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Ferguson mayor: No severance package for Wilson

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:18

"Black lives matter" shout protesters Daniel Conford, left, Tracy Parks, Ashley Carter, Judy Lucas and Luke Davis, right as they all link arms and face off to police at during a demonstration along Eager Road on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson did not receive a severance package when he resigned over the weekend, the St. Louis suburb's mayor said Sunday.


Wife of Ray Rice says he was candid with NFL about assault

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:15

Former Baltimore Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay arrive for a hearing at a New York City office building(Reuters) - The wife of former Baltimore Ravens’ football player Ray Rice said in an interview that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was not truthful when he described Rice as ambiguous about striking her in an elevator early this year. Janay Rice said in an interview with NBC's "Today" show host Matt Lauer that her husband told Goodell the truth about the assault that left her unconscious in an New Jersey casino elevator in February, an incident that lead to his indefinite suspension by the league in September. ...


Missing Ohio State football player found dead: police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:12
(Reuters) - An Ohio State University football player who went missing earlier this week was found dead on Sunday not far from his apartment, authorities said. Kosta Karageorge, 22, a fifth-year senior who was last seen early Wednesday morning, died of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Columbus Police Department said on its Facebook page. The department said Karageorge's body was found inside a dumpster and a gun was found at the scene near his the apartment. ...

10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:05

Protest leader Brittany Ferrell marches through the Bed, Bath and Beyond in Brentwood at the start of a demonstration that started in The Promenade at Brentwood shopping center and moved down Eager Road and Hanley Road on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Ohio State player dead of self-inflicted gunshot

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 09:54

This photo taken on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, and provided by Ohio State university shows college football player Kosta Karageorge in Columbus, Ohio. The mother of a missing Ohio State football player has told police he texted her about his prior concussions the morning he disappeared. A missing-person report filed with Columbus police Wednesday evening, Nov. 26, 2014, says Karageorge told his mother he was sorry if he was an embarrassment but concussions had his head messed up. The 6-foot-5 senior missed practice Wednesday and Thursday and has not been heard from. (AP Photo/Ohio State University, Jay LaPrete)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State football player who disappeared shortly after sending a text message about his concussions was found dead Sunday in a dumpster, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.


Boys, ages 6 and 7, find baby's body buried at Australia beach

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:49

Boys, ages 6 and 7, find baby's body buried at Australia beachTwo young boys playing on a Sydney beach on Sunday found an infant's body buried in the sand, police said, one week after a newborn baby was discovered alive at the bottom of a drain in the city's suburbs.


Rev. Jesse Jackson calls for peace after Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:40
PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — Rev. Jesse Jackson called for peace and perseverance on Sunday as he urged congregants in Portland to keep fighting for racial justice.

Bill Cosby offers refunds for NY show ticket holders

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:29

Bill Cosby offers refunds for NY show ticket holdersBill Cosby is still performing at a suburban New York venue next weekend but the embattled comic is offering refunds to ticket holders who don't want to go.


Man shot twice in the head in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:51

Man shot twice in the head in North PhiladelphiaA man is dead after he was shot twice in the head during broad daylight in North Philadelphia.


Black Friday weekend slows down as allure fades

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:40

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2014 file photo, Target shoppers Kelly Foley, left, Debbie Winslow, center, and Ann Rich use a smartphone to look at a competitor's prices while shopping shortly after midnight on Black Friday, in South Portland, Maine. The Black Friday shopping weekend may be losing its mojo. A survey of shoppers released Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, by the National Retail Federation shows how early discounting, more online shopping and an improving economy have fewer people shopping on the weekend that kicks off the holiday shopping season. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday fatigue is setting in.


Missing Ohio State football player found dead: police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:38
(Reuters) - An Ohio State University football player who went missing earlier this week was found dead on Sunday, authorities said. Kosta Karageorge, 22, a fifth-year senior who was last seen early Wednesday morning, died of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound and his body was found inside a Dumpster, the Columbus Police Department said on its Facebook page. His mother, Susan, told authorities earlier this week he has suffered several concussions and has had spells of being extremely confused, a police report said. ...

Ferguson mayor: No severance package for Darren Wilson

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:34

 No severance package for Darren WilsonFerguson police Officer Darren Wilson did not receive any severance package when he resigned over the weekend, the St. Louis suburb's mayor said Sunday.


FBI joins search for missing West Chester University student

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:32

Reward up to $15,000 in case of missing West Chester University studentThe FBI has now joined the search efforts for a missing West Chester University student who was last seen leaving a bar in Manayunk during the early hours of Thanksgiving morning.


Florida man charged with killing his mother using gun, bow and arrow

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:32
By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - A Florida man was charged with murder on Sunday after police found his mother dead and with arrows sticking out of her head while she sat slumped over in a chair, police said. Michael Watkins, 42, killed his mother, Gloria Watkins, 65, who was found at their home early on Sunday morning in Mary Esther, Florida, said the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office in a news release and arrest report. A deputy responded to a call from next-door neighbors of Watkins who said someone was knocking over Christmas decorations in their front yard and yelling, the sheriff’s office ...

Congress crams unfinished agenda into final days

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:30

FILE - This Nov. 13, 2014, file photo shows the U.S. Capitol Dome, in Washington, surrounded by scaffolding for a long-term repair project, and framed by the last of autumn's colorful leaves. Like a student who waited until the night before a deadline, lawmakers resuming work Monday will try to cram two years of leftover business into two weeks while avoiding a government shutdown. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Like a student who waited until the night before a deadline, lawmakers resuming work Monday will try to cram two years of leftover business into two weeks, while also seeking to avoid a government shutdown.


ABC News: Body found near OSU campus is that of missing football player

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:08

Body found near OSU campus is that of missing football playerA body found near the Ohio State University campus today has been identified as that of Kosta Karageorge, the OSU athlete who has been missing since Wednesday, according to ABC News.


Reports: Body found during search for Ohio St. player

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 06:50

Body found near OSU campus is that of missing football playerMedia outlets are reporting a body has been found near Ohio State while police are providing no updates on the search for a football player missing since Wednesday.


Missing SW Philadelphia teen with autism found safe

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 06:30

Missing SW Philadelphia teen with autism found safePhiladelphia police say a missing 14-year-old boy, who suffers from autism, has been found safe.


Florida woman found dead with arrows in head

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 06:18

48 a.m. Sunday reporting a man knocking over Christmas decorations and yelling at another person. When deputies arrived, they found 65-year-old Gloria Watkins slumped forward in a chair with arrows protruding from her head. (AP Photo/Okaloosa County Department of Corrections)MARY ESTHER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man told police he shot his mother with a gun and a bow-and-arrow and then stabbed her Sunday because he claimed she "stole his diamonds and also gave his father cancer," authorities said.


Traficant remembered as man of the people

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 06:00

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2010, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Jim Traficant Jr. talks about politics at a diner in Boardman, Ohio. The family of Traficant, who served time in prison after his conviction on corruption and racketeering charges, is holding a memorial service for him in northeastern Ohio. The 73-year-old colorful and eccentric Democrat died in late September, several days after a vintage tractor tipped over on him at his family's farm outside Youngstown. The public tribute Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, will be at a performing arts center in Traficant's native Youngstown. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds have turned out to pay tribute to the late James A. Traficant Jr., the former Ohio congressman who served time in prison after his conviction on corruption and racketeering charges.