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Missouri man executed for killing neighbor in 1990

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 15:18

In this Jan. 1, 2012 photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is Walter Storey of St. Charles, Mo., who faces the death penalty for killing Jill Frey in 1990. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections)BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A man convicted of breaking into his neighbor's home in a St. Louis suburb and slitting her throat 25 years ago was executed early Wednesday.


Suspect surrenders in shooting of San Diego TV sportscaster

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 15:16

Police examine the scene following a shooting Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in San Diego. CBS affiliate KFMB-TV says sports anchor Kyle Kraska was attacked Tuesday afternoon in the Scripps Ranch area of the city. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego television sportscaster was shot and wounded outside his home, and the man suspected of shooting him surrendered to a SWAT team after a manhunt of several hours, police said.


Jury talks to resume in trial of man with bodies in yard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 15:14
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A jury is scheduled to resume deliberations in the trial of a Pennsylvania man who allegedly used plastic ties to strangle a pharmacist and his girlfriend in 2002, then buried their bodies in his yard.

Missouri executes man convicted of 1990 murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 15:10

Missouri Department of Corrections photo of Missouri death row inmate Walter StoreyMissouri on Wednesday executed a man convicted of murdering a neighbor in 1990, officials said, amid scrutiny of the secrecy surrounding the state's lethal injection protocols. Walter Storey, 47, was pronounced dead at 12:10 a.m. local time on Wednesday after receiving a lethal injection at a state prison in Bonne Terre, Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell said in a statement. Storey, the first prisoner to be executed in the state this year, was convicted of beating and stabbing his neighbor, Jill Frey, to death in February 1990. "Jill Frey's loved ones waited a quarter-century for the closure and finality of justice that came early this morning," said Attorney General Chris Koster in a statement.


Jury selection set to resume in marathon bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 15:10
BOSTON (AP) — After two days off due to heavy snow, jury selection is set to begin again in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).

U.S. Navy censures three rear admirals over corruption scandal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 15:06
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy has censured three rear admirals over a widening bribery scandal centered on a Singapore-based contractor who admitted to showering officers with cash, gifts and prostitutes to further his firm's interests, the Navy said on Tuesday. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus issued letters of censure to Terry Kraft, Michael Miller and David Pimpo over their roles in the Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA) corruption case, he said in a statement.

No rest for the weary: New England expecting more snow

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 15:01

Passengers board a bus outside the MBTA subway stop in Davis Square in Somerville, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. The third major winter storm in two weeks left the Boston area with another two feet of snow and forced the MBTA to suspend all rail service for the day. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)BOSTON (AP) — Just as southern New England residents have finished digging out from the latest storm, forecasters say more snow is on the way.


NYPD officer due in court in stairwell shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 14:46

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2014, file photo, demonstrators pause outside the 75th Police Precinct during a march in protest of the shooting death of Akai Gurley by rookie NYPD officer Peter Liang at the Louis Pink Houses public housing complex, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The officer who fired into a darkened stairwell, accidentally killing Gurley who had been waiting for an elevator, has been indicted in his death, a lawyer said Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Officer Peter Liang will appear in court Wednesday according to an attorney representing Gurley's family, but the charges against Liang weren't immediately clear. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Criminal charges will be unsealed against a rookie police officer who fired into a darkened stairwell at a Brooklyn housing complex, accidentally killing a man who had been waiting for an elevator.


Comedy Central says Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 14:42

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2014 file photo, Jon Stewart poses for a portrait in promotion of his film,"Rosewater," in New York. Comedy Central announced Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, that Stewart will will leave "The Daily Show" later this year. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jon Stewart, who turned his combination of biting and free-wheeling humor into an unlikely source of news and analysis for viewers of "The Daily Show," said he's leaving as host this year.


Missouri man executed for killing neighbor in 1990

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 14:18

In this Jan. 1, 2012 photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is Walter Storey of St. Charles, Mo., who faces the death penalty for killing Jill Frey in 1990. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections)ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man convicted of breaking into his neighbor's home and slitting her throat 25 years ago has been executed.


Missouri man executed for killing neighbor in 1990; 1st execution in the state this year

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 14:17
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri man executed for killing neighbor in 1990; 1st execution in the state this year.

UN rights chief says all Libyan sides have committed abuses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 13:37
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief said all parties in Libya have committed numerous grave human rights abuses ranging from deadly attacks on civilians to executions, abductions and torture.

Jon Stewart leaving Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 13:26
By Eric Kelsey and Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Jon Stewart, famed for his biting television satire of politicians and the media, will leave his job as host of Comedy Central's parody newscast "The Daily Show" later this year, he told his studio audience at the end of Tuesday night's episode. "It's been the honor of my professional life, and I thank you for watching it, for hate-watching it, whatever reason you are tuning in for." The announcement came after Comedy Central's other big name, former "Daily Show" contributor Stephen Colbert, ended his tenure as star of companion show "The Colbert Report" and left the network in December to succeed the retiring David Letterman as host of the "Late Show" on CBS. The New York-based "The Daily Show," which airs weeknights at 11 p.m. on the Viacom Inc-owned Comedy Central, is expected to continue, the network said, but a replacement for Stewart has yet to be named.

Chicago team that knocked Taney out of Little League World Series under investigation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 13:07

Chicago team that knocked Taney out of Little League World Series under investigationThe Chicago-based team that knocked Philadelphia's Taney Dragons out of the Little League World Series is under investigation.


AccuWeather: Brief Break From The Cold

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:43

 Brief Break From The ColdMeteorologist Melissa Magee says snow showers and arctic air return later this week.


NJ man accused of $50,000 mortgage fraud scheme

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:31

NJ man accused of $50,000 mortgage fraud schemePolice in South Jersey have arrested a man they say has been scamming people out of their hard earned money and very nearly out of their homes.


1 dead, 2 injured in Bucks County collision

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:29

1 dead, 2 injured in Bucks County collisionOne person is dead and at least two others injured after a crash in Bucks County.


Family demands more serious charges in Pennsylvania State Trooper's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:25

Family demands more serious charges in Pennsylvania State Trooper's deathThe family of a Pennsylvania State Trooper killed at the hands of another state policeman is furious over what they say are weak charges.


Some Alabama counties refuse gay marriages, prompting suit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:13

John Humphrey, left, and James Strawser wait for a marriage license along with several other gay couples at the Mobile County Probate office in Mobile, Ala., on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. A federal judge's ruling went into effect Monday overturning Alabama's ban on gay marriage after the U.S. Supreme Court refused the state's request to stop the marriages. Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore directed probate judges to refuse the licenses and resist what he called an "illegal" intrusion by the federal court. (AP Photo/AL.com, Sharon Steinmann) MAGS OUTMOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Same-sex marriage spread farther across Alabama on Tuesday as more courthouses issued licenses to gays and lesbians, yet some counties still defied a federal judge's order, so couples took their fight back to court.


FBI to probe fake tax filings through TurboTax: WSJ

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:54
(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is examining how fraudulent tax returns were filed in 19 states through tax-preparation software TurboTax, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person with knowledge of the matter. In particular, the FBI is focusing on whether a computer data breach allowed access to personal identity information and whether the information was obtained from TurboTax, developed by Intuit Inc, or some other source, the Journal reported. "Intuit has not been notified, nor are we aware, that we are the target of an FBI investigation," Intuit spokeswoman Julie Miller said in an email to Reuters.