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Thousands march in New York City to protest police chokehold death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 03:55

Esaw Garner, Eric Garner's widow cries on stage as she takse part in the "We Will Not Go Back" march and rally for Eric Garner in the Staten Island borough of New YorkBy Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Reverend Al Sharpton led thousands of chanting but peaceful activists in a march across Staten Island on Saturday to protest the death of Eric Garner, who died after New York City police put him in a banned chokehold last month. "Let's make this a peaceful march and get justice for my husband so that this doesn't happen to anybody else," Esaw Garner said in a somber tone to protesters. Garner's sister, Ellisha Flagg, also spoke, saying the march was not anti-police, but was against police brutality and violence in general. The demonstration was also in response to the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African American who was shot dead by a white police officer this month in Ferguson, Missouri, sparking more than a week of violent confrontations, Sharpton said.


Wyoming officer charged over death of police dog in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 03:46
(Reuters) - A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges tied to the death of a dog left inside a sweltering patrol car for more than six hours, local media reported. Mills Police Department Officer Zachary Miller entered his plea on Friday, a month after drug-sniffing police dog "Nyx" died, the Casper Star Tribune reported. Citing court filings, the paper reported that Miller left Nyx in his patrol car, parked outside the police station, with the windows rolled up. Calls to the Natrona County District Attorney's Office, which is prosecuting the case, were not immediately returned on Saturday.

Officials launch probe into alleged 'baby factory'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 03:35

Officials launch probe into alleged 'baby factory'Interpol has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more.


Thaddeus Young traded to Timberwolves in Kevin Love deal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 03:30

Thaddeus Young traded to Timberwolves in Kevin Love dealThe Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a delayed blockbuster trade Saturday that's been talked about for months.


Reports: Officers ignored man's breathing problems

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 03:15
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police officers in Los Angeles ignored pleas for help and complaints by a man who said he couldn't breathe and later died in custody, reports show.

National Zoo celebrates panda's first birthday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 03:02

Panda cub Bao Bao hangs from a tree in her habitat at the National Zoo in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Today marks her first birthday and the the zoo is marking the event with a traditional 'Zhuazhou' ceremony, a Chinese birthday tradition symbolizing long life to mark the event. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo in Washington threw a party Saturday in honor of the first birthday of panda cub Bao Bao.


Havana retro-Soviet restaurant a nod to nostalgia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 03:02

In this Aug 20, 2014 photo, a waitress works during the pre-launch rehearsal at the new restaurant Nazdarovie where the reproduction of Soviet propaganda poster hangs over the bar area in Havana, Cuba. The new retro-Soviet restaurant serves minty mojitos, but they come mixed with vodka instead of the traditional white rum. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — There's no rice, beans or fried plantains at Havana's newest private restaurant. You can order a minty mojito, but it'll come mixed with vodka instead of the traditional white rum.


Obama to business: tell your lawmakers to renew Ex-Im Bank

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 02:55

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement from Martha's VineyardBy Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Saturday urged business owners to press Congress to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which could halt any new financing Sept. 30 - as some conservative Republicans hope it will - if lawmakers fail to act. Obama said in his weekly radio address that if Congress lets the bank close, it would be stunting U.S. "If Congress fails to act, thousands of businesses, large and small, that sell their products abroad will take a completely unnecessary hit," the president said.


Cops: Tot spent night in car while mom went to bar

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 02:40
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say a toddler spent the night in a car outside a bar after her mother went drinking and ended up in the hospital.

Family buries remains of veteran killed in 1952

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 02:07

In this Aug. 22, 2014 photo, Eleanor Yeager, 84, Tech. Sgt. Engolf Hagen's sister, reaches from her wheelchair and touches the box with her brother's remains during a burial ceremony at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif. Hagen died when a Globemaster carrying 52 passengers crashed and exploded on an Alaskan glacier in 1952. The site was found two years ago. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Joshua Sudock) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUTWHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — An Air Force veteran whose body lay lost in the snow of an Alaskan glacier for six decades has been buried with military honors in California.


Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 02:03

Airlines on alert as eruption begins in IcelandREYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.


National Zoo celebrating panda's first birthday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 01:30

National Zoo celebrating panda's first birthdayThe National Zoo in Washington is throwing a panda party.


Thousands turn out for rally over chokehold death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 01:14

Thousands turn out for rally over chokehold deathThousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future have taken to New York City streets to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.


Police: 3 gunmen kill woman, hurt mom in Pittsburgh

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 00:58

 3 gunmen kill woman, hurt mom in PittsburghThree gunmen fired at least 20 shots into a home, killing a woman and wounding her mother inside their garage, police said Saturday.


As evangelist opens US crusade, zeal and questions

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 00:35
MIAMI (AP) — By the time the Rev. Reinhard Bonnke edges toward the stage, anticipation in the thundering arena is swelling. A crowd of thousands has been told of his decades of preaching in Africa, the tens of millions of souls he has saved, the countless healings for which he has been a conduit and the modern-day Lazarus he saw risen. The floor is vibrating, the air filled is with fog, sleek videos are flashing on massive screens.

Police: Mother shoots son inside Germantown home, son charged

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 00:17

 Mother shoots son inside Germantown home, son chargedAuthorities say a son will be charged after his mother shot him inside her Germantown home in Philadelphia.


Former Virginia governor's letter to wife

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:41
The text of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's email to his wife, Maureen, introduced into evidence in their public corruption trial:

Trial gets juicier with ex-Va governor's testimony

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:20
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the witness stand in his public corruption trial, a narrative worthy of a nighttime soap opera got even juicier.

Texas marijuana farm a rare find near border

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:37

Long irrigated rows that once held 11,500 marijuana plants are spread over two acres near Raymondville, Texas on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Authorities found the hidden pot farm while attempting to capture immigrants who fled into it on Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Christopher Sherman)RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — On land once used to grow watermelons and grain, 8-foot tall marijuana plants swayed under a canopy of mesquite. White pipes and a pump diverted water from a canal, delivered to the 60-foot long rows by carefully excavated trenches.


Noise from the sky is buzzkill in ritzy Hamptons

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:34

In this Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 photo, a small jet approaches the runway at East Hampton Town Airport. Residents across eastern Long Island are complaining about the noise generated from jets, helicopters and other aircraft that land at the small municipal airport, which is situated in the heart of the summer playground for the rich and famous. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — It's summertime in the Hamptons and the biggest buzz is coming from the sky.