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Creditor appeals California city's bankruptcy plan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 05:36
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A major investment firm has challenged a court-approved bankruptcy plan for the California city of Stockton, possibly jeopardizing resolution of one of the country's biggest city bankruptcies stemming from the 2008 housing bust.

Pennsylvania man convicted of murder, state seeks death penalty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 05:30
By Joe McDonald STROUDSBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A jury on Friday convicted a Pennsylvania man of first-degree murder in the dismemberment of a woman whose body parts were found stuffed in garbage bags strewn along two highways, and prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty next week. After two hours of deliberation, jurors convicted Charles Ray Hicks, 40, of all three charges he faced in the beating, strangulation and dismemberment of Deanna Null, 36, of Scranton. Her remains were found in January 2008. ...

NYC window washer says he'd return to the job

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 05:25

Juan Lizama, left, and co-workder Juan Lopez pose for a photo after answering questions during a news conference Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in New York. Lizama and Lopez talked about their experience washing windows at 1 World Trade Center on Wednesday when a cable suddenly loosened on their scaffold, plunging it into an almost vertical position outside the 104-floor tower, 68 stories above the street. Firefighters eventually used diamond cutters to saw through a double-layered window and pull the men to safety. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK (AP) — A window washer who was left dangling from a tilting World Trade Center scaffold said Friday that he would go back tomorrow if asked, but his co-worker said he would prefer a more earthbound assignment.


Newtown victims' parents say need still unmet

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 05:24

Jeremy Richman, left, weeps as he watches a video of his daughter, Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting victim Avielle Richman as wife Jennifer Hensel, right, sits beside him during a presentation to the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Newtown, Conn. The parents of two children killed made presentations on ways to better address mental health, school safety and gun violence prevention. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The parents of two of the 20 first-graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School say confusion and poor communication have left families of victims without services they need and unaware of resources they could tap nearly two years after the massacre.


California school shooting defendant on trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 05:24
TAFT, Calif. (AP) — The victim of a high school shooting in Central California testified that his classmate smiled after shooting him.

House Dems nix congresswoman's proxy vote request

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 05:22
WASHINGTON (AP) — A pregnant congresswoman who sought to vote by proxy in House Democratic elections next week said Friday she accepts the decision of her colleagues to reject the request.

Barnes pleads not guilty in Germantown kidnapping

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 05:19

Barnes pleads not guilty in Germantown kidnappingA woman kidnapped near a Philadelphia bus stop in Germantown was bound and stuffed into the cold trunk of her captor's car during some of her three-day ordeal, prosecutors said in a detention memo Friday.


'Don't think, just play': MIT engineers football success

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 05:18

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Engineers football players attend practice in CambridgeBy Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's reputation of academic superiority is well chronicled. But the private research university is now excelling in a sector of society once deemed unthinkable for a bastion of brainpower: football. MIT is undefeated going into its last regular season game on Saturday against the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and headed to the Division III playoffs. ...


Shouts at 1st Muslim prayer at National Cathedral

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 04:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman shouting "leave our churches alone" disrupted the first Muslim prayer service hosted by Washington National Cathedral.

St. Louis-area schools will get notice of grand jury decision: letter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 04:36

A woman looks out from a laundromat boarded up in preparation for the verdict from the grand jury on the indictment of Darren Wilson, in Ferguson, MissouriBy Scott Malone FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - A suburban St. Louis school district told parents that it expects to receive at least three hours' notice from prosecutors when a grand jury decides whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Officials and residents around Ferguson, which was torn by weeks of sometimes violent protests following the Aug. ...


Energy giant CEO's ex-wife to appeal $1B divorce

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 04:35

FILE - In this April 24, 2012 file photo, Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm and his then wife Sue Ann Hamm attend the TIME 100 gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York. Sue Ann, now the ex-wife of multibillionaire energy tycoon Hamm, plans to appeal a court ruling that awarded her nearly $1 billion in a divorce settlement, according to her attorney. An Oklahoma County judge awarded $995.4 million this week to Sue Ann, who was married for more than 20 years to the Continental Resources Inc. CEO before she filed for divorce in 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The ex-wife of multibillionaire energy tycoon Harold Hamm plans to appeal a court ruling that awarded her nearly $1 billion in a divorce settlement, according to her attorney.


Author Michael Lewis prevails in 'Big Short' libel appeal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 04:30
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - The author Michael Lewis did not libel a money manager in his 2010 best-seller "The Big Short," a divided federal appeals court ruled on Friday. By a 2-1 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York rejected an appeal by Wing Chau and his firm Harding Advisory LLC over 26 alleged defamatory statements. ...

Researcher sued in cyanide killing of his wife

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 04:29
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The family of a neurologist who died after drinking a cyanide-laced energy drink is suing the woman's husband, a former University of Pittsburgh researcher who was convicted of killing her.

US to grant refugee status to some children

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 04:29

 Opening up Opportunities for Growth” seminar, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington. Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina listens at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government will launch a program in December to grant refugee status to some people under the age of 21 who live in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and whose parents legally reside in the United States.


Ultimate Gaming closes Nevada online poker site

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 04:19
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ultimate Gaming's gamble on online poker in Nevada didn't pay off.

Suit: New Mexico deputies didn't protect slain man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 04:14
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of a New Mexico man who was abducted from his home and beaten to death in attack that also left another man dead has sued the local sheriff's office, alleging that deputies failed to protect their relative.

Jane Byrne, Chicago's only female mayor, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 04:13
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Jane Byrne, Chicago's only female mayor, known as an outsider who took on the city's powerful political establishment, died on Friday at age 81. The cause of her death was not immediately known, but her daughter told the Chicago Tribune that she had been in hospice care amid failing health. "Mayor Byrne was a Chicago icon who lived a remarkable life of service to our city," current Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement. ...

Dallas-area teacher fired over racial tweets

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 04:02

 FERGUSON BRACES FOR GRAND JURY RULINGDUNCANVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Dallas-area school board fired a teacher Friday who posted racially charged tweets about the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.


School shooter built ladder in Ohio prison escape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 03:56

FILE - This Sept. 12, 2014 file photo shows the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima, Ohio. Ohio's prisons department released details on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, how T.J. Lane, a teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school, climbed over a fence to escape the state prison with two other prisoners in September. The convicted school shooter and two other inmates spent several months building a ladder that they used to escape from prison. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A convicted school shooter and two other Ohio inmates managed to get inside a prison's maintenance area and spent several months building a makeshift ladder that they used to escape in September, according to a report released by the state on Friday.


Spokeswoman: Rolling Stones legal battle resolved

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 03:50

FILE - This Feb. 16, 2012 file photo shows singer Mick Jagger, right, with designer L'Wren Scott after her Fall 2012 collection was modeled during Fashion Week, in New York. A spokeswoman for Jagger says the Rolling Stones have settled a legal battle that brought insurance underwriters to Utah looking for evidence about the mental health of his girlfriend before she took her life in March in New York City. Spokeswoman Fran Curtis declined to elaborate on the settlement in an email message Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, but she said the $12.7 million claim had been resolved before details were reported last week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A spokeswoman for Mick Jagger says the Rolling Stones have settled a legal battle that brought insurance underwriters to Utah looking for evidence about the mental health of his girlfriend before she took her life in March in New York City.