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Police use tear gas on Ferguson protesters

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:33

A line of police wait for demostrators at Canfield Avenue after they had walked down W. Florissant in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a police officer have used tear gas to try to disperse protesters after flaming projectiles were thrown from the crowd.


Lenovo profit up 23 percent on mobile growth

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:25
BEIJING (AP) — Lenovo Group, the world's biggest personal computer maker, says its latest quarterly profit rose 23 percent on strong growth in sales of smartphones and other mobile devices.

Shooting during peace concert at Dell Music Center

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:50

Shooting during peace concert at Dell Music CenterPolice are investigating a shooting they say happened during a peace benefit concert at the Dell Music Center.


2 reporters arrested at Ferguson McDonald's

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:49
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two reporters covering the shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb say they were arrested at a McDonald's Wednesday evening in the commercial corridor where angry protests have occurred.

Despite hackers, chief won't ID cop in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:47
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The police chief in the St. Louis suburb where an officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager said Wednesday that cyber-attacks on his city's website won't sway him into releasing the officer's name.

Loved ones say goodbye to boy killed at playground

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:41

Conner Verkerke's dad Jared Verkerke gets a hug as families and friends arrive for the memorial service for Connor Verkerke at Cornerstone Church in Caledonia, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. At right is little brother Kameron Verkerke. Connor, 9, was stabbed by a 12-year-old on a playground. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Chris Clark)CALEDONIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 9-year-old fatally stabbed at a playground near his western Michigan home was remembered during a memorial service Wednesday as a big-hearted and fun-loving boy who was taken much too soon.


Lawsuit over SFO runway death after Asiana crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:15
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a teenage girl who was run over and killed by emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash landing at the San Francisco airport filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Wednesday against the city, saying rescuers were reckless and poorly trained.

Plane stowaway gets jail for probation violation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:10
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who authorities say flew from San Jose to Southern California without a ticket was sentenced to 177 days in jail Wednesday after acknowledging that she violated her probation by returning to the Los Angeles airport.

After 5 year manhunt, fugitive couple arrested

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:05
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A couple accused of leaving their severely injured 2-year-old daughter at a hospital and keeping their other adopted children in putrid conditions were arrested after a five-year manhunt, authorities said Wednesday.

Police won't release name of officer who shot teen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:02

Police won't release name of officer who shot teenThe police chief of a St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death said Wednesday he won't be pressured into publicly identifying the officer.


DOJ: Hacking suspect's lawyers may face conflict

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:50
SEATTLE (AP) — Two attorneys representing the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker may face a conflict of interest because their firm represented victims of a hacking scheme he's accused of running, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday.

Arizona's 'pregnant man' has right to divorce wife -court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:49
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A transgender man who made headlines by giving birth to three children can divorce his wife of more than 10 years, an Arizona appeals court ruled on Wednesday, rejecting a lower court's decision.     A three-member panel of the Arizona Court of Appeals unanimously decided that the divorce can proceed because Thomas Beatie's 2003 marriage in Hawaii was considered legal in Arizona.     "As the Beaties' Hawaii marriage was lawfully entered in Hawaii and is not deemed void by Arizona law, the marriage is valid within this state," said Judge Kenton D. Jones, in the 12-page opinion.     The court's decision overturns a ruling made in March 2013 by a Maricopa County Family Court judge that blocked the divorce.     Judge Douglas Gerlach denied the divorce on the grounds that Beatie had not shown he was a man when he wed in 2003, and thus could not show he and his wife were a heterosexual couple. Same-sex marriages are not recognized as valid in Arizona.     Beatie, 40, was born a woman, but has lived as a man since his 20s after hormone treatments and surgery to change his gender.

Underground blasts rock downtown Indianapolis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:47

30 p.m. outside the Circle Centre shopping and entertainment mall rattled windows and sent police officers rushing into the area to evacuate workers and other onlookers to a safe distance away, Indianapolis Fire Department Capt. Rita Reith said. (AP Photo/Indianapolis Fire Department, Capt. Rita Reith)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A series of small underground transformer explosions rocked downtown Indianapolis on Wednesday, sending brownish-gray smoke billowing into the streets and forcing evacuations from nearby buildings.


Colorado Powerball winner claims $90M prize

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:41
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A tow truck driver from a small western Colorado city claimed his $90 million Powerball jackpot and told reporters he has been waking up and feeling like his win wasn't real.

Sterling loses appeal to block LA Clippers sale

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:37

Sterling loses appeal to block LA Clippers saleLOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Sterling's latest effort to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was shot down Wednesday by a California appeals court.


Philadelphia hosting Democratic convention site visit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:34

Philadelphia hosting Democratic convention site visitDemocratic National Committee representatives considering where to host the 2016 convention were greeted by local politicians and hundreds of supporters when they arrived Wednesday at a downtown hotel for a two-day visit.


Case involving killing of dogs sparks outrage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:29

This booking photo released by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, shows Jason Brown, 24, accused of killing and dismembering several dogs in a Reno, Nev., motel room. Brown was arrested July 9, 2014, after a maid told police she found a decapitated dog in a room he was renting. (AP Photo/Washoe County Sheriff's Office)RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nancy Frank could no longer care for her two Chihuahuas so she was glad to find a young man she thought would give them a good home.


Never too old: 97-year old New Jersey grandma drives big rig

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:25

 97-year old New Jersey grandma drives big rigUnder the heading, you're never too old to try something new, a great-grandmother in New Jersey is checking off one of the must-do items of her 'bucket list'.


Man claiming immunity from US law convicted

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:22
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A man who claimed he had immunity from U.S. law has been convicted of producing and distributing false diplomatic credentials.

Woman drives to hospital after Alaska bear mauling

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:14
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 57-year-old woman drove herself to a hospital after she was mauled by a brown bear in Alaska, state troopers said Wednesday.