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Congress deals blow to plan to shut Guantanamo prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 09:07

The U.S. flag flies over Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo BayWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers dealt a blow to President Barack Obama's five-year-long effort to close the prison camp at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba by omitting a plan to shut the facility from an annual defense authorization bill. U.S. Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told reporters on Monday that the final version of the massive bill will not allow the president to transfer inmates to the United States. "Our language (on Guantanamo) ... will not be in," Levin said. ...


Police chief's stolen mailbox exposes family feud

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 09:01
HONOLULU (AP) — The theft of the Honolulu police chief's mailbox not only brought allegations of undue influence after a crack police squad made an arrest, but also exposed a messy family financial dispute.

Hero student dies defending teen girls from harassment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 09:00

Hero student dies defending teen girls from harassmentA young woman's dreams of becoming a high-school teacher came to a brutal end last month. Tugce Albayrak stepped in to protect two teenage girls from harassment at a McDonald's, enraging the girls' tormenters


Man beaten to death with hammers in St. Louis

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 08:56
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say a 17-year-old has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the bludgeoning death of a Bosnian immigrant.

Jury selection begins in Montana killing of German teen

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 08:54

Markus Kaarma, Janelle Pflager and their infant son enter Missoula County District Court in Missoula, MontanaBy Lori Grannis MISSOULA, Montana (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of a Montana man who has admitted to fatally shooting a teenage German exchange student he believed to be a prowler in an incident that re-ignited international debate about U.S. gun laws. Markus Kaarma, 30, is charged with deliberate homicide in the death of 17-year-old Diren Dede of Hamburg, who authorities said was killed while "garage hopping" in Kaarma's Missoula neighborhood, apparently scavenging for alcohol. ...


Judge allows publication of 'In Cold Blood' files

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 08:53

FILE - This combination made from undated file photos shows Richard Hickock, left, and Perry Smith, the two men hanged for the Nov. 15, 1959 murders of Herb and Bonnie Clutter and their children in Holcomb, Kan. A Kansas judge has decided that the son of a deceased Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent, who investigated the Clutter family murders and kept records at home, can publish his father’s files from the 1959 murders that inspired the book “In Cold Blood.” (AP Photos/File)WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The son of a Kansas law enforcement officer who helped investigate the 1959 killings that inspired the book "In Cold Blood" can publish his father's field notes that he contended Monday substantially contradict the account found in Truman Capote's literary masterpiece.


Six teens arrested in beating death of California homeless man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 08:50
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Six San Diego-area teenagers, including one under 18, have been arrested and charged with murder in the beating of two homeless men that left one of the transients dead and the other injured, county sheriff's deputies said on Monday. Stephen Hissom, 55, died after being beaten on a bike path near a freeway overpass, while the second man suffered blunt force injuries but declined medical treatment, San Diego County Sheriff's Detective John Maryon said. ...

Obama faces shrinking pool of Pentagon contenders

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 08:50

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2013 file photo, Ashton Carter testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. People familiar with the decision-making process say President Barack Obama’s shortlist for Defense Secretary includes Carter, the former deputy defense secretary who left the administration in late 2013, and Robert Work, who currently holds the No. 2 job at the Pentagon. The president has also been considering Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who previously served as the Pentagon’s top lawyer, though some administration officials are concerned about leaving a vacancy at DHS just as the agency starts implementing Obama’s immigration executive actions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: Thick-skinned candidate to oversee a sprawling bureaucracy bitten by budget cuts and join a national security team besieged by criticism. Must be tolerant of White House interference.


Texas murder suspect plotted revenge for a year, prosecutors say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 08:37
By Lisa Maria Garza ROCKWALL, Texas (Reuters) - A former Texas justice of the peace plotted revenge for a year before gunning down two suburban Dallas district attorneys who had prosecuted him and ruined his career, prosecutors said on Monday at the start of his capital murder trial. Eric Williams, 47, a former Kaufman County justice of the peace and attorney, is charged in the shooting deaths of District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife, Cynthia, and Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse in early 2013. ...

House nearing vote on 1-year package of tax breaks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 08:29

FILE - In this March 22, 2103 file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building is seen in Washington. House Republicans are moving to pass a one-year extension of temporary tax breaks affecting millions of businesses and individuals. Most of the more than 50 tax breaks expired at the end of 2013, so the extension would only run through the end of the month. However, it would allow taxpayers to claim the tax breaks when they file their 2014 tax returns. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to reach a long-term agreement, House Republicans plan to vote on a one-year extension of temporary tax breaks affecting millions of businesses and individuals.


Mennonite sentenced in cartel drug smuggling case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 08:26

FILE - In this May 8, 2014 file photo legally-grown marijuana grows at a dispensary in Denver. In what prosecutors called a drug smuggling conspiracy involving Mennonites and a Mexican drug cartel, a Mennonite man was sentenced Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 to 15 months in prison for aiding the movement of tons of marijuana to the U.S. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)DENVER (AP) — It was an unlikely alliance that authorities said involved a group of pacifist Mexican Mennonites accused of growing tons of marijuana and working with a notoriously vicious Mexican cartel to ship it across the U.S. border.


Cyber Monday shoppers give retailers sales bump

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 08:24

Glenn Wright, dressed in a Santa Claus costume, moves items at the Amazon fulfillment center on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Lebanon, Tenn. Retailers rolled out discounts and free shipping deals on Cyber Monday, with millions of Americans expected to log on and shop on their work computers, laptops and tablets after the busy holiday shopping weekend. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber Monday is turning into Cyber Month.


FBI looking into hack of Sony Pictures' computers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 08:24

FBI looking into hack of Sony Pictures' computersThe FBI has confirmed it is investigating a recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which caused major internal computer problems at the film studio last week.


Feds: Mercedes violated labor law at Alabama plant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 08:21

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2014, file photo, Mercedes workers sign up for a new United Auto Workers local aimed at gaining representation at the Mercedes plant near Tuscaloosa, Ala. The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 upheld a ruling that Mercedes violated federal labor laws by stopping United Auto Workers union supporters from handing out literature inside its Alabama plant. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)The National Labor Relations Board has upheld a ruling that Mercedes violated federal labor laws by stopping United Auto Workers union supporters from handing out literature inside its Alabama plant.


Amazon's new robot army is ready to ship

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 08:05

A Kiva robot drive unit is seen, foreground, before it moves under a stack of merchandise pods, seen on a tour of one of Amazon's newest distribution centers in Tracy, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. This Amazon Fulfillment Center opened in 2013 and was refitted to use new robot technology in the summer of 2014. All year Amazon has been investing in ways to make shipping faster and easier to prepare for this holiday season. At this Northern California warehouse the company is employing robotics and other new technology to help workers process the annual onslaught of shopping orders. (AP Photo/Brandon Bailey)TRACY, California (AP) — A year ago, Amazon.com workers like 34-year-old Rejinaldo Rosales hiked miles of aisles each shift to "pick" each item a customer ordered and prepare it for shipping.


Man fined in Saddam Hussein family gun plot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 08:01
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to trying to sell firearms believed to have been owned by Saddam Hussein's family was fined $5,000 by a federal judge Monday.

Son convicted of looting Brooke Astor's money dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 08:01

FILE - In this April 29, 2009 file photo, Anthony Marshall arrives with his wife Charlene to State Supreme court in New York where Marshall, the son of philanthropist Brooke Astor, was charged with plundering his mothers fortune. Marshall, whose aristocratic life as Astor's only child unraveled as he was convicted of raiding her fortune, has died, his lawyer said Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Marshall was 90. Marshall, a decorated World War II veteran who later became a diplomat and Broadway producer, died Sunday morning, Nov. 30, 2014, in New York, attorney Kenneth Warner said. Warner didn't immediately have information on the cause of Marshall's death, but the 90-year-old had had heart and other health problems for years. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Marshall's trial was a lens on the lives of the famous and monied, featuring testimony from the likes of Barbara Walters and Henry Kissinger.


Bill to ban NYC horse carriages heads to council

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:55

 a career driving a taxi. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio's long-delayed plans to ban the city's horse carriages are finally moving forward with a bill that phases out the industry by 2016 and dangles a carrot for the soon-to-be unemployed drivers: a career driving a taxi.


Boston Marathon bombing suspect asks to move trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:54
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday made a second bid to move his trial outside Massachusetts, arguing that "emotionally charged" media coverage and the widespread impact of the attacks have made it impossible for him to get a fair trial in the state.

Texas murder suspect plotted revenge for a year, prosecutors say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:49
By Lisa Maria Garza ROCKWALL, Texas (Reuters) - A former justice of the peace in Texas plotted his revenge for a year before gunning down the men who had prosecuted him for theft and ruined his career, prosecutors said Monday at the start of his capital murder trial. Eric Williams, 47, stands accused of killing three people, including two prosecutors, in suburban Dallas last year. ...