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2 dead, others wounded, during Orlando nightclub shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:28
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A shooting erupted inside a nightclub packed with hundreds of people in the city's tourist district early Sunday, killing two people and injuring 10 others, authorities said.

Man shoots Ohio police officer before he's found dead in car

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:28
KENTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man shot an Ohio police officer before he was found dead in his car from a gunshot wound.

Professor who wore headscarf to leave Christian college

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:23
CHICAGO (AP) — A professor of a Christian college who asserted Christians and Muslims worship the same God will leave her post, the school near Chicago announced.

The Latest: Freeway reopens with demolition of LA bridge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:17

In this Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, photo The 6th Street Bridge that spans the Los Angeles River is seen in Los Angeles, before it is closed permanently for demolition. The landmark bridge, dating to the 1930's, is being replaced due to deterioration caused by a chemical reaction in the concrete. The $449 million project to build a replacement bridge, designed by architect Michael Maltzan, is expected to be completed by 2019 at the earliest. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the demolition of the 6th Street Bridge in Los Angeles (all times local):


U of Cincinnati hires police consultant after fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:06
CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati has hired an outside consultant for nearly $400,000 to review its police department for reforms in the aftermath of an officer's fatal shooting of a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate.

AccuWeather: Sunday's Milder

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:01

 Sunday's MilderMeteorologist Chris Sowers says the weekend finishes mild, but snow could be on the way for some.


Firefighters battle Overbrook house fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 01:47

Firefighters battle Overbrook house firePhiladelphia firefighters battled an early morning house fire in Overbrook.


Panthers, Broncos battle for supremacy in SB50 at Levi's Stadium

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 01:45

Panthers, Broncos battle for supremacy in SB50 at Levi's StadiumEverything is ready to go for Super Bowl 50. The most-watched sports event of the year will be beaned all over the world as the Panthers and Broncos battle for supremacy on 100 yards of Levi's Stadium turf.


New York policeman accused of shooting black man to testify at trial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 01:18

New York City Police officer (NYPD) Peter Liang arrives at Brooklyn Supreme CourtA New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed black man in an unlit Brooklyn stairwell is expected to take the stand in his own defense on Monday at his trial for manslaughter. Peter Liang was conducting a routine patrol inside a public housing project on the night of Nov. 20, 2014, when he fired his gun once. The bullet ricocheted off a wall and struck the chest of Akai Gurley, 28, who was walking one floor below with his girlfriend.


Massachusetts man hit by falling tree limb after storm dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 01:06
CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a Massachusetts man who was struck by a falling tree limb after a snowstorm has died from his injuries.

Heroin scourge changes role of police in hard-hit areas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 00:51

 “Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high.” (AP Photo/John Minchillo)CINCINNATI (AP) — Forehead furrowed, a woman drags on a Camel cigarette, admitting she has only vague memories of nearly dying five days earlier.


Jordan: Promised trade perks will help employ Syria refugees

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 00:34
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's planning minister says his country has been promised easier trade terms by the international community, potentially generating large-scale investment and "hundreds of thousands of job opportunities."

SB50 festivities in San Francisco coming to close before big game

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 00:25

SB50 festivities in San Francisco coming to close before big gameIt's Super Bowl Sunday and almost all of the parties and concerts are over. All that's left is a massive cleanup and a chance to enjoy some football.


Senior falls 4 stories to death at Massachusetts university

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 00:06
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a student has fallen to his death from a fourth-floor window at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

License plate readers a double-edged sword for NY village

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 23:56

In this Nov. 19, 2015 photo, Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy demonstrates the village’s license plate scanner system at Village Hall in Freeport, N.Y. Since November 2015, the ring of 27 cameras has scanned more than 15.4 million license plates, resulting in 25 people being arrested, 500 cars being impounded and more than 2,000 summonses being issued. (AP Photo/Michael Balsamo)FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — When this Long Island village switched on its "ring of steel" last fall, it knew it was getting a potent policing tool. The system of 27 cameras would scan the license plate of every single vehicle that rolled into town. If a wanted criminal drove through, the system would sound an alert. If someone burglarized a house, the data could be mined to see who was on the road at the time.


Federal judge asked to revoke bond of Ohio terrorism suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 23:51
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is being asked to revoke the bond for one of four men accused of raising money for a former al-Qaida leader.

More than 20 Texas town repeal sex offender residency law

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 23:43
DALLAS (AP) — A broad legal challenge has led more than 20 towns in Texas to ease restrictions over the last few months on where sex offenders can live instead of fight a costly battle in court.

Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 23:40

In this Feb. 4, 2016, photo, teacher Jessica Ries passes out writing assessment tests to her fourth-grade students at Hayward Elementary School in Sioux Falls, S.D. Ries is one of many teachers working two jobs in South Dakota, a state that ranks last in teacher pay. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers)SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jessica Ries settles in behind the counter of Tip Top Tux and phones a couple to remind them of an upcoming fitting before their wedding. In the back room, beyond the dapper mannequins and vest swatches of pink, yellow and blue, a tote filled with review packets for 24 of her Hayward Elementary School students awaits her attention if she gets any down time.


Best Lines of the Republican Debate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 23:23
The ABC News debate was full of one-liners and zingers.

Study explores how black men find success in college

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 23:15
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Wanda, a senior at Pennsylvania's Lafayette College and one of two black computer science majors in his class, says at times he has felt pressure to succeed not just for himself, but for his entire race.