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The Latest: Officers' names not released in police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 05:37
AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — The latest on deputies in South Carolina shooting and killing a suspect who authorities said was pointing a gun at a woman (all times local):

Ohio man charged with soliciting the murder of U.S. military members

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 05:27
An Ohio man accused of posting the names and addresses of members of the U.S. military online was arrested and charged on Thursday with soliciting the murders of service members, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Federal officials said Terrence J. McNeil, 25, of Akron professed his support for Islamic State on numerous social media sites and urged his online followers to kill military members by stabbing or beheading them. The Justice Department said McNeil posted a file on his Tumblr account in September with multiple images that promoted "a jihad against crusaders" and contained several dozen photographs, purportedly of U.S. military personnel, along with their respective names, addresses and military branches.

Man shot to death by deputies in South Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 05:24
AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — A man pointing a gun at a woman was shot to death in a confrontation with sheriff's deputies when he refused to drop the weapon, authorities said.

Officer fired after fatally shooting man waiting by his SUV

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 05:23
MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida city has fired a police officer who shot and killed an armed man who was waiting for a tow truck next to his disabled SUV last month, officials said Thursday.

Illinois Lottery ticket sales plunge after payout delay

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 05:18

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2015 file photo, Vera Washington of Chicago, buys lotto tickets at the K&D Marathon station in Hammond, Ind. Illinois Lottery ticket sales have plummeted since lottery officials announced delaying payouts over $600 because of the state budget impasse. Data obtained by The Associated Press through an information request show gross sales in October _ including for instant tickets and Mega Millions _ were the lowest in 2015. In mid-October, the lottery announced anyone winning over $600 wouldn’t get their money right away because money in the account used to pay those winnings was running out, sending regular players across state boarders to buy tickets.(AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Lottery ticket sales dropped to the lowest point yet this year in October, the same month lottery officials announced they were delaying payouts over $600 because of the state budget impasse, according to data obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.

Biden tells college students to intervene to prevent assault

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 05:15

Vice President Joe Biden poses for a selfie with students at Syracuse University after speaking during an "It's On Us" event to raise awareness of sexual assault on college campuses, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden brought a White House initiative to prevent campus sexual violence to his alma mater Thursday, urging the Syracuse University audience to take a pledge to intervene if they see the potential for assault.

New York City revenues ahead of forecast for fiscal 2016: report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 05:13

File photo of a full moon rising over the New York skyline above 42nd Street, seen from across the Hudson River in Weehawken, New JerseyNew York City will take in $304 million more in taxes and other revenues than forecast for the current fiscal year, allowing it to meet additional expenses and pre-fund some of next year's budget, according to a report from city budget officials on Thursday. New York's unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent in September, below the national average. The higher tax revenue covers $183 million in additional expenses incurred by city agencies, which include $88 million for the Department of Homeless Services and $24 million for the Department of Correction to address violence at the Rikers Island prison facility, the report said.

Student protest blocking streets in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 05:10

2 protests blocking streets around Center CityA student protest is blocking roads around 30th Street Station in Center City Philadelphia.

Illinois agency readies bond issue for unpaid state vendors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 05:10
The Illinois Finance Authority took steps on Thursday to speed funds to local emergency call centers and providers of essential state services that are in dire need of cash due to the state's ongoing budget impasse. A stalemate between Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the legislature has left Illinois without a budget for the fiscal year that began on July 1. While various court orders and ongoing appropriations have kept money flowing to some services, bond payments and worker salaries, other items have not been funded, prompting Rauner's office to enlist the IFA's assistance.

Latest Vitter ad for governor features 'Duck Dynasty' star

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 05:10
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican David Vitter has turned to reality TV star Willie Robertson to try to help him move past a years-old prostitution scandal that has been revived in the Louisiana governor's race.

San Francisco gunman killed by police had a stolen shotgun

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 05:03
A gunman who was killed by police in San Francisco after firing shots from a construction site next to a downtown hospital had stolen a shotgun minutes earlier, officials said on Thursday. The gunman, named as 25-year-old Javier Lopez Garcia, was fatally shot by officers on Wednesday afternoon after he pointed a rifle from a construction elevator at them and toward the nearby St. Luke's Hospital, the San Francisco Police Department said in a statement. Police heard the man fire several shots as they approached the construction site, it said, and not knowing whether he had shot at anyone, three officers opened fire and killed him.

New York mayor, judge trade blame over police officer's murder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 04:50

Tyrone Howard departs the courtroom after receiving the maximum sentence following a guilty plea in a drug charge in Manhattan Supreme Court in New YorkNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and a Manhattan judge sparred on Thursday over who is to blame for the October killing of a police officer, allegedly shot by a man the judge had released to drug treatment rather than prison for selling crack cocaine. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Patricia Nunez on Thursday sentenced the suspect, Tyrone Howard, 31, to the maximum 12 years in prison for failing to comply with that court-mandated treatment program. At the hearing, Nunez sharply criticized de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton for suggesting she had erred in allowing Howard in May to go to drug rehabilitation as part of a plea deal, six months before he allegedly shot dead officer Randolph Holder.

Howard University tightens security after death threat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 04:49
Howard University in Washington tightened security on Thursday after an online death threat against the historically black college that its president said was a reflection of heightened racial tensions on U.S. campuses. The threat against the school in the U.S. capital follows Monday's resignation of top University of Missouri officials following student protests over their handling of reports of racial abuse. Howard President Dr. Wayne Frederick said the 10,300-student private school was aware of the threat and was working with campus, local and federal law enforcement officials.

Alabama governor says he is 'looking' at Medicaid expansion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 04:49
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The conservative Republican governor of Alabama, a Deep South state where "Obamacare" is often reviled, said Thursday that his administration is mulling an expansion of the state's Medicaid program under the federal health care law.

Prosecutor: Shootings of 2 escaped prisoners were justified

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 04:49
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Law enforcement officials were justified in shooting two killers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York and led authorities on a three-week manhunt, a prosecutor concluded Thursday.

Man convicted of killing wife by stabbing her 82 times

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 04:42
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been convicted of killing his wife by stabbing her 82 times weeks after she appeared on a talk show to determine whether he was the father of her twins.

Obama establishes board to investigate New Jersey rail labor dispute

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 04:37
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama established an emergency board on Thursday to investigate disputes between New Jersey Transit Rail and its employees represented by certain labor organizations, the White House said.

Judge pondering cancer patient's plea for marijuana card

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 04:32

Linda Horan arrives with her lawyer Paul Twomey, rear, for a hearing at Merrimack County Superior Court Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, in Concord, N.H. Horan, in late-stage of lung cancer, seeks a court to provide her a medical marijuana identification card before dispensaries open next year in New Hampshire. The card would permit her to obtain marijuana in Maine, which serves patients who have registry cards in their home states. (AP Photo/Lynne Tuohy)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Linda Horan, diagnosed in July with late-stage lung cancer, says she may be dead before New Hampshire opens its first medical marijuana dispensaries early next year.

Video released of suspect in Center City stabbing death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 04:30

Video released of suspect in Center City stabbing deathPhiladelphia police have release surveillance video of the suspect wanted for a fatal stabbing in Center City just days before Pope Francis' visit.

Nations face tough question: Who are Syria's terrorists?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 04:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — One nation's terrorist may be another's freedom fighter.