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Police shooting in housing project ruled homicide

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:28
Prosecutors should charge a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell, elected officials said Monday after the medical examiner announced that the death was ruled a homicide.

Aston Villa 1-1 Southampton

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:25
England defender Nathaniel Clyne scores late on to deny Aston Villa a win and rescue a point for Southampton.
Categories: BBC World News

Man indicted in stabbing at Connecticut Navy base

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:24
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A man accused of assaulting two guards at a Navy submarine base in Connecticut has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Man sentenced in Texas overdose death of T. Boone Pickens' grandson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:22
By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - A former Texas Christian University student accused of killing the grandson of billionaire T. Boone Pickens by injecting him with heroin was sentenced to 10 years' probation on Monday as part of a plea deal. Brennan Trainor Rodriguez, 23, pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance that caused the overdose death of Thomas "Ty" Boone Pickens IV on Jan. 29, 2013, according to a statement from the Tarrant County district attorney's office in Fort Worth. ...

UN chief: Palestinian recognition gains momentum

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:22
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday the international community's failure to advance a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is spurring governments and parliaments to take action to recognize the state of Palestine — and "that momentum will grow."

Autopsy begins on Kansas woman found raped, burned

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:21

In this Nov. 23, 2014 photo Marty Bell signs a memorial for Letitia Davis at a vigil in Fairmont Park in Wichita, Kan., where Davis found Nov. 14 with burns on more than half her body and cuts on her head. Cornell A. McNeal, 26, of Wichita, has been jailed and charged in the death of Davis who died after she was sexually assaulted and set on fire in the park, according to authorities. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Dave Williams)WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An autopsy has begun on a Kansas woman who died this weekend, days after she was sexually assaulted and set on fire in a Wichita park, a county official said Monday.


US judge sentences cartel lieutenant to 22 years

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:20

FILE - This Feb. 22, 2014 file photo shows Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, being escorted to a helicopter in Mexico City following his capture overnight in the beach resort town of Mazatlan. On Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at federal court in Chicago, a U.S. judge sentenced Alfredo Vasquez-Hernandez, a reputed lieutenant of Guzman, to 22 years in prison for his role in a $1 billion trafficking conspiracy, saying the stiff sentence should send a message to traffickers everywhere. The case is regarded as one of the U.S. government's most important against Mexican cartels. Guzman remains jailed in Mexico and Mexican authorities haven't said if they might extradite him to Chicago. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. judge sentenced a reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to 22 years in prison Monday for his role in a $1 billion trafficking conspiracy, saying the stiff sentence should send a message to traffickers everywhere.


Georgia replaces emergency management chief

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:18
ATLANTA (AP) — The head of Georgia's emergency management agency has been reassigned to a deputy position, months after becoming the public face of the state's weak response to a January storm that trapped motorists on highways in metro Atlanta for hours.

Driver in fatal Northern California bus crash had earlier accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:17
By Shelby Sebens (Reuters) - The driver of a tour bus that drifted off a California freeway near the Oregon border and slid down an embankment, killing one person and injuring about 30 others on Sunday, was involved in another crash hours before the fatal accident, police said on Monday. The crash that occurred off Interstate 5, about 100 miles south of Oregon, killed 33-year-old Octaviano Garcia of Parlier, California, officials with the Shasta County Coroner's Office said. ...

California man's conviction in 1978 murder overturned on DNA evidence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:16

Hanline holds on to the boots of her husband Michael Hanline, next to Brooks, Director of California Innocence Project , as they watch Lief, Senior Deputy District Attorney speak at Superior Court in VenturaBy Daina Beth Solomon VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - A California man who spent more than 30 years in prison for a 1978 murder was ordered released on Monday by a judge who overturned his conviction based on DNA analysis and investigative reports that were withheld from his defense. The California Innocence Project, which worked for 15 years to win Michael Hanline’s freedom, said the case represented the oldest conviction to be reversed in the state. ...


Huskies hoops links: Shawn Kemp Jr. leads Washington to 3-0 start

WA Huskies - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:16
Shawn Kemp Jr. led Washington in scoring for the third straight game and the Huskies remained perfect following Sunday's 76-69 win over Pacific in the Marv Harshman Classic at KeyArena.
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AccuWeather: Record warmth; Rain/snow mix coming

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:14

 From Record Warmth to Rain and SnowMeteorologist David Murphy says a rain/snow mix arrives on Wednesday.


As Booth Brothers Held Forth, 1864 Confederate Plot Against New York Fizzled

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:10
Acting 150 years ago, saboteurs who were incensed by the Union Army’s scorched earth campaign tried to set 19 hotels, a theater and P.T. Barnum’s Museum on fire.

FAA chief: Disaster response depends on funding

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:10

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, a security guard stands in front of the air-traffic control center in Aurora, Ill., after all flights in and out of Chicago's two airports were halted following a fire at the facility. The Federal Aviation Administration is revamping its systems following the September sabotage and fire at a suburban Chicago facility that disrupted travel nationwide. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, the agency is working to reduce its response time to a major facility outage from days to hours. It took more than two weeks to fully repair the suburban Chicago center. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Scott Sanders, File) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUTCHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration outlined steps Monday to improve its security and air traffic control backup systems following the sabotage of a suburban Chicago air traffic control center that disrupted travel nationwide — but said widespread upgrades will require money from Congress.


VIDEO: Victims treated after Afghan blast

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:08
Many children were among a crowd watching a volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday when a suicide bomber struck killing at least 50.
Categories: BBC World News

University of Delaware releases statement on student killed in crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:08

University of Delaware releases statement on student killed in crashOne person is dead and two others are in critical condition after a collision in Bear, Delaware.


Iran nuclear talks thrown lifeline, but time running short

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:04
Facing a last-gasp chance for Iran nuclear deal, says Jeremy Bowen
Categories: BBC World News

US Steel to build new headquarters in Pittsburgh

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:04

This artist rendering provided Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 by United States Steel, Corp., depicts a proposed building that the company announced would become its company's world headquarters in Pittsburgh. The building would be part of the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins’ redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site. It would replace the current headquarters in the 64-story U.S. Steel Tower, downtown Pittsburgh's highest building. (AP Photo/United States Steel, Corp.)PITTSBURGH (AP) — United States Steel Corp. announced Monday it will build its new world headquarters in Pittsburgh as part of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site by the NHL's Penguins.


Glass shattering? Flournoy tops Pentagon shortlist

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:59

FILE - This Dec. 7, 2011 file photo shows former U.S. Defense Undersecretary Michele Flournoy, preparing for a bilateral meeting in Beijing, China. Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)WASHINGTON (AP) — Michele Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Barack Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation.


Oregon police told to remove altered badge images backing Ferguson officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:58
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Portland's police chief ordered three officers on Monday to remove an image of the Oregon city's police badge from their Facebook pages that had been altered to show support for a policeman who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. "I was alerted to these images this morning and immediately ordered their removal through the officers' chain of command. The image displayed does not represent this organization and was very inflammatory in nature," Police Chief Mike Reese said in a statement. ...