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Authorities: Police officer shot while on patrol in Ferguson

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 20:28

By Kenny Bahr FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - A police officer from the strife-hit Missouri city of Ferguson was shot on Saturday and the suspect was still at large, law enforcement officials said. The officer's injuries were not life threatening, the Missouri Department of Public Safety said. St Louis broadcaster KSDK said the officer was shot in the arm. "A search is under way for the suspect in the shooting of the officer," the Department of Public Safety said, adding the shooting took place at a community center slightly removed from main protest areas. ...


Authorities: Police officer shot in Ferguson, Missouri

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 20:27

Authorities said a police officer was shot Saturday night in Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of racial unrest in the wake of the August shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.


Student reports being shot at Indiana State University

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 18:04
(Reuters) - A student at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, reported to police on Saturday that he had been shot, police said, without giving details on any injuries the student may suffered. The student was conscious and alert when officers arrived, the university's police division said in a statement on its website. "It is believed this is an isolated shooting incident," the statement said. "There is a heavy police presence on campus though it is believed that the shooter has left the area." The university police chief could not be immediately reached for comment. ...

Parents of slain Ferguson teen unmoved by police chief's apology

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 16:46

WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of Michael Brown told The Associated Press on Saturday they were unmoved by the apology given by the Ferguson, Missouri, police chief weeks after their unarmed 18-year-old son was killed by a police officer.


U.S. flight woes linger after Chicago air traffic center fire

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 16:20

By Laila Kearney (Reuters) - U.S. airports reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations on Saturday, a day after a fire at a Chicago-area air traffic control center that authorities said was set by an employee who then tried to take his own life. The incident forced the evacuation of the Federal Aviation Administration control center in Aurora, Illinois, and severely snarled air traffic on Friday, when an estimated 2,100 flights were canceled at major airports across the country. ...


Juror removed from Florida retrial after report he questioned prosecutor's ability

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 15:19

By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - A juror was removed on Saturday in the Florida trial of a white man accused of murdering an unarmed black teen after a published report the jury member questioned the competence of the state attorney handling the racially charged case. Judge Russell Healey removed the juror shortly before testimony began on the third day of the retrial of software engineer Michael Dunn, 47, who is charged with the first-degree murder of Jordan Davis, 17, during a gas station dispute over loud rap music. ...


What is the Khorasan group?

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 15:15

The al-Qaida network in Syria has been under U.S. surveillance for two years.


Maryland hospital to care for U.S. doctor exposed to Ebola in West Africa

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 13:55

By Jon Herskovitz (Reuters) - The U.S. National Institutes of Health plans to admit to one of its special observation wards an American physician exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone, it said on Saturday. The patient, who has not been identified, was expected to be admitted on Sunday to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, for observation and to enroll in a clinical study, the institute said. ...


Eric Holder: 'I wanted to be an activist attorney general'

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 13:39

Holder reveals how he became a progressive who wouldn't accept excuses for inequality.


Oregon teen accused of bringing homemade bomb to school

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:18
(Reuters) - An Oregon teen has been detained on charges of bringing a homemade bomb to his high school and causing a campus evacuation on Friday, police said. The 16-year-old boy, who has not been named because of his age, is accused of placing the explosive device in his locker at St. Helens High School, the St. Helens Police Department said in a statement. Police responded to calls by school staff reporting that they received information about the student possibly harboring an explosive, police said in a statement posted online. ...

James Traficant of Ohio, former congressman and felon, is dead

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:01
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative James Traficant of Ohio, a brash, eccentric figure known for his bombastic speeches who went to prison for corruption, died on Saturday at age 73, his family attorney said. Traficant had been hospitalized since Wednesday in critical condition after he lost control of his 1948 Ford tractor in the barn at his home in Greenford, Ohio, police said. The tractor rolled over and pinned him underneath. Family attorney Heidi Hanni said Traficant died at 11:30 a.m. ...

James Traficant, convicted ex-congressman, dies

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:58

CLEVELAND (AP) — James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73.


U.S. flight woes linger after Chicago air traffic center fire

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 09:35

By Laila Kearney (Reuters) - U.S. airports reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations on Saturday, a day after an employee apparently set a Chicago-area air traffic control center on fire and tried to take his own life. The incident forced the evacuation of the Federal Aviation Administration control center in Aurora, Illinois, and severely snarled air traffic on Friday, when an estimated 2,100 flights were canceled at major airports across the country. ...


Suspect in Oklahoma beheading is formally arrested in hospital

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:46

(Reuters) - The Oklahoma man suspected of beheading a former co-worker at a food distribution warehouse last week, who was shot by another employee trying to thwart the attack, was placed under arrest in a hospital where he underwent surgery, authorities said on Saturday. Alton Nolen was charged with first degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon when he emerged from sedation, said Moore, Oklahoma, police sergeant Jeremy Lewis. ...


US-led planes strike fighters attacking Syria town

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 07:47

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition warplanes struck Islamic State fighters in Syria attacking a town near the Turkish border for the first time Saturday, as well as positions in the country's east, activists and a Kurdish official said.


Liberia: Top doctor goes under Ebola quarantine

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:19
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's chief medical officer is placing herself under quarantine for 21 days after her office assistant died of Ebola.

Prospect of tighter White House security touches nerve in Washington

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:36

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The prospect of more of the U.S. capital being closed off after an intruder got into the White House has struck a nerve in Washington over public space being eroded by barricades and bollards. The possible tightening of security around the president's residence, a highly visible symbol of democracy and a prime draw for tourists and protesters alike, raises questions like whether safety trumps openness or whether a capital city can ever be entirely safe, analysts said. The week after a 42-year-old Iraq war veteran climbed the 7-foot (2. ...


Hundreds of small earthquakes hit central California

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 01:47
(Reuters) - More than 500 small earthquakes struck a volcanic region in central California on Thursday and Friday, posing no immediate risk, federal environmental officials said. The "earthquake swarm" shook the Long Valley Caldera area north of Fresno, an area that has seen an increased amount of quakes, volcanic gas emissions and other disturbances in recent decades, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. "These are just kind of ordinary, everyday earthquakes," said USGS spokeswoman Leslie Gordon. Eight of the quakes were recorded between 3.0 and 3. ...

Volcano erupts in Japan; 250 trapped, 11 hurt

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 01:25

TOKYO (AP) — A volcano erupted in central Japan on Saturday, catching mountain climbers by surprise and trapping more than 250 people. At least 11 people were injured, including seven who were unconscious.


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