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Funeral set for 3 children killed in Tabernacle, N.J. murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:40

Funeral set for 3 children killed in Tabernacle, N.J. murder-suicideA funeral will be held this weekend for three children who, police say, were killed by their mother in a murder-suicide last month in Tabernacle, New Jersey.


NASA scrubs Orion launch; will try again Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:38

The service structure is rolled away from NASA's Orion spaceship early Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Orion is scheduled to lift off later this morning on a United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket on its first unmanned orbital test flight. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new Orion spacecraft has to wait a little longer to fly.


U.S. attorney general Holder says more must be done on policing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:32
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday that he and President Barack Obama agree that the time has come to do more on police use of lethal force after a number of recent controversial incidents. Speaking at the U.S. Attorney's office in Cleveland, Holder said more changes are needed to improve community trust in policing in addition to investigations of potential civil rights abuses in specific cases. (Reporting by Kim Palmer; Writing by Fiona Ortiz; Editing by Will Dunham)

Pantone picks Marsala as top color of the new year

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:30

This photo provided by Acura shows the Acura Concept SUV-X which debuted in China. Marsala, the wine-influenced, red-kissed color of 2015, was chosen by Pantone. Pantone's yearly picks can herald a marked presence of a color in fashion, beauty, housewares, home design, industrial design, and consumer packaging, though some years the influence is stronger than others. (AP Photo/Acura)NEW YORK (AP) — Let's hear it for Marsala, the wine-influenced, red-kissed color of 2015, as chosen by Pantone.


Cleveland cases deemed unreasonable use of force

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:29
Among the Cleveland police confrontations cited Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice as unreasonable or excessive use of force:

Girl's running death: State denies autopsy problem

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:28
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors are denying defense claims that wrongdoing by an autopsy doctor and trial delays should derail the murder case against an Alabama woman charged with forcing her granddaughter to run for hours and causing her death.

Justice Department findings on Cleveland police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:26
In a report Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department concluded Cleveland police officers too often violate people's civil rights because of inadequate training and a lack of supervision and accountability. Some of the findings:

Celebrities react to NY grand jury decision

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:23
NEW YORK (AP) — Reaction from pop culture figures to New York's police chokehold grand jury decision on social media and elsewhere.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:22
CLEVELAND (AP) — Justice Department: Cleveland police use force too often, are poorly trained and reckless.

Obama to announce nomination of next Pentagon chief on Friday: White House

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:22
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will announce his pick for the next Secretary of Defense on Friday morning, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Thursday. Administration sources said earlier this week that Obama has chosen Ashton Carter, the former deputy defense secretary, for the job, after Chuck Hagel resigned last month. Earnest declined to comment on Obama's choice, saying it was up to Obama to announce the nomination. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

LAPD chief: Police wrong to shoot man after chase

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:17
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers violated use of force rules when they fatally shot an unarmed, disabled man on live television after a high-speed chase last year, the police chief said.

Mom says no Christmas presents for misbehaving boys

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:12

Mom says no Christmas presents for misbehaving boysSanta Claus won't be visiting three young boys this year after their parents decided the trio didn't deserve presents.


Horse trots into hospital: It's therapy, no joke

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:03

In this Nov. 13, 2014 photo, staff and volunteers from 'Mane in Heaven' escort Mystery, one of two miniature horses to patients rooms during a visit to the pediatric unit at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Mystery and Lunar, small as big dogs, are equines on a medical mission, to offer comfort care and distraction therapy for ailing patients. It is a role often taken on by dogs in health-care settings _ animal therapy, according to studies and anecdotal reports, may benefit health, perhaps even speeding healing and recovery. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — Though it may sound like one, this is no joke: Two miniature horses trotted into a hospital.


Sources: Bouncer claims Shane Montgomery sighting hour after closing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:50

 Bouncer claims Shane Montgomery sighting hour after closingThere may have been a previously unknown sighting of missing college student Shane Montgomery.


Lawsuit: College used strippers to lure students

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:44
MIAMI (AP) — A for-profit Florida college used exotic dancers as admissions officers, falsified documents and coached students to lie on financial forms as it fraudulently obtained millions of dollars in federal money, according to a federal lawsuit filed in Miami.

U.S. Attorney General to announce findings of Cleveland police probe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:43

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder makes a statement about the grand jury decision not to seek an indictment in the Staten Island death of Eric Garner during an arrest in July, in WashingtonBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will announce on Thursday the findings of a Justice Department investigation of police in Cleveland over possible civil rights violations such as excessive use of force. The investigation began in March 2013, before a Cleveland police officer, Timothy Loehmann, last month shot dead a 12-year-old boy, Tamir Rice, who was carrying what turned out to be a toy gun on a playground. ...


Gunman fires through windshield, striking driver in NE Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:33

Gunman fires through windshield, striking driver in NE PhiladelphiaPolice are looking for the gunman who shot at a car while the driver was going down Castor Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia early Thursday morning.


Home of Sandy Hook shooter transferred to Newtown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:29

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2012 file photo a police cruiser sits in the driveway of the home of Nancy Lanza, in Newtown, Conn. The Colonial-style home where Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza lived with his mother has been transferred to the town in a deal with a bank. Nancy Lanza was killed there by her son before he forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School, Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, where he killed 20 first-graders and six educators. The future use of the house and property will be decided later. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Newtown has taken possession of the Colonial-style home where school shooter Adam Lanza lived with his mother in a deal with a bank that prepared the house by removing and incinerating all personal effects.


Correction: Police Shooting-Ferguson-Autopsy story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:25

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Brown family is Michael Brown, 18, who was shot and killed in a confrontation with a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Brown Family, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — In stories about Michael Brown's autopsy published Oct. 22 and Aug. 18-19, The Associated Press erroneously identified Shawn Parcells as a forensic pathologist. Parcells assisted a privately-hired pathologist who conducted his own autopsy of Brown, but Parcells is not a forensic pathologist.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:24

AP10ThingsToSee - In this Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 photo provided by Johnny Nguyen, Portland police Sgt. Bret Barnum, left, and Devonte Hart, 12, hug at a rally in Portland, Ore., where people had gathered in support of the protests in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Johnny Huu Nguyen)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.