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Missouri officer in fatal shooting resigned without severance: mayor

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 05:43

A protestor wearing a gas mask confronts police during an anarchist demonstration related to the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown in Seattle, WashingtonBy Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - The white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, this summer, got no severance deal when he resigned from the force, the mayor of the St. Louis suburb said on Sunday. The officer, Darren Wilson, announced his resignation late Saturday, saying he feared for his own safety and that of his fellow police officers after a grand jury decided not to indict him in the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. ...


Fog at Denver airport causes delays, diversions

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 05:41
DENVER (AP) — Fog and wind caused delays at the Denver airport on Sunday, and 46 incoming flights were diverted to other cities on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Security line unusually long at Chicago's Midway

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 05:30
CHICAGO (AP) — Thanksgiving travel took its toll at Chicago's Midway International Airport, creating unusually long security lines.

FBI joins hunt for college senior last seen at bar

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 04:54
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI has now joined the search for a college senior who was last seen leaving a crowded Philadelphia bar after a night out with friends.

Shia LaBeouf says he was sexually assaulted during art exhibit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 04:48

Shia LaBeouf says he was sexually assaulted during art exhibitActor Shia LaBeouf says he was the victim of a sexual assault.


Puerto Rico braces for public transport shutdown

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 04:44
SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's capital braced for a public transportation shutdown Monday, as lawmakers and administration officials held last-ditch talks to approve a crude oil tax hike that could keep San Juan's metropolitan area buses and commuter train running. In what would be a major escalation of Puerto Rico's debt crisis, the local government is planning to shut down its bus and city train service after lawmakers were unable to agree to raise its oil tax by 68 percent to back a $2.9 billion bond sale. ...

Pilot who landed on busway had crashed before

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 04:41
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The pilot of a single-engine plane that made an emergency landing on a bus-only roadway says it's the second air crash he has survived and he's considering giving up flying.

Bomb threat on American Air flight in New York proves false alarm

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 04:37
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An American Airlines airplane that was evacuated at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport after a bomb threat has been searched and cleared for service, an official said on Sunday. American Flight 67 en route from Barcelona, Spain, landed in New York at around noon, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, and was promptly evacuated of passengers and crew. The threat was phoned into the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police at 12:07 p.m. (1707 GMT), said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority, which operates the airport. ...

No bomb found on Spain-to-NY flight after threat

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 04:35
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities at John F. Kennedy International Airport said they found nothing dangerous Sunday on an American Airlines plane after a bomb threat was phoned in and the aircraft arrived from Spain.

'Mockingjay' tops 'Penguins,' 'Horrible Bosses'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 04:33

 Mockingjay Part 1." (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Moviegoers wanted another helping of "The Hunger Games."


No bond for 2 charged for hiding boy in Ga. home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 03:59
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge has denied bond for a man and woman charged with child cruelty and false imprisonment after police found the man's 13-year-old son hidden behind a false wall in the couple's metro Atlanta home.

No bomb found on Spain-to-NY flight after threat

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 03:49

No bomb found on Spain-to-NY flight after threatAuthorities at John F. Kennedy International Airport say they found nothing dangerous on an American Airlines plane after a bomb threat was called in.


Gunshot misses neighbor hanging Christmas lights

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 03:46
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police in suburban Pittsburgh say a man fired a rifle at his neighbor hanging Christmas lights and then held police at bay for several hours inside his home before he was arrested.

Texas towns test oil and gas supremacy on fracking

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 03:37

In this Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 photo, vehicles drive past the city limits of Reno, Texas. This rural community sits surrounded by hydraulic fracturing drilling operations and is considering passing a municipal ban on fracking within the city limits. (AP Photo/LM Otero)RENO, Texas (AP) — A Texas hamlet shaken by its first recorded earthquake last year and hundreds since then is among communities now taking steps to challenge the oil and gas industry's traditional supremacy over the right to frack.


Bomb threat made on flight from Barcelona to NYC

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 03:34

No bomb found on Spain-to-NY flight after threatAuthorities at John F. Kennedy International Airport are investigating a bomb threat made to an American Airlines flight from Barcelona that landed safely in New York City.


Missouri officer in fatal shooting quit without severance: mayor

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 03:09
By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Missouri (Reuters) - The white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, this summer, resigned from the force without any severance deal, the mayor of the St. Louis suburb said on Sunday. The officer, Darren Wilson, announced his resignation late Saturday, saying he feared for his own safety and that of his fellow police officers after a grand jury decided not to indict him in the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. ...

Off-duty Texas deputy accused of road rage attack

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 03:07
HOUSTON (AP) — A reserve deputy constable in Texas remains jailed on allegations that he shot another motorist during an apparent road rage incident while he was off-duty.

Correction: Ebola-Omaha Patient-Memorial story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 03:02

FILE - In this April 2014, file photo, provided by the United Methodist News Service, Dr. Martin Salia poses for a photo at the United Methodist Church's Kissy Hospital outside Freetown, Sierra Leone. Salia, who died of Ebola after treating patients in his native Sierra Leone, will be remembered in the suburbs of Washington, where his family lives. Forty-four-year-old Salia died earlier this month at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. His body was cremated. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Nov. 29, at his family’s parish in Landover Hills, Md. Salia is survived by his wife and two sons. (AP Photo/United Methodist News Service, Mike DuBose, File) MANDATORY CREDITLANDOVER HILLS, Md. (AP) — In a story Nov. 29 about the funeral of a doctor who died of Ebola, The Associated Press reported erroneously the age of Dr. Martin Salia's younger son, Hinwaii. He is 12 years old, not 14.


Ferguson jurors faced safety fears, lots of work

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 02:56

Protest leader Brittany Ferrell marches through the Bed, Bath and Beyond in Brentwood at the start of a demonstration that started in The Promenade at Brentwood shopping center and moved down Eager Road and Hanley Road on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The grand jury responsible for reviewing the fatal shooting of Michael Brown faced "an awesome burden" and "an awful lot of work."


Trial to begin in German student's shooting death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 02:54
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man prosecutors say shot and killed a German exchange student in his garage is scheduled to go to trial this week in a case that centers on whether he justifiably feared another home invasion after recently being burglarized.