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Seventy-four arrested in Milwaukee during police shooting protest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 14:24
By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Dozens of protesters were arrested on Friday in Milwaukee when they blocked rush-hour traffic on a major highway to protest the killing of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer this year. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department took at least 73 adults and one minor into custody during the protest that blocked Interstate 43, which runs through the city, according to the department's Twitter feed. ...

San Francisco deputy charged with assault, perjury

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 13:39
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a San Francisco sheriff's deputy has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a hospital patient in an emergency room and then lying in a police report to say the man attacked him.

AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 13:35

Brazilian author Paulo Coelho gestures during an interview with The Associate Press, at his apartment, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values against anonymous terrorists. The best-selling author says he was prepared to make himself an example — even if it meant inviting criticism and threats — if Sony Pictures had taken him up on his $100,000 offer for the rights to its cancelled film. (AP Photo/Boris Heger)GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists.


Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 13:15

File - This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows anti-whaling activist Paul Watson, center, founder of the Oregon-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, as he listens during a contempt of court hearing in federal court in Seattle. Radical environmentalists have been found in contempt of court for failing to heed an order to halt their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 ordered a lower court to determine how much Watson and members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society owe Japanese whalers. (AP Photo/Karen Ducey, Pool, file)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.


NY police officer suspended after new video shows brutality

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 12:40
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City police officer who appears to punch a black youth during an arrest that was captured on video and widely circulated on the Internet has been suspended from duty, the department said on Friday. The posting of the footage follows weeks of protests across the country over recent cases of police violence toward unarmed black men, including one in which a New York City man died after an officer placed him in a banned chokehold. ...

2 young children discovered in towed vehicle in Newark, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 12:26

2 young children discovered in towed vehicle in Newark, Del.A Newark tow truck driver got the surprise of his life when he discovered a 1-year-old and a 4-year-old in a vehicle he had towed.


Man charged with Doylestown false report in search for Montco killer, Bradley Stone

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 12:25

Man charged with Doylestown false report in search for Montco killer, Bradley StoneBucks County authorities have announced charges connected to a false report in the manhunt for Bradley Stone in the hours following his killing spree in Montgomery County earlier this week.


Neighborhood demonstrates to support local police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 12:22

Neighborhood demonstrates to support local policeThere was a different type of demonstration Friday night compared to those held most recently. In the city's Mayfair section, residents took the streets not to protest police, but to support them.


American nurse exposed to Ebola released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:52

Patients entrance of National Institutes of Health is shown in Bethesda(Reuters) - An American nurse who was exposed to Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone was released from the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Maryland on Friday without showing signs of the disease, NIH said. "The patient has shown no clinical or laboratory evidence of Ebola infection and will complete 21 days of monitoring at a private residence in Virginia under the direction of the Virginia Department of Health," NIH said in a statement. ...


Iron Mountain reaches $44.5M settlement with US

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:49
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Information storage and management company Iron Mountain agreed to pay $44.5 million to settle allegations that the company overcharged federal agencies for record storage services, authorities announced Friday.

Judge dismisses suit on Oklahoma execution access

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:31
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by media organizations seeking greater access to the execution of Oklahoma death row inmates, ruling that the state's death penalty protocols do not violate the First Amendment.

New York mayor caught between protests, police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:13

 low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected last year after making promises to keep crime low while improving relations between police and the community. As the tensions between those promises continue to mount, Friday showed just how tricky threading that needle has been.


Woman pinned under own car in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:10

Woman pinned under own car in Northeast PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Police are investigating a terrible accident that has left a woman with serious injuries in the city's Somerton section.


Driver pleads not guilty in pedestrian deaths

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:10

Mourners placed flowers at a make shift memorial Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, near where a driver suspected of being intoxicated hit a group of pedestrians and another car outside a church as a Christmas service ended Wednesday night in Redondo Beach, Calif. Three people were killed and several others were injured including five children, police said. Margo Bronstein, 56, was arrested after the crash on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter, Redondo Beach police Lt. Shawn Freeman said. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A woman accused of killing four people, including a 6-year-old boy, while running her car into pedestrians outside a California church appeared in court Friday cuffed to a gurney and pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter charges.


U.S. judge restores protections to Great Lakes wolves

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:10
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday restored U.S. Endangered Species Act protections to gray wolves in the western Great Lakes in a decision hailed by wildlife advocates for halting wolf hunting and trapping planned in such states as Minnesota and Wisconsin. U.S. wildlife managers in 2012 lifted federal protections for wolves in the western Great Lakes, including Michigan, after determining that the animals had rebounded from near-extinction. The decision opened the way for state-regulated hunting seasons. ...

Oklahoma official says state has execution drugs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:10

File - This Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, shows an arm restraint on the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. Attorneys for 21 death row inmates who will be in a federal court this week challenging Oklahoma's lethal injection procedure outlined their strategy in court documents that reveal grisly new details in the botched execution of an inmate in April, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's prison system chief says the state has the drugs it needs to execute four inmates early next year and plans to administer the same three drugs used in a botched execution this spring, but with an increased dose.


AP WAS THERE: US breaks relations with Cuba

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:08

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 1961 file photo, Cubans crowd outside the U.S. embassy in hopes of getting visas after President Fidel Castro ordered the U.S. embassy to reduce its staff to 12 officials within 48 hours, in Havana, Cuba. The U.S. broke relations with Cuba on this day, and closed its embassy. Fifty-three-years later, on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, the U.S. and Cuba agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War. (AP Photo, File)EDITOR'S NOTE — When the United States severed its diplomatic relationship with Cuba on Jan. 3, 1961, it kicked off a year in which CIA-funded counterrevolutionaries would try to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, and after that, the withdrawal or ouster of almost all American and European media from the island, including The Associated Press' American staff.


UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850 M for oil spill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 10:40
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday asking Israel to pay Lebanon over $850 million in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israeli air force attack on oil storage tanks during its war with Hezbollah in July 2006.

APNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks' payroll streak, owe most tax

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 10:28

Graphic shows 2014 major league team payrolls; 1c x 5 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 139 mm;NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees' 15-year streak as Major League Baseball's biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax.


Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 10:12

 Customer data exposed in security breachStaples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.