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Marion Barry, scandal plagued former Washington mayor, dead at 78: hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 16:17

Marion Barry is sworn in as a city council member in Washington DC.(Reuters) - Scandal-plagued former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday aged 78, hospital officials said. Barry, who was hospitalized briefly last week, died at the United Medical Center in Washington, spokeswoman Natalie Williams said. She did not disclose the cause of death. (Reporting by Chris Michaud; Editing by Jon Boyle)


Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 16:04

FILE - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry attends a news conference in Washington. Barry, who staged comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning. He was 78.


Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 14:54

Anthony Gray, attorney for the family of Michael Brown, speaks during a news conference Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in St. Louis County, Mo. Gray spoke about preparations as citizens wait for a decision from the grand jury whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.


Official: Man who killed deputy had made threats

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 14:27

Crime Scene GenericTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who had made previous threats against police set his house on fire Saturday and ambushed the first sheriff's deputy who responded, fatally shooting the deputy and wounding another before he was killed by a police officer who lives nearby, a law enforcement official said.


Baby girl accidentally shot in New York City home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 13:58
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 9-month-old girl is hospitalized after she was accidentally shot inside her home in New York City.

New Mexico spaceport sets sights on new customers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 13:41

Spaceport executive director Christine Anderson gives her report to members of a legislative finance oversight committee at the New Mexico State capitol on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Richard Holdridge, left, chairman of theBoard of Directors, Spaceport Authority appeared with Anderson. (AP Photo/The New Mexican, Clyde Mueller)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The scramble to get everything ready for the launch of the world's first commercial flights from Spaceport America came to a screeching halt nearly a month ago when Virgin Galactic's spaceship broke up over the California desert during a test flight.


Man fatally shot in the head in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 13:16

Man fatally shot in the head in WilmingtonPolice are investigating a shooting in Wilmington that left a man dead.


Rain Arrives Sunday Night

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 13:10

Breaking Records!Meteorologist Melissa Magee is tracking a wet finish to the weekend, followed by record warmth.


Crimefighters: Reward offered in armed robbery of Chickie's and Pete's in Drexel Hill

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 13:00

 Reward offered in armed robbery of Chickie's and Pete's in Drexel HillA reward is being offered to help police find the men who they say stole more than $16,000 in an armed robbery of the Chickie's and Pete's restaurant in Drexel Hill back in October.


Convicted Mayfair tire slasher arrested again

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 12:58

Convicted Mayfair tire slasher arrested againThe man convicted previously in a series of tire slashings in Philadelphia's Mayfair section, was arrested once again for the same crime - this time in his new neighborhood.


Man fatally shot in hunting accident in West Windsor Township

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 12:53

Man fatally shot in hunting accident in West Windsor TownshipA man was killed while hunting in what appears to have been an accidental shooting in West Windsor Township, New Jersey.


Family identifies man killed in Horsham condo fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 12:47

Family identifies man killed in Horsham condo fireFamily members have identified the man who was killed in a condo fire in Horsham Township, Montgomery County.


Officer struck by car while chasing shooting suspect in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 12:30

Officer struck by car while chasing shooting suspect in North PhiladelphiaAuthorities say a police officer pursuing a shooting suspect was struck by the fleeing vehicle in North Philadelphia.


Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 11:57
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can.

Officer shoots boy holding fake gun at rec center

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 11:19
CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun at a Cleveland recreation center was shot and wounded by a responding officer.

Officer shoots boy holding fake gun at rec center

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 11:19
CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun at a Cleveland recreation center was shot and wounded by a responding officer.

Family identifies man killed in Horsham condo fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 11:12

Family identifies man killed in Horsham condo fireFamily members have identified the man who was killed in a condo fire in Horsham Township, Montgomery County.


Landmark open meeting on Agent Orange held at Oregon VA hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 11:04
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Vietnam War veterans on Saturday called for more research into the health effects of U.S. service members' exposure to Agent Orange, in a first of its kind open meeting at a VA hospital in Portland, Oregon, on the lingering effects of the chemicals. The U.S. military during the Vietnam War sprayed millions of gallons of Agent Orange to destroy foliage and expose enemy troops. The herbicide, nicknamed for its giant orange storage drums, was often contaminated with a type of dioxin, a potently carcinogenic chemical. ...

Landmark open meeting on Agent Orange held at Oregon VA hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 11:04
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Vietnam War veterans on Saturday called for more research into the health effects of U.S. service members' exposure to Agent Orange, in a first of its kind open meeting at a VA hospital in Portland, Oregon, on the lingering effects of the chemicals. The U.S. military during the Vietnam War sprayed millions of gallons of Agent Orange to destroy foliage and expose enemy troops. The herbicide, nicknamed for its giant orange storage drums, was often contaminated with a type of dioxin, a potently carcinogenic chemical. ...

Family of NYC man killed by police seeks answers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 10:59

Kimberly Michelle Ballinger, domestic partner of Akai Gurley, center left, who was shot by an NYPD officer is joined by Rev. Al Sharpton, left, Gurley's daughter Akaila Gurley, 2, and and relative Janice Davis-Asiedu at the National Action Network in New York Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Police have described a rookie officer's shooting of Akai Gurley in a Brooklyn staircase Thursday as an apparent accident. Sharpton called for prosecutors to investigate thoroughly and for police to improve training and procedures. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — Stunned relatives of an unarmed man killed by a rookie police officer in a dark public housing stairwell looked on as the Rev. Al Sharpton and public officials demanded a full investigation Saturday into what law enforcement officials have termed an apparent accident.