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World Bank: China needs reform, not growth targets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:46
BEIJING (AP) — China's growth could decline to close to 7 percent next year but Beijing should focus on overhauling its economy instead of trying to stick to official growth targets, the World Bank said Wednesday.

Houston bus owner gets probation in 2008 crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:27

FILE - National Transportation Safety Board investigators David Rayburn, left, and Robert Accetta walk in this Aug. 10, 2008 file photo past a charter bus involved in a deadly accident early Friday that killed 17 people and left at least eight others in critical condition in Sherman, Texas. The owner of the Houston bus company who was charged after a 2008 crash has avoided prison after a federal judge sentenced him to three years of probation in a plea agreement Friday Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)HOUSTON (AP) — The owner of a Houston bus company who was charged after a 2008 crash that killed 17 passengers on their way to a religious retreat has avoided prison after a federal judge sentenced him to three years of probation in a plea agreement.


Report: China's ports fail to regulate pollution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:25
BEIJING (AP) — A new report shows China's busy ports have mostly failed to regulate heavy emissions of sulfur oxide and other pollutants from cargo ships and other port vehicles.

Supply rocket headed to space station explodes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:40

The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, sits on the launchpad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, October 27, 2014ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in Virginia. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort.


Hong Kong tycoon feels Beijing's ire for criticism

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:19

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008 file photo, James Tien, then a candidate of Liberal Party, thanks for his supporters after losing the seat at the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong. Delegates to China's top government advisory body are expected to vote Wednesday, Oct, 29, 2014 on kicking Tien out after his comments on the unpopular leader, Leung Chun-ying. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon is feeling Beijing's wrath after he voiced doubts about the city's China-backed leader, who is struggling to end monthlong democracy protests.


Conviction of bombing suspect's friend came slowly

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:13

Robel Phillipos, left, departs federal court after he was convicted in Boston Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 on two counts of lying about being in the dorm room of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev three days after the bombing in 2013, while two other friends removed a backpack containing fireworks and other potential evidence. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)BOSTON (AP) — The trial of a third friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ended in another conviction, but the amount of time the jury spent deliberating and its somewhat mixed verdict could help federal prosecutors argue against any new defense bid to move Tsarnaev's trial outside of Boston, according to some legal observers.


Arizona sheriff ordered to undergo training to stop racial profiling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:51
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday ordered a controversial Arizona sheriff to undergo the same training as his deputies to prevent racial profiling and unlawful detention in the wake of the lawman's recent comments. U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow criticized sheriff Joe Arpaio during a hearing in Phoenix for telling a reporter he would have no problem conducting an immigration sweep like one performed in the town of Guadalupe in 2008, which was later declared unconstitutional. ...

Man who disappeared from NFL game in Denver found safe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:22
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A man who went missing during a National Football League game in Denver last week has been found safe in a southern Colorado city, police said on Tuesday. Paul Kitterman, 53, had been unaccounted for since halftime of the Denver Broncos-San Diego Chargers game at Sports Authority Field last Thursday. Denver Police said late Tuesday that Kitterman was located in Pueblo, Colorado, roughly 115 miles (185 km) from where he disappeared. "Mr. Kitterman was found unharmed outside of Denver. ...

Autopsy: Man killed by Utah police shot from rear

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:43

Susan Hunt, mother of Darrien Hunt, speaks during a press conference concerning the autopsy of her son, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hunt, 22, killed by Utah police, died of multiple gunshot wounds, including several in the back of his body, according to an autopsy released Tuesday. Hunt was shot Sept. 10 as he walked around a strip mall in Saratoga Springs dressed as a Japanese anime character and carrying a sword that his family said was decorative. Police said someone called 911 after seeing Hunt with the metal sword, and officers fired after Hunt lunged at them with it. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Hugh Carey) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A black man who was shot by Utah police while armed with a samurai-style sword as part of a Japanese anime costume died of multiple gunshot wounds, including several in the back of his body, according to an autopsy released Tuesday.


Girls accused of trying to join jihadis confused

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:31

FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, file photo shows the apartment complex in Aurora, Colo., which police say is the home of one of the three teenage girls who, according to U.S. authorities, were en route to join the Islamic State group in Syria when they were stopped at an airport in Germany. One of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria was confused about what her role would be if she had actually made it there, the girl's father said Tuesday Oct. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)DENVER (AP) — One of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria was confused about what her role would be if she had actually made it there, the girl's father said Tuesday.


Thai court dismisses case against British activist

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:17
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Wednesday dismissed the first of four criminal and civil defamation cases filed against a British human rights activist by a Thai fruit processing company accused of mistreating migrant workers.

US Supreme Court stays Missouri inmate's execution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:04

FILE - In this April 21, 2014 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is Mark Christeson who is scheduled to die by injection for killing a south-central Missouri mother and her two children in February 1998. The U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday Oct. 28, 2014 halted the execution of a Missouri man who killed a woman and her two children, citing concerns that his legal counsel was ineffective.(AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday halted the execution of a Missouri man who killed a woman and her two children, citing concerns that his legal counsel was ineffective.


Search continues for missing exotic cat in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:58

Search continues for missing exotic cat in WilmingtonA Delaware community is coming together to find a missing cat. But this isn't any house pet. Boo is a domesticated exotic cat, but his owners insist he's harmless.


Arizona jail inmate shot, killed in botched escape bid

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:54
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona jail inmate who managed to slip out of restraints and flee during a routine trip to a Phoenix hospital on Tuesday was shot and killed in the foiled pre-dawn escape bid, authorities said.     The inmate, identified as 23-year-old Angel Frescas, made the attempt as he and two other Maricopa County jail inmates were being unloaded from a van by two detention officers in front of the county hospital east of downtown Phoenix. ...

Informant in Regusters case says she's still owed thousands

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:51

Informant in Regusters case says she's still owed thousandsThere is controversy surrounding the reward money in the case of Christina Regusters.


Broncos fan who disappeared during game found safe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:49

In this Oct. 2014 police missing person police flyer, made available by the Denver Police Department, Paul Kitterman, a fan who went missing from the Oct. 23, 2014 Broncos game, is pictured. Friends and family of Kitterman are asking the public for help finding him. They say the 53-year-old was last seen leaving his seat at halftime during the Denver-San Diego night game at Sports Authority Field. Kitterman was at the game with his son, friend Tia Bakke, and her boyfriend. (AP Photo/Denver Police Department)DENVER (AP) — A Denver Broncos fan who disappeared during last week's game has been found safe, police said Tuesday.


Hazing incident reported at Cheltenham High School

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:41

Hazing incident reported at Cheltenham High SchoolThe Cheltenham School District confirms a hazing incident occurred involving student athletes.


Pedestrian injured in Boothwyn hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:37

Pedestrian injured in Boothwyn hit-and-runAuthorities in Delaware County are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck a pedestrian in Boothwyn.


Antares rocket explodes after liftoff in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:29

Antares rocket explodes after liftoff in VirginiaAn unmanned rocket exploded moments after liftoff in Virginia Tuesday evening.


Execution in Texas comes as U.S. capital punishment drop

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:23
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas executed a convicted murderer on Tuesday and Missouri plans to put a man to death early Wednesday for killing a mother and children at a time when the number of executions in the United States is on pace to be the lowest in two decades. Miguel Paredes died by lethal injection at the Texas death chamber in Huntsville. He was convicted with two co-defendants of killing three people in 2000. The co-defendants received life sentences. In Missouri, an execution scheduled for early on Wednesday morning was halted hours before by the U.S. ...