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Correction: Police Training-Vegas' Lessons-Abridged story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:50

In this June 10, 2015 photo, Rondha Gibson cries while visiting the grave of her husband, Stanley, in Boulder City, Nev. In December 2011, three years before many Americans began questioning police use of deadly force in the wake of incidents in Ferguson, Mo., Cleveland, New York and Baltimore, local leaders had just started acknowledging two decades of shootings by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers. But the killing of Stanley Gibson, cornered by police in a tan stucco apartment complex he apparently mistook for his own, was a flash point. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a June 22 story about efforts to retrain police to reduce the number of shootings by officers, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a trainer quoted. The correct name is Pete Kruse, not Pete Crews. A corrected version of the story is below.


Correction: Police Training-Vegas' Lessons story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:49

In this June 10, 2015 photo, Rondha Gibson cries while visiting the grave of her husband, Stanley, in Boulder City, Nev. In December 2011, three years before many Americans began questioning police use of deadly force in the wake of incidents in Ferguson, Mo., Cleveland, New York and Baltimore, local leaders had just started acknowledging two decades of shootings by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers. But the killing of Stanley Gibson, cornered by police in a tan stucco apartment complex he apparently mistook for his own, was a flash point. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a June 22 story about efforts to retrain police to reduce the number of shootings by officers, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a trainer quoted. The correct name is Pete Kruse, not Pete Crews. A corrected version of the story is below.


DC subway operator was told he couldn't return to platform

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:44

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, a firefighter attends people on a bus to assess triage needs after people were evacuated from a smoke filled Metro subway tunnel in Washington. Federal transportation safety officials will be gathering information about a fatal malfunction on Washington's subway system during a rare investigative hearing. One woman died and more than 80 others were sickened by smoke after an electrical malfunction in January caused a train to fill with smoke while it stopped in a tunnel in downtown Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The operator of a Washington subway train that was forced to stop in a smoke-filled tunnel repeatedly asked for permission to return the train to the platform but was told to stay put as passengers coughed and choked, according to documents made public Tuesday.


Petition for Oklahoma sheriff's investigation goes to judge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:42
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A petition calling for a grand jury investigation into an Oklahoma sheriff's office and whether some reserve deputies received special treatment has enough signatures to be sent to a judge, who will decide whether to empanel a jury, officials said Tuesday.

New video of Washington Square jewelry theft

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:41

New video of Washington Square jewelry theftPhiladelphia police have released new surveillance video of a jewelry store theft in Washington Square


Teacher: Lowering boy into trash can was meant to calm him

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:41

In a Monday, June 22, 2015 photo, Mary Katherine Pursley demonstrates how she says she held a student over a trash can during a hearing before a tribunal at the school system headquarters in Atlanta. Pursley, a Georgia special education teacher who was accused of holding an autistic boy upside-down and lowering him head-first into a trash can while comparing him to Oscar the Grouch says she was trying to calm the boy, not hurt him. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUTMARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia special education teacher who was accused of holding an autistic boy upside-down and lowering him head-first into a trash can while comparing him to Oscar the Grouch says she was trying to calm the boy, not hurt him.


Quebec premier sees little value in proposed oil pipeline

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:30

Quebec premier Philippe Couillard is photographed during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Quebec's premier says he doesn't see much economic value for his province in a proposed pipeline that would carry crude oil from western Canada to refineries on the Atlantic coast.


History of the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:25

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, center, embraces U.S. Sen. Tim Scott during a news conference in the South Carolina State House, Monday, June 22, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. Haley said that the Confederate flag should come down from the grounds of the state capitol, reversing her position on the divisive symbol amid growing calls for it to be removed. (Tim Dominick/The State via AP)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The shooting deaths of nine people at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, have reignited calls for the Confederate flag flying on the grounds of the Statehouse in Columbia to come down.


Angie's List sues Amazon subsidiary over proprietary info

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:23
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The consumer reviews service Angie's List has filed a federal lawsuit against Amazon Local, accusing the Amazon.com subsidiary of stealing provider lists and other proprietary information.

EBay bans sales of Confederate flag on its site

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:23

In this June 5, 2014 photo, flowers bloom in front of an eBay Inc. sign on in the company's headquarters in San Jose, Calif. Calling it a "contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism," eBay on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 said that it will ban the sale of Confederate flags and similarly themed merchandise. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)NEW YORK (AP) — Calling it a "contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism," eBay said Tuesday that it will ban the sale of Confederate flags and similarly themed merchandise.


Man sought in NY assaults on Asians dead of apparent suicide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:21
NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected in a series of bias attacks on Asian women in Manhattan was found dead in an apparent suicide, police said Tuesday, just days after he detailed in an online blog a plot to attack the women and then kill himself.

Dead Hammerhead shark found off Delaware shoreline

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:21

Dead Hammerhead shark found off Delaware shorelineA pair of Maryland vacationers has come across a dead hammerhead shark that washed ashore onto Fenwick Island, Delaware.


US Won't Stop Families of American Hostages From Paying Ransoms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:14
White House is changing its policy on American hostages abroad.

Pennsylvania teen pleads guilty in rock-throwing case that injured teacher

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:10
A Pennsylvania teenager on Tuesday admitted throwing a rock at a passing car on an interstate highway, severely injuring a passenger, and faces as much as 20 years in prison. An Ohio school teacher, Sharon Budd, 53, was struck in the head by the rock in the July 11, 2014, incident as she and her family were traveling on Interstate 80, authorities said. Dylan Lahr, 18, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and other charges in Union County Court of Common Pleas, admitting he threw the rock off a highway overpass.

LG to lower U.S. headquarter's height after environmental fight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:08

LG company logo is seen following an event during the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las VegasA long-running battle between LG Electronics Inc and environmentalists ended on Tuesday when LG agreed to halve the height of its planned North American headquarters so it will not obstruct views of the New Jersey Palisades cliffs. The South Korean conglomerate said it would redesign the building in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, so that it will not rise above the treeline of Palisades Park, a national and historic landmark north of the George Washington Bridge, the Natural Resources Defense Council said in a statement. The Palisades, a series of forested cliffs stretching 13 miles (21 km) across the Hudson River from upper Manhattan and the Bronx, was designated a national landmark in 1965.


Two injured after New York train, truck collide: fire official

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:06
Two people were injured and several firefighters were being monitored for smoke inhalation on Tuesday after a freight train and a tractor-trailer collided and caught fire near a cereal plant in upstate New York, a fire official said. The train conductor and truck driver were transported for medical care with burns to their bodies, Buffalo Fire Department Commissioner Garnell Whitfield said. Five or six firefighters were also being monitored for smoke inhalation, Whitfield said.

Fastest rising rents in US? Jackson, Mississippi

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 02:58

File-This Aug. 18, 2003, file photo shows homes on Munjoy Hill in Portland, Maine, overlook Portland Harbor. Home rental prices are climbing across much of the United States — with the biggest gains coming from not from New York or San Francisco but Jackson, Mississippi, and Portland, Maine. Rental prices in Portland, Maine have shot up 17.4 percent. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Home rental prices are climbing across much of the United States — with the biggest gains coming from not from New York or San Francisco but Jackson, Mississippi, and Portland, Maine.


South Carolina lawmakers clear way for Confederate flag debate: media

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 02:55
(Reuters) - The South Carolina House voted 103 to 10 on Tuesday to allow a discussion about removing the Confederate flag from State House grounds, the Charleston Post and Courier newspaper reported. The debate on the Confederate flag follows an uproar following last week's massacre of nine African-American churchgoers allegedly by a white gunman. (Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales in Chicago; Editing by Scott Malone)

APNewsBreak: Husband denied knowing of dead babies in garage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 02:18

In this April 20, 2015, photo, Megan Huntsman's estranged husband, Darren West, walks past members of the media after her sentencing, in Provo, Utah. Under intense questioning from detectives after the April 2014 discovery that his wife killed six of their babies and stored them in their garage in Pleasant Grove, Utah, West repeatedly denied knowing of his wife’s shocking actions, according to transcripts of police interviews obtained through a public records request. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)PROVO, Utah (AP) — Investigators had a hard time believing a Utah man didn't know his wife killed six of their babies and stored them in their garage, but they didn't have any evidence to pursue charges and eventually concluded he may have been so high on drugs he didn't realize what was happening, according to public records obtained by The Associated Press.


Ride-hailing apps get kids around town when parents are busy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 02:11

This product image provided by Shuddle shows screens from ShuddleMe, an app that lets eight- to 16-year-old kids who need to get to school, a sporting event or a social activity book a ride themselves within an hour of when the service is needed. Before this, parents had to arrange for the car, and do so at least a day in advance. (Shuddle via AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sacha Simmons used to dread taking a taxi to her high school or someplace else to hang out with her teenage friends when her parents weren't around to give her a ride. Sometimes, the cab drivers wouldn't show up or, when they did, they were rude or haggled with her about the fare.