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Iraqi PM: Plot to attack New York, Paris subways

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:17

N.Y.C. subwayNEW YORK (AP) — Iraq's prime minister said Thursday that captured Islamic State militants have told Iraqi intelligence agents of an alleged plot to attack subways in the United States and Paris, but French and American officials said they had no such information.


Parents of 'Slender Man' stabbing victim break silence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:06

Parents of 'Slender Man' stabbing victim break silenceThese emotional parents finally open up on the pain and suffering they went through that day.


Mother accused of beating, scalding 5-year-old son

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:06
MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman was charged Thursday with child abuse for allegedly beating and scalding her 5-year-old son who has Down syndrome.

21 Alaska soldiers exposed to carbon monoxide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:02
FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Army officials say 21 soldiers are being evaluated after being exposed to carbon monoxide during a field training exercise Thursday near Fairbanks.

10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:02

CORRECTS ID TO HOLDER - Attorney General Eric Holder kisses his wife Sharon Malone as they leave the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, after President Barack Obama announced that Holder is resigning. Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the first black U.S. attorney general. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Forest Service says media doesn't need permit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:58

In this 2013 photo provided by Oregon Field Guide, photographer Andy Maser, right, photographs caver Eddy Cartaya, center, near a glacier cave in the Mount Hood Wilderness area in Oregon for an episode of "Oregon Field Guide" for Oregon Public Broadcasting. The U.S. Forest Service said Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, that it is extending the period for the public to weigh in on a proposal that would make permanent new rules and permit fees for commercial video and still photography in federally designated wilderness areas. (AP Photo/Courtesy Oregon Public Broadcasting, Katie Campbell)SEATTLE (AP) — Faced with increasing criticism of a proposal that would restrict media filming in wilderness areas, the head of the U.S. Forest Service said late Thursday that the rule is not intended to apply to news-gathering activities.


Driver loses control, minivan slams into home in Claymont

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:49

Minivan slams into home in Claymont, driver citedPolice say the driver of a minivan lost control, slamming the vehicle into a house in Claymont, Delaware.


Hundreds protest Iran president outside UN complex

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:42

Protestors demonstrate against the government of Iran outside United Nations headquarters as the 69th session of the U.N. General Assembly convenes, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Thursday in a plaza outside the United Nations to protest what they said was Iran's continued support of terrorism, its poor record on human rights and its deceptive tactics in nuclear negotiations as the country's president delivered remarks to world leaders.


Gambia leader wants UN probe of migrant deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:36

Gambia's President Al Hadji Yahya Jammeh addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of Gambia is calling for a United Nations investigation into what he calls the "man-made sinking" of boats carrying African migrants to Europe.


Woman accused of hurling shoe at Clinton pleads guilty to trespassing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:35
By Alexia Shurmur LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton in April while the former secretary of state was giving a speech in Las Vegas has pleaded guilty to trespassing on a restricted building, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.  At the same hearing in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas, 36-year-old Alison Michelle Ernst pleaded innocent to a second charge stemming from the incident after a federal judge found her mentally competent to stand trial, court documents show. ...

Man critical after daytime shooting in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:35

Man critical after daytime shooting in North PhiladelphiaA man is fighting for his life after he was shot multiple times in North Philadelphia.


Utah opens criminal probe into Stericycle medical waste incinerator

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:24
(Reuters) - Utah Governor Gary Herbert asked the state's attorney general on Thursday to open a criminal probe into allegations of misconduct at a medical waste incinerator that environmental activists have accused of polluting the air. The criminal investigation comes in addition to separate probes launched last week by the state's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and its Labor Commission into activities at the plant owned by Stericycle in North Salt Lake. Herbert's office said the governor had directed that all the investigations be completed as soon as possible. ...

Officials: 6,600 ignored child-abuse cases closed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:16
PHOENIX (AP) — A team created after officials in Arizona discovered that thousands of abuse and neglect reports weren't investigated announced Thursday that is has closed all the cases and removed nearly 600 children from caregivers.

Tennessee Supreme Court postpones execution amid court challenge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:05
(Reuters) - The Tennessee Supreme Court on Wednesday granted the request of a death row inmate to postpone his execution so that a court challenge to the state's execution methods can work its way through the judicial system, court documents showed. Billy Ray Irick, who was scheduled to die on Oct. 7, is one of 11 death row inmates in Tennessee who are challenging the constitutionality of lethal drug protocol and its possible use of the electric chair, according to court documents. ...

Ohio asks US Supreme Court to delay voting order

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:03

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2012, file photo, voters wait in line outside the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland on the final day of early voting. A federal appeals court on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, upheld an order from an Ohio judge that expands the swing state's voting schedule this fall. The ruling moved the start of early voting to Sept. 30 instead of Oct. 7. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for Ohio asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to delay a federal judge's order that expands the swing state's early voting schedule this fall.


ISIS Executioner Identified, FBI Chief Says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:03
The FBI knows the identity of the masked, black clad ISIS militant who has been videotaped apparently murdering American and British hostages, FBI Director James Comey said today.

Police report on Freeh car crash cites poor rest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:53
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A police report into a car crash that injured former FBI Director Louis Freeh last month said he told investigating officers he didn't remember leaving his vacation home and hadn't slept well the night before.

FBI Identifies ISIS Executioner, Bureau Chief Says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:53
The FBI knows the identity of the masked, black clad ISIS militant who has been videotaped apparently murdering American and British hostages, FBI Director James Comey said today.

Ferguson chief apologizes in video to Brown family

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:50
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri police chief whose officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old last month released a video Thursday apologizing to the family and the community, acknowledging that Michael Brown's body remained in the street for too long after he was killed.

Pennsylvania priest held on sex tourism charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:48
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A priest accused of traveling to Honduras to engage in sex with children while promoting missionary work with the poor there has been arrested by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.