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Jury selected for Texas doctor charged with poisoning lover's coffee

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:12
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A jury was selected on Thursday in the trial of a breast cancer physician accused of spiking two cups coffee for her lover, a cancer researcher, with a compound commonly found in antifreeze. The trial of Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, a 43-year-old oncologist with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is expected to begin on Monday. According to a criminal complaint, Gonzalez-Angulo had a relationship with Dr. George Blumenschein, an oncologist at the same hospital who specializes in the treatment of lung, head and neck cancers. Blumenschein told investigators that Gonzalez-Angulo served him two sweet-tasting cups of coffee while they were alone in her home in January 2013.

12 Delaware children hospitalized with respiratory illness

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:10

12 Delaware children hospitalized with respiratory illnessHealth officials in Delaware say 12 children have been hospitalized with a respiratory illness.


Oscar Pistorius cleared of murder; full verdict expected Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:08

Oscar Pistorius cleared of murder; full verdict expected FridayOscar Pistorius could still be convicted of culpable homicide.


Former FBI director Mueller to lead probe of NFL's handling of Ray Rice case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:05

Mueller reacts to applause from the audience during his farewell ceremony at the Justice Department in WashingtonBy Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) - A former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Robert Mueller III, will lead a probe into the National Football League's handling of former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice's domestic violence case, the league said on Wednesday. The announcement comes within hours of a report by the Associated Press that a law enforcement official sent a video to the league in April that showed Rice knocking out his then-fiancee in an elevator. ...


Crocs trying to monopolize marketplace, competitor says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:02
By Andrew Chung (Reuters) - A family-owned, Nevada-based shoe company is taking on the giant shoe maker Crocs, accusing it of creating a monopoly by suing smaller competitors and putting them out of business. In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday in federal court in Nevada, USA Dawgs said Crocs Incwas using "sham" patent lawsuits in order to "litigate its competition out of the market." "Crocs has managed to put everybody out of business," said Brian Elliott, the Las Vegas company's in-house attorney. ...

Arkansas judge dismissed for disclosing details about Theron adoption

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:00
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - An Arkansas state judge who acknowledged posting on the Internet confidential information regarding an adoption by actress Charlize Theron was removed from office on Thursday by the Arkansas Supreme Court. Circuit Judge Michael Maggio of Conway, Arkansas, admitted using a pseudonym to disclose information on the adoption, which apparently occurred in January 2012 and was handled by another judge in the same city. ...

Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:55

University of Chicago Paleontologist Paul C. Sereno looks inside the jaws of a 50-foot life-size model of a Spinosaurus dinosaur at the National Geographic Society exhibit in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. National Geographic has put together a life-size model of the first non-bird dinosaur that could live much of the time in water. Picture the fearsome creatures of “Jurassic Park” crossed with the shark from “Jaws.” Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth. Now add a crocodile snout as big as a person and feet like a duck’s. The result gives you some idea of a bizarre dinosaur scientists have just unveiled. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth. Now add a crocodile snout as big as a person and feet like a duck's.


APNewsBreak: Court martial eyed in Iraq vanishing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:52

FILE - In this July 19, 2004 file photo, Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun makes a statement to the press outside Quantico Marine Base in Quantico, Va. A hearing officer has recommended a court martial for Hassoun, a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years, a defense lawyer said Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A hearing officer has recommended a court martial for a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years, a defense lawyer said Thursday.


Video launches assault investigation of officer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:46
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police are investigating whether an off-duty officer assaulted his former girlfriend outside a restaurant after surveillance video surfaced showing an altercation.

Feds end Ohio State inquiry, applaud band inquiry

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:46
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Just weeks after Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band for failing to address a "sexualized culture" within the group, the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday announced it was closing a four-year investigation into the university's handling of sexual abuse allegations.

Yoga studio feels heat after Sept. 11 promotion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:43
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Less than five miles from the Pentagon, the owners of the Bikram Arlington yoga studio thought they had come up with a clever way to run a promotion in conjunction with the Sept. 11 attacks.

AP PHOTOS: US marks anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:31

From left, President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey participate in a ceremony at the Pentagon, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)The United States marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks against a troubling backdrop. The ceremonies came just hours after President Barack Obama told the country he is authorizing stepped-up airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against Islamic State extremists.


FEMA wants at least $5.8M in Sandy aid repaid

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:30

In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, Gary Silberman stands for a picture as he guides reporters on a tour of his parent's home that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, in Lindenhurst, N.Y. After Silberman received nearly $17,000 in assistance from FEMA, the agency is demanding a return on the funds. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane's victims.


Police: South Philadelphia teacher stabbing a possible suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:29

 South Philadelphia teacher stabbing a possible suicidePolice say they are investigating the fatal stabbing of a school teacher in South Philadelphia as a possible suicide.


Vehicle slams into Palmyra bedroom

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:26

Vehicle slams into Palmyra bedroomAn early morning crash in Burlington County ended with a car in one woman's bedroom.


Police: Stratosphere casino crash was intentional

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:22

This Sept. 11, 2014 booking photo provided by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Ryan Brown, 40, following his arrest on Sept. 10, 2014 at the Stratosphere on the Las Vegas Strip. Police say Brown faces felony cocaine possession and misdemeanor driving under the influence and reckless driving charges after crashing his pickup truck through glass entry doors at the Las Vegas Strip casino. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 40-year-old driver who police said seemed proud and excited about his actions is accused of intentionally driving a pickup truck through the glass doors of the Stratosphere casino on the Las Vegas Strip, according to an arrest report made public Thursday.


Teacher's 'kissing game' leads to review of New Hampshire school district

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:19
By Ted Siefer MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A school district in southern New Hampshire is overhauling its sexual harassment policies after U.S. The Portsmouth school district had been due this week to unveil a new, more rigorous sexual harassment policy but delayed it while officials respond to requests to modify it by the U.S. "We've conducted training of staff on how to investigate claims of sexual harassment, and we've done training for the incoming freshman class," said Kathleen Dwyer, attorney for the affluent coastal city. The teacher also "made regular jokes about pornography" and "joked about being a sex offender to keep trick-or-treaters away on Halloween," according to the Department of Education.

As Venezuela economy worsens, fears of default

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:12

FILE - In this April 19, 2013 file photo, daughter of the late Hugo Chavez, Maria Gabriela Chavez and Venezuela's newly sworn-in President Nicolas Maduro, join in the singing of their national anthem in the National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela. In a July 23, 2014 closed-door meeting July at U.N. headquarters in New York, Venezuela quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a seat on the United Nations Security Council. Maria Gabriela Chavez is Venezuela’s alternate ambassador to the U.N. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro is reassuring foreign creditors that Venezuela's government will make good on a $4.5 billion foreign debt payment due next month.


2 others allege abuse by retired Michigan sergeant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:12

This undated photo provided by the Genesee County Sheriff shows retired Flint, Mich. Police Sgt. Lawrence Woods. Two more people have come forward to say they were assaulted as children by Woods, who is charged with sexual misconduct when he worked at the Flint Police Department in the 1990s, police said. (AP Photo/Genesee County Sheriff)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Two more people have come forward to say they were assaulted as children by a retired Michigan police sergeant charged with sexual misconduct when he worked at the Flint Police Department in the 1990s, police said.


FBI probes vandalism at congressman's office

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:10

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2008 file photo Missouri Democratic U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver speaks at a rally in Kansas City, Mo. Federal investigators are looking into what appears to have been an early morning attempt Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 to firebomb Cleaver's Missouri office. Police say two bottles, with paper towels sticking out of the necks extinguished during flight, were found shattered inside the office below a broken window. There were no staff members in the building at the time. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)Federal investigators are looking into what appears to have been an attempt to firebomb a U.S. congressman's office in Missouri.