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University of Iowa defends suing worker's transfer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 01:36
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa officials are defending their decision to reassign an employee who is suing over claims that she suffered employment discrimination because of her conservative views.

Teen charged with robbing 99-year-old woman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 01:35
WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have arrested 17-year-old who they say robbed a 99-year-old woman of her purse while she was delivering cookies to a local community center.

Report: Radiation leak at nuclear dump was small

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 01:32
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A final report by independent researchers shows the radiation leak from the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico was small and localized.

Apple CEO donating to gay rights campaign in South

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 01:31
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states, organizers said Thursday.

Motorist hurt in crash with school bus in Atco, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 01:31

Motorist hurt in crash with school bus in Atco, NJA motorist has been injured in a collision involving an empty school bus in Atco, New Jersey.


Va. lawmaker who spends nights in jail resigns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 01:28
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia state lawmaker who is working as a legislator and lawyer by day and returning to a jail cell at night said Thursday he is resigning but plans to run in a special election for his seat.

Correction: Exchange Student Shot story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 01:25

Markus Kaarma during an afternoon break in Missoula County Court in Missoula MontanaMISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — In a story Dec. 18 about a Montana man convicted in the shooting death of a German teenager, The Associated Press reported erroneously the position of George Zimmerman, acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch volunteer, not a security guard.


Accused Boston bomber says satisfied with defense lawyers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 01:08

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The Boston Marathon bombing suspect, in his first court appearance in more than a year, told a judge on Thursday that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was dressed in a dark sweater and wore his hair shaggy for his appearance at U.S. ...


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 01:03

AP10ThingsToSee - The uncle and cousin of injured student Mohammad Baqair, center, comfort him as he mourns the death of his mother who was a teacher at the school, which was attacked by Taliban, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing more than 100, officials said, in the highest-profile militant attack to hit the troubled region in months. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


UN urges Syrian warring parties to stop fighting in UN zone

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:56
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday urged Syrian government forces and rebel groups to stop fighting in the buffer zone between Syria and Israel and withdraw from the area which is patrolled by U.N. peacekeepers.

Uber driver in Boston charged with kidnapping and rape

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:43
(Reuters) - A driver for ride-sharing company Uber in Boston was charged with the kidnapping and rape of a woman who used the service earlier this month. The driver, Alejandro Done, pleaded not guilty in Cambridge District Court on Wednesday, the Boston Globe reported. The incident allegedly took place on Dec. 6, according to a statement from the office of Middlesex district attorney. The driver had passed a background check, Uber spokeswoman Kaitlin Durkosh told Reuters. ...

Newseum to display items from Ferguson protests

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Newseum is displaying items from the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, as part of the Washington museum's exhibit on civil rights.

UN General Assembly OKs digital privacy resolution

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:13
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has approved a resolution demanding better digital privacy protections for people around the world, another response to Edward Snowden's revelations about U.S. government spying.

ND officials eager to expand trade with Cuba

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:07
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Obama administration's move to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba could lead to increased sales of North Dakota crops to the communist island nation, though some issues would need to be sorted out, officials say.

NYC Transit: We help those with limited English

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:06
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's transit agency says it's addressing the issues cited in a lawsuit filed on behalf of disabled plaintiffs with limited English skills.

Exiles divided on plans to thaw US-Cuba relations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 23:45

Anti-Castro protester Sisay Barcia, right, argues with pro-Obama supporter Peter Bell, left, in the Little Havana area of Miami, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Barcia expresses his disagreement with a surprise move announced by senior Obama administration officials that could pave the way for a major shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)MIAMI (AP) — When Cuban and American leaders announced they would restore diplomatic relations after a standoff lasting more than a half-century, all eyes in the U.S. immediately turned to Miami, where many expected the country's largest population of Cuban exiles to pour angrily into the streets.


2014: A year of battle lines drawn over dinner

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 23:39

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, file photo, a customer, left, stands at the counter as a group of protesters demonstrate inside the McDonald's restaurant on Northside Drive at Hanging Moss Road in Jackson, Miss. In 2014, fast-food workers continued their push to get consumers thinking about the other side of the Dollar Menu equation. The “Fight for $15" campaign that seeks higher wages for fast-food industry workers organized protests and job actions around the country, sometimes resulting in arrests. (AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Joe Ellis, File)Have you picked a side yet? If not, you'd better think fast, because the battle lines are being drawn and they cut right down the dinner table.


SpaceX delays space station delivery until Jan.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 22:57
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The space station astronauts will have to wait until next month for their Christmas delivery.

Water advisory continues after petroleum contamination in DC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 22:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three schools in the nation's capital are closed Thursday amid an ongoing order not to drink tap water in a section of northwest Washington because of petroleum contamination in the water system.

3 plead not guilty to sodomizing teen in Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 22:39
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Three adults charged with sodomizing a 15-year-old boy who suffered critical injuries in the attack have entered not guilty pleas.