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Marriott fined $600,000 for jamming guests' Wi-Fi

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:41

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront is shown Wednesday, April 20, 2011, in Portland, Ore. Marriott International Inc., reports quarterly financial earnings Wednesday, April 20, 2011, after the market close.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)NEW YORK (AP) — Marriott International will pay a $600,000 fine for jamming conference attendees' own Wi-Fi networks at its Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, forcing them to pay hefty prices to use the hotel's own connection.


Seattle suburb told to boil water through weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:39
MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — The wealthy Seattle suburb of Mercer Island where residents have been told to boil their drinking water because of E. coli contamination says 15 water samples taken Thursday have all tested clean of the bacteria.

Mass ascension to start New Mexico balloon fiesta

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:36
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of hot air balloon pilots and their chase crews have gathered in Albuquerque for an annual fiesta that has become internationally known.

Surge of hiring cuts US jobless rate to 5.9 pct.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:32

In this Sept. 25, 2014 photo, Illinois Department of Corrections employment recruiter, Forrest Ashby, left, speaks to students attending The Foot in the Door Career Fair at the University of Illinois in Springfield, Ill. The Labor Department releases employment data for September on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. AP Photo/Seth Perlman)WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge in hiring last month helped drive the nation's unemployment rate down to a six-year low of 5.9 percent — within striking distance of what economists consider a healthy level.


FBI: Tests can't link diapers to Eric Frein

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:17

 Tests can't link diapers to Eric FreinDNA testing was inconclusive on soiled diapers thought to have been left by Pennsylvania police ambush suspect Eric Frein, the FBI said Friday.


Catalans seek legal case for secession vote

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:48

 "9N we will vote, Yes or Yes". (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID (AP) — The pro-independence government of Catalonia said Friday it is examining possible legal arguments to persuade Spain's Constitutional Court to lift its provisional suspension of a planned secession referendum in the region Nov. 9.


Mugshot: High school teacher admits to having sex with four students

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:46

 High school teacher admits to having sex with four studentsColonial Forge High School teacher Erica Mesa had sexual relationships with four male students since 2012.


Mugshot: High school teacher admits to having sex with four students

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:46

 High school teacher admits to having sex with four studentsColonial Forge High School teacher Erica Mesa had sexual relationships with four male students since 2012.


Trooper: Victim's kin is manhunt's 'driving force'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:43

Members of the Scranton, Pa., Police Special Operations Group, search the woods, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Barrett Township near Canadensis, Pa., for suspected killer Eric Frein. A massive manhunt has been underway for 31-year-old Frein in the rugged terrain of the Pocono Mountains since Sept. 12. The self-taught survivalist is charged with killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding Trooper Alex Douglass outside their barracks in Blooming Grove. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITThe possibility that Eric Frein might be lurking nearby was never far from Trooper Ryan Lawrence's mind as he took part in the manhunt for the 31-year-old survivalist charged with ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks three weeks ago.


California prosecutors drop triple slaying charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:34
INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped murder charges against two men who were accused of killing three members of a Southern California household whose bodies were found at a burning home.

California prosecutors drop triple slaying charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:34
INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped murder charges against two men who were accused of killing three members of a Southern California household whose bodies were found at a burning home.

Detroit judge throws out manslaughter charge against cop

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:16
By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - A judge on Friday tossed out an involuntary manslaughter charge against a Detroit police officer who shot and killed a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 police raid. Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway was acting on a motion from the defense as the two-week jury trial headed into closing arguments. Officer Joseph Weekley still faces a charge of reckless discharge of a firearm in the death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones. Weekley is being retried after a jury failed to reach a verdict last year in the same case. ...

Detroit judge throws out manslaughter charge against cop

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:16
By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - A judge on Friday tossed out an involuntary manslaughter charge against a Detroit police officer who shot and killed a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 police raid. Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway was acting on a motion from the defense as the two-week jury trial headed into closing arguments. Officer Joseph Weekley still faces a charge of reckless discharge of a firearm in the death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones. Weekley is being retried after a jury failed to reach a verdict last year in the same case. ...

Philadelphia police officer charged with assaulting another officer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:14

Philadelphia police officer charged with assaulting another officerA Philadelphia police officer has been charged with assaulting a female police officer on four different occasions.


Car, truck collide in Exton crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:10

1 killed, adult and child injured in Exton crashAuthorities are on the scene of a crash in Exton, Pa.


Crew starts clean up of Dallas apartment after Ebola patient's stay

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:02
By Jon Herskovitz DALLAS (Reuters) - A private contractor arrived at a Dallas apartment on Friday to decontaminate the residence where a Liberian man suffering from Ebola had stayed. A crew from the Cleaning Guys, a hazardous materials cleanup company, arrived about 11:30 a.m. CDT (12:30 p.m. EDT) to start the work that Dallas County officials said would take about three hours. Four residents of the apartment have been quarantined there this week after exposure to the patient, Thomas Eric Duncan. County officials said it was safe for the residents to stay in the apartment during the cleaning. ...

2 rare sculptures inspired by goddesses to be sold

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:57

Sotheby's in New YorkNEW YORK (AP) — Two rare sculptures inspired by goddesses are among the prized pieces to be sold at Sotheby's impressionist and modern art auction in New York.


Charges announced against firefighter accused of posing as cop

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:53

Charges announced against firefighter accused of posing as copAction News has learned that a high ranking member of the Philadelphia Fire Department is in police custody, accused of posing as a police officer and sexually assaulting a young woman.


Judge raises questions about bankrupt Detroit's future

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:51

The word 'Bankruptcy' is seen painted on the side of a vacant building by street artists as a statement on the financial affairs of the city on Grand River Avenue in DetroitBy Karen Pierog DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes asked pointed questions on Friday about how Detroit will fare after it exits its historic bankruptcy, expressing concerns about a commission intended to oversee city finances and a settlement with Syncora Guarantee Inc. ...


Judge raises questions about bankrupt Detroit's future

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:51

The word 'Bankruptcy' is seen painted on the side of a vacant building by street artists as a statement on the financial affairs of the city on Grand River Avenue in DetroitBy Karen Pierog DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes asked pointed questions on Friday about how Detroit will fare after it exits its historic bankruptcy, expressing concerns about a commission intended to oversee city finances and a settlement with Syncora Guarantee Inc. ...