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Officer doesn't arrest woman caught stealing eggs; buys her food instead

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 08:28

Officer doesn't arrest woman caught stealing eggs; buys her food insteadAn Alabama woman thought she was going jail after she was caught stealing eggs to help feed her children and grandchildren, but the police officer who came to the scene surprised her.


India questions man over pro-Islamic State tweets

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 08:00
BANGALORE, India (AP) — Police in southern India questioned a man who they say acknowledged to running a popular pro-Islamic State group Twitter account but appears to have no direct links to the militant group.

Prosecutor releases more Ferguson documents

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 07:34

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Brown family shows Michael Brown. The St. Louis County prosecutor has released more documents related to the investigation of the shooting of Brown by a Ferguson police officer, including a transcript of a police interview with the friend who was with Brown when he was killed. Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said he inadvertently didn't include the records made public Saturday, Dec. 13, when he released many of the documents related to the case last month after the grand jury decided not to charge Officer Darren Wilson for killing Brown. (AP Photo/Brown Family, File)A prosecutor released hundreds of pages of additional documents Saturday from the investigation into the police shooting of Michael Brown, including an interview transcript of a friend who initially asserted that he had seen Brown get shot in the back.


Grandmother killed, father and kids injured in Chichester fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 07:25

Grandmother killed, father and kids injured in raging house fireA grandmother was killed and a father and his children were injured after a raging fire destroyed a home in Chichester, Delaware County.


Officer struck while investigating crash in Cheltenham Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 07:16

Officer struck while investigating crash in Cheltenham Twp.A Cheltenham Township police officer is hospitalized after being struck by a car while investigating an earlier crash.


Grandmother killed, father and 3 kids injured in Chichester fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 07:10

Grandmother killed, father and 3 kids injured in Chichester fireA grandmother was killed, and a father and three children were injured after a raging fire destroyed a home in Chichester, Delaware County.


Safety agency announces recall of firetrucks

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 06:58
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. safety regulators say firetruck-maker Sutphen has issued a recall to fix a problem with its aerial ladders.

California cleans up as storm hits Southwest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 06:48

An RV sits underwater from the flooded Russian River Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Guerneville, Calif. While the sun rose Friday in a dry San Francisco sky, the storm's affects lingered in Northern California. In Sonoma County, the Russian River was approaching flood stage and was expected to crest several feet above it by early afternoon. Officials advised residents of about 300 homes to evacuate low-lying areas. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Californians cleaned up Saturday from a major storm that soaked the drought-stricken state before moving east to drop rain on the Southwest.


Alabama cop doesn't arrest woman caught stealing eggs; buys her food instead

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 06:46

Officer doesn't arrest woman caught stealing eggs; buys her food insteadAn Alabama woman thought she was going jail after she was caught stealing eggs to help feed her children and grandchildren, but the police officer who came to the scene surprised her.


Effigies of blacks found hanging by nooses at UC Berkeley

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 06:42
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Three cardboard cutouts of black people were found hanging by nooses Saturday on the Berkeley campus of the University of California.

Delaware teen accused of murdering father with crossbow

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 06:39
(Reuters) - A teenage boy in Delaware, charged with murdering his father with a crossbow, was being held without bail Saturday in a juvenile detention facility, state police said. Seth Ramsey, 17, of Harrington, was charged with first degree murder and possession of a deadly weapon, Delaware State Police said. He was accused of shooting his 41-year-old father, Todd Ramsey, in the upper torso at the family's home, state police said. Officers had been called to the home on Thursday after Todd Ramsey's co-workers reported him missing from the job for several days, authorities said. ...

SantaCon kicks off with hopes of less naughtiness

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 06:28

Revelers dressed in holiday theme costumes participate in SantaCon on a rooftop bar, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in New York. SantaCon organizers retained lawyer Norman Siegel last week as part of an effort to tame the excesses of the daylong party. Siegel said the government cannot ban SantaCon. But he said the government can reasonably regulate the event. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — The annual costumed pub crawl featuring a horde of sloshed Santas on the streets of Manhattan got underway Saturday with a lesson in the First Amendment.


Marchers in Washington, New York, Boston protest police killings

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 06:11

People board a bus in New York to attend the march for justice in WashingtonBy Ian Simpson, Lacey Johnson and Jonathan Spicer WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands marched in Washington, New York and Boston on Saturday to protest killings of unarmed black men by police officers. Organizers said the marches were among the largest in the recent wave of protests against the killings of black males by officers in Ferguson, Missouri; New York; Cleveland; and elsewhere. The protests were peaceful, although police in Boston said they arrested more than 20 people who tried to block a highway. ...


Senate passes shutdown reprieve, funding fight drags on

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 05:49

Lee walks to the Senate floor during a long series of votes at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonBy Richard Cowan and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate passed a five-day extension of federal funding on Saturday, staving off a government shutdown and buying lawmakers more time to resolve a fight over a longer, $1.1 trillion spending bill led by Tea Party firebrand Ted Cruz. It was the second time in a little over a year that Cruz, the Texas Republican freshman with presidential aspirations, has attempted to stop a key Obama administration initiative by denying government funds. ...


Man shot during attempted robbery in Summerdale

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 05:44

Man shot during attempted robbery in SummerdalePolice are searching for the gunman who shot a man during an attempted robbery in the Summerdale section of Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Hospital patient's death leads to $3M settlement

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 05:39
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a patient who went missing for more than two weeks before being found dead in a stairwell at a San Francisco hospital has settled a lawsuit for $3 million.

SantaCon merrymakers hit midtown Manhattan for annual pub crawl

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 05:23
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Waves of revelers dressed in Santa Claus outfits invaded Midtown Manhattan on Saturday as part of New York's version of SantaCon, a massive pub crawl that organizers scaled back this year in part to prevent conflicts with a nearby protest march. The loosely organized event, which moves every year to a different neighborhood of the city, has become notorious for leading to public drunkness and rowdy behavior by some of its participants. ...

Female Philadelphia firefighter being laid to rest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 05:03

Firefighters Jacquie Packard, left, Brittney Kern-Hughes, third from right, Donna Garrett, second from right and Unique Lawrence, right, listen to remarks from family members during a funeral service in Philadelphia, Saturday Dec. 13, 2014, for fallen Philadelphia firefighter Joyce Craig who died while battling a house fire Tuesday morning. Craig is the first female Philadelphia firefighter killed in the line of duty. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Like lots of kids, Joyce Craig wanted to be a firefighter when she grew up.


Flames damage house in Chichester, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 05:00

Flames damage house in Chichester, Pa.Flames damaged a family's house in Chichester, Delaware County Saturday morning.


Woman dies after car bursts into flames in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 04:35

Woman dies after car bursts into flames in Hunting ParkPolice say a handicapped woman was killed after her car burst into flames on Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section early Saturday morning.