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Ohio State: Fired band director was dishonest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:34
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University's fired band director witnessed more sexually charged incidents than previously reported, once proposed punishing a female band member who reported sexual assault and had a calendar of nearly nude male band members in his office that he never brought to investigators' attention, school attorneys said in response to his federal lawsuit.

Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to Mideast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:33

Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to MideastHe was a recent convert to Islam and a petty criminal with a long rap sheet, including a string of drug offenses.


Second White House fence jumper faces mental evaluation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night was charged in court with two federal offenses on Thursday, including harming a dog the Secret Service used to stop him from entering the presidential mansion. Federal Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson ordered a mental screening for the man, Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland. Adesanya was also charged with unlawfully entering the restricted grounds of the White House. Both charges are misdemeanors that carry up to one year in prison. ...

Fundraiser benefits man mistaken for suspected cop killer Eric Frein

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:30

Fundraiser benefits man mistaken for suspected cop killer Eric FreinA community in the Poconos is coming together to help the man who keeps getting mistaken for an accused cop killer.


US tech firm fined for underpaying Indian workers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:18
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees brought from India were grossly underpaid and overworked while assigned to a special project in the U.S.

Man accused of threats: I'm not delusional

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:48
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man accused of threatening the president proclaimed his sanity in federal court Thursday after two psychologists testified that he's delusional and thinks he has been chosen to be a spokesman for God.

Haitians' lawyer asks NY judge to nix UN immunity

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:44
NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for Haitians seeking compensation from the United Nations for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak asked a judge Thursday to set aside the U.N.'s immunity and let a lawsuit proceed, but a U.S. lawyer said doing so would open up the United Nations to many more lawsuits.

US journalist returns home after Ebola recovery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:43
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is home in Rhode Island.

Police in Arizona: Girl left in car for hours dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:39
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police in southern Arizona say a 7-month-old girl died this week after being left in a car for up to eight hours before her father noticed her unconscious in the backseat.

Feb. 20 sentencing set for former Va. first lady

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:33
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's sentencing on nine public corruption convictions has been set for Feb. 20.

Woman allegedly sets roommate on fire over argument about spaghetti and meatballs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:21

Woman allegedly sets roommate on fire over argument about spaghetti and meatballsA Florida woman was arrested after allegedly dousing her roommate with nail polish remover and setting him on fire.


Comcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:20

FILE - This Feb. 15, 2011 file photo, shows a Comcast logo on a Comcast installation truck in Pittsburgh. Comcast reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service.


Nigeria pledges 600 volunteers as Africa steps up Ebola fight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:11
By Felix Onuah and Umaru Fofana ABUJA/FREETOWN (Reuters) - Nigeria pledged on Thursday to send a contingent of 600 volunteers to help fight the worst ever outbreak of Ebola on record which has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa. With financial pledges flowing in from around the world but trained doctors and nurses scarce in the three worst effected countries -- Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the African Union appealed last week to member states to urgently fill the gap. ...

Video shows bikers taunting California officer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:10
MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — A group of motorcycle riders alternately taunted and ignored an officer trying to pull them over while they popped their front wheels in the air and weaved on a California highway, a recently posted video shows.

4 teen girls charged in Camden fight caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:59

4 teen girls charged in Camden fight caught on cameraFour teenage girls are facing charges in connection with a fight that broke out last week in Camden, New Jersey.


Burrito chain urged to drop 'illegal' from name

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:57

A man walks past an Illegal Pete's restaurant, in Boulder, Colo., Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Some organized protesters are urging the Colorado burrito chain Illegal Pete's to change its name because of the way the word "illegal" has been used to describe immigrants. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Some people are urging the Colorado burrito chain Illegal Pete's to change its name because of the way the word "illegal" has been used to describe immigrants.


911 calls show chaos after Delaware tour bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:54

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2014 file photo, passengers from a tour bus are treated for injuries near the overturned bus at the Tybouts Corner onramp from southbound Delaware 1 to Red Lion Road in Bear, Del. Recordings obtained by The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act indicate that 911 operators struggled to learn exactly where the crash occurred because passengers didn't know where they were. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, John J. Jankowski, File)DOVER, Del. (AP) — Emergency calls made by passengers and passing motorists capture the chaos, fear and confusion in the aftermath of a tour bus crash in Delaware that left three people dead.


New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:53
NEW YORK (AP) — From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America's adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators.

Six bodies identified after decades in Oklahoma lake

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:48
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma authorities have formally identified six people whose bodies were found in a western Oklahoma lake in 2013, bringing a resolution to missing persons mysteries that spanned decades, a spokeswoman for the state medical examiner said Thursday. The bodies were found in September 2013 when Oklahoma Highway Patrol divers stumbled upon two mud and rust-covered vehicles feet apart at the bottom of Foss Lake during tests of new sonar equipment. Each car contained three bodies. ...

New Mexico wants home of noted artist recognized

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:47

FILE - Sculptor Luis Jimenez, is photographed in March 2003 at his Hondo, N.M. studio with the mockette sculpture "Mustang" along with the larger piece commissioned for display at the Denver International Airport. New Mexico preservation officials are pushing for the home and studios of Jimenez to be added to the National Register of Historic Properties. Jimenez, a successful but often controversial sculptor whose work has been displayed at the Smithsonian and the Museum of Modern Art, died in 2006. (AP Photo/Dick George via The Corpus Christi Caller-Times)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Artist Luis Jimenez is credited with helping transform the definition of public art in the U.S. with his larger-than-life, debate-provoking fiberglass sculptures.