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No jail for Phila. mom who carried legally owned gun in NJ

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:29

No jail for Phila. mom who carried legally owned gun in NJA South Philadelphia mother of two will not have to serve jail time for carrying a legally-owned gun in her purse when she drove into New Jersey.


Guam man sentenced to life for stabbing rampage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:26
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Guam man convicted of killing three Japanese tourists in a crash and stabbing rampage last year was sentenced Thursday to life in prison.

Venezuela's Maduro calls for shakeup at UN

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:24

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro is calling for a "re-founding" of the United Nations in his debut at the annual General Assembly of world leaders.


Pemberton Township police cruiser struck by gunfire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:06

Pemberton Township police cruiser struck by gunfirePemberton Township Police say one of their patrol vehicles was struck by gunfire during the middle of the afternoon.


Suspect captured in case of missing UVa student

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:05

This undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va. Police Department shows Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Authorities are again searching the apartment of Matthew, and they believe he is the last person seen with University of Virginia student Hannah Graham before she disappeared. Matthew is being sought on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving, but authorities also say they want to talk to him about 18-year-old Graham, who has been missing since Sept. 13. (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va. Police Department)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was captured on a Texas beach Wednesday, a day after police announced they had probable cause to arrest him.


Cameron wants UK to join in airstrikes in Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:53

United Kingdom's Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The British prime minister said late Wednesday he will ask Parliament to approve joining international airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq.


Central America plan foresees infrastructure, energy projects: draft

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:51
By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - A plan by Central American governments to boost economic growth in the region and cut illegal immigration to the United States foresees major spending on infrastructure and energy projects, a draft of the proposal showed on Wednesday. The "Plan of the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle" aims to renovate highways, city bypasses and border crossings in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, as well as carry out improvements to other infrastructure in the region. ...

Central America plan foresees infrastructure, energy projects: draft

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:51
By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - A plan by Central American governments to boost economic growth in the region and cut illegal immigration to the United States foresees major spending on infrastructure and energy projects, a draft of the proposal showed on Wednesday. The "Plan of the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle" aims to renovate highways, city bypasses and border crossings in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, as well as carry out improvements to other infrastructure in the region. ...

No indictment in Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:41
CINCINNATI (AP) — Officers' actions were justified in the fatal shooting of a man holding an air rifle inside an Ohio Wal-Mart store, a grand jury determined Wednesday — using surveillance video the slain man's family said shows the shooting was completely unjustified.

Washington state pot law author proposes testing sewage to gauge use

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:19

Hu Barney smokes a joint during 420Fest at the Luxe Nightclub in SeattleBy Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - The main author of a Washington state law that legalized recreational marijuana said on Wednesday that testing sewage for the active ingredient in pot could give municipalities a broader and more reliable picture of drug use than traditional surveys. Alison Holcomb, who is also an American Civil Liberties Union attorney, said wastewater analysis for psychoactive THC could provide policymakers crucial data at a time of sweeping shifts in marijuana policy in U.S. states and cities. ...


More U.S. congregations offer sanctuary to those facing deportation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:16
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A growing network of congregations across the United States is volunteering to offer shelter to immigrants facing deportation in a move organizers hope will help spotlight federal inaction on immigration reform. Churches in Chicago and the Arizona cities of Phoenix and Tucson have begun sheltering immigrants, and organizers say the plan is eventually to include some 24 churches or synagogues in 10 cities. ...

FAA expected to approve drones for moviemaking

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:14

This image provided by Aerial MOB, LLC, shows their eight rotor Sky Jib Helicopter in San Diego, Calif., in August 2013. The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday, Sept. 26, that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, including those from Aerial MOB, LLC, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision. The seven companies have been working with the Motion Picture Association of America for two years to win approval from the FAA. (AP Photo/Aerial MOB, LLC, Tony Carmean)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision.


LA call center firm sued by US for sex harassment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:59
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An international call center company based in Los Angeles was sued Wednesday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for widespread sexual harassment against female and male employees who were allegedly groped, shown pornographic images and propositioned by supervisors.

American Samoa grants amnesty to more than 4,000

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:34
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A U.S. territory has granted immigration amnesty to more than 4,000 foreigners who are physically present in American Samoa without current lawful immigration status.

Mo'ne Davis to donate jersey to Baseball Hall of Fame

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:22

Mo'ne Davis to donate jersey to Baseball Hall of FamePitcher Mo'ne Davis earned a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame after pitching a two-hit shutout in the Little League World Series.


Federal investigators to review Ohio Walmart shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:17
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Federal investigators will review whether two white police officers violated the civil rights of a black man they fatally shot while he held a BB gun in a Dayton-area Walmart in August, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday. The announcement came hours after an Ohio grand jury decided not to press charges against two white Beavercreek police officers who fatally shot John Crawford III, 22, while he held a pellet gun in the store on Aug. 5. ...

Fight against California fire is 2nd most costly

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:17
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A massive blaze in California that threatens thousands of homes has become the second-most expensive blaze to fight in the state this year, officials said Wednesday.

Judge delays Marathon bombing trial, won't move it

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

FILE - This file photo released April 19, 2013, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A judge has granted a two-month trial delay for Tsarnaev, but denied a defense request to move his trial. Judge George O'Toole ruled Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, that the trial will begin Jan. 5 instead of Nov. 3. Prosecutors say Tsarnaev and his now-deceased older brother placed two pressure cooker bombs that exploded near the marathon's finish line last year. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured. Tsarnaev could face the death penalty if convicted. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)BOSTON (AP) — A judge granted a two-month trial delay on Wednesday for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but denied a defense request to move his trial from Boston.


10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

U.S. President Barack Obama chairs a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at the United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Obama implored world leaders to rally behind his expanding military campaign to stamp out the violent Islamic State group and its "network of death." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


Erotica chain to sell goods to pay back taxes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:06
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An online sale of sex toys could give Kansas a boost of revenue.