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AccuWeather: Lots of Clouds, Windy and Damp Today

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 5 min ago

 Lots of Clouds, Windy and Damp TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says the weather gets better and a bit milder on Friday.


Reporter quits Chicago newspaper, says governor candidate influenced paper

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 10 min ago

Republican candidate for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner celebrates after winning the nomination in the Illinois Primary in ChicagoBy Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A veteran Illinois political reporter quit his job at the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday and accused the newspaper of bowing to pressure from Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner by removing him from the campaign beat. Dave McKinney, a 19-year veteran of the paper who covered the state capital, said in his resignation letter that the paper reassigned him after the Rauner campaign accused him of a conflict of interest, which he denies. ...


Next Women's World Cup a big chance for US soccer

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 13 min ago

IFLE - In this Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, United States' Abby Wambach celebrates her goal against Trinidad and Tobago during the second half of a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer match in Kansas City, Kan. The Women’s World Cup kicks off in Canada in June 2015 _ and if the favored U.S. squad advances far, expect some more massive TV audiences. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)The chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer.


Highlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 20 min ago
Large companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to recreational marijuana in Florida, according to an analysis of advertising data released Thursday from the Center for Public Integrity. Some $119 million in television ads had been aired through Monday to influence the 158 statewide ballot questions nationwide.

Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 21 min ago

Elections worker Claudette Holloway points voters to the polls on the first day of early, in-person voting Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups.


Police respond to concerns over dirt bike memorial ride

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 26 min ago

Police respond to concerns over dirt bike memorial rideIt was supposed to be a vigil in memory of a slain biker Tuesday afternoon, but it quickly turned into a dangerous ride of 100 men on ATVs.


Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 32 min ago

Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes.


AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 47 min ago

In this Oct. 8, 2014, photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference following a meeting of NFL owners and executives in New York. A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.


Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 43 min ago

Baruti of the Universal African Peoples Organization, Shahid of the Tauheed Youth Group, and Missouri State Senator Nasheed speak with the media outside the St. Louis County Justice Center in ClaytonBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The official autopsy on an unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer in August set off protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he sustained a gunshot wound to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The autopsy report, obtained by the newspaper and published on its website late on Tuesday, comes as a St. Louis County grand jury considers charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. ...


Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 43 min ago

Baruti of the Universal African Peoples Organization, Shahid of the Tauheed Youth Group, and Missouri State Senator Nasheed speak with the media outside the St. Louis County Justice Center in ClaytonBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The official autopsy on an unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer in August set off protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he sustained a gunshot wound to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The autopsy report, obtained by the newspaper and published on its website late on Tuesday, comes as a St. Louis County grand jury considers charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. ...


Hyundai Motor's 3Q profit falls 28 percent

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 48 min ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday its profit sank nearly 30 percent for the July-September quarter, hurt by a stronger South Korean currency and weak sales growth in its home market.

Denver teens' travel stirs terror appeal concerns

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 50 min ago

This Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, 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. The two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend have been reunited with their families in Colorado, according to an FBI spokeswoman. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — The case of three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about the use of social media by terror groups to recruit people inside the United States, experts said Wednesday.


Spanish jobless figure drops as economy picks up

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 53 min ago
MADRID (AP) — Spain's unemployment rate dropped to 23.7 percent in the third quarter from 24.5 percent in the previous three-month period, the latest sign of the economy's recovery.

Spanish jobless figure drops as economy picks up

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 53 min ago
MADRID (AP) — Spain's unemployment rate dropped to 23.7 percent in the third quarter from 24.5 percent in the previous three-month period, the latest sign of the economy's recovery.

Disqualified tribal candidate persists in campaign

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 54 min ago

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe's high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn't speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo presidential candidate disqualified from the race is holding out hope that election officials and tribal lawmakers will provide a way for him to remain on the ballot, despite the long odds.


Disqualified tribal candidate persists in campaign

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 54 min ago

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe's high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn't speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo presidential candidate disqualified from the race is holding out hope that election officials and tribal lawmakers will provide a way for him to remain on the ballot, despite the long odds.


Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 55 min ago

 16-feet tall, 36-foot long, 7-tons with a duckbill on its head and a hump-like sail on its back. Throw in those killer claws, tufts of feathers here and there, and no teeth _ and try not to snicker. And if that’s not enough, it ate like a giant vacuum cleaner. (AP Photo/Michael Skrepnick, Dinosaurs in Art, Nature Publishing Group)WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.


Olympic hero Rulon Gardner mementos up for auction

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 1 min ago

Rob Olson of Erkelens & Olsen Auctioneers displays Rulon Gardner's memorabilia at his auction house Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off Saturday Oct. 25, 2014 in Salt Lake City. Next to it are dozens of medals the Greco-Roman wrestler won during his career, countless knives and watches. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off Saturday in Salt Lake City.


Olympic hero Rulon Gardner mementos up for auction

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 1 min ago

Rob Olson of Erkelens & Olsen Auctioneers displays Rulon Gardner's memorabilia at his auction house Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off Saturday Oct. 25, 2014 in Salt Lake City. Next to it are dozens of medals the Greco-Roman wrestler won during his career, countless knives and watches. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off Saturday in Salt Lake City.


Unilever: prices falling in Europe, China weak

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 20 min ago
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Unilever PLC, the maker of consumer products including Dove soaps, Lipton teas and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, says it saw price deflation in Europe's largest markets in the third quarter.