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Two Los Angeles police suffer minor injuries in shooting

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 21:38
(Reuters) - Two Los Angeles police officers suffered minor injuries on Sunday when they were shot at while traveling through south Los Angeles, police and local media reported. The Los Angeles Police Department on its Twitter feed urged citizens to avoid the area around Broadway and 65th Street in the Florence neighborhood in south Los Angeles, which footage posted online showed to be an active crime scene, swarming with police vehicles and heavily armed SWAT teams. A police spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times the plainclothes officers, who received minor injuries and were treated at the scene, believed they were specifically targeted.

Suspect charged in shooting of police officers in Ferguson, Missouri

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 20:08

By Richard Valdmanis FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - A 20-year-old man was charged on Sunday with first-degree assault in last week's shooting of two policemen during a protest rally in Ferguson, Missouri, a crime that shocked a city that has been devastated by months of racial strife. The suspect, Jeffrey L. Williams, has admitted to firing the shots that wounded the officers early on Thursday, said St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch. The gunfire rang out just after midnight at the end of a rally to call for sweeping reforms in Ferguson, where an unarmed black 18-year-old was shot to death by a white officer last summer. Michael Brown's death touched off months of protests against law enforcement's treatment of minority groups, in Ferguson and around the country, and led to a U.S. Justice Department probe that found pervasive racial bias on the part of the city's mostly white police force.


At South By Southwest, Rand Paul champions Snapchat, criticizes Clinton

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 19:13

Though Republican Rand Paul is not officially running for president, he had plenty to say on Sunday about the woman expected to soon make a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.


Boston gets most winter snow in its recorded history - 108.6 inches

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 18:47
By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - After hosting parades through snowy streets and weathering storms that snarled traffic and commerce over the last few months, Boston residents have seen the snowiest winter in the city's recorded history, the National Weather Service said. Boston got 108.6 inches (275.8 cm) of snow over the winter, surpassing the city's previous 1995-1996 record of 107.6 inches. "Boston, you survived the snowiest winter on record!!!," the National Weather Service in Taunton wrote in a message on Facebook. The record-setting inches, the most snowfall of any season since 1872, the first year on record, came after a day of rain began melting snow piles around the city and hinted at the onset of spring.

Wealthy eccentric says in HBO finale he 'killed them all'

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 18:41

Robert Durst was arrested just before the finale of a TV series about his life.


Four Americans arrive in Nebraska to be monitored for Ebola virus

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 16:00
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Four Americans who may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone have arrived in the United States and are being observed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the hospital said on Sunday. The individuals arrived on Saturday and are being housed on the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus in Omaha, where medical personnel will monitor them for 21 days for any Ebola symptoms, hospital spokesman Taylor Wilson said. A U.S. healthcare worker who tested positive for Ebola while in Sierra Leone arrived at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland on Friday and was in serious condition, the NIH said. The people under observation in Nebraska are among at least 10 Americans flown to the United States by non-commercial air transport who may have been exposed to the unidentified Ebola patient in Sierra Leone or had a similar exposure to the virus as the patient.

Police: Ferguson gunman arrested, may not have been targeting officers

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 15:21

Jeffrey Williams, 20, was charged in the shootings of two St. Louis-area officers.


Prosecutor: 20-year-old charged in shootings of 2 officers

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 11:29

Authorities say a 20-year-old man who had been out at Thursday's protest is charged in the shootings of two St. Louis area officers.


Jeb Bush’s ethanol past may complicate his Iowa future

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 11:21

“The whole point of this was that the big increases were supposed to be in cellulosic ethanol,” Bush said.


Arrest made in shooting of Ferguson, Missouri, police officers: police

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 10:01

An arrest has been made in connection with last week's shooting of two police officers during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis County Police Department said on Sunday. A St. Louis County police official was not immediately available to provide further comment and no further details were immediately available. The shooting sent a fresh jolt of tension through a city that became a symbol of racial conflict after a black teenager was killed by a white police officer last summer and a grand jury later returned no criminal charges. In the shooting early on Thursday, a 41-year-old county police officer suffered a shoulder wound and a 32-year-old colleague from a nearby police department sustained a facial wound that left a bullet lodged near his ear.


Four Americans arrive in Nebraska to be monitored for Ebola virus

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 09:56
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Four Americans who may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone have arrived in the United States and are being observed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the hospital said on Sunday. The individuals arrived on Saturday and are being housed on the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus in Omaha, where medical personnel will monitor them for 21 days for any Ebola symptoms, hospital spokesman Taylor Wilson said. A U.S. healthcare worker who tested positive for Ebola while in Sierra Leone arrived at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland on Friday and was in serious condition, the NIH said. The people under observation in Nebraska are among at least 10 Americans flown to the United States by non-commercial air transport who may have been exposed to the unidentified Ebola patient in Sierra Leone or had a similar exposure to the virus as the patient.

New York real estate baron Durst arrested on LA murder warrant

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 09:24

Robert Durst, scion of one of New York's largest real estate empires, has been arrested in New Orleans on a murder warrant issued by Los Angeles County, the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office said. Durst, born in 1943, is known for life twists that led him to be questioned but not charged in the mysterious deaths of his first wife Kathleen Durst in 1982 and a longtime friend in 2000. The New York Times reported last week that the district attorney in Los Angeles had recently reopened an investigation into the December 2000 killing of Durst's friend Susan Berman, and was tying it to the case of Kathleen Durst, who went missing from New York and was eventually pronounced legally dead.


Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 08:27

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year's tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine's president, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday.


University of Maryland investigating racist fraternity email

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 08:09

The University of Maryland is investigating a 2014 email allegedly sent by a white Kappa Sigma fraternity member containing racial epithets aimed at African American, Indian and Asian women and encouraging fellow members to have sex with women in their basement regardless of consent.


Kerry asserts obstacles to Iran nuke pact mostly 'political'

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 07:40

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry, returning to talks with Iran on its nuclear program, said Sunday that most of the differences still barring an agreement are political rather than technical.


Ohio River spills banks, flood warning for Cincinnati

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 05:16
(Reuters) - Melting snow and rain caused the Ohio River to spill its banks over the weekend, cutting off roads and flooding homes in the southern part of Ohio. The National Weather Service, which has issued a flood warning for the Cincinnati area, said the river is expected to crest on Sunday at 57.8 feet and be above its 52-foot flood stage at least through Thursday. No deaths or major injuries have been reported. "There have only been a handful of evacuations," said Jay Carey, branch chief with the Ohio Emergency Management Agency. ...

Bombings at churches in Pakistan kill 14

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 03:08

The blasts went off minutes apart in a majority Christian suburb of Lahore.


Tsarnaev testimony key question at Boston Marathon bombing trial

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 03:06

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A question looms over the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as federal prosecutors enter the final stages of their case against him: Will he testify in his own defense? Tsarnaev's lawyers opened the trial this month with a blunt admission, saying he helped his older brother carry out the twin bombings that killed three people and injured 264 near the renowned race's finish line on April 15, 2013. Rather than fighting to prove his innocence, defense attorneys hope to spare the ethnic Chechen from execution by persuading the jury he played a secondary role to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who masterminded the attacks and was killed after a gunfight with police later that week. When the trial resumes in U.S. District Court in Boston on Monday, prosecutors will move on to the final hours before Tsarnaev was found hiding in a drydocked boat.


Boston St. Patrick's parade to include gay groups for first time

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 03:03

By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Two homosexual rights groups will march in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday after organizers lifted a longtime ban on lesbian, gay and transgender (LGBT) organizations joining the annual Irish-American march. Boston Pride, an LGBT rights group, said this week organizers had accepted its application to participate in this year's march through the Irish bastion of South Boston. The rights group will join OutVets, representing gay veterans, in bringing an end to two decades of debate over the issue. Organizers had insisted that homosexuality conflicted with Catholic doctrine, but the ban ran counter to the liberal mores that prevail in Massachusetts, the first state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage.


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