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Missouri executes man who raped, killed teenage girl

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:06

Missouri death row inmate Roderick Nunley is seen in a picture released by the Missouri Department of CorrectionsMissouri on Tuesday executed a man who, along with a friend, pleaded guilty to the 1989 abduction, rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl, a state corrections department spokesman said. Roderick Nunley, 50, was pronounced dead at 9:09 p.m. CDT after receiving a lethal injection of drugs at the state's death chamber in Bonne Terre, Missouri, corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell said. 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, according to court papers.


China leads Asian stocks lower on poor factory data

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:04

Specialist Thomas Facchine, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. More signs of weakness in China's economy are sending global stock markets sharply lower. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks extended a global market sell-off Wednesday as poor manufacturing data from the world's two biggest economies dampened investor sentiment.


The Latest: Search goes on for suspect in officer's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:53

Police officers gather before heading out for a manhunt after an officer was shot in Fox Lake, Ill., on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko says an officer was shot Tuesday morning in Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESFOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in northern Illinois (all times local):


Thousands without power as Phoenix recovers from big storm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:51

Heavy traffic inches along past downed power lines Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 in Phoenix, after monsoon storms hit the Phoenix area Monday night knocking out power to thousands, delaying air travel, and stranding motorists in flash floods. The storms began moving through the area around sundown with high winds, lightning and heavy rain. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX (AP) — Thousands of Phoenix-area residents and businesses, including a food bank, remained without power a day after a monsoon storm knocked down trees, damaged buildings and toppled a tractor-trailer on a freeway.


San Jose hears both sides of implementing rent control

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:19

San Jose hears both sides of implementing rent controlThe city of San Jose is considering new rent control measures to get more in line with San Francisco and Oakland.


Wrestler Snuka charged with killing girlfriend in 1983

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:17
By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, a professional wrestling star in the 1980s, was charged on Tuesday with third degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, prosecutors said. Snuka, 72, of Camden County, New Jersey, was charged in the death of Nancy Argentino, 23, who was found dying of head injuries in a motel room they shared in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin told a news conference. The newspaper said it found the report, which the Lehigh County District Attorney's office had refused to release, in an archived file from a federal lawsuit filed against Snuka by Argentino's family in 1985.

Fitness club changes policy following 7 On Your Side investigation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:07

Fitness club changes policy following 7 On Your Side investigationA health club with dozens of California locations is vowing to make changes to its cancellation policy following complaints brought to light by 7 On Your Side.


Largest wildfire in Washington state history claims 176 homes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:52

Manager of the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area Haug watches a helicopter fight the Okanogan Complex fire as it burns through the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area near LoomisBy Mike Rosenberg SEATTLE (Reuters) - Crews battling the largest array of wildfires in Washington state history gained more ground against the flames on Tuesday, as property assessors reported the deadly conflagration had destroyed more than 170 homes and dozens of other structures. Containment of the sprawling cluster of blazes dubbed the Okanogan Complex, roaring through north-central Washington since mid-August, was estimated at 40 percent on Tuesday, up from 30 percent a day earlier, as firefighters capitalized on cooler, damper weather and lighter winds, authorities said. "We're making headway," said Bernie Pineda, a spokesman for the command center managing more than 1,200 firefighters assigned to the blaze.


California woman rescued in wilderness after nine days describes ordeal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:50
Miyuki Harwood, who remains in a hospital following her rescue on Saturday, also said in her statement on the website of the Fresno County Sheriff's Office that she regretted leaving the rest of her hiking group, a decision that led to her being stranded by herself. Harwood's statement said she had reached the summit of Blackcap Mountain, in the Sierra National Forest on the eastern side of central California, on Aug. 20 with a group from the Sierra Club and decided to head back alone to the group's camp, as it was getting dark. A statement from her family said Harwood suffered injuries to both legs and her back and had surgery after her rescue to repair her broken left leg and would soon need surgery for her fractured right angle.

FBI raids Palm Springs City Hall in corruption probe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:49
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — The FBI and local agents raided Palm Springs City Hall and went to the mayor's home on Tuesday as part of a corruption probe, authorities said.

Bay Area businesses impacted by U.S stock market plunge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:46

Bay Area businesses impacted by U.S stock market plungeBay Area businesses like Google and Tesla were affected Tuesday after the U.S. stock market took a plunge, with the Dow Jones Industrial average losing more than 450 points due to fears about a slowdown in China's economy.


Rasheed Bailey: Making Eagles' roster would be a dream

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:38

 Making Eagles' roster would be a dreamAs a kid who grew up in Philadelphia rooting for the team whose jersey he now wears, Rasheed Bailey fully understands the way this town embraces one of their own.


Housing project in San Francisco's Mission District put on hold

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:18

Housing project in San Francisco's Mission District put on holdA second housing project proposed for San Francisco's Mission District is now on hold after the developer decided not to go forward, seeking city approval this month.


Man gets life in hammer deaths of octogenarian parents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:18

FILE - This undated file photo released by the Oakland County Sheriff's Department shows Jeffrey Maurer. The 54-year-old suburban Detroit man has been sentenced to life in prison for beating his 87-year-old father and 85-year-old mother to death with hammers. Oakland County Circuit Judge Colleen O'Brien told Maurer on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, that his actions were "reprehensible and a shock to the community." (Oakland County Sheriffs Department via AP, File)PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A 54-year-old suburban Detroit man has been sentenced to life in prison for beating his 87-year-old father and 85-year-old mother to death with hammers.


Pope to allow priests to absolve people from 'sin of abortion'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:15

Pope to allow priests to absolve people from 'sin of abortion'Pope Francis says he is letting all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy absolve the "sin of abortion" if they seek forgiveness with a "contrite heart."


NTSB releases factual report on Seattle news chopper crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:14
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal investigators have released factual findings into last year's Seattle news helicopter crash that killed two men on board and burned a third on the ground.

Video shows explosion involving worker at construction site of San Jose hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:13

Video shows explosion involving worker at construction site of San Jose hospitalDramatic cellphone video shows an accident at the construction site of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose.


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:02

A group of refugees walk on the railway tracks after crossing from Serbia, in Roszke, Hungary, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Migrants fearful of death at sea in overcrowded and flimsy boats have increasingly turned to using a land route towards Europe through the Western Balkans. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


Kentucky clerk, citing God, defies courts on gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 08:36

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied, Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky who invoked "God's authority" Tuesday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage has been summoned by a federal judge to explain why she should not be fined or jailed for contempt.


Man critical in Strawberry Mansion shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 08:29

Man critical in Strawberry Mansion shootingA man is in critical condition after being shot multiple times in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section.