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Iran, 6 powers seek to unblock nuclear talks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:02

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a joint news conference with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad. With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, launched a fresh effort at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief. (AP Photo/Ahmed Saad, Pool)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers on Friday launched a fresh effort at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief.


Stiff fines for problem properties in Evesham

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:59

Stiff fines for problem properties in EveshamA township in Burlington County is getting tough on property owners whose homes or businesses somehow become a nuisance to neighbors.


Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:58

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, right, arrives with his family at federal court Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. Rowland faces seven federal charges, including allegations he conspired with Apple's owner, Brian Foley, to hide $35,000 in payments for work he did on the 2012 congressional campaign of Foley's wife, Lisa Wilson-Foley. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns.


Russia: info 'war' in Malaysian plane disaster

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:49
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's U.N. ambassador cast doubt on the Netherlands-led investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine's rebel territory and called Friday for a new probe assisted by the United Nations.

Rancher says no proof cow in crash lawsuit was his

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:45
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A southern Nevada rancher whose backers faced down federal agents to end a cattle roundup in April said Friday he's seen no proof that it was his cow that got through a hole in a fence and caused a freeway crash that a Las Vegas schoolteacher blames for her injuries.

Daughter calls Utah doctor a monster at sentencing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:34

Martin MacNeill enters the courtroom before his sentencing, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Provo, Utah. MacNeill, a Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife in a trial that became a national true-crime cable TV obsession, has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison. MacNeill was found guilty of giving his wife drugs prescribed after cosmetic surgery and leaving her to drown in the bathtub of their home in 2007 so he could begin a new life with his mistress. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughter called him a monster.


Purdue University shooter gets 65 years, shows no remorse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:29

Tippacanoe County Sheriff's Department handout photo of Cody CousinsBy Saran Mishra LAFAYETTE Ind. (Reuters) - A former Purdue University student was sentenced on Friday to 65 years in prison for shooting and stabbing to death a fellow engineering senior that he envied, in front of about a dozen students in a lab class in January. Cody Cousins, 24, of Warsaw, Indiana, took the stand at his sentencing hearing and showed no remorse for killing 21-year-old Andrew Boldt, who was shot at least five times and stabbed 19 times, including in the face and neck. ...


Pathologist reviews autopsy of man killed in NY police choke hold

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:19

Demonstrators stand during the "We Will Not Go Back" march and rally for Eric Garner at the site where he died after being put in a choke hold by a New York City police officer, in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prominent pathologist hired by the family of Eric Garner, a man killed by New York City police in July during an arrest involving a banned choke hold, said on Friday his review of the autopsy confirmed earlier findings that Garner's windpipe was crushed. Dr. Michael Baden, a former chief medical examiner for the city, praised the official autopsy on Garner's body as thorough after reviewing the tissue samples, x-rays and the pathologist's report held at the city's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. ...


Baltimore judge approves $190 million deal on secret gynecological photos

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:18
By Lacey Johnson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A Baltimore judge on Friday approved a $190 million settlement to compensate thousands of women who were secretly photographed by a now-deceased Johns Hopkins Hospital gynecologist during exams. The hospital and former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy, who had worked there for 25 years, reached a preliminary settlement in July to resolve accusations that the doctor secretly filmed and took photos of up to 9,500 women, often using a spy pen. ...

Ten Commandments marker can stay at Oklahoma Capitol: judge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:17
By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - An Oklahoma judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit that sought the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from state Capitol grounds as an unconstitutional use of public property to endorse religion. Oklahoma County District Court Judge Thomas Prince sided with the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission, which oversees monuments on the Capitol grounds in Oklahoma City. The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma said it would appeal the decision. ...

California bill would help protect franchisee business investments

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:15
By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES - When Kathryn Slater-Carter learned her family would lose $1.5 million after McDonald's Corp did not renew the franchise agreement on one of their restaurants in the San Francisco suburbs, she tried for a second time to change state law to protect franchisee investments. That renewed effort may bear some fruit. California lawmakers in August passed the new bill she championed and Governor Jerry Brown has until Sept. 30 to sign or veto it. ...

FDA revises food safety rules due next year

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business.

Warning about virus that's killing NJ dogs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:07

Warning about virus that's killing NJ dogsA silent killer has been taking the lives of dogs in central New Jersey.


Greece: New bailout 'out of the question'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 04:58
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's finance minister said Friday that his country will not seek additional rescue funds from other eurozone countries after bailout loans are completed this year, despite concerns from rescue lenders that an early general election could unravel years of painful cost-cutting reforms.

Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 04:57

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2012, file photo, an NFL pink ribbon logo commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness Month is painted on the field during an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Dallas Cowboys in Baltimore. Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File0NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems.


Picassos among pieces going on public view in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 04:56

Retail mogul Leslie Wexner, left, and his wife Abigail tour the "Transfigurations" exhibit at the Wexner Center for the Arts Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. The "Transfigurations" exhibit, which opens this Sunday, is from the Wexner's private collection will mark the 25th anniversary of the Wexner Center for the Arts. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When retail mogul Leslie Wexner peers at one of the Picassos, Dubuffets or Giacomettis in the personal art collection he and his wife Abigail have amassed over the years, he feels a range of emotions that often include gratitude, defeat and exhilaration.


Police SUV slams into Dunkin Donuts in Berlin, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 04:45

Police SUV slams into Dunkin Donuts in Berlin, N.J.A police SUV rammed into the front of a Dunkin Donuts store in Berlin Township, Camden County Friday morning.


Former Connecticut Governor Rowland found guilty of campaign law violations

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 04:04

CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR ROWLAND MAKES RESIGNATION SPEECH.By Richard Weizel NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland violated U.S. election laws by taking under-the-table payments from a business owned by the husband of a candidate whose campaign he secretly advised, a federal jury found on Friday. Rowland, a Republican who resigned from office a decade ago after admitting to taking gifts from people who did business with the state, was found guilty of seven criminal counts including two of falsifying records in a federal investigation. ...


Maine court dismisses do-not-resuscitate appeal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 04:03
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's supreme court has dismissed a mother's appeal of a court-approved do-not-resuscitate order for her brain-damaged baby, saying the matter is moot now that the state has agreed to abide by the mother's wishes.

Jurors to see Iowa prison's graphic films at trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 03:56

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2012 file photo, correctional officer Kristine Sink speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Iowa City, Iowa, about her lawsuit against officials at the state penitentiary in Fort Madison, Iowa. Trial begins Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 in the lawsuit by Sink claiming she endured years of sexual harassment at Iowa's most dangerous prison because offenders were allowed to watch movies with sexually explicit and violent content. (AP Photo/Ryan J. Foley, File)IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa prison's practice of showing male inmates sexually graphic movies is the focus of a trial beginning next week in which a female officer will argue the images encouraged them to harass and threaten her.