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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.


What it takes to call Detroit home for natives and newcomers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 22:46

This Dec. 4, 2014 photo shows Sylvia Hubbard with her daughter Maggie outside their home, which was built by Habitat for Humanity Detroit in the Morningside Commons section of Detroit. Hubbard, who works as a 911 operator, applied for Habitat Detroit housing after becoming homeless in a fire. Habitat applicants like Hubbard must be employed to qualify for the housing opportunities, which require them to pay mortgages, taxes and upkeep, and they must invest 350 hours of sweat equity before they can move in. Habitat Detroit targets blocks that can be stabilized by moving more families in, and is raising money to build 500 more homes in the next few years. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)DETROIT (AP) — In 1950, Detroit had a population of 1.85 million. Today, 690,000 remain — a mere third of those who lived here when this was the fifth-largest city in America. The city's downturn includes decades of white flight, the auto industry's decline and a financial crisis that ended in bankruptcy.


3 workers killed in West Texas oil field rig explosion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 22:45
RANKIN, Texas (AP) — An oil field rig has exploded in West Texas, killing three workers.

Man admits kicking 102-year-old woman at mom's nursing home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 22:43
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has admitted kicking a 102-year-old woman in the shin at his mother's nursing home and complained that she kept following them.

Attempted firebombing of North Philadelphia house

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 22:40

Attempted firebombing of North Philadelphia housePolice are investigating the attempted firebombing of a house in North Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.


Doctor pleads guilty to reduced charge in abortion pill case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 22:40
ROSENDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York hospital anesthesiologist charged with choking an acquaintance and forcing her to swallow a pill that could cause an abortion has pleaded guilty to harassment.

Oklahoma fraternity linked to racist song is closed and vacated

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 22:39

Oklahoma City Pastor John A. Reed, flanked by NAACP leaders and pastors of Oklahoma City African-American churches speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma CityBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The University of Oklahoma fraternity linked to video showing students singing a racist song has been shut down and its house vacated, school officials said on Wednesday. The university has expelled two students who were leading the song and closed the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house, with university President David Boren saying the school would have zero tolerance for racism. "As of midnight last night, the house has closed," said Corbin Wallace, press secretary for Boren's office. Students were seen and heard chanting in unison, using offensive language referring to blacks and vowing never to admit them to Sigma Alpha Epsilon.