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Guide to developments in Missouri police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:57

Protesters hold up signs, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in front of a convenience store that was looted and burned following the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by police nearly a week ago in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, the city north of downtown St. Louis erupted into violent protests. Here's a look at the key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:


Timeline of fatal police shooting of Michael Brown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:54

These images provided by the Ferguson Police Department show security camera footage from a convenience store in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, 2014, the day that Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. A report released Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, by Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the footage shows a confrontation between Brown and an employee at the store. The report says that Brown and his friend, Dorian Johnson, stole a box of cigars from the store shortly before Brown's death. (AP Photo/Ferguson Police Department)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Below is a timeline of the shooting of Michael Brown on Saturday, Aug. 9, in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. The times are taken from documents provided by the Ferguson Police Department, including dispatch logs and an incident report on a robbery at a convenience store.


Ferguson police chief cedes much of his authority

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:52

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson is surrounded by his officers as he answers questions at a news conference in Forestwood Park on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Jackson took questions in the quiet park after earlier identifying Darren Wilson as the officer who shot Michael Brown. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — In less than a week, the nation's most embattled police chief has ceded much of his authority — first to county police and then to state troopers.


Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:45

Michael Brown police reportPolice on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a "strong-arm" robbery shortly before he was killed.


Perry indictment exposes Texas' political divide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:42

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry delivers a speech to nearly 300 in attendance at the 2014 RedState Gathering, in Fort Worth, Texas. Perry was indicted on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat — a case the possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing as nakedly political, but which his opponents say is just deserts.


Schatz wins Democratic Hawaii US Senate primary

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:38

US Sen. Brian Schatz, center, celebrates with supporters after defeating fellow Democrat US Rep. Colleen Hanabusa to retain his senate seat, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 in Hilo, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Sen. Brian Schatz beat U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Hawaii, closing out a tight, emotional race that went into overtime after a tropical storm kept some voters from the polls.


More Clinton-Obama differences likely to emerge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:06

In this Aug. 13, 2014, photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton holds her memoir "Hard Choices" at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, in Vineyard Haven, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, during a book signing event for her memoir "Hard Choices." Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two. How she handles those breaks could be among her biggest challenges to a successful run for president in 2016. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two. How she handles those breaks could be among her biggest challenges to a successful run for president in 2016.


Ferguson, Missouri protesters say hit with police teargas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 14:40
(Reuters) - Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, said late on Friday on Twitter that police had fired tear gas at a crowd protesting over the police shooting death of an unarmed black teen. The reported outbreak late Friday evening came after almost a week of nighttime clashes between local police and protesters saw a 24-hour break as those police forces were replaced by state police led by an African-American captain. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson; Editing by Michael Perry)

Too many aboard Washington ferry; 480 had to leave

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:39
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A Seattle-bound Washington state ferry mistakenly loaded with 484 more passengers than it was rated to carry had to return to the dock and leave the overflow at the Bremerton ferry terminal late Friday afternoon as Seattle Seahawks fans tried to reach an evening preseason game.

Charges: NY couple intended to injure or abuse 2 Amish girls after kidnapping from farm stand

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:07
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Charges: NY couple intended to injure or abuse 2 Amish girls after kidnapping from farm stand.

Vet saves tiny kitten tossed from speeding car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:46
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A tiny, 5-week-old kitten tossed from a speeding vehicle in Spokane, Washington, has been rescued and treated for a broken leg.

Man shot in the back in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:08

Man shot in the back in North PhiladelphiaAuthorities say a man was shot multiple times in the back in North Philadelphia.


Brady leads Patriots to 42-35 win over Eagles

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:56

Brady leads Patriots to 42-35 win over EaglesThe New England Patriots capitalized on four turnovers to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 42-35 on Friday night.


Revel casino to close 8 days earlier than planned

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:52

Revel casino to close 8 days earlier than plannedRevel Casino Hotel, the $2.4 billion resort that opened just over two years ago as a hoped-for savior for Atlantic City's sinking revenues, is closing a week earlier than planned.


Ferguson cops identify officer, allege Michael Brown robbed store

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:51

Ferguson cops identify officer, allege Michael Brown robbed storePolice on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been a suspect in a robbery.


Wake held for victims, cause 'undetermined' in fatal SW Phila fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:51

Funerals today for SW Phila. fire victims; cause 'undetermined'Just hours after the Philadelphia Fire Department said they could not determine the cause of the fire that killed four children back in July, a wake was held for the victims.


Two arrested in kidnapping of two upstate New York Amish sisters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:48
A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of two young Amish sisters from their family farm stand near New York's border with Canada, the county district attorney said on Friday. The two suspects, Stephen Howells II, 39, and Nicole Vaisey, 25, were taken into custody and each face two counts of first-degree kidnapping, St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain said. The girls, Fannie Miller, 12, and Delila Miller, 6, were returned home in good health on Thursday after their disappearance on Wednesday night. The man living inside recognized the pair as the missing girls and drove them back to their family farm stand in the rural Amish community of Oswegatchie, some 10 miles from the Canadian border, she said.

Police: Chemicals in tea due to earlier mix-up

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:32

 Chemicals in tea due to earlier mix-upSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An industrial cleaning solution that ended up in tea that a woman drank at a Utah restaurant was unintentionally mixed into a bag of sugar a month earlier, authorities said Friday.


NY couple arrested in Amish girls' kidnapping

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:10

NY couple arrested in Amish girls' kidnappingA northern New York couple was arrested Friday in the kidnapping of two Amish sisters from their family's roadside farm stand.


Fire disables tanker off Oregon coast; 1 dead

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:52
CAPE BLANCO, Ore. (AP) — An engine-room fire has disabled a private commercial chemical tanker 700 miles off the Oregon coast, and one crew member has died, the U.S. Coast Guard said Friday.