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Florida loud music shooting not accidental, shooter testifies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:26

Michael Dunn raises his hands in disbelief as he looks toward his parents after the verdicts were announced in his trial in JacksonvilleBy Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - A middle-aged white man on trial for murder in the shooting death of a black teenager during a dispute about loud music told a Florida jury on Tuesday he thought his life was in danger and showed little remorse as he described pulling the trigger. "I meant to pull it 50 times if that’s what it took to save my life. I was going as fast as I could," said Michael Dunn, 47, a software engineer who is being retried for first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. ...


School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:18

Marisela Martinez-Cola, right, a lawyer and a parent living in an Atlanta suburb with her husband Greg, left, and their 7-year-old son, David, pose for photos as they prepare for a typical school and work day Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Lawrenceville, Ga. The couple send their son to private school and have hired a tutor to improve David's reading _ expenses made possible by Greg’s salary as a regional buyer for Costco Wholesale. (AP Photo/David Tulis)WASHINGTON (AP) — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways:


Miami commissioners approve billion-dollar downtown complex

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:14

The Miami skyline is pictured from a causeway on a rainy day in MiamiBy Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - The city of Miami has given the nod to a $1.5 billion mixed-use project boosters said will transform downtown Miami, adding retail and public spaces to a destitute neighborhood squeezed between condominium towers and the home of the Miami Heat basketball team. City commissioners late Monday voted unanimously to allow Miami developers Miami Worldcenter Associates, together with Michigan-based shopping center developers Taubman Centers and The Forbes Company, to move forward with plans for a sprawling complex that will span several city blocks. ...


Police find explosive in manhunt for Pa. trooper shooting suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:07

Police find explosive in manhunt for Pa. trooper shooting suspectInvestigators now say they've found an explosive device and other items they believe were left behind by Eric Frein.


Manhunt for Pa. trooper shooting suspect continues; 2 schools reopen

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:52

Manhunt for Pa. trooper shooting suspect continues; 2 schools reopenTwo schools closed for more than a week due to a massive police manhunt have reopened in northeastern Pennsylvania.


Iowa AG: Lawsuit against Templeton Rye to proceed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:51
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa attorney general's office says a lawsuit alleging whiskey maker Templeton Rye misled consumers can proceed.

AccuWeather: Sun today; shower possible later

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:43

 Sun today; shower possible laterAccuWeather is tracking more spotty showers today.


Parents charged in death of son found in home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:38

Childs Body FoundHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania married couple have been charged with homicide in the starvation death of their 9-year-old son, whose decomposing body was found when police were called to their Harrisburg home two months ago.


Divorce law out of sync with same-sex marriage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:37

FILE - In this June 17, 2008 file photo, a same sex couple exchange rings as they say their vows at City Hall in San Francisco. Same-sex marriage is allowed in 19 states and the District of Columbia, but laws governing divorce have not kept pace, creating a patchwork that is particularly troublesome for couples living where their marriages aren't recognized to begin with. (AP Photo/Darryl Bush, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Cori Jo Long, 31, and Brooke Powell, 30, did everything right before they married. They fell in love slowly, based on years of friendship stretching back to high school. They planned their nuptials carefully for about a year, choosing to travel from Texas to New Hampshire in 2010 as same-sex marriage spread.


Court: Tenn. must release execution information

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:36
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee must turn over the names of people involved in executions to the attorneys for 11 death row inmates, a state appeals court ruled.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:36
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bags; manufacturers warn of lost jobs.

Officer kills man through car door in his driveway

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:34

In this Feb. 18, 2013 photo released by the Columbia County (Ga.) Sheriff`s Office, Earnest Satterwhite poses for a booking bug. Satterwhite spent some of the last moments of his life fleeing from officers that wanted to pull the 68-year-old man over on suspicion of drunken driving. Seconds after he pulled into a driveway off a dirt road in Edgefield County, an officer opened fired, leaving him one of 75 people in South Carolina killed by an officer since 2010. (AP Photo/Columbia County (Ga.) Sheriff`s Office)NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) — Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with a habit of ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over — an act of defiance that ultimately got him killed.


Human remains found at trash collection site near Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:33
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A worker at a waste collection site near Los Angeles found human remains on a conveyor belt at the facility, marking what local media called the fourth such grisly find in two years, police said on Tuesday. The employee found the body parts on Monday evening at Athens Services in an industrial area about 15 miles east of Los Angeles, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Deputy Juanita Suarez-Navarro. ...

Viagra ads target women for 1st time

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:30

Viagra ads target women for 1st timeTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.


Burglar stabbed in rear by homeowner in Chinatown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:25

Burglar stabbed in rear by homeowner in ChinatownPhiladelphia Police say a homeowner stabbed an intruder multiple times in the buttocks as he tried to escape from a first floor apartment.


Man accused of stabbing 3 at church gets 5 years

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:18
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 25-year-old man who authorities say stabbed three people at a Catholic church in New Mexico has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Car slams into Northeast Philadelphia apartment building

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:17

Car slams into Northeast Philadelphia apartment buildingA car slammed into an apartment building on Tuesday morning in Northeast Philadelphia.


3 charged in Center City gay beating have December hearing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:45

3 charged in Center City gay beating have December hearingThree young adults charged with beating a gay couple in Philadelphia are due in court Dec. 16 for a preliminary hearing.


Delaware man charged in murder-for-hire plot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:39
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal grand jury in Maryland has indicted a man accused of trying to arrange two killings as revenge for the death of a cousin.

Oklahoma workplace beheading suspect Alton Nolen charged with 1st-degree murder, assault

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:34
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma workplace beheading suspect Alton Nolen charged with 1st-degree murder, assault.