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San Francisco mayor says embattled police chief resigns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:53

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr speaks during a media briefing on security arrangements for Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco, CaliforniaSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said the city's embattled police chief, Greg Suhr, tendered his resignation on Thursday afternoon, just hours after an officer fatally shot a black woman.


Federal attorneys' conduct criticized in immigration case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:51
HOUSTON (AP) — Using a mix of scathing language and movie quotes, a federal judge in Texas who had blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive action ordered Thursday that Justice Department attorneys attend an ethics course, saying they misled him about whether the administration had begun implementing one of the proposals.

Bicyclists worldwide pedal in Ride of Silence for safety

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:50
WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Bicyclists across the world have pedaled quietly in their annual ride to honor those injured or killed while cycling.

Signatures submitted for pro-death penalty ballot measure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:48

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2010 file photo, the view a condemned inmate would have from a table inside the death chamber is shown during a tour of the new lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. Death penalty supporters are setting the stage for a November showdown over whether to speed up executions in California or do away with them entirely. They'll be holding some 10 news conferences up and down the state on Thursday, May 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A campaign for a ballot initiative to speed executions for inmates on death row in California submitted signatures Thursday to appear on an increasingly crowded ballot that is expected to include an opposing measure to repeal capital punishment.


The Latest: FBI adds Los Angeles man to 10 Most Wanted list

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:46

FBI Director James B. Comey, center, announces the addition of Luis Macedo to the bureau's ten most wanted list during a news conference, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Chicago. Joining Comey are from left, FBI Special Agent in Charge, Chicago, Michael J. Anderson, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson, Comey, Illinois State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, and U.S. Attorney Zachary T. Fardon, (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list (all times local):


Slain worker's truck found as police probe kidnapping link

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:45

Searchers investigate the Utah Transit Authority pick-up truck of Kay Ricks of American Fork, in a wooded area about two miles north of Half Moon Lake near Pinedale, Wyo., Thursday, May 19, 2016. Searchers combing the Wyoming backcountry on Thursday found the truck a slain rail line worker was driving when he disappeared amid a manhunt for two suspects in a bizarre Utah kidnapping case. (Stuart Johnson/The Deseret News via AP) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Searchers combing the Wyoming backcountry on Thursday found the truck a slain rail line worker was driving when he disappeared amid a manhunt for two suspects in a bizarre Utah kidnapping case.


FBI adds LA and Chicago area suspects to 10 Most Wanted list

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:34

Pictured is a poster on display at a news conference where FBI Director James B. Comey, announced the addition of Luis Macedo to the bureau's ten most wanted list, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — The FBI added two men to its 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list Thursday: A Chicago-area man suspected in a teenager's 2009 killing and a Los Angeles man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend last month.


Judge nixes ex-wife's suit against billionaire Steven Cohen

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:27
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a New York lawsuit filed by the ex-wife of billionaire hedge fund manager Steven Cohen that had accused him of cheating her out of millions of dollars in their divorce.

Struck by truck, bridge over major Oklahoma City road falls

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:25

A section of the May Avenue bridge above the Northwest Expressway collapsed when it was hit by a truck, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Oklahoma City. This view is looking east on the Expressway. No injuries were reported. (Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman via AP)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City bridge over a major roadway collapsed Thursday after being hit by a tractor-trailer rig. No one was hurt, but the highway will likely be shut down for a significant time.


Trump holds N.J. rally to benefit Gov. Chris Christie

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:23

Trump holds N.J. rally to help Gov. Chris ChristieDonald Trump made his first appearance in New Jersey Thursday with a rally at the National Guard Armory in Lawrenceville to help a former opponent turned ally.


Two charged in murders of six members of Chicago family

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:21
A relative has been charged in the February stabbing and shooting murders of six members of a Chicago family, including two children, police said on Thursday. Diego Uribe, 22, a nephew of the family, and his 19-year-old girlfriend Jafeth Ramos, were both arrested on Thursday and charged with six counts of first-degree murder, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told a news conference. Uribe tried to steal or get money from his cousin, and killed the entire family when he failed to get what he was after, Johnson said.

San Francisco police fatally shoot black woman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:18
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco police officer fatally shot a young black woman Thursday morning while attempting to pull her from a wrecked stolen car and arrest her, the department's chief said.

Regular commuter service back on Friday at New York's Grand Central

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:16

Stranded commuters fill Grand Central Terminal in New YorkCommuter trains to and from New York City's Grand Central Terminal were due to resume a regular weekday schedule on Friday, transit officials said, after a fire disrupted service earlier this week. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said on Thursday that Metro North riders should expect some delays due to speed restrictions on all four tracks. The New York City Fire Department determined that the four-alarm fire involving elevated track at Park Avenue and 118th Street had been caused by gasoline being accidentally spilled onto a hot generator at a garden supply store beneath the tracks.


The Latest: 2 charged in slaying of 6 Chicago family members

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:16

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2016 file photo, mourners pay their respect outside a home in Chicago where six family members were found dead. On Thursday, May 19, 2016, Chicago police say they have arrested two suspects, a man and woman, in the Feb. 4 slayings. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the arrests in the Chicago deaths of six family members (all times local):


FBI informant testifies in terror trial of 3 Minnesota men

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:12
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man who planned to join fighting in Syria before he became an informant for the FBI has been testifying in the trial of three Minnesota men accused of plotting to join the Islamic State group. Some key details about Abdirahman Bashir:

Illinois mayor settles muni bond fraud charges: SEC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The mayor of Harvey, Illinois, has agreed to pay $10,000 and never participate in a municipal bond offering again as part of settling fraud charges, the Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday.

EPA suggests tighter limits for industrial chemical in water

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators announced tighter guidelines Thursday for human exposure to an industrial chemical used for decades in such consumer products as non-stick pans, stain-resistant carpets and microwave popcorn bags.

Kentucky pension board chair threatened with arrest in spat with governor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:06
Thomas Elliot, an appointee of the former governor, was dismissed by Governor Matt Bevin in April. Elliot told Reuters in a telephone interview that he was ushered into a room by two of the governor's close aides and told he would be arrested by waiting state police officers if he tried to chair the meeting. The incident was the latest in the fractious relationship between the recently elected Bevin, a Republican, and appointees of former Democratic Governor Steve Beshear.

Oklahoma bungled drugs used in executions: grand jury report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:00

The death chamber and the steel bars of the viewing room are seen at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, TexasThe report, running more than 100 pages, offered a stinging rebuke of state officials, especially those in the Department of Corrections, for their handling of executions, which are currently on hold in Oklahoma due to the troubles in the death chamber. "Today, I regret to advise the citizens of Oklahoma that the Department of Corrections failed to do its job," Attorney General Scott Pruitt said in a statement.


The Latest: Governor confident Oklahoma can execute inmates

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 06:59
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury investigation of Oklahoma's execution procedures (all times local):