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$2M awarded to man who had surgery on wrong side of brain

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 06:24
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The family of an Arkansas man left in an impaired state after an operation on the wrong side of his brain has been awarded $2 million by the state's claims commission.

Paris attacks mastermind not arrested in raid, official says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 06:24

Paris attacks mastermind not arrested in raid, official saysThe raid had targeted the suspected planner of the attacks, 27-year-old Abdelhamid Abaaoud, but his fate remained unclear.

Census changes could make whites less than 50 percent sooner

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 06:23

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 1997 file photo, students from Monument Valley High School on the Navajo Reservation in southeast Utah, play basketball during a lunch break during the first day of classes. The U.S. Census Bureau is testing new questions on tribal enrollment for the 2020 count in an effort to get a more accurate tally of American Indians. Census director John Thompson told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, that the agency is aiming to avoid a 5 percent undercount of the population seen in 2010. (Marc Lester/The Daily Herald via AP, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Census Bureau is considering changes to its race and ethnicity questions that would reclassify some minorities who were considered "white" in the past, a move that may speed up the date when America's white population falls below 50 percent.

Winter chaos at Detroit airport last year may draw FAA fine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 06:20
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Federal authorities want to fine the agency that runs the Detroit Metropolitan Airport $200,000 for failure to effectively de-ice surfaces during a November 2014 storm that led to a jet sliding off a runway and three commercial airlines stranded on the deicing pad.

Jurors recess for day without verdict in ex-coal CEO trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 06:19
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jurors have recessed after their first full day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the trial of ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.

Prosecutor tells jurors ex-Michigan cop abused position

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 06:17

Floyd Dent takes part in a protest against police brutality outside the Inkster Police Department in Inkster, MichiganA prosecutor in the trial of a former suburban Detroit police officer charged with beating a black motorist told jurors on Wednesday that the violent video of the traffic stop shows the officer is guilty of abusing his position. The officer, William Melendez, 47, has pleaded not guilty to charges of misconduct in office, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, and strangulation during the Jan. 28 incident in Inkster, Michigan. Melendez could be seen on a police dashboard camera video placing Floyd Dent, 58, in a chokehold and punching him in the head several times, in one of a number of incidents across the United States that have fueled a national debate on race and policing.

Bond set for man accused of online threats toward Mizzou

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 06:16
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday set bond at $10,000 cash for a man accused of making online threats against black students and faculty at University of Missouri's Columbia campus.

Examiner: Victim in Facebook photo slaying was on knees

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 06:12

Defense attorney Saam Zangeneh, right, looks at a 2012 or earlier video of the murder victim Jennifer Alfonso and defendant Derek Medina, making contact in a home surveillance video during day five of Medina's murder trial Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 in Miami. He is accused of murdering his wife in August 2013 and then posting a photo of her body on Facebook. He claims self defense. (Walter Michot/Miami Herald via AP, Pool)MIAMI (AP) — A medical examiner testified Wednesday that a young woman was possibly cowering on her knees and not throwing punches when she was fatally shot by her husband, who later posted a photo of her body on Facebook and claims self-defense.

House bill would limit some calorie labels

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 06:12
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supermarkets and pizza chains would get some relief from government calorie labeling rules under legislation approved by a House committee Wednesday.

FBI agent: Chinatown defendant denied knowledge of crimes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 05:28
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A key defendant in an organized crime case in San Francisco's Chinatown tried to distance himself from criminal activity but accepted money after introducing an undercover FBI agent to money launderers and said he knew and approved of "'what's going on in the streets,'" the agent testified Wednesday.

Calls for U.S. troops to fight Islamic State misguided, say experts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 05:23

An Islamic State flag flies over the customs office of Syria's Jarablus border gate as it is pictured from the Turkish town of KarkamisAmericans want the Obama administration to get tougher with the Islamic State following the carnage in Paris, but many of the measures now being proposed could actually make the threat worse, counter-terrorism experts said. Republican presidential candidates, lawmakers and others are calling for deploying U.S. ground forces to the Middle East, using air power to create a Syria safe zone to train anti-Islamic State fighters and barring Syrian refugees. "There is no compelling reason to believe that anything we are doing will be sufficient," Republican Senator John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, declared on Tuesday in a speech in which he proposed intervention by a European and Arab ground force backed by 10,000 U.S. military advisers and trainers.

College closes through holiday due to missing student

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 05:23
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Washington College in Maryland announced Wednesday it will be closed through the Thanksgiving holiday while authorities continue searching for a troubled missing student who could be armed.

NYC announces $2.6 billion investment to fight homelessness

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 05:22
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor is announcing a $2.6 billion investment to help tackle the city's homelessness crisis.

Pilots of crashed jet were warned of tough landing condition

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 05:20
CLEVELAND (AP) — The pilots of a business jet that crashed into an apartment building, killing all nine people on board last week in Ohio, were warned that the weather had made landing conditions barely suitable, federal investigators said Wednesday.

U.S. defense chief announces reforms aimed at strengthening military

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 05:20

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter discusses "Charting Global Security in the 21st Century" at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council 2015 annual meeting in WashingtonU.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced reforms to the Defense Department's personnel policies on Wednesday aimed at attracting tech talent and improving the recruitment and retention of troops and civilians. Carter said he wanted to create more "on-ramps" for those outside the Defense Department to join even for short periods of time. A new chief recruiting officer will headhunt for executives to fill top civilian roles in the department, Carter said.

Warrant: Suspect drank with Texas victims, then shot them

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 05:19

This undated photo provided by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office shows William Hudson. Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor said Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, that Hudson was arrested and charged in relation to the weekend homicides of multiple people at a Texas campsite. (Anderson County Sheriff's Office via AP)PALESTINE, Texas (AP) — The lone survivor of an attack that left six dead at an East Texas campsite has told authorities that the suspect had drinks with the blended family before suddenly producing a gun and firing on them.

Perry's indictment in hands of top Texas criminal court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 05:17
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry urged the state's highest criminal court Wednesday to dismiss felony abuse-of-power charges that the Republican blames in part for foiling his short-lived 2016 presidential run.

One of last original Tuskegee Airmen instructors dies at 96

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 05:09

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2007 file photo, Milton Crenchaw, who was a member of the first all-black unit in the Army Air Corps during World War II known as the Tuskegee Airmen, left, speaks with Thessia Dunn before participating in a lecture series at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies in Little Rock, Ark. Chrenchaw died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Georgia. He was 96. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained the Tuskegee Airmen — the first African-Americans to fly combat airplanes in World War II — has died in Georgia. He was 96.

Deal news and bank gains send stock market solidly higher

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 05:08

Deal news and bank gains send stock market solidly higherStocks had their biggest gain in four weeks as investors were encouraged by corporate deal news.

Minutes of meeting show Fed pondering December rate hike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 05:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials believed last month that the economic conditions needed to trigger the first interest rate hike in nearly a decade could "well be met" by their next meeting in December.