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Study: Sleeper sharks may kill Steller sea lions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:42
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists researching the severe decline in Alaska's Steller sea lion population have a fingered a new possible suspect for the drop: Pacific sleeper sharks, a species previously thought of as a scavenger and fish-eater.

Arkansas' highest court tosses law that requires voters to show photo ID before casting ballot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:40
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' highest court tosses law that requires voters to show photo ID before casting ballot.

Police: Rabbi captured video of 6 women changing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a rabbi secretly videotaped at least six women changing clothes at a ritual cleansing bath affiliated with his District of Columbia synagogue.

Son charged with killing publisher, family

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:32
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The son of a rural Oklahoma newspaper publisher fatally shot his father, mother and sister, believing that by killing his family, he would inherit money to pay off mounting debts, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Bail bid dropped for boy in killing of 90-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:25
HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman remained in adult prison Wednesday after his lawyer withdrew a request for bail, saying his family isn't ready to have him released into their custody.

Libyan terrorism defendant testifies at NY hearing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:21
NEW YORK (AP) — A Libyan man facing charges in the 1998 deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa said Wednesday he thought he had no choice but to sign papers saying he was voluntarily speaking to investigators when he was flown to the United States last year.

Lawmaker in shootout with would-be robber near Pennsylvania Capitol

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:20
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Four Pennsylvania teenagers were arrested on Wednesday and charged with trying to mug a state legislator who exchanged gunfire with one of them in the late-night incident, police said. Representative Marty Flynn, a Democrat from Scranton, fired two shots after a robber pointed a pistol at him and Representative Ryan Bizzarro, a Democrat from Erie, and demanded their wallets at about 11 p.m. on Tuesday, the House Democratic Caucus said in a statement on Wednesday. ...

Hawaii man accused of attempted sex assault aboard jetliner

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:18
(Reuters) - A Hawaii man has been charged with attempting to sexually assault a woman in the lavatory of a Japan Airlines jet before he was subdued by crew and fellow passengers who pulled the door from its hinges to reach him, a prosecutor said on Wednesday. The incident occurred on Saturday about two hours into a flight from Hawaii to Japan, leading the pilot to turn the plane around and return to Honolulu, where FBI agents arrested the man, Assistant U.S. Attorney Larry Butrick said. ...

Uber responds to woman's kidnap claim

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:18

Uber responds to woman's kidnap claimThe popular ride sharing service Uber is responding to claims that a driver kidnapped a woman for two hours in California.


Bail bid dropped for 10-year-old boy in killing of 90-year-old woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:14

Bail bid dropped for 10-year-old boy in killing of 90-year-old womanA 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman remained in adult prison Wednesday after his lawyer withdrew a request for bail, saying his family isn't ready to have him released into their custody.


NJ mom charged after Amber Alert activated

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:12

NJ mom charged after Amber Alert activatedThe mother of a 5-year-old girl who was reported missing Tuesday night, sparking an Amber Alert activation, is now in trouble with the law.


Sheriff: No criminal negligence in corn-maze death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:08
HAUSER, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say they found no criminal negligence in the death of a Washington state man who was hit by a bus at a zombie attraction in a northern Idaho corn maze.

After decades in prison, man freed at NY prosecutor's request

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:59

David McCallum exits Brooklyn Supreme Court after his conviction was overturned in the Brooklyn Borough of New YorkBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly three decades into a prison sentence he began as a teenager, a New York man who had been championed by boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter walked free on Wednesday after a judge vacated his murder conviction at a prosecutor's request. David McCallum was 16 years old in 1986 when a jury in Brooklyn found him and Willie Stuckey, Jr. guilty of kidnapping and murdering Nathan Blenner. McCallum, now 45, had been in a state prison ever since. Stuckey, whose conviction was also quashed on Wednesday, died in prison in 2001. ...


Time Warner to launch HBO as streaming broadband service

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:56

A woman walks past the Time Warner Center near Columbus Circle in Manhattan, New YorkBy Jennifer Saba NEW YORK (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc's HBO will launch a standalone online streaming service next year to make hit shows such as "Game of Thrones" available to people who do not subscribe to cable television. The move to take HBO "over-the-top" - media jargon that means consumers can watch the channel with only a broadband connection - is a significant milestone for a channel long dependent on cable distributors. It could be a further catalyst spurring more people to dump their cable subscriptions by cutting the cord. ...


Category 4 Hurricane Gonzalo set to weaken as it nears Bermuda

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:52

Hurricane Gonzalo is pictured in the Atlantic Ocean in this satellite handout photoMIAMI (Reuters) - Gonzalo strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane on Wednesday but was forecast to begin weakening over the next 48 hours as it moves over cooler Atlantic water towards Bermuda, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Gonzalo packed sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (215 kph) but had reached its peak as it continued to move away from the northern Caribbean, forecasters said. The hurricane posed no threat to the mainland United States or any oil installation as it moved further north into the Atlantic. ...


'Praying for justice': Detroit residents speak up in historic bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:49

The word 'Bankruptcy' is seen painted on the side of a vacant building by street artists as a statement on the financial affairs of the city on Grand River Avenue in DetroitBy Peter Suciu DETROIT (Reuters) - Ordinary Detroit residents sounded off with passion and anger on Wednesday as they gave a federal judge their views on the city's plan to exit its historic municipal bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes began a hearing on Sept. 2 to determine if Detroit's plan to restructure $18 billion in debt is fair and feasible. On Wednesday, he heard from creditors who do not have lawyers, known as "pro se objectors," as one of the final groups to come before him. ...


Ebola cases in the United States

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:47
(Reuters) - There have been eight cases of Ebola seen in the United States since the beginning of August. A Liberian man who died Oct. 8 in a Dallas, Texas hospital was the first person diagnosed with the virus on U.S. soil. Two hospital employees who cared for the man have been infected with the virus, which has killed more than 4,400 people and infected nearly 9,000 in the worst outbreak on record centered in three impoverished West African countries - Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. ...

Greenpeace activist facing trial dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:47
CINCINNATI (AP) — Greenpeace said Wednesday that one of nine activists charged with felony counts in an eye-catching protest at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters has died.

Mom charged after teenage son brings gun to school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:46
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old boy was charged Wednesday with allowing him to take a loaded handgun to school.

Police: Man stabbing people on bus fatally shot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:42
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who slashed two passengers in a box-cutter rampage aboard a casino-bound tour bus was shot to death on Interstate 95 by a Connecticut state trooper, who also accidentally shot one of the injured passengers, authorities said Wednesday.