Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects
Sun, 24 May 2015 01:49:50 -0400
By Aaron Josefczyk and Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised questions over police conduct and race relations in the United States. Judge John O'Donnell said Officer Michael Brelo, 31, acted reasonably in shooting the two suspects while standing on the hood of their surrounded car and firing multiple rounds through the windshield. Protesters took to Cleveland streets on Saturday night as police patrolled in riot gear.
After bruising safety crisis, U.S. car watchdog shows its bite
Sun, 24 May 2015 08:11:34 -0400
The U.S. auto safety watchdog, long criticized as toothless and slow, is showing both bark and bite under its new boss - a testimony to his credentials as a safety expert and a hardening of the administration's policy after a wave of deadly defects. Having taken theÂ helm ofÂ the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in January, Mark Rosekind has wastedÂ no time in forcing reluctant companies intoÂ recalling millions of defective vehicles.Â In doing so, he has shown greater willingness than some of his predecessors to use the governmentâs full legal powers over the industry, some for the first time. In the past weekÂ alone, the agency announced the biggest recall in history, involving nearly 34 million vehicles with potentiallyÂ deadly Takata Corp air bags.
Motorist arrested for killing Colorado cadet, injuring officer: police
Sat, 23 May 2015 21:30:03 -0400
By Keith Coffman LONGMONT, Colo. (Reuters) - A Colorado State Patrol cadet was killed and his training officer critically injured on Saturday when a motorist they tried to stop struck them with his car, authorities said. The cadet, 21-year-old Taylor Thyfault, died at the scene on Colorado Highway 66 outside the town of Longmont, about 35 miles (56 km) north of Denver, State Patrol spokesman Trooper Josh Lewis said in a statement. Thyfault and Trooper Clinton Rushing, 37, were outside of their cruiser when they were struck, Lewis said.
Residents rescued from flooded homes in Texas, Oklahoma
Sun, 24 May 2015 08:10:06 -0400
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) â Flooding overnight in Texas and Oklahoma has led to numerous evacuations and rescues including some of residents stranded on rooftops and in attics.
Woman uses obituary to say Brady innocent in 'Deflategate'
Sun, 24 May 2015 07:38:32 -0400
A Massachusetts woman has used her own obituary to convey a final message on Tom Brady and the "Deflategate" scandal.
The Latest on flooding: Authorities conduct water rescues
Sun, 24 May 2015 07:36:52 -0400
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Streets calm a day after protest of Ohio officer's acquittal
Sun, 24 May 2015 07:27:45 -0400
CLEVELAND (AP) â The streets largely remained calm Sunday morning after police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight of protesters angered by a patrolman's acquittal in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects in a barrage of police gunfire.
8 hospitalized, dogs rescued after Norristown carbon monoxide leak
Sun, 24 May 2015 06:54:10 -0400
Eight people are in the hospital, two in critical condition, after a carbon monoxide leak in Montgomery County.
NSA Begins Dismantling Phone Data Collection Program
Sun, 24 May 2015 06:47:41 -0400
Congress did not extend the powers with expiration of key portions of the PATRIOT Act approaching.
3 displaced in North Philadelphia fire
Sun, 24 May 2015 06:43:11 -0400
An early morning fire chased three people from their home in North Philadelphia.