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Poisoned Texas doctor says lover gave him 'sweet tasting' coffee

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 18:25
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas doctor, who prosecutors said was poisoned by an obsessed colleague and lover, testified on Friday in her criminal trial that the woman served him a sweet cup of coffee one morning even though he preferred his black. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, an oncologist, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member, a charge that covers domestic violence in dating relationships, for allegedly spiking Dr. George Blumenschein's coffee in January 2013. "It was very, very sweet," Blumenschein testified. ...

Petition filed seeking to block Peterson from son

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:43

Authorities in Minnesota have filed a petition seeking a protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

Texas governor orders National Guard to look for dead immigrants

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:25

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday ordered the Texas National Guard to search for the bodies of undocumented immigrants who have died by the hundreds in a remote part of the state as they attempted to walk to southern cities hundreds of miles (km) away. ...

Man jumps White House fence, sparks brief evacuation

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:00

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped over the White House fence and ran for several seconds towards the executive mansion on Friday, sparking an evacuation within the complex shortly after President Barack Obama and his daughters departed for the weekend. Journalists and staff were allowed back on to the grounds some time later but a partial lockdown of the northwest side of the building remained in place. Video showed the intruder running across the White House lawn toward the president's residence. The U.S. Secret Service has not commented on the incident. ...

Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:50

Participants in Ukrainian peace talks have reached agreement to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants.

Russian jets intercepted by U.S., Canada

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:32

8 fighter jets entered a U.S. "air defense identification zone" near Alaska: officials.

Body of Texas sheriff's deputy found in lake

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:12

Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings.

Car seized, apartment searched in hunt for Virginia student

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:43

Virginia police seized a car and searched an apartment today in their hunt for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham in what police said was a major break in the case.

Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:43

Goodell: NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by Super Bowl.

Purdue shooter sentenced to 65 years

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:41

Indiana man admitted fatally stabbing, shooting fellow student inside crowded classroom.

Russia calls for new MH17 investigation

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:49

Russia's U.N. ambassador cast doubt on the Netherlands-led investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine's rebel territory and called Friday for a new probe assisted by the United Nations.

NFL opens door for overhaul after domestic violence crisis

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:41

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - A chastened NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday that the league's poor response to its domestic violence crisis will prompt an overhaul of how it deals with player behavior and punishment in America's most popular sports league. Goodell said rules governing personal conduct for players and other employees will change and that experts from outside the league will help it shape that new policy. ...

Utah doctor gets up to life for wife's murder

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:34

A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughter called him a monster.

Obama signs bill to train, arm Syrian rebels

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:47

Military authorization to arm, train Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group has been signed into law.

Army opens Ranger school to women

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:05

The Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school, in one of the first steps toward allowing women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs.

'CIA Canoe Pool,' other revelations from declassified gov't papers

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:24

What do we know after the CIA declassified more than 200 articles this week?

Watch: Alibaba makes its NYSE debut

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:23

Yahoo Finance's live coverage of Alibaba's anticipated IPO.

Larry Ellison steps down as CEO of Oracle

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:23

Oracle said Larry Ellison, its co-founder and longtime CEO, will be stepping down, effective immediately.

Arson suspect arrested in 'King' wildfire

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:23

A man has been arrested on arson charges in an out-of-control Northern Calif. wildfire.

30 killed in series of attacks in Iraq

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:23

Iraqi authorities say a suicide bombing and mortar fire have killed another 15 people in the capital late Thursday, raising the day's death toll from attacks to 30.