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Jamaican DJ files plea deal in lottery scam

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:13
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A prominent Jamaican disc jockey charged for his role in a lottery scam targeting older people in the Dakotas and elsewhere is scheduled to plead guilty.

New York court to weigh legal rights of chimps

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:08
By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY N.Y. (Reuters) - A New York appeals court will consider this week whether chimpanzees are entitled to "legal personhood" in what experts say is the first case of its kind. For Steven Wise, the lawyer behind the case involving a chimp named Tommy, it is the culmination of three decades of seeking to extend rights historically reserved for humans to other intelligent animals. ...

New Mexico debate in Spanish part of growing trend

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:45

Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, left, and Democratic challenger Gary King prepare for a KLUZ-TV Univision Nuevo Mexico-sponsored debate in Albuquerque, N.M., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The candidates squared off in the Spanish-language debate aimed at the state's Hispanic voters. The debate marked a growing trend nationwide with more candidates agreeing to Spanish-language debates as the Latino voting bloc grows. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The moderator gave New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez the nod to start her opening statement. She smiled, then looked at the camera.


Court hearings begin over Revel auction sale

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:36

Court hearings begin over Revel auction saleA New Jersey bankruptcy judge began hearing arguments Tuesday over whether Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel should be sold at a 95 percent discount.


Even an Ozarks coroner gets surplus military guns

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:12

Kim Clark gets his horse ready to load onto a trailer with his Colt .45BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Doug Wortham used a Defense Department giveaway program for law enforcement to stock his office with an assault rifle, a handgun and a Humvee — even though the people in his custody are in no condition to put up a fight.


Baltimore officials outline plans to reduce police brutality

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:05
By Ian Simpson (Reuters) - Baltimore officials outlined plans on Tuesday to reduce police brutality that is the target of a federal investigation and the cause of millions of dollars in lawsuits. The report released by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said it aims to close a rift between the eighth-biggest U.S. police force and Baltimore's 625,000 residents, almost two-thirds of them black. The key elements of preventing abuse are through training, the setting of strict rules and stringent enforcement of them, the 41-page report titled "Preventing Harm" ...

FBI probed threats against late NFL team owner

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:03

FILE - In this May 25, 2005 file photo, of Tampa Bay Buccaneers team owner and owner of Manchester United Malcolm Glazer smiles at the announcement of Tampa Bay being awarded the 2009 Super Bowl, during the NFL's Spring Meetings at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington. The FBI investigated threats of violence made against Malcolm Glazer and his family around the time the late owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was acquiring English soccer club Manchester United, according to newly released documents. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI investigated threats of violence made against Malcolm Glazer and his family around the time the late owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was acquiring English soccer club Manchester United, according to newly released documents.


How same-sex marriage is unfolding in 11 states

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:03

Plaintiff Kody Partridge hoists Peggy Tomsic, attorney for the six people who brought the lawsuit against the Utah's gay marriage ban, during a gay marriage rally Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Same-sex couples in Utah were celebrating after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for gay marriages to begin in this state and 30 others. The high court on Monday rejected an appeal from Utah and four other states that had sought to bar weddings between gay couples. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)The Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage in 11 more states Monday, for a total of 30, when it rejected a set of appeals. As many as 60 percent of Americans now live in states where same-sex marriage is legal.


Correction: Gay Marriage-Developments story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 22:52

Phyllis Goldin and Wanda Brown kiss outside the courthouse in Hudson, Wis., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The couple has been together more than 40 years and married in Canada 10 years ago. Their marriage is now recognized in Wisconsin where they live after the U.S. Supreme court declined to hear appeals from several states seeking to ban same-sex marriage on Monday. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Renee Jones Schneider) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUTIn a story Oct. 6 about gay marriage, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of the Dane County, Wisconsin, clerk. His name is Scott McDonell, not Scott McDonnell.


Synthetic marijuana linked to hospitalizations in Berks Co.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 22:37

Synthetic marijuana linked to hospitalizations in Berks Co.The Berks County District Attorney believes a bad batch of synthetic marijuana may have been laced with heroin.


Police say mom huffed solvent while bathing son, 3

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 22:37
CORRY, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania have charged a woman with endangering her 3-year-old son by huffing a solvent while giving him a bath.

IMF trims forecast for global economic growth

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 22:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund slightly lowered its outlook for global economic growth this year and next, mostly because of weaker expansions in Japan, Latin America and Europe.

Play about Columbine shooting to open in New York

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 22:12

FILE - This April 28, 1999 file photo shows a woman standing among 15 crosses posted on a hill above Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., in remembrance of the 15 people who died during a school shooting on April 20. A play about the Columbine High School massacre written from the perspective of the two teen shooters will make its world premiere in New York next month, penned by a playwright who was 9 at the time of the killings and calls it "a watershed moment." (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file)NEW YORK (AP) — A play about the Columbine High School massacre written from the perspective of the two teen shooters will make its world premiere in New York next month, penned by a playwright who was 9 at the time of the killings and calls it "a watershed moment."


Romania: 6 prison for money laundering, crime

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 22:11
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Six people including a former minister and a lawmaker have been sentenced to prison for money laundering, insider trading and organized crime related to the illegal transfer of $85 million from an oil company.

Often pesky beavers put to work restoring streams

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 21:08

In this Sept. 12, 2014, photo, a young beaver looks out from a cage at a holding facility in Ellensburg, Wash. Under a program in central Washington, nuisance beavers are being trapped and relocated to the headwaters of the Yakima River where biologists hope their dams help restore water systems used by salmon, other animals and people. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — In a heavily irrigated Washington valley where fish, crops and people often compete for water, biologists are turning to one of nature's best engineers to help restore streams and salmon habitat.


Same-sex marriages begin in the South

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 21:05

Nicole Pries, left, and Lindsey Oliver hold up their marriage license as they celebrate being one of the first same-sex couples in Virginia to be married outside a Richmond court building in Richmond, Va., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The Supreme Court's order turning way appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriage has triggered a series of moves in affected states to clear the way for gay and lesbian unions. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gay and lesbian couples are getting legally married in the South for the first time, crossing a threshold in a conservative region long opposed to the marriages.


Dad accused of tackling son's youth football coach in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 21:01

Dad accused of tackling son's youth football coach in New JerseyAuthorities say a youth football coach has been attacked by the father of one of his players after a game in southern New Jersey.


Hobby Lobby executive's Bible museum: priceless artifacts, scholarly doubts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 20:06

Handout image of an artist's rendering showing the exterior of the proposed Museum of the Bible, located two blocks from the National Mall in Washington, D.C.By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hobby Lobby's Steve Green hopes his planned $800 million Museum of the Bible in Washington and its priceless collection can satisfy both scholars and casual visitors. But with Hobby Lobby a household word after the craft store chain's contentious victory in a Supreme Court ruling over contraception, scholars and analysts worry that despite its vast holdings the museum will give a narrow interpretation of one of the most influential and debated books in history. ...


EU investigates Amazon's tax practice

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 20:03

European Commissioner for Competition Joaquin Almunia addresses the media at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. The European Union’s competition authority is opening a formal investigation of Amazon’s European corporate income tax practices. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's competition authority on Tuesday opened an investigation into Amazon's corporate income tax practices on suspicion the online retailer is benefiting from an illegal rebate to stash away most of its profits made in the 28-nation bloc.