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N.Y. City must release misconduct records for officer in chokehold case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 02:06

Protesters rally and speak out on the one year anniversary of the death of Eric Garner in New YorkA state judge has ordered New York City to release a summary of misconduct findings against the police officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold in a case that added to the national debate on how police deal with minorities. In an opinion dated on Friday, the one-year anniversary of Garner’s death, and released publicly late Wednesday, State Supreme Court Justice Alice Schlesinger granted a freedom of information request from the Legal Aid Society. After police sought to question Garner, an unarmed black man, about selling loose cigarettes illegally, Officer Daniel Pantaleo placed him in a chokehold maneuver that is banned by the New York City Police Department.


Culinary tourists driving growth in US tourism

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 02:02

FILE - In this Thursday June 18, 2015 file photo, U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, center, poses for a photo with workers of the United States pavilion at the 2015 Expo in Rho, near Milan, Italy. Culinary tourists are pushing growth in foreign tourism to the United States, which is transforming its image as a fast-food mecca to a land of regional tastes and dishes, said officials visiting the Expo 2015 world’s fair focusing on food this week. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)MILAN (AP) — Culinary tourists are pushing growth in foreign tourism to the United States, which is transforming its image as a fast-food mecca to a land of regional tastes and dishes, said officials visiting the Expo 2015 world's fair focusing on food this week.


The Latest: Coroner arrives at scene of family stabbings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:54

An investigator walks in the front yard of a house in Broken Arrow, Okla., Thursday, July 23, 2015, where five family members were discovered stabbed to death. Two teenagers were taken into custody. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — The latest on the stabbing deaths of an Oklahoma family (all times local):


Desert city capitalizes as highway collapse diverts drivers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:51

Construction workers stand near the collapsed elevated section of Interstate 10, Wednesday, July 22, 2015, near Desert Center, Calif. Yuma, Ariz., usually a sleepy desert town , is seeing thousands more visitors as traffic between Phoenix and Los Angeles is rerouted due to the collapsed freeway bridge to the north. Crews continued worked to fortify the bridge that a surge of floodwater damaged, with a goal to reopen the main route between Los Angeles and Phoenix by Friday. (Tom Tingle/The Arizona Republic via AP)Yvonne Peach was up late posting a new special on the website for her historic Yuma hotel.


The Latest: Kerry says US allies won't back military force

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:48

Secretary of State John Kerry, testifies along with Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, July 23, 2015, to review the Iran nuclear agreement. Kerry bluntly challenged critics of the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran on Thursday, calling it "fantasy, plain and simple," to think the United States failed to hold out for a better deal at the bargaining table. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest in a hearing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is conducting on the agreement the United States and five other world powers struck this month with Iran to rein in its nuclear weapons program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions (asterisk)(all times local):


New Mexico couple set homeless man ablaze with fireworks: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:37
Police in New Mexico have arrested an Albuquerque couple accused of setting a homeless man ablaze with fireworks as he slept on a city sidewalk, authorities said on Thursday. Joshua Benavidez and Irene Enriquez, both 31, were taken into custody on Wednesday on suspicion of carrying out the July 11 attack, after police received multiple tips that a purple SUV used by the assailants belonged to Benavidez. It was just trying to scare him," Benavidez told a reporter from KOB 4 television news channel as the couple were arrested.

Philadelphia postman charged after 22,500 pieces mail found undelivered

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:35
In a case that gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "snail mail," Patrick D’Ambrosio was accused of stashing the mail in his car and in garbage bags in his garage between May 2014 and January 2015, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release. The cache was discovered after a United States Postal Service manager complained that mail in the Philadelphia area was not being delivered. Chris Allen, an assistant special agent with IG's office, said on Wednesday that the office is working with the U.S. Postal Service this week to ensure the mix of letters, magazines and packages are delivered.

Rogue Minnesota DQ makes up own rules for ice cream treats

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:30

This Monday, July 13, 2013 photo shows the Dairy Queen restaurant in downtown Moorhead, Minn. The store first opened in 1949. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — The Dairy Queen in downtown Moorhead has been thumbing its nose at corporate HQ pretty much since it opened in 1949, despite some efforts from the home office to have the store mind its Ds and Qs.


Japan's Nikkei lands Financial Times in $1.3 billion deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:25

In this photo taken on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, the Financial Times Newspaper is seen on sale at a newsagents in London. Pearson PLC, the owner of the Financial Times, confirmed Thursday, July 23, 2015 it is in "advanced discussions" about the potential sale of the newspaper. The company noted recent press speculation about the potential disposal of the FT Group, but added "there is no certainty that the discussions will lead to a transaction." (John Stillwell/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESLONDON (AP) — Japanese media company Nikkei Inc. is buying the Financial Times as part of an 844 million-pound ($1.3 billion) deal with Britain's Pearson PLC.


Obama aware of death of black woman in Texas jail: spokesman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:18
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is aware of the death of a black woman in a Texas jail days after her widely publicized arrest after a traffic stop, the White House said on Thursday.

Federal charges including hate crimes for accused shooter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:17

FILE - In this Thursday, April 30, 2015, file photo, defense attorney David Bruck arrives at federal court in Boston during the penalty phase in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. On Thursday, July 23, 2015, a federal judge appointed Bruck to represent Dylann Roof, who authorities have charged with the June 17 shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Five weeks after nine people were slain at a black Charleston church, federal authorities have indicted the suspected shooter on dozens of new charges, including hate crimes, firearms violations and obstructing the practice of religion.


Teen wounded, man killed in Kensington shootings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:08

Teen wounded, man killed in Kensington shootingsA man was shot and killed and a teen hit by a stray bullet in separate shootings that police believe may be connected in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:05

AP10ThingsToSee - A teenager checks his cell phone as storm clouds pass Friday, July 17, 2015, in Zionsville, Ind. Scattered storms were in the forecast for most of Friday evening. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Dog shot in Milwaukee following reports of lion on the prowl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:04
A dog in Milwaukee was expected to make a full recovery after being shot in apparent mistake for a lion reported to have been prowling city streets, authorities said on Wednesday. The white pit bull with one blue eye, whose owner has not been found, was shot in the right paw on Tuesday on the city's North Side about two miles away from the reported lion sighting, animal control officials said. It's not tall and not anywhere near the size of a lion," said Karen Sparapani, director of the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission.

Professor makes incendiary remarks about Jews, women, gays

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:57
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A tenured professor at a Pennsylvania university who previously questioned the Holocaust and called for Israel's destruction is now making incendiary remarks about Jews, women and gays.

Police: Fatal shooting at home day after deputies visited

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:57

Law enforcement investigate the scene of a shooting at a home in Suwanee, Ga., Wednesday, July 22, 2015. A gunman killed a woman and two children and wounded another man before killing himself inside the suburban Atlanta home early Wednesday, Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper said. (AP Photo/John Amis)SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — When sheriff's deputies in Georgia responded to a domestic violence call Tuesday night in suburban Atlanta, there were no signs of a physical fight and people in the home said nothing was wrong. The next morning, a man shot four people and himself in the house.


Woman sentenced to prison for fire that killed her teen son

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:55
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri woman who admitted scheming and setting a string of arson fires with her ex-husband to bilk hundreds of thousands of dollars from insurers was sentenced Thursday to eight years in federal prison for her role in a 2001 blaze that killed their 15-year-old son.

Car catches fire on WB Schuylkill Expressway near I-676

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:54

Car catches fire on WB Schuylkill Expressway near I-676A car fire temporarily shut down all westbound lanes of the Schuylkill Expressway near the Vine Street Expressway.


Mayor: Fire devastates Harpers Ferry's commercial area

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:52
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (AP) — The commercial area in historic Harpers Ferry was devastated early Thursday when a fire destroyed a building that housed at least a half dozen businesses, Mayor Gregory Vaughn said.

3rd suspect arrested in East Oak Lane carjacking, robbery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:46

3rd suspect arrested in East Oak Lane carjacking, robberyPhiladelphia police have arrested a third suspect in the robbing and carjacking of a man in the city's East Oak Lane section.