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Operations returning to normal at O'Hare after strong winds

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 05:02
CHICAGO (AP) — Operations are returning to normal at O'Hare International Airport after high winds forced officials to shut down most runways, causing arrival delays of more than two hours on average.

Police officers shoot, kill man outside Miami

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:58
OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two Miami-area police officers shot and killed a man who broke the windshield of a patrol car and refused to obey orders.

Homeowner opens fire on armed intruders in Berks County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:57

Homeowner shoots 2 armed intruders in Berks CountyPolice say a Berks County homeowner turned the tables on armed intruders, opening fire and wounding two of the suspects.

Michigan State University sued over sexual assault claims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:56

Michigan State University students Emily Kollaritsch, left, and Shayna Gross listen as one of their lawyers speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 in East Lansing, Mich. Kollaritsch and Gross announced they have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit accusing the school and its leaders of a slow and inadequate response to their sexual assault complaints. (AP Photo/David Eggert)EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Four Michigan State University students filed a civil rights lawsuit Wednesday accusing the school and its leadership of a slow and inadequate response to their sexual assault complaints.

New York police horses, '10-foot cop' key to city's high alert

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:56

New York City mounted police look over pedestrians in New York's Times SquareHighly visible police officers on horseback who patrol crowded sites like New York's Times Square are an essential part of the city's high alert in the wake of the deadly Paris attack, police officials said on Wednesday. Days after the New York Police Department deployed its new counter terrorism team and flashed a "show of force" to ward off potential attacks, it unveiled a new $30 million hay-filled headquarters for its 52-horse, 100-officer mounted unit on the ground floor of a luxury building on Manhattan's trendy far West Side. Gleaming gold finials atop the same brand of stalls used by the Queen of England and a manure disposal system specially designed by the city Sanitation Department to contain smells are among the features of the 26,000-square foot (2,415-square meter) space, said Inspector Barry Gelbman.

Armed robbers hit clerk with gun, threaten with machete

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:49

Armed robbers hit clerk with gun, threaten with machetePhiladelphia police are searching for the suspects who robbed grocery store in Kingsessing.

Texas appeals court considers abuse of power charge against Rick Perry

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:36

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry answers a question at a Fox-sponsored forum for lower polling candidates held before the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in ClevelandBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals heard arguments on Wednesday on whether to dismiss an abuse of power charge against former Governor Rick Perry, who has said the case against him is politically motivated. Perry first threatened and then vetoed $7.5 million for an integrity unit in the Travis County District Attorney's office.

Carter pushing retirement, other changes for future force

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:33

Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at George Washington University in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, announcing the first phase of personnel reforms in his Force of the Future initiative. Dragging the Pentagon’s often-antiquated personnel systems into the 21st century, Carter announced on Wednesday a broad package of reforms aimed at attracting the next generation of service members. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military must harness the best talent and keep up its technological edge in order to meet evolving security challenges, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday as he rolled out a series of initiatives aimed at attracting the next generation of service members and dragging the often-antiquated Pentagon bureaucracy into the 21st century.

Israeli policeman given community service for beating Palestinian: American boy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:32

Tariq Khdeir, an American of Palestinian descent, is escorted by Israeli prison guards during an appearance at Jerusalem magistrate's courtAn Israeli policeman was spared jail and sentenced to community service on Wednesday for beating an American teenager of Palestinian descent during disturbances in Jerusalem last year, an incident that had prompted U.S. concern. Tariq Khdeir was visiting from Tampa, Florida, as protests erupted over the abduction and killing on July 2, 2014, of his 16-year-old cousin, Mohammed Abu Khudeir, allegedly by three Israeli Jews. Amateur video showed two Israeli riot policemen setting upon Tariq Khdeir, who was 15 at the time.

Three killed, 250,000 customers without power after Washington state storms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:31
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - At least three people were killed and about 250,000 homes and businesses were without power in Washington state on Wednesday after a storm blew down trees and triggered mudslides, authorities said. A wide swath of the Puget Sound region was under flood watches and warnings through Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service said. In the Spokane area of eastern Washington, utility Avista said nearly 115,000 customers were without power and the city closed schools on Wednesday after winds up to 70 mph (113 kph) tore through the area.

Dinosaur claws among items on annual list of dangerous toys

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:29

This undated photo provided by the consumer watchdog group World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) shows toy dinosaur claws, which made the group's annual list of hazardous toys, released Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in Boston. The Massachusetts-based group said the claws can cause eye and facial injuries. WATCH said the toys singled out this year represent common problems and aren't the only potentially dangerous products on the market. (World Against Toys Causing Harm via AP)BOSTON (AP) — Dinosaur claws inspired by the movie "Jurassic World" and a quick-folding trampoline are among the items on a consumer watchdog group's annual list of hazardous toys released Wednesday.

Colorado spirituality bookstore named Isis vandalized

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:28

A panel of the sign outside Isis Books and Gifts store is broken Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in Englewood, Colo. Harrison and his wife, Karen, say that the New Age bookstore has been targeted by vandals because of the shop's name. The owner says the store is named after the Egyptian goddess Isis, and says the most recent vandalism is likely in response to Friday's terror attacks in Paris. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A Denver-area store called Isis Books & Gifts wants the world to know its name comes from the Egyptian goddess of healing and motherhood, and it isn't a retail store run by terrorists.

Autopsy: Police dog bites led to Florida inmate's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:27
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have concluded that a 22-year-old central Florida jail inmate died because of infections resulting from police dog bites received during an August arrest.

14-year-old arrested for bank robbery in Cleveland suburb

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:26
EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say a 14-year-old boy wearing a backpack used a note to rob a bank in suburban Cleveland last month.

New Jersey university probes threats against African-Americans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:17
An anonymous user posted messages to Twitter on Tuesday night, threatening to kill or shoot black students and others at the school, where students have been demonstrating to raise awareness about racism on U.S. campuses. "I will shoot every black woman and male I see at Kean University," wrote the Twitter user using the name @keanuagainstblk. Kean University police said they alerted federal, state and local law enforcement and were providing extra security.

Purported drug lord associate sentenced to 19 years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:15
CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. judge has sentenced a purported associate of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to 19 years in prison for coordinating the deliveries of heroin and cocaine to Chicago.

Florida citrus executives, company CEO killed in Nicaragua crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:12
Two Florida citrus industry executives were killed in a helicopter crash in Nicaragua along with the CEO of Costa Rican citrus company TicoFrut, who was the son-in-law of a former Nicaraguan president, company officials said on Wednesday. Jim Horrisberger, 63, North American procurement director for Coca-Cola Co's global juice business, was killed along with Phil Tope, 72, chief executive of Tampa Juice Service Inc, when their helicopter went down on Tuesday in southern Nicaragua, company officials said.

Taco Bell on the run: 1st location to be lifted and moved

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:11

 1st location to be lifted and movedNEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell's first location is making a run for the border and into another city.

French climate march ban draws criticism

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:11
PARIS (AP) — Climate activists have reacted with dismay to the French government's decision to ban two scheduled mass marches across Paris and other French cities during crucial global climate change talks later this month.

Holiday delays likely at U.S. airports as security tightens: analysts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:09

Holiday travelers wait for trains to be called at Penn Station in New YorkMillions of Americans traveling next week for the Thanksgiving holiday likely should expect airport delays from tighter security prompted by extremist attacks in Paris, analysts said on Wednesday. Although federal officials have been mum about potential measures, police at such airports as Atlanta's Hartfield-Jackson, the world's busiest, and Douglas International in Charlotte, North Carolina, have heightened vigilance after the attacks in Paris on Friday that killed 129. Tighter security could translate into longer lines for passengers over Thanksgiving on Nov. 26, the top U.S. holiday for travel, as agents spend more time checking passengers and bags, analysts said.