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Police say 3-year-old girl shot, killed in Philadelphia; 3 adults injured

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:55
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say 3-year-old girl shot, killed in Philadelphia; 3 adults injured.

Sudanese woman who had faced execution for conversion arrives in U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:33

Mariam Yahya Ibrahim and her husband Daniel Wani are greeted by a cheering crowd of people as they arrive at the airport in ManchesterMariam Yahya Ibrahim arrived in Manchester, New Hampshire, where she has relatives and where she was greeted by a crowd of people from the local Sudanese immigrant community who sang and handed her bunches of flowers. "I can't describe the feeling," said her husband, Daniel Wani, who had traveled with Ibrahim and their two children from Rome, where the couple had been recovering after Ibrahim's release by the Sudanese government. "We are so tired," Wani told reporters at Manchester airport. Since leaving Sudan after her sentence and detention triggered international outrage, Ibrahim had been in Rome, where she met with Pope Francis along with her husband and two children.

4 people, including child, shot in Grays Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:31

Child killed, 3 wounded in Grays Ferry shootingPolice say four people, including a child, were shot in Philadelphia's Grays Ferry section.

Girl gets $1.2M settlement over school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:26
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The family of a girl who was critically wounded two years ago when a gun went off inside a classmate's backpack at her Washington state elementary school agreed Friday to a $1.2 million legal settlement.

Jurors will consider manslaughter against agent

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:25
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that jurors can consider convicting a federal agent of a lesser manslaughter charge in his retrial for a Hawaii fast-food restaurant shooting, giving the panel another option to convict him after different jurors deadlocked in his first murder trial.

Arizona reveals drug dosage given in drawn-out execution

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:21
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Officials in Arizona injected a death row inmate last month with doses 15 times higher than the amount of drugs called for in the state's protocol for executions by lethal injection, authorities said on Friday. Lawyers for convicted double murderer Joseph Wood, 55, say he gasped and struggled for breath for more than 90 minutes as he was put to death on July 23 at a state prison complex. In a statement on Friday announcing that a review ordered by Arizona's governor into last month's drawn-out execution had begun, the state's Department of Corrections said Wood was given a total of 750 mg each of the drugs Midazolam, a sedative, and Hydromorphone, a painkiller. Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Zick said the state's execution protocol was to administer a dose of 50 mg of each drug.

Stay sought in ruling on Va. gay-marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:19
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A county court clerk in northern Virginia on Friday sought to delay a federal appeals court ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.

3 people, including child, shot in Grays Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:11

Child killed, 3 wounded in Grays Ferry shootingPolice say three people, including a child, were shot in Philadelphia's Grays Ferry section.

House OKs bill for crisis on US-Mexico border

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:06

President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The president spoke on various topics including the economy, immigration, Ukraine and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich)WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives on Friday approved a $694 million bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, but it stands no chance of becoming law.

1 dead, 2 injured in crash on Route 40 in Bear, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 09:50

1 dead, 2 injured in crash on Route 40 in Bear, Del.One person is dead and two other people were injured after a crash on Route 40 in Bear, Delaware.

Infant found dead at Oregon resort; mother sought

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 09:40
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A hotel housekeeper discovered an injured 13-year-old girl and the body of her 2-year-old sister at an inn on the Oregon Coast on Friday, and police were searching for their mother.

Police: Suspect confesses to Delco double murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 09:39

Search for bodies after suspect confesses to Delco murdersAuthorities in Delaware County say a murder suspect confessed to killing two people and led police to the place he allegedly buried the victims.

Autopsy: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 09:37

FILE- In this undated family file photo provided by the National Action Network, Saturday, July 19, 2014, Eric Garner is shown. Garner’s death was ruled a homicide by the New York City medical examiner after it was determined that a choke hold police used while trying to arrest him in July 2014, caused his death. (AP Photo/Family photo via National Action Network, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the overhaul of use-of-force training for the nation's largest police department.

Area in front of White House reopened after being cleared

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 09:16
U.S. Park Police and Secret Service officers reopened an area in front of the White House on Friday evening after briefly closing it due to an unattended package that had been left in front of the presidential building, according to a Reuters eyewitness. At around 8 p.m., officers moved pedestrians away from Pennsylvania Avenue, the street in front of the White House, and Lafayette Park, which faces the building. A package that looked like a small black backpack had been left near the railings that separate the White House grounds from the street, the witness reported.

Albuquerque mayor concerned about city's homeless American Indians

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 09:15
By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - Authorities in Albuquerque said on Friday that homeless American Indian people are more at risk than others from street violence in findings released after the beating deaths of two homeless men in an abandoned lot in New Mexico's largest city. Unveiling the preliminary findings of a study prompted by the July 18 murders, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry said chronically homeless American Indians in the city are more likely than others to be attacked, experience substance abuse, become hospitalized, and face longer periods being homeless. "I've directed our City Human Rights Office, the Family and Community Services Department and our Police Department to work with their counterparts at the Navajo Nation as we continue this important investigation, research, and conversation," the mayor said in a statement. Citing research by the Albuquerque Healing Home, a non-profit group that works with the homeless, Berry said American Indians accounted for 11 percent of the medically vulnerable and chronically homeless people the group helped, while making up just 4.6 percent of the city's population.

Records show Arizona inmate was injected 15 times

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 09:13

Federal Judge Calls for the Return to Firing Squads After Arizona ExecutionTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — During the nearly two hours it took for an Arizona death row inmate to die last week, executioners injected him with 15 times the amount of a sedative and a painkiller that they originally intended to use, according to documents released Friday.

Single mom in Fargo returns wallet with $1,000

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 08:49
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A single mother in Fargo says she hoped to set an example for her 7-year-old daughter when she returned a wallet containing $1,000 that the two found while running errands.

Colorado officials propose tightening rules for marijuana edibles

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 08:42
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado task force charged with tightening controls on marijuana edibles unveiled proposed rules on Friday to limit potency levels, require clearer labeling and assure that children cannot get their hands on pot-infused confections. Under the guidelines released by the Colorado Department of Revenue, serving sizes of edible pot products would be restricted to 10 mg of THC, the psychoactive component in marijuana, down from 100 mg. Packaging would also have to alert consumers the items contain cannabis. The proposals represent an effort by Colorado officials to rein in the sale of edibles, which are especially controversial for their potential to attract children and pot novices, with possibly dangerous consequences. Colorado lawmakers passed legislation in May charging the task force, comprising pot industry representatives, health professionals and law enforcement officials, with drafting new regulations after two deaths possibly linked to pot-infused foods made headlines.

California prisons alter treatment of mentally ill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 08:40
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials pledged Friday to take a gentler approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper spray in their cells were made public several months ago.

Denver fair's bong, edible contests celebrate pot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 08:36

A visitor walks through the pot pavilion at Denver County Fair, the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions, in Denver, Friday Aug. 1, 2014. There’s no actual weed at the fairgrounds. Instead, fairgoers will see photos of competing pot plants and marijuana-infused foods. A sign near the entry warns patrons not to consume pot at the fair. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions.