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Police shoot tear gas to disperse New Jersey concert crowd

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 22:28

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police blocking gates outside of a major hip-hop concert at MetLife Stadium had bottles thrown at them by angry people in the crowd who were trying to get inside — some without tickets — and they later used tear gas to try to disperse them, according to officials.


Answers sought in 'Shawshank Redemption'-style escape

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 21:47

Two murderers who cut through the walls of an upstate New York prison remain on the loose.


Texas policeman suspended after pulling gun on teen at pool party

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 16:58

A Dallas-area policeman has been placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced in social media that showed him throwing a bathing-suit clad girl to the ground and drawing a gun on another at a pool party disturbance, officials said on Sunday. "This video has raised concerns that are being investigated," the police department in McKinney, a city about 30 miles north of Dallas, said on Sunday. The incident occurred on Friday and raised questions on social media about racial bias in policing since most of the people targeted by the officer, who appears in the video to be white, were black teens in a multi-race crowd.


Michigan boy, 15, completes 57-mile walk with brother on his back

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 15:19
A 15-year-old Michigan boy on Sunday completed a three-day, 57-mile walk across the state, carrying his younger brother on his back, as part of a campaign to raise awareness for Cerebral Palsy. Hunter Gandee started the long trek with little brother Braden, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, on Friday morning in Lambertville, Michigan, an unincorporated community near the Ohio border. The brothers reached the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor at about 4 p.m. on Sunday, joined for the final leg by friends and family.

Pipeline firm told California oil spill 'extremely unlikely'

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 14:47

A Texas company whose ruptured pipeline created the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years had assured the government that a break in the line while possible was "extremely unlikely" ...


Governor: 2 inmates must have taken days to pull off escape

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 14:23

DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — Two murderers who used power tools to escape from prison must have taken days to cut through steel walls and pipes and break through the bricks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as a $100,000 reward was posted for information leading to their capture.


Texas policeman suspended after pulling gun on teens at pool party

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 12:54

A Texas police officer who drew his gun on unarmed teenagers while responding to a disturbance at pool party and threw a girl in a bathing suit to the ground has been placed on administrative leave, officials said Sunday.


Yale beats Harvard in 150th regatta for first victory since 2007

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 12:17
(Reuters) - Yale's heavyweight crew defeated Harvard on Sunday in the 150th running of the their regatta on the Thames River in Connecticut, giving the Bulldogs their first victory in the storied race since 2007. Yale took a 5-second lead at the first mile marker in the race on the Thames River, America's oldest collegiate sporting event, and never relinquished it, finishing nearly 17 seconds ahead of the Crimson.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wouldn't rule out reinvasion of Iraq

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 11:20

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he wouldn’t rule out a full-blown re-invasion of Iraq if he were to become the next commander-in-chief. The likely Republican presidential candidate and early frontrunner in several polls said he would consider a re-invasion if it were deemed necessary to protect American national security at home and abroad. Walker has been critical of President Obama’s handling of Iraq and Syria for its limited scope but also qualified that he does not believe in “open-ended, limitless engagements.” Though he has been sparse in offering specific changes to U.S. policy in the fight against ISIS, the likely presidential candidate said he has been deepening his understanding of international affairs in recent months.


Texas policeman suspended after pulling gun on teen at pool party

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 10:54

A Dallas-area policeman has been placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced in social media that showed him throwing a bathing-suit clad girl to the ground and drawing a gun on another at a pool party disturbance, officials said on Sunday. "This video has raised concerns that are being investigated," the police department in McKinney, a city about 30 miles north of Dallas, said on Sunday. The incident occurred on Friday and raised questions on social media about racial bias in policing since most of the people targeted by the officer, who appears in the video to be white, were black teens in a multi-race crowd.


Mexico midterm elections open amid fears of violence

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 08:59

Thousands of soldiers and federal police were deployed to guard polling stations in restive southern states as voting began Sunday for what could be Mexico's most violent elections in years, seen as a litmus test for President Enrique Pena Nieto's government.


Escaped New York murderers leave taunting note in prison

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 08:46

The two convicted murderers who used power tools to break out of a maximum security New York prison must have been heard during their escape, and left behind a note telling their jailors to "Have a nice day," New York's governor said on Sunday. Local, state and federal authorities set up roadblocks and went door-to-door in their search for Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, who went missing early Saturday morning from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, about 20 miles (30 kms) south of the Canadian border.


Report: Ex-speaker Hastert quietly tried to boost income

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 08:41

A former business associate of Dennis Hastert says the ex-House speaker looked for ways to increase his income around the time he is accused of paying someone to stay quiet about decades-old misconduct.


Britain to expand Iraq training mission to counter IS: Cameron

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 08:07

Britain is to expand its military training mission in Iraq in the coming weeks, Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Sunday, saying the Iraqi army needed more help to deal with improvised bombs planted by Islamic State militants. Cameron, speaking before a meeting of the Group of Seven industrial nations (G7), said Britain would send 125 new military advisers to Iraq, most of whom would train the Iraqi army in how to counter improvised explosive devices or IEDs.


Woman struck by baseball bat at Red Sox game in serious condition

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 07:17
(Reuters) - A woman who was struck in the head by a shattered baseball bat at a Red Sox game in Fenway Park on Friday remains in a serious condition at a Boston hospital, her family said on Sunday. Tonya Carpenter was sitting in the second row of Boston's home game when the broken bat flew into the stands during the second inning and hit her. "On behalf of our family, we want to thank everyone for the continued prayers and well wishes," the family said in a statement.

Obama looks to patch U.S.-German relations on Bavarian trip

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 21:22

MUNICH (AP) — President Barack Obama is aiming to show unity with Western allies on global challenges during an overnight trip to Germany, especially Chancellor Angela Merkel amid enduring anti-Americanism in her country over U.S. spying programs.


Big U.S. data breaches offer treasure trove for hackers

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 20:07

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A massive breach of U.S. federal computer networks disclosed this week is the latest in a flood of attacks by suspected Chinese hackers aimed at grabbing personal data, industrial secrets and weapons plans from government and private computers. The Obama administration on Thursday disclosed the breach of computer systems at the Office of Personnel Management and said the records of up to 4 million current and former federal employees may have been compromised. U.S. officials have said on condition of anonymity they believe the hackers are based in China, but Washington has not publicly blamed Beijing at a time when tensions are high over Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea.


American Pharoah wins Triple Crown

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 15:30

Bob Baffert's horse becomes the first to achieve the feat since Affirmed in 1978.


New Pix: Prince George & Princess Charlotte!

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 15:30

Kate Middleton snapped the shots of her little ones.


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