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Officer trial raises questions about policing in Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:19
BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors say a policeman charged in Freddie Gray's arrest committed a crime when he and two other officers detained and handcuffed him without probable cause after he ran from them in a high-crime neighborhood. The officer's defense attorney says the law allows for such a stop.

Officer trial raises questions about policing in Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:19
BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors say a policeman charged in Freddie Gray's arrest committed a crime when he and two other officers detained and handcuffed him without probable cause after he ran from them in a high-crime neighborhood. The officer's defense attorney says the law allows for such a stop.

White House lockdown lifted after police-involved shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:17

White House lockdown lifted after police-involved shootingThe White House was locked down this afternoon after the U.S. Park Police reported a shooting nearby on West Executive Drive.


White House lockdown lifted after police-involved shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:17

White House lockdown lifted after police-involved shootingThe White House was locked down this afternoon after the U.S. Park Police reported a shooting nearby on West Executive Drive.


The Latest: Residents worried boy's killer not caught

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:14
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of an 11-year-old Houston boy's murder (all times local):

White House lockdown lifted after shooting involving police officer nearby

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:13

White House lockdown lifted after police-involved shootingThe White House was locked down this afternoon after the U.S. Park Police reported a shooting nearby on West Executive Drive.


White House lockdown lifted after shooting involving police officer nearby

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:13

White House lockdown lifted after police-involved shootingThe White House was locked down this afternoon after the U.S. Park Police reported a shooting nearby on West Executive Drive.


White House on lockdown after shooting nearby, Obama off site

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:12

Police secure a location after a shooting near the White House in Washington DCThe White House was briefly put on lockdown on Friday after a shooting nearby while President Barack Obama was away at Andrews Air Force Base, federal law enforcement officials said. CNN quoted police as saying that Secret Service officers shot a male suspect. One person was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries, a spokesman for the District of Colombia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department said.


LA-area light rail now reaches from distant suburbs to sea

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:11

This Wednesday, May 18, 2016 photo shows a train approaching the new Metro Expo Line station in Santa Monica, Calif. For the first time since the 1950s, a Southern California light rail line will extend to the Pacific. Starting Friday, May 20, 2016, with the opening of the 6.6-mile extension of the Expo Line, riders can now take Metro rail from the far-inland suburb of Azusa some 40 miles to the sands of Santa Monica. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Commuter light rail extended across metropolitan Los Angeles to the Pacific on Friday for the first time since the 1950s.


Audit of U.S. Catholic church shows sharp spike in sex abuse reports

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:10

Catholic Bishops meet at start of afternoon session during U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Annual Spring Assembly in AtlantaAn annual audit of reports of sexual abuse by members of the U.S. Roman Catholic clergy released on Friday showed sharp increases in the number of new claims and in the value of settlements to victims.


Audit of U.S. Catholic church shows sharp spike in sex abuse reports

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:10

Catholic Bishops meet at start of afternoon session during U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Annual Spring Assembly in AtlantaAn annual audit of reports of sexual abuse by members of the U.S. Roman Catholic clergy released on Friday showed sharp increases in the number of new claims and in the value of settlements to victims.


Official: Armed person shot by Secret Service officer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:10

Secret Service agents stands on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 20, 2016, after the White House was placed on security alert after shooting on street outside. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)A uniformed Secret Service officer shot an armed person on a street outside the White House, a U.S. law enforcement official said Friday. The White House was placed on a security alert after the shooting, which occurred Friday afternoon. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity for lack of authorization to release the information, said the person approached the Secret Service officer and drew a weapon, and then the officer opened fire.


Markets Right Now: US stocks close higher on Wall Street

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:10

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 20, 2016. Asian stock markets drifted slightly higher on Friday as investors restored calm a day after worries about the Fed's rate hike signals prompted sell-offs.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):


Utah lawmaker wants opt-in requirement for porn

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:08
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah lawmaker who led the charge in an anti-porn crusade is gearing up to introduce a handful of bills during next year's legislative session designed to heavily restrict access to pornography across the state.

White House on Lockdown After Report of Shooting Nearby

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:05

White House lockdown lifted after police-involved shootingThe White House was locked down this afternoon after the U.S. Park Police reported a shooting nearby on West Executive Drive.


Ex-Subway pitchman did not act on sex fantasies with minors: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:03

Fogle is led from federal court in Indianapolis, IndianaFormer Subway sandwich pitchman Jared Fogle did not act on fantasies related to his conviction for child pornography, and his 15-1/2 year prison sentence should be reduced, his lawyer argued during an appeals hearing on Friday in federal court. Fogle, 38, who became famous after losing weight on a diet that included sandwiches from the fast-food chain, pleaded guilty on Nov. 19, 2015, to charges of child pornography and traveling for illicit paid sex with minors. Fogle's attorney, Ronald Elberger, said the sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt was based on things his client did not actually do, including producing child pornography or acting on fantasies of having sex with minors.


U.S. reports 279 Zika cases in pregnant women, Obama pushes Congress on funds

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 03:54

A pair of Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are seen during a mating ritual while the female feeds on a blood meal in a 2003 imageBy Ransdell Pierson and Roberta Rampton NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Health officials said 279 pregnant women in the United States and U.S. territories have tested positive for Zika infection, prompting a new call from President Barack Obama for more funding to fight the outbreak spreading through the Americas. Obama wants the U.S. Congress to provide close to $1.9 billion for vaccine development, faster diagnostic tests, and new tools for killing the mosquitoes that carry the virus, which can cause a rare birth defect in newborns and neurological disorders in adults. "We've got to get moving," Obama told reporters after meeting top health officials in the Oval Office.


Sequestered juror dies in Memphis murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 03:53
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A juror who was sequestered in a murder trial in Memphis has died, prompting a mistrial to be declared in the case.

Jury recommends death sentence for Ohio man in 3 killings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 03:48
CLEVELAND (AP) — Testimony about an abusive childhood and the psychological damage it caused didn't sway a jury in Cleveland that recommended Friday that an Ohio man should die by lethal injection for killing three women and wrapping their bodies in garbage bags.

Tennessee law strips university diversity office funding

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 03:47

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam speaks to reporters in the Old Supreme Court Chamber of the state Capitol in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The Republican governor questioned the need for a special legislative session to respond to a directive by President Barack Obama's administration on bathroom access for transgender students. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill to strip funding from the diversity office at Tennessee's flagship public university became law without Gov. Bill Haslam's signature on Friday.