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Police: Murder victim Connie Murray's nephew arrested in burglary attempt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:31

 Murder victim Connie Murray's nephew arrested in burglary attemptTwo men were arrested for allegedly trying to burglarize the Northeast Philadelphia home of murder victim Connie Murray and police say one of the suspects was Murray's nephew.


Ohio offers $150M in no-interest water plant loans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:24
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's environmental regulators laid out a plan Thursday to assist cities with testing and treating their drinking water, a first step in the state's response to last week's water emergency in Toledo that left 400,000 people without clean tap water.

Veteran Missouri prosecutor to weigh fate of cop who shot black teen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:14
By Carey Gillam FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - Bob McCulloch is in a difficult situation. As St. Louis County prosecuting attorney, McCulloch is responsible for deciding whether to pursue criminal charges against the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Mike Brown on Saturday outside a low-income apartment complex in Ferguson, Missouri. McCulloch, 63, has held the top county prosecutor's job for 23 years and has promised an impartial investigation of Brown's death. "I don't trust Bob McCulloch," community activist Anthony Shahid said as he helped lead a march by roughly 100 people at the St. Louis County Justice Center this week.

Shell sells shale gas rights for $2.1 billion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:06
Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell drilling rights in shale formations in Louisiana and Wyoming for $2.1 billion in two transactions.

Monmouth Co. man charged in murder of cousin, 10-year-old foster daughter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 22:58

Monmouth Co. man charged in murder of cousin, 10-year-old foster daughterPolice say Brian Farmer murdered his cousin and her 10-year-old foster daughter after she walked in on him photographing the girl engaged in sex acts.


Group releases name it says is officer in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 22:56
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The hacker group Anonymous has released the name of the person that it says is the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Black smoke from routine burn-off at Delek's Tyler, Texas refinery: report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 22:27
(Reuters) - Black smoke was reported from the Delek U.S. Holdings refinery at Tyler, Texas, according to a report on the KLTV news website. The smoke was caused by a routine burn-off at the refinery, the report quoted law enforcement as saying. The company, which operates the 60,000 barrel-per-day refinery in Tyler, was not immediately available for comment. (Source: http://bit.ly/1sYizkV) (Reporting by Arpan Varghese in Bangalore)

Sharpton: Justice department should monitor police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 22:14
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Civil rights activist Al Sharpton is calling on the Department of Justice to monitor how police are responding to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

Massachusetts governor signs law tightening state gun rules

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:51

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick requests a moment of silence during JFK assassination anniversary ceremony, in BostonMassachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed into law a measure giving police chiefs authority to turn down a resident's requests to buy a rifle or shotgun if they believe the person may be a danger. The measure broadens the authority of police, who were already allowed to deny sales of handguns to people who failed background checks. The new measure gives a police chief 90 days to petition a court to deny a firearms identification card to someone the chief believes to be unfit. "This legislation moves us in that direction." House lawmakers passed the measure two weeks ago, overriding objections from gun-rights advocates in the state Senate who had opposed the measure, worrying that police chiefs could abuse the authority to deny firearms to law-abiding citizens.


Golfers refuse to testify about on-course fight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:29
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Two Pennsylvania golfers accused of fighting over the rules had assault charges dismissed after they refused to testify against one another.

Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:25

 the search for a gunman in Canada after three officers were killed and the shooting at Reynolds High School. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen, File)SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing.


Man dies in shooting outside Philly peace concert

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:13

Fairmount ParkPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man was fatally shot outside a Philadelphia concert being held to promote peace and stem violence in the city, police said Thursday.


AP's Frank Bajak among Cabot Prize winners

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:03
NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism on Thursday announced this year's winners of the oldest award in international journalism, the Maria Moors Cabot Prize, for excellence in reporting on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Man fatally stabbed in New Orleans' French Quarter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:27

New Orleans police and Louisiana state troopers investigate a fatal stabbing on Toulouse Street near Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Homicide detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of a 47-year old man who is believed to be homeless. Witnesses told police that they observed the victim involved in a physical altercation. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police are investigating a stabbing death in the French Quarter of a man believed to be homeless.


Tugboat captain killed when crane hits bridge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:20
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard says a tugboat captain is dead after the arm of a crane struck a bridge and fell back onto the tug's pilothouse.

Frustrated mom creates app to control child's phone

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:08

Frustrated mom creates app to control child's phoneOne local mom took control and invented an app that her kids and yours can't ignore


Slovak PM critical of Ukraine for sanctions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:46
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's prime minister has criticized Ukraine for preparing sanctions against Russia.

Berlin taxi drivers hail city's Uber ban

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:24
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin taxi drivers are celebrating a decision by authorities to ban the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city.

Family of slain child says it will sue NYC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:23
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a 6-year-old New York City boy stabbed to death in a public housing elevator has notified the city that it is planning a $281 million lawsuit.

Teens shot near playground in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:14

Teens shot near playground in South PhiladelphiaThe search is on for the gunman who shot two teens in South Philadelphia.