Friday, August 1, 2014

National News

Choke hold by cop killed NY man, medical examiner says
The New York City medical examiner's office Friday confirmed what demonstrators had been saying for weeks: A police officer's choke hold on a man being arrested for selling loose cigarettes killed him. The death has been ruled a homicide.

North Carolina offers "public praying" discount
A North Carolina diner is giving out 15% discounts for praying in public. Christian singer Dan Bremees stopped at Mary's Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, and was surprised to find the discount on his receipt.

Tennessee public official under fire for viral YouTube video
A Franklin, TN alderman is under fire after making a controversial YouTube video explaining his hot/crazy matrix guide to women.

Vegan PETA employee's "I love tofu" license plates rejected
A PETA marketing employee was denied her vanity license plates after Tennessee Department of Motor Vehicles representatives said her request was too vulgar.

A 625 pound man says he is unfit for court
One man's weight and health is being blamed for a keeping a two-year-old crime unresolved.

Flying ax penetrates windshield; nearly injures woman
Motorists on the Massachusetts highway had a frightening moment when an ax came crashing through their windshield.

'Brutally honest' cover letter leads to job
For fresh-faced college graduates looking to land that first job, standing out from the crowd is never easy. Matthew Ross did just that.

Weddings? Babies? Now college kids are registering for gifts too
Move over brides and expectant moms: Now college-bound kids want to be showered with gifts also.

1 in 3 U.S. adults have 'debt in collections'
An estimated 1 in 3 adults with a credit history -- or 77 million people -- are so far behind on some of their debt payments that their account has been put "in collections."

President Obama announces sanctions against Russia
New, stepped-up U.S. sanctions against Russia as tensions continue in Ukraine will ratchet up pressure against the country, U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday.