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Police: Officer who shot naked black man has resigned

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 02:44
ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a white Atlanta-area police officer who shot a naked, mentally ill black veteran who was unarmed has resigned.

Police: Officer who shot naked black man has resigned

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 02:44
ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a white Atlanta-area police officer who shot a naked, mentally ill black veteran who was unarmed has resigned.

Frustration grows as armed Oregon standoff continues

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 02:43

ADDS IDENTIFICATION OF ADRIAN SEWELL- Ryan Bundy, right, gestures toward Adrian Sewell at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in near Burns, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. Bundy, part of an armed group occupying the refuge to protest federal land policies, says the sign will be displayed on a road leading to the area. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — An armed group took over a national wildlife preserve in southeastern Oregon more than three weeks ago, and so far authorities have taken no action to remove the protesters, who are upset over federal land policy.


To make transplant happen, medics had to beat blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 02:38
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Melanie Chirichella waited a year and a half for a kidney transplant. When the call finally came in that there was a perfect match, a blizzard was raging up and down the East Coast.

The Latest: Navy finds no sign of shooting at med center

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 02:37

Navy Medical Center personnel are directed to come out of building 2 with their hands in the air as they approach SWAT officers following a report of gunshots at a building on the campus of the complex, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in San Diego. (John Gastaldo /The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITSAN DIEGO (AP) — The latest on possible gunfire Tuesday at the Naval Medical Center San Diego (all times local):


Latest: Evangelical group dismisses survey on objections law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 02:28

FILE - This July 30, 2016 file photo people dressed as gaming characters as they take the escalator in the convention hall at the Gen Con gaming convention in Indianapolis. Tourism officials say Indiana may have lost as much as $60 million in revenue after a dozen conventions picked cities other than Indianapolis amid the uproar over the state’s controversial religious objections law. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The latest on a survey by a tourism group that says Indiana may have lost as much as $60 million at least in part due to the state's religious objections law (all times local):


Latest: Evangelical group dismisses survey on objections law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 02:28

FILE - This July 30, 2016 file photo people dressed as gaming characters as they take the escalator in the convention hall at the Gen Con gaming convention in Indianapolis. Tourism officials say Indiana may have lost as much as $60 million in revenue after a dozen conventions picked cities other than Indianapolis amid the uproar over the state’s controversial religious objections law. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The latest on a survey by a tourism group that says Indiana may have lost as much as $60 million at least in part due to the state's religious objections law (all times local):


Navy says initial inspection at San Diego medical center found no sign of gunman or shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 02:21
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Navy says initial inspection at San Diego medical center found no sign of gunman or shooting.

Navy says initial inspection at San Diego medical center found no sign of gunman or shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 02:21
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Navy says initial inspection at San Diego medical center found no sign of gunman or shooting.

Schools in Ohio town closed for third day over lead contamination

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 02:19
Schools in the Ohio village of Sebring were closed for a third day on Tuesday after elevated levels of lead were found in pipes serving some homes and buildings, making it the second Midwestern region to be plagued by tainted water. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency hit the village with a violation notice last week requiring it to notify residents of the lead problem, after first warning about risks to pregnant women and children on Dec. 3. An EPA report on Tuesday found that two samples from Sebring's McKinley Junior/Senior High School had lead levels above federal standards.

Appeals court: Airports have wide latitude to kill birds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 02:15
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in Manhattan says the operator of New York City's airports has the legal right to kill migratory birds when necessary to protect planes.

Idaho police pick up Santa Claus for driving the wrong way

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 02:09
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man legally named Santa Claus was arrested after police in Idaho said they saw him driving on the wrong side of the street.

Washington to lift snow emergency as it digs out from blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 02:07

A dump truck piles a load of snow in front of the White House after a major winter storm swept over WashingtonBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington, D.C., will end its snow emergency on Wednesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a sign that the U.S. capital is returning to normal after a deadly weekend blizzard on the U.S. East Coast. The federal government remained closed on Tuesday and Congress put most activity on hold as the Washington region continued digging out from the snowstorm, which killed at least 35 people in 10 states and the U.S. capital. Washington's snow emergency would end at 6:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Bowser said.


Kentucky won't fight tax break ruling for Noah's Ark project

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 02:06
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say they won't fight a federal court ruling that supports a tax incentive for a religious theme park featuring a 510-foot long Noah's Ark.

Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 02:03
By Curtis Skinner and Eric Beech WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama in an opinion piece published in the Washington Post on Monday announced that he is banning solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons, citing concerns about its harmful psychological effects. In the opinion piece, Obama also said solitary confinement could no longer be used as a punishment for low-level infractions. Obama cited the story of Kalief Browder, a black 16-year-old who was arrested in 2010 and spent almost two years in solitary confinement in New York City's Rikers Island jail before his release in 2013 and eventual suicide two years later.

Florida may pay for burials of students who died at school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:59
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida may pay to rebury students whose remains were once interred on the grounds of a now shuttered reform school.

City residents wait for streets to be cleared

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:56

City residents wait for streets to be clearedThe emergency number 311 has had nearly 25,000 calls and most are reports for plowing and salting needed on city streets.


Active shooter reported at Naval Medical Center San Diego

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:56

Navy finds no sign of shooting at San Diego medical centerMilitary authorities have responded to the report of an active shooter at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California.


VIDEO: Deputy hit, thrown by tractor-trailer miraculously survives

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:49

 Deputy hit, thrown by tractor-trailer miraculously survivesTerrifying dash cam video shows a tractor-trailer hitting and running over a sheriff's captain.


Factory village's trail of cancer leads to tap water probe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:47

In this Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 photo, Michael Hickey poses near Hoosick Falls municipal well 7 between two baseball fields in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Federal regulators have warned residents of an upstate New York factory village near the Vermont border not to drink water from municipal wells, and a plastics plant has agreed to supply bottled water and pay for a new filtration system. The action this month resulted from a quest by Hickey to find out why so many people in Hoosick Falls had cancer. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — After his factory worker father died a painful death from kidney cancer at age 68 in 2013, Michael Hickey made it his mission to find out why so many people in his hometown along the Hoosic River were getting sick.