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Sudan puts tighter controls on UN peacekeepers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 08:31
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sudan has imposed tighter controls on a massive, troubled U.N. peacekeeping force while trying to pressure it to leave the country, and it claims allegations of a mass rape in Darfur that have strained relations have been found to be not true.

L.A. police chief finds fault with shooting of unarmed man after chase

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 08:31
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three Los Angeles police officers who killed an unarmed man after a car chase last year, in a shooting caught on live television, acted in violation of the department's use of force policy, the police chief said in a report released on Thursday. The three officers have said they thought 51-year-old Brian Beaird was reaching for a gun or shooting at them when they fired on him 21 times last December in an incident in downtown Los Angeles that raised questions about police use of force. ...

US: Cleveland police poorly trained, reckless

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 08:25

Tamir Rice is seen allegedly pointing his weapon at the Cudell Recreation Center in Cleveland in still image from videoCLEVELAND (AP) — A U.S. Justice Department report released Thursday spared no one in the Cleveland police chain of command amid findings of excessive use of force and civil rights violations.


Wyoming, feds to appeal restored wolf protections

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 08:23

FILE - This undated photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a gray wolf. The state of Wyoming and the federal government both filed notice this week that they will appeal a recent ruling by a judge that reinstated federal protections for wolves in the state. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, File)CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming and U.S. government officials have filed separate notices that they will appeal a ruling by a federal judge that reinstated protections for wolves in the state.


Exclusive: Republicans prepare 2015 immigration legislation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 08:21

Demonstrators picket against the possible arrivals of undocumented migrants who may be processed at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station in CaliforniaBy Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans, outraged with President Barack Obama for easing deportations of millions of undocumented residents, plan legislation in 2015 strengthening the U.S.-Mexican border to discourage illegal immigration. The move, likely to come early next year according to House Republican leadership aides, may lead to other steps the House of Representatives could contemplate to repair parts of U.S. immigration law. ...


Media seeks more access to Oklahoma executions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 08:16
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Restricting the media from witnessing an execution cuts off the public's ability to have a fair and uncensored look at the state exercising its most awesome power, an attorney for two newspapers argued Thursday before a federal judge.

Judge moves closer to contempt case against Arpaio

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 08:14
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge moved one step closer to launching a contempt-of-court case against metro Phoenix's sheriff for his office's repeated violations of orders issued in a racial-profiling case.

False positive for NJ restaurant customer thought to be diagnosed with hepatitis A

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 08:13

 False positive for NJ restaurant customer thought to be diagnosed with hepatitis AHealth officials now say a restaurant customer in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, who was thought to be diagnosed with hepatitis A, actually had a false positive test result. Further testing confirmed that the customer does not have the disease.


Some protest on streets, others on social media

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 08:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — While marchers took to the streets to protest the lack of charges against white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men, many more turned to social media to voice their objections to the grand jury decisions from their computers and mobile devices.

Man gets 110 years in boy's death, girl's rape

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 08:02
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man was sentenced Thursday to 110 years in prison in the rape of a girl and the stabbing death of her 6-year-old brother who had come to her defense.

Winners of $90M Powerball jackpot to quit jobs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 08:01

Lisa N. and Everett Quam of Auburn are the center of Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, press conference at the Washington State Lottery headquarters in Olympia,Wash. after selecting the winner numbers in the $90 million Powerball jackpot over the weekend. Their winning ticket was purchased at Haggen Northwest Fresh store in Auburn, which also collects $50,000 for selling it to the Quams. (AP Photo/The Olympian, Steve Bloom)OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A suburban Seattle couple who claimed a $90 million Powerball jackpot say they both will quit their jobs at Boeing and then travel, take care of their family and buy a new car.


Florida parents end feud over son's ashes: report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 07:58
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A divorced Florida couple have resolved a long-running court battle over the final resting place of their son's ashes, according to a local media report, but lawyers on Thursday declined to discuss terms of the settlement. The dispute over the remains of 23-year-old Scott Wilson, killed when his vehicle was struck by a drunken driver in 2010, was settled on confidential terms in a closed hearing on Wednesday, WPTV-TV reported afterward, citing the parents. ...

Woman, 98, loses bid on atomic spy case conviction

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 07:55

Miriam Moskowitz, 98, accompanied by her nephew Ira Moskowitz, leaves federal court in New York on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 after a judge rejected her request to erase her 1950 conviction for conspiracy to obstruct justice in the run-up to the atomic spying trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. She served a two-year prison sentence. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — A 98-year-old New Jersey woman lost her bid Thursday to persuade a judge to erase her 1950 conviction for conspiracy to obstruct justice in the run-up to the atomic spying trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.


U.S. teacher, 98, convicted in spy case loses fight to clear name

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 07:53
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 98-year-old retired New Jersey math teacher implicated in a Cold War atomic espionage case lost her bid on Thursday to throw out her conviction, which she called a McCarthy-era injustice. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan ruled that Miriam Moskowitz failed to show that recently released records not available to her trial lawyers would not have resulted in her acquittal. "The error if any is not fundamental," Hellerstein said. "There's no showing it would have altered the result. ...

Washington man finds wedding ring near site of 1959 plane crash, tracks down daughter in NJ

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 07:52

Washington man finds wedding ring near site of 1959 plane crash, tracks down daughter in NJThe parents of a young girl disappeared in 1959 while flying to Washington state, her pilot father and mother never heard from again. And for more than a decade, the family lived under a shroud of mystery.


Arms dealer associate in NY gets 5 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 07:52
NEW YORK (AP) — A Syrian associate of international arms dealer Viktor Bout who served in the U.S. Army was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison on conspiracy and wire fraud charges.

Judge releases limited details of New York chokehold grand jury

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 07:50

A woman, demanding justice for death of Eric Garner, holds sign while shouting slogans from behind police barricades separating protesters from Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, New YorkBy Joseph Ax and David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York grand jury that decided not to charge a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man heard testimony from 50 witnesses and considered 60 exhibits including four videos, a state judge said on Thursday. The details were contained in a brief order from Stephen Rooney, a judge in the New York City borough of Staten Island who granted the request of local prosecutor Daniel Donovan to release publicly some details about the secret proceeding. ...


Man gets 110 years for killing boy, raping sister

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 07:49

Man gets 110 years for killing boy, raping sisterA man has been sentenced to 110 years in prison for killing a 6-year-old boy and raping his sister.


Manhunt under way for Florida man suspected in triple homicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 07:48
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A man was shot dead at a Florida church on Thursday and two women were found dead at a nearby home, and authorities were searching for the husband of one of the women as the suspect in the triple murder. Sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a church shooting around 1:20 p.m., according to a news release. While at the scene, they learned about two more people killed at a nearby home in Bradenton, located on central Florida's Gulf Coast. ...

De Blasio sends careful message in chokehold death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 07:45

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, surrounded by community leaders, speaks to reporters about the grand jury's decision in the Eric Garner case in the borough of Staten Island in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. A grand jury cleared the white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of Garner, an unarmed black man, who had been stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, a lawyer for the victim's family said. A video shot by an onlooker and widely viewed on the Internet showed the 43-year-old Garner telling a group of police officers to leave him alone as they tried to arrest him. The city medical examiner ruled Garner's death a homicide and found that a chokehold contributed to it. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio first spoke at a Staten Island church. Next, he gave an interview to a hip-hop radio station. That was followed by a blast email to his campaign mailing list and a press conference about a new training program aimed at reforming the New York Police Department.