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$7,000 missing from fund for shooting victim

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:58
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say roughly $7,000 is missing from an account established for the family of a man who was fatally shot during an argument inside a movie theater.

Ex-Romanian politician, oil tycoon dies at 64

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:55

File - In a Sept. 6, 2007 file picture Romanian oil tycoon Dinu Patriciu, gestures during an interview with the Associated Press, in Bucharest Romania. Dinu Patriciu, an emblematic politician from Romania’s early post-communist years whose later career as an oil tycoon was marred by legal troubles, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at the age of 64, in a London hospital, said former Prime Minister Petre Roman.(AP Photo/Marius Nemes, File)BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Dinu Patriciu, an emblematic politician from Romania's early post-communist years whose later career as an oil tycoon was marred by legal troubles, died Tuesday after a series of illnesses. He was 64.


Man shot several times inside car in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:49

Man shot several times inside car in WilmingtonPolice say a man was shot several times inside a car in Wilmington, Delaware early Tuesday morning.


Officer grazed in the head during shootout in Tacony; suspect dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:35

Officer released from hospital after shootout in Tacony; suspect deadA Philadelphia police officer is recovering after a shootout in the city's Tacony section that left a suspect dead.


Officer grazed in the head after shooting in Tacony, suspect dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:14

Officer released from hospital after shootout in Tacony; suspect deadOffcials say a Philadelphia police officer was grazed in the head after a shooting in the city's Tacony section early Tuesday morning.


Officer grazed in the head after shooting in Tacony, suspect dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:49

Officer grazed in the head after shooting in Tacony, suspect deadOffcials say a Philadelphia police officer was grazed in the head after a shooting in the city's Tacony section early Tuesday morning.


Officer wounded in Tacony shooting, suspect dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:52

Officer released from hospital after shootout in Tacony; suspect deadOffcials say a Philadelphia police officer was grazed in the head after a shooting in the city's Tacony section early Tuesday morning.


In New Orleans, a change in police command

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:32

FILE - In this Monday, May 13, 2013, file photo, New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas announces the issuance of an arrest warrant in connection with a shooting, during a news conference in front of police headquarters, in New Orleans. On Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, Serpas said he is leaving after four years on the job. Serpas has come under fire from officers upset by changes to rules for off-duty work and to disciplinary policies that sent scores of officers out of the department. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year, but violent crime still plagues New Orleans and challenges abound for the person who ultimately replaces police chief Ronal Serpas.


BHP plans asset split, posts $13.8 billion profit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:15
SYDNEY (AP) — BHP Billiton, the world's biggest miner, said Tuesday it plans to split off some of its smaller assets into a separate company, as it posted a $13.8 billion annual profit.

Guide to developments in Missouri police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:14

Protesters run when the police shoot tear gas in Ferguson, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer have entered their second week. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters have gathered daily, with some crowds turning violent, since a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Here's a look at key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:


Police come under 'heavy gunfire' in racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:06
(Reuters) - Police came under "heavy gunfire" and 31 people were arrested, authorities said on Tuesday, in racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago. "Not a single bullet was fired by officers despite coming under heavy attack (on Monday night)," State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson told a news conference, adding that police had confiscated two guns from protesters. ...

US won't reveal records on health website security

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:26

FILE - This March 1, 2014 file photo shows part of the website for HealthCare.gov in Washington. The Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's signature health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)WASHINGTON (AP) — After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in.


Key events following the death of Michael Brown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:19

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, center, prays during a meeting of clergy and community members held to discuss law enforcement's response to demonstrations over the killing of Michael Brown, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Florissant, Mo. Nixon says "operational shifts" are ahead for law enforcement in the St. Louis suburb where a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.


Jeffords remembered for fierce independence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:51

FILE - This May 25, 2006 file photo shows Sen. Jim Jeffords, I-Vt. on Capitol Hill in Washington. Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent has died. James Jeffords was 80. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — For most of his career, Jim Jeffords was one of a now all-but-vanished breed — a moderate-to-liberal Northeast Republican who championed the environment, education and the rights of disabled Americans.


Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:10
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police and protesters collided in the streets of Ferguson again late Monday, a day after the Missouri governor summoned the National Guard to help restore calm to the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

Aussie miner lawmaker criticized for China tirade

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:24
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A larger-than-life Australian mining magnate turned lawmaker, Clive Palmer, was widely accused Tuesday of threatening Australia's relationship with its biggest trading partner through an extraordinary tirade against China.

China promises to rein in executive pay

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:52
BEIJING (AP) — China's president has promised to rein in "unreasonably high" pay for executives at state companies in an apparent effort to mollify public frustration at the wealth of government-owned industry.

With Sterling saga over, Ballmer gets ovation from Clipper Nation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:50

 Los Angeles Clippers-Fan FestivalBy Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With his trademark top-of-the-lungs, high-fiving, rambunctious enthusiasm, former Microsoft Corp chief executive Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans on Monday, promising a new era for the NBA team after former owner Donald Sterling was banned for life over racist remarks. Ballmer, 58, who paid an NBA-record $2 billion for the Clippers, greeted the several thousand gathered at the team's Staples Center home with the primal screams that punctuated meetings at the Seattle technology company. Ballmer, who said he will be a courtside fixture at games, took over the Clippers last week, ending Sterling's 33 years of ownership that were marked by decades of losing and second-tier status to local rival, the Lakers. The NBA banned Sterling for life in April, days after his privately taped remarks imploring a girlfriend not to publicly associate with black people were published.


2 arrested in taped beating at Philadelphia park

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:29
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police have arrested two suspects and are searching for a third in the videotaped beating of a city park ranger trying to enforce a no-skateboarding rule.

California brush fire spurs 1,500-plus evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:13

A helicopter makes a water drop at the site of a wildfire Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Glendora, Calif. A wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles has forced the evacuation of roughly 200 people from a campground and recreational areas. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — One of several wildfires burning across California prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said.