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Police: Shirtless thief steals honey buns, knocks over lottery machine

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:30

 Shirtless thief steals honey buns, knocks over lottery machineA thief with a sugar fix is wanted by police in Newark, Delaware.

Leader of Arizona sheriff's posse takes Fifth Amendment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:09
PHOENIX (AP) — A leader of an Arizona sheriff's office posse refused to answer questions in court on Tuesday about a secret investigation that critics say was aimed at discrediting a judge.

Family of university attacker expresses sympathy to victims

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:07

This undated photo provided by the University of California, Merced shows freshman Faisal Mohammad of Santa Clara, California. Authorities say Mohammad burst into a classroom at the California school, stabbing several people before being shot and killed by police, Wednesday. (University of California, Merced via AP)MERCED, Calif. (AP) — The family of the 18-year-old student who stabbed four people at the University of California, Merced, last week before being killed by police expressed sympathy to the victims, a short statement released Tuesday said.

No federal charges for Milwaukee officer who killed man

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:05

Nate Hamilton and his mother, Maria Hamilton, attend a news conference in Milwaukee, Wis. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday it wouldn't pursue criminal civil rights charges against Christopher Manney, a white Milwaukee police officer, who shot Dontre Hamilton, a mentally ill black man, 14 times in a city park in 2014. Dontre was Nate’s brother and Maria’s son. (AP Photo/Greg Moore)MILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday it wouldn't pursue criminal civil rights charges against a white Milwaukee police officer who shot a mentally ill black man 14 times in a city park last year.

Protesters rally for higher U.S. fast-food wages, union rights

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:03

Fast-food workers and their supporters join a nationwide protest for higher wages and union rights outside McDonald's in Los AngelesThousands of protesters took to the streets across the U.S. on Tuesday to demand a $15-an-hour minimum wage and union rights for fast food workers, a campaign intended to attract support from national political candidates ahead of the 2016 elections. A rally by several hundred activists outside a Milwaukee arena where the televised Republican presidential debate was taking place briefly became tense when one protester burned an American flag. Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in New York, where they were joined by Mayor Bill DeBlasio, and some 500 marched through downtown Los Angeles.

Bubble yuck: Crews unstick old gum from famed Seattle wall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:58

The likeness of an American flag made from pieces of gum sticks to a wall at Seattle's "gum wall" at Pike Place Market, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. On Tuesday, a steam-cleaning process to remove all of the gum from the walls is scheduled to begin, the first full cleaning the quirky tourist attraction has received in 20 years. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — A piece of Seattle history is coming down — or rather, 1 million little pieces.

Body found off New Jersey Turnpike in Mt. Laurel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:49

Body found off New Jersey Turnpike in Mt. LaurelPolice are investigating after a body was found off the New Jersey Turnpike on Tuesday afternoon.

UN sending extra troops, police to Central African Republic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:38
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is adding hundreds of troops and police before next month's elections, but their arrival is expected to be too late for Pope Francis' visit to the violent country.

Shootings involving LAPD officers nearly doubled this year

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:36
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shootings involving Los Angeles Police Department officers have doubled this year, a statistic that the new head of the agency's civilian oversight board said Tuesday was alarming.

School police feared for safety before Vegas park shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:34

30 p.m. Friday incident in a parking lot at Desert Bloom Park. (AP Photo/Ken Ritter)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Las Vegas school district police officers feared for themselves and people in a busy park around them when they fired 14 shots into a vehicle, killing a 55-year-old former New York City jail guard who appeared to have deliberately steered toward them, a Clark County schools police captain said Tuesday.

Atlantic City mayor hopeful about bills to revive city finances

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:26
Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian told Reuters on Tuesday that he is hopeful a package of legislation aimed at revitalizing the city's finances and tax base will be completed by the end of the year. The city budget for fiscal 2015, which ends on Dec. 31, relies on at least $33.5 million that would be redirected from marketing to the city's coffers under the legislation. On Monday, Governor Chris Christie conditionally vetoed three of the five bills passed in June, sending them back to lawmakers with suggested modifications.

Family says police used excessive force in Idaho rancher's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:20
Relatives of an Idaho rancher who was fatally shot during a confrontation with sheriff's deputies after one of his bulls was hit by a motorist last week are alleging excessive use of force by the officers involved, the family's lawyer said on Tuesday. Authorities say local sheriff's office dispatchers informed Jack Yantis on Nov. 1 that the bull had been struck and injured by a car on a highway near his ranch in the small western Idaho farming community of Council. What happened next is under investigation by state police, but authorities said Adams County sheriff's deputies were also intending to put the injured bull down when he arrived.

Texas grand jury issues 106 indictments for deadly biker fight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:18
A Texas grand jury issued indictments on Tuesday to 106 people for engaging in organized crime in connection with the May shootout among rival bikers that left nine dead and led to mass arrests. Out of the 177 people arrested at the May 17 battle at Twin Peaks Sports Bar and Grill in Waco, 71 cases were not presented to the grand jury on Tuesday and will be heard at a later date, said McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna. The grand jury proceedings were not open to the public.

Russia calls for a new Syrian constitution in 18 months

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:17
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia has circulated a document on ending the nearly five-year-old Syrian conflict that calls for drafting a new constitution in up to 18 months that would be put to a popular referendum and be followed by an early presidential election.

Half of California's undocumented immigrants are impoverished: study

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:17
About half of California's undocumented immigrants are poor enough to qualify for Medi-Cal, the state's insurance program for its poorest residents, according to a new report. The study by the Public Policy Institute of California comes amid ongoing discussion in the most populous U.S. state over how to pay for healthcare for the estimated 60 percent of undocumented immigrants who do not have insurance. The report estimates that as many as three million undocumented immigrants live in California, of whom 51 percent are impoverished.

N.Y. AG declares DFS, Fan Duel illegal gambling sites, not fantasy games

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:10
New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman declared that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling in his state and sent cease-and-desist notices to game operators DraftKings and FanDuel.

Lockheed wins $969 million contract for 17 C-130J aircraft

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:09

Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President and CEO of Lockheed Martin, participates in a panel discussion at the 2015 Fortune Global Forum in San FranciscoLockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a contract worth nearly $969 million to build 17 C-130J military transport aircraft, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The work is expected to be completed by April 2020, the Department of Defense said in its daily digest of major contract awards. Last month, Lockheed announced that it had reached a verbal agreement with the U.S. Air Force for a five-year contract to build up to 83 C-130 J Super Hercules transport planes for the Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine Corps through 2020.

U.S. regulators accuse two Chinese citizens of insider trading

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:03

To match Special Report SEC/INVESTIGATIONSIn a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court that was made public Tuesday, the SEC said Zhichen Zhou, a web administrator at, engaged in "highly suspicious" trading in the stocks of MedAssets Inc and Chindex International Inc. Both companies later announced private equity takeovers in deals where one of the bidders had been TPG Capital LP[TPG.UL], where CEO Yannan Liu, Zhou's cousin, had previously worked, the SEC said. The SEC said trading Zhou engaged in before those deals were publicly announced enabled him to make $306,930 in net profits.

Nine killed as business jet hits buildings in Ohio: reports

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 08:53

Plane crashes in AkronNine people were killed on Tuesday when a small business jet crashed into two residential buildings while approaching an Akron airport, local media reported, citing police sources. Ohio State Highway Patrol officially confirmed that the pilot and co-pilot as well as an unknown number of passengers were killed in the fiery crash. Ohio State Highway patrol spokesman Lieutenant Bill Haymaker said the 10-passenger plane was "intact but burnt." Summit County medical examiner Lisa Kohler told reporters she was implementing a "mass casualty plan" for the morning, when it is light.

China says UN Security Council 'is not about human rights'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 08:52
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China's ambassador to the United Nations is opposing further discussion of North Korea's human rights situation by the U.N. Security Council, telling reporters that "the Security Council is not about human rights."