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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.


Somali-American man faces sentencing in Oregon bomb plot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 19:01
By Teresa Carson PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A Somali-American man convicted of trying to blow up a Christmas tree lighting celebration in Oregon four years ago will be sentenced on Wednesday with prosecutors urging that he be sent to federal prison for four decades. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a naturalized U.S. citizen and former Oregon State University student, was convicted in January last year of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. ...

Pa. trooper shooting suspect making mistakes, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 18:26

Pa. trooper shooting suspect making mistakes, police sayThe discovery of two powerful pipe bombs during a massive manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods indicates the fugitive wanted in an ambush on state troopers is stressed out and making mistakes, authorities said as they repeated a call for him to surrender.


Police: Pipe bombs found in search for Pa. trooper shooting suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 18:13

Pa. trooper shooting suspect making mistakes, police sayState police searching for a man accused of killing a trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt that were capable of causing significant damage.


Police; Man arrested in fatal stabbing in East Mt. Airy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 18:00

Police; Man arrested in fatal stabbing in East Mt. AiryPhiladelphia Police have arrested a man they say returned to the scene of the crime after stabbing a homeowner to death in East Mount Airy.


Police; Man arrested in fatal stabbing in East Mt. Airy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 17:51

Police; Man arrested in fatal stabbing in East Mt. AiryPolice say a man has been arrested in a fatal stabbing in Philadelphia's East Mount Airy section late Tuesday night.


AccuWeather: Cooler today, shower possible

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 17:30

 Lots of clouds today, shower possibleMeteorologist Karen Rogers is tracking a return to fall temperatures along with some weekend rain.


Japan's Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 17:28

In this Sept. 24, 2014 photo, a Shinkansen bullet train arrives at Tokyo Station in Tokyo. Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)TOKYO (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."