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Man dies after being Tasered by police in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 01:08
By Daniel Wallis MIAMI (Reuters) - Authorities in Florida are investigating the death of a man who was shot with a Taser stun gun by a police officer while resisting arrest, sheriff's deputies said on Monday. The Columbia County Sheriff's Office in central Florida said a 91-year-old woman reported a suspicious person in the yard of her Lake City home on Sunday evening, and that the man threw a metal pipe at her when she challenged him. A deputy found Timothy Shad Griffis, 41, in a shed on the property, a statement from sheriff's office said, and when the deputy ordered him out, the suspect threatened to kill him. The statement said Griffis failed to comply and that the deputy used the Taser after Griffis made "an aggressive movement" toward him.

French government dissolves over economic policy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 01:07

FILE- This April 10, 2014, shows French prime minister Manuel Valls, right, and Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg during a visit to French defense and electronic company Thales in Gennevilliers, outside Paris, France. French President Francois Hollande is dissolving the government after an open feud in his Cabinet over the country’s economy. Prime Minister Manuel Valls offered up his Socialist government’s resignation Monday after accusing his economy minister, Arnaud Montebourg , of crossing a line with open criticism of the government’s policies.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)PARIS (AP) — President Francois Hollande is weighing his options after dissolving the government on Monday over open feuding in the Cabinet about how much cutting — or spending — will revive the country's stagnant economy.


Amish to build garage for pair who returned girls

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:36
RICHVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The Amish are famous for their barn raisings, when an entire community turns out to help a neighbor.

Victim ID'd in Gloucester Twp. hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:34

Victim ID'd in Gloucester Twp. hit-and-runPolice have identified the man who was critically injured in a hit-and-run in Gloucester Township, Camden County, as the search for the driver continues.


News media sue over Oklahoma execution procedures

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:32

FILE - This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett. Two newspapers filed a federal lawsuit Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, that alleges Oklahoma prison officials violated the First Amendment when they prevented reporters from viewing portions of the botched execution of Lockett on April 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials violated the First Amendment when they prevented reporters from viewing portions of the botched execution of a death row inmate earlier this year, two news organizations claim in a federal lawsuit filed Monday.


Hearing set in Florida loud music death case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:23
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of killing a teenager during an argument over loud music appeared in court briefly for a hearing in Florida.

Back in spotlight, Sharpton seizes the moment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:20

civil rights activist Rev. Al SharptonStepping to the pulpit at Greater Grace Church — minutes from where a suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old — the Rev. Al Sharpton wielded the fiery words that have marked his long, often notorious career.


PHOTOS: Funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:19

 Funeral for Michael Brown in St. LouisPictured: The funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis, Missouri on Monday.


Judge rejects mental exam for Kenya abuse suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:14
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge has denied a prosecutors' request for a mental evaluation for an Oklahoma man accused of sexually abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya.

PHOTOS: Helicopter crash in Cape May Court House

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:05

 Helicopter crash in Cape May Court HousePictures from the scene of where a helicopter crashed Monday morning in Cape May Court House.


Blind Florida man shoots intruder in his Tampa home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 23:26
A blind Florida man shot an intruder who broke into his home armed with a knife, not realizing it was his teenage nephew, authorities said on Monday. Melchisedec Williams woke up on Sunday night when he heard a crash followed by stomping and grabbed his gun, Tampa police said. Williams, 50, who is legally blind, could see only a shadowy figure with a flashlight, said Tampa police spokeswoman Laura McElroy. He called out the name of his nephew, Isaiah Moses Carter, 15, asking if that was who had entered the house, McElroy said.

Stray bullet grazes suburban New York hotel guest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 23:18
RYE BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a suburban New York hotel guest's gun accidentally went off and sent a bullet through a wall, grazing a guest in an adjoining room. No one was seriously injured.

Army: Ft. Lee shooter a female soldier; possibly shot self

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 23:07

 Ft. Lee shooter a female soldier; possibly shot selfThe Army says early reports indicated that a female soldier turned a gun on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself, at Fort Lee in Virginia.


Apple to replace defective iPhone batteries

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 23:04

Apple to replace defective iPhone batteriesIf your iPhone 5 battery is dying too quickly, you may be eligible for a replacement from Apple.


All clear at Fort Lee after active shooter report

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:49

 Ft. Lee shooter a female soldier; possibly shot selfThe all clear has been given at Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia after an active shooter was reported there.


Zimbabwe seeks China's aid as Mugabe meets Xi

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:46

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, left, looks on as his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping applauds during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Mugabe met with Xi on a visit to China hoping the long-time ally and economic giant can help the African nation's ailing economy. (AP Photo/Diego Azubel, Pool)BEIJING (AP) — Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday on a visit to China hoping the long-time ally and economic giant can help the African nation's ailing economy.


Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:39

FILE - In a Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 file photo, a customer purchases a meal at a Burger King restaurant in Marseille-Provence airport, in Marignane, France. Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons in hopes of creating a new, publicly traded company with its headquarters in Canada. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)MIAMI (AP) — Burger King is in talks to buy doughnut chain Tim Hortons and create a new holding company headquartered in Canada, a move that could shave its tax bill.


American soccer player Tim Howard has book deal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:22

FILE - In this Saturday, June 26, 2010, file photo, United States goalkeeper Tim Howard clenches his fist during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the United States and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)NEW YORK (AP) — American soccer hero and international celebrity Tim Howard has advanced to the next round of fame: a book deal.


'All clear' given after active shooter report at Fort Lee in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:16

Helicopter crashes in Cape May CountyAuthorities have given the "all clear" after investigating a reported active shooter situation at the Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia.


Active shooter reported at Fort Lee in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:08

Helicopter crashes in Cape May CountyAn active shooter has been reported at the Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia.