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Court: Wal-Mart can exclude gun sales proposal from proxy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:01
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that Wal-Mart can exclude from its 2015 proxy statement a shareholder's proposal to review the sale of some guns.

Missouri executes inmate after last-minute appeals rejected

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 14:27

In the Feb. 10, 2014 photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is Andre Cole. Cole, 52, is scheduled to die for killing a man in 1998 in a fit of anger over having to pay child support. (Missouri Department of Corrections via AP)BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri inmate has been executed for killing a man in a fit of rage over child support payments 16 years ago.


Accuser testifies at Hamptons rape trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 13:51

Former New York City investment banker Jason Lee walks with his wife Alicia into Suffolk County Court Wednesday April 8, 2015, in Riverhead, N.Y. Lee faces charges he raped a woman from Ireland that he took home after celebrating his birthday at a Hamptons nightclub. He pleaded not guilty and is free on $100,000 bail. He has opted for a non-jury trial before Suffolk County Court Judge Barbara Kahn. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — An Irish tourist who said a former New York City investment banker raped her at his East Hampton rental home two summers ago testified Tuesday that she used "every ounce of strength" she had in trying to fend off her attacker.


Union spends big on low-wage campaign, endgame unclear

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 13:24

David Coulombe, who works as a consumables sales floor associate at Walmart, participates in a march and rally for $15 minimum wage in BostonIn recent months, cities have passed or introduced laws to require higher minimum wages within their boundaries. Wal-Mart Stores and McDonald's Corp, among a number of big employers, have raised minimum pay.


Huge California water supplier slashes summer deliveries

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 13:22

This Sunday, April 13, 2015 photo shows water from a leaking pipe flowing along the curbside of a street in Los Angeles. Southern California's water wholesaler is considering a proposal that would reduce the amount of water it delivers to more than two dozen cities and agencies in the wake of an ongoing drought. A board committee of the Metropolitan Water District meets Monday, April 13, to mull a plan to cut water deliveries by 15 percent beginning this summer. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cities and water districts serving 19 million people in Southern California face smaller water deliveries this summer under a plan approved by the region's water wholesaler in response to ongoing dry conditions.


Washington state lawmakers vote to overhaul medical pot industry

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 13:07
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state lawmakers passed a bill on Tuesday to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries running in parallel with recreational-use cannabis stores, in a first step towards reconciling the disjointed markets. While marijuana remains illegal under federal law, voters in Washington state and Colorado sanctioned the recreational use of cannabis in landmark votes in 2012 that ushered in licensed and taxed retail stores offering adults a range of products.

Pentagon plans to identify hundreds killed in Pearl Harbor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:45

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2012 file photo, a gravestone identifying the resting place of 7 unknowns from the USS Oklahoma is shown at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. The Pentagon says it will disinter and try to identify the remains of up to 388 unaccounted for sailors and Marines killed when the USS Oklahoma sank in the 1941 Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)HONOLULU (AP) — Tom Gray's family has waited for more than 70 years to bring home the remains of his cousin who was killed in the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941.


Missouri executes inmate for 1998 killing over child support

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:05

In the Feb. 10, 2014 photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is Andre Cole. Cole, 52, is scheduled to die for killing a man in 1998 in a fit of anger over having to pay child support. (Missouri Department of Corrections via AP)BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri inmate was executed Tuesday night for killing a man in a fit of rage over child support payments 16 years ago.


One dead after storm causes multi-car pileup in Utah

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:04
By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A storm that blasted Utah on Tuesday with high winds, dust and fog caused a multi-car pileup on a major freeway that killed a man, officials said. The storm, packing winds as high as 70 mph (113 kph), hit Interstate 80 just east of the Utah-Nevada state line, leading to the crash around noon, involving at least six trucks and 11 cars, Utah Highway Patrol spokesman Todd Royce said. The man killed in the collision has not yet been identified, Royce said. He added that the eastbound freeway was closed until about 7:30 p.m. ...

Vehicle recovered in Southwest Philadelphia hit-and-run crash that killed boy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:48

Vehicle recovered in Southwest Philadelphia hit-and-run crash that killed boyPolice have recovered the vehicle seen in surveillance video of a hit-and-run crash that killed a 4-year-old boy in Southwest Philadelphia, Action News has learned.


Missouri executes man convicted of murder over child support

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:47

Death row inmate Andre Cole is seen in an undated photo from the Missouri Department of Corrections(Reuters) - Missouri on Tuesday executed a man convicted of attacking his former wife over child support payments and killing her friend, a prison spokesman said. Andre Cole, 52, was killed by lethal injection and pronounced dead at 10:24 p.m. at the state's death chamber in Bonne Terre, Missouri. He became the 12th inmate executed in the U.S. and the third in Missouri in 2015. (Reporting by Brendan O'Brien; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)


TSA agents fired for groping 'attractive' male travelers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:44

TSA agents fired for groping 'attractive' male travelersTwo security agents at Denver International airport have been fired over allegations they manipulated the screening system to allow one of them to grope male travelers.


AccuWeather: Sunshine Returns Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:39

 Sunshine Returns WednesdayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says clouds and southern showers clear out tonight.


Philadelphia police search for suspected serial bank robber, $10K reward offered

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:33

Philadelphia police search for suspected serial bank robber, $10K reward offeredThe Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public's help to locate a suspected serial bank robber.


Couple killed by falling concrete slab were youth ministers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:32

In this undated photo provided by Pastor James Ludlow, Josh and Vanessa Ellis pose with their son Hudson at the Eastpointe Foursquare Church in Bonney Lake, Wash., where the couple served as youth pastors. All three were killed Monday, April 13, 2015, when a concrete slab fell from a highway overpass and crushed their vehicle as they drove below it. (Courtesy James Ludlow/EastPointe Foursquare Church via AP)BONNEY LAKE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state couple who died when a large concrete slab fell from a highway overpass onto their pickup truck were youth ministers in their 20s and parents to a 6-month-old baby also killed in the freak accident.


Fleeing driver arrested after Fairmount Park crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:30

Fleeing driver arrested after Fairmount Park crashA man has been arrested after a hit-and-run accident in Fairmount Park.


Surveillance shows suspect vehicle in West Kensington hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:22

Surveillance shows suspect vehicle in West Kensington hit-and-runSurveillance video shows the suspected vehicle involved a hit-and-run of a mother and her young child in the West Kensington section of Philadelphia.


Dashcam video shows Arizona officer crash cruiser into suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:18
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Dramatic video released by Arizona authorities on Tuesday showed a police officer crash his cruiser into a felony suspect as the man walked down a street toting a loaded rifle this year. Dashboard camera footage from another officer's vehicle shows the man, identified by police as 36-year-old Mario Miranda Valencia, apparently firing the weapon into the air before a marked police vehicle speeds into him - launching him in the air - in the town of Marana. Marana police officer Michael Rapiejko then crashes the vehicle into a brick wall, shattering its windshield. Rapiejko was not injured, Marana police spokesman Sergeant Chris Warren said.

3 injured when small plane crashes at Hilo airport

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:59
HONOLULU (AP) — Officials say three people were injured when their small plane crashed at Hilo's airport.

Congress OKs bipartisan bill changing doctors' Medicare fees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:46

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, following a Senate policy luncheon. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation permanently overhauling how Medicare pays physicians won approval Tuesday from an atypically united Congress as lawmakers banded together to erase an irritant that has dogged them for years.