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Rams, police differ on Ferguson protest apology

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:30

FILE - In this Sunday Nov. 30, 2014, file photo, St. Louis Rams players, from left; Stedman Bailey (12), Tavon Austin (11), Jared Cook, (89) Chris Givens (13) and Kenny Britt (81) raise their arms in awareness of the events in Ferguson, Mo., as they walk onto the field during introductions before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in St. Louis. Time will tell whether the ``hands-up'' gesture during pregame introductions will leave a lasting memory or simply go down as a come-and-go moment in the age of the 24-hour news cycle. Either way, it certainly isn't the first time high-profile athletes have used their platform to make political statements. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis Rams official and a county police chief differed Monday about whether the team had apologized for the actions of five players who raised their hands during pregame festivities in a show of solidarity with Ferguson protesters.


Ohio bill would shield doctors who say 'My fault'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:05

This undated photo provided by the Ohio House of Representatives shows Rep. Peter Stautberg. Doctors want to expand Ohio law by keeping conversations with patients or families where they admit fault in a medical procedure from being used as evidence in malpractice lawsuits. While Ohio law already includes protection for apologies by doctors, a bill sponsored by Stautberg, a Cincinnati Republican, would shield statements that take responsibility or acknowledge mistakes. (AP Photo/HO, Ohio House of Representatives)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors talking privately to patients or families after a medical mishap could acknowledge responsibility or even admit a mistake without that conversation being used against them later in court, according to a proposal in the Ohio General Assembly pushed by physicians.


Navajo Nation president signs landmark law enforcement legislation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 13:20
By Joseph J. Kolb ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - The president of the Navajo Nation signed an amendment to the tribal code on Monday reinstating stiffer jail sentences and fines for some non-violent crimes that have often gone unpunished on the reservation over the past decade. President Ben Shelly agreed to allow jail and fine provisions again for a number of such lesser offenses, such as shoplifting or theft, that had been on ice since January 2000 because of a lack of jail space. "This is a good law. ...

Utah man gets maximum sentence in hate crime case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 13:18
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge on Monday gave a Utah man the maximum sentence of a year in prison for writing a letter threatening to kill white members of an interracial family if they didn't make a black teenage relative move away.

Obama: Wants to avoid 'militarized' police culture

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 13:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday he wants to ensure the U.S. isn't building a "militarized culture" within police departments, while maintaining federal programs that provide the type of military-style equipment that were used to dispel racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

A glance at developments in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:41

A clergy member assists a protester as he is taken to the ground on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at Kiener Plaza in St. Louis. Protesters and police clashed following an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the Oakland Raiders as protests continued following a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Laurie Skrivan) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUTST. LOUIS (AP) — President Barack Obama called Monday for $75 million in federal spending to get 50,000 more police to wear body cameras that record their interactions with civilians.


Ramsey named co-chair of 21st Century Policing Task Force, Holder targets racial profiling

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:32

Ramsey named co-chair of 21st Century Policing Task Force, Holder targets racial profilingSpeaking at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta - the church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached - U.S. Attorney General on Monday said he will soon unveil long-planned Justice Department guidance days aimed at ending racial profiling.


Man struck and killed on Cottman Avenue

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:26

Man struck and killed on Cottman AvenueA man was struck and killed by a vehicle on Cottman Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia Monday night.


2 hospitalized after West Philadelphia fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:23

2 hospitalized after West Philadelphia fireTwo people are hospitalized after a fire in West Philadelphia.


Bill Cosby resigns from Temple University Board of Trustees

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:20

Bill Cosby resigns from Temple University Board of TrusteesBill Cosby stepped down as a trustee of his beloved Temple University following renewed accusations that he had drugged and sexually assaulted a string of women over many years.


Suspect in 4 West Virginia killings found dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:03

Suspect in 4 West Virginia killings found deadPolice say a West Virginia man suspected in four killings in separate shootings has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


Mayor: $130M to revamp NYC jails for mentally ill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:58

FILE - In this March 12, 2014 file photo, a picture of Jerome Murdough, a former homeless Marine who died in a mental observation unit on Rikers Island jail on Feb. 15, is held by his mother Alma Murdough left, and sister Cheryl Warner at Alma Murdough's home in the Queens borough of New York. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to announce his $130 million, four-year plan to overhaul how the nation’s most populous city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects, diverting many to treatment instead of jail. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City mayor wants to spend $130 million over four years to overhaul how the nation's most populous city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects, diverting many to treatment instead of the city's troubled Rikers Island jail complex.


NASA launching new Orion spacecraft on test flight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:57

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, after a 22-mile journey from the Launch Abort System Facility at the Kennedy Space Center, the Orion Spacecraft arrives at Space Launch Complex 37B at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The test flight for Orion is scheduled to launch on Dec. 4. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's quest to send astronauts out into the solar system begins this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight.


Holder announces plan to target racial profiling

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:42

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder gestures as he speaks to members of the community during an interfaith service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. Holder traveled to Atlanta to meet with law enforcement and community leaders for the first in a series of regional meetings around the country. The president asked Holder to set up the meetings in the wake of clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — Speaking at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta — the church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that he will soon unveil long-planned Justice Department guidance aimed at ending racial profiling.


Camden County police search for missing boy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:34

Camden County police search for missing boyThe Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 10-year-old from Parkside.


The Boss becomes Bono: Springsteen sings with U2

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:08

 Springsteen sings with U2Bono has some top notch understudies: Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin of Coldplay acted as the U2 frontman, who is recovering from a bike accident, at a concert Monday night honoring World AIDS Day.


0-17: Sixers continue losing streak

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:02

 Sixers continue losing streakKawhi Leonard scored a game-high 26 points and had a crucial three-point play in the final minute to help the San Antonio Spurs defeat the winless 76ers 109-103, extending Philadelphia's franchise-worst losing streak to start the season to 0-17.


Hands-up gesture animates Ferguson protests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:59

Members of the St. Louis Rams raise their arms in awareness of the events in Ferguson, Mo., as they walk onto the field during introductions before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in St. Louis. The players said after the game, they raised their arms in a "hands up" gesture to acknowledge the events in Ferguson. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Five St. Louis Rams players entered the football field with their hands raised. A day later, people walked out of work or school showing the same gesture of solidarity with Ferguson protesters.


Four slain at three West Virginia locations, suspect found dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:57
(Reuters) - Four people were killed at three sites in northern West Virginia on Monday, police said, and local media reported the suspected gunman was later found dead. West Virginia State Police were investigating a site near Cheat Lake where Michael Frum, 28, of Maidsville, and Sharon Berkshire, 39, of Westover, were found slain, said Lieutenant Michael Baylous, a spokesman for the agency. Other victims were found at two other sites, Baylous said. Baylous identified the suspect as Jody Lee Hunt, 39, of Westover. ...

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:56

Demonstrators protest against the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown at the Department of Justice in Washington, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. A grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, declined to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Brown, an unarmed black man. Protesters across the U.S. have walked off their jobs or away from classes in support of the Ferguson protesters. Monday's walkouts stretched from New York to San Francisco, and included Chicago and Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: