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U.S. judge grants injunction against anti-abortion activists

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:54

Anti-abortion activist David Daleiden speaks at a news conference outside a court in Houston TexasA U.S. judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction stopping the distribution of surreptitious videos taken by anti-abortion activists who alleged Planned Parenthood staff discussed the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue. The National Abortion Federation (NAF), a nonprofit representing abortion providers, accused the Center for Medical Progress and its founder, David Daleiden, in a lawsuit last year of illegally infiltrating and recording its private meetings. San Francisco federal judge William Orrick last year issued a temporary order prohibiting the distribution of the videos, which he extended on Friday until the litigation is over.


Second suspect arrested in Georgia basketball player's killing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:50
A second suspect in the slaying of a Georgia university basketball player was in police custody on Saturday after being arrested in connection with the Feb. 2 shooting in front of a Macon convenience store. Damion Deray Henderson, 33, has been charged with felony murder in the death of Jibri Bryan, 23, a student-athlete at Mercer University in Macon, according to jail records. Police and the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force tracked the suspect to a vacant apartment in Decatur, Georgia, about 85 miles (137 km) northeast of Macon, the Macon Telegraph reported.

Tennessee boy, 11, found guilty of murdering eight-year-old neighbor girl

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:47
Benjamin Tiller was found guilty early last week of first-degree murder in the October slaying of McKayla Dyer in a trailer park in White Pine, a small town about 42 miles (68 km) east of Knoxville, according to a court order from Tuesday. "Mr. Tiller is in desperate need of help, and our society has a great need for Mr. Tiller to receive it," Judge Dennis "Will" Roach wrote in ordering Tiller placed into the custody of the Department of Children's Services until he turns 19. The October incident stems from a chat Tiller was having with three girls who were outside the window of his mobile home in October, authorities and court documents said.

MTA Bridges and Tunnels officer arrested for allegedly beating up an 8th grader in the Bronx

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:38

MTA Bridges and Tunnels officer arrested for allegedly beating up an 8th grader in the BronxThe eighth-grader says it started after he tried to defend another student from the alleged bully at Bronx Mathematics Prep School.


5 skiers killed in 'massive' avalanche, Austrian police say

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:20

5 skiers killed in 'massive' avalanche, Austrian police sayPolice in Austria say five skiers from the Czech Republic have been killed after being buried in a 'massive' Alpine avalanche.


Cornell University student from New York City charged in sexual assault case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:10

Cornell University student from New York City charged in sexual assault caseA 21-year-old male student at Cornell University has been charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault at a fraternity house.


14 dead, more than 100 missing after quake rattles Taiwan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:55

14 dead, more than 100 missing after quake rattles TaiwanRescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, causing a high-rise residential building to collapse.


Philadelphia taxi driver shot in arm during robbery attempt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:54
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a Philadelphia taxi driver has been shot in the arm during an overnight robbery attempt in his cab.

Double stabbing in Bronx leaves 1 dead; 1 arrested

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:41

Double stabbing in Bronx leaves 1 dead; 1 arrestedJesus Flores, 40, of New York, has been charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.


New York nurse charged with smuggling razors, pot into jail

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:33
NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse at a New York jail has been charged with smuggling razors and synthetic marijuana to inmates.

Officials work to determine cause of TriBeCa crane collapse that left 1 dead

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:33

Officials work to determine cause of TriBeCa crane collapse that left 1 deadThe plan was to dismantle the crane Saturday morning. Crews are emptying the hydraulic fluid and fuel from the crane first.


Tampa police: 1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at club

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:22

 1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at clubTampa police say a shooting at a strip club has left one person dead and seven others injured.


Republicans prepare for debate ahead of New Hampshire primary

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 23:54

Republicans prepare for debate ahead of New Hampshire primaryAn aggrieved Donald Trump returns to the debate stage Saturday night hoping to find his way into the winner's circle in New Hampshire, while a rising Marco Rubio looks to fend off an onslaught of attacks from his rivals.


AccuWeather: Dry, Quiet Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 23:22

 Dry, Quiet WeekendMeteorologist Chris Sowers says a typical February-like weekend is on the way.


Band's frontman: No Super Bowl halftime show for Metallica

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 22:59

James Hetfield of the band Metallica performs at the Super Bowl 50 Metallica Soundcheck held at AT&T Park on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in San Francisco. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While Metallica has steadily attracted more of a mainstream audience throughout its 35-year career, frontman James Hetfield feels they will never play the Super Bowl, and he doesn't seem to mind.


Shooting at Tampa strip club leaves one dead, seven injured

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 22:50
(Reuters) - One person was killed and seven were injured when a gunman opened fire inside a crowded Florida strip club early on Saturday, police said.

Mention of NYC officers' shooting is barred at cop's trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 22:41
NEW YORK (AP) — This week's shooting of two New York City police officers in a public housing stairwell has become an issue in another officer's manslaughter trial.

Woman convicted in ex-quarterback fraud scheme rebuilds life

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 22:15

Anita Barney talks about losing her fortune in a swindle perpetrated by former Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter, followed by her own role stealing nearly $500,000 from friends on Schlichter's instructions, on Dec. 15, 2015, in Dublin, Ohio. Barney, the widow of an ex-Wendy's CEO, has written a book, "Quarterback Sneak," about her experiences, which included pleading guilty in 2012 to two felony theft charges. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of stealing nearly $500,000 from several friends as part of a fraud perpetrated by an ex-Ohio State and NFL quarterback says she's trying to rebuild her life.


Woman killed in Brooklyn by school bus that jumps curb, NYPD says

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 22:14

Woman killed in Brooklyn by school bus that jumps curb, NYPD saysInvestigators believe a car cut off the school bus, causing it to jump the curb and hit the woman. She died at the scene.


Over 100 missing, 13 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 22:01

Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles TaiwanRescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn and caused a high-rise residential building to collapse, killing at least 13 people and injuring hundreds.