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California wait period doesn't apply to gun owners

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:01
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has overturned part of a California law requiring a 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, ruling that it does not apply to those who already own firearms.

Early Emmy wins for Parsons, Burrell, Janney

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:58

'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy AwardsNetwork comedies including "The Big Bang Theory" and "Modern Family" started out strong at Monday's Emmy Awards, and so did "True Detective" nominee Matthew McConaughey - even before his category came up.


Ala. couple charged in scheme to get girl pregnant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:52
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama couple who wanted a baby repeatedly sexually assaulted an underage girl in hopes she'd get pregnant and give them the infant, authorities said Monday.

Mississippi high school football player dies after falling ill in game

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:47
(Reuters) - A Mississippi high school football player died on Monday, three days after falling ill during a game, school officials said. Walker Wilbanks was playing in a Friday night game for Jackson Preparatory School, a private school in a suburb of Jackson, when he came off the field and complained that he was not feeling well, a school spokeswoman said. Wilbanks was taken to a hospital where he suffered a seizure and swelling in his brain before he died, school spokeswoman Crisler Boone said. A 17-year-old junior, Wilbanks was popular among his fellow students, Boone said.

Hearings planned after call for nuke-plant closure

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:43

FILE - This Sept. 20, 2005, file photo, shows Pacific Gas and Electric's Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in Avila Beach, Calif. Michael Peck, a senior federal nuclear expert, is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults. Peck, who for five years was Diablo Canyon's lead on-site inspector, says in a 42-page, confidential report that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is not applying the safety rules it set out for the plant's operation. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File)A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.


Emmys get underway with jokes about TV networks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:37

'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy AwardsEmmy Award host Seth Meyers kicked off the ceremony Monday by tweaking his home network, NBC, and other broadcasters for being eclipsed in the awards by cable series and online newcomers like "Orange Is the New Black."


Foley killing could complicate embassy bomb trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:36
NEW YORK (AP) — An Egyptian lawyer charged in the 1998 embassy bombings in Africa is trying to distance himself from other acts of terrorism even as British investigators reportedly look at his son in the killing of an American journalist.

Peruvian journalist Zileri dead at 83

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:10
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Enrique Zileri, who as longtime director of Peru's leading newsmagazine defied despotism and battled corruption with stubborn independence, died Monday at age 83.

Review: 'Life of Crime' misses Leonard's rhythm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:07

This image released by Roadside Attractions shows John Hawkes, left, and Jennifer Aniston in a scene from "Life of Crime." (AP Photo/Roadside Attractions, Barry Wetcher)Some may pine for George Clooney's chin or Scarlett Johansson's lips, but no body part should be more envied than Elmore Leonard's ear.


Drug-tainted dollar bills spark bank investigation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:00
MONTE VISTA, Colo. (AP) — A Monte Vista bank teller who reported tingly, numb fingers after accepting some wet dollar bills has prompted a federal investigation.

Blade from power saw impales Houston worker

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:57
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston construction worker has been hospitalized after he was impaled in the chest by a circular blade that became detached from a power saw.

Freed US reporter's Dad praises son's noble cause

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:53
JOINVILLE-LE-PONT, France (AP) — The overjoyed father of the American journalist freed by Islamic militants said Monday that his son and others who venture into dangerous lands like Syria deserve praise for wanting to "bear witness ... tell the truth about what's going on."

Sony network hacked, exec's flight diverted

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:53
DALLAS (AP) — Hackers attacked Sony's PlayStation Network and apparently disrupted the travel plans of a top company executive by going on Twitter to suggest that there was a bomb on his American Airlines plane.

Prosecutors argue against moving Tsarnaev trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:50
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are disputing arguments from lawyers for marathon bombing suspect Dzohkhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) that he cannot receive a fair trial in Boston.

Top architect Hadid's defamation lawsuit prompts retraction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:50

File photo of architect Zaha Hadid posing for photographs with her Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) medal at Buckingham Palace in LondonBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A well-known architecture critic has retracted a portion of a recent book review that Pritzker prize-winning-architect Zaha Hadid claimed in a lawsuit had defamed her. Hadid sued Martin Filler and the New York Review of Books last Thursday in New York state court, claiming that Filler's June 5 review improperly called her reputation into question and falsely implied her indifference to alleged difficult working conditions of migrant workers on big Middle East construction projects. The Iraqi-born Hadid, who is a British citizen, objected in particular to a passage that she said was taken out of context, in which Filler said she showed no concern for an "estimated one thousand laborers who have perished" while building the Al Wakrah stadium she designed for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.


Van forces horse-drawn buggy to stop in robbery

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:49
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Police say someone forced an Amish horse and buggy off a central Pennsylvania road to pull an armed robbery.

Red carpet fashion at the 66th Emmy Awards

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:46

Red carpet fashion at the 66th Emmy AwardsAmazing dresses and tuxedos line up the Emmys red carpet.


Oregon teenager's drone worried firefighting crews

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:31
BEND, Ore. (AP) — It cost a Bend teenager about $800 in revenue from chores, yard work and birthday gifts to buy a miniature aircraft and a camera he sent aloft to capture video of a forest fire this summer that was threatening the western edge of the city.

U.S. inspector wanted reactor shut on quake fears: report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:31

Diablo Canyon nuclear plant quake study rejected by California Coastal CommissionA federal nuclear inspector urged U.S. Michael Peck's call to close the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County was in a report he made to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2013, the AP reported on Monday, a day after a strong earthquake shook California's Napa Valley region.


Judge says California gun waiting time not for all buyers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:29
District Judge Anthony Ishii in Fresno, California, wrote that the waiting period did not make sense for people who have a gun and passed a background check before the 10-day period was up. The ruling did not apply to first-time gun buyers. A spokesman for California Attorney General Kamala Harris said the office is reviewing the ruling. In a statement, lead plaintiff Jeff Silvester called the ruling "a great win for Second Amendment civil rights." Two gun owners, along with two advocacy groups, sued over the California regulations in 2011, and a trial was held before Ishii earlier this year.