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Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man pulls air rifles

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 19 min ago
CINCINNATI (AP) — Pellet guns have been pulled from shelves at the Ohio store where a 22-year-old man holding an air rifle was fatally shot by police, a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokesman said Tuesday.

Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 23 min ago

This 2013 photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a department environmental scientist holding a dead juvenile Coho salmon found in Little Larabee Creek in Humboldt County, Calif. Federal biologists have identified the free-wheeling marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon as a key threat to salmon in danger of extinction. The final recovery plan for threatened coho salmon in the region was published Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 in the Federal Register. It calls for getting a better handle on how much water pot growers illegally withdraw from creeks where young fish struggle to survive, and minimizing it. (AP Photo/California Department of Fish and Wildlife)GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.

Key witness is calm in Detroit officer's trial

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 30 min ago
DETROIT (AP) — A key witness whose stormy remarks temporarily halted the trial of a Detroit police officer returned for more testimony Tuesday, speaking slowly and softly about a chaotic raid that killed her 7-year-old granddaughter while the girl slept on a couch.

Index ranks Norway tops for well-being of elderly

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 36 min ago

In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013 file photo, a man sits among the debris of a destroyed school in the village of Budyali, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. A global index reflecting economic security, health and other factors released Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 ranks Norway and Sweden with the highest level of well-being for older people. Of the 96 nations in the index, Afghanistan ranked last. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)NEW YORK (AP) — A global index reflecting economic security, health and other factors — and not deducting for cold winters — ranks Norway and Sweden with the highest level of well-being for older people. Of the 96 nations in the index, Afghanistan ranked last.

Deceased man's family files claim against Moore

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 58 min ago
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The family of a man who died in February after a struggle with police outside a Moore movie theater has filed a claim against the Oklahoma city.

California becomes first U.S. state to ban plastic grocery bags

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 7 min ago

California Governor Jerry Brown gestures during a news conference at Memoria y Tolerancia museum in Mexico CityBy Aaron Mendelson SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Single-use plastic bags are set to disappear from California grocery stores over the next two years under a first-in-the-nation state law signed on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, despite opposition from bag manufacturers. The law would ban grocery stores from handing out such bags with customers' purchases, and provide money to local plastic bag companies to retool to make heavier, multiple-use bags that customers could buy. ...

NASA to conduct helicopter crash test at Langley

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 15 min ago
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — NASA engineers on Wednesday will crash a former military helicopter that's been retrofitted with various composite subfloors to see how the material affects the likelihood of injuries.

Louisville police: 1 child injured, high school evacuated after report of weapons on campus

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 23 min ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police: 1 child injured, high school evacuated after report of weapons on campus.

Brookfield bids for Atlantic City's Revel Casino: WSJ

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 37 min ago

A man reads a sign at the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City notifying the public about its closure(Reuters) - An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management has topped Florida real estate developer Glenn Straub's $90 million bid for the bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources. The auction started on Wednesday with Straub's all-cash bid, but was adjourned until Tuesday for the Jewish Rosh Hashanah holiday. Brookfield, which owns the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, declined to comment on the report. If Straub loses the auction, he will collect a $3 million breakup fee for serving as the lead bidder, the newspaper said. ...

Secret Service information should be made public soon: White House

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 38 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Information about a recent security breach at the White House should be made public as soon as possible, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday. Press secretary Josh Earnest said it is the Secret Service's responsibility to investigate security for the White House and the president. He said President Barack Obama is confident the Secret Service will implement necessary reforms. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was questioned by a congressional committee on Tuesday about how a man managed to jump the White House fence and enter the building earlier this month. ...

Colorado student protests spread to a middle school

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 41 min ago
DENVER (Reuters) - Protests against a proposed curriculum change that saw hundreds of high school students walk out of class in a Colorado district spread to a middle school on Tuesday. Several dozen students staged a demonstration outside the Carmody Middle School in the Jefferson County School District and chanted slogans including "Don't censor history," local TV news footage showed. Last week hundreds of students walked out of nearly all the district's 17 high schools to protest the curriculum change proposal, which is being floated by a school board with a conservative majority. ...

Utah man attacked with chemical lye

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 49 min ago
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man is facing assault and mayhem charges, accused of attacking another man by spraying him in the face with chemical lye.

UN: Islamic State forcing thousands to flee Syria

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 49 min ago

A Turkish soldier holds the hand of Sidra, 12, a Kurdish refugee girl from Kobani who lost her parents after their arrival at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants' advance, activists said. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N humanitarian chief on Tuesday said tens of thousands of people are fleeing Syria as the Islamic State militant group expands its grip on large parts of the country despite a U.S.-led airstrike campaign.

Feds: More reforms needed at Rikers jail complex

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 50 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor cautioned Tuesday that New York City's efforts to curb abuses of youth offenders at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex need to go further.

Police: Naked woman in semi that hit school bus

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 54 min ago
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a naked woman was riding in the tractor-trailer that struck a school bus in north Florida, injuring 10 people.

Colorado court hears appeal of worker fired for medical marijuana

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 55 min ago

A marijuana leaf is displayed at Canna Pi medical marijuana dispensary in SeattleBy Brendan Pierson (Reuters) - The Colorado Supreme court on Tuesday heard arguments over whether employees can be fired for using medical marijuana, which is legal in the state but illegal under federal law. The case was brought by Brandon Coats, a former customer service representative for Englewood, Colo.-based Dish Network who was fired in 2010 after testing positive for marijuana. Coats is quadriplegic as a result of a car accident and has a license to use marijuana to treat painful muscle spasms. ...

Inmate convicted of police killing to speak at Vermont graduation

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 1 min ago
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A former death row inmate, now serving a life sentence for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer in 1981, will deliver a graduation speech at a liberal arts college in Vermont at the request of students there. At a Oct. 5 ceremony, Goddard College in Plainfield will play a speech recorded by Mumia Abu-Jamal at the Pennsylvania prison where he is incarcerated. ...

Novartis ordered to face U.S. lawsuit over doctor kickbacks

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 5 min ago

A Novartis logo is pictured on its headquarters building in MumbaiBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge said Novartis AG must face a U.S. government lawsuit accusing the Swiss drugmaker of paying multimillion-dollar kickbacks, including a $9,750 dinner for three at a Japanese restaurant, to induce doctors to prescribe its drugs. U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe in Manhattan on Tuesday let the government pursue its entire lawsuit, brought under the federal False Claims Act. He also said New York can pursue most of its state law claims in a related lawsuit. ...

Bahamas strikes tough tone on immigration at UN

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 12 min ago

Frederick A. Mitchell, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Bahamas, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The foreign minister of the Bahamas said Tuesday his country is determined to control illegal immigration, saying that allowing it to balloon could be a "recipe for civil strife."

Marathon bombing suspects' sister faces NYC judge

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 14 min ago

Ailina Tsarnaeva, sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, appears in Manhattan Criminal Court, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Authorities allege Tsarnaeva, of North Bergen, N.J., claimed people she knew could bomb the home of a woman who was previously involved with her husband. Her lawyer Susan Marcus said Tuesday that the claim is “uncorroborated.” Bail was set at $5,000. (AP Photo/New York Post, Steven Hirsch, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on allegations that she threatened to "put a bomb" on a perceived romantic rival, which her lawyer called "an uncorroborated claim."