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Handcuffed DUI suspect steals CHP cruiser; officer chases in tow truck

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

Handcuffed DUI suspect steals CHP cruiser; officer chases in tow truckA DUI suspect was handcuffed and put inside a patrol car, but moments later, he managed to steal the cruiser and take off.


Correction: Fort Hood-Prostitution Ring story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 01:59
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — In a story March 11 about a prostitution ring at Fort Hood, The Associated Press reported erroneously that prosecutors said a master sergeant planned to but did not have sex with a female soldier. Prosecutors say they believe Master Sgt. Brad Grimes did have sex with her.

Outburst mars DUI court hearing in Vegas crash that killed 2

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 01:58
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A weeping relative denounced a 22-year-old Henderson man as a murderer as he was hustled out of a courtroom Friday after a judge ordered him held on $4 million bail pending a preliminary hearing of evidence in a high-speed crash that killed two teenage women.

Teenager charged in fatal shooting of Iraqi immigrant in Dallas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 01:57

Booking photo of Nykerion NealonDallas police arrested a teenager in last week's fatal shooting of an Iraqi immigrant who was gunned down while taking pictures of his first snowfall, officials said on Friday. Ahmed al-Jumaili, 36, had only been in the United States for about three weeks to be reunited with his wife when he was shot in the chest as he stood in the parking lot with his family, enjoying the snow, according to police. Nykerion Nealon, 17, was charged with murder in his death. We do not believe that he knew Mr. al-Jumaili's ethnicity," police spokesman Major Jeff Cotner said at a news conference.


University of Washington probes SAE frat, racial slurs alleged

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 01:41
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - The University of Washington chapter of a fraternity embroiled in a racist video saga in Oklahoma is under investigation after black students claimed that frat members hurled slurs at them during a protest on the Seattle campus, the school said on Friday. The university said it was investigating allegations that Sigma Alpha Epsilon members hurled "grossly insensitive comments and rude gestures" at African Americans taking part in a Black Lives Matter demonstration as they marched passed the frat house last month. Michael Hickey, president of the SAE's University of Washington chapter, said the comments were made by non-members who were standing near the house. On Monday, the University of Oklahoma closed its SAE chapter after a video showing students chanting racist phrases was uploaded online.

NY police locate woman reported missing in Manayunk

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 01:27

NY police locate woman reported missing in ManayunkA woman who went missing after a night out with friends in Manayunk has been located by the New York Police Department in good condition.


Weak profit margins dampen U.S. producer inflation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 01:24

Clif Small is seen getting a 2013 Accord ready to come off the line during a tour of the Honda automobile plant in MarysvilleBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices fell in February for a fourth straight month, pointing to tame inflation that could argue against an anticipated June interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. The Labor Department said on Friday its producer price index for final demand declined 0.5 percent as profit margins in the services sector, especially gasoline stations, were squeezed, and transportation and warehousing costs fell. "The underlying message appears to be that pipeline inflationary pressures remain quite weak, even as energy prices have stabilized and gasoline prices have drifted modestly higher," said Millan Mulraine, deputy chief economist at TD Securities in New York. The PPI had dropped 0.8 percent in January.


Atlantic City's Revel Casino fails again to get a deal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 01:12

A man reads a sign at the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City notifying the public about its closureRevel Casino's hard luck continues after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge rejected its agreement for a sale to a Florida developer for $82 million, marking the third failed deal for the shuttered hotel in New Jersey's struggling seaside resort of Atlantic City. Judge Gloria Burns in Camden, New Jersey, said she could not approve the sale because it would interfere with an appeal being pursued by casino tenants who argue that the deal would deny them their property rights. The casino, which cost $2.4 billion to build, struggled from the time it opened in 2012 as neighboring states embraced gambling and siphoned off Atlantic City's business. Revel was one of four casinos to close last year in Atlantic City, which is struggling with a drastic drop in tax revenue and may face its own bankruptcy.


Big bills to view public documents discourage public access

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 01:10
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The public's right to see government records is coming at an ever-increasing price, as authorities set fees and hourly charges that often prevent information from flowing.

Carjack victim describes harrowing ride with Boston bombers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 01:09

Carjack victim describes harrowing ride with Boston bombersA carjacking victim on Thursday described his harrowing ride at gunpoint with the Boston Marathon bombers three days after the attack and the moment he made the terrifying decision to bolt from the car.


Police: 15-year-old boy stabbed to death for his backpack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 01:08
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy walking home from school was stabbed to death for his backpack, California authorities said.

Police: Pregnant Florida woman charged with drunken driving

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 01:07
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Police say a drunk, pregnant Florida woman driving with two 18-month old children in her SUV crashed into the back of another car.

Man pleads not guilty to killing wife after eating pot candy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 01:07
DENVER (AP) — A Denver man accused of killing his wife after eating marijuana-infused candy he bought at a legal pot shop has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

Man walking dog shot and killed in Overbrook

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 01:01

Man walking dog shot and killed in OverbrookPolice are trying to identify the gunman who killed a man walking his dog Thursday night.


Medical examiner: 19-year-old killed by Madison police shot in head, torso, upper body

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 00:59
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Medical examiner: 19-year-old killed by Madison police shot in head, torso, upper body.

Final farewell begins for slain Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 00:52

Final farewell begins for slain Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson IIIThe City of Philadelphia is preparing to say goodbye to a fallen hero.


Calm prevails in Ferguson after shooting of police officers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 00:48

Calm prevails in Ferguson after shooting of police officersProtesters called for calm but vowed to keep pushing for change in Ferguson a day after the shooting of two officers in front of the city's police department heightened tensions in the St. Louis suburb.


Man whose pills caused NYC concert goer's death is spared prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 00:29
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell the drug "Molly" to concert goers, including a 23-year-old man who died from an overdose at a 2013 electronic music festival in New York City, was sentenced on Friday to probation and community service. Patrick Morgan, 24, of Buffalo, New York, was accused of selling about 80 of the pills, sometimes known as ecstasy, to three people who intended to consume and distribute them at Electric Zoo, an outdoor three-day concert on New York City's Randall's Island. One, Jeffrey Russ, 23, collapsed from a seizure after using them at the event on Aug. 30, 2013, and died the next morning. Another concert goer, a 20-year-old woman, also died at the event, and the final day of performances was canceled.

Seattle fraternity accused of hurling slurs at protesters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 00:19
SEATTLE (AP) — The University of Washington is investigating allegations that fraternity members made racial slurs and obscene gestures to black students as they marched past the fraternity house during a protest.