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Texas student arrested over clock seeks $15 million

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 06:03

A homemade clock made by Ahmed Mohamed is seen in an undated picture released by the Irving Texas Police DepartmentThe family of a Texas Muslim teenager arrested for bringing a homemade clock that was mistaken for a bomb to school demanded $15 million in damages and an apology from the city of Irving and its schools to avoid a lawsuit, lawyers said on Monday. The lawyers represent the family of Ahmed Mohamed, 14, a student who dabbles in robotics and attended a Dallas-area high school. In separate letters to the city of Irving, located west of Dallas, and the Irving Independent School District, lawyers said the ninth grader was wrongfully arrested, illegally detained and questioned without his parents.

Stories of those who died in the Paris attacks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 06:03

This photo courtesy of Ombeline Le Gendre shows Pierre Innocenti, left, and Stéphane Albertini. Innocenti and Albertini died in the Nov. 13, 2015 Paris attacks when they both went to the Bataclan to enjoy the rock music they both loved. (photo courtesy of Ombeline Le Gendre via AP)They were students and artists, music lovers and parents. The victims of the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris had varied backgrounds and interests. Among the 130 killed in the attacks, here are some of their stories:

Teen shot in head in Tioga-Nicetown dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 05:57

Teen shot in head in Tioga-Nicetown diesPhiladelphia police are investigating a fatal shooting in Tioga-Nicetown.

Two Indianapolis men charged with murdering pastor's wife

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 05:57
Two Indianapolis men have been charged with the murder of a pastor's pregnant wife during an apparent home burglary, law enforcement officials said on Monday. Larry Jo Taylor Jr., 18, and Jalen Watson, 21, both of Indianapolis, have been charged with murder and other felonies in the death of 28-year-old Amanda Blackburn, who was shot while she was at home with her 1-year-old son on Nov. 10, according to the Indianapolis police and the Marion County Prosecutor's Office. "All victims of criminal homicides deserve closure, and as a community we must send a collective message that violence is not an option," Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Rick Hite said in a statement.

Tulane medical student shot while saving woman; suspect arrested

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 05:53

Tulane medical student shot while saving woman; suspect arrestedNew Orleans police have arrested a man accused of shooting a Tulane medical student who stopped an apparent kidnapping.

Texas woman seeks return of film showing JFK assassination

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 05:51
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas woman said Monday that she's suing a federal agency to force the return of a film shot by her grandfather that shows a portion of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Grand jury indicts man in death of Houston-area deputy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 05:50
HOUSTON (AP) — The man accused of repeatedly shooting a Houston-area sheriff's deputy at a gas station has been indicted on a capital murder charge.

Man shot in head in Tioga-Nicetown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 05:41

Teen shot in head in Tioga-Nicetown diesPhiladelphia police are investigating a shooting in Tioga-Nicetown.

Texas seeking delay in Supreme Court immigration case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 05:39

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as he speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) during a town hall meeting at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Obama urged young people in predominantly Muslim Malaysia on Friday to reject the “terrible vision” that drove the Paris attacks, offering an alternative vision in which traditional cultures coexist with a diverse modern world. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas is asking the Supreme Court for more time to answer the Obama administration's immigration appeal, a delay that probably would prevent the plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation from taking effect during Barack Obama's presidency.

FDA approves Bristol-Myers drug for new use in kidney cancer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 05:38
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have expanded approval of a cancer drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb to treat an advanced form of kidney cancer.

In-law: Suspect in girl's slaying has 5 children of his own

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 05:34
SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former construction worker scheduled to make his initial court appearance Monday in the murder of a 7-year-old Kentucky girl has five children of his own and is not capable of hurting someone else's, his mother-in-law said.

5.5-magnitude earthquake shakes Mexican capital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 05:29

5.5-magnitude earthquake shakes Mexican capitalA quake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5. struck north-northwest of San Luis Acatlan, Mexico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Wolf: Deal to end 5-month budget stalemate in 'deep peril'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 05:28

 Deal to end 5-month budget stalemate in 'deep peril'Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican lawmakers appeared unable to bridge a divide Monday over how to slash school property taxes as part of a broader agreement to end a five-month budget stalemate that has left public schools and social services without billions in state aid.

Man arrested in student shooting caught on video in New Orleans

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 05:27
A man suspected in the shooting of a Tulane University medical student that was recorded on video was captured on Monday after a manhunt, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. Euric Cain, 21, has been charged with first-degree attempted murder and second-degree kidnapping and armed robbery after police said he shot a student who intervened when he saw the suspect dragging a woman to his sports utility vehicle early on Friday. Peter Gold, 25, a fourth-year medical student at Tulane, remained hospitalized in a "guarded condition" on Monday, according to his family, meaning that the outcome is still uncertain.

Rep. James Clyburn donates congressional papers to USC

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 05:26

U.S. Rep. James Clyburn shares a laugh at the University of South Carolina Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. The congressman formally announced the donation of his congressional papers Monday to the university to help establish a new research and education center on civil rights. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina native and No. 3 House Democrat James Clyburn announced Monday he's sending his congressional papers to the University of South Carolina to help bring attention to his state's contribution to the national struggle for civil rights.

California city to pay $4.9 million over fatal beating of homeless man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 05:25

Ron Thomas, father of Kelly Thomas, gestures as he describes what his son did during his beating to death by Fullerton police officers, in Los AngelesThe city of Fullerton, California agreed on Monday to pay $4.9 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the father of a homeless man beaten to death by two then-policemen, an incident that sparked protests in the Los Angeles suburb, the plaintiff's attorney said. The settlement was reached on the same day that trial was scheduled to begin in the wrongful death action filed by Ron Thomas against the city, police department and two ex-officers over the beating of his 37-year-old son, Kelly Thomas, in July 2011. Fullerton City Attorney Richard Jones said in a written statement that the final settlement amount was still pending final approval by insurers and that no taxpayer funds were involved in the agreement.

Reputed gang member gets life in prison for New York mother's murder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 05:16

Member of the media films a photo of Elias Garcia in New YorkAn accused gang member was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for his role in the 2010 killing of his girlfriend and her toddler son on New York's Long Island, federal authorities said. Juan Elias "Cruzito" Garcia, 22, a reputed member of the murderous international gang known as MS-13, was convicted in March 2013 of murdering Vanessa Argueta, 19, and her son, Diego Torres, 2, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York said in a press release. Garcia and fellow gang members plotted the killing because they believed the young mother had disrespected the gang by sending rivals to attack Garcia, prosecutors said.

Indiana teenager charged with planning to blow up high school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 05:13
Jahnathan Dooley, 18, faces charges of possession of a destructive device and intimidation, after investigators found bomb-making materials in his bedroom in Mooresville, Indiana, about 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Indianapolis, according to a probable cause document filed in Morgan County Circuit Court. Authorities began investigating the possible plot after a counselor at Mooresville High School told police that Dooley threatened to blow up the building because he was upset with recently being kicked out of school for making sexual advances toward another student, according to the document. Dooley told investigators he planned to build pipe bombs and ignite them near the school's four structural pillars and that he had a military sniper rifle on layaway at a local gun store, the court document said.

2 shot inside Port Richmond home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 05:09

2 found shot in the head inside Port Richmond homeTwo people were reportedly shot inside a home in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.

The Latest: 11 park shooting victims were under age 21

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 05:06

People await transport to a hospital after a shooting in New Orleans' 9th Ward on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. Police spokesman Tyler Gamble says police were on their way to break up a big crowd when gunfire erupted at Bunny Friend Park. (Michael DeMocker/ The Times-Picayune via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; USA TODAY OUT; THE BATON ROUGE ADVOCATE OUT; THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE OUT; MANDATORY CREDITNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest on the shootout at a playground in New Orleans' 9th Ward (all times local):