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Man gets 7 years for shooting man at yard sale

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:20
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for shooting and wounding a customer at a yard sale who tried to intervene in a domestic dispute.

U.S. judge rules Arkansas ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:16
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge ruled on Tuesday that an Arkansas constitutional amendment that defines legal marriage as being only the union of one man and one woman was unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker said the Arkansas amendment enacted about a decade ago denied U.S. constitutional guarantees of equal protection under the law for same-sex couples. ...

Judge denies Boston bomb suspect request for triple murder evidence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:11
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request by lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for evidence in the ongoing investigation of a 2011 Massachusetts triple murder, saying the information wouldn't help their case. Tsarnaev's lawyers had asked the judge to force prosecutors to hand over information about the killings, which may have involved Tsarnaev's older brother Tamerlan and which they argued could help show Tamerlan was a bad influence. ...

Man freed after 39 years in prison offers thanks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:06

Ricky Jackson, right, and Mark Godsey, director of the University of Cincinnati's Ohio Innocence Project, embrace after Godsey introduces Jackson to speak to students, press and university staff, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Cincinnati. Jackson, imprisoned nearly four decades for a slaying and freed when a witness said he lied as a boy, thanked the University of Cincinnati's Ohio Innocence Project that worked to win his freedom. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Phil Didion) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALESCINCINNATI (AP) — A man freed after nearly four decades in prison when a witness said he lied as a boy came to Cincinnati on Tuesday to thank the law project that worked to win his freedom.

Oklahoma woman shot and killed by three-year-old son: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:56
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma woman was fatally shot in the head by her 3-year-old son who came across a handgun in their Tulsa home, police said on Tuesday. The victim, a 26-year-old Army veteran, died on Monday and was apparently hit with a single shot as she was changing her 1-year-old daughter's diaper. The victim's grandmother, who lives in the house, found the woman along with the children inside the house, police said. The 3-year-old son was reported to have repeatedly said: "Mommy shot" as he was taken away from the residence by police, media reports said. ...

Police: Students ran high school prostitution ring

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:55
VENICE, Fla. (AP) — Students at a Southwest Florida high school told administrators that two teens tried to recruit them into a "prostitution ring" and that one 15-year-old boy had been "pimping out girls," according to an arrest affidavit.

AccuWeather: Winter Storms Warnings Posted

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:45

 Winter Storm Warnings PostedMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says rain moves in before dawn Wednesday and changes to wet snow.

Lawmaker: Marijuana needs debate in New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:40

Rep. Bill McCamley, D-Mesilla Park, talks about possible legislation aimed at legalizing marijuana in New Mexico during an interim legislative meeting in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. McCamley said his legislation will be based on Oregon's marijuana law. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The conversation about whether New Mexico should join other Western states in legalizing marijuana is cranking up as state lawmakers prepare for the 2015 legislative session.

No homicide charge against NY mom in girl's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:39
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday they can no longer support a homicide charge against a special-education teacher who had been accused of killing her severely disabled daughter by neglecting her.

Supreme Court to weigh challenge to Obama mercury air pollution rule

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:38

The John Amos coal-fired power plant is seen behind a home in PocaBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to weigh a challenge by industry groups and some states to an Obama administration regulation intended to limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants. In a blow to the administration, the justices said in a brief order they would review an April ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that upheld the rule. The court will decide whether the U.S. ...

Explosion injures five Memphis utility workers, three critically

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:37
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - An explosion injured five Memphis utility workers, three of them critically, on Tuesday while they were working on an underground gas line, fire officials said. The Memphis Light, Gas and Water workers, aged 34 to 44, were repairing a gas leak in a hole in the street at the time of the accident, said Memphis Fire Department Lieutenant Wayne Cooke. Four workers suffered burns, three of whom were hospitalized in critical condition, Cooke said. A worker with minor burns and a worker who went into shock has been treated and released from the hospital. ...

Sony to offer partial refunds for gaming console

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:36
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertising.

First Photo: Darren Wilson exclusive sit down interview with George Stephanopoulos

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:27

Darren Wilson says "I know I did my job right", in exclusive interview with George StephanopoulosThe man involved with the shooting death of Michael Brown will speak with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos

More troops deployed in Ferguson to guard against fresh riots

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:24
By Ellen Wulfhorst, Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops on Tuesday to the St. Louis suburb rocked by rioting after a white policeman was cleared in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, while the local mayor said the governor did not do enough to protect businesses from looting. ...

Turkey and all the drippings: rain, snow may snarl U.S. holiday travel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:21

A snow-covered house is seen near Buffalo, New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - Treacherous weather predicted for the day before Thanksgiving prompted some of the 46.3 million Americans expected to travel this holiday weekend, the year's busiest, to bump their flight and driving plans up to Tuesday. Up to 10 inches of snow was forecast overnight for mountainous parts of the Northeast and heavy rain and snow was predicted for New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, said National Weather Service meteorologist Michael Musher. "Even if it's just rain, there are going to be delays which could cause havoc across the country," Musher said. ...

Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:09

Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of caseAttorneys for Michael Brown's family on Tuesday vowed to push for federal charges against the Ferguson police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed their calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses were burned to the ground.

Protesters block highways, bridge in St. Louis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:09

Attorney Benjamin Crump speaks during a news conference at Greater St. Mark Church Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in St. Louis County, Mo. Rioting broke out Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of the unarmed, black 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of protesters angry about the Ferguson grand jury decision have disrupted traffic for several hours in downtown St. Louis by blocking major intersections, an interstate highway and a Mississippi River bridge connecting the city to Illinois.

Ferguson businesses torched in overnight protests

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:02

Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of caseSmoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday morning after Ferguson erupted.

U.Va. looks at alcohol as factor in sex assaults

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:59
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A University of Virginia board on Tuesday honed in on alcohol as a contributing factor in sexual assaults on campus, with one member calling for more aggressively enforcing the law banning underage drinking.

2 teens die after carbon monoxide leaks into car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:57

2 teens die after carbon monoxide leaks into carTwo local high school students are dead after, police say, carbon monoxide leaked into their car.