Panic Attack, Bad Back: Theater Shooting Brings Jury Excuses – Yahoo News

Another worried his orthodontics business would suffer. Still another needed to find daycare. The financial strain will be difficult. Some businesses pay for more than the three days of service required by Colorado law, but many don’t. That limits jury service to those who won’t suffer serious financial hardship — retirees, government employees, those who work for large corporations — which can alter the panel, said Joseph Rice, managing partner of the Jury Research Institute, a California-based trial consulting firm. “All of a sudden, you’ve taken a jury of your peers, which is supposed to be a random cross-section of the community, and now it has become dramatically skewed,” he said.
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Panic attack, bad back: Colo. theater shooting brings jury excuses – Washington Times

As thousands of jurors arrive at the courthouse for questioning, both sides in the mass murder trial are worried that some potential jurors are saying whatever they can to avoid serving. Prosecutors have asked the judge not to reveal why he releases jurors, for fear of handing out a road map for others trying to avoid being on the case. And defense attorney Daniel King warned the judge who was listing off the reasons to let people go: You have to consider the fact that people may not want to sit on this jury. It wont be easy for those picked. Jury selection could last until June, and the trial could run into October. The court will pay jurors just $50 a day during that time, and Colorado employers only have to pay their workers for the first three days of jury service. The chosen 24, including 12 alternates, wont be allowed to talk to anyone – even each other – about the case until deliberations start, which means bearing the stressful experience alone.
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Panic attack, bad back: Theater shooting brings jury excuses – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

So many notices went out that witnesses to the attack received them, as did relatives of staffers in the district attorney’s office. They were immediately dismissed. The number has already been whittled to 7,000 because many summonses were undeliverable. Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. had dismissed 384 potential jurors by the end of the day Monday. Most of the reasons weren’t made public, but a few people had doctors’ notes, couldn’t speak English, weren’t residents of Arapahoe County or had pressing family responsibilities.
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Moody Helps Iowa State Upend No. 8 Texas 58-57 – Yahoo Sports

The lead changed hands four times during the final six minutes. View gallery Texas guard Brianna Taylor, left, puts up a shot against Iowa State center Bryanna Fernstrom, right, Texas committed nine turnovers in the second half, including one by Brianna Taylor that gave Iowa State the possession on which Moody created the decisive lead change. But the Longhorns’ biggest problem might have been a penchant for fouling. Texas committed 15 fouls in the second half. Iowa State was in the bonus shooting free throws with 12:21 remaining. The Cyclones converted 11 of 16 free throws in the half, sub-par for a team that leads the nation in accuracy but sufficient against Texas. ”We were trying to attack,” Moody said.
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Ukraine rebel offensive marks dangerous new stage in conflict – Yahoo News

A deadly rocket attack on the port city of Mariupol on Saturday highlighted a week-long rebel advance that has seen the separatists take the long-disputed Donetsk airport and pledge to conquer more territory. Rebels did not claim responsibility for the Grad and Uragan rockets that killed 30 people, but monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe said they were fired from the direction of separatist-held areas. Mariupol is the last major city in the country’s two separatist provinces that is still controlled by Kiev, and rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko announced shortly after the rocket strikes that the insurgents were launching an offensive aimed at taking it. On Friday, he had ruled out peace talks and vowed to advance to the western border of the Donetsk region, a major industrial hub where rebels already control swathes of territory. “Now we have a very interesting marker coming up,” said Paul Quinn-Judge of the International Crisis Group think tank in Brussels. “Will the Russians rein them in?
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US condemns new separatist attack in Ukraine’s Mariupol, points finger at Russia | Fox News

Security measures in the city have been strengthened,” the council said in a statement, adding that no armed separatist units had been seen moving toward the city. Clashes were also taking place across the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, where a separatist insurgency emerged in April. Fighting has also been intensifying recently for the government-held town of Debaltseve, 50 kilometers (31 miles) east of Donetsk. Main roads into the town are under separatist control and it’s feared the Ukrainian forces stationed there could soon be fully surrounded. Responding to the attack upon Mariupol, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini urged Russia to use its influence over the separatist leaders to halt their offensive and to desist from providing military and financial support. Russia insists it does not support the rebels, but Western military officials say the sheer number of heavy weapons under rebel control belies that claim.
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Iraq’s Displaced Yazidis Hunker Down As Northern Winter Bites – Yahoo News

Most of the 500,000 displaced people in Dohuk live in tent camps or are scattered in hotels, flats, schools and unfinished buildings, depending on what they can afford. View gallery Iraqi Yazidi children who fled Islamic State (IS) jihadists in the northern town of Sinjar play in t When the Yazidis fled up Mount Sinjar to escape IS in August, they suffered through blistering heat that often reached 50 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit) in a dramatic siege that captured world attention. Temperatures now drop below freezing. The few hundred families still on the mountain live in rudimentary camps, filled mostly with women and children, because the men are fighting alongside Kurdish security forces against IS a few miles away. “Life is very hard here. When the winter started, we had nothing to wear, and very basic food,” said Hassan Hisn Semmo, sheltering from pouring rain under a tent where young men are busy making tea for a funeral gathering.
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Netanyahu says ‘incitement’ behind Palestinian’s rush-hour knife attack – Yahoo News

The stabbings recalled a string of violent attacks in October and November that were mainly centered in Jerusalem but also included the fatal Nov. 10 knifing of a soldier at a Tel Aviv train station. Those attacks ratcheted up criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from rival politicians, undermining a reputation for being tough on terrorism that had already been damaged by last summer’s Gaza war. Any upsurge in violence is likely to impact Israels March 17 election, analysts said. Though violence usually strengthens parties advocating a hard line toward the Palestinians, it could also threaten Mr. Netanyahu. Recommended: Israelis and Palestinians: A tense coexistence It weakens the prime ministers credibility, says Anshel Pfeffer, a columnist for the Haaretz newspaper. The first duty of the prime minister is to provide security. A Hamas leader, Izzat al-Risheq, a member of the militant organizations political bureau, praised the attack as heroic but did not take responsibility.
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How A Media Star Found Mindfulness After A Meltdown In Front Of 5 Million Viewers | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

That was routine. But this was something different. “I felt a bolt of fear rolling up my back, over my shoulders, and down my face, and I couldnt do anything to stop it,” Harris told us. Harris, now a Nightline co-anchor, wrote a memoir that happens to be one of the most accessible, sensible, and hilarious guides to meditation and mindfulness. 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually WorksA True Story , (which just came out in paperback) is an irreverent, painfully honest tale about Harriss journey from being an ambitious, self-lacerating newsman with a recreational drug habit, to becoming an ambitious, self-lacerating newsman with a meditation habit. It offered him more mindfulness. What Harris calls “the biggie” and describes as a “superpower” is “the ability to know whats in your head at any given moment without getting carried away by it.” The result after countless hours of practice and a 10-day silent meditation retreat? “Improved relationships with colleagues, a better product,” he says, “and making the overall day more heedful and successful on a lot of levels including less stress when Im home.
Source: How A Media Star Found Mindfulness After A Meltdown In Front Of 5 Million Viewers | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Remparts cold in January, while Royals and Islanders hot: CHL Hot & Cold | Buzzing The Net – Yahoo Sports

Overages Austin Carroll (left) and Travis Brown have made big contributions to the Victoria Royals’ five-game win For a Memorial Cup host team, there’s a process that leads to the process that leads to still more process. The Quebec Remparts became an on-paper juggernaut with moves to add or regain the likes of goalie Zach Fucale and wings Anthony Duclair and Vladimir Tkachev . The ingredients have yet to congeal, but given that the Memorial Cup tournament is four months away, it’s not necessarily a dire, panic button-pressing situation. At least that’s how it looks from a vantage point far outside Quebec City, where there’s a certain imperative to have a winner atLe Colisee before the team moves to its new $400-million monument to misuse of government money, After a world junior-related hiatus, here is the weekly look at who is flowing and who is fraying. OHL Hot: Kitchener Rangers If you thought back in July that the Kitchener-London game on Jan. 20 would involve an overage goalie named Jake Pat(t)erson, well, you were right.
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Manchester City Have No Need to Panic About Vincent Kompany’s Rusty Return | Bleacher Report

The fact that it signalled 10 points dropped at home when their recent league successes have been built on imperious form at the Etihad was certainly one. Roberto Mancinis last-gasp title win in 2012 was on the back of just two points dropped at home, and Manuel Pellegrinis first league win as a manager in Europe saw him lose just five. Citys away form will have to pick up the slack if they want to achieve the kind of points total it will take to see off Chelsea come May. And the ease with which Arsenal completed the victory was also surprising. They may have enjoyed little possession, but they soaked up any pressure comfortably, sitting unusually deep and defending in a disciplined manner, hitting City on the break swiftly and incisively, with Santi Cazorla , their chief orchestrator, producing the best individual display at the Etihad by an opposition player since Eden Hazard last February. Citys lack of ideas going forward was also a huge concern, even taking into account the absence of Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri. They were bereft of invention, withseemingly no one capable of grabbing hold of the game and making something happen in the final third.
Source: Manchester City Have No Need to Panic About Vincent Kompany’s Rusty Return | Bleacher Report

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How A Media Star Found Mindfulness After A Meltdown In Front Of 5 Million Viewers | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

That was routine. But this was something different. “I felt a bolt of fear rolling up my back, over my shoulders, and down my face, and I couldnt do anything to stop it,” Harris told us. Harris, now a Nightline co-anchor, wrote a memoir that happens to be one of the most accessible, sensible, and hilarious guides to meditation and mindfulness. 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually WorksA True Story , (which just came out in paperback) is an irreverent, painfully honest tale about Harriss journey from being an ambitious, self-lacerating newsman with a recreational drug habit, to becoming an ambitious, self-lacerating newsman with a meditation habit. It offered him more mindfulness. What Harris calls “the biggie” and describes as a “superpower” is “the ability to know whats in your head at any given moment without getting carried away by it.” The result after countless hours of practice and a 10-day silent meditation retreat? “Improved relationships with colleagues, a better product,” he says, “and making the overall day more heedful and successful on a lot of levels including less stress when Im home.
Source: How A Media Star Found Mindfulness After A Meltdown In Front Of 5 Million Viewers | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Remparts cold in January, while Royals and Islanders hot: CHL Hot & Cold | Buzzing The Net – Yahoo Sports

Overages Austin Carroll (left) and Travis Brown have made big contributions to the Victoria Royals’ five-game win For a Memorial Cup host team, there’s a process that leads to the process that leads to still more process. The Quebec Remparts became an on-paper juggernaut with moves to add or regain the likes of goalie Zach Fucale and wings Anthony Duclair and Vladimir Tkachev . The ingredients have yet to congeal, but given that the Memorial Cup tournament is four months away, it’s not necessarily a dire, panic button-pressing situation. At least that’s how it looks from a vantage point far outside Quebec City, where there’s a certain imperative to have a winner atLe Colisee before the team moves to its new $400-million monument to misuse of government money, After a world junior-related hiatus, here is the weekly look at who is flowing and who is fraying. OHL Hot: Kitchener Rangers If you thought back in July that the Kitchener-London game on Jan. 20 would involve an overage goalie named Jake Pat(t)erson, well, you were right.
More: Remparts cold in January, while Royals and Islanders hot: CHL Hot & Cold | Buzzing The Net – Yahoo Sports

Manchester City Have No Need to Panic About Vincent Kompany’s Rusty Return | Bleacher Report

The fact that it signalled 10 points dropped at home when their recent league successes have been built on imperious form at the Etihad was certainly one. Roberto Mancinis last-gasp title win in 2012 was on the back of just two points dropped at home, and Manuel Pellegrinis first league win as a manager in Europe saw him lose just five. Citys away form will have to pick up the slack if they want to achieve the kind of points total it will take to see off Chelsea come May. And the ease with which Arsenal completed the victory was also surprising. They may have enjoyed little possession, but they soaked up any pressure comfortably, sitting unusually deep and defending in a disciplined manner, hitting City on the break swiftly and incisively, with Santi Cazorla , their chief orchestrator, producing the best individual display at the Etihad by an opposition player since Eden Hazard last February. Citys lack of ideas going forward was also a huge concern, even taking into account the absence of Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri. They were bereft of invention, withseemingly no one capable of grabbing hold of the game and making something happen in the final third.
Source: Manchester City Have No Need to Panic About Vincent Kompany’s Rusty Return | Bleacher Report

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How A Media Star Found Mindfulness After A Meltdown In Front Of 5 Million Viewers | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

That was routine. But this was something different. “I felt a bolt of fear rolling up my back, over my shoulders, and down my face, and I couldnt do anything to stop it,” Harris told us. Harris, now a Nightline co-anchor, wrote a memoir that happens to be one of the most accessible, sensible, and hilarious guides to meditation and mindfulness. 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually WorksA True Story , (which just came out in paperback) is an irreverent, painfully honest tale about Harriss journey from being an ambitious, self-lacerating newsman with a recreational drug habit, to becoming an ambitious, self-lacerating newsman with a meditation habit. It offered him more mindfulness. What Harris calls “the biggie” and describes as a “superpower” is “the ability to know whats in your head at any given moment without getting carried away by it.” The result after countless hours of practice and a 10-day silent meditation retreat? “Improved relationships with colleagues, a better product,” he says, “and making the overall day more heedful and successful on a lot of levels including less stress when Im home.
Source: How A Media Star Found Mindfulness After A Meltdown In Front Of 5 Million Viewers | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Remparts cold in January, while Royals and Islanders hot: CHL Hot & Cold | Buzzing The Net – Yahoo Sports

Overages Austin Carroll (left) and Travis Brown have made big contributions to the Victoria Royals’ five-game win For a Memorial Cup host team, there’s a process that leads to the process that leads to still more process. The Quebec Remparts became an on-paper juggernaut with moves to add or regain the likes of goalie Zach Fucale and wings Anthony Duclair and Vladimir Tkachev . The ingredients have yet to congeal, but given that the Memorial Cup tournament is four months away, it’s not necessarily a dire, panic button-pressing situation. At least that’s how it looks from a vantage point far outside Quebec City, where there’s a certain imperative to have a winner atLe Colisee before the team moves to its new $400-million monument to misuse of government money, After a world junior-related hiatus, here is the weekly look at who is flowing and who is fraying. OHL Hot: Kitchener Rangers If you thought back in July that the Kitchener-London game on Jan. 20 would involve an overage goalie named Jake Pat(t)erson, well, you were right.
More: Remparts cold in January, while Royals and Islanders hot: CHL Hot & Cold | Buzzing The Net – Yahoo Sports

Manchester City Have No Need to Panic About Vincent Kompany’s Rusty Return | Bleacher Report

The fact that it signalled 10 points dropped at home when their recent league successes have been built on imperious form at the Etihad was certainly one. Roberto Mancinis last-gasp title win in 2012 was on the back of just two points dropped at home, and Manuel Pellegrinis first league win as a manager in Europe saw him lose just five. Citys away form will have to pick up the slack if they want to achieve the kind of points total it will take to see off Chelsea come May. And the ease with which Arsenal completed the victory was also surprising. They may have enjoyed little possession, but they soaked up any pressure comfortably, sitting unusually deep and defending in a disciplined manner, hitting City on the break swiftly and incisively, with Santi Cazorla , their chief orchestrator, producing the best individual display at the Etihad by an opposition player since Eden Hazard last February. Citys lack of ideas going forward was also a huge concern, even taking into account the absence of Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri. They were bereft of invention, withseemingly no one capable of grabbing hold of the game and making something happen in the final third.
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Analysis: Global Climate Fund On Gop’s Budget Hit List | Congress | Mcclatchy Dc

That is an increasingly common choice. Nearly 7,000 Jews left France for good last year, according to figures from the Jewish Agency; that is twice as many as emigrated in 2013. A poll last year by Siona, a French Jewish group, found that 74 percent of respondents had thought of emigrating, one-third of them because of rising anti-Semitism. Many Jews feel that Coulibalys murderous attack on the Hypermarche Cacher last Friday would soon have been forgotten had it not been for his links to the Kouachi brothers, whose assault against press freedom sparked massive revulsion throughout France. Those links, however, make it plain that Jews may be the first targets of jihadist terrorism but the West is a wider target, argues Shimon Samuels, head of the Paris office of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. What starts with the Jews never ends with them. The French government has made it plain in recent days that it is fully aware of the scale of anti-Semitism, and of its wider dangers. The awakening of anti-Semitism is a symptom of a crisis of democracy, a crisis of the Republic, said Prime Minister Manuel Valls Tuesday in a speech to parliament.
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Trial of final Tokyo gas attack fugitive begins – Yahoo News

She offered her own interpretation of the bill’s language: “It basically says no money is going to be appropriated to the GCF in FY15, because no money has been requested, and if they do want money in FY16, they have to notify the committee on appropriations.” The angst was not entirely misplaced, however. The bill that passed included several provisions that angered environmentalists, including one that prohibited the Environmental Protection Agency from applying Clean Water Act rules to farm ponds and irrigation ditches. And being singled out in the 2015 bill, as the Green Climate Fund was, confirms that it’s on some Republicans’ hit list. Schalatek called the budget move “a clear ‘call-to-arms’ by the Republican congressional majority to focus on undermining President Obama’s international climate agenda.” GCF supporters remain hopeful, though, especially since under the Bush Administration, Republicans supported much higher funding for climate-related international aid. “I have no doubt that it will be a huge fight to get this money, but I don’t think it’s impossible,” Orenstein said. Friends of the Earth and many other groups will be pushing for the funding.
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View gallery A courtroom sketch shows Katsuya Takahashi, a former member of the doomsday cult Aum Supreme Truth at The murder trial of the final suspect in the nerve gas attack on Tokyo’s subway got under way Friday, almost two decades after a cult killed 13 people and injured thousands more. Katsuya Takahashi, a 56-year-old former member of the Aum Supreme Truth cult, denied being involved in unleashing sarin nerve gas on the underground rail system, in an attack that sparked rush hour chaos in the Japanese capital. “I did not know the thing released was sarin,” Takahashi, who has been charged with murder and other crimes, told Tokyo District Court. “I didn’t intend to kill people,” he said, speaking in a quiet voice while dressed in a dark suit with a blue tie. Police captured Takahashi in June 2012, bringing to an end the hunt for those thought to be behind the coordinated release of the Nazi-developed gas, an incident that sowed panic throughout the heaving metropolis. He is also accused of conspiring with other members to send an explosive to then-Tokyo governor Yukio Aoshima in 1995, an incident that injured a Tokyo government official. View gallery Subway passengers wait to receive medical attention after inhaling Sarin nerve gas in Tokyo’s su Takahashi, who was on the run for more than 17 years, was a one-time guard for Aum leader Shoko Asahara, and allegedly served as a driver when cult members released the gas.
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