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Govt. shutdown threat is a fixture of U.S. politics but unknown elsewhere

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 01:58
In Washington, by contrast, U.S. agencies have spent weeks planning for a possible shutdown as Republicans in Congress have threatened to withhold funding from President Barack Obama's administration. Congress stepped back from the brink on Wednesday, approving a temporary spending bill to keep the government operating through December.

Illinois policeman fatally shot with his own gun: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 01:56

Mourners attend a candlelight vigil for slain Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz in Fox LakeThe death of Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz is a homicide investigation but the possibility of suicide had not been ruled out, Lake County Major Crime Task Force Commander George Filenko said. Gliniewicz was shot twice with his weapon, once in the right side of the front of his protective vest, which was severe enough to incapacitate him, and the other, believed to be the fatal wound, struck him in the upper left chest, Filenko said. Gunshot residue tests showed that weapon could have been fired by Gliniewicz, or that he could have been in the close proximity of the weapon, Filenko said.

Suit against maker of gun used in Newtown attack sent back to state court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 01:35
A federal judge has sent back to state court a lawsuit filed by the families of 10 victims of the 2012 massacre in a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school against the maker of the rifle used in the attack. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Chatigny, late Wednesday ruled that the lawsuit against the maker of Bushmaster rifles should be sent back to state court, where it was originally filed. Shortly after the families brought suit in December 2014, Bushmaster filed to have the case moved to federal court, arguing that a federal law granted broad immunity to the gun industry.

Former peanut plant managers get prison time in salmonella outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 01:31
Two former peanut plant managers who testified against their boss in one of the largest food poisoning cases in the United States received prison sentences in Georgia on Thursday for their own roles in the deadly salmonella outbreak. Samuel Lightsey and Daniel Kilgore were sentenced in Albany to three years and six years in prison, respectively, in an outbreak that killed nine people and sickened more than 700 who consumed salmonella-tainted peanut butter that originated from the Peanut Corporation of America plant in Blakely, Georgia. The former managers are credited with helping to convict the defunct peanut company's owner, Stewart Parnell, who last week was sentenced to 28 years in prison.

California sheriff broadens investigation after inmate death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 01:25
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A California sheriff whose office has arrested three correctional deputies in the fatal beating of a mentally ill inmate says she is broadening her investigation of brutality complaints at Santa Clara County Jail.

West Virginia trial starts for mine executive in deadly 2010 blast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 01:22

CEO of Massie Energy Blankenship talks with reporters near the Upper Big Branch Mine in MontcoalDon Blankenship, the former chief executive officer of Massey Energy Co, faces three felony counts for allegedly ignoring hundreds of safety breaches at the Upper Big Branch Mine and conspiring to cover up violations. More than 100 people have been called for jury selection in Charleston's U.S. District Court. Judge Irene Berger moved the trial from Beckley after Blankenship's lawyers complained he could not get a fair trial there because of intense pre-trial publicity.

The Latest: Oregon pot shops see brisk sales on first day

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 01:22

A sample of cannabis is shown in a sniffer at Shango Premium Cannabis, in Portland , Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Oregon marijuana stores have begun sales to recreational users, marking a big day for the budding pot industry in the state. Some of the more than 250 dispensaries in Oregon that already offer medical marijuana opened their doors early Thursday to begin selling the drug just moments after it became legal to do so. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The latest on the start of recreational marijuana sales in Oregon (all times local):

Managers of Georgia peanut plant get prison for salmonella

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 01:21
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two former managers of a Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak are heading to prison, though for far less time than the ex-boss they helped convict.

The Latest: Lawyers: Freeway shooting suspect not at scenes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 01:20

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. Merritt, accused in some of the shootings along a Phoenix freeway, faces arraignment Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, on charges that prosecutors say could lead to 100 years in prison if he's convicted. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)PHOENIX (AP) — The latest on a series of freeway shootings in the Phoenix area (all times local):

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Student charged with attempted murder in S. Dakota shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 01:11

Law enforcement is on the scene after a shooting that injured Harrisburg High School principal Kevin Lein Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at the Harrisburg High School in Harrisburg, S.D. The shooting may have turned out far worse if not for staff members who tackled the student suspected of firing at the administrator, authorities said Wednesday. (Joe Ahlquist/Argus Leader via AP)SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A teenage student has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a South Dakota high school principal who was lightly wounded in the arm, authorities said Thursday.

Accused Arizona highway shooter pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 01:04
A man charged with carrying out several recent shootings along a major highway in Arizona pleaded not guilty on Thursday to 15 felonies including drive-by shooting and aggravated assault, a court spokesman said. Leslie Merritt Jr, 21, entered the plea before a commissioner in Maricopa County Superior Court in the first four of more than 10 possible shootings that began in late August along a stretch of Interstate 10 that runs through the Phoenix area. Merritt was arrested without incident on Sept. 18 while entering a Walmart store after police said they were able to forensically link four of the shootings to his handgun, which was found later by investigators at a local pawn store.

NY Police Department announces reforms amid critical report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:53
NEW YORK (AP) — Amid concerns about excessive force, the New York Police Department launched a new program Thursday to document and review every physical encounter officers have with the public.

Police consultant to monitor changes to Cleveland department

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:52
Cleveland has selected a Los Angeles-based police consulting firm to monitor efforts to reform its police department after a U.S. Justice Department report that found widespread excessive use-of-force, city officials said on Thursday. Matthew Barge, a vice president and deputy director for Police Assessment Resource Center and a use-of-force expert, and firm members will monitor Cleveland's police for at least five years, officials said. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson asked for a federal investigation after a series of incidents including the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old black child by a white police officer last November outside a recreation center.

Investigator says Illinois officer was shot with own weapon

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:48

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2015 file photo, police officers and others salute as the family of slain Fox Lake police officer Lt. Joe Gliniewicz leave after a vigil for him in Fox Lake, Ill. Authorities say 9 unidentified DNA samples were found at the scene where Gliniewicz was found shot to death last month and the killing is still being investigated as a homicide. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois police officer whose fatal shooting last month set off a massive manhunt was shot twice with his own weapon, and evidence included signs of a struggle, the lead investigator said Thursday.

Hurricane Joaquin strengthens but U.S. landfall not certain

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:48

Hurricane Joaquin is seen over the Bahamas in the western Atlantic Ocean in this NOAA satellite imageJoaquin, the third hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, intensified into a major Category 3 storm on a scale of 1 to 5, with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour (205 kph), the National Hurricane Center said. Forecasts were still inconclusive on whether the storm would slam into the U.S. East Coast or head to sea without making landfall, the NHC said.

Man due in court in Wyoming case that exposed racial tension

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:46

FILE - This July 19, 2015, file photo provided by the Fremont County, Wyo., Detention Center, shows suspect Roy Clyde. Federal officials and Riverton residents are closely watching the prosecution of a city worker accused of shooting two American Indian men at a detox center, a case that exposed racial tensions in the reservation border town. Clyde, a former parks employee, is scheduled to be arraigned on murder and attempted murder charges Thursday, Oct. 1, in the nearby town of Lander. (Fremont County Detention Center via AP, File)LANDER, Wyo. (AP) — Federal officials and Riverton residents are closely watching the prosecution of a city worker accused of shooting two American Indian men at a detox center, a case that exposed racial tensions in the reservation border town.

Feds reach nearly $2B legal settlement with fertilizer maker

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:36
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After decades of environmental damage caused by hill-sized piles of acidic hazardous waste in Florida and Louisiana, one of the world's largest fertilizer makers has settled a massive federal lawsuit that amounts to nearly $2 billion in fixes, improvements and cleanup.

Oregon becomes third U.S. state to allow recreational marijuana sales

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:26

Buyers browse samples at Shango Cannabis shop on first day of legal recreational marijuana sales beginning at midnight in Portland, OregonBy Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Marijuana sales for recreational use began in Oregon on Thursday as it joined Washington state and Colorado in allowing the sale of a drug that remains illegal under U.S. federal law. Oregon residents 21 years and older can buy up to a quarter-ounce (seven grams) of dried pot at roughly 200 existing medical-use marijuana dispensaries as a new law took effect. About 40 people lined up outside the medical pot dispensary Shango in a strip mall near Portland International Airport for the chance to buy recreational pot one minute after midnight, when the changes went into effect.

High court to hear Iranian bank appeal over $1.75B judgment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday it will hear an appeal from Iran's central bank over a $1.75 billion judgment awarded to victims of terrorist attacks, including the 1983 bombing that killed 241 American soldiers in Lebanon.