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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.

New Mexico deputy charged with shooting colleague

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:01

CORRECTS SHOOTING TO TUESDAY - Investigators gather evidence from a Santa Fe County Sheriff Deputy's vehicle, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in the parking lot of Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces in Las Cruces, N.M. Authorities say the deputy shot and killed a fellow deputy at the hotel just after midnight on Tuesday. Officials say the two were headed to Arizona to extradite a prisoner back to Santa Fe. It was not known what sparked the shooting. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico sheriff's deputy was charged with murder Tuesday after police say he fired several rounds from his handgun as his colleague tried to flee an alcohol-fueled argument at a hotel.

Texas executes ex-gang member for deaths of 3

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:56

This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Miguel Paredes. The 32-year-old former street gang member is to scheduled die Tuesday, Oct. 28 evening in the Texas death chamber in Huntsville for the slayings of three rival gang members in San Antonio 14 years ago. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former gang member was put to death Tuesday evening for the fatal shootings of three rivals 14 years ago in San Antonio.

Spectators out to watch Antares rocket launch capture explosion on video

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:40

Spectators out to watch Antares rocket launch capture explosion on videoWatch eyewitness video of the Antares rocket explosion that happened Tuesday at the Wallops Island launch complex in Virginia.

Suspicious cyber activity at White House detected, addressed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:28

The White House is seen with the Washington Monument behind it and the Jefferson Memorial in WashingtonBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Suspicious cyber activity has been detected on the computer network used by the White House and measures have been taken to address it, a White House official disclosed on Tuesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, would not say who might have been responsible for the activity on what was described as an unclassified computer network used by employees of the Executive Office of the President. ...

Navajo president vetoes language-fluency changes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:24
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The president of the nation's largest Indian reservation stood behind a tribal law that requires people seeking the top elected post to be fluent in the Navajo language, dealing what could be a final blow to a candidate who had been criticized for his speaking skills.

Kerry wants Keystone pipeline decision 'sooner rather than later'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:13

Map showing the route of TransCanada Keystone pipelinesOTTAWA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday during a visit to Canada that he would like to make a decision soon on TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. TransCanada has waited more than six years for the Obama administration to make a decision on the line, which would take as much as 830,000 barrels per day of Alberta tar sands crude to refineries on Texas' Gulf Coast. ...

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:11

Phil Collins smiles as he speaks to the media with Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, right, during a news conference on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 in San Antonio. Collins has handed over his vast collection of artifacts related to the Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution to the state of Texas. Collins donated what's considered the world's largest private collection of Alamo artifacts. It includes a fringed leather pouch and a gun used by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie's legendary knife. (AP Photo/The San Antonio Express-News, Bob Owen) RUMBO DE SAN ANTONIO OUT; NO SALESYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

Amber Alert canceled after children, suspect found in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:06

Amber Alert canceled after children, suspect found in DelawareDelaware State Police have canceled an Amber Alert after two missing children and the suspect were found.

Flying drones near stadiums could end in jail time

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — Operators who fly drones or model planes near or over large sports stadiums and auto racetracks are breaking the law and can be fined and imprisoned for up to a year, the Federal Aviation Administration warned in a notice posted on the agency's website.

First trial in college band-hazing death begins in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:48
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Tradition is no excuse for the 2011 fatal hazing of a Florida college marching band member, prosecutors told a jury on Tuesday, as testimony began in a case that triggered a national conversation about abusive rituals. Percussionist Dante Martin, 27, is accused of directing a hazing ritual involving the Florida A&M University's celebrated "Marching 100" band that led to the death of Robert Champion, a 26-year-old drum major. ...

Obama defends U.S. Ebola guidelines, backs American volunteers in Africa

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:38

Obama speaks about the U.S. response to Ebola from the South Lawn of the White House in WashingtonBy Tami Chappell and Roberta Rampton ATLANTA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the second of two nurses infected while treating an Ebola patient left an Atlanta hospital, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said policies adopted in the United States should not discourage Americans willing to fight West Africa's outbreak. Obama weighed in for the first time since states including New York and New Jersey imposed automatic 21-day quarantines on doctors and nurses returning from the three countries at the heart of the outbreak - rules that go beyond federal guidelines. ...

Connecticut family sues over school's Ebola fears

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:30
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a Connecticut third-grader filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday saying his daughter has been unfairly barred from school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa.

Arizona officer kills inmate who fled

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

A shot-out windshield in a transport van is at the scene of an officer involved shooting, Tuesday, Oct, 28, 2014 in Phoenix. A sheriff’s detention officer shot and wounded a jail inmate who was struggling with another officer after he slipped out of restraints and ran away while being taken to a hospital in Phoenix, authorities said Tuesday. The inmate remains hospitalized. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX (AP) — A sheriff's detention officer shot and killed a jail inmate in Phoenix who slipped out of his restraints, ran away and struggled with another officer over a gun Tuesday, authorities said.

Delaware State Police issue Amber Alert for 2 children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:18

Amber Alert canceled after children, suspect found in DelawareThe Delaware State Police have activated an Amber Alert for two missing children.

Police: Truck driver saw train before collision

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:13

30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, just east of the intersection of White County Road 200 North and Indiana 421 near Reynolds, Ind. The train was northbound and heading to Chicago when the accident took place. White County Sheriff Pat Shafer said 14 people complaining of pain were taken to local hospitals after the collision. The truck driver was not among the injured, he said. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, John Terhune)REYNOLDS, Ind. (AP) — A Chicago-bound Amtrak train collided with a semi-truck Tuesday morning in northwestern Indiana, injuring several people, after a truck driver who believed he had enough time to clear the tracks pulled into the train's path, police said.

Fire contained at Kansas plant: local media

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:13
(Reuters) - A large fire was contained after it broke out on a cooling tower at a plant in Harper County, Kansas, on Tuesday afternoon, local television station KWCH reported on its website. Firefighters were called to the Mag-Plant just after 4 p.m. local time and found thick, black smoke and large flames showing from the roof of the building, the report said. The report did not specify what kind of plant had the fire. The area was cleared in about a mile radius until the fire was out, the report said, quoting Harper County Emergency Manager. ...

Couple in Sacramento shooting spree charged with murder, carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:06

Janelle Marquez Monroy, only partially shown by court order, leaves the courtroom after being arraigned in Superior Court in SacramentoBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A Utah couple accused of a bloody northern California shooting spree that killed two sheriff's deputies, wounded a third and left a motorist fighting for his life were charged on Tuesday with murder, attempted murder and carjacking. Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, who initially said his name was Marcelo Marquez, and Janelle Marquez Monroy terrorized communities on the eastern edge of Sacramento on Oct. 24, starting with the shooting of Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver in the parking lot of a motel, authorities said. ...