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1 injured in multi-vehicle crash in Lower Merion Township

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 06:36

1 injured in multi-vehicle crash in Lower Merion TownshipAuthorities say one person was injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County.


Officials: White House reviewing equipment program

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 05:56
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The White House is conducting a review of programs that have equipped local police departments with military gear from the Pentagon, urged by President Barack Obama's call for more separation between the nation's armed forces and civilian law enforcement.

Residents say assault case erodes trust in police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 05:56

This Aug. 21, 2014 photo made available by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office shows Daniel K. Holtzclaw. The 27-year-old Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty. (AP Photo/Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Residents of a neighborhood where an Oklahoma City officer is accused of sexually assaulting women said Saturday the allegations make them distrust police.


All lanes of damaged Delaware bridge re-open

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 05:54
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware transportation officials say a bridge on a key East Coast interstate has fully re-opened after it was closed in early June because several supporting columns were tilting.

California: Insurers must cover elective abortions

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 05:51
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans.

Thousands turn out for rally over chokehold death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 05:48

Esaw Garner, left, arrives at the spot where her husband Eric Garner died with The Rev. Al Sharpton, center, and Eric Garner's mother Gwen Carr, right, at the start of a march and rally in the Staten Island borough of New York, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The city medical examiner ruled that Eric Garner, 43, died as a result of a police chokehold during an attempted arrest. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. Police reported no arrests.


Navajo presidential race features crowded field

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 05:32

In this Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 photo, Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly, left, talks with presidential candidate Kenneth Maryboy, as they wait to speak at the Navajo Nation presidential candidate debate sponsored by the Native American Business Organization in Tempe, Ariz. There are 17 candidates in the Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 primary election for Navajo Nation president, where voters will determine which candidates continue to the Nov. 4, 2014 general election. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Seventeen candidates are running for president of the Navajo Nation, a post that wields important influence on the country's largest American Indian reservation.


Protesters mark two weeks since police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 05:20

Demonstrators protest the shooting of Michael Brown in FergusonBy Nick Carey and Edward McAllister FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, gathered in intense heat on Saturday to mark two weeks since a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager, while supporters of the officer said in a separate rally miles away the shooting was justified. No arrests were recorded overnight, marking three consecutive relatively calm nights for the St. Louis suburb following daily unrest since Michael Brown, 18, was shot by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern over how such equipment has been used in Ferguson, a senior administration official said on Saturday. Tracey Stewart-Parks, 52, who works in accounting for a health care firm, carried a sign that read "Mike Brown was someone's son - I walk for their son." She said something similar could have happened to any of her four sons.


Self-help author convicted in deaths hosts seminar

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 05:03

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2011 file photo, self-help author James Arthur Ray sits with one of his attorneys, Thomas Kelly, during a pre-sentencing hearing at Yavapai County Courthouse in Prescott, Ariz. Ray, a self-help author who spent nearly two years in prison for the deaths of three people following an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony, is hosting several seminars in the state. (AP Photo/Michael Schennum, Pool, File)SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A self-help author who spent nearly two years in prison for the deaths of three people following an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony is hosting several seminars in the state.


2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:58
PARIS (AP) — European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's GPS network.

Bus-stop gun ads popping up again in Phoenix

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:49
PHOENIX (AP) — Ads saying "guns save lives" have begun appearing again this month at Phoenix bus stops after being the subject of a four-year battle between city officials and a local activist, the Arizona Republic reported (http://bit.ly/VpOr6D ).

Crutches might have caused Ferris wheel cab to tip

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:49
CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a teen's crutches might have caused a Ferris wheel cab to tip and two children to fall about 15 feet at a southeastern Michigan fair.

NASA: Former astronaut Nagel dies after illness

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:16

In this undated photo provided by NASA, astronaut Steven R. Nagel poses for a picture. Nagel, who flew on four space shuttle flights, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, after a long illness. He was 67. (AP Photo/NASA)HOUSTON (AP) — Steven R. Nagel, a former astronaut who flew on four space shuttle flights, has died after a long illness. He was 67.


Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:08

Trucks marked as being from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to Ukraine stand in line as they return to Russia on the border post at Izvaryne, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. An Associated Press reporter counted 67 trucks entering the border crossing in the Russian city of Donetsk before noon Saturday. Another AP reporter on the Ukrainian side of the border said a line of trucks about 3 kilometers (2 miles) long was waiting to cross. The checkpoint on the Ukrainian side was being operated by separatist rebels, who inspected the trucks. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)DONETSK, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term assistance to the region where homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by months of fighting.


Woman, children accidentally pulled over by police at gunpoint

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:04

Woman, children accidentally pulled over by police at gunpointPolice were looking for a tan-colored Toyota driven by four adult male suspects. With their guns drawn, the officers instead pulled over a burgundy-colored Nissan driven by a mother with four young children inside


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.