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Arizona sheriff ordered to undergo training to stop racial profiling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:51
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday ordered a controversial Arizona sheriff to undergo the same training as his deputies to prevent racial profiling and unlawful detention in the wake of the lawman's recent comments. U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow criticized sheriff Joe Arpaio during a hearing in Phoenix for telling a reporter he would have no problem conducting an immigration sweep like one performed in the town of Guadalupe in 2008, which was later declared unconstitutional. ...

Man who disappeared from NFL game in Denver found safe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:22
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A man who went missing during a National Football League game in Denver last week has been found safe in a southern Colorado city, police said on Tuesday. Paul Kitterman, 53, had been unaccounted for since halftime of the Denver Broncos-San Diego Chargers game at Sports Authority Field last Thursday. Denver Police said late Tuesday that Kitterman was located in Pueblo, Colorado, roughly 115 miles (185 km) from where he disappeared. "Mr. Kitterman was found unharmed outside of Denver. ...

Autopsy: Man killed by Utah police shot from rear

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:43

Susan Hunt, mother of Darrien Hunt, speaks during a press conference concerning the autopsy of her son, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hunt, 22, killed by Utah police, died of multiple gunshot wounds, including several in the back of his body, according to an autopsy released Tuesday. Hunt was shot Sept. 10 as he walked around a strip mall in Saratoga Springs dressed as a Japanese anime character and carrying a sword that his family said was decorative. Police said someone called 911 after seeing Hunt with the metal sword, and officers fired after Hunt lunged at them with it. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Hugh Carey) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A black man who was shot by Utah police while armed with a samurai-style sword as part of a Japanese anime costume died of multiple gunshot wounds, including several in the back of his body, according to an autopsy released Tuesday.


Girls accused of trying to join jihadis confused

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:31

FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, file photo shows the apartment complex in Aurora, Colo., which police say is the home of one of the three teenage girls who, according to U.S. authorities, were en route to join the Islamic State group in Syria when they were stopped at an airport in Germany. One of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria was confused about what her role would be if she had actually made it there, the girl's father said Tuesday Oct. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)DENVER (AP) — One of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria was confused about what her role would be if she had actually made it there, the girl's father said Tuesday.


Thai court dismisses case against British activist

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:17
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Wednesday dismissed the first of four criminal and civil defamation cases filed against a British human rights activist by a Thai fruit processing company accused of mistreating migrant workers.

US Supreme Court stays Missouri inmate's execution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:04

FILE - In this April 21, 2014 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is Mark Christeson who is scheduled to die by injection for killing a south-central Missouri mother and her two children in February 1998. The U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday Oct. 28, 2014 halted the execution of a Missouri man who killed a woman and her two children, citing concerns that his legal counsel was ineffective.(AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday halted the execution of a Missouri man who killed a woman and her two children, citing concerns that his legal counsel was ineffective.


Search continues for missing exotic cat in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:58

Search continues for missing exotic cat in WilmingtonA Delaware community is coming together to find a missing cat. But this isn't any house pet. Boo is a domesticated exotic cat, but his owners insist he's harmless.


Arizona jail inmate shot, killed in botched escape bid

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:54
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona jail inmate who managed to slip out of restraints and flee during a routine trip to a Phoenix hospital on Tuesday was shot and killed in the foiled pre-dawn escape bid, authorities said.     The inmate, identified as 23-year-old Angel Frescas, made the attempt as he and two other Maricopa County jail inmates were being unloaded from a van by two detention officers in front of the county hospital east of downtown Phoenix. ...

Informant in Regusters case says she's still owed thousands

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:51

Informant in Regusters case says she's still owed thousandsThere is controversy surrounding the reward money in the case of Christina Regusters.


Broncos fan who disappeared during game found safe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:49

In this Oct. 2014 police missing person police flyer, made available by the Denver Police Department, Paul Kitterman, a fan who went missing from the Oct. 23, 2014 Broncos game, is pictured. Friends and family of Kitterman are asking the public for help finding him. They say the 53-year-old was last seen leaving his seat at halftime during the Denver-San Diego night game at Sports Authority Field. Kitterman was at the game with his son, friend Tia Bakke, and her boyfriend. (AP Photo/Denver Police Department)DENVER (AP) — A Denver Broncos fan who disappeared during last week's game has been found safe, police said Tuesday.


Hazing incident reported at Cheltenham High School

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:41

Hazing incident reported at Cheltenham High SchoolThe Cheltenham School District confirms a hazing incident occurred involving student athletes.


Pedestrian injured in Boothwyn hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:37

Pedestrian injured in Boothwyn hit-and-runAuthorities in Delaware County are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck a pedestrian in Boothwyn.


Antares rocket explodes after liftoff in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:29

Antares rocket explodes after liftoff in VirginiaAn unmanned rocket exploded moments after liftoff in Virginia Tuesday evening.


Execution in Texas comes as U.S. capital punishment drop

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:23
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas executed a convicted murderer on Tuesday and Missouri plans to put a man to death early Wednesday for killing a mother and children at a time when the number of executions in the United States is on pace to be the lowest in two decades. Miguel Paredes died by lethal injection at the Texas death chamber in Huntsville. He was convicted with two co-defendants of killing three people in 2000. The co-defendants received life sentences. In Missouri, an execution scheduled for early on Wednesday morning was halted hours before by the U.S. ...

Nearly 40,000 oppose Idaho wolf-hunting contest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:22
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - A controversial hunting contest in Idaho that rewards killing the most wolves and other animals on public lands has generated nearly 40,000 comments by those opposed to an event that requires a federal permit, U.S. land managers said on Tuesday. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is expected next week to issue a decision on the special recreation permit requested by a group called Idaho for Wildlife to hold the competition on millions of acres of public rangelands in east central Idaho each January for five years. ...

Cyber breaches put 18.5 million Californians' data at risk in 2013: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:07

Attorney General Harris speaks at the 2014 California Democrats State Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los AngelesBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cyber intrusions and other data breaches put the personal records of 18.5 million Californians, nearly half the state's population, at risk in 2013, a seven-fold increase over the year before, the state attorney general reported on Tuesday. The number of data breaches reported by companies and government entities increased 28 percent, from 131 in 2012 to 167 last year, more than half of them, or 53 percent, caused by cyber incursions such as computer hacking and malware, the report said. ...


Canseco accidentally shoots self

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:58
Former major league slugger Jose Canseco is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

U.S Supreme Court temporarily halts execution of convicted Missouri killer: court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:56

Mark Christeson is pictured in this handout photo(Reuters) - The U.S Supreme Court late on Tuesday temporarily halted the execution of a convicted Missouri killer while the court decides whether or not to hear his appeal. Mark Christeson, 35, is scheduled to die by lethal injection in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday. He was convicted of murder 16 years ago. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Robert Birsel)


Molten lava from Hawaii volcano crosses onto residential property

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:42

The lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano is seen near the village of Pahoa, HawaiiBy Karin Stanton PAHOA Hawaii (Reuters) - A menacing river of molten lava that bubbled over a road and overran a cemetery on its way towards a village on Hawaii's Big Island crossed onto a residential property on Tuesday and threatened to consume its first home, officials said. The slow-moving lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano has been advancing on the town of Pahoa for weeks, with officials warning it is hot enough to incinerate any homes, roads and businesses in its path. Molten lava is hotter than 1,650 degrees Fahrenheit (900 Celsius), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. ...


Slow-moving lava creeps closer to Hawaii homes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:04

Slow-moving lava creeps closer to Hawaii homesAfter weeks of slow, stop-and-go movement, a river of asphalt-black lava was less than the length of a football field from homes in a Big Island community Tuesday.