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Delaware Valley preps for Wednesday's snowfall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 21:15

Delaware Valley preps for Wednesday's snowfallSome areas will see snow Wednesday, while others will mostly get rain. But road crews are gearing up for whatever comes their way.


Timeline: Ferguson, Missouri police shooting and investigation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 21:03
(Reuters) - A St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office said on Monday. A timeline on the shooting and investigation follows. Aug. 9 - While driving a police SUV, Wilson encounters Brown and a friend of Brown walking down the street about midday. Accounts differ but witnesses agree there was a confrontation and Wilson fired multiple shots at Brown, killing him. ...

Family issues plea for missing Whitehall Township woman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 20:55

Police treating Whitehall Twp. woman's disappearance as criminal caseState Police investigators are now treating the disappearance of a 33-year-old mother of three who seems to have simply vanished as a criminal case.


More than 80 protesters arrested in St. Louis area

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 20:52
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say that more than 80 people were arrested as chaos enveloped sections of the St. Louis area overnight.

3 kids rewarded for honesty in south Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 20:51
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Three children in southern New Jersey have learned it pays to be honest.

Transcript: Men debated killing final victim

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 20:32

FILE - This combination of undated file photos from the Megan's Law website shows suspects Steven Dean Gordon, 45, left, and Franc Cano, 27, who were arrested on Friday, April 11, 2014, on suspicion of killing four women in Orange County, Calif. Gordon confessed to a police detective after his arrest earlier this year, testimony from a grand jury transcript unsealed Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, revealed. Gordon also told police that he and co-defendant Frank Cano killed a fifth woman who has never been identified. (AP Photo/Megan's Law, File)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Late at night, the two convicted sex offenders exchanged text messages debating whether to kill their next victim or spare the life of the pretty, young woman they had picked up just hours before.


Police say 61 arrested in rioting around Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 20:14

Police officers in gas masks form a line during a demonstration following the grand jury decision in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown, in Oakland, CaliforniaFERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Some 61 people were arrested during a night of unrest in the St. Louis suburbs following a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teen, the St. Louis County Police Department said on Tuesday. People were arrested on charges ranging from unlawful assembly to arson and burglary during a night when angry crowds set fires to buildings and cars and looted businesses, while police responded with tear gas and flash-bang canisters. ...


AccuWeather: Cooler Today, Rain and Snow Tomorrow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 19:35

 Cooler Today, Rain and Snow TomorrowMeteorologist David Murphy says rain will change to accumulating wet snow for much of the region during the day on Wednesday.


'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion costume fetches $3M

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 19:08

This Nov. 21, 2014 photo shows Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion costume and a three-sheet poster from "The Wizard of Oz," part of the "There's No Place Like Hollywood" movie memorabilia auction at Bonhams auction house in New York. Lahr’s costume will be auctioned with other Hollywood items Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — The Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" and the piano from the movie "Casablanca" each sold for over $3 million at a New York City auction.


Flight restrictions lifted in St. Louis area

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 18:59
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal Aviation Administration flight restrictions in the St. Louis area have been lifted.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 18:59

Dante Kaleo holds a protest sign while marching on Interstate 580 in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. Several thousand protesters marched through Oakland with some shutting down freeways multiple times, burning refuse and breaking windows on a news van. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Philly hosts Ferguson protest: 'no racist police'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 18:40

Ferguson protest in Philadelphia loud, but peacefulSeveral hundred protesters marched through downtown Philadelphia on Monday night, waving signs and chanting slogans, after a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, declined to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.


Grand jury won't indict Ferguson police officer in shooting of Michael Brown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 18:37

With no indictment, chaos fills Ferguson streetsA grand jury has decided not to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many African-Americans and police.


For world's police, force of the law meets the law of force

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 18:12

Serbian police officers of the Special Anti-Terrorist Unit pose for a picture in their base outside BelgradeBy Kevin Liffey (Reuters) - U.S. police are under pressure not only for the killing of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, for which a grand jury decided on Monday not to indict the police officer, but also for the military-style response to the sometimes violent protests that followed. The sight in August of police in camouflage gear, backed up by armored vehicles and brandishing assault rifles, was a reminder that some U.S. police departments have recently acquired U.S. military-surplus hardware from wars abroad. ...


Reaction to the Ferguson grand jury's decision

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:53
"There will be many people who are disappointed in today's decision, even though it is a result of a deliberate legal process that's being independently checked by Attorney General Eric Holder and the U.S. Justice Department. While we await the conclusion of that independent investigation — and continue working together for solutions to systemic issues highlighted by this tragedy — I'm praying that the good people of St. Louis and local law enforcement will remain peaceful and respectful of one another." — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri

Fires burn in Ferguson, gunshots heard in streets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:48

Police gather on the street as protesters react after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Flames engulfed at least a dozen businesses in Ferguson early Tuesday and gunfire kept firefighters at bay after protests over the decision not to indict a police officer in Michael Brown's death turned violent, despite pleas for peace from Brown's family and others.


At least 12 buildings go up in flames in violence-torn Ferguson area

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:44

A protester holds a sign outside a burning Walgreens drug store after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriFERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - At least a dozen buildings were set on fire in Ferguson, Missouri, most of them destroyed, in a wave of civil unrest following a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in August, police said on Tuesday. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar also said he personally had heard about 150 gunshots fired during a night of looting, arson and clashes between demonstrators and police that resulted in at least 29 people arrested. ...


Key figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:38

FILE - In this file Feb. 11, 2014 image from video released by the City of Ferguson, Mo., is officer Darren Wilson at a city council meeting in Ferguson. A grand jury said Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 that it has reached a decision about whether to indict Wilsoin in the shooting death of Michael Brown, according to a lawyer for Brown's family. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August. His death stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb after the shooting and even more Monday night, after a grand jury decided not to indict the officer.


Timeline of events after death of Michael Brown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:32

A man watches as stores burn Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/David Goldman)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.


VA fires troubled Phoenix hospital director

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:26

This undated handout photo provided by The Veterans Affairs Department, shows Sharon Helman, director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System. Helman was fired Monday, nearly seven months after she and two high-ranking officials were placed on administrative leave amid allegations that 40 veterans died while awaiting treatment at the hospital. Helman had led the Phoenix facility since February 2012. Best quality available. (AP Photo/Veterans Affairs Department)PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly seven months after the Department of Veterans Affairs became embroiled in a nationwide scandal, the agency fired the head of its troubled Phoenix hospital amid allegations of misconduct and cover-ups.