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Police clash with Baltimore protesters for a second night

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 17:46

Baltimore streets once rocked by riots quiet under curfewA line of police behind riot shields hurled tear gas canisters and fired pepper balls at as many as 200 protesters Tuesday night to enforce a citywide curfew, imposed after the worst outbreak of rioting in Baltimore since 1968.


Driver injured in 2-car hit-and-run crash in Mantua

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 17:23

Driver injured in 2-car hit-and-run crash in MantuaPolice are searching for the person involved in a two car hit-and-run crash that critically injured a driver in Philadelphia's Mantua section Tuesday evening.


U.S. reaches anti-bias accord with Los Angeles County sheriff

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 17:16
By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an accord on Tuesday with the U.S. Justice Department to settle findings that the country's largest sheriff's department systematically harassed and intimidated low-income minority residents. The settlement follows a scathing report on Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office abuses cited by the Justice Department in 2013, capping a two-year probe of policing practices in the Antelope Valley, an area of Mojave Desert communities north of Los Angeles. The report concluded that county sheriff's deputies, along with authorities in the towns of Lancaster and Palmdale, routinely targeted blacks and Hispanics in a "pattern and practice" of unlawful traffic stops, raids and excessive force. As part of the agreement, the county must pay $25,000 in penalties plus up to $700,000 in restitution to people who can prove they were targeted, Supervisor Michael Antonovich said in a statement.

Plane makes emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 16:37

Plane makes emergency landing at Philadelphia International AirportA plane was diverted and made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport Tuesday afternoon.


Vietnamese-Americans recall losses, gains since Saigon fell

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 15:06

In this Sunday, April 26, 2015 photo, Judge Nho Trong Nguyen looks out the window of a helicopter as he pauses for photos at a commemoration event for the 40th anniversary of Operation Frequent Wind held on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. Nguyen, now 77, said he still misses life in Vietnam - the rice fields where he lived until his farming family was pushed south by the communists; his father to work as a mason, his mother, as a street vendor. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — In the chaotic final days before the Vietnam she knew collapsed in 1975, Bang Van Pham was rushed onto a U.S. military plane with her newborn son, headed to a land she had learned about in school but never seen.


Second person injured following more gunfire in Ferguson: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 14:15
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A second person was injured overnight following gunfire in Ferguson, Missouri after a protest near the site where unarmed black teen Michael Brown was shot dead by police last summer, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported early on Wednesday. The victim was in an area where some protesters had moved on Tuesday night, after obeying police orders to leave the site of the demonstration where a man was shot and a suspect taken into custody. Reuters could not independently verify the report. Ferguson police declined to comment when reached by phone. ...

Verdict in Hamptons rape case expected Wednesday from judge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 13:11

FILE - In this April 8, 2015 file photo, former New York City investment banker Jason Lee walks with his wife Alicia into Suffolk County Court in Riverhead, N.Y., where Lee faces charges he raped a woman from Ireland that he took home after celebrating his birthday at a Hamptons nightclub. Closing arguments are scheduled in the trial of Lee who has pleaded not guilty and his defense attorney has argued the sex was consensual. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York City investment banker charged with raping an Irish tourist at his East Hampton rental home is expected to find out the verdict in the trial against him.


Drop in disability rolls adds to signs of U.S. labor market recovery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 13:10
By Howard Schneider and Michael Flaherty WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans on disability has declined for six months in a row in a sharp turnaround after years of increases, more evidence of the labor market recovery the Federal Reserve wants to see before nudging interest rates higher. Social Security disability rolls have climbed since the 1980s as the U.S. population has grown older and soared during and after the global financial crisis. The surge also raised the prospect that the program could run out of money and triggered calls for tougher eligibility rules as part of a broader political stand-off over the scope and costs of Social Security. It returned to pre-crisis levels last year, hitting 811,000, according to Social Security figures.

State of the news media in 2015: Facebook and mobile rule

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:34

In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 photo, an unidentified person uses a mobile phone to read the news from The Huffington Post on Facebook, in Los Angeles. “State of the News Media 2015,” published Wednesday, April 29, 2015, by the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project found that nearly half of Web users learn about politics and government from Facebook, roughly the same percentage as those who seek the news through local television and double those who visit Yahoo or Google News. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)NEW YORK (AP) — A new report on the state of the media has some simple terms for how we learn about the world: mobile and social media.


Police clash with Baltimore protesters for a second night

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:34

Police clash with Baltimore protesters for a second nightBALTIMORE (AP) — A line of police behind riot shields hurled tear gas canisters and fired pepper balls at as many as 200 protesters Tuesday night to enforce a citywide curfew, imposed after the worst outbreak of rioting in Baltimore since 1968.


Boy struck by vehicle in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:48

Boy struck by vehicle in FrankfordPhiladelphia police are investigating an accident that injured a boy in Frankford.


Report: 1 injured in gunfire at Ferguson protest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:45
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A man has been injured by gunfire amid a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, and one person has been taken into custody, according to a newspaper report.

Large crowd gathers near Wilmington double shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:45

Large crowd gathers near Wilmington double shootingTwo women are hospitalized after a shooting in Wilmington and the city's fire chief is calling for residents to not "fall into the foolishness."


Christie sends New Jersey state troopers to Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:37

Christie sends New Jersey state troopers to BaltimoreAfter receiving an emergency request from the governor of Maryland, the state of New Jersey has sent manpower and equipment to Baltimore.


Following Nepal quake, climbers say Everest season is over

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:36

Mountain guides and climbers stand beside camping and climbing gear gathered together after an avalanche hit the area, at Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Saturday's quake unleashed an avalanche that buried part of the base camp packed with foreign climbers preparing for summit attempts. (AP Photo/Nima Namgyal Sherpa)SEATTLE (AP) — All climbers on the Nepal side of Mount Everest have left the mountain and the climbing season is over following a deadly earthquake that left thousands dead in Nepal and dozens of climbers killed or injured after an avalanche swept across the basecamp area, according to guiding companies and individual climbers.


Washington teacher's first thought was get the gun away

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:31

Brady Olson, the teacher at North Thurston High School who helped subdue a student who had fired a gun in the school on Monday, talks to reporters Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Lacey, Wash. Olson said his first thoughts as he took action were to get the gun away but also to act with concern for the shooter’s well-being. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — A teacher who grabbed and held down a student who had just fired two gunshots at his school says his first thought was getting the gun away, and his second thought was for the shooter's well-being.


Washington state school shooting suspect held on $500,000 bail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:24
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state teenager who fired a gun inside his high school in an apparent attempt to provoke an on-campus guard into killing him made his first court appearance on Tuesday and was ordered held on $500,000 bail, officials said. The 16-year-old student shot off two rounds from a revolver that struck the floor and ceiling inside a stairwell on Monday at North Thurston High School in Lacey, outside Olympia, Lacey police said.

Obama criticizes black deaths by police, but also rioters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:18

President Barack Obama speaks about recent unrest in Baltimore during a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — Urging Americans to "do some soul-searching," President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Tuesday over recurring black deaths at the hands of police, rioters responding with senseless violence and a society that will only "feign concern" without addressing the root causes.


Search suspended for man who survived previous ordeal at sea

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:01

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2014, file photo released by the U.S. Navy, Cmdr. John Barsano, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton welcomes Ron Ingraham, right, aboard in the Pacific Ocean after Ingraham was stranded at sea. The Coast Guard staged another search for Ingraham after a boat he was aboard ran aground Friday, April 24, 2015, about a mile west of Lanai. The agency had to suspend the search on Monday evening after covering more 4,500 square miles from the air and water. (U.S. Navy photo via AP, File)HONOLULU (AP) — For the second time in five months, the Coast Guard has suspended a search for Hawaii fisherman Ron Ingraham.