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2 pedestrians struck, driver impaled in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:34

2 pedestrians struck, driver impaled in CamdenAuthorities say a driver was impaled after he lost control of his vehicle and struck two pedestrians in Camden.


NFL star Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:23

NFL star Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuseStar NFL running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child.


Man wins fight to get same-sex union recognized

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:17

In this July 2014 photo provided by the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Fred McQuire, left, and George Martinez pose for photos at their wedding in California. Martinez was a Vietnam War veteran in the throes of the final stages of cancer when he and McQuire, his partner of 45 years, traveled from Arizona to California to fulfill one of his final wishes and get married. He died Aug. 28, 2014, and now McQuire is in the midst of a legal battle over Arizona's ban on gay marriage. (AP Photo/Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund)A judge has handed a victory to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because Arizona does not recognize same-sex marriage.


Professor from Europe takes plea deal in 1995 California killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:04
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A psychology professor from Europe accused of murder in the 1995 stabbing death of a man who she says raped her pleaded guilty to a lesser charge on Friday in Southern California, and prosecutors said she has agreed to testify against others involved in the killing. Norma Patricia Esparza, 40, who grew up in Southern California, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and is expected to be sentenced to six years in prison, the Orange County District Attorney's Office said in a statement. She was originally charged with murder in the killing of 24-year-old Gonzalo Ramirez. Two men, her former boyfriend, Gianni Van, 45, and his alleged accomplice Shannon Ray Gries, 43, remain charged with murder in the case.

US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:51

FILE - In this March 4, 2014 file photo, a monument to Ukrainian poet and writer Taras Shevchenko is silhouetted against an apartment building with a sign advertising Russia's natural gas giant Gazprom, in Moscow, Russia. Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia's ability to develop oil and gas projects. But the restrictions on Russia's energy sector were carefully crafted to avoid impacting the country's current production of oil and gas, a move that would raise global energy prices at time of weak economic growth. Russia is the largest oil exporter outside of OPEC and the most important supplier of natural gas to Europe. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)WASHINGTON (AP) — Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia's ability to develop oil and gas projects.


Charges in dead babies case; neighbors soul-search

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:50

Erika Murray enters the courtroom by a court officer for her arraignment at Uxbridge District Court in Uxbridge, Mass. on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Murray, 31, was arrested Thursday night on charges including fetal death concealment, witness intimidation and permitting substantial injury to a child. Not guilty pleas were entered Friday on her behalf. Detectives investigating a case of reckless endangerment of children found the bodies this week at the house littered with soiled diapers in Blackstone, about 50 miles southwest of Boston. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Paul Kapteyn, Pool)BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — A woman who lived in a squalid, vermin-infested home where the bodies of three infants were found was charged Friday with covering up the deaths, while neighbors said they wish they had acted themselves to call attention to the house with the foul smell and the shades that were always drawn.


Slain 5 kids loved to play, wrestle with their dad

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:46

Photos of Timothy Ray Jones Jr. children are on display during a news conference at the Lexington County Sheriff's Dept Training Center in Lexington, S.C., Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Jones Jr., 32, will be charged with murder in the deaths of his five children after he led authorities to a secluded clearing in Alabama, where their bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags, a sheriff said Wednesday. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)AMORY, Miss. (AP) — The five children who authorities say were killed by their father loved to dress up as superheroes, play in the park and pool, and pose for the camera, always smiling.


Bicyclist fatally struck in Delaware hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:25

Bicyclist fatally struck in Delaware hit-and-runPolice are looking for the hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a bicyclist in Hockessin, Delaware.


30 homes near California fire ordered evacuated

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:18

A plume of smoke rises into the sky as a wildfire burns in the Cleveland National Forest in eastern Orange County, while traffic moves along a freeway through Tustin, Calif. on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Mark Rightmire)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Officials ordered people in about 30 homes to evacuate Friday evening as a wildfire roared through a canyon in Southern California's Cleveland National Forest.


Body found near search area for missing swimmer in Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:02

Body found near search area for missing swimmer in Delaware RiverAuthorities say they've discovered a body in the area where they were searching for a swimmer who went missing in the Delaware River.


Pia Zadora badly hurt after Vegas golf cart fall

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 09:55

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 1982 file photo, actress Pia Zadora poses with Timothy Hutton, after her award received for being the new motion picture star of the year, during the 39th annual Golden Globes presentations, in Los Angeles. Zadora was hospitalized with serious head and leg injuries after a fall from a motorized golf cart driven by her teenage son near their northwest Las Vegas home. Zadora’s husband, Mike Jeffries, tells the Las Vegas Sun the singer-actress suffered a head injury and a compound ankle fracture in the Thursday evening, Sept. 11, 2014, accident. (AP Photo Lennox/McLendon, file)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Pia Zadora has been hospitalized with serious head and leg injuries after a fall from a motorized golf cart driven by her teenage son near their northwest Las Vegas home.


Baby death case against Oklahoma woman dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 09:33
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The murder case against a Tulsa woman who spent nearly two decades in prison in the death of her infant son was dismissed Friday.

Shots fired in New Castle road rage incident

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 09:27

Shots fired in New Castle road rage incidentDelaware State Police saw a car was hit by gunfire during a road rage incident in New Castle.


Alabama court lets class action lawsuit against CVS Health proceed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 09:16
By Verna, Gates and David Adams BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday allowed a class action lawsuit seeking more than $3 billion to go forward against CVS Health Corp and several insurance companies, affirming the ruling by a lower court which said the plaintiffs could be certified as a class. The case dates back to a 1999 class action settlement for $56 million over alleged accounting fraud at MedPartners, a physician and pharmacy benefits management corporation. CVS Health could not be reached for comment. MedPartners became Caremark and merged in 2007 with CVS, now known as CVS Health.

Man allegedly cooked dog, fed it to ex-girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 09:11

Man allegedly cooked dog, fed it to ex-girlfriendA Northern California man has been arrested after his ex-girlfriend said he cooked her dog and fed it to her.


Over half of Boeing's fighter-jet plant machinists opt for voluntary buyouts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 08:55
By Alwyn Scott (Reuters) - More than half of the Boeing Co machinists at its fighter-jet plant in St. Louis, Missouri, have signed up to take voluntary buyouts, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said on Friday. About 1,300 of the 2,300 machinists at the St. Louis plant had signed up for the plan by a recent deadline, but not all who signed up will take it as some will reconsider their options, the IAM said. Boeing confirmed that it had offered the buyout to certain workers who met eligibility requirements, and that not all of the workers were expected to leave. ...

Parents of slain US journalist criticize handling

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 08:51
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The parents of a New Hampshire journalist slain by Islamic extremists in Syria said Friday that they never knew what the U.S. government was doing to help their son and were told they could be prosecuted if they tried to raise money for a ransom.

$2M bail for suspect in gas station killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 08:48

This photo provided by the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department shows Lyle Marvin Hoffman. Hoffman, who is accused of fatally shooting his former boyfriend and business partner in suburban Minneapolis, was arrested Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, after a month on the run, when police found him on foot peering at a drive-thru menu in another suburb, police said. (AP Photo/Ramsey County Sheriff's Department)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of killing his former boyfriend and business partner at a suburban Minneapolis gas station abandoned a suitcase that contained ammunition consistent with the bullets used in the slaying, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Friday.


Teen charged with murder, rape in girl's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 08:44
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The teenager accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 6-year-old neighbor girl in Washington state was charged as an adult Friday with aggravated murder and aggravated rape.

Maria Shriver removed from former California Gov. Schwarzenegger's portrait

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 08:34

California Governor Schwarzenegger smiles with wife Maria Shriver at Governor's Inaugural Ball at Sacramento Convention CenterBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A small image of Maria Shriver on a lapel pin worn by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in an official portrait has been painted over as the actor-turned-politician and his wife go through a divorce, a former aide said. Schwarzenegger, a Republican who left office nearly four years ago, was the featured star earlier this week when the portrait was unveiled in the state capital of Sacramento. The revelation came weeks after the separation of Schwarzenegger and Shriver, who had been married for 25 years. Schwarzenegger's former aide, Clay Russell, confirmed in an email on Friday that the portrait had included a small image of Shriver on a lapel pin Schwarzenegger wore.