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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.

Freed Texas day care owners still want exoneration

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 02:54
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former day care owners who spent 21 years in prison before being freed amid questions over their convictions for child abuse involving satanic rituals are struggling to convince prosecutors that they should be fully exonerated.

New approach with elderly addicts at nursing home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 02:45

Gregory Poole-Dayan, associate administrator of Jewish Home Lifecare in the Bronx, N.Y., discusses a new nursing home program for elderly patients with alcohol or drug addictions on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. A surge in baby boomers is driving up the number of elderly people abusing drugs or alcohol. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)NEW YORK (AP) — A surge in baby boomers has driven up the number of elderly people abusing drugs or alcohol, bringing more attention to the sometimes-delicate problems involved in treating addiction in the aging.


Ferguson mayor: No severance package for Wilson

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 02:39

FILE- This undated file photo released by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, shows Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson during his medical examination after he fatally shot Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo. The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, nearly four months after the confrontation that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and across the U.S. Wilson has been on administrative leave since the Aug. 9 shooting. His resignation was announced Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, by one of his attorneys, Neil Bruntrager. Bruntrager said the resignation is effective immediately. (AP Photo/St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, File)Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson did not receive a severance package when he resigned over the weekend, the St. Louis suburb's mayor said Sunday. Wilson, 28, won't receive any further pay or benefits, ...


Lawyer: Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown, resigns due to threats to department

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 02:38

 Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown, resigns due to threats to departmentFerguson police Officer Darren Wilson did not receive any severance package when he resigned over the weekend, the St. Louis suburb's mayor said Sunday.


Justices weigh limits of free speech over Internet

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 02:35

FILE - This Oct. 7, 2014, file photo shows a police officer dwarfed amid the marble columns of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. Anthony Elonis claimed he was just kidding when he posted a series of graphically violent rap lyrics on Facebook about killing his estranged wife, shooting up a kindergarten class and attacking an FBI agent. But his wife didn't see it that way. Neither did a federal jury. In a far-reaching case that probes the limits of free speech over the Internet, the Supreme Court on Monday is considering whether Elonis' Facebook posts, and others like it, deserve protection under the First Amendment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Elonis claimed he was just kidding when he posted a series of graphically violent rap lyrics on Facebook about killing his estranged wife, shooting up a kindergarten class and attacking an FBI agent.


VIDEO: Shots fired during report on shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 01:51

 Shots fired during report on shootingA TV reporter in West Virginia became the story while talking to a resident about a recent shooting.


California pushes to expand immigrant health care

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

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, Rosa Guerra, 52, right, gets a free eye exam during the Binational Health Week event held at the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles. Health care advocates say President Obama’s immigration action should enable hundreds of thousands of low-income immigrants in Calif., to qualify for Medi-Cal even as state officials say it’s premature to comment. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive order to spare some immigrants from deportation has galvanized Democrats, immigration groups and health care advocates in California to push for expanding health coverage to a segment of the population that remains uninsured.


1 injured as van, car collide on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 01:47

1 injured as van, car collide on I-95A collision on I-95 sent one person to the hospital and caused major traffic delays on one of the busiest travel days of the year.


Post-Thanksgiving Sunday: One of the busiest travel days of the year

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 01:38

 One of the busiest travel days of the yearThe roads, rails, and runways will be extra busy today.


Search continues for missing West Chester University student

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 01:35

Search continues for missing West Chester University studentSearch efforts continued Sunday for a missing West Chester University student who was last seen leaving a bar in Manayunk during the early hours of Thanksgiving morning.


Ferguson police officer resigned on safety concerns, lawyer says

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

Ferguson, Missouri officer Darren Wilson seen in St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office undated evidence photoBy Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Missouri (Reuters) - The white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager to death this summer in a St. Louis suburb decided to resign from the force because of threats against fellow officers after a grand jury decided not to indict him, his lawyer said on Sunday. Darren Wilson's resignation, announced on Saturday, came nearly four months after the officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9. ...


Body of man found on West Philadelphia street

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 01:28

Body of man found on West Philadelphia streetPolice are investigating a suspicious death of a man whose body was found on a West Philadelphia street.


Top Maryland prosecutor in apparent suicide, police say

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 00:57
By John Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of Maryland's top prosecutors, who recently lost a re-election bid after 20 years in office, died Saturday morning of an apparent suicide, police said on Sunday. Carroll County prosecutor Jerry Barnes, 66, was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Westminster home at around 10.30 a.m. on Saturday, police said. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Barnes was a former Army Green Beret, who was decorated with the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam. ...

FAA drone rules to address aircraft certification and operation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 00:57
By Amanda Becker (Reuters) - U.S. aviation officials have seen hundreds of cases in which unmanned aircraft may have posed a danger to planes, and new rules on drones expected this year are designed to prevent collisions and other accidents, the top aviation official said on Sunday. "The thing that we are most concerned about is to ensure that any aircraft in this system do not come into conflict with one another," Michael Huerta, who leads the Federal Aviation Administration, said on CNN's "State of the Union. ...

Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown, resigns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 00:33

 Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown, resigns due to threats to departmentDarren Wilson resigned from his job as a Ferguson police officer after learning of threats of violence against other officers and the department, his lawyer said Sunday.


Case highlighted in Serial podcast moves through appeal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 00:10

Case highlighted in Serial podcast moves through appealA 15-year-old murder case that landed a popular teenager from Baltimore County behind bars for life is at once being revived in a podcast that offers more questions than answers about the crime and its fallout, and in a Maryland appeals court that will ultimately decide the man's fate.


Woman dies after shooting at Nordstrom in Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 23:57

Woman dies after shooting at Nordstrom in ChicagoAuthorities say a woman who was shot by her ex-boyfriend inside a Nordstrom in Chicago before he turned the gun on himself has died.


Lawyer: Wilson resigned after chief's warning

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 23:30
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Former Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson's lawyer says Wilson resigned because he was concerned about the potential for violence against other officers if he didn't.

Department store worker shot on Black Friday dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 23:29
CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year-old woman died a day after she was shot inside a Nordstrom department store in Chicago during Black Friday shopping.