WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama defended the importance of peaceful protests during an interview broadcast on Monday, saying they were necessary to help bring about social change. Obama's comments on BET, a black-oriented television network, came as protests continued across the country following decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York not to indict white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men. "I think as long as they’re peaceful, I think they’re necessary," Obama said of the protests. "When they turn violent, then they’re counterproductive. ...
(Reuters) - North Carolina authorities have arrested a man after three people died and 10 were made sick at the weekend after using cocaine laced with a potent painkiller, police said on Monday. Edwin Pennix, 38, was jailed on Sunday and charged with three felony counts of cocaine and marijuana distribution, along with two counts of probation violation, the Chatham County Sheriff Department said in a statement on Monday. Pennix is being held on a bond of $260,000 and is set to appear in court on Dec. 17, police said. ...
Meteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking heavy rain, high winds, coastal flooding with a slow-moving coastal storm.
The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office has arrested two men in connection with the three Felton church arsons last week.
Dann Cuellar reports on the condition at the Jersey Shore as a nor'easter approaches.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal autopsy in the Ferguson police shooting reached similar conclusions to those performed by local officials and a private examiner hired by 18-year-old Michael Brown's family, documents released Monday evening show.
NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's Prince William sat down with President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday and unveiled an effort to curtail illegal wildlife trading while his wife, Kate, made an impression of a down-to-earth duchess on preschoolers and prominent British expats in New York.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Criminal Court's 122 member states opened their annual meeting Monday with Africa the focus, as the court is roiled by the collapse of the case against Kenya's president and charges that it targets only Africans.
By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - Two former employees of an American Eagle Outfitters store in Fort Worth, Texas, beat, strangled and set on fire an assistant store manager to steal thousands of dollars of Black Friday sales, according to police documents released on Monday. Carter Cervantez, 25, and her boyfriend Clarence "David" Mallory, 19, have been charged with capital murder in the Nov. 28 death of Ashlea Harris, 31, police said. Bond was set at $500,000 each and lawyers for the arrested pair were not immediately available for comment. ...
NILES, Mich. (AP) — A passenger accused of stabbing four people on an Amtrak train in southwest Michigan told police he began the attack after seeing another man turn into a demon, according to court documents released Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration released racial profiling guidelines for federal law enforcement agencies on Monday. The new policy broadens existing decade-old guidance on profiling, but contains significant exceptions that trouble some advocacy groups for minorities.
NEW YORK (AP) — Prince William and his wife, Kate, aren't wasting a moment in their short trip to the United States. After a Sunday arrival in New York City, William traveled to Washington on Monday for the day. Kate visited a child development center in Harlem with Mayor Bill de Blasio's wife, Chirlane McCray.
NEW YORK (AP) — A jail guard accused of skipping her rounds and falsifying a logbook to cover it up was charged Monday in connection with the death of a mentally ill inmate in his stifling 101-degree cell.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estate of Mexican-American superstar Jenni Rivera on Monday sued the owners of a Learjet that crashed two years ago, killing the singer and several members of her entourage.
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Border Patrol is launching a recruitment effort to hire more women to work along the U.S. border with Mexico, in part because of a rise in the number of women being apprehended, a Border Patrol spokesman said Monday. The number of women apprehended at California's San Diego border with Mexico has increased 20 percent in the last year, according to Border Patrol statistics. Nationwide, that number jumped 173 percent between fiscal year 2012 and 2014, according to spokesman Timothy Hamill. ...
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian capital on Monday banned taxi-booking service Uber after a woman accused one of its drivers of raping her.
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Parts of a double-decker highway along Seattle's waterfront have sunk up to 1.2 inches since October, possibly due to workers pumping groundwater out of a pit they are digging to salvage a tunnel project, Washington state officials said on Monday. The so-called "settlement" of the busy above-ground Alaskan Way Viaduct poses no immediate threat to public safety, state Department of Transportation spokeswoman Laura Newborn said. ...
(Reuters) - Thieves apparently trailed a van from a jewelry trade show in Illinois for several hours, then smashed the back windows early on Monday at a rest stop in southern Minnesota and made off with about $500,000 of loose diamonds and jewelry, authorities said. The owner of a precious stones and metals business was with six employees when they stopped to use the bathroom at the rest stop along westbound Interstate 90 near Eyota, Minnesota, said Captain Scott Behrns from the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office. ...
A small, private jet slammed into a house Monday, killing a woman and her young sons inside the home and three people on the aircraft, authorities said.
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