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Limit calls by Ohio man accused of Capitol attack plot: prosecutors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 00:23

Christopher Cornell, 20, of Cincinnati, Ohio is pictured in this handout photo(Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have asked a judge to limit telephone access for an Ohio man, who is accused of plotting an attack on the U.S. Capitol and claims sympathy with Islamic State militants, after he was interviewed from jail by a Cincinnati television station. Christopher Cornell, 20, told Cincinnati's FOX 19 WXIX TV that if FBI agents had not arrested him in January, he would have shot President Barack Obama in the head and planted pipe bombs on the Capitol and at the Israeli Embassy.


INFLUENCE GAME: Meat industry fights new dietary proposal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 00:01

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2010 file photo, steaks and other beef products are displayed for sale at a grocery store in McLean, Va. The meat industry is seeing red over the dietary guidelines. Hoping to rehabilitate its image as critics have encouraged Americans to eat less meat, the industry is swiftly and aggressively trying to discredit a government advisory panel report that they see as damaging. The report, released last month, recommends that people consume fewer red and processed meats and includes the health benefits of lean meat in a footnote, instead of as part of the main recommendations. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The meat industry is seeing red.


Louisville reaches $1.5 million settlement in wrongful arrest case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 00:00
By Steve Bittebender LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - Four young black men who spent more than two months in jail on armed robbery charges that were ultimately dropped have reached a $1.5 million wrongful arrest settlement with the city of Louisville, attorneys said on Wednesday. Lawyers for the four, dubbed the "Misidentified Four," claimed Louisville police officers used racial profiling and flawed methods to identify their clients. On March 22, 2014, Jerron Bush, Craig Dean, Tyrone Booker, Jr. and Shaquazz Allen, all cousins, were arrested after police received a complaint from a woman who said she was robbed at gunpoint by four black men.

Shooting in Ogontz caught on video

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:46

Shooting in Ogontz caught on videoPhiladelphia police are searching for two suspects wanted in a shooting that was captured on video in Ogontz.


Eagles add cornerback Walter Thurmond, re-sign Mark Sanchez

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:45

Eagles add cornerback Walter Thurmond, re-sign Mark SanchezThe Philadelphia Eagles have agreed on a one-year contract with free-agent cornerback Walter Thurmond III and re-signed quarterback Mark Sanchez to a two-year deal.


Man scheduled to plead guilty in document theft case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:39
BALTIMORE (AP) — A man convicted of espionage in the 1980s for leaking spy satellite photos to a British magazine and later pardoned is scheduled to plead guilty to stealing government records related to his grandfather, a famous Naval historian.

Court to take up challenge to Pennsylvania execution drugs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:33

Court to take up challenge to Pennsylvania execution drugsFive inmates on Pennsylvania's death row want a state court to throw out a plan to use a three-drug mixture to execute them.


Eagles to sign Walter Thurmond

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:25
The Philadelphia Eagles reached agreement on a one-year contract with former Giants and Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond, the team announced Wednesday.

$11K raised for funeral of boy, 13, hit walking from school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:25
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An online fundraising campaign has collected nearly $11,000 to cover funeral costs for a seventh grader who was struck by a car and killed while walking home from school in central Pennsylvania.

AG Kane to watch high court hearing on her criminal case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:22

AG Kane to watch high court hearing on her criminal casePennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane plans to attend state Supreme Court arguments in Philadelphia on Wednesday over the legality of a special grand-jury probe that could thwart her career.


Specialty drugs save lives, come with daunting price tags

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:20

In this Jan. 19, 2015, photo, Chris Cloud, 17, who suffers from Enthesitis-related arthritis, watches television at his home in Hurricane, Utah. Cloud. Chris' mother, Sarah Cloud, estimates that her family has piled up more than $12,000 in debt paying for Chris’ medication. (AP Photo/John Locher)Mati Munoz lost her liver to hepatitis C, and the virus was attacking its transplanted replacement last year when her doctor prescribed a drug combination that could save the organ.


2 vehicles collide at intersection in West Chester, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:16

2 vehicles collide at intersection in West Chester, Pa.One person was trapped after two vehicles collided at an intersection in West Chester, Pennsylvania Wednesday morning.


2 vehicles collide at intersection in West Chester, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:16

2 vehicles collide at intersection in West Chester, Pa.One person was trapped after two vehicles collided at an intersection in West Chester, Pennsylvania Wednesday morning.


Man accused of killing deputy US marshal dies, official says

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:14
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An official says the man accused of killing a deputy U.S. marshal in a Louisiana shootout has died.

'Blurred Lines' verdict likely to alter music business

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:08

Marvin Gaye's daughter, Nona Gaye, left, and his ex-wife, Jan Gaye, take questions from the media outside Los Angeles U.S. District Court, after a jury awarded the singer's children nearly $7.4 million after determining singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied their father's music to create "Blurred Lines," Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Nona Gaye wept as the verdict was read and was hugged by her attorney. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A verdict saying Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye's music to create their hit song "Blurred Lines" could ripple across the music industry, potentially changing how artists work and opening the door to new copyright claims.


Republican lawmaker vows to summon Clinton for testimony by April

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:05

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference at the United Nations in New YorkA leading Republican critic of Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday he wants the former secretary of state to testify about her controversial use of personal email for government work by April, timing that could coincide with her expected launch of a 2016 presidential campaign. "I would like to have it done by April," Representative Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican who chairs a congressional committee investigating the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, said on Wednesday. He told MSNBC he wanted answers on the emails "sooner rather than later," and said other congressional panels could also take Clinton to task over her use of a private email address and a private server at her home in New York state for official emails, rather than using government systems. Democratic sources have said Clinton, who is the frontrunner among potential Democratic candidates, could formally announce her plans as early as April.


Court to take up challenge to Pennsylvania execution drugs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:04
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Five inmates on Pennsylvania's death row want a state court to throw out a plan to use a three-drug mixture to execute them.

Selfie stick bans go into effect at French, UK attractions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:01

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2015, file photo, tourists use a 'selfie stick' in London. A French palace and a British museum have joined the growing list of global tourist attractions that have banned “selfie sticks” _ devices visitors use to improve snapshots, but which critics say are obnoxious and potentially dangerous. (AP Photo/PA, John Stillwell) UNITED KINGDOM OUTPARIS (AP) — "Selfie sticks" have now been banned at a French palace and a British museum, joining a growing list of global tourist attractions to take such measures.


Ex-con admits robbing same shoe store 15 years later

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 22:50

Ex-con admits robbing same shoe store 15 years laterAn ex-con who had just finished a 15-year robbery sentence has admitted he robbed the same New Jersey shoe store -- as the same clerk was behind the counter.