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Police: Teacher found at school drunk and pantsless

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:25

 Teacher found at school drunk and pantlessAn Oklahoma high school teacher was arrested on her first day on the job after allegedly appearing at school drunk and without wearing pants.


Virginia resident catches squirrel kick on video

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:25
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Virginia resident on his first trip to the Grand Canyon started recording when he saw a squirrel approach two men, thinking they would be bitten.

Hurricane Julio strengthens into Category 2 storm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:03

Hurricane Iselle, center, and tropical storm Julio, rightHONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Julio strengthened into a Category 2 storm as it spun toward Hawaii, with winds gusting at a sustained speed of 100 mph.


Fannie Mae earns $3.7B in 2Q; paying $3.7B to US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:01

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2011, photo, the Fannie Mae headquarters is seen in Washington. Fannie Mae reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Fannie Mae is reporting net income of $3.7 billion from April through June as the housing market continued to recover.


Applications for US unemployment benefits decline to 289k; averages at pre-recession levels

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment benefits decline to 289k; averages at pre-recession levels.

Police: 2 missing boys safe; apparent suspect dead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:27
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say two children reportedly taken from a Philadelphia-area home after a woman was slain have been found safe in New York City. A man in a vehicle that was sought by police has been found dead.

30 19th century test coins to sell at auction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:24

This image provided by Heritage Auctions shows one of the historic experimental coins from the collection of the late Texas businessman and philanthropist Harry W. Bass, Jr. that will be offered by Heritage Auctions at the 2014 World's Fair of Money on Aug. 7, 2014 near Chicago. (AP Photo/Heritage Auctions)DALLAS (AP) — Thirty coins stamped by the U.S. Mint in the 19th century to test designs and metals are expected to sell at auction for more than $300,000.


Florida mom charged in NJ in slaying of son

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 19:56
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Florida woman in the death of her 5-year-old son who was reported missing from a carnival in New Jersey in 1991.

2 boys from Amber Alert safe; suspect at large after mother killed in Drexel Hill, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 19:43

2 boys from Amber Alert safe; suspect found dead after mother killed in Drexel Hill, Pa.Action News has learned the two boys sought in this morning's Amber Alert are now safely in police custody in Staten Island, New York.


Police: 2 missing boys found after Pa. woman slain

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 19:38
DREXEL HILL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say two children reportedly taken from a Philadelphia-area home after a woman was slain have been found safe in a convenience store in New York City.

Detroit jury continues deliberations in porch shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 19:21

Theodore Wafer sits in the court room during his arraignment in Detroit, MichiganBy Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - A Detroit jury will resume deliberations on Thursday to determine whether the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white suburban homeowner was murder or a fear-driven mistake. Theodore Wafer, 55, has been charged with second degree murder for firing a fatal shotgun blast at Renisha McBride, 19, at his Dearborn Heights home after she knocked on the door seeking help early one morning last November. During closing arguments on Wednesday, Wayne County assistant prosecuting attorney Patrick Muscat said that Wafer handled his Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun, "like a toy, and as a result a 19-year-old is dead." Wafer had told police that the shooting was an accident. Defense attorney Cheryl Carpenter said Wafer acted in self-defense, and that while he may have been mistaken, he's not guilty.


Police: 2 young boys missing after Pa. woman slain

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 19:08
DREXEL HILL, Pa. (AP) — State police in Pennsylvania have issued an Amber Alert for two small children reportedly taken from a Philadelphia-area home after a woman was slain.

Despite recovery, Bank of England maintains rates

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 19:02
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England has opted to keep its main interest rate on hold at a record low 0.5 percent despite the ongoing strength of the U.K. economy.

China tightens control over mobile Internet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:55
BEIJING (AP) — In the cat-and-mouse game of free flow and control of information, China has made its move against the latest information-sharing technology.

Amber Alert for 2 children after mother killed in Drexel Hill, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:36

2 boys from Amber Alert safe; suspect at large after mother killed in Drexel Hill, Pa.Authorities have issued an Amber Alert after police say a man killed his wife in Drexel Hill and fled with their two children.


Americans worry that illegal migrants threaten way of life, economy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:07

Demonstrators hold signs from an overpass during a protest against people who immigrate illegally on Friday, July 18, 2014, in Indianapolis. What was once a debate over how to fix a broken immigration system and provide a path to citizenship for millions has now become a race to decide how to boost border patrols and send immigrants quickly back to their countries of origin. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)By Alistair Bell KINGSTON New Hampshire (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama considers sidestepping Congress to loosen U.S. immigration policy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Americans are deeply worried that illegal immigration is threatening the nation's culture and economy. Seventy percent of Americans - including 86 percent of Republicans - believe undocumented immigrants threaten traditional U.S. beliefs and customs, according to the poll. ...


Amber Alert for 2 children after mother killed in Drexel Hill, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:28

Amber Alert for 2 children after mother killed in Drexel Hill, Pa.Authorities have issued an Amber Alert after police say a man killed his wife in Drexel Hill and fled with their two children.


Amber Alert for two children after mother killed in Drexel Hill, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:06

Amber Alert for 2 children after mother killed in Drexel Hill, Pa.Police have issued an Amber Alert after a man allegedly killed his wife in Drexel Hill early Thursday morning and fled with their two children


Woman killed inside Drexel Hill home, husband flees with children

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:56

Amber Alert for 2 children after mother killed in Drexel Hill, Pa.Police say a woman was killed inside her Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania home and her husband fled with two children early Thursday morning.


Russia bans imports of meat, fish, milk and fruit from US, EU, Australia, Canada, Norway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:38
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia bans imports of meat, fish, milk and fruit from US, EU, Australia, Canada, Norway.