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News Analysis: Showing Concern for the President, Even While Criticizing Him

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:09
Democrats say Republicans could use the intense focus on security lapses at the White House to further undercut confidence in the Obama administration.

Chinese Web Censors Struggle With Hong Kong Protest

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:08
Beijing’s effort to limit information on the Hong Kong protests has been met by clever ways of expressing dissent.

Boy, 2, critical after shooting himself in head Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:07

Police are uncertain how child got handgun in family's home.


As PayPal Spins Off, Apple Pay Signals New Era at Cash Register

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:05
The swift reaction by companies in the weeks since Apple Pay was unveiled makes clear that how we normally pay for goods and services is ripe for transformation.

For Obama and Indian Leader, a Friendly Stroll if Not a Full Embrace

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:05
The White House tried to spotlight hopes for working with Prime Minister Narendra Modi while not lavishing full pageantry on a leader who was once barred from entering the United States.

Armed private contractor was allowed on elevator with Obama

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An armed private security agent was allowed on an elevator with President Barack Obama earlier this month in Atlanta, a Secret Service official said on Tuesday, in another case involving a security failure for the embattled agency. The incident occurred while Obama was visiting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sept. 16, three days before a man with a knife jumped the White House fence in Washington and ran into the executive mansion. The White House intrusion has sparked sharp criticism of the agency responsible for protecting the president. ...

Uncle Ike's becomes second licensed pot retailer in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:00
Finally, Seattle has a second pot store.

An Ever-Expanding List of Unwelcome Visitors to the White House

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:00
Presidents have faced astonishing breaches at “the people’s house,” long before an intruder with a knife managed to slip past security and run around the State Floor this month.

Jury convicts Colorado teen in newlywed slayings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:58

The families of two murder victims, David Dunlap and Whitney Dunlap, spoke to the media outside the El Paso County Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Macyo January is charged as an adult with first-degree murder although he was 17 at the time Staff Sgt. David and Whitney were killed in 2013 during a burglary. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — It took a jury in Colorado Springs, Colorado, less than four hours to convict a teenager of killing a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife during a burglary.

Argentina slams US judge after contempt decision

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:55

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez adjusts her hair as she speaks inside the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Argentina deposited a $161 million bond interest payment with a newly appointed local trustee on Tuesday in defiance of a U.S. judge who held it in contempt a day earlier for attempting illegal moves to service its debt. The move aims to prove that Argentina can meet its debt locally and sidestep a U.S. court ruling that recently pushed it into its second default in 13 years. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's president on Tuesday said a U.S. judge's decision to hold the South American country in contempt for attempting illegal moves to service its debt is pure "silliness."

Marathon bombing suspects' sister faces NYC judge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:55

Ailina Tsarnaeva, sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, appears in Manhattan Criminal Court, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Authorities allege Tsarnaeva, of North Bergen, N.J., claimed people she knew could bomb the home of a woman who was previously involved with her husband. Her lawyer Susan Marcus said Tuesday that the claim is “uncorroborated.” Bail was set at $5,000. (AP Photo/New York Post, Steven Hirsch, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on allegations she threatened to "put a bomb" on a perceived romantic rival.

Man convicted in 1994 nicotine-poison death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:54
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former nuclear engineer on Tuesday was convicted of murder for poisoning his wife with a lethal dose of nicotine in Southern California in 1994.

State trooper dies after accidental shooting at Conshohocken firing range

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:54

State trooper ID'd after fatal accidental shooting at Conshohocken firing rangeAction News confirms that a Pennsylvania state trooper has died after an accidental shooting at a county owned firing range in Conshohocken.

Florida loud music killing trial coming to close

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:54
Michael Dunn was shooting to kill, not defending himself, when he fired at 17-year-old Jordan Davis after the two had an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store, prosecutors said during closing arguments on Tuesday in the second trial in the case.

Lawmakers Rebuke Secret Service Chief Over White House Breach

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:52
Members of Congress raised doubts that Julia Pierson, the agency’s director, was the right person to confront what they called systemic problems and a lack of candor about recent breaches.

Mexico charges troops with homicide

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:49
Mexico's attorney general has charged three soldiers with murder during a shootout with 22 alleged gang members on 30 June.
Categories: BBC World News

Jailed cop killer is picked as graduation speaker

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:46

FILE--This undated file photo shows convicted police killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Goddard College, a liberal arts college in Plainfield, Vt., with 600 students, said on its website Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, that Mumia Abu-Jamal's recorded remarks will be played Sunday at a commencement, along with a video about him. (AP Photo/Jennifer E. Beach, File)FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A man serving life in prison for the killing of a Philadelphia police officer in 1981 has been selected as a commencement speaker at his Vermont alma mater.

Former TSA officer accused of secretly recording female co-worker

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:42
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - A former U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA)officer accused of secretly recording video of a female co-worker inside an employee restroom at Nashville International Airport has been charged with several felonies, authorities said on Tuesday. Daniel Boykin, 33, was charged with unlawful photography, aggravated burglary, wiretapping, unlawful telephone recording and two computer crimes, Metropolitan Nashville Police said in a statement. "Detectives believe that Boykin had an infatuation with the one victim," police said. ...

Ebola Is Diagnosed in Texas, First Case Found in the U.S.

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:41
Federal health officials say that hospitals in the United States have expected and prepared for the Ebola virus, for which a man is being treated in Dallas.

Limb Frailty in Children Is Studied for Link to Virus

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:36
Federal health officials have asked the nation’s physicians to report all cases of children with limb weakness to determine whether there is a link to enterovirus 68, which is sickening thousands.