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Ohio mother fatally shoots young sons, then kills herself: police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:39
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A southwestern Ohio mother fatally shot her two young sons and then took her own life, police said on Wednesday. Rachel Johnson, 32, and her 7-year-old son, Daylan, were found dead by her husband when he came to the house on Wednesday morning to pick the boys up for school, Springfield Police Chief Steve Moody said. Ayden Johnson, 10, was critically wounded and died at a Dayton hospital, Moody said. Springfield is located about 25 miles northeast of Dayton.

Andrew Madoff dies of cancer in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:36
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff's last surviving son, died of cancer on Wednesday, years after turning his father in and insisting he had been duped like the rest of the world into believing history's most notorious Ponzi king was an honest financier.

Bits Blog: Isis, the Industry Group, Is Changing Its Name

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:34
Several wireless companies formed Isis in 2010 to encourage the development of wireless payment technology.

UK 'will not waver' on defeating IS

BBC World News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:32
The UK 'will not waver' in its aim of defeating terrorism, David Cameron says after the killing of a second US hostage and threats made against a British man.
Categories: BBC World News

Norwegian Air can’t yet start new low-cost Europe-U. S. flights

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:31
Federal government won’t let carrier begin service while the application is still under review.

U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan stepping down

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:29
Jenny Durkan will step down as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington at the end of the month, her office announced Wednesday.

U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan stepping down

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:29
Jenny Durkan will step down as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington at the end of the month, her office announced Wednesday.

Casino closures brings mass unemployment filing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:27
Carrying identification documents and bitterness over their sudden joblessness, hundreds of ex-casino workers began filing for unemployment Wednesday morning, the first attendees at an assistance center that expects to process 5,000 newly laid-off workers over the next three days.

Group identifies 3rd US aid worker with Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:27
The third U.S. aid worker sickened with Ebola is a Boston-area doctor who decided to return to Liberia after the two others fell ill with the deadly virus, the president of his missionary group said Wednesday.

3 bird strikes within hours at NYC's LaGuardia

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:27
The Federal Aviation Administration says three bird strikes were reported in a four-hour period at New York's LaGuardia Airport and no one was injured in any of the strikes.

Creditor wants 75 cents on dollar for Detroit debt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:25

FILE- This April 9, 2008 file photo shows the city of Detroit. An attorney for Detroit is set to resume his opening statement, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the city’s historic bankruptcy trial, after telling the judge on the first day that the city’s plan to restructure billions of dollars in debt is needed to free up funds to provide services to residents and allow it to survive. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, file)DETROIT (AP) — An attorney for one of Detroit's creditors says the company believes the city can afford 75 cents on the dollar to settle its debt.


VIDEO: Obama shows support for Baltic states

BBC World News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:22
President Obama has urged members of the Nato alliance to send an unmistakable message backing Ukraine, in the face of what he called "brazen aggression" by Russia.
Categories: BBC World News

eBay glitch blocks user access

BBC World News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:20
E-retailing giant eBay's users are reporting difficulty signing in to the site, marking the eleventh website glitch the firm has suffered this year.
Categories: BBC World News

Feds probing some Chicago police-involved shootings: attorney

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:20

Shoppers walk along Michigan avenue as police officers patrol the streets in preparation for demonstrators ahead of the NATO meeting in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The FBI and federal prosecutors are investigating some shootings in Chicago in which police were involved and in which a gun belonging to the person shot was not recovered, according to an attorney who represents police officers. The attorney, Daniel Q. Herbert, in a letter to the head of the Chicago police union dated Aug. 29, warned of the investigation and advised that officers not speak to investigators unless they have legal representation present. "It has come to my attention that the FBI and U.S. The letter to Dean C. Angelo, Sr., president of the Chicago branch of the Fraternal Order of Police, was published this week on the police blog Second City Cop.


Feds probing some Chicago police-involved shootings: attorney

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:20
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The FBI and federal prosecutors are investigating some shootings in Chicago in which police were involved and in which a gun belonging to the person shot was not recovered, according to an attorney who represents police officers. The attorney, Daniel Q. Herbert, in a letter to the head of the Chicago police union dated Aug. 29, warned of the investigation and advised that officers not speak to investigators unless they have legal representation present. "It has come to my attention that the FBI and U.S. The letter to Dean C. Angelo, Sr., president of the Chicago branch of the Fraternal Order of Police, was published this week on the police blog Second City Cop.

Tech insiders: Firms halted spread of grisly video

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:18
PARIS (AP) — Tech companies drafted plans to scrub the web after a grisly video showing the beheading of an American journalist by Islamic State militants - and implemented them this week after a second killing, a Silicon Valley insider said Wednesday.

Seattle pays $45,000 for stun gun use on woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:14
SEATTLE (AP) — The city of Seattle has agreed to pay $45,000 to settle a lawsuit with a woman who was stunned with a Taser when she was pregnant because she refused to sign a traffic citation.

VIDEO: Iowa storm chaser hit by lightning

BBC World News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:14
A father and son storm-chasing team talk about the moment one of them was struck by lightning.
Categories: BBC World News