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Objection! Interrupting lawyer gets rare sanction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:46
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge in Iowa meted out an unusual punishment to a lawyer for repeatedly raising objections and interrupting depositions: She must produce a training video showing why such tactics are inappropriate.

No contest pleas in theft of Paul Walker car part

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:44
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men have pleaded no contest to stealing part of the Porsche in which "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker died.

Philly Cops "Do the Wobble" on Night Out

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:41

Philly Cops "Do the Wobble" on Night OutA squad of Philadelphia Police officers and top brass were dancing in the streets during National Night Out on Tuesday evening.


Houston airport worker dies after 45-foot fall

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:40
HOUSTON (AP) — A contract worker has died after falling about 45 feet from an elevated rail track at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

District of Columbia legal pot measure heads for November ballot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:39

Buds are removed from a container at the "Oregon's Finest" medical marijuana dispensaryBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An initiative to legalize marijuana possession in the District of Columbia was cleared on Wednesday for a Nov. 4 vote in the U.S. capital, an election board spokeswoman said. Dr. Malik Burnett, District policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance, which backs the initiative, said in a statement, "It is clear from the number of signatures the campaign was able to submit that citizens want a major change in D.C.’s marijuana laws.” Initiative 71 allows adults over the age of 21 to possess up to 2 ounces (56 grams) of marijuana. It allows for the cultivation of up to six marijuana plants at home. The ballot measure does not touch on the sale of marijuana.


Video captures flash flood that swept away cars

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:35
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amateur footage shot after a downpour in southern Nevada captures the power of flash floodwaters.

Pew: Split views on robots' employment benefits

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:35

FILE - This March 19, 2013, file photo shows the iCub robot trying to catch a ball during the Innorobo European summit, an event dedicated to the service robotics industry, in Lyon, central France. The iCub robot, created by the Italian Institute of Technology, is used for research into human cognition and artificial intelligence. Robots and artificial intelligence could create a near-dystopian income gap, kill all low-skill jobs, or have little impact over the next decade. That according to nearly 2,000 experts surveyed for a new study from Pew Research Center’s Internet Project and Elon University's Imagining the Internet Center. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2025, self-driving cars could be the norm, people could have more leisure time and goods could become cheaper. Or, there could be chronic unemployment and an even wider income gap, human interaction could become a luxury and the wealthy could live in walled cities with robots serving as labor.


Car crashes into Darby sneaker store

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:28

Car crashes into Darby sneaker storePolice in Darby are searching for the diver who crashed into a shoe store and then fled the scene.


Julio strengthens into hurricane in Pacific

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:24

Shoppers prepare for a hurricane and tropical storm heading toward HawaiiHONOLULU (AP) — The National Hurricane Center is classifying Hurricane Julio as a Category 1 storm, with winds of about 75 mph.


Police: Son in family of 4 found dead in California home killed parents, died in arson fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:24
TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) — Police: Son in family of 4 found dead in California home killed parents, died in arson fire.

Report may shed light on woman's death in Pennypack Park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:23

Report may shed light on woman's death in Pennypack ParkInvestigators are hoping a medical examiner's report will shed more light later today on the death of woman whose body was found in Pennypack Park.


Stowaway from San Jose arrested at LA airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:14
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a woman arrested three times trying to sneak onto flights at San Francisco International Airport managed to fly from nearby San Jose to Los Angeles without a ticket — the second person to stow away aboard a flight at San Jose's airport in recent months.

AP names Tom Berman as Central regional editor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:53
CHICAGO (AP) — The Associated Press has named Tom Berman as Central regional editor. Berman, who has led AP newsrooms and strategic initiatives in the United States and Europe, will oversee AP's coverage and operations across 14 states stretching from Texas to the upper Midwest.

US federal judge to review bail granted to Philadelphia officers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:52

US federal judge to review bail granted to Philadelphia officersA federal judge will reconsider the bail granted to four Philadelphia police officers charged in a violent robbery scheme.


Jurors hear final arguments in porch shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:48

Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during the seventh day of testimony for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Detroit. He said he feared for his life when he fired at McBride on his porch in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)DETROIT (AP) — Instead of handling his shotgun "like a toy" and shooting an unarmed woman who showed up at his home early one morning, a suburban Detroit man should have kept his doors locked and called police, a prosecutor said Wednesday, urging jurors to convict him of murder.


12-year-old charged in fatal playground stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:44

12-year-old charged in fatal playground stabbingThe giggles and innocence neighbors associated with the playground at the Pinebrook Village mobile home park vanished in the screams of a 9-year-old boy, who witnesses and authorities said was stabbed in the back by a 12-year-old.


West Philadelphia shooting victims hit by buckshot, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:24

West Philadelphia shooting victims hit by buckshot, police sayPolice are investigating a shooting in West Philadelphia that left a man and a teenage boy hospitalized.


Target publicly endorses same-sex marriage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:18

Target Slashes Q2 Profit Forecast Tied to Data BreachMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that are taking a stand, just four years after the retailer came under criticism for supporting a strident opponent of same-sex unions.


Stocks stabilize as energy sector rebounds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:16

People pass in front of the New York Stock Exchange in this Monday, March 9, 2009 photo. Worries over Russian troops amassing near the Ukraine border caused a sharp sell-off in global stock markets on Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks stabilized on Wednesday as energy prices rebounded. The stock market dropped to its lowest level since May Tuesday as Russia massed troops near its border with Ukraine. Molson Coors jumped after reporting strong earnings.


StubHub Music app takes on Live Nation in concerts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:12

This product image provided by StubHub shows the company's StubHub Music app. The app, currently only for Apple iPhones, launched in San Francisco in June and expands to major cities nationwide Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The app scans your music library and recommends upcoming shows by your favorite artist. (AP Photo/StubHub)LOS ANGELES (AP) — StubHub, the ticket reselling subsidiary of eBay Inc., is launching its StubHub Music app nationwide as it goes after core music fans in a challenge to Live Nation in the concert business.