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Missouri teachers can become armed safety officers under new law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:16
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - More Missouri teachers could carry concealed weapons under a measure state lawmakers approved late Wednesday that also bans local laws against open carry of guns. The Republican-controlled state General Assembly voted to override Democratic Governor Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that included the weapons provisions. The law allows school districts to select teachers or other employees to carry a concealed weapon or pepper spray as "school protection officers" if they pass a training program and meet other requirements. "This is just an option for school districts, it's not mandatory," state Senator Will Kraus, the bill sponsor, said on Thursday.

Ex-tech officer at indicted money exchange pleads guilty to U.S. charge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:13
By Bernard Vaughan and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former technology officer at indicted former digital currency exchange Liberty Reserve pleaded guilty on Thursday in New York to a federal charge of conspiring to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business. Mark Marmilev, 35, became the third employee of Liberty to strike a deal with prosecutors. At a hearing in Manhattan federal court, Marmilev, who was responsible for designing and maintaining Liberty's technological infrastructure, said he was trying to protect the company from "hackers and identity thieves." Marmilev said he suspected a substantial amount of the funds Liberty Reserve processed were obtained fraudulently but that he "consciously avoided" confirming it. Liberty Reserve was indicted in May 2013.

Jury selected for Texas doctor charged with poisoning lover's coffee

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:12
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A jury was selected on Thursday in the trial of a breast cancer physician accused of spiking two cups coffee for her lover, a cancer researcher, with a compound commonly found in antifreeze. The trial of Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, a 43-year-old oncologist with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is expected to begin on Monday. According to a criminal complaint, Gonzalez-Angulo had a relationship with Dr. George Blumenschein, an oncologist at the same hospital who specializes in the treatment of lung, head and neck cancers. Blumenschein told investigators that Gonzalez-Angulo served him two sweet-tasting cups of coffee while they were alone in her home in January 2013.

12 Delaware children hospitalized with respiratory illness

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:10

12 Delaware children hospitalized with respiratory illnessHealth officials in Delaware say 12 children have been hospitalized with a respiratory illness.


Oscar Pistorius cleared of murder; full verdict expected Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:08

Oscar Pistorius cleared of murder; full verdict expected FridayOscar Pistorius could still be convicted of culpable homicide.


Rights group accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:07
A leading international rights group on Thursday alleged that Israel committed war crimes during this summer's Gaza war, saying it reached that conclusion after investigating three attacks on or near United Nations-run schools housing displaced Palestinians.

4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:07
Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.

Q&A: Why fight these extremists?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:07
President Barack Obama's decision to expand airstrikes in Iraq and extend them to Syria raises a host of questions about how an intensified military campaign can achieve his goal of destroying the Islamic State group.

Former FBI director Mueller to lead probe of NFL's handling of Ray Rice case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:05

Mueller reacts to applause from the audience during his farewell ceremony at the Justice Department in WashingtonBy Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) - A former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Robert Mueller III, will lead a probe into the National Football League's handling of former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice's domestic violence case, the league said on Wednesday. The announcement comes within hours of a report by the Associated Press that a law enforcement official sent a video to the league in April that showed Rice knocking out his then-fiancee in an elevator. ...


Crocs trying to monopolize marketplace, competitor says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:02
By Andrew Chung (Reuters) - A family-owned, Nevada-based shoe company is taking on the giant shoe maker Crocs, accusing it of creating a monopoly by suing smaller competitors and putting them out of business. In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday in federal court in Nevada, USA Dawgs said Crocs Incwas using "sham" patent lawsuits in order to "litigate its competition out of the market." "Crocs has managed to put everybody out of business," said Brian Elliott, the Las Vegas company's in-house attorney. ...

Obama: US to step up economic penalties on Russia

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:01
President Barack Obama says the U.S. is moving ahead with tougher economic sanctions on Russia over what the U.S. says are Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine.

RadioShack warns of possible Ch. 11 bankruptcy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:01
RadioShack warned Thursday that it may need to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization if it can't rework its debt or find another way to ease a cash crunch.

Arkansas judge dismissed for disclosing details about Theron adoption

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:00
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - An Arkansas state judge who acknowledged posting on the Internet confidential information regarding an adoption by actress Charlize Theron was removed from office on Thursday by the Arkansas Supreme Court. Circuit Judge Michael Maggio of Conway, Arkansas, admitted using a pseudonym to disclose information on the adoption, which apparently occurred in January 2012 and was handled by another judge in the same city. ...

Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:55

University of Chicago Paleontologist Paul C. Sereno looks inside the jaws of a 50-foot life-size model of a Spinosaurus dinosaur at the National Geographic Society exhibit in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. National Geographic has put together a life-size model of the first non-bird dinosaur that could live much of the time in water. Picture the fearsome creatures of “Jurassic Park” crossed with the shark from “Jaws.” Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth. Now add a crocodile snout as big as a person and feet like a duck’s. The result gives you some idea of a bizarre dinosaur scientists have just unveiled. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth. Now add a crocodile snout as big as a person and feet like a duck's.


APNewsBreak: Court martial eyed in Iraq vanishing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:52

FILE - In this July 19, 2004 file photo, Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun makes a statement to the press outside Quantico Marine Base in Quantico, Va. A hearing officer has recommended a court martial for Hassoun, a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years, a defense lawyer said Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A hearing officer has recommended a court martial for a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years, a defense lawyer said Thursday.


Video launches assault investigation of officer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:46
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police are investigating whether an off-duty officer assaulted his former girlfriend outside a restaurant after surveillance video surfaced showing an altercation.

Feds end Ohio State inquiry, applaud band inquiry

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:46
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Just weeks after Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band for failing to address a "sexualized culture" within the group, the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday announced it was closing a four-year investigation into the university's handling of sexual abuse allegations.

Yoga studio feels heat after Sept. 11 promotion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:43
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Less than five miles from the Pentagon, the owners of the Bikram Arlington yoga studio thought they had come up with a clever way to run a promotion in conjunction with the Sept. 11 attacks.

Emerging bloc may challenge Western plans

BBC World News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:37
Lyse Doucet on emerging bloc's challenge to West
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Kerry: Coalition ready to take on IS

BBC World News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:35
US Secretary of State John Kerry tells the BBC's Barbara Plett-Usher that his country and its Mid-East allies are ready to counter the threat of Islamic State.
Categories: BBC World News