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PHOTOS: Deadly carjacking crash in Tioga

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:12

 Deadly carjacking crash in TiogaTwo children were killed and three people hospitalized after a carjacking incident ended in a crash.

Hearing set in Bourbon Street fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:08
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A magistrate judge has refused to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

New photos show wandering wolf OR-7 has 3 pups

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:07
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — New photos show that Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, has at least three pups that he and a mate are raising in the Cascade Range of southern Oregon.

AP names new enterprise editor for western US

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:02
PHOENIX (AP) — Raghu Vadarevu, an editor on The Associated Press' West Desk, has been promoted to West assistant editor for enterprise.

Colorado deputies end dramatic crime spree captured on camera

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:56
By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - Sheriff's deputies in Colorado ended a two-hour crime spree by a couple suspected of carjacking when a lone officer tackled a gun-toting man following a dramatic pursuit that was caught on camera. Authorities say Christopher David Sullivan, 37, and an underage girl fled on Wednesday after being stopped by a Jefferson County deputy for a traffic violation, triggering a manhunt around Lookout Mountain, about 12 miles west of Denver. "During the suspects' attempts to elude police they stole three vehicles, burglarized two homes, menaced 12 innocent bystanders and left at least six separate crime scenes in their wake," Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said on Thursday in a statement. Waving his rifle, he tries unsuccessfully to stop several vehicles on a nearby highway before being confronted at gunpoint by a Jefferson County motorcycle officer.

One Kuwaiti inmate to stay at Guantanamo, second goes home: panel

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:55
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti man with links to al Qaeda will remain at the Guantanamo Bay prison, while a second is cleared for transfer home, a U.S. national security panel said on Friday. Faez Mohammed Ahmed al-Kandari, who has been held at the U.S. prison in Cuba without charge since 2002, is a security threat because he is susceptible to recruitment by extremists, the Periodic Review Board said. Al-Kandari "almost certainly retains an extremist mindset and had close ties with high-level al Qaeda leaders in the past," the review board said in a ruling posted on a Defense Department website. A Pentagon profile ahead of his board hearing in June said al-Kandari had served as an al Qaeda recruiter.

Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn't die in tornado

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:51

In this aerial photo people inspect damage at Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton County, Thursday, July 24, 2014, near Cheriton, Va., after a severe storm swept through the area. Softball-sized hail and rain toppled dozens of trees and flipped recreational vehicles at the campground Thursday, killing two people and injuring more than two dozen, officials said. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, L. Todd Spencer) MAGS OUTCAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Speaking a few dozen yards away from where two people were killed in a tornado that swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday it's a blessing more people didn't die in the storm given the short notice that campers had to seek shelter.

Ex-Nevada lawmaker sentenced in California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:51
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A former Nevada lawmaker who led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly has been ordered to two years and eight months in prison, but a judge says he's already fulfilled his sentence.

Family seeks federal probe of police custody death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:50

Emerald Garner, right, stands next to the coffin of her father, Eric Garner, during his funeral at Bethel Baptist Church in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Garner died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold. (AP Photo/New York Daily News, James Keivom, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — Family members of a man who died in police custody, the Rev. Al Sharpton and others met with federal prosecutors Friday to press for an investigation into the death.

Earthquakes occur in 3 parts of Alaska

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:49
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Seismologists in Alaska say earthquakes have jolted three different parts of the state.

US rig count down 4 to 1,871

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:49
HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by four this week to 1,871.

Fox's Jarrett pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:46

FILE - In this file photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office is Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett. Jarrett pleaded guilty Friday, July 25, 2014 to disorderly conduct following a May arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. An airport spokesman said Jarrett’s plea was put on hold for a year and will be thrown out if he doesn’t commit the same or similar offenses and if he abides by certain conditions _ among them, no alcohol or drug offenses and he must complete treatment. (AP Photo/Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Fox News weekend anchor pleaded guilty Friday to disorderly conduct following after a May arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in which a police video showed he struggled with officers.

Judge denies bid for new trial in 'Fatal Vision' murder case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:24
By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - An Army doctor whose conviction for the 1970 murders of his pregnant wife and two daughters prompted the bestseller "Fatal Vision" and a television mini-series has failed to convince a U.S. judge he deserves another trial. New evidence offered by Jeffrey MacDonald's attorneys in the latest round of a decades-long fight to prove his innocence was unreliable and insufficient to warrant further jury proceedings, Senior U.S. District Judge James Fox ruled on Thursday. MacDonald, a former Green Beret, is serving three life sentences for the stabbing and clubbing deaths of his family in their Fort Bragg, North Carolina, apartment in February 1970. They offered testimony about a now-deceased woman who told witnesses she was in the MacDonald home during the crime and DNA test results of hair found by the bodies that did not belong to Jeffrey MacDonald or any of his family members.

Families urge resumption of adoptions from Congo

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:24

In this June 18, 2014 photo provided by Alana Carroll, Canaan, left, and Neema, two Congolese boys who have been adopted by Justin and Alana Carroll of Jefferson City, Tenn., pose for a photo in Kinshasa, Congo. The boys have been unable to travel to the United States because the Congolese government stopped issuing exit permits in September 2013 and says it won't resume issuing them until a new adoption law is enacted. Hanging behind the boys are drawings of airplanes that they made; they've been obsessed with planes since learning that's how they will be united with their American parents. (AP Photo/Courtesy Carroll Family)With the president of Congo coming to Washington for a U.S.-Africa summit, hundreds of frustrated American families are hoping he can be persuaded to lift a suspension that has stalled efforts to adopt children from his troubled country for the past 10 months.

Kansas top court overturns death sentences in 'Wichita Massacre'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:23
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned death sentences for two brothers convicted in the 2000 execution-style murder of four people on a snowy soccer field in Wichita, ruling that the trial judge erred in refusing to conduct separate penalty phases for the two men. Jonathan and Reginald Carr were sentenced to death in 2002. Their December 2000 crime spree, known as the Wichita Massacre, included the kidnapping of three men and two women in a home invasion that included rape and sexual humiliation. The court affirmed some of the convictions against the two brothers, including murder, but vacated the death penalty for both of them, sending the case back to district court for new sentencing.

Landlords say San Francisco anti-eviction law unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:23
By Jennifer Baires SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - (This story corrects to show family lives in duplex but wants to take possession of entire building in paragraph four) A San Francisco law requiring landlords to pay large sums of money to tenants before removing a property from the rental market was challenged in federal court on Thursday amid rising tensions between renters and landlords in the expensive city. The lawsuit filed by Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of Daniel and Maria Levin, a married couple who own a two-unit house in San Francisco, argues that the new ordinance is unconstitutional because it violates the homeowners’ privacy and property rights. “The Levins just don’t want to be landlords anymore,” J. David Breemer, lead attorney on the case, said.

2 teens plead guilty in Oregon torture case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:21
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two of the four Portland teenagers accused of shooting a fellow high school student with a BB gun and carving a swastika into his forehead entered guilty pleas and have been sentenced to the custody of the Oregon Youth Authority.

2 dead, including child, after carjacking and crash in Tioga

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:12

2 children killed after carjacking, crash in TiogaTwo people, a 10-year-old child and an adult, were killed and another five people were injured after a carjacking led to a crash late Friday morning in the Tioga section of Philadelphia.

Judge says Texas man should be exonerated in rape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:03

Michael Phillips speaks to reporters after court in Dallas on Friday, July 25, 2014. A judge has recommended the exoneration of a Phillips who prosecutors said did not commit a 1990 rape based on recent DNA testing. Phillips, 57, who suffers from sickle cell anemia and did little to lobby for his exoneration during his 12 years in prison or the 14 since his release, said he never imagined he would live to see his name cleared. (AP Photo)DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.

Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:03

Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crashHaving for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will ...