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UN chief will try to visit North Korea as soon as possible

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 03:54
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he will try to visit North Korea "at the earliest possible date" in an effort to promote peace on the Korean peninsula.

Police: Uber driver led officers to hotel shooting suspects

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 03:43
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Police say an Uber driver led them to three suspects after a shooting at an Atlanta-area hotel that left one person with life-threatening injuries.

Black U.S. leaders call for Abolition Day holiday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 03:31
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus as well as a federal appeals judge and the NAACP released a petition asking for the holiday to fall on Dec. 6, which this year marks the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment. “(December 6, 1865) is arguably the most significant moment in African-American history,” Judge James Wynn, a member of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, said in a conference call. The White House petition, which requires 100,000 signatures to be considered by the federal government for approval, aims to boost public awareness of the true end to U.S. slavery, organizers said.

News Guide: Questions remain in Minnesota police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 03:26

A demonstrator speaks about his encounter with attackers who were shooting at five protesters near the Minneapolis Police 4th Precinct earlier in the night, as protesters gather in front of the precinct in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Minneapolis police were searching Tuesday for three white males suspected of shooting at five Black Lives Matter demonstrators, while the family of a black man who was fatally shot by a city police officer called for the dayslong protests outside of the police precinct to end. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black man by a Minneapolis police officer has prompted more than a week of protests and led to calls for answers as state and federal investigators piece together what happened. Jamar Clark, 24, was shot in the head Nov. 15 during what authorities said was a struggle with two police officers. Here's a look at where the investigation stands:

Kentucky governor restores voting rights for some felons

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 03:21
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — About 15 years ago, Mantell Stevens spent 30 days in jail for drug possession. He has not been able to vote since then.

Suit seeks to restore parental rights in lost baby case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 03:18
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fifty years after a St. Louis gospel singer said she was told that her daughter died at birth — a claim disputed by authorities — and months after the 76-year-old woman learned that her daughter was still alive, a judge is being asked to restore the birth mother's parental rights.

Minneapolis protesters say they will not take down encampment at police precinct

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 03:14
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis protesters say they will not take down encampment at police precinct.

Michigan, Fiat Chrysler reach deal on tax credits

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 03:13
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Fiat Chrysler will have to spend an additional $1 billion on Michigan facilities over 15 years to qualify for $1.9 billion in business tax credits under an agreement approved Tuesday by the state's economic development board.

Minneapolis police say 2nd man, 32, arrested in shootings of 5 Black Lives Matter protesters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 03:10
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police say 2nd man, 32, arrested in shootings of 5 Black Lives Matter protesters.

U.S. Mint set to stop making 2015 American Eagle silver coins

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 03:07
The U.S. Mint said on Tuesday that it would stop making 2015-dated American Eagle silver bullion coins after the week of Dec. 7 following a period of strong demand that forced it to place them on weekly allocations for much of the year. The annual halt to American Eagle silver coin production will come after an unprecedented supply squeeze spurred by spot silver prices that tumbled to a six-year low in July and then extended losses in November. The mint said in an email that it expected the last American Eagle silver bullion coin allocation for 2015 to be on Dec. 14.

Military contractor L-3 pays $25.6 million to settle U.S. fraud lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 03:06
L-3 Communications Holdings Inc agreed to pay $25.6 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the military contractor of defrauding the U.S. government by selling thousands of holographic weapon sights that it knew were defective. Tuesday's settlement resolves civil claims that L-3 and its EOTech unit violated the federal False Claims Act by concealing defects that caused the sights to fail in extreme cold or humidity, including one defect that was hidden for 8-1/2 years. Also known as combat optical sights, the sights are mounted on weapons and used by special operations forces and law enforcement to target and accurately return fire in extreme environmental conditions, according to papers filed by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan federal court.

Kentucky governor restores voting rights of most felons

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 03:05
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear on Tuesday signed an executive order restoring voting rights to most felons in state in an action he said will affect some 180,000 people. Previously, felony offenders needed to apply to the governor's office to have their voting rights restored. Now, Beshear said, the Department of Corrections will make the determination.

The Latest: Cops identify trooper shot in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:57

Investigators and firefighters work the scene of a fire and shooting Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Philadelphia. A Pennsylvania state police trooper has been shot in the shoulder after a fiery crash along Interstate 676. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The latest on the shooting of a Pennsylvania state trooper in Philadelphia (all times local):

Court: Ex-porn star can't hang signs in schools

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:40
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled against a former porn star turned math tutor, saying he doesn't have a free speech right to hang a sign advertising his tutoring business at three Florida schools.

Accused N.Y. cop killer pleads not guilty to murder charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:36

Tyrone Howard speaks to the judge during his sentencing hearing following a guilty plea in a drug charge in Manhattan Supreme Court in New YorkTyrone Howard, 31, is charged with firing a single shot into the head of Officer Randolph Holder on Oct. 20 in the city's East Harlem neighborhood. "Not guilty," Howard said when asked how he pleaded to an 11-count indictment, as Holder's family and approximately 70 police officers watched from the courtroom gallery. The arraignment came two weeks after Howard was sentenced to the maximum 12 years in prison in a separate drug case for which he initially received treatment, rather than prison, as part of a plea agreement for selling crack cocaine.

Son of man charged in girl's death back in Ky after arrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:36
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The oldest son of a man charged with raping and killing a 7-year-old Kentucky girl whose body was found in a creek has been arrested for allegedly making threats to a small-town police department after his father was taken into custody.

Trump lawyer warns Republicans about Super PAC attack ads

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:33

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump signs autographs for supporters at a rally in ColumbusDonald Trump's presidential campaign warned the Republican Party on Tuesday about donors pooling funds for attack ads, saying Republicans must treat him fairly if they want to keep him from launching an independent bid. Trump lawyer Michael Cohen told CNN that if Republican donors backing different presidential candidates come together for an anti-Trump advertising campaign, it would be a "bad, bad decision." The Super PAC planning the attack is New Day for America, which is supporting Ohio Governor John Kasich's presidential bid.

Police: Officer shoots man swinging butcher knife in wrist

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:33
DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County Police say an officer shot a man swinging a butcher knife, striking him on the wrist.

Safety measures during the holiday travel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:32

Safety measures during the holiday travelTriple A estimates that 3.7 million people will fly through Sunday to get where they need to go for the holidays.

Saks to start Black Friday sales early: Hudson's Bay CEO

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:30

Shoppers walk up 5th Avenue past Saks Fifth Avenue on Black Friday in New YorkThe luxury retailer, owned by Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co , will start Black Friday sales on Wednesday, Chief Executive Jerry Storch said. "We thought it would be nice for customers to be able to come on Wednesday and get the great Black Friday offerings without having to go through the more crowded atmosphere on Friday," Hudson's Storch told Reuters. The upscale Saks Fifth Avenue stores will be closed on Thanksgiving, unlike the offprice Saks OFF 5TH stores that will remain open on the day.