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Officer shoots boy holding fake gun at rec center

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 11:19
CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun at a Cleveland recreation center was shot and wounded by a responding officer.

Family identifies man killed in Horsham condo fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 11:12

Family identifies man killed in Horsham condo fireFamily members have identified the man who was killed in a condo fire in Horsham Township, Montgomery County.


Landmark open meeting on Agent Orange held at Oregon VA hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 11:04
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Vietnam War veterans on Saturday called for more research into the health effects of U.S. service members' exposure to Agent Orange, in a first of its kind open meeting at a VA hospital in Portland, Oregon, on the lingering effects of the chemicals. The U.S. military during the Vietnam War sprayed millions of gallons of Agent Orange to destroy foliage and expose enemy troops. The herbicide, nicknamed for its giant orange storage drums, was often contaminated with a type of dioxin, a potently carcinogenic chemical. ...

Landmark open meeting on Agent Orange held at Oregon VA hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 11:04
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Vietnam War veterans on Saturday called for more research into the health effects of U.S. service members' exposure to Agent Orange, in a first of its kind open meeting at a VA hospital in Portland, Oregon, on the lingering effects of the chemicals. The U.S. military during the Vietnam War sprayed millions of gallons of Agent Orange to destroy foliage and expose enemy troops. The herbicide, nicknamed for its giant orange storage drums, was often contaminated with a type of dioxin, a potently carcinogenic chemical. ...

Family of NYC man killed by police seeks answers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 10:59

Kimberly Michelle Ballinger, domestic partner of Akai Gurley, center left, who was shot by an NYPD officer is joined by Rev. Al Sharpton, left, Gurley's daughter Akaila Gurley, 2, and and relative Janice Davis-Asiedu at the National Action Network in New York Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Police have described a rookie officer's shooting of Akai Gurley in a Brooklyn staircase Thursday as an apparent accident. Sharpton called for prosecutors to investigate thoroughly and for police to improve training and procedures. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — Stunned relatives of an unarmed man killed by a rookie police officer in a dark public housing stairwell looked on as the Rev. Al Sharpton and public officials demanded a full investigation Saturday into what law enforcement officials have termed an apparent accident.


Bighorn sheep dies after escaping from LA Zoo

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 10:45
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bighorn sheep escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday and died after being struck by a driver who fled the scene, authorities said.

Three-year-old boy shot by playmate in Washington state: police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 10:27
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy in Washington state was shot in the mouth apparently by a 4-year-old playmate, law enforcement officials said. The boy had been playing with his neighbor late Friday at his family's Lake Stevens home, 35 miles north of Seattle, when his "father heard a loud noise coming from the bedroom," a Snohomish County Sheriff's Office statement said. The wounded boy's father told officers the bedroom door was locked and he forced it open, finding his son with a mouth injury. ...

Three-year-old boy shot by playmate in Washington state: police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 10:27
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy in Washington state was shot in the mouth apparently by a 4-year-old playmate, law enforcement officials said. The boy had been playing with his neighbor late Friday at his family's Lake Stevens home, 35 miles north of Seattle, when his "father heard a loud noise coming from the bedroom," a Snohomish County Sheriff's Office statement said. The wounded boy's father told officers the bedroom door was locked and he forced it open, finding his son with a mouth injury. ...

Man freed after 2 decades in prison to get $3.6M

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 09:22
NEW YORK (AP) — A man whose New York City murder conviction was overturned after he spent over 20 years in prison is getting $3.6 million from the state.

Cops: Dad errantly shoots, kills son while hunting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 08:43
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — Police say a father has accidentally shot and killed his adult son during a hunting trip in New Jersey.

Trump Taj Mahal offers to restore workers' health care

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 08:23

Trump Taj Mahal offers to restore workers' health careThe Trump Taj Mahal casino is offering to restore health insurance to its workers as part of a last-ditch effort to keep the struggling Atlantic City casino open.


1 dead after flames rip through condos in Horsham

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 08:17

1 dead after flames rip through condos in HorshamOfficials say one person was killed as flames tore through a condominium complex in Horsham Township, Montgomery County.


Missouri town on edge awaiting grand jury decision on police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 07:56

Woman stops to visit the memorial set up where Michael Brown was shot and killed in FergusonBy Daniel Wallis FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - An uneasy quiet settled over Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday evening after another day without a decision from a grand jury on whether to bring charges against a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teen. With the St. Louis suburb and the rest of the country waiting for an announcement, activists and police have been taking steps to avert more street violence. The Aug. 9 shooting triggered months of protests and a national debate over police violence. ...


Volunteer snow shovelers hit Buffalo streets as flooding fears rise

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 07:55

Volunteers, led by the Old First Ward Community Association, gather for a shovel brigade coordinated by the City in BuffaloBy Aaron Ingrao BUFFALO (Reuters) - As temperatures near Buffalo, New York, rose above freezing on Saturday, volunteers fanned out to help their neighbors clear the walls of snow that have paralyzed parts of the region this week, but the warming trend also raised the threat of flooding. More than 200 volunteers, called the Shovel Brigade Mob, armed themselves with shovels and headed into neighborhoods south of downtown Buffalo. The group said some residents were still stuck in their homes, days after a lake-effect system clobbered the region with up to seven feet of snow. ...


Florida State players, fans show support for shooting victims

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 07:49

Crime scene tape is seen in front of the library at Florida State University, in TallahasseeBy Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida State University football players wore commemorative stickers on their helmets for their home game against Boston College on Saturday, a show of support for three people injured on campus this week by a gunman who was later killed by police. Thousands of fans shared in the gesture with "FSU United" stickers as the university took the first steps toward returning to normal after the attack at the school's main library early Thursday morning. ...


Washington museum won't give up guns after all

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 07:42
LYNDEN, Wash. (AP) — A small museum in northwestern Washington says it won't be removing all of the weapons from its World War II exhibit, after all.

Bill Cosby says he does not have to 'answer to innuendos': report

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 07:25

Actor Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New YorkLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby spoke out against a wave of sexual assault allegations but told a Florida publication he does not have to "answer to innuendos." Cosby, 77, spoke to the newspaper Florida Today on Friday, before performing his comedy routine at a theater in Melbourne, Florida. The comedian has refused to address questions about allegations made by a number of women who said he forced himself on them sexually, with some accusing him of drugging them first. ...


Boston bombing victim going home after amputation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 07:21
KATY, Texas (AP) — A woman injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing who had several surgeries before having part of her leg amputated recently was discharged from a rehab facility Saturday and has vowed to run the race next year.

Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 07:17

 Maine, Wisconsin, Colorado, Alaska, Oregon and Minnesota. During each election over the past 10 years, the lineup of top performers has been nearly the same. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It's nearly as certain as Oregon's rainy season. When there's an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm that's rare in most other places in America.


Florida sheriff's deputy killed in 'ambush attack' during house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 06:33
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida sheriff's deputy was killed and a fellow officer was wounded Saturday in an ambush while responding to a house fire in Tallahassee, law enforcement officials said.    The gunman was killed a short time later in a shootout with Tallahassee police officers, according to Leon County Sheriff's spokesman Deputy James McQuaig. Tallahassee police and fire officials responded with the two sheriff's deputies to a house fire about 10:15 a.m. local time on Saturday, he said. ...