Monday, December 22, 2014 12:35

Daycare provider charged after 2 girls found in towed vehicle in Newark, Del.
A Delaware daycare provider has been charged after she allegedly left two children unattended in a vehicle, which was towed away with the children inside.
Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday.
Tribes tread carefully into marijuana discussions
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them. The arguments focused on the revenue and jobs casinos and liquor could bring to a reservation where half the workforce is unemployed and most arrests and pervasive social ills are linked to alcohol abuse.
Singer Joe Cocker dies at 70
The singer known for his cover of "With A Little Help From My Friends" died at 70.
FAA, industry launch drone safety campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by increasing encounters between small drones and manned aircraft, drone industry officials said Monday they are teaming up with the government and model aircraft hobbyists to launch a safety campaign.
AP NewsAlert
NEW YORK (AP) — NYC mayor: Halt protests, political debate until after funerals for 2 slain officers.
Officials: 22 indicted in multistate dog-fighting ring
BALTIMORE (AP) — After the raid of a violent, multistate dog-fighting ring, 22 people face charges and hundreds of dogs are in shelters, authorities said Monday.
It's down to the wire for online shopping
ATLANTA (AP) — As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delivery delays.
Michigan man guilty in Ohio killing 30 years ago
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Michigan man has pleaded guilty in the killing of a 19-year-old woman in northern Ohio 30 years ago.
UN chief urges better early warning of next disease outbreak
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday the international community urgently needs better early warning and rapid response to the next outbreak of disease — "a test that is sure to come."
Immigrants apply for Arizona driver's licenses
PHOENIX (AP) — Young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy started applying Monday for Arizona driver's licenses after a judge barred the state from denying the privilege.
1 injured after pickup hits utility pole in Delaware
One person was injured after a pickup truck hit a utility pole in Stanton, Delaware.
Local police on edge following NYPD assassinations
Police officers in Philadelphia's the 6th district and around the city got words of caution before they headed out on patrol today.
New York mayor calls for pause in protests after police killings
By Jonathan Allen and Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to ease tensions with the police force on Monday, calling for a suspension of protests against the use of excessive force until after the funerals of two officers killed by a gunman over the weekend. De Blasio, a Democrat who has come under intense criticism from some police unions for his handling of protests over police killings of unarmed black men, asked the city to stand by families of the officers slain on Saturday...
U.S. Army refers Bergdahl case to commander, punishment possible
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army said on Monday it sent findings from an investigation into Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance from his base in Afghanistan to a U.S. general, a move that leaves open the possibility of disciplinary action for leaving his post. General Mark Milley would determine "appropriate action - which ranges from no further action to convening a court martial," the Army said in a statement...
Ex-police officer not charged in Milwaukee shooting death
By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A former Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man was acting in self defense and will not be charged, the district attorney said on Monday, two days after dozens of demonstrators calling for justice in the case were arrested. Christopher Manney, who was fired from the Milwaukee police force, shot Dontre Hamilton 14 times during a struggle in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee on April 30, Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm said in a statement...
Court heaps grief on vaccine victims, makes them wait years
WASHINGTON (AP) — All but broken by her son's violent and unexplained seizures, by so many panicked trips from the crib to the emergency room, Jeffrey McCord's mom thought her desperate search for both answers and help was finally over.
Driver charged after car lands in river, boy dies
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of driving a car into a northern Ohio river in a crash that killed a 4-year-old boy has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and other counts.
Court sides with mom who gave birth while on methadone
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey can't conclude a mother abused and neglected her baby because the child was born exhibiting symptoms of methadone withdrawal due to the mother's use of the drug, the state Supreme Court ruled in an opinion released Monday.
Georgia man killed after firing at police, neighbors
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A man with a high-powered rifle was killed by police near Atlanta early on Monday after a tense four-hour standoff during which he fired at officers and neighbors, a police spokesman said. Police were called to a home in DeKalb County near Decatur on Sunday night after a relative reported that the 20-year-old gunman, Austin Leake, was suicidal, police spokesman Steven Fore said...
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