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Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 07:06
A teen convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a prison fence with two other inmates only to be caught nearly six hours later while hiding by a church just 100 yards from the prison.

Minnesota Vikings say have deactivated Adrian Peterson for Sunday's NFL game

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 07:05
(Reuters) - A Texas sheriff has issued an arrest warrant for National Football League (NFL) star Adrian Peterson on a charge of injury to a child, the Montgomery County sheriff's Office said on Friday. The Minnesota Vikings also said in a statement they will drop Peterson from the team's roster for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Teen found dead in home, mother abducted, killed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 07:03
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teenager was killed while trying to protect his mother from her estranged boyfriend, and the woman was abducted and later found dead in Ohio during a multistate police search, a sheriff said Friday.

NFL star Adrian Peterson indicted for injury to son

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 06:59

NFL star Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuseStar NFL running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child.


South Carolina congressman Mark Sanford calls off engagement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 06:59
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina congressman Mark Sanford called off his engagement to his Argentine "soul mate," Maria Belen Chapur, in a lengthy Facebook post on Friday, citing an ongoing lawsuit with his ex-wife. Last week Jenny Sanford asked a court to her restrict her ex-husband's access to their youngest son, as well as requiring him to undergo a psychiatric exam and take anger management and parenting classes. Sanford, 54, who served two terms as South Carolina governor, was widely ridiculed when in 2009 he tried to hide his affair with Chapur by falsely saying that he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. "No relationship can stand forever this tension of being forced to pick between the one you love and your own son or daughter, and for this reason Belen and I have decided to call off the engagement," he added, saying the couple could get back together "when waters calm with Jenny." Sanford made a successful return to politics last year when he defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch in a personality-driven election for a seat in the U.S.

San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 06:58

Cab driver Martin Salami looks down as he talks about new ordinances facing drivers at a depot near the airport Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in San Diego. Airport inspectors are judging how taxi drivers smell, a practice that some drivers say may lead to discrimination against immigrants. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination.


Man seriously hurt by fall in tree, hornet stings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 06:56

Man seriously hurt by fall in tree, hornet stingsA tree trimmer was flown to the hospital on Friday after he apparently fell from a tree branch, landed on another, then landed on a hornet's nest.


Samples of respiratory illness that sickened 12 Delaware kids sent to CDC

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 06:50

Samples of respiratory illness that sickened 12 Delaware kids sent to CDCTwelve children in Delaware were hospitalized for a respiratory illness and it could be at least a week before it's known if it's the same virus that has sickened hundreds of children across the country.


Wilmington man saved by mysterious Good Samaritan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 06:50

Wilmington man saved by mysterious Good SamaritanA 76-year-old Wilmington man is alive thanks to the quick thinking of a Good Samaritan and now police want to find that hero and say 'Thank You.'


Notice of possible closure goes to 3,000 Taj Mahal workers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 06:49

Notice of possible closure goes to 3,000 Taj Mahal workersThe owner of the Trump Taj Mahal casino has sent notices to more than 3,100 employees warning it could be shut down in November.


Obama says need to 'snuff out' militant groups like Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 06:44

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference on the second and final day of the NATO summit at the Celtic Manor resort, near NewportBy Steve Holland BALTIMORE (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday the goal of an international coalition he is helping to form is to "ultimately snuff out" the type of extremism demonstrated by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. It is a "sobering time," said Obama at a Democratic fund-raising event in Baltimore following his decision to authorize U.S. The threat from Islamic State has had an important silver lining, he said. It has focused the world's attention on the need to "ultimately snuff out this particular brand of Islamic extremism that really has no place in the 21st century." Obama is leading an effort to form a coalition of Western allies and Gulf Arab states to take on the extremist group, whose savage methods have included beheading two American journalists.


Border housing sore subject for Arizona town

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 06:43

This undated photo provided by the Office of the Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security shows houses used by Border Patrol agents who live in Ajo, Ariz. The federal government spent about $17 million on housing in Ajo after doubling the number of agents from 2004 to 2008. A watchdog report found that the government overspent by millions, paying nearly $700,000 per house in Ajo when the average home cost there is less than $90,000. (AP Photo/Office of the Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security)AJO, Ariz. (AP) — Some people here call it Sesame Street. Others call it Legoland.


Appeals court gives temporary okay to Wisconsin voter ID law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 06:40
Circuit Court of Appeals - which heard arguments for and against the law earlier on Friday - is temporary while the court works on its definitive ruling on the issue. At the hearing on Friday, Wisconsin had asked a three-judge panel - all of them appointed by Republican administrations - to urgently lift a lower court's injunction against the voter ID law. Similar voter ID rules have become a political and racial flashpoint across the United States. A federal district court in Wisconsin ruled in April the law was unconstitutional, even though it was upheld in a separate ruling by the state's Supreme Court.

Appeals court reinstates Wisconsin's voter ID law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 06:39

FILE - In this June 5, 2012 file photo, voting ballots are stacked and ready as voters wait in line to cast their ballot in Milwaukee. A federal appeals panel was set to hear arguments Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 on whether an embattled Wisconsin law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls should be reactivated in time for the November elections following a nearly three-year legal battle. Attorneys representing the state Justice Department were expected to defend the law in front of a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)CHICAGO (AP) — In a stunningly fast decision, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law on Friday — just hours after three Republican-appointed judges heard arguments on reactivating the hotly debated law in time for the November election.


Autopsy: Inmate died from heat, meds in NYC cell

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 06:37

FILE- In this March 12, 2014, file photo, Alma Murdough, left, and her daughter Cheryl Warner hold a photo of Murdough's son, Jerome Murdough, at her home in the Queens borough of New York. On Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, the New York City medical examiner ruled that Murdough’s death while incarcerated at New York City’s Rikers Island jail was ruled an accident. On Feb. 15, 2014, jail staff discovers a lifeless Murdough in a 101 degree jail cell. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The death of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine in a 101-degree New York City jail cell was caused by hyperthermia due to environmental exposure to heat, according to a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, who ruled the February death an accident on Friday.


US border agency: 155 force cases need more review

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 06:36
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The agency that oversees the U.S. Border Patrol said Friday that an initial review of cases involving use of force and alleged misconduct by agents and inspectors found 155 that merit further investigation.

NFL's Vikings looking into reports Adrian Peterson indicted for child abuse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 06:33

 Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota VikingsBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - The Minnesota Vikings said on Friday they were looking at the legal situation of star running back Adrian Peterson after media reports said he had been indicted in a child injury case. My Fox Houston reported on Friday that Peterson, a Texas native, has been indicted in Montgomery County, north of Houston, for reckless or negligent injury to a child. The report comes on the heels of the NFL suspending Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice for domestic violence. "The Vikings are in the process of gathering information regarding the legal situation involving Adrian Peterson," the team said in a statement.


U.S. uses state secrets law to intervene in Iran-related lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 06:27
Lawyers for the government argued that proceedings in the private dispute between a Greek businessman and U.S.-based UANI could "cause harm to national security" if they are allowed to continue. Greek businessman and ship owner Victor Restis last year sued UANI for defamation after UANI, whose advisors include former intelligence officials from the United States, Europe and Israel, accused him of violating sanctions on Iran by exporting oil from the country.

U.S. judge orders Arizona to recognize gay couple's marriage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 06:24
A federal judge on Friday ordered Arizona to recognize the California marriage of a gay man whose spouse died from cancer last month, a ruling that could foreshadow a decision on the state's same-sex marriage ban. District Judge John Sedwick ruled that Arizona must prepare a death certificate for George Martinez that lists him as being married and names partner Fred McQuire as the surviving spouse. "Today's order means that Fred can grieve his husband with dignity and a lot less worry about his own future," said Jennifer Pizer, plaintiff's attorney for Lambda Legal Education and Defense Fund. All he ever wanted to do was take care of Fred, and Judge Sedwick's order will make sure his last wish is fulfilled." State officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Lawyers want 2,000 potential jurors called for Boston bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 06:23
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20, could face the death penalty if he is convicted on charges tied to the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. Tsarnaev is awaiting trial on charges of killing three people and injuring more than 260 with twin homemade pressure-cooker bombs on April 15, 2013, as well as shooting dead a university police officer three days later. District Court in Boston that they expected to need about a week to comb through the pool to select a panel of 12 jurors and six alternates to hear the case.