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U.S. appeals court stays Ohio death row inmate's potential execution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 02:54
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday granted an Ohio death row inmate's request to stay his potential execution, saying lower courts failed to properly weigh his intellectual abilities. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati said in its opinion that Ohio state courts incorrectly applied the law with regard to whether Andre Williams was intellectually disabled. It sent the case back to the district court to reconsider Williams' argument that he was ineligible for the death penalty because of his low mental capabilities.

Yosemite rock fall changes face of world-class climb

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 02:46
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Officials at Yosemite National Park say a massive sheet of rock has fallen from the vertical face of Half Dome on the most popular route used by climbers.

EPA chief: Climate plan on track despite mercury ruling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 02:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling that undermined a federal rule targeting mercury pollution will not affect the Obama administration's plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions to slow the effects of global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.

South Carolina Senate votes to banish Confederate flag to museum

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 02:30

A Confederate flag stands in front of the South Carolina State House in ColumbiaBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina's Senate passed legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol's grounds, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery. A bill to banish the flag from the State House grounds to a museum easily passed a third and final 36-3 vote in the Senate. It was headed to the state House of Representatives, which voted to bring it to the floor for debate on Wednesday.


NY expands 'yes means yes' policy to private colleges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 02:30

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, is joined by U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, center, and Abigail Gatewood, during a ceremony at New York University, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Cuomo signed a bill into law Tuesday that requires New York state's private colleges and universities to have a new, affirmative sexual consent policy to combat campus sexual violence. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's private colleges and universities have a new sexual consent policy after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law Tuesday in an effort to combat campus sexual violence.


Man charged with slashing fire hose during Baltimore riot arraigned

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 02:28
A Baltimore man allegedly filmed slashing a fire hose at a burning pharmacy during April rioting over the death of Freddie Gray was arraigned on Tuesday. A jury trial for Greg Butler Jr., 22, who is also known as Greg Bailey, has been scheduled for Aug. 14 in Baltimore City Circuit Court, court documents show. The store was torched during unrest after the funeral of Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died from an injury suffered in police custody.

F-16, Small Plane Involved in Midair Crash, FAA Says

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 02:23
Officials confirmed the crash that took place this morning.

6-year-old shot, man killed in 2 shootings in Grays Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 02:20

6-year-old shot, man killed in 2 shootings in Grays FerryPhiladelphia Police are searching for suspects after two separate shootings in the Grays Ferry neighborhood.


Mobile, Alabama, removing Confederate flag from city seal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 02:20
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Mobile City Council is removing the Confederate flag and other banners from the official seal of city government.

Charge dropped for woman jailed for not renewing dog license

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 02:17
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman says she's no longer facing a misdemeanor after being arrested for failing to renew a license for her dog.

Guilty plea entered in harvest fest accident that killed tot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 02:12
CHESTER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey van driver has pleaded guilty to a careless driving charge stemming from an accident at a harvest festival that killed a 2-year-old girl.

FBI seized child porn website with 215,000 users: court filing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 02:12
A Federal Bureau of Investigation search warrant has provided a rare glimpse into the increasingly complex efforts of U.S. law enforcement to combat child pornography online, leading to the seizure this year of a website with nearly 215,000 users. The search warrant, unsealed on Monday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, showed that the FBI seized the website's North Carolina server on Feb. 20 but allowed it to remain operating for about two weeks while authorities investigated its users. According the search warrant describing the website's activities, it operated on a network designed to facilitate anonymous communication over the Internet that protected users' privacy.

Federal, Indiana authorities raid Subway spokesman's home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 02:10

Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle walks to a waiting car as he leaves his home, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Zionsville, Ind. FBI agents and Indiana State Police have removed electronics from the property. FBI Special agent Wendy Osborne said that the FBI was conducting an investigation in the Zionsville area but wouldn't confirm it involved Fogle. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a police dog, two months after the then-executive director of Fogle's foundation was arrested on child pornography charges.


U.S. court upholds federal contractor campaign finance ban

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 02:07
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against three individual contractors who contended that the ban violated their constitutional rights to free speech and equal protection under the law. Writing on behalf of an 11-judge panel, Chief Judge Merrick Garland wrote that "the concerns that spurred the original bar remain as important today as when the statute was enacted" in 1940. The U.S. Federal Election Commission, which defended the law, said in court papers the ban was needed to prevent corruption and interference with government decision-making.

All NY colleges to adopt 'yes means yes' sex assault policy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 02:06

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo attends a "Raise the Wage" rally in New YorkLegislation requiring universities in New York state to adopt a uniform affirmative sexual consent policy was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday. The so-called "yes means yes" standard defines sexual consent between people as an affirmative, conscious and voluntary understanding to engage in sexual activity. Because we let it go on too long," Cuomo said at New York University, where he spoke to a crowd of the bill's supporters.


New charges in Charleston church shooting: Attempted murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 02:05
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The man accused of killing nine people attending Bible study at a historic black church in Charleston has been indicted on three new charges of attempted murder, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Patients lash out at 'monster' cancer doctor in fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 02:02

Liz Lupo, second from left, shows a sign in honor of her mother, Marianne Lupo, a former patient of Dr. Farid Fata, outside federal court, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Detroit. Patients of Fata received "stunning" doses of a powerful, expensive drug that exposed them to life-threatening infections, an expert testified Monday as a judge heard details about a cancer specialist who fleeced insurance companies and harmed hundreds of people. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT (AP) — Telling stories of deep anguish, patients and their relatives described Tuesday how a Detroit-area cancer doctor wrecked their lives through excessive treatments and intentional misdiagnoses while he collected millions of dollars from insurers.


Recovery efforts resume in Washington state ice cave collapse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 01:30
The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said two men and a woman were airlifted on Monday from the Big Four Ice Caves near Granite Falls, some 40 miles north of Seattle, to nearby hospitals with serious injuries. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Shari Ireton said they believed everyone had been accounted for. Officials had earlier warned that the caves, which host a popular hiking trail and are part of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, were too treacherous to explore due to unseasonably warm weather.

Panama City Beach rebounds after turbulent spring break

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 01:23

FILE - In this Monday, June 15, 2015, file photo, kids build a sand castle beneath the M.B. Miller County Pier in Panama City Beach, Fla. Panama City Beach is having a record-breaking summer tourism season. Experts say local officials have done a good job of addressing the spring beak mayhem by passing regulations designed to curtail beach drinking and unruly crowds during future spring breaks. (Andrew Wardlow/The News Herald via AP, File)Following a spring break filled with shootings, an alleged gang rape and other mayhem, Panama City Beach is having a record-breaking summer tourism season as experts say the community did a good job of reacting to the negative news by quickly passing laws to curtail the chaos.


Air Force official: Pilot of crashed F-16 taken to base for observation; condition not given

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 01:16
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Air Force official: Pilot of crashed F-16 taken to base for observation; condition not given.