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Police chief: Suspect attended church meeting, stayed for nearly an hour before fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 19:19
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Police chief: Suspect attended church meeting, stayed for nearly an hour before fatal shooting.

Texas to execute man for bludgeoning mechanic to death in robbery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 19:05
Texas is set on Thursday to execute Gregory Russeau, 45, who was convicted of killing a 75-year-old auto mechanic in a 2001 robbery and driving off from the crime scene in the victim's car. Texas plans to put Russeau to death by lethal injection at its death chamber in Huntsville at 6 p.m. CDT. If the execution goes ahead, it would be the 527th in the state since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.

Softbank's childlike robot with 'heart' set to go on sale

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:47

SoftBank Corp CEO Masayoshi Son speaks with the company's robot Pepper during a press conference in Maihama, near Tokyo, Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)URAYASU, Japan (AP) — Technology company Softbank's Pepper robot is going on sale in Japan on Saturday, equipped with a "heart" designed to not only recognize human emotions but react with simulations of anger, joy and irritation.


US wonders: Why stolen data on federal workers not for sale?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:29

In this June 16, 2015, photo, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the OPM data breach. The Obama administration is increasingly confident that China’s government, not criminal hackers, was responsible for the extraordinary theft of personal information about as many as 14 million current and former federal employees and others, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is increasingly confident that China's government, not criminal hackers, was responsible for the extraordinary theft of personal information about as many as 14 million current and former federal employees and others, The Associated Press has learned. One sign: None of the data has been credibly offered for sale on underground markets popular among professional identity thieves.


AccuWeather: Showers and Lots of Clouds Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:19

 Showers and Lots of Clouds TodayAccuWeather: Meteorologist Karen Rogers tracks weather troubles for your weekend.


Alaska gets help from lower 48 states in fighting wildfires

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:08

A structure on Slough Avenue burns after the Card Street wildfire burned through the Kenai Key subdivision in Sterling, Alaska on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. The wildfire moved rapidly northeast toward the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and authorities have evacuated the Upper and Lower Skilak Lake campground. (Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion via AP)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Firefighters and equipment from the lower 48 states and Canada are arriving to help battle wildfires burning in the nation's largest state.


AccuWeather: Rain Arrives Thursday Morning

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 16:59

 Showers and Lots of Clouds TodayAccuWeather: Meteorologist Karen Rogers says the humidity will return with a round of rain tomorrow


Experts point to likely wood rot in California balcony collapse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 16:19

Flowers are laid at a memorial near the scene of a 4th-story apartment building balcony collapse in BerkeleyWood rot from exposure to excess moisture probably weakened the horizontal beams supporting an apartment balcony that collapsed in Berkeley, California, killing six people, several independent experts said a day after the tragedy. All 13, mostly college students from Ireland working in the San Francisco Bay Area for the summer on temporary visas, plunged to the street below when the balcony gave way during a birthday celebration on Tuesday.


Timeline: Roughly 4 weeks pass before gov't reveals hacking

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 16:03

In this June 16, 2015, photo, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the OPM data breach. The Obama administration is increasingly confident that China’s government, not criminal hackers, was responsible for the extraordinary theft of personal information about as many as 14 million current and former federal employees and others, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House waited roughly four weeks before telling the public that hackers had stolen the personal information of millions of people associated with the federal government, two people directly involved with the investigation tell The Associated Press.


Arizona brush fire prompts evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:43
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A wind-aided brush fire burned without containment near a small town in central Arizona late on Wednesday, forcing authorities to evacuate an estimated 300 residents from the area.     Authorities ordered the evacuations of the roughly 100-unit Stevens Trailer Park and another 100 residences as the fire raged in a dry riverbed near the community of Kearny, about 90 miles (145 km) southeast of Phoenix.    Initial reports indicated that at least two residences and two other structures, plus a vehicle, had been scorched, said Mike Reichling, Arizona State Forestry Division.

FBI: Surveillance flights by the book, rarely track phones

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:39

FILE - In this May 26, 2015, file photo, a small plane flies near Manassas Regional Airport in Manassas, Va. The plane is among a fleet of surveillance aircraft by the FBI, which are primarily used to target suspects under federal investigation. The FBI assured Congress on June 17, in an unusual, confidential briefing that its plane surveillance program is a by-the-books operation short on high-definition cameras, with some planes equipped with binoculars. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI assured Congress in an unusual, confidential briefing that its plane surveillance program is a by-the-books operation short on high-definition cameras — with some planes equipped with binoculars — and said only five times in five years has it tracked cellphones from the sky.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:05
"I see these kids all the time and they are just so happy to have gone to this country and the opportunity. I feel like as a country we've failed them." — Sari Kosdon, University of California, Berkeley, graduate student who has lived at Library Gardens, the scene of a balcony collapse that killed six college students, all but one from Ireland.

9 dead in mass shooting at historic South Carolina church

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:00

Pastor, 8 others, fatally shot at church in Charleston, SCPolice have responded to the scene of a mass shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina and there are reports of multiple fatalities.


Charleston mayor confirms fatalities in church shooting: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 13:15
(Reuters) - Charleston Mayor Joe Riley confirmed that there were fatalities in the shooting at a historic African-American church on Wednesday night.

Jeb Bush cancels Charleston campaign appearance due to church shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 13:15
(Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, has canceled an appearance in Charleston, South Carolina, scheduled for Thursday morning due to a shooting at a church in the city, his campaign team said in a statement. "Governor Bush's thoughts and prayers are with the individuals and families affected by this tragedy," the statement said. (Reporting by Steve Holland, Writing by Alex Dobuzinskis)

Bomb threat reported near scene of Charleston church shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 13:15
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A bomb threat was reported on Wednesday near the scene of a Charleston, South Carolina, church shooting, Charleston County Sheriff's Office spokesman Eric Watson said. People who were gathered in the area were told by police to move back. (Reporting By Harriet McLeod; Writing by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Paul Tait)

Rachel Dolezal facing new and old questions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 13:10

Kitara Johnson, right, and Heidi Peterson hug after a demonstration for local NAACP chapter president Rachel Dolezal to step down Monday, June 15, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. Dolezal resigned as president of the NAACP's Spokane chapter Monday just days after her parents said she is a white woman posing as black. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Rachel Dolezal faced tough questions about her racial identity long before her career as a civil rights advocate and expert on African-American culture was derailed after recent revelations that she grew up "Caucasian."


9 dead in mass shooting reported at historic South Carolina church

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 12:53

9 dead in mass shooting at historic South Carolina churchPolice have responded to the scene of a mass shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina and there are reports of multiple fatalities.


Marine guilty of murder in retrial for 2006 civilian killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 12:45

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2013, file photo, Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III speaks at his home in Oceanside, Calif. Military prosecutors on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, are expected to give closing arguments in their case against a Marine Corps sergeant being retried on a murder charge in a major Iraq war crimes case involving the 2006 killing of a retired Iraqi policeman. Defense Attorney Christopher Oprison, representing Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III, is also expected to give closing arguments at Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A Marine sergeant was convicted Wednesday of murdering an Iraqi civilian in 2006, the second time a military jury has returned a guilty verdict in what has become one of the most complicated and long-running criminal cases from the Iraq War.