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Black motorist's fatal shooting: Outcry over police tactics

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 19:39

People hold hands in prayer during a rally for the killing of Walter Scott by a North Charleston police officer Saturday, after a traffic stop in North Charleston, S.C., Thursday, April 9, 2015. The officer, Michael Thomas Slager, has been fired and charged with murder. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As North Charleston surged in population last decade, South Carolina's third-largest city fought rising crime through a simple policing solution: Be aggressive. But the city's Police Department lost the respect of many black residents in neighborhoods they blitzed, and now many are upset after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist by a white officer.


Woman hurt after car flips on Kelly Drive

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 19:02

Woman hurt after car flips on Kelly DrivePolice say a woman on her way to work was hurt after her car crashed and flipped onto its roof along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.


AccuWeather: Warmup Today; Thunderstorms Expected

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 18:28

 Downpours, Gusty Thunderstorms TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says afternoon showers and thunderstorms are likely - and some of the storms could be strong.


RAW VIDEO: Tornado touches down in Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 17:56

 Tornado touches down in IllinoisWLS-TV/abc7 Facebook fan Joe Napolitano shared this video of a tornado touchdown near Rochelle, Ill. on April 9, 2015.


Dumpster fire sends smoke through high-rise in University City

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 17:41

Dumpster fire sends smoke through high-rise in University CityA dumpster fire sent smoke through a high-rise apartment building on the University of Pennsylvania campus early Friday morning.


AccuWeather: Warm Today With Late T'Storms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 16:58

 Downpours, Gusty Thunderstorms TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says the weekend is a bit cooler, but sunny and nice.


Firefighter injured in house blaze in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 16:53

Firefighter injured in house blaze in FrankfordA firefighter was injured in a house blaze in the Frankford section of Philadelphia early Friday morning.


Boy dead after car drives into water at LA port: local media

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:59
(Reuters) - One child died and a second boy was in a "grave condition" after the car they were in with two adults drove into the water at the Port of Los Angeles on Thursday, officials and local media said. The Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement that the two adults swam from the car to the surface at around 6 p.m. local time, while the children had to be rescued from the submerged vehicle near Berth 73. Both of the children were described by the fire department as being in a "grave condition", after being pulled from the car. The Los Angeles Times, citing local officials, reported later that one of the boys, a thirteen-year-old, had died.

Gunman arrested after shooting guard at U.S. Census Bureau

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:53
(Reuters) - A gunman was taken into custody after kidnapping a woman, shooting a security guard at a gate outside the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters in Maryland, and then trading gunfire with Washington, D.C., police on Thursday evening, officials said. Washington, D.C., police responded to a call about an armed kidnapping around 5:30 p.m. local time, and then another call about the shooting at the Census Bureau building in Suitland, Maryland, about half an hour later, Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters. Lanier said the suspect forced a woman into a green Honda and then drove to the government building and shot a guard who approached the vehicle while the two people inside the car were having a "domestic fight." The guard was shot in the upper body and taken to a local hospital in "extremely critical condition," said Mark Brady, spokesman for the Prince George's County Fire Department.

Oklahoma diversity chief says he faced discrimination there

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:35

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 file photo, former Oklahoma state Sen. Jabar Shumate, D-Tulsa, stands on the Senate floor in Oklahoma City. Shumate, the University of Oklahoma’s new chief of diversity programs says he’s right for the job after a racist video roiled the school last month. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma's new chief of diversity programs says he knows why he's the right fit for the job after a racist video roiled the school last month: He experienced discrimination when he was a student at the Norman campus in the 1990s.


A look at the Itty Bitty nations coming to MicroCon 2015

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:27
Want to be king, queen, president or grand potentate of your very own country? All you really need to do is proclaim yourself as one, come up with a catchy name and make a flag. "Most micronations are one-man shows, to be completely honest with you," says President Kevin Baugh of the Republic of Molossia

Large tornado causes significant damage in central Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:09
ST. LOUIS (AP) — At least one large tornado touched down Thursday night in central Illinois, and authorities said initial reports indicate there was significant damage.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:02
"It's almost impossible to get an agency to do an impartial internal affairs investigation. First of all, the investigators doing it are co-workers of the person being investigated. Number two, there's always the tendency on the part of the departments to believe the officers." — Melvin Tucker, a former FBI agent and police chief in four southern cities, on law enforcement probes after a white South Carolina police officer shot to death an unarmed black man.

Washington state police find family's stolen vacation cabin

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:26
A vacation cabin that disappeared off its foundation in eastern Washington state has been located several miles away, apparently stolen using a flatbed truck by people who intended to live in it, a law enforcement official said on Thursday. The Stevens County Sheriff's Office said deputies found the missing log cabin in a rural area near Springdale after receiving information about its whereabouts. We do have suspects," said Steven County Sheriff Kendle Allen, who added that it appears the suspects had been living in the building. The cabin's owner, Chris-Haney Hempel, said she and her family discovered the building missing on Tuesday, about two weeks after they last used it.

A snapshot of perimeter breaches at major US airports

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:18
An Associated Press investigation documented 268 instances in which people hopped over, crawled under, drove cars through or otherwise breached the fences and gates protecting the perimeters of 31 of the nation's busiest airports between January 2004 and January 2015. Here's a look at some of those breaches.

Q&A on AP investigation of perimeter security at US airports

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:17
A year ago, 15-year-old Yahya Abdi climbed the fence protecting the airport in San Jose, California, hoisted himself into a parked plane's wheel well and survived a long, freezing flight to Hawaii.

AP investigation details perimeter breaches at US airports

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:15

In this Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 photo, a passenger jet flies over the perimeter fence at the Los Angeles International Airport as it lands. Several hundred times from 2004 to 2015, intruders have hopped fences, slipped past guardhouses, crashed their cars through gates or otherwise breached perimeter barriers at more than two dozen of the busiest U.S. airports - sometimes even managing to climb aboard jets. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)One man tossed his bike over a fence and pedaled across a runway at Chicago O'Hare, stopping to knock on a terminal door. Another rammed a sports-utility vehicle through a security gate at Philadelphia International and sped down a runway as a plane was about to land.


Car plunges into LA harbor; 1 boy dead, 1 in grave condition

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:58

Firefighters remove a lifeless body, believed to be child from the water after a car went off the berth and into the water at the San Pedro Slip, in San Pedro, Calif., Thursday, April 9, 2015. The two children pulled from the submerged vehicle were hospitalized in grave condition, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Daily Breeze, Steve McCrank)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A car with four people inside plunged off a road into Los Angeles harbor Thursday night, leaving a 13-year-old boy dead and an 8-year-old boy hospitalized in grave condition, authorities said.


Probe ordered into deputies' beating of fleeing horseman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:52

In this frame from video provided by KNBC-TV, officers surround a man Thursday, April 9, 2015, near Apple Valley, Calif. A Southern California sheriff on Thursday ordered an immediate investigation after deputies were recorded beating and kicking a man who fled in a car and on horseback. (AP Photo/KNBC-TV) MANDATORY CREDITHESPERIA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California sheriff on Thursday ordered an immediate investigation after deputies were recorded beating and kicking a man who fled in a car and on horseback.


Census Bureau guard dies from gunshot wound

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:28

Police search a building on the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters campus for an armed man who, according to a fire official, shot a security guard at a gate to the facility in Suitland, Md., Thursday, April 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)An armed man kidnapped a woman, shot a Census Bureau guard and led police on a car chase through Maryland and Washington, D.C., on Thursday before authorities cornered him in an exchange of gunfire that left the suspect and a police officer wounded, authorities said.