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1 worker killed, 1 hurt in New Mexico oil field explosion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 23:46
HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — An explosion at a New Mexico oil field site has killed one worker and injured another.

Police shot in Ferguson, Missouri, released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 23:23
(Reuters) - The two police officers who were shot in Ferguson, Missouri, during protests have been released from the hospital, St. Louis County Police Department spokesman Brian Schellman told Reuters on Thursday. (Reporting by Fiona Ortiz in Chicago; Editing by Bill Trott)

U.S. attorney general calls police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, 'heinous assault'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 22:54

Holder is questioned by reporters upon his arrival in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, was a "heinous assault" that threatens reforms under way in the city. The shootings occurred during protests after the announcement that Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson would resign following a scathing Justice Department report about racially biased practices used by Ferguson police. (Story refiles to add dropped word "a" in first paragraph) (Reporting By Julia Edwards; Editing by Bill Trott)


Brother of man executed by Utah firing squad calls it brutal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 22:53

Randy Gardner, of Salt Lake City, the older brother of Ronnie Lee Gardner, the last inmate to be killed by firing squad in Utah in 2010, stands in front of the Utah State Capitol, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Utah is the only state in the past 40 years to carry out such a death sentence, with three executions by firing squad since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Randy Gardner still struggles four years later to talk about seeing his brother's bullet-ridden body at the mortuary after he was executed.


Timeline of events after fatal police shooting in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 22:44
FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Possible lead in shooting of officers in Ferguson: police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 22:23
(Reuters) - St. Louis County's police chief said on Thursday there were possible leads in the search for the gunman who shot two officers during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, and in future similar situations police may shoot back. Muzzle flashes were detected from about 125 yards away from the rally early Thursday, just hours after the city's police chief resigned in the wake of a scathing U.S. Justice Department report finding his force was rife with racial bias, Chief Jon Belmar told a press conference. Both officers were wounded, one with a bullet lodged behind his ear, Belmar said. ...

Gunman in Pamela Smart case: Parole doesn't alter what I did

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 22:21

FILE - In a Jan. 25, 2008 file photo, William Flynn, center, talks to his defense lawyer Cathy Green, right, at Rockingham Superior Court in Brentwood, N.H. Flynn, is serving a 28 years-to-life prison term for killing his lover Pamela Smart's husband as a teenager in the notorious murder case. He has a parole hearing scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter, Pool, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The man who as a teen killed the husband of his lover and high school instructor, Pamela Smart, says his actions will always haunt him.


Virgin founder: Former cruise CEO's lawsuit without merit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 21:59
MIAMI (AP) — Virgin Group founder Richard Branson says a $300 million lawsuit filed against the company by a former cruise line executive has no merit.

Official: State police probe missing $1.8M donated to town

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 21:06
OXFORD, Conn. (AP) — The top elected officer in a Connecticut town says state police are investigating an attorney over the disappearance of $1.8 million intended to fund scholarships, a new library and open space acquisition.

Gunfire breaks out 3rd night in a row in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 20:33

Gunfire breaks out 3rd night in a row in Southwest PhiladelphiaResidents of a Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood are outraged after they say gunfire erupted for the third night in a row.


Boston College to rename school for largest benefactor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 20:27
NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Boston College is renaming its College of Arts and Sciences after its largest benefactor, a 1960 graduate of the Jesuit university.

Leak forces inmates to use portable toilets, trucked water

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 20:25
ALBION, Pa. (AP) — Inmates and staff at a northwestern Pennsylvania prison are using portable toilets and trucked in water after a leak drained the facility of more than 3 million gallons.

Police: Maine crash victims' home burglarized

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 19:59
MADAWASKA, Maine (AP) — Police are investigating a burglary at the home of a woman who had died hours earlier in a fatal accident on a northern Maine highway.

2 police officers shot during protest in Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 19:28

2 police officers shot during protest in Ferguson, MissouriTwo officers were shot during a protest in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said, as demonstrators gathered following the resignation of the embattled police chief of the St. Louis suburb.


Fire damages restaurant, apartments and Free Library in Tioga-Nicetown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 18:32

Fire damages restaurant, apartments and Free Library in Tioga-NicetownA fast-moving fire damaged a Chinese restaurant, some apartments and a Free Library of Philadelphia location in the Tioga-Nicetown section of Philadelphia.


Woman injured in apartment fire in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 18:24

Woman injured in apartment fire in West PhiladelphiaA woman is hospitalized after a fast-moving fire in a restaurant that spread to several apartments above it in West Philadelphia.


Broken water main shuts down street in Lansdale Borough, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 18:15

Broken water main shuts down street in Lansdale Borough, Pa.A large water main break has shut down a street in Lansdale, Montgomery County.


Sam Bradford wants to earn Eagles starting role - and help recruit DeMarco Murray

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 18:00

Sam Bradford wants to earn Eagles starting role - and help recruit DeMarco MurraySam Bradford took to the podium Wednesday afternoon in his first press conference since being named quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles.


Sam Bradford wants to earn starting role, recruit DeMarco Murray

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 17:57

Sam Bradford wants to earn Eagles starting role - and help recruit DeMarco MurraySam Bradford took to the podium Wednesday afternoon in his first press conference since being named quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles.


Target pressured on wages by group with focus but little to spend

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 17:55

Sign for a Target store is seen in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, IllinoisThe non-profit advocacy group launched its campaign on Tuesday. It is also likely the first time that Wal-Mart, which announced its pay hike last month, has been used as leverage to pressure another retailer since campaigns to boost worker pay across the service sector started to gain traction in the United States three years ago. UltraViolet purchased a few weeks worth of banner ads through Google, Microsoft and other networks. For $5,000 it was told the ads, which say "Did you know there's a Walmart near you that pays higher minimum wage than Target?", could be viewed half a million times, organizing director Karin Roland said.