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White supremacist on trial says he spared woman who was not Jewish

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:03

Frazier Glenn Cross appears in court on murder charges in Olathe, KansasA white supremacist charged with fatally shooting three people outside two Jewish centers in Kansas last year told a witness at his trial on Tuesday that he decided against shooting her after she told him she was not a Jew. Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan who is representing himself at the trial, questioned witness Maggie Hunker about her testimony that she saw Cross shoot a woman in a Jewish retirement home parking lot before he turned his shotgun on her. Hunker said Cross asked: "Are you a Jew?" She responded that she was not and he put the gun away and drove off, Hunker testified.


Deputies fatally shoot armed man during disturbance call

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:02
THONOTOSASSA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say Florida deputies fatally shot a suspect who pointed a gun at them.

Minnesota women convicted of aiding Somali group lose U.S. appeal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:54
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis rejected the argument by Amina Farah Ali and Hawo Mohamed Hassan that U.S. District Judge Michael Davis in Minneapolis should have recused himself from their trial after making statements that they said equated fundamentalist Islam with terrorism. Ali, 39, and Hassan, 68, from Rochester, Minnesota, were convicted in October 2011 of conspiring to provide material support to al Shabaab, after claiming they were trying to raise funds to help the poor.

U.S. arrests CEO, employees of largest online male escort service

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:54

Law enforcement officers take evidence from the Manhattan offices of Rentboy.com in New YorkU.S. authorities on Tuesday announced the arrests of the chief executive officer and six employees of Rentboy.com for promoting prostitution through what prosecutors described as the largest online male escort service. Rentboy.com CEO Jeffrey Hurant and the employees were charged in a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, as authorities moved to seize bank accounts holding $1.4 million and the website's domain name. During a midday operation, U.S. Homeland Security Department agents along with members of the New York Police Department could be seen carrying computers and boxes labeled evidence out of Rentboy.com's Manhattan offices.


Man accused of shooting trooper had long criminal past

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:53

Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson announces the death of Trooper Steven Vincent, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 during a news conference at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, La. Vincent was shot in the head Sunday night near Bell City during a traffic stop. (Rick Hickman/Lake Charles American Press via AP)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The man accused of gunning down a Louisiana state trooper who stopped to offer him roadside assistance spent much of the past two decades in and out of prison, including a stint for setting his mother's house on fire.


Utah boy survived night in woods by curling up in warm rocks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:40

Malachi Bradley, center, smiles at his brother Levi as he is reunited with his family, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Uintah County, Utah, after being lost near the Wyoming border on Sunday. (Ravell Call/The Deseret News via AP) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 10-year-old boy found safe after more than a day alone in remote eastern Utah backcountry said Tuesday he remembered the survival skills his father taught him and curled up between rocks still warm from the sun to survive the cold mountain night.


Man linked to rejected AmEx accord admits cheating NY law firms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:37
A man whose wife was a key figure in the recent rejection of an antitrust settlement between American Express Co and a group of retailers pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiring with her to defraud two New York law firms where she was a partner out of $7.8 million. Melvin Feliz, 48, of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of tax evasion before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark, New Jersey. The plea was announced by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman in New Jersey.

Prosecutors may seek death penalty in roadside shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:33
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Federal prosecutors may seek the death penalty for an 18-year-old man charged in the deaths of a husband and wife who authorities say stopped to offer him help on the side of the road on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation.

Police: Armed 14-year-old boy holds students, teacher hostage, surrenders

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:30

 Armed 14-year-old boy holds students, teacher hostage, surrendersA 14-year-old boy with a handgun held several students and a teacher hostage in a West Virginia high school classroom Tuesday afternoon before he let them go after negotiations and surrendered, State Police said. No injuries were reported.


Decomposed bodies found in garage in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:21

Decomposed bodies found in garage in Strawberry MansionPhiladelphia Police are investigating the discovery of three decomposed bodies in a garage in Strawberry Mansion.


Less-lethal weapons get new interest amid police shootings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:15

In this Thursday, July 30, 2015 photo, Salvatore Emma Jr., president and CEO of Micron Products, displays Blunt Impact Projectiles, one ready for use, left, and another after being fired during a test at the factory in Fitchburg, Mass. The projectiles utilize new technology developed by the company to provide law enforcement with less-lethal ammunition engineered to cushion and displace the force of impact, designed to cause pain and discomfort but not serious injury. The technology is part of a push to find ways for law enforcement to be able to use force with non-deadly means. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets — "blunt impact projectiles" that cause suspects excruciating pain but stop short of killing them. Or at least that's the goal.


Fire crews eye weather as heat, wind build in parts of West

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:14

Warren Heslip, 47, of Southland, New Zealand, receives a yellow firefighting shirt on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho. Australian and New Zealand firefighters have arrived in the United States and prepared to fan out to help fight wildfires burning in several western states. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters in Washington state kept a wary eye Tuesday on rising temperatures and winds that threatened to expand what's already the largest wildfire on record in the state.


Judge temporarily halts lethal injections in Mississippi in case hinging on execution drugs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:09
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Judge temporarily halts lethal injections in Mississippi in case hinging on execution drugs.

Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:02

 BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS COMMISSIONER, WHEN THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN - FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2009 file photo, then-Bureau of Labor Statistics Commissioner, now Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. Congress’ official budget analyst projected Tuesday that this year’s federal deficit will drop to $426 billion, the lowest shortfall of Barack Obama’s presidency. But the annual summertime update by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office also contained words of warning. It cautioned that without action by lawmakers, annual federal deficits will surge upward again later this decade and spike back above $1 trillion in 2025. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn clash over spending, the analysts also warned that perilously high shortfalls will roar back unless lawmakers act.


US stocks extend losses as early rally fades

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:57

US stocks extend losses as early rally fadesA rally in U.S. stocks evaporated in the minutes before the closing bell Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 200 points and extending Wall Street's losing streak to six days.


Ohio mom accused of killing 3 sons could face death penalty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:56
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of killing her three young sons over a 13-month period out of jealousy at the attention her husband paid them was indicted Tuesday on aggravated murder charges that carry the possibility of a death sentence.

Official: Deputy's attacker arrested at White House in March

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:56
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A man fatally shot Tuesday after attacking a deputy sheriff at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse was arrested in March for climbing a perimeter wall at the White House, a prosecutor said.

Planned Parenthood sues to stop funding cuts in Louisiana

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:54

A Planned Parenthood clinic is seen in Vista, CaliforniaPlanned Parenthood asked a federal court on Tuesday to block Louisiana's efforts to defund its clinics in the state in reaction to the release of secretly recorded videos about how the group handles the tissue of aborted fetuses. Louisiana was the first of three Southern states to announce plans to end its contract with the reproductive health organization to provide medical services to low-income residents. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, cited the release of videos this summer by a national anti-abortion group, the Center for Medical Progress.


Oshkosh wins $6.75 billion deal to replace U.S. Army, Marine Humvees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:48

Oshkosh JLTV military vehicles are shown in Oshkosh, WisconsinU.S. specialty truck maker Oshkosh Corp has won a $6.75 billion contract to build 17,000 light tactical vehicles to replace the aging Humvees used by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, the U.S. Army announced on Tuesday. Oshkosh beat out a team made up of Lockheed Martin Corp and Britain's BAE Systems Plc, as well as AM General, a privately held company that built the original Humvees, the Army said in a statement.


2 men shot, 3 suspects sought after Glenolden shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:48

2 men shot, 3 suspects sought after Glenolden shootingTwo people were shot outside an apartment complex in Glenolden, Pa. on Tuesday, and police are looking for three suspects.