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Civil rights case filed to stop Florida boy's circumcision

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:50
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The battle over a Florida boy's circumcision has moved to federal court.

Police to release details into auditor death investigation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:23
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb of Clayton are expected to release details of their investigation into the death of Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich.

SUV knocks down boy, 4, then runs over him and speeds off

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:23
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 4-year-old boy has died after police say he was struck, knocked to the ground and run over by an SUV that then fled in Southwest Philadelphia.

Ex-college worker claims boss made her watch 'chick flicks'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:21
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A woman who worked briefly for the president of a Maine college has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the school, alleging she was expected to play tennis, jog and watch "chick flicks" with her female boss.

Prosecutors investigate fatal shooting by Chicago police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:16
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal and county prosecutors are investigating the October fatal shooting by a Chicago police officer of a teenager who authorities say was wielding a knife, and the city says it will pay his family $5 million to preclude any legal action.

Abu Dhabi crown prince to meet Obama at White House next week: NSC

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:01

Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan inspects an honour guard in PutrajayaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will host Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the White House next Monday, the National Security Council said on Tuesday. (Writing by Bill Trott; Editing by Emily Stephenson)


Robert Kennedy Jr. backs off 'holocaust' in vaccine debate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 20:28
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Robert Kennedy Jr. on Monday apologized for describing the number of children injured by vaccines as "a holocaust" during a film screening last week.

Walter Scott didn't deserve to die, passenger in car says

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 20:18
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The passenger who was in Walter Scott's car during a traffic stop before he fled and was fatally shot by a police officer says he'll never know why his friend ran but that he didn't deserve to die.

Police use of stun guns eyed in officer-involved killings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 19:38

FILE - In this April 4, 2015, file photo, from video provided by Attorney L. Chris Stewart representing the family of Walter Lamer Scott, Scott appears to be running away from City Patrolman Michael Thomas Slager, right, in North Charleston, S.C. Slager was charged with murder on Tuesday, April 7, hours after law enforcement officials viewed the dramatic video that appears to show him shooting a fleeing Scott several times in the back. (AP Photo/Courtesy of L. Chris Stewart, File)NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Before a bystander's video led to his murder charge and firing, North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager said he killed a fleeing suspect in a traffic stop after a struggle over his Taser.


Reserve deputy charged with manslaughter in shooting death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 19:34

Volunteer sheriff's deputy charged in Oklahoma suspect's shooting deathProsecutors have charged a reserve sheriff's deputy with manslaughter in the death of a man who was fatally shot as he lay on the ground at the officer's feet - a shooting that has raised questions about the use of volunteer officers to supplement full-time police.


Missouri to execute man convicted of murder over child support

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 19:04
Missouri was preparing on Tuesday to execute a man convicted of attacking his former wife over child support payments and killing her friend as his lawyers exhausted several avenues of appeal. Andre Cole, 52, is scheduled to be put to death at 6 p.m. (CDT) Tuesday. As well, Cole is one of several Missouri death row inmates who have alleged the state's lethal injection protocol violates a constitutional prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. He fell $3,000 behind in child support for the couple's two children and his wages were ordered garnished, according to court records.

Police: Woman finds bullet inside her freezer after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 18:53
UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Police investigating a report of gunfire say they found the evidence in a woman's freezer.

Ahead of the Bell: US retail sales

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 18:47

US retail sales rise ahead of holiday shoppingThe Commerce Department releases retail sales data for March on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. GROWTH RETURNS: Economists forecast that retail sales rose 1 percent in March, according to a survey by FactSet. ...


Ex-Assembly speaker's son-in-law charged in $7M Ponzi scheme

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 18:22
NEW YORK (AP) — A son-in-law of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was charged with defrauding investors out of $7 million in a Ponzi scheme, according to a federal complaint.

Boy, 4, struck and killed in Southwest Philadelphia; hit-and-run caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 18:05

Boy, 4, struck and killed in Southwest Philadelphia; hit-and-run caught on cameraPolice have released a description of the SUV seen on camera striking and killing a 4-year-old boy in Southwest Philadelphia.


Battle for Oregon highlights Obama's free-trade challenge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 17:58

Obama pauses during remarks at the Civil Society Forum in Panama CityBy Krista Hughes and Shelby Sebens WASHINGTON/PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - It is crunch time for President Barack Obama's push to finalize an ambitious Pacific free trade pact and anyone wondering why it is such a tough sell may want to talk to the people of Oregon. This West Coast state of 4 million people, which hosts major operations of global giants Nike Inc and Intel Corp, exemplifies the nation's ambiguity about free trade and shows the battle lines between its advocates and critics. With 44 percent of Oregon's exports already heading to the Trans Pacific Partnership countries and an estimated one in five jobs dependent on trade, local businesses are lobbying for the 12-nation pact that would stretch from Japan to Chile, covering 40 percent of the world economy. "We understand that it's a necessary thing, you have to have trade, you have to be able to put your products in other markets," says John Kleiboeker, 45, Boeing Co worker of 18 years and machinists' union president at the aircraft maker's Gresham factory east of Portland.


4-year-old child struck and killed in Southwest Philadelphia hit-and-run accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 17:35

Boy, 4, struck and killed in Southwest Philadelphia; hit-and-run caught on cameraA 4-year-old child was struck and killed by a car that fled the scene in Southwest Philadelphia, police say.


Man critical in hospital after arrest by Baltimore police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 17:22
(Reuters) - A man was in critical condition in the hospital on Monday after being arrested by several Baltimore police officers in an incident that was at least partly captured on video, police officials said. Local broadcaster WJZ-TV said family members of the man, who the footage it published showed was black, had identified him as 27-year-old Freddie Gray. Use of force by U.S. police, particularly against minorities, has come under increased scrutiny following police killings of black men in Ferguson, Missouri, New York City and North Charleston, South Carolina that have sparked nationwide protests. "A number of officers made an arrest of a man who fled from them," Baltimore Police Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez told a news conference on Monday.

Woman dies after being shot in Camden, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 17:14

Woman dies after being shot in Camden, N.J.Police say a woman in her early 20's was shot and killed in Camden, New Jersey Monday night.


Instructor's death at thrill ride car track 3rd in past year

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 17:04
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For his 24th birthday, TaVon Watson wanted a thrill ride, so he headed to the Exotic Driving Experience track at Walt Disney World.