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Police chief: Officer's comments 'unacceptable'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:10

FILE - In this file photo taken from a video shot March 16, 2014, James Boyd, 38, left, is shown during a standoff with officers in the Sandia foothills in Albuquerque, N.M., before police fatally shot him. An Albuquerque police officer's comments and behavior before a fatal shooting that sparked a protest and FBI investigation were "completely unacceptable," the city's police chief said Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. In an interview with The Associated Press, Chief Gorden Eden said officer Keith Sandy violated department policy when he used profanity to describe a 38-year-old mentally ill homeless man. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Police Department, File )ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer's comments before a March fatal shooting that sparked a protest and FBI investigation were "completely unacceptable," said the city's police chief.


After bombs found, police say Frein making errors

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:09

Lt. Col. George Bivens points to images of the pipe bombs that police say were left by trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein in the Pennsylvania woods, at a news conference in Blooming Grove Pa., Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. The bombs were not deployed, but they were fully functional and could have been set off by either a trip wire or a fuse, Bivens said. In background is John Brosnan, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Philadelphia office. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — The discovery of two powerful pipe bombs during a massive manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods indicates the fugitive wanted in an ambush on state troopers is stressed out and making mistakes, authorities said as they repeated a call for him to surrender.


Charges filed in Louisville school shooting

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:08

A 16-year-old is accused of shooting at 15-year-old at a high school.

       

The Short List: Secret Service shakeup; kids exposed to Ebola; Apple may go gold

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:06

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Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:03

Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, right, waits for the proceedings to begin with his mother, Donna Scharfenberg, at the Colorado Supreme Court in Denver on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Coats' case highlights the clash between state laws that are increasingly accepting of marijuana use and employers' drug-free policies that won't tolerate it. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Kathryn Scott Osler, Pool)DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.


Apprenticeships provide boost for SC skilled-worker pool

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:01

A chamber of commerce study found an apprenticeships program could help get pipeline of skilled workers flowing.

       

In N.J., training gap causes shortages for mid-skill jobs

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:01

Employers say it's difficult to find qualified workers for some jobs.

       

Middle skills jobs boom across California

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:01

From nursing to truck drivers, jobs for those without college education are growing

       

App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:00

In this Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 photo, Aiden Crott, 7, center, helps Daniel Hernadez, 5, with his ScratchJr iPad program while Talia Levitt, 7, right, works with hers at the Eliot-Pearson Children's School in Medford, Mass. Researchers created the app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Researchers in Massachusetts have created an app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners.


App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:00

In this Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 photo, Aiden Crott, 7, center, helps Daniel Hernadez, 5, with his ScratchJr iPad program while Talia Levitt, 7, right, works with hers at the Eliot-Pearson Children's School in Medford, Mass. Researchers created the app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Researchers in Massachusetts have created an app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners.


Mariners take pride in playoff run, but ultimately not satisfied

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:57
Manager Lloyd McClendon says some hitters took steps to improve but wants to see much more in coming season.

Jack Zduriencik’s job is simple: Build Mariners’ offense

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:56
The Mariners have had trouble scoring runs in recent years. If the Mariners are going to build on their 87-win season of 2014, GM Jack Zduriencik must finally get the offense right.

Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:53
Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.

Small countries struggle to be heard at the UN

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:52

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, Gambia's President Al Hadji Yahya Jammeh addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters. Gambia accused European countries of "racist and inhuman behavior" for deliberately causing boats carrying black African migrants to sink. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Honduras, terrorized by drug gangs, railed against the world for ignoring the violence and lack of jobs that sends thousands of young Central Americans fleeing north to the United States.


Girl missing for 12 years found with mom in Mexico

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:51

FBI and Mexico authorities said Sabrina Allen was found Tuesday night.

       

Royals 9, Athletics 8 (12 innings): Royals Keep Coming Back, and Advance to a Division Series

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:31
The Kansas City Royals, in their first postseason in 29 years, overcame deficits of 2-0, 7-3 and 8-7, winning on a two-out line drive down the left-field line.






Two drivers hit 10-year-old girl in Seattle, speed away

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:31
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle police said on Tuesday they were searching for two drivers who gravely injured a 10-year-old girl in back-to-back collisions and then "sped away" with her "still on the ground". Witnesses said the girl was struck in the early evening by a Chevrolet sport utility vehicle as she crossed the street south of downtown, the Seattle Police Department said in a statement. She fell to the ground and was then hit by an Acura sedan. "Witnesses said that both vehicles sped away while they tended to the girl," the statement said. ...

Washington State’s Sang Lee shares medalist title at home golf meet

WA Cougars - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:31
Lee finished at 6-under 204 to help the Cougars to a fourth-place finish at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate. Washington was fifth.
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Bodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:28

A dozen more bodies were found Wednesday near the ash-covered summit.