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Man accused in Chicago air traffic disruption appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:01
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A man accused of setting fire to an air control facility in Chicago on Friday, causing an outage that continues to disrupt flights, appeared in federal court on Monday to hear the charges against him and was ordered held without bond. Brian Howard, 36, of the Chicago suburb of Naperville, appeared in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois and was charged with damaging an air navigation facility, interfering with its operations and endangering the safety of aircraft in flight. He did not enter a plea. ...

KC Bishop Finn under Vatican investigation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:56
The Vatican is investigating Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City, Missouri, two years after he was convicted of failing to report suspected abuse.

Obama efforts to oust Assad pushed to back burner

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:50

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. By President Barack Obama’s own admission, the U.S. bombing campaign against militants in Syria could help President Bashar Assad cling to power. Critics say Obama’s strategy does little to address the conditions that have allowed the Islamic State group to thrive and could leave Syria a hotbed for extremism. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — By President Barack Obama's own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner. And the bombing campaign against Islamic State militants could ultimately help the embattled leader stay in power.

Brazil hotel hostage crisis ends

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:48
An apparently armed man who held a hotel employee hostage in Brazil's capital, Brasilia, surrenders to police after a seven-hour stand-off.
Categories: BBC World News

Rape charges dropped against one-time hero cop Richard DeCoatsworth

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:48

Rape charges dropped against one-time hero cop Richard DeCoatsworthRape charges have been dropped against one-time hero and now former Philadelphia cop Richard DeCoatsworth.

Auto parts maker to pay fine in price-fixing case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:43
CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says a Japanese auto parts manufacturer has agreed to pay a $26 million fine and to plead guilty to fixing prices and rigging bids for various parts sold to automakers in the U.S.

Feds open data center in western Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:42
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The Social Security Administration has a new national data center.

Qantas flies world’s biggest plane on longest route

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:36
Airbus A380 flies from Sydney to Dallas-Fort Worth airport, an 8,578-mile flight.

Police: Man claiming to be driver who struck girl, 7, in Mantua

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:36

 Man claiming to be driver who struck girl, 7, in MantuaPhiladelphia Police say a man has turned himself in, saying he was the hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a 7-year-old girl.

Defense, prosecutors preview school cheating cases

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:36
Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students. Defense attorneys countered in their opening statements that their clients were committed educators but made enemies of former colleagues who are now lying about their involvement in cheating.

Pressure all on Man City - Cole

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:34
Roma's Ashley Cole says the Italian side are underdogs as they prepare to face Manchester City in the Champions League.
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Sacramento police seek suspect in dog's drowning

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:30
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento police are searching for a man suspected of tying a bowling ball to a dog and drowning the border collie in the American River.

Spanish drug trafficker sentenced in Miami to 150 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:28
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - The Spanish head of a transatlantic cocaine-smuggling ring dubbed “Los Miami” was sentenced in federal court on Monday to 150 years in prison on charges of laundering more than $14 million through waterfront condos and exotic sports cars. A jury convicted Álvaro López Tardón, 39, of more than a dozen money-laundering charges in June. U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard also ordered $14 million in property forfeitures and a $2 million fine. ...

Woman enters plea in international kidnap case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:27
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A woman accused of abducting her infant daughter from South Carolina 20 years ago pleaded not guilty Monday during her first court appearance after being extradited from Australia.

Yellowstone drone crash pilot fined

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:26
A US judge fines a Dutch tourist more than $3,000 (£1,850) for crashing a drone into a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: False widow bite leads to amputation

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:26
A woman has had her finger amputated - and told she was within hours of death - after being bitten by a false widow spider.
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Jury selection begins in Arias penalty phase retrial in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:25

Jodi Arias looks at her defense attorney Jennifer Willmott during a hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court in PhoenixBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Jury selection began in Arizona on Monday to decide whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be executed for the 2008 slaying of her ex-boyfriend in a case that drew a national audience with its sex-laced and gory testimony. A pool of 300 potential jurors started to be called into Maricopa County Superior Court in downtown Phoenix to see if a dozen of them can succeed where an earlier trial jury failed to determine a punishment for the former waitress from California. ...

Suspect in missing Virginia student linked to a 2009 case: TV

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:24

Jesse Leroy Matthew is seen in a booking photo from the Galveston County Sheriff's OfficeBy Ian Simpson (Reuters) - The man suspected in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student earlier this month has been linked by forensic evidence to another student who went missing in 2009 and was later found dead, a television station reported on Monday. Forensic evidence belonging to Jesse Matthew Jr., who has been charged in the disappearance of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, matched evidence collected during the investigation into the 2009 disappearance of a Virginia Tech student, CBS affiliate WTVR reported, quoting sources close to the investigation. ...

Music Monday (9/29): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:23

Music Monday (9/29): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features streams of upcoming tracks and albums from Zola Jesus, SBTRKT, Lorde, Foxygen, Kendrick Lamar, Röyksopp, and more. Plus, catch up on the week's music news, and watch new music videos from artists like Weezer, Tweedy, and Mastodon. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

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Denver judges consider border immigration cases

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:15

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, an unidentified Guatemalan woman stands inside a dormitory in the Artesia Family Residential Center, a federal detention facility for undocumented immigrant mothers and children in Artesia, N.M. A surge of cases involving immigrants from Central America has backed up federal courts and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The cases have been moved to Denver by judges in Arlington, Virginia. Officials say it makes more sense to hold the proceedings in the same time zone as the detention center. Hearings are being held by video from Artesia, N.M. starting on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca, File)DENVER (AP) — While her 5-year-old son slept in her arms, a woman from El Salvador spoke of fleeing the sexual harassment of violent gang members, as immigration judges in Denver began video proceedings Monday in asylum cases of mothers and children being held at a remote New Mexico deportation center.