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Questions abound in police shooting death of black Texas teen

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 04:39
By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - Texas police on Sunday were trying to figure out what prompted a black teenager to smash his car into an auto dealership, and why a white police officer still in training fatally shot the unarmed 19-year-old four times. Christian Taylor became the latest unarmed black man to die at the hands of a white police officer after officials said he was seen on security surveillance tape vandalizing cars at an auto dealership in Arlington. Taylor was shot four times by Arlington police officer Brad Miller, 49, who was still undergoing training with the department, Arlington police chief Will Johnson said on Saturday.

6 children, 2 adults fatally shot in head in Houston home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 04:36

6 children, 2 adults restrained, fatally shot in Houston-area homeSix children and two adults were restrained and fatally shot in the head at a Houston home by a man with a violent criminal history who had previously lived there, authorities said Sunday.


Man gets a year for printing $100 bills in casino hotel room

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 04:30
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for making $100 counterfeit bills at a casino hotel.

Shots fired during Ferguson police shooting anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 04:12
Shots were fired on Sunday during a march in Ferguson, Missouri, to mark the anniversary of the fatal shooting by a white police officer of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, police said. It was unclear who fired the shots or the extent of any injuries, a police spokesman told reporters, but initial reports suggested they were not aimed at the marchers. About six shots were heard as 300 people made their way to a church on the outskirts of Ferguson as part of events to mark the death of Brown at the hands of a white police officer one year ago.

5 children, 3 adults fatally shot in head in Houston home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 04:08

6 children, 2 adults restrained, fatally shot in Houston-area homeFive children and three adults were restrained and fatally shot in the head at a Houston home by a man with a violent criminal history who had previously lived there, authorities said Sunday.


Police: Woman tried to smuggle heroin to inmate through kiss

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 04:06
BOWLING GREEN, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis woman is accused of trying to smuggle heroin to a northeast Missouri jail inmate through a kiss.

Penn State student allegedly set dorm fire to annoy girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 04:03

Penn State student allegedly set dorm fire to annoy girlfriendA Penn State student has been jailed on charges he set a small fire in the stairwell of his girlfriend's dormitory in hopes it would trigger an alarm and annoy her.


Timeline of events after fatal police shooting in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 03:59

FILE - These images provided by the Ferguson Police Department show security camera footage from a convenience store in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 9, 2014, the day that Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. The one year anniversary of the shooting of Brown, which sparked months of nationwide protests and launched the "Black Lives Matter" movement, is on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. (Ferguson Police Department via AP, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Aug. 9, 2014.


Frank Gifford, Pro Football Hall of Famer, dies at 84

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 03:52

Frank Gifford, Pro Football Hall of Famer, dies at 84Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford has died. He was 84.


Church drops Boy Scouts after over gay leadership decision

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 03:46
LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — A Presbyterian church in South Carolina says it is dropping its nearly 50-year association with the Boy Scouts after the organization agreed to allow gay leaders.

Daycare owner charged after cops say she beat girl with belt

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 03:34
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida daycare owner has been arrested after authorities say she beat a girl with belt for soiling her pants.

Survey: US gasoline prices down 11 cents in the past 2 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 03:08
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline has dropped 11 cents over the past two weeks to $2.71 a gallon.

3 face charges of impeding probe of 1975 slayings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 03:08
BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Three people face charges of impeding an investigation in the slayings 40 years ago of two sisters who vanished from a suburban Maryland mall, a prosecutor said Sunday.

Donald Trump Offers No Apology Over 'Blood' Comments

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 02:29
The GOP presidential candidate spoke with George Stephanopoulos on "This Week."

Families calls off private search for missing teens

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 02:25
TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — The families of two Florida boys who disappeared at sea say they've called off their search.

7 injured in hit-and-run crash in Hollywood

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 02:20
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who ran off and left his family behind after allegedly causing a crash that injured seven people, including two small children, in Hollywood.

3 face charges of impeding probe in 1975 slayings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 01:49
BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Three people face charges of impeding an investigation in connection with the 40-year-old slayings of two Maryland sisters.

2 rescued from burning boat off Ocean City coast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 01:38

2 people, dog rescued from burning boat off Ocean City coastTwo people were rescued from a burning boat near Ocean City, New Jersey late Sunday morning.


Push for higher minimum wage ignites worry about enforcement

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 01:37

 Plenty of scofflaw businesses don’t pay the legal minimum now and probably won’t pay the new, higher wages either. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)NEW YORK (AP) — As a campaign to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 has achieved victories in such places as Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, it has bumped up against a harsh reality: Plenty of scofflaw businesses don't pay the legal minimum now and probably won't pay the new, higher wages either.


Gator captured after attacking, biting off swimmer's arm

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 01:21
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A woman is recovering after being attacked by an alligator that bit off her arm while she swam in central Florida.