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California police settle with woman punched by officer for $1.5 million

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 15:33
(Reuters) - A woman who was repeatedly punched in the head by a California Highway Patrol officer has settled her lawsuit for $1.5 million, police said on Wednesday, and the money will be used for her long-term care. Marlene Pinnock says the blows left her with slurred speech. A Highway Patrol officer, who appears to be white, spotted 51-year-old Pinnock, who is black, walking shoeless along the shoulder of the freeway and stepping into traffic lanes near downtown Los Angeles, Highway Patrol said at the time. ...

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 15:13
"There can be no reasoning, no negotiation, with this brand of evil." — President Barack Obama speaking about the Islamic State group at the United Nations.

Venezuela's Maduro calls for shakeup at UN

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 14:30

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro called for a "re-founding" of the United Nations late Wednesday in his first speech before the international organization.


Marathon bombing trial gets delay, no venue change

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 13:58

FILE - This file photo released April 19, 2013, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A judge has granted a two-month trial delay for Tsarnaev, but denied a defense request to move his trial. Judge George O'Toole ruled Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, that the trial will begin Jan. 5 instead of Nov. 3. Prosecutors say Tsarnaev and his now-deceased older brother placed two pressure cooker bombs that exploded near the marathon's finish line last year. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured. Tsarnaev could face the death penalty if convicted. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)BOSTON (AP) — A two-month delay has been granted for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but a judge has denied a defense request to move it from Boston.


Trooper ambush suspect making manhunt a 'game'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 13:41

K9 units search for suspect Eric Frein, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 in Canadensis, Pa. Frein, a suspect in the fatal ambush of a trooper has occasionally made himself visible to officers before melting back into the forest, and police found empty packs of Serbian-branded cigarettes and soiled diapers believed to have been left by him, Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Times-Tribune, Jake Danna Stevens) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITCANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — The suspected killer of a state trooper, who has eluded a massive dragnet for nearly two weeks, might be treating the manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods as a game against law enforcement, according to police.


Venture capitalist Khosla loses California beach access case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 13:32

File picture shows Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, speaking during the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference in Dana PointSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems and now a prominent venture capitalist, lost a court battle on Wednesday against a coastal protection group that sued the billionaire for closing access to a northern California beach, court records show. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Barbara Mallach ruled in the tentative decision that Khosla, who was sued last year by the Surfrider Foundation for blocking an access road to a property known as Martin's Beach, failed to obtain a required permit. ...


APNewsBreak: Woman hit by Calif. officer settles

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 13:30

FILE - In this July 1, 2014 file image made from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer straddles a woman while punching her on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway. A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a newly reached settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign. CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow confirmed the settlement in an emailed statement Wednesday night Sept. 24, 2014 and an attorney for Marlene Pinnock confirmed the terms for The Associated Press. (AP Photo/David Diaz, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement reached Wednesday night, and the officer has agreed to resign.


Hyundai workers strike to protest $10B land deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 13:28
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — About 47,000 workers at Hyundai Motor Co. are striking to protest the automaker's decision to spend $10 billion on land for a new headquarters.

Guam man sentenced to life for stabbing rampage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 13:03
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Guam man convicted of killing three Japanese tourists in a crash and stabbing rampage last year was sentenced Thursday to life in prison.

FBI releases report examining mass shootings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:51
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of shootings in which a gunman wounds or kills multiple people has increased dramatically in recent years, with the majority of attacks in the last decade occurring at a business or a school, according to an FBI report released Wednesday.

ADB cuts growth forecast for SE Asia; China steady

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:42
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank trimmed its economic growth forecast for Southeast Asia this year and next due to slower domestic demand in some of its bigger economies. Its forecasts for China, the world's second largest economy, were unchanged.

ADB cuts growth forecast for SE Asia; China steady

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:42
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank trimmed its economic growth forecast for Southeast Asia this year and next due to slower domestic demand in some of its bigger economies. Its forecasts for China, the world's second largest economy, were unchanged.

AccuWeather: Heavy Rain, High Winds Moving In

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:40

 Steady Morning Rain, Afternoon DrizzleMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking soaking rain for the Thursday morning commute.


Justice Department investigates Ferguson police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:38

Protesters argue with a Ferguson sergeant who was trying to get them to disperse the area on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson late Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Department of Justice investigators on Wednesday heard one story after another about police harassment and brutality in Ferguson, the suburban St. Louis city where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer last month.


Ukraine to UN: 'We know what terrorism means'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:35

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine's prime minister on Wednesday urged countries not to lift sanctions against Russia until his country regains control over its entire territory, including Crimea.


Shot fired in Chalfont bank robbery, suspect sought

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:33

Shot fired in Chalfont bank robbery, suspect soughtPolice are looking for the suspect behind a bank robbery in Chalfont, Bucks County.


NJ lawmaker: Let Atlantic City visitors drink on Boardwalk

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:31

 Let Atlantic City visitors drink on BoardwalkA New Jersey lawmaker has come up with a way to generate some new buzz in Atlantic City: Let people drink on the Boardwalk and beach.


NJ lawmaker: Let Atlantic City visitors drink on Boardwalk

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:31

 Let Atlantic City visitors drink on BoardwalkA New Jersey lawmaker has come up with a way to generate some new buzz in Atlantic City: Let people drink on the Boardwalk and beach.


No jail for Phila. mom who carried legally owned gun in NJ

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:29

No jail for Phila. mom who carried legally owned gun in NJA South Philadelphia mother of two will not have to serve jail time for carrying a legally-owned gun in her purse when she drove into New Jersey.


No jail for Phila. mom who carried legally owned gun in NJ

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:29

No jail for Phila. mom who carried legally owned gun in NJA South Philadelphia mother of two will not have to serve jail time for carrying a legally-owned gun in her purse when she drove into New Jersey.