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Man charged with running down Muslim teen in court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 09:50

File-This undated Department of Motor Vehicles photo courtesy the family shows Abdisamad Sheikh-Hussein. The man charged with deliberately running down the Muslim teenager outside a Somali center has made his first court appearance. Thirty-four-year-old Ahmed Aden, of Kansas City, appeared Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in Jackson County Circuit Court where he is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, leaving the scene of an accident and unlawful use of a weapon. (AP Photo/File)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man charged with deliberately running down a Muslim teenager outside a Somali community center made his first court appearance Monday as police released details about an earlier assault investigation.


Swastikas spotted on Hanukkah wrapping paper sold at Walgreens

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 09:48

Swastikas spotted on Hanukkah wrapping paper sold at WalgreensA Northridge woman was shocked to find what appeared to be swastikas on Hanukkah wrapping paper.


Hospital: Pharmacy error led to patient death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 09:46
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The death of a hospital patient who was given the wrong medication occurred because a pharmacy worker inadvertently filled an IV bag with the wrong drug, officials at an Oregon hospital say.

Bond for Arab activist who hid Israel bombing role

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 09:34

FILE- In this Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, file photo, Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 67, of Chicago is interviewed outside federal court in Detroit, after the Palestinian immigrant was found guilty of immigration fraud for failing to disclose her conviction and imprisonment in a Jerusalem supermarket bombing that killed two people. On Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, U.S. District Judge Gershwin Drain reversed his earlier decision that Odeh remain jailed until her sentencing in March. Drain said he no longer believes she will flee and said she can leave by posting a $50,000 bond. She was charged for not revealing an Israeli military court conviction for several bombings in 1969. She served 10 years before being released in a prisoner swap with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)DETROIT (AP) — An Arab-American activist convicted of failing to tell U.S. immigration officials about her conviction for a fatal bombing in Israel can be released from jail if she comes up with $50,000 cash, a federal judge in Detroit said Monday.


San Jose State University evacuates classrooms over report of gunman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 09:23
(Reuters) - San Jose State University in California evacuated a classroom building and adjoining faculty offices on Monday after a student reported overhearing a conversation about a gunman hiding in the building, a university spokeswoman said. A 90-minute, floor-by-floor search of the Boccardo Business Complex and adjoining Business Tower turned up no evidence of a gunman or any other witnesses who had seen one, San Jose State spokeswoman Patricia Harris said. ...

Pugsley from 'The Addams Family' dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 09:11

Pugsley from 'The Addams Family' diesKen Weatherwax, who played the child character Pugsley on "The Addams Family" television series in the 1960s, has died. He was 59.


Pugsley from 'The Addams Family' dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 09:11

Pugsley from 'The Addams Family' diesKen Weatherwax, who played the child character Pugsley on "The Addams Family" television series in the 1960s, has died. He was 59.


Bill banning NYC horse carriages introduced

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 09:07
NEW YORK (AP) — Supporters and opponents of a move to ban carriage horses in New York City both held rallies to make their cases Monday as a bill that would get rid of the industry was introduced to the City Council.

Bill banning NYC horse carriages introduced

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 09:07
NEW YORK (AP) — Supporters and opponents of a move to ban carriage horses in New York City both held rallies to make their cases Monday as a bill that would get rid of the industry was introduced to the City Council.

Fire chief: 3 residents unaccounted for in Maryland jet crash into home; 3 dead aboard plane

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 08:53
Fire chief: 3 residents unaccounted for in Maryland jet crash into home; 3 dead aboard plane.

New Jersey's bear hunt begins

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 08:52

New Jersey's bear hunt beginsThe last of New Jersey's five state-sponsored bear hunts began Monday, as wildlife officials and opponents of the hunt sparred over whether the hunt has been effective and should be renewed.


LeBron James wears 'I Can't Breathe' shirt

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 08:49

LeBron James wears 'I Can't Breathe' shirtLeBron James, Kyrie Irving and multiple players on the Brooklyn Nets are wearing "I Can't Breathe" shirts as they warm up for a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn.


LeBron James wears 'I Can't Breathe' shirt

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 08:49

LeBron James wears 'I Can't Breathe' shirtLeBron James, Kyrie Irving and multiple players on the Brooklyn Nets are wearing "I Can't Breathe" shirts as they warm up for a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn.


Clemson University fraternity suspended over gang-themed 'Cripmas' party

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 08:44
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A Clemson University fraternity has been suspended indefinitely by its national organization after some of its members threw a gangster-themed Christmas party over the weekend seen by many as racially insensitive.    The Saturday night off-campus party, dubbed "Clemson Cripmas," was thrown by the South Carolina school's chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which school officials say has no black members. The Crips are group of mainly African-American street gangs founded in Los Angeles in the late 1960s. ...

Clemson University fraternity suspended over gang-themed 'Cripmas' party

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 08:44
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A Clemson University fraternity has been suspended indefinitely by its national organization after some of its members threw a gangster-themed Christmas party over the weekend seen by many as racially insensitive.    The Saturday night off-campus party, dubbed "Clemson Cripmas," was thrown by the South Carolina school's chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which school officials say has no black members. The Crips are group of mainly African-American street gangs founded in Los Angeles in the late 1960s. ...

Investigators treat massive L.A. construction blaze as 'criminal fire'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 08:42

Los Angeles city firefighters battle a massive fire at a seven-story downtown apartment complex under construction in Los AngelesBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A fierce blaze that destroyed a downtown Los Angeles apartment complex under construction next to a fire house and damaged three nearby buildings on Monday is being examined by arson investigators as a "criminal fire," authorities said. Commuter traffic into the nation's second-largest city was snarled through the morning rush as authorities shut down a major nearby freeway because of the blaze, which fire officials said erupted overnight and took three hours to bring under control. No injuries were reported. ...


Investigators treat massive L.A. construction blaze as 'criminal fire'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 08:42

Los Angeles city firefighters battle a massive fire at a seven-story downtown apartment complex under construction in Los AngelesBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A fierce blaze that destroyed a downtown Los Angeles apartment complex under construction next to a fire house and damaged three nearby buildings on Monday is being examined by arson investigators as a "criminal fire," authorities said. Commuter traffic into the nation's second-largest city was snarled through the morning rush as authorities shut down a major nearby freeway because of the blaze, which fire officials said erupted overnight and took three hours to bring under control. No injuries were reported. ...


White Florida deputy shoots black man who witnesses say had hands up

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 08:41
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida sheriff called for calm after a 28-year-old unarmed black man in a stolen car was shot and critically wounded early on Monday by a white officer, after witness reports that the man had his hands up and amid racially charged protests nationwide about police violence. "I ask everyone to not rush to judgment and allow the investigation to be completed," Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said at a news conference in Orlando. ...

White Florida deputy shoots black man who witnesses say had hands up

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 08:41
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida sheriff called for calm after a 28-year-old unarmed black man in a stolen car was shot and critically wounded early on Monday by a white officer, after witness reports that the man had his hands up and amid racially charged protests nationwide about police violence. "I ask everyone to not rush to judgment and allow the investigation to be completed," Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said at a news conference in Orlando. ...

Hospital: Pharmacy error led to patient death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 08:35
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon hospital says last week's death of a patient who was given the wrong medication occurred because of the error of a hospital pharmacy worker who inadvertently filled an IV bag with the wrong drug.