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Bethlehem man's Facebook case goes to Supreme Court

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 23:11

Bethlehem man's Facebook case goes to Supreme CourtAnthony Elonis claimed he was just kidding when he posted a series of graphically violent rap lyrics on Facebook about killing his estranged wife, shooting up a kindergarten class and attacking an FBI agent.


Public viewing set for boy fatally shot by police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 23:01

Cleveland police deputy chief Ed Tomba answers questions at a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, after the release of the surveillance video of the weekend police shooting of Tamir Rice. The 12-year-old was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer Saturday after he reportedly pulled a fake gun at the city park. Listening are Chief Calvin Williams, left, and Mayor Frank Johnson, second from left. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)CLEVELAND (AP) — A public viewing will be held for a 12-year-old boy who was carrying a pellet gun when he was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer.


2 protesters arrested overnight in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 22:59
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two protesters are facing charges after being arrested during a nighttime protest outside police headquarters in Ferguson, Missouri.

Congressional staffer accused of cyberbullying Obama girls

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 22:59

Congressional staffer accused of cyberbullying Obama girlsReaction has been swift and angry to a Republican congressional staffer's Facebook rant about President Barack Obama's daughters.


Attempted robbery leads to shooting in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 22:39

Attempted robbery leads to shooting in North PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting in North Philadelphia.


Man found shot to death at Strawberry Mansion party

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 22:38

Man found shot to death at Strawberry Mansion partyPhiladelphia police are investigating a fatal shooting during a party in Strawberry Mansion.


New frog species found in southern New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 21:08

New frog species found in southern New JerseyScientists have discovered a new frog species in southern New Jersey that makes some un-froglike sounds.


Online threats case to show if U.S. justices are down with rap

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 21:01
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A case before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning threats that a Pennsylvania man made toward his estranged wife and others on Facebook could hinge on how the nine justices interpret the sometimes violent imagery in rap lyrics. The justices, not known for their pop culture bona fides, are set on Monday to hear a one-hour oral argument in an appeal filed by Anthony Elonis. He was convicted for making threats aimed at his wife, law enforcement officers and others after posting statements on Facebook in 2010 soon after his wife left him. ...

A glance at developments in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 20:25

People protest outside the Ferguson Police Department Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — The officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown resigned Saturday from the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, where protests continued but were far more muted than the violence sparked by a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer earlier in the week.


Man struck by vehicle in Evesham Township

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 19:18

Man struck by vehicle in Evesham TownshipAuthorities in Burlington County are investigating a crash that left a man seriously injured.


Coast Guard rescues 5 after boat sinks off Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 19:18

In this image from U.S. Coast Guard video, one of the members of the crew of a fishing boat that sank is lifted to a helicopter Saturday morning, Nov. 29, 2014, off the Oregon coast, about 8 miles west of Siletz Bay. The Coat Guard rescued five people. Three crew members were pulled to safety by a hovering helicopter, while the other two were rescued by a Coast Guard boat. Three people were treated for minor injuries. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued five people whose fishing boat sank Saturday in the chilly Pacific waters off the Oregon coast.


Crashes in Idaho dust storm send 10 to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 18:57
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a chain-reaction crash during a dust storm in southeastern Idaho has sent 10 people to the hospital.

Woman shot at Chicago Nordstrom store dies: police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 15:10
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Nordstrom worker shot by her former boyfriend in a Chicago store died on Saturday, police sources said. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office identified the victim as Nadia Ezaldein, 22, of Hialeah, Florida. The man, identified as Marcus Dee, 31, shot himself and was declared dead at the scene, police said. His place of residence was not known. The shooting, on the second floor of the high-end retailer in the popular "Magnificent Mile" shopping district, sent Black Friday customers scattering from the store. ...

9 Penn State trustees demand Freeh documents

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 14:45

FILE - In this July 12, 2012, file photo, former FBI Director Louis Freeh gestures during a news conference in Philadelphia. Nine Penn State trustees elected by alumni have demanded access to documents used to create the Freeh Report on the school's handling of child sex abuse complaints against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The group said the board has a responsibility to review the materials and verify the sources of Freeh's criticisms in the 2012 report. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Nine Penn State trustees elected by alumni have demanded access to documents used to create the Freeh Report on the school's handling of child sex abuse complaints against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.


Coast Guard rescues 5 after boat sinks off Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 14:39
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued five people whose fishing boat sank Saturday in the chilly Pacific waters off the Oregon coast.

A glance at developments in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 14:35

A man is arrested by police after kneeling in the street during a protest outside the Ferguson Police Department Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — The officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown resigned Saturday from the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, where protests continued but were far more muted than the violence sparked by a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer earlier in the week.


A glance at developments in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 14:35

A man is arrested by police after kneeling in the street during a protest outside the Ferguson Police Department Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — The officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown resigned Saturday from the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, where protests continued but were far more muted than the violence sparked by a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer earlier in the week.


Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown resigns

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 14:34

A man kneels in the middle of a street and yells at police before being arrested outside the Ferguson Police Department Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson officials on Sunday planned to address the resignation of a police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, as his parents prepared to attend a church service where civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton was scheduled to preach.


9 Penn State trustees demand Freeh documents

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 14:21

FILE - In this July 12, 2012, file photo, former FBI Director Louis Freeh gestures during a news conference in Philadelphia. Nine Penn State trustees elected by alumni have demanded access to documents used to create the Freeh Report on the school's handling of child sex abuse complaints against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The group said the board has a responsibility to review the materials and verify the sources of Freeh's criticisms in the 2012 report. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Nine Penn State trustees elected by alumni have demanded access to documents used to create the Freeh Report on the school's handling of child sex abuse complaints against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.


15 arrested as demonstrations return to Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 13:43

A protester is taken into custody Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Several protesters have been taken into custody during a demonstration outside the police department. Tensions escalated late Friday during an initially calm demonstration after police said protesters were illegally blocking West Florissant Avenue. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown resigned Saturday, and protests intensified in the St. Louis suburb where violence erupted earlier this week when a grand jury decided not to indict him.