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More violence at troubled Nashville juvenile jail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 06:00
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Despite its idyllic-sounding name, the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center had seen a decade of violent clashes, breakout attempts and attacks on guards.

Texas teen sentenced to life in prison for killing 6-yr-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:57
A male Texas teenager was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for killing a six-year-old girl, wrapping her body in a tarp and leaving it on the side of a road, prosecutors said. Tyler Lane Holder, now 18 but 17 at the time of the crime in the Fort Worth area a year ago, reached a deal with prosecutors for the sentence, the Tarrant County District Attorney's office said. Holder pleaded guilty to the murder of Alanna Gallagher, who was found bound in duct tape and with a plastic bag over her head.

Man's body found amid refuse at Washington state recycling center

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:57
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Workers sorting through bottles, plastics and fibers at a Washington state recycling center discovered a man's body on a conveyor belt amid a pile of items that arrived on a truckload of refuse, police said on Thursday. The body, of a white man between the ages of 45 and 55, was found on Wednesday evening at the West Van Materials Recover Center in Vancouver, south of Seattle, the city's police department said in a statement. ...

Oklahoma report: Executioners need more training

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:56

Clayton Lockett insetOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma turned to a 15-year physician and a medical technician with 40 years' experience to put Clayton Lockett to death, yet his execution still went awry.


'Sniper' author's widow seeks Ventura case retrial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:45
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle has asked a judge to set aside a jury's verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura or to order a new trial.

Amazon, U.S. mail test grocery deliveries around San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:45

Two freshly delivered Amazon boxes are seen on a counter in Golden, ColoradoAmazon.com Inc has begun using the U.S. Postal Service to deliver groceries on a trial basis in the San Francisco area, in a potential boost for the online retailer's fledgling but gradually expanding "AmazonFresh" service. The postal service began a 60-day trial in the first week of August, shipping small grocery parcels in insulated bags right to buyers' doorsteps between 3am and 7am in the morning, where demand for delivery is generally at its lowest. Depending on how things go, the partners may consider expanding beyond the city and going nationwide, a spokeswoman for the postal service said.


4 hospitalized, including 2 children, in Claymont crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:42

4 hospitalized, including 2 children, in Claymont crashFour people including two children were hospitalized after a two-vehicle in Claymont, Delaware.


FDA OKs Merck drug, 1st in new cancer drug class

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:41

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 file photo, a Merck logo is placed on scientist's lab coat in West Point, Pa. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 said it has granted accelerated approval to Merck's Keytruda, for treating melanoma that's spread or can't be surgically removed, in patients previously treated with another drug. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. on Thursday won the first U.S. approval for a new kind of cancer drug with big advantages over chemotherapy and other older cancer treatments.


Oregon acknowledges negligence in inmate death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:40
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon has acknowledged that negligence played a substantial role in the death of an inmate who was killed after he repeatedly asked to be protected from the Aryan Brotherhood and was instead transferred to a cell with a member.

AriZona iced tea brand co-founders make final pitch in NY trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:33
During closing arguments in New York state court, Louis Solomon, an attorney for Beverage Marketing USA Inc co-owner Domenick Vultaggio, said the AriZona beverage maker should not be forced to buy out estranged business partner John Ferolito based on "la la land" numbers. The closing arguments capped a valuation trial to determine how much Vultaggio and Beverage Marketing must pay to buy the 50 percent stake held by the Ferolito and his son's trust. Nicholas Gravante, Ferolito's attorney, countered the company has many suitors willing to pay billions of dollars, including Tata Global Beverages Ltd, Nestlé SA and Coca-Cola Co, among others.

Some lethal injection problems in US executions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:22

With the state prison in the background, about a dozen death penalty opponents pray as they await the possible execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz. The highest courts in Arizona and the nation have cleared the way for the state to carry out its third execution in the last year on Wednesday, following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs. Wood was sentenced to death for killing Debra Dietz and her father, Eugene Dietz, in 1989 at the family's automotive shop in Tucson. (AP Photo)Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins and needles becoming clogged or disengaged. Some past examples:


11 arrested in fast food protest in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:22

11 arrested in fast food protest in PhiladelphiaEleven demonstrators are in police custody after protesters marched through Philadelphia advocating for higher wages for fast-food workers.


Vandals paint hands red on George Washington statue

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:20

Vandals paint hands red on George Washington statueIt'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.


PHOTOS: Fast food protests in Philadelphia

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

 Fast food protests in PhiladelphiaProtestors demonstrate to push fast-food chains to pay their employees at least $15 an hour in Philadelphia.


Shark attack petrifies Massachusetts kayakers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:14

This Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 aerial photo provided by Massachusetts State Police shows the rescue of two women from the water off the coast of Plymouth, Mass. Ida Parker and Kristin Orr say they were about 150 yards off shore near Plymouth, Wednesday evening taking pictures of seals when something came up from beneath and tried to take a bite out of one kayak, spilling both of them into the water. The fish, that experts have identified as a great white shark, swam away and the Plymouth harbormaster rescued the women, both in their 20s, after a bystander called 911. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police)PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A pleasant trip by two Massachusetts kayakers to check out some cute seals turned terrifying as the pair encountered a great white shark.


Food charity founder sentenced to prison time

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:14
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The founder of a now-defunct charity that delivered food to the needy has been sentenced to 24 months in a federal prison for pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations.

Arrest made after man found dead in burning car in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:01

Arrest made after man found dead in burning car in OlneyThere has been a possible break in a murder case, less than 24 hours after a body was found in a burning car in Philadelphia's Olney section.


Gehry revises design for Eisenhower Memorial in DC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:58

This undated handout image provided by Gehry Partners, LLP shows an aerial perspective of Eisenhower Square looking along Maryland Avenue, SW and Independence Avenue in Washington. Architect Frank Gehry is revising the design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall after objections have delayed the project. On Thursday, Gehry's team will propose eliminating metal tapestries on the sides of the memorial square, along with some columns. The designers are trying to win approval from the National Capital Planning Commission. The federal panel voted to reject a previous design in April. (AP Photo/ Architect Frank Gehry is revising the design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall after objections have delayed the project. (AP Photo/Gehry Partners, LLP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Architect Frank Gehry is revising the design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall after objections delayed the project.


Maryland father charged in boy's death in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:58
LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (AP) — A father forgot to drop his 17-month-old son off at day care at the Maryland naval base where he works and left the toddler in his car seat for more than 6 hours, where the boy died in scorching midday heat, authorities said Thursday.

Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 ½ socks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:58

This Feb. 2014 photo provided by DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, shows an X-ray of a dog that consumed a number of socks in Portland, Ore. A 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable, retching and vomiting, when his owners rushed him to DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital. X-rays showed a stomach full of what was described as "a large quantity of foreign material." Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr. Ashley Magee said the dog had consumed 43 ½ socks. DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital spokeswoman Shawna Harch says it's perhaps the strangest case in the hospital's history. (AP Photo/DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital.