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Wheelchair bound woman stabbed, robbed in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:28

Woman in wheelchair stabbed, robbed in Southwest PhiladelphiaA wheelchair bound woman was stabbed and robbed in Southwest Philadelphia and it's the third attack on a disabled person in the area in the last week.

Authorities arrest 35 in protest over Missouri shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:22
More than 100 demonstrators tried to block a U.S. Protesters sitting or standing in the road around Interstate 70 on-ramps near where Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed by Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 were arrested, St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman said. Four people were arrested on charges they assaulted police officers, and 32 faced charges of unlawful assembly. Police closed the highway on-ramp to traffic and told demonstrators not to enter the highway, Missouri Department of Public Safety spokesman Mike O'Connell said.

FAA allows drone to search for missing Texas woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:08
PLANO, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities have authorized the use of a drone to search for a North Texas woman who disappeared more than a week ago.

Scientists: Strong solar storm heading to Earth

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:49
WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet and not cause many problems.

Mental state central in case of baby left in trash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:45

Alicia Englert, center, accused of leaving her newborn baby to die in a trash can, flanked by her attorneys Susanne Gustin, left, and Melissa Fulkerson, makes her initial appearance in court Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Englert is being held on $500,000 bail and faces up to life in prison if convicted on an attempted murder charge. The baby girl has improved since she was flown to a hospital in critical condition on Aug. 26. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Al Hartmann, Pool)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lawyers for a Utah woman accused of leaving her newborn baby to die in a trash can say her mental state will be a central issue in the case.

Mayor Rob Ford hospitalized with suspected tumor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:42

Mayor Rob Ford hospitalized with suspected tumorHealth officials say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to a hospital and is believed to be suffering from a tumor

Venezuela's oldest newspaper shuts down

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:33
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's oldest newspaper is shutting down because of a lack of newsprint and a difficult economic climate as the country grapples with chronic shortages.

Mountain lion killed; likely 1 that attacked boy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:31
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Northern California shot and killed a mountain lion Wednesday and say they are virtually certain it is the one that attacked a 6-year-old boy along a hiking trail three days earlier.

AP: Source says Ray Rice video sent to NFL 5 months ago

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:30

 Former FBI director will probe Ray Rice caseA law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.

President Obama authorizes airstrikes in Syria for first time to combat ISIS

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:22

President Obama orders "broad military campaign" to combat ISISPresident Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign Wednesday night to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

Nevada lawmakers to consider huge tax breaks for Tesla

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:21

A Tesla Motors logo is shown on a Tesla Model S at a Tesla Motors dealership at Corte Madera Village, an outdoor retail mall, in Corte MaderaBy Sandra Chereb CARSON CITY Nev. (Reuters) - Nevada lawmakers convened in a special session on Wednesday to consider tax breaks and other incentives worth an estimated $1.3 billion to clinch a deal hammered out by Governor Brian Sandoval with Tesla Motors Inc to build a massive battery factory in the state. The Senate and Assembly convened separately to hear testimony and to debate four bills granting tax abatements and other benefits negotiated by Sandoval and his economic development staff with the California-based electric car maker founded by billionaire Elon Musk.

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:16

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., left, talks with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, as Congress honored victims of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, during a "Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Gold Medal Ceremony". (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

Homeowner pleads not guilty in trespasser killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:08

FILE - In this June 2, 2014, file photo, Wayne Burgarello, right, with his public defender Justin Champagne, listens to the judge during his bail hearing in Sparks Justice Court in Sparks, Nev. Burgarello, a former schoolteacher charged with murder and attempted murder in the shootings of two unarmed trespassers at a Sparks home he owned, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 to the charges against him. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Marilyn Newton, Pool, File)A former schoolteacher pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of murder and attempted murder in the shooting of two unarmed trespassers in a vacant home in northern Nevada.

Children, ages 7 and 11, struck by car in NE Phila.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:57

Children, ages 7 and 10, struck by car in NE Phila.Police say two children, ages 7 and 11, are in critical condition after they were struck by a car in Northeast Philadelphia.

Texas executes man who killed ex-wife, her brother

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:37

In a July 30, 2014 photo, condemned inmate Willie Trottie is interviewed in a cell in the prison's visitation room outside death row at the Polunsky Unit, in Livingston, Texas. Trottie is scheduled to be executed Wednesday, Sept. 10 for killing his common-law wife Barbara Canada and her brother Titus Canada. (AP Photo/Mike Graczyk)HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man convicted of gunning down his former common-law wife and her brother more than two decades ago in Houston was put to death by lethal injection Wednesday evening.

Obama: US to expand airstrikes on Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:32

 US to expand airstrikes on Islamic StateThe president will outline an expanded military and political effort to combat Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, possibly including airstrikes in Syria.

Revel says it has $90M offer to buy closed casino

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:24

FILE - This Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the Revel Hotel Casino early in the morning in Atlantic City, N.J. Attorneys for Revel Casino Hotel say that a Florida developer has offered $90 million for the Atlantic City property that closed this month. The casino said in a court filing Wednesday Sept. 10, 2014, that Glenn Straub has made the cash bid and it hopes to have an auction for the property on Sept. 24. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Florida developer has offered $90 million for the Revel Casino Hotel that shut down last week, lawyers for the resort said Wednesday in court documents.

Texas executes man, 45, for shooting spree that left two dead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:19
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas executed a 45-year-old man on Wednesday for killing two people and wounding two others during a shooting spree sparked by a breakup with his girlfriend. Willie Tyrone Trottie died at the state's death chamber in Huntsville at 6:35 p.m. CDT (7:35 EDT) after being given a lethal injection. He became the 516th prisoner put to death in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the most of any state. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Mom on trial in autistic son's death in NYC hotel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:18

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, file photo Gigi Jordan appears in Manhattan Supreme court in New York. Prosecutors portrayed Jordan Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, as a calm and calculating killer who poisoned her only child and then balanced her checkbook and transferred money out of his trust fund as he lay dead. Her defense said the pharmaceuticals entrepreneur was driven by fear and desperation to kill the boy and tried to kill herself. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A multimillionaire mom killed her autistic 8-year-old son by forcing a toxic cocktail of painkillers and other drugs down his throat with a syringe in a luxury Manhattan hotel room, a prosecutor said as her murder trial opened Wednesday.

Flight 93 site toured on 9/11 anniversary eve

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:03

Visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial hold a giant flag as they participate in a sunset memorial service at sunset on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — On a tour of Flight 93 National Memorial work in progress, National Park Service officials expressed hope Wednesday the site would "keep the story alive" well beyond any anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.