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The Latest: Man discusses son charged in Ohio cop's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 05:17
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — The latest on the slaying of a central Ohio policeman (all times local):

The Latest: Chicago's top cop can't explain crime hike

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 05:16
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on an increase in homicides and shootings that Chicago experience in January (all times local):

Teacher arrested in Southern California jail escape to be freed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 05:07
A teacher arrested in connection with the escape of three inmates from a Southern California jail was ordered freed on Monday after prosecutors said they did not have enough evidence to charge her with a crime. Authorities had previously said that teacher Nooshafarin Ravaghi, 44, met inmate Hossein Nayeri, the 37-year-old accused mastermind of the escape, in an English-as-a-second-language class at the Orange County Jail and that their relationship had progressed beyond that of teacher and student before the Jan. 22 breakout. It was not immediately clear what connection that man, identified as Loc Ba Nguyen, had to the escapees.

Key events in the occupation of the Oregon wildlife refuge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 04:45

A convoy of armored vehicles and SUVs rolls past a barricade on the road near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The remnants of an armed group occupying the refuge to protest federal land policies say they won't leave until they get assurances they won't be arrested.(AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)Four holdouts are occupying an Oregon national wildlife refuge Monday, while the leaders of the monthlong standoff are behind bars, facing charges of conspiracy to impede federal officials in their official duties through the use of force, intimidation or threats.


PHOTOS: Onboard images of Amtrak crash in Philadelphia released

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 04:41

 Onboard images of Amtrak crash in Philadelphia releasedThe National Transportation Safety Board released dozens of reports, photos and other documents related to the May 2015 crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia that left eight people dead.


Newtown school covers Sandy Hook mural that upset students

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 04:39

In this 2014 photo provided by Lindsay Fuori, a mural she created to pay tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims adorns a wall inside Newtown High School, which she attended. The mural was covered by plasterboard to protect the emotional well-being of students. (Lindsay Fuori via AP)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A mural inside Newtown High School that paid tribute to victims of the Sandy Hook shooting rampage was created as a form of art therapy.


Puerto Rico seeks bond swap in proposed restructuring deal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 04:38
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government is pushing a bond swap with creditors to help generate revenue as U.S. legislators prepare to debate creation of an oversight authority to help pull the island out of a deepening economic crisis.

Oregon town tense amid dueling protests over armed takeover of wildlife refuge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 04:37
Tension flared in the deeply divided town of Burns, Oregon, on Monday as 500 demonstrators on both sides of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge squared off, brandishing signs and yelling at each other days after one of the occupiers was shot dead by state police. Residents angered by the four-week presence of the armed occupiers and their supporters started crowding the streets in front of the Harney County Courthouse in late morning, seeking to serve as a counter-protest to a noon (2000 GMT) demonstration called at the courthouse by supporters of the occupation. "We're trying to make the militia leave our town," Andrew Snyder, 20, said before the two sides faced off.

Flint water crisis could squeeze Michigan's finances: S&P

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 04:26

The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan"At the state level, political costs for Michigan have been greater than financial costs at this point. Financially strapped Flint was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager when it switched its source for tap water to the nearby Flint River in April 2014 from Detroit's water system to save money.


The Latest: Deputy says he would still shoot unarmed man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 04:24
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a young black man who was shot and paralyzed by a Florida Sheriff's deputy in 2013. (all times local):

Sandra Bland lawyers press court for investigation files

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 04:23
HOUSTON (AP) — Sandra Bland's family is asking a judge to reject arguments from Texas that state Department of Public Safety reports related to the black woman's arrest, jailing and death last summer should be withheld from them.

Judge eyes deal involving racial claim at Arizona prisons

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 04:17
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge said Monday she was considering an agreement between Arizona and an inmate to end a claim of racial segregation in the state's 10 prisons.

Police identify man charged in SEPTA bus stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 04:16

Police identify man charged in SEPTA bus stabbingPolice say a man has been charged in connection with a stabbing on a bus in the city's Frankford section.


Airlines restore tiny perks, like pretzels, to pacify fliers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 04:14
NEW YORK (AP) — After 15 years of near austerity, U.S. airlines are restoring some small perks for passengers crammed into coach.

Lawyers for standoff leader try to get him out of jail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 03:58

A makeshift roadside memorial for rancher LaVoy Finicum stands on a highway north of Burns, Oregon Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Finicum was killed Tuesday night in a confrontation with the FBI and Oregon State Police on a remote road. Four people occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge held their position Sunday. They have demanded that they be allowed to leave without being arrested. (AP Photo/Nick K. Geranios)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for the leader of the armed occupation at a national wildlife preserve in Oregon have appealed a judge's decision to keep him in jail, while four holdouts remain holed up in the frozen high desert Monday, nearly a month after the standoff began.


U.S. documents detail 2015 Amtrak train crash but offer no cause

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 03:47

Emergency workers and Amtrak personnel inspect a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaFederal investigators on Monday released thousands of pages about the fatal derailment of an Amtrak passenger train last year in Philadelphia, but the central mystery of what caused the crash remained unexplained. The documents, posted online by the National Transportation Safety Board, include two interviews with the train's engineer, Brandon Bostian, who said he had no recollection of the moments before the accident that killed eight people. "Unfortunately, the last memory I have on the way back is approaching and passing the platforms in North Philadelphia," Bostian, who suffered a concussion, told investigators three days after the crash.


The Latest: Utah funeral set for rancher tied to standoff

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 03:46

A makeshift roadside memorial for rancher LaVoy Finicum stands on a highway north of Burns, Oregon Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Finicum was killed Tuesday night in a confrontation with the FBI and Oregon State Police on a remote road. Four people occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge held their position Sunday. They have demanded that they be allowed to leave without being arrested. (AP Photo/Nick K. Geranios)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):


Ohio man faces death penalty for slaying of police officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 03:46
An Ohio man accused of shooting and killing a police officer could face the death penalty after a grand jury on Monday returned aggravated murder charges against him, county prosecutors said. A Knox County grand jury handed up a 10-count indictment that included aggravated murder, grand theft auto and tampering with evidence against Herschel R. Jones III for the murder of Danville Police Officer Thomas Cottrell in January. Knox County Prosecutor Mitch McConville said his office plans to seek the death penalty for the Jan. 17 shooting.

Thai authorities say fishing industry crackdown intensified

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 03:34
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand, which faces possible trade sanctions over abuses in its seafood industry, says it has accelerated its fight against human trafficking and unregulated fishing.

PHOTOS: Inside Amtrak 188 during crash in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 03:32

 Onboard images of Amtrak crash in Philadelphia releasedThe National Transportation Safety Board released dozens of reports, photos and other documents related to the May 2015 crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia that left eight people dead.