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The Latest: Cops identify trooper shot in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:57

Investigators and firefighters work the scene of a fire and shooting Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Philadelphia. A Pennsylvania state police trooper has been shot in the shoulder after a fiery crash along Interstate 676. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The latest on the shooting of a Pennsylvania state trooper in Philadelphia (all times local):

Court: Ex-porn star can't hang signs in schools

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:40
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled against a former porn star turned math tutor, saying he doesn't have a free speech right to hang a sign advertising his tutoring business at three Florida schools.

Accused N.Y. cop killer pleads not guilty to murder charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:36

Tyrone Howard speaks to the judge during his sentencing hearing following a guilty plea in a drug charge in Manhattan Supreme Court in New YorkTyrone Howard, 31, is charged with firing a single shot into the head of Officer Randolph Holder on Oct. 20 in the city's East Harlem neighborhood. "Not guilty," Howard said when asked how he pleaded to an 11-count indictment, as Holder's family and approximately 70 police officers watched from the courtroom gallery. The arraignment came two weeks after Howard was sentenced to the maximum 12 years in prison in a separate drug case for which he initially received treatment, rather than prison, as part of a plea agreement for selling crack cocaine.

Son of man charged in girl's death back in Ky after arrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:36
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The oldest son of a man charged with raping and killing a 7-year-old Kentucky girl whose body was found in a creek has been arrested for allegedly making threats to a small-town police department after his father was taken into custody.

Trump lawyer warns Republicans about Super PAC attack ads

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:33

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump signs autographs for supporters at a rally in ColumbusDonald Trump's presidential campaign warned the Republican Party on Tuesday about donors pooling funds for attack ads, saying Republicans must treat him fairly if they want to keep him from launching an independent bid. Trump lawyer Michael Cohen told CNN that if Republican donors backing different presidential candidates come together for an anti-Trump advertising campaign, it would be a "bad, bad decision." The Super PAC planning the attack is New Day for America, which is supporting Ohio Governor John Kasich's presidential bid.

Police: Officer shoots man swinging butcher knife in wrist

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:33
DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County Police say an officer shot a man swinging a butcher knife, striking him on the wrist.

Safety measures during the holiday travel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:32

Safety measures during the holiday travelTriple A estimates that 3.7 million people will fly through Sunday to get where they need to go for the holidays.

Saks to start Black Friday sales early: Hudson's Bay CEO

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:30

Shoppers walk up 5th Avenue past Saks Fifth Avenue on Black Friday in New YorkThe luxury retailer, owned by Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co , will start Black Friday sales on Wednesday, Chief Executive Jerry Storch said. "We thought it would be nice for customers to be able to come on Wednesday and get the great Black Friday offerings without having to go through the more crowded atmosphere on Friday," Hudson's Storch told Reuters. The upscale Saks Fifth Avenue stores will be closed on Thanksgiving, unlike the offprice Saks OFF 5TH stores that will remain open on the day.

VIEWER VIDEO: Police chase suspects on I-676

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:26

 Police chase suspects on I-676Action News viewer Kanti Samani captured part of the confrontation between state police and suspects on I-676.

Black Lives Matter protesters sue over treatment by California police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:25

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department photo of Officer Ricky Galvez of Downey California Police DepartmentProtesters and journalists covering a Black Lives Matter rally in Berkeley, California, have filed a lawsuit alleging "unconstitutional police attacks" on attendees, court records showed. The civil rights lawsuit was filed in federal court on Sunday by the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the National Lawyers Guild against the city and police of Berkeley and nearby Hayward. The Dec. 6, 2014 march stemmed from the decision days earlier by grand juries in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri, to not criminally charge police officers for killing unarmed, black men, the complaint said.

Health co-op failure in NY leaves doctors owed millions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:23

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, a business logo adorns the wall outside the offices of Health Republic Insurance of New York, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in New York. The sudden collapse of Health Republic, by far the largest nonprofit health insurance cooperative created by Obamacare, is having repercussions in New York. More than 200,000 people are scrambling to find alternative insurance before their policies expire on Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — The sudden collapse of the largest nonprofit insurance cooperative created by President Barack Obama's health care law is causing headaches in New York, especially for medical providers owed millions of dollars for treating the failed plan's patients.

ACLU-TN lawsuit supports students' right to free speech

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 01:53
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee has filed a lawsuit to protect students' right to free speech after a senior was censored for wearing a shirt to school supporting equality for lesbian and gay people.

NYC man pleads not guilty in police officer's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 01:51
NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of gunning down a New York City police officer has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges.

Death penalty to be sought after Kentucky officer's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 01:48
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for two men accused of involvement in the fatal shooting of a central Kentucky police officer earlier this month.

Think you want a tiny house? Businesses offer a tryout first

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 01:43

In this Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 photo, Hilary Lentz, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and her husband Shane leave the tiny house which they rented for a weekend in Croydon, N.H. As the tiny house phenomenon sweeps the nation, Harvard's Millennial Housing Lab thinks a tryout is in order for people toying with radically downsizing their lives. Its new "Getaway" project gives the curious an opportunity to spend a night or two in one of three tiny houses and get a real feel for the lifestyle before taking the plunge. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)CROYDON, N.H. (AP) — Hilary and Shane Lentz were hooked on the idea of a tiny house, but they weren't sure the reality would be so appealing.

Opaque military justice system shields child sex abuse cases

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 01:38

This image from evidence gathered by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service during its investigation of Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Darren Yazzie, and obtained by The Associated Press, shows a message written by his victim written on a bedroom wall. Yazzie was convicted in January 2015 of rape of a child and sentenced to 17 years confinement. (Naval Criminal Investigative Service via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — As a U.S. Marine, Daniel E. DeSmit swore to live by a code of honor. Semper fidelis, always faithful. But DeSmit shattered that pledge repeatedly — directing dozens of live Internet videos of children having sex with each other.

Freddie Gray jury will be anonymous, not sequestered

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 01:33
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge has ruled that jurors in the first trial of a police officer in the death of Freddie Gray can remain anonymous, but they won't be sequestered.

Woman admits killing cousin, reporting fake abduction to 911

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 01:30
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 20-year-old upstate New York woman admitted Tuesday that she strangled a 5-year-old cousin who had been in her parents' care and discarded his body along a road before calling in a false report that two masked intruders took him from their home.

Brussels security lockdown hits businesses ahead of holidays

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 01:21

Belgian police officers patrol the Grand Place in downtown Brussels, Belgium, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. The Belgian capital Brussels has entered another day of lockdown, with schools and underground transport shut and more than 1,000 security personnel deployed across the country. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium may be famed for its chocolate and beer, but the lockdown imposed on the capital because of the highest-level security alert is leaving a bad taste for many visitors and businesses.

FDA aims to publish Essure safety review in February

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 01:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials aim to release their findings on a much-debated contraceptive implant by the end of February.