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Chicago mayor says 780 new Tasers on the way for city police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 23:31
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the upcoming delivery of almost 800 new stun guns will ensure that every police officer will have access to a Taser, following a series of high-profile fatal shootings in the city.

U.S. eyes ways to toughen fight against domestic extremists

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 23:17

The wreckage of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City May 22, 1995 after it was devastated by a bomb. REUTERSThe U.S. Justice Department is considering legal changes to combat what it sees as a rising threat from domestic anti-government extremists, senior officials told Reuters, even as it steps up efforts to stop Islamic State-inspired attacks at home. Extremist groups motivated by a range of U.S.-born philosophies present a "clear and present danger," John Carlin, the Justice Department's chief of national security, told Reuters in an interview. Over the past year, the Justice Department has brought charges against domestic extremist suspects accused of attempting to bomb U.S. military bases, kill police officers and fire bomb a school and other buildings in a predominantly Muslim town in New York state.


Vice principal of James Lick High school in San Jose arrested on child molestation charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 23:05

Vice principal of James Lick High school in San Jose arrested on child molestation chargesSan Jose police have arrested a 35-year-old San Jose resident Jose Gonzalez on child molestation charges, a misdemeanor, police say.


Lawmakers anxious to hear from Shkreli, but he's taking 5th

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 22:52

Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli leaves court in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Shkreli, who has become the poster child of pharmaceutical-industry greed after hiking the price of an anti-infection drug by more than 5,000 percent, is scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing on Thursday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)WASHINGTON (AP) — Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli refused to testify Thursday in an appearance before U.S. lawmakers who excoriated him over severe hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired.


Hiker falls to death trying to help friend on Mount Baldy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 22:48
WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old man fell to his death on Southern California's Mount Baldy when he reached out his hand to save a friend who had slipped while hiking.

US stocks open lower, led by retailers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 22:47

Global stocks in narrow ranges as US payrolls loomNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks opened slightly lower as retail companies slipped.


Honda to recall 2.2M vehicles for Takata air bag trouble

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 22:38

Honda to recall 2.2M vehicles for Takata air bag troubleHonda is recalling an additional 2.2 million Honda and Acura vehicles because the driver's air bag inflators made by Takata can explode and hurl shrapnel into the passenger compartment.


U.S. lawmakers unlikely to get answers from ex-drug executive Shkreli

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 22:37

Former drug executive Shkreli exits the U.S. Federal Courthouse in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy David Ingram and Sarah N. Lynch NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, the former drug executive who raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by 5,000 percent, is set to appear as a witness at a congressional hearing on Thursday but is unlikely to answer lawmakers' questions about price spikes. Shkreli, 32, sparked outrage last year among patients, medical societies and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton after his company Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of 62-year-old Daraprim to $750 a pill from $13.50. The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is scheduled to hold a hearing on drug prices at 9 a.m. EST (1400 GMT), with Shkreli and others from the pharmaceutical industry as witnesses.


Ex-officer to be resentenced in post-Katrina body burning

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 22:11
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former New Orleans police officer is about to learn whether he will get time cut from his 17-year prison sentence over the burning of a car with a shooting victim's body in it in the days after Hurricane Katrina.

Officials: 2 plane tires blow out on landing in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 22:08

 2 plane tires blow out on landing in PennsylvaniaAirport officials say two tires under the left wing of an airplane blew out during a landing at a Pennsylvania airport.


Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 21:58

In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 photo, glassblower William Gudenrath makes a goblet with techniques used by Renaissance Venetians at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y. Gudenrath spent decades researching how Renaissance-era glassmakers produced objects that are now considered works of art. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A modern-day glassblower believes he has unraveled the mysteries of Renaissance-era Venetian glassmaking, a trade whose secrets were so closely guarded that anyone who divulged them faced the prospect of death.


Cops: Jailed NY man hid prescription drugs in prosthetic leg

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 21:52
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 40-year-old man has been caught trying to smuggle prescription drugs into an upstate New York jail in his prosthetic leg after being arrested for assaulting his girlfriend.

4 teenage girls groped in Riverside; suspect sought

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 21:35

4 teenage girls groped in Riverside; suspect soughtA search is underway for a sexual battery suspect who police say groped four teenage girls on their way to school in Riverside.


Search for more victims after San Jose vice principal arrested

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 21:23

Search for more victims after San Jose vice principal arrestedSan Jose police are looking for more student victims after a well-liked interim vice-principal at James Lick High School was arrested. He's accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old.


Automakers to recall 5M vehicles for another air bag problem

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 21:20

The logo of Honda Motor Co is seen on a steering wheel of a car at the company's showroom in TokyoDETROIT (AP) — Another problem has developed with automotive air bags, this one resulting in recalls of 5 million vehicles.


1 injured in vehicle crash involving school bus in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 21:19

1 injured after car, school bus collide in Northeast PhiladelphiaOne person is injured following a crash involving a school bus and another vehicle in Northeast Philadelphia.


Atlantic City council members banned from using city cars

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 20:47
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City council members can no longer use city-owned vehicles following questions about their necessity and cost.

9-foot anaconda found in Florida backyard

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 20:43

9-foot anaconda found in Florida backyardA Melbourne, Florida woman got the surprise of her life this week, when she let her dogs outside in the yard.


Bank of England keeps rates steady, cuts growth forecast

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 20:36
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England voted to keep interest rates at their record low of 0.5 percent on Thursday and cut its forecasts as a slowdown in global growth and market volatility cast uncertainty over the country's outlook.

Panicked workers destroy Burger King after phone prank

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 20:34

Panicked workers destroy Burger King after phone prankSeveral Burger King employees in California smashed up their workplace on Monday, leaving $35,000 in damage behind.