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Oklahoma judge dismisses Ten Commandments lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:16

File - This June 20, 2014 file photo is the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. The privately funded monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol does not violate the state constitution and can stay there, an Oklahoma County judge said Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 in a ruling that attorneys who filed the lawsuit in question vowed to appeal to the state Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol does not violate the state constitution and can stay there, an Oklahoma County judge said Friday in a ruling that attorneys who filed the lawsuit vowed to appeal to the state Supreme Court.


Burke fires consultant over jobs plan copying

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:16

In this combination of 2014 file photos are Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, left, and his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, at campaign events in Wisconsin. (AP Photo/AP, Scott Bauer and The Journal Times, Scott Anderson)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Mary Burke said Friday she cut ties with a consultant she blames for copying several sections of her jobs plan from platforms of other Democrats.


Ohio creator of Slush Puppies dead at age 74

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:16
CINCINNATI (AP) — Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. He was 74.

Utah doctor sentenced to 15 years to life for wife’s 2007 murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:11
By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A Utah judge sentenced a former doctor to 15 years to life in prison on Friday for murdering his wife by drugging her with a powerful cocktail of painkillers and holding her head underwater in a bathtub until she drowned, court records show. Michele MacNeill, 50, was found unconscious in the bathtub of her Utah home, 35 miles south of Salt Lake City, by her 6-year-old daughter in 2007, about a week after undergoing plastic surgery. ...

PHOTOS: 19 arrested in central Pa. drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:10

 19 arrested in central Pa. drug bustThe Pennsylvania Attorney General's office said 19 people have been charged for their alleged connection to a drug ring.


Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:53

FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, photo, shows a sign in front of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo's latest windfall will be delivered with Alibaba’s record-setting IPO Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, which is expected raise more than $24 billion for the e-commerce company and its early backers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.


Quality assurance manager at plant linked to salmonella outbreak guilty of obstruction

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:50
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Quality assurance manager at plant linked to salmonella outbreak guilty of obstruction .

Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:39

FILE - In this April 2014 file photo, Actor Jon Hamm, of television's "Mad Men," is shown at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, at the Javits Convention Center in New York. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are unveiling the "It's On Us" campaign Friday at a White House event. The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" to help fight campus sexual assault. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly targeted at encouraging men to take a stand.


Judge concerned over U.S. embassy bombing case guilty plea

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:32

Terror suspects Khalid al-Fawwaz and Adel Abdul Bary are seen in this courtroom sketch during a court appearance in Manhattan Federal Court in New YorkBy Joseph Ax and Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Egyptian man pleaded guilty in New York on Friday to charges stemming from the deadly 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people. Wiping tears from his eyes and frequently shaking his head, Adel Abdul Bary, 54, pleaded guilty to three counts, including threatening to kill, injure or destroy property by means of an explosive and conspiring to murder U.S. citizens abroad. However, U.S. ...


Correction: Newlyweds-Craigslist Killing story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:22

Miranda Barbour is led into court by sheriff deputies in Sunbury PennsylvaniaSUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — In a Sept. 18 story about the sentencing of a couple who lured a stranger to his death with a Craigslist ad, The Associated Press erroneously reported how The Daily Item newspaper interviewed one of the defendants. It was conducted in person, not by telephone. The story also incorrectly reported when an earlier interview by the newspaper with the same defendant took place. It was in February, not April.


Judge says jury has reached a verdict in salmonella trial of Georgia peanut plant owner

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:09
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Judge says jury has reached a verdict in salmonella trial of Georgia peanut plant owner .

Crews hope break in weather will aid fight against California wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:08

A piece of burnt metal is seen at the King Fire in Fresh Pond northeast of SacramentoBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews hoped to take advantage of improved weather conditions on Friday to stop a raging Northern California wildfire before it claims 12,000 homes in the path of the flames that have already charred nearly 120 square miles of drought-parched forest land. Some 4,400 firefighters have been deployed against the so-called King Fire, which officials say is the most dangerous of 11 major wildfires raging across California, but they had cut containment lines around just 10 percent of the flames burning through heavy timber and steep terrain as of Friday ...


Woman, 19, critically injured in Delaware crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:02

Woman, 19, critically injured in Delaware crashA 19-year-old woman is hospitalized in critical condition after a crash in Bear.


NJ teacher had sex with 3 teenage boys at school, prosecutor says

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:00

NJ teacher had sex with 3 teenage boys at school, prosecutor saysAuthorities say a northern New Jersey high school teacher has been charged with having sex with three 15-year-old male students.


France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:52

France strikes Islamic State group's depot in IraqJoining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said.


Delaware woman arrested in fourth DUI case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:50

Delaware woman arrested in fourth DUI caseA Delaware woman has been arrested on charges of drunken driving for the fourth time in five years.


AccuWeather: Cooler Today, Warmer This Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:47

 Cooler Today, Warmer This WeekendAccuWeather says a thunderstorm or shower is possible late Sunday.


Sheriff: Man kills 6 grandchildren, daughter in murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:29

 Man kills 6 grandchildren, daughter in murder-suicideA man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at a home in a small town in North Florida Thursday, a sheriff said.


U.S. nutrition program for mothers, infants sees falling demand

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:21

A WIC voucher for food at the Women, Infants and Children offices is seen at a Salt Lake County health clinic in South Salt Lake City, UtahBy Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A government nutrition program for pregnant mothers and small children has not kept pace with technology and U.S. poverty experts say its paper voucher system is driving low-income women away from the program when they need it most. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC, has seen a sharp drop in participation since 2010, unlike food stamps and other anti-poverty programs that ballooned during the 2007-9 recession and the economic recovery that followed, government figures show. ...


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Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 00:19

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