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Guard Dies Following Shooting Outside US Census Bureau Headquarters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:25
A security guard stationed at the main gate of Census Bureau outside Washington, D.C. was shot Thursday and later died.

Jacob Lawrence's Great Migration series on view at MoMA

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:12

This photo provided by the Museum of Modern Art courtesy of The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., shows a panel of The Great Migration series by African-American artist Jacob Lawrence titled “During the World War there was a great migration North by Southern Negroes,” included in the “One-Way Ticket” exhibition running through Sept. 7 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It is one of 60 narrative paintings that are the centerpiece of the exhibit. Lawrence was only 23 when he completed the series in 1941. The small paintings depict various scenes of the multi-decade mass exodus of blacks who headed North from the rural South in search of economic opportunity and social equality. (Museum of Modern Art courtesy The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C. via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — One hundred years ago, African-Americans began a mass exodus from the rural South, heading north in search of economic opportunity and social equality. The Museum of Modern Art is paying tribute to that movement in a rare exhibition of a series chronicling the phenomenon from artist Jacob Lawrence, himself the son of migrants.


Colorado moving to allow pot use by people on probation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:01

File - In this Dec. 27, 2013 file photo, marijuana and cannabis-infused products are displayed for sale at a marijuana dispensary in Denver. Colorado lawmakers started work Thursday, April 9, 2015 on a proposal to allow people on probation or parole to use medical marijuana. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)DENVER (AP) — A Colorado proposal to allow people on probation or parole to use medical marijuana won unanimous approval Thursday in its first test in the state Legislature.


Census guard shot after approaching man and woman fighting in car has died, hospital says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:54
SUITLAND, Md. (AP) — Census guard shot after approaching man and woman fighting in car has died, hospital says .

California sheriff orders probe into beating of fleeing horseman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:58
(Reuters) - A southern California sheriff said on Thursday he had ordered an investigation into the use of force by several deputies who could be seen on a TV news video savagely beating a man who had fled on horseback. Around noon local time sheriffs deputies went to serve a search warrant at the home of 30-year-old Francis Pusok, who fled from officers in a car in rural Apple Valley, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. Over the next roughly two minutes, the video shows about 10 officers swarm the man, kicking and kneeing his head and crotch, punching his head and back, and stepping on him. "The video surrounding this arrest is disturbing," Sheriff John McMahon said in the statement.

Authorities: 1 dead, 7 hurt in after tornado in Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:54

 1 dead, 7 hurt in after tornado in IllinoisAuthorities say one person is dead and seven injured in a northern Illinois community hit by a severe storm that produced at least one tornado.


AccuWeather: From Damp and Chilly, to Warm and Stormy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:47

 From Damp and Chilly, to Warm and StormyMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says temperatures soar on Friday, but late thunderstorms are possible.


AP: Philly airport had 25 perimeter breaches over 11 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:44

 Philly airport had 25 perimeter breaches over 11 yearsThe security fences and gates that protect Philadelphia International Airport were breached 25 times from January 2004 through January 2015, according to an Associated Press investigation.


Mural Arts in Philly changing lives of children, ex-cons

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:39

Mural Arts in Philly changing lives of children, ex-consThanks to the help of the Philadelphia Mural Arts program - 40,000 at-risk children have been redirected and 500 ex-cons have been reclaimed from the streets.


Police dash cam video shows South Carolina shooting victim run from car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:37

Police dash cam video shows South Carolina shooting victim run from carDash cam video shows the man fatally shot by a South Carolina police officer get out of his car and then run away during a traffic stop.


Flames rip through townhouse in Holland, Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:35

Flames rip through townhouse in Holland, Bucks CountyFlames tore through a townhouse in Holland, Bucks County.


Nevada homicide raises questions of guards' use of guns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:35
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada prison where a handcuffed inmate was killed by a guard with a shotgun during what a lawsuit calls a "gladiator-style" prisoner fight staged by guards has an unusually high number of incidents of corrections officers firing guns, despite most lockups nationwide not allowing anyone to even carry guns in secure areas.

CORRECTS: Police: Man kidnapped woman, shot Census Bureau guard, led officers on chase

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:32

Police search a building on the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters campus for an armed man who, according to a fire official, shot a security guard at a gate to the facility in Suitland, Md., Thursday, April 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)SUITLAND, Md. (AP) — CORRECTS: Police: Man kidnapped woman, shot Census Bureau guard, led officers on chase. (Corrects APNewsAlert that incorrectly quoted police as saying that the woman was the man's wife. Their relationship was not immediately clear.)


Longtime Philadelphia Daily News sports columnist Stan Hochman dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:30

Longtime Philadelphia Daily News sports columnist Stan Hochman diesLongtime Philadelphia Daily News sports columnist Stan Hochman has died from illness.


Funeral for nation's oldest active fire police officer in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:28

Funeral for nation's oldest active fire police officer in BensalemMemorial services were held Thursday in Bensalem for a man who had been the oldest active fire police officer in the United States.


One dead after tornado hits northern Illinois: local media

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:08
(Reuters) - One person is dead in rural Fairdale, Illinois, after a tornado hit the area northwest of Chicago, according to the local ABC television affiliate and other media outlets. ABC cited the state's emergency management office. The report could not immediately be confirmed. Fairdale is a community of about 300 people about 75 miles from Chicago. (Reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Editing by Paul Tait)

Police: Robbery suspect killed after multiple chases

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:03

Law enforcement officers from several counties gather at the scene following a chase Thursday, April 9, 2015, near Monon, Ind. An armed robbery and car-jacking in Illinois turned into a two-state, multi-county pursuit. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, John Terhune)MONON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a robbery suspect who carjacked a truck and took the driver hostage is dead in a shootout with police.


Police cruiser video shows moments before fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:00

Jeffrey Spell, of Charleston, S.C., places flowers at the scene where Walter Scott was killed by a North Charleston police officer Saturday, after a traffic stop in North Charleston, S.C., Thursday, April 9, 2015. "I've worked in North Charleston for many years and I'm troubled by the whole thing. I thought it would be respectable," said Spell about why he brought the flowers. "Nationwide, the cops are killing people. There has to be other ways of making arrests," Spell said. The officer, Michael Thomas Slager, has been fired and charged with murder. (AP Photo/David Goldman)NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The traffic stop starts like any other: an officer pulls over a motorist, walks up to the driver's side window and asks for license and registration. What happened minutes later appears to take place without any obvious sign of provocation or conflict: The driver opens the door and runs, and the officer chases after him.


Obamacare push powers ahead in Montana, fading in other states

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:00

Julian Gomez explains Obamacare to people at a health insurance enrolment event in CommerceA legislative push in Montana to extend Obamacare health coverage to the working poor advanced on Thursday after a last-minute reprieve thanks to a procedural play by supporters, even as similar efforts in other conservative states are flagging. Some half dozen holdout states have been considering whether to join 28 states and the District of Columbia in accepting billions of federal dollars to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's program to provide healthcare to most Americans. A brawl broke out this week in Montana, where a Republican House committee effectively killed the last legislation allowing the state to take the federal money. The showdown in Montana lays bare a bitter ideological divide stalling the expansion of Medicaid coverage in states concentrated in the U.S. South and central West.


Cases related to cops who shared racist video, texts dropped

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 10:46
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say they're dropping cases connected to four Fort Lauderdale police officers who lost their jobs following an investigation into a racist video and text messages.