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Rudolph stamps guide tiny post office to success

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 9 min ago
RUDOLPH, Wis. (AP) — This seems to be Rudolph's Christmas.

Timeline of events before and after NYC cop deaths

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 10 min ago

This image provided by the Baltimore County Police Dept. shows a wanted poster of Ismaaiyl Brinsley. The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Baltimore County Police Dept.)A timeline of events in the hours before and moments after two New York Police Department officers were killed in their cruiser Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a 28-year-old man who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.


Police departments on alert after cop killings

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 16 min ago

Mourners stand at a memorial Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, during a vigil near the spot where two New York Police Department officers, sitting inside a patrol car the previous day, were shot by an armed man, killing them both. The assailant then went into a nearby subway station and committed suicide, police said. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.


Republicans weigh big changes at U.S. budget referee agency

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 20 min ago

Paul Ryan speaks at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council meeting in WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Republicans take full control of Congress on Jan. 6, they will face decisions on major changes at the Congressional Budget Office, including possibly naming a new head and changing the rules used to assess the cost of legislation. Conservative groups have been calling for the replacement of CBO Director Doug Elmendorf, who was appointed by Democrats in 2009 and whose term expires next month. ...


Sentencing slated in rape case probation violation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 13:45
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players faces nearly six months in jail after pleading guilty to violating his probation.

Man who helped subdue gunman among Carnegie Heroes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 13:29

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2013 file photo Bernard Kozen stands near the scene, where a shooting occurred the night before at the Ross Township Municipal Building, in Saylorsburg, Pa. Kozen who helped subdue a gunman charged with killing three people at a municipal meeting last year is among 19 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission. The commission founded in 1904 by steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie has now honored 9,737 individuals. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parks director of a Pennsylvania township who helped subdue a gunman charged with killing three people at a municipal meeting last year is among 19 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission.


List of people being honored as Carnegie Heroes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 13:17
Winners of Carnegie Hero medals announced Monday:

Today in History

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 13:00
Today is Monday, Dec. 22, the 356th day of 2014. There are nine days left in the year.

Horses killed in Hockessin, Del. barn fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:29

Horses killed in Hockessin, Del. barn fireFirefighters battled a raging blaze inside a barn in Hockessin, Delaware Sunday night.


Fires erupt inside 2 apartment complexes in Claymont, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:28

Fires erupt inside 2 apartment complexes in Claymont, Del.Firefighters battled large blazes inside two apartment complexes in Claymont, Delaware on Sunday.


Protesters rally in Center City against police brutality

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:27

Protesters rally in Center City against police brutalityThe ambush of two New York City police officers has been tied to the recent wave of protests against the deaths of black men at the hands of white police. And now Philadelphia Police have weighed in on how they will staff the rallies moving forward in light of tragedy.


Shane Montgomery's keys found in Schuylkill River

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:17

Shane Montgomery's keys found in Schuylkill RiverPolice discovered a set of keys in the Schuylkill River, which they say belong to missing West Chester University student Shane Montgomery.


US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:09

Cars drive by the Sony Pictures Plaza building in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company.


Maine man charged with killing girlfriend, two children

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:06
(Reuters) - A 27-year-old man was arrested in Maine on Sunday and charged with killing his girlfriend and her two young children, whose bodies were discovered in their mobile home a day earlier, state police said. Keith Coleman, of Garland, about 28 miles northwest of Bangor, was charged with three counts of murder and was awaiting a first court appearance either Monday or Tuesday, Maine State Police said in a news release. ...

Obama calls Philadelphia police commissioner after NYC police shootings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:25
By Julia Edwards HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey on Sunday to express his outrage over the recent killings of two New York City Police officers, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said. Obama recently named Ramsey co-chair of a task force to examine policing practices across the United States following a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri for killing an unarmed black teenager. ...

Neighbor talks about shooting before NYPD killings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:24
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to a neighbor who said she saw the woman and called 911.

Police: Man killed girlfriend, her 2 kids in Maine

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:23
GARLAND, Maine (AP) — A man was charged Sunday with killing his girlfriend and her two children, whose bodies were found in the mobile home they shared, state police said.

Police: Fugitive killed Florida officer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 10:56

This photo provided by the Tarpon Springs Police Department shows Officer Charles Kondek. Ofc. Kondek, a 17-year veteran of the local police department and originally from New York, was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 responding to a call shortly after 2 a.m. (AP Photo/Tarpon Springs Police Department)MIAMI (AP) — A fugitive trying to evade an arrest warrant shot a Tampa-area police officer and then ran him over early Sunday, killing the officer, police said.


Fire tears through barn in Hockessin, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 10:47

Horses killed in Hockessin, Del. barn fireFirefighters battled a raging blaze inside a barn in Hockessin, Delaware Sunday night.


10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 10:00

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton leaves flowers at an impromptu memorial near the site where two police officers were killed in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Just minutes before a wanted poster for Ismaaiyl Brinsley arrived in the NYPD's Real Time Crime Center, he ambushed two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: