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Officials: 22 indicted in multistate dog-fighting ring

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 03:00
BALTIMORE (AP) — After the raid of a violent, multistate dog-fighting ring, 22 people face charges and hundreds of dogs are in shelters, authorities said Monday.

Michigan man guilty in Ohio killing 30 years ago

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 02:53
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Michigan man has pleaded guilty in the killing of a 19-year-old woman in northern Ohio 30 years ago.

UN chief urges better early warning of next disease outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 02:50
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday the international community urgently needs better early warning and rapid response to the next outbreak of disease — "a test that is sure to come."

1 injured after pickup hits utility pole in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 02:44

1 injured after pickup hits utility pole in DelawareOne person was injured after a pickup truck hit a utility pole in Stanton, Delaware.


Retailers make last push for Christmas shoppers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 02:39

Retailers make last push for Christmas shoppersWhile the clock is ticking for all you last-minute holiday shoppers, stores are making some changes to accommodate the final frenzy!


1 in custody after abduction reported in Fern Rock

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 02:37

1 in custody after abduction reported in Fern RockPhiladelphia police have taken one person into custody after an abduction was reported in the Fern Rock neighborhood


Railroads seek one-person crews for freight trains

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 02:30
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, the steam-belching beasts commonly had seven people aboard — an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman.

Suspect identified in Parkside arson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 02:29

Suspect identified in Parkside arsonInvestigators from the ATF have identified a suspect in an arson last week in the Parkside section of Philadelphia.


Ex-chief says video rants meant to snare threats

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 02:15
A former small-town Pennsylvania police chief who posted online videos of himself ranting obscenely about liberals and the Second Amendment while shooting automatic weapons secretly fed information on people he considered militia members, anti-government extremists and so-called "sovereign citizens" to the FBI and state police, according to documents he showed to The Associated Press.

Mayor meets with families of slain NYPD officers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 02:12
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has met with the families of the two officers shot to death in a squad car this weekend.

AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 02:11

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, Pastor Charles Burton lies on the driveway of the Ferguson, Mo. police station as he is outlined in chalk as a memorial to Michael Brown. Some witnesses said 18-year-old Brown had his hands up in surrender, others said he was making a charge. But there was no dispute he was unarmed and shot dead by a white police officer. In New York City, another unarmed black man, Eric Garner, was killed after a white officer put him in a chokehold during an arrest for unauthorized cigarette sales. After grand juries opted not to indict the officers, protests erupted across the country, punctuated by chants of "Hands up, don't shoot" and "I can't breathe." (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.


US mulls putting North Korea on terrorism sponsor list

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 02:10

US mulls putting North Korea on terrorism sponsor listPresident Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company.


Fires erupt inside 2 apartment complexes in Claymont; 1 dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 01:59

Fires erupt inside 2 apartment complexes in Claymont; 1 deadFirefighters battled large blazes inside two apartment complexes in Claymont, Delaware on Sunday.


Appeals court nixes NC abortion ultrasound law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 01:56
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has struck down a North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show and describe an ultrasound to the pregnant woman, even if she refuses to look or listen.

Police departments on alert after NYC cop killings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 01:51

Police departments on alert after NYC cop killingsBig-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media


Child, 3, among two people shot in Grays Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 01:46

Child, 3, hit by bullet fired into Grays Ferry homeA 3-year-old child and a man in his 40s were shot late Monday morning in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia.


Child, 3, suffers possible gunshot wound in Grays Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 01:33

Child, 3, hit by bullet fired into Grays Ferry homeA 3-year-old child has been rushed to the hospital with a possible gunshot wound.


2 school buses involved in West Philadelphia crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 01:25

2 school buses involved in West Philadelphia crashTwo school buses were involved in a crash on Monday morning in West Philadelphia.


AP-GfK Poll: Cards, gifts cross religious lines

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 00:49
WASHINGTON (AP) — Christmastime is here and a new poll reveals the cards and gifts that are part of celebrating the holiday are ubiquitous, even among those who don't share the Christian beliefs behind the story of the Magi who gave the first Christmas gifts.

Justice Department official condemns killings of officers as 'heinous'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 00:48

A woman recites from Bible while standing over makeshift memorial during prayer vigil at the site where two NYPD officers were fatally shot in Brooklyn borough of New YorkWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deputy Attorney General James Cole said on Monday the fatal shootings of two New York police officers on Saturday were "heinous and cowardly acts." The officers were attacked by a man apparently motivated by the deaths of two black men at the hands of white police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri. "Our sympathies, our prayers are going out to those families," Cole said of the officers. "There's no reason we should have to be dealing with this." (Writing by Bill Trott; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)