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U.S. Congress may yet reach a deal to curb inversions, lawmaker says

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 06:09
By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress may yet pass legislation this year to curb foreign buyout deals that allow corporations to cut their U.S. income taxes, a leading Democratic lawmaker said on Monday. Many large corporations have moved to trim their taxes in recent months by reincorporating overseas through the acquisition of a rival in a maneuver dubbed "inversion. ...

U.S. congressman calls for subpoena for head of vetting firm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 06:06
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressman on Monday asked that the head of U.S. Investigations Services be subpoenaed to give a deposition about allegations of fraud and security problems at the private company, which makes background checks on federal employees. ...

Facing death, Sudanese woman relied on her faith

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 06:05
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Sudanese woman imprisoned for refusing to reject Christianity said in a televised interview airing Monday night that she was resolved to keep her faith even if it meant death.

Duke Energy to invest $500 million in North Carolina solar power

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 06:04
By Marti Maguire RALEIGH N.C. (Reuters) - Duke Energy Corp, the largest provider of electric power in the United States, will invest $500 million in a major expansion of its solar power program in North Carolina, the Charlotte-based company said Monday. The company plans to acquire and finish building three solar power farms under development in rural areas in the eastern part of the state that will produce a total of 128 megawatts of capacity of electric power. ...

Lawsuit settlements reached in Metro-North crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 06:04
Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a train crash in Connecticut last year have settled with the commuter railroad. Lawyers in the case say the four ...

Ebola patient in Nebraska bored in isolation room

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:59

In this photo from Sept. 10, 2014, which was released by the Nebraska Medical Center, ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra listens to Bible verses, read to him by his wife Debbie Sacra, unseen, via a video link . Dr. Sacra is being treated at the biocontainment unit at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. The photo was taken by their son, Max. (AP Photo/Nebraska Medical Center, Max Sacra)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker battling Ebola say that as he improves, he's getting bored in his isolation room.


NYC's women-only taxi service brakes for now

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:58
By Lisa Anderson NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The debut of a livery car service providing women drivers for female passengers in the New York City area has stalled over lack of a sufficient number of drivers, the founder of the service said on Monday. In a news conference on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan, Stella Mateo, the founder of SheTaxis/SheRides, said the launch of the service, which was scheduled for Sept. 16, has been delayed until a total of 500 women drivers can be recruited. ...

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:58

People salvage the useful remains from houses destroyed by Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hundreds of impoverished houses were destroyed in the Unidad Real squatter's settlement and other equally poor neighborhoods. Mexico’s Interior Ministry declared a state of natural disaster for affected areas in the state of Baja California Sur. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big-box stores, leaving entire neighborhoods as disasters zones.


Program that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:53

 "You're right. It's terrible." (AP Photo/File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice was allowed into after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases — but whether that means he got special treatment because of his stardom remains up in the air, depending on whom you ask.


Statehood hearing for DC unlikely to spur change

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:53

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray prepares to testify before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs at a hearing on a bill for statehood for D.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The chairman who called the hearing, Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, has secured 18 Senate co-sponsors for the bill but he doesn’t appear to have enough support from Democrats on his own committee to bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote, and no further action on the bill is planned. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, but that doesn't mean residents of the nation's capital are any closer to gaining representation on Capitol Hill.


Police: Protocol followed in detention of actress

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:51

Actress Daniele Watts and Brian Lucas speak during an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained Watts and her companion last week after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes. Watts was detained until police determined no crime was committed. (AP Photo/KABC-TV)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct in a parked car.


11 hurt when Tenn. school bus hits truck, tree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:48
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in West Tennessee say a school bus crash has injured the driver and 10 children.

Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:30
DENVER (AP) — The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family.

Trial of Texas doctor accused in poisoning begins

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:29

Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo sits in court on the first day of her trial on a felony charge of aggravated assault,at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Houston, Texas. Gonzalez-Angulo was charged in May 2013 with poisoning Dr. George Blumenschein by lacing his coffee with ethylene glycol. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Gary Coronado)HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas oncologist was obsessed with and had a "fatal attraction" to her fellow physician lover, whose rejection prompted her to poison him by lacing his coffee with ethylene glycol, prosecutors said Monday as her aggravated assault trial began.


3 dead in Corpus Christi trailer park shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:24
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A 63-year-old man was arrested after three people were killed and a child injured in a shooting at a trailer park in South Texas, according to police.

Woman finds body in trunk, learns it's her neighbor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:22
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California woman who found a dead body in the trunk of her Lexus after shopping over the weekend discovered that the man was a neighbor, police said on Monday. The woman, who was not identified by authorities, returned to her car on Saturday afternoon after shopping at a Walmart in Riverside, some 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and noticed a bad smell coming from the trunk, Riverside police Sergeant Dave Amador said. ...

Judge halts proceedings in child stabbing case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:16
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge halted court proceedings Monday for one of two 12-year-old girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictional character called Slender Man while the girl undergoes a competency evaluation.

Guantanamo judge mulls limiting disclosure on al Qaeda suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:15
By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE Md. (Reuters) - A Guantanamo Bay military judge overseeing the trial of an accused al Qaeda leader heard arguments on Monday on what information can be released during his upcoming trial without jeopardizing national security. The Iraqi suspect, Abd al Hadi al Iraqi, is accused of being a senior al Qaeda commander who conspired to bomb Western forces in Afghanistan and of killing civilians and U.S. soldiers. He was captured in 2007 and has been held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, designated a "high-value detainee. ...

Oklahoma trooper jailed on sex assault complaints

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:12

This booking photo provided by the Creek County Sheriff's Office shows Oklahoma State Trooper Eric Roberts. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Roberts has been arrested on complaints of kidnapping, rape and other crimes after three women alleged the officer sexually assaulted them during traffic stops. Roberts was arrested Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 and taken to the Creek County jail. (AP Photo/Creek County Sheriff's Office)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested a state trooper Monday on complaints of kidnapping, rape and other crimes after three women alleged the officer sexually assaulted them while he was on duty.


Powerful Washington lobbyist Boggs dies at 73

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:03

FILE - This Nov. 1997 file photo shows Thomas H. Boggs, Jr., during the oath of office ceremony for his mother, Lindy Boggs, to be ambassador to the Vatican. Boggs, a son of congressional royalty who evolved into a top-tier lobbyist and prolific Democratic fundraiser and embodied what it meant to have Washington clout, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. He was 73. (AP Photo/Brian K. Diggs)WASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., a son of congressional royalty who evolved into a top-tier lobbyist and prolific Democratic fundraiser and embodied what it meant to have Washington clout, died Monday He was 73.