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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:31

Protesters gather in front of the Ferguson Police Department before the announcement of the grand jury decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A Missouri grand jury heard evidence for months as it weighed whether to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Brown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Man pleads guilty to fraud over helicopter weights

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:30
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A former executive of a southern Oregon company whose helicopter crashed, killing nine people fighting a 2008 wildfire, has pleaded guilty to providing false aircraft weights to the U.S. Forest Service to win a firefighting contract.

Prosecutor: Grand jury decides not to indict Ferguson police officer in Michael Brown's death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:25
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutor: Grand jury decides not to indict Ferguson police officer in Michael Brown's death.

Philly hosting Ferguson protest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:13

 'no racist police'Protesters are starting to assemble in the shadow of Philadelphia's City Hall in advance of Monday night's announcement in the Ferguson, Missouri, police shooting case.


Honda admits failing to report deaths, injuries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:04
DETROIT (AP) — Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to U.S. safety regulators, a violation of federal law.

Police: 1 suspect confessed to killing 5 women

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:32

FILE - This combination of undated file photos from the Megan's Law website shows suspects Steven Dean Gordon, 45, left, and Franc Cano, 27, who were arrested on Friday, April 11, 2014, on suspicion of killing four women in Orange County, Calif. Gordon confessed to a police detective after his arrest earlier this year, testimony from a grand jury transcript unsealed Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, revealed. Gordon also told police that he and co-defendant Frank Cano killed a fifth woman who has never been identified. (AP Photo/Megan's Law, File)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Steven Dean Gordon spent hours methodically telling a police detective how he and an accomplice randomly chose five women to rape, strangle and throw into trash bins.


Exclusive: Ex-broker must pay $2 million to former NBA player

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:29

Indiana Pacers' Sam Young and teammates celebrate after Paul George made a game-tying three point shot to end regulation time during Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference final basketball playoff against the Miami Heat in MiamiBy Suzanne Barlyn (Reuters) - A former securities broker that regulators said took part in a multi-million dollar fraud against professional athletes must pay $2 million to former NBA player Sam Young, an arbitration panel ruled on Monday. Young's professional basketball career has included stints with the Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs. He was among dozens of investors who lost money after buying privately issued securities sold by the now defunct Washington, D.C.-based brokerage, Success Trade Securities. ...


Oklahoma high school rocked by 3 rape allegations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:27

Students, parents and grand-parents hold signs during a protest across the street from Norman High School in Norman, Okla., Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Allegations by three girls at the high school who say they were raped by the same male student have led to a police investigation and protests by students who say school officials have mishandled the case and subsequent bullying. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Allegations by three girls at a central Oklahoma high school that they were raped by the same male student have led to a police investigation, and on Monday brought protests by students who say school officials have mishandled the case and subsequent bullying.


Internet access among services approved for Seattle homeless camps

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:17
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - The Seattle City Council voted on Monday to approve a new city budget that includes money that could be used to provide Internet access at some of the city's dozens of homeless encampments. A $100,000 funding item on the 2015 budget was dedicated to improving conditions at homeless camps, and included such things as portable toilets, electricity, running water, garbage collection, cooking facilities and Internet access. ...

California man walks free after conviction overturned in 1978 murder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:16

Hanline holds on to the boots of her husband Michael Hanline, next to Brooks, Director of California Innocence Project , as they watch Lief, Senior Deputy District Attorney speak at Superior Court in VenturaBy Daina Beth Solomon VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - A California man who spent more than 30 years in prison for a 1978 murder walked free on Monday after a judge overturned his conviction based on new DNA analysis and investigative reports that were withheld from his defense. The California Innocence Project, which worked for 15 years to win 69-year-old Michael Hanline's freedom, said the case represented the oldest conviction to be reversed in the state. ...


Police shooting in housing project ruled homicide

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:55

State Assemblyman-elect Charles Barron, left, and his wife city Councilperson Inez Barron, flank Melissa Butler during a news conference outside the office of the Brooklyn District Attorney Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Barron told reporters he thinks the shooting of unarmed Akai Gurley by a New York City Police officer, in a pitch-dark stairwell of a public housing complex, warrants a charge of criminally negligent homicide. Butler was with Gurley when he was shot. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors should charge a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell, elected officials said Monday after the medical examiner announced that the death was ruled a homicide.


Fears of major flooding in snowbound Buffalo ease

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:51
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of the Buffalo area's 7 feet of snow eased on Monday, but high winds became a menace, threatening to knock down trees and power lines.

Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson shooting, 9pm press conference

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:30

No indictment for Ferguson police officer, Michael Brown's family releases statementA grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.


4 women victims in serial killing case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:15
Two convicted sex offenders have been indicted by a grand jury on murder and rape charges in the killing of four women in Orange County, California, in late 2013 and early 2014. The victims had a history of prostitution.

VA ousts hospital chief in Phoenix scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:13

This undated handout photo provided by The Veterans Affairs Department, shows Sharon Helman, director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System. Helman was fired Monday, nearly seven months after she and two high-ranking officials were placed on administrative leave amid allegations that 40 veterans died while awaiting treatment at the hospital. Helman had led the Phoenix facility since February 2012. Best quality available. (AP Photo/Veterans Affairs Department)WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the troubled Phoenix veterans' hospital was fired Monday as the Veterans Affairs Department continued its crackdown on wrongdoing in the wake of a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records covering up the delays.


GOP wisdom shifts on immigration

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:05

FILE - In a Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker gives a thumbs up as he speaks at his campaign party, in West Allis, Wis. Less than two years ago, party leaders solemnly declared after an exhaustive study that the GOP "must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform." It was critical for the party's survival, they said, to address an issue that was paramount to the nation's surging Hispanic population. But as President Obama issued a sweeping immigration order last week, some of the Republican Party's most prominent governors — likely presidential candidates among them — described immigration reform as little more than an afterthought. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.


Ferguson grand jury announcement at 9pm Monday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:56

No indictment for Ferguson police officer, Michael Brown's family releases statementAction News has learned the grand jury announcement on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer on Michael Brown's will made at 9 p.m. tonight.


Missouri governor calls for peace in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:53
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for "peace, respect and restraint" when a grand jury announcement is made on whether a white police officer will be charged with fatally shooting a black 18-year-old.

Missouri governor urges restraint after grand jury decision on Ferguson shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:50
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon urged tolerance, respect and restraint after a grand jury decision is announced later on Monday on the August shooting in Ferguson of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Nixon told a news conference the National Guard would be deployed in support roles for police, who are preparing for possible protests in the St. Louis suburb in the wake of the decision, which is to be announced at 8 p.m. CST. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Peter Cooney)

Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:46
CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.