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Gasholder, piece of industrial past, faces uncertain future

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:35

This Oct. 2, 2015 photo, shows the Concord gasholder building, built in 1888 in Concord, N.H. After the roof was damaged during a storm in 2013, the building was temporarily repaired and now historians and preservation experts worry that without permanent repairs, and soon, the building is doomed to the rubble pile. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A round, red-brick relic of this country's industrial transformation sits shakily at the southern entrance to New Hampshire's capital city, the cupola atop its conical, tree-damaged roof slumping northward.

Shooter tackled by teacher in school to be tried as juvenile

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:04
LACEY, Wash. (AP) — A 17-year-old accused of firing two shots into the air at a high school in Lacey will be tried in juvenile court.

NY attorney general opens probe into fantasy sports websites

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:53

FILE- In this Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, Len Don Diego, marketing manager for content at DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, works at his station at the company's offices in Boston. New York's attorney general has sent letters to daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel demanding they turn over details of any investigations into their employees on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The state's attorney general on Tuesday sent letters to daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel demanding they turn over details of any investigations into their employees, saying they "may have gained an unfair, financial advantage in a contest known as Daily Fantasy Football."

Blaze put out at Shell chemical plant in Deer Park, Texas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:45

The logo of Shell is pictured at the 26th World Gas Conference in ParisA small fire was quickly extinguished Tuesday night at a Hexion Inc [MOMEPM.UL] resin processing plant within Royal Dutch Shell Plc's refining and petrochemical complex in Deer Park, Texas, a Hexion spokesman said. A Shell spokesman said operations at the 316,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Deer Park refinery and the adjoining chemical plant were not affected by the fire. "Shell emergency response personnel assisted this evening with a fire at the Hexion chemical facility in Deer Park, Texas," said Shell spokesman Ray Fisher.

Homicide victim found on hiking trail with hurt dog on leash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:44
FAIRFAX, Calif. (AP) — Detectives say they are looking for three persons of interest in the killing of a man on a Northern California hiking trail.

McCarthy seeks to convince US conservatives he's not like Boehner

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:38

House Majority Leader McCarthy speaks at the John Hay Initiative in WashingtonU.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sought to convince conservative lawmakers on Tuesday that he will be different from retiring Speaker John Boehner if McCarthy is elected as Boehner's successor this month. "I think McCarthy's pitch was, 'I'm not John Boehner, I'm going to run things differently, I'm my own man'," Representative Blake Farenthold, a Texas Republican, told reporters after House conservatives interviewed McCarthy and two other contenders to be the next speaker.

Around 6,000 Federal Prisoners to Be Released

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:33
The release is set to be the largest in the history of the prison system.

Fox probing claims 'Maze Runner' cast took artifacts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:32

 The Scorch Trials." Actor O'Brien said last month on "Live with Kelly and Michael" that cast members took artifacts from private ranch north of Albuquerque, despite warnings not to take any items like rocks or "skulls." (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Representatives from 20th Century Fox are trying to determine if actors took American Indian artifacts while filming "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" at a private New Mexico ranch.

Judge blocks Montana from using drug in executions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:28
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday blocked Montana from using a particular drug in lethal injections, effectively halting executions in the state until an adequate substitute can be found or lawmakers change the law.

A look at efforts to legalize physician-assisted deaths

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:25

FILE - In this June 9, 2015, file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown meets with board members of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California in Los Angeles. California will become the fifth state in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs. Gov. Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminarian, announced, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, he has signed a bill approved by state lawmakers after an emotional and deeply personal debate. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — California's governor has signed a bill that will give the terminally ill in the nation's most populous state the right to end their lives with drugs prescribed by a doctor.

South Carolina cleans up, but worries remain amid floods

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:25

Rick Hoffman evacuates from his house, after making previous trips for personal items, in the Ashborough subdivision near Summerville, S.C., after many of their neighbors left Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. South Carolina is still struggling with flood waters due to a slow moving storm system. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The family of Miss South Carolina 1954 found her flood-soaked pageant scrapbook on a dining room floor littered with dead fish on Tuesday, as the first sunny day in nearly two weeks provided a chance to clean up from historic floods.

Cartel enforcer admits 9 murders but won't name associates

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:17

FILE - In an undated file photo, Jose Manuel Martinez arrives at the Lawrence County Judicial Building in Moulton, Ala., before pleading guilty to shooting Jose Ruiz in Lawrence County, Ala., in March 2013. Martinez who admitted to killing dozens of people across the United States as an enforcer for drug cartels in Mexico, will begin to hear evidence in court Tuesday, Oct. 6, that prosecutors say proves he gunned down nine people throughout Central California. Authorities say Martinez opened up to them after his arrest in 2013, detailing a long, violent career with over 30 victims. (John Godbey/The Decatur Daily via AP)VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Once Jose Manuel Martinez acknowledged a vast killing spree that included nine people in California, officials set out to decide whether the self-described cartel enforcer actually carried out the horrific crimes.

Publisher promises stickers, changes for textbook that called slaves 'workers'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:13
The publisher of a textbook criticized for a glaring error that glossed over the topic of slavery has offered stickers with a new caption to schools that will cover up a caption describing African slaves as "workers," a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. "We are deeply sorry that the caption was written this way," Chief Executive Officer David Levin said in a memo to employees provided by the company.

Fantasy Sports 'Insider Trading' Allegations Spark Regulatory Debate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:44
An employee of DraftKings was accused of using "insider" NFL data to make money.

12-year-old arrested for bringing inoperable gun to school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:39
GRANITE FALLS, Wash. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has been arrested for bringing an inoperable gun to a middle school about 40 miles northeast of Seattle.

US, Japan museums united on Missouri, Yamato battleships

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:33
HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. and Japanese museums are forming a partnership to preserve and promote the history of the battleship USS Missouri and the Japanese battleship Yamato.

Journalist who allegedly helped hackers makes final pitch to jury

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:28
(Please note that paragraph six contains language that may be offensive to some readers) By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A lawyer for journalist Matthew Keys, accused of aiding members of the Anonymous hacking collective, told a jury on Tuesday that the U.S. government had not proven the criminal charges it filed over the incident. Keys was indicted in 2013 on three criminal counts, including conspiracy to cause damage to a protected computer. The indictment accused Keys of giving hackers access to Tribune Co. computer systems in December 2010.

UAW threatens strike in contract talks with Fiat Chrysler

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:20

FILE - In this March 14, 2014 file photo, assembly line workers build a 2015 Chrysler 200 automobile at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike against Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a tentative contract deal with the company. In a Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 statement, Fiat Chrysler said that it received a strike notice from the union, and that it continues to work toward reaching an agreement. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike against Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a tentative contract deal with the company.

U.S. GAO upholds Harris protest about FBI contract plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:01
The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Tuesday upheld a protest by Harris Corp filed against the FBI's plans to award a sole-source contract to rival Motorola Solutions Inc for two-way radios under a larger umbrella contract. The congressional agency said the FBI violated federal regulations when it notified vendors that it planned to award two contracts worth $335 million to Motorola, shutting out four other companies that were authorized to supply equipment under a bigger contract with the Department of Homeland Security.

Model sues Bill Cosby over alleged 2008 sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 09:52

Model sues Bill Cosby over alleged 2008 sexual assaultA model who has accused Bill Cosby of drugging her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 sued the comedian on Tuesday for sexual assault.