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Mom, beau plead not guilty in alcohol-in-IV death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:12

CORRECTS SPELLING OF NAME TO RICHTERS NOT RICHTER This photo provided by Vermont State Police shows Melissa Robitille. Vermont State Police say Robitille and her boyfriend, Walter Richters III put alcohol in her disabled son's IV tube, killing the 13-year-old boy. They were charged Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 with murder. (AP Photo/Vermont State Police)ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A man told police he poured vodka into the IV feeding tube of his girlfriend's disabled 13-year-old son to settle him down, a dose of alcohol that contributed to his death, according to court documents released Wednesday.

Casino workers arrested during Taj Mahal strike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:10

Casino workers arrested during Taj Mahal strikeA number of casino workers were arrested Wednesday afternoon during a protest near the entrance to the Atlantic City Expressway.

Long-time firefighter accused of stealing $300,000 from fire company

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:09

Long-time firefighter accused of stealing $300,000 from fire companyA volunteer fire department is out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, and police say it's an inside job.

Conservative states balk at gay marriage action

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:08

Jana Hayes, left, and Angie Hayes embrace under an altar at the Citizens Service Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, after self-officiating their own marriage and becoming the first same-sex couple to legally wed in El Paso County. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers ordered clerks in all of the state's 64 counties to issue marriage licenses to gay couples after the Colorado Supreme Court lifted previous orders barring clerks in Denver and Boulder from doing so. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Michael Ciaglo)WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Following Monday's unexpected Supreme Court decision not to hear appeals over gay marriage, Julia and Regina Johnson went to the Reno County Clerk's office to apply for a marriage license.

Texas deputies find $2 million in marijuana plants in house near Houston

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:08
(Reuters) - Sheriff's deputies who were checking a report that the electricity of a Houston-area home had been tampered with found nearly $2 million worth of marijuana plants in the house, authorities said on Wednesday. Nearly 500 marijuana plants were found Tuesday night at the house in Humble, Texas, about 20 miles northeast of Houston, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. An electric company service technician noticed that the house's power source had been tampered with and called authorities, the sheriff's office said. No arrests have been made, the statement said. ...

Autistic boy's hazing by soccer teammates probed in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:06
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Police and school officials on Wednesday were investigating an alleged hazing incident in which two members of a high school soccer team are accused of tying an autistic teammate to a goal post with duct tape for more than 20 minutes. The incident occurred Sunday evening on the Highlands High School soccer field in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania, about 23 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, said school district spokeswoman Misty Chybrzynski. The soccer coach, Jim Turner, has been suspended. ...

Woman says tweets got her kicked off plane at Philadelphia International Airport; airline responds

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:02

Woman says tweets got her kicked off plane at Philadelphia International Airport; airline respondsJetBlue has responded to a woman's allegations that her posts on Twitter got her booted from a flight on Tuesday night at Philadelphia International Airport.

U.S. judge to decide state secrets procedure in Iran case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:01
By Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Wednesday asked a federal judge in Manhattan to dismiss a private civil lawsuit against an Iran sanctions group on national security grounds without any public explanation for the reason. If the judge agrees, it would mark the first time the government had invoked the state secrets privilege without publicly explaining its motivation for doing so. ...

Twins died together from diabetes, heart disease

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:00

In this Thursday, April 3, 2014 photo, a home is shown where the skeletal remains of 63-year-old twin brothers were found on March 29, in Chattanooga, Tenn., when police made a welfare check. Each man was found seated in an easy chair inside the modest home they shared for decades, and where they apparently died together about three years ago. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)Twins Anthony and Andrew Johnson lived with each other in a quiet neighborhood in Tennessee. One helped treat the other's diabetes. They tended their lawn together, went to the grocery store together and they were found dead together.

Holmes lawyers: Bar emotional sentencing testimony

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:40
DENVER (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shootings are asking the judge to bar emotional testimony from victims during the penalty phase of the trial.

Foster son charged in death of radio host

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:40
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The foster son of a longtime Anchorage radio host has been charged with carrying out his murder and staging a robbery to distract investigators.

Muslim hijabi hipsters fusing fashion with faith

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:37

In this Oct. 5, 2014 photo, Summer Albarcha, owner of photo-sharing Instagram account "Hipster Hijabis", talks during a Fashion Forward session in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. By fusing both their sense of fashion with their faith, Muslim women are reinterpreting traditional notions of what it means to dress conservatively. Some have also pioneered businesses around this growing demand, finding unexpected supporters among some mainstream brands, as well as conservative Christian and Orthodox Jewish women. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Fashion-conscious Muslim women from Kuala Lampur to Los Angeles who wear the Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab, have had to get creative.

Force-fed Guantanamo inmate abusive, U.S. government says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:29
By Lacey Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Syrian inmate on a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay prison who is seeking more humane force-feeding has a history of assaulting guards and staff, U.S. government lawyers said on Wednesday. The prisoner, Abu Wa'el Dhiab, 43, has been held at the prison in Cuba without charges for 12 years. He was cleared for release in 2009 but the process has stalled as the United States looks for another country to take him. During the hearing in U.S. ...

No charges for driver propelled into day care

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:28
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No charges will be filed against the driver of a car that was sent crashing into an Orlando day care when it was rear-ended by an SUV, killing a 4-year-old girl.

Governor sees riches for Virginia from U.S. shale gas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:22

Virginia Gov McAuliffe attends National Governors Assoc discussion on Growth and Jobs in America during its Winter Meetings in WashingtonBy Scott DiSavino and Barani Krishnan (Reuters) - Impressed by the riches created by shale gas in some U.S. Northeast states, Virginia is working to build a manufacturing hub and create thousands of jobs from the cheap fuel that will soon flow into the state, Governor Terry McAuliffe said on Wednesday. Shale gas output has jumped more than 10 fold in less than a decade, transforming the economies of producers such as Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Dakota, and Virginia wants a piece of that, he told Reuters. ...

Tsarnaev friend appears in court in gun case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:21
BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for a man who authorities suspect provided the gun used by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill an MIT police officer said Wednesday he's concerned about finding an impartial jury because of intense media coverage of the bombing.

California state air tankers grounded after deadly crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:20
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California's 22 firefighting airplanes were kept out of the skies for evaluation on Wednesday, a day after an air tanker crashed in flames while helping quell a wildfire in Yosemite National Park, killing the pilot, officials said. The plane, a two-engine Grumman S-2T, slammed into the wall of a cliff above Highway 140 near a western entrance to Yosemite while deployed to fight the so-called Dog Rock Fire. Officials were trying to determine the cause of the accident. ...

Attack on elderly man in Coatesville caught on tape

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:20

Attack on elderly man in Coatesville caught on tapePolice in Coatesville are investigating the videotaped assault of a senior citizen.

Police: Suspect described deadly ambush in writing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:18
Investigators found a journal left by ambush suspect Eric Frein that describes how he opened fire on two state troopers outside a rural police barracks — watching one of his victims fall "still and quiet" — and then made his escape, authorities said Wednesday.

UN envoy urges restraint in Cyprus-Turkey gas row

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:13
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A United Nations envoy is urging Cyprus and Turkey to avoid any escalation of tensions in a row over Ankara's planned gas search in waters where the Cypriot government has already licensed companies to drill.