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France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:52

France strikes Islamic State group's depot in IraqJoining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said.


Delaware woman arrested in fourth DUI case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:50

Delaware woman arrested in fourth DUI caseA Delaware woman has been arrested on charges of drunken driving for the fourth time in five years.


AccuWeather: Cooler Today, Warmer This Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:47

 Cooler Today, Warmer This WeekendAccuWeather says a thunderstorm or shower is possible late Sunday.


Sheriff: Man kills 6 grandchildren, daughter in murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:29

 Man kills 6 grandchildren, daughter in murder-suicideA man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at a home in a small town in North Florida Thursday, a sheriff said.


U.S. nutrition program for mothers, infants sees falling demand

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:21

A WIC voucher for food at the Women, Infants and Children offices is seen at a Salt Lake County health clinic in South Salt Lake City, UtahBy Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A government nutrition program for pregnant mothers and small children has not kept pace with technology and U.S. poverty experts say its paper voucher system is driving low-income women away from the program when they need it most. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC, has seen a sharp drop in participation since 2010, unlike food stamps and other anti-poverty programs that ballooned during the 2007-9 recession and the economic recovery that followed, government figures show. ...


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Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:19

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Exxon to wind down Russian drilling project

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:19
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Exxon Mobil says it will stop drilling an exploratory well in Russia's Kara Sea in compliance with U.S. sanctions against Russia over Russia's involvement in the Ukraine.

Dog branded with profanity gets cosmetic surgery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:08
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A young dog that was found branded with a profane word has undergone cosmetic surgery in Kentucky to mask part of the word that was chemically burned into her.

Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:08

Ballot boxes are opened as counting begins in the Scottish Independence Referendum for the Aberdeenshire Council area, Aberdeen, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. As the polls closed late Thursday and the vote counting began, many Scots settled in to stay up all night in homes and bars to watch the results. A nationwide count began immediately at 32 regional centers across Scotland. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)LONDON (AP) — Scotland's decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom gave British markets a short-term lift Friday but worries over future constitutional changes kept a lid on the relief rally.


Family of CIA contractor slain in Benghazi may sue

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:01
BOSTON (AP) — The family of a CIA contractor killed in Benghazi, Libya, has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State Department, alleging there was inadequate security at the U.S. diplomatic post and CIA compound when it came under attack by militants in 2012.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 23:50
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Doctor convicted of giving wife drugs, leaving her to die in bathtub gets 17 years to life.

Twitter parody plays differently in middle America

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 23:50

In this Aug. 7, 2014 photo, Jon Daniel speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois office in Chicago. Daniel, who created a spoof Twitter account in the name of Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, is taking his case to federal court after police raided his home. Ardis saw the account as an attempt to steal his identity. Daniel says the raid violated his constitutional rights. The police response also ignited a debate about online satire and free speech. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol.


Killings of Florida mother, six children stun community

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 23:44

Eight dead in Florida shootingBy Barbara Liston BELL Fla. (Reuters) - As Florida police examined why a 51-year-old felon shot his daughter and her six children to death before killing himself, grief counselors on Friday were sent to a school that lost students at nearly every grade level in the shooting. More than two dozen counselors were dispatched to Bell Elementary School, which the grandchildren of Don Spirit had attended before police said he killed them on Thursday. ...


VIDEO: Cyclist catches terrifying robbery on GoPro

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 23:40

 Cyclist catches terrifying robbery on GoProA cyclist has his GoPro camera on when a man pulls a gun on him.


Report faults Amherst and UMass for party problems

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 23:23
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — A new report examining what went wrong at the so-called Blarney Blowout parties in Amherst last March faults both the University of Massachusetts for failing to recognize the potential for things to get out of hand and the town of Amherst's police for the premature use of pepper spray to disperse crowds.

Color lines are blurred in ABC comedy 'black-ish'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 23:21

This image released by ABC shows aurence Fishburne, left, and Tracee Ellis Ross in a scene from the comedy "Black-ish," premiering Sept. 24. (AP Photo/ABC, Adam Taylor)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tracee Ellis Ross delivers perhaps the funniest line you'll hear on a sitcom this fall.


Russian investigators deny billionaire's release

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 23:04

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 5, 2009 file photo Russian tycoon Vladimir Yevtushenkov, owner of Sistema Holding, speaks during a meeting with then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia. A Yevtushenkov’s company has claimed he has been freed from house arrest, but its statement has been immediately rejected by the nation’s top criminal investigation agency. Russia’s Investigative Committee said Friday that Vladimir Yevtushenkov has remained under house arrest, dismissing the claim of his release issued by his Sistema holding company. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian billionaire's company claimed the tycoon was freed from house arrest on Friday, an announcement that was welcomed by some top officials only to be rejected minutes later by the nation's top criminal investigation agency.


Case of American jailed in Cuba back in US court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney for a Maryland man who has spent over four years jailed in Cuba argued before a federal appeals court that his client should be allowed to sue the U.S. government over his imprisonment.

Arson arrest made in massive California wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:49

Arson arrest made in massive California wildfireAn arson arrest has been made in the King wildfire that is threatening more than 2,000 homes in Northern California.


Bobcat back home with owner in Beach Haven West

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:40

Bobcat back home with owner in Beach Haven WestGinny Fine of Beach Haven West couldn't be happier. That's because Rocky, her 38 pound hybrid bobcat, is back home.