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Taser used when black motorist killed to be tested again

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:28
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A state judge is allowing additional tests on a Taser that a white police officer used before he shot and killed a black man last year.

Centene loses personal, health data of 950,000 members

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:22
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Health insurer Centene Corp. says it is missing half a dozen hard drives that contain the personal and health information of roughly 950,000 clients.

FAA: Laser pointer targets plane approaching LaGuardia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:20

 Laser pointer targets plane approaching LaGuardiaFAA officials say someone with a laser pointer targeted a plane approaching LaGuardia Airport Monday night.


French taxis, air traffic controllers, schools on strike

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:00

Taxi drivers on strike stand next to their cars as they demonstrate in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Paris taxi drivers protesting what they consider unfair competition from rival services such as Uber are joining teachers and other public servants in nationwide strikes and demonstrations. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS (AP) — Paris police fired tear gas and taxi drivers lit bonfires on a major highway Tuesday amid nationwide strikes and protests over working conditions and competition from non-traditional services such as Uber.


Civil trial to begin for Florida deputy who shot unarmed man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 22:36
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A trial is set to begin in a lawsuit filed by a young black man who was unarmed when a sheriff's deputy shot him, leaving him paralyzed.

Ford recalls about 391K Ranger pickups due to air bag death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 22:15

This Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, photo, shows a blue oval Ford sign above the entrance to Butler County Ford in Butler, Pa. Ford announced Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, that the company is recalling nearly 391,000 Ranger pickups because the driver's air bag inflators can explode with too much force and cause injuries. The recall covers trucks from 2004 through 2006 in the U.S. and Canada. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling nearly 391,000 Ranger pickups because the driver's air bag inflators can explode with too much force and cause injuries.


Protests escalate against Greek pension reform

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 21:38

State hospital workers scuffle with police outside the Greek Finance Ministry during a protest against new austerity reforms by Greek government in central Athens, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. The scuffles occurred Tuesday as farmers continues sporadic highway closures, mostly on northern Greece, and a growing number of professional associations have called for strikes.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — State hospital workers scuffled with police outside the finance ministry Tuesday, as protests across Greece escalate against sweeping pension reforms proposed by the government.


Gov. Chris Christie on NJ flooding: 'Want me to go down there with a mop?'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 21:33

 'Want me to go down there with a mop?'The mayor of North Wildwood, NJ says he is "disappointed" by Gov. Chris Christie's controversial campaign trail comments about the flooding experienced in Cape May County during the Blizzard of 2016.


Fire damages business, apartments in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 21:30

Fire damages business, apartments in South PhiladelphiaFirefighters battled a fast-moving blaze that damaged a commercial business and apartments in South Philadelphia.


Several porch roofs collapse in Parkside

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 21:23

Several porch roofs collapse in ParksideA row of porch roofs collapsed under the weight of snow in the Parkside section of Philadelphia.


Investigation underway after authorities fatally shoot man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 21:20
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — An investigation is underway in Alabama after a Clanton police officer and a Chilton County deputy shot and killed a man.

Icy conditions lead to crash on I-476 in Broomall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 20:56

Icy conditions lead to crash on I-476 in BroomallIcy conditions caused a truck to overturn on I-476 Tuesday morning.


Convicted ex-NY state Senate leader seeks new trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 20:28
NEW YORK (AP) — Ex-New York state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son are seeking a new trial six weeks after they were convicted of federal corruption charges.

Christie on NJ Floods: 'Want Me to Go Down There With a Mop?'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 20:01
New Jersey experienced devastating flooding.

Czech airline to buy 16 Boeing 737 Max jets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:59
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech airline Travel Service says it has signed deals to buy 16 new Boeing 737 MAX jets.

In coastal New Jersey, a flood of criticism for Christie follows storm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:54
The storm that walloped Washington and New York with about 2 feet (60 cm) of snow hit coastal Cape May County in New Jersey with tides higher than those measured during 2012's Superstorm Sandy, sending salt water into properties and forcing hundreds of people to evacuate. Jim Hand voiced exasperation as he surveyed the damage at Fred's Tavern in Stone Harbor, a bar and liquor store about 35 miles (56 km) down the coast from Atlantic City. "We're doing the same thing today we did after Sandy," said Hand, 61.

China's anti-graft body investigates statistics bureau chief

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:47
BEIJING (AP) — China's anti-graft agency says the head of the country's National Bureau of Statistics is being investigated for severe disciplinary violations, a phrase which usually refers to corruption.

Witness testifies in U.S. about 2000 murder of diplomat in Niger

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:43
(This version of the story corrects fifth paragraph of Monday's story to say witness Moumouni Karimou is from Niger, not Nigeria) By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - An African security guard on Monday told a U.S. judge that he saw an American diplomat shot to death in Niger 14 years ago, and identified the shooter as the suspect who has been indicted for the crime. Moumouni Karimou told a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, he had smoked with the shooter just minutes before he witnessed the fatal carjacking. Prosecutors called Karmou to testify about the murder of U.S. Department of Defense official William Bultemeier in 2000.

Slow return to normal routines for cities hit by snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:33

Brian Mitchell, near his dog Molly, shovels snow outside his home in Towson, Md., Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. East coast residents continued to dig themselves out after a massive weekend snowstorm. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than three days with life at a virtual standstill in the nation's capital and elsewhere up and down the East Coast, the cities hit hard by a massive snowstorm were getting closer to their normal routines.


Deputies: Woman faked cancer, got $25K in donations, trips

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:18
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman is accused of pretending to have terminal cancer and accepting thousands of dollars in donations and trips.