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Iran leader: time not right for another phone call

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

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani leaves after a news conference in New York on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. In his wide-ranging speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday, Rouhani warned that Islamic terrorists were creating chaos in the Mideast to destroy civilization and generate anti-Muslim hatred, saying they wanted to create "a fertile ground for further intervention of foreign forces in our region." He also said a nuclear agreement was possible before the November deadline if the West wants a deal and shows flexibility. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Friday that the time isn't right for another phone conversation or a meeting with President Barack Obama "because of the sensitivity that still exists between the two countries."


NC inmate died of thirst after 35 days in solitary

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 09:19
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina inmate with mental illness who died of thirst was held in solitary confinement for 35 days and cited twice for flooding his cell, according to prison records.

State of Alaska defends gay-marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 09:00
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Citizens, not the courts, should decide whether the definition of marriage includes same-sex couples, the state of Alaska said in court papers filed Friday.

Jury convicts NM sheriff in heated traffic stop

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:52
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico sheriff who has fought off accusations of misconduct throughout his career was convicted Friday of abusing a driver during a bizarre traffic stop that prosecutors called a fit of road rage.

Woman killed, child injured after getting hit by SEPTA bus in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:47

Mother killed, son injured after getting hit by SEPTA bus in South PhiladelphiaA woman is dead and a child is injured after the pair was struck by a SEPTA bus in South Philadelphia.


Virus probed in paralysis cases in 9 Colorado kids

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:40

This 2007 photo provided by the Children's Hospital Colorado shows the facility in Aurora, Colo. On Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, the CDC said it is investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in children at the hospital, and whether the culprit might be enterovirus 68 which is causing severe respiratory illness across the country. (AP Photo/Children's Hospital Colorado)NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country.


Next U.S. attorney general faces daunting national security challenges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:35
By Matt Spetalnick and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a time when heightened fears of government surveillance coincide with growing anxiety about global terrorism, the next top U.S. law-enforcement officer will face daunting challenges to balance protection of Americans' security and the right to privacy. President Barack Obama says he has not yet chosen a successor to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation on Thursday, but whoever takes on the job for the last two years of the tenure will have no easy task. ...

Man with implanted horns: I'll see you all in hell

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:28

Caius Veiovis reacts to guilty verdicts in his triple murder trial in Hampden Superior Court Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Springfield, Mass. Veiovis is the third of three defendants charged with the 2011 killings of David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell of Pittsfield, Mass. (AP Photo/The Republican, Michael S. Gordon, Pool)SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead was found guilty of murder and other charges Friday for his role in the kidnapping and slaying of three Massachusetts men in 2011.


Montana ex-teacher re-sentenced to 10 years for rape of student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:20

Booking photo of Stacey RamboldBy Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - An ex-teacher from Montana whose month in jail for the rape of a 14-year-old student triggered public outrage was re-sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison in a case that a state prosecutor said would bolster rape victims' rights. Stacey Rambold, a former Billings High School instructor, pleaded guilty last year to one count of sexual intercourse without consent tied to the 2007 rape of Cherice Moralez, a high school freshman who committed suicide in 2010 before the case could be brought to trial. ...


Voters in U.S. West oppose transfer of public lands to states: survey

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:10
(Reuters) - A majority of voters in Western U.S. states oppose proposals for local authorities to take over the management and costs of national forests and other public lands currently run by the federal government, a survey showed. A poll of 1,600 voters in eight states released by the Center for American Progress think tank on Thursday found that only in Utah did a majority, 52 percent, support the idea of transferring those lands to state control. Overall, 59 percent of respondents said such a move would not be fair to taxpayers in their state. ...

Explosion tears apart truck in northern Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:06
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities are investigating after an explosion tore apart a pickup truck on a northern Arizona farm just outside of an isolated community along the Utah border where polygamy is practiced openly.

Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:05
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday.

Police shut down Ferguson protest camp

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:03
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in Ferguson have shut down a campsite set up by protesters soon after last month's shooting death of Michael Brown.

Small-town U.S. politician emerges as unlikely foe of India's Modi

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 07:45

Indian Prime Minster Modi is greeted by dignitaries as he arrives at John F. Kennedy Airport ahead of his appearance at the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, in New YorkBy David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - A city council member from a Chicago suburb of 25,000 people is making for an unlikely antagonist of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, population 1.2 billion. Joseph Whittington of Harvey, Illinois, worked with a group of New York lawyers to found a nonprofit and file a civil lawsuit that said Modi failed to stop anti-Muslim rioting in 2002. The suit was filed on Thursday in New York and seeks damages for crimes against humanity. ...


Man accused of abducting college student brought back to Virginia to face charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 07:41
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Man accused of abducting college student brought back to Virginia to face charges .

Navajo high court weighs case on language fluency

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 07:36
TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) — The decision about whether Navajo Nation presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks Navajo fluently enough to be on the ballot is headed back to a lower tribal court after a Navajo Nation Supreme court ruling Friday.

Driver killed when car strikes tree in Williamstown, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 07:34

Driver killed when car strikes tree in Williamstown, NJA driver in Williamstown, New Jersey was killed when a vehicle struck a tree.


Officer accused of sex assault faces new charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 07:31
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting women is facing 10 new charges.

Palestinian leader in new UN bid to end occupation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 07:29

President Mahmoud Abbas, of Palestine, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Facing pressure at home to come up with a new strategy for achieving Palestinian statehood, Mahmoud Abbas said Friday he would ask the U.N. Security Council to dictate the ground rules for any talks with Israel, including setting a deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian lands.


US, others vow to strengthen UN peacekeeping

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 07:25

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, right, laughs while speaking to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon before a summit on international peacekeeping operations on the sidelines of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and dozens of other countries vowed Friday to speed up and strengthen the U.N.'s overstretched peacekeeping response to crises around the world.