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Yet another South Carolina sheriff's career ends in shame

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:23

Former Williamsburg County Sheriff Michael Johnson, right, walks out of federal court on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. Johnson is awaiting his sentence for a mail fraud scheme where prosecutors said he created false police reports to help people improve their credit scores. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The eighth of nine South Carolina sheriffs charged or investigated for crimes in recent years has been sentenced to prison.


Report: 5 Syrian chemical facilities to be destroyed by June

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:16
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new report says all five of Syria's underground production facilities for chemical weapons will be destroyed by June.

Vietnam War veteran gets dying wish to visit Pearl Harbor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:11

Joseph Hooker, a terminally ill Vietnam veteran, sits in a wheelchair and looks at the spot on the battleship USS Missouri where Japan surrendered in 1945 during a tour with his brother Lester Hooker, center standing, and sister-in-law Rennie Hooker in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Joseph Hooker's longtime dream to visit Pearl Harbor has come true. The Dream Foundation arranged for the 63-year-old to travel from his home in Essex, Maryland, to Hawaii. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — When a Vietnam veteran briefly stopped in Hawaii on his way home from war, he vowed to return one day to honor the people who perished during the attack on Pearl Harbor. With just less than two months to live, Joseph Hooker realized his longtime dream on Wednesday.


Wisconsin state trooper, bank robbery suspect die in shoot-out

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:10

Trooper Trevor Casper is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the Department of JusticeBy Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A recently graduated Wisconsin state trooper and a man suspected of robbing a bank and killing a man in far northern Wisconsin were killed in an exchange of gunfire outside a store in Fond du Lac, authorities said on Wednesday. Trooper Trevor Casper was shot on Tuesday night after pursuing a vehicle matching the description of one driven by the suspect in a bank robbery committed in Marinette County earlier that day, authorities said. Casper, who had completed training in December, and the suspect, Steven Timothy Snyder of Michigan, both suffered fatal wounds in the shoot-out behind a store in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, said the Wisconsin Department of Justice, which is leading the investigation.


SPCA: Reward for goat beheading up from $3,000 to $13,000

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:09
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it is investigating New Orleans' second goat beheading in two months — this one with a samurai-style sword.

GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:05

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, to discuss the budget. From left are, Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., ranking member on the House Budget Committee, Sanders, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare.


Judge finds condemned man disabled, voids death sentence

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:04
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted of the 2002 slayings of a Pennsylvania couple and their pregnant 17-year-old daughter has an intellectual disability that makes him ineligible for the death penalty, a judge said Wednesday in throwing out the sentence.

US: Thailand must end slavery in its fishing fleets

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:00

 Your seafood may come from slaves. (AP Photo/APTN)The U.S. government and major business leaders are renewing their call on the Thai government to crack down on slavery in its fishing fleets, and to punish people who force migrant workers to catch seafood that can end up in the United States.


Prosecutor: Mom of missing 5-year-old treated her like trash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:59
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman charged with murder in the 2011 disappearance of her daughter badly mistreated the 5-year-old before she eventually killed the girl and disposed of her body by hiding it in a suitcase and throwing it in the trash, a prosecutor said Wednesday as the mother's trial began.

Police make arrest in Florida university shooting that wounded three

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:57
Florida police arrested a man on Wednesday accused of firing shots into a crowded parking lot last month at a central Florida university in an altercation that wounded three bystanders. Ladell Pleasure, 21, was charged with discharging a firearm on school property, according to an arrest report from the Daytona Beach Police Department. Police said he was one of two shooters who exchanged gunfire in a crowd of students at Bethune-Cookman University during the Feb. 23 incident, which apparently stemmed from an feud involving students and non-students from south Florida.

Tornadoes hit Oklahoma and Arkansas, damaging structures

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:56
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A storm system produced at least three tornadoes in Arkansas and Oklahoma on Wednesday, downing power lines and causing damage to structures, officials said. There have been no immediate reports of major injuries or deaths. A tornado was spotted in Moore, Oklahoma, local media reports said. The Oklahoma City suburb was hit by a tornado in 2013 that killed 24 and injured more than 300. Police in the Tulsa suburb of Sand Springs said mobile homes were tipped over by a tornado that has left large parts of the area without power. ...

Lawmakers: Edible pot must look different than regular food

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:44

File - In this June 19, 2014, file photo, freshly baked cannabis-infused cookies cool on a rack inside Sweet Grass Kitchen, an established Denver-based gourmet marijuana edibles bakery which sells its confections to retail outlets throughout the state. Edible marijuana sold in Colorado must look different from regular foods, state lawmakers from both parties said Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in rejecting a bill to loosen requirements. The 0-5 vote was a dramatic loss for the state’s new marijuana industry, where many producers of edible pot complain that a requirement that their products not look like other foods and drinks goes too far. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)DENVER (AP) — Edible marijuana sold in Colorado must look different from regular foods, lawmakers from both parties said Wednesday in rejecting a bill to loosen requirements.


Florida man killed family in murder-suicide drowning: police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:43
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A 25-year-old Florida father deliberately drove his family into a retention pond two days before Christmas, killing himself, his young daughter and newborn along with their mother, according to a police report released on Wednesday. They also saw evidence the mother was trying to save the children, who were unbuckled from their car seats. The Dec. 23 death of Ulysses Montero was ruled a suicide, while the deaths of 4-year-old Julissa Montero, 5-day-old Delias Montero and the children’s mother, Julie Lopez-Elias, 24, were homicides, Kissimmee Police spokeswoman Stacie Miller said.

Guide to Bergdahl case that began with disappearance

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:43
The charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy that now face Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl stem from his disappearance from his infantry unit in Afghanistan in 2009.

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits off Vancouver Island

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:39
PORT HARDY, British Columbia (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a moderate earthquake struck west of Vancouver Island.

Texas prison agency replenishes execution drug supply

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:36

File - In this Sept. 21, 2011 file photo, a corrections officer keeps watch outside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas. Texas prison officials have acquired a small supply of pentobarbital to replenish their dwindling inventory of the execution drug so lethal injections set for next month in the nation's most active death penalty state can be carried out, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prison officials have acquired a small supply of pentobarbital to replenish their dwindling inventory of the execution drug so lethal injections set for next month in the nation's most active death penalty state can be carried out, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Wednesday.


Daughters of MLK, Gov. Wallace, unite for 50-year march

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:36

Bernice King hugs Peggy Wallace Kennedy after her speech to a crowd of people gathered at the steps of the Alabama State Capitol after a march from Selma, Alabama, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala. The daughters of Martin Luther King Jr. and former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, shared a stage on the steps of the Alabama Capitol on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The daughters of two major figures of the civil rights era, Martin Luther King Jr. and former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, shared a stage on the steps of the Alabama Capitol on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march.


Facebook's Messenger app to mix business with more pleasure

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:29

CEO Mark Zuckerberg gestures while delivering the keynote address at the Facebook F8 Developer Conference Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook's Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little business done in the next.


Storms bear down on Tulsa in evening rush

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:26

tornadoTULSA, Okla. (AP) — Severe storms were bearing down on the Tulsa area, ending a quiet start to the nation's tornado season.


Driver who injured Denver policeman at Ferguson protest arrested

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:25
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A motorist who was having a seizure when he critically injured a Denver policeman during a demonstration late last year over the killing of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri was arrested on Wednesday on assault charges, authorities said. Christopher Booker, 42, is being held on suspicion of first-degree assault, vehicular assault, forgery and attempting to influence a public servant, Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey told reporters. Morrissey said Booker allegedly concealed his medical history of seizures when he applied for a driver's license, leading to the forgery and influence accusations. Booker was behind the wheel of a sport utility vehicle on Dec. 3 when he plowed into four Denver bicycle officers as they performed traffic and crowd control during a protest march by students from East High School.