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Obama, after chokehold decision, calls for trust

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:16
President Barack Obama says a decision by a New York grand jury not to indict a white police officer in the alleged chokehold death of an unarmed black man underscores the need to strengthen the trust and accountability between communities and law enforcement.

Seahawks injury report for Wednesday: It's a short one

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:16
Seattle's injury report for Wednesday is a pretty short one, with just four players listed, with no surprises.

Obama hosts Pentagon brass at time of uncertainty

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:16
President Barack Obama convened top military leaders on Wednesday for an evening at the White House at a time of deep uncertainty for the Pentagon, where the defense secretary is on his way out and the military faces tough questions about its strategy in the Middle East.

DOJ report: Cleveland police use excessive force

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:15

Federal authorities urge the appointment of a monitor to oversee needed reforms.

       

U.S. to launch civil rights probe into New York chokehold death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday the Justice Department was launching a federal civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died after New York police put him in a chokehold. Earlier on Wednesday, a New York grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer who applied the chokehold as police tried to arrest Garner in July in the New York borough of Staten Island on suspicion of illegally selling cigarettes. ...

Michael Brown's stepfather apologizes for comments

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:09

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2014 file photo Louis Head, center front, Michael Brown's stepfather, and Brown's mother Lesley McSpadden, wearing sunglasses, react as they listen to the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson who fatally shot Brown. St. Louis County Police said Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 that authorities want to talk to Head about his angry comments as part of a broader investigation into arson, vandalism and looting that followed the Nov. 24 grand jury announcement. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The stepfather of Michael Brown has apologized for angry comments he made after the grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who killed his stepson, but said his remarks had nothing to do with the arson and looting that ravaged Ferguson and the surrounding area.


US warns South Sudan minister about sanctions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:08
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. on Wednesday warned South Sudan's foreign minister that United Nations sanctions could be the punishment for people who stand in the way of that country achieving peace after a year of conflict.

Florida parents in legal battle over dead son's ashes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:07
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Lawyers for a divorced Florida couple fought over the ashes of their dead son in court on Wednesday, after a ruling in May that the remains could not be split in half. A hearing on the case got underway in Delray Beach before Palm Beach County Judge Martin Colin, who has said he expects to appoint a third party to resolve the dispute, court records show. Scott Wilson, 23, was killed in 2010 in a drunk driving incident that resulted in a 16-year prison sentence for Palm Beach County polo magnate John Goodman. ...

Florida parents in legal battle over dead son's ashes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:07
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Lawyers for a divorced Florida couple fought over the ashes of their dead son in court on Wednesday, after a ruling in May that the remains could not be split in half. A hearing on the case got underway in Delray Beach before Palm Beach County Judge Martin Colin, who has said he expects to appoint a third party to resolve the dispute, court records show. Scott Wilson, 23, was killed in 2010 in a drunk driving incident that resulted in a 16-year prison sentence for Palm Beach County polo magnate John Goodman. ...

More women detail sex abuse claims against Bill Cosby

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:04

Actor Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New YorkBy Piya Sinha-Roy and Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three women on Wednesday came together and detailed allegations that comedian Bill Cosby sexually abused and groped them decades ago, a day after Cosby was sued by a woman who said he molested her when she was a teenager in 1974. More than a dozen women have publicly accused the comedian of sexual abuse as far back as the 1960s as the allegations have scuttled Cosby's television projects and led to cancellations of numerous comedy performances, including two gigs in suburban New York that were scheduled for Saturday. ...


More women detail sex abuse claims against Bill Cosby

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:04

Actor Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New YorkBy Piya Sinha-Roy and Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three women on Wednesday came together and detailed allegations that comedian Bill Cosby sexually abused and groped them decades ago, a day after Cosby was sued by a woman who said he molested her when she was a teenager in 1974. More than a dozen women have publicly accused the comedian of sexual abuse as far back as the 1960s as the allegations have scuttled Cosby's television projects and led to cancellations of numerous comedy performances, including two gigs in suburban New York that were scheduled for Saturday. ...


Number of Migrants Killed While Fleeing Soars

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:03
The International Organization for Migration said nearly 5,000 have died in journeys for a better life, a majority in the Mediterranean.






Number of Migrants Killed While Fleeing Home Countries Soars

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:03
The International Organization for Migration said nearly 5,000 have died in journeys for a better life, a majority in the Mediterranean.






Feds sued over Santa Barbara fracking permits

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:03
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — An environmental group sued the federal government on Wednesday for approving the use of hydraulic fracturing — fracking — on oil platforms off the Southern California coast.

New Army camouflage means new boots, belt, T-shirt

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:03

New darker accessories will accompany new pattern to be rolled out this summer.

       

Chikungunya has sickened more than 10,000 in Puerto Rico

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:02

People in the Western Hemisphere have no natural immunity to the virus.

       

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman: "They have to deal with us as much as we have to deal with them''

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:01
Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman had no accompaniment when he took to the podium for his weekly regular press conference Wednesday. No cardboard cutouts.
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States sue Obama administration on immigration

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:48

Demonstrators picket against the possible arrivals of undocumented migrants who may be processed at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station in CaliforniaBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A coalition of 17 U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday saying it acted illegally by issuing an executive order to ease the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants who are in the country without the proper documents. The case being led by Texas and filed at the Federal Court in the Southern District of Texas said the executive order announced by Obama last month violated constitutional limits on presidential powers. ...


States sue Obama administration on immigration

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:48

Demonstrators picket against the possible arrivals of undocumented migrants who may be processed at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station in CaliforniaBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A coalition of 17 U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday saying it acted illegally by issuing an executive order to ease the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants who are in the country without the proper documents. The case being led by Texas and filed at the Federal Court in the Southern District of Texas said the executive order announced by Obama last month violated constitutional limits on presidential powers. ...


Prosecutor was urged to seek Bennett charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:48
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's top ethics watchdog notified a local prosecutor of evidence suggesting former schools Superintendent Tony Bennett violated the state's "ghost employment" laws in addition to federal wire fraud laws during his 2012 re-election campaign, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press Wednesday.