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Police use tear gas to clear streets of Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:41

A law enforcement officer on a tactical vehicle watches after a device was fired to disperse a crowd Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. As night fell Sunday in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marchers pushed toward one end of a street. Police attempted to push them back by firing tear gas and shouting over a bullhorn that the protest was no longer peaceful. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets late Sunday, a week after demonstrations against the fatal police shooting of a black Missouri teenager first filled this St. Louis suburb with angry, defiant crowds.


3.6-magnitude quake hits Southern California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 13:53
BIG BEAR CITY, Calif. (AP) — A small earthquake has struck the San Bernardino Mountains but no damages or injuries are reported.

Camps take cystic fibrosis patients surfing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 13:23

In this July 24, 2014 photo, the Montelone family, from left, Grace, 8, Brooke, 10, Rob, Paulette, Brian, 10, Michael, 12, and Gavin, 8, pose for a family picture on the beach in San Clemente, Calif. Three of the Montelone's five children, who have cystic fibrosis, are part of a growing number of people to take advantage of the health benefits that come with surfing. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — For three of Rob and Paulette Montelone's five kids, spending the summer surfing is more than just a fun activity. It could also extend their lives.


China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:40
BEIJING (AP) — Mercedes-Benz has become the latest global automaker that Chinese investigators say violated the country's anti-monopoly law.

Report: Teen shot 6 times, including twice in head

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:28

Rev. Al Sharpton, left, speaks with parents of Michael Brown, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, right, during a rally at Greater Grace Church, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, for their son who was killed by police last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. Sharpton told the rally Brown’s death was a "defining moment for this country." (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)NEW YORK (AP) — An unarmed black teenager killed by a white officer in Missouri was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy has found.


Report: Teen shot 6 times, including twice in head

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:28

Rev. Al Sharpton, left, speaks with parents of Michael Brown, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, right, during a rally at Greater Grace Church, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, for their son who was killed by police last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. Sharpton told the rally Brown’s death was a "defining moment for this country." (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)NEW YORK (AP) — An unarmed black teenager killed by a white officer in Missouri was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy has found.


Police: teen made school-shooting threats as prank

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:22
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy arrested Sunday on suspicion of posting online threats to shoot students at Southern California schools apparently did so as a prank, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.

Private autopsy shows Ferguson teen shot at least 6 times

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:01

Private autopsy shows Ferguson teen shot at least 6 timesResults of a private autopsy show Michael Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head. Brown was unarmed when he was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson Missouri last weekend.


Private autopsy shows Ferguson teen shot at least 6 times

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:01

Private autopsy shows Ferguson teen shot at least 6 timesResults of a private autopsy show Michael Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head. Brown was unarmed when he was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson Missouri last weekend.


Man critically wounded in New Castle Co. shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:58

Man critically wounded in New Castle Co. shootingAuthorities say a man was critically wounded in a shooting in New Castle County, Delaware.


Man critically wounded in New Castle Co. shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:58

Man critically wounded in New Castle Co. shootingAuthorities say a man was critically wounded in a shooting in New Castle County, Delaware.


Federal autopsy ordered in Ferguson teen's death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:48

Private autopsy shows Ferguson teen shot at least 6 timesU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on the body of a Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown.


Gunfire erupts as protesters flee in Missouri city where officer shot black teen

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:37
FERGUSON Missouri (Reuters) - Shots were fired and police shouted through bullhorns for protesters to disperse, witnesses said, as chaos erupted Sunday night in Ferguson, Missouri, which has been racked by protests since an unarmed black teenager was shot by police last week. Hundreds of protesters fled to safety after authorities fired canisters of smoke to disperse them hours ahead of a planned midnight curfew. The crowd of about 400 appeared to be marching peacefully but a spokesman for the Missouri Highway Patrol said "aggressors" had advanced on a law enforcement command post. ...

Taney Dragons beat Texas 7-6 in 2nd Little League World Series game

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:34

Taney Dragons beat Texas 7-6 in 2nd Little League World Series gamePhiladelphia's Taney Dragons are on a roll, beating Texas 7-6 to win their second game in a row in the Little League World Series.


2 sought in alleged assault along Kelly Drive

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:32

Couple assaulted on Kelly Drive; suspects at largePolice are looking for two men who allegedly assaulted a couple along Kelly Drive.


Teen admits to video-taped attack on Philadelphia park ranger

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:20

Teen admits to video-taped attack on Philadelphia park rangerA 19-year-old spoke exclusively to Action News admitting to his role in a video-taped attack on a park ranger in Philadelphia's Love Park.


None hurt in hard landing at Utah air base

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:17
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) — All six crew members aboard a C-130 air tanker escaped injury when a possible landing gear malfunction forced an emergency landing at Hill Air Force Base near Ogden, Utah, that started a small fire.

Mother, son identified in deadly train accident

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:58
GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — The state medical examiner's office has identified two people who were struck and killed by a light-rail train in the Portland suburb of Gresham on Saturday.

Teen confesses to video-taped attack on Philadelphia park ranger

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:22

Teen admits to video-taped attack on Philadelphia park rangerA 19-year-old spoke exclusively to Action News confessing to his role in a video-taped attack on a park ranger in Philadelphia's Love Park.


Man dies in skydiving accident in Washington

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:08
SHELTON, Wash. (AP) — The Mason County sheriff's office says a 35-year-old Puyallup man has died in a skydiving accident at Sanderson Field in Shelton.