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Protesters, police march peacefully in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:49

St. Louis County Police Sgt. Colby Dolly joins hands with five-year-old Zion King Frenchie during a march with members of the St. Louis chapters of the NAACP and the National Urban League on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when Officer Darren Wilson, a white police officer, fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A diverse group of protesters, many of them children, marched peacefully Saturday as calm prevailed for a fourth straight day in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was shot by a white police officer, setting off more than a week of unrest.


Texas police chief shot dead during traffic stop

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:14
The police chief of a small south Texas town was shot dead during a traffic stop on Saturday, a county sheriff said. Michael Pimentel died of multiple gunshot wounds suffered in a confrontation with a motorist shortly before noon in Elmendorf, a rural community of about 1,500 people just southeast of San Antonio, said Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau. Pimentel was taken by air ambulance to a San Antonio hospital where he died a short time later, she said. Joshua Manuel Lopez, 24, was taken into custody on charges of capital murder of a police officer, Pamerleau said.

Police: Cook stabbed by coworker at Queen Village restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:49

 Cook stabbed by coworker at Queen Village restaurantPolice say a cook was stabbed by a coworker after an altercation at a restaurant in Philadelphia's Queen Village neighborhood.


Several displaced, church damaged in Wilmington fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:48

Several displaced, church damaged in Wilmington fireSeveral people were displaced and a church suffered damaged after a fire in Wilmington.


Man struck by car then fatally shot in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:37

Man struck by car then fatally shot in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating the murder of a man who they say was first struck by a car then fatally shot multiple times in Northeast Philadelphia.


Man fatally struck by arrow in Southern California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:32
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his brother's friend with a bow and arrow during a dispute at his Southern California home.

Police: Man poses as cop, sexually assaults clerk in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:30

 Man poses as cop, sexually assaults clerk in TrentonAuthorities are looking for the man who they say posed as a police officer and sexually assaulted a store clerk in Trenton, New Jersey.


2 women found shot dead in Mayfair home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:30

2 women found shot dead in Mayfair homePolice say two women were found shot to death inside a home in Philadelphia's Mayfair section.


2 Mormon missionaries die in Taiwan; 1 dies in US

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:23
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Mormon missionaries serving in Taiwan and another in Oklahoma have died.

1 dead, 3 injured in head-on crash in Springfield

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:07

1 dead, 3 injured in head-on crash in SpringfieldOne person was killed and three others injured in a head-on crash in Springfield Township, Bucks County.


Phoenix police order new probe into mentally ill woman’s killing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:05
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Phoenix’s police chief said on Saturday that an independent probe will be conducted into the death of a mentally ill woman who was shot and killed at her home last week by a police officer.     Chief Daniel Garcia said the state Department of Highway Safety has agreed to take over a criminal investigation into the Aug. 14 killing of Michelle Cusseaux, who was slain by a single bullet in the threshold of her Phoenix apartment after threatening officers with a claw hammer.     Officers were serving an emergency court order to take the 50-year-old woman to a mental health care facility, police said.     "I want our department to stand for those issues of democracy and justice," Garcia told reporters at a press conference. "I also want the Phoenix police department to be known for compassion and trust. This decision builds on our reputation of being a good department.”     Phoenix police had been conducting administrative and criminal investigations into the incident and said the Maricopa County attorney would review those findings.

No arrests as thousands rally over chokehold death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:18

No arrests as thousands rally over chokehold deathThousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.


Pa. woman gets stolen life-size Obama statue back

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:13

Pa. woman gets stolen life-size Obama statue backPolice have returned a life-size statue of President Barack Obama that went missing from its owner's northeastern Pennsylvania porch and was found a few days later reclining on a nearby park bench with a six-pack of Twisted Tea.


Protesters, police march peacefully in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 08:53

Protesters, police march peacefully in FergusonA diverse group of protesters, many of them children, marched peacefully Saturday as calm prevailed for a fourth straight day in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was shot by a white police officer, setting off more than a week of unrest.


Woman tackles man fleeing police, then taunts him

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 08:51

Woman tackles man fleeing police, then taunts himA 40-year-old woman tackled a 20-year-old man fleeing from police in Washington state, then taunted him about being taken down by a grandmother.


Two rallies, one racial divide over Ferguson shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 08:42

Sondra Fifer confronts demonstrators supporting Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson during a rally in St. LouisBy Nick Carey and Edward McAllister FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - As the crow flies the two rallies held Saturday afternoon over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white policeman were about 10 miles (16 km) apart, but the racial divide that separated them made that distance seem infinitely greater. In Ferguson, a crowd of around 500 people marched under a blistering Missouri August sun to protest the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown two weeks ago by Darren Wilson, on a route that took them almost to within sight of where Brown died. ...


Official: Boys playing with lighter cause wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 08:41
HONOLULU (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire that has forced about 40 people to evacuate their homes on Oahu was caused by twin boys playing with a lighter, fire officials said Saturday.

New Hampshire couple wins slot machine jackpot

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 08:31
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A pair of grandparents from New Hampshire has won $2.4 million at a notoriously stubborn MGM Grand slot machine.

Obama orders review of police use of military hardware

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 08:30

A riot police officer aims his weapon while demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, MissouriPresident Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment has been used during racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. The president ordered the examination of federal programs and funding that enable state and local law enforcement to purchase such equipment, a senior Obama administration official said on Saturday. Images of police wielding military-style guns and armor have shocked many Americans following clashes that were triggered by the fatal shooting of a black teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer in Ferguson two weeks ago.


Officer critical in coma after California gunfight

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:59
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A San Bernardino policeman remained in a medically induced coma Saturday after he was shot in the head by a man who was then killed by another officer in a shootout, police said.