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No verdict for Tsarnaev pal; jury returns Monday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:53

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, Robel Phillipos, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrives at federal court to attend his trial in Boston. Closing arguments are being held in the case Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Phillipos is charged with lying to the FBI about being in Tsarnaev's dorm room while two other friends removed a backpack containing fireworks and other potential evidence several days after the April 15, 2013 attack. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)BOSTON (AP) — A jury has ended deliberations for the week without a verdict in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).


2 teens shot near Dobbins High School

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:47

2 teens shot near Dobbins High SchoolPolice are investigating a double shooting near a Philadelphia high school that injured two teenagers.


Police: Student shooter in Washington state died of self-inflicted gunshot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:37
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police: Student shooter in Washington state died of self-inflicted gunshot.

Alabama attorneys complain of harassment after $460,000 settlement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:36
By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - Lawyers for a man who received a $460,000 settlement after suing the city of Birmingham for police brutality said on Friday they had received harassing emails and phone calls after it was disclosed they would pocket all but $1,000 of the settlement. “We have been called criminals, thugs, crooks, thieves, liars, cheats, and many other names,” the lawyers said in a statement on Friday. ...

Court allows Oklahoma to delay executions due to lack of drugs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:29

The death chamber is seen through the steel bars from the viewing room at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, TexasOKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma court accepted a motion from the state on Friday to delay three planned executions so prison authorities can obtain a fresh batch of lethal injection drugs and implement new protocols drawn up after a troubled execution this year. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals rescheduled the executions of death row inmates Charles Warner, Richard Glossip and John Grant, which were planned for this year. They were delayed by about two months each. ...


Stumped doctor ordered cyanide test on dying woman

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:29
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A physician who treated a 41-year-old neurologist after she suddenly collapsed said Friday that he ordered a test that eventually revealed a lethal amount of cyanide in her blood because he could find no other explanation for her sudden illness.

Heathcare worker at Newark airport to be quarantined on Ebola fears

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:24

Staff of the emergency medical services in France (SAMU) dressed in Ebola virus protections outfits stand near a stretcher placed inside an ambulance during a press presentationNEW YORK (Reuters) - A healthcare worker who had been treating patients in West Africa was detained at Newark Liberty International Airport and will be quarantined, in line with a new policy aimed at reducing risk from the Ebola virus, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Friday. "Her next stop was going to be here in New York," Christie said during a news conference announcing the mandatory quarantine policy. "A quarantine order will be issued." Christie's remarks about the quarantined healthcare worker were first reported by CNBC. ...


AccuWeather: Some sun, breezy and milder today

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:10

 Some sun, breezy and milder todayMeteorologist David Murphy says we're in for a nice weekend with highs in the 60s.


Police, Guard face penalties in bikini film shoot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:09
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The commander of the Utah National Guard says its members could face career-ending penalties for allowing a risque video shoot featuring bikini-clad British women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks to be partially filmed at a military training camp.

How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:03
The Associated Press-GfK poll on the Islamic State group was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 16-20. It was based on online interviews of 1,608 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:03

Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from ObamaA nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.


Judge stops New Jersey from allowing sports betting after request from pro leagues, NCAA

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:00
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Judge stops New Jersey from allowing sports betting after request from pro leagues, NCAA.

Report: No escape charges for Ohio school shooter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:58
LIMA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor has decided against filing charges against convicted high school shooter T.J. Lane for escaping prison because he doesn't want to give Lane another chance to anger the victims' families.

Authorities: Remains belong to missing University of Virginia student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:57

 Remains belong to missing University of Virginia studentAuthorities say remains found Oct. 18 in a rural area are that of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.


California sheriff's deputy, carjack victim shot in Sacramento

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:51

California sheriff's deputy, carjack victim shot in SacramentoAn assailant shot a Sacramento County, California, sheriff's deputy and a bystander, then carjacked two vehicles Friday morning.


2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:43

 2 dead, including gunman, in school attackA student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least one person and wounding four other students, officials said.


Democrat loses ground in Kansas governor's race

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:40

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2014 file photo New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback stop for Frozen Custard while campaigning Wichita, Kan. After lifting the spirits of Kansas Democrats eager to oust conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback over his aggressive tax-cutting experiment, challenger Paul Davis appears to be losing ground as the state’s GOP loyalties and a hail of negative television ads take their toll. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Jaime Green, File)OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — After lifting the spirits of Kansas Democrats eager to oust conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback over his aggressive tax-cutting experiment, challenger Paul Davis appears to be losing ground as the state's GOP loyalties and a hail of negative television ads take their toll.


Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:40

Out-of-patience investors sell off AmazonNEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand strategy flooded into the stock as the company revolutionized shopping, upended the book industry and took on the cloud — even though its vast range of initiatives ate up all the company's profits.


Apartments damaged in Voorhees fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:31

Apartments damaged in Voorhees fireA 3-alarm blaze kept firefighters bust for more than two hours Friday afternoon in Camden County.


U.S. considering quarantine for returning Ebola health workers: CDC

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:25

Staff of the emergency medical services in France (SAMU) wear Ebola virus protection outfits during a press presentation at the Necker Hospital in ParisBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is considering quarantining healthcare workers returning to the United States from the Ebola hot zone of West Africa, after a New York doctor who treated Ebola patients there tested positive for the virus. Tom Skinner, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told Reuters on Friday that quarantine is one option being discussed by officials from across the administration. ...