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Missouri school takes cane from blind student, 8

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:28
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri school district has apologized to the family of a blind student whose cane was replaced with a swimming pool noodle after he allegedly misbehaved on the bus.

Republican wins Arizona House seat after recount

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:27
Republicans will have their largest U.S. House majority in 83 years when the new Congress convenes next month after a recount in Arizona gave the final unresolved midterm race to a Republican challenger.

Washington State signs two JC players from California

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:27
Safety Shalom Luani and defensive end Jeremiah Mitchell will join the Cougars in time for the start of the spring semester.

Soccer-team owner accused of sexual assault, harassment

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:24
TIMES WATCHDOG: The continued presence of Dion Earl with the Kent-based Seattle Impact FC raises questions about whether the Major Arena Soccer League conducted proper background checks on prospective team owners.

Local reaction to plan to normalize US, Cuba relations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:22

Local reaction to plan to normalize US, Cuba relationsIt was a dramatic turning of the page Wednesday in relations between the United States and Cuba.


Lava creeps within mile of Hawaii shopping center

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:22

Lava flow from the Kilauea volcano is pictured having crossed Cemetery Road, on Hawaii's Big IslandBy Karin Stanton PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A stream of molten lava from an erupting volcano on Hawaii's Big Island crept to within a mile of the only grocery store and gas station in the village of Pahoa on Wednesday as it neared a highway link with the rest of the island. The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency reported on Wednesday that lava from the Kilauea Volcano's June 27 eruption continued to move in an east-northeast direction, following the path of steepest descent through rough terrain and thick undergrowth. Scientists from the U.S. ...


Mumps outbreak hits US hockey teams

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:18
An outbreak of the highly-contagious disease mumps sweeps through teams in the US National Hockey League, with at least five affected.
Categories: BBC World News

Waco TV station meteorologist shot; manhunt underway for shooter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:18

Waco TV station meteorologist shot; manhunt underway for shooterA search is underway for a suspect who authorities say shot and wounded an employee at KCEN-TV in Waco, TX


AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:14

A poster for the movie "The Interview" is taken down by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. (AP Photo/David Goldman)WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers.


Washington State signs two JC players from California

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:12
Safety Shalom Luani and defensive end Jeremiah Mitchell will join the Cougars in time for the start of the spring semester.

Testimony: No warrant for FBI ruse in Vegas case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:06

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, Wei Seng Phua walks into federal court in Las Vegas. Phua, his son Darren Wai Kit Phua, and four others were arrested in July after federal agents raided three high-roller villas at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Defense attorneys will ask U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, to throw out the evidence that was collected as the tainted result of an illegal FBI ruse. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada casino regulator told a federal judge Wednesday that he and FBI agents briefed an assistant U.S. attorney but not a judge before posing as Internet repairmen to enter high-roller suites at Caesars Palace and collect evidence for a warrant in what they believed was an illegal online sports gambling operation.


Ax, machete, pill bottles found near Bradley Stone's body

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:03

Ax, machete, pill bottles found near Bradley Stone's bodyThe Montgomery County Coroner's Office said on Wednesday that it is not yet known how the man responsible for this week's murder spree, Bradley Stone, died.


California gets more rain, 1 big mudslide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:55

Caltrans crews work to clean up a torrent of mud and rocks covering part of State Route 91 in Orange County early Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Yorba Linda, Calif. Cars and trucks were stuck for several hours, but no injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest in a string of storms noisily marched across Southern California on Wednesday, hurling lightning bolts, coating mountains with snow and unleashing downpours that triggered a freeway-blocking mudslide before mostly moving on.


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:53

A poster for the movie "The Interview" is taken down by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


Massachusetts ride-share driver accused of rape

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:47

Photo illustration of logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street in MadridA Massachusetts Uber driver is accused of sexually assaulting a woman who had summoned the ride-sharing service. Authorities say 46-year-old Alejandro Done was arraigned Wednesday in Cambridge District ...


Housing Agency Squandered Chances for $692 Million in Federal Money, Audit Says

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:40
The city public housing authority missed opportunities to obtain the money by failing to follow up on its own plans to increase revenue, an audit found.






Avon fined $135m for China bribes

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:39
Beauty company Avon has been fined by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for paying bribes and gifts to Chinese officials.
Categories: BBC World News

Sea boundary talks between U.S., Mexico, Cuba to take years: Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:37
By Dave Graham MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Joint talks among the United States, Cuba and Mexico to fix the maritime boundaries of the three countries in the Gulf of Mexico are likely to be complex and stretch beyond 2018, a senior Mexican official said on Wednesday. The United States said earlier in the day the nations would begin discussing the boundaries as part of President Barack Obama's plan to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba. ...

Niners release Ray McDonald

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:37
Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual-assault investigation by San Jose police.