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Judge to rule in assault trial of suburban NY police officer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 07:20
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York police officer who was seen on video repeatedly punching and kneeing a suspect during a 2014 traffic stop will learn his fate next month, a judge said Tuesday at the conclusion of his nonjury assault trial.

Arkansas parents charged with manslaughter after two-year-old son shoots himself

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 07:20
An Arkansas couple has been charged with manslaughter after their 2-year-year old son accidentally shot himself with a .45 caliber pistol and died of a wound to his head, authorities said on Tuesday. The parents, Phillip and Tabitha Ashley, 27 and 23 respectively, were arrested on Monday. Local media said the couple left a loaded gun unattended in the house.

CDC says at least 19 E. coli infections linked to Costco chicken salad

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 07:17

Shoppers are pictured outside a Costco Wholesale store in Los Angeles(Reuters) - At least 19 people in seven states may have been infected by E. coli after eating rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale Corp's stores, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. No deaths have been reported, but two individuals developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS, a type of kidney failure that can lead to permanent organ damage. The infections have been reported in Montana, Utah, Colorado, California, Missouri, Virginia and Washington, CDC said.

FBI, police investigating threat against Jewish school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 07:13
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Police and the FBI are looking for someone who sent a letter that included racially charged language and threats against people involved with a Jewish school in Greensboro.

Man detained after driving through Ohio military base's gate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 07:11
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base say a man ignored guards' instructions to stop at a security gate, prompting evacuations, but that Ohio's largest military base has been determined safe.

Bond hearing set for man accused of shooting medical student

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 07:07

This undated photo released by the New Orleans Police Department shows Euric Cain, who is accused of shooting a medical student who stopped an apparent kidnapping. Police say Cain of New Orleans is wanted on charges of armed robbery, second-degree kidnapping and attempted first-degree murder. (New Orleans Police Department via AP)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man accused of shooting a medical student will remain in custody until a bond hearing is held next week.

Missouri man's murder convictions in sisters' deaths tossed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 07:02

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2012 file photo, Reginald Clemons listens to attorneys during a hearing in St. Louis. The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 overturned the first-degree murder convictions and the death sentence for Clemons, who was among four men convicted of raping two sisters and throwing them to their death from an abandoned Mississippi River bridge in St. Louis 24 years ago. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, Pool, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned the first-degree murder convictions and the death sentence for one of four men convicted of raping two sisters and throwing them to their death from an abandoned Mississippi River bridge in St. Louis 24 years ago.

Washington university cancels classes over hate speech

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 06:58

Students embrace on the Western Washington University campus in Bellingham, Wash., after classes were canceled ,Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, because of threats over the weekend against minorities posted on YikYak, an anonymous social media platform populated by college students. (Perry Blankinship via AP)SEATTLE (AP) — After a racist thread on social media sparked outrage on a quiet Washington state campus, college officials sent students home a day early for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Connecticut man, girlfriend charged in parents' murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 06:51
A Connecticut man and his girlfriend were formally charged on Tuesday in the murder of his parents, whose disappearance was a mystery for months until their dismembered bodies were found buried in a suburban backyard. In his second appearance at Superior Court in Bridgeport on Tuesday, Kyle Navin, 27, did not say whether he was guilty or not guilty of murdering his parents, Jeffrey Navin, 56, and Jeanette Navin, 55. Judge Robert Devlin ordered Navin held on $2.5 million bail and set a $2 million bail for Valiante.

Seven charged in fatal beating of teen at upstate New York church

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 06:37

Bruce Leonard enters the court room to stand in front of Honorable Judge Bill M. Virkler for a manslaughter charge against him in the death of his 19-year-old son Lucas Leonard, in New HartfordSeven people were criminally charged on Tuesday for their alleged role in the fatal October beating of a teenager during a counseling session at an upstate New York church. A grand jury charged Bruce Leonard, 65, with second-degree murder, alleging that he fatally beat his 19-year old son Lucas and badly injured his 17-year-old son Christopher over the course of 10 hours following services at the Word of Life Church in Chadwicks, New York, about 50 miles east of Syracuse in an attempt to get them to confess their sins. The church's pastor, Daniel Irwin, the victims' sister, Sarah Ferguson and four fellow parishioners were also indicted on lesser charges for their alleged roles in the attack.

Minneapolis police arrest two in shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 06:35
By David Bailey and Todd Melby MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Minneapolis police said on Tuesday they have arrested a 23-year-old white man and a 32-year-old Hispanic man over the shooting of five people near a city police station where demonstrators have gathered for more than a week to protest the killing of an unarmed black man by officers. The younger suspect was arrested around 11:20 a.m. CST (1720 GMT) in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington, while the older man was arrested in his vehicle about 45 minutes later in south Minneapolis, police said. "As I said before, we are sparing no efforts to bring any and all those responsible to justice," Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said after the second arrest.

Jury heads into holiday without verdict in ex-coal CEO trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 06:33
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jurors are heading into a holiday break without a verdict in the trial of ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.

Trial for church shooting suspect friend moved to Charleston

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 06:33
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge has moved the trial of Joey Meek, a friend of the man charged in the Charleston church shootings, to the city where the shootings occurred.

Jail sentence for mother of boy who killed boy at playground

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 06:13
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan mother whose son fatally stabbed another boy at a playground has been sentenced to jail for child abuse.

Suspect in Ohio family killing threatened 'big boom' in 2009

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 06:11

Police block off an area after a fatal shooting on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. The suspect was shot by officers after a short chase outside the house where the shootings happened, Columbus police said. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The man suspected of killing three members of an Ohio family in their home including a 7-year-old boy was investigated six years ago for threatening a mass shooting, according to police records.

Embezzled utility payments leave some Oklahomans in the dark

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 06:08
Some residents of a southern Oklahoma town were without electricity on Tuesday because of an embezzlement scandal that has played havoc with municipal finances and left power bills unpaid. According to an audit released by Oklahoma’s State Auditor and Inspector, the former treasurer of Ryan, Oklahoma, Patricia Laskowski admitted to embezzling an estimated $3,000 to $4,000 per month from residents’ payments of utility bills from April 1, 2013, to March 31, 2015. Laskowski, who resigned her job in July, was not immediately available for comment.

U.S. consumers and stores face off over depth of holiday discounts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 06:06

Black Friday balloons are seen inside a Dick's Sports Goods store in Westbury, New YorkNEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Target Corp's 10 percent discount on a $30.49 pair of embroidered curtains was not nearly enough to entice Valerie Jenkins, shopping in Chicago the weekend before Thanksgiving. Jenkins represents a problem for retailers going into what traditionally has been the peak shopping day of the holiday season, Black Friday. Big retailers are keeping discounts for the weekend following Thanksgiving at around the same level as last year, according to data supplied to Reuters by Market Track.

Son of Kentucky murder suspect arrested for threatening police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 05:55
Bradley Wayne Madden was arrested on Monday in Lafayette, Tennessee, and extradited to Kentucky on Tuesday, according to the Scottsville, Kentucky, Police Department’s Facebook page. Scottsville is about 70 miles northeast of Nashville, Tennessee.

Police: Autopsy findings confirm 18-year-old killed self

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 05:52
NORMANDY, Mo. (AP) — An autopsy report shows that an 18-year-old who exchanged gunfire with police in suburban St. Louis died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was not hit by any officer's bullets.

Man charged with killing California artist as he worked on mural

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 05:50
A California man accused of shooting an artist to death while the man worked on a mural under a freeway in the Bay Area city of Oakland was charged with murder on Tuesday, prosecutors said. Marquise Holloway, 20, was scheduled to make an initial court appearance later on Tuesday. Holloway, who was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Stockton, some 70 miles northeast of Oakland, on Friday, is charged in the murder of artist Antonio Ramos on the morning of Sept. 29, Alameda County District Attorney spokesman Micheal O'Connor said.