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Death penalty decision on LAX gunman due in fall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:57

FILE - This photo provided by the FBI shows Paul Ciancia, 23. Ciancia, charged with fatally shooting a Transportation Security Administration screener and wounding three other people at Los Angeles International Airport, Nov. 1, 2013. Federal prosecutors likely will decide by mid-November whether they will seek to execute Ciancia, charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/FBI, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors expect to decide by mid-November whether they will seek to execute the man charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport.


Police: 6 killed in Houston-area police chase

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:57

A firefighter works at the scene of an accident with multiple fatalities early Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 in in League City, Texas. Authorities say six people have been killed, including a family of four, when an SUV speeding from police struck another vehicle southeast of Houston. (AP Photo/The Galveston County Daily News, Kevin M. Cox)LEAGUE CITY, Texas (AP) — A family of four were among six people killed Sunday when a motorist seen driving erratically southeast of Houston fled from police and drove through a stop sign before striking another vehicle, police said.


Phila. team headed to Little League World Series

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:50

Phila. team headed to Little League World SeriesThe Taney Dragons, from Philadelphia, are headed to the Little League World Series following an impressive victory.


Grain dust causes explosion in northeastern Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:50
(Reuters) - A grain dust explosion on Monday damaged a storage bin and injured one person at a Heritage FS Grain Elevator in St. Anne, Illinois, police said. The explosion occurred around 2 p.m. CDT (1900 GMT) as a truck driver dumped grain into a pit. The injured driver was taken to a hospital, said Steve Abrassart, St. Anne police chief. The explosion was confined to the grain pit and did not go into any of the grain storage bins, he said.

Firm halting sales of dietary supplement Anatabloc

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:44
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The dietary supplement maker at the center of a federal trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife is halting sales of its product called Anatabloc.

Records: 6-year-old died of blunt-force trauma

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:38

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the FBI shows Jenise Wright. Authorities say a 17-year-old has been arrested in the death and sexual assault of Wright, a 6-year-old girl whose body was found near the mobile home park she vanished from last weekend. (AP Photo/FBI, File)PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — Prosecutors in Kitsap County expect to charge a 17-year-old boy as an adult for the death and sexual assault of a 6-year-old Washington state girl.


SEPTA employee struck by train in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:37

SEPTA employee struck by train in Center CityA SEPTA employee was struck by a train in Center City, officials say.


Man charged in Feltonville quadruple shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:36

Man charged in Feltonville quadruple shootingPolice have made an arrest in a shooting that left four people wounded, including a father who was in the car with his children, in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia.


Signs of once-extinct fishers found all over Olympic Peninsula

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:35
Once locally extinct, fishers — a native carnivore — are now bounding all over the Olympic Peninsula after reintroduction in 2008.

Driver crashes into tollbooth on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:34

Driver crashes into tollbooth on Pennsylvania TurnpikeA driver is injured after crashing into a tollbooth on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bristol, Bucks County.


O’Brien Schofield back with Seahawks with something to prove

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:31
Defensive end O’Brien Schofield thought he had a two-year, $8 million deal with the New York Giants, until the Giants nixed the deal after Schofield’s physical showed he was starting to form arthritis in a knee. The Seahawks were happy to welcome him back.

Hope Solo's trial set for November

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:31
The trial of Olympic Gold medalist and Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Hope Solo was set for Nov. 4 after a short hearing Monday morning in Kirkland Municipal Court.

Lawyer: No drugs, booze in woman beaten by officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:30

Marlene Pinnock, left, poses with her attorney, Caree Harper during an interview Sunday Aug. 10, 2014 in Los Angeles. Pinnock, a homeless woman was beaten by a CHP officer in July 2014. Sunday was Pinnock's first publicized interview since the incident, that was videotaped. (AP Photo/John Hopper)LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for a woman seen on video being repeatedly punched by a California Highway Patrol officer said tests show she had no drugs or alcohol in her system.


Otter that attacked swimmers near Seattle is dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:27
SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities have tracked and killed the otter that attacked a boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in a river near Seattle, state wildlife officials said Monday.

Otter that attacked swimmers in Washington is dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:20
SEATTLE (AP) — Wildlife officials in Washington state say the otter that attacked a boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in a river has been tracked down and killed.

Otter that attacked swimmers in Washington is dead

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:20
SEATTLE (AP) — Wildlife officials in Washington state say the otter that attacked a boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in a river has been tracked down and killed.

Family of man fatally shot at Wal-Mart seeks video

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:18
CINCINNATI (AP) — Family members of a man fatally shot by police at a Wal-Mart say they believe store video will provide answers about what happened that day and vindicate him.

Man linked to UN deaths agrees to be deported

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:17
DETROIT (AP) — A man suspected in the deaths of two United Nations peacekeepers in 1980 admitted Monday that he entered the United States without proper documentation and agreed to return to his native Lebanon.

Many Kenyan men flee to avoid forced circumcisions

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:16
The circumcision season among Kenya's Bukusu ethnic group brings a festive atmosphere: music, food and free-flowing beer. For the uncircumcised men from other tribes in the area, however, it is not time to party, it's time to flee.

A look at town where police shot unarmed teenager

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:15
A closer look at the town of Ferguson, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed.