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California assisted suicide bill advances in special session

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 20 min ago
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A controversial bill to allow physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in California passed a key legislative committee on Tuesday, after failing in the legislature earlier this summer amid opposition from the Catholic Church. The bill was pulled from consideration in the legislature's regular session in July but was reintroduced last month as part of a special session on healthcare called by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. "The more time we've had to work on it, the more support we have," said Senator Bill Monning, a Democrat from Carmel who is a co-author of the bill.

Man facing execution for girl's 1989 kidnapping, rape, death

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 26 min ago

This April 22, 2014 provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Roderick Nunley who is scheduled to die for raping and killing 15-year-old Ann Harrison in Kansas City in 1989. (Missouri Department of Corrections via AP)ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday said it won't stop a man's execution in Missouri for the kidnapping, rape and stabbing death of a 15-year-old girl more than two decades ago.


Supremacist rambles about motive for Jewish site murders

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 28 min ago

Frazier Glenn Miller yells as the jury as they leave after he was found guilty of one count of capital murder, three counts of attempted murder and assault and weapons charges on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, Kan. (Allison Long/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Jurors who convicted a white supremacist of killing three people at suburban Kansas City Jewish sites heard more of his anti-Semitic ramblings Tuesday as they prepared to weigh whether to sentence him to life in prison or death.


Southwest jet diverts after passengers become disorderly

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 29 min ago
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Six people face federal charges after the cabin crew and passengers of a Southwest Airlines flight said they behaved in such an aggressive and hostile manner that the flight made an unscheduled landing in Amarillo, Texas.

Mayor of Oregon town arrested on possession of methamphetamine

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 32 min ago
The 68-year-old mayor of a tiny town in Oregon has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, police said on Tuesday. Cletus Moore was arrested early on Monday morning during a traffic stop in Jefferson, Oregon, Marion County Sheriff's Office spokesman Chris Baldridge said. Moore is mayor of Idanha, a town of less than 140 people east of the state capital of Salem.

Man and officer wounded, dog killed in police address mix-up

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 34 min ago

DeKalb County police officers work at the scene where an Atlanta-based officer was shot Monday evening, Aug. 31, 2015, five miles from Atlanta. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish did not immediately have any details about the circumstances of the shooting. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITATLANTA (AP) — A man shot by police officers who went to the wrong Atlanta house ran bleeding outside where a neighbor heard him asking, "Why did they come in my house? Why did they shoot me? Why did they shoot my dog?"


Man accused of helping student get to ISIS stays in custody

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 39 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man accused of helping a New York college student join the Islamic State in Syria will remain in federal custody.

The Latest on Jewish shootings: Miller returns to stand

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 43 min ago

F. Glenn Miller Jr., charged with killing three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas in April 2014, speaks during the closing arguments Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, during his capital murder trial at Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, Kan. Miller Jr.is acting as his own attorney. (Monty Davis/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The latest on the sentencing of a white supremacist convicted of capital murder for the deaths of three people at two Jewish sites in the Kansas City area (all times local):


Missouri to execute killer of Kansas City high school girl

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 46 min ago
Roderick Nunley, 50, is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection at 6 p.m. (7 p.m. EDT) in the state's death chamber in Bonne Terre, Missouri. Nunley pleaded guilty to the murder of Ann Harrison, a Kansas City high school girl who was waiting for her school bus on a March morning when he and accomplice Michael Taylor drove by and decided to kidnap and rape her. After assaulting her, the two men stabbed Harrison multiple times and left her body in the trunk of a car they had stolen.

USOC endorses Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics bid

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 49 min ago

Councilman Joe Buscaino, left, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, center, and Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson celebrate after a city council vote in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. The Los Angeles City Council cleared the way Tuesday for Garcetti to strike agreements for a 2024 Olympics bid, putting the city on the verge of becoming the U.S. contender after Boston's awkward collapse. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston's soured bid and marking a comeback for LA's dream of becoming a three-time Olympic host.


Family, doctor say injured firefighter making slow progress

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 50 min ago

Daniel and Barbara Lyon, parents of injured firefighter Daniel Lyon, smile during a brief light-hearted moment as they speak with members of the media at a news conference about their son's recovery Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The younger Daniel Lyon, who was injured in a wildfire Aug. 19 near Twisp, Wash., that killed three firefighters, has undergone multiple surgeries and more are planned. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — The firefighter severely injured in a Washington wildfire flare-up that killed three of his comrades is making progress, but he's not out of danger yet.


Yahoo CEO to give birth to twins while tackling turnaround

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 56 min ago

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer smiles during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Mayer posted on Tumblr, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, that she's pregnant with twin girls, due in December. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is going to give birth to twins while trying to deliver a long-promised turnaround at the struggling Internet company.


Court sides with Uber drivers to expand case over pay

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 46 sec ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has granted class-action status to a case in California against Uber over payment of drivers.

Montco DA: Woman used man's cancer in scam

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 1 min ago

 Woman used man's cancer in scamTraci Small Kratzer has been charged with felony theft, theft by deception, theft by failure to make required disposition of funds and related charges.


Favorable weather conditions help Washington firefighters

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 15 min ago
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Lower temperatures and higher humidity helped firefighters Tuesday as they tried to control giant wildfires burning in north-central Washington.

Republicans lack votes to defund Planned Parenthood: McConnell

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 17 min ago

Senate Majority Leader McConnell talks to reporters after the Senate Republican weekly policy luncheon at the Capitol in WashingtonBy Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell undercut threats by fellow Republicans to hold the budget process hostage in an effort to defund Planned Parenthood, saying conservatives do not have enough support in Congress to cut off the group, which is under fire from abortion opponents. Instead, the Senate's top Republican said he is focused on funding the federal government when U.S. lawmakers return next week and will work with President Barack Obama to avert a shutdown, which last paralyzed the government in 2013. On the possibility of tying measures that kill funding of the women's health group to federal spending bills, McConnell told Kentucky TV station WYMT: "We just don’t have the votes to get the outcome that we'd like.


Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 19 min ago

Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to courtA county clerk who invoked "God's authority" as she defied the U.S. Supreme Court yet again on gay marriage Tuesday refused to resign and now must face a federal judge who could impose fines or send her to jail.


Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 19 min ago

Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to courtA county clerk who invoked "God's authority" as she defied the U.S. Supreme Court yet again on gay marriage Tuesday refused to resign and now must face a federal judge who could impose fines or send her to jail.


Slain Cop Identified as Manhunt Continues for Suspects

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 20 min ago
The officer called in that he was chasing three suspects.

The Latest: GOP nominee for governor says he supports clerk

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 22 min ago

Surrounded by the media, David Moore, center, and his partner David Ermold attempt to apply for a marriage license at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the US Supreme Court was denied, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The latest on a Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her (all times local):