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Lebanon raids Arsal refugee camps

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:13
At least one person was killed and two wounded during a search for militants at refugee camps near Lebanon's border with Syria, the Lebanese army says.
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Family attorney says Traficant 'very critical'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:12

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2010, file photo, former U.S. Rep. James Traficant talks about politics at a diner in Boardman, Ohio. Traficant, who spent time in prison on corruption and racketeering charges, has been critically injured in a tractor accident at his northeast Ohio home. Traficant's wife, Tish, told The (Youngstown) Vindicator that the 73-year-old former congressman was in "very critical condition" on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, following the Tuesday night accident on his family farm in Greenford, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for the family of former U.S. Rep. James Traficant said Thursday that the ex-congressman remains in "very critical" condition after being injured in an accident on his farm outside of Youngstown in northeast Ohio.

Corvette driver takes 2 parking spots, gets taught a lesson in NJ

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:11

Corvette driver taught a lesson for taking up two parking spotsA New Jersey man pulled into a nearly full parking lot and spotted a corvette purposely taking two parking spaces up front.

Global Response to Ebola Is Too Slow, Obama Warns

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:02
At a United Nations meeting, President Obama played down Americans’ role in responding to the outbreak and put pressure on U.S. allies.

Collector auctions rifle purportedly used in 1966 Texas tower killings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:52
DALLAS (Reuters) - A Dallas gun collector is selling what he said is a rifle used in the sniper attack by ex-Marine Charles Whitman, who perched himself atop the University of Texas clock tower in a 1966 shooting spree that killed 16 people and wounded dozens. Donald Weiss is advertising the Remington 700 as the "UT Austin Sniper Rifle" at a starting bid of $25,000 on behalf of an unidentified owner on the Texas Gun Trader website. The posting has been viewed over 4,300 times in the last week, according to the site. ...

LA woman evades intruder by climbing onto roof

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:47

In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 photo, Laura Rivera, who fled her house through an attic window to escape an intruder, seen on the roof behind her, waits for help after an early-morning break in at her house in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles. The intruder, later identified as Christian Hicks, was arrested by Los Angeles police officers and is being held for investigation of burglary. (AP Photo/, Alex Thompson) MANDATORY CREDITLOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have arrested a man who broke into a woman's house and followed her onto the roof after she fled out of a second-story window.

Masked man in IS videos 'identified'

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:46
The FBI has identified the militant in the videos depicting the killings of two US journalists and a British aid worker, the agency's director says.
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US man's N. Korean prison life: Digging, isolation

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:46
An American man recently sentenced by North Korea to six years of hard labor says he is digging in fields eight hours a day and being kept in isolation, but that so far his health isn't deteriorating.

El Salvador's abortion ban 'lethal'

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:45
El Salvador's total ban on abortions is killing women and girls, and condemning others to decades in jail, rights group Amnesty International says.
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Applications for US unemployment rise 12K to 293K

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:45
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago. Despite the rise, the level of applications remains near pre-recession levels, a sign that hiring will likely remain healthy.

U.S. government unaware of purported subway attack plot, U.S. official says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:44
NEW YORK (Reuters) - No one in the U.S. government is aware of a purported plot to attack the U.S. and French subway systems that was revealed on Thursday to journalists by Iraqi's prime minister, a senior U.S. administration official said. Earlier, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Iraq had received "credible" intelligence on Thursday morning of such a plot by Islamic State militants. The administration official added that the purported plot was not raised by Iraq during meetings with U.S. officials in New York this week during the United Nations General Assembly. ...

Rain helps firefighters suppress blaze in California's Sierras

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:43

Firefighters battle the King Fire in Fresh Pond, CaliforniaBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rain and cooler temperatures in California's rugged Sierra Nevada brought welcome relief on Thursday to fire crews battling flames that have destroyed a dozen homes and threatened thousands more during the past two weeks near Lake Tahoe. A firefighting force now numbering 8,000 personnel, the most ever deployed against a single California wildfire, had carved buffer lines around 43 percent of the blaze's perimeter as of Thursday morning, fire command spokesman Mike McMillan said. ...

Man Utd 'have one fit centre-back'

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:39
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says he has only one fit centre-back and could turn to youth against West Ham.
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Thursday's pregame notes and lineups: Mariners at Blue Jays

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:37

Father: Police murdered my son at Ohio Wal-Mart

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:33
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The father of a man fatally shot by police as he held an air rifle inside an Ohio Wal-Mart said Thursday that he believes his son was murdered, despite a special grand jury declining to criminally charge the officers.

Ex-deputy pleads not guilty to sex assault charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:32
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy in Oklahoma pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges accusing him of sexually assaulting two women at a home while on duty last week — the third law enforcement officer in the state to face such complaints.

Mexican cartels steal billions from oil industry

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:29

In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, a soldier points out the border area, shared by the states of Texas and Tamaulipas, under gang influence on a map at a military base in Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas state, Mexico. As Mexico prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, the country will be challenged to tame the brutal drug cartels that rule the region and steal billions of dollars’ worth of oil from pipelines. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)CIUDAD MIER, Mexico (AP) — Mexico overcame 75 years of nationalist pride to reform its flagging, state-owned oil industry. But as it prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, another challenge awaits: taming the brutal drug cartels that rule the region and are stealing billions of dollars' worth of oil from pipelines.

Man denies intimidation charge involving ranch

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:25
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A man who lost his western Montana ranch in a 1979 divorce has denied accusations that he threatened to take it back using any force necessary.