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Lawyer for family of unarmed black man killed in Phoenix seeks probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:31
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An attorney for the family of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a Phoenix police officer called on Friday for an independent probe of the incident amid a national wave of protests over the policing of black communities. Police say Rumain Brisbon, 34, was killed on Tuesday as he struggled with a policeman who suspected he was selling drugs and erroneously believed he felt the handle of a gun in the man's pocket. ...

No Christie 'Bridgegate' link - report

BBC World News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:30
A Democrat-led investigation has found no evidence linking the potential 2016 presidential candidate to
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New York protests stoke national outrage on police violence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:27

Demonstrator protests recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, at Boston Common in Boston, MassachusettsBy Sebastien Malo and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters were expected to take to the streets of New York on Friday in a third day of demonstrations against police violence, even as prosecutors said they would consider charges against an officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in November. The shooting of Akai Gurley, 28, in a dimly lit stairwell in Brooklyn added to a string of police actions involving unarmed black men that have inflamed racial tensions throughout the United States. ...

Joy From the World: 5 Holiday Feasts

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:27
From tamales to Persian chicken stew, from shrimp and grits to okonomi-latkes, these feasts are as multicultural as the New Yorkers who made them.

Couple charged after teen found weighing 40 pounds

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:26
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A man and his wife have been charged with neglect after his 15-year-old granddaughter was found weighing less than 40 pounds, with authorities saying both adults used belts to strike the girl, the man dragged her down the stairs by her hair and his wife fed her feces and urine as punishment.

Chicago, NY, Hawaii compete to host Obama library

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:21

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2013 file photo, one possible location in the Kakaako district of Honolulu to be considered for the Barack Obama Presidential Library. Four universities in Chicago, New York and Honolulu are trying to outdo one another as they compete to host Barack Obama's future presidential library. Each is offering primo real estate, major financial backing and a grand vision for what the library should look like, and next week, a handful of Obama's oldest friends will start picking the winner. A look at what each school is proposing. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)WASHINGTON (AP) — Three U.S. cities that President Barack Obama once called home are trying to outdo one another as the competition to host his future presidential library comes to a close.

Hartlepool United 1-2 Blyth Spartans

BBC World News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:20
Jarrett Rivers scores in the 90th minute to send Blyth Spartans through to the FA Cup third round at the expense of Hartlepool.
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News: What We’re Reading

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:20
Get recommendations from New York Times reporters and editors, highlighting great stories from around the web. Today, great reads from Jeremy Zilar, Kevin McKenna and others.

FBI-Caesars search case to narrow to father, son

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:18

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, Wei Seng Phua walks into federal court in Las Vegas. Phua, his son Darren Wai Kit Phua, and four others were arrested in July after federal agents raided three high-roller villas at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Five defendants are poised to take plea deals. That'll leave Phua and his son, to face trial on charges including operating an illegal gambling business during the World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/John Locher,File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five defendants are poised to take plea deals in a federal illegal Internet gambling case in Nevada that stemmed from a disputed FBI raid last summer at high-roller suites in Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip, defense attorneys said Friday.

Oil magnate's ex-wife slams $1 billion divorce ruling in appeal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:17

Sue Ann Hamm stands in the courthouse hall before divorce proceedings with Harold Hamm, founder and CEO of Continental Resources, in Oklahoma CityBy Joshua Schneyer (Reuters) - The ex-wife of Oklahoma oil magnate Harold Hamm has appealed a November divorce ruling that awarded her $1 billion, citing 78 alleged errors and missteps that caused a judge to grossly undervalue her stake in one of America's greatest oil fortunes. Sue Ann Arnall's appeal assails as "inappropriate" Judge Howard Haralson's decision to allow lawyers for both her ex-husband and his oil company, Continental Resources, to "double team" her during an epic divorce trial. ...

Rolling Stone apologises for Virginia rape story

BBC World News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:05
Rolling Stone apologises for campus rape story
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Britain Puts 2 in Prison After Return From Syria

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:05
The case has provoked a debate over how to handle returning jihadists without discouraging their families from cooperating with the authorities.

Downtown traffic Friday night: sing or escape early

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:01
UPDATE, 12:35 p.m. | The downtown protest by the Justice 4 Mike Brown group has been canceled, according to a tweet from the organizers. It will be rescheduled for Sunday.

Rewind: Year-end Sounders FC chat

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:01
Join the conversation as we wrap-up Seattle's eventful 2014, the Supporters' Shield title as well as the postseason disappointment, and begin looking ahead to next season and beyond.

New Jersey casino's closing pushed back 8 days

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 05:58

This Oct. 24, 2014 photo shows the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City N.J. Its parent company, Trump Entertainment Resorts, announced on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 that the casino's closing date is being pushed back until Dec. 20, eight days later than planned, while talks continue on a plan to save it. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The owner of the Trump Taj Mahal casino has pushed back the date it's scheduled to close and become the fifth of the city's casinos to fail this year.

Briton guilty of Paris bathtub murder

BBC World News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 05:54
A businessman is jailed for murdering his millionaire girlfriend in a Paris hotel suite.
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Drunken driver who killed teens: 'I am a monster'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 05:54
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — A drunken driver who was texting when he struck and killed two teenage cousins in New Jersey called himself a monster when he was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison.

Missouri hunter feels heat for killing albino deer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 05:51
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A hunter in southeast Missouri who killed a rare albino deer says he's received online threats but that he doesn't regret his actions.

Automaker seeks $118M tax break for 4-mile move

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 05:50
Subaru announced plans Friday to move its U.S. headquarters to Camden, just four miles from its current home in Cherry Hill, and said it is seeking $118 million in tax breaks intended to lure jobs to the impoverished city.

A real puzzler: WSU's Monroe reported to have quit Cougars

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 05:50
In another indication that the wrinkles haven't been fully ironed out of the Mike Leach regime three years in at Washington State, middle linebacker Darryl Monroe is reported to have quit the Cougars with a year of eligibility remaining. Monroe's departure was reported by