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Police: Beanie Sigel's wounds still life-threatening; no arrests

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 05:24

 Beanie Sigel's wounds still life-threatening; no arrestsPolice in Pleasantville, New Jersey said on Friday that there are two persons of interest in the shooting of rapper Beanie Sigel, but no arrests have been made.


Greenpeace activists take plea deal in P&G protest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 05:23

FILE - This Tuesday, March 4, 2014 file photo shows Greenpeace activists, including this one dressed in a tiger suit, rappel and hang banners in protest of Procter & Gamble outside of the company's headquarters, in downtown Cincinnati, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Eight Greenpeace activists who staged a stunning protest at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters are due back in Cincinnati to accept a plea agreement offered at P&G’s request. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer Amanda Rossmann, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — Eight Greenpeace activists who staged an eye-catching protest at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters pleaded guilty Friday to trespassing in an agreement offered at the consumer products maker's request.


Obama says NFL was 'winging it' in Rice domestic violence case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 05:22

US President Obama answers questions at news conference at White House after mid term electionsBy Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday the NFL appeared to be "winging it" in dealing with former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice's domestic violence case but praised the league for later putting in place a new policy to handle such incidents. The National Football League on Wednesday unveiled a tougher policy for disciplining players for off-field misconduct including violence against women in the wake of high-profile domestic violence cases involving Rice and 2012 NFL Most Valuable Player Adrian Peterson. ...


$1M bond set for man accused in Phoenix ax killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 05:17
PHOENIX (AP) — Bond has been set at $1 million for an alleged gang member who police say killed a man with an ax in Phoenix, nearly decapitating him.

Judge rules woman who drove kids into sea was insane

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 05:13
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida judge on Friday found a South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the Atlantic Ocean not guilty of felony child abuse by reason of insanity, authorities said. Ebony Wilkerson, 33, agreed to the plea after prosecutors at the court hearing dropped attempted murder charges, according to the state attorney’s spokesman, Spencer Hathaway. ...

Three People Shot Outside Oregon School, Police Say

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 05:11
The shooting took place outside Rosemary Anderson High School.

Wealth gap widens between whites and minorities

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 05:09

chart shows the median net worth of households by race and ethnicity, in 2013 dollars; 2c x 4 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 114 mm;PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The economic recovery has not been equal among the races, according to a Pew Research Center study released Friday.


Three People Shot Near Oregon School, Police Say

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 05:06
The shooting took place outside Rosemary Anderson High School.

Rogue guard convicted of smuggling pot to sell to NYC inmates

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 05:00
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A rogue guard at New York City's Rikers Island jail was convicted on Friday of taking bribes and smuggling marijuana to sell to inmates at two maximum security lockups, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said. A jury in U.S. District Court in Manhattan convicted Austin Romain, 32, of fraud, accepting bribes and conspiring to distribute marijuana to prisoners at two different facilities at the sprawling jail, said Betsy Feuerstein, spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney. ...

Vermont's 'Eat More Kale' guy wins trademark fight with Chick-fil-A

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 04:59
By Ted Siefer (Reuters) - A Vermont T-shirt maker has been granted a trademark for the phrase "Eat More Kale," a decision the state's governor on Friday hailed as a victory for "the little guy" over a "corporate bully." Bo Muller-Moore, who lives in Montpelier, had been ordered to cease using the phrase on T-shirts and other merchandise by the fried chicken chain Chick-fil-A, on the grounds it violated its trademarked slogan, "Eat Mor Chikn. ...

ICC prosecutor stopping Darfur investigations

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 04:52
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court told the U.N. Security Council on Friday she is stopping her investigations in Sudan's chaotic Darfur region for now because no one has been brought to justice in a decade and the council has done little or nothing to help.

Judge: Texas should reveal execution drug supplier

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 04:50
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge has ordered Texas to release the name of the compounding pharmacy that provides the state its execution drug, but attorneys pushing for the disclosure said Friday that they don't expect to get the information anytime soon.

Man who fled with 4 sons arrested in wife's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 04:40
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man accused of abducting his four sons and engaging police in a highway standoff was booked into jail Friday for investigation of his wife's death as well as kidnapping.

Pacific storm triggers mudslides, floods in Southern California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 04:33

A second-story walkway to apartment units is shown after it collapsed during heavy rains in Long Beach, CaliforniaBy Steve Gorman and Michael Fleeman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Pacific storm pounded Southern California with heavy rain and high winds on Friday, triggering flash floods and mudslides that prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes, damaged dozens of others and disrupted passenger rail service along the coast. One person was found dead on Friday in a rain-swollen flood-control channel in the Orange County town of Garden Grove, which could mark the third storm-related fatality on the West Coast since Thursday. ...


Teen gets 16 years for kidnapping of elderly woman

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 04:32

Teen gets 16 years for kidnapping of elderly womanA 17-year-old girl has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for her role in the kidnapping of an 89-year-old woman who was locked in her car trunk for two days before being abandoned at a cemetery.


Legislation seeks interim steps to stop Asian carp

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 04:25

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2013 file photo is a Silver Carp taken from the Wabash River, in West Lafayette, Ind. Members of Congress announced Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 the introduction of legislation calling for interim steps to prevent invasive species from reaching the Great Lakes through Chicago-area waterways while a permanent solution is debated. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, Michael Heinz, File)TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Members of Congress on Friday called for strengthening defenses on a river about 40 miles from Chicago as a temporary step toward preventing aggressive Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes and depleting their prized fish stocks.


Judge: Mom who drove kids into ocean was insane

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 04:14
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Carolina mother was insane when she drove her three children into the ocean and therefore not guilty of child abuse, a Florida judge determined Friday.

Lawyers seek sympathy for convicted ex-official

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 04:08

Ian Lyles, cousin to Eric Williams exits the witness stand after giving testimony about Williams during the punishment phase of his capital murder trial at the Rockwall County Courthouse in Rockwall, Texas, on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Williams is accused in the Kaufman DA murder of Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia McLelland back in 2013. Jurors heard testimony Thursday as they decided whether 47-year-old Eric Williams should be executed or spend the rest of his life in prison. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Vernon Bryant, Pool)ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a former public official convicted of capital murder in a revenge plot against North Texas prosecutors are portraying him in a sympathetic light in an effort to spare him the death penalty.


Indiana officers buy homeless man bus ticket home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 04:02
BOONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Three Indiana police officers who bought a homeless man a bus ticket to Virginia say "it was the right thing to do" after he told them he was trying to get home for the holidays.

Woman found dead in car trunk at Maple Shade hotel identified

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 04:01

Woman found dead in car trunk at Maple Shade hotel identifiedA man has been charged after a woman's body was found in the trunk of a car outside a hotel in Maple Shade, New Jersey.