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Massive blunt trauma caused Ward's death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 05:31
Kevin Ward Jr. died of blunt force trauma when he was hit by a car driven by NASCAR star Tony Stewart.

No charges for now against NASCAR's Stewart in fatal crash: sheriff

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 05:30

 Cheez-It 355 at The Glen-Practice(Reuters) - There is currently no evidence that NASCAR champion driver Tony Stewart committed a crime when he struck and killed a fellow driver in a weekend race, the Sheriff of Ontario County, New York, said on Monday. "At this time there are no facts that exist that support any criminal behavior or conduct or any probable cause of a criminal act in this investigation," Sheriff Phil Povero said at a news conference, adding that the investigation into 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr's death was still ongoing. (Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Mary Milliken)

Jet stowaway due in court for probation violation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 05:28
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who was ordered to stay away from Los Angeles International Airport after she flew from San Jose without a ticket is set to appear in court for violating the terms of her probation.

Nebraska court ruling on Keystone XL pipeline not expected until 2015

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 05:26
The Nebraska Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in a dispute over the planned route for the Keystone XL pipeline but a court ruling on the controversial project is likely to be delayed until the new year, lawyers and activists say. The court has scheduled oral arguments for Sept. 5 in Lincoln over the proposed path of the 1,200-mile (1,900-km) pipeline from Canada to Texas. Although it will be a talking point in several Congressional races, Keystone's fate is likely to remain in limbo during the Nov. 5 U.S. mid-term elections. "These things typically take three to six months," said Jane Kleeb, of the group Bold Nebraska, which has helped galvanize landowner opposition to the pipeline.

Ethics test: Who gets experimental Ebola drug?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 05:25

Workers have their temperature taken before entering the Freeport area, an important commercial port facility, Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Experts say fear and misunderstanding of Ebola have led many to ignore medical advice, fueling the disease's spread. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)MADRID (AP) — Now it's not just two Americans, but a Spaniard as well: the three non-Africans known to have Ebola got some of the very few doses that exist of an experimental drug aimed at treating the deadly disease.

Court resurrects Arizona death-row inmate's suit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 05:24
PHOENIX (AP) — An appeals court has resurrected a lawsuit by an Arizona death-row inmate who alleged a prison officer violated his constitutional rights by reading a letter he wrote to his lawyer.

2 years later, trial for man in housemate deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 05:23

FILE- In an Aug. 20, 2012 file photo, Roger Bowling, right, is escorted into a courtroom by police and detectives for a preliminary examination at the 24th District Court in Allen Park, Mich. Jury selection is getting underway in the trial of Bowling is charged with killing a couple and dumping their body parts in the Detroit River. Bowling is charged in the deaths of 32-year-old Danielle Greenway and 42-year-old Chris Hall, who were killed in 2012 at their home in Allen Park. Trial is starting Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, with jury selection in Wayne County court. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Daniel Mears_File)DETROIT (AP) — Jury selection will continue in the trial of a suburban Detroit man charged with killing a couple and dumping their body parts in the Detroit River.

Argentina calls for U.S. intervention in its debt battle

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 05:20

Attorneys Jonathan Blackman and Carmine Boccuzzi, lead lawyers representing Argentina in its ongoing debt talks, arrive at federal court for a hearing in New YorkBy Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina on Monday called on Washington to intervene in a court case over the country's defaulted debt after a U.S. district judge threatened the South American country with contempt for making what he called false statements. U.S. Judge Thomas Griesa, overseeing Argentina's long-running battle with hedge funds over defaulted debt, said on Friday he would issue a contempt of court order unless the government stopped publicly claiming it had met its obligations and was not in default.

Judge OKs access to trailer for defense lawyers in N.H. kidnap case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 05:19
By Ted Siefer MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A judge has ordered that attorneys for the man accused of kidnapping a New Hampshire teenager who mysteriously reappeared last month must be given greater access to his mobile home and a nearby shipping container. Nathaniel Kibby, 34, was charged last month with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez, 15, on Oct. 9, 2013, in the town of Conway, a scenic tourist area popular with skiers. Authorities and the family have shared little information about the circumstances of Hernandez's disappearance or return, and Kibby's arrest late last month has not shed much light on lingering questions. They had sought to remove the trailer and an adjacent metal shipping container he owns from the trailer park, citing the need to preserve evidence in the high-profile case.

US sends disaster relief teams to Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 05:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has deployed a disaster response team to Iraq to help distribute humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of people who have been forced from their homes in the fresh wave of violence in the country's north.

Barneys to pay $525,000 in shopper-profiling probe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 05:13
NEW YORK (AP) — Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against major retailers last year.

Testimony: Ex-Va. governor received other loans

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 05:05

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, is surrounded by media as he walks to the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va. on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, as his corruption trial enters its third week. McDonnell and his wife are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the former CEO of a nutritional supplements company in exchange for promoting his products. They could face decades in prison if convicted. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell received $150,000 in loans to help bail out struggling vacation rental properties before he borrowed money from a wealthy businessman, McDonnell's former brother-in-law testified Monday.

Dog reportedly thrown from car leaves hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 05:02

Dog reportedly thrown from car leaves hospitalA dog that suffered serious injuries when it apparently was thrown out of a moving car on the Garden State Parkway last weekend has been released from a veterinary hospital.

SEPTA: Person struck by train in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 05:00

SEPTA employee struck by train in Center CityPhiladelphia police are investigating the report of a person struck by a SEPTA train in Center City.

Navy professor resigns after racy photo inquiry

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 04:55
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A U.S. Naval War College professor has resigned following an investigation into a complaint that he took a racy photo that wound up online.

Man arrested in New York accused of supporting Islamist rebels: CBS

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 04:53
Federal prosecutors have accused a man arrested on gun charges at a New York City airport of sympathizing with Islamic State militants, CBS News reported on Monday. Donald Morgan, 44, of North Carolina was arrested on Aug. 2 for being in possession of a rifle as a felon, according to court documents. He was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport, where he had arrived on a flight from Lebanon, CBS News reported. At Morgan's bail hearing at U.S. District Court in Brooklyn last week, prosecutors asked a judge to deny him bail as he had "pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Twitter," and was a threat to the community, CBS reported.

Shooting victims' families want donations diverted

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 04:52
HOUSTON (AP) — The extended family of a Houston-area girl who was the lone survivor of a shooting that left her parents and four siblings dead asked Monday that a fundraising effort for her be halted, after it surpassed $400,000.

Driver charged in fatal crash at farmers market

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 04:51
HAWTHORNE, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man was charged Monday with vehicular homicide for a weekend crash at a farmers market that left one woman dead and two people injured.

Obama's great-uncle Charles Payne dies at age 89

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 04:50

FILE - This July 22, 2008 file photo shows Charles T. Payne, President Obama’s great-uncle, during an interview with The Associated Press in Chicago. Payne is the brother of Obama’s maternal grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham. Payne died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Chicago of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, his wife Melanie said. He was 89. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Charles T. Payne, a World War II veteran and great-uncle of President Barack Obama who was briefly in the public eye during his nephew's first presidential bid, has died.

Python caught in Florida is chief suspect in mystery of missing cats

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 04:41

Handout of Port St. Lucie police officers displaying a captured 12-foot Burmese Python in Port St. LucieMultiple cats missing without a trace, a freshly killed body, and one well-fed, 120-pound Burmese python lurking in the Florida underbrush. Four Port St. Lucie police officers on Friday captured the 12-foot-long snake, which they believe is the culprit in the disappearance of a slew of neighborhood pets over the past nine months. “It’s the answer to so many questions,” said Pamela Dinola, who lost five of her seven cats.     Pythons are an exotic species and growing nuisance in Florida where they have no natural predator and feed on native wildlife, most notably in the Florida Everglades. State wildlife officials were looking for the snake's owner, said Frank Sabol, a spokesman for the Port St. Lucie police department.     Meanwhile, police consider the case of the missing cats closed.