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The Latest: Authorities release details on Bland's autopsy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:37

In this undated photo provided by the Bland family, Sandra Bland poses for a photo. The family of Bland, who was found dead in her Texas jail cell, assert that she would not have taken her own life, but authorities are pointing to mounting evidence that they say shows she hanged herself. (Courtesy of Bland family)DALLAS (AP) — The latest on the investigation into the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell earlier this month (all times local):

Man charged in death of woman from small southern Ohio county

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:36
Jason McCrary, who has been held on an unrelated charge, was indicted for murder in the death of Timberly Claytor, Ross County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Schmidt said. Schmidt told a news conference that investigators have found no evidence linking McCrary to the other women, but authorities have not completely ruled out the possibility. Four women, including Claytor, have died under suspicious circumstances and two others disappeared from the Chillicothe, Ohio, area.

Family hopeful remains found in NC lake are missing man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:36
LENOIR, N.C. (AP) — The widow of a man whose remains were believed to have been discovered in a North Carolina lake after he disappeared 43 years ago said her prayers have been answered.

4 families displaced in Lindenwold fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:24

4 families displaced in Lindenwold fireFlames ravaged multiple homes in Lindenwold, New Jersey leaving four families displaced.

U.S. says Israeli spy Pollard should serve his full sentence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Friday said it continues to maintain that Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard should serve his full 30-year sentence.

Man pleads in murders of 5, including 2 kids

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:23
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man has unexpectedly pleaded guilty in the samurai sword stabbing and bludgeoning deaths of a woman, her two children, her boyfriend and a NASA scientist, prosecutors said Friday.

Advocates hopeful about $15 minimum wage in Connecticut

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:03
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Momentum is building for a $15-an-hour minimum wage in Connecticut, at least for some workers, given the formation of a new low-wage worker advisory panel and this week's recommendation to raise pay for fast-food workers in neighboring New York, according to some state lawmakers and activists.

California man sentenced to 13 years in prison for Greyhound bus attack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:02
A California man was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Friday for attacking a Greyhound bus driver, forcing the vehicle off the road in Arizona and injuring more than two dozen passengers, court officials said. Maquel Donyel Morris, 27, will also serve five years' probation under the sentence handed down by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Pamela Gates in connection with the January 2014 incident west of Phoenix, officials said. The Los Angeles resident pleaded guilty last month to three counts of aggravated assault under a deal with county prosecutors.

Despite alcohol test, DWI charge remains in fatal limo crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:59
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A New York prosecutor said a misdemeanor DWI charge remains in effect "at this time" for the pickup truck driver who police say slammed into a limousine in Long Island wine country, leaving four women dead and four others injured, even though his blood-alcohol reading was below the legal limit.

Montgomery County man arrested after threatening to shoot police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:52

Montgomery County man arrested after threatening to shoot policeA Lansdale man was arrested after he threatened to shoot police during a domestic dispute early Friday morning.

Oregon TV anchor fired after testing positive for marijuana

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:49
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon television anchor has turned into a marijuana activist after being fired for testing positive for the drug.

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.