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U.S. Supreme Court denies stay in Missouri execution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:01

FILE - This April 4, 2007 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Michael Worthington who is scheduled to die for killing a female neighbor in 1995. His execution would be the first since Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air in July, 2014, in Arizona during a lethal injection process that took nearly two hours to complete. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections, File)The U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution Tuesday from a Missouri man who was set to become the first U.S. inmate put to death since a lethal injection went awry last month in Arizona.


US grand jury indicts Oklahoma child abuse suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:58
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 19-year-old man is accused of traveling from Oklahoma City to Kenya so he could sexually abuse children at an orphanage there, according to charges in a three-count indictment handed down by a federal grand jury Tuesday.

Deal may be near for Colorado woman accused of aiding Islamist insurgents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:54
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors and lawyers defending a Colorado woman accused of providing material support to Islamist militants fighting the governments of Syria and Iraq may be close to resolving the case, court records show. Shannon Maureen Conley, born in 1986, has been in federal custody since she was arrested in April for allegedly preparing to join the Sunni Muslim insurgent group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIL or ISIS, which has shortened its name to "Islamic State." She has not been charged. In a motion filed in U.S District Court in Denver last week, federal public defender Robert Pepin said he is in "continuing discussions" with prosecutors concerning a potential deal in the criminal case against the suburban Denver teen. Conley was arrested by federal agents at Denver International Airport as she was about to board a plane bound for Germany.

Corrosion led pipe to burst that swamped UCLA

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:54

Car owners pick up personal property from their cars Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, that were damaged and recovered from a parking structure that flooded after a water main break July 29, on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. At least 340 vehicles damaged by last week's massive flood on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles are available for retrieval by their owners. The school has arranged to have insurance adjusters on site. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut )LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corrosion and structural problems caused a pipe to burst that flooded a landmark athletic arena at the University of California, Los Angeles and submerged hundreds of cars, officials said Tuesday.


Pipe break that flooded UCLA tied to corrosion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:51

Car owners pick up personal property from their cars Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, that were damaged and recovered from a parking structure that flooded after a water main break July 29, on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. At least 340 vehicles damaged by last week's massive flood on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles are available for retrieval by their owners. The school has arranged to have insurance adjusters on site. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut )LOS ANGELES (AP) — A water-main break that flooded a landmark athletic arena at the University of California, Los Angeles and submerged hundreds of cars was caused by corrosion and structural problems.


Video released from burglary of 'largest closet in US'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:47

Video released from burglary of 'largest closet in US'We're getting a look at surveillance video from a burglary at one of the biggest closets in the country. Over the weekend, someone broke into that closet in The Woodlands.


'Frozen' helps Disney 3Q profit rise 22 percent

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:46

FILE - This file image released by Disney shows Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff, left, and Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell, in a scene from the animated feature film, "Frozen." Disney reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Disney, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Animated hit "Frozen" continued to help boost The Walt Disney Co., as the company reported third-quarter net income that rose 22 percent, topping analysts' expectations. The movie sold well at international box offices and in home video and lifted merchandise sales.


Officials lift evacuation in 1 California wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:38

A charred forest is seen in the aftermath of the Eiler Fire on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, near Burney, Calif. Light rain and higher humidity are helping crews make progress in their fight against two wildfires in the Northern California forest that are just miles apart. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)BURNEY, Calif. (AP) — Officials say evacuation orders have been lifted for one of two wildfires in Northern California.


Jay-Z fan charged with biting off fingertip

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:36
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Diego man has pleaded not guilty to biting off a man's fingertip during a Jay-Z and Beyonce concert at Pasadena's Rose Bowl.

1-month-old left in hot car dies in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:35
STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two parents have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of their month-old child, who died after being left in a hot car for two hours.

Trial begins in train-truck crash that killed 6

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:34
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers defending a Nevada trucking firm being sued for negligence in a fiery 2011 crash with an Amtrak train told jurors Tuesday that Union Pacific Railroad officials manipulated or destroyed evidence that would have proved a malfunctioning crossing gate and signal lights were responsible for the deaths of the truck driver and five people on board the California Zephyr.

Ex-McDonnell aide testifies of concerns over Rolex

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:32
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An aide who dispensed legal and policy advice to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Tuesday that he and other administration officials worried about the propriety of a product launch event at the governor's mansion and about a Rolex watch that McDonnell received from his wife through a wealthy benefactor.

3 killed in shooting outside Indiana business

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:30

Police move the body of one of the victims to a van following a shooting in the parking lot of Jordan Manufacturing, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Monticello, Ind. A northern Indiana sheriff says three people are dead following a shooting outside a furniture plant. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, John Terhune)MONTICELLO, Ind. (AP) — Three people were found dead Tuesday in a shooting at a parking lot outside northern Indiana furniture plant, a sheriff said.


Jordan circulates revised UN resolution on Gaza

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:30
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Jordan circulated a revised U.N. resolution Tuesday calling for a permanent cease-fire in Gaza and condemning "all violence and hostilities against civilians."

Havana assails U.S. program to recruit young Cuban dissenters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:29
Cuba on Tuesday demanded the United States halt what it called subversive acts against the communist-ruled island, saying a recent report that Washington recruited young Latin Americans to promote dissent in Cuba confirmed a longstanding policy of destabilization. The statement, issued by Josefina Vidal, Cuba's chief foreign ministry official for U.S. relations, came in response to an Associated Press report on Sunday that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) sent emissaries to Cuba to foment opposition. "These facts confirm that the U.S. government has not ceased its hostile and meddling plans against Cuba," Vidal said. The Associated Press, citing USAID documents and interviews, said the U.S. agency sent young people from Venezuela, Costa Rica and Peru to Cuba under the guise of carrying out social programs when in reality their main goal was to find and encourage anti-government activists.

Searchers comb Washington woods in search of missing six-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:29
Searchers combed through the woods near a Washington state trailer park on Tuesday for a 6-year-old girl last seen in her bedroom on Saturday evening and reported missing when she failed to show up for dinner a day later, officials said. Janise Wright had gone to bed on Saturday in her family home in Bremerton, on the Kitsap Peninsula west of Seattle, and was not seen at all by family members the next day, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office.

NY judge warily lets $285M Citigroup deal proceed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:28
NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan judge begrudgingly approved a long-delayed $285 million settlement between Citigroup Inc. and government regulators Tuesday over toxic mortgage securities, but not without a parting shot at the appeals court that forced his hand.

Popular, snakelike 'Cobra' rock formation beheaded in Utah

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:28
By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A red rock pinnacle popular with climbers and named for its snakelike shape has been beheaded in the Utah desert, federal land managers said on Tuesday. The Cobra was one of dozens of rock formations in the Fisher Towers region of the Colorado River Special Recreation area near Moab, about 400 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. A popular attraction for rock climbers, the Cobra was a thin spire standing that some 50-feet high and affixed with a wide, flat cap rock. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is investigating what happened, and early reports suggest heavy thunderstorms that moved through the region over the past week could be to blame, agency spokeswoman Megan Crandall said.

Landslide hits Utah neighborhood, destroys home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:20

A man looks at a home destroyed by a landslide in a hillside community of North Salt Lake, Utah, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. One home was destroyed and 27 others were evacuated after a landslide early Tuesday struck an upscale suburban Salt Lake City community, where officials had worried for nearly a year about cracked soil on the hillside above the houses. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — A landslide struck an upscale suburban Salt Lake City community on Tuesday, destroying a home and forcing evacuations as a rain-soaked hillside tumbled from above.


Florida same-sex marriage ban declared unconstitutional in fourth ruling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:17
A south Florida judge on Tuesday became the fourth in recent weeks to strike down the state's same-sex marriage ban, in a case involving the estate of a gay man who owned property in Florida. Frank Bangor, who lived in Pennsylvania before his death in March, left his estate to the man that he married in Delaware. This included property in south Florida's Palm Beach County. The ruling did not include an order for Palm Beach County officials to begin issuing marriage licenses, according to Equality Florida, a gay rights advocacy organization.