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Four emergency workers barred from 911 duty in NYC arrest death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:49
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four emergency responders have been put on modified duty while authorities investigate their response to a man, suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes, who died after New York police put him in a chokehold, a fire department official said on Sunday. The two paramedics and two emergency medical technicians will not be permitted to respond to 911 calls while the death of Eric Garner, who was 43, is investigated, the fire department official said. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who promised to improve frayed relations between police and the public when he took office in January, called the death a "terrible tragedy" and promised a "thorough" investigation by the Staten Island district attorney and the police department's internal affairs bureau. The four suspended emergency workers are not employees of the fire department but work for a Staten Island hospital, the fire department official said.

NV veteran gets surprise $1K check after robbery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:30
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A 101-year-old veteran in Carson City who was the victim of a home invasion robbery over the Memorial Day weekend has received a $1,000 check during a surprise visit from supporters.

Police: California bank robber linked to 2 heists

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:21

This undated photo released by the Singh family shows Misty Holt Singh who was taken hostage and killed in Stockton, Calif. following a bank robbery and gun battle on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. An attorney representing family said Friday, July 18, 2014 that he is seeking documents, dispatch logs, video and other evidence authorities gathered during the chaotic incident that ended with the death of Misty Holt-Singh and two gang members thought to have participated in the robbery of the bank where the mother of two was abducted. (AP Photo/Singh Family)FRESNO, California (AP) — Police in Stockton, California, confirmed Sunday that a bank robber killed in a recent police shootout and hostage situation was among those suspected in an earlier heist at the same bank branch.


Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:14

An American Flag waves in the breeze as a wildfire approaches on Friday, July 18, 2014, in Malott, Wash. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Tyler Tjomsland)WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles.


Israeli-American soldiers from Texas, California killed in Gaza, officials and family say

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:12
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Israeli-American soldiers from Texas, California killed in Gaza, officials and family say.

American teen beaten in Mideast talks about ordeal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:04

Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, speaks during interview at his home, Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. Khdeir flew home to Tampa last week and said in an interview Sunday that he hopes one day to visit loved ones anew and “come back safe.” Israeli authorities released Tariq three days after he was detained and sentenced him to nine days of house arrest while they investigated what they said was his participation in violent protests over the death of his cousin, 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir. (AP Photo/Scott Iskowitz)TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Palestinian-American teen detained by Israeli security forces while on a family visit to the Middle East said Sunday he had been beaten, kicked and blindfolded after a cousin there was abducted and killed.


Reactions to the death of James Garner

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:52

James Garner, who will accept the 41st annual life achievement award, arrives with his family including his wife Lois Clarke, far left, for the 11th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in this Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005 file photo taken in Los Angeles. Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, died Saturday July 19, 2014 according to Los angeles police. He was 86. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)"Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." — Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files."


Florida teen recovering from beating in Israel-Palestinian conflict

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:51

Florida teenager Tariq Khdeir is greeted by family members after his arrival from Israel at Tampa airportBy Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Despite the red scars on his wrists, a souvenir from a summer vacation to see Palestinian relatives that became a nightmare, Tariq Khdeir felt lucky on Sunday as he described his apparent beating by Israeli police earlier this month. "I want to go back so bad," he said.


Paper to correct story on Arizona's London Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:48
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Arizona (AP) — A British tabloid will issue a correction Monday for a story stating Arizona's own London Bridge could be bulldozed to make way for drug tourism, Lake Havasu City officials said.

Nuke dump operator received $1.9M bonus after fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:08
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The contractor that operates the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico received a $1.9 million bonus just five days after an underground truck fire closed the facility.

Four emergency workers barred from 911 duty in NYC arrest death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 06:53
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four emergency responders have been put on modified duty while authorities investigate their response to a man who died after New York police put him in a chokehold on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes, a fire department official said on Sunday. The two paramedics and two emergency medical technicians will not be permitted to respond to 911 calls while the death of Eric Garner, who was 43, is investigated, the fire department official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not a department spokesman. The four suspended emergency workers are not employees of the fire department but work for a Staten Island hospital, the fire department official said. Two police officers involved have also been put on desk duty.

RJ Reynolds' $23-billion punitive damage award unlikely to stand: experts

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 06:31

The headquarters of Reynolds American is seen with old R.J. Reynolds Tobacco smoke stacks from a previous manufacturing plant in downtown Winston-SalemBy Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss and David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - A decision by a Florida jury to impose punitive damages of $23.6 billion against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company on Friday is likely to be rejected on appeal or the award reduced substantially, lawyers with expertise in jury awards said on Sunday. The award, which the cigarette maker has said it will contest, likely falls outside the boundaries for punitive damages that the U.S. Supreme Court has laid down in a series of cases, the lawyers told Reuters. RJ Reynolds is a unit of Reynolds American , which last week announced it would acquire rival Lorillard Inc in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $27.4 billion, including net debt. A Florida state court jury decided the award in a case brought by Cynthia Robinson of Pensacola.


Rebels take full control of plane crash bodies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 06:28

Rebels take full control of plane crash bodiesRebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and the U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators had full access to the crash site.


Body found in Pennypack Creek in Mayfair

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 06:27

Body found in Pennypack Creek in MayfairPolice are investigating after a body was discovered in Pennypack Creek in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia.


Firefighter killed in West Chester motorcycle crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 06:24

Firefighter killed in West Chester motorcycle crashTragedy struck twice for a Chester County family and community - a firefighter was killed in a motorcycle crash and it comes a little more than a year after his own brother died also in a crash.


California man who co-authored Manson book dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 06:14
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Curt Gentry, a San Francisco writer who co-authored "Helter Skelter," the true crime classic chronicling the Charles Manson case, has died at the age of 83.

AP Interview: Palestinian-American teen beaten on Mideast visit hopes to return safely one day

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 05:32
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — AP Interview: Palestinian-American teen beaten on Mideast visit hopes to return safely one day.

Man shot and killed in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 05:17

Man shot and killed in West Oak LanePhiladelphia police are looking for the person who gunned down a man in the West Oak Lane section of the city.


Missing French man's body found off Jersey shore

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 05:15
ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a body found in waters off the Jersey Shore has been identified as that of a French man who disappeared while trying to swim in the Atlantic Ocean off the New Jersey coast.

Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:27

FILE - In a March 25, 2003 file photo, a B-1 bomber proceeds on its mission after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker in the skies near Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Air Force officials are expected to decide by next month whether to go forward with a huge expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains. The Air Force says expanding the Powder River Training complex to cover an area larger than West Virginia is needed to maintain readiness, and it’s too expensive fly some bombers from the Dakotas to Utah and Nevada for combat exercises. Elected officials, pilots and others are resisting what a Montana official called a federal government “airspace grab.” (AP Photo/Staff Sgt. Cherie A. Thurlby, file)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.