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Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:28
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Infamous speed trap town's police force disbanding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:19
WALDO, Fla. (AP) — The City Council of a tiny north Florida town known as one of the nation's worst speed traps has voted to disband its small police force.

FBI turns animal cruelty into top-tier felony

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:18

This file photo combo shows from left to right serial killers the Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Son of Sam killer David Berkowitz. Several studies show that most serial killers start their lives as sociopaths by torturing or killing pets. For years, the FBI has filed animal cruelty crimes with a variety of others under the heading of “other,” making them hard to find, hard to count and hard to track. That’s changing. The FBI announced this month it would make animal cruelty a Group A felony with its own category, the same way crimes like homicide, arson and assault are listed in the agency’s Uniform Crime Report Program. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have shown. A new federal category for animal cruelty crimes will help root out those pet abusers before their behavior worsens and give a boost to prosecutions, an animal welfare group says.


PHOTOS: Jon Runyan's $5.8 million NJ home for sale

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:03

 Jon Runyan's $5.8 million NJ home for saleFmr. Eagles player and outgoing Rep. from New Jersey Jon Runyan has put his Mount Laurel home up for sale.


US and Brazil resolve cotton trade fight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Brazil have resolved a decade-long trade battle over subsidies Washington provided to U.S. cotton growers.

Pepsi to launch naturally sweetened soda on Amazon, bypassing stores

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:13
By Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK (Reuters) - PepsiCo Inc for the first time is introducing a product exclusively through Amazon.com Inc as the snack and soft drink maker aims to expand its footprint in e-commerce. The product, a naturally sweetened soda called Pepsi True, will be available on Amazon in mid-October in 24-packs of 7.5-ounce cans, the company said. It will not be in brick-and-mortar outlets, though Pepsi said it plans to eventually sell True in grocery stores. ...

GM's US sales up 19 percent in September

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:12
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' U.S. sales jumped 19 percent in September on big demand for its pickup trucks.

Truck deals help boost US auto sales in September

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:06

FILE - In this March 14, 2014 file photo, a 2015 Chrysler 200 automobile rolls down the assembly line at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. The major automakers release sales for September on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)DETROIT (AP) — Big discounts on pickup trucks helped keep U.S. auto sales strong in September.


Teacher at elite New York school faces sex charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:05

New York City Dept. of Education in BrooklynNEW YORK (AP) — A teacher at an elite New York City high school already accused of sending an indecent photo to a student is now facing an additional 36-count indictment alleging he victimized six others.


Health officials say no other suspected Ebola cases in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:04
(Reuters) - Texas state health officials said on Wednesday they have no other suspected Ebola cases in the state, where the first confirmed U.S. case of the deadly virus has been reported. "We have no other suspect cases of Ebola in Texas at this time," the state health agency said in a Twitter post. (Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Jim Loney)

2-year-old child shot in the head in Claymont, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:02

2-year-old child shot in the head in Claymont, Del.A young child was shot in Claymont, Delaware Tuesday morning, and the incident appears to be the result of a terrible accident.


Mumia Abu Jamal to deliver commencement address

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 21:59

Mumia Abu Jamal to deliver commencement addressConvicted murderer Mumia Abu Jamal is set to deliver the commencement speech at a college in Vermont this weekend.


No trial for man in 2012 cruiser-crushing case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 21:40
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man accused of crushing seven sheriffs' vehicles with a tractor two years ago won't be prosecuted.

Texas inmate locked for weeks in cell filled with bugs, trash and feces

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 21:31

Texas inmate locked for weeks in cell filled with bugs, trash and fecesWhistleblowers say an inmate was not let out from his cell in weeks. He was found wearing a shredded jail uniform among trash, bugs and feces.


Brookfield wins auction for bankrupt Revel Casino: sources

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 21:29

A man reads a sign at the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City notifying the public about its closure(Reuters) - Brookfield Asset Management BAMa.TO BAM.N won the auction for Atlantic City's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel with a $110 million bid, said two sources familiar with the situation. The company outbid Florida real estate developer Glenn Straub, who did not submit a superior bid by 5:00 a.m. ET, one source said. Revel Casino, which cost $2.4 billion to build, opened in 2012 and closed on Sept. 2 after filing for its second bankruptcy in June. ...


Legal fight erupts over sale of Schilling computer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 21:15
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The wife of former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has fought for the return of a personal computer purchased at auction.

Police board bus, seize cap guns from first-grader

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 20:58
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police boarded a school bus in northeast Ohio and seized two toy cap guns from a 6-year-old boy they say was pointing them at other children.

U.S. courts deny trafficking victims lost wages: study

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 20:41
By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most victims of sex and labour trafficking in the United States fail to get any back pay, despite a U.S. law requiring courts to order convicted traffickers to pay their lost wages, a new study has found. Sex trafficking victims are the least likely to win any monetary award, even if prosecutors petition the judge, and are awarded far less money than labour victims, according to the review of cases by the law firm Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP. ...

General Mills plans to cut about 700 to 800 jobs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 19:33
NEW YORK (AP) — General Mills plans to cut approximately 700 to 800 jobs, the second time it's trimmed its work force in a month, as the food company adjusts for a shift by U.S. consumers away from boxed or frozen meals.

Moet bets on bubbly in China with sparkling winery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 19:30

In this Aug. 28, 2014 photo, a worker harvests grapes at the Moet Hennessy’s Chandon winery plantation in Yongning County in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. France’s Moet Hennessy is betting on China’s taste for bubbly with the launch of sales this month by the first foreign-owned Chinese winery devoted to sparkling wine. China’s appetite for Western-style wines has boomed in the past two decades, though the favorite still is red, a color associated with health and good luck. (AP Photo/Helene Franchineau)YONGNING COUNTY, China (AP) — France's Moet Hennessy is betting on China's taste for bubbly with the launch of sales this month by the first foreign-owned Chinese winery devoted to sparkling wine.