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Pennsylvania trooper shot dead during gun training

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:28
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) — A state trooper was accidentally shot during a gun training exercise at a safety facility on Tuesday and later died.

Sister of accused Boston Marathon bombers pleads not guilty to bomb threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:17
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - The sister of the accused Boston Marathon bombers pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges she made a threatening phone call to a woman, telling her she could "put a bomb where you live." Aliana Tsarnaev, 24, sister of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was arraigned on two counts of aggravated harassment in the second degree, a misdemeanor, in state Supreme Court in Manhattan. She was later released on $5,000 bail, under condition that she have no contact with the alleged victim. If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of up to a year in jail. ...

Frontier Airlines returns to Philadelphia Int'l Airport

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:07

Frontier Airlines returns to Philadelphia Int'l AirportFrontier Airlines announced its return to Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday.


Police open fire on armed suspect in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:06

Police open fire on armed suspect in GermantownPhiladelphia police opened fire on an armed suspect in Germantown.


Red light camera fines begin Wednesday in Abington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:54

Red light camera fines begin Wednesday in AbingtonForget a warning, starting Wednesday, running a red light in Abington Township, Montgomery County is going to cost you.


Advocates file petition to legalize marijuana in Mississippi

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:46
By David Minsky (Reuters) - Marijuana advocates in Mississippi have filed a petition to put the legalization of recreational pot use on the politically conservative state's 2016 ballot, state officials said Tuesday. The petition, filed Monday, comes amid a broader, nationwide push for marijuana legalization spurred by Washington state and Colorado voting to become the first U.S. states to allow recreational use of the drug in 2012. Some 23 states and the District of Columbia permit medical marijuana use, though the drug remains illegal under federal law. ...

Tracy Morgan: 'Can't believe' Wal-Mart blaming him

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:34

 'Can't believe' Wal-Mart blaming himTracy Morgan is responding to allegations made by Wal-Mart in his lawsuit over a highway crash earlier this year that killed one of his friends.


Revel auction off till Monday; $98M top bid

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:30

Revel auction off till Monday; $98M top bidThe bankruptcy court auction of Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel will resume on Monday with a Canadian firm having submitted the high bid thus far.


Judge allows video of theater shooting trial

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

FILE - In this July 23, 2012 file photo, James E. Holmes appears in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is charged with 166 counts, mostly murder and attempted murder, in the July 20 assault on moviegoers at a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, a Denver suburb. News organizations won't be allowed to have their own cameras in the courtroom during the Colorado theater shooting trial, but they can use video and still images from a closed-circuit TV camera already in the courtroom, the judge said Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti, Pool, File)DENVER (AP) — News organizations will be allowed to broadcast the Colorado theater shooting trial using a closed-circuit TV camera already in the courtroom, but they won't be allowed to have their own cameras in court, the judge said Tuesday.


Police open fire on suspect in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:14

Police open fire on armed suspect in GermantownPhiladelphia police opened fire on a suspect in Germantown Tuesday night.


Federal judge won't give Wyoming control of wolves

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:10
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday denied requests from the state of Wyoming, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service and pro-hunting groups to change last week's decision that reinstated federal protections for wolves in the state.

Relatives of Utah family seeking answers in deaths

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

Unidentified people gather during a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Springville, Utah. Relatives of five Utah family members found dead in their home of mysterious causes over the weekend say they are looking for answers that would give them closure. Family spokesman Bob McGee says they understand finding what killed the Springville family could take time. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — Relatives of five Utah family members found dead in their home of mysterious causes over the weekend said Tuesday they are looking for answers that could give them closure.


Judge upholds ban on new mining claims on 1M acres

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:00

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2012, file photo, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, stands in front of a projected map of the Grand Canyon, as he announces a twenty year ban on new mining claims near the Grand Canyon in Washington. U.S. District Judge David Campbell ruled Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, has upheld a ban on the filing of new hard rock mining claims near the Grand Canyon. Mining industry groups had argued that the ban was irresponsible public policy and violated federal laws. But the federal government and conservationists said it will protect water flowing through the canyon from potential contamination. The 20-year prohibition covers more than 1 million acres rich in high-grade uranium reserves outside Grand Canyon National Park. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar did not abuse his discretion or violate any laws in prohibiting new hard-rock mining claims on one million acres near the Grand Canyon, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.


Psych expert says suspect didn't understand rights

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:00
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who admitted on videotape killing a boy missing since 1979 did not understand his right to silence, a defense psychologist testified Tuesday.

Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:58

40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)Michael Phelps' comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool.


Police ID state trooper killed in accidental shooting at Conshohocken firing range

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:56

Police ID state trooper killed in accidental shooting at Conshohocken firing rangeA Pennsylvania state police officer who was fatally wounded in an accidental shooting at a Conshohocken firing range has been identified.


Company seeks $250M from Los Angeles archdiocese

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:48
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A funeral home company has sued the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for at least $250 million, alleging it was cheated out of a lease deal involving six Roman Catholic cemeteries.

State trooper ID'd after fatal accidental shooting at Conshohocken firing range

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:40

State trooper ID'd after fatal accidental shooting at Conshohocken firing rangeA Pennsylvania state police officer who was fatally wounded in an accidental shooting at a Conshohocken firing range has been identified.


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:36

Dr. Edward Goodman, left, epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, points to a reporter for a question as Dr. Mark Lester looks on during a news conference about an Ebola infected patient they are caring for in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Federal health officials confirmed the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


Oklahoma unveils new execution procedures

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:25

FILE - In this April 15, 2008 file photo, Terry Crenshaw, wardens assistant at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, walks past the gurney in the execution chamber at left, in McAlester, Okla. At right are the rows of chairs in which witnesses to executions are seated. Oklahoma prison officials are unveiling new execution protocols to replace those used when an inmate took 43 minutes to die last spring. (AP Photo, file)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials unveiled new execution procedures Tuesday to replace those used in April when an inmate writhed and moaned before being declared dead 43 minutes after his lethal injection began — a situation that renewed debate over what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.