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en-US Copyright (c) 2014 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:15:18 -0400 5 Yahoo News - Top Stories http://news.yahoo.com/topstories/ http://l.yimg.com/rz/d/yahoo_news_en-US_s_f_p_168x21_news.png Florida loud music killing trial coming to close<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/shooter-takes-stand-loud-music-killing-case-133152240.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/_6Pt3c.NJhKN8t6.CYy7Rg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9Njk7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/1c97875774f33026610f6a706700f95a.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Michael Dunn wipes a tear as he testifies during his retrial at the Duval County Courthouse, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. Dunn is being retried on murder charges for the shooting death of 17-year old Jordan Davis in a dispute over loud music at a Jacksonville gas station in November of 2012. Dunn was found guilty of three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting or throwing a deadly missile during his previous trial, but the jury was deadlocked on the murder charge. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky, Pool)" align="left" title="Michael Dunn wipes a tear as he testifies during his retrial at the Duval County Courthouse, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. Dunn is being retried on murder charges for the shooting death of 17-year old Jordan Davis in a dispute over loud music at a Jacksonville gas station in November of 2012. Dunn was found guilty of three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting or throwing a deadly missile during his previous trial, but the jury was deadlocked on the murder charge. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky, Pool)" border="0" /></a>JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Michael Dunn was shooting to kill, not defending himself, when he fired at 17-year-old Jordan Davis after the two had an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store, prosecutors said during closing arguments on Tuesday in the second trial in the case.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Florida loud music killing trial coming to close
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/shooter-takes-stand-loud-music-killing-case-133152240.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/_6Pt3c.NJhKN8t6.CYy7Rg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9Njk7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/1c97875774f33026610f6a706700f95a.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Michael Dunn wipes a tear as he testifies during his retrial at the Duval County Courthouse, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. Dunn is being retried on murder charges for the shooting death of 17-year old Jordan Davis in a dispute over loud music at a Jacksonville gas station in November of 2012. Dunn was found guilty of three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting or throwing a deadly missile during his previous trial, but the jury was deadlocked on the murder charge. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky, Pool)" align="left" title="Michael Dunn wipes a tear as he testifies during his retrial at the Duval County Courthouse, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. Dunn is being retried on murder charges for the shooting death of 17-year old Jordan Davis in a dispute over loud music at a Jacksonville gas station in November of 2012. Dunn was found guilty of three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting or throwing a deadly missile during his previous trial, but the jury was deadlocked on the murder charge. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky, Pool)" border="0" /></a>JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Michael Dunn was shooting to kill, not defending himself, when he fired at 17-year-old Jordan Davis after the two had an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store, prosecutors said during closing arguments on Tuesday in the second trial in the case.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • California becomes first state to ban plastic bags
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/brown-says-hes-likely-sign-070121415.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/kFUmLyPG0fh4oOQIUGc2WQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9Njk7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/a8481744e3892f12540f6a706700637f.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="A woman walks with a plastic bag in Sacramento, Calif." align="left" title="A woman walks with a plastic bag in Sacramento, Calif." border="0" /></a>Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation&#039;s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways. A national coalition ...</p><br clear="all"/>
  • 'Gigi' cast adds a phantom, a nanny and a newsie
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/gigi-cast-adds-phantom-nanny-newsie-201235449.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/a1GKa_XTm._RLZPCxtBzbw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3B4b2ZmPTUwO3B5b2ZmPTA7cT02OTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/dfd6a37a75603226610f6a706700bdfc.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="This undated image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows actor Howard McGillin, who will star in &quot;Gigi,&quot; on Broadway with actress Vanessa Hudgens. McGillin, who has starred in &quot;The Phantom of the Opera,&quot; joins Corey Cott and Steffanie Leigh in the musical which will be seen at the Kennedy Center from Jan. 16-Feb. 12 and then move to Broadway. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown)" align="left" title="This undated image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows actor Howard McGillin, who will star in &quot;Gigi,&quot; on Broadway with actress Vanessa Hudgens. McGillin, who has starred in &quot;The Phantom of the Opera,&quot; joins Corey Cott and Steffanie Leigh in the musical which will be seen at the Kennedy Center from Jan. 16-Feb. 12 and then move to Broadway. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown)" border="0" /></a>NEW YORK (AP) — Vanessa Hudgens will be getting some help onstage in &quot;Gigi&quot; by a longtime phantom, a newsboy and former British nanny.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Study: Gambling industry worth $240B, 1.7M jobs
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/group-us-gambling-had-240-billion-impact-2013-174524908--finance.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/JRWEF3UsdEXnRoebe_FIJg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9Njk7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/c76f3db975a43426610f6a7067006b94.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Samantha Whittemore sits on a bench in a mermaid costume at the Aruze boot during the Global Gaming Expo Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Las Vegas. U.S. casinos and the makers of the games found inside had a $240 billion economic impact and employed 1.7 million people in 2013, a study shows. The American Gaming Association was expected to announce the results of the study Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Locher)" align="left" title="Samantha Whittemore sits on a bench in a mermaid costume at the Aruze boot during the Global Gaming Expo Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Las Vegas. U.S. casinos and the makers of the games found inside had a $240 billion economic impact and employed 1.7 million people in 2013, a study shows. The American Gaming Association was expected to announce the results of the study Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Locher)" border="0" /></a>LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. casinos and the makers of the games found inside had a $240 billion economic impact and employed 1.7 million people in 2013, a study shows.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Court reviews contractor political donations
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of 11 appeals court judges seems reluctant to overturn a ban on contractors donating money to federal elections, a prohibition that has been on the books for 70 years.
  • Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/olympian-michael-phelps-arrested-dui-charge-170245539.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/yZ6n3IAnmczqD7KI712VMA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9Njk7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/00127b1d74f43026610f6a706700a24e.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2014, file photo, Michael Phelps looks on after finishing seventh in the men&#039;s 100 meter freestyle final at the U.S. National Championships swimming competition in Irvine, Calif. Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)" align="left" title="FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2014, file photo, Michael Phelps looks on after finishing seventh in the men&#039;s 100 meter freestyle final at the U.S. National Championships swimming competition in Irvine, Calif. Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)" border="0" /></a>BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic champion Michael Phelps is apologizing for his latest brush with the law, saying he is &quot;deeply sorry to everyone I have let down&quot; with an arrest early Tuesday on a DUI charge.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Ed Sullivan statue stolen from TV academy plaza
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are investigating the theft of a solid bronze statue of Ed Sullivan from an outdoor exhibit at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
  • Islamic State gains could spark new wave of Syrian refugees: UN
    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands more Syrians could be forced to flee their war-torn homeland if Islamic State fighters continue gaining ground, the U.N. aid chief warned on Tuesday as U.S.-led air strikes pound the extremist group. Valerie Amos told the United Nations Security Council that recent advances by Islamic State - also known as ISIL and ISIS - in northern Aleppo had forced more than 160,000 people, mostly women and children, to escape across the border into Turkey in just a few days. ...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed.
  • Lawsuit: Man with schizophrenia falsely held
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico county and police officers in a small city falsely detained an Albuquerque man diagnosed with schizophrenia for preaching at a Denny's restaurant, then denied him medical treatment in jail, according to a new federal lawsuit.

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