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Former U.S. President Carter responding well to cancer treatment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:45

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter arrives to speak during an event honoring former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale in WashingtonFormer U.S. President Jimmy Carter is responding well to cancer treatment and there is no evidence of new malignancy, the Carter Center said on Tuesday. Carter, 91, started treatment in August for melanoma that had spread from his liver to his brain. After recent tests, doctors at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute gave Carter "good news," the Carter Center said in a statement.

Video of police beating 'hard to watch,' says ex-chief

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:42
DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit-area police chief testified Tuesday that nothing on dashcam video seems to justify a bloody, 16-punch beating of a motorist by one of her officers last winter.

Obama nominates new chief for hacked U.S. personnel agency

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:41
President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated Beth Cobert to head the Office of Personnel Management, the U.S. federal agency that has been under intense public and congressional scrutiny since a hack on its computer systems affecting 22 million people was disclosed earlier this year. Cobert has been the acting director of OPM since Katherine Archuleta, the previous director, resigned in July amid a bipartisan call for her to step down due to her management of the data breach. Cobert needs approval by the U.S. Senate to be named head of OPM, a vetting process that will likely include probing of how Cobert intends to improve the agency’s cyber defenses.

Toys have best year in a decade

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:41

In this Sept. 29, 2015, photo, Kenzie Nakamoto, 4, plays with toys from Hexbug at the TTPM Holiday Showcase in New York. The U.S. toy industry is expected to have its strongest year in over a decade, with anything "Star Wars," robotic and life-like pets expected to drive holiday sales. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Toys are staging a comeback.

Priest calls killing of 9-year-old 'new low' for Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:40
CHICAGO (AP) — The death of a 9-year-old boy who was killed in an alleged gang execution marks "a new low" for Chicago, a priest said Tuesday during the boy's funeral.

Investigation underway into Philadelphia police officers caught sleeping on duty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:39

Investigation underway into Philadelphia police officers caught sleeping on dutyTwo Philadelphia police officers who were caught sleeping while on duty Friday night into Saturday morning are suffering from humiliation and an investigation.

Lawsuits have targeted officers jailed in boy's shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:39

In this photo combination shows booking photos provided by the Louisiana State Police, Marksville City Marshal Derrick Stafford, left, and Marksville City Marshal Norris Greenhouse Jr., both were arrested on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Jeremy Mardis, a six-year-old autistic boy, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 in Marksville, La. The shooting also wounded Mardis' father, Chris Few. (Louisiana State Police via AP) MANDATORY CREDITMARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — Two law enforcement officers facing murder charges in the shooting death of a 6-year-old autistic boy have been the targets of excessive force complaints in the past.

Missouri players didn't recognize how much power they had

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:34

Members of Concerned Student 1950, University of Missouri's Graduate Professional Council, faculty and student supporters gather at Mel Carnahan Quadrangle to rally in support of an ongoing protest to get UM System President Tim Wolfe to resign on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Tensions have been rising throughout the week following MU student Jonathan Butler's decision to hold a hunger strike Monday, Nov. 1. In response to today's protest and the Missouri football athlete strike, President Wolfe did announce his decision to resign. (Matt Hellman/Missourian via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCOLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri receiver J'Mon Moore decided to visit the protesters who had built a tent city on Carnahan Quad, demanding that the university pay attention to their complaints about racism.

Local sheriffs oppose moving Guantanamo detainees to Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:33
About two-thirds of Colorado's sheriffs are expressing opposition to any plan by President Barack Obama to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees to prisons in the state, saying such a move could imperil local security. A letter to the White House that protested the possibility of moving foreign terrorism suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. naval base in Cuba was signed by 41 of the state's 64 sheriffs and released on Tuesday. The Pentagon is expected to unveil a long-awaited plan this week detailing how it would close the facility despite fierce resistance in the Republican-led Congress.

Authorities: 1 killed in officer shooting on college campus

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:29
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A police officer at a small, private South Carolina college shot and killed a student from a nearby school after the student tried to run him over, authorities said Tuesday.

Indiana man pleads guilty to neglect of malnourished teen

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:28
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man has pleaded guilty to the neglect, battery and criminal confinement of his 15-year-old disabled granddaughter whose weight dropped below 40 pounds.

Boy, 5, honored for saving sleeping grandmother from fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:24
PHELAN, Calif. (AP) — A 5-year-old San Bernardino County boy who crawled through a smoke-filled hall to save his grandmother during a fire has been honored for heroism.

Authorities ID 3 killed in crash of church-bound van

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:19

Flames rise from a vehicle following a fatal crash Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, in Hyattsville, Md. The accident occurred late Sunday afternoon on a road in Hyattsville just northeast of Washington. (Steve Ramsey via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Authorities are identifying a 6-year-old girl and two elderly victims who were among five people who died in a deadly van-truck crash in Maryland.

Capitol Hill Buzz: Sanders rallies Capitol workers over pay

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:16

 Sanders rallies Capitol workers over payWASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is rallying for an increase in pay for low-wage workers at his day-job workplace — the Senate.

Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane faces trial on more charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:12

Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane faces trial on more chargesPennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is now facing trial on more charges linked to the alleged leak of grand jury material.

Sister: Marine killed by homeowner mistook house for his

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:10
DENVER (AP) — A Marine who was shot and killed by a Colorado homeowner after he forced his way inside a house mistook the residence for his own after a night of drinking, his family said.

Oregon wildlife managers vote to take wolves off endangered list

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:06

A grey wolf is caught on a remote camera in the Siskiyou National Forest in OregonBy Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Oregon's population of about 81 gray wolves will soon lose its status as a state-protected endangered species after a decision by state wildlife managers, who came under fire from animal advocates who said politics had won over sound science. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-2 late on Monday to remove the wolves from the list, saying they had recovered in sufficiently healthy numbers that they no longer faced the threat of extinction. The action was to take effect after documentation to de-list the wolves was submitted to the Oregon secretary of state for review on Tuesday, commission officials said.

South Carolina student shot by police in self-defense: sheriff

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:06
The shooting occurred when two officers were responding to a report of a vehicle theft at Spartanburg Methodist College in Greenville, county Sheriff Chuck Wright told a news conference on Tuesday. The dead student "just made a terrible choice that cost his life," said Wright. Wright said statements by witnesses were "very consistent" with the officer's account of the incident, which is being investigated by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

Family identifies victim of deadly store shooting in Mantua

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:05

Family identifies victim of deadly store shooting in MantuaPolice are searching for a male they say shot and killed a 22-year-old man inside a store in Philadelphia's Mantua section.

High court appeal of immigration case comes mid campaign

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:04

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. Obama's plan to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally suffered another setback Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in a ruling from a New Orleans-based federal appeals court. In a 2-1 ruling, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas-based federal judge's injunction blocking the administration's immigration initiative. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Tuesday it will ask the Supreme Court to save its plans to shield from deportation millions of immigrants living in the country illegally. The appeal advances a legal confrontation with 26 states during a presidential race already roiled by disputes over U.S. immigration policy.