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Inmate shoots Iowa deputy at hospital, kills self

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:32
WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa jail inmate shot a sheriff's deputy and then killed himself on Saturday after grabbing the deputy's gun and trying to escape from a hospital, authorities said.

Drought leaves California homes without water

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:32
PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of rural San Joaquin Valley residents no longer can get drinking water from their home faucets because California's extreme drought has dried up their individual wells, government officials and community groups said.

Obama orders review of U.S. police use of military hardware

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:28

A riot police officer aims his weapon while demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, MissouriPresident Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment has been used during racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. The president ordered the examination of federal programs and funding that enable state and local law enforcement to purchase such equipment, a senior Obama administration official said on Saturday. Images of police wielding military-style guns and armor have shocked many Americans following clashes that were triggered by the fatal shooting of a black teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer in Ferguson two weeks ago.


Man shot to death at Wiz Khalifa concert in Northern California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:12
(Reuters) - A man was shot to death backstage at a Wiz Khalifa rap concert in Northern California and the gunman remained at large, police said on Saturday. The 38-year-old man was hit by gunfire at the concert on Friday night at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, police spokeswoman Shino Tanaka said in a written statement. Mountain View is near San Jose. "This was a senseless tragedy," Khalifa said in a post on Twitter.

More rain forecast for wildfire-singed Washington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:06

This image made from a video provided by KOMO News shows damage in north central Washington after rain created mudslides on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The land, which was left bare by wildfires, washed down hillsides, damaged homes and closed highways. (AP Photo/KOMO News) SEATTLE OUTTWISP, Wash. (AP) — A slow-moving front bringing heavy rain and thunder is expected to arrive in areas of Washington state scarred by wildfires on Sunday — days after flash floods destroyed at least 10 homes and closed down highways.


Woman dies after her car strikes parade vehicle

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:03
LAPEER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A car struck a parade vehicle Saturday in rural Michigan, killing an 80-year-old woman and injuring 10 other people, authorities said.

Northbound lanes of I-495 bridge in Wilmington reopened

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 06:37

Northbound lanes of I-495 bridge in Wilmington reopenedThe northbound lanes of the I-495 bridge in Wilmington are officially reopened which means traffic is restored in both directions.


Police: Mom shoots son in Germantown but son charged

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 06:37

 Mom shoots son in Germantown but son chargedPhiladelphia police say a 45-year-old man was shot by his 78-year-old mother inside a home in Germantown but the son is the one facing charges.


1 injured in multi-vehicle crash in Lower Merion Township

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 06:36

1 injured in multi-vehicle crash in Lower Merion TownshipAuthorities say one person was injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County.


Officials: White House reviewing equipment program

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 05:56
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The White House is conducting a review of programs that have equipped local police departments with military gear from the Pentagon, urged by President Barack Obama's call for more separation between the nation's armed forces and civilian law enforcement.

Residents say assault case erodes trust in police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 05:56

This Aug. 21, 2014 photo made available by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office shows Daniel K. Holtzclaw. The 27-year-old Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty. (AP Photo/Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Residents of a neighborhood where an Oklahoma City officer is accused of sexually assaulting women said Saturday the allegations make them distrust police.


All lanes of damaged Delaware bridge re-open

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 05:54
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware transportation officials say a bridge on a key East Coast interstate has fully re-opened after it was closed in early June because several supporting columns were tilting.

California: Insurers must cover elective abortions

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 05:51
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans.

Thousands turn out for rally over chokehold death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 05:48

Esaw Garner, left, arrives at the spot where her husband Eric Garner died with The Rev. Al Sharpton, center, and Eric Garner's mother Gwen Carr, right, at the start of a march and rally in the Staten Island borough of New York, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The city medical examiner ruled that Eric Garner, 43, died as a result of a police chokehold during an attempted arrest. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. Police reported no arrests.


Navajo presidential race features crowded field

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 05:32

In this Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 photo, Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly, left, talks with presidential candidate Kenneth Maryboy, as they wait to speak at the Navajo Nation presidential candidate debate sponsored by the Native American Business Organization in Tempe, Ariz. There are 17 candidates in the Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 primary election for Navajo Nation president, where voters will determine which candidates continue to the Nov. 4, 2014 general election. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Seventeen candidates are running for president of the Navajo Nation, a post that wields important influence on the country's largest American Indian reservation.


Protesters mark two weeks since police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 05:20

Demonstrators protest the shooting of Michael Brown in FergusonBy Nick Carey and Edward McAllister FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, gathered in intense heat on Saturday to mark two weeks since a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager, while supporters of the officer said in a separate rally miles away the shooting was justified. No arrests were recorded overnight, marking three consecutive relatively calm nights for the St. Louis suburb following daily unrest since Michael Brown, 18, was shot by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern over how such equipment has been used in Ferguson, a senior administration official said on Saturday. Tracey Stewart-Parks, 52, who works in accounting for a health care firm, carried a sign that read "Mike Brown was someone's son - I walk for their son." She said something similar could have happened to any of her four sons.


Self-help author convicted in deaths hosts seminar

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 05:03

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2011 file photo, self-help author James Arthur Ray sits with one of his attorneys, Thomas Kelly, during a pre-sentencing hearing at Yavapai County Courthouse in Prescott, Ariz. Ray, a self-help author who spent nearly two years in prison for the deaths of three people following an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony, is hosting several seminars in the state. (AP Photo/Michael Schennum, Pool, File)SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A self-help author who spent nearly two years in prison for the deaths of three people following an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony is hosting several seminars in the state.


2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:58
PARIS (AP) — European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's GPS network.

Bus-stop gun ads popping up again in Phoenix

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:49
PHOENIX (AP) — Ads saying "guns save lives" have begun appearing again this month at Phoenix bus stops after being the subject of a four-year battle between city officials and a local activist, the Arizona Republic reported (http://bit.ly/VpOr6D ).

Crutches might have caused Ferris wheel cab to tip

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:49
CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a teen's crutches might have caused a Ferris wheel cab to tip and two children to fall about 15 feet at a southeastern Michigan fair.