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Four Memphis cops suspended over porta-potty arrest: report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:08
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE (Reuters) - Four Memphis police officers have been suspended with pay for tipping over a portable toilet where a suspect had tried to hide, after a video of the Sept. 19 arrest circulated widely on social media, the Commercial Appeal newspaper reported on Thursday. The video showed the officers closing in on the portable potty at a construction site where the suspect had hidden. The officers tipped the portable toilet over and then put it upright again. The police kicked the suspect and handcuffed him after he came out of the potty, the video showed. ...

Personal Journeys: Looking for Moose to Moon Over

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:06
My 7-year-old son had seen a moose on TV. I was going to show him the real thing. And so we headed for New Hampshire.

Families want investigations into police deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:06

In this image from video the parents of Michael Brown, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown, Sr., speak at a news conference with civil rights leaders at the National Press Club Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 in Washington. Brown's parents were joined by Eric Garner's mother in calling for full federal investigations into the death of their sons, two unarmed black men who died in police encounters. (AP Photo/AP Video)WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men who died in encounters with white police officers, joined with civil rights leaders on Thursday to call for a full federal investigation and charges against those involved in their deaths.


Disruptions: Big iPhone 6 Bulges in All the Wrong Places

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:52
The new phones don’t comfortably fit pockets and purses. The public has taken to Twitter and Facebook to grumble.

Florida man on trial again in loud music killing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:51

Michael Dunn, left, enters the courtroom for the start of his retrial on murder charges, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville, Fla. The retrial of Dunn on murder charges for the shooting death of 17-year old Jordan Davis in a dispute over loud music at at Jacksonville gas station in November of 2012 began Thursday afternoon. Dunn was convicted previously of attempted second-degree murder for firing the shots, but a jury deadlocked on first-degree murder. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Self, Pool) (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Self, Pool)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors Thursday described a white Florida man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager during an argument over loud music as a cold killer who fired multiple times into an SUV. His defense countered during his retrial that the man felt threatened and fired in self-defense.


Rouhani: extremists want to destroy civilization

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:50
Iran's president told the U.N. General Assembly Thursday that moderate leaders in the Middle East must spearhead the fight against extremists, warning that their goal of destroying civilization is generating anti-Muslim hatred and creating fertile ground for further intervention of foreign forces in the region.

Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:50

In this Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014 photo, a customer reaches for the regular switch to fill her tank with the $2.92-a-gallon regular gas at a RaceWay gas station in Richland, Miss. The typical autumn decline in gasoline prices is getting a big push lower by falling global oil prices. By the end of the year, up to 30 states could have an average gasoline price of under $3 a gallon. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)NEW YORK (AP) — The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a "2'' across much the country.


Mickelson, McIlroy square off in opening session

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:46
Phil Mickelson poked fun at Rory McIlroy. Now they get to face off in the Ryder Cup.

Chicago’s O’Hare once again world’s busiest airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:46
First time since 2004 that O’Hare is world’s busiest, thanks in part to growth in international travelers.

Alice Gross 'last walk' replayed

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:44
A reconstruction of the last known movements of missing schoolgirl Alice Gross is staged in west London.
Categories: BBC World News

Serial killer sentenced to life in prison for three Los Angeles stranglings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:41
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 74-year-old career criminal convicted in the strangling deaths of three women in Los Angeles was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the crimes committed in the 1980s, prosecutors said. Police used DNA matches in 2012 to tie Samuel Little to the three women, whose bodies were dumped in alleys near downtown Los Angeles and who prosecutors have described as easy targets because of their drug problems. ...

Report: Chopper pilot disoriented in Ky. crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:39
MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — The federal transportation board says the pilot of a medical helicopter became disoriented in patchy fog and that likely caused it to crash in southeastern Kentucky last year, killing three people.

Dashboard video shows shooting of unarmed driver

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:32

In this Sept. 20014 photo released by the South Carolina State Police, State trooper Sean Groubert poses for a booking photo. Groubert, 31, was charged Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Officials say a former South Carolina state trooper is charged with a felony in the shooting of an unarmed man during a traffic stop earlier this month. (AP Photo/South Carolina State Police)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina state trooper's dashboard video shows an unarmed driver being shot just seconds after he was stopped for a seatbelt offense — and the trooper, who was fired last week, has now been charged with assault.


Apple says bent iPhones are 'rare'

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:31
Apple responds to claims that its new handsets are prone to bending by saying such damage would be "rare" during normal use.
Categories: BBC World News

Suspect in Virginia student abduction held without bond in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:29
By Amanda Orr GALVESTON Texas (Reuters) - A man suspected of abducting a University of Virginia student will be held without bond in Texas pending his extradition to Virginia, a Texas county judge ruled on Thursday. Jesse Matthew, 32, was arrested in Galveston, Texas, on Wednesday, about 1,100 miles away from the University of Virginia campus. The arrest came a day after a warrant was issued accusing him of abduction with the intent to defile. Hannah Graham, 18, a sophomore at the school, was seen with Matthew leaving a bar in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the early hours of Sept. 13. ...

For flu shots, there's more than one choice

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:27

For flu shots, there's more than one choiceFlu season is right around the corner, and that means now is the time to get a flu shot.


Apple's response to iPhone glitches is key

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:23

FILE - In this June 2, 2014 photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about iOS 8 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Apple has stopped providing an update to its new iOS 8 mobile operating software, following complaints by some users who said Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, that the update interferes with their ability to make phone calls. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself.


2 more sets of remains from reform school ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:18

Lead researcher and University of South Florida Associate Professor Erin Kimmerle speaks during a news conference Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla., regarding the unmarked graves found at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna Fla. University researchers have positively identified the remains of two more boys recovered from the graves. Thomas Varnadoe and Earl Wilson were positively identified through a DNA matches from family members. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Researchers have identified two more sets of remains buried on the grounds of a former Florida Panhandle reform school for over a half-century, the team announced Thursday.


Kenyan death penalty for abortion

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:17
A Kenyan nurse is sentenced to death after being found guilty of carrying out an abortion five years ago on a woman who later bled to death.
Categories: BBC World News

Corvette driver taught a lesson for taking up two parking spots

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:14

Corvette driver taught a lesson for taking up two parking spotsA New Jersey man pulled into a nearly full parking lot and spotted a corvette purposely taking two parking spaces up front.