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India leader proposes International Yoga Day

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:32

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — India's prime minister is proposing a new addition to the lengthy list of annual U.N. observances: World Yoga Day.


Woman accused of filing $94 million false return

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:26
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a suburban woman has been arrested area on accusations of filing a false state tax return in Georgia for $94 million.

Concierge sought in burglary of Center City apartment

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:19

Concierge sought in burglary of Center City apartmentPolice say the Concierge at a Philadelphia apartment building was caught on tape burglarizing a residence back on August 23rd.


Life or death? Arias set for sentencing retrial

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:11

FILE - This Jan. 9, 2013 file photo shows Jodi Arias appearing for her trial in Maricopa County Superior court in Phoenix. Arias, the 34-year-old former waitress admitted killing Travis Alexander in 2008 at his suburban Phoenix home, but claimed it was self-defense. She was found guilty last year but jurors couldn't agree on a sentence. While Arias' murder conviction stands, prosecutors are putting on a second penalty phase with a new jury under way Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 with jury selection in an effort to secure the death penalty. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias' guilt has been determined. The only thing that remains is whether she dies for killing her ex-boyfriend.


Trial to begin for Tsarnaev pal accused of lying

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:06

FILE - In this May 15, 2014 file photo, Robel Phillipos, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrives at federal court before a hearing in Boston. Jury selection for his trial is set to begin on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in federal court in Boston. Phillipos, a U.S. citizen, is charged with lying to investigators after last year's fatal bombing. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)BOSTON (AP) — Two friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have already been convicted of impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. Next week, a third friend will go on trial for allegedly lying to authorities investigating the bombing.


Refugees settle in thanks to small farm plots

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:01

Angelique Hakuzimana, displaced by war in her native Rwanda in 2009, works in her garden at the Global Greens Farm, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in West Des Moines, Iowa. A growing interest from consumers to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables has provided a robust new market for refugees who have fled violence in their home countries and have found peace in farming small plots of land in cities across the United States. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The rapidly rising demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables has created a robust new market for refugees who fled violence in their home countries and found peace in farming small plots of land in several U.S. cities.


War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 23:51

In this Aug. 27, 2014, photo, Fernando, 14, poses for a photo behind a painting he made to honor a dead friend Johnny in Chicago. When he was just 12, he witnessed a drive-shooting where one friend survived a bullet to the head and another died on Fernando's couch, awaiting an ambulance. Fernando is part of the first class of Urban Warriors, a new YMCA-sponsored pilot program that pairs Iraq and Afganistan vets, most grew up with friends or family in gangs, with teens from similar backgrounds. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — Jorge Maya sat in a circle at his neighborhood YMCA, a sturdy Afghanistan vet listening to a group of teenage boys scarred by gang violence.


India PM says serious about peace with Pakistan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 23:50

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, of India, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday he's serious about holding peace talks with Pakistan but also criticized the neighboring country, insisting it must create an "appropriate atmosphere" for the dialogue.


As families flee coal country, schools struggle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 23:35

This Aug. 8, 2014 photo shows barbed wire and a no trespassing sign tell people to stay away from the George F. Johnson Elementary School in Pike County, Ky. The school district closed the school last year because of declining enrollment. The district merged it with two other schools to create a new school that runs from Kindergarten to eighth grade. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — When it opened in 1990 amid boom times deep in eastern Kentucky coal country, Shelby Valley High School had nearly 1,000 students, with enough demand that it built an addition the next year. Now the mines are closing, and the school big enough for 1,200 students sits at half capacity.


34th annual "Bike MS City-to-Shore Ride."

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 23:05

34th annual "Bike MS City-to-Shore Ride."7-thousand bicyclists are expected to take part in the 34th annual "Bike MS City-to-Shore Ride." event Saturday.


Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 22:06

In this photo taken Sept. 23, 2014, Jennifer Dize poses on a dock behind her home on Smith Island, Md. Dize is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up her late husband’s case after he got sick and sued his employer, the Association of Maryland Pilots, in 2008, claiming a boat maintenance project led to a deadly respiratory illness. However, his bosses said his work didn’t qualify him to be a “seaman” entitled to sue his employer under a federal law. The Supreme Court is expected to discuss whether to take the case during a private conference Sept. 29. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)EWELL, Md. (AP) — William Smith Dize's life revolved around water.


Driver injured after crashing in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 21:52

Driver injured after crashing in Cherry Hill, N.J.Police say a driver in a pick-up truck was injured after crashing in Cherry Hill, New Jersey Friday night.


Prospect of tighter White House security touches nerve in Washington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 20:36

File photo of the White House seen from outside the north lawn fence in WashingtonBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The prospect of more of the U.S. capital being closed off after an intruder got into the White House has struck a nerve in Washington over public space being eroded by barricades and bollards. The possible tightening of security around the president's residence, a highly visible symbol of democracy and a prime draw for tourists and protesters alike, raises questions like whether safety trumps openness or whether a capital city can ever be entirely safe, analysts said. The week after a 42-year-old Iraq war veteran climbed the 7-foot (2. ...


Smithsonian museum day live

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 19:43

Smithsonian museum day liveDozens of museums in our area are taking part in the 10th annual museum day live.


Man shot dead on Strawberry Mansion street

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

Man shot dead on Strawberry Mansion streetPolice say a 39-year-old man was shot in the head and killed in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section early Saturday morning.


Hundreds of small earthquakes hit central California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 17:47
(Reuters) - More than 500 small earthquakes struck a volcanic region in central California on Thursday and Friday, posing no immediate risk, federal environmental officials said. The "earthquake swarm" shook the Long Valley Caldera area north of Fresno, an area that has seen an increased amount of quakes, volcanic gas emissions and other disturbances in recent decades, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. "These are just kind of ordinary, everyday earthquakes," said USGS spokeswoman Leslie Gordon. Eight of the quakes were recorded between 3.0 and 3. ...

Driver accused of abandoning chicken truck found

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 15:58

This photo provided by the Nampa Police Department shows a Volvo tractor similar to the one reported missing by Dixie River Freight Inc., in Nampa, Idaho. A former employee, Christopher L. Hall, is suspected of abandoning a trailer containing $80,000 in frozen chicken at a western Montana truck stop and taking the $160,000 tractor. The chicken has thawed and rancid juices are leaking from the truck. (AP Photo/Nampa Police Department)NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in Idaho have arrested the driver thought to have abandoned a trailer containing 37,000 pounds of rotten chicken at a western Montana truck stop.


India: Graft in health care impoverishes millions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 15:05

In this July 25, 2014 photo, Digamber Rawat sits in his one room house in New Delhi, India. Rawat rarely emerges from the tiny windowless room he shares with his parents because a mysterious illness has wasted away the strength in his legs. His family can't afford private health care, but they must pay for it anyway, even when they go to free government hospitals for help. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)NEW DELHI (AP) — Digamber Rawat rarely emerges from the tiny windowless room he shares with his parents because a mysterious illness has wasted away the strength in his legs. His family can't afford private health care, but they must pay for it anyway, even when they go to free government hospitals for help.


Idaho trucker accused of ditching chicken load arrested

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 13:24
(Reuters) - Idaho authorities said on Friday the truck driver suspected of holding 37,000 pounds of frozen chicken for ransom before ditching the trailer and leaving the fowl to rot at a Montana truck stop has been arrested. Christopher Hall, 42, was apprehended in Meridian, Idaho by a fugitive task force led by the U.S. Marshals Service on Friday afternoon, Nampa Police Lieutenant Eric Skoglund said. Skoglund said Hall was being sought for a federal parole violation and that he had not been charged with crimes relating to the theft of the truck. ...

Man accused of following woman on roof is charged

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 12:35

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 file photo, Melora Rivera, who fled her house through an attic window to escape an intruder, seen on the roof behind her, waits for help after an early-morning break-in at her house in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles. The intruder, later identified as Christian Hicks, was arrested by Los Angeles police officers, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. ( AP Photo/Venice311.org, Alex Thompson, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man accused of breaking into a woman's house in Venice and following her onto the roof as she tried to escape has been charged in the case.