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Arlington Police Fire Officer Who Killed Football Player

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:49
Officer Brad Miller was fired in the death of Christian Taylor.

Police say store video shows suspect in Ferguson shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:49
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police have released surveillance video footage they say shows the 18-year-old black suspect who was critically wounded after being shot by police in Ferguson minutes before he fired a gun at plainclothes officers.

Officer fired for 'troubling' decisions in shooting of Texas teen

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:47

Police handout of officer Brad MillerA white officer who fatally shot a black Texas teenager last week at a Dallas-area car dealership has been fired after making a series of troubling decisions, Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson said on Tuesday. Christian Taylor, a 19-year-old college football player at Angelo State University, 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 multiple times by Arlington police officer Brad Miller, 49, who was still undergoing training with the department, police said.


Coast Guard searching for missing crew member

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:41

Coast Guard searching for missing crew memberThe Coast Guard is searching for a missing crew member between Bayonne, New Jersey and Ocean City, Maryland.


Restrictions to remain for rivers hardest hit by Colorado mine waste spill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:39

Yellow waste water that had been held behind a barrier near an abandoned mine is seen in the Animas River in Durango, ColoradoNew Mexico officials joined Colorado on Tuesday in declaring an emergency due to toxic wastewater spewing from an abandoned gold mine, a spill that prompted authorities to close two rivers to drinking water and irrigation intakes for at least another week. The San Juan River and its northern tributary, the Animas River, have been fouled by the release of more than 3 million gallons (11.3 million liters) of acid mine drainage inadvertently triggered by a team of Environmental Protection Agency workers last Wednesday. The discharge has continued to flow at the rate of about 500 gallons (1,900 liters) a minute from the site of the century-old Gold King Mine, near the town of Silverton in southwestern Colorado, into a stream below called Cement Creek.


Authorities accuse 5 GAO employees of school lunch fraud

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:36
Five employees of the U.S. Government Accountability Office have been indicted on charges of fraudulently securing reduced-price school lunches for their children in a Maryland county near the nation's capital.

U.S. judge orders NFL, union talk settlement in Brady case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:29

 New England Patriots-Training CampNEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has ordered the National Football League and its players union to hold settlement talks later on Tuesday in a court battle over star quarterback Tom Brady's "Deflategate" suspension. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan in a court order on Tuesday requested that both sides "engage in further good faith settlement efforts" before a court hearing on Wednesday. The New England Patriots quarterback was suspended for four games over his alleged role in a scheme to deflate footballs in the Patriots' 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in a January playoff game.


Colorado may ban 'candy' name on marijuana treats

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:29

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014, file photo, smaller-dose pot-infused brownies are divided and packaged at The Growing Kitchen in Boulder, Colo. Edible marijuana products in Colorado may soon come labeled with a red stop sign as the state is finalizing work on new rules for the appearance of edible marijuana. A draft of those rules released Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, would require each piece of edible marijuana to be marked in the shape of a stop sign with the letters THC in the middle. The letters stand for marijuana's psychoactive ingredient. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)DENVER (AP) — Edible marijuana products in Colorado may soon come labeled with a red stop sign, according to a draft of new rules released Wednesday by state marijuana regulators.


Fearing stigma, Colorado contested Superfund status for mine

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:27

New Mexico Environment Department engineers, technicians and scientists test the people's water on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at San Juan County's Lee Acres Sheriff's substation in Farmington, N.M. Water laced with heavy metals, including lead and arsenic, reached the New Mexico municipalities of Aztec, Farmington and Kirtland over the weekend, following a wastewater spill at a Colorado mine. A crew supervised by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been blamed for causing the spill while trying to clean up the mine area. (Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDITDENVER (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took full responsibility Tuesday for the mine waste spoiling rivers downstream from Silverton, Colorado, but people who live near the idled and leaking Gold King mine say local authorities and mining companies spent decades spurning federal cleanup help.


US government seeks ruling against miners, armed protesters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:22
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Federal prosecutors asked a judge on Tuesday to prevent two miners and their armed supporters from blocking access to public land and threatening government officials over a dispute with the U.S. Forest Service in western Montana.

Homeland Security boss excused from immigration suit hearing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:10
HOUSTON (AP) — Top immigration enforcement officials won't have to attend a federal court hearing in Texas over problems that led to work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after the judge had put the plan on hold.

New York probes allegations of inmates beaten after prison escape

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:06

Prison inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat are seen in enhanced pictures released by the New York State policeAuthorities are investigating allegations that guards beat and abused dozens of inmates in an upstate New York prison after the daring escape of two convicted killers in June, state corrections officials said on Tuesday. The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said it had been investigating for several weeks the allegations of prisoner abuse at the Clinton Correctional Center, which were first reported in the New York Times on Tuesday. Prisoners left behind in the so-called honor section of the prison, reserved for inmates with good behavior including Richard Matt and David Sweat before their June 6 escape, described "being beaten while handcuffed, choked, and slammed against cell bars and walls," the Times reported.


Feds say California DMV employees traded cash for licenses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:00

Benjamin B. Wagner, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California, discusses the investigation into a scheme where as many as 100 commercial truck drivers paid up to $5,000 to California Department of Motor Vehicle employees for illegal California licenses, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, in Sacramento,Calif. Court records say that three DMV employees, two in Salinas and one in Sacramento, changed computer records to falsely show that drivers passed written and behind-the-wheel tests. The owners of three truck driving schools have also been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery and to commit identity fraud. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As many as 100 commercial truck drivers paid up to $5,000 each to bribe state Department of Motor Vehicles employees for illegal California licenses, federal authorities said Tuesday.


Police captain: Officer shooting not consistent with policy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 06:54
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was not consistent with the department's policy, a captain who reviewed the case testified Tuesday.

Indianapolis black leaders seek body cameras for officers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 06:54

Stuffed animals and candles are arranged at a memorial for 15-year-old Andre Green Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, in Indianapolis. The leader of a faith-based, anti-crime group said Tuesday that the Indianapolis police department needs to equip all of its officers with body cameras and also add dashboard cameras to police cruisers in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Green, who was a suspect in a carjacking. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Black leaders called Tuesday for Indianapolis to equip its police with body cameras, two days after officers fatally shot a 15-year-old carjacking suspect in a confrontation authorities said wasn't captured by any department cameras.


Maine fugitive wanted in shooting death of his ex surrenders

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 06:52

This photo provided by the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department shows Robert Burton on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Burton, who broke into his ex-girlfriend's home, fatally shot her while her children slept and then spent more than two months hiding in the woods turned himself in on Tuesday, officials said. (Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department via AP)AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man who broke into his ex-girlfriend's home, fatally shot her while her children slept and then spent more than two months hiding in the woods turned himself in on Tuesday, officials said.


Senator offers plan to pay for New Jersey-New York rail tunnel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 06:51

Sen. Schumer attends a news conference on Amtrak funding on Capitol Hill in WashingtonU.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York on Tuesday put forward a plan to pay for a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River linking New Jersey and New York City, following lengthy delays that have left commuters stranded and frustrated in recent weeks. Schumer proposed creation of a non-profit development corporation that would help raise money to pay for the multibillion-dollar project and also pushed to expedite repairs to the existing tunnel, which dates to the early 1900s. "We are fast approaching a regional transportation Armageddon: the busiest rail line in the country stranded without a way into New York," Schumer said at a press conference on Tuesday.


UN envoy proposes ideal timetable for Libya peace agreement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 06:50
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Libya proposed an "ideal timetable" Tuesday that would have the country's feuding parties agree on a national unity government in the next three weeks and sign a peace agreement in the first weeks of September.

Target selects Philadelphia University students' ideas to sell in stores

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 06:39

Target selects Philadelphia University students' ideas to sell in storesFour designs have been selected from a studio class at Philadelphia University, made by students for students, to be part of Target's Back to School line.


Police release video they say shows Ferguson suspect with gun

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 06:32

St Louis County police officers arrest an anti-police demonstrator in Ferguson, MissouriBy Scott Malone FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - St. Louis County Police released a video on Tuesday that they said shows a suspect, who has been accused of firing on police, drawing a pistol from his pants during protests in strife-torn Ferguson, Missouri. Tyrone Harris, 18, was shot by police and is in critical condition. The incident occurred on Sunday in the St. Louis suburb where largely peaceful demonstrations over police shootings of unarmed black men have been punctuated by violence.