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Two police officers, suspect shot and wounded near Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:48
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Two police officers were shot and wounded near Atlanta on Friday morning while responding to a reported home invasion and exchanging gun fire with two suspects, local authorities said. One suspect was also shot and is critical condition, and a second suspect was arrested hours later after a manhunt, DeKalb County Police Captain Stephen Fore said. The DeKalb County Police officers were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, with one shot in the calf and the other in the thigh, Fore said. (Writing by Jonathan Kaminsky; Editing by Susan Heavey)

U.S. wont stand in way if Indian tribes want to grow, sell marijuana

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:48
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has signaled it would not stand in the way of Native American tribes who may seek to legalize marijuana use or cultivation. Federal prosecutors will instead focus on priorities like keeping marijuana out of the hands of minors and out of states in which marijuana use is not legal, the department said in a memo released on Thursday. The memo, sent from Justice Department headquarters to U.S. attorney's offices around the country, said some tribes had requested guidance on the federal drug law. ...

French court says Uber may infringe on taxi law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:46

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 11, 2014, file photo, police move in as demonstrators try to block the way while another pours water on a car, suspected to be a private taxi during a 24-hour taxi strike and protest in Madrid, against unregulated competition from private companies, in particular, Uber. A French court is expected to decide whether to ban the ride-hailing company's service after a complaint from rival taxi and car services. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)PARIS (AP) — A French court has ruled that Uber's ride-hailing service may infringe French law and ordered the company to make changes to its popular mobile app-based service.


5 Things to Know from AP-NORC environment poll

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:43

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2014 file photo, people arrive to the Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru. Most Americans believe that the U.S. should take a leadership role in the global fight against climate change. Three-quarters of Democrats and nearly half of Republicans say the U.S. should lead on global warming, even if other countries don’t take action. Those in support of a treaty are split on whether the U.S. should forge ahead with or without approval by the Senate. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and Yale University surveyed 1,578 Americans on a wide range of environmental and energy matters, including global warming. Here are some key findings by category:


Flags to fly at half-staff for Newtown anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:37
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The governor of Connecticut is calling for flags to fly at half-staff to mark the second anniversary of the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Teen girl still hooked to machines 1 year later

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:27

File - This undated file photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead Dec. 12, 2013 after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery. A year later, Jahi remains on a ventilator and hooked to feeding tubes, and her case has ignited a debate over the definition of brain death. (AP Photo/Courtesy of McMath Family and Omari Sealey, File)A year ago, 13-year-old Jahi McMath underwent a tonsillectomy and tissue removal at Children's Hospital in Oakland, California, to treat sleep apnea. The girl suffered massive bleeding, had a heart attack and was declared brain-dead Dec. 12.


AP NewsBreak: FBI looking into hanging of black North Carolina teen that was ruled a suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:14
BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — AP NewsBreak: FBI looking into hanging of black North Carolina teen that was ruled a suicide.

Bankruptcy judge voids sale of New Jersey casino

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:00
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A bankruptcy court judge has voided the proposed sale of New Jersey's former Revel Casino Hotel to a Canadian firm that has since backed out of the deal.

London airspace closed due to computer failure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 23:59

London airspace closed due to computer failureThe European air control agency Eurocontrol says London airspace has been closed due to a computer failure.


Bankruptcy judge voids Revel sale to Canadian firm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 23:48

Bankruptcy judge voids Revel sale to Canadian firmA bankruptcy court judge has voided the proposed sale of the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to a Canadian firm that has since backed out of the deal.


Boy, 17, accused of killing own father in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 23:25

Boy, 17, accused of killing own father in DelawareA 17-year-old boy is accused of killing his own father in Delaware.


Girl grabs grandmother's cash, takes cross-country cab ride

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 22:35

Girl grabs grandmother's cash, takes cross-country cab rideAn 11-year-old girl snuck out of her home in the middle of the night and called a cab to take her across the country to see a boy she'd met to years earlier while on vacation


Kansas man guilty of stealing dying woman's ring

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 22:15
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas jury has convicted one of three men accused of stealing a wedding ring and other items from a dying woman after she suffered a brain aneurysm at a Taco Bell drive-thru.

5-ton storage pod crushes woman who's unloading it

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 21:42
CLAY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 5-ton storage pod fell off a truck at a New York facility, crushing the woman who was trying to unload it.

Storage pod crushes woman unloading it at facility

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 21:29
CLAY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a storage pod fell off a truck at a New York facility, crushing the woman who was trying to unload it.

Delaware man hides cameras in college bathrooms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 21:20

Delaware man hides cameras in college bathroomsA man has admitted to hiding cameras in thw women's bathroom at the University of Delaware.


Delaware man hides cameras in college bathrooms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 21:20

Delaware man hides cameras in college bathroomsA man has admitted to hiding cameras in thw women's bathroom at the University of Delaware.


Gunman sought in deadly shooting in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 20:15

Gunman sought in deadly shooting in Port RichmondPolice are searching for the gunman who shot and killed one man and critically wounded another in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia late Thursday.


House approves $1.1T bill financing government

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 20:09

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio holds what may be his last news conference of the 113th Congress, though critical legislation is still pending, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. With a midnight Thursday deadline to keep the government running, a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill is teetering as many lawmakers find more in the measure to dislike than like. Boehner expressed confidence the measure would go through and he said he was looking forward to what he called "the new American Congress" that convenes in January with a Republican majority in the House and the Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Swapping crisis for compromise, the House narrowly approved $1.1 trillion in government-wide spending Thursday night after President Barack Obama and Republicans joined forces to override Democratic complaints that the bill would also ease bank regulations imposed after the economy's near-collapse in 2008.


Camden County police search for missing woman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 20:08

Camden County police search for missing womanSusan Johnson was last seen leaving her Gloucester Township home on December 5th.