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MADD: Car-locking systems stopped 1.77 million drunk drivers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:08

Andrew Wisniewski, an operations manager for Smart Start of Maryland, demonstrates how an ignition interlock device works on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 in Annapolis, Maryland. The devices are put in cars to stop drunk drivers from operating their vehicles. Maryland lawmakers want to require the devices for first-time offenders, rather than just ones arrested with more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in their systems. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Car-locking systems have stopped more than 1.77 million people from driving drunk since states first passed laws requiring offenders to install them in 1999, Mothers Against Drunk Driving said in a first-of-its-kind report on the devices nationwide.


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:02

Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie embraces his son Patrick during a primary night rally in Nashua, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. At left is Christie's older son Andrew and wife Mary Pat at right. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier 'Comic Con'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:00

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is interviewed in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Wozniak is helping to create the inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con, which will be held from March 18-20, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to Silicon Valley.


Lawsuit of man who questioned police shootings dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:54
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former investigator for Chicago's Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates police shootings.

Justice Dept. sues Ferguson, Missouri, to force police reforms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:51

File photo of police taking a mugshot of a protester who was detained in Ferguson, MissouriBy Sue Britt and Julia Edwards FERGUSON, Mo./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department sued Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday to force the city to change its police department and court system after the federal government found both to be biased against minorities. The St. Louis suburb, a symbol of problems with policing and race in the United States, earlier on Wednesday said it wanted to change an agreement it had negotiated with the federal government due to the costs involved. "The residents of Ferguson have waited nearly a year for their city to adopt an agreement that would protect their rights and keep them safe," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said at a news conference.


Chris Christie suspends presidential campaign

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:48

Chris Christie suspends presidential campaignNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced the suspension of his presidential campaign on Wednesday.


Minneapolis police shooting case goes to prosecutors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:45

FILE - This undated photo released by his sister Javille Burns shows Jamar Clark. Minnesota authorities have completed their investigation into the November fatal shooting of Clark by Minneapolis police officers. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, that it turned the results of its investigation over to prosecutors. Prosecutors have said they will present the case to a grand jury for possible charges against the two officers involved. (Jamar Clark/Javille Burns via AP, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota authorities announced Wednesday that they have completed their investigation into the November fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police officers, and prosecutors are now reviewing the case for possible charges.


The Latest: Bush says he won't blame Obama for problems

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:39

The audience and media packed this room at Mount Pleasant's Memorial Waterfront Park to hear former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as he kicked off the South Carolina leg of his presidential primary campaign Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (Wade Spees/The Post And Courier via AP)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Here's the latest on the 2016 presidential race as Republican and Democratic candidates head from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond. All times local:


Coast Guard helps fishermen after boat fire south of Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:35
HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard airplane was heading south of Hawaii on Wednesday to help 42 people who abandoned their fishing vessel after it caught fire.

Ex-priest arrested in 1960 slaying of Texas beauty queen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:24

This undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office shows John Feit. The former priest has been arrested Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Arizona in the 1960 slaying of a 25-year-old Texas schoolteacher and beauty queen, Irene Garza. (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office via AP)HOUSTON (AP) — For more than half a century, the unsolved killing of a young schoolteacher and beauty queen who was last seen at church haunted the Texas city of McAllen.


Shot that killed baby likely meant for gang-member father

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:23
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 1-year-old girl lying in her crib at home in Compton was struck in the head and killed by a bullet likely meant for her gang-member father, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said Wednesday.

Female tiger killed by mating partner at Sacramento Zoo

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:14

This Feb. 4, 2015 photo provided by the Sacramento Zoo shows Baha, a Sumatran female tiger, in Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento Zoo officials say a Baja was killed by her mating partner Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, after the two felines were put in the same enclosure for breeding. (Tonja Candelaria/Sacramento Zoo via AP)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sumatran female tiger was killed at the Sacramento Zoo by her mating partner Wednesday after the two felines were put in the same enclosure for breeding, zoo officials said.


Man suspected of wounding 3 after basketball game arraigned

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:12
MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A 21-year-old suspect shot and wounded three people, including two students, after a high school basketball game in western Michigan before a sheriff's deputy shot and wounded him, authorities said Wednesday.

Former L.A. County sheriff pleads guilty to corruption charge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:12

File photo of Los Angeles County Sheriff Baca waiting to visiting inmates in the Men's Central Jail following a news conference to address the Citizens' Commission on Jail Violence report on his department's management of the jail system in Los AngelesFormer Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty on Wednesday to lying to investigators in a federal corruption and civil rights probe that clouded the final years of his tenure as chief custodian of the nation's largest county jail system. Although the felony charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, prosecutors agreed under Baca's plea deal to seek a jail term of no more than six months, and a federal judge ordered probation officials to prepare a pre-sentencing report before deciding his punishment. Baca's plea makes him the 18th current or former member of the sheriff's department convicted of criminal charges that stem from a federal investigation of inmate abuse and other wrongdoing, including cover-up attempts, at two downtown Los Angeles lockups.


Robert Kennedy assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, denied parole: official

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:02

Sirhan Sirhan is shown in this handout photo taken February 9, 2016, and provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation(Reuters) - Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Democratic presidential candidate Robert Kennedy in 1968, was denied parole for the 15th time on Wednesday, a California prison official said. Sirhan, 71, had a suitability hearing at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility near San Diego, the California Board of Parole Hearings said on its website. Sirhan will be up again for parole in five years, said Luis Patino, a spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.


Army pays woman $820,000 to settle sexual harassment case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:01
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Army has paid $820,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former military police trainee who says she was fired after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor, defense lawyers said Wednesday.

The Latest: Sheriff: 67-year-old man killed 2 deputies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 08:53

Investigators walk at the scene of a shooting at a shopping center in Abingdon, Md., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. A man opened fire inside a shopping center restaurant during lunchtime. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two sheriff's deputies and another person (all times local):


Judge: new order against enforcing Louisiana abortion law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 08:34
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge in Louisiana has issued a new order blocking the state from enforcing a law that he says would keep most women from getting abortions.

Accused Paltrow stalker discusses desire to marry actress

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 08:33

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015 file photo, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the amfAR Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles. Dante Soiu, an Ohio man charged with stalking Paltrow by sending her dozens of messages and unsolicited gifts between 2009 and 2015, testified in his own defense about the correspondence at his trial in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow testified Wednesday that he sent her dozens of messages in the hope she might want to marry him despite her testifying against him in a previous stalking case.


White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf states

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 08:32
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast.