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Cecil and Caitlyn heat up the Halloween costume wars early

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 09:45

This image released by Costumeish shows a man holding a fake lion head while dressed as a dentist, a costume referring to the Minnesota dentist who who killed Cecil the lion. The Halloween wars over pop culture costumes heated up early this time around. Petitions and social media outrage are flying over a blood-spattered dentist's smock paired with a Cecil-like lion head, along with a replica of Caitlyn Jenner's joyful lingerie outfit for her coming out on the cover of Vanity Fair. (Costumeish via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween?


Planned Parenthood sues Alabama over end to Medicaid funds

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 09:38
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Planned Parenthood Southeast on Friday filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley's effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization's Alabama clinics.

Former prep school student convicted of sex charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 09:35

Owen Labrie talks with one of his attorneys Jaye Rancourt, right, as his parents Denise Holland and Cannon Labrie talk in the lobby as they wait outside the courtroom for the verdict in his trial at Merrimack County Superior Court on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in Concord, N.H. Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman as part of Senior Salute, in which seniors try to romance and have intercourse with underclassmen before leaving the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.


Prosecutors: Charges against activist likely to be dropped

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 09:16
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday that they expect to dismiss child sex-abuse charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean because the alleged victim is unlikely to show up for trial.

St. Louis leaders agree to minimum wage increase to $11/hour

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 08:37
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The minimum wage in St. Louis would rise to $11 per hour by 2018 under a measure approved Friday.

Despite volatility, on-air rampage difficult to predict

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 08:28

This undated photo provided by WDBJ-TV, shows Vester Lee Flanagan II, who killed WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in Moneta, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Flanagan was a former employee at WDBJ who appeared on air as Bryce Williams. (WDBJ-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDITROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II festered and fumed. His hair-trigger temper directed at a random collection of people he encountered never seemed to stray into the type of violent behavior that would have put him on the radar of police or mental health professionals.


Prosecutors to seek death penalty for man in 5 deaths

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 08:23
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday that they will seek the death penalty against a man charged with using a shotgun to kill three people and fatally beating two others in a quiet south Kansas City neighborhood.

'Candy Man' doctor guilty of issuing illegal prescriptions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 08:10
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California doctor known as the "Candy Man" was convicted Friday of illegally prescribing powerful painkillers, and authorities said 20 of his patients died.

3 convicted in anti-government militia plot receive 12 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 07:53
ROME, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say three North Georgia men have been sentenced to prison in an anti-government militia plot.

Ex-Utah judge removed for polygamy killed in semi wreck

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 07:47
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah judge who was removed from the bench in 2006 for being a polygamist has died after his semi-truck crashed down a ravine, authorities said Friday.

Prosecutors: No retrial for white officer who shot black man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 07:38

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2015, file photo, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Randall "Wes" Kerrick sits at the defense table during his manslaughter trial in Charlotte, N.C. State attorneys on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, decided against retrying Kerrick, who shot and killed an unarmed black man after his trial ended in a deadlock last week. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP, Pool, File)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state prosecutors announced Friday that they won't retry a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man, saying that talking with jurors after the mistrial helped convince them they cannot get a conviction.


The Latest: Caucus presidents asks for retrial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 07:37
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The latest on the state of North Carolina's decision not to retry a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in 2013. (All times local):

Gunman in on-air deaths remembered as 'professional victim'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 07:26

Roanoke City Council member Anita Price, right, is comforted by friend Jan DeVries as they gather at a candlelight vigil in front of the WDBJ-TV station in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, a day after reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward from the station were killed during a live broadcast. Vester Flanagan filmed himself gunning down the journalists and posted the video on social media after fleeing the scene. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The man who was news director during Vester Flanagan's rocky tenure at Virginia station WDBJ-TV described him as someone who constantly saw himself being victimized by others.


Clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 07:25
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Emmett Till relatives gather at boy's grave 60 years later

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 07:18

Airickca Gordon Taylor, center, cousin to Emmett Till and Co-Founder of the Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation, addresses the crowd gathered at a gravesite ceremony at the Burr Oak Cemetery marking the 60th anniversary of the murder of Till in Mississippi, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Alsip, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)ALSIP, Ill. (AP) — The legacy of the lynching of thousands of black people in America was recalled when the death 60 years ago in Mississippi of just one — Emmett Till — was commemorated Friday at his gravesite in a suburban Chicago cemetery.


Police: Boy who died may have been in hot vehicle 3 hours

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 07:15
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 4-year-old boy who died in a stifling hot pickup truck in a Las Vegas home driveway might have been in the vehicle for up to three hours after his grandfather returned home with him on a sunny 100-degree day, authorities said Friday.

The Latest: Police had contact with killer after firing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 07:07

Andy and Barbara Parker, of Collinsville, Va. mourn the loss of their daughter, Alison Parker, a journalist for WDBJ, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in Roanoke, Va. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed by a former colleague during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta, Va. (Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT; CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT MBIROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):


Calm on Wall Street: A turbulent week ends on a placid note

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 07:03

Specialist Meric Greenbaum works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower after a sharp two-day surge, as the stock market closes out a wild week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Well, that was exciting.


Immigrant suspect faces tough battle fighting murder charge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 07:02

FILE - In this July 7, 2015 file photo, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, right, is lead into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco. Even if the suspect at the center of a national immigration debate accidentally fired the shot that killed Kate Steinle on San Francisco's Pier 14, on July 1, it may not help his case. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even if the suspect at the center of a national immigration debate accidentally fired the shot that killed a young woman on San Francisco's Pier 14, it may not help his case.


Action News remembers Katrina aftermath 10 years later

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 06:55

Action News remembers Katrina aftermath 10 years laterAction News photographer Nick Morgan, producer John Morris, and reporter Nydia Han covered the aftermath of Katrina, and here's a look back at what they saw.