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Police in Buffalo suburb confirm NHL's Kane being investigated

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 07:48

(Reuters) - Police in a Buffalo, New York, suburb said on Friday they were investigating an incident that occurred at the home of Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane but would not confirm reports he was the subject of rape allegations. Citing two law enforcement sources, the Buffalo News reported on Thursday that the four-time National Hockey League All-Star was being investigated for rape. "The town of Hamburg police department is investigating an incident that allegedly occurred at the residence of NHL player Patrick Kane last weekend," Police Chief Gregory Wickett told reporters.

Trump pushes his 'stupid' rivals around

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:44

A year after Michael Brown's death, Ferguson has changed

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:10

A year ago, Ferguson, Missouri, was a mostly quiet working-class suburban town. The uneasy relationship between its growing black population and its mostly white police force barely registered in local headlines.

In night of introductions to national audience, Jeb Bush underperforms

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 00:43

Bush was uneven and tepid in his first debate as a presidential candidate.

GOP debate top 6 moments: Trump not involved in night's biggest spat

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 21:42

Rand Paul and Chris Christie engaged in one of the night's most spirited exchanges.

Jon Stewart's final 'Daily Show': A funny long goodbye

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 21:42

The expanded farewell includes appearances by everyone from Stephen Colbert to Bruce Springsteen.

Republican debate live blog and post-show analysis

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 18:42

Yahoo News experts Matt Bai and Jon Ward will break down the winners and losers after tonight's event.

Trump refuses to rule out third-party run in GOP debate

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 18:07

CLEVELAND (AP) — Setting a combative tone, billionaire businessman Donald Trump grabbed the spotlight in the first Republican presidential debate, declaring he would not commit to supporting the party's eventual nominee and would not rule out running as a third-party candidate.

Low-polling GOP hopefuls direct fire at Trump

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 15:43

Republican presidential candidates who did not qualify for a primetime debate wasted no time in criticizing the poll leader.

Virginia police kill black man, officer wounded

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:57
The shooting death occurred late on Wednesday when the victim, identified as Keshawn Hargrove, 20, of Richmond, fired on officers and refused to drop his gun, police spokesman Gene Lepley. The incident was the latest in a series of fatal police confrontations across the United States that have raised questions about police use of force against minorities. The two officers involved in the shooting have been identified as Ryan Bailey, who is black, and Jacob DeBoard, who is white, Lepley said.

Florida police locate inmate escaped from work-release center

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:26
Antwane Anglin, 27, ran from officers at the West Palm Beach Community Release Center just before 3 a.m., according to the Florida Department of Corrections. Anglin was serving time on a drug charge and had under 19 months to go in his sentence when he slipped off the facility grounds after a late-night inmate count and was seen returning in a vehicle a few hours later, Lewis said.

Cincinnati halts traffic stops by campus police after shooting

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:33

The Cincinnati city council unanimously voted on Wednesday to suspend the six-year-old deal that had allowed university officers to make traffic stops off campus. The incident was the latest in a series of fatal police confrontations in the state and across the United States that have raised questions about police use of force against minorities.

Manhunt under way after Louisiana police officer killed

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 08:07
(Reuters) - A manhunt was under way on Thursday for the suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer in Shreveport, Louisiana, overnight, local authorities said. Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw vowed that police would not stop looking until they apprehended the suspected shooter, identified as Grover Cannon. "No matter what rock he crawls under, we will find him," Shaw told reporters.

New York Legionnaires' deaths rise to eight, nearly 100 sickened

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 04:25
De Blasio said earlier this week the outbreak triggered an effort to mandate city-wide inspections and cleanings of air conditioning cooling towers. Since July 10, the outbreak has been concentrated in the South Bronx neighborhood, which is one of the poorest in the United States. The disease, a severe kind of pneumonia, is contracted by breathing in mist from cooling towers infected with the bacteria Legionella.

Cleveland clash: 5 things to watch for at the GOP debate

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 03:40

What should smart viewers be watching for on debate night?

Ferguson braces for protests on anniversary of Michael Brown shooting

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 02:07

Civil rights activists, religious leaders and others from around the United States are converging on the mostly black community of about 21,000 to commemorate the life and death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and call for improvements in relations with police. The events, many organized by Brown's father, include marches, concerts and a moment of silence at midday on Sunday on the street where Brown was killed on Aug. 9, 2014. "I'm expecting hundreds if not thousands of people," said Tommie Pierson Sr., pastor of the Greater St. Mark Family Church, where a service honoring Brown is scheduled this weekend.

Suspect in latest theater attack had psychological issues

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 01:57

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — What initially appeared to be another mass shooting at a movie theater ended up being an attack by a disturbed homeless man who wasn't armed with a real gun was eventually shot and killed by police.