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Here is the full text of Darren Wilson's grand jury testimony

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:50

Here is the full text of Darren Wilson's grand jury testimonyA grand jury in Ferguson, MIssouri, decided not to indict Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown


Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:47
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year.

Two Minneapolis men charged with conspiring to support Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:45
By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged two Minnesota men with supporting Islamic State, the militant group that has captured swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq and carried out gruesome executions of civilians and foreigners. The U.S. Attorney's office in Minneapolis alleged in a criminal complaint that Abdi Nur, 20, and Abdullahi Yusuf, 18, had engaged in a conspiracy to provide material support to Islamic State, and that Nur had actually provided such support. Both men are U.S. citizens of Somali ancestry. ...

Judge OKs Hernandez trial delay in 2012 killings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:34
BOSTON (AP) — A judge on Tuesday agreed to delay the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in the 2012 slaying of two Boston men after his lawyer said Hernandez's defense team is busy trying to prepare for his trial in a 2013 killing.

Missouri governor orders hundreds more National Guard troops to Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:32
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered hundreds more National Guard troops to the Ferguson, Missouri, area on Tuesday, following a night of looting and destruction of businesses. The violence occurred in the aftermath of the grand jury decision not to indict white Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed, black teenager Michael Brown. (Reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Missouri governor: More National Guard in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:24
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says more than 2,200 National Guardsmen will be in place in the region near Ferguson on Tuesday night in the event of more violence.

Ebola isolation at US base 'pretty much vacation'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:24
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — With flat screen TVs, game nights and plentiful Wi-Fi, life in isolation for military members returning from the mission in West Africa against Ebola can look a lot like summer camp.

Tsarnaev lawyers lose bid for info in '11 slayings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:19
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has turned down a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) seeking evidence about his older brother's possible participation in a 2011 triple killing.

DA: Lawyer had sex with captive 14-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:11

 Lawyer had sex with captive 14-year-old girlA Philadelphia lawyer was charged Tuesday with patronizing a sex-trafficking ring that held a missing 14-year-old girl captive and sent her to his downtown office to have sex with him.


La. teacher pleads not guilty in group sex case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:04
HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) — A 32-year-old teacher accused of participating in group sex with a 16-year-old student and another faculty member has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of having carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 04:53

Smoldering remains is all this left of a beauty supply that burned to ground Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Dellwood, Mo. The building and several others in and around Ferguson were burned during protests after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cristina Fletes-Boutte) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUTST. LOUIS (AP) — The weeks of anxious waiting and hours of deliberating ended Monday, but the grand jury's decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of black 18-year-old Michael Brown will likely reverberate throughout the community and nation for days to come.


Prosecutor: Lawyer had sex with captive girl, 14

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 04:53

This undated Pennsylvania driver license photo provided by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office shows Brian Meehan of Berwyn, Pa. Meehan, 56, surrendered to authorities Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, on charges of having sex with a human trafficking victim, age 14. Authorities said Meehan paid to have sex several times in 2012 in his downtown office with a girl that a Philadelphia couple held captive in their home with four other females. Officials said the couple is also in custody. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Department of Transportation via Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia lawyer was charged Tuesday with patronizing a sex-trafficking ring that held a missing 14-year-old girl captive and sent her to his downtown office to have sex with him.


Independent investigator named for alleged UVA frat gang rape

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 04:52
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - An independent investigator will examine allegations of a 2012 gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house that was described in harrowing detail in Rolling Stone magazine, the state's attorney general said on Tuesday. Attorney General Mark Herring said the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers would examine both the incident in which seven fraternity members are accused and how the university handled the matter. University Rector George Keith Martin apologized to the survivor of the alleged attack, identified only as Jackie. ...

No decision on Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson's future: mayor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 04:51
(Reuters) - No decision has been made about the future of Officer Darren Wilson with the Ferguson Police Department following the grand jury's decision not to indict him in the fatal shooting of unarmed, black teenager Michael Brown, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said on Tuesday. Wilson has been on paid administrative leave since the Aug. 9 shooting of Brown and remains on leave pending the completion of an internal investigation, Knowles told a news conference. (Reporting by Mary Wisniewski in Chicago; Writing by David Bailey; Editing by Sandra Maler)

National Guard not deployed quickly enough to Ferguson: mayor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 04:48
(Reuters) - The National Guard was not deployed quickly enough in Ferguson, Missouri, after unrest erupted following the announcement that a white police officer would not be indicted in the shooting of a black, unarmed teen, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said on Tuesday. "The decision to delay the deployment of the National Guard is deeply concerning," Knowles told a news conference. "We are asking that the governor make available and deploy all necessary resources to prevent the further destruction of property and the preservation of life in the city of Ferguson. ...

Cosby philanthropy shadowed by sexual allegations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 04:46

FILE - In this May 12, 2011 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby appears at Temple University's commencement in Philadelphia. Temple University says Cosby remains a trustee of the Philadelphia institution despite renewed scrutiny of sexual assault allegations against him. At least three women have publicly discussed their allegations against Cosby in recent weeks. Through his lawyer, the 77-year-old comedian has strongly denied wrongdoing. Cosby has never been charged. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby's record of big donations to colleges and other institutions has been a key part of his rosy public image. But even his generosity can't stand apart from the rising tide of allegations made by women accusing him of sexual assault.


Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 04:46

FILE - In this July 18, 2008 file photo, calories of each food item appear on a McDonalds drive-thru menu in New York. The Food and Drug Administration announced long-delayed calorie labeling rules Tuesday, requiring establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to post the calorie content of food "clearly and conspicuously" on their menus, menu boards and displays. Companies will have until November 2015 to comply. (AP Photo/Ed Ou, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater.


Judge: Man accused of threats to Obama incompetent

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 04:39
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man is mentally incompetent to stand trial on charges of threatening President Barack Obama's life, and prison officials should determine whether he was also incapacitated at the time of the alleged offense, a federal judge ruled.

'Birdman' leads Spirit Awards nominations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 04:26

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Michael Keaton, left, and Edward Norton in a scene from "Birdman." The film was nominated for six Spirit Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Winners will be revealed at the annual awards ceremony on Feb. 21. 2015. The ceremony will air live from Santa Monica, Calif. on IFC. (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight Pictures)LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Birdman," a dark comedy about show business, took flight Tuesday with a leading six nominations for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards.


Operation Warm begins coat collection campaign

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 04:25

Operation Warm begins coat collection campaignAn annual drive to keep children warm got rolling this morning at Philadelphia City Hall.