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After nights of calm, raucous protest in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:14
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — With the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case drawing near, several nights of relative calm were broken by a raucous protest at police headquarters in Ferguson.

Fired guards charged with cuffing inmate to shower

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:10
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two Pennsylvania county jail guards have been fired and charged with handcuffing an inmate to a shower stall for more than 30 minutes as they threw boxes, toilet paper rolls and rubber gloves filled with water at him.

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:05

AP10ThingsToSee - Adnan Khan directs his horse to perform in an attempt to attract people visiting Clifton beach in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Khan earns his living by providing the horse ride to customers visiting a beach. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Ruling: Mississippi abortion law remains blocked

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:01
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court said Thursday that it won't reconsider its earlier ruling that a 2012 Mississippi abortion law is unconstitutional.

Longer visas for Chinese could spur US tourism

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:01

FILE - In this March 3, 2005, file photo, a Chinese paramilitary police guard checks the documents of visa seekers outside the U.S. embassy in Beijing before letting them in. Chinese tourists, already among the fastest-growing and highest-spending groups of international visitors to the United States, are poised to make an even bigger impact, thanks to a rule change that would allow visitors to get visas valid for 10 years. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A rule change allowing Chinese visitors to return to the U.S. multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to American tourism, with the federal government predicting the economic impact could be $85 billion by 2021.


APNewsBreak: Law enforcement official says Florida State shooter was school alumnus, attorney

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:45
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — APNewsBreak: Law enforcement official says Florida State shooter was school alumnus, attorney.

Ruling: Mississippi abortion law remains blocked

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:40
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court said Thursday that it won't reconsider its earlier ruling that a 2012 Mississippi abortion law is unconstitutional.

Judge to hear arguments over Illinois pension reform law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:40
By Karen Pierog CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois faces an uphill battle on Thursday to defend the constitutionality of a law aimed at easing the state's huge unfunded pension liability. Lawyers for Illinois will try to convince a judge in its Springfield capital that the law is crucial to save the state's sinking finances. Lawyers for public labor unions and others will argue the law is invalid because it trounces on state constitutional protections for public worker retirement benefits. ...

2 children dead in New Jersey home shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:28
TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — A shooting at a home in a secluded wooded area of southern New Jersey left two children dead and a woman and another child wounded, state police said Thursday.

Police: 2 children dead, child and woman injured in Tabernacle shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:27

 2 children dead, child and woman injured in Tabernacle shootingPolice confirm that two children - a boy and a girl - were killed in a multiple shooting inside a home in Tabernacle, New Jersey.


Police: 2 children dead, child and woman injured in Tabernacle shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:27

 2 children dead, child and woman injured in Tabernacle shootingPolice confirm that two children - a boy and a girl - were killed in a multiple shooting inside a home in Tabernacle, New Jersey.


Harvard sued over push for fossil fuels divestment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:26
BOSTON (AP) — Seven Harvard University students have filed a lawsuit asking a judge to force the university's governing body to withdraw its investments in fossil fuels.

AP Exclusive: Some in NSA warned of a backlash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:26

FILE - In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. Years before Edward Snowden sparked a public outcry with the disclosure that the NSA had been secretly collecting American telephone records, some NSA executives voiced strong objections to the program, intelligence officials say, complaining that it exceeded the agency’s mandate to focus on foreign spying and would do little to stop terror plots.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed, current and former intelligence officials say.


2 children killed in California apartment fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:20
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old girl and her 2-year-old brother were killed and their father was critically injured while trying to rescue them from an early morning apartment fire in Southern California.

Future dim for Taj Mahal, former Revel casinos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:15

In this photo taken Wednesday night, Nov. 19, 2014, Robert McDevitt, right, president of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE casino workers union, joins casino workers and union members as they march down the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., to protest the impending closing of the Trump Taj Mahal casino. A bankruptcy court judge has scheduled a hearing for Dec. 4 on whether to liquidate the casino's parent company, Trump Entertainment Resorts. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The prospects for Atlantic City's crumbling casino market are worsening.


Sources: 2 children dead, child and woman injured in Tabernacle shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:06

 2 children dead, child and woman injured in Tabernacle shootingSources tell Action News that two children were killed in a multiple shooting inside a home in Tabernacle, New Jersey.


Sources: 2 children dead, child and woman injured in Tabernacle shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:06

 2 children dead, child and woman injured in Tabernacle shootingSources tell Action News that two children were killed in a multiple shooting inside a home in Tabernacle, New Jersey.


Fired guards charged with cuffing inmate to shower

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 23:59
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two Pennsylvania county jail guards have been fired and charged with handcuffing an inmate to a shower stall for more than 30 minutes, during which they threw boxes, toilet paper rolls and rubber gloves filled with water at him.

US Supreme Court refuses to block SC gay marriages

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 23:54
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block gay marriages in South Carolina.

Man accused of rape, impersonating police officer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 23:51
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man has been charged with rape after police say he impersonated a police officer and threatened the 18-year-old victim with arrest if she did not comply with his demands.