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Man sues Oklahoma over brother's botched execution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 03:21
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate last spring that led to a moratorium while the state reconsidered its lethal injection protocols was "barbaric" and violated the inmate's constitutional protection from cruel and unusual punishment, his brother contends in a lawsuit.

Ebola patient cared for by 70 hospital staffers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 03:13

FILE - This undated file image made available by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows the Ebola virus. A Texas health care worker who provided hospital care for Thomas Eric Duncan, who later died has tested positive for the virus, health officials said Sunday Oct. 12, 2014. Dr. David Varga, of the Texas Health Resource, says the worker was in full protective gear when they provided care to Duncan during his second visit to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. (AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control, File)DALLAS (AP) — They drew his blood, put tubes down his throat and wiped up his diarrhea. They analyzed his urine and wiped saliva from his lips, even after he had lost consciousness.


American killed by camel at Mexico beach resort

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 03:04
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A 60-year-old American was killed by a camel which escaped from its pen and attacked him at a wildlife center he owned in the Mexican beach resort of Tulum, local emergency services said on Tuesday. Richard Mileski, who was from the Chicago area, was found dead early on Monday, said Antonio Gomez, a Tulum emergency services spokesman. "When we arrived, the people who were there said (the camel) got out of its stable and attacked him," said Gomez. "It dragged him, climbed on top of him, was kicking him, biting him and sat on top of him. ...

Friend of accused Boston bomber used pot early in day: witness

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 03:03

Robel Phillipos, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with lying to investigators, leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in his case in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber began smoking marijuana early on the day of his visit to the suspect's college dorm room, which prosecutors have charged him with lying about, a witness testified on Tuesday. U.S. prosecutors contend that Robel Phillipos, 21, lied to authorities about a visit that he and two other friends made to accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room three days after the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. ...


Chipotle backs Colorado's GMO food labeling effort

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 03:03
DENVER (AP) — Burrito giant Chipotle is backing a Colorado ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods.

Giffords begins 9-state tour on women, guns

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 02:59

Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords smiles as she listens to a speaker during a roundtable discussion on the first stop of her "Protect All Women" tour in Portland, Maine, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Giffords, who was severely wounded in a 2011 shooting that killed six in Tucson, is seeking to elevate the issue of gun violence against women on state and federal levels. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords on Tuesday urged women in Maine to help prevent stalkers and abusers from getting guns, part of a nine-state tour to advocate for tougher laws she says can protect domestic violence victims.


Supreme Court leaves California foie gras ban intact

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 02:56

Duck liver is displayed at French Restaurant Jean Ramet in BordeauxBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a victory for animal rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed California to continue to ban foie gras, a delicacy produced from the enlarged livers of ducks and geese that have been force-fed corn. Rejecting a legal challenge to the state law, the court declined to hear an appeal filed by restaurants and producers of foie gras. In doing so, the high court left intact an August 2013 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the law. California enacted the law in 2004 but it did not go into effect until 2012. ...


Judge rules AriZona iced tea co-founder, son owed $1 billion for buyout

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 02:48
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state judge ruled on Tuesday that the privately held producer of AriZona iced tea should pay about $1 billion to buy out the half of the beverage maker owned by the co-founder and his son. Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Timothy Driscoll arrived at the amount the company must pay John Ferolito and a trust benefiting his son after determining the value of Beverage Marketing USA Inc and its related entities approached $2 billion in 2010. The valuation was below the $3. ...

Journalists quit in protest Slovak leading daily

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 02:37
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Journalists at a leading Slovak newspaper have quit to protest its proposed sale to a financial group accused of corruption.

Pharmacist admits paying kickbacks to physicians

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 02:29

Pharmacist admits paying kickbacks to physiciansA southern New Jersey pharmacist has admitted paying tens of thousands of dollars in cash bribes to physicians for referring pain cream prescriptions, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.


Report sees flaws in case against vanishing Marine

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 02:11

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2014, file photo, defense attorneys 1st Lt. Brittaney Bennett, left, and Haytham Faraj, right, escort Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, center, to his Article 32 hearing at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Prosecutors could have a difficult time proving the desertion case against Hassounm a U.S. Marine who vanished from his unit in Iraq a decade ago, according to a military report. Hassoun's attorney cites the difficulty in producing witnesses in his request this week for another chance to dissuade the Marines from taking the case to trial. (AP Photo/The Jacksonville Daily News, John Althouse)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors could have a difficult time proving the desertion case against a U.S. Marine who vanished from his unit in Iraq a decade ago, according to a military report.


Next gay marriage fight: religious exemptions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:54
Alarmed by the broad expansion of same-sex marriage set in motion by the U.S. Supreme Court, religious conservatives are moving their fight to state legislatures — seeking exemptions that would allow some groups, companies and people with religious objections to refuse benefits or service for gay spouses.

Woman cut off, killed in crash on I-95 in Bensalem, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:51

Woman cut off, killed in crash on I-95 in Bensalem, police sayPolice say a sedan cut in front of 44-year-old Lisa DiMaio of Turnersville, NJ, forcing her to slam on the brakes. DiMaio lost control of the vehicle and was killed.


Police fear trooper's killer looking to repeat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:42
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Investigators fear the man suspected of killing one trooper and wounding a second is looking to strike again, the head of the Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday.

Court hears water dispute between Kansas, Nebraska

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday considered how to resolve a long-running legal fight between Kansas and Nebraska over the use of water from the Republican River.

Boy, 10, charged in killing of woman, 90, in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:30
By Joe McDonald EAST STROUDSBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A 10-year-old boy was held without bail on Tuesday after being charged as an adult in the killing of a 90-year-old woman who was held down with a walking stick and beaten at her caretaker's Pennsylvania home. The boy's grandfather was the caretaker for Helen Novak, and the incident took place on Oct. 11 at his Tyler Hill home, according to court documents. The boy, Tristen Kurilla, said he pinned Novak down on her bed with a walking stick on her throat and punched her “numerous times,” after she yelled at him, according to court papers. ...

Police: Golf cart plows into students, injuring 2

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:26
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police in California say two students suffered serious injuries when a special-needs student got into a golf cart at a local middle school and took off, plowing into a group of teenagers.

Supreme Court justices chew on teeth-whitening dispute

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:25

Visitors stand in line to watch arguments on the first day of the new term of the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court may have bitten off more than it can chew in a North Carolina case about whether the state dental board has the authority to regulate teeth-whitening services, with the justices appearing unsure how to rule. The legal battle was prompted by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which decided that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners could be subject to antitrust claims because members of the profession it regulates also sit on the board. ...


U.S. should stump up billions to curb Central America migration: Perez

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:11

Guatemala's President Perez speaks during the 5th Esquipulas Forum in Guatemala CityBy Dave Graham and Sofia Menchu GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - The United States should provide billions of dollars to help Central American nations curb the flow of illegal migrants, Guatemalan President Otto Perez said, and his government warns the problem will get worse if Washington fails to help. Fleeing violence, trying to reach relatives already in the United States or seeking jobs, record numbers of child migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have been stopped at the southern U.S. border this year, causing widespread alarm. ...


Citigroup to exit 11 markets in restructuring

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:02

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2014, file photo, a person walks past a Citibank location in Philadelphia. Citigroup reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup customers across Central America and parts of Eastern Europe will be looking for a new place to bank next year.