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Federal court: Anti-Muslim group can't post ads on buses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 08:18
SEATTLE (AP) — An anti-Muslim group cannot post ads on buses in Washington state showing photos of wanted terrorists and wrongly claiming the FBI offers a $25 million reward for one of their captures, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Feds to investigate death of teen during attempted drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 08:17
SENECA, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says it will investigate the shooting death of a South Carolina teen killed during an attempted drug bust.

Texas executes man convicted of killing veteran police officer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 08:04
Texas executed on Wednesday a 27-year-old man who was convicted of killing a veteran police officer in 2009 and had waived his rights to appeal his death sentence. Daniel Lopez was pronounced dead at 6:31 p.m. after receiving a lethal injection at the state's death chamber in Huntsville, a prisons spokesman said. The execution was the 528th in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the most of any state.

Father: Teen killed by police posed no threat to officers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 08:03

Nyrita Patton pauses while looking at a memorial for 15-year-old Andre Green, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, in Indianapolis. The leader of a faith-based, anti-crime group said Tuesday that the Indianapolis police department needs to equip all of its officers with body cameras and also add dashboard cameras to police cruisers in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Green, who was a suspect in a carjacking. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The father of a 15-year-old boy fatally shot by Indianapolis police who had cornered the young carjacking suspect after a pursuit said Wednesday he believes his son posed no threat to the officers.


The Latest: President Obama wishes Carter well by phone

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 08:00
ATLANTA (AP) — The latest on former President Jimmy Carter, who said Wednesday that he has cancer (all times local):

Georgia man pleads guilty but mentally ill in killing of 5

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:53
LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife, three of her family members and a family friend was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Civil rights leaders slam House's third-ranking Republican

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:52
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two national civil rights leaders are reviving criticism of a top-ranking House Republican's speech to a white supremacist group 13 years ago, trying to jumpstart action on a proposed strengthening of the Voting Rights Act.

LA agrees to pay $15 million to settle boy's police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:42
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit over the police shooting of a teenager who was holding a pellet gun.

Uber driver accused of sexual assault on South Carolina passenger

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:42

Uber representative registers people on smartphone during kick off of citywide jobs tour in Queens borough of New YorkA driver for the popular taxi-hailing service Uber faces sexual assault charges after a passenger reported that he attacked her instead of driving her home from a bar, authorities said on Wednesday. Patrick Aiello, 39, a sixth-grade social studies teacher in North Charleston, South Carolina, was booked into jail on Monday on felony charges of kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct, according to Charleston County Jail records. The 23-year-old woman told police that she and a male friend had requested an Uber driver for a ride home from a beachfront bar in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, near Charleston, late Sunday evening, according to an arrest affidavit.


Texas executes 27-year-old man for killing police officer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:41
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas on Wednesday executed a 27-year-old man who was convicted of killing a veteran police officer in 2009 and had waived his rights to appeal his death sentence.

Nigerian gets 22 years in prison on US terror help charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:40
NEW YORK (AP) — A Nigerian man who took part in a Yemen-based al-Qaida faction's effort to spread propaganda intended to encourage terror attacks has been sentenced in New York to 22 years in prison.

Argentine front-runner Scioli would seek bond holdout deal: advisor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:39

Daniel Scioli, Buenos Aires' province governor and presidential candidate, gestures as he speaks next to his wife Karina Rabolini in Buenos AiresBy Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's presidential front-runner wants to settle a financially hobbling suit with bondholders, woo new investors, cut inflation and could revise energy subsidies to put the country's fiscal house in order, his economic advisor said. Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli may represent the party of outgoing President Cristina Fernandez, whose currency and trade controls have slowed the economy, but his policies may veer away from hers if he wins the October election. A shift toward orthodoxy could help untangle Argentina's relationship with the global bond market and attract foreign companies eager to exploit the country's natural resources.


Judge orders Kentucky clerk to issue gay marriage licenses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:39
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky will not immediately issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, her lawyer says, despite a federal judge ordering her to do so Wednesday in a case that seeks to reconcile the country's new marriage law and its protections of religious freedom.

U of Illinois to dismiss chancellor, rejects $400,000 bonus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:37

University of Illinois Interim Chancellor Barb Wilson, left, listens as President Michael Killeen introduces her at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in Urbana Ill. University officials plan to dismiss Chancellor Phyllis Wise rather than accept her resignation and pay her an agreed $400,000 bonus. Killeen says he intends to offer her a faculty position in which she would report directly to him. Wise resigned last week amid a number of scandals. (Robin Scholz/The News-Gazette via AP) MANDATORY CREDITURBANA, Ill. (AP) — University Of Illinois trustees plan to begin the process of firing Chancellor Phyllis Wise rather than accept her resignation and pay her a $400,000 bonus she had negotiated. President Timothy Killeen instead plans to assign her to an advisory position reporting directly to him.


Hanford whistleblower settles for $4.1 million

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:30
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A whistleblower on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has reached a $4.1 million settlement with his former employer on the former nuclear weapons production site in Washington state, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Armed demonstrators protest Sandra Bland arrest, death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:25

A man holds a rifle during a protest for Sandra Bland and other black victims who have died at the hands of police, held by the New Black Panther Party, the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, outside the Waller County Sheriff's Office Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in Hempstead, Texas. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Dozens of heavily armed demonstrators rallied in Southeast Texas to protest the arrest and jail-cell death of a black woman arrested after a confrontation with a white state trooper during a traffic stop.


Former President Carter says he has cancer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:21

Former U.S. president Carter speaks at the opening of a new exhibit, "Countdown to Zero, Defeating Disease" at the American Museum of Natural History in New York"I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare," Carter, 90, said in a statement. The Carter family has a history of pancreatic cancer, including his parents, two sisters and younger brother Billy Carter.


Connecticut parents sue school district, town over bullied teen's suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:20
The parents of a 15-year-old Greenwich, Connecticut boy who committed suicide on the first day of school in 2013 after years of alleged bullying filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Wednesday against the school district and town for contributing to his death. Anna Izabela Palosz and Franciszek Palosz maintain school staff failed to enforce mandatory anti-bullying policies that would have protected their son, Bartlomiej (Bart) Palosz. It claims the school system was "well-aware of the abuse," and the bullying was a major factor contributing to his death.

One inmate killed, others injured in California prison melee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:19
One inmate was killed and numerous others were injured in a disturbance that broke out on Wednesday afternoon at a prison outside Sacramento, officials said. Five inmates were taken to hospitals with stab wounds and others suffered various injuries during the incident at California State Prison-Sacramento just before 1 p.m., the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. Officials have not publicly identified the inmate who was killed, pending family notification.

Man, 20, charged with murder in Ohio apartment stabbings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:18
(Reuters) - A 20-year-old man was charged by a grand jury in Ohio on Wednesday with murdering another man and stabbing four children in suburban Cincinnati.