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Missouri Governor declares state of emergency in Ferguson amid protests

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 13:48
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson on Saturday following a week-long series of racially charged protests and looting over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. A curfew will be put in place starting at midnight and run until 5 a.m., according to Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, who the governor appointed to oversee security in the suburban St. Louis community that has been roiled by the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (Reporting By Carey Gillam; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Governor declares emergency, sets curfew in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:53

Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfewMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in a St. Louis suburb where police and protesters have clashed in the week since a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer.


Woman burned after drinking lye-filled tea at restaurant is improving

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:50

Woman burned after drinking lye-filled tea at restaurant is improvingA woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has whispered and gotten out of bed, her lawyer said Saturday.


Funeral held for children killed in SW Phila. fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:48

Funeral held for children killed in SW Phila. fireFour young children killed in a fire on Gesner Street in Southwest Philadelphia last month were laid to rest Saturday.


3 families displaced in Germantown fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:48

3 families displaced in Germantown fireThree families were displaced after a fire in Philadelphia's Germantown section.


Girl, 3, killed in shootout between man, police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:05
TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — Maryland police say a 3-year-old girl died from wounds received during a shootout between authorities and the man driving a car she was in.

Crash involving fire truck, NJ Transit bus, car in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:01

Crash involving fire truck, NJ Transit bus, car in CamdenPolice say an accident involving a fire truck, NJ Transit bus and another vehicle has left one person seriously injured.


2 dead after they were hit by light rail train

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:50
GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — A light-rail train in Gresham struck and killed two people, one of whom was in a wheelchair, authorities said.

Woman burned after drinking lye-filled tea at restaurant is impoving

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:44

Woman burned after drinking lye-filled tea at restaurant is improvingA woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has whispered and gotten out of bed, her lawyer said Saturday.


Wildlife officials promote tortoise sterilization

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:25
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal government is taking the unusual step of beginning to sterilize an endangered species it is trying to save.

Man dies in diving accident after raising $100K for ALS

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:20

Man dies in diving accident after raising $100K for ALSA 27-year-old man died in a Nantucket diving accident, hours after he raised $100,000 for a Lou Gehrig's disease charity in honor of his friend who inspired the ice-bucket challenge sensation.


US rethinks giving excess military gear to police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:16

In this July 6, 2013 still frame from a video produced by the Los Angeles Police Department, officers fire on a woman posing as a terrorist in a drill simulating a terrorist attack in downtown Los Angeles. After spending a decade sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the United States, Washington is reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Mo., amid images of heavily-armed police, snipers trained on protesters and tear gas plumes. One night after the violence that accompanied the presence of military-style equipment in Ferguson, the crowd calmed considerably when a police captain walked through the crowd, unprotected, in a gesture of reconciliation. The contrast added to the perception that the tanks and tear gas had done more harm than good. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department)WASHINGTON (AP) — After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.


AP PHOTOS: A look at the pope's visit to S. Korea

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:06

Pope Francis is greeted by the faithful upon Pope's arrival for the beatification mass of Paul Yun Ji-Chung and his 123 martyr companions held on August 16 in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Paul Yun Ji-Chung, born in 1759, was among the earliest Catholics on the Korean Peninsula. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)Pope Francis held an outdoor Mass on Saturday for huge crowds in Seoul as part of his five-day trip to South Korea. The Vatican estimated some 800,000 people turned out for the service.


No charges to be filed against fake TSA agent

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:06
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say no criminal charges will be filed against a man accused of posing as a Transportation Security Administration agent and privately screening two women at the San Francisco International Airport.

Everything We Know About the Officer Who Police Say Killed Michael Brown

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 09:51
Darren Wilson was identified Friday as the police officer who shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown but only a few personal details have been released.

Marine denied entry into Six Flags in NJ because of T-shirt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 09:47

Marine denied entry into Six Flags in NJ because of T-shirtA marine was denied entrance to a New Jersey amusement park last weekend - all because of his T-shirt.


Female driver killed in crash at Wall Speedway in NJ

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 09:46

Female driver killed in crash at Wall Speedway in NJA driver has been killed in a crash at Wall Stadium Speedway.


Governor declares emergency, sets Ferguson curfew

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 09:17

Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfewMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in a St. Louis suburb where police and protesters have clashed in the week since a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer.


Taypayers hit with $6.5M bill from Christie's Bridgegate scandal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 09:15

Taypayers hit with $6.5M bill from Christie's Bridgegate scandalNew Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for more than $6.5 million to the law firm Gov. Chris Christie hired to represent his office in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.


Chemical-filled iced tea burns woman at Utah restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 09:14

Woman burned after drinking lye-filled tea at restaurant is improvingJan Harding and her husband had just arrived at a Utah restaurant for a relaxing lunch with friends when she filled her cup with sweet tea from a self-serve beverage station.