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Ohio police kill man they say injured 4 with machete

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:29

Police talk inside the Columbus, Ohio, restaurant where they say a man attacked several people with a machete on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. They say the man fled the scene and was later fatally shot by police. (AP Photo/Kantele Franko)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said.


N.Y. policeman guilty of manslaughter in shooting of unarmed black man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:17

New York City Police officer (NYPD) Peter Liang is led from the court room at the Brooklyn Supreme court in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkA jury in Brooklyn found Peter Liang guilty in connection with the death of Akai Gurley, 28, who was killed by a bullet fired from Liang's gun on Nov. 20, 2014, that ricocheted off a wall. A stunned Liang buried his head in his hands after the verdict was read in court. The shooting added to nationwide protests in cities like Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over the use of police force against minorities, though Liang, a Chinese-American, was not accused of deliberately killing Gurley.


Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money, Obama

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:15

Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money, ObamaHillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack Obama as the presidential race shifted toward states with more minority voters.


Teen who killed 5 family members to be sentenced as juvenile

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:12

FILE - Nehemiah Griego, 15, is seen in an undated photo provided by the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department. A judge cleared the way Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, for the New Mexico teenager who shot and killed his parents and three younger siblings to be sentenced as a juvenile and released from state custody by the time he turns 21 after the teen's attorneys argued he could be psychologically rehabilitated. (Bernalillo County Sheriff's Deptartment, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for a New Mexico teenager who shot and killed his parents and three younger siblings to be sentenced as a juvenile and released from state custody by the time he turns 21 after the teen's attorneys argued he could be psychologically rehabilitated.


Mayor Kenney ends fire department's 'brownouts' policy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:08

Mayor Kenney ends fire department's 'brownout' policyPhiladelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Thursday ordered an end to the fire department's controversial "brownouts" policy.


Jury rules against Montana woman's wrongful-birth lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:55

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2016 file photo, Kerrie Evans of Gardiner, Mont., right, testifies in District Judge Mike Salvagni's courtroom during her negligent birth civil trial at the Gallatin County Law and Justice Center in Bozeman, Mont. A jury on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, ruled against Evans, who sought millions of dollars from health care providers she accused of failing to diagnose her unborn daughter’s cystic fibrosis.(Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP, File)BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana jury ruled Thursday against a woman who sought millions of dollars from health care providers that she said failed to diagnose her unborn daughter's cystic fibrosis.


House committee passes bill to privatize air traffic control

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:31

FILE - In this May 21, 2015, file photo an air traffic controller works in the tower at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. A Republican-controlled House committee on Feb. 11, 2016, endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit corporation run by airlines and other aviation interests. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled House committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit corporation run by airlines and other aviation interests.


Fargo officer just 2nd killed in line of duty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:01

This undated photo released by Fargo Police Department shows Fargo police officer Jason Moszer. Moszer was shot amid a standoff in Fargo, N.D. with a domestic violence suspect, police in North Dakota said early Thursday, Feb. 10, 2016. Moszer, 33, responded to the standoff Wednesday night and parked near the home the suspect was barricaded inside, Fargo Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson said. (Fargo Police Department via AP) MANDATORY CREDITFARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota police officer died Thursday of a gunshot wound suffered while responding to a domestic disturbance hours earlier, becoming just the second Fargo officer to die in the line of duty and the first in more than a century.


Latest: Hundreds gather for vigil honoring slain officer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 11:35

Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd appears at a news conference at police headquarters in Fargo, N .D., on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016to talk about a shooting that left one of his officers mortally wounded and a suspect dead. Todd says Officer Jason Moszer, a six-year veteran of the force, is not expected to recover from his wounds. It would be just the second police fatality in the line of duty in Fargo. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer during a standoff at a home in Fargo, North Dakota (all times local):


NY to require manufacturers to pay for fouled water cleanup

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 11:13

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2016 file photo, bottles of drinking water are seen in a hallway at St. Mary's Academy in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. New York regulators say Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell International are required to pay for the investigation and cleanup of a toxic chemical in an upstate village’s drinking water. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two industrial companies will be held liable for the cleanup of a toxic chemical that found its way into an upstate New York village's drinking water, the acting state environmental commissioner said Thursday.


Japan stocks down 5.3 percent after Europe, US sell-off

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 11:13

Stock traders work at the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)TOKYO (AP) — Japan's main stock index dived more than 5 percent Friday, leading other Asian markets lower, after a sell-off in banking shares roiled investors in Europe and the U.S.


NYC officer convicted of manslaughter in stairwell shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 11:10

Police Officer Peter Liang, center, enters the courtroom after the lunch break in his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York. Jurors are scheduled to start discussing their views of Liang’s actions as soon as Tuesday. Closing arguments are expected in the morning, and deliberations are likely to begin in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability.


Influential Texas panel recommends halt to use of bite-mark evidence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 11:09
An influential Texas scientific panel recommended on Thursday that bite-mark analysis not be admissible as evidence in courts, a decision experts said could lead judicial systems in other states to exclude it too. The Texas Forensic Science Commission panel recommended a moratorium on bite-mark evidence until there is science to support its admissibility. Bite-mark evidence has been used in U.S. courts for decades, most often to identify suspects in murders, sexual assaults and child abuse through marks on the flesh of victims.

Son: Gunman who killed deputies violent, abusive to family

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 11:07

Tributes in memory of two slain deputies are stacked on a Harford County Sheriff's Office Department vehicle outside the department's southern precinct, Thursday morning, Feb. 11, 2016, in Edgewood, Md. David Evans, who had warrants for his arrest, fatally shot a deputy in a restaurant Wednesday, Feb. 10, and killed another deputy in shootout before he was killed himself, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — Before he fired a shot at a sheriff's deputy, sending bystanders fleeing from a suburban sandwich shop, a drifter had a history of harming, stalking and scaring those closest to him, according to the man's estranged son.


Arkansas judge is charged in death of son left in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:40
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge was arrested Thursday on a complaint of negligent homicide after the death of his son who was left in the back seat of a hot car last summer.

Japan stock index down more than 5 percent

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:33

Japan stocks down 5.3 percent after Europe, US sell-offTOKYO (AP) — Japan's benchmark stock index dived more than 5 percent Friday following a sell-off in European and U.S. markets.


Lawyers spar over whether girl was abducted or fled with man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:30

FILE - In this May 22, 2014 file photo, Isidro Garcia talks with his attorney Charles Frisco as he appears on video during his arraignment at the Orange County jail in Santa Ana, Calif. Garcia stands trial on charges of rape, kidnapping and lewd acts on a child, in an Orange County courtroom on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (Ken Steinhardt/The Orange County Register via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITFULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor said on Thursday that a California man was eying his girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter before he helped bring the girl up from Mexico, raped her, abducted her from the family's home and forced her to live with him under a false name for a decade.


Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index falls more than 5 percent after US, European sell-off

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:24
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index falls more than 5 percent after US, European sell-off.

Exclusive: Woman whose family inspired Oregon standoff hopes more challenge govt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:24

A Gadsden flag and a U.S. national flag fly over the Bureau of Land Management Burns District Office outside Hines, OregonSpeaking exclusively to Reuters, Susan Hammond, who did not participate in the standoff, said that she hoped the attention brought by the occupation would galvanize Americans to pursue legal avenues for weakening federal government control of millions of acres of land. The takeover at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 was sparked by the return to prison of Hammond's husband and son, two Oregon ranchers convicted of setting fires that spread to federal property in the vicinity of the refuge. Dwight Hammond Jr., 74, and his son, Steve Hammond, 47, are serving the remainder of their sentences in federal prison.


Latest: Lawyers disagree with charge against judge for death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:17
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on an Arkansas judge facing a negligent homicide charge after his son's death in the back seat of a hot car (all times local):