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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. ...

Marine charged in NC death of fellow gate sentinel

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:12
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Marine corporal faces negligent homicide and other charges in connection with April's fatal shooting of a fellow guard on duty at a North Carolina base.

Massachusetts doctor says he knew Ebola risk

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:08

Debbie Sacra, wife of Dr. Rick Sacra, an American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Africa looks on as her husband addresses reporters during a media availability at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Friday Sept. 26, 2014 in Worcester, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Dr. Rick Sacra knew what he was getting into when he went to Liberia in early August to treat very ill pregnant women and deliver babies at a time when the West African nation was dealing with an outbreak of Ebola.

Cop felt lives in danger before Wal-Mart shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:58
CINCINNATI (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a man in an Ohio Wal-Mart said the man didn't respond to repeated commands to drop the weapon and turned toward officers in an aggressive manner.

Colorado approves $5M incentive for Tarantino film

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:56

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2014 file photo, U.S director Quentin Tarantino shows a v-sign during the 39th Cesar Film Awards at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France. Colorado has approved a $5 million incentive package to lure production of the upcoming Tarantino film “The Hateful Eight.” The state Economic Development Commission approved the package Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, file)DENVER (AP) — Colorado on Friday approved a $5 million incentive package to lure production of the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film "The Hateful Eight."

US cites Missouri company in cell tower deaths

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal safety enforcement agency cited a Missouri-based communications company on Friday for "willful" and "serious" safety violations in the death of two workers in the collapse in March of a cell tower they were dismantling in Blaine, Kansas.

Vanishing Marine will be tried on desertion charge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:45

In this July 19, 2004 file photo, Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun makes a statement to the press outside Quantico Marine Base in Quantico, Va. A hearing officer has recommended a court martial for Hassoun, a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years, a defense lawyer said Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)A U.S. Marine who vanished from his unit in Iraq and later wound up in Lebanon for eight years will face trial in military court on desertion and other charges, the military said Friday.

Ex-OSU band director sues, alleges discrimination

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:36

Ohio State Trustees Won't Reinstate Band DirectorFired Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters has filed a federal lawsuit requesting reinstatement on grounds that the university denied him due process.