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4 men plead not guilty in deadly mall carjacking

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 40 min ago
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Four men charged in the fatal carjacking of a young lawyer outside an upscale New Jersey mall last year have pleaded not guilty to felony murder and other charges.

Four guilty of Blackwater killings

BBC World News - 9 hours 40 min ago
A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.
Categories: BBC World News

Wednesday morning links and notes

Seattle Seahawks - 9 hours 40 min ago
The Seahawks will be back at it at the VMAC today, and Wednesday also means the weekly press conference of coach Pete Carroll. We'll have full coverage of that later.
Categories: Sports Center

PHOTOS: Police respond to shootings in Ottawa

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 41 min ago

 Police respond to shootings in OttawaPhotos captured the chaos as gunfire erupted in and around the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa.

APNewsBreak: Child welfare agency settles lawsuits

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 44 min ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Five employees who had their names added to a child abuse registry as a form of discipline by Connecticut's child welfare agency will be taken off the list, union officials told The Associated Press.

University defends response to threat to speaker

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 50 min ago
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The president of Utah State University is responding to accusations that the institution acted irresponsibly after a threat against feminist speaker Anita Sarkeesian.

VIDEO: Video shows Canada parliament shootings

BBC World News - 9 hours 50 min ago
Footage from the Toronto Globe and Mail shows a hail of bullets being fired inside the Canadian parliament building.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. Secret Service blasted for sending agents to employee's house

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 52 min ago
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Government investigators faulted the Secret Service on Wednesday for pulling agents from their posts near the White House and sending them to the home of an agency employee involved in a private dispute in 2011. The report by the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security is another embarrassment for the Secret Service, which is responsible for guarding the president and his family. Julia Pierson resigned as director of the agency this month after a series of scandals. ...

Cuba leads way on Ebola effort

BBC World News - 9 hours 55 min ago
Cuba sends a second group of medical staff to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, becoming the biggest single provider of healthcare workers.
Categories: BBC World News

A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 57 min ago

FILE - In this June 4, 2014 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A Republican majority would usher in major changes in committee leadership, with political opposites replacing the current Democratic chairmen and setting a markedly different agenda from the past eight years of Democratic control. The size of a Republican majority would determine committee ratios and budgets; more seats in the Senate translate into a greater advantage on the panels. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — If Republicans win the Senate, the Pentagon should brace for constant grilling from Sen. John McCain, who has found fault with nearly every aspect of President Barack Obama's national security policies.

Ottawa hospital says it treated 3 shooting victims

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 2 min ago

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's ParliamentA hospital says it has received three victims from the shootings in Canada's capital.

Freed N Korea detainee back in US

BBC World News - 10 hours 3 min ago
A US citizen freed from detention in North Korea receives an emotional homecoming in Ohio as Washington works to release two other Americans.
Categories: BBC World News

Cases of troubling NYC jail deaths deemed medical

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 4 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of documents obtained by The Associated Press raise serious questions about the quality and timeliness of care given to least 15 inmates who died over the past five years while being held at New York City's Rikers Island jail.

Vermont man guilty of luring, killing teacher

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 5 min ago

Allen Prue enters the courtroom in Vermont Superior Court, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Burlington, Vt. Prue was convicted Wednesday of luring prep-school teacher Melissa Jenkins out of her Vermont home under the guise of a broken down car, then killing her. (AP Photo/The Burlington Free Press, Glenn Russell, Pool)BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A part-time snowplow driver who told police he and his wife set out "to get a girl" was convicted Wednesday of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home and then killing her.

North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 6 min ago
WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.

Detroit can survive after bankruptcy but large risks loom: expert

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 8 min ago

A mural that reads "Detroit Lives!" is displayed on the side of a building in DetroitBy Karen Pierog DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit's relatively fast move through municipal bankruptcy has resulted in costly creditor settlements and too little emphasis on fixing the city's broken operations, a restructuring expert testified in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Wednesday. Still, Martha Kopacz, who was appointed by Judge Steven Rhodes to assess the viability of Detroit’s plan to restructure $18 billion of debt and obligations, concluded the plan is feasible and that its underlying revenue and other assumptions are reasonable. ...

Busting the Budget: Kansas Faces Additional Revenue Shortfalls After Tax Cuts

New York Times Headlines - 10 hours 11 min ago
Three more months of data are in, and the state is still collecting much less income tax than it expected.

US airbag recall expands to 7.8m cars

BBC World News - 10 hours 12 min ago
US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'.
Categories: BBC World News

Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 15 min ago
He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern.

Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 16 min ago
Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.