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Yahoo: California considers protecting rare gray wolf

Yahoo | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:32:35 AM mt
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A state board will consider granting the gray wolf endangered species status on Wednesday, giving it a chance at returning to California in significant numbers after a decades-long hiatus.

Yahoo: Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

Yahoo | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:32:35 AM mt

Attorney Al Gerhardstein, left, stands with several same-sex couples at a news conference, Friday, April 4, 2014, in Cincinnati. Civil rights attorneys are arguing in Federal Court on Friday that a federal judge should prohibit Ohio officials from enforcing the state�'s ban on gay marriage. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has put on hold the majority of what attorneys have called a "momentous" change to Ohio�'s gay marriage law.

Yahoo: Former Rothstein CFO charged in 1.2B Ponzi scheme

Yahoo | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:32:33 AM mt
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The former chief financial officer of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's law firm has been charged with conspiracy in the $1.2 billion fraud.

Yahoo: Guilty plea in shooting at Va. college inside mall

Yahoo | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:32:31 AM mt
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A man accused of shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside a Virginia mall has pleaded guilty to four felony charges.

Yahoo: Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

Yahoo | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:32:29 AM mt
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The man who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 has apologized for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda mainly against the Tutsi minority — and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people according to government figures.

Yahoo: Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case

Yahoo | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:32:28 AM mt

FILE - This combination of file photos shows brothers Tamerlan, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a gunfight with police several days later, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured and is held in a federal prison on charges of using a weapon of mass destruction. A year after the bombings, prosecutors said they have a trove of evidence to use against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, including surveillance video showing him placing one of the bombs just yards from Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy who died in the blast. (AP Photos/Lowell Sun and FBI, File)BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have told a judge that understanding their client�'s family is key to their case.

Yahoo: Judge: North Dakota abortion law unconstitutional

Yahoo | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:32:27 AM mt
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected is "invalid and unconstitutional."

Yahoo: Freeze leaves Florida Panhandle with dead trees

Yahoo | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:32:26 AM mt

In this April 11, 2014, a person walks by dying palms in Pensacola, Fla. Dead palm fronds litter yards and streets throughout this region where the non-native, tropical trees were hit hard by this winter�'s abnormally cold weather. (AP Photo/Melissa Nelson-Gabriel)PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Some Florida Panhandle property owners lost thousands of dollars in palms, citrus trees and other non-native plants because of the incredibly harsh winter in that area.

Yahoo: Up to 100 Ga. students hit by pepper spray blast

Yahoo | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:32:25 AM mt
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police say up to 100 students were affected by a blast of pepper spray set off in a hallway at a Georgia high school.

Yahoo: Two more charged in gang-linked kidnapping of N.C. prosecutor's father

Yahoo | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:32:23 AM mt

Government contractor Frank Janssen is seen in an undated photo released by the police in Wake Forest, North CarolinaWINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - Two additional suspects have been charged in the gang-related abduction of a North Carolina man whose daughter had prosecuted one of the eight people now accused in the plot, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday. The suspects are accused of kidnapping Frank Janssen from his Wake Forest home on April 5 and holding him hostage until he was rescued by federal agents in Atlanta four days later. Janssen�'s daughter is a Raleigh, North Carolina, prosecutor who helped send Blood gang member Kelvin Melton to prison for life on state charges. Charges were announced on Wednesday against two others, Jakym Tibbs, and a suspect identified as "John Doe" or "Kirkwood Quan," said the U.S. Attorney�'s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Yahoo: Detroit still needs 350M from state lawmakers

Yahoo | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:32:21 AM mt

FILE- In this Oct. 23, 2013 file photo, Dennis Marton walks with protesters at a rally outside The Theodore Levin United States Courthouse in Detroit. The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, officials said Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)DETROIT (AP) — Pressure is building for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions after the bankrupt city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group.

Yahoo: 2 charged in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

Yahoo | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:32:20 AM mt
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two more people were charged Wednesday in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father, bringing the number to at least eight people who authorities say were involved in the elaborate plot.

Yahoo: Victims in Texas blast choose closure over answers

Yahoo | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:32:19 AM mt
WEST, Texas (AP) — Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past.

Yahoo: US judge overturns North Dakota abortion law

Yahoo | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:32:18 AM mt
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.

The Guardian: Texas gubernatorial candidates must decide on secrecy of execution drugs

The Guardian | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:32:17 AM mt

GOP candidate Greg Abbott faces tough choice as attorney general which could disrupt nation's busiest death chamber

The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: candidates don't dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Governor Rick Perry, must soon make a decision as attorney general that could disrupt the nation's busiest death chamber.

It's an election-year dilemma for Abbott. But in Texas, it's one that Democratic rival Wendy Davis can't easily exploit, illustrating how little room there is to maneuver on this issue.

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The Guardian: US supreme court to decide if campaign lies are legal

The Guardian | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:32:17 AM mt

Court will consider challenge to Ohio law that bars false statements about political candidates during campaigns

Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime?

That debate makes its way to the US supreme court next week as the justices consider a challenge to an Ohio law that bars false statements about political candidates during a campaign. The case has attracted national attention, with groups across the political spectrum criticizing the law as a restriction on the US Constitution's First Amendment right to free speech.

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Yahoo: College Board gives sneak preview of redesigned SAT exam

Yahoo | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:32:16 AM mt
By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prospective college students on Wednesday got a peek at new sample questions on the SAT, a widely used college entrance exam that will undergo a redesign over the next two years. The College Board, which oversees the exam required by most colleges and universities for admission, said it was releasing the draft test specifications on its website "to illustrate the shifts in the redesigned SAT." The overhauled exam will roll out to students in 2016 and focuses on "fewer topics that are most essential for college and career success," College Board President David Coleman and Cynthia Schmeiser, the College Board's chief of assessment, said in a letter posted online. Instead, it will include a more streamlined focus on math, and each student can expect to encounter questions related to a passage from the U.S. Constitution and other founding documents of the United States, the College Board said. Plans to overhaul the SAT, which is taken by more than 2 million students every year, were announced by the New York-based College Board last month.

Yahoo: Ex-bin Laden ally turns key witness in U.S. terrorism cases

Yahoo | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:32:15 AM mt

Undated police handout picture of Britain�'s Saajid BadatBy Mark Hosenball and Joseph Ax WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A British shoe bomb-plotter-turned-government informant, who once conspired with Osama bin Laden, has become a key witness for U.S. prosecutors seeking to give American juries a taste of life inside al Qaeda, court documents, U.S. and British officials and lawyers say. Saajid Badat, 33, has already testified via video link at the trials in New York of two alleged al Qaeda militants, and he is scheduled to give testimony at the trial of Abu Hamza al Masri, a fiery, one-eyed Egyptian preacher with hooks for hands whose terrorism case began this week. Defense lawyers faced with countering his damaging testimony accuse prosecutors of trying to have their cake and eat it too. The government is using Badat as a witness in U.S. courts, they say, in violation of an agreement with British authorities that he would testify "in the United States" - where he could be confronted by defense lawyers during cross-examination - while leaving the indictment against him in place indefinitely.

International Business Times: Australia's Joan of Shark: What are Biggest Killer Fish Ever Caught

International Business Times | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:31:37 AM mt
After 5.3m great white caught of Australia's coast, IBTimes UK looks at history's largest sharks

International Business Times: Game of Thrones Interactive Map Lets Fans Track Characters Across Westeros

International Business Times | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:31:36 AM mt
A fan-made interactive map gives fans forensic look at George R.R. Martin's universe.

Chicago Tribune: CSPI: Joe's Crab Shack is a 'shipwreck' of transfat

Chicago Tribune | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:31:36 AM mt
The seafood at Joe's Crab Shack is, well, swimming in artificial trans fat, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

International Business Times: Scottish Independence: Shetland Islands Demand Own Referendum

International Business Times | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:31:35 AM mt
Photographer Cathal McNaughton asks Shetlanders how they will be voting in the referendum.

International Business Times: My South African Adventure: Bringing Asia Home to the Table

International Business Times | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:31:35 AM mt
Gourmand expat Cath Everett finds the global village close to home

International Business Times: Oscar Pistorius Trial: Gerrie Nel Blasts 'Irresponsible' Defence Expert Roger Dixon for Bullet Claims

International Business Times | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:31:34 AM mt
Nel bids to discredit expert witness Dixon over claims about wounds which killed Reeva Steenkamp.

International Business Times: Tips to Increase Samsung Galaxy S5 Performance

International Business Times | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 10:31:34 AM mt
Tips to increase the performance of Samsung Galaxy S5.
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