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Statistics lacking in debate over police behavior

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:47

FILE- In this July 23, 2014 file photo, mourners gather during a funeral service for Eric Garner at Bethel Baptist Church in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A grand jury ruled not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Garner. No firm statistics can say whether a spate of officer-involved deaths is a growing trend or simply a series of coincidences generating a deafening buzz in news reports and social media.(AP Photo/New York Daily News, James Keivom, Pool, File)Ferguson, Missouri. Cleveland, Ohio. Staten Island, New York. Eutawville, South Carolina.


MOO-ve over! Cows saunter through Minnesota town

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:30

In this Dec. 3, 2014 photo provided by Jeffrey Chandler six wayward dairy cows saunter down the main drag in Red Wing, Minn., a small city tucked along the Mississippi River. Authorities say the owner noticed the cattle were missing when he returned to his farm in Hager City, Wis., and figured they were in Red Wing where he had stopped. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Chaldler)RED WING, Minn. (AP) — You could say these cows were on the MOO-ve.


Private forest owners aging, parcels shrinking

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:11

In this 2011 photo, Putnam “Put” Blodgett poses by a sign announcing he was named Vermont's 2011 Outstanding Tree Farmer in Bradford, Vt. Blodgett, president of the Vermont Woodlands Association, has implemented a succession plan for his 670 acres family owned forest land by forming a limited liability company and establishing a conservation easement on the land that prohibits development and mandates professional forest management. (AP Photo/Vermont Woodlands Association)MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The age of forest landowners across the country is increasing and the size of parcels they own is shrinking — and that has state, federal and private experts fearing for the long-term health of millions of acres of American woodlands.


Capitol Hill's 'gun lady' McCarthy set to retire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:02

In this Dec. 2, 2014 photo, U.S. Rep Carolyn McCarthy, D-NY, poses for a photo outside her home in Mineola, N.Y. The nurse and housewife who went to Washington after her husband was killed and her son wounded in a notorious mass shooting says she is pleased with her legacy as a nine-term New York congresswoman. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The "gun lady" of Capitol Hill is going home.


Ohio deaths renew calls for lookalike guns action

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 23:57

FILE- In a Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 file photo, a fake handgun taken from 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was fatally shot by Cleveland police, is displayed after a news conference in Cleveland. The 12-year-old was shot at a city park after he reportedly pulled the Colt 1911 replica on arriving officers. Two fatal police shootings in less than four months of young people holding lookalike guns in Ohio have raised calls for action to prevent such tragedies. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — Twice in less than four months, police in Ohio have opened fire with real bullets on young people carrying lookalike guns, raising anguished questions about what could have prevented the deadly encounters.


Fatal attack puts focus on New Jersey bear hunt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 23:29

FILE - In a Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 file photo, a person dressed in a bear costume waves to passing motorists while standing with other members of Friends of Animals, an animal rights group, in front of the New Jersey State House to protest the state's upcoming legal bear hunt, in Trenton, N.J. The last of New Jersey’s state-mandated bear hunts is set to kick off Monday, Dec. 7, 2014, a few months after the state’s first fatal bear attack in recent history. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Three months after a Rutgers University student was mauled to death by a bear, the state's final of five scheduled bear hunts is set for this week as state wildlife officials and activists disagree over whether the hunts are needed to control the bruin population or are an inhumane practice that doesn't address public safety.


Police: Man helping crash victim struck by car on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 23:28

 Man helping crash victim struck by car on I-95A man exiting his car to help another motorist who was involved in a crash was struck by a passing vehicle on I-95 in Tinicum Township, Delaware County, state police tell Action News.


Major delays after two car crash on I-95, 1 critical

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 22:59

 Man helping crash victim struck by car on I-95A two car crash on I-95 has caused major delays in Tinicum Township, Delaware County.


Woman who stabbed U.S. teacher in UAE was 'lone terrorist': agency

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 22:49
DUBAI (Reuters) - A United Arab Emirates woman who killed an American teacher last week has been inspired by "terrorist ideology" acquired through the Internet but investigators have found no links to militant groups, the state news agency WAM reported on Sunday. Attacks on Westerners are rare in the UAE, a wealthy western allied oil exporter and tourism hub, but concern has been rising following a spate of attacks in neighboring Saudi Arabia and after a warning in October about a jihadist web forum calling for attacks on American teachers in the region. ...

Demographics complicate Hartford desegregation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 22:09
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The shrinking population of white students in Hartford's suburbs is complicating efforts to comply with Connecticut's landmark school desegregation settlement — and even making it harder for some of the capital city's students to attend new schools created to help meet the racial integration goals set by the lawsuit 25 years ago.

FurFest evacuated after chemical leak at Illinois hotel

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 21:55

FurFest evacuated after chemical leak at Illinois hotelThe Midwest FurFest Convention evacuated after chemical leak at Hyatt hotel in Rosemont, Illinois.


Chokehold death protest gets violent in California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 21:21
NEW YORK (AP) — Mostly peaceful protests of a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man continued around the country, but authorities said a march in California turned violent when a splinter group smashed windows and threw objects at police.

Mark Sanchez-Pete Carroll reunite on Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 21:00

Mark Sanchez-Pete Carroll reunite on SundayWhen Mark Sanchez left USC for the NFL, Pete Carroll criticized his quarterback's decision.


Chokehold death protest gets violent in California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 20:55

Chokehold death protest gets violent in CaliforniaAuthorities say a protest in Berkeley over the killings by police of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York turned violent when masked protesters smashed windows and threw objects at police.


Baby weighing nearly 14 pounds born in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 20:27

This image provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado shows Mia Yasmin Garcia shortly after birth Dec. 2, 2014 she was born by cesarean section in Alamosa, Colorado Monday, weighing 13 pounds, 13 ounces. Mia's father, Francisco Garcia, says the newborn's size shocked everyone, including hospital staff. He says "they were like whoa! They opened their eyes like they've never seen a baby like that." (AP Photo/Children’s Hospital Colorado, Tia Brayman)ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) — A woman in southern Colorado was surprised when she gave birth to a baby girl who tipped the scales at almost 14 pounds.


US sends Uruguay 6 men from Guantanamo prison

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 20:13

US sends Uruguay 6 men from Guantanamo prisonSix prisoners held for 12 years at Guantanamo Bay have been sent to Uruguay to be resettled as refugees, the U.S. government announced Sunday - a deal that had been delayed for months by security concerns in the Pentagon and political considerations in the South American country.


Protesters injure police officer in Berkeley

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 20:00

Chokehold death protest gets violent in CaliforniaAuthorities say a protest in Berkeley over the killings by police of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York turned violent when masked protesters smashed windows and threw objects at police.


Collision sends parts of barrier across Schuylkill Expressway

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 19:58

Collision sends parts of barrier across Schuylkill ExpresswayAn overnight collision created a major backup on the Schuylkill Expressway.


11 displaced in West Philadelphia fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 19:54

11 displaced in West Philadelphia fireA late night fire ripped through a rowhome in West Philadelphia.


Downed tree affects SEPTA Norristown line

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 19:48

Downed tree affects SEPTA Norristown lineA downed tree is affected the SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line,