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Judge denies 1 large dose of sedative for executions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 06:20
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge says the state of Alabama may not use a large dose of a sedative to execute five death row inmates.

Filing: Wrong man charged with killing whale off New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 06:03
A tuna fisherman charged with killing a pilot whale that died of a bullet wound said Friday the charges against him should be dismissed.

All clear after search for 'aggressor' on Louisville campus

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 06:01
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities say a report of shots fired on a college campus turned out to be unfounded.

Arkansas judge halts scheduled executions of eight inmates

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 06:00
An Arkansas judge issued an order on Friday that temporarily blocked the scheduled executions of eight convicted murderers after lawyers for the death row inmates challenged secrecy provisions in the state's lethal injection procedures. Arkansas, one of the 31 U.S. states with the death penalty, has not carried out an execution since 2005 but had planned to resume capital punishment on Oct. 21 with two executions. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen took the action after lawyers for the inmates argued on Wednesday that provisions keeping secret the name of the vendors who provide the drugs used in lethal injections violated state law.

Arkansas judge halts 8 executions as inmates challenge law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 05:58
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge on Friday halted the upcoming executions of eight death row inmates, dealing a blow to the state's efforts to begin putting prisoners to death for the first time in a decade.

$2M bail set for diplomat charged in UN bribery case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 05:55

FILE - In this April 27, 2010 file photo, Francis Lorenzo, Deputy Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations, attends a party held in honor of the Miss Italy beauty pageant in New York. Lorenzo and five others from the United Nations were charged Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 in a bribery scheme by federal prosecutors in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Miren International, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Over a prosecutor's objection, bail was set at $2 million Friday for a Dominican Republic diplomat arrested in a bribe-related criminal case that also landed a former president of the United Nations General Assembly behind bars.

Ohio prisons officials challenge FDA stand on execution drug

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 05:55

FILE - This November 2005, file photo,,shows the death chamber at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio. With two dozen scheduled executions in limbo, Ohio officials sent a forceful letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, asserting the state believes it can obtain a lethal injection drug from overseas without violating any laws. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With two dozen scheduled executions in limbo, Ohio sent a forceful letter to Washington on Friday asserting that the state believes it can obtain a lethal-injection drug from overseas without violating any laws.

Septa gets new general manger, big plans for future

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 05:54

Septa gets new general manger, big plans for futureSepta's new general manager has big plans for the transportation company.

Texas man charged with smuggling immigrants in truck

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 05:48

In this Sept. 18, 2015 image made from video released by the Frio County Sheriff's Department, immigrants listen to an law enforcement officer before exiting a truck after officers unlocked the rear doors in Moore, Texas. On Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, a federal grand jury indicted Drew Christopher Potter, 33, on charges of smuggling the 39 Central Americans. (Frio County Sherrif's Department via AP)MOORE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man is being held on charges that he smuggled more than three dozen immigrants inside a sweltering 18-wheeler.

Feds: Lebanese woman tried to buy 2,000 guns for Hezbollah

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 05:43
NEW YORK (AP) — A Lebanese national has been arrested on federal charges alleging she tried to purchase thousands of weapons, including assault rifles and machine guns, for Hezbollah fighters.

US Border Patrol agent pleads not guilty in shooting of teen

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 05:39
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with second-degree murder in the fatal cross-border shooting of a Mexican teen pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday.

Appeals court puts hold on regulation protecting waterways

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 05:29
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday blocked an Obama administration rule that attempts to clarify which small streams, wetlands and other waterways the government can shield from pollution and development.

Report finds improper use of Park Service lodge in Wyoming

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 05:28
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A cozy cabin in Grand Teton National Park designated for official government business was rented out by the National Park Service in recent years to some politicians and others as a low-cost family vacation getaway in scenic Jackson Hole, according to an inspector general's report.

Cuba submits latest draft UN resolution against US embargo

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 05:26
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest draft United Nations resolution urging the United States to end its economic embargo on Cuba has appeared — and it points out President Barack Obama's commitment to end the policy.

Former California beauty queen charged with child porn

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 05:23

Meghan Breanna Alt is pictured in this undated booking photoA 25-year-old former beauty queen was charged in Southern California on Friday with distributing pornographic photos of a 4-year-old girl who is her relative, prosecutors said. Meghan Breanna Alt, 25, of San Clemente was charged with one felony count of possession and control of child pornography and three felony counts of lewd acts upon a child, federal and local authorities said in a joint statement. Alt took pictures of the girl in sexually explicit poses, then sent them to a U.S. Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton in Southern California in exchange for cash and gifts, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Man in Englishman's cyanide death found competent for trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 05:22
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A federal judge says a Maine man charged with mailing cyanide to a suicidal Englishman is competent to stand trial.

UAW leaders send Fiat Chrysler pact to workers for vote

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 05:21

Fiat Chrysler Autos assembly workers leave the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Warren Truck Assembly plant during a work shift change in Warren, MichiganU.S. union United Auto Workers' leaders on Friday approved a tentative four-year contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV , sending the proposed agreement to 40,000 workers for a ratification vote. The new deal, if ratified, would reshape the way in which UAW workers at Fiat Chrysler are paid, gradually eliminating a contentious two-tier pay structure. UAW President Dennis Williams admitted he made some false steps that helped lead to the landslide loss for a previous proposed contract in a worker vote.

Ex-child soldier from Sierra Leone freed in Minnesota

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 05:18
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former child-soldier from Sierra Leone has been released after more than two years of immigration detention in Minnesota, his lawyers said Friday.

Two alleged Hezbollah associates face U.S. arms, money laundering charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 05:17
Two Beirut residents have been arrested on U.S. charges that they took part in an alleged scheme to help Hezbollah launder drug money, and to funnel thousands of weapons and military parts to criminal groups in Lebanon and Iran, prosecutors in Brooklyn, New York, said on Friday. Iman Kobeissi, 50, was arraigned in Brooklyn on Friday and held without bail, following her arrest a day earlier in Atlanta on charges of conspiring to commit money laundering and conspiring to deal in unlicensed firearms. The other defendant, Joseph Asmar, 42, was arrested in Paris on a U.S. warrant and charged with money laundering conspiracy.

AccuWeather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 05:16

 Severe Thunderstorm Warning issuedA Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for several counties, and the entire area is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8:00 pm.