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Prosecutors in Jodi Arias sentencing retrial deny pornography deleted

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:38

Jodi Arias speaks to defense attorney Jennifer Willmott in the Maricopa County Superior Courtroom in PhoenixBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona prosecutors on Wednesday denied claims by lawyers for convicted murderer Jodi Arias, who accused the state of deleting thousands of pornographic files from the victim's computer. Arias was found guilty last year of murdering her former boyfriend Travis Alexander in 2008, but the jury deadlocked over what punishment to give her. A new jury was impaneled last month to decide whether or not she should be executed. ...


School district scraps religious names on calendar

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:30
Presented with the opportunity to recognize a Muslim holiday on the school calendar for the first time, leaders of Maryland's largest school district went a different direction: They removed all mention of religious holidays from the calendar.

Monsanto to pay Pacific Northwest wheat farmers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:29
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat.

AP PHOTOS: A look at Veterans Day around the US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:26

Street performer John Casey, wearing silver paint as part of his act as "The Silver Cowboy of Nashville," watches the Veterans Day parade pass by Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)In small communities and large cities alike, people gathered Tuesday to honor those who have served in the U.S. armed forces.


Dangling workers rescued from World Trade Center

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:21
Two window washers were trapped on a dangling scaffold nearly 70 stories up the new 1 World Trade Center tower for nearly two hours on Wednesday before firefighters sawed through a thick double-paned window ...

Not-guilty plea in California desert graves case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:21
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he beat to death a family of four, then buried the bodies in the desert.

Turkish protesters rough up US sailors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:18

Turkish protesters rough up US sailorsAnti-American protesters shouting "Yankee, go home!" roughed up three U.S. Navy sailors Wednesday in Istanbul near where their warship was docked on an inlet of the Bosphorus Strait in the Black Sea.


Parents of preemie wed in ICU of Texas hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:16
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The tiny ring bearer wore a borrowed tuxedo-style onesie and snoozed through most of the celebration as his parents got married in the neonatal intensive care unit of Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth.

Armed woman sought in serial robberies in South, Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:15

Armed woman sought in serial robberies in South, Southwest PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia police are searching for a woman wanted for several armed robberies and authorities believe the female suspect was recruited by a man to commit the crimes.


Mother, young son killed in suspicious fire in Egg Harbor, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:13

Mother, young son killed in suspicious fire in Egg Harbor, N.J.A mother and her young son were found dead inside a burning home in South Jersey, and officials now say it is suspicious.


Earthquake hits southern Kansas, shakes buildings in Oklahoma

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:06
(Reuters) - A magnitude 4.8 earthquake hit southern Kansas on Wednesday, with reports the temblor was felt in large parts of the state and neighboring Oklahoma to the south. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the quake that struck at 3:40 p.m. CST was near Conway Springs, Kansas. It had a shallow depth of 3.4 miles. "We have not received any reports of injury or damage but we are still gathering information," said Sharon Watson, a spokeswoman for Kansas Emergency Management. ...

Cuba wants to weaken UN resolution on North Korea

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:05
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Cuba is challenging a resolution in the U.N. General Assembly on human rights in North Korea, seeking to cut key language about a referral to the International Criminal Court that has Pyongyang nervous.

Christiana Hospital using baby cams to aid parents of premature babies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:02

Christiana Hospital using baby cams to aid parents of premature babiesHolding and cuddling are important for new babies.


Gay marriage advocates get victories in Kansas, South Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:02

Gloria Talcove-Woodward, left, and Holli Emore, right, told up a sign asking South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Attorney General Alan Wilson to stop fighting for the state's gay marriage ban on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Supporters of gay marriage held a rally at the Statehouse the same day a Charleston County Probate judge approved an application for a same-sex marriage license. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)By Harriet McLeod and Lawrence Hurley CHARLESTON S.C./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gay marriage advocates won another two victories on Wednesday as the U.S. Supreme Court allowed Kansas to become the 33rd U.S. state where same-sex couples can wed and a federal judge struck down South Carolina's ban. The high court declined a request from Kansas officials to block U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Crabtree's Nov. 4 ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban as a violation of the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law. ...


2 workers rescued from scaffolding at One World Trade Center

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:01

2 workers rescued from scaffolding at One World Trade CenterTwo window washers were trapped for more than an hour Wednesday on scaffolding dangling 69 stories up the side of 1 World Trade Center before firefighters were able to cut through the new skyscraper's glass and pull them to safety.


Father of LA Lakers player shot and killed in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:00

Father of LA Lakers player shot and killed in GermantownAction News has learned that a man shot and killed over the weekend in Germantown was the father of a Los Angeles Lakers player.


No plea at hearing for kidnapping suspect Delvin Barnes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 06:59

No plea at hearing for kidnapping suspect Delvin BarnesThe man accused of abducting a Philadelphia woman and a Virginia teen just weeks apart was in court today in Philadelphia.


Police: Man kept driving with pedestrian stuck in windshield

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 06:58

 Man kept driving with pedestrian stuck in windshieldOcean County authorities say a man was driving drunk along Route 9 in Ocean Township Monday evening when he allegedly hit a pedestrian.


Florida preacher looks to break speaking record

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 06:55
LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida preacher gave a sermon that lasted more than two days and that could become a new world record.

Affirmative action could go back to Supreme Court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 06:55
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The issue of affirmative action could be headed back to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals court refused to reconsider a ruling allowing use of race as a factor in University of Texas undergraduate admissions.