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Ohio museum apologizes for gunman figure in Lego model city

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 21:11
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio art museum has apologized after a visitor examining a Lego model of Columbus noticed it included a Lego figure with a gun pointing at the front door of the model police station.

Angry father chops off dreadlocks of daughter's friend in Berks County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 21:05

Angry father chops off dreadlocks of daughter's friend in Berks CountyA Berks County, Pennsylvania father took matters into his own hands when he found his daughter with a male friend.


Showdown looms as North Dakota legislators mull oil levy sharing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:58

Natural gas flares are seen at an oil pump site outside of WillistonBy Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - North Dakota's legislature will decide how to divvy up oil tax revenue among the state's 53 counties, and whether to wave sales taxes on materials used to build natural gas pipelines and chemical plants in a biennial session starting on Tuesday. How to share lucrative tax revenue from booming oil production promises to be the most contentious part of the 80-day session, with politicians from the state's western oil producing counties clamoring for more money to build roads, schools and other infrastructure projects. ...


Police: Father chops off dreadlocks of daughter's friend in Berks Co.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:55

Angry father chops off dreadlocks of daughter's friend in Berks County.A Berks County, Pennsylvania father took matters into his own hands when he found his daughter with a male friend.


Firefighter slips on ice battling house fire in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:29

Firefighter slips on ice battling house fire in FrankfordA firefighter slipped on ice battling a house blaze in the Frankford section of Philadelphia Monday night.


Ms. Gaters' girls: Coach drives for wins, on court and off

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:26

Dorothy Gaters, center, coach of the girls' basketball team at John Marshall Preparatory High School, poses for photos with her team and assistant coaches after her 1,000th career win on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Chicago. Gaters has won more games than any high school basketball coach in Illinois, boys or girls. The back row includes Gwen Howard, left, a former player who is now an assistant coach; Tineesha Coleman, second from left; Temya Russell, fourth from left; and Juliunn Redmond, second from right. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)CHICAGO (AP) — The coach leans forward, her hands pressed on a table in a band room off the gymnasium, where a basketball game is about to start. She is silent for a minute or two. Her players shift uncomfortably.


Katherine Scott reports on snow preps from King of Prussia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 19:43

Katherine Scott reports on snow preps from King of PrussiaAction News reporter Katherine Scott reports on how the Delaware Valley is getting ready for the snow.


4 displaced in house blaze in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 19:42

4 displaced in house blaze in South PhiladelphiaFour people were displaced after a house blaze in South Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.


LATEST MAPS: Tuesday's expected snowfall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 19:26

 Tuesday's expected snowfallAccuWeather has updated information on Tuesday's arrival of light, accumulating snow.


2 New York City police officers shot, wounded in the Bronx

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 18:55

2 New York City police officers shot, wounded in the BronxTwo New York City police officers responding to a robbery in the Bronx were shot and wounded Monday night, and a manhunt was still underway hours later for a pair of suspects, authorities said.


2 New York City police officers shot, wounded in the Bronx

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 17:26
NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City police officers responding to a robbery in the Bronx were shot and wounded Monday night, and a manhunt was still underway hours later for a pair of suspects, authorities said.

Federal mediator to help West Coast ports contract dispute

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 16:02
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal mediator is getting involved in stalled contract talks between West Coast dockworkers and their employers.

Son arrested on murder charge in hedge fund founder shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 15:26

This Sept. 2014 photo provided by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office shows Thomas Gilbert Jr., after his arrest on Sept. 18, 2014 in the town of Southampton, N.Y., on a misdemeanor charge. On Monday, Jan 5, 2015 police arrested Gilbert, 30, on a murder charge after they say he went to his father's Manhattan apartment Sunday afternoon, shot him in the head after an argument about money, and tried to make it look like a suicide. Seventy-year-old Thomas Gilbert Sr. was a founding partner at hedge fund Wainscott Capital. (AP Photo/Suffolk County District Attorney’s office)NEW YORK (AP) — A man shot his hedge fund founder father to death inside his apartment near the United Nations headquarters after they argued over the son's allowance, police said Monday.


Notable developments in tensions between police, communities

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 15:15

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, listens as New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton addresses a news conference at New York City Police headquarters, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. De Blasio says it was "disrespectful" that some NYPD officers turned their backs to him during a pair of funerals for slain police officers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)The killings of two unarmed black men by white police officers in Missouri and in New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries declined to indict the officers.


Raise your home's IQ: smart gadgets take center stage at CES

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 15:11

Jerome Bouvard demonstrates the Parrot Pot at CES Unveiled, a media preview event for CES International, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Las Vegas. The pot is linked to mobile devices and will automatically water your plant. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on — perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called "smart home," cars, appliances and other devices all have sensors and Internet connectivity to think and act for themselves, and make your life easier.


San Francisco police kill man armed with air gun outside station

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 14:38
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two San Francisco police sergeants fatally shot a man apparently intent on suicide outside their station after he pulled an air gun from his waistband that they thought might be a firearm, officials said on Monday. The Sunday evening shooting came as law enforcement officers around the United States have been on edge since two New York police officers were killed on Dec. 20 by a gunman who said he was seeking to avenge the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers. ...

Top U.S. lawyer Dershowitz: can his accusers in sex abuse case be disbarred?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 14:22

Attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz discusses allegations of sex with an underage girl levelled against him, during an interview at his home in Miami BeachBy Brendan Pierson (Reuters) - Well-known U.S. criminal defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz has vowed to seek the disbarment of two lawyers representing a woman who has accused him of sexually abusing her when she was underage. But legal experts said he faces an uphill battle. In a filing in Florida federal court last week, former federal judge Paul Cassell and Florida plaintiffs attorney Bradley Edwards said that their client was forced as a minor by financier Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with several people, including Dershowitz and Britain's Prince Andrew. ...


Ferguson grand juror sues to be allowed to talk about case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 13:42
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A member of the grand jury that declined to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown contends in a lawsuit filed Monday that the prosecutor in the case has wrongly implied that all 12 jurors believed there was no evidence to support charges.

Federal mediator to help West Coast ports contract dispute

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 13:25
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal mediator is getting involved in stalled contract talks between West Coast dockworkers and their employers.

Former Garner family lawyer will not face rape charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:52
By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York lawyer who represented the family of Eric Garner, the unarmed black man killed last July in a police chokehold, will not face criminal charges that he raped a woman at his penthouse apartment, Manhattan prosecutors said on Monday. The prosecutors said they did not have enough evidence to pursue a criminal case against the lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, 70, whom a woman accused of rape, possibly after she was drugged. The prosecutors interviewed him, the alleged victim and 46 other people. ...