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L.A. police officers shot unarmed black man three times: autopsy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 07:40

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck speaks to the media after the Los Angeles County Coroner released an autopsy report on the LAPD's shooting of Ezell Ford in Los AngelesBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An unarmed 25-year-old black man slain by Los Angeles police officers in August suffered three gunshot wounds, including one to his back, a long-awaited autopsy report into the killing showed on Monday. Police have said two officers shot Ezell Ford, described by a family lawyer as mentally challenged, on Aug. 11 after he struggled with one of them and tried to grab the officer's holstered gun. ...


Autopsy shows three L.A. police bullets hit unarmed black man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 07:38
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An unarmed 25-year-old black man slain by Los Angeles police officers in August suffered three gunshot wounds, including one to his back, a long-awaited autopsy report showed on Monday. Police have said two officers shot and killed Ezell Ford, described by a family lawyer as mentally challenged, after he struggled with one of them and tried to grab the officer's gun during an Aug. 11 scuffle in a poor neighborhood of Los Angeles. ...

Witnesses: Driver who fled police died in Glenolden multi-vehicle crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 07:37

 Driver who fled police died in Glenolden multi-vehicle crashEmergency crews are on the scene of a multi-vehicle accident in Delaware Country.


California judges sue Calpers pension system over contributions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 07:35
By Tim Reid (Reuters) - A group of judges is suing California's public pension system Calpers and the state of California over claims their pension contributions have been almost doubled unlawfully. Under state pay grades, the six California Superior Court judges each earn more than $181,000 a year. The lawsuit filed on Dec. 23 says their pension contributions should be lowered by about $13,000 a year. The six, who were elected in 2012, claim a pension reform law signed by Governor Jerry Brown which took effect Jan. ...

Body found in search for Mount Rainier snowshoer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 07:29
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Rescue crews on Mount Rainier discovered a body Monday matching the description of a snowshoer who vanished in a severe storm over the weekend.

Philadelphia man missing for more than a week

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 07:20

Philadelphia man missing for more than a weekPhiladelphia Police are asking for help to locate a man with a medical condition who has been missing for more than a week.


Some boos greet mayor at NYPD graduation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 07:08

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, and NYPD police commissioner Bill Bratton, center, stand on stage during a New York Police Academy graduation ceremony, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Nearly 1000 officers were sworn in as tensions between city hall and the NYPD continued following the Dec. 20 shooting deaths of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio received some boos and heckles Monday at a police graduation ceremony, the latest chapter in his tension-filled relationship with the nation's largest police force.


Man wanted in several armed hotel robberies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 07:01

Man wanted in several armed hotel robberiesInvestigators say a thief went on a Christmas week crime spree, targeting several area hotels.


Elderly couple killed in 3 alarm Reading fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 06:57

Elderly couple killed in 3 alarm Reading fireA family in pain is trying to come to grips with the fact that during a joyous holiday season they must make plans to bury a mother and father.


Obama's golf game causes army couple to move wedding

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 06:55
By Julia Edwards HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama personally apologized to a bride last weekend after discovering his golf plans had forced an Army couple to move the location of their wedding. The couple, Natalie Heimel and Edward Mallue Jr., both captains in the U.S. Army, had planned to get married on Sunday on the 16th hole of the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, where Obama has frequently played golf while on vacation with his family. ...

17 in hospital after deadly Texas high-rise fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 06:42

Residents of the Wedgwood Senior Apartments are moved to other locations after being evacuated to Churchill High School following a three-alarm fire at the apartments, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. Five people died after a fire broke out at the senior-living apartment building in the San Antonio suburb of Castle Hills, authorities said. (AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, Marvin Pfeiffer)CASTLE HILLS, Texas (AP) — More than a dozen people remained hospitalized Monday following a fire that killed five residents of a senior-living apartment building near San Antonio, a city official said.


Maryland diocese: bishop at wheel in fatal hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 06:31

Flowers and messages are shown Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at the scene of a fatal collision between a car and bicyclist along a Baltimore residential street with a bike lane. The Episcopal Church of Maryland says one of its bishops was driving the car Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, when it struck cyclist Tom Palermo, fatally injuring him. The Baltimore Police Department is investigating. (AP Photo/Amanda Kell)An Episcopal bishop who was the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Baltimore was charged four years ago with drunken driving and marijuana possession, court documents show.


Fur-sellers charged with tossing bleach at protest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 06:30
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say three fur-sellers tossed bleach and ammonia from a New York City roof onto animal rights activists below.

Mayor's 1st year: Liberal victories, NYPD crisis

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 06:24

 an open rebellion from police officers who don’t believe the mayor supports them. (AP Photo/Vanessa A. Alvarez, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Bill de Blasio, New York City's first Democratic mayor in a generation, is winding down his first year in office, which saw success at fulfilling many of his liberal campaign promises but has at times been overshadowed by events beyond his control, most notably the recent killings of two police officers amid a wave of protests against police conduct.


Oregon woman's U.S. return stalled after East Timor prison release

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 06:19
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon woman arrested while traveling in East Timor and released from prison there on Christmas Day has yet to regain her U.S. passport and is not expected to be able to return home before the new year, her mother said on Monday. Dr. Stacey Addison, 41, a veterinarian from Portland, was initially detained when a man with whom she was sharing a cab ride in the East Timorese countryside was arrested on drug charges in September. ...

Arabs endorse UN resolution to end Israel's occupation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 06:15
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Arab ambassadors on Monday endorsed Palestinian amendments to a U.N. resolution that would call for an end to Israel's occupation within three years, a proposal strongly opposed by Israel and the United States and virtually certain to be defeated.

Truck overturns off ramp to Rt. 422 in Lower Pottsgrove

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 06:11

Truck overturns off ramp to Rt. 422 in Lower PottsgroveA tractor trailer overturned off a ramp leading to Route 422 in Lower Pottsgrove Monday evening.


Florida girl killed by falling tree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 06:05
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A 12-year-old Florida girl was killed when a tree supporting a hammock in her back yard fell on her, authorities said on Monday. Trinity Boothe's father heard a thud shortly after she went outside on Sunday afternoon to read a book in the hammock at the family's home in Lakeland, about 30 miles northeast of Tampa, authorities said. He went outside to find her lying on the ground, with the tree on top of her, said Polk County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Donna Wood. "This is a horrible, horrible, freak, tragic accident," Wood said. ...

Man killed in motorcycle crash at Florida racetrack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 06:03
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A track attendant died after being struck by a motorcycle that lost control during a weekend race at a Florida motorsports raceway, authorities said on Monday. The man, whose name has not been released, suffered fatal injuries on Sunday while working at the Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida. The accident occurred when a motorcycle racer was unable to stop on the approach to a turn in the track, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The rider told police his bike's throttle was stuck. ...

Passenger captures video of flames before emergency landing at PHL

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 05:50

Passenger captures video of flames before emergency landing at PHLPassengers on a US Airways Express flight saw fiery flashes shoot from one of the engines as the plane left Philadelphia International Airport Monday morning.