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No charges against Denver deputies in suffocation death of black inmate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:36
Five sheriff’s deputies will not face criminal charges after a black Denver jail inmate died last year while they restrained him during a schizophrenic episode, the district attorney said on Thursday. Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said in a letter that while he sympathized with the family of Michael Marshall, he could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the deputies acted criminally. “Absent that certainty of proof, criminal charges are not appropriate and are not justice,” Morrissey said.

Oregon college plans Whiteness History Month project

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:32
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon college intends to undertake a project on racism that it says examines how white privilege affects people's daily lives.

Judge skeptical of immunity argument by UN case defendant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:23
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge seemed unimpressed Thursday with a U.S. citizen's claims to immunity in a United Nations bribery scandal because he was working as a diplomat for a foreign government.

Colorado man dies after skydiving accident in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:23
ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Colorado man has died after a skydiving accident in Arizona.

Hawaii could be 1st to start long-term care elderly benefit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:17

Catherine Graham, Gale Williams Hair and Christine Young attend a news conference at Hawaii’s Capitol announcing legislation to provide a long-term care benefit for seniors on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Honolulu. Hawaii lawmakers are introducing a bill that could make the state the first in the nation to offer long-term care benefits to seniors. Democratic Sen. Rosalyn Baker said during a legislative hearing Thursday that the bill would provide eligible seniors with a benefit of $70 per day for a year. (AP Photo/Marina Riker)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are introducing a bill that could make the state the first in the nation to offer long-term care benefits to seniors.


12 Marines missing after 2 helicopters crash in Hawaii declared deceased

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:13

12 Marines missing after 2 helicopters crash in Hawaii declared deceasedThe Marine Corps says the 12 Marines who were in two helicopters that crashed off Hawaii are considered dead.


Utah reviewing why man accused of killing cop out of prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:08
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities in Utah said Thursday they are reviewing how an ex-convict with a history of gun charges was released to a drug treatment center that he walked away from weeks before he fatally shot a police officer.

Would Flint crisis happen in wealthier, whiter community?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:05

Michigan National Guard Staff Sgt. James Green hands out a water test kit to be distributed to residents, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 in Flint, Mich.The National Guard, state employees, local authorities and volunteers have been distributing lead tests, filters and bottled water during the city's drinking water crisis. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Ever since the full extent of the Flint water crisis emerged, one question has persisted: Would this have happened in a wealthier, whiter community?


Status of missing Marines changed to deceased

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:59
HONOLULU (AP) — The Marine Corps says the 12 Marines who were in two helicopters that crashed off Hawaii are considered dead.

Suspect sought in series of robberies dating back to October 2014

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:59

Suspect sought in series of robberies dating back to October 2014Orange County authorities are searching for a man suspected of committing seven armed robberies since October 2014.


At least 4 killed in snowstorm-related deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:57
A look at deaths that have been blamed on the snowstorm pounding the eastern part of the U.S.

Two Americans held in Iran arrive home after prisoner swap

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:57

Former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati, recently released from an Iranian prison, arrives at an airport in Flint, MichiganBy Emily Stephenson ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Reuters) - A Christian minister and a former U.S. Marine who were released by Iran in a prisoner swap returned to the United States on Thursday after years behind bars in the Islamic Republic. Pastor Saeed Abedini, 35, arrived in North Carolina on Thursday afternoon, a spokesman for a Christian group said. Ex-Marine Amir Hekmati, 32, touched down in a private jet at the airport in his hometown of Flint, Michigan, and stepped onto a small red carpet on the tarmac.


NYC Marathon organizers are sued over lottery to enter race

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:56

Runners run across the finish line at the 2015 New York City Marathon in New York's Central ParkBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - The organizers of the New York City Marathon have been sued by two runners who said the use of a lottery to decide who gets to race in the world's largest marathon is illegal. In a proposed class-action lawsuit filed on Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Utah residents Charles Konopa and Matthew Clark said the nonprofit New York Road Runners Inc violated New York's constitution by operating a lottery because only the state itself can run chance-based lotteries.


Judges press Utah about polygamy ban in 'Sister Wives' case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:45

Jonathan Turley, second from left, the attorney for Kody Brown and his four wives, the stars of the reality show "Sister Wives," exits after attending a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in Denver, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Turley is asking a federal appeals court to uphold a ruling that decriminalized polygamy in Utah. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — An effort to decriminalize polygamy by the family from the TV show "Sister Wives" reached its highest level of the legal system so far Thursday as federal appeals judges questioned a lawyer for Utah about whether the state needs to ban plural marriages.


The Latest: Brother says inmate's jail death was a crime

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:42
DENVER (AP) — The latest on prosecutors' decision not to file charges against Denver sheriff's deputies in the death of a black, homeless inmate (all times local):

Stocking up on supplies before the snow hits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:34

Stocking up on supplies before the snow hitsPeople don't want to leave anything to chance, picking up their groceries and rock salt before the snow starts to fall on Friday.


DelDOT officials preparing for the worst ahead of storm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:31

DelDOT officials preparing for the worst ahead of stormThe forecast is calling for some of the biggest snow totals Delaware has ever seen.


The Latest: EPA official resigns amid Flint water crisis

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:29
CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan (all times local):

Shore towns bracing for storm, coastal flooding

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:29

Shore towns bracing for storm, coastal floodingIt may not grab the headlines of the big snow totals, but one of the biggest issues we see this weekend could be coastal flooding.


Ex-UConn star Tate George gets 9 years prison for fraud

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:27
(Reuters) - Tate George, a former University of Connecticut star who later played in the National Basketball Association, was sentenced on Thursday to nine years in prison for running what prosecutors called a $2 million real estate Ponzi scheme. U.S. District Judge Mary Cooper in Trenton, New Jersey, who imposed the sentence, also ordered George to serve three years of supervised release and make $2.55 million of restitution. The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman in New Jersey.