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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.


U.S. lawmakers rebuke Secret Service over White House breach

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:20

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Secret Service faced scathing criticism on Tuesday for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House, while details emerged of a separate security lapse involving an armed contractor who rode an elevator with President Barack Obama. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged the agency charged with protecting Obama had failed on Sept. ...


Large fire burns, releases chemicals in Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:16

A firefighter briefly goes without his helmet as he prepares to put on a mask while hosing down a building on fire Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood. No injuries were reported in the fire, which sent flames bursting through the roof of the building and created a large plume of smoke visible from downtown. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — A large fire destroyed a manufacturing building in Seattle, sending a big plume of black smoke over the city and prompting an effort to contain toxic chemicals.


Cremated remains found in drug suspect's car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:13
LOUISIANA, Mo. (AP) — A former Colorado funeral home worker tasked with spreading cremated ashes in the Rocky Mountains instead kept four people's remains in the trunk of his car for several years, police said.

Armed private contractor was allowed on elevator with Obama

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An armed private security agent was allowed on an elevator with President Barack Obama earlier this month in Atlanta, a Secret Service official said on Tuesday, in another case involving a security failure for the embattled agency. The incident occurred while Obama was visiting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sept. 16, three days before a man with a knife jumped the White House fence in Washington and ran into the executive mansion. The White House intrusion has sparked sharp criticism of the agency responsible for protecting the president. ...

Jury convicts Colorado teen in newlywed slayings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:58

The families of two murder victims, David Dunlap and Whitney Dunlap, spoke to the media outside the El Paso County Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Macyo January is charged as an adult with first-degree murder although he was 17 at the time Staff Sgt. David and Whitney were killed in 2013 during a burglary. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — It took a jury in Colorado Springs, Colorado, less than four hours to convict a teenager of killing a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife during a burglary.


Argentina slams US judge after contempt decision

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:55

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez adjusts her hair as she speaks inside the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Argentina deposited a $161 million bond interest payment with a newly appointed local trustee on Tuesday in defiance of a U.S. judge who held it in contempt a day earlier for attempting illegal moves to service its debt. The move aims to prove that Argentina can meet its debt locally and sidestep a U.S. court ruling that recently pushed it into its second default in 13 years. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's president on Tuesday said a U.S. judge's decision to hold the South American country in contempt for attempting illegal moves to service its debt is pure "silliness."