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The Latest: Statements match in shooting by campus officer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 05:06
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The latest on a campus police shooting that killed a 20-year-old man at Spartanburg Methodist College in South Carolina (all times local):

Cops: Boys, 14, recorded, texted sex video; 20 suspended

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 05:01
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Two 14-year-old boys were charged after one of them allegedly shot video of the other having sex with a girl, and as many as 20 students at a neighboring Long Island school have been suspended for either viewing the video encounter on their smartphones or sending copies to friends.

Person of interest named in fatal shooting at New York's Penn Station

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 04:57

Handout photo of suspect Vincent Arcona in New YorkPolice on Tuesday identified a 27-year-old man as a person of interest in a shooting near New York City's Penn Station transportation hub that killed one man and wounded two others. A day after the shooting in a stairwell leading to a subway station at West 35th Street and 8th Avenue, police released a photograph of Vincent Arcona, who they said was wanted for questioning in the incident. Police did not say why Arcona had been named as a person of interest.

Navy veteran swimming the Mississippi River to honor fallen comrades

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 04:56
Navy combat veteran Chris Ring says some people call him crazy for attempting to become the first American to swim the length of the Mississippi River. "We all have what we have today because of these families and their loved ones," Ring said last week after finishing up a day's swim just south of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Averaging 6.5 hours in the water and 14 miles a day, Ring aims to reach the 0-mile marker where the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico in early December.

No federal charges against ex-Milwaukee cop: Justice Dept

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 04:54
The Justice Department said on Tuesday there is insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against a former Milwaukee police officer in the death of an unarmed black man. Former Milwaukee police officer Christopher Manney was fired after fatally shooting Dontre Hamilton on April 30, 2014. Federal authorities reviewed evidence collected in the death of Hamilton, the Justice Department said in a statement.

Advocates of 1st black college in US press state to save it

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 04:54

Michael Coard, a Cheyney University graduate and lawyer for a coalition suing the state, speaks at a rally in the Capitol Rotunda organized in an effort to press the state to help the financially struggling school, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Harrisburg, Pa. Listening are state Reps. Curtis Thomas, left, and Stephen Kinsey. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Advocates for the nation's first historically black college took their message to the Pennsylvania Capitol on Tuesday to press officials to help save it amid a dire financial situation that they say results from decades of discrimination.

FDA approves sale of eight new Swedish Match snus products

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 04:41
Stockholm-based Swedish Match can sell eight new products of a smokeless tobacco known as "snus" under its "General" brand, the FDA said on Tuesday. Snus is a moist tobacco product placed under the upper lip that does not involve spitting or chewing.

Defense: Client 'snapped,' killed stepdaughter, abused corpse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 04:37

 Client 'snapped,' killed stepdaughter, abused corpseGregory Graf's attorney says his client shouldn't be convicted of premeditated murder.

War on Christmas? Starbucks cups cause social media outcry

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 04:37

A customer carries a coffee drink in a red paper cup, with a cardboard cover attached, outside a Starbucks coffee shop in the Pike Place Market, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Seattle. It's as red as Santa's suit, a poinsettia blossom or a loud Christmas sweater. Yet Starbucks' minimalist new holiday coffee cup has set off complaints that the chain is making war on Christmas. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)NEW YORK (AP) — It's as red as Santa's suit, a poinsettia or your neighbor's ugly Christmas sweater. Yet Starbucks' stark new holiday coffee cup has set off complaints that the chain is making war on Christmas.

Race protests scattered around U.S. campuses after Missouri resignations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 04:35

Students listen at a press conference at Traditions Plaza at Carnahan Quad, on the University of Missouri campus in ColumbiaStudents are holding events designed to bring attention to racial issues on a handful of U.S. college campuses this week, spurred on by the impact of protests at the University of Missouri, which culminated in the resignation of the school's president and chancellor on Monday. Peaceful marches or walkouts have occurred, or are planned, at Yale University, Ithaca College and Smith College in the Northeastern United States, though none has yet reached the intensity of demonstrations at Missouri, where hundreds of students and teachers protested what they saw as soft handling of reports of racial abuse on campus. Shortly after Tim Wolfe, president of the University of Missouri, announced he would step down on Monday, a crowd of more than 1,000 gathered peacefully at the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, to hold what students called a "March of Resilience," in solidarity with Missouri.

Quake protection looms large in LA stadium bid for Olympics

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 04:24

FILE - This Feb. 13, 2008, file photo shows the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. The aging Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is slated for a major overhaul, but it’s not known how much work will be needed to harden the structure against earthquakes in time to make a credible bid for the 2024 Olympics. The 1994 Northridge earthquake heavily damaged the stadium, even though it was 20 miles from the epicenter and the strongest shaking traveled away from the Coliseum (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has seen almost a century of American history, hosting the first Super Bowl, the 1960 Democratic convention where John F. Kennedy was nominated and two Olympic Games, as well as concerts by Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones.

Maldives president revokes state of emergency early

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 04:20
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The president of the Maldives on Tuesday revoked a state of emergency after less than a week, following widespread international condemnation and concerns about its impact on the country's crucial tourism industry, the government said.

Maine sues anti-abortion protester, claiming he shouts too loud

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 04:17
Maine's top attorney on Tuesday filed a civil rights lawsuit against an anti-abortion protester, contending that his yelling outside a Portland Planned Parenthood clinic was so loud that it disrupted the staff's ability to counsel patients inside. The lawsuit, filed in Maine's Superior Court by Attorney General Janet Mills, alleges that Brian Ingalls, 26, who shouts about "murdering babies, aborted babies' blood and Jesus," violated the state's Civil Rights Act because he was audible inside the facility.

3 charged in cyberattacks against US finance companies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 04:16
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities in New York City say three people have been charged in the largest theft of consumer data from a U.S. financial institution in history.

USDA expects record soybean crop, third-largest corn crop

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 04:13
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With most of this year's corn and soybeans harvested, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is boosting its expectations for the size of the crops.

State Department says U.S. citizen detained in Yemen has died

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 04:05
The U.S. State Department on Tuesday U.S. citizen John Hamen, one of two contractors who had been detained by Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen, has died. The United Nations said earlier this month that two contractors who worked for a firm that managed U.N. facilities had been detained in Yemen's capital Sanaa. The two had been detained upon arriving from Djibouti, the United Nations said, by Houthi militia and army units loyal to Yemen's former president.

Authorities seek driver after 3 bodies found in burning SUV

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 03:51
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Homicide detectives were searching Tuesday for the driver of an SUV that was found burning with three bodies inside in a Southern California neighborhood.

Snow, tornadoes expected as system plows toward central US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 03:51
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters say a mixture of bad weather including heavy snow and tornadoes is expected as a strong storm system plows toward the central U.S. from the Rocky Mountains.

Officers in Alabama police arrest video identified

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 03:51
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Three officers who were placed on leave after videos showed them using a stun gun and a baton to break up a post-football game party were identified on Tuesday.

Transit police officer buys shoes for barefoot passenger

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 03:46
LINDENWOLD, N.J. (AP) — A transit police officer reached for his wallet instead of his ticket book when a bus driver told him a disruptive passenger was not wearing shoes.