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Lawyer: 2 Nevada inmates handcuffed when guard shot them

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:55

This undated photo provided by the Nevada Department of Corrections shows Carlos Manuel Perez Jr., 28. The Calrk County Coroner in Las Vegas said Wednesday, March 25, 2015, that Perez’s death on Nov. 12, 2014, of multiple gunshots to the head, neck, chest and arms at High Desert State Prison was a homicide. Murphy says a homicide ruling means Perez died at the hands of another person. It doesn’t establish fault. (AP Photo/Nevada Department of Corrections)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada prison inmate was handcuffed when was shot and killed by a guard last November, according to a lawyer who said Wednesday that her client was wounded in the same shooting but survived.


Cops: 13-year-old kills brother, 6; wounds another, 16

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:51
HUDSON, Fla. (AP) — A young teenager shot his two brothers Wednesday during an argument over food, killing one and wounding the other, before fatally shooting himself.

Man shoots, kills California officer who was checking on him

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:49

This undated photo provided by the San Jose Police Department shows San Jose Police Officer Michael Johnson. Johnson was fatally shot by Scott Dunham on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, launching an hourslong manhunt. The search ended when Dunham was found dead early Wednesday on his apartment balcony, San Jose police spokesman Albert Morales said. (AP Photo/San Jose Police Department)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A man threatening to commit suicide unleashed a barrage of gunfire on Northern California officers called to check on him, killing a 14-year veteran of the San Jose Police Department.


Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Could Face Life

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:42
American soldier held by Taliban for five years, freed in controversial swap.

Brake design flaw contributed to Maine chairlift malfunction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:39

FILE - In this March 21, 2015, file photo, provided by Greg Hoffmeister, first aid is administered to injured skiers at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort after a chairlift accident in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. A chairlift malfunction that injured seven skiers at the Sugarloaf ski area and resort was caused by a broken drive shaft on a mechanical gearbox that took the main braking system offline, and another key braking system failed to work because of a design flaw, investigators said Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Greg Hoffmeister, File)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A chairlift malfunction that injured seven skiers at the Sugarloaf ski area was caused by a broken drive shaft in a gearbox that allowed the lift to move in reverse and by a brake system that failed to stop the lift because of a design flaw, officials said Wednesday.


Young Mexican in need of transplant denied visa by the US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:34

In this May 2, 2014 photo, Jose Chua Lopez, left, holds hands with his mother, Myra Lopez Martinez, during a news conference in Hermosillo, Mexico. Family and friends raised thousands of dollars to send Jose Chua Lopez to the prestigious Mayo Clinic for an urgently needed heart and liver transplant. But the 20-year-old Mexican born with a heart defect has twice been turned down for a U.S. visa, and relatives and his doctor say his life is in danger. (AP Photo/El Imparcial) MANDATORY CREDIT MEXICO OUTHERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) — A young Mexican who urgently needs a heart and liver transplant has twice been denied a U.S. visa to go to the Mayo Clinic for treatment, he and his family said Wednesday.


Recording could come back to bite Donald Sterling girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:31

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, sits with V. Stiviano as they watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. Sterling's wife, Shelly Sterling, is going after the $2.5 million in real estate and cars her husband lavished on V. Stiviano in a trial scheduled to begin Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Los Angeles Superior Court. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Recordings that cost Donald Sterling ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers could cost the woman he was dating the fortune in gifts he lavished on her.


Deported South Korean faces U.S. charges for posing as brother he killed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:11
Junne Kyoo Koh, who was convicted of the 1984 murder of his 16-year-old younger brother, Sang Koh, in the Seattle suburb Bellevue, was deported to South Korea in 1992, according to a U.S. federal court complaint filed this week. He used his dead brother's identity to re-enter the United States a year later and bought pistols, and he now faces immigration and gun charges, according to the complaint. Police attention was drawn to Koh, who was born in South Korea, after he asked them to investigate the disappearance of his parents in 2014, the complaint said.

Arizona Legislature OKs abortion medication requirement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:52
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers approved legislation Wednesday that requires abortion providers to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion and bars women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes abortion coverage.

Ex-U.S. war prisoner Bergdahl charged with desertion, misbehavior

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:24

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in handout photo provided by U.S. ArmyBy Kelly Twedell FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a former Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan, was formally charged on Wednesday with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, and could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted of the most serious count, the Army said. Bergdahl's attorney, Eugene Fidell of Yale Law School, said the Army had scheduled an Article 32 investigation hearing on April 22 to determine whether there was sufficient evidence to proceed with a court-martial. The Army said the investigation, similar to a civilian grand jury proceeding, would take place at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.


Governor OKs allowing restaurants to ban drive-thru cyclists

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:16
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has approved a bill that would overrule Salt Lake City's mandate that restaurants allow cyclists in drive-thru lanes.

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:06

A member of an Iraqi Shiite militant group called Imam Ali Brigades patrols in Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. At Iraq's request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters, a senior U.S. official said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Family of unarmed Georgia man killed by police launches own investigation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:04
By Rich McKay TUCKER, Ga. (Reuters) - The family of an unarmed, naked black man shot dead by police earlier this month said on Wednesday that they have launched their own investigation into the killing of a man they described as a gentle soul. Anthony Hill's relatives announced the investigation while visiting the suburban Atlanta apartment complex where the war veteran, aspiring musician and devout Christian who suffered from bipolar disorder was killed on March 9. His death is among a spate of killings in the United States of unarmed black men by white police officers. "I want to find the truth," said Hill's mother, Carolyn Baylor-Giummo, of Moncks Corner, South Carolina.

Judge appoints examiner in bankruptcy of Caesars division

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:02
CHICAGO (AP) — A former Watergate prosecutor who was later involved in efforts to secure the release of Americans during the Iran hostage crisis while assistant secretary of the Treasury is now investigating business deals made by Caesars Entertainment Corp. before the casino giant's debt-heavy operations division filed for bankruptcy in January.

Californians worry about water, favor legalizing pot and like Jerry Brown: poll

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:01

California Governor Brown looks on during a news conference at the State Capitol in SacramentoBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Californians support Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, worry about water and increasingly favor legalizing marijuana, a new poll shows. About 55 percent of adults approve of the job Brown is doing, down from an all-time high of 61 percent in January, but still pretty good marks, according to the latest poll by the Public Policy Institute of California. Likely voters in the most populous U.S. state also tend to agree with Brown's position that the University of California should get more funding if it holds tuition flat, with 52 percent in favor.


Suspect nabbed for punching SEPTA driver in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:55

Suspect nabbed for punching SEPTA driver in Strawberry MansionAuthorities arrested a suspect for punching a SEPTA driver in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section.


Illinois man charged with abusing 3-year-old on flight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:54
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Utah have charged a man accused of sexually abusing a 3-year-old boy on a plane.

Pa. attorney general cracks down on 3 local used car dealers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:53

Pa. attorney general cracks down on 3 local used car dealersThe Pennsylvania Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against three local car dealerships accused of deceiving consumers and selling cars that are not fit for the road.


California attorney general moves to end anti-gay initiative

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:49
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a state court on Wednesday for permission to reject a proposed ballot initiative stipulating that anyone who engages in gay sex be killed.

U.S. ATF had to ditch $600,000 worth of surveillance drones: watchdog

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:46

US ATF Director Jones testifies at hearing on FY2016 budget on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spent about $600,000 on six drones that had so many defects they were never used for video surveillance as planned, and were eventually ditched, the Justice Department's internal watchdog reported on Wednesday. The Office of the Inspector General said it was "troubled" that the ATF, a Justice Department agency, spent money between September 2011 and September 2012 on drones that were rendered unsuitable. ATF officials spent $315,000 on one gas-powered drone that was never used "due to multiple technical defects," the audit found. The report did not name the manufacturer of the six faulty drones, which were eventually given away to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the report said.