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DA: Chester County Justice Center shooting justified; deputy was hit by bullet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:59

 Chester County Justice Center shooting justified; deputy was hit by bulletThe Chester County District Attorney's office said on Thursday that the shooting of a knife-wielding man by a sheriff's deputy inside the Justice Center was justified.


Shark attack survivors spread conservation message

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:59

In this Aug. 3, 2015 photo, Kent Bonde, left, and Mike Beach, right, pose for a photograph in Key Biscayne, Fla. Both are survivors of shark attacks, and are now shark advocates, trying to educate the public about sharks' declining populations and their importance to ocean ecosystems. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) — Get back in the water. There's more to learn from sharks than fear.


Kentucky clerk continues to deny same-sex couples marriage licenses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:52
A day after a federal appeals court ruled that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, her office in eastern Kentucky continued to defy the order. "Currently everything remains the same," said Nathan Davis, her son and a deputy clerk, referring further questions to his mother's lawyers. On Wednesday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Davis' office could not decline to hand out licenses given the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide.

License of ex-dispatcher who hung up on 911 caller revoked

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:46
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials have revoked the license of a former 911 dispatcher who hung up on a teenager who was trying to help a 17-year-old shooting victim.

Lawyer wants Cincinnati campus cop's murder trial moved

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:42

FILE - In this July 30, 2015 file photo, former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing appears at Hamilton County Courthouse for his arraignment in the in the July 19 shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose in Cincinnati. An attorney for Tensing filed a request Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, asking the court to move the trial elsewhere. Tensing pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. His trial is scheduled for Nov. 16. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — An attorney for a University of Cincinnati policeman who fatally shot a driver he stopped over a missing front license plate is asking the court to move the officer's murder trial elsewhere.


Winning $1 million Powerball ticket sold in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:24

Winning $1 million Powerball ticket sold in South PhiladelphiaThe Pennsylvania Lottery says someone won a $1 million prize in last night's Powerball drawing.


Sudan says al-Bashir to visit China; invited to WWII parade

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:15
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sudan says President Omar al-Bashir will soon travel to China.

Indian babysitter to serve jail time over Connecticut child's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 22:59
An Indian national who had worked as a baby sitter in Connecticut was sentenced to 14 years in U.S. federal prison for the death of a 19-month-old boy in her care last year. Kinjal Patel, 29, was sentenced on Wednesday under a plea deal entered in Superior Court in New Haven in which she did not admit guilt but conceded there was enough evidence to secure her conviction. Under the agreement she will also serve five years' probation for causing the death of Athiyan Sivakumar, who died at Yale-New Haven Hospital in January 2014 of multiple injuries, including a fractured skull.

Emails in Kathleen Kane case released; include porn, allege threats

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 22:47

Emails in Kathleen Kane case released; include porn, allege threatsPennsylvania court officials released about a thousand pages of records Wednesday from an investigation that produced criminal charges against the state's attorney general.


Man arrested for stealing Texas pickup truck with baby on board

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 22:42
A man was arrested for stealing a pickup truck that had a 4-month-old boy strapped in a child seat in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, police said. The man was taken into custody after a slow-speed pursuit less than an hour after making off with the vehicle, which had been left running in a gas station parking lot, an Austin police spokeswoman said. The man, whose name has not been released, told police he only meant to steal the pickup truck and had no idea there was a baby inside when he took it.

Vineland man charged with murder of missing brother

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 22:15

Vineland man charged with murder of missing brotherAuthorities found Steven Rauner's dismembered remains in several areas in the city.


'Fire hazard' home burns as couple signs deed to buy it

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 22:06
MEYERSDALE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania couple who bought a neighboring vacant house because they feared it was a fire hazard was right: It caught fire while they were at the county courthouse signing the deed.

Tennessee deputies fatally shoot armed man after chase

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 21:59
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Chattanooga are investigating a fatal shooting by Hamilton County deputies.

Trial set for mom accused of burning 7-year-old daughter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 21:44
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento, California, woman accused of setting fire to her 7-year-old daughter has been ordered to stand trial on charges including attempted murder and mayhem.

Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 21:37

Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weaponsWal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday.


PHOTOS: WDBJ community copes after reporter, photographer killed by gunman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 21:31

 WDBJ community copes after reporter, photographer killed by gunmanThe community came together and the morning team coped on air after a reporter and photographer at WDBJ in Virginia were shot and killed during a live report Wednesday.


Documents: Winds shifted minutes before firefighters killed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 21:29

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, file photo, Okanogan County Sheriff's deputies guard the entrance to Woods Canyon Road near Twisp, Wash. Three firefighters were killed after their engine rushed up a steep gravel road and crashed down a 40-foot embankment near the mountain town of Twisp. Before they could escape, they were overrun by flames. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)Seven minutes after a deputy radioed that the wind from a growing wildfire had shifted direction, dispatchers got a second call: A burn victim needed an ambulance. Five minutes later, another caller said several firefighters were trapped.


Medical examiner: Suspect shot by police had severed spine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 21:05
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis medical examiner says the 18-year-old fatally shot by police last week suffered a severed spinal cord, prompting a lawyer for the family to further question the police contention that the suspect ran a short distance after the shooting.

3rd-grader who shot child at school got gun in home kitchen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 20:07
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia say a third-grader who accidentally shot a classmate at school found the weapon while exploring his family's kitchen.

Fired reporter kills 2 journalists at former station on live TV

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 19:33

Fired reporter kills 2 journalists at former station on live TVVirginia police say a disgruntled former reporter planned the choreographed execution of two former colleagues broadcast live to a horrified television audience