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Central America ready to commit $5 bln to migration plan -Guatemala

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:41

Guatemala's President Otto Perez talks to Reuters in Guatemala CityBy Alexandra Alper VERACRUZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Three Central American nations that have sent a flood of migrants to the United States are ready to provide $5 billion between them to match a sum Washington says may be needed to help solve the problem, Guatemala's president said on Tuesday. Struggling to stop the migrant exodus that sparked a crisis in the summer, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador presented U.S. officials with a plan in September to boost their economic growth with infrastructure investment. Addressing the problem on Nov. 18, U.S. ...


Kennedy says former company cooperating with SEC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:38
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ted Kennedy Jr. says his former company is cooperating fully in an SEC investigation into allegations of insider trading.

Subaru, Cooper Health get tax breaks approved in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:36

Subaru, Cooper Health get tax breaks approved in CamdenThe New Jersey-sponsored business rush to Camden got a boost Tuesday when the state Economic Development Authority approved $118 billion in future tax breaks for Subaru of America to move its U.S. headquarters to the city, and $40 million for Cooper Health System to move non-medical offices from the suburbs.


California district attorneys sue Uber over safety issues

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:32
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber, the online car service embroiled in allegations that one of its drivers in India raped a passenger, is now facing a lawsuit over safety issues in its home state of California. The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles said on Tuesday they had filed a lawsuit against Uber for misleading customers about its background checks on drivers. ...

Detainee Zubaydah a key figure in Senate report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:21

FILE - This undated file photo provided by U.S. Central Command shows Abu Zubaydah at an unknown location. Zubaydah was the CIA’s guinea pig. He was the first high-profile al Qaida terror suspect captured after the Sept. 11 attacks and the first to vanish into the spy agency’s secret prisons, the first subjected to grinding white noise and sleep deprivation tactics and the first to gasp under the simulated drowning of waterboarding. Zubaydah’s stark ordeal became the CIA’s blueprint for the brutal treatment of terror suspects, according to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report released Tuesday. (AP Photo/U.S. Central Command, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Abu Zubaydah was the CIA's guinea pig.


Neighbors detail baiting plot in teen's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:17
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Neighbors of the Montana man who fatally shot a German exchange student testified at the man's murder trial Tuesday that the man's girlfriend told them the couple planned to bait intruders in order to catch them in their garage.

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:12

FILE - In this June 9, 2011 file photo, then-CIA Director nominee Leon Panetta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. After U.S. Navy SEALs killed Osama bin laden in Pakistan in May 2011, top CIA officials secretly told lawmakers that information gleaned from brutal interrogations played a key role in what was one of the spy agency’s greatest successes. Panetta repeated that assertion in public, and it found its way into a critically acclaimed movie about the operation, Zero Dark Thirty, which depicts a detainee offering up the identity of bin Laden’s courier, Abu Ahmad al- Kuwaiti, after being tortured at a CIA “black site.” As it turned out, Bin Laden was living in al Kuwaiti’s walled family compound, so tracking the courier was the key to finding the al-Qaida leader. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


Police: Man deliberately hit truck in triple fatal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:11

This Oct. 8, 2014 driver license photo from the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Alan Dean Edwards. Authorities say Edwards, who was in a custody battle with his ex-wife, deliberately crashed his car into a big-rig on a Southern California freeway, killing himself and his two children. Edwards, of Lancaster, Calif., his 9-year-old son, Erick, and 5-year-old daughter Alona all died in the crash Monday morning, Dec. 8, 2014 on Interstate 5 near Castaic, Calif. Authorities say Edwards was traveling at high speed when he slammed his Honda Accord into the back of a tractor-trailer that was parked in a brake-check area. Nicole Nishida of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Edwards had picked up the children from his ex-wife Friday, and she filed a missing persons report when they failed to return Sunday. (AP Photo/California DMV)CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — A man who was in a custody battle with his ex-wife deliberately crashed his car into a tractor-trailer on a Southern California freeway, killing himself and his two children, authorities said Tuesday.


Historic Seattle neighborhood inspected for damage after sinking

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:10
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Some 30 buildings in a historic Seattle neighborhood will be inspected for damage after officials determined they sit in a wider area that has sunk as much as 1.2 inches since October amid a $3.1 billion roadway overhaul, officials said on Tuesday. Portions of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and the earth around it have sagged as crews pump groundwater from a deep pit near the highway, clearing the way for repairs to a massive tunnel-boring machine, nicknamed Bertha, which overheated and broke down a year ago. ...

Man accused of shooting at helicopter during August Ferguson protests

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:09
(Reuters) - A Ferguson, Missouri, resident has been accused of firing a handgun at a police helicopter and threatening a witness during civil unrest that followed the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August, police said on Tuesday. Terrell Doss, 28, was charged with two counts of second degree assault against a law enforcement officer, one count of first degree assault and three counts of armed criminal action, St. Louis County Police said in a statement. Police said a witness saw Doss fire at a St. Louis County Police helicopter the night of Aug. ...

Miss. investigates case of woman burned to death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:07

This undated photograph released by the families of Jessica Chambers and her sister Amanda Prince, shows Jessica Chambers taken in Courtland, Miss. Mississippi authorities have launched a homicide investigation into the death of the 19-year-old woman who was found badly burned on a road near her car that was on fire in Panola County, Miss. Chambers was doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, said Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby. (AP Photo/Chambers-Prince Families)COURTLAND, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities have launched a homicide investigation into the death of a 19-year-old woman who was doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire.


Report slams psychologists who devised Bush-era interrogation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:05
By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA paid $80 million to a company run by two former Air Force psychologists without experience in interrogation or counter-terrorism who recommended waterboarding, slaps to the face and mock burial for prisoners the U.S. suspected of being terrorists, according to a U.S. Senate report. The two men are referred to in the report by the pseudonyms "Dunbar" and "Swigert" but have been identified by U.S. intelligence sources as James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen. ...

Police: Man deliberately hit truck, killing himself, children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:02

 Man deliberately hit truck, killing himself, childrenA man who was in a custody battle with his ex-wife deliberately crashed his car into a tractor-trailer on a Southern California freeway, killing himself and his two children, authorities said Tuesday.


3 from China enter pleas in Vegas FBI-Caesars gambling case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:50
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman and two men from China pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Las Vegas to reduced charges in what prosecutors say amounted to a $13 million illegal Internet gambling operation broken up by an FBI raid at high-roller suites at Caesars Palace.

Baby born in flight aboard airliner over California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:45
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight landed in Los Angeles with one more passenger than when it took off.

Civil rights leader Lowery recovering from surgery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:36
ATLANTA (AP) — Civil rights icon the Rev. Joseph Lowery is recovering from surgery after fracturing his hip in a fall.

Woman who drove van into ocean in Florida to enter insanity plea: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:26
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors will drop attempted murder charges against a South Carolina mother who drove her children into the Atlantic Ocean in Daytona Beach, Florida, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The attorney for Ebony Wilkerson, 33, said the state’s own doctor agreed with the defense that she suffered a mental break in March when she turned her minivan into the surf and then tried to fight off rescuers who succeeded in saving her three children, according to a report posed on the website of the Daytona-Beach News Journal. ...

Report: Anschutz explores resurrecting Rocky Mountain News

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:12
DENVER (AP) — Billionaire investor Philip Anschutz is exploring the possibility of resurrecting the Rocky Mountain News after the daily newspaper in Denver was shuttered five years ago.

Company president in chemical spill facing charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:09
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The top executive charged in a chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water lied about his role with the company to protect his personal wealth of nearly $8 million from lawsuits, according to an FBI affidavit.

Prince William, Kate visit Sept. 11 memorial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:02

Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, visit the National Sept.11 Memorial and Museum, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, paid their respects with a handwritten note Tuesday at the Sept. 11 museum and told its leaders they were struck by the enormity of the loss in the 2001 terror attacks.