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Judge temporarily halts lethal injections in Mississippi in case hinging on execution drugs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:09
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Judge temporarily halts lethal injections in Mississippi in case hinging on execution drugs.

Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:02

 BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS COMMISSIONER, WHEN THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN - FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2009 file photo, then-Bureau of Labor Statistics Commissioner, now Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. Congress’ official budget analyst projected Tuesday that this year’s federal deficit will drop to $426 billion, the lowest shortfall of Barack Obama’s presidency. But the annual summertime update by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office also contained words of warning. It cautioned that without action by lawmakers, annual federal deficits will surge upward again later this decade and spike back above $1 trillion in 2025. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn clash over spending, the analysts also warned that perilously high shortfalls will roar back unless lawmakers act.


US stocks extend losses as early rally fades

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:57

US stocks extend losses as early rally fadesA rally in U.S. stocks evaporated in the minutes before the closing bell Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 200 points and extending Wall Street's losing streak to six days.


Ohio mom accused of killing 3 sons could face death penalty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:56
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of killing her three young sons over a 13-month period out of jealousy at the attention her husband paid them was indicted Tuesday on aggravated murder charges that carry the possibility of a death sentence.

Official: Deputy's attacker arrested at White House in March

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:56
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A man fatally shot Tuesday after attacking a deputy sheriff at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse was arrested in March for climbing a perimeter wall at the White House, a prosecutor said.

Planned Parenthood sues to stop funding cuts in Louisiana

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:54

A Planned Parenthood clinic is seen in Vista, CaliforniaPlanned Parenthood asked a federal court on Tuesday to block Louisiana's efforts to defund its clinics in the state in reaction to the release of secretly recorded videos about how the group handles the tissue of aborted fetuses. Louisiana was the first of three Southern states to announce plans to end its contract with the reproductive health organization to provide medical services to low-income residents. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, cited the release of videos this summer by a national anti-abortion group, the Center for Medical Progress.


Oshkosh wins $6.75 billion deal to replace U.S. Army, Marine Humvees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:48

Oshkosh JLTV military vehicles are shown in Oshkosh, WisconsinU.S. specialty truck maker Oshkosh Corp has won a $6.75 billion contract to build 17,000 light tactical vehicles to replace the aging Humvees used by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, the U.S. Army announced on Tuesday. Oshkosh beat out a team made up of Lockheed Martin Corp and Britain's BAE Systems Plc, as well as AM General, a privately held company that built the original Humvees, the Army said in a statement.


2 men shot, 3 suspects sought after Glenolden shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:48

2 men shot, 3 suspects sought after Glenolden shootingTwo people were shot outside an apartment complex in Glenolden, Pa. on Tuesday, and police are looking for three suspects.


Underwater wedding honors Christ of the Deep anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:46

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Kimberly Triolet, left, and Jorge Rodriguez, right, kiss after being married next to the Christ of the Deep statue Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo, Fla. The wedding helped to mark the 50th anniversary of the installation of the 9-foot-tall bronze sculpture that is a symbol for Key Largo's John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, America's first underwater preserve that is part of the sanctuary. It is a replica of the "Christ of the Abyss" that was placed in Italian waters in 1954. (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Kimberly Triolet and Jorge Rodriguez exchanged their wedding vows underwater beside a 9-foot statue of Jesus.


3rd-grader playing with gun shoots child at Georgia school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:45
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia say an elementary school student suffered minor injuries after being accidentally shot by a third-grade classmate playing with a gun.

CEO of male escort site, 6 workers charged with prostitution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:43
NEW YORK (AP) — The chief executive of a Manhattan-based online male escort service and six of his employees at Rentboy.com were arrested Tuesday on charges of promoting prostitution.

Woman dead, man hospitalized following Ocean Co. standoff

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:37

Woman dead, man hospitalized following Ocean Co. standoffA woman is dead and her husband is hospitalized following a barricade situation across from two schools in Ocean County, New Jersey.


600 celebrate life of woman killed in supermarket attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:32

This undated photo provided by Jessie Boudreau shows Wendy Boudreau, of Saco, Maine. Wendy Boudreau was fatally stabbed in a Saco, supermarket Aug. 19, 2015. Connor MacCalister, of Saco, has been charged with the killing. (Courtesy Jessie Boudreau via AP)SACO, Maine (AP) — Wendy Boudreau graduated from Thornton Academy in Maine, fell in love with her husband there, and eventually worked there. Hundreds of friends and family attended her funeral Tuesday in the high school's auditorium, where her daughter said her mother wouldn't want her relatives and friends to crumble under the tragedy of her brutal death in a supermarket stabbing.


White House fence jumper killed in Pennsylvania court attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:32

 White House fence jumper killed at Chester Co. Justice CenterCurtis Smith, 34, is accused of entering the lobby of the Chester County Justice Center at about 11 a.m. and slashing a sheriff's deputy on the arm or hand, Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said in a statement. Smith, from Coatesville, Pennsylvania, has a criminal record that includes arrests for assault and burglary.


Ashley Madison users in US sue cheating website over breach

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:32

FILE - A June 10, 2015 file photo shows Ashley Madison's Korean web site on a computer screen in Seoul, South Korea. Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the cheating website after hackers released personal and detailed information on them and millions of other users, including credit card numbers and sexual preferences. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal and detailed information of millions of users, including financial data and sexual proclivities.


Los Angeles looks at harsher penalties for child sex buyers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:30

 California officials including, State Assemblyman Isadore Hall (D-Compton), Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumais. Officials in Los Angeles County, the nation's most populous, are adopting a get-tough tactic to deter men from soliciting sex from girls who are forced into prostitution - charging them with crimes that could mean prison time and registration as a sex offender. In California soliciting an underage sex worker carries a penalty two days to one year in jail and a $10,000 fine. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials in Los Angeles County are adopting a get-tough tactic to deter men from soliciting sex from girls who are forced into prostitution — charging them with crimes that could mean prison time and registration as a sex offender.


US transportation agency gives $9.5M in job training grants

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:27
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the nation investing billions to expand bus service and light rail lines, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday it is giving $9.5 million to programs that train workers for jobs in the transportation industry.

Detroit pawn shop looking to sell Jack Kevorkian's van

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:25

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 1996 file photo a truck pulls Dr. Jack Kevorkian's minivan, which authorities said contained the body of a woman, away from a parking lot at the Medical Examiner's office in Pontiac, Mich. The Volkswagen, which no longer runs, is up for sale at a Detroit pawn shop. The owner said he thinks it will fetch about $40,000. Kevorkian died in 2011 at age 83. (AP Photo/Richard Sheinwald)DETROIT (AP) — A 1968 Volkswagen van once owned by assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian is up for sale at a Detroit pawn shop even though the late pathologist once dropped it off for scrap.


Girl, 5, dies from meningitis just days after falling ill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:24

Girl, 5, dies from meningitis just days after falling illAbout one week ago, 5-year-old Lyliana Fernandez began to feel sick.


ESPN takes Curt Schilling off LLWS broadcast after tweet

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:19

ESPN takes Curt Schilling off LLWS broadcast after tweetESPN removed Curt Schilling from its broadcast team for the Little League World Series on Tuesday because of an anti-Muslim tweet.