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Manufacturer asks Oklahoma to return any execution drugs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:17

FILE - This Friday, July 25, 2014 file photo shows bottles of midazolam at a hospital pharmacy in Oklahoma City. In a March 4, 2015 letter, Akorn, the manufacturer of the drug used in Oklahoma’s lethal injection process, is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Illinois-based manufacturer of a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection process is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners.


Family of man killed by police officer marches in Milwaukee

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:09

Maria Hamilton, right, embraces two women upon arriving to the park where her son Dontre Hamilton was killed a year ago Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Milwaukee. Officer Christopher Manney shot Hamilton during a confrontation on April 30, 2014, after responding to a call about a sleeping man. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)MILWAUKEE (AP) — The family of a man killed by a Milwaukee police officer marked the anniversary of his death Thursday with a march and a celebration of his life in the downtown park where he was shot.


Bodies of 2 sailors missing from race found on Alabama coast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:42

A capsized catamaran drifts in the water as search and rescue operations continue off Dauphin Island, Ala. on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Coast Guard crews continued searching Sunday for five people missing in the water after recovering two bodies following a powerful storm that capsized several sailboats participating in a regatta near Mobile Bay, Ala. (Sharon Steinmann/AL.com via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITDAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Search teams recovered the bodies of two boaters missing since a disastrous sailboat race Thursday as an investigation began into circumstances surrounding the competition, including whether it should have been canceled because of the threat of bad weather.


Titans draft Marcus Mariota; Eagles pick coming up

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:39

Eagles select WR Nelson Agholor in round 1 of NFL DraftWith the No. 2 overall pick, the Tennessee Titans selected Marcus Mariota which means it appears that Chip Kelly's attempts to make him a Bird have fallen short.


Los Angeles airport police left dynamite out after training

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:15
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A law enforcement official at Los Angeles International Airport says a live stick of dynamite was accidentally left on an old plane at an airport museum for four days.

Freddie Gray rally and march in Center City Philadelphia underway

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:10

Freddie Gray rally and march in Center City PhiladelphiaA rally called "Philly is Baltimore" is underway in front of City Hall in Center City Philadelphia.


10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:06

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders celebrate along with fans after the team drafted former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston during an NFL draft party Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. Winston was the first overall pick in the draft. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Obama's presidential library will be built in Chicago -U.S. media

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:56
(Reuters) - Barack Obama's presidential library will be built in his hometown of Chicago, beating out proposals by New York City and Hawaii to host the facility, according to U.S. media reports on Thursday. A proposal from the University of Chicago, where Obama was a law professor and near where he has a home on the city's South Side, is expected to be chosen by his foundation, NBC News said. Obama grew up in Hawaii and attended Columbia University in New York as an undergraduate. In March, Chicago City Council, hoping to boost the chances of landing the library, unanimously approved the use of land in two parks near the president's home.

Sharon Hill firefighter held on $1 million bail for child sex assault charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:47

Sharon Hill firefighter held on $1 million bail for child sex assault chargesA firefighter in Delaware County was arrested and charged with sexual assault involving a minor and is being held on $1 million bail.


LinkedIn joins Twitter in post-earnings tumble

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:44

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner speaks during the company's second annual "Bring In Your Parents Day," at LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. LinkedIn reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Dumping social media stocks that show any sign of weakness is trending on Wall Street.


Sharon Hill firefighter held on $1 million bail for sex assault charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:42

Sharon Hill firefighter held on $1 million bail for child sex assault chargesA firefighter in Delaware County was arrested and charged with sexual assault involving a minor and is being held on $1 million bail.


Correction: Greenhouse Gases-California-Things to Know story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:35
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story April 29 about Gov. Jerry Brown's new target for reducing carbon emissions, The Associated Press reported erroneously that California has cut its emissions to about 25 percent below 1990 levels. The state is on track to cut its emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 but does not plan to reduce emissions beyond that before 2020.

New York mayor refutes allegations that police adopting tougher strategy for protests

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:29

New York City Mayor de Blasio speaks to guests during the Whitney Museum of American Art Dedication Ceremony in New YorkBy Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio denied that the city had toughened its policing strategy in response to the riots in Baltimore after some lawmakers accused the city's police force of overly aggressive tactics in its handling of protests on Wednesday night. During a series of marches across Manhattan to protest the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered severe spinal injuries while in police custody in Baltimore, there were 143 arrests, mainly for obstructing traffic.


No Marcus Mariota for Eagles; Titans draft the QB

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:29

Titans draft Marcus Mariota; Eagles pick coming upWith the No. 2 overall pick, the Tennessee Titans selected Marcus Mariota which means Chip Kelly's attempts to make him a Bird have fallen short.


Environmentalists criticize changes to California delta plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:25

Graphic shows locates the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and areas of restoration;OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Environmentalists on Thursday criticized a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to dramatically scale back wildlife habitat restoration involved in a massive tunnel project intended to channel fresh water around California's delta.


Feds reach settlement with New Mexico over radiation leak

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:22

Gov. Susana Martinez announces a $73 million settlement between the state and the U.S. Department of Energy during a news conference in Albuquerque N.M., on Thursday, April 30, 2015. The settlement resolves a dispute over permit violations and fines that stemmed from a radiation release at the federal government's nuclear waste repository. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Energy Department will funnel more than $73 million toward road and water projects around New Mexico as part of a settlement over a radiation leak that forced the indefinite closure of a troubled nuclear waste dump.


Woman bitten to death by shark off Maui swam every day, brother says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:18
By Malia Mattoch McManus HONOLULU (Reuters) - A 65-year-old woman bitten to death by a shark while snorkeling off the Hawaiian island of Maui loved the ocean and went swimming every day, her brother said on Thursday. Maui County police said in a statement Margaret Cruse of the local community of Kihei was found floating in the waters of Ahihi Kinau Bay on Wednesday morning and had injuries consistent with a shark attack. It was the first fatal shark attack in Hawaii since 2013. Cruse, who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, had lived for the past dozen years in Maui where she had many friends, her brother, Bill Cruse, said in a phone interview from Redding, California.

Cop investigating burglary report kills dog at wrong address

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:18
WYCKOFF, N.J. (AP) — A police officer investigating a report of a home burglary mistakenly went to the wrong address and ended up killing a family's dog.

Jurors shown graphic photos of the dead in theater shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:18

Aurora, Colo. Fire Department Lt. Bernd Hoefler, left, talks to a Arapahoe County Sheriff's Deputy after testifying during the third day in the trial of James Holmes, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder for a 2012 attack that killed 12 people and injured 70 in a movie theater. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The bodies lay where they fell, sprawled on steps or wedged between rows of seats, surrounded by spent ammunition, scattered popcorn and shoes left behind in the panic to escape.


Man gets maximum prison term in rundown death of black man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:09
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A final pair of sentencings Thursday was supposed to wrap up the long-running federal prosecution into a group of young white men and women whose repeated assaults on African-Americans in Mississippi's capital city ended in the 2011 death of an autoworker.