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Holder urges restraint ahead of decision on Ferguson shooting

By Julia Edwards and Daniel Wallis WASHINGTON/FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday urged police restraint in protests that may follow a grand jury's imminent decision on whether to indict the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. As tensions simmered in the St. Louis suburb over a case that has become a flashpoint for U.S. race relations, police in riot gear arrested three people in overnight protests that led to scuffles, St. Louis County police said. ...


Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) denounces the executive order on immigration made by U.S. President Barack ObamaBy Steve Holland LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote. With many Americans skeptical of his decision to bypass Congress and impose an immigration overhaul unilaterally, Obama attempted to rally support for his move in a speech at a Las Vegas high school, saying illegal immigrants need a chance to come out of the shadows. ...



New Jersey home shooting appears to be murder-suicide gone awry

Police and investigators gather in front of the scene of a multiple shooting inside a home in TabernacleBy Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A day after a shooting in New Jersey that left two children dead and their mother and brother in critical condition, police said on Friday it appeared to be a murder-suicide attempt gone awry. Jeaninne LePage, 44, used a pillow to conceal the sounds of gunshots as she shot her three children before turning the gun on herself at their home in Tabernacle, New Jersey, state police said. ...



Police: Mother shot 3 children in Tabernacle home, using pillow to muffle shots

Police: Mother shot 3 children in Tabernacle home, using pillow to muffle shotsNew 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.



One man's drive to compete in the Philadelphia Marathon

One man's drive to compete in the Philadelphia MarathonWith the Philadelphia Marathon only two days away there is at least one competitor, who is facing the event with a new drive and a more positive spirit.



Feds vows to publicize vaccine injury help program

Leaders of the nation's system for helping people hurt by a routine vaccination have vowed to better publicize the little-known program, while the judge who oversees the special vaccine court that handles injury claims worries that if more are filed, they will take even longer to handle than they already do.


Worker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment

NEW ORLEANS (AP) ? A worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the company that runs the platform said Friday.


Lawyers descend on Ferguson ahead of grand jury decision

By Tim Reid FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - Hundreds of civil rights lawyers from across America are descending on Ferguson, Missouri as police and protesters prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge the officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in August. The attorneys are arriving in Ferguson as talks between protest groups and police have stalled over a refusal by officials to rule out the use of riot gear, tear gas and militarized equipment if demonstrations turn violent should a grand jury decide not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, protest leaders say. ...


Obama's immigration plan to reach far fewer than 4.7 million: lawyers

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's executive action easing the threat of deportation for 4.7 million undocumented immigrants is unlikely to cover many of those eligible because of practical hurdles, immigration lawyers said. High application costs, extensive documentation requirements and lengthy waiting periods for approval sharply reduced participation in a 2012 executive action aimed at undocumented immigrants brought to the United States by their parents as children, and the process is expected to be even more arduous this time around, the lawyers said. ...


Suspect indicted in videotaped attack on New Jersey mom

Suspect indicted in videotaped attack on New Jersey momThe South Jersey woman, who police say was caught on video brutally attacking a young mother, has been indicted.