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Taiwanese military pilot presumed dead in F-16 crash in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:01
A Taiwanese student pilot stationed at a U.S. Air Force base was presumed killed in the crash of his F-16 fighter jet on Thursday during routine air-to-air combat training maneuvers over northwestern Arizona, U.S. military officials said. The pilot was believed to have died when his Fighting Falcon aircraft, a Taiwanese government-owned plane, went down shortly before 9 a.m. near the town of Bagdad, about 100 miles (160 km) northwest of Phoenix, the officials said. The student aviator, whose name was not immediately released, was among a group of fighter pilots from allied foreign governments assigned for training to Luke Air Force Base, just west of Phoenix, according to Brigadier General Scott Pleus, the base commander.

Grand jury indicts police officer who shot unarmed naked man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:01

Protesters react outside the Dekalb County, Ga., courthouse after it was announced that a grand jury decided to indict a Dekalb County police offer accused of shooting an unarmed naked man in March, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Decatur, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta area grand jury on Thursday indicted a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed naked man on charges including felony murder, aggravated assault and violating oath of office.


Alabama carries out 1st execution in more than 2 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:56

This Jan. 20, 2016, photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Christopher Eugene Brooks, convicted of the 1992 rape and beating death of a woman. Brooks is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Atmore, Ala., in what would be Alabama's first execution in more than two years. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of the 1992 rape and beating death of a woman received a lethal injection Thursday evening in Alabama's first execution in more than two years.


Township worker pulls woman to safety after car plunges into Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:43

Township worker pulls woman to safety after car plunges into Delaware RiverA township worker jumped into the Delaware River and pulled a woman to safety after her car drove into the water in Bucks County.


Chicago school district announces layoffs in central office

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:14
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools will lay off some of its central office staff this week as it deals with its precarious financial state, the head of the district said Thursday.

Alabama to carry out first death penalty since 2013 on rapist: murderer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:12

Alabama inmate Christopher Brooks is seen in an undated picture from the Alabama Department of CorrectionsChristopher Brooks was pronounced dead from lethal injection at 6:38 p.m. CST at the state's death chamber in Atmore, prison spokesman Bob Horton said. This was the first time Alabama used a new three-drug protocol that includes midazolam, a sedative that has drawn national scrutiny after several botched executions. Brooks was sentenced to death for bludgeoning 23-year-old Jo Deann Campbell to death in her apartment.


Georgia grand jury indicts police officer for murder of black man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:06

Police Officer Robert Olsen is seen in an undated handout picture released by the DeKalb County Police Department in GeorgiaA grand jury indicted a white police officer on Thursday for felony murder and other criminal charges in the shooting death of an unarmed, naked black man at an apartment complex near Atlanta last March. The Black Lives Matter movement, sparked by police killings of unarmed black men since 2014, has focused attention on race and policing. DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James told reporters that DeKalb County police officer Robert Olsen was indicted on six charges for the March 9 shooting of 27-year-old Anthony Hill.


Details about 12 Marines in Hawaii helicopter crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:03

This undated photo provided by the Orlando Family shows Cpl. Christopher J. Orlando. Two helicopters each carrying six Marines went down off Oahu's north shore late Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. The U.S. Marine Corps on Saturday, Jan. 16 released the names of the Marines missing including Orlando. (Courtesy Orlando Family via AP)HONOLULU (AP) — A dozen Marines are missing after two helicopters crashed off Hawaii last week. The Marine Corps has changed their status to deceased after failing to find any sign of them despite five days of searching. They all earned various decorations and were members of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing stationed on Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Here are their stories:


10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:00

Richard Warner, of Newtown, Pa., right, and an unidentified man discuss the pros and cons of various snowblowers outside a Lowe's home improvement warehouse Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Langhorne, Pa. The northern mid-Atlantic region, including Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia, is preparing for a weekend snowstorm that is now forecast to reach blizzard conditions. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


College's faculty council opposes effort to fire professor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 09:51
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — The faculty council of a suburban Chicago Christian college has recommended the school end its effort to fire a tenured professor who asserted while wearing a headscarf that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

New UN arrangements set out to monitor arms embargo on Iran

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 09:42
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has set out new arrangements to monitor an arms embargo on Iran and restrictions on its ballistic missiles and other programs that remain in place after its compliance with last summer's landmark nuclear deal and the lifting of U.N. and Western sanctions.

Alabama carries out 1st execution in more than 2 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 09:38

This Jan. 20, 2016, photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Christopher Eugene Brooks, convicted of the 1992 rape and beating death of a woman. Brooks is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Atmore, Ala., in what would be Alabama's first execution in more than two years. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of the 1992 rape and beating death of a woman received a lethal injection Thursday evening in Alabama's first execution in more than two years.


Mom's lawyer: Murder charges in babies' deaths 'speculation'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 09:37
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A defense lawyer on Thursday accused prosecutors of "speculation" in the filing of murder charges against a woman who lived in a filthy home where the skeletal remains of two babies and a fetus were found.

Adele's 'Hello' Fastest to Reach 1 Billion Views on YouTube

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 09:31

Adele's 'Hello' Fastest to Reach 1 Billion Views on YouTubeLOS ANGELES (AP) — Sorry, Psy. Adele has outpaced the South Korean pop star on the race to 1 billion views on YouTube.


Shots fired during Culver City bank robbery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 09:25

Shots fired during Culver City bank robberyShots were fired during a bank robbery involving four suspects in Culver City Thursday, prompting a massive police response.


Wrongful death suit filed over St. Louis police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 09:14

File- This Aug. 8, 2015, file photo shows hundreds taking part in a march in memory of VonDerrit Myers Jr., in St. Louis. Relatives of Myers., who was fatally shot by an off-duty St. Louis police officer have filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the suit was filed Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in St. Louis Circuit Court on behalf of the parents of VonDerrit Myers Jr. and the mother of his child. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Relatives of an 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by an off-duty St. Louis police officer led to protests have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.


Schools chief seeks buyout over alleged assault by players

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 09:12
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The latest on the charges against three Tennessee high school officials who are accused of failing to report the sexual abuse of basketball players by teammates (all times local):

Men involved in Oregon crabbing boat collision identified

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 09:09
COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — The four men involved in the crash of a 40-foot crabbing boat on the Oregon coast have been identified.

No charges for Denver deputies in death of restrained inmate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 09:01
DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors won't file criminal charges against six Denver sheriff's deputies in the death of a black, homeless jail inmate who suffocated while being restrained during a psychotic episode, District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said Thursday, prompting demands from the man's family for a federal investigation.

3 brothers play hard on nationally ranked Chino Hills basketball team

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:53

3 brothers play hard on nationally ranked Chino Hills basketball teamChino Hills is under the national spotlight again, this time for a No. 1 nationally ranked high school basketball team.