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Conviction stands for ex-NYPD officer in stairwell shooting

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:06

NEW YORK (AP) — A manslaughter conviction against a former police officer who accidentally shot an unarmed man in a public housing project stairwell will stand, a judge decided Thursday, ruling that a juror didn't intentionally withhold information during jury selection.

Woman hurt in Kalamazoo shootings trying to forgive suspect

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:21

DETROIT (AP) — The first person hurt in a mass shooting in southwestern Michigan says she can't hate the man charged in the rampage and seeks to forgive him, even as she's trying to walk and use her "completely reconstructed" arm.

Paul Ryan says Middle East allies thanked him for taking on Trump

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:23

Fresh from a trip to the Middle East, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters on Thursday that American allies in the region — including Israel — thanked him for taking on Donald Trump over his call to bar Muslim immigrants from the United States.

Microsoft sues U.S. government over data requests

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:53

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) has sued the U.S. government for the right to tell its customers when a federal agency is looking at their emails, the latest in a series of clashes over privacy between the technology industry and Washington. The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in federal court in Seattle, argues that the government is violating the U.S. Constitution by preventing Microsoft from notifying thousands of customers about government requests for their emails and other documents. The government’s actions contravene the Fourth Amendment, which establishes the right for people and businesses to know if the government searches or seizes their property, the suit argues, and Microsoft's First Amendment right to free speech.

Strong quakes hit Japan, nuclear plants safe, dozens injured: media

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:47

By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6 hit southwestern Japan on Thursday, bringing down some buildings and injuring dozens of people, local media reported, but the nuclear regulator reported no problems at power plants. The initial quake struck 11 km (7 miles) east of the city of Kumamoto, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported. Japanese public broadcaster NHK said the quake registered 6.4.

Bernie Sanders disavows ‘Democratic whores’ comment as ‘insensitive’

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 07:26

The Vermont senator has condemned a remark made by one of his surrogates at a rally in New York City on Wednesday.

Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski will not be prosecuted for assault of Michelle Fields

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:26

Two weeks after the Republican frontrunner's top aide was charged with assaulting a female reporter, the Florida state attorney's office is expected to announce it will not move forward with a criminal case against him.

Massive anti-Trump protest planned in New York City Thursday evening

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:09

Organizers told Yahoo News they expect at least 10,000 people to show up for the protest, which will be held in front of the annual New York State Republican Gala.

UT homicide: How an ’86 murder case likely helped police catch suspect

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 05:00
Though three decades and 1,600 miles separate the campus killings of Haruka Weiser and Jeanne Clery, the legacy of Clery’s death may have helped lead investigators to Weiser’s alleged killer.

10 interesting facts about Abraham Lincoln’s assassination

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:10
It was 151 years ago tonight the President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching a play at Ford’s Theater. Lincoln died the next morning, and in the aftermath, some odd facts seemed to pop up.

5 Things to Watch for at Tonight's Democratic Debate in Brooklyn

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:21
Clinton and Sanders will face off in Brooklyn tonight.

Warriors reach 73 wins in blowout to set new single-season record

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 20:37

Golden State made history Wednesday with a dominant win to top the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' single-season wins record.

Fox anchor Megyn Kelly meets with Trump to 'clear the air'

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 18:43

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly said she met privately with Donald Trump on Wednesday to "clear the air" following the Republican candidate's repeated attacks on social media.

Nearly 75 Percent of People Shot by Chicago Police are Black, Report Says

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 18:29
The report alleged racism on the part of police

Trump campaign manager will not be prosecuted on battery charge: Politico

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 15:37

(Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign manager, who was charged in Florida last month with battery on a reporter, will not be prosecuted, Politico reported on Wednesday, citing sources with knowledge of the situation. Corey Lewandowski was charged with intentionally grabbing and bruising the arm of Michelle Fields, then a reporter for the conservative news outlet Breitbart, when she tried to question Trump at a campaign event on March 8. ...

Sanders, Clinton join picket lines, fight for union support

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 14:18

By Gina Cherelus and Megan Cassella NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential contenders Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton joined striking Verizon workers' picket lines on Wednesday after Sanders was endorsed by New York City transit workers in his fight for union support that has largely gone to Clinton. Sanders addressed hundreds of striking workers in Brooklyn as "brothers and sisters" and thanked them for their courage in standing up to what he characterized as corporate greed by the mammoth communications company. Employees cheered as Sanders, who was born in Brooklyn, criticized Verizon Communications Inc for wanting to take away health benefits, outsource jobs and avoid federal income taxes, calling it "just another major American corporation trying to destroy the lives of working Americans." "Today I became a Bernie supporter.

Campaign rhetoric inspires chaos, anxiety in classrooms around the country

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 14:08

A Catholic bishop in Indiana denounced the Andrean High School students who waved a picture of Donald Trump and shouted “Build a wall!” at their opponents from a largely Hispanic school in nearby Hammond, Feb. 26, 2016. Barbie Garayua Tudryn first noticed that the presidential election was having an unusual effect on the students at Frank Porter Graham Elementary back in September. Tudryn, who has been the guidance counselor at the English-Spanish bilingual school in Chapel Hill, N.C., since 2008, usually kicks off each school year with a lesson on diversity.

US health authorities confirm Zika causes birth defects

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 13:50

The mosquito-borne Zika virus causes birth defects, including a syndrome in which babies are born with unusually small heads, US health authorities confirmed Wednesday after months of debate and uncertainty. "Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have concluded, after careful review of existing evidence, that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects," said a statement from the federal agency. The decision was based in part on a series of studies in Brazil, where thousands of babies were born last year with birth defects, coinciding with a spike in Zika virus infections among the general public.

South Carolina: a case study in how Trump is being driven crazy

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:13

Donald Trump continued this week to lose ground to Sen. Ted Cruz in the race for second-ballot delegates, whose votes will matter in a contested convention. In the latest setback, a caucus in one of the seven congressional districts in South Carolina picked delegates who are likely to support Cruz if the national convention goes to multiple ballots. The process illustrates the complex system by which delegates are actually chosen in many states, which Trump, a political novice without a strong national organization, has been denouncing as rigged against him.

Sanders cheers strikers as 39K Verizon workers walk out

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 11:56

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheered on striking Verizon workers Wednesday after 39,000 landline and cable employees walked off the job. Sanders told workers at a picket line in Brooklyn ...