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ONLY ON ABC7News.com: Man allegedly stabbed by Mario Woods recounts incident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:22

 Man allegedly stabbed by Mario Woods recounts incidentFor the first time, the man stabbed by Mario Woods speaks out telling only ABC7 News what led up to the deadly encounter between Woods and San Francisco Police in December.


The Latest: Police say gunman who shot 2 cops killed himself

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:02

Police officers walk near the site where two police officers were shot at the Melrose Houses in the Bronx section of New York, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Two police officers were shot while on patrol in a public housing project on Thursday night and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and a suspect was in custody, authorities said. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on two police officers shot in a New York public housing complex (all times local):


Chief defends major's promotion, domestic violence past

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:54
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha defended the promotion of a major who was arrested in 1994 for domestic violence after a lawmaker complained the selection is bad for the department's image.

Ferd Kaufman, longtime AP photographer, dead at 89

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:49

CORRECTS DATE TO FEB. 3, NOT FEB. 4 - Former Dallas Associated Press photo staffer Ferd Kaufman is shown in a June 27, 2015 photo in Richardson, Texas. Kaufman, who in 20 years as a photographer with The Associated Press in Texas helped cover the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in a local hospital after several months of failing healthaccording to his wife, Ida Kaufman. He was 89. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin)DALLAS (AP) — Ferd Kaufman, an Associated Press photographer who was at Dallas police headquarters as authorities brought in President John F. Kennedy's assassin, has died in Texas. He was 89.


Fireworks fly as Clinton, Sanders square off face to face

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:48

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, and Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton spar during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by MSNBC at the University of New Hampshire Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Durham, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders Thursday night of subjecting her to an "artful smear" while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of the political establishment.


Teen gang members charged in Los Angeles park killings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:34

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, left, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti take questions about the bodies found at a park, during a news conference at LAPD headquarters in Los Angeles on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, on the investigation into the killings of Gabriela Calzada, 19, and Briana Gallegos, 17, whose bodies were found in Ernest E. Debs Regional Park in Montecito Heights on Oct. 28, 2015. Two teenagers, Jose Antonio Echeverria, 18, and Dallas Stone Pineda, 17, were charged Thursday in the double murder. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two teenage gang members were charged Thursday with murdering a 19-year-old woman and her 17-year-old friend last fall in a Los Angeles park and leaving their bodies just off a popular hiking trail where a woman walking her dog found them.


Official: Massive LA-area gas leak could be capped in a week

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:14
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California official outlined a plan Thursday to cap the massive Los Angeles-area gas leak by the end of next week.

Some San Francisco restaurants near Super Bowl City report business cut in half

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:08

Some San Francisco restaurants near Super Bowl City report business cut in halfSome restaurants near Super Bowl City in San Francisco are reporting their business has been cut in half, with some saying they can't wait for the Super Bowl to go away.


Suspended U.N. diplomat lacks immunity from U.S. bribe case: judge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:02

Francis Lorenzo, a suspended deputy U.N. ambassador from the Dominican Republic, exits the Manhattan U.S. District Courthouse in New YorkA suspended deputy United Nations ambassador from the Dominican Republic cannot claim diplomatic immunity to avoid U.S. charges that he participated in a vast bribery scheme, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday. U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick in Manhattan ruled that as a naturalized U.S. citizen, neither treaty obligations nor federal law entitled Francis Lorenzo to immunity from prosecution due to his diplomatic role.


Unreliable phone data helped convict Maryland man in 'Serial' case: expert

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:47

Syed arrives at Baltimore City Circuit CourthouseThe murder conviction of a Baltimore man that was explored by the 2014 podcast "Serial" was based in part on unreliable cellphone data, a forensic expert testified at a court hearing on Thursday. Adnan Syed, 35, was convicted in 2000 of kidnapping and strangling his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, 18, and is serving a life sentence. Gerald Grant, a communications forensics expert, testified in Baltimore City Circuit Court that jurors should have been told that AT&T cellphone records used to place Syed at the site where Lee's body was buried were flawed.


Arrests after recent attacks on Schuylkill River Trail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:41

Arrests after recent attacks on Schuylkill River TrailPhiladelphia police say robbers are targeting people on the Schuylkill River Trail after three different incidents over the past few days.


Several attacks in recent days on Schuylkill River Trail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:39

Arrests after recent attacks on Schuylkill River TrailPhiladelphia police say robbers are targeting people on the Schuylkill River Trail after three different incidents over the past few days.


Power knocked out at University of Connecticut's buildings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:32
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Power has been knocked out in several buildings at the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs, causing some classes to be canceled.

2 NYPD officers shot in Bronx; 1 of 2 suspects in custody

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:32

2 NYPD officers shot in Bronx; 1 of 2 suspects in custodySources tell Eyewitness News one suspect is in custody, and police are still continuing to search for one more.


NY court agrees to rehear Ex-Goldman board member's appeal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:24
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court agreed on Thursday to rehear the appeal of the insider-trading conviction of a former board member for Goldman Sachs and Proctor & Gamble.

Police: 6 found dead in Chicago home in apparent homicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:23

Chicago police work the scene outside a home where the bodies were found after police performed a well being check Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Chicago. Interim police Superintendent John Escalante told reporters the bodies of four men, one woman and a child have been found inside a home on the city's South Side in what Escalante said could be a murder-suicide. Escalante says police entered the house in Chicago's Gage Park neighborhood after receiving a call from a co-worker to check on a person who lived there. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police on Thursday found the bodies of four men, one woman and a child inside a home on the city's South Side in what police said was being investigated as an apparent multiple homicide.


VA: Wait times recorded incorrectly at Colorado clinic

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:17
DENVER (AP) — Workers at a Colorado Springs VA clinic incorrectly reported that some veterans got appointments sooner than they actually did, while at least 288 veterans had to wait longer than the government's 30-day target, federal investigators said Thursday.

San Francisco psychics shed light on Super Bowl 50 players

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:14

San Francisco psychics shed light on Super Bowl 50 playersTrying to decide who has the edge going into Super Bowl 50? ABC7 News turned to San Francisco psychics for a tarot card reading on quarterbacks Cam Newton and Peyton Manning ahead of Super Bowl 50.


Deadline to claim $63 million California lotto prize passes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:08

A customer shows their tickets for the Powerball lottery at the CA lotto store in San Bernardino County, CaliforniaA deadline to claim a $63 million lottery prize from a ticket sold last year in Southern California passed on Thursday evening without anyone stepping forward with a valid slip, officials said, although a man has sued saying his ticket is the winner. The prize would set the record as the largest unclaimed California lottery jackpot, surpassing the $28.5 million for a ticket sold in September 2003. The winning SuperLotto Plus ticket was sold last August at a 7-Eleven convenience store in the Los Angeles community of Chatsworth.


NYC mayor proposes retirement plan, light-rail system in speech

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:07

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio presents the fiscal year 2017 preliminary budget at City Hall in New YorkBy Edward Krudy NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a retirement plan for private-sector workers and a new light rail system in his State of the City speech on Thursday, while indicating that social inequality was decreasing under his administration. De Blasio pressed that message again in his keynote speech on Thursday: "We see the 'Tale of Two Cities' transforming into 'One New York,'" he said during the speech at a performing arts center in the Bronx.