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At least two dead in Ohio after business jet hits buildings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 07:11
The pilot and co-pilot of a business jet died after their plane, possibly with passengers on board, hit two residential buildings while approaching an Akron, Ohio, airport on Tuesday afternoon, local media and authorities said. Ohio State Highway patrol confirmed the deaths of the pilot and co-pilot, and police were investigating if there were more fatalities, according to Ohio State Highway patrol spokesman Lieutenant Bill Haymaker. The Akron Beacon Journal reported that the owner of the plane had said there were seven passengers on board.

Former Oklahoma sheriff formally charged with 2 misdemeanors

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 07:02

Stanley Glanz, former Tulsa County Sheriff who resigned Nov. 1, 2015, leaves a courtroom in Tulsa Okla., Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, after a court appearance on two misdemeanor counts. One accuses him of willfully violating the law and the other of refusing to perform official duties. Prosecutors filed formal criminal charges Tuesday against Glanz, whose agency was investigated after a volunteer deputy fatally shot an unarmed man. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors filed formal criminal charges Tuesday against an indicted former Oklahoma sheriff whose agency was investigated after a volunteer deputy fatally shot an unarmed man.

Mother of Fairmount Park victim: He was a 'good man'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:59

 He was a 'good man'The mother of a man who was found dead inside an SUV in Fairmount Park says her son was a good man.

Police: Rockies' Reyes arrested after argument with wife

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:57

This photo provided by the Maui County Police Department shows Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes. Reyes was arrested after an argument with his wife turned physical at the Four Seasons Resort in Wailea, Maui, on Oct. 31, 2015. Maui police say in a statement Reyes’ wife was treated by medics at the scene then transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. (Maui County Police Department via AP)HONOLULU (AP) — Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes was arrested after an argument with his wife that police said turned physical at a resort in Hawaii.

Senate: Longer double trailers for trucks must be safe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate went on record Tuesday against a federal mandate that would force all states to allow trucks with extra-long double trailers on interstates, saying it first must be shown that the vehicles don't undermine safety.

U.S. sues to block United Airlines from Newark expansion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:55

People walk at the United Airlines terminal at the Newark Liberty International Airport in New JerseyWASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday sued to stop United Continental Holdings Inc from taking over 24 take-off and landing slots at Newark Liberty International Airport, an action that could thwart United's expansion at its New Jersey hub. In what was essentially a slot swap, United took over Newark slots controlled by Delta Air Lines Inc in October, while Delta took United slots at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Suspect in shooting of Texas judge arrested on separate charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:51
A man being questioned by police in connection with the shooting of a Texas judge is being held on a separate murder charge in Houston, Austin police said on Tuesday. Chimene Onyeri, 28, has been charged with felony murder in the shooting death of Jacobi Demon Alexander last May, according to documents from the office of the district attorney for Harris County. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo told a news conference that investigators were looking for a motive in the shooting of District Judge Julie Kocurek, 51, in front of her Austin home last Friday.

Former U.S. President Carter responding well to cancer treatment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:45

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter arrives to speak during an event honoring former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale in WashingtonFormer U.S. President Jimmy Carter is responding well to cancer treatment and there is no evidence of new malignancy, the Carter Center said on Tuesday. Carter, 91, started treatment in August for melanoma that had spread from his liver to his brain. After recent tests, doctors at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute gave Carter "good news," the Carter Center said in a statement.

Video of police beating 'hard to watch,' says ex-chief

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:42
DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit-area police chief testified Tuesday that nothing on dashcam video seems to justify a bloody, 16-punch beating of a motorist by one of her officers last winter.

Obama nominates new chief for hacked U.S. personnel agency

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:41
President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated Beth Cobert to head the Office of Personnel Management, the U.S. federal agency that has been under intense public and congressional scrutiny since a hack on its computer systems affecting 22 million people was disclosed earlier this year. Cobert has been the acting director of OPM since Katherine Archuleta, the previous director, resigned in July amid a bipartisan call for her to step down due to her management of the data breach. Cobert needs approval by the U.S. Senate to be named head of OPM, a vetting process that will likely include probing of how Cobert intends to improve the agency’s cyber defenses.

Toys have best year in a decade

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:41

In this Sept. 29, 2015, photo, Kenzie Nakamoto, 4, plays with toys from Hexbug at the TTPM Holiday Showcase in New York. The U.S. toy industry is expected to have its strongest year in over a decade, with anything "Star Wars," robotic and life-like pets expected to drive holiday sales. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Toys are staging a comeback.

Priest calls killing of 9-year-old 'new low' for Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:40
CHICAGO (AP) — The death of a 9-year-old boy who was killed in an alleged gang execution marks "a new low" for Chicago, a priest said Tuesday during the boy's funeral.

Investigation underway into Philadelphia police officers caught sleeping on duty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:39

Investigation underway into Philadelphia police officers caught sleeping on dutyTwo Philadelphia police officers who were caught sleeping while on duty Friday night into Saturday morning are suffering from humiliation and an investigation.

Lawsuits have targeted officers jailed in boy's shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:39

In this photo combination shows booking photos provided by the Louisiana State Police, Marksville City Marshal Derrick Stafford, left, and Marksville City Marshal Norris Greenhouse Jr., both were arrested on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Jeremy Mardis, a six-year-old autistic boy, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 in Marksville, La. The shooting also wounded Mardis' father, Chris Few. (Louisiana State Police via AP) MANDATORY CREDITMARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — Two law enforcement officers facing murder charges in the shooting death of a 6-year-old autistic boy have been the targets of excessive force complaints in the past.

Missouri players didn't recognize how much power they had

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:34

Members of Concerned Student 1950, University of Missouri's Graduate Professional Council, faculty and student supporters gather at Mel Carnahan Quadrangle to rally in support of an ongoing protest to get UM System President Tim Wolfe to resign on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Tensions have been rising throughout the week following MU student Jonathan Butler's decision to hold a hunger strike Monday, Nov. 1. In response to today's protest and the Missouri football athlete strike, President Wolfe did announce his decision to resign. (Matt Hellman/Missourian via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCOLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri receiver J'Mon Moore decided to visit the protesters who had built a tent city on Carnahan Quad, demanding that the university pay attention to their complaints about racism.

Local sheriffs oppose moving Guantanamo detainees to Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:33
About two-thirds of Colorado's sheriffs are expressing opposition to any plan by President Barack Obama to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees to prisons in the state, saying such a move could imperil local security. A letter to the White House that protested the possibility of moving foreign terrorism suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. naval base in Cuba was signed by 41 of the state's 64 sheriffs and released on Tuesday. The Pentagon is expected to unveil a long-awaited plan this week detailing how it would close the facility despite fierce resistance in the Republican-led Congress.

Authorities: 1 killed in officer shooting on college campus

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:29
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A police officer at a small, private South Carolina college shot and killed a student from a nearby school after the student tried to run him over, authorities said Tuesday.

Indiana man pleads guilty to neglect of malnourished teen

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:28
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man has pleaded guilty to the neglect, battery and criminal confinement of his 15-year-old disabled granddaughter whose weight dropped below 40 pounds.

Boy, 5, honored for saving sleeping grandmother from fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:24
PHELAN, Calif. (AP) — A 5-year-old San Bernardino County boy who crawled through a smoke-filled hall to save his grandmother during a fire has been honored for heroism.

Authorities ID 3 killed in crash of church-bound van

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:19

Flames rise from a vehicle following a fatal crash Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, in Hyattsville, Md. The accident occurred late Sunday afternoon on a road in Hyattsville just northeast of Washington. (Steve Ramsey via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Authorities are identifying a 6-year-old girl and two elderly victims who were among five people who died in a deadly van-truck crash in Maryland.