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Nevada poachers face trial charged as 'serial wildlife killers'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:59
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - Three men convicted of state hunting violations in Nevada now face trial on federal charges stemming from a poaching ring that saw untold numbers of deer, antelope, birds and other wildlife killed illegally across Nevada, game officials said on Monday.   Authorities uncovered the poaching ring after one of the defendants posted a photograph on Facebook of two deer he shot and killed out of season last June, said Cameron Waithman, who led the Nevada Wildlife Department investigation of the case. ...

NY doctor to be released after Ebola recovery

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:46
NEW YORK (AP) — An emergency room doctor who was the first Ebola patient in the nation's biggest city has recovered and is scheduled to be released from the hospital on Tuesday, health officials said.

Nevada poachers face trial charged as 'serial wildlife killers'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:42
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - Three men convicted of state hunting violations in Nevada now face trial on federal charges stemming from a poaching ring that saw untold numbers of deer, antelope, birds and other wildlife killed illegally across Nevada, game officials said on Monday. Authorities uncovered the poaching ring after one of the defendants posted a photograph on Facebook of two deer he shot and killed out of season last June, said Cameron Waithman, who led the Nevada Wildlife Department investigation of the case. ...

NY agency notes clinic errors in Rivers' treatment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:31

FILE - This Oct. 5, 2009 file photo shows Joan Rivers posing as she presents "Comedy Roast with Joan Rivers " during the 25th MIPCOM (International Film and Programme Market for TV, Video, Cable and Satellite) in Cannes, southeastern France. State health investigators say the Manhattan clinic where Rivers suffered a fatal complication during a medical procedure made several errors, including failing to keep proper medication records and snapping cell phone photos of her while she was unconscious. The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City clinic where Joan Rivers suffered a fatal complication during a medical procedure made several errors, including failing to keep proper medication records and snapping cellphone photos of her while she was unconscious, state health investigators said Monday.


Colorado high school sued over ban on student prayer group

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:30
By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - A conservative group that successfully pushed an Arizona school district to tamp down its sexual education curriculum has now filed suit in Colorado, accusing a high school of unlawfully blocking student efforts to gather together for prayer. The group, the Alliance Defending Freedom, said school officials cited the separation of church and state when they banned religious speech during recess and other "open periods" at Pine Creek High School, north of Colorado Springs. ...

Google signs 60-year, $1 billion NASA lease

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:26
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has signed a long-term lease for part of a historic Navy air base, where it plans to renovate three massive hangars and use them for projects involving aviation, space exploration and robotics.

Briton serving life for Florida murders makes bid for freedom

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:24

Maharaj gestures in Circuit Court during a legal hearing in MiamiBy David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - A British man, who has served 27 years in jail for a grisly double-homicide in Florida, was given a last chance on Monday to convince a U.S. judge that the murders were carried out by Colombian drug traffickers. Krishna Maharaj, 75, spent a decade on death row for the crime he says he did not commit, before his sentence was appealed and commuted to two life sentences in 1997. ...


NAACP seeks federal review of Utah police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:20

Jeanetta Williams of the Salt Lake branch of NAACP, left, holds a press conference in Salt Lake City Monday Nov. 10, 2014, with attorney Robert Sykes to ask the U.S. Justice Department to review whether police violated the civil rights of a young Utah man who was wielding a samurai sword when he was fatally shot by officers. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Al Hartmann)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The NAACP has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to review whether police violated the civil rights of a young Utah man who was wielding a samurai sword when he was fatally shot by officers.


Ferguson, Missouri, braces for grand jury decision, new protests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:12

A sign is seen in the front yard of a home in Ferguson, MissouriBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Tensions were building in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday as the community girded for a decision by a grand jury over whether to indict the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August. The shooting sparked weeks of unrest and ongoing demonstrations, and some groups have threatened widespread protests if Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is not charged with a crime in the death of Michael Brown, 18. St. ...


Palestinian activist guilty in US immigration case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:57

Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 67, right, addresses her supporters outside federal court in Detroit, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, after the Palestinian immigrant was found guilty of immigration fraud for failing to disclose her conviction and imprisonment in a Jerusalem supermarket bombing that killed two people. Odeh was charged for not revealing an Israeli military court conviction for several bombings in 1969. She served 10 years before being released in a prisoner swap with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Odeh is associate director of Chicago's Arab American Action Network. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — A federal jury on Monday found a Chicago activist guilty of immigration fraud for failing to disclose her conviction in a Jerusalem supermarket bombing that killed two people.


McDonald's recalls Happy Meal toy for choking risk

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:50

McDonald's recalls Happy Meal toy for choking riskMcDonald's is recalling a Hello Kitty-themed whistle given to children in Happy Meals, citing a chance they could choke on some of its parts. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Monday that ...


Colorado high school sued over ban on student prayer group

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:35
By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - A conservative group that successfully pushed an Arizona school district to tamp down its sexual education curriculum has now filed suit in Colorado, accusing a high school of unlawfully blocking student efforts to gather together for prayer. The group, the Alliance Defending Freedom, said school officials cited the separation of church and state when they banned religious speech during recess and other "open periods" at Pine Creek High School, north of Colorado Springs. ...

Slain U.S. civil rights workers among Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:33
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three civil rights workers slain in Mississippi in 1964 will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, joining actress Meryl Streep and singer Stevie Wonder among the 19 recipients of America's highest civilian honor this year, the White House said on Monday. The posthumous honorees include James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, who were killed as they participated in the "Freedom Summer" drive to register black voters in Mississippi. Their deaths helped galvanize support for civil rights legislation and inspired the film "Mississippi Burning. ...

Man branded 'selfie stalker' sues Nancy Grace

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:25
DENVER (AP) — A man who was quickly branded a "selfie stalker" after his picture turned up on a crime victim's cellphone is suing television commentator Nancy Grace for defamation, saying she refused to stop airing his photo even after authorities had cleared him of any wrongdoing.

New video shows fight to beat blaze that killed 19 firefighters

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:20
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Newly released video chronicling the battle against an Arizona blaze that killed 19 elite firefighters in June 2013 has detailed the moments the bodies were discovered already dead after a massive wall of flames swept over them. With winds whipping in the background, the video and its audio capture a smoke-filled landscape as a firefighter announces his arrival on the scene and confirms the deaths. "OK, I copy," comes the reply. "Let's go ahead and obviously secure the area and we'll go from there. ...

Anadarko's $5.15 billion cleanup deal approved by U.S. court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:15
By Nick Brown NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anadarko Petroleum Corp's agreement to pay $5.15 billion to clean up nuclear fuel and other pollution received approval from a federal judge on Monday, the final hurdle for the settlement touted by the U.S. Department of Justice as the largest-ever environmental cleanup recovery. The agreement, reached in April, resolved a lawsuit against Anadarko and its Kerr-McGee unit from creditors of Tronox Inc, the paint materials maker that was once a unit of Kerr-McGee. ...

Escaping the wealth gap can mean fleeing hometowns

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:03

In this May 12, 2014 photo, Tara Holycross works with a patient at Beloit Health System Occupational Medicine and Sports Medicine in Beloit, Wis. Holycross grew up in Danville, Ill., but moved away after college to find greater job opportunities. Many young people have moved away as manufacturers that provided thousands of well-paying, middle class jobs have closed, but the city is working to attract businesses and give residents a reason to stay. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — This Illinois city already was struggling when Tara Holycross and her friends were kids riding their bikes to Custard Cup, swimming at the park district pool and hanging out in the Wendy's parking lot.


Michelle Obama cheers on women veterans

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 07:59

First lady Michelle Obama greets people after speaking at the Women Veterans Career Development Forum at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial (WIMSA) at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Michelle Obama is telling women to be bold in their next career step.


Former Mamtek CEO gets 7 years for theft, fraud

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 07:55
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A California man who talked a small Missouri community into issuing $39 million in bonds for an artificial sweetener plant was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for stealing more than $700,000 from the project, which never got off the ground.

Foles to Sanchez seamless transition for Eagles

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 07:47

Foles to Sanchez seamless transition for EaglesAfter Mark Sanchez completed a 52-yard pass to Jeremy Maclin on his first play in with the Philadelphia Eagles, lineman Jason Peters went over to congratulate his quarterback and was surprised not to be high-fiving Nick Foles.