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Crystal CEO contests subpoena in sweetener lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 2 min ago
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Lawyers for the corn syrup industry said Wednesday that American Crystal Sugar Co. CEO David Berg would be a good witness in a federal lawsuit filed by refined sugar manufacturers because his company isn't directly involved in the case and he can be more forthcoming than other industry executives.

Legia Warsaw 4-1 Celtic

BBC World News - 3 hours 3 min ago
Ronny Deila suffers a nightmare first loss as Celtic boss with a heavy defeat by Legia Warsaw in the Champions League qualifiers.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. turns back Central Americans, welcomes 'dusty foot' Cubans

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 4 min ago
By Patricia Zengerle and David Adams WASHINGTON/MIAMI (Reuters) - Yasel Lopez's journey to the United States was as harrowing as any endured by the thousands of people rounded up in recent months at the Mexican border - he survived days without food and water and the death of a companion on the three-week trip. He had earlier been caught twice by the U.S. Coast Guard in the waters south of Florida and was returned home.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 7 min ago
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors' key witness takes stand at corruption trial for former Virginia governor, wife.

Six Philadelphia narcotics officers arrested for robbing dealers

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 9 min ago
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - U.S. government agents arrested six Philadelphia narcotics officers on Wednesday on charges they robbed and in some cases kidnapped drug dealers, including dangling one over an 18th story balcony to force him to give up a computer password. “The conduct is really egregious,” said U.S. Attorney Zane Memeger.

2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 13 min ago

In this frame grab from surveillance video provided by the Indiana Rail Road via WRTV, two women run down a railroad track ahead of a freight train coming toward them, Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Monroe County in Indiana. The women survived the incident, but authorities are reviewing the video for potential criminal charges. (AP Photo/Indiana Rail Road via WRTV)BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana.


Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 13 min ago

A repair crew's ladder leans against a section of the border fence under repair near Nogales, Ariz., Sunday, July 27, 2014, after suspected smugglers made a garage-sized hole in the steel barrier that divides the U.S. and Mexico. It was one of two incidents this past weekend that left parts of the fence down after floods from rainstorms knocked down a 60-feet stretch of fence. (AP Photo/Nogales International, Curt Prendergast)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents discovered a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico just east of Nogales, Arizona.


Everton complete £28m Lukaku signing

BBC World News - 3 hours 15 min ago
Everton sign Belgian World Cup striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for a club record fee of £28m.
Categories: BBC World News

'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty to racketeering

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 15 min ago

Tony Serra, center, and Curtis Briggs, left, attorneys for Raymond Chow, speak to the media outside of the San Francisco Federal courthouse after Chow entered a plea of not guilty to a newly filed indictment in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The indictment says he served as gang leader of a corrupt Chinatown community organization that bribed a state senator and laundered money, among other crimes. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man prosecutors accuse of heading a crime syndicate based in San Francisco's Chinatown pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a new charge of racketeering.


Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 17 min ago

Law school graduates taking the bar exam gather outside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, July 30, 2014, during a break in the second and final day of testing. Test takers in several states experienced stressful delays when trying to upload answers from their computers following Tuesday’s daylong session. Software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. blamed a “processing issue.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Law school graduates sweated their way through the second and final day of their bar exams Wednesday, some relieved to see paper and pencil after running into a technical glitch that kept test takers in several states from uploading the first day's answers from their computers.


Los Angeles pipe rupture: A look at the numbers

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 17 min ago

a broken 30-inch water main under Sunset BoulevardA torrent of water spewed from a nearly century-old pipe that burst in Los Angeles, shutting down a section of Sunset Boulevard and inundating the campus of UCLA. Here are some of the numbers behind Tuesday's rupture:


Judge orders evidence preserved in Skakel case

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 17 min ago
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge ordered prosecutors Wednesday to preserve all evidence as Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel awaits a new trial in his murder case.

Jesse Ventura's image and legal battles not over

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 18 min ago

former Minnesota Gov. Jesse VenturaMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography.


U.S. Peace Corps Withdrawing Volunteers Due to Ebola Virus

New York Times Headlines - 3 hours 18 min ago
The U.S. Peace Corps said on Wednesday it was pulling 340 volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea because of the spreading Ebola virus that has killed 672 people in the three countries since February.

U.S. Peace Corps Withdrawing Volunteers Due to Ebola Virus

New York Times Headlines - 3 hours 18 min ago
The U.S. Peace Corps said on Wednesday it was pulling 340 volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea because of the spreading Ebola virus that has killed 672 people in the three countries since February.

Massachusetts governor signs abortion clinic bill

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 24 min ago
BOSTON (AP) — Police now have increased authority to break up crowds gathering around Massachusetts abortion clinic entrances under a bill the governor signed on Wednesday.

U.N. Says ‘Evidence’ Points to Israel in Gaza School Attack

New York Times Headlines - 3 hours 29 min ago
“All available evidence” suggests that Israeli artillery hit a United Nations school in Gaza full of civilians, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said.






Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 31 min ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The meeting focused on measures to encourage Russian companies to pull their assets back from offshores. The United States and the European Union on Tuesday announced a raft of new sanctions against Russian companies and banks over Moscow’s support for separatists in Ukraine. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents.