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Judge rejects plea for separate NY terror trials

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:38
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has rejected defense requests for separate trials or juries for three defendants charged in New York with the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.

Jury ends day 2 of talks in ex-Va. governor trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:34

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, arrives at federal court with his son Bobby, right and attorney Daniel Small, left, for the second day of jury deliberations in his corruption trial in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jurors put in a full day of deliberations Wednesday without reaching a verdict in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

Andrew Madoff, Son of Convicted Financier, Dies at 48

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:34
Mr. Madoff, the last surviving son of the convicted swindler Bernard L. Madoff, had mantle-cell lymphoma.

Wednesday's pregame notes and lineups: Mariners at A's

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:31
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England 1-0 Norway

BBC World News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:30
Wayne Rooney's second-half penalty gives England an underwhelming victory over Norway in a poorly attended match at Wembley.
Categories: BBC World News

3 in their 80s die in murder-suicide in New Jersey

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:29
Three people in their 80s were found dead in two homes on a suburban street in New Jersey after a man shot his wife, brother-in-law and himself, authorities said.

CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:28
As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

Arts Center at Ground Zero Shelves Gehry Design

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:28
The board of the performing arts center planned for the World Trade Center scuttled Frank Gehry’s plan and will select a new design.

Teen wounded in Federal Way shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:26
A teenage boy was taken to Seattle's Haborview Medical Center after a shooting Tuesday night in Federal Way.

With service, case closed in teen's tower climb

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:23
NEW YORK (AP) — A criminal case against a thrill-seeking teenager who climbed the World Trade Center's centerpiece tower was closed Wednesday with a community-service sentence he'd already completed.

Juvenile jail escape latest for troubled facility

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:17

A crew checks for weak spots in the fence surrounding the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. According to a Department of Children's Services spokesman, more than 30 teenagers escaped from the facility Monday night by overwhelming 16 to 18 staff members, then crawling under a weak spot in the fence. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)The juvenile detention center where more than 30 teens escaped under a fence has a long history of violence, allegations of sexual abuse and previous efforts to break out.

Louisiana ruling breaks pro-gay marriage streak

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:16

Tara Betterman-Layne, left, and her wife Melody Betterman-Layne, both from Indianapolis, Ind., talk to reporters after attending a hearing before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on the challenges to Indiana and Wisconsin's gay marriage ban Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)A federal judge upheld Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages on Wednesday, as well as the state's refusal to recognize gay marriages legally performed in other states.

Seattle agrees to pay $45,000 to pregnant woman tasered by police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:15
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle will pay $45,000 to a woman who police shocked with a stun gun after stopping her for speeding when she was seven months pregnant, resolving a long legal dispute in a city under federal scrutiny over allegations of harsh and biased policing. Malaika Brooks sued the city and the three police officers who stopped her in 2004 as she was driving her 11-year-old son to school and shocked her three times after she refused to sign a traffic ticket and leave her car under threat of arrest. "After almost eight years of litigation, we are pleased to have this matter resolved," City Attorney Peter Holmes said in a statement on Wednesday, in which he admitted no wrongdoing on the part of the officers involved. The Seattle case developed amid a number of lawsuits seeking damages over the growing nationwide use of stun guns, which incapacitate people through a jolt of electricity.

Drexel Univ. residence hall chemical leak declared under control after evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:15

Drexel Univ. residence hall chemical leak declared under control after evacuationsFirst responders say a chemical leak that forced evacuations at a Drexel University residence hall has been declared under control.

Washington statue vandalized in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:13

Washington statue vandalized in TrentonIt's a bizarre case, and whether it's a prank or a political statement, police would like to catch the people responsible for the senseless vandalism.

VIDEO: 'No anger' over 30 years on death row

BBC World News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:12
A man who spent 30 years in prison for rape and murder says he has "no anger" over his wrongful conviction, after DNA evidence proved his innocence.
Categories: BBC World News

NBC's Emmy viewers dominate TV's week

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:12

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 photo, Bryan Cranston accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his work in "Breaking Bad" at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, in Los Angeles. The Nielsen company said the Emmys were watched by 15.6 million people, six million more than "America's Got Talent," the second-ranked show. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)NEW YORK (AP) — More people were interested in watching a celebration of television's recent past than in seeing anything new on television last week.

N.C. half brothers freed after 3 decades in prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:10

James McCollum, facing camera, embraces his son Henry following the younger man's release from Central Prison in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Henry McCollum spent more than 30 years on death row for a rape and murder he didn't commit. McCollum's Step mother Priscilla McCollum is at left. (AP Photo/Michael Biesecker)North Carolina's longest-serving death row inmate and his younger half brother walked out as free men Wednesday, three decades after they were convicted of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl who DNA evidence shows may have been killed by another man.

Guatemala prisons director arrested

BBC World News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:06
Guatemala's Prison Service Director Edgar Camargo is arrested and charged with involvement in a lucrative extortion scheme in the country's jails.
Categories: BBC World News