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Man questioned in connection with Chinatown sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:59

Man questioned in connection with Chinatown sex assaultPhiladelphia police say they are currently questioning a person of interest in connection with a violent sexual assault in the city's Chinatown section.


Black bear cub found dead in New York City's Central Park

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:57
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The body of a black bear cub was found in the bushes of New York City's Central Park on Monday and police have launched a criminal investigation into the death, park officials said. An early morning dog-walker spotted the lifeless young bear near an exit of the park leading to Manhattan's affluent Upper West Side and alerted a Central Park Conservancy worker, spokeswoman Elizabeth Kaledin said. "We are distraught and alarmed any time wildlife is injured," Kaledin said on behalf of the conservancy. ...

Lawyers seek end to force-feeding practices for Guantanamo prisoner

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:55
By Lacey Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for a Syrian prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay prison urged a U.S. judge on Monday to halt harmful force-feeding practices used on their client during a hunger strike. Abu Wa'el Dhiab, 43, has been held at the Cuban prison without charges for 12 years and was cleared for release by United States in 2009. According to a military spokesman, Dhiab is among more than 100 prisoners who have gone on a hunger strike. "His hunger strike is not just a disciplinary problem, it's a cry for humanity," Dhiab's attorney, Eric Lewis, said in the hearing, in U.S. ...

Philadelphia teachers to pay for health benefits as contract axed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:52
By Hilary Russ (Reuters) - The state panel that oversees Philadelphia's cash-strapped public schools abruptly canceled a contract with teachers on Monday, despite nearly two years of labor negotiations, and said teachers would have to begin paying for healthcare benefits. The move, which a labor expert said was likely unprecedented in the United States, would free up $43.8 million for the district this school year. Next year, it is facing a $71 million budget shortfall. ...

Books of The Times: ‘Worthy Fights,’ by Leon E. Panetta

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:48
In “Worthy Fights,” Leon E. Panetta, the former defense secretary, makes clear his disagreements with the Obama White House over decisions concerning Syria and Iraq.

High court begins term with case on police actions

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:46
The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday pondering whether a police officer's misunderstanding of the law can justify a traffic stop that led to the seizure of illegal drugs.

Huskies release depth chart for Cal game

WA Huskies - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:46
No major changes here in the UW depth chart just released for Saturday's matchup against Cal.
Categories: Sports Center

Suspected drone strike kills 4 in Pakistan

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:46
Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike on a Taliban compound in the North Waziristan tribal region has killed at least four militants.

Huskies release depth chart for Cal game

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:46
No major changes here in the UW depth chart just released for Saturday's matchup against Cal.

UNESCO says wreck off Haiti isn't 'Santa Maria'

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:46
A report from the U.N. cultural agency released Monday concludes that a shipwreck found off northern Haiti could not be the Santa Maria, the lost flagship from Christopher Columbus' first voyage to the Western Hemisphere, as a U.S. explorer had claimed.

Poker star says he didn't cheat to win $22M

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:43
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Phil Ivey, a 10-time World Series of Poker winner, said he did not cheat when he won nearly $22 million playing baccarat at casinos in New Jersey and London.

Friend of accused Boston bomber was too stoned to lie, lawyer says

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:42

Robel Phillipos, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with lying to investigators, leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in his case in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect could not have lied to the FBI about visiting his dorm room and removing a backpack because he was too intoxicated by marijuana to remember what he did that day, his attorney said on Monday. ...


Body found is Alice Gross suspect

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:42
Police say a body found in a west London park is that of Arnis Zalkalns - the prime suspect in the murder of 14-year-old Alice Gross.
Categories: BBC World News

Tiananmen legacy looms over Hong Kong protests

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:41
The legacy of the 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square looms larger in Hong Kong than in mainland China, where the Communist Party has virtually erased all public mention of it. In this former British colony, hundreds of thousands attend candlelight vigils each anniversary to commemorate the grim end to the Beijing movement that was vanquished before many of the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong's streets were even born.

Correction: College Commencement-Mumia story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:41

In this July 12, 1995 file photos, convicted police killer and death-row activist Mumia Abu-Jamal leaves Philadelphia's City Hall after a hearing. Mumia Abu-Jamal, a one-time death row inmate now serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer spoke to students graduating from a Vermont college on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 encouraging them to strive to transform the world.(AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) — In a story Oct. 5 about a man convicted of murdering a police officer giving a commencement speech at Vermont's Goddard College, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mumia Abu-Jamal gave his speech by video. Abu-Jamal's address was a pre-recorded telephone conversation that was broadcast along with a separate slide show.


Casino magnate gambles another $1.5 million on Florida marijuana vote

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:37
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has put up another $1.5 million for opponents of a constitutional amendment that would let doctors prescribe marijuana for medical reasons in Florida. Adelson had previously given $2.5 million to the Drug Free Florida campaign opposing a constitutional amendment on the November state ballot. With his latest contribution, he has accounted for $4 million of the $4.7 million raised by opponents of the amendment, according to the group's financial reports. ...

‘Twin Peaks’ returning to TV; MacLachlan looks to be on board

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:37
Where the show will shoot, and who will star, have not been announced by Showtime. But original “Twin Peaks” creators David Lynch and Mark Frost will lead the project, and star Kyle MacLachlan has tweeted that he’s looking for his black suit.

Argentina's former economy minister absolved

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:34

Former Economy Minister Domingo Cavallo attends the final stage of the trial for his alleged involvement in the 2001 "mega-swap" deal, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. Cavallo is accused of carrying out "negotiations incompatible with public office,"in a trial that seeks to determine whether the State's interests were harmed as a result of the debt swaps of Argentina's public debt titles in 1997-1998 and 2001-2002. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's former Economy Minister Domingo Cavallo was absolved by a local court on Monday in a case over the 2001 debt swap ahead of the country's worst economic crisis.


UW-Oregon game to kick at 5 p.m. on Oct. 18

WA Huskies - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:31
Washington's road game at Oregon on Oct. 18 will kick off at 5 p.m. for a Fox Sports 1 broadcast, the Pac-12 announced today.
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Chinatown sex assault suspect caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:30

Man questioned in connection with Chinatown sex assaultSurveillance cameras were rolling when a woman was attacked and sexually assaulted in the city's Chinatown section, and now police want your help in finding the man responsible.