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Autopsy doesn't say why Oklahoma inmate writhed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:28

FILE - This June 29, 2011 photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett. An autopsy report on Lockett's problematic execution in Oklahoma shows lethal drugs caused him to die, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An autopsy on an Oklahoma inmate who died after his troubled execution was halted concluded that he was killed by the lethal drugs, but it doesn't explain why he writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after the process began.


High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:16

This 2005 photo released by the Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office shows Troy Kastigar. Officials have said that Kastigar, a friend of Douglas McAuthur McCain, was killed in Somalia in September 2009 while fighting with the terror group al-Shabab. In August 2014, U.S. officials confirmed that the 33-year-old McCain was killed in Syria while fighting with the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam in early adulthood. And both were recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist causes.


APNewsBreak: Buffett heir buys Rosa Parks archive

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:11

Rosa ParksDETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the younger Buffett said Thursday.


FEMA denies Hawaii's post-storm disaster request

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:03
HONOLULU (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii's request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle.

Detroit bankruptcy judge tosses hold-out creditor's charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:01

A man walk past graffiti in DetroitBankruptcy Court judge late on Thursday removed allegations made by one of Detroit's remaining hold-out creditors against mediators in the city's historic municipal bankruptcy case. Judge Steven Rhodes chastised Syncora Guarantee Inc for claiming in an Aug. 12 court filing that mediators, Chief U.S. District Court Judge Gerald Rosen and attorney Eugene Driker, are biased. James H.M. Sprayregen, an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis representing Syncora said they "respectfully disagree with Judge Rhodes." "We still have concerns about the fairness of the mediation process," he said in a statement.


Pilot of crashed U.S. fighter plane found dead in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:54
The pilot of a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter that crashed in mountainous western Virginia was found dead on Thursday, officials said. The plane went down on Wednesday in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests about 100 miles (160 km) southwest of Washington, sending up a thick plume of smoke. More than 100 police and rescue personnel searched the rugged area, backed by helicopters and other aircraft, Massachusetts' Barnes Air National Guard Base said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and we are doing all we can to support them during this very difficult time," Col. James Keefe, Commander, 104th Fighter Wing, said in a statement.

No criminal charges in fatal gun range shooting by nine-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:50

Shooting instructor Charles Vacca stands next to a 9-year-old girl at the Last Stop shooting range in White HillsBy Alexia Shurmur WHITE HILLS Ariz. (Reuters) - County law enforcement officials in Arizona said on Thursday no criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi, adding it was "being viewed as an industrial accident." But state occupational health and safety officials were conducting their own probe of the Monday morning incident that was captured on video at a gun range that caters in part to tourists visiting nearby Las Vegas. The shooting at the Arizona Last Stop in White Hills, near the Nevada border, has touched off debate over shooting ranges offering machine guns to casual visitors and the wisdom of giving children access to high-powered firearms.


Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:49

Davin Galinto, left, and Dorian Ortloff recoil from a wave crashing against the board way on the Peninsula in Long Beach, Calif. during high tide on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Hurricane Marie in the Pacific Ocean west of Mexico has caused higher than normal surf along the Southern California coast Wednesday. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Jeff Gritchen)LOS ANGELES (AP) — High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents.


NFL's Goodell: Players subject to 6-week suspension for 1st domestic violence offense

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:26

 Players subject to 6-week suspension for 1st domestic violence offenseNFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell.


Crash sends tractor-trailer into house in Mayfair

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:24

Crash sends tractor-trailer into house in MayfairTwo people were hospitalized after a crash sent a tractor-trailer slamming into a home in Philadelphia's Mayfair neighborhood.


Disputed Kurdish oil tanker mysteriously goes dark off Texas coast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:22

The oil tanker United Kalavyrta approaches Galveston, TexasA tanker near Texas loaded with $100 million of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude has disappeared from satellite tracking, the latest development in a high stakes game of cat-and-mouse between Baghdad and the Kurds. The AIS ship tracking system used by the U.S. Coast Guard and Reuters on Thursday showed no known position for the United Kalavrvta, which was carrying 1 million barrels of crude and 95 percent full when it went dark. Several other tankers carrying disputed crude from Iran or Iraqi Kurdistan have unloaded cargoes after switching off their transponders, which makes their movements hard to track.


Colorado judge denies special probe in James Holmes' notebook leak

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:18

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado judge overseeing the murder case against accused theater gunman James Holmes said on Thursday that police may have lied when they denied leaking details of the case to Fox News, but declined to appoint a special prosecutor. Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour denied a motion by public defenders seeking independent investigation into the source of the story, saying public defenders can “cast doubt on the credibility" of the officers during trial. Days after the massacre, an online article published by Fox News' New York-based reporter Jana Winter cited two law enforcement officials who said Holmes sent his psychiatrist a notebook outlining his plans to commit mass murder. Public defenders argued the leak was in violation of a gag order imposed by the judge presiding over the case at the time, and wanted Winter to reveal her sources.


Police: Woman sets ex-boyfriend's house on fire with bacon

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:45

 Woman sets ex-boyfriend's house on fire with baconA Utah woman accused of using a pound of bacon to start a fire in her ex-boyfriend's house will stand trial on arson charges


2 California counties ask to form separate state

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:44

Laura Reeg, of Yuba City, joined dozens of others from several rural counties in support of creating the the state of Jefferson, at a Capitol the in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Representatives from two counties in far Northern California are petitioning lawmakers for the right to form the 51st state, Jefferson.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.


Syrian accused of making detonators with U.S. parts faces Arizona court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:31
A Syrian man accused of procuring and assembling American-made electronic parts for roadside bombs used in attacks on U.S. Ahmad Ibrahim Al-Ahmad, 36, was arrested in Turkey in 2011 on terrorism-related charges under an Interpol warrant and detained there until his extradition on Wednesday to the United States, the U.S.

High school teacher insults students, wishes them bodily harm in tweets

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:28

High school teacher insults students, wishes them bodily harm in tweetsA California high school teacher has created a firestorm of controversy for controversial tweets that insult students and even wish them bodily harm.


California governor considers allowing gender identity on death certificates

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:22

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at Memoria y Tolerancia museum in Mexico CityDeath certificates in California would be changed to reflect the gender identity of people at the time of their death rather than their sex at birth under a bill sent to Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday, the latest effort by the state to further the rights of transgender residents. The California Assembly voted 66-4 to approve amendments before sending the bill, known as AB 1577, to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. It is one of several measures aimed at furthering the family rights of LGBT Californians passed this session, including a measure allowing same-sex couples to be listed as mother, father or parent on a child's birth certificate. "Once we are deceased, we are often at the mercy of others to treat us with dignity," said California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, a Democrat from San Diego.


California governor considers allowing gender identity on death certificates

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:22

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at Memoria y Tolerancia museum in Mexico CityDeath certificates in California would be changed to reflect the gender identity of people at the time of their death rather than their sex at birth under a bill sent to Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday, the latest effort by the state to further the rights of transgender residents. The California Assembly voted 66-4 to approve amendments before sending the bill, known as AB 1577, to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. It is one of several measures aimed at furthering the family rights of LGBT Californians passed this session, including a measure allowing same-sex couples to be listed as mother, father or parent on a child's birth certificate. "Once we are deceased, we are often at the mercy of others to treat us with dignity," said California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, a Democrat from San Diego.


No criminal charges in fatal gun range shooting by 9-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:20

Shooting instructor Charles Vacca stands next to a 9-year-old girl at the Last Stop shooting range in White HillsBy Alexia Shurmur WHITE HILLS Ariz. (Reuters) - County law enforcement officials in Arizona said on Thursday no criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi, adding it was "being viewed as an industrial accident." But state occupational health and safety officials were conducting their own probe of the Monday morning incident that was captured on video at a gun range that caters in part to tourists visiting nearby Las Vegas. The shooting at the Arizona Last Stop in White Hills, near the Nevada border, has touched off debate over shooting ranges offering machine guns to casual visitors and the wisdom of giving children access to high-powered firearms.


Officials: Joan Rivers rushed to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:58

 Joan Rivers rushed to hospitalMelissa Rivers said her mom Joan Rivers was "resting comfortably" with family after she was rushed to the hospital Thursday.