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Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:04
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana teacher gets 10 years in custody in student rape case that led to censure of judge.

U.S. Forest Service says photo permits saga misunderstood

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:04
(Reuters) - The U.S. Forest Service has been forced to clarify its position on photography rules for the nation's wild places after a proposed rule change for picture permits prompted fears that visitors could be fined $1,000 for taking snapshots of nature. The agency asked for public feedback this month on a proposal to set criteria for how to vet requests for commercial filming in wilderness areas, as part of what it called a "good faith effort" to ensure they receive the fullest protection. ...

U.S. OKs $2.5 billion to upgrade used military vehicles for UAE

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:02
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday said it has approved $2.5 billion in modifications and upgrades of used U.S. military vehicles that are to be sold separately to the United Arab Emirates as "excess" equipment. If finalized, the work would be done by Navistar International Corp, Britain's BAE Systems and Oshkosh Corp, the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a notification to Congress. ...

Russia sees Ukraine agreement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:02

Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov speaks at a news conference during the 69th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The delay in implementing Ukraine's association agreement with the European Union leaves space for a settlement of the Ukraine crisis, the Russian foreign minister said Friday.


Woman burned, child rescued in freak accident at Port Richmond gas station

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:59

Woman burned, child rescued in freak accident at Port Richmond gas stationIt happened after a car hit a gas pump, causing it to burst into flames. A quick-thinking passenger saved the victim's 3-year-old child by smashing a car window.


Lawsuit accuses Indian PM of role in 2002 violence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:52
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. human rights group on Friday offered a $10,000 reward for anyone who can serve on India's prime minister a summons issued by a federal court in New York to respond to a lawsuit accusing him of serious abuses more than a decade ago.

Huge California fire mostly spares infrastructure

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:49
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly an inch of rain, with more wet weather forecast for the weekend, has helped firefighters gain the upper hand on a massive wildfire burning in the mountains east of Sacramento, officials said Friday.

Court tosses Air Force trainer's rape conviction

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:45
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A military appeals court has overturned an Air Force instructor's rape conviction and ordered a new sentence for his other convictions for misconduct at the Texas base where he worked.

17 soldiers return to duty after CO exposure

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:43
FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (AP) — Most of the Alaska-based paratroopers who were hospitalized after being exposed to carbon monoxide have returned to duty.

Police: DUI driver launches minivan airborne, plows into home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:41

 DUI driver launches minivan airborne, plows into homePolice say the driver of a minivan was under the influence when he lost control, slamming the vehicle into a house in Claymont, Delaware.


Japanese firm fined $67.7M in shipping conspiracy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:35
A major Japanese shipping company agreed Friday to pay the United States a $67.7 million criminal fine for conspiring to fix prices for international ocean shipments of cars, trucks and other wheeled vehicles at the Port of Baltimore and other locations, the Justice Department said.

EU-Canada trade deal has been finalized

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:32
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A major trade agreement with Canada has the backing of all 28 EU countries after last minute opposition from Germany had threatened to scuttle the deal, European Union leaders said Friday.

Man who sparked N.H. school lockdown with pellet gun wanted reference

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:29
By Ted Siefer MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A New Hampshire man who sparked a lockdown at a Manchester high school after he walked in with a pellet gun tucked into his belt had been trying to secure a letter of recommendation from a former teacher, according to court papers filed on Friday. Heavily armed police surrounded Manchester High School West on Thursday and the roughly 1,000 students at the school went into lockdown in their classrooms after Damian Johnson, 21, was spotted by a student with what appeared to be a handgun. ...

Mom accused of snorting drugs before breastfeeding pleads not guilty to infant's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:28

Mom accused of snorting drugs before breastfeeding pleads not guilty to infant's deathThe West Fargo woman charged in the death of her 4-day-old son plead not guilty, Sept. 24, to a single count of negligent homicide and ingesting methamphetamine.


U.S. says unapproved genetically modified wheat found in Montana

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:28
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Monsanto Co's experimental genetically engineered wheat, never approved for sale, has been found growing in a second U.S. state, and regulators said on Friday they could not explain how the plants escaped field trials that ended almost a decade ago. About a year after discovery of the company's unapproved wheat in a single Oregon field disrupted U.S. wheat export sales, the GMO wheat has also been found in Montana, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said on Friday. ...

Omaha hospital workers fired over Ebola privacy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:26
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska hospital that treated an American aid worker infected with Ebola has fired two workers accused of violating the man's privacy by looking at his medical file.

Europe roar back to lead on gripping opening day

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:25

European Ryder Cup players Jamie Donaldson and Lee Westwood celebrate after winning their foursomes 40th Ryder Cup match at GleneaglessBy Mitch Phillips GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - The Ryder Cup delivered high drama yet again as Europe produced a stirring fightback to win three of the foursomes matches against the United States and take a 5-3 lead after a tense and hugely entertaining first day on Friday. The Americans had much the best of the morning fourballs, the highlight being a remarkable performance by rookie duo Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth to hammer European talisman Ian Poulter and Scottish new boy Stephen Gallacher 5 & 4. ...


Jason Peters, Chris Baker fined

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:22
Jason Peters was fined $10,000 and Chris Baker fined $8,268 by the NFL on Friday for fighting in Philadelphia's victory last Sunday.

8 Florida schools evacuated after bomb threats

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:20
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in central Florida say they are trying to find the source of bomb threat calls that led them to evacuate at least eight elementary schools.

Foster Farms recalls nearly 40,000 pounds of chicken in U.S. states

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:13
SEATTLE (Reuters) - California-based poultry giant Foster Farms is recalling nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen grilled chicken due to Listeria contamination, the Department of Agriculture said on Friday. Foster Farms shipped the breast strips produced on Aug. 5 from Farmerville, Louisiana, to many U.S. states, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) representative, Benjamin Bell, said. No illnesses have been reported, Bell said. The company said in a statement it distributed the 3. ...