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Nearly 3 years prison for Ponzi schemer ex-partner

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:34
MIAMI (AP) — A former law partner of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison after pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge.

Fiat boss adds to EU car market gloom

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:33
Sergio Marchionne, the head of Fiat-Chrysler car group, says Ford's profit warning this week has sent shockwaves through the industry.
Categories: BBC World News

Boston Herald apologizes for Obama 'watermelon' cartoon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:29
BOSTON (Reuters) - The Boston Herald has apologized for an editorial cartoon about the recent White House security breaches featuring U.S. President Barack Obama that made a watermelon reference. The cartoon, which appeared on Wednesday, depicted Obama brushing his teeth while an unidentified man, presumably an intruder, sits in a bathtub behind him asking, "Have you tried the new watermelon-flavored toothpaste?" A historic U.S. racist stereotype held that black people are particularly fond of watermelons. Obama is the United States' first black president. ...

Israel urged to silence net activist

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:22
The Israeli authorities are urged to shut down the internet account of an activist in the country who is accused of harassing French reporters.
Categories: BBC World News

Ebola nurse tells of virus 'horror'

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:21
The British nurse who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone calls for action to stop the "horror and the misery" he witnessed there.
Categories: BBC World News

2 troopers injured in search for Eric Frein

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:14

2 troopers injured in search for Eric FreinState police say two troopers have suffered injuries while searching for the fugitive suspected of ambushing a northeastern Pennsylvania barracks.


Tension at HK government offices

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:14
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong surround key government buildings in the territory, as police warn they will "decisively uphold the law".
Categories: BBC World News

State police: 2 troopers in Frein search injured

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:13

2 troopers injured in search for Eric FreinState police say two troopers have suffered injuries while searching for the fugitive suspected of ambushing a northeastern Pennsylvania barracks.


Ship identified in Franklin search

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:11
A shipwreck recently found in north Canada is identified as HMS Erebus - lost in Sir John Franklin's famous Victorian-era Northwest Passage voyage.
Categories: BBC World News

Prosecutors want death penalty drug info shielded

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:06
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio prosecutors are pushing for laws that would shield the identity of pharmacies making a specialized dose of a lethal drug.

New type of clinic eyed to help stop Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:01
Britain and Sierra Leone are appealing for more help to slow the biggest ever Ebola outbreak -- and are proposing a new type of clinic to do that.

Court to consider rules on judicial campaign cash

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
The Supreme Court said Thursday it will resolve a growing debate over whether states that elect judges can stop candidates from directly seeking campaign contributions.

Makeshift system offers Detroit water hookup

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:58

A makeshift water connection to a fire hydrant has been fashioned Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 outside the 1515 Broadway coffeehouse in Detroit, Mich. A system of plastic pipe, garden hoses, duct tape and towels is providing water service to the coffeehouse and an adjoining jewelry store as city repairs to the water system serving the businesses are on hold, officials said. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)DETROIT (AP) — A makeshift system of plastic pipe, garden hoses, duct tape and towels is providing water service to a downtown Detroit coffeehouse and an adjoining jewelry store as city repairs to the water system are on hold.


Emaar Malls shares jump 12 percent on listing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:57

An Emirati trader checks the stocks of Emaar Malls on the screen at the Dubai Financial Market in United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Shares in the owner of the Middle East's largest mall jumped over 12 percent in the first day of trading on the Dubai stock exchange after its initial public offering. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shares in the owner of the Middle East's largest mall jumped a little past 12 percent Thursday in the first day of trading on the Dubai stock exchange after its initial public offering.


Woman dies in fall at Pennsylvania park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:56

Woman dies in fall at Pennsylvania parkAuthorities say a woman trying to retrieve a camera she had dropped died in a fall at a state park in western Pennsylvania.


Clyne & Shelvey win England call-ups

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:56
Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne and Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey are called up to the England squad.
Categories: BBC World News

Senate hopeful grilled at Alaska fisheries debate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:56

Sen. Mark Begich, left, and his Republican challenger, former state attorney general Dan Sullivan, tangled Wednesday night Oct. 1, 2014 at a debate on fishing issues in a high school auditorium in Kodiak, Alaska. The Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sullivan was grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest ports in the U.S. Fishing is Alaska's top industry and employs about one-tenth of the state's population. (AP Photo/KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan got grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate Wednesday night with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest fishing ports in the U.S.


Slovakia: gas from Russia still down 50 percent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:55
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia says its gas supplies from Russia are down 50 percent for a second day.

In pictures: Exploring the African male

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:54
Nigerian photographer explore sensuality and surrealism
Categories: BBC World News

Suit: Toll-taker told not to say 'God bless you'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:52
PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — A former Garden State Parkway toll collector has filed a civil rights lawsuit, saying a supervisor told her to stop saying "God bless you" to motorists.