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Montana ex-teacher to be re-sentenced in rape case after outcry

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:20
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - An ex-teacher from Montana is to be re-sentenced on Friday for raping a 14-year-old student, after a court earlier jailed him for only one month in a judgment that outraged women's rights activists. A prosecutor has recommended that former Billings High School instructor Stacey Rambold instead serve 10 years in prison for the 2007 rape of his pupil, Cherice Moralez, who committed suicide before the case went to trial. Rambold pleaded guilty last year to one count of rape and was sentenced by state judge G. ...

Woman dies in Chester house blaze

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:20

Woman dies in Chester house blazeOfficials say a woman died in a 2-alarm house fire in Chester, Delaware County late Thursday night.


Fact check: 'Jackpot' ad is a loser

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:18

A new TV ad from a conservative group attacks Rep. Gary Peters' record as Michigan Lottery commissioner.

       

Hong Kong student democracy strike ends in chaos

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:17

Police said five men and one woman were arrested after rushing a government complex.

       

Pentagon: No 'credible' evidence civilians killed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:16
The U.S. military is looking into allegations that civilians may have been killed in U.S. and allied airstrikes in Syria, but so far there is no "credible" reporting that such deaths occurred, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Turkey, still coy, joins fight against militants

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:16
Moving from reluctance to refusal and finally to acceptance, Turkey is joining its NATO allies and fellow Sunni Muslim nations in a coalition to destroy the Islamic State militant group. But the world is still waiting for details of any new, specific aid and is warily watching to make sure Ankara keeps its commitments.

First Draft: Today in Politics

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:13
How big a fight will President Obama put up over Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s successor? The question is captivating Washington.

Cops: Student shared pot-laced lollipops with pals

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:07
ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A police chief in Connecticut says a girl handed out marijuana-laced lollipops to classmates at her high school, and one student was hospitalized.

China state media say 50 killed in far west attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:01
Chinese state media reported Thursday that 50 people, including 40 assailants, were killed in a series of explosions over the weekend in the far western region of Xinjiang, in what officials called a severe terror attack.

5 Boston airline workers accused of smuggling cash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:48
BOSTON (AP) — Five airline employees have been charged with using their security clearances to smuggle more than $417,000 in cash past checkpoints at Boston's Logan International Airport.

Cougars facing one of Pac-12’s top quarterbacks at Utah

WA Cougars - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 13:01
Travis Wilson is 6-foot-7, likes to run and isn’t afraid to take a hit — but his coach would prefer some caution.
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