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2 New York City police officers shot, wounded in the Bronx

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 18:55

2 New York City police officers shot, wounded in the BronxTwo New York City police officers responding to a robbery in the Bronx were shot and wounded Monday night, and a manhunt was still underway hours later for a pair of suspects, authorities said.


2 New York City police officers shot, wounded in the Bronx

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 17:26
NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City police officers responding to a robbery in the Bronx were shot and wounded Monday night, and a manhunt was still underway hours later for a pair of suspects, authorities said.

Federal mediator to help West Coast ports contract dispute

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 16:02
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal mediator is getting involved in stalled contract talks between West Coast dockworkers and their employers.

Son arrested on murder charge in hedge fund founder shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 15:26

This Sept. 2014 photo provided by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office shows Thomas Gilbert Jr., after his arrest on Sept. 18, 2014 in the town of Southampton, N.Y., on a misdemeanor charge. On Monday, Jan 5, 2015 police arrested Gilbert, 30, on a murder charge after they say he went to his father's Manhattan apartment Sunday afternoon, shot him in the head after an argument about money, and tried to make it look like a suicide. Seventy-year-old Thomas Gilbert Sr. was a founding partner at hedge fund Wainscott Capital. (AP Photo/Suffolk County District Attorney’s office)NEW YORK (AP) — A man shot his hedge fund founder father to death inside his apartment near the United Nations headquarters after they argued over the son's allowance, police said Monday.


Notable developments in tensions between police, communities

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 15:15

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, listens as New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton addresses a news conference at New York City Police headquarters, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. De Blasio says it was "disrespectful" that some NYPD officers turned their backs to him during a pair of funerals for slain police officers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)The killings of two unarmed black men by white police officers in Missouri and in New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries declined to indict the officers.


Raise your home's IQ: smart gadgets take center stage at CES

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 15:11

Jerome Bouvard demonstrates the Parrot Pot at CES Unveiled, a media preview event for CES International, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Las Vegas. The pot is linked to mobile devices and will automatically water your plant. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on — perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called "smart home," cars, appliances and other devices all have sensors and Internet connectivity to think and act for themselves, and make your life easier.


San Francisco police kill man armed with air gun outside station

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 14:38
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two San Francisco police sergeants fatally shot a man apparently intent on suicide outside their station after he pulled an air gun from his waistband that they thought might be a firearm, officials said on Monday. The Sunday evening shooting came as law enforcement officers around the United States have been on edge since two New York police officers were killed on Dec. 20 by a gunman who said he was seeking to avenge the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers. ...

Top U.S. lawyer Dershowitz: can his accusers in sex abuse case be disbarred?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 14:22

Attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz discusses allegations of sex with an underage girl levelled against him, during an interview at his home in Miami BeachBy Brendan Pierson (Reuters) - Well-known U.S. criminal defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz has vowed to seek the disbarment of two lawyers representing a woman who has accused him of sexually abusing her when she was underage. But legal experts said he faces an uphill battle. In a filing in Florida federal court last week, former federal judge Paul Cassell and Florida plaintiffs attorney Bradley Edwards said that their client was forced as a minor by financier Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with several people, including Dershowitz and Britain's Prince Andrew. ...


Ferguson grand juror sues to be allowed to talk about case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 13:42
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A member of the grand jury that declined to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown contends in a lawsuit filed Monday that the prosecutor in the case has wrongly implied that all 12 jurors believed there was no evidence to support charges.

Federal mediator to help West Coast ports contract dispute

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 13:25
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal mediator is getting involved in stalled contract talks between West Coast dockworkers and their employers.

Former Garner family lawyer will not face rape charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:52
By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York lawyer who represented the family of Eric Garner, the unarmed black man killed last July in a police chokehold, will not face criminal charges that he raped a woman at his penthouse apartment, Manhattan prosecutors said on Monday. The prosecutors said they did not have enough evidence to pursue a criminal case against the lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, 70, whom a woman accused of rape, possibly after she was drugged. The prosecutors interviewed him, the alleged victim and 46 other people. ...

2 NY police officers shot in the Bronx

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:51

2 New York City police officers shot, wounded in the BronxTwo New York City police officers were shot in the Fordham section of the Bronx Monday night, WABC reports.


2 police officers shot in Bronx

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:47

2 New York City police officers shot, wounded in the BronxTwo New York City police officers were shot in the Fordham section of the Bronx Monday night, WABC reports.


AccuWeather: Light Snow Tuesday, Bitter Cold

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:40

 Light Snow Today, Bitter Cold ComingMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says Tuesday's snow will be light, but the timing could cause problems.


Arrest made in killing of limo driver in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:36

Arrest made in killing of limo driver in West PhiladelphiaPolice say a suspect has been arrested and charged in the killing of a limo driver in West Philadelphia.


Crews battle Frankford house fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:35

Crews battle Frankford house fireCrews worked to place a fire in the Frankford section of Philadelphia under control Monday night.


11, including children, displaced in Camden fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:33

11, including children, displaced in Camden fire11 people, including three children, have been displaced after a fire in Camden.


PennDOT tracking the first flakes ahead of Tuesday's storm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:31

PennDOT tracking the first flakes ahead of Tuesday's stormThe timing of the snow has the potential of turning rush hour into a mess Tuesday morning. So, PennDOT is doing everything it can to get ahead of the storm, pre-treating roadways all day today.


2 men charged in US in attempted Gambia coup

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two men have been charged in the United States with conspiring to help overthrow the government of the small West African nation of Gambia, federal prosecutors said Monday.

Police in California seek man who wounded 3, left baby dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:03
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police pleaded for the public's help Monday to find a gunman who shot the parents and uncle of a 3-week-old baby girl who later was found dead in a trash bin near the Mexican border 120 miles from her home.