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Things to know about the situation in Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 20:42
Baltimore's top prosecutor announced Friday that six officers would face charges in the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man whose death after an injury in police custody sparked protests in the city.

Deadly crash closes Pa. Turnpike EB lanes at Bensalem interchange

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 19:50

Pa. Turnpike EB lanes reopen after deadly crash in BensalemThe Pennsylvania Turnpike is closed in Bensalem after a deadly crash involving three construction workers Saturday morning.


PA man robbed twice, family missing after Nepal earthquake

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 19:13

PA man robbed twice, family missing after Nepal earthquakeA man in Bristol Township has suffered unspeakable hardship this week, both from natural tragedy in Nepal and from two horrific events at home of the manmade variety.


Police: SUV strikes Long Island home; motorist dead

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 19:06
HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a motorist was pronounced dead after his SUV struck a house on Long Island. No one inside the home was injured.

Military Humvee crashes on N.J. Turnpike in Chesterfield

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 18:45

Military Humvee crashes on N.J. Turnpike in ChesterfieldFour soldiers and two civilians were taken to the hospital after a Military Humvee and Nissan crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike early Saturday morning.


Targeted mayor says bridge plot charges a 'punch in the gut'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 18:43

David Wildstein, right, along with his attorney Alan Zegas, enter Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Courthouse in Newark, N.J. Friday, May 1, 2015. Wildstein, a former Port Authority appointee of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is set to plead guilty on charges arising from a federal probe into traffic jams he ordered on the George Washington Bridge, allegedly on behalf of Christie. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mayor targeted for political retribution for not supporting Gov. Chris Christie's re-election effort in 2013 said that indictments in the case Friday were a "punch in the gut."


Palace says Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to baby girl

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 18:25

It's a girl! Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to princessRoyal officials say Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a baby girl.


Bridge scandal charges may prove a mixed bag for Christie

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 16:08

In this Thursday, April 23, 2015, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering during a town hall meeting, in Cedar Grove, N.J. Federal prosecutors have announced a court proceeding, scheduled for Friday, May 1, 2015, involving the 2013 traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, an investigation that has loomed over Christie as he considers a presidential run. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The charges handed down against three former allies of Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal provide mixed news for the Republican governor as he tries to regain momentum in support of an expected presidential bid.


Across country, police scrutinized after Baltimore arrests

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 15:09

Police in riot gear fall back after arresting a protester for violating a curfew imposed in the aftermath of rioting following Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray, who died in police custody, Friday, May 1, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — National outrage over the death of a black man while in police custody and the speed with which a prosecutor decided to charge the officers who arrested him could have a chilling effect on law enforcement — at least in the short term while passions are running so high.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 15:02
"You have to be able to expect that at some time, the pendulum will swing in your favor, and in the black community we've seen it over and over and over where it doesn't. I'm so happy to see a day where the pendulum has finally begun to swing." — Baltimore resident Andrea Otom after the city's top prosecutor charged six police officers with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray.

May Day demonstrators clash with police in Pacific Northwest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 13:40

Student protestors from the Twin Cities and some suburbs joined at Martin Luther King Park Friday, May 1, 2015, in Edina, Minn, in support of protesters arrested in December at the Mall of America. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTSEATTLE (AP) — Demonstrators clashed with police in two cities in the Pacific Northwest late Friday, with marchers throwing rocks and chairs at officers as the evening gatherings spiraled into mayhem.


Prosecutor tracks Baltimore police arrest of Freddie Gray

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 13:31
(Reuters) - Six Baltimore police officers were charged on Friday in the arrest and death in April of a 25-year-old black man, Freddie Gray, the latest flashpoint in police use of lethal force and race relations in the United States. The Baltimore police union that represents the officers said the six were only doing their jobs and were not responsible for Gray's death. The following is Baltimore chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby's account of how events unfolded: - On April 12 between 8:45 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. near corner of North Avenue and Mount Street, Baltimore police Lieutenant Brian Rice, on bicycle patrol with Officers Garrett Miller and Edward Nero, makes eye contact with Freddie Carlos Gray Jr. - Gray runs and the officers follow. Miller restrains him in a "leg brace" while Nero holds him down until a police wagon driven by Officer Caesar Goodson arrives.

Rage to relief in Baltimore as 6 officers charged in death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 12:25

This photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department on Friday, May 1, 2015 shows, top row from left, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero, and bottom row from left, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice and Alicia D. White, the six police officers charged with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. (Baltimore Police Department via AP)BALTIMORE (AP) — Rage turned to relief in Baltimore on Friday when the city's top prosecutor charged six police officers with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray.


NJ man robbed twice, family missing after Nepal earthquake

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 12:12

PA man robbed twice, family missing after Nepal earthquakeA man in Bristol Township has suffered unspeakable hardship this week, both from natural tragedy in Nepal and from two horrific events at home of the manmade variety.


Pit bull bites teen in face, police shoot dog in Lawncrest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 11:55

Pit bull bites teen in face, police shoot dog in LawncrestA 16-year-old boy is in critical condition after being attacked by a pit bull in the Lawncrest section of Philadelphia.


Fire official says smoke from warehouse fire likely toxic

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 11:55
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio residents near a large commercial warehouse in Columbus that caught fire and sent thick black smoke billowing into the air were asked Friday evening to stay inside, shut their windows and doors and avoid breathing in the smoke or find temporary shelter elsewhere.

Officer's weapon discharges during West Philadelphia arrest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 11:53

Officer's weapon discharges during West Philadelphia arrestA police officer discharged his weapon while apprehending a suspect in West Philadelphia.


Freddie Gray case puts spotlight on 'nickel rides'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 11:49

Freddie Gray case puts spotlight on 'nickel rides'James McKenna won $490,000 from the city of Philadelphia in a suit alleging police took him on a jolting and dangerous ride back in 2011, unrestrained in the back of a police wagon.


Arrested Baltimore officer has NJ ties

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 11:48

Arrested Baltimore officer has NJ tiesOne of the six Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death has a longtime history in South Jersey.