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Police officer fatally shot in Florida, authorities say

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Police officer fatally shot in Florida, authorities sayFlorida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday.


National coal mining deaths

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — National coal mining deaths dropped by more than half the year after the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine explosion in West Virginia, from 48 to 21, and there were 20 each in 2012 and 2013, and a record low of 15 so far in 2014. The U.S. averaged about 30 coal mining deaths a year in the five years before Upper Big Branch. Injuries in coal mines have been on the decline each year since 2007, when there were 4.2 incidents per 200,000 hours worked. Last year the rate was 3.1.

Sharpton denounces violence against police

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 24 min ago

NYPD Officers ShotNEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton is denouncing any violence against police in the name of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.


US coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 26 min ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths.

Two N.Y. police officers slain in apparent retribution attack

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 36 min ago

An ambulance carrying one of the two New York Police officers who were shot dead passes by a New York Fire Department honor guard along Broadway in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy Laila Kearney and Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers in what officials called an "assassination", hours after warning on social media that he planned an attack in retribution for recent U.S. police killings of unarmed black men. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday ordered flags flown at half staff around the city. New York City's main police union harshly criticized the city's first Democratic mayor in two decades for being insufficiently supportive of the department during recent waves of anti-police violence. ...


NY farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 36 min ago

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, New York environmental conservation commissioner Joseph Martens, right, explains the department's findings on hydraulic fracturing during a cabinet meeting at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. At left is acting health commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration will move to prohibit fracking in the state. While environmental groups are taking victory laps over the decision some farmers are grieving over lost financial opportunities. (AP Photo/Tim Roske)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York's decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and dreams.


US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 38 min ago

Cars drive by the Sony Pictures Plaza building in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company.


2 separate shootings at Mayfair bar

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 41 min ago

2 separate shootings at Mayfair barPhiladelphia police are investigating two separate shootings at the same Mayfair bar.


Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 52 min ago

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, Rev. Juan Rumin Dominguez talks to a reporter at Our Lady of Charity Catholic church in Miami. Many Catholics have expressed pride in seeing Francis stirring hopes of progress in communist Cuba, but some Cuban-Americans say their spiritual leader betrayed them (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)MIAMI (AP) — The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil.


Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 52 min ago

In a photo from Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, Charles Floyd Jones picks up trash at the tent city on the eastern edge of downtown Detroit. Jones can only hope that the city’s good fortune trickles down to him and the 10 other residents of a tent city that’s sprouted in the shadow of a resurgent downtown where rental occupancy is close to full and retail square-footage fetches top dollar. Jones and others in this makeshift community of seven tents say they have nowhere else to go. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — Bankruptcy behind it, Detroit's atmosphere swirls with the promise of better days. Charles Floyd Jones can only hope that the city's good fortune trickles down to him and the 10 other residents of a tent city that's sprouted in the shadow of a resurgent downtown where rental occupancy is close to full and restaurants and shops are doing brisk business.


States trying to lure lawyers into rural practice

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 56 min ago

This June 12, 2014 photo shows the new Swier Law Firm nestled between businesses in Corsica, S.D., a rural town of 600. A program in South Dakota is helping to lure attorneys from big cities to sparsely populated areas. Although federal grant money for decades has been available for doctors, nurses and dentists willing to relocate to sparsely populated areas, the South Dakota program is believed to be the first of its kind to similarly compensate lawyers. (AP Photo/Regina Garcia Cano)CORSICA, S.D. (AP) — By landing a steady job in a hopping metropolis, Jake Fischer achieved the dream of many who finished law school during the Great Recession. Then, he left the big-city life and moved to a small South Dakota town, lured by a program that seeks to boost the number of rural attorneys.


Canadian man told to pay $1.5 million for credit card fraud

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Prosecutors described a Toronto man's massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery — stealing the identities of 38,000 people in order to bilk dozens of banks. So when he was convicted of mail fraud in February 2011, the federal government began the arduous task of figuring out just how much each victim was owed.

Elton John, David Furnish marry in England

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 4 min ago

Elton John, David Furnish marry in EnglandEntertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership.


Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed

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TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday.

Florida police officer killed; suspect in custody

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TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida police officer was killed in a shooting early on Sunday, and a suspect was in custody, according to a sheriff's office and local media reports. The shooting occurred in Tarpon Springs, about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said. The sheriff's office did not immediately identify the slain officer or suspect, and did not give a motive. The Tampa Bay Times newspaper said the victim in the 3 a.m. EST shooting was a Tarpon Springs police officer. ...

California puzzles over safety of driverless cars

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 34 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe.

Police: Man in elf costume charged with DWI

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 37 min ago

 Man in elf costume charged with DWIPolice say an elf on the sauce is facing drunken driving charges in New Jersey.


2 NY cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 59 min ago

2 NY cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himselfThe warning came just moments too late: A man who had shot his ex-girlfriend a few hours earlier had traveled to New York City and vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.


Authorities say police officer shot to death in Tarpon Springs, Florida; suspect in custody

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TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say police officer shot to death in Tarpon Springs, Florida; suspect in custody.

4 teens die in fiery head-on crash in Poconos

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 45 min ago

4 teens die in fiery head-on crash in PoconosAuthorities say speed was a factor in a fiery head-on crash in eastern Pennsylvania that claimed the lives of four teens and left one car upside-down and another split in two.