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Teen shot and killed on North Philadelphia basketball court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:18

Teen shot and killed on North Philadelphia basketball courtA teenager was shot and killed on a crowded North Philadelphia basketball court, police say.


Suspect in L.A. drive-by killings charged with two other shootings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:30
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of committing three apparently random shotgun slayings within a single hour on Sunday was formally charged on Tuesday with two other shootings, one of them fatal, police and prosecutors said. Alexander Hernandez, 34, was first identified as a suspect by animal cruelty investigators in connection with the fatal shootings of two dogs on Saturday near his home in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, police said. Los Angeles Police Department Commander Andrew Smith said evidence in the animal cruelty case led homicide detectives to suspect Hernandez in the deaths of two women and a man who were gunned down in quick succession on Sunday.

Storms packing 60 mph winds hit Michigan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:15

A state trooper drives through the water in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94, near the Lodge exit lanes Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 near Detroit following a thunderstorm that past through Southeast Michigan. The National Weather Service says winds reaching 60 mph in Wayne County's Canton Township near Detroit and in Washtenaw County's Pittsfield Township near Ann Arbor. It says a 2-foot-diameter tree fell in Redford, near Detroit. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Steve Perez)CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms have hit parts of southern Michigan, bringing 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts that knocked down trees and power lines and blacked out about 169,000 electricity customers.


American man suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:55

Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, of New Hope, Minnesota is pictured in this handout photoBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An American man suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West has been killed in Syria, a U.S. Citizen Douglas McAuthur McCain's presence in Syria and can confirm his death," U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement. A national security official who asked not to be named told Reuters that the FBI was investigating McCain's death, and a State Department spokeswoman said officials had been in contact with his family and were providing "all consular assistance." Family members told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that McCain's mother had been called by a State Department official to report that he had been killed in Syria over the weekend.


Judges chide state lawyers over gay marriage bans

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:52

ACLU attorney Ken FaulkCHICAGO (AP) — Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.


Authorities: 'Serial killer' is behind 4 killings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:52
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man in custody is a serial killer who is suspected of randomly shooting seven people, leaving four dead, over five days in the Los Angeles area, authorities said Tuesday.

Mexican president praises California policies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:50

California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, greets Mexico's President Enrique Pena NietoSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers Tuesday for approving a series of immigrant-friendly laws, saying California is taking a lead role in the absence of national immigration reform.


Tortoises in controversial art exhibit removed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:40
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Three tortoises wearing iPads for a controversial Aspen, Colorado, art exhibit have been removed at a veterinarian's request because of wet, cool weather.

Police: Plane stowaway arrested at Phoenix airport

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:38

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014 file photo, Marilyn Jean Hartman appears in court in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, Hartman, 62, accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights and sentenced to jail for one incident in California, was been arrested at a Phoenix airport on suspicion of criminal trespass. Police are requesting a mental health evaluation for Hartman, who was recently ordered to spend 117 days in jail for violating probation by returning to Los Angeles International Airport. She served a fraction of her sentence and was released because of overcrowding. (AP Photo/The Daily Breeze, Brittany Murray, File)PHOENIX (AP) — A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket and sentenced to jail for returning to a Los Angeles airport in violation of her probation was arrested Tuesday after being recognized loitering at a Phoenix airport, police said.


Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:32

Contractors pull loose bricks from the roof of an earthquake damaged 36,000 square foot former boat shop on Mare Island Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Vallejo, Calif. The building dates from 1904 and was used by the Navy. The bayside city that twice was briefly the capital of California sustained more than $5 million in damage and dozens of injuries. It was the latest blow to a town that has weathered years of bankruptcy and is now beset by gangs and crime. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday's earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage and the rubble in Vallejo got scant attention.


3 struck by vehicle near Allentown Fair

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:23

3 struck by vehicle near Allentown FairTwo children and their grandfather are injured after being struck by a vehicle near the Great Allentown Fair.


Detroit resumes water shutoffs for unpaid bills

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:17

Detroit water activists Petty, Dziubek and Novak stand outside City Hall to protest against the increase in water shutoffs for residential customers with unpaid bills during a rally in DetroitBy Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - Controversial water shutoffs in Detroit resumed on Tuesday after a month-long moratorium to allow delinquent customers to catch up with past-due bills, city officials said. During the moratorium, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department was returned to city control after nearly a year of oversight under the state-appointed emergency financial manager. More than 25,000 customers are enrolled in at least one of the authority's payment plans, up from 17,000 when the moratorium began, the water department said in a statement. A city "water fair" on Saturday to help people avoid shutoffs by enrolling in a payment plan drew more than 1,300 people, according to the department.


Ferguson shooting protests move to St. Louis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:09

A group of protesters march from City Hall to the federal courthouse a few blocks away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in St. Louis. About 100 protesters marched as they continue to press for broader reforms to local and federal law enforcement following the shooting death of Michael Brown by police. They were calling attention not only to Brown's death but also the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Kajieme Powell by St. Louis police 10 days later. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests over the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in suburban St. Louis migrated to the city Tuesday as demonstrators pressed for broad reforms to local and federal law enforcement — including the revival of a proposed civilian police oversight board.


Archive of pre-Holocaust Jewish images digitized

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:08

In this circa 1937-38 photo provided by the International Center of Photography, an emigration applicant meets with a representative of the Hilfsverein der Deutschen Juden (Aid Society of German Jews) on Ludendorffstrasse in the Schoeneberg area of Berlin. This image is part of a large archive of Roman Vishniac’s work that the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has begun to digitally share with the International Center of Photography. Vishniac was a Russian-born Jew who immigrated to Berlin in 1920. As an avid photographer, he documented the ominous rise of Nazi power and its effect on everyday Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe. (AP Photo/International Center of Photography, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Roman Vishniac) MANDATORY CREDIT: INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM, ROMAN VISHNIACNEW YORK (AP) — A vast archive of photographs of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewish life is being made available to the public and researchers.


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:05

A Palestinian gives sweet to supporters as they celebrate the cease-fire between Palestinians and Israelis at the main road in Gaza, in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Israel and Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire, halting a seven-week war that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians, left tens of thousands in Gaza homeless and devastated entire neighborhoods in the blockaded territory. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


Feds: Report shows progress in tribal prosecutions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:01
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Federal attorneys say an updated report released Tuesday on investigations and prosecutions on tribal lands shows continued improvement since a 5-year-old study that criticized the Department of Justice for turning its back on reservation crime.

Four family members drown in Oregon lake

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:48
(Reuters) - Four members of a family, including two children, have drowned at an Oregon lake, in an unusual occurrence that may have started with one person getting into trouble in the water and other members of the family wading in, authorities said on Tuesday. On Monday evening, passers-by found the body of a 3-year-old boy in Henry Hagg Lake, about 25 miles east of Portland, said Washington County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sergeant Bob Ray. On Tuesday, divers found the bodies of three of the boy's family members, Ray said. Police identified the dead family members as Jeremy Scholl, 3, his mother Gabriela Garcia-Ixtacau, 25, her brother Michael Garcia-Ixtacau, 13, and Jova Ixtacau-Castano, 42, who was the mother of Gabriela and Michael.

Detroit funeral held for Cardinal Edmund Szoka

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:46

Cardinal Adam Maida, left, watches as Archbishop Vigneron prays over the casket as Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron presides over the "Reception of the Body" of Cardinal Edmund Szoka, who died this week at 86, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit, on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The ceremony proceeded Szoka's visitation. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Brandy Baker)DETROIT (AP) — Catholic leaders and faithful packed the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit on Tuesday for the funeral of Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican.


Hurricane Cristobal moving away from U.S., but rip currents likely

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:44

Tropical Storm Cristobal is seen in a NASA Goes Satellite infrared imageHurricane Cristobal continued to turn to the northeast on Tuesday, moving away from the Bahamas and the U.S. East Coast, but is still likely to cause dangerous coastal conditions, the National Hurricane Center said. Centered about 435 miles (700 km) west-southwest of Bermuda, Cristobal was moving at 15 mph (24 kph) and had strengthened slightly, with winds reaching 80 miles per hour (130 km per hour), the NHC added. The center of Cristobal is expected to pass northwest of Bermuda on Wednesday, causing tropical storm conditions on the British territory about 640 miles (1,030 km) off the coast of North Carolina.


Seventh-day Adventist church sued over allegations of abuse in youth program

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:44
By Lee van der Voo PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Two men who say they were molested in the 1970s by a youth group leader in Oregon sued the Seventh-day Adventist church for $13.5 million on Tuesday, saying it had appointed a known pedophile to head the program and failed to remove him despite abuse allegations. The lawsuit said that church officials appointed Leslie Bovee in 1972 to lead a Seventh-day Adventist youth group in Veneta, Oregon, even though they knew he had previously served two years in prison for molesting three boys. Then in 1975, he was charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy, but continued to lead the local Pathfinders group until he denounced his religious beliefs in 1979, the suit stated. "This is a situation where they knew this guy had abused kids and they didn't just let him in the church, they put him in charge of the youth program," said attorney Peter Janci, one of two attorneys representing the plaintiffs.