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2 in sadomasochistic ring sentenced for California killing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:49
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two members of a sadomasochistic sex triangle were sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday for murdering the wife of a Marine deployed in Afghanistan.

What's for dinner? Genetically engineered salmon OK'd by FDA

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:48

AquAdvantage Salmon may be raised only in land-based, contained hatchery tanks in two specific facilities in Canada and PanamaWASHINGTON (AP) — What's for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States.

The Latest: Georgia man declines prayer before execution

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:46
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The latest on Thursday's execution of Georgia inmate Marcus Ray Johnson (all times local):

The Latest: Teen, 2 young men held in officer's killing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:41

In this undated photo released the Downey Police Department shows Downey police officer Ricardo Galvez, 29. He was shot to death in the driver's seat of his personal vehicle when two male suspects ran up and opened fire late Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in the parking lot of Downey police headquarters in Downey, Calif. (Downey Police Department via AP)DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the shooting death of a Downey, California, police officer (all times local):

California police officer killed during botched robbery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:40

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. John Corina briefs the media on the murder of Downey, Calif., Police Officer Ricardo "Ricky" Galvez, 29, at a memorial to fallen officers in Downey Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Corina said three young men were arrested in the death of Galvez in what investigators described as a botched robbery as the lawman sat in his own car after work. Galvez was in plainclothes in the driver's seat of his car at the end of his shift when two men ran up and opened fire late Wednesday, Corina said. He died in his car. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California police officer was shot to death in his own car as he was getting off work in what investigators said Thursday was a botched robbery attempt by two young men and a 16-year-old boy who were arrested within hours.

News Guide: Unrest after Minneapolis cop shot black man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:29

Protesters hang around the warming fire, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at the Black Lives Matter encampment outside the Minneapolis Police Department's Fourth Precinct in Minneapolis. The fatal shooting of Jamar Clark, an unarmed black man by a Minneapolis police officer, has pushed racial tensions in the city's small but concentrated minority community to the fore, with the police precinct besieged by the makeshift encampment and many protesters.(AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black man by a Minneapolis police officer has prompted unrest in the city as the community demands answers, while authorities say they can't provide additional details because of the ongoing investigation.

Lexington becomes second Kentucky city to approve minimum wage hike

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:21
Officials in Lexington, Kentucky, voted on Thursday to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by the year 2018, becoming the second city in the southern state to pass a minimum wage law. The ordinance, which exempts agricultural workers and wait staff, was expected to benefit some 30,000 workers in Lexington, the second-biggest city in Kentucky behind Louisville.

FBI head: No credible threat to US after Paris attacks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:19

FBI Director James Comey, left, and Attorney General Loretta Lynch meet with members of the media at Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, to discuss the US government's ongoing counterterrorism efforts. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey said Thursday there is no credible threat to the United States following the Paris terror attacks, and that investigators have found no links between the attackers and the U.S.

Asian stocks pause as Fed-fueled rally fades

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:19

FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks edged mostly lower in midday trading Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, as traders weighed a mix of company earnings news. Health care stocks were among the biggest decliners after UnitedHealth Group cut its earnings forecast. Payments company Square soared in its market debut. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)HONG KONG (AP) — A rally in Asian stock markets paused Friday as enthusiasm faded over the Federal Reserve's hint that interest rate increases will be gradual.

Clinton: No troops in Syria, US must welcome refugees

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:15

 No troops in Syria, even if attack on US soilNEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed Thursday to keep American troops out of Syria, saying in a sweeping foreign policy address she would resist sending forces to fight Islamic State militants even if there were an attack within the U.S.

More than 500,000 people homeless in the United States: report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:01

File photo of people waiting in line at the Fred Jordan Mission annual back to school giveaway of shoes, clothing and backpacks for homeless and underprivileged children in Los AngelesMore than 500,000 people - a quarter of them children - were homeless in the United States this year amid scarce affordable housing across much of the nation, according to a study released on Thursday. The report, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), said the number was down slightly from 2014. Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Oregon and Hawaii have all recently declared emergencies over the rise of homelessness, and on Thursday Seattle's mayor toured a new encampment for his city's dispossessed.

Man angry after EBMUD refused to release water use on property

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:44

Man angry after EBMUD refused to release water use on propertyAn East Bay man said the East Bay Municipal Utility District is being inconsistent by playing by two different sets of rules when it comes to releasing names and addresses of its water users.

Police investigating death of 1-year-old girl found burned in oven in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:43

Police investigating death of 1-year-old girl found burned in oven in TexasPolice say a 1-year-old girl was found dead inside the oven after she and her three siblings were left alone in their Houston home.

Fed appeals court won't stop Hawaiian election vote count

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:27

FILE - In a Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 file photo, Bill Meheula, left, an attorney for Nai Aupuni, speaks to reporters outside U.S. District Court in Honolulu. A federal appeals court is allowing a vote count to proceed in an ongoing Native Hawaiian election. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, rejected an emergency request to stop the votes from being counted once voting ends on Nov. 30. Native Hawaiians are voting to elect delegates for a convention to come up with a self-governance document. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)HONOLULU (AP) — Votes cast in an ongoing election for Native Hawaiians can be counted as planned, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

Police: Mystery man at airport was likely off-duty pilot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:27
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unidentified person spotted Thursday on a Jetway connecting a JetBlue plane with a Los Angeles International Airport terminal likely was an off-duty pilot scheduled to catch a courtesy flight to New York, authorities said.

Court allows undocumented women to join Obama immigration appeal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:18
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday allowed three undocumented immigrant women in Texas to join the Obama administration in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to revive a program that would shield millions of immigrations from deportation. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a brief order, saying the unnamed women could intervene, adding a human dimension to what would be a blockbuster high court case. Obama's executive orders would let up to 4.7 million illegal immigrants live in the United States without the threat of deportation.

South Dakota man gets life in prison for death of NFL star's son

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:16
(Reuters) - A South Dakota judge sentenced a Sioux Falls man to life in prison on Thursday for killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in 2013, the Argus-Leader newspaper reported.Joseph Patterson, 29, was convicted in September of second-degree murder in the death of Tyrese Ruffin, who was the son of his then-girlfriend and Peterson. Under state law, he faced a mandatory life sentence without parole. ...

Horizon drops hostile bid for Depomed after judge's ruling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:08
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Horizon Pharma says it is dropping its hostile bid for rival drugmaker Depomed after a judge rejected its effort to nullify Depomed's "poison pill" takeover defense.

Chicago says it'll release shooting video per judge's order

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:01

CORRECTS TO COUNSEL FROM COUNCIL - Attorneys Michael Robbins, left, and Jeffrey Neslund, counsel for the mother of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald who was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer, talk to reporters Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, after Cook County Judge Franklin Valderrama ordered the Chicago Police Department to release a video of the shooting by Nov. 25, in Chicago. The video is said to show the officer shooting McDonald 16 times in October 2014. Some including the teen's mother worry the video could spark violent protests. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago said Thursday it will comply with a judge's order and soon release a video of a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times — images that some worry could lead to unrest similar to protests that other cities have seen after police-involved deaths.

Saudi Arabia will host conference to unite Syrian opposition

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 09:35

U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Saudi Arabia will host a conference in mid-December to try to unite the Syrian opposition ahead of new peace talks, a key issue in stepped up efforts to end the nearly five-year civil war, the country's U.N. ambassador said Thursday.