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Peterson facing more accusations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:04
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, already facing felony charges in Texas for child abuse, has been accused in a separate incident involving another son who is 4 years old, KHOU-TV in Houston has reported.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:01

A family from San Jose, California, cover themselves with pillows as they sit on the concrete stairs in the service area of a resort after the designated area for shelter was destroyed by winds in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Montana 'BASE jumper' falls to death in Glacier National Park

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:00
By Lori Grannis MISSOULA Mont. (Reuters) - A Montana hiker reported as missing after he set out alone to perform a BASE jump in Glacier National Park over the weekend has been found dead below the summit of Mount Siyeh, authorities said on Monday. Authorities identified the man as 22-year-old Beau Weiher of Missoula, who was reported missing by family and friends on Saturday night after he failed to return as expected from his outing. ...

Burger King wants Hawaii needle lawsuit dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:59
HONOLULU (AP) — Burger King wants to dismiss a lawsuit alleging there were needles in a sandwich after the former soldier who made the claim didn't attend a settlement conference.

PG&E officials removed for improper communications

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:52
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four senior officials with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the state commission regulating it were removed or resigned over emails released Monday showing the utility and state regulators appeared to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases.

Photoshopped image of NFL CoverGirl with black eye goes viral

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:45

Photoshopped image of NFL CoverGirl with black eye goes viralA CoverGirl ad encouraging fans to 'get their gameface on' was edited to show the model, in Baltimore Ravens colors, with a black eye.


United Airlines offers flight attendants $100,000 in voluntary buyout

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:38
By Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines and union officials said Monday that eligible flight attendants will be paid up to $100,000 to leave the company through a voluntary buyout, in a deal that aims to end furloughs at the over-staffed airline. The agreement comes six years after United, which employs more than 23,000 stewards, retired a number of its planes, leaving the company 2,000-plus flight attendants above capacity. ...

Texas doctor poisoned lover's coffee over obsession: prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:36
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A breast cancer physician charged with spiking her lover's coffee with a compound used in antifreeze was obsessed with the man and even had a private investigator follow him, prosecutors said in opening statements at her trial on Monday. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member, which also covers domestic violence in dating relationships, for allegedly spiking Dr. George Blumenschein's coffee in January 2013. ...

California state Senator Wright to resign following fraud conviction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:29
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California state Senator Roderick Wright plans to resign from office later this month following a perjury and voter fraud conviction that saw him sentenced to 90 days in jail, he said in a letter sent on Monday. Wright, who was convicted in January of lying about whether he lived in the district he sought to represent, was the first of three California Senate Democrats to face criminal proceedings this year. This effectively cost the party a cherished two-thirds majority in the California Senate. ...

Bombing suspect's lawyers: Didn't pose as FBI

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:25
BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday denied as "false" and "preposterous" an allegation that defense team members posed as FBI employees while investigating the case in Russia.

New Mexico sheriff enters plea in disputed stop

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:14
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico sheriff pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges stemming from an off-duty traffic stop that authorities say left a driver injured.

Victim's family praying for girl in range accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:11
PHOENIX (AP) — The family of an Arizona shooting-range instructor who was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi say they're praying for her.

Ohio man walks into traffic, sets himself on fire: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:01
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Ohio man was in critical condition on Monday after he walked into busy traffic outside of Cleveland and then lit himself on fire in front of three young children, police said. Hugo Ramos, 28, pulled his vehicle over in Pittsfield Township, 35 miles (56 km) west of Cleveland, walked directly into traffic and was struck by a truck around 11 a.m. local time, according to Craig Cvetan, a spokesman for the Ohio State Highway Patrol. ...

BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:58
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — BP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct contractors early next year.

Miss America responds to 'red cup' criticism

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:58

Miss America responds to 'red cup' criticismThe new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup.


Breathalyzer used at Phoenixville high school football game

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:56

Breathalyzer used at Phoenixville high school football gameThere is controversy brewing at one Chester County school over how they enforce their alcohol policy at football games.


US labor board orders CNN to rehire fired workers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board ruled against the CNN cable television network on Monday in an 11-year-old labor dispute, ordering the network to rehire or compensate about 300 former workers.

Students sickened, carbon monoxide leak suspected

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:46

A massive fan is set up at the door at North Mac Intermediate School to help clear the building of gas after a carbon monoxide leak at the school on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Girard, Ill. More than 130 middle school students and adults were sent to hospitals after becoming ill because of the leak caused by a faulty furnace flue, school district and fire officials said. At least three students were admitted to St. John's Hospital in Springfield, but most were discharged or under evaluation. (AP Photo/The State Journal-Register, Justin L. Fowler)GIRARD, Ill. (AP) — More than 140 Illinois middle school students and adults were sent to hospitals Monday after becoming ill because of a carbon monoxide leak caused by a faulty furnace flue, school district and fire officials said.


Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:45

In this Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 photo, Myles Griffin, 74, poses for a photograph in front of his home in Philadelphia. Griffin has lived with his wife for 40 years in their three-bedroom row home and after retiring three years ago, the couple signed up for a reverse mortgage in May. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)WASHINGTON (AP) — Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions.


Doctor convicted of killing sentenced in sex case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:43

Martin MacNeill listens as he is sentenced by Judge Samuel D. McVey in Fourth District Court, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Provo, Utah. The Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife was sentenced to one to 15 years in prison in a separate sexual abuse case. (AP Photo/Deseret News, Tom Smart, Pool)PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife was sentenced Monday to one to 15 years in prison in a separate sexual abuse case.