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Albuquerque police under new shooting scrutiny

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:16

This undated photo provided by the Redwine family shows Alfred "Lionel" Redwine at an Albuquerque housing complex. Police said Redwine was shot Tuesday night, March 25, 2014 after he opened fire on officers responding to a frantic call from a woman who said the suspect had pointed a gun at two girls. It was the second deadly encounter between Albuquerque police and civilians in the last 10 days. New Mexico Attorney General Gary King announced Wednesday his office has launched an investigation into both of the fatal shootings (AP Photo/The Redwine family)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department came under new scrutiny Wednesday after officers shot and killed a man outside a public housing complex in the second deadly encounter in the last 10 days.


Washington authorities: Number of fatalities in mudslide still 16; missing number drops to 90

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:13
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Washington authorities: Number of fatalities in mudslide still 16; missing number drops to 90.

North Carolina mayor resigns; arrested on corruption charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:11

Handout of Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon addressing mayors and staffersBy Emily Harris CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - The mayor of North Carolina's largest city resigned Wednesday after prosecutors said he had been arrested on federal public corruption charges that include accepting more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents. Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, 47, said his resignation was effective immediately in a letter he sent to City Manager Ron Carlee and City Attorney Bob Hagemann. Cannon faces charges of theft and bribery, wire fraud and extortion, which could carry up to 50 years in prison, according to the prosecutor's office for the Western District of North Carolina.


Report: Global executions up 15 percent in 2013

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:02

FILE - This May 27, 2008, file photo, shows the gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs. A new report says the number of reported executions around the world rose almost 15 percent in 2013, and the United States was among the five countries putting the most people to death. The Amnesty International report released Thursday, March 27, 2014, says the 778 executions it was able to count last year don’t include the thousands of people put to death in China, where such information is a state secret. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The number of known executions around the world rose almost 15 percent in 2013, and the United States was among the five countries putting the most people to death, a new report says.


TSA wants police at checkpoints after LAX shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:55

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2013 file photo provided to the Associated Press, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, police officers stand near a weapon at the Los Angeles International Airport after a gunman opened fire in the terminal, killing one person and wounding several others. The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday March 26, 2014, that airports post armed law enforcement officers at security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours. The recommendation was one of 14 determined after a nationwide review of security at airports prompted by the shooting at the airport last fall. (AP Photo, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday that armed law enforcement officers be posted at airport security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours after a review of last year's fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.


State senator in bribery scheme appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:49

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2011, file photo, State Sen. Leland Yee poses beside a bowl of shark fin soup during a news conference to oppose a bill to ban the sale of shark fin soup in San Francisco's Chinatown. Yee was arrested Wednesday March 26, 2014, during a series of raids in the San Francisco Bay Area. Yee declined to discuss the charges, citing an ongoing investigation. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator is being held on $500,000 bail after appearing handcuffed in shackled in federal court.


Christie: Scandal hasn't altered political plans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:49
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he has not ruled out running for president in 2016 despite his aides' involvement in a traffic-blocking plot that has engulfed his administration.

Connecticut approves highest state minimum wage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:45
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers Wednesday approved raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the highest for any state in the country and the same rate that President Barack Obama wants for the federal minimum wage.

Chicago firm moves toward suit over Malaysia plane

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:36
CHICAGO (AP) — Court documents that often precede a lawsuit have been filed by a U.S. law firm on behalf of a relative of a passenger on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.