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Amtrak adding trains, cars for Pope Francis' US visit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:46
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak says it's adding trains and cars to help travelers get around during Pope Francis' U.S. visit next month.

Feds release extra water to save Klamath salmon from disease

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:46

FILE - This Oct. 1, 2002 file photo shows dead salmon along the Klamath River near Klamath, Calif., after a disease outbreak that killed an estimated 60,000 salmon. With water scarce in Northern California's Klamath Basin, a federal agency is again releasing cool, clean water into the Klamath River to prevent a repeat of the 2002 fish kill that left tens of thousands of adult salmon dead. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, File)GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — With water scarce in Northern California's Klamath Basin, a federal agency is again releasing cool, clean water into the Klamath River to prevent a repeat of the 2002 fish kill that left tens of thousands of adult salmon dead.


White supremacist convicted in New York 'death ray' case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:40
A New York white supremacist was convicted by a federal jury on Friday of plotting to use a remote-controlled radiation device he called "Hiroshima on a light switch" to harm Muslims and President Barack Obama. After less than three hours of deliberation in U.S. District Court in Albany, New York, the jury unanimously found Glendon Scott Crawford guilty of all three charges against him. Crawford, 51, wearing a gray suit and eyeglasses, showed no emotion as Judge Gary Sharpe read the verdict.

AccuWeather: Partly Sunny, Less Humid Today

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:35

 Dry and Comfortable Start to the WeekendMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says Saturday looks pleasant. Sunday is stickier with a scattered storm.


APNewsBreak: Indiana enlists NRA to train Guard on firearms

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:33

In this Aug. 3, 2015 photo, provided by Charles Hiltunen, members of the Indiana Nation Guard undergo National Rifle Association firearm training in the auditorium of the Johnson County Armory in Franklin, Ind. Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence has tapped the NRA to train state National Guard members who wish to carry concealed and privately-owned handguns while on-duty. (Charles Hiltunen via AP)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Rifle Association has been instructing Indiana's National Guard members on how to use concealed weapons after Republican Gov. Mike Pence directed the state's military bases and training centers to beef up security in response to recent attacks in Tennessee.


Correction: Supermarket Knife Attack story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:31
SACO, Maine (AP) — In a story Aug. 19 about the stabbing death of a woman at a Maine supermarket, The Associated Press, relying on information from police, reported erroneously the gender of the suspect. The suspect was born a woman but has transitioned to a man; the suspect is not a woman.

Fire erupts at Delaware City oil refinery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:21

Fire erupts at Delaware City oil refineryA fire ripped through part of a refinery in Delaware City on Friday afternoon.


St. Louis police shooting raises fresh calls for body cameras

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 03:57
There was no video evidence when two white police officers fired four times at 18-year-old Mansur Ball-Bey on Wednesday in a crime-ridden part of St. Louis. One bullet hit Ball-Bey in the back and struck his heart, killing him almost instantly, according to the city's medical examiner. Police have said the officers shot Ball-Bey because he was pointing a gun at them, and added he was able to run some distance after being shot.

'Kissing congressman' seeks political comeback this fall

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 03:52
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, who lost his re-election bid after a cheating scandal, is trying to return to Louisiana politics.

Arkansas Secretary of State denies request for Hindu statue

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 03:50
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas secretary of state's office has denied a request from the Universal Society of Hinduism to place a privately funded Hindu statue on Capitol grounds, according to a rejection letter dated Aug. 17.

Correction: Police Officer-Fatal Shooting-The Latest story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 03:44
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In stories from Aug. 11 to Aug. 20 about the trial of a white police officer charged in the killing of an unarmed black man, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the judge overseeing the case. The judge's name is Robert Ervin, not Richard Ervin.

Correction: Police Officer-Fatal Shooting story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 03:42
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In stories from Aug. 11 to Aug. 20 about the trial of a white police officer charged in the killing of an unarmed black man, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the judge overseeing the case. The judge's name is Robert Ervin, not Richard Ervin.

California man, 19, charged with 'revenge porn' against girls

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 03:39
A 19-year-old California man accused of posing as a modeling agent to dupe and extort underage girls into sending him naked pictures was charged on Friday with more than 150 criminal counts in what prosecutors called a "revenge porn" case. Cesar Mauricio Estrada-Davila is accused of preying on 21 girls between the ages of 12 and 17 between January and April of this year, Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami said in a written statement. Hatami said Estrada-Davila befriended his victims on a social networking site, telling them he was a modeling agent who could make them famous and asking for pictures in their underwear.

Not guilty pleas entered for teens in Slender Man stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 03:37

FILE - In this March 13, 2015, file photo, Judge Michael O Bohren, of the Waukesha County Court, explains his decision to try two girls as adults in the Slenderman stabbing case in Milwaukee. Two 13-year-old girls have pleaded not guilty to attempted homicide charges, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, after being accused of repeatedly stabbing a classmate as a sacrifice to an online horror character. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A pair of 13-year-old girls accused of trying to kill their friend as a sacrifice to a horror fiction character called Slender Man sat silently in court Friday, prompting the judge to issue a not guilty plea on their behalf.


Appeals court reinstates wage rules for home care workers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 03:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday revived Obama administration regulations that guarantee overtime and minimum wage protection to nearly 2 million home health care workers.

Mexican consulate condemns anti-immigrant attack in Boston

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 03:08
Mexico's top official in Boston on Friday condemned an attack by two Massachusetts brothers who urinated on and beat a Mexican citizen, citing Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump's desire to deport undocumented immigrants from the United States. The brothers, 38-year-old Scott Leader and 30-year-old Steve Leader, were arrested and ordered held without bail on Wednesday while they await trial on charges that include assault and battery, for the purpose of intimidation because of national origin. "We condemn this attack," said Daniel Hernandez Joseph, the Mexico's consul general in Boston.

Former NFL cheerleader sentenced for rape of teen in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 03:04

Former NFL cheerleader sentenced for rape of teen in DelawareFormer Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck has been sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Delaware.


Decades after death in Oregon, remains buried in Iowa

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 02:49
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — The remains of a woman who died in an Oregon mental institution nearly 60 years ago have finally been buried alongside her sister's grave in Iowa.

Things to know about Ashley Madison breach: Who's affected?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 02:44
LONDON (AP) — The spectacular breach at adultery site Ashley Madison gave rise to sordid tales of horrified spouses rushing to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases, frantic phone calls to lawyers and torrid confrontations with spouses. But hard information has been hard to come by. Even the true number of people affected by the breach has been clouded by uncertainty over how many of the roughly 39 million members Ashley Madison claims to have are genuine.

The Latest: Judge sets trial date for Slender Man defendants

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 02:41
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The latest in the case of two 13-year-old girls accused in the repeated stabbing of a classmate in Wisconsin (all times local):