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Report: Family orders independent autopsy in jail death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 04:13
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney says Sandra Bland's family has ordered an independent autopsy to determine how the Chicago-area woman died in a Texas jail cell.

Woman hit by car driven by 11-year-old boy in Maui

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 04:10
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Police say a pedestrian has life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car driven by an 11-year-old boy in Kahului.

'Ant-Man' debuts with $58M, 'Trainwreck' opens with $30.2M

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 03:30

This photo provided by Disney shows Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in a scene from Marvel's "Ant-Man." The film releases in the U.S. on Friday, July 17, 2015. (Zade Rosenthal/Disney/Marvel via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Marvel's "Ant-Man" punched above its weight at the weekend box office, debuting with an estimated $58 million, while Amy Schumer's "Trainwreck" also opened strongly with $30.2 million.


Shooter's family says he suffered from depression

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 03:19

Teen Challenge member, Carol Parker, center, becomes emotional during a memorial service at River Park Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn., for the victims of the Tennessee shootings. The U.S. Navy says a sailor who was shot in the attack on a military facility in Chattanooga has died, raising the death toll to five people. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The family of the gunman who killed four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga says he had suffered from depression for many years and "was not the son we knew and loved."


Trump Says He Does Not Owe McCain Apology

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 03:01
The real estate mogul has come under bipartisan criticism.

Maine shooting spree suspect due in court on murder charges

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 02:55

Maine State Police Lt. Sean Hashey, left, speaks Friday, July 17, 2015, outside the police department in Lincoln, Maine. Suspect Anthony Lord was arrested without incident Friday at a family member's home in Houlton, Maine, and faces charges in the shootings of several people overnight several towns in northern Maine. At right is State Police Maj. Chris Grotton. (AP Photo/Alanna Durkin)LEE, Maine (AP) — A former convict charged in a Maine spree of violence that left two dead will appear in court in the town where he was apprehended Friday.


Congress to examine FBI handling of Tennessee shooter

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 02:49

U.S. Senator Feinstein walks after the vote approving Lynch to be Attorney General, in WashingtonBy Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers will examine possible shortcomings in law enforcement or intelligence in the case of a Tennessee shooting that killed five servicemen, a top Republican said on Sunday, adding that the case may be linked to Islamic State. Representative Mike McCaul, who heads the U.S. House of Representatives homeland security committee, told ABC's "This Week" program the case highlighted growing concern about Internet-based directives from Islamic State leaders in Syria. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the gunman appeared to be a "classic lone wolf," but said it was difficult to know for sure given new encryption applications available to terrorists.


New York paupers' cemetery opens to mourners for first time

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 02:48

Grable walks off the ferry to Hart's Island with Hunt in New YorkIt takes a mere 10 minutes by boat to navigate to New York City's Hart Island, one of the United States' largest paupers' cemetery. Grable, 64, was one of a few dozen mourners who for the first time walked across the barren island on Sunday. For years, city rules confined mourners to a small memorial gazebo, furnished with a few benches and tucked away on an island's corner.


VIDEO: Shark attacks surfer Mick Fanning during competition in South Africa

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 02:39

 Shark attacks surfer Mick Fanning during competition in South AfricaA professional surfer was attacked by a shark today in South Africa during a competition.


4 women celebrating bachelorette party dead after truck hits limo

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 02:11

4 women celebrating bachelorette party dead after truck hits limoFour women at a bachelorette party in New York wine country were killed Saturday and two others were seriously injured after a limousine was hit by a pickup truck on the eastern end of Long Island, law enforcement officials said.


VIDEO: Shark attacks surfer Mick Fanning during competition in South Africa

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 01:50

 Shark attacks surfer Mick Fanning during competition in South AfricaA professional surfer was attacked by a shark today in South Africa during a competition.


SEPTA buses collide in Oxford Circle

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 01:49

SEPTA buses collide in Oxford CirclePolice are investigating an accident involving two SEPTA buses in the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia.


Puerto Ricans struggle moving to central Florida

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 01:34

In this Thursday, July 16, 2015 photo, Mayra Rios, center, talks with her sons, Abdiel, 13, right, and Jonatan, 15, at their home in Orlando, Fla. Rios recently left her native Puerto Rico because of constant bullying her autistic son faced at school and the lack of services available for him. As Puerto Rico struggles with an unpayable debt, an unemployment rate over 12 percent, rising violence and a stagnant economy that offers little opportunity to thrive, thousands of its residents are abandoning the island for central Florida. (AP Photo/John Raoux)MIAMI (AP) — Mayra Rios didn't want to leave her native Puerto Rico. But the constant bullying that her autistic son faced at school and the lack of services available to him were the last blow.


Ex-President George H.W. Bush leaves hospital after fall

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 01:33

FILE- In this March 29, 2015, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush speak before the first half of an NCAAA college basketball game in Houston. A spokesman says doctors are pleased with the progress the former president is making since he fractured a bone in his neck during a fall. Jim McGrath said Sunday, July 19, 2015, that Bush is doing better and his spirits are good. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Maine hospital on Sunday, four days after the 91-year-old fell at his summer home and broke a bone in his neck.


Former President George H.W. Bush released from hospital: report

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 01:23

Former U.S. President George Bush speaks at the World Leadership Summit in Abu DhabiWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was released from a hospital in Maine on Sunday after being treated for a broken bone in his neck, spokesman Jim McGrath said according to USA Today.


George H.W. Bush Released From Hospital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 01:15
Bush was treated for a fractured vertebrae, a spokesman said.

Search for man in Delaware River near Bristol Wharf

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 01:13

Search for man in Delaware River near Bristol WharfOfficials say a young man from Virginia jumped into a river in Bristol, Bucks County has not resurfaced.


Virginian man does not resurface from Bucks County river

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:59

Search for man in Delaware River near Bristol WharfOfficials say a young man from Virginia jumped into a river in Bristol, Bucks County has not resurfaced.


Chattanooga stirs U.S. Muslims' concerns about radicalization

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:58

Handout of police tape and a makeshift memorial sit on the lawn in front of an Armed Forces Career Center in this handout photo provided by the U.S. Navy, where earlier in the day a gunman opened fire, injuring one U.S. Marine in ChattanoogaAddressing his congregation on the Eid al-Fitr holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan, Imam Mohamed Abdul-Azeez implored worshipers to combat Muslim extremism in the aftermath of a shooting rampage that killed five servicemen in Tennessee. The suspect, a young Muslim who grew up in the Chattanooga area, also died in the gunfight on Thursday, the last day of Islam's holy month of fasting. It was the latest reminder to American Muslims of the need to find ways to keep teenagers and young adults from being drawn to ideologies promoted by such groups as Islamic State, the militants also known as ISIS who control part of Syria.


NYC's Kennedy airport building luxury animal terminal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:56

This undated artist rendering provided by Classic Communications courtesy of ARK Development depicts Paradise 4 Paws, a holding area for dogs in a new luxury terminal at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The privately owned ARK, as it's called, will handle the more than 70,000 animals that pass through JFK each year, including dogs, cats, horses, cows, birds, sloths and aardvarks. It will sit on the site of an unused cargo terminal leased from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that runs the airport. (Classic Communications courtesy of ARK Development via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Jet-setting stallions and high-flying hounds at New York's Kennedy Airport can look forward to a new luxury terminal that will handle the more than 70,000 animals flying in and out every year.