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Texas sheriff's deputy missing during flooding

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 1 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rescue crews were searching Thursday for a Texas sheriff's deputy who radioed for help minutes before her empty patrol car was found submerged by floodwaters.

U.S. attorney general announces grant to study police racial profiling

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 4 min ago

United States Attorney General Holder holds a news conference announcing updates on investigation of Brown shooting in Ferguson Missouri, in WashingtonBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday announced the award of a $4.75 million three-year grant to a group of educational and research organizations to study arrest data in five U.S. cities and implement changes to combat any findings of racial profiling. The cities, which have yet to be chosen, will serve as pilots to test strategies for building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, Holder said. ...

Pa. state police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest; killer still at large

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 9 min ago

Slain officer eulogized as 'no ordinary trooper'Hundreds of mourners are gathering in Scranton for the funeral of a state trooper amid a mood of grief and fear as a manhunt continues for his killer.

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 10 min ago

AP10ThingsToSee- Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi, of Italy, crashes during a first free practice session for Sunday's San Marino Moto GP grand prix at the Misano circuit in Misano Adriatico, Italy, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

U.S. wasted $6.5 million on Afghan broadcast towers: inquiry

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 16 min ago
By LAURA ONITA LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six communications towers built in Afghanistan were never used and were a waste of more than $6.5 million in U.S. taxpayer funds, an inquiry into U.S. State Department spending on Afghan reconstruction said on Thursday. The inquiry by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) tried to find out whether officials responsible for the project ignored a number of apparent warning signals before building the towers. ...

Jury hears arguments in terror finance trial

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 21 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Executives at Jordan-based Arab Bank should not be held responsible for a wave of suicide bombings in Israel in the early 2000s that left several Americans dead, a lawyer said Thursday in closing arguments at a U.S. civil trial.

Judge won't say if he'll resign over assault case

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 25 min ago
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer for an Alabama federal judge isn't saying whether the judge will step down over his arrest in a domestic violence case.

PHOTOS: Funeral of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 32 min ago

 Funeral of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon DicksonImages from the funeral service for Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson.

Woman stabbed at job training facility in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 35 min ago

Woman stabbed at employment agency in South PhiladelphiaA woman is hospitalized in critical condition after police say she was stabbed at an employment training facility in South Philadelphia.

Towboat sinks in Mississippi River, Coast Guard sets safety zone

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 40 min ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said it has restricted traffic on the Mississippi River near Chester, Illinois, on Thursday after a tow boat sank in the major commercial shipping waterway overnight. The boat's two crew members were safely rescued by another towboat, the Coast Guard said. A safety zone was established from river mile marker 104 to 106 after the towing vessel Maverick sank around 12:30 a.m. CDT (0530 GMT) about 80 miles southeast of the busy Port of St. Louis. ...

More videos show missing Va. student, male walking

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20 a.m. Saturday when she texted a friend. According to U.Va. officials, Graham is 5-foot-11 with blue eyes, light brown hair and freckles. Anyone with information on Graham's whereabouts is asked to contact the Charlottesville Police Department at 434-970-3280. (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va., Police Department)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police said Thursday they are seeking to talk to a male who was seen by a witness with a University of Virginia student the night she disappeared.

Pakistani woman embraced by Islamic State seeks to drop US legal appeal

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 55 min ago

A supporter of the Islamist political party Jamaat-e-Islami holds up an image of Aafia Siddiqui amidst a demonstration in front of parliament in IslamabadBy David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistan-born neuroscientist has become a rallying cry for militant groups demanding her release from a U.S. prison. But in a little-noticed move she is trying to abandon her legal fight for freedom, saying the U.S. court system is unjust. Islamic militants in Syria, Algeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan have made Aafia Siddiqui's release a condition for freeing certain foreign hostages. Islamic State, for example, proposed swapping American journalist James Foley for her, but he was executed after their demands, which also included an end to U.S. ...

Albania central bank chief fired amid fraud case

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 58 min ago

Central Bank of Albania governor Ardian Fullani, center, sits behind bars in a court room in Tirana Thursday Sept. 18, 2014. The Albanian Parliament has discharged central Bank of Albania governor Ardian Fullani, who is charged with abuse of office, for alleged mismanagement in connection with a multi-million dollar theft from the bank's reserves. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's parliament has fired the country's central bank governor, following his recent arrest after millions of dollars from the bank's reserves went missing.

PHOTOS: Most Wanted by Philadelphia Police

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 18 min ago

 Most Wanted by Philadelphia PoliceHelp Philadelphia Police find their most wanted violent fugitives.

Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 22 min ago

U.S. Federal Reserve Board chair Janet Yellen delivers opening remarks at her news conference in WashingtonThe Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.

Tropical storm spares Arizona's metro areas

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 26 min ago

Mesa residents, reflected in a truck window, take free sandbags to protect their homes, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix area residents are filling sandbags in anticipation for the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California. (AP Photo/Matt York)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A weakened Pacific storm slammed much of southeastern Arizona but spared the state's major metro areas.

India, China vow cooperation as troops face off

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 28 min ago

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right after signing agreements in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Xi vowed to bring prosperity to Asia and create opportunities for the world as he and Modi began talks Thursday to deepen cooperation through investment and trade. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese troops faced off at their countries' unmarked border in the Himalayas on Thursday as their leaders were promising to boost economic cooperation and substantially increase Chinese investment in India's infrastructure at a rare meeting.

Dance workout puts moves on women's self-esteem

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 31 min ago

Janet Jones, foreground left, leads a Vixen Workout fitness concert at the Highline Ballroom, in New York, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Former Miami Heat dancer Janet Jones created the Vixen Workout two years ago after she lost her job as a financial assistant and her high-energy routine has caught on in New York and other cities. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck.

Missing Virginia student seen on videos, talked to man: police

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 35 min ago

Charlottesville Police Dept. missing persons poster of Hannah Graham a University of Virginia student missing since the weekend(Reuters) - Police have found surveillance videos showing a missing University of Virginia student and a witness saw her talking to a man the morning she disappeared, authorities said on Thursday. Hannah Graham, 18, a sophomore from Alexandria, Virginia, was last heard from in a text message early on Saturday after a night of drinking. Police have deployed bloodhounds and dozens of officers in their search, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is involved in the case. ...

CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 40 min ago

Kroger Pharmacist Ralph Winston removes air bubbles from a flu vaccineWASHINGTON (AP) — Think the flu's only a big threat to kids and seniors? Influenza hospitalized a surprisingly high number of young and middle-aged adults last winter — and this time around the government wants more of them vaccinated.