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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.


Underwater wedding honors Christ of the Deep anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:46

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Kimberly Triolet, left, and Jorge Rodriguez, right, kiss after being married next to the Christ of the Deep statue Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo, Fla. The wedding helped to mark the 50th anniversary of the installation of the 9-foot-tall bronze sculpture that is a symbol for Key Largo's John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, America's first underwater preserve that is part of the sanctuary. It is a replica of the "Christ of the Abyss" that was placed in Italian waters in 1954. (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Kimberly Triolet and Jorge Rodriguez exchanged their wedding vows underwater beside a 9-foot statue of Jesus.


3rd-grader playing with gun shoots child at Georgia school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:45
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia say an elementary school student suffered minor injuries after being accidentally shot by a third-grade classmate playing with a gun.

CEO of male escort site, 6 workers charged with prostitution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:43
NEW YORK (AP) — The chief executive of a Manhattan-based online male escort service and six of his employees at Rentboy.com were arrested Tuesday on charges of promoting prostitution.

Woman dead, man hospitalized following Ocean Co. standoff

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:37

Woman dead, man hospitalized following Ocean Co. standoffA woman is dead and her husband is hospitalized following a barricade situation across from two schools in Ocean County, New Jersey.