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Man charged in death of 9-year-old girl in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 39 min ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man is accused of killing a 9-year-old girl who was inside her Ferguson home when shots were fired into a bedroom.

Indiana Supreme Court hears dispute over '0INK' plate

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 5 min ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's highest court heard arguments Thursday on whether a police officer was wrongly denied a vanity license plate saying '0INK,' which state officials had deemed offensive.

Pedestrian killed, 2 trapped after Southampton Twp., N.J. crash

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 8 min ago

Pedestrian killed, 2 trapped after Southampton Twp., N.J. crashNew Jersey State Police say a pedestrian was killed in a crash that left two other people trapped in a vehicle on Thursday afternoon in Southampton Township, Burlington County.


CD shop owner accused in $2M scheme with shoplifting addicts

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 8 min ago
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A record store owner is charged with using heroin addicts to shoplift more than $2 million worth of books, videos, and other products that he then resold online.

4 New York men killed when car plunges down embankment

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 18 min ago
SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) — A car carrying five young co-workers plunged down a 110-foot embankment in the Hudson Valley, hit a house and came to rest on its roof, killing four men inside, police said.

WDBJ morning team copes on air after fired reporter kills crew on live TV

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 20 min ago

WDBJ morning team copes on air after fired reporter kills crew on live TVWDBJ-TV started its 5 a.m. newscast with the words "In Memory" and an image of the two victims, reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward.


Car split in half after Burlington crash; victims ID'd

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 23 min ago

Car split in half after Burlington crash; victims ID'dPolice say one person is dead and another hospitalized after a violent, single-vehicle crash on northbound Route 130 crash New Jersey.


2 trapped, 1 ejected in Southampton Twp., N.J. crash

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 28 min ago

Pedestrian killed, 2 trapped after Southampton Twp., N.J. crashRescuers are on the scene of a crash in Southampton Twp., Burlington County.


Multiple injuries after crash in Southampton Twp., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 33 min ago

Pedestrian killed, 2 trapped after Southampton Twp., N.J. crashA number of injuries are being reported after a crash on Thursday afternoon in Southampton Twp., Burlington County.


2 rescued from The Venetian hotel-casino's canal

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 35 min ago
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say two men rescued from The Venetian hotel-casino's canal on the Las Vegas Strip were hospitalized this week in critical condition.

Planned Parenthood report says fetal tissue videos were distorted

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 42 min ago

A Planned Parenthood clinic is seen in Vista, CaliforniaPlanned Parenthood told U.S. congressional leaders on Thursday that manipulations and deletions used in the editing process of secretly recorded videos slamming the organization rendered the tapes unreliable for government inquiries. In an 11-page letter to Republican and Democratic congressional leaders, the reproductive healthcare group's president, Cecile Richards, detailed the findings of an analysis conducted by research firm Fusion GPS and commissioned by Planned Parenthood. In recent weeks, the Center for Medical Progress has released eight videos showing Planned Parenthood technicians gathering fetal tissue from abortions.


Man charged in Jewish site deaths: Judge denying fair trial

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 51 min ago

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. requests a continuance after the prosecution rested their case during Miller's capital murder trial in the Johnson County Courthouse on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Olathe, Kansas. Miller is charged with the April 13, 2014 shooting deaths of three people outside of Overland Park Jewish facilities in suburban Kansas City. (Shane Keyser /The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Kansas City-area Jewish sites accused a judge on Thursday of denying him a fair trial for not allowing him to present evidence explaining his mindset at the time.


AIG seeking $1.76 billion in 'life settlements' trial in New York

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 54 min ago

People exit the AIG building in New York's financial districtAn American International Group Inc unit on Thursday asked a federal judge to order a Pennsylvania firm to pay it $1.76 billion in damages for allegedly overcharging for life insurance policies acquired from elderly individuals. At the outset of a trial in Manhattan federal court, a lawyer for AIG's Lavastone Capital accused Coventry First of artificially inflating the price of about 300 such policies, known as "life settlements," and using a network of subsidiaries to conceal the markups. "This is a racketeering scheme so audacious it would make the mob blush," Randy Mastro said in his opening statement.


Study can't confirm results of many psychology experiments

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 58 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — A large group of researchers set out to repeat 100 experiments published by leading psychology journals to see how often they would get the same results.

Bison gores man working on picturesque California island

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 12 min ago
A bison gored a man working on an island off the Southern California coast, puncturing his lung and leaving him to stagger hundreds of yards until he found hikers who called for help, the spokesman for a conservation group said on Thursday. The bison is one of about 150 of the large, horned bovine animals that live on picturesque Catalina Island, less than 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Los Angeles. Christopher Baker, chief executive officer and president of the environmental group American Conservation Experience, was alone and working on a trail on Wednesday morning when he encountered the bison, said Matt McClain of the Catalina Island Conservancy, which cares for the animals.

Sentencing delayed for man awaiting punishment in FAMU case

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 17 min ago
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M University band member who's been awaiting his punishment for more than two years for his role in a drum major's hazing death has had his sentencing postponed for a second time.

Jimmy Carter's church adjusts to demand for Sunday lessons

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 20 min ago
PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Members of a small Baptist church in southwest Georgia where former President Jimmy Carter frequently teaches Sunday school lessons are capping the number of people who can attend.

The Latest: Kentucky clerk again refuses to grant license

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 30 min ago
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The latest in the refusal of a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples (all times local):

Man hospitalized after bison attack on Catalina Island

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 30 min ago
AVALON, Calif. (AP) — The head of a conservation organization was gored as he took photos of a bison on California's Santa Catalina Island.

White supremacist expressed surprise in call victims not Jewish

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 32 min ago

Frazier Glenn Cross appears in court on murder charges in Olathe, KansasProsecutors in Kansas rested their case on Thursday in the murder trial of a white supremacist after playing a recorded call in which he expressed surprise the three people fatally shot outside two Jewish centers last year were not Jewish. Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan who is representing himself, could be sentenced to death if convicted of murdering the three people in April 2014 in suburban Kansas City, Missouri. Cross has pleaded not guilty to all the charges but has said several times in court that he is the killer.