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More colleagues to testify in trial over police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 16:30
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The defense has opened its case in the trial of a suspended North Carolina police officer with a cast of his colleagues, more of whom are expected to testify Wednesday.

Family of slain Indy teen wants no protests against police Top Stories - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 16:28

They want only answers about why Andre Green, 15, suspected in a carjacking, is dead.


Report: Kim Jong Un executes N. Korea's vice premier Top Stories - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 16:27

Information related to the highly secretive North Korea is extremely difficult to confirm.


More parents in court over truancy

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 16:19
The number of parents taken to court in England over their child skipping school rose sharply last year, official figures show.
Categories: BBC World News

Truck driver blamed for Morgan crash

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 16:15
The truck driver who crashed into Tracy Morgan's limousine in June 2014 was responsible for the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board rules.
Categories: BBC World News

Poll: Sanders zooms past Clinton in New Hampshire Top Stories - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 16:02

Bernie Sanders takes the lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, according to a new poll.


2 suspects wounded in shootout with Atlanta police Top Stories - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 16:01

Four suspects took police on a 5-mile chase.


Member of infamous 'San Quentin 6' killed in Folsom prison riot Top Stories - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:53

At least one inmate has been killed during a riot at California's new Folsom state prison Wednesday afternoon.


Pa. AG claims 'Porngate' enemies behind charges Top Stories - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:46

Kathleen Kane alleges leak charges orchestrated by prosecutors, judges linked to 'filthy' email scandal.


Obama writes a letter to the editor on voting rights Top Stories - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:43

President praises story on the Voting Rights Act.


Right time to end Downton, star says

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:42
Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville says it would have been "a misstep" for the period drama to have gone on beyond its forthcoming sixth series.
Categories: BBC World News

Wildfire escalates in northern California, people flee homes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:42

Handout shows a historic Portland and Western Railroad trestle on fire near Sherwood, OregonBy Curtis Skinner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A wildfire burning in northern California grew rapidly on Tuesday near another massive blaze that has destroyed dozens of buildings, forcing some residents to evacuate their homes for the second time in as many weeks. The so-called Jerusalem Fire, sparked on Sunday, has spread across 14,000 acres (5,665 hectares) and was burning aggressively through drought-parched vegetation north of Napa Valley wine country, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said. The fire, burning about 100 miles (160 km) north of San Francisco, was 5 percent contained, Cal Fire said.

Image purports to show Croatian ISIL hostage beheaded Top Stories - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:33

The image could not be independently verified by USA TODAY.


N.Y. moves to stop Legionnaires' disease Top Stories - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:31

Gov. Cuomo and New York Mayor de Blasio will work on joint regulation of cooling towers.


Pearson sells Economist Group stake

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:25
Publishing group Pearson says it has agreed to sell its 50% stake in the Economist Group for £469m.
Categories: BBC World News

Feds say California DMV employees traded cash for licenses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:23

Benjamin B. Wagner, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California, discusses the investigation into a scheme where as many as 100 commercial truck drivers paid up to $5,000 to California Department of Motor Vehicle employees for illegal California licenses, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, in Sacramento,Calif. Court records say that three DMV employees, two in Salinas and one in Sacramento, changed computer records to falsely show that drivers passed written and behind-the-wheel tests. The owners of three truck driving schools have also been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery and to commit identity fraud. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As many as 100 commercial truck drivers paid up to $5,000 each to bribe state Department of Motor Vehicles employees for illegal California licenses, federal authorities said.

China devalues yuan for second day Top Stories - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:17

China further devalued its currency Wednesday as the world's second largest economy aggressively pushed back against slowing growth and trad...


Sinking bridge closes 50 miles of I-65 in Indiana Top Stories - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:13

60-mile detour has taken as long as four hours.


Suspect in Houston slayings again faces life in prison Top Stories - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:13

In 2002, David Conley was charged with felony retaliation against woman he is accused of killing.


Video 'shows Ferguson suspect armed'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:00
Police in Missouri release a video that appears to show a black teenager, who was shot and critically injured by police, brandishing a gun.
Categories: BBC World News