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Police: Shots fired at Ky. school, 1 student hurt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:19

Students put their hands on their heads as they are lead out of Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Ky. on Tuesday, Sept. 30 2014 after a shooting. Officials said a student was injured and one person was being sought in connection with the incident. (AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Scott Utterback)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A juvenile was arrested Tuesday in the shooting of a high school student that prompted a school-wide lockdown and evacuation, police in Louisville, Kentucky, said.


Body cam helps justify fatal Utah police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:14

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill speaks to reporters during a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Gill ruled a Salt Lake City police officer was justified when he shot and killed Dillon Taylor last month after the 20-year-old repeatedly ignored commands to show his hands and made a motion as if he were pulling a gun from his waistband. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah prosecutors didn't have to rely solely on interviews, ballistic reports and the autopsy to determine if a recent fatal police shooting was justified — they had a recording of the events taken by the body camera worn by the officer.


NYC mayor signs order expanding living wage law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:51
Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order on Tuesday that expanded New York City's living wage law, increasing the hourly rate to $13.13 from $11.90 for workers who do not receive benefits. The significant ...

Olympic swimming champ Phelps arrested on drunken driving charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:45

 USA National Championships-FinalsBy Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside a Baltimore tunnel, police said. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist later apologized for the incident, saying he was "deeply sorry to everyone I have let down." Police said Phelps, 29, was clocked by radar around 1:40 a.m. traveling 84 miles per hour (135 kph) in a 45-mph (72-kph) zone. He was booked and released. ...


Joe Scarborough is writing book on fatherhood

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:44

FILE - In this April 22, 2013 file photo, Joe Scarborough attends the 2013 Matrix New York Women in Communications Awards in New York. The “Morning Joe” host and former republican congressman has a deal with Weinstein Books for a currently untitled memoir scheduled to come out next fall. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Scarborough's next book will be personal.


U.S. restaurant patrons support minimum wage hike: survey

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:44
By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While the U.S. restaurant industry fights national and state efforts to increase the minimum wage, a new survey released on Tuesday showed that 83 percent of restaurant patrons support raising it and adjusting it annually for inflation. The results come as two years of union-backed protests by fast-food workers have put a spotlight on the plight of the working poor and helped fuel a debate about the federal minimum wage, which has been $7.25 since 2009. ...

Body of missing Arkansas real estate agent found in shallow grave

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:43
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - The body of a missing Arkansas real estate agent was found on Tuesday in a shallow grave at an industrial site several miles from the house she was trying to sell at the time of her disappearance last week, police said. Arron Lewis, a 33-year-old Arkansas prison parolee arrested on Monday on suspicion of abducting 49-year-old Beverly Carter, was charged with capital murder, according to police. He pleaded not guilty to all charges at a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. "She was a target of opportunity for him. ...

Mistrial in assault case over stray cat feeding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:32
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the case of a Los Angeles firefighter accused of beating a woman last year in a neighborhood dispute over the feeding of stray cats.

2 car crash on Route 1 near Christiana Mall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:28

2 car crash on Route 1 near Christiana MallDelaware State Police are investigating an accident on Route 1 in Newark.


Frontier returns to Philly with limited $14.99 flights

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:21

Frontier returns to Philly with limited $14.99 flightsFrontier Airlines announced its return to Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday with a huge promotion.


Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:20

Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps arrested for DUIThe Olympic swimmer was arrested for driving under the influence early Tuesday morning.


Netflix takes aim at the theatrical window

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:17

 The Green Legend," which will premiere on Netflix and in selected global IMAX theaters on Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Netflix, Rico Torres)NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's carefully controlled system of movie rollouts is officially under siege.


Florida loud music killing trial coming to close

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:15

Michael Dunn wipes a tear as he testifies during his retrial at the Duval County Courthouse, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. Dunn is being retried on murder charges for the shooting death of 17-year old Jordan Davis in a dispute over loud music at a Jacksonville gas station in November of 2012. Dunn was found guilty of three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting or throwing a deadly missile during his previous trial, but the jury was deadlocked on the murder charge. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky, Pool)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Michael Dunn was shooting to kill, not defending himself, when he fired at 17-year-old Jordan Davis after the two had an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store, prosecutors said during closing arguments on Tuesday in the second trial in the case.


Study: Gambling industry worth $240B, 1.7M jobs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:13

Samantha Whittemore sits on a bench in a mermaid costume at the Aruze boot during the Global Gaming Expo Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Las Vegas. U.S. casinos and the makers of the games found inside had a $240 billion economic impact and employed 1.7 million people in 2013, a study shows. The American Gaming Association was expected to announce the results of the study Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. casinos and the makers of the games found inside had a $240 billion economic impact and employed 1.7 million people in 2013, a study shows.


CDC experts to deploy to Texas if patient has Ebola: official

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:13

Pedestrians walk past a mural showing the symptoms of the Ebola virus in MonroviaBy Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - U.S. health specialists are ready to deploy to Dallas if a patient being evaluated for Ebola is found to be carrying the disease that has killed thousands of people in West Africa, a Dallas County official said on Tuesday. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas officials said in a statement on Monday that an unnamed patient was being tested for Ebola and had been placed in "strict isolation" due to the patient's symptoms and recent travel history. The U.S. ...


Sagebrush habitat fuels $1B in recreation spending

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:08
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Visitors to federal rangelands with significant tracts of sagebrush pumped about $1 billion into the economy in 11 Western states last year, according to a study released Tuesday by advocates of protecting sage grouse across the region.

Lawsuit: Man with schizophrenia falsely held

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:06
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico county and police officers in a small city falsely detained an Albuquerque man diagnosed with schizophrenia for preaching at a Denny's restaurant, then denied him medical treatment in jail, according to a new federal lawsuit.

Police: Shots fired at Kentucky school, 1 student hurt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:55

 Shots fired at Kentucky school, 1 student hurtA high school student was injured and one person was being sought after a shooting at a high school in southern Louisville, police said Tuesday.


California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:53

A woman walks with a plastic bag in Sacramento, Calif.SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways.


Oil, rail industries want 7 years to fix tank cars

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:53

FILE - In this July 6, 2013 file photo, smoke rises from railway cars carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec. American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard said Tuesday that the oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said Tuesday. The cars have ruptured and spilled oil during collisions, leading to intense fires.