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Wisconsin drunken driving suspect ran with baby along highway: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:36
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A woman who police said was trying to avoid a fourth drunken driving offense was arrested after being seen running alongside a major Wisconsin highway near Madison with her 9-month-old baby in a carrier, authorities said on Thursday. A witness reported to police that a woman was running with a baby along Interstate 94 near DeForest, Wisconsin, on Wednesday, the Wisconsin State Patrol said in a statement. ...

First Draft: Boehner Says Obama Risks ‘Burning Himself’ on Immigration

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:36
An emboldened Speaker John A. Boehner warned President Obama against unilateral action to overhaul the immigration system.

Cianci defeat represents break from old Providence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:36

Democrat Jorge Elorza, center, celebrates his win over Independent Vincent Cianci, Jr. in the Providence mayoral race, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Providence, R.I.. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For 40 years, Buddy Cianci has been known as the mayor of Providence — even while serving time in federal prison for corruption or hosting a radio talk show while in political exile for his crimes.

University of California announces plan to raise tuition

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:35

A couple sits in front of Doe Library at the University of California at Berkeley in BerkeleyBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The University of California on Thursday proposed to hike tuition up to 5 percent annually over the next five years at its 10 campuses unless the state kicks in additional funding, part of what it called a "fee stability plan." The tuition raises would end what Janet Napolitano, the UC president, called a "boom and bust funding model" and allow the college system to enroll 5,000 more California students every year, add faculty and courses and boost graduation rates. ...

New Jersey man pleads guilty to distributing child porn

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:35

New Jersey man pleads guilty to distributing child pornA central New Jersey man faces prison after pleading guilty to distributing child pornography over the Internet.

The Right Stuff Volleyball Blog: Archbishop Murphy takes down 2A champs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:31
I’ve had my eye on the Archbishop Murphy volleyball team.

Seahawks Thursday morning links and notes: Assessing Seattle at mid-season

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:31
This week marks the beginning of the second half of the season, which makes it an obvious time to review what's happened so far.
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Los Angeles museum to get biggest-ever art gift

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:26
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An entertainment executive pledged a collection of paintings by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and other major artists to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Thursday, a donation the institution called the largest in its history.

ADL names White House aide to succeed Foxman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:26
NEW YORK (AP) — The Anti-Defamation League has named a successor to longtime national director Abe Foxman.

Man who broke law by feeding homeless undeterred

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:24

Homeless advocate Arnold Abbott, 90, of the nonprofit group Love Thy Neighbor Inc., center, gets his drivers license to hand to a Fort Lauderdale police officer, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Abbott and a group of volunteers were feeding the homeless in a public parking lot next to the beach when he was issued a summons to appear in court for violating an ordinance that limits where charitable groups can feed the homeless on public property. Abbott w also recently arrested along with two pastors for feeding the homeless in a Fort Lauderdale park. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Despite being charged with violating a new law by feeding the homeless in South Florida, 90-year-old Arnold Abbott said he's not deterred and even went back out to serve more food at a public park.

Man arrested in wife's death at national park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:24
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man was arrested Thursday on a first-degree murder charge two years after the death of his second wife in a fall that occurred as they celebrated their anniversary with a hike at Rocky Mountain National Park, authorities said.

Defense seeks brain exam for suspect in USS Cole warship bombing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:21

Military U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole is towed away from port city of Aden, Yemen, into open sea by Military Sealift Command ocean-going tug USNS CatawbaBy Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE Md. (Reuters) - Defense lawyers for the accused mastermind of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen asked a judge on Thursday that he be examined for brain injury from CIA interrogations. The suspect, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi, was captured by the Central Intelligence Agency in Dubai in 2002. He was held in secret CIA prisons for four years before being transferred to the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He is accused of masterminding the 2000 suicide bombing of the USS Cole at Aden, Yemen, that killed 17 U.S. sailors. ...

Former NC mayor gets house arrest for illegal vote

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:18
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the former mayor of North Carolina's largest city under house arrest until he begins serving time for taking bribes because the ex-politician cast an illegal ballot in Tuesday's election.

Brown Makes Winning Look Easy in California, a Rare Bright Spot for Democrats

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:16
Now, 40 years after he was first elected governor, the question will be what Jerry Brown, 76, intends to do with his power.

Art Review: Bill Cosby’s Art Collection Joins African Art at Smithsonian

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:16
Bill and Camille Cosby’s rarely seen collection of modern and contemporary works by black artists goes on view alongside African art at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art.

Thieves steal 2 cars, 50 car keys from Lake City dealership

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:16
Burglars made off with 50 car keys and two cars during a break-in early Tuesday at a Lake City car dealership.

It’s official: ‘Downton’ will be back for 6th season

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:16
Britain’s ITV network says it has commissioned a sixth season of the popular costume drama from co-producers Carnival Films and Masterpiece. It will start filming early next year.

Montana railroad company rules out human error in Boeing fuselage derailment

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:16
Montana Rail Link says it has ruled out human error as the cause of a July train derailment along the Clark Fork River in western Montana that destroyed six Boeing 737 fuselages.

Costco’s October sales beat forecasts

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:16
The Issaquah company’s sales at stores open at least a year rose 4 percent in October, beating Wall Street’s expectations for a 3.6 percent rise.

Quadruple amputee sought in Florida after his parents are killed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:14
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man who lost parts of all four limbs during a childhood illness is being sought as a “person of interest” in the shooting deaths of his parents earlier this week, law-enforcement officials said on Thursday. Sean Petrozzino, 30, is believed to be “armed and dangerous,” said the Orange County Sheriff’s Office based in Orlando, Florida. Authorities, who have not named him a suspect, said they think he was headed to south Florida. ...