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Concerns over drug prompt delay of Georgia woman's execution

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:47

Concerns over drug prompt delay of Georgia woman's executionThe U.S. Supreme Court has stepped in to prevent the only woman on death row in Georgia from being executed.

Ohio bridal shop linked to Ebola survivor will sell building

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:46
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio bridal shop that was linked to an Ebola survivor and later announced plans to close has put its building up for sale.

Florida man arrested after hitting black man with bottle

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:45
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida man faces hate crime charges after authorities say he told a man the bar they were in wasn't for blacks and hit him with a bottle.

Boston St. Pat's parade organizers seek help clearing snow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:44
BOSTON (AP) — Organizers of Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade say the event will go on as planned March 15, but they are asking for help in clearing the route of snow.

Italian tourist killed when hit by piece of Alaska glacier

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 17:02
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier, authorities said.

Environmental groups sue Port of Seattle over Shell oil fleet

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:05

The shipping docks of the deepwater harbor of the Port of Seattle is seen on this aerial view photograph taken from a helicopter in SeattleA coalition of environmental groups sued the Port of Seattle on Monday to stop the lease of a terminal to Royal Dutch Shell Plc's Arctic oil drilling fleet, arguing a proper environmental review was never conducted, court records showed. Earthjustice, along with other groups including the Sierra Club, filed the suit in a Washington state court, alleging the drilling operation was substantially different from the terminal's prior use, meaning an environmental review had to be done under state law. The complaint against the port and Foss Maritime Co, which would work for Shell under the two-year lease, also alleged that officials reached the arrangement without public disclosure and that the fleet could pollute the area's water. "We have received a shoreline substantial development permit exemption from the City of Seattle for this use," Port of Seattle spokesman Peter McGraw said in a statement, adding that officials had not yet reviewed the suit.

Airlines move to better track planes a year after Flight 370

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 15:37

FILE - In this Saturday, March 22, 2014, file photo, flight officer Rayan Gharazeddine on board a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion, scans for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in southern Indian Ocean, Australia. Airlines and regulators have spent the past year since the disappearance of Flight MH370 debating how much flight tracking is necessary, balancing the economic costs against reassuring passengers another plane won’t disappear. Now a plan is moving forward that would require airlines, by the end of 2016, to know their jets’ positions every 15 minutes. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — At 656,000 pounds fully loaded and the length of six school buses, the Boeing 777-200ER is hard to miss.

Families of victims of California mass shooter sue county, apartment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 15:17

Students light candles at a tribute for victims, at one of nine crime scenes after a series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead, in Santa BarbaraThe families of three victims slain during a southern California rampage last year that left dead six college students and the killer are suing the county, the sheriff's department and the apartment building where the victims were killed. The parents of George Chen, Weihan Wang, and Cheng-Yuan Hong filed the federal suit on Monday, alleging that the defendants failed to recognize signs that the attacker, 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, was a danger and take action. Rodger fatally stabbed the three men, two of whom were his roommates assigned by management at the Capri Apartments at Isla Vista, in the dwelling last May before fatally shooting three more people, wounding 14 others near the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara, and killing himself. The lawsuit pointed to several "red flags," including racist remarks Rodger made about previous roommates and other violent, erratic behavior, and alleged that the apartment managers did not investigate before assigning new roommates.

Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 14:41
Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising conflict-of-interest questions.

For marathoners, the road to Boston is caked in snow and ice

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 14:17

Runner Becca Pizzi, 34, trains along Heartbreak Hill in Newton, Mass., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Running 26.2 miles requires endurance, but 8 feet of snow and lots of treacherous black ice are testing this year's participants in frustrating new ways. Though the worst of the winter now seems past, there are only 50 days left until April 20, the 119th running of the venerable race. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — "Bam! Bam! Bam!" That's the sickening thud Becca Pizzi says runners make when they're out training for the Boston Marathon and bite the dust.

Parents sue county, landlord over Santa Barbara rampage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 14:16
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parents of the first three victims of a deadly rampage in Santa Barbara last year are suing the county, the Sheriff's Department and the apartment building where the killer lived, contending they ignored numerous warning signs that he was violent and unstable.

Georgia halts execution of state's only female death row inmate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:40

Death row inmate Kelly Renee Gissendaner is seen in an undated picture from the Georgia Department of CorrectionsGeorgia halted the planned Monday execution of the only woman on death row in the state due to problems with the drugs to be used in the lethal injection, officials said. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, condemned for the murder of her husband in 1997, would have been the first woman executed by the state in 70 years. "Within the hours leading up to the scheduled execution, the Execution Team performed the necessary checks. At that time, the drugs appeared cloudy," Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan said in a statement.

Execution of Georgia woman postponed; problem with drug

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:38

Death row inmate Kelly Renee Gissendaner is seen in an undated picture from the Georgia Department of CorrectionsJACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia postponed its first execution of a woman in 70 years late Monday because of concerns about the drug to be used in the lethal injection.

U.S. economist Ross wins Deutsche prize for pricing models

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:15
U.S. economist Stephen Ross was named winner of the Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics on Tuesday for helping to create models that have helped markets assess prices for options and other assets for the past three decades. "Ross’s models have changed and advanced economic practice profoundly," said the Frankfurt-based Center for Financial Studies that awards the $50,000 prize once every two years. The prize honors researchers whose work has influenced financial economics and macroeconomics. The prize was awarded for the first time in 2005 to University of Chicago professor Eugene Fama, who went on to share the Nobel Prize for economics in 2013.

Execution of Georgia woman postponed; problem with drug

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:14
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia postponed its first execution of a woman in 70 years late Monday, as officials cited problems with the lone drug that would be used for the lethal injection.

LA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:13

Los Angeles Police detective Meghan Aguilar points at photos released by police that could indicate evidence of a suspect holding a police officer's gun, seen in a video grab scene shot by a witness at the scene of the shooting of a homeless man on Skid Row of Los Angeles, displayed at a news conference at police headquarters Monday, March 2, 2015. Chief Charlie Beck says officers fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row after he grabbed an officer's holster during a struggle. Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed the man on Sunday, as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions have viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.

Wisconsin representatives take up right-to-work bill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:02

Workers gather outside the State Capitol building in MadisonBy Brendan O'Brien MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - Wisconsin lawmakers on Monday made a final push toward adopting a measure supported by Republican Governor Scott Walker to bar private-sector workers from being required to join a union or pay dues when working under union-negotiated contracts. The measure, which would make Wisconsin the 25th state to enact a "right-to-work" law, is expected to pass the Republican-led state Assembly as soon as Thursday and then be signed into law by Walker, a Republican presidential hopeful. "Unions argue that they benefit ordinary Americans, but in economic terms, unions (operate) as a labor cartel," said James Sherk, a Heritage Foundation policy analyst, who testified in support of legislation at an 11-hour public hearing on Monday in front of the Assembly labor committee. "If Wisconsin is truly open for business, you will vote with your constituents and turn down this bill," said Tim Silha, a UAW union president from Janesville.

Well-liked photo teacher found dead in California classroom

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:36

Placentia-Yorba Linda School District Assistant Superintendent of Education Candi Plahy speaks to the media in front of the El Dorado High School after a teacher at the school committed suicide in her classroom Monday, March, 2, 2015. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Sam Gangwer) ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: teacher.suicide.0303 ñ 3/2/15 ñ SAM GANGWER, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER - SAM_7929.nef -PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California teacher who committed suicide by hanging herself in her classroom was a well-liked 31-year-old photography instructor, authorities said Monday.

4 people killed, 4 others injured in California car crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:35
FREEDOM, Calif. (AP) — A head-on crash left four people dead and four others seriously injured when a car packed with teens collided with a pickup truck in rural Santa Cruz County.

AccuWeather: Tracking Another Winter Storm with Snow, Ice and Rain

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:34

 Snow and Ice arrive this afternoon.Meteorologist Cecily Tynan says a complicated winter storm moves in Tuesday evening and lasts into Thursday.