3 officers in LA Skid Row death had training on mentally ill
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The three officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the beat on Los Angeles' downtrodden Skid Row who had special training to deal with the homeless and mentally ill, police leaders said.
Best Buy hikes shareholder dividend, offers one-time payment
Shares of Best Buy jumped Tuesday after it announced plans to hike its quarterly dividend 21 percent and give shareholders an additional one-time payment. The nation's largest consumer electronics chain also reported a better-than-expected, fourth-quarter profit.
Cameron says child sex abuse to be classified 'national threat'
By William James LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will make tackling child sexual abuse a national priority on a par with organised crime on Tuesday, announcing measures to prevent systematic abuse. Britain has been rocked by a series of child sex abuse revelations, including a case in Rotherham, northern England, where some 1,400 children, some as young as 11, were abused by gangs of predominantly Asian men. Classifying child sexual abuse as a national threat will create a duty for police forces to collaborate across regions to safeguard children, Cameron's office said. Cameron will also announce other measures to improve coordination between public bodies and a helpline to encourage whistleblowers.
EU condemns Russia over Nemtsov funeral bans
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU-Russian relations took a further dip on Tuesday when the European Union strongly condemned Moscow for banning Polish and Latvian officials from entering the country to attend the funeral of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.
Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — One of South America's most active volcanos erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people.