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Ohio cop fired after 137-shot barrage wants back on force

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 23:56
CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police officer who was fired after a high-speed chase led to a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed black people says he wants to return to the force.

Orange collar project aims to get lost cats home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 23:53

This Feb. 8, 2016, photo provided by Matt Hucke shows his cat, Harold, wearing an orange Kitty Convict Project collar in Seattle. Hucke got collars for both his cats after he moved to an apartment with a balcony. The project's aim is to up the percentage of housecat that can be reunited with owners. (Matt Hucke via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cartoonist Matthew Inman would like to see every housecat wearing an orange collar with its name and number on it. Then if the cat gets loose or lost, by escape or mistake, the collar will signal, "Help me!"


ABC News: Christie expected to suspend presidential campaign

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 23:53

 Christie expected to suspend presidential campaignNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie is expected to formally suspend his presidential campaign as early as today, ABC News has learned.


VW recalls 680,000 vehicles with suspect air bag inflators

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 23:48
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen says it is recalling 680,000 vehicles with suspect air bag inflators in the United States.

No charges for Ohio mom after newborn killed by family dog

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 23:43
The Ohio mother of a 3-day-old boy who died this week after he was bitten by the family dog will not face charges following an accidental death ruling by a coroner, police said on Wednesday. Police in Youngstown in northeast Ohio, were called early Sunday morning after the baby's mother, Kristy Grim, 21, woke from a nap and found blood on her son Aiden, who had been sleeping on the floor in a laundry basket next to her, Youngstown Police Captain Brad Blackburn said. "After talking to the prosecutor and coroner’s office we do not believe it will rise to the level of a criminal incident,” Blackburn said.

Post-conviction hearing in Adnan Syed wraps after 5 days

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 23:30

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2016 file photo, Adnan Syed enters Courthouse East in Baltimore prior to a hearing in Baltimore. An alibi witness who was never called, cell phone data that was misrepresented and other legal failures more than justify a new trial for Syed, his defense lawyer argued Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 closing an unusual hearing prompted by the popular "Serial" podcast's extensive re-examination of the murder case. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITBALTIMORE (AP) — A retired Baltimore judge who will determine whether a man convicted of a killing at the center of popular podcast "Serial" deserves a new trial said the five-day post-conviction hearing that concluded Tuesday garnered more attention than any other proceeding he'd seen in the state.


Judge clears Kentucky clerk, OKs marriage licenses with her name removed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 23:28

Kentucky county clerk Davis speaks during an interview on Fox News Channel's 'The Kelly File' in New YorkThe federal judge who threw Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis into jail last year for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples said she had not interfered with the process since her release and that licenses with her name removed should still be valid. U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning ruled late on Tuesday that Rowan County's Davis, who spent five days in jail last September for her stand on marriage licenses for gay couples, had not interfered with her deputies' issuing the licenses. Citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian, Davis, 50, drew national attention for her refusal to issue any licenses after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June made gay marriage legal across the nation.


NATO, EU sign agreement on cyberdefense cooperation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 23:17

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, right, speaks with from left, British Secretary of State for Defense Michael Fallon, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. NATO defense ministers convene a two-day meeting to discuss current defense issues and whether the Alliance should take a more direct role in dealing with its gravest migrant crisis since WWII. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO and the European Union have signed an agreement to improve cooperation in cyberdefense, which NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called a concrete example of the two Brussels-based organizations joining forces to counter modern forms of hybrid warfare.


Grants Pass couple stranded in vehicle for 2 nights rescued

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 23:14
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a couple from Grants Pass, Oregon, were rescued after spending two nights in their pickup in a snowy ditch in the mountains.

Ferguson's proposed amendments to the DOJ consent decree

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 22:22
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson City Council has voted unanimously to approve a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, but with seven amendments, or "conditions of acceptance."

Citing security, Davos organizers postpone Egypt conference

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 22:22
GENEVA (AP) — Organizers of the World Economic Forum, which holds an annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, have postponed a similar conference planned to take place in Egypt this spring over security concerns.

Judge to decide trial of woman charged in son's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 22:21
PULASKI, Va. (AP) — The trial of the mother of a Virginia boy found dead in a septic tank will be decided by a judge, rather than a jury.

Senate prepares vote on removal of Pennsylvania AG Kane

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 22:09

Senate prepares vote on removal of Pennsylvania AG KanePennsylvania's attorney general faces a vote in the state Senate on whether she should be removed from office on grounds that she cannot properly run the office while she lacks a valid law license.


Sources: Arrest warrant likely today for LeSean McCoy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 21:53

 Arrest warrant likely today for LeSean McCoySources tell Action News they expect arrest warrants to be issued Wednesday for LeSean McCoy.


Staples gets EU approval for acquisition of Office Depot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 21:12

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2011, file photo, people walk into a Staples office supply store in Miami. Staples has received European approval Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, for its buyout of Office Depot and in exchange, will split off businesses there to allay monopoly fears. (AP Photo/ Lynne Sladky, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Staples has received European approval for its buyout of Office Depot and in exchange, it said Wednesday that it would split off some operations in Europe to allay monopoly fears.


Despite protests, Greek PM says reforms 'not optional'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 21:08

A farmer walks by a line of tractors parked in protest at a vital point, on a road that links the international airport with the southern and eastern suburbs of the Greek capital, in Koropi, near Athens, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Farmers in northern Greece have blocked traffic on the country's main highway, intensifying nationwide protests against austerity measures demanded by bailout lenders. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Protesting farmers said Wednesday they are planning to camp outside parliament and hold a 48-hour protest against government pension reforms.


Pacifica man drowns trying to save wife swept out by big waves

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 20:56

Pacifica man drowns trying to save wife swept out by big wavesA 60-year-old man drowned attempting to save his wife after she was swept out to sea by strong waves hitting the Pacifica shore.


Steam atop WTC confused for smoke; concern on social media

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 20:52
NEW YORK (AP) — A combination of steam and the lights atop 1 World Trade Center had some people concerned that smoke was rising from the tower.

Deputies: Teen dies after shooting linked to hoverboard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 20:49
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say an 18-year-old lost his balance on a hoverboard and accidentally shot his 13-year-old cousin in the back of the head.

Prosecutors appeal Indianapolis coach's release to parents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 20:45
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors have appealed a judge's decision to allow a former Indianapolis high school boys' basketball coach to live with his parents while he faces charges that he enticed a 15-year-old girl into a sexual relationship.