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Deadly storms, tornadoes rip through South

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 05:39

At least seven people have been killed, including a 7-year-old boy in Mississippi.


Several arrests at Black Lives Matter protest at Mall of America

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 22:41

Several arrests were made amid protests by the Black Lives Matter group at the Mall of America in Minnesota, officials said. Protesters moved their demonstration to the Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport this afternoon after they were forced out of the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, where four were arrested.


At least 6 killed as severe storm system sweeps across South

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 20:30

Forecasters warned of a "particularly dangerous situation" as a storm system swept across the country on Wednesday, and officials said they feared Christmas yard decorations would become projectiles.


Severe storms kill six in Southern U.S., snarl holiday traffic

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 19:03

(Reuters) - Severe storms unleashing tornadoes, heavy rain and hail across the southern and central United States left at least six people dead and dozens injured while snarling traffic as holiday travel began in earnest for the Christmas holiday weekend. The stormy weather scrambled winter getaway plans in Florida even as dreams of a white Christmas melted in northeastern swaths of the country where unseasonably warm temperatures prevailed. A large tornado raked a 100-mile stretch of northern Mississippi in the late afternoon, demolishing or heavily damaging dozens of homes and other buildings in a six-county area before plowing into Tennessee, authorities said.


Airlines prep for holiday crush: More flights, bigger planes

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 16:38

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines are shifting the timing of thousands of flights, even adding dozens of redeyes, as they try to avoid delays while hauling millions of passengers from now through the Christmas weekend.


Competency evaluation ordered for accused Planned Parenthood gunman

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 16:29

By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - The man accused of killing three people and wounding nine others in a Nov. 27 shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado was ordered on Wednesday to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after he insisted on acting as his own lawyer. Judge Gilbert Martinez ordered the examination to determine whether Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is fit to represent himself against charges of murder and other offenses. During the court hearing, Dear said he distrusted his lawyers and demanded to serve as his own attorney.


Black Lives Matter holds 'Black Xmas' protests in Minnesota, California

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 15:48

By David Bailey BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (Reuters) - Black Lives Matter held demonstrations in Minnesota and California on Wednesday to protest police killings of unarmed blacks, dubbing the day "Black Xmas" to show it could affect the economy on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. "Black communities across the United States are taking brave actions to impede the flow of goods and commerce with peaceful protests to call for an immediate overhaul of the justice system," Black Lives Matter said in a statement on Facebook. "Instead of buying gifts to fuel this system, Black Xmas is a day of action." The loosely organized movement grew out of protests over police killings of black men in Ferguson, Missouri, New York and other cities.


Black Lives Matter holds 'Black Xmas' protests in Minnesota, California

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 14:28

Black Lives Matter held demonstrations in Minnesota and California on Wednesday to protest police killings of unarmed blacks, dubbing the day "Black Xmas" to show it could affect the economy on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. "Black communities across the United States are taking brave actions to impede the flow of goods and commerce with peaceful protests to call for an immediate overhaul of the justice system," Black Lives Matter said in a statement posted on Facebook.


Competency evaluation ordered for accused Planned Parenthood gunman

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 14:28

The man accused of killing three people and wounding nine others in a Nov. 27 shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado was ordered on Wednesday to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after he insisted on acting as his own lawyer. Judge Gilbert Martinez ordered the evaluation to determine whether Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is fit to represent himself against murder and other charges. During the court hearing, Dear said he distrusted his lawyers and insisted on acting as his own attorney.


Planned Parenthood shooter to get mental evaluation

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 14:19

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man who acknowledges killing three people in an attack on a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic defiantly told a judge Wednesday that he would not submit to a mental competency evaluation and wanted to fire his public defender and represent himself.


Carson suggests campaign shake-up is coming

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 13:38

UPPERCO, Md. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Wednesday morning he is moving toward a major shake-up of his struggling campaign, with less than six weeks to go until early voting begins to select party nominees.


Rand Paul Ribs GOP Rivals in Annual 'Airing of Grievances' on Twitter

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 12:32

GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul (R-KY) continued his annual "airing of grievances" tradition today, in which he tweets lighthearted complaints about everything from wasteful government spending to alternate-side parking to people who mock his turtlenecks.But this year Paul had a new target: his rivals for the GOP nomination.The Festivus tradition grew out of an episode of Seinfeld. The Kentucky senator has made the gag his own in the last couple years, exploiting Twitter's town hall-like atmosphere and staccato pacing to rib fellow political figures. ...


US blocks UK Muslim family from boarding plane to Disneyland

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 12:05

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron will look into claims that U.S. officials prevented a British Muslim family of 11 from flying to Disneyland for a planned holiday.


Truck driver indicted in crash that hurt comic Tracy Morgan

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 10:54

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey grand jury has indicted the truck driver who crashed into a limo van carrying Tracy Morgan, killing one man and severely injuring the comedian.


Driver who plowed into Las Vegas crowd due for first court appearance

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 02:08

By Alexia Shurmur LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - An Oregon woman accused of plowing her car into a crowd on the Las Vegas Strip, killing one person and injuring dozens, was due to make her first court appearance on Wednesday to face charges that include murder. Lakeisha Holloway, 24, who police said had her 3-year-old daughter with her in the car at the time, has been charged with one count of murder through use of a deadly weapon in the death of a 32-year-old Arizona woman who was among the pedestrians struck by the car. Holloway has been detained without bond since her arrest shortly after Sunday's incident, which happened near Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe beauty pageant was being held.


Kentucky governor orders clerks' names removed from marriage licenses

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 01:12

By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - Kentucky's new governor on Tuesday ordered county clerks' names removed from state marriage license forms at the center of a controversy involving Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed after refusing to issue licenses to gay couples. Governor Matt Bevin had said shortly after his election in November, as only the second Republican governor of Kentucky since 1971, that he would change the forms that had drawn objections from Davis and some other clerks. "To ensure that the sincerely held religious beliefs of all Kentuckians are honored, I took action to revise the clerk marriage license form," Bevin said in a statement.


Man pulled out alive from China mudslide after three days

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 00:09

By Paul Carsten SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - A man was pulled out alive from rubble in a southern Chinese city on Wednesday, more than 60 hours after a waste heap collapsed and buried dozens of buildings in mud and construction debris, state media said. Tian Zeming, who was found at 3:30 a.m. (2.30 p.m. ET Tuesday), was in a coherent state but his legs had been crushed in Sunday's landslide at an industrial park in Shenzhen, a boomtown near Hong Kong. "He told the soldiers who rescued him, there is another survivor close by," state news agency Xinhua said, although it later reported rescuers had found another body rather than a survivor.


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