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AP sources: 2nd NYC cop killed in ambush shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 07:05

2 NYC officers dead in ambush shooting in cruiserOfficials say a second New York City officer has died after a gunman ambushed them inside their patrol car before committing suicide.


AP sources: 2nd NYC officer dies after gunman ambushes them in cruiser; suspect kills self

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 06:51
NEW YORK (AP) — AP sources: 2nd NYC officer dies after gunman ambushes them in cruiser; suspect kills self.

Police: 1 NYC cop dead in shooting, 2nd critical

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 06:34

2 NYC officers dead in ambush shooting in cruiserAn armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing one and critically injuring a second before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said.


4 teens die in fiery head-on crash in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 06:00
PALMERTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say speed was a factor in a fiery head-on crash in eastern Pennsylvania that claimed the lives of four teens and left one car upside-down and another split in two.

Judge dismisses suit by family saved at sea

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 05:55
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a satellite phone company by a California couple rescued with their sick 1-year-old from a disabled sailboat that was attempting to circle the world.

Latest developments on the US-Cuba story

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 05:29
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Prosecutor: No charges in church disturbance death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 05:24
INDIAN LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Churchgoers won't face any charges in the death of an armed man they restrained after he caused a violent disturbance during an upstate New York service, according to prosecutors.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 05:21
NEW YORK (AP) — Police: 2 NYC officers critically hurt after being shot in patrol car, suspect believed dead.

Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 05:15

 low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall.


Police: Man in elf costume charged with DWI

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 05:14

In this image taken from video and provided by the Riverdale, N.J. Police Department, Brian Chellis, 23, of Cedar Grove, N.J. talks with a Riverdale police officer after being found passed out in a car early Dec. 20, 2014. Police say that they found the man, who dressed as an elf, asleep behind the wheel of a van with its engine running, lights on and music blaring. Chellis, who faces drunk driving charges, was issued a summons and released to a family member. (AP Photo/Riverdale Police Department)RIVERDALE, N.J. (AP) — Police say an elf on the sauce is facing drunken driving charges in New Jersey.


Man kills self in police chase, injuring couple

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 04:48
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Police in northwest Louisiana say a man wanted in Oklahoma killed himself during a chase, causing his truck to hit a car and seriously injure a couple.

Child tests negative for Ebola at Chicago hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 04:33
(Reuters) - A child being monitored for Ebola in a Chicago hospital has been discharged after testing negative for the virus, the state health agency said on Saturday. Federal officials screening for Ebola at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago detected a fever in the child, who had been held in isolation at the University of Chicago Medical Center for monitoring since Friday. "Tests by the Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed a negative result for Ebola," the Illinois Department of Public Health said in a statement. ...

Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense at this point

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 04:04

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla. Cosby has has remained silent, and that may be his best strategy. With police urging any possible sex abuse victims to come forward, two lawsuits pending and more than 15 women making accusations stretching back years, Cosby has little to gain by speaking publicly. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent — and that may be his best strategy.


Autopsy describes abuse by mayor before his death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 04:01

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, William Crespo, brother of the late Bell Gardens, Calif., Mayor Daniel Crespo, speaks at a news conference in Bell Gardens. An autopsy report for Crespo, who was shot to death by his wife, includes detailed allegations of domestic abuse spanning two decades. Crespo's daughter told investigators hours after the fatal September shooting that her father had become more physically abusive toward her mother in the last two years amid arguments over his infidelity. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy report for a Southern California mayor who was shot to death by his wife provides more detailed allegations that he inflicted domestic abuse over a span of two decades.


Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 04:01

FILE- In this Aug. 11, 2014, file photo, flowers are placed in memory of actor/comedian Robin Williams' Walk of Fame star in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Aug. 11, 2014, in an apparent suicide at his San Francisco Bay area home. He was 63. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment came when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during the Korean War.


Prosecutors: Fraudster used funds to freeze wife

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 03:40
NEW YORK (AP) — An accused financial fraudster used backers' money for a personal and uncommon purpose, prosecutors say: to have his wife's body cryogenically frozen.

Top news of 2014 left public grasping for answers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 03:34

FILE - In this April 20, 2014, file photo, relatives of passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol sit near the sea at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea. Over 300 people were killed in the accident, many of them students. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)Twenty-thousand feet down the answers may be waiting, hidden in some underwater canyon far off Australia's coast. But more than nine months after searchers began scouring the seas for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished with 239 people aboard, the catastrophe defies resolution.


California officer kills teen after machete attack

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 03:33
WILLOW CREEK, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete, and the officer was hospitalized with major injuries, officials said.

Haggen chain buying 146 Safeway, Albertsons stores

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 03:16
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state-based grocery chain Haggen Inc. plans to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona.

Megabus rollover in Indiana injures at least 28

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 03:15
(Reuters) - More than two dozen people were injured on Saturday when a commercial passenger bus traveling to Atlanta from Chicago crashed in Indiana, officials said. The double-decker Megabus with some 70 passengers aboard slid off of Interstate 65 in southern Indiana at about 5:30 a.m. EST and rolled over, Indiana State Police spokesman Clifton Elston said. It was not clear what caused the bus to slide, but light snow resulted in slick roadways and several other collisions happened in the same area, Elston said. "It's still ongoing to figure out exactly what happened," he said. ...