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American teacher stabbed to death in restroom of Abu Dhabi mall

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:24
DUBAI (Reuters) - An American teacher was stabbed to death in a ladies' toilet at an Abu Dhabi shopping mall police said, in a slaying apparently carried out by an assailant dressed head-to-toe in a traditional black robe and gloves. The suspect's entry and exit from the scene, while clad in a black abaya worn by many women in the Gulf Arab region, was caught on surveillance footage released by authorities, who left open the possibility the bulky figure could have been a man in disguise. "Investigations are still under way to identify the suspect's identity and gender. ...

Six California teens charged in fatal beating of homeless man

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:16
By Marty Graham EL CAJON, Calif. (Reuters) - Six teenagers accused of attacking two homeless men they encountered on a Southern California bike trail over the weekend and beating one of them to death pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to murder and assault charges during their first court hearing. Bail was set at $1 million for each of the San Diego-area youths - three 19-year-old males: Danny Swan III, Tyler Dare and Brian Kish, and three females: Cassidy Rowin, 18; Sarah Baillee, 18; and Cheyenne Maloof, 16. ...

Six California teens charged in fatal beating of homeless man

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:16
By Marty Graham EL CAJON, Calif. (Reuters) - Six teenagers accused of attacking two homeless men they encountered on a Southern California bike trail over the weekend and beating one of them to death pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to murder and assault charges during their first court hearing. Bail was set at $1 million for each of the San Diego-area youths - three 19-year-old males: Danny Swan III, Tyler Dare and Brian Kish, and three females: Cassidy Rowin, 18; Sarah Baillee, 18; and Cheyenne Maloof, 16. ...

U.S. to launch civil rights probe into New York chokehold death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday the Justice Department was launching a federal civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died after New York police put him in a chokehold. Earlier on Wednesday, a New York grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer who applied the chokehold as police tried to arrest Garner in July in the New York borough of Staten Island on suspicion of illegally selling cigarettes. ...

Michael Brown's stepfather apologizes for comments

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:09

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2014 file photo Louis Head, center front, Michael Brown's stepfather, and Brown's mother Lesley McSpadden, wearing sunglasses, react as they listen to the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson who fatally shot Brown. St. Louis County Police said Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 that authorities want to talk to Head about his angry comments as part of a broader investigation into arson, vandalism and looting that followed the Nov. 24 grand jury announcement. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The stepfather of Michael Brown has apologized for angry comments he made after the grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who killed his stepson, but said his remarks had nothing to do with the arson and looting that ravaged Ferguson and the surrounding area.


US warns South Sudan minister about sanctions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:08
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. on Wednesday warned South Sudan's foreign minister that United Nations sanctions could be the punishment for people who stand in the way of that country achieving peace after a year of conflict.

Florida parents in legal battle over dead son's ashes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:07
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Lawyers for a divorced Florida couple fought over the ashes of their dead son in court on Wednesday, after a ruling in May that the remains could not be split in half. A hearing on the case got underway in Delray Beach before Palm Beach County Judge Martin Colin, who has said he expects to appoint a third party to resolve the dispute, court records show. Scott Wilson, 23, was killed in 2010 in a drunk driving incident that resulted in a 16-year prison sentence for Palm Beach County polo magnate John Goodman. ...

Florida parents in legal battle over dead son's ashes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:07
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Lawyers for a divorced Florida couple fought over the ashes of their dead son in court on Wednesday, after a ruling in May that the remains could not be split in half. A hearing on the case got underway in Delray Beach before Palm Beach County Judge Martin Colin, who has said he expects to appoint a third party to resolve the dispute, court records show. Scott Wilson, 23, was killed in 2010 in a drunk driving incident that resulted in a 16-year prison sentence for Palm Beach County polo magnate John Goodman. ...

More women detail sex abuse claims against Bill Cosby

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:04

Actor Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New YorkBy Piya Sinha-Roy and Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three women on Wednesday came together and detailed allegations that comedian Bill Cosby sexually abused and groped them decades ago, a day after Cosby was sued by a woman who said he molested her when she was a teenager in 1974. More than a dozen women have publicly accused the comedian of sexual abuse as far back as the 1960s as the allegations have scuttled Cosby's television projects and led to cancellations of numerous comedy performances, including two gigs in suburban New York that were scheduled for Saturday. ...


More women detail sex abuse claims against Bill Cosby

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:04

Actor Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New YorkBy Piya Sinha-Roy and Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three women on Wednesday came together and detailed allegations that comedian Bill Cosby sexually abused and groped them decades ago, a day after Cosby was sued by a woman who said he molested her when she was a teenager in 1974. More than a dozen women have publicly accused the comedian of sexual abuse as far back as the 1960s as the allegations have scuttled Cosby's television projects and led to cancellations of numerous comedy performances, including two gigs in suburban New York that were scheduled for Saturday. ...


Feds sued over Santa Barbara fracking permits

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:03
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — An environmental group sued the federal government on Wednesday for approving the use of hydraulic fracturing — fracking — on oil platforms off the Southern California coast.

States sue Obama administration on immigration

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:48

Demonstrators picket against the possible arrivals of undocumented migrants who may be processed at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station in CaliforniaBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A coalition of 17 U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday saying it acted illegally by issuing an executive order to ease the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants who are in the country without the proper documents. The case being led by Texas and filed at the Federal Court in the Southern District of Texas said the executive order announced by Obama last month violated constitutional limits on presidential powers. ...


States sue Obama administration on immigration

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:48

Demonstrators picket against the possible arrivals of undocumented migrants who may be processed at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station in CaliforniaBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A coalition of 17 U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday saying it acted illegally by issuing an executive order to ease the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants who are in the country without the proper documents. The case being led by Texas and filed at the Federal Court in the Southern District of Texas said the executive order announced by Obama last month violated constitutional limits on presidential powers. ...


Prosecutor was urged to seek Bennett charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:48
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's top ethics watchdog notified a local prosecutor of evidence suggesting former schools Superintendent Tony Bennett violated the state's "ghost employment" laws in addition to federal wire fraud laws during his 2012 re-election campaign, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press Wednesday.

Ruling would permit Florida same-sex marriages in early January

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:45

Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate outside courthouse in MiamiBy Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Same-sex marriages could begin in Florida in early January after the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined on Wednesday to further stay a lower court ruling that overturned the state's ban on gay weddings. The appellate court ruling would permit same-sex couples to tie the knot when the stay expires after Jan. 5. State officials can appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. While gay marriage advocates have had the upper hand in the courts in the past year, a Cincinnati-based federal appeals court on Nov. ...


Ruling would permit Florida same-sex marriages in early January

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:45

Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate outside courthouse in MiamiBy Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Same-sex marriages could begin in Florida in early January after the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined on Wednesday to further stay a lower court ruling that overturned the state's ban on gay weddings. The appellate court ruling would permit same-sex couples to tie the knot when the stay expires after Jan. 5. State officials can appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. While gay marriage advocates have had the upper hand in the courts in the past year, a Cincinnati-based federal appeals court on Nov. ...


NY policeman not indicted in chokehold death; U.S. Justice sets probe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:44

Demonstrators stage a 'die-in' in a protest against the grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case during rush hour at Grand Central Terminal in New YorkBy Barbara Goldberg and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City grand jury decision not to charge a white police officer who killed an unarmed black man with a chokehold sparked outrage and protests on Wednesday, and the U.S. Justice Department said it would investigate the incident. Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, was accused of illegally selling cigarettes on July 17 when police officers tackled him and put him in a chokehold. Police said he had been resisting arrest. The city's medical examiner ruled the death a homicide. ...


Idaho authorities seek missing cows amid rise in cattle rustling

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:36
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - More than 130 cows and calves have been reported missing in Idaho this week in what may be tied to a resurgence in cattle rustling amid a sharp increase in beef prices, state livestock officials said on Wednesday. A rancher whose cattle grazed east of Idaho Falls reported 25 cow-calf pairs missing this week after accounting for the rest of his stock, all of which were branded and had identifying ear tags, authorities said. ...

Idaho authorities seek missing cows amid rise in cattle rustling

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:36
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - More than 130 cows and calves have been reported missing in Idaho this week in what may be tied to a resurgence in cattle rustling amid a sharp increase in beef prices, state livestock officials said on Wednesday. A rancher whose cattle grazed east of Idaho Falls reported 25 cow-calf pairs missing this week after accounting for the rest of his stock, all of which were branded and had identifying ear tags, authorities said. ...

Rain still falling in California after major storm breaks records

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:32

Residents walk past sandbags as rain begins to fall in Glendora, CaliforniaBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A major Pacific storm that broke records across Southern California and delivered a small measure of relief to the drought-stricken state brought more rain on Wednesday but the danger of major mudslides in wildfire-scarred areas appeared to have passed, officials said. The sub-tropical storm, which originated in the Pacific Ocean south of Hawaii, was the strongest to hit Southern California since at least February and poured at least an inch (2. ...