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Kensington High School on lockdown over school cop's missing gun

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 23:50

Kensington school on lockdown over school cop's missing gunKensington High School is on lockdown over a school police officer's missing gun.


2 people hurt in Jersey Shore house blaze

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 23:50

2 people hurt in Jersey Shore house blazeTwo people were hurt in a fast-moving fire at a home in Somers Point, New Jersey.


Pair wanted in crime spree last seen in Georgia, police say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 23:43
PERRY, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Missouri couple suspected in several Alabama robberies and kidnappings have been spotted in central Georgia, where police have accused them in another crime.

Alphabet comes before Apple as world's most valuable company

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 23:31

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, a man walks past a building on the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. Alphabet Inc., Google's holding company, reports financial results Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alphabet now comes before Apple atop the list of the world's most valuable companies.


Prosecutors seek high sentence for Chaka Fattah Jr.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 23:28

Chaka Fattah Jr. sentenced to 5 years in prisonProsecutors are seeking a high sentence for Chaka Fattah Jr.


Ferguson, Mo., to hear from public on proposed justice reforms

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 23:25

St Louis County police officers watch as anti-police demonstrators march in protest in Ferguson, MissouriResidents of Ferguson, Missouri, which has a proposed agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to reform its police department after the 2014 shooting by a white officer of a black teenager, will voice their opinions on the deal at a meeting on Tuesday night. The fatal shooting of unarmed Michael Brown, 18, by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson exposed tension between the city government and the largely black community outside St. Louis that erupted into violent protests in 2014 after a grand jury chose not to indict the officer. It was one of a series of highly publicized killings of black men, mostly by white police officers, that set off a nationwide debate about the use of police force, especially against minorities.


The Latest: Hungary accepts UK efforts to stop benefit abuse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 23:17

FILE - In this June 26, 2015 file photo, European Council President Donald Tusk, left, speaks with British Prime Minister David Cameron during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels. European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday Feb. 2, 2016 unveiled proposals that he hopes will keep Britain in the 28-nation European Union. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on negotiations on changes to EU law aimed at keeping Britain in the bloc (all times local):


Police searching for Camden children last seen with mother

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 23:15

Police searching for Camden children last seen with motherThe Camden County Police Department is searching for two young children, a brother and sister who were last seen with their mother.


Cruz tops Trump in Iowa; Clinton, Sanders in tight Dem race

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 23:13

Cruz tops Trump in Iowa; Clinton, Sanders in tight Dem raceTexas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were deadlocked in a tight race.


Philadelphia teenager turns beating video into powerful message against bullying

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 23:08

Philadelphia teenager turns beating video into powerful message against bullyingA teenage girl beaten unconscious allegedly by a group of her peers decided to turn her pain into a passionate message.


Car crashes on icy road in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 22:59

Car crashes on icy road in Bucks CountyOne person was hurt after a car crashed on an icy road in New Britain Township, Pennsylvania.


Cosby's Lawyers To Urge Dismissal of Sexual Assault Criminal Case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 22:55
Bill Cosby went to court on Tuesday for a hearing at which his lawyers planned to argue that sexual assault charges against the disgraced comedian violate a former prosecutor’s decade-old agreement not to charge him. Cosby, 78, wore a dark suit and was accompanied by his attorneys and what appeared to be a security guard as he walked past a scrum of photographers and reporters into the criminal court in Norristown. Cosby, once of the entertainment world’s most popular comedians and actors, was charged in December with the 2004 assault of Andrea Constand, a former women’s basketball team manager at Temple University in Philadelphia, Cosby’s alma mater.

Chicago sees January murder surge as Emanuel's poll numbers fall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 22:05

Chicago Mayor Emanuel participates in a panel at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in WashingtonThe number of homicides in Chicago increased 76 percent in January compared to last year as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's approval rating slumped to a record low in the aftermath of the release of a video showing a white police officer killing a black teen. It was the most January homicides since 2000, according to a Chicago Tribune analysis of police statistics. Also on Monday, the Tribune released a poll that found Emanuel's job approval rating has dropped to 27 percent, the lowest in his administration.


911 call reveals fugitive was scared, ready to surrender

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 21:58

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, far right, speaks on the arrest of three escaped inmates seen on a video monitor at Orange County Sheriff's news conference in Santa Ana, Calif., on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. The inmates from left, Bac Duong, 43, Hossein Nayeri, 37, and Jonathan Tieu, 20, who escaped on Jan. 22 from Central Men's Jail in Orange County. Duong turned himself in Friday and the other two were arrested in San Francisco on Saturday. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The first of three fugitives to be caught after a California jail escape said he was scared and ready to surrender, a 911 call released Monday revealed.


Official: About 1,200 fish killed after power plant glitch

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 21:32
YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — Officials say about 1,200 fish are dead after an operational glitch at a central Pennsylvania power plant caused cold water to be sent into the Susquehanna River.

Rock struck Amtrak train in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 21:25
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak officials have determined a rock struck one of its trains in Philadelphia.

Ship hijackings down in 2015, piracy mostly low-level theft

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 21:23

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2012 file photo, masked Somali pirate Hassan stands near a Taiwanese fishing vessel that washed up on shore after the pirates were paid a ransom and released the crew, in the once-bustling pirate den of Hobyo, Somalia. A global maritime watchdog said Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 that ship hijackings declined in 2015 from a year earlier, while sea piracy incidents increased slightly but consisted mostly of low-level theft. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A global maritime watchdog said Tuesday that ship hijackings declined in 2015 from a year earlier, while sea piracy incidents increased slightly but consisted mostly of low-level theft.


Priest's son gets life, no parole for killing his parents

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 21:16
HOUSTON (AP) — The 20-year-old son of an Episcopal priest has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for beating his parents to death with a lamp, baseball hat and hammer.

Bridge case defendants ask judge to throw out case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 21:04
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The criminal charges in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case should be thrown out because they are based on vague federal laws that have been twisted to fit the facts of the case, two former allies of Gov. Chris Christie wrote in separate court filings late Monday.

Close ally of former Czech PM convicted in bribery case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 20:26
PRAGUE (AP) — A close friend and key adviser of former Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek has been convicted of bribery and sentenced to five years in prison.