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Judge: Ex-Salvadoran colonel can face charges in Spain

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:44
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Friday for a former Salvadoran colonel to face charges in Spain that he helped plan the 1989 slayings of six Jesuit priests during El Salvador's civil war — a notorious crime that prompted international outrage.

San Antonio police probe fatal shooting of unarmed black man by officer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:32
San Antonio's police chief on Friday pledged a thorough investigation of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by an officer a day earlier. Antronie Scott, 36, wanted on warrants for being a felon in possession in a firearm, was spotted on Thursday night by undercover detectives and pulled over by a uniformed officer as he drove into an apartment complex. McManus said the officer, identified as John Lee, a 10-year veteran of the force, told him he thought there was a gun in Scott's hand.

Chicago seeks $3.1 million settlement over police hiring discrimination

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:20
The city of Chicago on Friday proposed a $3.1 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit by the U.S. government alleging the city discriminated against foreign-born police officer candidates by imposing a 10-year residency requirement. The city council's finance committee will review the proposed settlement when it meets on Monday, said Bill McCaffrey, spokesman for the city's law department. The suit was filed on Friday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and seeks damages, including lost wages, for candidates who were discriminated against and a court order to change hiring practices.

Manhattan crane topples into street killing 1, injuring 3

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:18

A collapsed crane lies on the street on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in New York. The crane landed across an intersection and stretched much of a block in the Tribeca neighborhood, about 10 blocks north of the World Trade Center. There was damage to the roof of a nearby building, and debris littered the street. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — A huge construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Wall Street worker and leaving three people hurt by debris that scattered as the rig's lengthy boom fell, officials said.

Woman killed in bed by falling tree, husband trapped

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:17
BROOMALL, Pa. (AP) — A 90-foot tree fell on a home in suburban Philadelphia early Friday, killing a woman in her bed and trapping her husband beside her for hours before he could be rescued, authorities said.

Yolanda Wisher named Philly's new Poet Laureate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:16

Yolanda Wisher named Philly's new Poet LaureateThe City of Philadelphia has a new Poet Laureate.

Review: Errors led to parole of man who later killed officer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:10
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of communication breakdowns led a parole board to release a man to a drug treatment center where he later escaped and killed a police officer working overtime to pay for cancer treatments, the Utah Department of Corrections said Friday following an internal review.

Man accused of forcing Fort Bragg soldier into prostitution

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:09
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been arrested on charges that he forced a 19-year-old female Fort Bragg soldier into prostitution.

Ohio deputy fatally shoots suspect holding pellet gun

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:04
A deputy confronting a man who had just stabbed his wife fired two fatal shots after the man ignored several warnings to drop what turned out to be a pellet gun and said "it's time to die," an Ohio sheriff said Friday.

Lawmakers, magistrate want to defend gay marriage exemption

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:04
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators and a magistrate who won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples are asking a federal court to let them defend a religious exemption law challenged as discriminatory.

Ohio deputy fatally shoots man after apparent stabbing incident

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:01
Thomas Hirko, 54, was shot twice and later died at an area hospital, after three officers responded late Thursday to the call about the stabbing at a Perry Township residence, about 35 miles east of Cleveland, the Lake County Sheriff's Office said. One of the officers fired four times at Hirko after he failed to respond to multiple commands to lower his weapon, which later turned out to be an "Airsoft-like pistol," Sheriff Daniel Dunlap said. Dunlap said he had no information on the medical status of Lorrie Osborne-Hirko, 55, who had called the emergency line and said she had been stabbed multiple times.

Exclusive: Obama to propose $2.5 billion tax credit for community college investment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:56

U.S. President Obama answers a reporter's question after delivering a statement on the economy in the press briefing room at the White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will propose a $2.5 billion tax credit over five years for businesses that invest in programs at local community colleges and hire their graduates, administration officials said on Friday.

Driver crashes after fleeing police in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:45

Driver crashes after fleeing police in BensalemA man is in custody after fleeing the scene of a police pursuit and crash in Bensalem, Pa.

The Latest: Sheriff says man shot by deputy had pellet gun

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:42
PERRY, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of an armed man by an Ohio sheriff's deputy (all times local):

Judge rules against opponents of Confederate statue removal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:39
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state judge ruled Friday against an effort by preservationists to stop the removal of prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans.

Borgata to stop paying taxes until Atlantic City pays $62.5M

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:38

Borgata to stop paying taxes until Atlantic City pays $62.5MAtlantic City's Borgata casino says it will stop making tax payments until the city hands over $62.5 million in court-ordered tax refunds.

Bayer rejects EPA request to pull insecticide from U.S. market

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:26

Logo of German drugmaker Bayer is seen in LeverkusenThe agricultural unit of German chemicals company Bayer AG said on Friday it will fight a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) request to pull one of its insecticides from the marketplace amid concerns that it could harm organisms in streams and ponds. Bayer CropScience will instead ask for an administrative law hearing from the EPA's Office of General Counsel to review the registration of flubendiamide, the active ingredient in Bayer's Belt pesticide. The registration, granted in 2008, was a limited-time conditional registration that could be canceled if additional studies found the chemical to be damaging, the EPA said in a statement.

Two New York police officers recovering after stairwell shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:21

A combination picture of handouts of NYPD officers Patrick Espeut and Diara CruzareTwo New York City police officers were recovering from gunshot wounds on Friday after a man opened fire on them inside a public housing project before fatally shooting himself, police said. The shooting occurred at about 8 p.m. EST on Thursday in an apartment building in the Bronx while three officers were conducting routine patrols. During the search, the officers encountered two men in a sixth-floor stairwell.

180-year-old piano likely heard by Lincoln to play again

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:16

This Feb. 1, 2016 photo shows the recently restored square grand piano Abraham Lincoln likely heard when he courted Mary Todd at Edwards Place in Springfield, Ill. Manufactured in Philadelphia about 1835, the restored 180-year-old instrument will debut Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at Edwards Place _ the city’s oldest home that was owned by the husband of Mary Lincoln’s sister and a haunt of the future 16th president. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The music score, displayed on an incongruous iPad, sits above the ivory keyboard of a piano that Abraham Lincoln likely heard.

Judge to rule later on middle school killer's resentencing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:15
MIAMI (AP) — A judge will decide later this month whether to impose a new sentence on a South Florida man convicted of fatally stabbing his middle school friend when both were 14.