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Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors to end US production

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:40

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, file photo, people walk by cars displayed in front of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. headquarters in Tokyo. Mitsubishi Motors plans to cease U.S. production at the central Illinois facility and sell the plant, the company announced, Friday, July 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors confirmed Friday that it plans to stop production at its only U.S. factory and sell the plant in central Illinois that has more than 1,200 workers.

Indictments charge 6 teens in killing of New Mexico man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:35
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New indictments charge six previously arrested New Mexico teens with murder in the shooting death of a 60-year-old Albuquerque man.

N.Y. state senator found guilty of obstructing U.S. embezzlement probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:34

Sampson departs the Brooklyn Federal CourthouseBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state senator was convicted on Friday for seeking to obstruct a federal investigation into whether he had embezzled proceeds from sales of foreclosed properties, in one of a series of recent U.S. prosecutions of state lawmakers. John Sampson, 50, a Democrat who has represented southeastern Brooklyn, New York, since 1997, was found guilty by a federal jury in Brooklyn on three counts, including obstruction, but acquitted on six others. The verdict was confirmed by a spokeswoman for Acting Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Kelly Currie.

Conference aims to unite efforts of black activist groups

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:31
CLEVELAND (AP) — Leaders of black activist groups from around the country are gathering in Cleveland this weekend to share thoughts, ideas and stories at a conference aimed at furthering the creation of a modern-day civil rights movement to address systemic problems of police brutality and socio-economic deprivation.

Suspect in Louisiana theater rampage had history of mental illness

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:31

Investigators stand outside a movie theatre where a man shot and killed filmgoers Thursday night in Lafayette, LouisianaA 59-year-old man who had been committed to a hospital for psychiatric care was identified by authorities on Friday as the gunman who fatally shot two people in a rampage at a crowded movie theater in central Louisiana before turning the gun on himself as police closed in. The suspected gunman, John R. Houser, who had a history of mental illness and railed against the U.S. government online, opened fire with a .40 caliber handgun about 20 minutes into the comedy film "Trainwreck," sending panicked theatergoers ducking behind seats and running for the exits. "This is a normal movie theater in a normal part of a normal town.

Prosecutors file murder charges in police sergeant's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:29

15 a.m. after he stopped a white Chevrolet pickup that was swerving on the road and driving erratically. (AP Photo/Hayward Police Department)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors have filed murder charges against a San Francisco Bay Area man accused of callously shooting a police sergeant in the head during a traffic stop earlier this week, a move that has rattled a the suburban city where the officer served and the law enforcement community throughout Northern California.

Clinton says nation's companies need to think long-term

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:21

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers a speech, Friday, July 24, 2015, at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that businesses need to "break free from the tyranny" of focusing too closely on quarterly earnings reports and take a longer view of the economy to boost wages.

Utah ambulance crashes after patient grabs wheel; 3 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:14
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a Utah ambulance crashed after a psychiatric patient grabbed the steering wheel, injuring two medical workers and the man getting treatment.

Mystery remains 4 years after girl found dead in river

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:11

FILE - In this July 28, 2011 file photo, Kaylin Pettit, of Stewartstown, N.H., left, and Lori McKearney, of Lancaster, N.H. tack missing posters for Celina Cass to a utility pole in Colebrook, N.H. A week after Cass went missing from her family's West Stewartstown apartment on July 25, 2011, her body was found near a dam in the Connecticut River. Four years later, no one has been charged with her death, which investigators have called a homicide. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The grandmother of an 11-year-old girl found dead in a river four years ago says the mystery surrounding the child's death gets harder and harder to deal with as the years drag on.

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles to prevent hacking

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:06

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 6, 2014, file photo, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sign is seen after being unveiled at Chrysler World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers detailed how they were able to take control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet, the company announced, Friday, July 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet.

Q&A: A look at the death of Sandra Bland in Texas jail

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:05

In this July 10, 2015, frame from dashcam video provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, a heated confrontation between trooper Brian Encinia leads to the arrest of Sandra Bland after a minor traffic infraction in which the state trooper tried to drag Bland from her car, drew his stun gun and threatened that he would "light you up" in Waller County, Texas. Bland was taken to the Waller County Jail that day and was found dead in her cell on July 13. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)DALLAS (AP) — The release of information from autopsy of a Chicago-area woman who died in a Texas jail has provided some answers in the case, with authorities saying she killed herself and had no injuries that were consistent with a homicide.

Judge rules Chicago pension reform law is unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:03
A law aimed at shoring up two of Chicago's financially shaky public worker retirement systems violates pension protections in the Illinois constitution, a judge ruled on Friday. The ruling is a setback for Mayor Rahm Emanuel who has repeatedly said he will not raise taxes without pension reforms. It also gives Illinois' public labor unions more leverage to resist pension cuts.

Alaska mayor's office paid for grandkids' basketball camp trips - media

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:00
Five grandchildren of an Alaska mayor attended basketball camp in California paid for with funds from her borough, local media reported on Friday, citing official documents. North Slope Borough Mayor Charlotte Brower's office did not return calls for comment on the report, which the reports said were based on documents from a public records request. The Alaska Dispatch News said the borough paid $8,400 for the flights and fees for the grandchildren to attend the five-day Michael Jordan Flight School in Santa Barbara last year, according to the records.

Man sentenced in 2014 Greyhound bus crash near Phoenix

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 03:58
PHOENIX (AP) — A California man convicted of attacking the driver of a Greyhound bus and causing it to go off an Arizona freeway in 2014 has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Authorities take custody of baby born to mom lost in forest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 03:55
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — A woman who became stranded and gave birth in a Northern California national forest says she took methamphetamine to get an energy boost after delivering her daughter.

U.S. sailor charged for taking photos inside nuclear submarine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 03:44
A Vermont sailor who served as a machinist on a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Connecticut for illegally taking photos inside restricted areas of the warship, prosecutors said on Friday. Kristian Saucier, 28, of Arlington, Vermont, was charged with taking photos of classified spaces, instruments and equipment inside the U.S.S. Alexandria, where he was stationed, as well as covering up his actions when authorities attempted to investigate, said Deirdre Daly, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut. From September 2007 to March 2012, Saucier served as a machinist's mate aboard the Alexandria, a Los Angeles-class nuclear attack submarine based at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut.

Wildfire at Montana's Glacier National Park rages for fourth day

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 03:40

The Reynolds Creek Wildland Fire burns in Glacier National Park, MontanaA wildfire in Montana's Glacier National Park raged for a fourth day through heavy timber on Friday during peak visitor season, while another blaze in Northern California charred the mountains above Napa Valley wine country, officials said. The 4,000-acre (162-hectare) Reynolds Creek Fire in northern Montana broke out on Tuesday and forced the closure of the main road through the eastern half of the park, which receives more than 2 million visitors a year. The rest of Glacier National Park, which covers over 1 million acres (400,000 hectares) in northwestern Montana and straddles the Canadian border, remained open to the public.

Obama dines with Kenyan family after arriving in father's homeland

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 03:38

U.S. President Barack Obama embraces his half-sister Auma Obama and is greeted by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta as he arrives at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in NairobiBy Jeff Mason NAIROBI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama dined with his step grandmother, his sister and other extended family members after arriving in Kenya for his first presidential visit to his father's homeland on Friday. Obama's plane, Air Force One, landed in the evening in the Kenyan capital, where he will co-host a conference on boosting entrepreneurs in Africa before traveling on to Ethiopia. After being greeted by President Uhuru Kenyatta and other top Kenyan officials, Obama was whisked through the capital.

Southwest Airlines flight attendants reject tentative contract

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 03:33

Southwest Airlines planes are seen in front of the Las Vegas stripSome 87 percent of voting flight attendants rejected the tentative deal, according to the Transport Workers Union Local 556. The union said it will continue negotiations with Southwest on the contract, which became amendable more than two years ago. "Our membership has given us our marching orders," TWU Local 556 President Audrey Stone said in a statement.

1 injured, others flee scene after crash in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 03:32

1 injured, others flee scene after crash in West PhiladelphiaAt least one person was seriously injured after two vehicles collided in West Philadelphia Friday afternoon.