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Stabbing suspect fatally shot at Washington's Union Station: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 07:52

Police stand at shooting scene at Union Station in WashingtonBy Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A security guard at Washington's Union Station on Friday fatally shot a man who had allegedly stabbed a woman in what police believe was an incident of domestic violence. "We believe this is a domestic-related incident," Metropolitan Police Department's Jeff Brown told reporters. Security had been beefed up around the U.S. capital on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center twin towers in New York and the Pentagon.

Couple finds injured Utah driver trapped in car for 2 days

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 07:21

This Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 photo provided by the Utah County Sheriff's Office shows the area where a woman in her car plunged off the side of road in American Fork Canyon southeast of Salt Lake City. Heather Blackwelder had spent two days in the wreckage until she was found by a young couple who heard her screaming Thursday. (Deputy J. Phillippi/Utah County Sheriff's Office via AP)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A young couple who stopped to take pictures at a scenic overlook in the Utah mountains at first thought the screams sounded like children playing in the distance.

Man shot after running into restaurant ID'd as 41-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 07:18

Police officers investigate at Chris' and Pitt's barbecue restaurant after an armed carjacking suspect led police on a long car chase then ran with a gun into a crowded restaurant and is dead after a shooting Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, involving a Los Angeles County sheriff's SWAT team. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in have released the name of the gunman who was killed by a SWAT team after leading police in California on lengthy car chase, running into a crowded restaurant and seizing at least four hostages.

California legislature approves bill legalizing physician-assisted suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 07:13
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - The California legislature on Friday approved a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients despite opposition from religious and disability rights groups, sending it to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown for his approval or veto. The bill would allow mentally competent patients whom two doctors agree have only six months to live to request a prescription that would end their lives. The bill was opposed by the Roman Catholic Church, and Brown, a former seminarian, has not said whether he will sign it. ...

Radnor Twp. resident catches mailman throwing deliveries in the trash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 07:10

Radnor Twp. resident catches mailman throwing deliveries in the trashOne Radnor Township resident caught a local mailman throwing piles of neighbor's mail in the dumpster.

Oregon sheriff indicted in excessive force investigation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 07:10
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A grand jury on Friday indicted Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah on nine misdemeanor charges related to allegations that he used excessive force.

Sacramento fetes hometown heroes who thwarted attack on French train

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 07:07

Skarlatos, Stone and Sadler stand at attention for the national anthem during a celebration honoring them in SacramentoThree men who foiled an attack by a suspected Islamist militant on a high-speed train headed to Paris were honored as hometown heroes in California's state capital of Sacramento on Friday with a street festival and parade that drew thousands despite scorching heat. "It was not a surprise, nor was it an accident that of the hundreds of international passengers on that train that it was three Americans who acted with such courage," Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said in a speech in a rally on the steps of the state Capitol building.

Microsoft names Brad Smith president and chief legal officer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 07:03
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft has given longtime executive Brad Smith the title of president, as the company continues its transition to a new generation of leadership.

Please Touch Museum to remain open after filing for bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 06:59

Please Touch Museum to remain open after filing for bankruptcyDespite filing for bankruptcy, the Please Touch Museum said it will remain open for business.

Utah woman in serious condition after two days trapped in car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 06:58
A woman who was trapped in her car in a steep Utah canyon for two days before a sightseeing couple heard her cries for help remained in serious condition on Friday, hospital officials said. Utah Valley Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Janet Frank said she could not release any further information about 29-year-old Heather Blackwelder. The Utah County Sheriff's Office said a couple who was taking pictures in the area on Thursday called police when they heard Blackwelder screaming for help.

Pilot lands plane on treacherous section of Wyoming freeway

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 06:51

A small airplane sits on the shoulder of the westbound lane of Interstate 80 after an early morning crash Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 near Laramie, Wyo. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says 67-year-old Steven Stam, of Holland, Michigan, was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries Friday after putting down his single-engine plane on Interstate 80. (Jeremy Martin/Laramie Daily Boomerang via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A pilot has survived crash-landing a small airplane on a steep, winding section of Wyoming interstate highway known to be treacherous for drivers.

The Latest: Prosecutors plan retrial in civil rights case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 06:51

Former Madison, Ala., police officer Eric Sloan Parker walks out of the federal courthouse, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, in Huntsville, Ala. Parker, accused of using excessive force against an Indian grandfather who testified he didn't understand commands given in English, says the man reached in his pockets and defied his orders. Parker took the stand in his own defense Wednesday in his federal trial. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The latest in the trial of an Alabama police officer accused of violating the civil rights of an Indian man in February. All times are local.

Licenses suspended at 2 abortion clinics in South Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 06:50
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's public health agency suspended the licenses of two of the state's three abortion clinics Friday and threatened to close them — actions that an official at one of the centers called "extreme."

Police: 5 family members shot to death in Minnesota home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 06:39

Nick Collins, right, embraces Minnetonka High School classmate Nathan Kahn during a visit Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, to the scene where five family members were found inside a home in Greenwood, Minn. Police pushed ahead Friday with their investigation into an apparent murder-suicide in the affluent Minneapolis suburb that left a family of five dead, while a high school offered counseling to classmates of the three children. (Jim Gehrz/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGAZINES OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A family of five, including three children, died of apparent gunshot wounds in what authorities believe was a murder-suicide in an affluent Minneapolis suburb, police said Friday, but added that they still don't know for sure who did the shooting.

Seattle schools closed for third day by teachers' strike

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 06:39

Teacher grabs a sign before walking the picket line as teachers strike outside Roosevelt High School in Seattle, WashingtonSeattle public schools were closed for a third day on Friday due to a teachers' strike that has idled 53,000 students and caused childcare headaches for working parents, with no word on whether stalled contract talks might resume over the weekend. Representatives for the Seattle Education Association and the school district met separately with state mediators on Thursday and again on Friday but union and district officials said there were no plans as yet for the two sides to reopen negotiations formally.

N.Y. police release video of ex-tennis star James Blake's mistaken arrest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 06:35

Ex-tennis star James Blake is shown tackled by a NYPD officer James Frascatore in front of the Grand Hyatt hotel in New YorkBy Daniel Bases NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City Police Department on Friday released a security camera video showing ex-tennis star James Blake being tackled, thrown to the ground and handcuffed by an undercover officer in a now infamous case of mistaken identity. The incident occurred as Blake, formerly the world's fourth-ranked player, was calmly standing by the entrance of a midtown Manhattan hotel, waiting for a car to take him to the U.S. Open. Blake, 35, standing alone by the entrance of the Grand Hyatt hotel on 42nd Street on Sept. 9, was rushed by the officer who gave no warning or identification.

Two Michigan state lawmakers lose seats over affair cover-up

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 06:33
By Ryan Felton DETROIT (Reuters) - One Michigan lawmaker resigned on Friday and another was removed from office by a vote in the state House of Representatives as police launched a criminal probe into their admitted use of tax funds to cover up their extramarital affair. The two former representatives, Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat, who are both Republicans and Tea Party members, apologized during a special House committee hearing this week for using their staff members to try to cover up their affair. Courser resigned around 3 a.m. Friday, following a whirlwind session that centered on his possible expulsion.

Louisiana officials try new path to block Planned Parenthood

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 06:32
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is trying a new approach to remove Planned Parenthood from Louisiana's Medicaid program, this time saying it has a reason to block the organization's clinics.

NYC arrest video shows ex-tennis pro being thrown to ground

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 06:29
NEW YORK (AP) — Video surveillance released Friday of the mistaken arrest of former tennis star James Blake shows a plainclothes police officer who has a history of excessive-force complaints grabbing Blake by the arm and tackling him to the ground.

Officer fired after body camera footage backs up complaints

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 06:28
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawman has been fired after body camera footage backed up fellow officers' complaints about excessive force.