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Recaptured jail fugitive's torture trial delayed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 07:34

Hossein Nayeri appears on a television monitor during his video rearraignment at the Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Calif., Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, by way of a closed circuit television feed at the jail. The inmates Bac Duong, Nayeri, and Jonathan Tieu, escaped on Jan. 22 from Central Men's Jail in Orange County. Duong turned himself in Friday and the other two were arrested in San Francisco on Saturday. (Joshua Sudock/The Orange County Register via AP) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An inmate who led authorities on an eight-day manhunt after escaping from an Orange County jail got his trial on kidnapping and torture charges delayed Tuesday as his lawyer raised concerns about his ability to find an unbiased jury to hear the case.

Body of missing skier found buried in avalanche

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 07:26
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say they have found the body of a missing Utah skier buried under three feet of snow from an avalanche in the backcountry outside Park City.

Guilty plea in attempted cyber-attack on US govt. computers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 07:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Nuclear Regulatory Commission scientist pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal computer crime, admitting that he attempted to launch a cyber-attack on government computers by sending employees emails that he thought contained a virus.

Man accused of killing 3 people, leaving 4 children unharmed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 07:14

This undated photo provided by the Essex County Prosecutors Office, shows Jeffrey Holland, 27, of East Orange, N.J., who prosecutors say killed three people in two incidents last week in which he left four children unharmed. Holland has been charged with three counts of murder and four counts of child endangerment. (Essex County Prosecutors Office via AP)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man strangled a woman in a bathtub and then fatally shot two people at another home the next day but didn't harm any of several children, including one found in a closet and two of his own, prosecutors said.

Florida Supreme Court stays execution as death penalty reviewed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 07:11
The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed an execution that was scheduled for next week, shortly after hearing arguments on the impact of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the state's capital punishment sentencing process. Florida's high court did not specifically address the uncertainty now facing the state's 389 death row inmates but stayed the Feb. 11 execution of convicted killer Michael Lambrix. The decision comes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 last month that Florida unconstitutionally gives judges powers that juries should wield.

EU and US reach new data-sharing agreement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 07:07

Electronic screens post prices of Alphabet, Twitter and Facebook stock, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Alphabet, the parent company of Google, reports quarterly earnings Monday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and the United States struck a deal Tuesday over data-sharing that will allow the likes of Facebook and Apple to continue sending people's information across the Atlantic — but a legal challenge to the pact is widely anticipated.

Former DA says Bill Cosby is shielded from prosecution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 07:07

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby, center, arrives for a court appearance Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Norristown, Pa. Cosby was arrested and charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in January 2004. (Clem Murray/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The former district attorney who declined a decade ago to bring sex-crime charges against Bill Cosby testified Tuesday that he believes his decision shields the comedian from ever being prosecuted in the case.

Seizure of 696 animals in North Carolina sets ASPCA record

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 07:04
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The almost 700 animals seized from a no-kill shelter in North Carolina sets a record for the ASPCA, the group that's now caring for the pets.

Ex-NYC mayoral aide's son accused of stabbing teen to death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 07:02

This photo of Khari Noerdlinger of Edgewater, N.J. was provided by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Authorities said Noerdlinger fatally stabbed an unidentified teenager who had attempted to rob him. He was arrested on aggravated manslaughter and other charges. He is the son of Rachel Noerdlinger, a former aide to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's wife, Chirlane McCray. (Bergen County Prosecutors Office via AP)HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The son of a former aide to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's wife knew the man he is charged with fatally stabbing, according to a prosecutor who told a judge Tuesday that both men were drug dealers.

Florida delays execution as state works on new system

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:57
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's highest court has delayed the execution of a condemned inmate, just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court found flaws in the way the state sentences people to death.

Small plane lands in ocean; occupants swim away unharmed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:55
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two young men swam away unharmed after a small plane they were flying crashed in the ocean off a Florida beach.

The Latest: Chamber head says gay-rights failure hurts state

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:52
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the decision of Indiana Republican lawmakers to abandon efforts this year to extend anti-discrimination laws to include sexual orientation (all times local):

Fast-growing motorcycle group is largely for law enforcement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:51

In this undated photo provided by the Colorado Department of Corrections, shows corrections officer Derrick Duran, whom the department identified as being involved with a fatal shooting between motorcycle club members at the Denver Coliseum in Denver, Colo. Duran has been placed on paid leave while authorities investigate. (Colorado Department of Corrections via AP)DENVER (AP) — One of the nation's fastest-growing motorcycle clubs is composed largely of military, police officers and prison guards. It also embraces the regalia and traditions of outlaw biker gangs — a choice that has provoked deadly clashes with other groups.

The Latest: Teachers' union wants local control for district

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:48

This Sept. 21, 2012 file photo shows Saginaw City Manager Darnell Earley at a news conference in Saginaw, Mich. Earley, the state-appointed emergency manager for Detroit's troubled school district, is leaving the job about 4½ months early, Gov. Rick Snyder announced Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Saginaw News, Jeff Schrier, File) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUTDETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the state-appointed emergency manager for the Detroit Public Schools stepping down (all times local):

Expert: Deputy justifiably shot unarmed man over dark object

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:41
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy justifiably shot and paralyzed an unarmed black man because the man's actions made the deputy believe he was drawing a gun and was about to shoot him, a police training expert told a federal court jury Tuesday.

US Education official apologizes for judgment, collapses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:40

 Investigation of the CIO' on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department's chief information officer collapsed Tuesday after undergoing grueling questioning from lawmakers about his work on side businesses with subordinates, failure to pay taxes on his profits and award of a government contract to a friend's company.

Chicago schools to cut spending after teachers reject offer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:39
The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will cut about $165 million from its current budget through layoffs and lower pension contributions after its contract offer to teachers was rejected on Monday, school Chief Executive Forrest Claypool said on Tuesday. "We do not want to do this," Claypool told reporters, referring to the planned cuts. Bond investors became skittish last week over proposed legislation backed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and fellow Republicans to take over the troubled school system and potentially allow it to file for municipal bankruptcy.

House GOP to vote to repeal Obama's health care law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans launched their latest, doomed try to kill President Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Tuesday. With no chance of succeeding, the House vote was solely an exercise in election-year political messaging.

Controller: Mismanaged mail a big problem in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:38

 Mismanaged mail a big problem in PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia officials unveiled some serious mismanagement at the city's mail distribution center.

Oklahoma ex-school band director charged with having sex with student

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:34
A former Oklahoma school band director was arrested on Tuesday on charges of having sex with a girl under his direction when he was working at a middle school, police said. Kyle Whitmus, 33, faces five counts of sexual misconduct with a child under the age of 14, the Oklahoma State Board of Investigation said. Investigators believe Whitmus had a sexual relationship with a preteen girl at the Luther Middle School just east of Oklahoma City.