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Oklahoma death row inmates seek emergency stays of execution

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 09:46

FILE - This June 29, 2011 photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Charles Warner. Warner is scheduled to be executed Jan. 15, 2015 for the 1997 killing of his roommate's 11-month-old daughter. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys on Friday asked a federal appeals court to delay the executions of four Oklahoma inmates while the court considers their joint appeal.


Bishop faces charges in hit-and-run that killed NJ native

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 09:43

Bishop faces charges in hit-and-run that killed NJ nativeThe second-highest leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland will be charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed a New Jersey native.


French security forces kill gunmen, end terror rampage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 09:31

French security forces kill gunmen, end terror rampageWith explosions and gunfire, security forces ended a three-day terror rampage around Paris.


California man accused of smuggling endangered fish to Asia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 09:31
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles-area man has been arraigned on charges of smuggling millions of dollars' worth of fish, including some that are endangered.

Judge denies gag order in rape case against Virginia abduction suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 09:04
By John Clarke WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) - A Virginia judge denied a gag order request on Friday in a rape and attempted murder case against Jesse Matthew, the man also charged with abducting Hannah Graham, a Virginia student whose body was discovered in October on a farm after a five-week search. Fairfax County Judge David Schell denied a request by Matthew's defense attorney to ban all parties involved in the case from talking to the media. "The public has the right to be informed," Schell said. "It's important to facilitate an appropriate flow of information. ...

Prosecutor in NY chokehold case running for Congress

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:58
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York prosecutor who handled the case in which a white police officer was cleared in the chokehold death of a black man said Friday he's running in a special election for Congress.

1 killed as small plane crashes on Los Angeles street

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:53

15 p.m. shortly after takeoff from Van Nuys. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small plane crashed Friday in a Los Angeles intersection just south of Van Nuys Airport, killing the one person aboard, authorities said.


Parties take step toward settlement for oil train victims

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:49
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Parties involved in a proposed $200 million settlement fund for victims of a fiery train disaster that killed 47 people asked a Canadian judge Friday to give them until September to pin down the details.

California governor plans big budget with downturn in mind

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:45

Gov. Jerry Brown references a chart showing the increase in school funding in the past four years as he unveiled his proposed 2015-16 state budget plan at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Brown's record $113 billion state spending plan provides $120 million boost to the University of California system but didn't provide as much funding as the 10-campus system wanted because Brown said California's budget is precariously balanced. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ever mindful that the next economic downturn could be right around the corner, Gov. Jerry Brown released a record $113 billion California spending plan on Friday that resists calls for expanding social services and instead dedicates billions for paying down debt and saving for a rainy day.


Remembered: CES founder 'Analog Jack' Wayman

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:43
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The man who started the Consumer Electronics Show in 1967 was known affectionately as "Analog Jack" by family and friends.

Commissioner: NY cops slowed arrests, stopped ticketing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:37
NEW YORK (AP) — Enough New York police officers stopped writing tickets and making low-level arrests in the weeks since two officers were fatally shot that the number of summonses plummeted 90 percent, the city's police commissioner said Friday.

No charges against NJ cop who struck, killed boy with car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:35

No charges against NJ cop who struck, killed boy with carNew Jersey authorities say they will not file charges against a police officer who struck and killed a 10-year-old boy with his squad car last month.


Kansas gun store owner dies after shootout during robbery attempt

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:34
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - The owner of a gun store died on Friday in a shootout with four men who were attempting to rob the business in Shawnee, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, police said. The violence took place at She's A Pistol LLC store. Major Dan Tennis of the Shawnee Police Department said the owners, a husband and wife, opened fire on the four men. Three of the suspects were wounded in the gun battle, police said. Store owner John Bieker, 44, died after being rushed to a hospital, while Bieker’s wife was punched and injured in the incident, Tennis said. ...

Shane Montgomery laid to rest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:31

Shane Montgomery laid to restShane Montgomery was laid to rest Friday - one week after his body was discovered in the Schuylkill River.


Appeals court won't rehear a BP oil spill liability argument

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:23
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its 2014 ruling that BP cannot avoid federal penalties for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill by blaming another company's failed equipment.

Kansas doctor still barred over abortion referrals

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:19
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas doctor scrutinized for referring young patients for late-term abortions remains barred from practicing medicine after a state board declared Friday that her inadequate record-keeping justified the revocation of her license.

Paris attacks raise awareness here at home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:15

Paris attacks raise awareness here at homeThe attacks in Paris may seem geographically distant but they resonate here in the United States.


Workers try keeping warm while working in the cold

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:12

Workers try keeping warm while working in the coldPeople working outside can't escape the cold weather so Action News went across Philadelphia with our thermal imaging camera to see how well they were keeping warm.


Scientists: Great Lakes teeming with tiny plastic fibers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:10

 synthetic fibers from garments, cleaning cloths and other consumer products. (AP Photo/Rachel Ricotta)TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Scientists who have reported that the Great Lakes are awash in tiny bits of plastic are raising new alarms about a little-noticed form of the debris turning up in sampling nets: synthetic fibers from garments, cleaning cloths and other consumer products.


Owner dies after shootings at suburban Kansas City gun shop

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:05

A law enforcement officer guards the scene of a shooting at She's a Pistol, LLC, in Shawnee, Kan., Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Emergency responders say three people were shot and wounded at the suburban Kansas City gun shop and a fourth person was wounded at a nearby location. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A gun shop owner died from gunshot wounds Friday after a botched robbery that left three suspects wounded, police said.