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Congress relaxes whole grain standards for schools

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 22:08

FILE - First lady Michelle Obama visits the cafeteria as she has lunch with school children at Parklawn elementary school in Alexandria, Va., in this Jan., 25, 2012 file photo. A massive year-end spending bill released Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014doesn’t allow schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama, as House Republicans had sought. But it would ease standards that require more whole grains in school foods. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line.


France makes new effort to encourage hiring

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 22:08

French Economy minister Emmanuel Macron leaves the Elysee Palace following a press conference in Paris, Wednesday Dec. 10, 2014 to present new measures to boost French economy. The embattled Socialist-led government is making its second push this year to energize the labor market in Europe's second-largest economy, after a top economic official called the previous plan "a failure." (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)PARIS (AP) — Creating jobs in France is proving harder than expected.


Drexel University student stabbed during fight on campus

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:50

Drexel University student stabbed in fight on campus released from hospitalA Drexel University student was hospitalized early Wednesday after being stabbed during a fight involving 5 other students on campus.


Two die in Dallas fire at senior apartment complex: reports

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:35
(Reuters) - Two people died and three were injured on Wednesday in an large, early morning fire at an assisted-living apartment complex for senior citizens in Dallas, Texas, local media reported. CBS said firefighters were searching the 200-unit Gatewood Apartments after the fire was extinguished, to make sure more people were not trapped inside the complex, which has 300 residents. The three injured people were hospitalized for breathing problems following smoke inhalation, the Dallas Morning News reported. ...

Charity set up after Marathon bombing to close

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:08
BOSTON (AP) — A charity created to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings is winding down operations.

Bensalem coin thieves tie up owner, customer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 20:43

Bensalem coin thieves tie up owner, customerBensalem police say one of the suspects in a collectible coin robbery in Bensalem revealed his face on camera before leaving the store.


Man robbed at gunpoint of $7K in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 20:41

Man robbed at gunpoint of $7K in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating an armed robbery in Northeast Philadelphia.


Researchers stymied by hackers who drop fake clues

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 20:16
LONDON (AP) — It's a hacker whodunit.

Tourist gets community service for scaling Brooklyn Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 19:08
NEW YORK (AP) — A French tourist will have to spend 240 hours cleaning a Manhattan jail for scaling the Brooklyn Bridge to take photos.

Reward in Shane Montgomery case grows to $65,000

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 18:53

Reward in Shane Montgomery case grows to $65,000The reward for information leading to a missing 21-year-old West Chester University student is now up to $65,000.


Couple gives Cracker Barrel waitress the tip of a lifetime

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 18:30

Couple gives Cracker Barrel waitress the tip of a lifetimeA couple noticed a waitress was driving an old, beat up car to work, so they decided to buy her a new one just in time for Christmas


1 dead in Sicklerville crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 18:08

1 dead in Sicklerville crashCamden County officials are investigating a two vehicle crash that has left the driver dead.


Detainee Zubaydah a key figure in Senate report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 17:11

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.


Missouri executes man convicted of killing former neighbor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 16:56
By David Beasley and Carey Gillam ATLANTA/KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri early on Wednesday executed a man convicted of the 1998 killing of an elderly former neighbor, state officials said, the second inmate put to death in the United States within hours. Paul Goodwin, 48, received a lethal injection at a state prison in Bonne Terre and was pronounced dead at 1.25 a.m. CST (0725 GMT), Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell said. ...

10 key findings from report on CIA interrogations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 16:12

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, left, and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., center, take an elevator to the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, as Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., was scheduled to release a report on the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 terror attacks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten major findings from the newly released summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program:


Police: Man deliberately hit truck in triple fatal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 16:11

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.


Poignant image emerges from Phoenix protest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 15:37

In this Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 photo, a Phoenix police officer in riot gear talks with Aiyana Rains, 9, the daughter of Rumain Brisbon, as she participates with hundreds of protesters headed towards police headquarters to demand transparency in the case that left her father dead following a confrontation with a police officer on Dec. 2. Grasping her hand, the officer said, "I'm sorry." (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Nick Oza)PHOENIX (AP) — A poignant image has emerged from protests over a deadly police shooting in Phoenix.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 15:30
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri executes inmate for killing woman with hammer; state's record 10th execution of year.

As beef prices rise, cattle herds go missing in Idaho

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 15:08

FILE -- In this Nov. 11, 2004 file photo, livestock stand in a feedlot outside Caldwell, Idaho. More than 150 cattle valued at about $350,000 have been reported missing in southeastern Idaho, and authorities suspect modern-day cattle rustling as beef prices have soared. Three ranchers say roundup searches in recent weeks in the hills and gulches on the remote summer range where the cattle graze have come up empty in Bingham and Bonneville counties. The losses include a herd of 50 Black Angus consisting of 25 cows and 25 calves valued at $150,000. Another herd of 41 cow-calf pairs, meaning 82 animals total, plus 10 cow-calf pairs, or 20 animals, all valued at about $200,000, from another rancher are also reported missing. (AP Photo/Troy Maben, File)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 150 cattle valued at about $350,000 have been reported missing in southeastern Idaho, and authorities suspect modern-day cattle rustling as beef prices have soared.


Security stepped up after Jewish center stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 14:57

A member of the Lubavitch community, center, leaves the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic headquarters guarded by members of the New York Police Department, left, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in New York. A knife-wielding man stabbed an Israeli student inside the Brooklyn synagogue before being fatally shot by police after he refused to drop the knife. The student, Levi Rosenblatt, is in stable condition. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities are stepping up security at the headquarters of an international Jewish organization in Brooklyn after a mentally ill man wandered inside the library and stabbed a student in the head before he was shot and killed by police.