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2 students hospitalized by pot brownies released

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:35
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two students have been released from a hospital after becoming ill from eating marijuana-laced brownies sold at their San Francisco Bay Area high school.

Family mourns slain journalist in tearful service

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:35

Candles line a wall around a reflection pond at the University of Central Florida to honor Steven SotloffPINECREST, Fla. (AP) — Letters slain journalist Steven Sotloff wrote to his family before he was beheaded by Islamic State militants were read at his memorial service Friday, with him telling them to be happy and stay positive and that if they didn't meet again, he hoped they would in heaven.

Lawyers for accused Colorado theater gunman oppose televising trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:35

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Attorneys for accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes oppose requests by news media to televise his trial, arguing the presence of cameras would jeopardize his due process rights, a court filing made public on Friday showed. A group of television news outlets requested last month that Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour allow expanded media coverage of the trial, which is set to begin with jury selection in December. Colorado law lets trials be televised at the discretion of the presiding judge.

U.S. judge approves $41 million settlement of 'Central Park Jogger' suit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:33
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge has approved a $41 million settlement between New York City and five men wrongfully convicted of the 1989 rape of a woman jogger in Central Park, ending a decade-long civil rights lawsuit stemming from the infamous crime. The settlement’s details had been previously reported but were publicly disclosed for the first time on Friday, when U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis in New York signed off on the deal. The brutal attack, known as the "Central Park Jogger" case, drew national headlines and was cited as evidence that the city's crime rate had spiraled out of control.

Albanian authorities arrest central bank governor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:27
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian central bank governor Ardian Fullani and a senior bank auditor were arrested Friday and charged with abuse of office, for alleged mismanagement in connection with a multi-million dollar theft from the bank's reserves, prosecutors said.

Police ID suspect, announce charges in death of man found in burning car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:24

Police ID suspect, announce charges in death of man found in burning carPhiladelphia police have announced charges against a suspect in the death of man found in burning car in the city's Olney section.

Car smashes into West Mount Airy building

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:22

Car smashes into West Mount Airy buildingPhiladelphia Police responded to the scene of where a car ran into a building in West Mount Airy Friday afternoon.

Detroit CFO says higher taxes wouldn't help city

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:16

FILE- This April 9, 2008 file photo shows the city of Detroit. An attorney for Detroit is set to resume his opening statement, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the city’s historic bankruptcy trial, after telling the judge on the first day that the city’s plan to restructure billions of dollars in debt is needed to free up funds to provide services to residents and allow it to survive. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, file)DETROIT (AP) — Detroit residents are "highly taxed" and imposing even higher taxes wouldn't be a good way to take the city out of bankruptcy, the chief financial officer testified Friday.

Veteran CBS newsman Bruce Morton dies at 83

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:15
Bruce Morton, an award-winning political correspondent for CBS News who also covered the Vietnam War and the U.S. Morton died at his Washington home from cancer, it said in a statement. Morton, who had a six-decade career in television and radio, left CBS in 1993 after 29 years to join CNN. Morton won six Emmys for his CBS News work, including with other CBS journalists for a 1977 report, "Watergate: The White House Transcripts.” He became co-anchor of the "CBS Morning News” with Hughes Rudd in 1975, and they won a Peabody Award the following year.

Work begins on $1 billion solar plant in Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:13
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Construction has begun on a $1 billion solar power generating station in the Mojave Desert that officials say will produce enough electricity to power about 80,000 California homes when it is completed in 2016.

S&P 500 hits record on dividend stocks, Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:11
The Standard & Poor's 500 index is closing at a record after a surge in dividend-rich utility stocks.

New York man gets life in prison for killing policeman and driver

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:51
A New York man was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Friday for fatally shooting a police officer during a traffic stop on Long Island and killing a second man in an attempt to escape, the local prosecutor said. Judge Jerald Carter issued the maximum allowed sentence to Darrell Fuller, of Queens in New York City, on Friday in Nassau County Court. At the time of the murders, Fuller was out on parole after a conviction for attempted murder. Fuller, 34, was driving on a highway in Long Island's Nassau County in October 2012, when he collided with another vehicle, according to the office of Kathleen Rice, Nassau County's district attorney.

IRS says it has lost emails from 5 more employees

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS says it has lost emails from five more workers who are part of congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.

Man who stole Army IDs gets 2 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:44
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who admitted to stealing identification information from soldiers in his former Army unit at North Carolina's Fort Bragg, then selling it so false identities could be created for militia members, was sentenced Friday to two years in prison.

Judge OKs $41M deal in Central Park jogger case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:33
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has signed off on New York City's $41 million settlement with the five men who were wrongly convicted in the vicious 1989 rape and beating of a Central Park jogger.

A look at Nebraska unit treating Ebola patient

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:29

Dr. Mark Rupp, chief of the division of infectious diseases in the department of internal medicine at the Nebraska Medical Center, left, speaks as SIM USA President Bruce Johnson, center, and SIM Liberia country director Will Elphick, right, listen, at a news conference in Omaha, Neb., Friday Sept. 5, 2014, on the condition of ebola patient Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, who is treated at the center. Sacra, who served with North Carolina-based charity SIM, is the third American aid worker infected by the Ebola virus. He will begin treatment in the hospital's 10-bed special isolation unit, the largest of four such units in the U.S. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A third American aid worker, Dr. Rick Sacra, to be treated in the U.S. for the deadly Ebola virus arrived Friday at the Nebraska Medical Center's biomedical isolation unit — the largest in the country.

Suit over in vitro fertilization can go to trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:29
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawsuit by a former Roman Catholic schoolteacher who says she was fired by a northern Indiana diocese for trying to get pregnant through in vitro fertilization can proceed to trial, a federal judge has ruled.

Alabama federal judge resolves wife-beating charge with court program

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:28
(Reuters) - An Alabama federal district court judge facing accusations he beat his wife agreed on Friday to attend a 24-week program on family and domestic violence and undergo a substance abuse assessment to resolve the charges, his attorney said. District Court Judge Mark Fuller, 55, was arrested last month and charged with a misdemeanor count of battery after his wife called police from an Atlanta hotel room to say he had hit her. Fuller has already begun voluntary treatment and counseling, and the court program was offered and approved with the support of Fuller's wife, according to his attorney, Barry Ragsdale. Fuller has already been tested for substance abuse and no issues were found, Ragsdale said.

Daimler to hike Mercedes production in Alabama by 60,000 vehicles

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:13

Logo of Mercedes Benz is seen on top of a car factory against the background of an overcast sky in the central Hungarian town of Kecskemet(Reuters) - Daimler AG will hike output at its Alabama Mercedes-Benz plant by 60,000 vehicles annually as it increases production of the C-Class sedan and adds a new sports utility vehicle, the ML Coupe, Daimler's chief executive officer said on Friday. Dieter Zetsche visited Daimler's plant in Tuscaloosa on Friday, where he gave specific numbers to the additional production that Daimler signaled in June. Production of the C-Class sedan began in June in Alabama. In 2013, the German automaker produced 185,000 vehicles, including ML-Class and GL-Class SUVs, at its Alabama plant.

Iraq refiles case in U.S. court over disputed Kurdish crude

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:08

The oil tanker United Kalavyrta approaches Galveston, TexasHOUSTON (Reuters) - Iraq has refiled in U.S. court to gain control of $100 million of Kurdish crude oil on a tanker near Texas, days after the court ruled it lacked jurisdiction to seize the cargo but said it could hear arguments over who is the oil's rightful owner. Iraq, in court documents seen on Friday, widened its case to include potential buyers of the cargo and said the Kurdistan Regional Government has not stated if it currently owns it. Baghdad urged the court to intervene by taking temporary control of the cargo until the dispute is resolved, and said the U.S. ...