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Holder urges police restraint ahead of grand jury decision in Ferguson

United States Attorney General Eric Holder holds a news conference announcing updates on investigation of Brown shooting in Ferguson Missouri, in WashingtonBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday urged police to use restraint amid potential protests that could follow the upcoming grand jury decision in the Ferguson, Missouri case involving a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in August. "The Justice Department encourages law enforcement officials, in every jurisdiction, to work with the communities they serve to minimize needless confrontation," Holder said in a video address released by the department. ...

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:16:40 -0500
House Republicans sue over Obama's healthcare law

Park of Cambridge wears cast for her broken wrist with "I Love Obamacare" written upon it prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's arrival to speak about health insurance at Faneuil Hall in BostonBy Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday filed a long-anticipated lawsuit challenging the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law over employer-based coverage and payments to insurers, according to court documents. The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Washington against the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Treasury, targets a decision to delay implementation of the law's employer mandate, which requires employers with more than 50 employees to offer healthcare coverage. ...

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:25:10 -0500
Thanksgiving grease cooks up plumbing disasters

A volunteer carves a deep fried turkey at a Thanksgiving dinner cooked and served by volunteers in the Staten Island borough of New YorkBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thanksgiving is a royal pain in the U.S. drain. Thanksgiving means turkey dinners, family gatherings and football. For household drains and aging sewers across the United States, it means a lot of grease going down the pipes - and into the sewers. For some harried cooks, the simplest way to get rid of fat from turkeys, bacon and roasts is down the kitchen drain. There it congeals, clogging the pipe and trapping food scraps until the only solution is to call the plumber. ...

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:02:19 -0500
Judge dismisses 2nd man charged in 1975 slaying

This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Wiley Bridgeman. The Cuyahoga County prosecutors office has filed a motion dismissing aggravated murder cases against three men falsely accused of killing a businessman outside a corner store in Cleveland in 1975. Fifty-seven-year-old Ricky Jackson, 60-year-old Bridgeman and his brother, 57-year-old Ronnie Bridgeman, were sentenced to death during separate trials in 1975 for the slaying of Herman Franks. Their convictions were based solely on the testimony of a 13-year-old boy who in 2013 recanted and said he was coerced and threatened by Cleveland police detectives.(AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections)CLEVELAND (AP) A judge has dismissed the case against a second man nearly 40 years after he and two others were convicted in a 1975 Cleveland slaying.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:13:10 -0500
House GOP sues administration over health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:04:19 -0500
Ex-convict charged in Indianapolis teen's death

This booking photo provided by Indianapolis Police department, shows William Gholston of Indianapolis. Gholston has been charged in the killing of a 15-year-old girl whose badly burned body was found in an Indianapolis backyard. Authorities charged Gholston with murder on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Dominique Allen's death. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said Friday that DNA found on Allen's sandals and body matched samples from the 46-year-old Gholston in the state inmate database. (AP Photo/Indianapolis Police Department)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) An ex-convict has been charged in the killing of a 15-year-old girl after DNA tests linked him to her badly burned body that was found in an Indianapolis backyard in August, a prosecutor said Friday.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:59:06 -0500
Police name child victims in fatal Tabernacle shooting

Police name child victims in fatal Tabernacle shootingNew Jersey State Police have released the names of the three children who were shot in what appears to have been an attempted murder-suicide in Tabernacle, New Jersey.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:48:04 -0500
Package from Florida State shooter found in Texas

Tallahassee police chief Michael DeLeo, right, and Florida State police chief David Perry speak at a news conference concerning the on-campus shooting on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas, a law enforcement official said Friday.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:46:43 -0500
Police identify 3 kids shot in New Jersey home

A woman speaks with investigators at the scene of a shooting Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Tabernacle, N.J. A shooting at a home in a secluded wooded area of southern New Jersey left two children dead and a woman and another child wounded, state police said Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) New Jersey State Police have identified the three children shot in a southern New Jersey home along with their mother.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:42:20 -0500
Report: Bird needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

This July, 26, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a Greater Sage Grouse at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming. A government study recommends keeping oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects more than 3 miles away from the breeding grounds of a bird that ranges across much of the Western U.S. a finding that could carry significant impacts for the energy industry as the Obama administration weighs whether the greater sage grouse needs more protections after seeing its population plummet in recent decades. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,Tom Koerner)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:24:51 -0500
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