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Police chief's wife says she was asleep when he shot her

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 09:27
ATLANTA (AP) — The wife of a Georgia police chief who told a 911 dispatcher that he accidentally shot her in bed said she was asleep when the shooting happened but believes it was unintentional, authorities said Monday.

Trial in former W.Va. coal CEO's case delayed until April

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 09:22
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has delayed the trial of a former West Virginia coal baron facing criminal charges in connection with a 2010 mine explosion that killed 29 men.

2 men attempt most difficult climb in world at Yosemite

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 09:13

 a free climb of a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park. El Capitan, the largest monolith of granite in the world, rises more than 3,000 feet above the Yosemite Valley floor. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two men are roughly halfway through what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a free climb of a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park.


Infant found dead in California dumpster after parents shot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 09:00

n impromptu memorial grows along a sidewalk next to a laneway where the body of 3-week-old Eliza Delacruz was found dead inside a dumpster in Imperial Beach, CaliforniaLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police who found a 3-week-old girl dead in a dumpster more than 100 miles from the Southern California home where she was abducted after her parents and uncle were shot asked for the public's help on Monday in finding the person responsible. The body of Eliza Delacruz was recovered on Sunday afternoon from a dumpster behind a strip mall in the city of Imperial Beach in San Diego County, about 120 miles south of the home in the Los Angeles suburb of Long Beach where she was last seen, authorities say. ...


Southern California woman set on fire; husband sought

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:57
MOORPARK, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities are looking for a man they say poured gasoline on his wife and set her on fire.

Former HHS Cyber Security Director Sentenced for Child Porn

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:50
A former top federal official was sentenced to 25 years in prison today after being convicted of participating in a child pornography ring that sources say was depraved.

Authorities: 2 dead, at least 11 injured in train-school bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:43

 2 dead, at least 11 injured in train-school bus crashA school bus collided with an empty freight train Monday in North Dakota, killing the bus driver and a 17-year-old student and injuring at least 11 other people, the Highway Patrol said.


Correction: Police Helicopter Crash-Vegas story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:40

A Las Vegas police officer stands by the wreckage of a Las Vegas police helicopter Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Las Vegas. Two officers were hospitalized with injuries from the crash. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story Dec. 31 about two police officers surviving a police helicopter crash in Las Vegas, The Associated Press erroneously reported the model of the aircraft and its number of engines. Las Vegas police say the MD-530FF helicopter that crashed has one engine.


NYC Mayor de Blasio: Police were disrespectful to turn backs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:37

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, accompanied by New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton, center, 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)NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, his administration threatened to be overwhelmed by a rift with rank-and-file New York Police Department officers, on Monday condemned the thousands of cops who turned their backs to him during a pair of funerals for slain police officers.


Wife shot by Georgia police chief says she believes it was an accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:33
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - The wife of a suburban Atlanta police chief shot by her husband while in bed early on New Year's Day told investigators she believes it was an accident, authorities said on Monday. Margaret McCollom's statement to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation backed the assertion of her husband, Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom, that the shooting was not intentional. Margaret McCollom told investigators she was asleep when she was shot and was unable to provide information about what had happened, the agency said in a statement. ...

2nd place bidder wins New Jersey ex-casino but rejects deal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:31

This photo taken Oct. 17, 2012, shows the Revel casino in Atlantic City NJ. A federal judge will consider the proposed sale on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, of Atlantic City’s former Revel casino to the runner-up bidder in last year’s bankruptcy court auction. But how much Florida developer Glenn Straub should pay for it remains in dispute. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Nothing has come easily for Atlantic City's Revel casino, from the death of three executives in a plane crash to running out of money, going bankrupt twice and finally closing after just over two years of operation.


NY court hears case of teen's brain kept for autopsy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:23
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court was urged Monday to require medical examiners to inform families when they return autopsied bodies without certain organs.

NY mayor brushes off reports of police arrests slowdown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:21

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio smiles as New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks during a news conference in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio described a sharp decline in arrests and court summonses in the two weeks since two policemen were shot dead in an ambush as a few "aberrant" days, brushing off reports they were signs of a police work slowdown. De Blasio, in his first interaction with journalists in two weeks, joined Police Commissioner William Bratton on Monday to announce a continued general decline in serious crime in the city in 2014, which he called a record-breaking year. ...


No rape charges for lawyer linked to police chokehold case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:19

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2014, file photo, attorney Sanford A. Rubenstein appears at a news conference at his offices in New York. Prosecutors say Rubenstein, who once represented the family of Eric Garner who was killed in a police chokehold, won't face criminal charges after being accused of rape. A spokeswoman for the Manhattan district attorney, said Monday Jan 5, 2015 that prosecutors had decided no charges were warranted against Rubenstein was accused of assaulting a woman who's a member of the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A flashy attorney who once represented the family of a man killed in a police chokehold won't face criminal charges after being accused of rape, prosecutors said Monday.


Videos surface showing aftermath of deadly Ohio prison riot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:14
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A series of recently discovered videos that provide a detailed look at the aftermath of a deadly prison riot has been brought to light by the state's prisons inspection committee.

Texas officer who used stun gun on 76-year-old man fired

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:12
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — A South Texas police officer who used a stun gun on a 76-year-old man during a traffic stop for an expired inspection sticker has been fired.

Man critical after being struck in Rhawnhurst

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:06

Man critical after being struck in RhawnhurstA man is critical after being struck by a car in Philadelphia's Rhawnhurst section.


California prison guard sues, says he was harassed for being Muslim

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:06
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California prison guard who says he was relentlessly harassed and mocked by his co-workers because he is black and Muslim has sued the state of California and its corrections officials, an Islamic civil rights group said on Monday. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Sacramento last week, marks the latest blow to California's troubled corrections system, which is struggling to meet court-ordered demands to improve medical and mental healthcare in its overcrowded prisons. ...

Trial in LA airport shooting not expected until Feb. 2016

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 07:55

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the FBI shows Paul Ciancia. Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Ciancia, now 24, the man charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport, according to court papers filed Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Ciancia acted intentionally in the killing of an airport screening officer and terrorized passengers and colleagues of the fallen man, prosecutors said. Ciancia has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in the killing of Gerardo Hernandez, 39, and the wounding of three other people at LAX on Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/FBI, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The death penalty trial of a man accused of a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport is tentatively scheduled for next year.


Man found dead near New Mexico reservation may have been mauled by dogs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 07:47
By Joseph J. Kolb ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - A Native American man found dead in a New Mexico field last week near the Navajo Nation reservation may have been mauled by a pack of as many as 10 dogs, police said on Monday. Gallup Police Department spokesman Rick White said the man, who did not have identification on him but appeared to be in his mid-40s, was found by a passer-by. “We do not have a definitive cause of death yet but it appears he was attacked by dogs,” White said, although he could not give a precise cause of death. “There definitely were defense wounds from dog bites. ...