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Georgia halts execution of state's only female death row inmate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:40

Death row inmate Kelly Renee Gissendaner is seen in an undated picture from the Georgia Department of CorrectionsGeorgia halted the planned Monday execution of the only woman on death row in the state due to problems with the drugs to be used in the lethal injection, officials said. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, condemned for the murder of her husband in 1997, would have been the first woman executed by the state in 70 years. "Within the hours leading up to the scheduled execution, the Execution Team performed the necessary checks. At that time, the drugs appeared cloudy," Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan said in a statement.


Execution of Georgia woman postponed; problem with drug

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:38

Death row inmate Kelly Renee Gissendaner is seen in an undated picture from the Georgia Department of CorrectionsJACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia postponed its first execution of a woman in 70 years late Monday because of concerns about the drug to be used in the lethal injection.


U.S. economist Ross wins Deutsche prize for pricing models

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:15
U.S. economist Stephen Ross was named winner of the Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics on Tuesday for helping to create models that have helped markets assess prices for options and other assets for the past three decades. "Ross’s models have changed and advanced economic practice profoundly," said the Frankfurt-based Center for Financial Studies that awards the $50,000 prize once every two years. The prize honors researchers whose work has influenced financial economics and macroeconomics. The prize was awarded for the first time in 2005 to University of Chicago professor Eugene Fama, who went on to share the Nobel Prize for economics in 2013.

Execution of Georgia woman postponed; problem with drug

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:14
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia postponed its first execution of a woman in 70 years late Monday, as officials cited problems with the lone drug that would be used for the lethal injection.

LA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:13

Los Angeles Police detective Meghan Aguilar points at photos released by police that could indicate evidence of a suspect holding a police officer's gun, seen in a video grab scene shot by a witness at the scene of the shooting of a homeless man on Skid Row of Los Angeles, displayed at a news conference at police headquarters Monday, March 2, 2015. Chief Charlie Beck says officers fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row after he grabbed an officer's holster during a struggle. Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed the man on Sunday, as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions have viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.


Wisconsin representatives take up right-to-work bill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:02

Workers gather outside the State Capitol building in MadisonBy Brendan O'Brien MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - Wisconsin lawmakers on Monday made a final push toward adopting a measure supported by Republican Governor Scott Walker to bar private-sector workers from being required to join a union or pay dues when working under union-negotiated contracts. The measure, which would make Wisconsin the 25th state to enact a "right-to-work" law, is expected to pass the Republican-led state Assembly as soon as Thursday and then be signed into law by Walker, a Republican presidential hopeful. "Unions argue that they benefit ordinary Americans, but in economic terms, unions (operate) as a labor cartel," said James Sherk, a Heritage Foundation policy analyst, who testified in support of legislation at an 11-hour public hearing on Monday in front of the Assembly labor committee. "If Wisconsin is truly open for business, you will vote with your constituents and turn down this bill," said Tim Silha, a UAW union president from Janesville.


Well-liked photo teacher found dead in California classroom

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:36

Placentia-Yorba Linda School District Assistant Superintendent of Education Candi Plahy speaks to the media in front of the El Dorado High School after a teacher at the school committed suicide in her classroom Monday, March, 2, 2015. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Sam Gangwer) ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: teacher.suicide.0303 ñ 3/2/15 ñ SAM GANGWER, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER - SAM_7929.nef -PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California teacher who committed suicide by hanging herself in her classroom was a well-liked 31-year-old photography instructor, authorities said Monday.


4 people killed, 4 others injured in California car crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:35
FREEDOM, Calif. (AP) — A head-on crash left four people dead and four others seriously injured when a car packed with teens collided with a pickup truck in rural Santa Cruz County.

AccuWeather: Tracking Another Winter Storm with Snow, Ice and Rain

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:34

 Snow and Ice arrive this afternoon.Meteorologist Cecily Tynan says a complicated winter storm moves in Tuesday evening and lasts into Thursday.


5-alarm fire at Upper Moreland sheet metal plant under control

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:20

5-alarm fire at Upper Moreland sheet metal plant under controlA fire at a sheet metal plant in Upper Moreland, Montgomery County reached 5-alarms and caused power to be shut off to approximately 900 nearby customers.


Georgia postpones its 1st execution of a woman in 70 years, citing problem with injection drug

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:12
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia postpones its 1st execution of a woman in 70 years, citing problem with injection drug.

Execution of Georgia woman on hold pending Supreme Court ruling

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:11

Execution of Georgia woman on hold pending Supreme Court rulingThe U.S. Supreme Court has stepped in to prevent the only woman on death row in Georgia from being executed.


United Airlines won't accept rechargeable battery shipments

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing safety concerns, United Airlines on Monday became the second major U.S. airline to announce it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries of the kind that power everything from smartphones to laptops to power tools.

Jury acquits Florida man who claimed pot was medicinal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:50
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been acquitted by a jury after contending that dozens of marijuana plants he was growing were used for his own medicinal purposes.

Disneyland memorabilia auction brings in $1.7 million

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:45

In this undated photo provided by Van Eaton Galleries, shows an original "Pirates of the Caribbean" skeleton, part of a Disneyland vintage memorabilia auction which brought in $1.7 million during a weekend sale held online and in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Other items offered by the anonymous collector were the original Frontierland cigar store Indian, a 1960s Mark Twain Riverboat life preserver, a doll from "It's a Small World" and poster artwork for "Captain EO." Prices included a buyer's premium. (AP Photo/Van Eaton Galleries)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Disneyland memorabilia collector has taken a cue from the movie "Frozen" and decided to "Let It Go."


Former Va. governor's appeal cites broad bribery definition

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:31
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said in court papers Monday that his conviction on several counts of public corruption was based on an overly broad definition of bribery and a flawed explanation of what constitutes an "official action" by an elected official.

Man who tried to scale White House barrier won't be charged

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man charged with trying to climb a barrier set up outside the White House has entered into an agreement with prosecutors to have his case dismissed.

18-year-old shot in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:16

18-year-old shot in West PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating the shooting of a teenager in West Philadelphia.


Execution of Ga. woman on hold pending Supreme Court ruling

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:11

FILE -In this Tuesday, July 6, 2004, file photo, Kelly Gissendaner, the only woman on Georgia's death row, peers through the slot in her cell door as a guard brings her a cup of ice at Metro State Prison in Atlanta. Gissendaner's lawyers, on Monday, March 2, 2015, asked the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles to reconsider her request to have her sentence changed to life in prison. Gissendaner, 46, is set for execution at 7 p.m. (0200 GMT) at the state prison. Gissendaner was convicted of murder in the February 1997 stabbing death of her husband. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bita Honarvar, File)JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The execution of the first female in Georgia in 70 years was on hold Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed last-minute arguments by her lawyers that they hoped would persuade the nation's top justices to grant a stay.


Man's body found outside Delilah's club in Northern Liberties

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:57

Man's body found outside Delilah's club in Northern LibertiesA man's body was found outside a club in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia.