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Graffiti 'tagger' dies after being hit by police car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:29
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A graffiti artist who went by the nickname "Demz" died after being hit by a police car during a chase amid the height of Miami's annual Art Week, according to his mother. “He died doing what he loved,” Nannette Gutierrez wrote on Instagram alongside pictures of her son's name spray-painted in bright blue bubble letters. ...

Woman stabbed at Subway restaurant in NJ; suspect in custody

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:26

Woman stabbed at Subway restaurant in NJ; suspect in custodyPolice in Mercer County have identified the man charged with attempted murder following an attack at a Subway restaurant.


Drexel University student assaulted on campus released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:24

1 student injured, 2 questioned after fight on Drexel University campusA Drexel University student assaulted during a fight on campus has been released from the hospital.


Police search river for Shane Montgomery after new tip

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:21

Police search river for Shane Montgomery after new tipAdditional police officers have been sent to the Manayunk section of Philadelphia amid the search for missing college student Shane Montgomery.


Chicago proposes chokehold ban in wake of U.S. protests

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:21

Protesters march against the New York City grand jury decision to not indict in the death of Eric Garner in Oakland, CaliforniaBy Mark Guarino CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago city council members have proposed a ban on the use of chokeholds by police officers working within city limits in an expansive proposal coming in the wake of the chokehold death of an unarmed black man being arrested in New York. The proposal, which includes all security personnel such as deputy sheriffs, U.S. Marshals and private security guards, is the first among U.S. municipalities attempting to regulate arrest techniques after a grand jury last week declined to indict a New York City police officer in a chokehold death. ...


Man convicted at 2nd trial in slaying of girl, 5

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:14
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man charged in the abduction and slaying of his girlfriend's 5-year-old niece has been convicted following a second trial.

Extra police searching for Shane Montgomery after new tip

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:12

Police search river for Shane Montgomery after new tipAdditional police officers have been sent to the Manayunk section of Philadelphia amid the search for missing college student Shane Montgomery.


Pot backers oppose U.S. bill banning legal marijuana in Washington

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:10

District of Columbia Congressional delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton speaks to low wage U.S. federal contract workers at a strike rally in WashingtonBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Marijuana advocates on Wednesday urged Congress not to use a spending bill to overturn a local referendum that overwhelmingly backed legalizing pot in the District of Columbia. A $1.1 trillion spending bill negotiated by lawmakers on Tuesday barred the U.S. capital from using funds to implement Initiative 71, which legalized possession of small amounts of marijuana in Washington. Voters easily approved the measure last month but Congress has the power to restrict municipal spending. ...


PHOTOS: Search for Shane Montgomery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:09

 Search for Shane MontgomeryThe search continues for missing college student Shane Montgomery.


2 teens accused of feeding live cat to 2 dogs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:04
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Two teenagers accused of feeding a live cat to two dogs, videotaping the attack and posting it online have been arrested in central California on suspicion of cruelty to an animal.

Boater rescued south of Hawaii after 12 days adrift

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:59
(Reuters) - The Navy rescued a boater who had been adrift for 12 days off the coast of Hawaii, the Coast Guard said on Wednesday. Ron Ingraham, 67, who is from the island of Molokai, was alone on a 25-foot sailing boat and had originally sent out a distress signal by radio on Nov. 27, saying his boat was taking on water in a storm, a representative for the Coast Guard command center in Hawaii said. Officials repeatedly responded to the rescue signal and searched for five days but called the search off when they got no response, the Coast Guard told Reuters. ...

Man accused of being stowaway on ship in Oakland

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:44
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A German national has been charged in federal court with sneaking onto a container ship in California in the hopes of catching a ride to South Korea to be with his pregnant wife.

LeBron James commits personal foul with royal touch

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:40

LeBron James commits personal foul with royal touchWhen King James touched the future Queen of England on the shoulder after a basketball game, royal watchers cried foul.


Missouri executes inmate for 1998 hammer death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:40

In this Feb. 10, 2014 photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is Paul Goodwin who was convicted of killing a 63-year-old St. Louis County woman with a hammer in 1998. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections)BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri inmate was put to death early Wednesday for fatally beating a 63-year-old woman with a hammer in 1998, the state's record 10th lethal injection of 2014 to match Texas for the most executions in the country this year.


Fact sheet: 2015 Subaru Legacy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:34
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Roomiest Subaru Legacy debuts for 2015

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:33

FILE- This Feb. 6, 2014, file photo shows the 2015 Subaru Legacy during the media preview of the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. (AP photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)Redesigned for 2015, the Subaru Legacy is a sensible and more refined family sedan that has the best fuel economy for the lowest starting retail price among America's all-wheel drive sedans.


Drexel University student stabbed in fight on campus released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:29

Drexel University student assaulted on campus released from hospitalA Drexel University student stabbed during a fight involving 5 other students on campus has been released from the hospital.


UVa president: Efforts to reform culture underway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:27
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In her most extensive interview since a controversial Rolling Stone article, the University of Virginia's president says efforts are underway to reform the school's party culture and improve safety but that those plans will take time.

Miami dinner for 1,000 in white a secret until last minute

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:23

People wave white napkins in the air during the "Diner en Blanc" event at SoundScape Park, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in Miami Beach, Fla. About a thousand people gathered at the pop-up picnic event that started in Paris in 1988 and has spread worldwide. Invitations are spread by word of mouth and the location of the dinner is kept secret until the last minute. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In less than an hour, a public park in South Beach was transformed into an elegant picnic where the food was gourmet and the all-white dress code was strictly enforced.


New Mexico slaps federal energy agency with $54 million in fines

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:12
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - (This December 6 story was corrected in second paragraph to fix location of Los Alamos laboratory) New Mexico regulators on Saturday hit the U.S. government with more than $54 million in fines for violations at a nuclear waste facility where a fire broke out and radiation was released in two mishaps earlier this year. The state found 37 violations of its hazardous waste permits on the part of the U.S. ...