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Couple cleared in daughter's death arrives in US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 14:30

In this photo posted on the Twitter account of the David House Agency, Matthew Huang, top right, and his wife Grace, left, greet unidentified family members or friends upon their arrival in the United States, presumably in Los Angeles, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. The couple cleared in the death of their 8-year-old daughter reunited with family members following a legal battle that kept them in Qatar for nearly two years, including almost a year spent in jail. Matthew and Grace Huang arrived with smiles on their faces, according to The David House Agency, which represents them. "Mission accomplished. Matt and Grace are in Los Angeles. They have not stopped smiling," the agency tweeted. (AP Photo/David House Agency)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. couple cleared in the death of their 8-year-old daughter arrived home to Los Angeles on Thursday and reunited with family members following a legal battle that kept them in Qatar for nearly two years, including almost a year spent in jail.


Mistrial in Honolulu police chief mailbox theft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 13:59
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal trial involving a mailbox stolen from the home of the Honolulu police chief ended in a mistrial Thursday, soon after it got underway and provided glimpses into the chief's family squabbles and raised allegations about department misconduct.

Phoenix police officer shoots dead unarmed black man during scuffle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 13:43
By Daniel Wallis (Reuters) - A Phoenix police officer shot to death an unarmed black man during a struggle and authorities said the officer believed the individual had a gun, in the latest fatal incident amid national turmoil over the policing of black communities. On Thursday night, some 200 demonstrators protested against the killing of 34-year-old Rumain Brisbon, marching to Phoenix police headquarters and blocking streets, broadcaster CBS5 reported. ...

German student's killing: Teens detail burglaries

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 13:09
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Two teenagers testified Thursday that they had stolen items from the garage of a Montana man charged with killing a high school student in that very place weeks later, and one of the teens said that may have been one factor that led to the German exchange student's death.

Reaction to grand jury finding in chokehold death

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

A woman, right, yells at a New York City Police officer during a protest after it was announced that the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner is not being indicted, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in New York. A grand jury cleared the white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of Garner, an unarmed black man, who had been stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, a lawyer for the victim's family said. A video shot by an onlooker and widely viewed on the Internet showed the 43-year-old Garner telling a group of police officers to leave him alone as they tried to arrest him. The city medical examiner ruled Garner's death a homicide and found that a chokehold contributed to it. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Reaction to a grand jury's decision this week to clear Daniel Pantaleo, a white New York City police officer, in the videotaped chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man:


AccuWeather: Wet Start to the Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:45

 Wet Start to the WeekendMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking rain for the first half of the weekend.


Local doctors use new alternative to treat severe scoliosis

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:36

Local doctors use new alternative to treat severe scoliosisLocal doctors have a new way to treat children with severe scoliosis - which is a curvature of the spine. The innovative treatment helps cut down the number of operations needed.


Police: Bouncer talked to someone else, not Shane Montgomery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:33

 Bouncer talked to someone else, not Shane MontgomeryPolice say it appears a bouncer talked to someone else, not missing college student Shane Montgomery, after a bar closed early Thanksgiving morning.


Official: False positive for NJ restaurant customer thought to be diagnosed with hepatitis A

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:31

 False positive for NJ restaurant customer thought to be diagnosed with hepatitis AHealth officials now say a restaurant customer in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, who was thought to have hepatitis A, actually had a false positive test result. Further testing confirmed that the customer does not have the disease.


Teen shot while sitting in car in Burlington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:19

Teen shot while sitting in car in BurlingtonA teen boy was hospitalized after he was shot while sitting in a car Burlington, New Jersey.


LL Bean struggles to meet demand for iconic boot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:35

In this Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 photo, Talitha Donaldson displays a label that is glued onto the back of every L.L. Bean boot, at a facility in Lewiston, Maine. The Maine-based retailer can't make enough of its iconic boots to keep up with demand this holiday season. Some styles are on back order until February, and the company is answering by hiring more than 100 workers and purchasing a new machine that makes the rubber soles. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Whether it's "lumberjack chic" or old-school utility, demand for L.L. Bean boots is surging — so much so that some customers will have to wait until February to get their holiday purchases.


Energy firm ends bid to buy Philadelphia Gas Works

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:29

Energy firm ends bid to buy Philadelphia Gas WorksA Connecticut energy firm that had proposed a $1.86 billion purchase of publicly owned Philadelphia Gas Works is terminating its bid, five weeks after its rejection by Philadelphia City Council.


Man assaulted with hammer in South Philadelphia home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:19

Man assaulted with hammer in South Philadelphia home invasionPolice say a man was assaulted with a hammer during an apparent home invasion in South Philadelphia.


Former AP Latin America bureau chief dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:53

This May 13, 2006 photo provided by his daughter, Britta Dysart, shows former Associated Press journalist William Heath in San Diego. Heath, an award-winning journalist and former bureau chief for the AP who oversaw news coverage during some of Latin America's most turbulent times, has died at the age 78. Heath, who headed AP bureaus in Peru, Venezuela and Argentina, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at a New Mexico hospital as a result of complications following colon cancer surgery, family members said. He retired from AP in 1998 and had lived in New Mexico for the past few years. An Idaho native, Heath graduated from the University of New Mexico and was first hired by the Albuquerque bureau of AP in 1961 for a temporary assignment that kicked off a decades-long career with the news organization. (AP Photo/Courtesy Britta Dysart)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — William Heath, an award-winning journalist and former bureau chief for The Associated Press who oversaw news coverage during some of Latin America's most turbulent times, has died. He was 78.


Pastor, church employee among 3 killed in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:49
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man killed his wife and another woman Thursday, then headed to the church where his wife worked and fatally shot the pastor, authorities said.

Starbucks debuts high-end Reserve roastery and cafe in Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:49

A view of the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room during its preview in conjunction with the company's biennial investor meeting in SeattleBy Lisa Baertlein SEATTLE (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz, who introduced Americans to espressos, Frappuccinos and pumpkin spice lattes, is not about to let a bunch of well-funded independent coffee sellers beat his global chain at the super premium game. Speaking at preview events ahead of Friday's public debut of the company's 15,000-square-foot reserve coffee roastery and tasting room in Seattle, Schultz vowed to stay one step ahead of rivals, which include "third-wave" coffee chains such as Blue Bottle, Intelligentsia and Stumptown. ...


Manhunt under way for Florida man suspected in triple homicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:48
By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A search was under way on Thursday for a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a pastor at a Florida church, as well as the murders of his wife and another woman at a nearby home, by authorities investigating a triple homicide on the state's Gulf Coast. Sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a church shooting around 1:20 p.m., according to a news release. While at the scene, they learned about two more people slain at a nearby home in Bradenton, located about 45 miles south of Tampa. ...

Lawyer: Greenpeace protesters reach plea deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:40
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Greenpeace activists charged in an eye-catching protest at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters in Cincinnati plan to accept a plea agreement, a defense attorney said Thursday.

10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:05

A message reading "Black Lives Matter" is written across the cheek of Samaria Muhammad as she chants with fellow protesters in Atlanta on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 during a demonstration against the deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


U.S. couple released by Qatar in child death return to Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:51

Matthew and Grace Huang on airliner leaving DohaBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An American couple convicted and later cleared of wrongdoing in the death of their adopted African-born daughter in Qatar returned to Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon, a family spokesman said on Twitter. Matthew and Grace Huang left the tiny Gulf Arab state on Wednesday after a ban on their travel issued by that government was lifted, ending a nearly two-year ordeal. "Mission accomplished. Matt and Grace are in Los Angeles. They have not stopped smiling," spokesman Eric Volz said in a tweet posted about 3 p.m. PST. ...