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Boston police officer shot and critically wounded

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 09:28
(Reuters) - A Boston police officer was shot in the face and critically wounded on Friday during a traffic stop, and other officers killed the suspected gunman, police said. Police Commissioner William Evans told a news conference the suspect came out of a car during a traffic stop and shot the officer under the right eye. Evans did not identify the officer but said he was in critical condition at Boston Medical Center.

Rosewood massacre activist dies at 72

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 09:08
SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — Arnett Doctor, a key figure responsible for securing reparations for victims of the Rosewood massacre, has died in the Tampa Bay area following a long illness. He was 72.

Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 09:01

Ellen Pao, center, walks to Civic Center Courthouse in San Francisco, Friday, March 27, 2015. The jury are due back in court on Friday in Pao's lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Pao says the firm discriminated against her because she was a woman and then retaliated by denying her a promotion and firing her when she complained about gender bias. Kleiner Perkins denies the allegations. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley.

Federal appeals court rules for Mexican on torture claim

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:56
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned decisions that put the burden of proof on foreigners who claim they were tortured in their home countries to show they cannot safely return to another part of the country they fled.

Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:50

FILE - In this March 3, 2015 file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, accompanied by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid is backing Schumer to succeed him as Democratic leader. Reid issued his endorsement Friday morning, shortly after announcing he would be retiring next year instead of running for re-election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as leader of a party desperate to regain the Senate majority.

France says will propose UN Security Council draft on Israel

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:47

In this March 27, 2015, photo provided by the United Nations, Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, speaks with the media at United Nations headquarters. Fabius said Friday his country will propose a U.N. Security Council resolution in the coming weeks that could present a framework for negotiations toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP Photo/United Nations, Rick Bajornas)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France's foreign minister said Friday his country will propose a U.N. Security Council resolution in the coming weeks that could present a framework for negotiations toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Colorado defends pot law, says states free to legalize weed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:37
DENVER (AP) — States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a lawsuit from neighboring states that have asked the nation's highest court to shut down Colorado's pot law.

Obama urges expansion of 'take child to work' day

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:28

FILE - In this April 23, 2009, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama speaks to children of executive office employees in the East Room of the White House in Washington, during the White House's annual "Take Your Child to Work Day." President Barack Obama says the White House will open next month’s annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to children whose parents don’t work in the building. He’s also asking private businesses to include kids who are left out of the experience because they don’t have a workplace to visit. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the White House will open next month's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to children whose parents don't work in the building.

Ex-police officer indicted in Kansas City-area stun gun case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:27
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri police officer pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges accusing him of excessive force when he used his stun gun on a teenager during a traffic stop.

Police: Man stabs wife to death while their 7 kids are home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:23

This law enforcement booking photo from the Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff's office shows John Leo Davis. Police in Goodyear, Ariz., say Davis is accused of fatally stabbing his wife after she confronted him about slapping one of their kids for playing video games. According to police, the couple's seven children were in the family home Thursday, March 26, 2015, when the mother, identified as Michele Davis, 35, was killed. A 14-year-old daughter witnessed the stabbing and called 911. The husband also called 911, reportedly saying he'd lost his mind and stabbed his wife.(AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A man stabbed his wife to death after he slapped one of their seven children for playing videogames and she confronted him about it, police said Friday.

Ole Miss chancellor and trustees: Job talks continue

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:16
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones and trustees said Friday that they're still talking about renewing his contract, but that they haven't yet reached an agreement.

Man charged in noose left on integration statue at Ole Miss

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:11

A flower rests at the foot of the James Meredith statue as students make signs during protest at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/The Daily Mississippian, Thomas Graning)JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former University of Mississippi student has been indicted on federal charges connected to a noose being put on a statue of the student who integrated the school, the Justice Department said Friday.

AP EXPLAINS: Japan's long wait to address US Congress

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:07

FILE - In this March 10, 2015 file photo Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo. Abe will become the first Japanese prime minister to address a joint meeting of Congress in late April, the House speaker has announced. Foreign leaders have been accorded the honor 111 times since World War II, but not Japan, despite the tight alliance forged with the U.S. in the 70 years since 1945. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington honors America's closest friends by inviting their leaders to address a joint meeting of Congress. But until Thursday, when House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, no Japanese leaders had been invited. That's striking considering the tight U.S.-Japan alliance in the 70 years since World War II ended. British, South Korean and German leaders have been invited multiple times. So have two Liberian presidents and a Latvian one - more than 100 invitations overall since the war. So why not Japan? The answers have to do with underlying friction that has been a part of U.S.-Japanese relations and, more recently, frequent changes of Japanese leaders.

JetBlue pilot who yelled during flight sues airline for $16M

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:06

A single-engine airplane owned by JetBlue captain Clayton Osbon is seen in Savannah, Ga. on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Passengers aboard an early morning flight from New York bound for Las Vegas first noticed something wrong when Osbon came out of the cockpit, didn't close the door and tried to force his way into an occupied bathroom. (AP Photo/Lewis Levine)NEW YORK (AP) — A JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida during a 2012 trip from New York to Las Vegas sued the airline for more than $16 million Friday, saying it jeopardized the flight by failing to recognize he was ill.

Lawyer: 'Indifference' led to inmate death, prison silence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 07:58

This undated photo provided by the Nevada Department of Corrections shows Carlos Manuel Perez Jr., 28. The Calrk County Coroner in Las Vegas said Wednesday, March 25, 2015, that Perez’s death on Nov. 12, 2014, of multiple gunshots to the head, neck, chest and arms at High Desert State Prison was a homicide. Murphy says a homicide ruling means Perez died at the hands of another person. It doesn’t establish fault. (AP Photo/Nevada Department of Corrections)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A four-month wait for information about the death of a Nevada prison inmate who a witness said was handcuffed when he was shot to death by a guard stemmed from deliberate indifference by state officials, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, a lawyer for the dead man's family said Friday.

Neighbors say trouble in home preceded fatal double stabbing in Bridesburg

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 07:46

Neighbors say trouble in home preceded fatal double stabbing in BridesburgNeighbors tell Action News that there was trouble in the home where police say a son fatally stabbed his mother and stabbed his grandmother, critically injuring her.

Jury clears Kleiner firm in Silicon Valley gender bias case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 07:43

Ellen Pao leaves court as her sexual bias trial against fomer employer Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byerr continues in San FranciscoBy Sarah McBride and Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A California jury on Friday cleared venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers of gender discrimination claims brought against it by a woman former partner in a trial that transfixed Silicon Valley. After further deliberation, the jury also cleared Kleiner on a claim that the firm had retaliated against former partner Ellen Pao by terminating her employment after she sued in 2012. The verdict dashed Pao's hopes for personal vindication, but the trial's embarrassing disclosures about how Pao and other women were treated at Kleiner have cast a long shadow over Silicon Valley corporate culture and its lack of diversity. The California Superior Court case laid bare the personnel matters of the firm that backed Google Inc and Inc, with Pao's attorneys painting Kleiner as a quarrelsome pressure cooker where a former male partner used business trips as opportunities to make advances to female colleagues.

Fetus debate looms following charges in womb-cutting case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 07:38

FILE - In this undated file photo, provided by the Longmont Police Department shows Dynel Lane, 34, who is accused of stabbing a pregnant woman in the stomach and removing her baby, while the expectant mother visited her home to buy baby clothes advertised on Craigslist authorities said. Catherine Olguin, a spokeswoman for the Boulder County District Attorney's Office, said Thursday, March 26, 2015, that Lane will not be charged with murder in the baby's death. (AP Photo/ Longmont Police Department, File)DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans on Friday vowed to reopen a charged debate over a fetus' legal rights after prosecutors said they could not file homicide charges against a woman who allegedly cut an unborn child from her mother's belly.

No pay for ex-inmate cleared in murder, but not other crimes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 07:35
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A north Louisiana judge Friday denied state compensation for Glenn Ford, a former death row inmate exonerated in a 1983 murder but, state lawyers say, still implicated in related crimes.

Judge fines Washington florist over same-sex wedding flowers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 07:25
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding was fined $1,000 Friday, plus $1 for court costs and fees.