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Haggen asks for permission to close more stores

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 09:06
SEATTLE (AP) — Grocery chain Haggen asked a bankruptcy court for permission to close 100 stores, which could result in more than 5,000 jobs lost in the Southwest alone.

Major highways to shut down at 10 p.m.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 09:06

Major highways shut down due to papal visitMajor highways, along with the Ben Franklin Bridge, will close during Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia.

Trump: NAFTA trade deal a 'disaster,' says he'd 'break' it

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 08:56

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, speaks during the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he wants to be able to slap tariffs on U.S. companies that choose to make their products overseas, and he's willing to violate existing trade deals to do it.

Judge casts doubt on evidence in border agent's killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 08:45

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2011, file photo, part of a cache of seized weapons displayed at a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ATF news conference in Phoenix. Two men charged with murder in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent that revealed the bungled gun-smuggling investigation known as Fast and Furious go on trial Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge in the trial of two men accused in the death of a Border Patrol agent questioned Friday whether the prosecution can prove the defendants committed some crimes alleged in the charges.

Police: Video shows man move toward officer before he's shot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 08:40
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore County police on Friday released a surveillance video that shows a drug suspect aggressively moving toward an officer with his gun drawn moments before the officer fired, killing the man.

Students killed in Seattle bus crash were from four countries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 08:38

Personnel remove the bodies of victims from the scene of a crash between a Ride the Ducks vehicle and a charter bus on Aurora Bridge in SeattleSEATTLE (Reuters) - Four college students killed in the crash of their charter bus and an amphibious tour bus on a Seattle bridge were from Austria, China, Indonesia and Japan, their school said on Friday.

Advised to rest, Dalai Lama cancels October US visit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 08:25

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2015 file photo, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets devotees as he arrives at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala, India. The University of Colorado says it was informed Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 that the Dalai Lama has canceled U.S. appearances next month following a checkup at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic. The school said doctors advised the 80-year-old holy leader to rest and that he would return to India. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Dalai Lama canceled his U.S. appearances for the month of October after doctors at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic advised him to rest, his office said Friday.

Man charged with DUI with infant in vehicle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 08:19
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Tampa man involved in a hit-and-run crash was driving drunk with a baby in his vehicle.

Syria commander gives equipment to al-Qaida affiliate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 08:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Syrian rebel commander who recently completed a U.S. training program has told the U.S. military that he surrendered six coalition-provided trucks and ammunition to an intermediary linked to the al-Qaida affiliate in Syria, known as the Nusra Front.

Downtown Philadelphia deserted ahead of Pope Francis' visit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 07:58

A man on a skateboard rides through a security checkpoint on Broad Street with City Hall in the background in Philadelphia on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, before Pope Francis' upcoming visit. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Heightened security for Pope Francis' weekend visit remade downtown Philadelphia into a fortified and largely deserted pedestrian mall Friday, with the usual bustle of commuters giving way to anxious anticipation.

Pope's visit to New York school sparks hope for shuttered parish

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 07:54

Pope Francis touches a student's face as he visits Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem in New YorkCheers rang out in the streets of Harlem on Friday, as crowds listening remotely to Pope Francis on his visit to a mostly Latino and black school heard him share Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's famous words about fighting for your beliefs. Third- and fourth-grade schoolchildren met with the pope at Our Lady Queen of Angels School, which serves an economically struggling and mostly immigrant community, and showed their environmentally themed projects to the Argentine pontiff whose mission is helping immigrants and the poor. Crowds packed sidewalks near the school, which the pope has held up as an example of the future of the Catholic Church.

U.S., China push investment treaty talks along: source

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 07:48
China and the United States agreed to speed up work on an investment treaty after China promised to open up more sectors of its economy to foreign investors, a person familiar with the negotiations said on Friday, adding a deal was not imminent. Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama said after a meeting on Friday that the two countries had agreed to step up work on a bilateral investment treaty. Before the visit, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said that Beijing needed to narrow its list of proposed exceptions to the proposed bilateral investment treaty, and a source familiar with the talks said progress had been made on that point.

Court tosses inmate's $10 million suit for escape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 07:40

FILE - This undated photo provided by the FBI shows Jose Banks, one of two inmates who escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, by repelling down a rope fashioned from bed sheets. Banks says the government was negligent in enabling the breakout, so he sued for $10 million in damages. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in an ruling Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, that Jose Banks "gets credit for chutzpah." But it tossed his 2014 lawsuit. (AP Photo/FBI via AP, File)CHICAGO (AP) — An inmate who escaped from a high-rise federal jail in Chicago has an unusual theory on who's to blame: He says the government was negligent in enabling the breakout, so he sued for $10 million for damages.

Michigan man, 85, dies in fall from zip line at camp

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 07:32
James J. McNeil of Belmont, Michigan, was killed in the fall on Thursday afternoon at the Bay Shore Camp in Sebewaing Township, Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson said in a statement. Statements from witnesses and video indicate that the zip line harness attached to McNeil came unfastened causing him to suffer fatal injuries in a fall, the statement said. McNeil was pronounced dead at a hospital about 15 miles away in Pigeon, Michigan, it said.

Accused Miami marijuana grower says it was for wife's cancer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 07:31
A Miami jury began deliberating the fate of a man who faces up to 35 years in prison for setting up a marijuana growing operation in a bedroom of his house, in what he says was an act of love to help his wife who is recovering from breast cancer. Ricardo Varona, 43, was arrested in July 2014 and charged with marijuana trafficking after police said they seized 15 live marijuana plants that could have produced more than 30 pounds of usable weed. In closing arguments on Friday Varona's lawyer, Jose Aguirre, told jurors in Miami state court that detectives did not find any money ledgers, drug scales or packaging equipment at Varona's house that would show he was selling pot for money.

Officer who fatally hit man with cruiser smelled of alcohol

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 07:30

Investigators survey the scene where an off-duty police officer fatally struck a pedestrian with his cruiser Thursday, Sept. 25, 2015 in Indianapolis. Police spokesman Lt. Richard Riddle said the incident happened just before midnight Thursday. The officer stopped after striking the man and got out to help, performing chest compressions, Riddle said. The victim was declared dead at the scene. (Michael Anthony Adams /The Indianapolis Star via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An off-duty Indianapolis police officer fatally struck a pedestrian with his cruiser, and an investigator reported smelling alcohol on the officer's breath, police said Friday.

Driver who killed newlywed on boardwalk gets stiff sentence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 07:28

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2013, file photo, Nathan Louis Campbell, a transient from Colorado, enters Los Angeles Superior Court. The driver who killed an Italian honeymooner and injured pedestrians and peddlers when he barreled down the popular Venice Beach Boardwalk two years ago acknowledged Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, the nightmare he created and apologized for the physical and emotional anguish caused by his acts. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A driver who killed an Italian honeymooner and injured 17 pedestrians and peddlers when he barreled down the popular Venice Beach Boardwalk two years ago was sentenced Friday to 42 years to life in prison after a judge said his apology rang hollow and failed to take responsibility for his crimes.

Downey family pleads for help to find 19-year-old's killer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 07:26

Downey family pleads for help to find 19-year-old's killerThe family of a 19-year-old gunned down and killed is asking for help to find the shooter.

'Charlie Brown' voice actor faces new charges; sentencing delayed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 07:24

Peter Robbins, the former voice of Charlie Brown on animated TV specials and movies, reacts as he is sentenced to probation in San DiegoBy Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A California man who as a child actor voiced the cartoon character Charlie Brown was charged on Friday with threatening a judge, a witness and the San Diego County sheriff at a court hearing meant to sentence him for other charges. Peter Robbins, 59, had faced up to three years and two months in state prison for violating his probation after he earlier admitting charges of stalking and making threats. Robbins cried through the hearing, according to Deputy District Attorney Brenda Daly.

Ralph Nader to open law museum in Connecticut hometown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 07:23

A display of unsafe toys are seen at The American Museum of Tort Law, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in Winsted, Conn. The museum, which opens Saturday, has been developed by consumer advocate and two-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader as a kind of ode to the jury system. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ralph Nader is the first to say his new museum is not quite like any other.