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Judge: 1 part of Louisiana abortion law unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:51
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state mandate that doctors who provide abortions must have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Man to be executed for Texas game warden's death in shootout

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:43

This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Texas inmate James Freeman. On Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, Freeman, 34, was set to die for killing Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden Justin Hurst during a March 17, 2007 a shootout. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)HOUSTON (AP) — A man who led authorities on a chase followed by a shootout that left a Texas game warden dead is scheduled to be executed this week in the busy death penalty state.


AP News Guide: A look at the 'affluenza' teen case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:35

FILE - This Dec. 28, 2015, file photo, released by Mexico's Jalisco state prosecutor's office shows who authorities identify as Ethan Couch, after he was taken into custody in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The Mexican lawyer for Couch said Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, that his client has dropped an appeal against deportation and will return to Texas to face charges. (Mexico's Jalisco state prosecutor's office via AP, File)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident has dropped an appeal against deportation from Mexico and will return to Texas to face new charges in the coming days. Attorney Fernando Benitez said Tuesday that Ethan Couch formally ratified his decision to drop the appeal on Monday. Couch is scheduled to appear at a hearing in Texas on Feb. 19 over whether his case will be transferred to the adult system.


Indiana bus crash kills school principal, hurts 2 children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:33

Students at Amy Beverland Elementary School are picked up after school after a bus accident in Indianapolis on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Authorities said an adult was killed and two children were seriously injured when a bus waiting outside the elementary school suddenly lurched forward and struck them. (Mykal McEldowney/The Indianapolis Star via AP) MANDATORY CREDITINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis elementary school principal was seen pushing several students out of the way an oncoming bus before the vehicle fatally struck her, authorities said Tuesday.


Hawaii humpback whale sanctuary won't be expanded

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:27
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it's abandoning the idea of expanding a national marine sanctuary around Hawaii.

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:14

A health worker shows larvae of the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes found inside a warehouse during an operation to combat the mosquitoes that transmits the Zika virus in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Brazil's health minister Marcelo Castro says the country is sending some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a virus suspected of causing birth defects, but he also says the war is already being lost. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


Man accused of threatening mosque takes plea deal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:08
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of threatening to firebomb a mosque last fall has accepted a plea agreement.

The Latest: NAACP leader meets governor for 'frank' talk

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:00

Jack Huffman of the Salvation Army helps carry bottled water at the Salvation Army Flint Beecher Corps Community Center in Flint, Mich., Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. On top of millions of dollars in pledged governmental aid, faith-based and nonprofit organizations, companies large and small, the rich and famous, and many other individuals all have targeted Flint for significant charitable giving — in the form of money and millions of bottles of water. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Flint water crisis (all times local):


Prosecutor chided for calling escapee 'Hannibal Lecter'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 09:53

This undated booking photo provided by the Orange County, Calif., Sheriff's Department on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, shows 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri, one of three jail inmates charged with violent crimes, who escaped from the Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Calif. The men include 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu, who is charged with murder; Nayeri, charged with kidnapping and torture; and 43-year-old Bac Duong, charged with attempted murder. Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock said Saturday that the inmates were last seen at 5 a.m. and could have escaped anytime between then and late Friday night. (Orange County Sheriff's Department via AP)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Orange County's district attorney on Tuesday rebuked one of the prosecutors in his office for referring to one of three escaped Southern California inmates as "Hannibal Lecter."


Virginia resident who traveled abroad tests positive for Zika virus

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 09:35

Handout image shows a transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of the Zika virusA Virginia resident who traveled outside the United States has tested positive for the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus, state health officials said on Tuesday. The adult resident had recently traveled to a country where Zika virus transmission was ongoing and the infection was confirmed through testing by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Virginia Department of Health said in a statement. "Zika virus is acquired through the bite of an infected mosquito.


Mutilation-torture suspect among three escapees from California jail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 09:10

Escaped inmates seen in undated photo released by the Orange County Sheriff's Department in CaliforniaA Southern California sheriff on Tuesday acknowledged lapses in security at the jail where three inmates escaped over the weekend, one of them a convicted killer wanted for the mutilation torture of a victim. Authorities remained tight-lipped about details of the manhunt as the County Board of Supervisors increased the reward for information leading to the escapees' capture, to $200,000 from $50,000. One of the escapees, Hossein Nayeri, 37, had been jailed in Orange County since he was extradited to California from Prague in 2013 after fleeing to Iran to avoid kidnapping and torture charges.


Person critically injured in Bensalem shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 09:09

Person critically injured in Bensalem shootingOne person was critically injured during a shooting in Bensalem, Bucks County.


Design accepted for World War I Memorial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal commission has selected a design for a World War I memorial to be built in Washington.

Cleveland firing 6 officers involved in 137-shot barrage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:54

CORRECTS SPELLING OF LAST NAME OF POLICE OFFICE TO BRELO INSTEAD OF BRILO - FILE - In this April 7, 2015 file photo, assistant prosecuting attorney Erica Barnhill points out locations of shell casings in photographs taken by BCI's special agent Dan Winterich during his testimony during the trial of Cleveland police officer, Michael Brelo in Cleveland. Cleveland officials said Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, that they're firing six police officers involved in a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed people after a high-speed chase. The high-speed chase involved 62 police cruisers and more than 100 officers. Russell was hit by 24 shots, Malissa Williams by 23. (John Kuntz/The Plain Dealer via AP, Pool, File)Cleveland officials said Tuesday they're firing six police officers involved in a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed black people after a high-speed chase.


Milwaukee man charged with weapons possession, allegedly planned mass shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:50
A Milwaukee man who authorities said was planning to kill dozens of people in a mass shooting at a Masonic temple has been arrested and charged with possession of two machine guns and a silencer, federal officials said on Tuesday. Samy Mohamed Hamzeh, 23, told two people who turned out to be FBI confidential sources that he planned to carry out the shooting at a Masonic temple in Milwaukee in an attack that would be "known the world over" and in order to "ignite broader clashes," the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement.

FBI: Man plotted machine gun attack on Masonic temple

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:47

Samy Mohamed Hamzeh is seen in an undated photo provided by the Waukesha County (Wis.) Sheriff’s Department. Federal prosecutors charged 23-year-old Samy Mohamed Hamzeh on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, with unlawfully possessing a machine gun and receiving and possessing firearms not registered to him. Federal agents said Tuesday that Mohamed Hamzeh wanted to storm a Masonic temple with a machine gun and kill at least 30 people in an attack he hoped would show "nobody can play with Muslims" and spark more mass shootings in the United States. (Waukesha County (Wis.) Sheriff’s Department via AP)MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man wanted to storm a Masonic temple with a machine gun and kill at least 30 people in an attack he hoped would show "nobody can play with Muslims" and spark more mass shootings in the United States, federal agents said Tuesday after the man's arrest.


Maid service owner charged with overbilling for bad reviews

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:37
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner of two California maid service companies has been charged with double-billing customers who wrote negative online reviews.

Testimony: Disposable phones used to aid polygamous leader

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:34

Willie Jessop, a former spokesperson and head of security of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints before leaving the sect in 2011, leaves the Sandra Day O'Connor United States District Court after a day of testifying during a federal civil rights trial against two polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah line, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX (AP) — A key witness in a trial against two polygamous towns in Arizona and Utah described Tuesday the elaborate steps the church and communities took to avoid outside law enforcement and help their leader while he was a fugitive, including using "burner" cellphones, encrypted radios and hidden all-terrain vehicles.


Deputy shot during New Orleans drug raid; suspect arrested

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:28

Officials work the scene where a sheriff's deputy was shot in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A deputy who was part of a wide-ranging federal crackdown on drugs across New Orleans was shot five times as he and a team tried to serve a warrant at a home Tuesday, police said.


Texas renews bid for court-imposed refugee restrictions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:27
DALLAS (AP) — Texas is doubling down on its push for court-imposed restrictions on the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state.