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Man, 20, charged with misdemeanor in St. Louis train attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:16
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 20-year-old man was charged Tuesday with assaulting a St. Louis light-rail commuter who reported he was attacked after being asked about last summer's police shooting death of Michael Brown and the ensuing racial unrest in nearby Ferguson.

Girlfriend charged with murder in off-duty officer's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:12
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — The girlfriend of an off-duty police officer has been charged with shooting him to death inside his home after she originally contended it happened accidentally when she removed a gun from their dog's mouth, authorities said.

VIDEO: Remembering WW2's forgotten famine

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:07
How the people of Bengal faced starvation during WW2
Categories: BBC World News

Opposition wins Nigeria election

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:06
Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria's presidential poll, in the country's first ever election victory by the opposition.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Living in the ruins of war

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:04
Natalia Antelava meets a woman living in an abandoned apartment block in the suburbs of Donetsk.
Categories: BBC World News

Health providers' stand could invite other execution methods

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:02

FILE - This May 27, 2008 file photo shows the State of Texas execution chamber in Huntsville, Texas. A leading association for pharmacists on Monday has approved a proposal declaring that participation in lethal injection executions by compounding pharmacies would be a violation of core pharmacy values. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — With the American Pharmacists Association taking a stance this week, the medical community is now united in its opposition to playing any role in capital punishment killings.


Open Source: Tired of War, Yemeni Bloggers Say, ‘Enough’

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:57
As the death toll mounts in Yemen, bloggers are sharing close-up views of the war in updates tagged with the Arabic word kefaya, meaning “enough.”

Airplane strikes car during emergency landing in Minnesota

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:52

This photo provided by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, shows a car following a collision with an aircraft near Hawley, Minn., Tuesday, March 31, 2015. The small aircraft collided with the car while making an emergency landing on a Minnesota highway. (AP Photo/Minnesota Department of Public Safety)HAWLEY, Minn. (AP) — A small airplane has collided with a car while making an emergency landing on a Minnesota highway. No injuries were reported.


'Alarming' rise in death sentences

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:51
Human rights group Amnesty International says there was an "alarming" increase in death sentences in 2014, with almost 500 more issued than in 2013.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Police hunt Colombia drug baron

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:47
A massive police hunt is under way in Colombia for a man known as "Otoniel" who is said to run an enormous drug trafficking empire.
Categories: BBC World News

Townsend hopes to 'silence critics'

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:45
Andros Townsend hopes he has "silenced" his critics after his equaliser earned England a 1-1 friendly draw in Italy.
Categories: BBC World News

Silicon Valley Leaders, New to Social Issues, Come Together Over Indiana Law

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:40
In an industry that avoids controversy, the heads of several prominent companies, including Apple and Salesforce.com, have chosen to pick a battle.

Nurse imprisoned in Ohio malnutrition death has new charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:38
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A nurse serving a 10-year prison sentence in the malnutrition death of an Ohio teenager with cerebral palsy has been charged with health care fraud.

Fans rally after Trevor Noah backlash

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:37
Trevor Noah fans rally after backlash
Categories: BBC World News

Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:33

Rep. Warwick Sabin, D-Little Rock, center, cheers with protesters outside of the House chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, March 30, 2015. A House committee earlier Monday advanced an amended version of a bill that opponents say allows discrimination against gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence asked lawmakers Tuesday to send him a clarification of the state's new religious-freedom law later this week, while Arkansas legislators passed a similar measure, despite criticism that it is a thinly disguised attempt to permit discrimination against gays.


VIDEO: App helping locals improve slum life

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:31
How an app and mapping technology is making life better for residents in a Nairobi slum
Categories: BBC World News

Wal-Mart urges Arkansas governor to veto religion bill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:30
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Retail giant Wal-Mart says Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson should veto a religious-objection bill that critics say would open the door to widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Agency affirms revised review of Chukchi Sea petroleum lease

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:27
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Department of Interior said Tuesday that it has affirmed corrections to an environmental analysis of a 2008 Arctic Ocean petroleum lease sale that brought in $2.7 billion for the federal government.

If he wanted to spend time with you, he’d squeeze it in

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:26
You want the person you’re with to want to be with you.

New trial for man convicted of killing wife's grandma in '87

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:22
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a new trial for a brain-damaged man sentenced to life in prison for the 1987 killing of his wife's 88-year-old grandmother — a conviction protested by high-profile supporters including writers Arthur Miller and William Styron.