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Worker stabbed at school in Radnor; suspect in custody

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 54 min ago

Worker stabbed at school in Radnor; suspect in custodyAction News has confirmed that one man is in custody after a stabbing at a school in Delaware County.


AP's Jake Pearson wins top award from New York Press Club

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 57 min ago

FILE- In this March 12, 2015 file photo, a prisoner behind bars and thick plastic looks towards a corrections officer in an enhanced supervision housing unit on Rikers Island in New York. A series of reports on Rikers Island jail inmate deaths by Associated Press reporter Jake Pearson, that exposed brutality, neglect and mismanagement in the city’s biggest lockup has won the top prize in the New York Press Club Awards. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A series of reports by The Associated Press on Rikers Island jail inmate deaths that exposed brutality, neglect and mismanagement in the city's biggest lockup has won the top prize in the New York Press Club Awards.


Attorney: Freddie Gray's family 'in shock' watching Baltimore violence, urges calm

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 4 min ago
BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorney: Freddie Gray's family 'in shock' watching Baltimore violence, urges calm.

Tulsa County undersheriff resigns after memo, fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 8 min ago

FILE - In a Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 file photo, Tulsa County Undersheriff Tim Albin briefs reporters on the arrest of former Deputy Gerald Nuckolls, 26, at the agency's headquarters in Tulsa, Okla. Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz said in a release Monday, April 27, 2015 that Albin has resigned. Glanz didn't specify why Albin stepped down, but said departmental reorganization was necessary following the shooting by reserve deputy Robert Bates on April 2, 2015. A memo released on Friday, April 24 indicated Albin quashed criticisms of Bates, who would later go on to fatally shoot a restrained man.(AP Photo/Tulsa World, Matt Barnard, File) KOTV OUT; KJRH OUT; KTUL OUT; KOKI OUT; KQCW OUT; KDOR OUT; TULSA OUT;TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The second-ranking official in the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office resigned Monday after a leaked internal investigation showed he pressured subordinates to ignore the training deficiencies of a volunteer deputy now charged in the fatal shooting of a restrained man during a sting operation.


Utah lawmakers hold study session on police use of force

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 16 min ago

Sen. Jim Dabakis, a Salt Lake City Democrat, speaks during the Administrative Rules Review Committee meeting Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. State lawmakers concerned about recent civilian deaths at the hands of police around the country are reviewing how Utah officers use deadly force and whether changes are needed. Dabakis says for Utah to avoid turmoil seen recently in Ferguson, Missouri and other cities, the committee needs to hear not just from police and lawyers but from minority communities or those who feel victimized by officers. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers concerned about recent civilian deaths at the hands of police around the country held the first of several sessions Monday as they review how officers in the state use deadly force.


Kansas faces criticism for cost of sex offender program

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 18 min ago

In this Jan.18, 2007 file photo, Mark Schutter, former Larned State Hospital superintendent, stands in one of the rooms of the sexual preditors unit in Larned, Kan. At a time when Kansas legislators are seeking to find a mix of cuts and tax increases to fill budget shortfalls, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has recommended increasing funds for the sexual predator program despite criticism over costs and effectiveness. (Mike Hutmacher/The Wichita Eagle via AP)LARNED, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is among a number of states facing questions about whether its program that commits sex offenders to involuntary treatment rehabilitates them or, as critics claim, merely warehouses them indefinitely due to public safety concerns.


An explanation of wild birds' role in avian flu outbreak

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 20 min ago

This undated photo provided by Joseph L. Murphy shows chickens in an Iowa chicken house. Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States, with the virus confirmed in the animals in 10 states. While it is not the first time bird flu has surfaced, this is the first time a widespread outbreak that's affected millions of commercially raised chickens and turkeys. (Joseph L. Murphy/Iowa Soybean Association via AP)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States. The H5N2 virus has cost Midwestern turkey and chicken producers more than 13 million birds since early March, including several new cases announced in Iowa and Minnesota on Monday. Here are some questions and answers about how wild birds remain healthy even when carrying and spreading the virus.


Officers who used Taser 8 times on disabled woman get prison

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 21 min ago
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Two former small town police officers in South Carolina were sentenced to prison time Monday for unnecessarily shocking a mentally disabled woman with a Taser at least eight times.

Coast Guard suspends search for 4 missing off Alabama coast

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 22 min ago

A capsized catamaran drifts in the water as search and rescue operations continue off Dauphin Island, Ala. on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Coast Guard crews continued searching Sunday for five people missing in the water after recovering two bodies following a powerful storm that capsized several sailboats participating in a regatta near Mobile Bay, Ala. (Sharon Steinmann/AL.com via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITDAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — As torrential rain and heavy winds battered Alabama's coast Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for four people missing after a deadly weekend storm killed two people and played havoc with a yearly sailboat race in Mobile Bay.


7 officers hurt in Baltimore riot after Freddie Gray funeral

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 25 min ago

Riot erupts in Baltimore after Freddie Gray funeralPolice say at least seven officers have been injured in a violent clash with a large group of youths in Baltimore.


Oklahoma sheriff's official resigns after fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 29 min ago
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The No. 2 official at the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office resigned on Monday, days after release of a report in which subordinates said they felt pressured to support the training records of a reserve deputy who fatally shot a black suspect in early April. Undersheriff Tim Albin's resignation follows the release of documents into the investigation of Reserve Deputy Robert Bates, 73, who was charged with second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Eric Harris, 44, during an arrest on April 2. The shooting has prompted investigations into whether Bates received special treatment due to his donations to the department and his personal ties to Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz. Albin is mentioned multiple times in a memo from a 2009 internal investigation published on Friday by the Tulsa World newspaper that concluded Bates' training was incomplete and he had received special treatment.

Abramoff co-conspirator released from federal prison

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 30 min ago
BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Washington lobbyist convicted in the Jack Abramoff scandal is out of federal prison.

Man accused of staging boat crash now faces more charges

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 39 min ago
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who disappeared after authorities say he staged a boating accident is now facing more charges.

Ford recalls 390,000 cars to fix door latches

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 44 min ago

Ford recalls 390,000 cars to fix door latchesFord is recalling about 390,000 cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion.


Pennsylvania top court reinstates monsignor's conviction

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 45 min ago

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2014, file photo, Monsignor William Lynn walks from the criminal justice center after a bail hearing in Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling Monday, April 27, 2015, upholds the 2012 conviction of Lynn over abuse committed by a diocesan priest years earlier. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The state's highest court on Monday reinstated the landmark child-endangerment conviction of a Roman Catholic monsignor who was the first U.S. church official ever prosecuted over his handling of sex abuse complaints.


Kentucky judge rules for printer that refused gay pride job

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 51 min ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge in Lexington has ruled in favor of a shop that refused to print gay pride festival T-shirts.

NY congressman drafts bill making police chokeholds a crime

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 59 min ago

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., whose congressional district takes in the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, participates in a TV interview about the reaction to the racial divide that has grown out of Ferguson, Mo., and the uproar over a grand jury's decision last week not to charge the white police officer who fatally shot unarmed black man, Michael Brown, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Rep. Jeffries will lead a discussion by the Congressional Black Caucus Monday evening on the floor of the House about the challenges of being Black in America, particularly for young, African-American men. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)NEW YORK (AP) — A New York congressman, citing last year's videotaped death of Eric Garner in a police chokehold, announced Monday that he's sponsoring a bill that would make the maneuver a federal crime.


USS Constitution closed for repairs, to partly open in June

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 3 min ago
BOSTON (AP) — The world's oldest commissioned warship afloat is closing to visitors as it heads to dry dock in Boston for repairs.

Teen who fought cancer treatment heads home from hospital

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 13 min ago

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, file photo, Jackie Fortin of Windsor Locks, Conn., speaks outside the Connecticut Supreme Court in Hartford, Conn., shortly after the court ruled the that state child protection officials aren't violating the rights of her 17-year-old daughter by forcing the girl to undergo cancer chemotherapy she doesn't want. Fortin's daughter has finished that treatment and is expected to be released from the hospital, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was released Monday from a hospital where she had been confined since December.


High court to consider lawsuits over personal data

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 16 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether websites and other firms that collect personal data can be sued for publishing inaccurate information even if the mistakes don't cause any actual harm.