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Supremacist vows to 'die a martyr' for Jewish site killings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:54

F. Glenn Miller Jr. reacts after the judge denied his objections for jury instructions during his capital murder trial on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, Kan.. Miller is charged with killing three people at two Jewish sites in the Kansas City area on April 13, 2014. (Allison Long/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites told jurors Monday that he hoped to "die a martyr" for the shootings, which he said were motivated by "the genocide against white people by Jews."

Arizona woman held on $2 million bail for drowning twin sons

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:48
An Arizona mother who police say admitted to drowning her twin sons in a bathtub because "nobody loved them" and attempted to do the same to another child was ordered held on $2 million bond on Monday by a commissioner.     Mireya Alejandra Lopez, 22, made her first appearance in Maricopa County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree murder and attempted murder stemming from the incident at her suburban Phoenix home.     Lopez, who has a history of mental illness and was on medication, was arrested on Sunday in the suburb of Avondale, west of Phoenix, after the boys’ grandmother called police.

Supreme Court says former Virginia governor McDonnell can stay out of prison pending appeal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:46

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell is surrounded by members of the media after his sentencing hearing in RichmondBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted a request by former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell to remain out of prison while he appeals his corruption convictions. In a brief unsigned order, the court said McDonnell, who was governor from 2010 until 2014, would not have to report to prison until he completes the appeals process. Last week, Chief Justice John Roberts gave McDonnell a temporary reprieve while the court awaited the government's response to his application.

Nearly 5 percent of University of Kentucky students sexually assaulted: survey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:45
By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - Nearly 5 percent of students at the University of Kentucky say they were sexually assaulted in the past year, but most of the cases went unreported, according to a survey conducted by the college. The White House has declared sex crimes an “epidemic” on U.S. college campuses, with one in five students falling victim to sexual assault during their college years. Officials across the country have placed greater focus on sexual assaults of college students, especially as a number of cases involving college athletes have been investigated or prosecuted in the last year.

Energy chief: US has ability to monitor Iran nuclear program

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:42
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department has extensive technical expertise that will help verify whether Iran is complying with its commitment to limit its nuclear program under an international agreement, the U.S. energy secretary said Monday in Colorado.

US Supreme Court says ex-Virginia governor can stay out of prison while he appeals convictions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:42
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — US Supreme Court says ex-Virginia governor can stay out of prison while he appeals convictions.

Houston-area deputy shooting suspect appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:40

Shannon Miles, who has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of deputy Darren Goforth at a Houston gas station, is seen in this handout booking photo provided by Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston, TexasShannon Miles did not enter a plea at the court proceeding, where Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson detailed the case against him. Miles, who is being held without bond, is accused of fatally shooting Deputy Darren Goforth in the back on Friday evening at a Houston-area gas station as Goforth fueled his patrol car. Deputies found Goforth face down in a pool of blood near his patrol car, dead from multiple gunshot wounds, Anderson said in court.

'Deflategate' judge to rule soon after Brady, NFL talks fail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:38

New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady arrives at the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New YorkThe National Football League and its players union failed to reach a settlement in their dispute over New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension despite weeks of talks, leaving a federal judge to resolve the issue in the coming days. Following a final round of unsuccessful private discussions, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said at a brief court hearing on Monday that he will likely decide whether to uphold or throw out the suspension within one or two days. The Patriots open their season on Sept. 10 at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ohio ex-attorney charged with hypnotizing, sexually abusing female clients

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:37
A former Ohio attorney arrested on charges of hypnotizing and sexually abusing a number of his female clients has been released on $300,000 bond, a defense attorney said on Monday. Michael Fine was charged last week with multiple felonies including kidnapping, rape and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, but his attorney, Robert Housel, said he had not yet seen the evidence against his client. Up to 25 women who were formerly clients of Fine have complained about being hypnotized and sexually abused, the ABC TV station in Cleveland reported, citing an attorney for the Lorain County Bar Association.

Former Subway spokesman Fogle suing ex-aide over loan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:31
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is suing the incarcerated former head of his charitable foundation for allegedly defaulting on a $191,000 personal loan to buy an Indianapolis home.

Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream after listeria recall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:31

Blue Bell personnel Freddie Hugo, from left, Rickey Seilheimer, and Charlie Franke stock freezers with Blue Bell products early Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Brenham, Texas. Blue Bell Creameries resumed selling its products at select locations Monday, four months after the Texas-based retailer halted sales due to listeria contamination. Blue Bell ice cream is now available at stores in the Houston and Austin areas, including in the company's hometown of Brenham, plus parts of Alabama. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP)BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell ice cream is back.

Pope Francis Holds Virtual Audience in ABC News Event

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:23
Americans in Chicago, Texas and California participated.

US treasurer oversees town hall meeting on $10 bill design

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:15
SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the most cited nominees to be pictured on the $10 bill during a town hall meeting with U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in upstate New York.

State Dept. to release 7,000 pages of emails, 150 censored

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:14

In this photo taken Aug. 27, 2015, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Cleveland. The State Department is expected to release roughly 7,000 pages of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails later Monday, including about 150 that have been censored because they contain information that has now been deemed classified. (AP Photo/David Richard)WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department will release roughly 7,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails Monday, including about 150 emails that have been censored because they contain information that is now deemed classified.

Clerk threatened with 2x4 during robbery in West Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:08

Clerk threatened with 2x4 during robbery in West KensingtonPhiladelphia police are searching for a suspect who threatened a store clerk with a 2x4 piece of wood during a robbery in the city's West Kensington section.

Car flips on Academy Road in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 02:58

Car flips on Academy Road in Northeast PhiladelphiaRescue crews on scene of a serious accident in Morrell Park.

Missouri man faces execution for raping, killing 15-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 02:51

This April 22, 2014 provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Roderick Nunley who is scheduled to die for raping and killing 15-year-old Ann Harrison in Kansas City in 1989. (Missouri Department of Corrections via AP)ST. LOUIS (AP) — An inmate scheduled to be executed Tuesday for killing a 15-year-old Missouri girl has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his punishment, saying the death penalty is unconstitutional.

Injunction against federal water rule may expand

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 02:40
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota is allowing arguments over the scope of his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways.

Board accepts Albuquerque school chief's resignation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 02:25

FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, file booking photo provided by the Denver District Attorney’s Office, shows Jason Martinez. New Mexico's largest school district hired Martinez as a high-level administrator, but Martinez was charged in Colorado with felony sexual assault on a child involving two victims. Martinez abruptly resigned in early August 2015 and was rearrested recently for violating the terms of his bond in the Colorado case. (Denver District Attorney’s Office via AP, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A board that oversees New Mexico's largest school district unanimously voted Monday to accept the resignation of its embattled superintendent, who hired an administrator charged with child sex abuse in Colorado.

Michigan woman pleads not guilty of murder of newborn sealed in plastic

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 02:24
A Michigan woman pleaded not guilty on Monday at her arraignment on charges of first degree murder in the death of her newborn son, who was found sealed in a plastic bag and stored in a tote near her desk in March. Kimberly Pappas, 26, of Wyandotte, was found competent to stand trial in July on charges of felony murder, premeditated murder and first-degree child abuse in the death of the newborn, the prosecutor's office said. In court on Monday, Pappas stood quietly, while a plea of not guilty was entered by Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Morrow.