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Activists, newspapers sue over blocked access to Oklahoma executions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:45
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Activists groups and two newspapers sued on Monday to try and prevent Oklahoma prison officials from blocking what can be seen by witnesses to executions, in a lawsuit prompted by the state screening off its death chamber in a botched execution in April. Before that, convicted murderer and rapist Lockett, 38, was seen by witnesses lifting his head, mumbling and twisting on the gurney.

Police dog corners burglary suspect under bed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:43

Lehigh County man dies after assault in Ocean City, Md.New Castle County Police say a police dog helped corner a burglary suspect inside the Claymont home.

U.S. murder suspect in Bali denied private legal consultations: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:43

The daughter of an American woman found dead inside a suitcase in Bali gestures while in custody in a police station in DenpasarBy Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago-area teenager detained in connection with the death of her mother on the resort island of Bali is not being allowed to meet privately with her legal team in Indonesia, her U.S.-based lawyer said on Monday. Michael Elkin, Chicago-based attorney for 19-year-old Heather Mack, called on Indonesian authorities to allow her local legal advisers and investigators working on her case to meet with her in a private setting. Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, were arrested on Aug. 13 as suspects in the death of Mack's mother, 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose battered body was found in a suitcase in a taxi outside the luxury St. Regis hotel.

Suspect held in deadly California shooting spree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:42
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who was detained late Sunday as a person of interest in a series of apparently random shootings that claimed three lives in suburban Los Angeles was booked on animal-cruelty charges Monday as detectives worked to link him to the three homicides, a police spokesman said.

At least 400 Florida beachgoers stung by jellyfish

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:15

New Smyrna BeachJellyfish stung at least 400 Florida beachgoers over the weekend, prompting lifeguards to raise purple flags warning of hazardous marine life off the state's east coast, authorities said on Monday. All you can see are the ones on shore," said Volusia County Beach Safety Captain Tammy Marris. Jellyfish stings can be dangerous or fatal in rare cases in which the victim is severely allergic to the venom. Marris said the size of the swarm and number of people stung are not unusual, adding that it is hard for beachgoers to predict when the jellyfish will wash towards shore.

Police warn of 'one-ring phone scam'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:09

Police warn of 'one-ring phone scam'Police are warning residents about the "one-ring phone scam" targeting cell phones across the country which rack up huge phone bill charges.

UPS, pilots' union barred from air crash probe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 01:54
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal accident board has told UPS and its pilots' union they can no longer participate in the agency's investigation of a crash that killed two of the cargo shipper's pilots.

Sharpton: Something is wrong, US needs to be fixed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 01:50
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton says the country needs to come to terms with the fact that something is wrong in America, in the wake of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

NKorea protests UN refusal of meeting on exercises

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 01:50
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is criticizing the U.N. Security Council for not accepting its latest request for an emergency session on U.S.-South Korean military exercises this month.

Brown's cousin: 'Enough of the senseless killings'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 01:48
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Relatives of 18-year-old Michael Brown called on those attending his funeral to push for change and help end "the senseless killings."

Police: Drunk uncle lets nephew, 8, steer moving car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 01:31

 Drunk uncle let nephew, 8, steer moving carPolice in Upper Darby, Pa. say a man, suspected of being drunk, has been arrested for letting his 8-year-old nephew steer a car from the driver's seat.

Two teens killed by Chicago police after pointing guns, police say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 01:29
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Two teens were shot to death by Chicago police in separate incidents on Sunday after they refused to drop their guns and pointed them at officers, police and a police union spokesman said on Monday. The suspect ran up a back staircase of a building, according to police union spokesman Pat Camden. He was identified as Roshad McIntosh, 19, of Chicago, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. In the second incident, there was an exchange of gunfire on a south side street, and when police arrived, one of the suspects pointed his gun at them.

Group of migrants ashore in Florida; 1 body found

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 01:27
HILLSBORO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say more than a dozen people believed to be from Haiti have come ashore in South Florida.

One dead after Haitian migrants come ashore near Fort Lauderdale

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 01:25
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - One woman died early on Monday as 20 Haitian migrants being transported by an illegal smuggling operation came ashore near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, law enforcement officials said. The group was "released into the water" and officials were alerted after some members made it to land shortly after 2a.m., said Gina Carter, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff's Office. Homeland Security is investigating the smuggling operation.

Man dies after being Tasered by police in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 01:08
By Daniel Wallis MIAMI (Reuters) - Authorities in Florida are investigating the death of a man who was shot with a Taser stun gun by a police officer while resisting arrest, sheriff's deputies said on Monday. The Columbia County Sheriff's Office in central Florida said a 91-year-old woman reported a suspicious person in the yard of her Lake City home on Sunday evening, and that the man threw a metal pipe at her when she challenged him. A deputy found Timothy Shad Griffis, 41, in a shed on the property, a statement from sheriff's office said, and when the deputy ordered him out, the suspect threatened to kill him. The statement said Griffis failed to comply and that the deputy used the Taser after Griffis made "an aggressive movement" toward him.

French government dissolves over economic policy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 01:07

FILE- This April 10, 2014, shows French prime minister Manuel Valls, right, and Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg during a visit to French defense and electronic company Thales in Gennevilliers, outside Paris, France. French President Francois Hollande is dissolving the government after an open feud in his Cabinet over the country’s economy. Prime Minister Manuel Valls offered up his Socialist government’s resignation Monday after accusing his economy minister, Arnaud Montebourg , of crossing a line with open criticism of the government’s policies.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)PARIS (AP) — President Francois Hollande is weighing his options after dissolving the government on Monday over open feuding in the Cabinet about how much cutting — or spending — will revive the country's stagnant economy.

Amish to build garage for pair who returned girls

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:36
RICHVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The Amish are famous for their barn raisings, when an entire community turns out to help a neighbor.

Victim ID'd in Gloucester Twp. hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:34

Victim ID'd in Gloucester Twp. hit-and-runPolice have identified the man who was critically injured in a hit-and-run in Gloucester Township, Camden County, as the search for the driver continues.

News media sue over Oklahoma execution procedures

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:32

FILE - This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett. Two newspapers filed a federal lawsuit Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, that alleges Oklahoma prison officials violated the First Amendment when they prevented reporters from viewing portions of the botched execution of Lockett on April 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials violated the First Amendment when they prevented reporters from viewing portions of the botched execution of a death row inmate earlier this year, two news organizations claim in a federal lawsuit filed Monday.

Hearing set in Florida loud music death case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:23
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of killing a teenager during an argument over loud music appeared in court briefly for a hearing in Florida.