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The Latest: Military directs security upgrades at facilities

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 09:38

Motorcyclists travel on Highway 153 as they ride from the Armed Forces Career Center to the U.S. Naval and Marine Reserve Center, Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez attacked two military facilities, including the career center, last week in a shooting rampage that killed a U.S. Navy sailor and four Marines. (John Rawlston/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The latest on the Chattanooga shootings at two military facilities (all times local):

Crosses put up to honor Colorado theater shooting victims

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 09:38

Travelers pass by 12 crosses erected for the victims of the massacre in a nearby theatre and to mark the day of the third anniversary of the killing spree Monday, July 20, 2015, in Aurora, Colo. James Holmes, who had been working toward his Ph.D. in neuroscience, could get the death penalty for the massacre that left 12 people dead and dozens of others wounded early Friday, July 20, 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Twelve crosses were lined up on an Aurora street corner on Monday to honor the 12 people killed three years ago in the shootings at a Colorado theater.

Billboards added to effort to ID dead girl found in bag

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 09:34

FILE - This undated flyer released Thursday, July 9, 2015, by the Suffolk County Massachusetts District Attorney includes a computer-generated composite image depicting the possible likeness of a young girl whose body was found on the shore of Deer Island in Boston Harbor on June 25, 2015. State police and prosecutors announced Monday, July 20, 2015, that they’ll put a composite image of the girl they call Baby Doe along with text and telephone hotlines on 84 billboards around the state. (Suffolk County District Attorney via AP, File)BOSTON (AP) — Authorities are adding highway billboards to help identify a young girl whose remains were found on a Boston Harbor beach last month.

Los Angeles County housing agency, 2 cities settle bias case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 09:28
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County public housing agency and two Mojave Desert cities have reached a $2 million settlement to resolve allegations they discriminated against black people by discouraging them from living in their communities, the Department of Justice announced Monday.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 09:27

A woman reacts as she waits on the steps to enter a branch at National Bank of Greece headquarters in Athens, Monday, July 20, 2015. Greek banks reopen on Monday morning, but many restrictions on transactions, including cash withdrawals, will remain. Also, many goods and services will become more expensive as a result of a rise in Value Added Tax approved by Parliament last Thursday, among the first batch of austerity measures demanded by Greece's creditors. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

Chicago-area man accused of threatening Emanuel, others

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 09:15
CHICAGO (AP) — A driver for a ride-sharing service used his Facebook page to threaten Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others, hinting that he hoped to commit an act of violence before traveling to Pakistan, according to a recently unsealed federal complaint.

California proposes historic $1.5M fine for taking water

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 09:00

In this photo taken July 15, 2015, water flows down a canal near Byron, Calif. The California State Water Resources Control Board said it's proposing a fine of $1.5 million against the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District for allegedly taking water from a pumping plant after it was warned that there was not enough water. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators on Monday proposed a first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for a group of Central Valley farmers accused of illegally taking water during the drought.

House to take up bill blocking money for 'sanctuary cities'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:58
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will take up a bill this week blocking funding for so-called "sanctuary cities" that resist turning over immigrants to federal authorities.

Alaska man crashes plane during flyover of daughter's wedding reception

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:55
An Alaska man flying over his daughter's weekend wedding reception died when the plane crashed after its landing gear struck trees, state police said. A National Transportation Safety Board investigator was en route to the crash site on Monday afternoon and had no further details, said regional supervisor Clint Johnson. The pilot's family has been notified and his body was delivered to the medical examiner's office, a state trooper report said.

California irrigator faces record $1.5 million fine for drought violation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:53
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - State regulators on Monday proposed a record $1.5 million fine against a northern California irrigation district accused of defying emergency drought restrictions by continuing to draw surface water placed off-limits for such diversions. The penalty, if approved by the state Water Resources Control Board, would be largest ever levied against a water user for an alleged unauthorized diversion during a drought, agency officials said. It also marks the first such enforcement action facing any of California's "senior water rights" holders, those dating to between 1903 and 1914, in connection with the latest drought, now in its fourth year.

Man gets 25-year sentence in fatal shooting at barbershop

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:50

Man gets 25-year sentence in fatal shooting at barbershopA man who fatally shot another man following an argument at a southern New Jersey barbershop is now headed to state prison.

Carolina shark attack victim returns home to Massachusetts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:49
WAREHAM, Mass. (AP) — A former Boston Herald editor who was attacked by a shark in North Carolina this month has returned home.

Train hits maintenance vehicle in Md.; no injuries reported

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:39
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Police and transit officials say a commuter train struck a maintenance vehicle on the tracks in a Maryland suburb of Washington, stranding hundreds of passengers during rush hour.

Co-founder of music streaming site Grooveshark found dead at Florida home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:38
Greenberg was found on Sunday evening and there was no evidence of foul play or suicide at the scene, Gainesville police said in a tweet. The Gainesville Sun newspaper reported on its website that Greenberg was found in his bed by his live-in girlfriend. Florida-based Grooveshark, which had some 35 million users of its music streaming service, ceased operations on April 30 as part of a settlement with major record labels over copyright infringement.

Photo of black official helping man at KKK rally goes viral

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:22

FILE - In this July 18, 2015 photo provided by Rob Godfrey, police officer Leroy Smith, left, helps a man wearing National Socialist Movement attire up the stairs during a rally in Columbia, S.C. Smith, the director of South Carolina’s public safety agency, said Monday, July 20, 2015, he hopes the photo that shows him helping the white man wearing a racist T-shirt will be a catalyst for people to work toward overcoming hate and violence. (Rob Godfrey via AP, file)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The black director of South Carolina's public safety agency said Monday he was surprised a photo showing him helping a white man wearing a racist T-shirt went viral. But now that it has, he is hoping it will be a catalyst for people to work toward overcoming hate and violence.

Gulf waterway near Houston partly reopened after barge accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:20
The section of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), from where it intersects the Houston Ship Channel to Mile Marker 348 on the ICW, has been opened to one-way traffic westbound until one of four vessels involved in the collision is removed. The Coast Guard said it does not believe a significant amount of product was released into the waterway. The two eastbound barges involved in the accident were operated by Kirby Inland Marine, part of Kirby Corp. The two westbound barges were operated by Enterprise Marine Services, a subsidiary of Enterprise Products Partners LP, according to the Coast Guard.

Police believe suspect in 5 homicides also killed 2-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:11
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Police said Monday that a suspect in the homicides of five people whose bodies were found in a Northern California home this weekend is also responsible for the death of a toddler left in his care last year.

Black Mississippi flag supporter dies in traffic accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:09

FILE - In this May 8, 2000, file photograph, Anthony Hervey holds a Confederate flag while standing underneath the Confederate monument in Oxford, Miss. The Highway Patrol says 49-year-old Hervey was killed Sunday, July 19, 2015, when his 2005 Ford Explorer left the roadway and overturned on Mississippi Highway 6 in Lafayette County. Hervey, of Oxford, has drawn attention over the years for opposing efforts to change the flag. He said he dressed in Rebel soldier garb to honor blacks who served with the Confederacy during the Civil War. (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP, File)JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A black Mississippi man who often dressed in Confederate regalia to support the state flag has died in a one-car accident.

Police: Man held in Wyoming shooting resented homeless

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:02
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — A parks employee in a central Wyoming city who said he was incensed by homeless people drinking in parks slipped into a detox center over the weekend and shot two men in the head as they were lying in their beds, killing one and critically wounding the other, authorities charge.

Prosecutors seek death penalty for mom accused of throwing baby from bridge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:01

Prosecutors seek death penalty for mom accused of throwing baby from bridgeProsecutors say they plan to seek capital punishment for a young mother accused of killing her 20-month-old son by pushing him off a bridge into a river even as defense attorneys prepare for a possible mental health defense.