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Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 6 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Police: 2 NYC officers critically hurt after being shot in patrol car, suspect believed dead.

Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 11 min ago

 low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall.

Police: Man in elf costume charged with DWI

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 12 min ago

In this image taken from video and provided by the Riverdale, N.J. Police Department, Brian Chellis, 23, of Cedar Grove, N.J. talks with a Riverdale police officer after being found passed out in a car early Dec. 20, 2014. Police say that they found the man, who dressed as an elf, asleep behind the wheel of a van with its engine running, lights on and music blaring. Chellis, who faces drunk driving charges, was issued a summons and released to a family member. (AP Photo/Riverdale Police Department)RIVERDALE, N.J. (AP) — Police say an elf on the sauce is facing drunken driving charges in New Jersey.

Man kills self in police chase, injuring couple

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 39 min ago
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Police in northwest Louisiana say a man wanted in Oklahoma killed himself during a chase, causing his truck to hit a car and seriously injure a couple.

Child tests negative for Ebola at Chicago hospital

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 53 min ago
(Reuters) - A child being monitored for Ebola in a Chicago hospital has been discharged after testing negative for the virus, the state health agency said on Saturday. Federal officials screening for Ebola at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago detected a fever in the child, who had been held in isolation at the University of Chicago Medical Center for monitoring since Friday. "Tests by the Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed a negative result for Ebola," the Illinois Department of Public Health said in a statement. ...

3 killed in car crash on way to Mexico funeral

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 4 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say three people were killed in a rollover crash in northern San Diego County while they were on their way to a funeral service in Mexico.

Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense at this point

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 22 min ago

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla. Cosby has has remained silent, and that may be his best strategy. With police urging any possible sex abuse victims to come forward, two lawsuits pending and more than 15 women making accusations stretching back years, Cosby has little to gain by speaking publicly. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent — and that may be his best strategy.

Autopsy describes abuse by mayor before his death

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 25 min ago

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, William Crespo, brother of the late Bell Gardens, Calif., Mayor Daniel Crespo, speaks at a news conference in Bell Gardens. An autopsy report for Crespo, who was shot to death by his wife, includes detailed allegations of domestic abuse spanning two decades. Crespo's daughter told investigators hours after the fatal September shooting that her father had become more physically abusive toward her mother in the last two years amid arguments over his infidelity. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy report for a Southern California mayor who was shot to death by his wife provides more detailed allegations that he inflicted domestic abuse over a span of two decades.

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 26 min ago

FILE- In this Aug. 11, 2014, file photo, flowers are placed in memory of actor/comedian Robin Williams' Walk of Fame star in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Aug. 11, 2014, in an apparent suicide at his San Francisco Bay area home. He was 63. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment came when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during the Korean War.

Prosecutors: Fraudster used funds to freeze wife

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 46 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — An accused financial fraudster used backers' money for a personal and uncommon purpose, prosecutors say: to have his wife's body cryogenically frozen.

Top news of 2014 left public grasping for answers

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 52 min ago

FILE - In this April 20, 2014, file photo, relatives of passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol sit near the sea at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea. Over 300 people were killed in the accident, many of them students. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)Twenty-thousand feet down the answers may be waiting, hidden in some underwater canyon far off Australia's coast. But more than nine months after searchers began scouring the seas for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished with 239 people aboard, the catastrophe defies resolution.

California officer kills teen after machete attack

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 53 min ago
WILLOW CREEK, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete, and the officer was hospitalized with major injuries, officials said.

Haggen chain buying 146 Safeway, Albertsons stores

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 10 min ago
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state-based grocery chain Haggen Inc. plans to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona.

Megabus rollover in Indiana injures at least 28

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 11 min ago
(Reuters) - More than two dozen people were injured on Saturday when a commercial passenger bus traveling to Atlanta from Chicago crashed in Indiana, officials said. The double-decker Megabus with some 70 passengers aboard slid off of Interstate 65 in southern Indiana at about 5:30 a.m. EST and rolled over, Indiana State Police spokesman Clifton Elston said. It was not clear what caused the bus to slide, but light snow resulted in slick roadways and several other collisions happened in the same area, Elston said. "It's still ongoing to figure out exactly what happened," he said. ...

Christmas 1914: The day even WWI showed humanity

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 15 min ago

In this image provided by the Imperial War Museum, World War I German and British soldiers stand together on the battlefield near Ploegsteert, Belgium during Dec. 1914. Soldiers who had been killing each other by the tens of thousands for months climbed out of their soggy trenches to seek a shred of humanity amid the horrors of World War I. Hands reached out across the divide and in Flanders Fields a century ago, a spontaneous Christmas truce ever so briefly lifted the human spirit. (AP Photo/IWM, Q11718)PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium (AP) — With British and German forces separated only by a no-man's land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid air: "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht" ("Silent Night, Holy Night").

Obama approves U.S. World War One memorial in Washington

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 32 min ago

U.S. President Obama pause while speaking about immigration reform in ChicagoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has approved the creation of a national memorial to commemorate World War One in which more than 116,000 Americans died, the memorial's commission said on Saturday. The site will complete the quartet of national memorials in Washington to the four great U.S. wars of the 20th century -- the two world wars, Korea and Vietnam, the World War I Centennial Commission said in a statement. The new memorial will honor the 4. ...

Man killed during reported burglary attempt in Tacony

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 4 min ago

Man killed during reported burglary attempt in TaconyPhiladelphia police are investigating the death of a man during a reported burglary attempt in Tacony.

Guy Harvey, marine artist and environmentalist, fishes for growth

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 9 min ago

File picture of U.S. artist and conservationist Guy Harvey leading a waterway cleanup in San JuanBy Letitia Stein ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - Guy Harvey stared at a mural of his marine paintings - images that are reproduced on 2 million T-shirts a year - and frowned at a butterfly fish. The Pacific species didn't belong among the Florida wildlife depicted at a beach resort restaurant bearing his name. "That one escaped me," said the 59-year-old artist and environmentalist, who said it can be difficult to control a brand in which he licenses his name and artwork. Harvey's colorful, meticulously detailed renditions of popular game fish are embedded in U.S. ...

Shooting victim identified in Wilmington, Del.

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 34 min ago

Shooting victim identified in Wilmington, Del.Police have identified a man shot and killed in Wilmington.

DWI charges for woman who sought driving job

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 36 min ago
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a northern New York woman has been arrested on charges of driving drunk after trying to apply for a job — as a driver for a social services agency.