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Official: Oklahoma not ready for Nov. 13 execution

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:36

This Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 photo shows the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says the state does not have the drugs on hand or the medical staff prepared needed to carry out a Nov. 13 execution, and is requesting a delay until January. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general is seeking to delay three upcoming executions, including two set for next month, saying the state needs more time to obtain drugs and train staff on new lethal injection protocols put in place after an execution went awry in April.


Cornel West arrested in Ferguson protest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:30
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police say civil rights activist Cornel West was among 13 people arrested during a protest at Ferguson police headquarters.

Bear hunters will get cookbooks in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:29
NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters who bring in a bear to be weighed in New Jersey once the season starts will receive a cookbook that includes such recipes as "bear on a satay stick" and "grilled bear loin with brown sugar paste" to remind them that the animals are edible.

Man charged with attacking officers in Medford

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:12

Man charged with attacking officers in MedfordA man is behind bars after a six hour standoff in Burlington County, New Jersey.


Route 3 reopens after crash in East Goshen, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:05

Route 3 reopens after crash in East Goshen, Pa.An accident shut down both lanes of West Chester Pike (Route 3) in East Goshen, Pennsylvania Monday morning.


1 dead, 1 injured in N.J.Turnpike crash in Woolwich Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:03

1 dead, 1 injured in N.J.Turnpike crash in Woolwich Twp.One person was killed and another was injured in a multi-vehicle crash on the New jersey Turnpike on early Monday morning.


Parents of Virginia student missing a month plead again for help

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:02

Hannah Graham in Charlottesville Police Dept. photo.(Reuters) - The parents of a University of Virginia student who has been missing for one month on Monday pleaded again for help in finding their daughter. Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old sophomore, was last seen on Sept. 13 in Charlottesville, Virginia, site of the university. Jesse Matthew Jr., 32, of Charlottesville, was the last person seen with her and has been charged in her disappearance. "It is heart-breaking for us that the person or persons who know where Hannah is have not come forward with that information," the parents, John and Sue Graham, said in a statement. ...


TV station, rector: 2nd Ebola patient is nurse, 26

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 04:39
DALLAS (AP) — Media reports and a church rector have identified the second Ebola patient in Texas as a 26-year-old nurse infected while caring for a man from Liberia.

Veteran reporter Kim Chandler hired by AP in Ala.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 04:34

Kim Chandler poses for a photo Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala. Chandler, a veteran journalist who has covered politics in Alabama for more than a decade, is joining The Associated Press as a reporter in the Montgomery bureau. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Kim Chandler, a veteran journalist who has covered politics in Alabama for more than a decade, is joining The Associated Press as a reporter in the Montgomery bureau.


Should white mom be paid for brown baby mistake?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 04:34

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Jennifer Cramblett shows her daughter, Payton. Cramblett and her partner, Amanda Zinkon, are suing Midwest Sperm Bank after Jennifer became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as they had intended. (AP Photo/Jennifer Cramblett, File)What is the price of being forced to raise a brown baby?


Officials say Bensalem dance studio fire was arson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 04:32

Officials say Bensalem dance studio fire was arsonA Bucks County business was badly damaged in a fire early Monday morning, and investigators say someone started the blaze on purpose.


Parents say hostage converted to Islam willingly

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 04:29
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The parents of an Indiana aid worker threatened with beheading by the Islamic State group rejected suggestions that their son converted to Islam to save himself Monday, saying his interest in Eastern religions began long before he traveled to the Middle East.

Suspects aid New Orleans police with photos of selves shot with stolen phone

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 04:18

Police investigation photo of two robbery suspects in a New Orleans Police Department photoNEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A pair of armed-robbery suspects in New Orleans have given police seeking their capture on Monday a helpful clue: pictures of themselves taken with one of their victim's cell phones and uploaded to her storage account. In one of the photos distributed by the police, the two suspects wearing blue shirts stand with a third male wearing white, as they each point a gun at the camera.The robbery occurred early on Friday morning in the Marigny neighborhood, adjacent to the storied French Quarter. ...


Oklahoma attorney general asks for delay in three executions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 04:04
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma's attorney general has filed a request to delay three upcoming executions in Oklahoma due to a lack of drugs and to provide more time to implement new lethal injection protocols, according to court documents obtained on Monday. Attorney General Scott Pruitt has asked the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to delay two executions set for November and one set for December because the state does not have the necessary drugs or the medical personnel to carry out the executions, a filing from last week showed. ...

Wilmington woman jailed after 4th DUI conviction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 04:03

Wilmington woman jailed after 4th DUI convictionA Wilmington woman has been convicted of her fourth offense of driving under the influence and is being held behind bars.


Travelers can't find out-of-the-way Hawaii airport

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 04:02
HONOLULU (AP) — An airline is complaining that passengers are getting lost and missing their flights because of a lack of road signs helping them find an out-of-the way Hawaii airport.

Sex abuse case may spell end of football at New Jersey high school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 03:44
By Dan Kelley (Reuters) - The superintendent of a New Jersey school district that canceled this year's high school football season amid a hazing case that led to sexual assault charges said on Monday he is considering suspending the program in future years as well.  Seven football players face charges of sex abuse of four victims who were freshman players on four occasions in September, according to prosecutors in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ...

Authorities: Man just freed from prison kills mom

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 03:34
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Just two days after a convicted murderer had been released from prison, he was arrested and charged in the beating death of his 64-year-old mother, authorities said.

Teen working as zombie in corn maze killed in accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 03:33

Teen working as zombie in corn maze killed in accidentA worker dressed as a zombie was crushed and killed as he played his role, scaring patrons of the Incredible Corn Maze in Kootenai County in northern Idaho, according to investigators at the sheriff's office.


DC adds race to nation's debate on legalizing pot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 03:33

In this photo taken Oct. 9, 2014, Adam Eidinger, chairman of the DC Cannabis Campaign, works on posters encouraging people to vote yes on DC Ballot Initiative 71 to legalize small amounts of marijuana for personal use, in Washington. Legalized weed would look far different in the nation's capital than it does in other places that have chosen to decriminalize marijuana. Even if voters approve it next month, as appears likely, it would remain banned in the roughly one-fourth of the District of Columbia that is federal land, so there would still be no lighting a joint in front of the Jefferson Memorial. The capital also remains under the thumb of Congress, which could quash legalization in D.C. regardless of what the voters want. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — A debate over legalizing marijuana in the nation's capital is focusing on the outsized number of arrests of African Americans on minor drug charges.