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U.S. court backs law enforcement officers in black teen's shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:31
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled that federal law enforcement officers cannot be sued for shooting a black 16-year-old four times in 2007 as he attempted to drive away from them after the officers had asked to speak to him. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the three deputy U.S. marshals had sufficient justification to use deadly force when they fired on Michael Fenwick. The ruling comes at a time when law enforcement's use of deadly force has been widely debated in the aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old man in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer last August. The officers, Andrew Pudimott, Jeremy Fischer and John Mickle, ordered Fenwick to stop.

German student's family hopes sentence helps them find peace

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:28

Celal Dede, right, father of slain German student Diren Dede speaks while his attorney Bernard Docke listens in Missoula, Mont. on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Markus Kaarma was sentenced to 70 years in prison, with no parole for at least 20 years, in the shotgun killing of 17-year-old Diren Dede, a German exchange student who was trespassing in his garage. (AP Photo/Lisa Baumann)MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man was on the hunt, not the defensive when he shot and killed a German high school student who was trespassing in his garage, a judge said as he sentenced the man to 70 years in prison with no parole possible for at least two decades.

Juveniles accused of running child porn Instagram account

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:17
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Police are asking parents in South Florida to check the online accounts of their children after three teens were accused of creating an Instagram account to solicit and post explicit photos of other minors.

House under construction erupts in flames in Avalon, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:17

House under construction erupts in flames in Avalon, N.J.Firefighters battled a multi-alarm blaze after flames rippled through a house under construction in Avalon, New Jersey late Thursday night.

US stocks reach record as rebounding oil lifts energy stocks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:10

FILE - This Oct. 8. 2014, file photo, shows a Wall Street address carved into the side of a building in New York. Global stocks rose Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, after Greece and its European creditors said they were willing to compromise to help Athens with its debts, while fresh data showed improvement in the eurozone's economy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose to record levels on Friday as the price of oil jumped again, giving a lift to energy stocks.

Forecast blizzard cancels New Hampshire ice carnival

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:05

Pedestrians make their way along a snow covered street during a winter snow storm in CambridgeFollowing a series of record-setting snowfalls, New England on Friday got a new metric for how severe its winter has been: The town of Alton, New Hampshire called off its annual ice carnival due to a forecast calling for more snow and brutal cold. "It'll be zero degrees and blowing snow, and that's not a good time for everybody," said Roger Sample, who owns a construction business in the town on the shores of New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee and serves as the carnival's chairman. National Weather Service forecasts call for Alton, located about 90 miles (145 km) north of Boston to see about 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) of snow from a forecast weekend winter storm. "More than likely, we're probably going to go to a blizzard warning in eastern Massachusetts and particularly Cape Cod where they could see winds of 70 miles per hour (113 kph)," said Bill Simpson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Bill Cosby sex allegations: 2 more former models come forward

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:03

 2 more former models come forwardTwo former models added their names Thursday to a growing roster of Bill Cosby accusers.

Actor Emile Hirsch charged in Sundance Film Fest assault

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:02

Actor Emile Hirsch charged in Sundance Film Fest assaultAuthorities say actor Emile Hirsch put a woman in a chokehold during an altercation at a Utah nightclub that occurred during the Sundance Film Festival.

Ex-NFL running back Ray Rice apologizes for his assault

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 23:57

Former Baltimore Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay arrive for a hearing at a New York City office buildingBy Steve Ginsburg BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Running back Ray Rice, released by the Baltimore Ravens after video surfaced of him knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a New Jersey casino elevator, apologized on Friday to the team and the city of Baltimore for the "horrible mistake I made." Rice, arrested after the assault last February, spent his entire seven-year National Football League career with the Ravens and is now hoping another team will give him a second chance. Rice made his apology in a statement addressed to "Dear Baltimore" and said it was not a farewell. "There is no excuse for domestic violence and I apologize for the horrible mistake I made." The assault on Janay Palmer, who is now Rice's wife, was a catalyst for the NFL strengthening its policies on domestic violence and sexual assault.

Records: Port Authority commissioners got perks at airports

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 23:20
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newly released records show four commissioners at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey were allowed to bypass regular security lines and received other perks when they flew out of airports run by the agency.

Alabama school wants alleged rape victim to reveal name

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 22:51
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A teenager who says she was raped after a school worker tried to use her as bait to catch an alleged sexual predator should be forced to publicly reveal her name to pursue a lawsuit, an Alabama school system argued in court.

Family-owned California ski resorts struggle from drought

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 22:46

In this photo taken Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, chairs on a ski lift overlooking Donner Lake, sit idle at Donner Ski Ranch in Norden, Calif. Midway through California's ski season, the ranch is one of several ski resorts that have either suspended operations or cut back on the number of lifts operating due to the state's historic drought. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — With California entering its fourth drought year, even some big resorts with millions of dollars in modern snow-making equipment don't have all their lifts running.

Woman gives birth in garage at New York state police station

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 22:33
BOSTON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman has given birth in a state police station garage after her labor progressed so quickly that she couldn't make it to a hospital.

Superstition times 3: 2015 calendar has 3 Friday the 13ths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 22:29

Peyton, a black cat, is held while in her temporary foster home in Lacey Township, N.J., on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. The founder of a cat rescue group that placed Peyton in a temporary home says black cats are the hardest to place for adoption because some people don't want them, based on superstition. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Get ready for superstition — times three.

Death of CBS correspondent Bob Simon ruled an accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 22:28

FILE - In this Feb, 1, 2010 file photo, journalist Bob Simon attends the premiere screening of "Faces of America With Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr." at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. CBS says Simon was killed in a car crash on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Manhattan. Police say a town car in which he was a passenger hit another car. He was 73. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)NEW YORK (AP) — An autopsy has ruled the death of "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon to be an accident.

VIDEO: Cop sued, charged with assault after man thrown to ground

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 22:17

 Cop sued, charged with assault after man thrown to groundSureshbhai Patel, 57, is suing after the beating shown in the video, saying the cop's action's left him paralyzed. Officer Eric Parker has been charged with third-degree assault.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 21:31

In this Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 photo, Mohammed al-Bakri, stands on the rubble of his family home in the Shati refugee camp in Gaza. The Aug. 4 airstrike killed six people, five of them relatives. Two of those killed were members of the militant group Islamic Jihad. Israel carried out scores of attacks on houses during its summer war with Gaza militants, alleging militants used them for military purposes. Palestinians say Israel's warplanes often struck without regard for civilians. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Lawsuit: Seasons 52 restaurants won't hire servers over 40

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 21:28
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the Seasons 52 restaurant chain discriminates against job applicants age 40 and older.

World War II veteran finally receives high school diploma

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 21:26
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A 93-year-old World War II veteran who left high school to enlist in the Army has finally received a diploma.

Pa. man arrested for threats after brother's conviction

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 21:09
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — The brother of a Pennsylvania man convicted of strangling a pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend was arrested after prosecutors say he threatened them after the verdict.