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Fred is easternmost hurricane to form in tropics of Atlantic

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 04:55
MIAMI (AP) — Weather forecasters say Hurricane Fred is the easternmost hurricane known to have formed in the Atlantic tropics, and the first to actually pass over the Cape Verde Islands as a hurricane.

Iran's Parliament speaker says he supports nuclear deal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 04:48
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's Parliament speaker said Monday that he supports the historic nuclear deal with world powers aimed at reining in Tehran's efforts to build a bomb.

Kansas man sentenced to 20 years for airport bomb plot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 04:45

FILE - This file photo provided by the Sedgwick County, Kan., Clerk’s Office shows Terry Lee Loewen. Loewen, a former avionics technician who admitted plotting a suicide bomb attack at a Wichita airport, faces sentencing after striking a deal with prosecutors for a proposed 20-year imprisonment. Loewen pleaded guilty in June 2015 to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, and was sentenced Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 to 20 years in prison. (Sedgwick County Clerk’s Office via AP, File)WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who plotted a suicide bomb attack aimed at causing "maximum carnage" at a Wichita airport was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison


Trial begins for 13-year-old Michigan boy charged in fatal stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 04:43
The trial for a 13-year-old Michigan boy charged with fatally stabbing a 9-year-old boy on a playground last August began on Monday. The boy, who was 12 at the time of the incident, was ruled competent to stand trial this summer in the death of Michael Verkerke at a mobile home park in the City of Kentwood, near Grand Rapids. The trial for the boy began on Monday at the Kent County Courthouse in Grand Rapids with a 14-member jury panel being seated.

Deputy shoots man suspected of stalking outside WWE facility

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 04:30
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A deputy shot a man who authorities say was stalking a female wrestler outside a World Wrestling Entertainment training facility in central Florida.

Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 04:27

File- This Oct. 16, 2010, file photo shows Wes Craven arriving at the Scream Awards in Los Angeles. Craven, whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies made him one of the most recognizable names in the horror film genre, has died. He was 76. Craven's family said in a statement that he died in his Los Angeles home Sunday after battling brain cancer. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice.


Washington mayor backs police chief after union's no-confidence vote

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 04:25

File photo of then-Washington mayoral candidate Bowser at ground breaking in WashingtonBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser vowed support for the U.S. capital's police chief on Monday after a police union voted that it had no confidence in her amid a sharp upturn in killings. Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Bowser have come under increasing public pressure as killings surged this summer. Bowser backed Lanier in a one-sentence statement after the city's Fraternal Order of Police said 97.5 percent of officers who participated in an online poll voiced no confidence in her leadership.


Murder charge filed against Oklahoma politician's son

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 04:23

FILE - This Aug. 24, 2015 file photo provided by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office shows Christian Costello who is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death his father, Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello, during an attack at a fast-food restaurant. (Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors filed a first-degree murder charge Monday against a man in the fatal stabbing of his father, Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello, during an attack at a fast-food restaurant.


Los Angeles police hand out body cameras to first patrol division

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 04:13

LAPD officer Stover demonstrates use of the body camera during a media event displaying the new body cameras to be used by the Los Angeles Police Department in Los Angeles, CaliforniaThe Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) handed out body cameras to its first patrol division on Monday, putting hundreds of the devices on the streets of the nation's second-largest city in a roll-out of technology seen by proponents as key to building public trust in law enforcement. The move by the LAPD, following smaller pilot programs in New York City and Chicago, came a day after the mayor of Milwaukee proposed spending $880,000 to equip his city's entire force of 1,200 patrol officers with body cameras by the end of 2016. Many U.S. cities have moved toward supplying body cameras to patrol officers following rising tensions and protests over what many critics see as the indiscriminate use of force by police against unarmed civilians, especially racial minorities and the mentally ill.


Man admits stabbing son to death during fight over eviction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 04:08
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to stabbing his son to death for trying to evict him for stealing money for drugs.

Boston mayor, city councilors seek hefty pay raises

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 04:00
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's mayor and City Council are again looking for pay raises that could make them among the best compensated of comparable cities across the country.

Man sentenced to 20 years in suicide bomb plot at Kansas airport

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:59

Terry Loewen is pictured in a combination of handout photos supplied by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in WichitaA man who plotted a suicide car bomb attack at a Wichita, Kansas, airport in 2013 was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on Monday. Terry Loewen, 60, had access to secure airport areas because of his work as an avionic technician, according to federal officials, who dubbed the bomb plot an attempted terrorist attack.


Ex-student sues Colgate University over expulsion in sex misconduct case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:57
A former student who says he was falsely accused of sexual misconduct sued New York's Colgate University on Monday for expelling him after investigating complaints by three female students. The man, an anonymous 22-year-old from Florida, was accused of non-consensual digital penetration, nonconsensual touching and sexual exploitation by three female students in separate incidents during the 2011-12 academic year, according to the lawsuit, brought in U.S. District Court for the Northern District. Colgate, a small liberal arts university in Hamilton, New York, conducted an investigation and held a combined hearing on the three charges.

Supremacist vows to 'die a martyr' for Jewish site killings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:54

F. Glenn Miller Jr. reacts after the judge denied his objections for jury instructions during his capital murder trial on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, Kan.. Miller is charged with killing three people at two Jewish sites in the Kansas City area on April 13, 2014. (Allison Long/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites told jurors Monday that he hoped to "die a martyr" for the shootings, which he said were motivated by "the genocide against white people by Jews."


Arizona woman held on $2 million bail for drowning twin sons

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:48
An Arizona mother who police say admitted to drowning her twin sons in a bathtub because "nobody loved them" and attempted to do the same to another child was ordered held on $2 million bond on Monday by a commissioner.     Mireya Alejandra Lopez, 22, made her first appearance in Maricopa County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree murder and attempted murder stemming from the incident at her suburban Phoenix home.     Lopez, who has a history of mental illness and was on medication, was arrested on Sunday in the suburb of Avondale, west of Phoenix, after the boys’ grandmother called police.

Supreme Court says former Virginia governor McDonnell can stay out of prison pending appeal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:46

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell is surrounded by members of the media after his sentencing hearing in RichmondBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted a request by former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell to remain out of prison while he appeals his corruption convictions. In a brief unsigned order, the court said McDonnell, who was governor from 2010 until 2014, would not have to report to prison until he completes the appeals process. Last week, Chief Justice John Roberts gave McDonnell a temporary reprieve while the court awaited the government's response to his application.


Nearly 5 percent of University of Kentucky students sexually assaulted: survey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:45
By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - Nearly 5 percent of students at the University of Kentucky say they were sexually assaulted in the past year, but most of the cases went unreported, according to a survey conducted by the college. The White House has declared sex crimes an “epidemic” on U.S. college campuses, with one in five students falling victim to sexual assault during their college years. Officials across the country have placed greater focus on sexual assaults of college students, especially as a number of cases involving college athletes have been investigated or prosecuted in the last year.

Energy chief: US has ability to monitor Iran nuclear program

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:42
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department has extensive technical expertise that will help verify whether Iran is complying with its commitment to limit its nuclear program under an international agreement, the U.S. energy secretary said Monday in Colorado.

US Supreme Court says ex-Virginia governor can stay out of prison while he appeals convictions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:42
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — US Supreme Court says ex-Virginia governor can stay out of prison while he appeals convictions.

Houston-area deputy shooting suspect appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:40

Shannon Miles, who has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of deputy Darren Goforth at a Houston gas station, is seen in this handout booking photo provided by Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston, TexasShannon Miles did not enter a plea at the court proceeding, where Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson detailed the case against him. Miles, who is being held without bond, is accused of fatally shooting Deputy Darren Goforth in the back on Friday evening at a Houston-area gas station as Goforth fueled his patrol car. Deputies found Goforth face down in a pool of blood near his patrol car, dead from multiple gunshot wounds, Anderson said in court.