as he appears before Special Judge Russell Hall, in an initial court appearance by video link from the jail in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Hall denied bond to Costello, an Oklahoma man accused in the weekend stabbing death of his father, who was the state's labor commissioner. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge denied bond Tuesday for a man accused in the weekend stabbing death of his father, who was Oklahoma's labor commissioner.


Watchdog: US Ambassador Kennedy used private email

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:42

In this pool photo taken March 17, 2015, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy is seen in Tokyo, Japan. Senior staff at the U.S. Embassy to Japan, including Kennedy, have used personal email accounts for official business, an internal watchdog said in a report Tuesday. Some emails contained sensitive information. (AP Photo/Kimimasa Mayama, Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior staff at the U.S. Embassy to Japan, including Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, have used personal email accounts for official business, an internal watchdog said in a report Tuesday. Some emails contained sensitive information.


Police: Driver beaten after striking child in Minnesota

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:41
WINONA, Minn. (AP) — Police say a pickup truck driver who accidentally struck a 4-year-old boy who had dashed into the street was beaten by bystanders in southeast Minnesota.

3 decomposing bodies found in building owned by funeral home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:40

An officer walks in front of a van where bodies are being loaded from a building police say is owned owned by the nearby Powell Funeral Home, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia police and city health officials are investigating the discovery of three decomposing bodies in the building owned by a nearby funeral home. Officers were called to the building late Tuesday morning in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood in north Philadelphia after neighbors reported a foul odor. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police and city health officials are investigating the discovery of three decomposing bodies in a building owned by a nearby funeral home.


Victims want no comforts for Colorado movie gunman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:39

James Holmes and his defense attorney Daniel King sit in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialCENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - One survivor of the Colorado movie massacre demanded the gunman give a televised apology. Another victim said James Holmes should make himself available for study by scientists.


U.S., Mexico open first new rail link in over a century

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:38
The United States and Mexico on Tuesday opened their first new rail link in more than a century as part of plans to update infrastructure carrying nearly $600 billion a year in bilateral trade, officials said. The West Rail Bypass International Bridge connecting Brownsville, Texas with the city of Matamoros across the border will largely carry freight, the U.S. Commerce Department said. Since the North American Free Trade Agreement was implemented over 20 years ago, trade with Mexico has increased six-fold and Mexico has become one of the biggest trading partners with the United States, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said.

3 more police officers placed on leave after fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:21
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Three more North Carolina police officers are on administrative leave after a man was shot to death during a domestic dispute last weekend.

Ex-JP Morgan analyst, two friends charged with insider trading

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:17
A former analyst with J.P. Morgan Securities and two friends who prosecutors say made more than $600,000 by trading on inside information have been indicted on federal charges, prosecutors said on Tuesday. The three men, who surrendered to the FBI on Tuesday morning, are accused of netting illegal profits by trading in advance of two acquisitions, in 2012 and 2013, that had not been announced publicly. Ashish Aggarwal, 27, Shahriyar Bolandian, 26, and Kevan Sadigh, 28, were each charged in the indictment, which was handed down in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, with multiple counts of securities fraud.

Nicaraguan man set to be executed in Texas gets reprieve

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:15

Members of the Nicaraguan Human Rights Center, CENIDH, holds a picture of Nicaraguan Bernardo Aban Tercero during a demonstration against his execution in Managua, Nicaragua, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Tercero, whose age was in dispute during the trial, was sentenced to death in October 2000 in connection with the March 1997 fatal shooting of Robert Berger, 38, a Reagan High School English teacher. The execution is scheduled for next Wednesday Aug. 26 in Huntsville, Texas. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas' top criminal court on Tuesday stopped the scheduled execution of a Nicaraguan man convicted of killing a Houston high school teacher during a robbery more than 18 years ago.


Zoo: Panda mom not swapping in smaller cub for feeding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:06

In this photo provided by the Smithsonian's National Zoo, one of the giant panda cubs is examined by veterinarians after being born at Smithsonian's National Zoo on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Washington. The National Zoo in Washington says its adult female panda has had twins. (Becky Malinsky/Smithsonian's National Zoo via AP) MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — A tiny newborn panda cub is getting extra care at the National Zoo after mom Mei Xiang stopped letting animal keepers swap the smaller cub in for feedings as she cares for the larger twin, the zoo said Tuesday.


Arraignment delayed for ex-trooper accused of sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:41
SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of sexually assaulting three women during traffic stops when he was an Oklahoma state trooper asked Tuesday for some charges against him to be dismissed.

US seeks max 15-year prison term for Kenyan in terror case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:39
MIAMI (AP) — A Kenyan man who admitted that he provided thousands of dollars in cash and recruits to foreign terror organizations in Africa and the Middle East should get the maximum 15-year sentence in U.S. prison, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

New motion on evidence used to convict 'Serial' killer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:37
BALTIMORE (AP) — An attorney for a convicted killer at the center of a popular podcast has filed a motion arguing that cell tower data placing the man near the murder scene was inaccurate and should not have been introduced at trial.

Planned Parenthood sues Louisiana over cut to Medicaid funds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:29
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge Tuesday to stop Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration from ending Medicaid payments to the organization's Louisiana clinics.

Defendant in Jewish site shootings trial seeks postponement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:27
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City has asked a judge to postpone his murder trial after prosecutors finish presenting their case because evidence he wants mailed to him hasn't arrived.

2 shot outside apartments near Glenolden business

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:23

2 shot outside apartments near Glenolden businessTwo people were shot outside an apartment complex in Glenolden, Pa. on Tuesday.


UN: China arms firm sold $20M in weapons to South Sudan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:13
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. panel of experts said that a major Chinese state-owned arms supplier sold more than $20 million of weapons to South Sudan's government last year, several months into the country's deadly internal conflict.

Court: Second Amendment also covers those in US illegally

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:10
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — People living in the United States illegally have a constitutional right to bear arms but are still barred from doing so by a separate law, a federal appeals court ruled.

3 shot outside apartments near Glenolden business

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

2 shot outside apartments near Glenolden businessThree people were shot outside an apartment complex in Glenolden, Pa. on Tuesday.