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Burke fires consultant over jobs plan copying

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:37
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor has fired a consultant she blames for copying several sections of her jobs plan from plans by other Democrats.

Workers accused of stealing parts from Texas plant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:13
SEGUIN, Texas (AP) — Police say eight workers at a Caterpillar plant in Texas are accused of stealing more at least $160,000 in parts from the company.

This Week in the Civil War

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:01
This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Sept. 21: More fighting in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.

Scotland votes to remain part of United Kingdom

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:47

Scotland votes to remain part of United KingdomScottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.


Nepal clears Indian firm to build hydropower plant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:31
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government signed an agreement Friday with Indian company GMR to build the Himalayan nation's largest hydroelectric plant in a small step toward easing chronic power shortages and attracting new investment.

Massachusetts teen's lawyer seeks police messages

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:28
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for the Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher is questioning the timeline given by authorities about the discovery of the victim's body.

Mayo cited for burns to monkey during research

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 19:41
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Mayo Clinic has been cited by federal authorities for accidentally burning a monkey during a research procedure.

Exclusive: Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 19:41

A girl holds a U.S. flagBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion. ...


High school football player jumped at Spring Garden playground

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 18:57

High school football player jumped at Spring Garden playgroundAuthorities say a high school football player was jumped after practice at a playground in Spring Garden.


PHOTOS: Kensington warehouse fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 18:52

 Kensington warehouse firePhiladelphia firefighters battled a massive fire that consumed a vacant commercial building and a paper storage facility.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 18:11

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond looks down during a press conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/PA, Danny Lawson) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVEYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:33

This undated image provided by the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 shows Don Spirit. On Thursday, officials said Spirit is suspected of killing six of his grandchildren, his daughter and himself near Bell, Fla. (AP Photo/Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office)BELL, Fla. (AP) — A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past.


U.S. Border Patrol, under fire for use of force, to trial body cameras

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:30
By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - The U.S. Border Patrol said body cameras would be trialled for its agents from next month following allegations over abuse and use of excessive force, as Washington gave the agency authority to investigate staff for criminal misconduct. A review will examine the legal and policy implications of using the cameras at ports of entry to the United States, along its borders, and from the air and sea, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) spokesman said. U.S. ...

I injured in 4-alarm building blaze in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:02

3 hurt, including 2 firefighters, in massive warehouse fire in KensingtonOne person was injured in a massive fire inside a building in Philadelphia's Kensington section early Friday morning.


Driver freed in Stratosphere crash commits suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:20
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A hotel room suicide of a man who was freed from jail after being accused of intentionally crashing his vehicle into the Stratosphere and declaring he wanted to jump from its tower is raising questions about why he hadn't been charged with a crime and whether he was properly screened for mental illness.

Options for protection come with flu season

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:49

Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, receives a flu shot from Sharon Bonadies at the conclusion of a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. "Vaccination is the single most important step everyone 6 months of age and older can take to protect themselves and their families against influenza," said Frieden. 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. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.


Scots reject independence in historic vote

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:27

Supporters of the No campaign for the Scottish independence referendum celebrate after the final result was announced at a No campaign event at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:02
"We have chosen unity over division. Today is a momentous day for Scotland and the United Kingdom as a whole." — Alistair Darling, head of the No campaign, after Scottish voters rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the U.K. after a historic referendum.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron promises to deliver on promises made to Scotland ahead of vote

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:19
LONDON (AP) — UK Prime Minister David Cameron promises to deliver on promises made to Scotland ahead of vote.

Man kills daughter, six grandchildren in Florida murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:43
TAMPA (Reuters) - A 51-year-old Florida man shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren in his home before killing himself on Thursday, authorities said. Don Spirit, identified by authorities as the suspect, called the 911 emergency line and killed himself after a sheriff's deputy arrived at the scene, Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said. Everyone in the house was killed, Schultz said. The youngest child was less than three months old and the oldest was 11 years old, he added. "We're all family here. What can you say?" Schultz said. ...