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French president says hostage killed in Algeria

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:39
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has confirmed the killing of a French hostage in Algeria.

NFL sponsors should sever ties over scandals, majority in poll says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:38

A man stands at a window lit by the NFL logo in New YorkBy Jennifer Saba NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than half of Americans believe that brands should drop their sponsorship deals with the National Football League over its handling of players accused of domestic violence, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Among those surveyed, 30 percent said that the NFL's largest sponsors should sever their ties permanently with the league, while 24 percent said they should end their sponsorship for this season. ...


First Draft: Cup in Hand, Obama Stirs Dispute: Should Presidents Salute?

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:36
President Obama received criticism for saluting Marines with a coffee cup in his hand.

Drug deal investigation prompts lockout of Gloucester Township schools

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:31

Drug deal investigation prompts lockout of Gloucester Township schoolsA drug deal investigation in Gloucester Township has led nearby schools to go into lockout.


Suspect in killing of U.S. teaching assistant detained in Chile

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:30
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The suspect charged in the apparent murder of Erica Faith Hagan, a young U.S. psychologist, should remain in custody while the investigation into the death continues, a Chilean appeals court unanimously ruled on Wednesday. Hagan, 22, had been in the southern Chilean city of Temuco on an exchange program after graduating from Georgetown College in Kentucky. She was working as a teaching assistant in English and religious education at the Colegio Bautista school, where her lifeless body was found in her dormitory bathtub on Sept. 6. ...

Worker hurt in Wyoming natural gas tank blast dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:28
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One of four men injured in a blast at a western Wyoming natural gas storage tank has died, a Salt Lake City hospital official confirmed Wednesday.

Businesses won't have to return BP spill payouts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:27

FILE - In this June 15, 2010 file photo, a member of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's staff reaches into thick oil on the surface of the northern regions of Barataria Bay in Plaquemines Parish, La. A federal judge for Gulf of Mexico oil spill cases heard arguments Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in New Orleans, about whether BP PLC should get back hundreds of millions of dollars from businesses that got settlement payments between August 2012 and October 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP wanted its money back — hundreds of millions of dollars of it — but a federal judge said Wednesday that the oil giant must stick by its agreement with the companies it compensated for business losses due to the 2010 Gulf oil spill.


Streisand releases No. 1 albums 6 decades in a row

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:18

FILE-This CD cover image released by Columbia Records shows "Partners," by Barbra Streisand. Streisand is making history with her new album. Billboard says Streisand’s latest release, “Partners,” debuted on top of the charts, making her the only recording artist to issue No. 1 albums in six consecutive decades. (AP Photo/Columbia Records,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbra Streisand is making history with her new album.


JR Brings Ellis Island’s Abandoned Hospital to Life

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:15
The French artist JR has installed century-old photographs in an abandoned building on the island.

Report: Bremerton-Seattle ferry was not overloaded, no need to turn back

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:10
A flaw in a handheld clicker led ferry dock workers in Bremerton to overcount the walk-on passengers, a state inquiry found.

Joan Lunden removes wig and opens up on battle with breast cancer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:09

Joan Lunden removes wig and opens up on battle with breast cancerThe former Good Morning America felt empowered to be seen without hair.


7 hotel workers hit by fleeing car in Miami

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:08
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say seven hotel employees were hit by an apparently stolen car fleeing downtown Miami, although none of the injuries appeared life-threatening.

Samsung ends laptop sales in Europe

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:08
Samsung is to stop selling laptops in Europe despite reports that demand for portable PCs is rising in mature markets.
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Florida poll shows Scott and Crist neck and neck in nasty campaign

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:04

Scott talks with reporters after visiting a campaign office in TampaBy Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Months of mud-slinging by Florida Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist have made voters distrust both men in a hot race that is too close to call, according to a new poll released Wednesday. Six weeks before election day, the Quinnipiac University Poll found Republican Scott with support of 44 percent of likely voters, while 42 percent said they would vote for Crist, a former Republican running for his old job as a Democrat after he switched parties in 2012. ...


Student Loan Defaults Decline, Education Dept. Reports

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:04
It was the first drop in the default rate in years, but 21 schools still have rates so high that they could be barred from federal loan and grant programs.






Fire reported inside King of Prussia Mall

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:03

Fire reported inside King of Prussia MallFirefighters converged on the King of Prussia Mall early Wednesday after the report of a fire.


What to watch for: Sounders FC vs. FC Dallas

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:01
Seattle and Dallas, the first- and fourth-place teams in the Western Conference, meet in a potential playoff preview on Wednesday night in Frisco, Texas.

Spokane sewage could be tested for marijuana level

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:01
SPOKANE (AP) — The author of Washington's recreational pot law has suggested that Spokane test its sewage for traces of the cannabis chemical THC as a general measure of pot use by residents.