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Authorities: 5th grader with gun had list of names

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 21:30
KINGSLEY, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a fifth-grade boy found with a loaded pistol at a middle school in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula had created a list of classmates' names.

Nebraska jail worker resigns in Lego theft case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 21:08
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska corrections officer has resigned after police posted a video showing the theft of Legos from a Wal-Mart store.

Companies in Europe pledge 100K new youth jobs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 21:07

France's Laurent Freixe, right, Executive Vice President and CEO Nestle Europe speaks next to Jose Lopez, Nestle Executive Vice President Operations and Globe before the launch of the second stage of the Nestle Needs YOUth initiative, the "Alliance for Youth", in the Nestle Headquarters, in Vevey, Switzerland, Thursday, September 18, 2014. Some 200 companies on Thursday pledged to create new work and training opportunities for Europe's young jobseekers, of which one out of four is unemployed. The alliance of major companies set a goal of creating tens of thousands in additional jobs — or apprenticeships and internships that lead to jobs — over the next several years. (AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron)VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — Some 200 companies on Thursday pledged to create new work and training opportunities for Europe's young jobseekers, of which one out of four is unemployed.


ISIS planned random beheadings in Australia, police say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 20:45

ISIS planned random beheadings in Australia, police sayPolice on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group.


2 men have 1993 convictions overturned

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 20:43
NEW YORK (AP) — A state appeals court has overturned the guilty verdicts of two men convicted in 1993 of kidnapping a 16-year-old Brooklyn girl.

46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 20:17

A 1967 Jaguar XK-E convertible that was stolen 46 years ago is shown to the media by the U.S. Customs and Protection agency in Carson, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The car was recovered at the Port of Long Beach by the California Highway Patrol along with four other cars in a container en route to the Netherlands. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love.


Greens exit Finnish government over nuclear spat

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 20:14
HELSINKI (AP) — The environmentalist Green Party says it's dropping out of Finland's coalition government, which has endorsed the construction of a new nuclear power plant.

News Corp opposes Google in EU antitrust case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 20:03
BRUSSELS (AP) — The media conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch is joining the fray in Google's protracted European antitrust case, saying the technology company unfairly distorts competition.

More videos show missing Virginia student, others

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:42

More videos show missing Virginia student, othersPolice say they've reviewed additional surveillance videos from two businesses showing a missing University of Virginia student and others walking the night she disappeared.


Fiery crash injures driver in Buena Vista

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:27

Fiery crash injures driver in Buena VistaA motorist is hospitalized after a fiery crash in Buena Vista, New Jersey.


Dog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:16

This Sept. 15, 2014 photo provided by Washington County, Ore., Animal Services in Hillsboro, Ore., shows a Jack Russell terrier named Gidget. The 7-year-old dog who went missing from her Pennsylvania home outside of Philadelphia on April 22 has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away. Deborah Wood of the County's Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter says a good Samaritan found Gidget this month in Tualatin, Oregon. A microchip implanted in Gidget revealed her owner and hometown. Wood says Gidget was a little thin, but otherwise in good condition. It's a mystery how the dog ended up in Oregon. The shelter and the owner are trying to figure out how to get the dog back to Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Washington County Animal Services)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away.


Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors: Senate panel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:08

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawBy Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found. The Senate Armed Services Committee's year-long probe, concluded in March but made public on Wednesday, found the military's U.S. Transportation Command, or Transcom, was aware of only two out of at least 20 such cyber intrusions within a single year. ...


Catholic high school coach fired in connection with gay couple attack in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:37

Catholic high school coach fired in connection with gay couple attack in PhiladelphiaThe Archdiocese of Philadelphia has fired an assistant basketball coach at Archbishop Wood High School in connection with last week's brutal attack on a gay couple.


Pa. state police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest in Scranton

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:05

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


Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:04

A man walks past an advertising billboard showing the mobile app of Alibaba’s Taobao consumer-to-consumer site at a subway station in Beijing Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)BEIJING (AP) — Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy.


Sheriff: Burned armpit hair led to car crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:25

 Burned armpit hair led to car crashA SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday.


AccuWeather: Lots of Sun, 70s Again Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:15

 Lots of Sun, 70s Again TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says the weekend looks warm.


EU court OKs airlines' right to charge for luggage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:52
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's highest court says airlines are allowed to charge passengers an extra fee for checking in luggage.

Gunman sought in 7-Eleven attempted robbery in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:52

Gunman sought in 7-Eleven attempted robbery in OlneyPolice are searching for the armed suspect who held up a 7-Eleven store in Philadelphia's Olney section early Thursday morning.


Hyundai to pay $10B for land in Gangnam district

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:15

This Sept. 17, 2014 photo shows Korea Electric Power Corp's headquarters, center, in Seoul, South Korea. The consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. has offered 10 trillion won ($9.6 billion) for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Han Jong-chan) KOREA OUTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. offered 10.55 trillion won ($10.1 billion) for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters. The sky high price surprised shareholders who sent the automaker's shares down nearly 10 percent.