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Nevada finally establishes a court of appeals

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 04:25

In this Oct. 8, 2014, photo, the Supreme Court of Nevada prepares to hear oral arguments at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas. Justice hasn't always been swift in Nevada, which until last week's election was one of 10 states in the nation without an intermediate court of appeals. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Justice hasn't always been swift in Nevada, which until last week's election was one of 10 states in the nation without an intermediate court of appeals.


Woman sentenced for kidnapping mother, infant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 04:10
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for kidnapping a Pennsylvania woman and her infant after escaping police custody at a hospital while she was pregnant.

Ceremonies, concerts mark Veterans Day in U.S. capital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 04:02

Metallica performs with U.S. military personnel during the Concert for Valor on the National Mall on Veterans' Day in WashingtonBy Ian Simpson ARLINGTON Va. (Reuters) - The U.S. capital marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery where Vice President Joe Biden said the 23 million U.S. veterans were the backbone of the nation. The commemoration at Arlington, where more than 40,000 military personnel and their families are buried, was part of events that include a giant concert in Washington featuring such stars as Bruce Springsteen and Rihanna. A bugler played "Taps" after Biden laid a wreath at Arlington's Tomb of the Unknowns. ...


Man dead in Memphis may be amputee wanted in Fla.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:46

In an image from surveillance video provided by the Orange County, Fla.,Sheriff’s Office, Sean Petrozzino, a 30-year-old quadruple amputee, is seen at a bank ATM on Nov. 4, 2014, the day his parents were shot. Orange County detective had been looking for Petrozzino for the past week after the bodies of 64-year-old Nancy Petrozzino and 63-year-old Michael Petrozzino were found fatally shot inside their Orlando home. Orange County detectives on Tuesday, Nov. 11, traveled to Memphis to determine whether Petrozzino was the driver who shot himself to death after being pulled over by Memphis police officers during a Monday evening traffic stop. (AP Photo/Orange County, Fla.,Sheriff’s Office)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As a teenager who had survived a devastating bacterial infection that left him a quadruple amputee, Sean Petrozzino wowed those around him with his upbeat attitude.


Defense pleased N.J. teens in football scandal to be tried as juveniles

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:39
By Sascha Brodsky (Reuters) - Lawyers for New Jersey high school football players charged in a hazing scandal that led to the remainder of the season being canceled praised on Tuesday a prosecutor's decision to charge their clients as juveniles. “This was a fair decision because this case properly belongs only in a juvenile court,” said Pamela Brause, a lawyer for one of the seven defendants from Sayreville War Memorial High School. “Only the most severe cases belong in an adult court. ...

Students file suit over sexual abuse by teacher at Michigan school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:37
(Reuters) - Five boys who allege they were sexually harassed or assaulted by a teacher at a Michigan school filed suit against the school district on Tuesday, charging that the district failed to provide a safe environment, a lawyer for the students said. The suit was filed in federal court on behalf of five former students at Grand Rapids University Prep Academy who say they were harassed or assaulted by Jamila Williams, a former math teacher. Williams was sentenced to 8 to 15 years prison in October 2013 for having sex with her teenage students, according to local media reports. ...

Wisconsin veteran buried, 47 years after going missing in action

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:31
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A Vietnam War veteran from Wisconsin was laid to rest on Tuesday in a Veterans Day ceremony, 47 years after he was severely wounded in a battle near the Cambodian border and died of his wounds shortly after being captured. James VanBendegom was buried with full military honors in a cemetery in the city of Kenosha, where dozens of his family members, local veterans and combat-unit comrades gathered to commemorate and pay tribute to his life and service, his family said. ...

Moderates look to wield clout in GOP-led Senate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:27

FILE - In this May 16, 2014 file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, accompanied by Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, speaks at a news conference at the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan, Maine. Collins was quite popular around Election Day, fielding calls from President Barack Obama, Republican leaders and Democratic leaders. It was more than just congratulations; both parties have an incentive for courting Collins. Next year, the three-term centrist from Maine will be among several moderates wielding considerable clout in the Republican-led Senate, a group that includes independent Angus King and a handful of Democrats from Republican states (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Soft-spoken Republican Sen. Susan Collins is quite popular these days, fielding calls from President Barack Obama, members of the GOP leadership and top Democrats Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer.


California candidate leads in race after death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:26
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A candidate for a seat on a Central California board may win his race, despite having died last month in a small plane crash.

Pa. Trooper hurt in barracks ambush taken to NYC hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:23

Pa. Trooper hurt in barracks ambush taken to NYC hospitalA Pennsylvania state police trooper who was shot and wounded by a sniper two months ago has been taken to a hospital in New York City.


Eagles QB Mark Sanchez greets diehard fans in postgame Philly cheesesteak stop

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:20

Eagles QB Mark Sanchez greets diehard fans in postgame Philly cheesesteak stopOnly Action News was there as diehard fans caught up with a triumphant Mark Sanchez, fresh from his blowout victory over the Panthers.


Trooper hurt in barracks ambush taken to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:17
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state police trooper who was shot and wounded by a sniper two months ago has been taken to a hospital in New York City.

Businesses cash in as women chase bigger butts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 02:43

In this Oct. 30, 2014 photo, Kelly Brabants, foreground, leads her "Booty by Brabants" class at The Club by George Foreman III gym in Boston. The class, started by Brabants a year ago, fits in 120 squats in 45 minutes. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)NEW YORK (AP) — Gym classes that promise a plump posterior are in high demand. A surgery that pumps fat into the buttocks is gaining popularity. And padded panties that give the appearance of a rounder rump are selling out.


Woman found dead on park trail, son alive nearby

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 02:32
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Investigators are looking at surveillance video and conducting interviews, but they have yet to identify any suspects in the killing of a 23-year-old woman whose body was found at a New Mexico park.

Man struck and killed in parking lot of Wendy's in Winslow Township

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 02:29

Man struck and killed in parking lot of Wendy's in Winslow TownshipAuthorities say a man was struck and killed by a car while he walked in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in southern New Jersey.


Justices review racial makeup of Alabama districts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 02:01

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, people wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington to listen to oral arguments in a voting rights case. In last week’s elections, Alabama Republicans shrank their once-powerful Democratic opponents to just eight seats in the state Senate, all of them from districts in which African-Americans are a majority.Black Democrats say the GOP did it by misusing a landmark voting-rights law, intended to ensure the right to vote for southern blacks, to instead limit their voting strength. Republicans, they argue, relied too heavily on race to draw new electoral maps following the 2010 census.The case goes before the Supreme Court Wednesday. Last year a conservative majority on the court effectively blocked a key component of the Voting Rights Act, and this case will be watched closely for signs that the rest of the law could be in peril. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In last week's elections, Alabama Republicans shrank their once-powerful Democratic opponents to just eight seats in the state Senate, all of them from districts in which African-Americans are a majority.


African grey parrot stolen from zoo found unharmed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:32
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — An African grey parrot that was reported stolen from a southern New Jersey zoo was found unharmed, walking along a local roadway.

NY farm pays fine for refusing lesbian wedding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:31
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A rural New York wedding venue whose owners were fined $13,000 for refusing to host a lesbian wedding has stopped booking ceremonies.

$3M awarded after addict dies in California jail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:30
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County must pay $3 million to the family of a heroin addict who died of an asthma attack while detoxing in jail, a federal jury determined.

15-year-old cancer patient shot and killed outside home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:28

15-year-old cancer patient shot and killed outside homeA teenager suffering from cancer was killed while moving his family's car on Saturday night.