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Officers justified in deadly police-involved shooting in Chester, D.A. says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:36

Officers justified in deadly police-involved shooting in Chester, D.A. saysThe Delaware County District Attorney has released the results of a preliminary investigation into Monday's deadly police-involved shooting in Chester.


The Latest: Man in Alaska shooting was lawmaker's nephew

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:34
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a police-involved death in a northern Alaska town (all times local):

Texas attorney general faces ethics probe over gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:26

FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks during a hearing in Austin, Texas. Already indicted on felony securities fraud charges, Paxton will face an ethics investigation for advising local officials they could refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses on religious grounds. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Already indicted on felony securities fraud charges, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will face an ethics investigation for advising local officials they could refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses on religious grounds.


Man arrested in decapitation of his grandmother, her husband

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:26

This February 2016 booking photo provided by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office shows Quinton Dashawn Laster. The 20-year-old was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, after police found the decapitated bodies of his grandmother, Sharon Reed, 59, and her husband, James Earl Reed, 78, in their Oklahoma City home. (Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office via AP)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man was arrested in the shooting and decapitation of his grandmother and her husband at an Oklahoma City home where they operated a day care, police said Wednesday.


Study finds Zika virus in fetal brain, a clue in outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:22

 'The Global Zika Epidemic.' (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain emerged Wednesday as U.S. health officials say mosquito eradication here and abroad is key to protect pregnant women until they can develop a vaccine.


ACLU issues critical report on Washington town's police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:17
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington on Wednesday issued a critical report on the Pasco Police Department, contending officers lack critical training, services for Spanish speakers are inadequate and the community doesn't have any meaningful input into police practices.

What We Know: Government sues Ferguson over reform agreement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:13
The Justice Department has filed a civil-rights lawsuit against the St. Louis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown. The suit is in response to Ferguson's request to change an agreement that would reform the city's police and court systems. Here's what we know about the request and what happens next.

The Latest: Ex-priest told a fellow priest about killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:08
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the arrest in Arizona of a former priest in the 1960 killing of a Texas schoolteacher (all times local):

BMW issues recall for vehicles with Takata air bags

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:07

BMW issues recall for vehicles with Takata air bagsVolkswagen, Audi and BMW are recalling nearly 1.7 million vehicles with Takata air bag inflators that can rupture and hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers.


NJ teen involved in 'knockout game' Facebook video turns himself in to police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:03

NJ teen involved in 'knockout game' Facebook video turns himself in to policeA teen who was involved in a violent attack posted to social media has turned himself into police.


The Latest: Assassin of Robert Kennedy denied parole

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:02

 He says he doesn't remember fatally shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in a crowded kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The Jerusalem native, now 71, has given no inkling that he will change his story at his 15th parole hearing set for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in San Diego. He is serving a life sentence that was commuted from death when the California Supreme Court briefly outlawed capital punishment in 1972. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the parole hearing for Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Robert F. Kennedy (all times local):


Jury sent home for day in officer's stairwell shooting trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:00

Police Officer Peter Liang, center, exits the courtroom during a break in closing arguments in his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York. Jurors are scheduled to start discussing their views of Liang’s actions as soon as Tuesday. Closing arguments are expected in the morning, and deliberations are likely to begin in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors weighing the fate of a rookie New York City police officer who fatally shot an innocent man in a public housing stairwell have gone home for the day.


The Latest: Planned Parenthood targets Kasich in online ads

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 06:59

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich visits a polling station at the high school, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. as voters cast their ballots for the first in the nation presidential primary. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an Ohio proposal that seeks to strip government funding away from Planned Parenthood (all times local):


U.S. Justice Dept. sues Ferguson, Missouri, over police reforms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 06:49

Amarion Allen, 11-years-old, stands in front of a police line shortly before shots were fired in a police-officer involved shooting in FergusonFERGUSON, Mo./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday to enforce a police and court reform plan after the city said it wanted to amend some aspects of a consent decree it had reached with the federal agency. The Justice Department initiated a civil rights investigation into Ferguson’s policing after an unarmed black teenager was killed by a white police officer in 2014. It resulted in a report that was extremely critical of Ferguson’s police and court systems.


U.S. Justice Department sues Ferguson, Missouri over police reform

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 06:42

File photo of a protester with his hands on his head as a cloud of tear gas approaches after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesdays that it had filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, to enforce a police and court reform plan after the city said it wanted to amend some aspects of a consent decree it reached with the federal agency. The Justice Department initiated a civil rights investigation into Ferguson's policing and court practices after an unarmed black teenager was killed by a white police officer in 2014. It resulted in a report that was extremely critical of Ferguson's police and court systems.


Coast Guard Academy investigating cheating allegations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 06:39
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is investigating allegations that a group of cadets cheated on online quizzes.

Chancellor: Cash-strapped UC Berkeley faces tough decisions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 06:25
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley, is running a $150 million deficit this year and must undertake a top-to-bottom review of expenses if it hopes to sustain its national standing as a premier public institution, the school's chancellor warned Wednesday.

Latest: Government files civil rights suit against Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 06:25

Mike Brown Sr., center, listens to part of the public comment portion of the Ferguson city council meeting in Ferguson on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, where the consent decree with the United States Department of Justice was being talked about. The Ferguson city council voted to approve a modified version of the consent decree. This picture was shot as a panorama on an iPhone. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The latest on efforts by Ferguson to reach a consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to improve police and court practices in the St. Louis suburb (all times local):


Dallas, worried about city's reputation, bans erotica convention

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 06:23
The city of Dallas voted on Wednesday to ban an erotica expo featuring porn stars, sex toy sales and a whipping dungeon from a city-owned convention center, with event opponents saying it could taint the city's image. Supporters countered by saying the "Exxxotica Expo" has been held without major incident for years in various locations, adding worries about reputation are weakened by the city allowing numerous strip clubs to operate for years within a few miles of the downtown venue where the event was planed. A divided Dallas city council voted 8-7 on a resolution by Mayor Mike Rawlings to prevent the Exxxotica Expo from returning to the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in 2016.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 06:22
ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — Sheriff: 2 deputies die from wounds after gunman opened fire in restaurant, near shopping center.