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2 San Francisco airport workers charged in smuggling scheme

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:33
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say two security screeners at San Francisco International Airport have been charged with allowing methamphetamine to be smuggled through carry-on luggage at an airport checkpoint in exchange for money.

Ohio man accused of plotting Capitol attack says would have shot Obama

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:30

Christopher Cornell, 20, of Cincinnati, Ohio is pictured in this handout photoAn Ohio man claiming sympathy with Islamic State militants and charged with plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol said in a television interview that he would have shot President Barack Obama in the head. Christopher Cornell, 20, told Cincinnati's FOX 19 WXIX TV that if he had not been arrested by FBI agents in January, he would have carried out an alleged plot to plant pipe bombs on the Capitol and at the Israeli Embassy. I would have took my gun, I would have put it to Obama's head and I would have pulled the trigger," Cornell, of Cincinnati, said in a telephone interview from the Boone County, Kentucky, jail aired on Friday. "Then I would have released more bullets on the Senate and the House of Representative members, and I would have attacked the Israeli Embassy and various other buildings full of kafir (a Muslim term for infidel) who want to wage war against us Muslims and shed our blood.


Brazil's Petrobras scandal deepens

BBC World News - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:28
Brazil's Supreme Court backs an investigation into dozens of politicians over their alleged involvement in a corrupt scheme involving state oil firm Petrobras.
Categories: BBC World News

Body of Mexican man shot by police flown to Mexico, buried

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:24

FILE - This undated photo provided by Agapita Montes-Rivera via Fabian Ubay, shows Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was shot dead by police last month in Pasco, Wash. Zambrano-Montes' body has been flown to Mexico and buried in his home village, the Mexican Consulate in Seattle said Friday, March 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Agapita Montes-Rivera, File)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The body of a Mexican man shot dead by police last month has been flown to Mexico and buried in the man's home village, the Mexican Consulate in Seattle said Friday.


Police search for endangered Kingsessing teen

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:23

Police search for missing, endangered teen Nysirah HarrisPolice are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 13-year-old from Philadelphia's Kingsessing section.


Memo From Iowa: Republicans Set Up Shop in Iowa, Where Few Will Prosper

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:22
With 11 months to go before caucuses, Republican hopefuls are fighting for attention, expert advisers and an early advantage.

Daylight Saving Time: Reasons to love -- or hate -- 'spring forward'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:14

Most Americans on Sunday at 2 a.m. will "spring forward," moving their day ahead an hour for the start of Daylight Saving Time and losing an...

       

Authorities provide security for holdout juror in Arias case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:14

Jodi Arias, right, listens during her sentencing retrial, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Arias was spared the death penalty on Thursday after a jury for a second time could not decide on her punishment. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle, Pool)PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities were providing security Friday for the sole juror who voted to spare the life of convicted murderer Jodi Arias.


This clever box crams five screens into one TV

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:12

Skreens TV is a smart HDMI splitter that uses a tablet to arrange 5 inputs on one screen.

       

California man sentenced to probation in plane groping case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:11
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A California man accused of groping and sexually propositioning a teenage girl on a flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City was sentenced to three years of probation Friday.

Faulting Coach Jim Boeheim, N.C.A.A. Hits Syracuse Hard

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:09
A startling report says the university’s athletic department violated rules for more than a decade, and the severe punishment includes suspending Boeheim, the men’s basketball coach, for nine games.






Urging Persistence on Racial Gains, Obama Recalls Sacrifice in Selma

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:04
The president, speaking at a historically black school in Columbia, S.C., said that Ferguson was “not just a one-time thing.” He also spoke of the courage of protesters in Selma, Ala., 50 years ago.






Chrysler recalls minivans, SUVs to fix ignition switches

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:02
Chrysler also is warning owners to remove everything but the ignition key from their key rings until repairs can be made.

Former Vice President Walter Mondale hospitalized with flu

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 09:59
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter Mondale is hospitalized with the flu.

Samsung gets a lot right with new S6 phones

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 09:58
From an early look, Samsung’s next flagship Galaxy S6 phones, going on sale in April, sport an improved design and a better camera.

Menendez Is to Face Corruption Charges, U.S. Official Says

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 09:57
The Justice Department expects to charge Senator Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, in an inquiry that has focused on his ties to a Florida eye doctor, an official said.






Holder Weighs Dismantling the Ferguson Police Dept.

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 09:56
Two supervisors, Capt. Rick Henke and Sgt. William Mudd, left the force a day after a court clerk was fired over emails discovered in a Justice Department inquiry.

U.S. Relied on Unarmed South Korean Officer to Protect Envoy

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 09:54
The assignment of a single unarmed South Korean police bodyguard to accompany Ambassador Mark W. Lippert on his movements in the country added to questions about security when he was attacked.

First Draft: Donna Shalala to Lead Clinton Foundation

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 09:51
The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation has tapped Donna E. Shalala, a longtime friend of Hillary Rodham Clinton and a former cabinet member in the Clinton administration, to lead the sprawling philanthropy.

Nigeria in pictures: Hairdressing money spinner

BBC World News - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 09:51
Nigerian hairstyling - more lucrative than banking?
Categories: BBC World News