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Lawsuit alleges Muslim citizenship denials, delays

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:41
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five people sued the federal government Thursday alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their citizenship and green card applications.

Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:40
TOKYO (AP) — American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.

Driver in Vegas eatery crash gets 6 to 20 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:31

Gage James Lindsey, 20, cries during sentencing in district court Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Las Vegas. Lindsey was sentenced to 6 to 20 years for for crashing his vehicle into a Las Vegas restaurant in 2013 and injuring 10 people. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A driver who pleaded guilty to DUI charges after police say he plowed his car onto the patio of a Las Vegas restaurant during lunchtime last spring was ordered to 6 to 20 years in prison on Thursday.


Oklahoma lawmakers in showdown with college leaders over guns on campus

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:28
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Two Oklahoma lawmakers are pushing to have college students and faculty carrying firearms, a move they said would enhance safety on campuses but university presidents said is an unnecessary plan that could cause chaos. The state legislators said this week they want to end a current ban on licensed firearms carriers from bringing guns to campuses. He would go to a place where they are vulnerable, where they are unarmed ... and that is a college campus,” said Republican Senator Ralph Shortey, who is leading the push with Republican Representative John Enns. If gun legislation passes in Oklahoma, the state would join Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin in allowing some sort of concealed weapons on campuses.

Police: Child accidentally shoots, kills playmate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:28
CHUBBUCK, Idaho (AP) — A 5-year-old girl is dead after police say another 5-year-old accidentally shot her at an eastern Idaho home.

House leaders abandon border bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — Short on votes, House Republicans abruptly abandoned a bill Thursday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down conservative support. An hour later, they called an urgent meeting to plot their next moves.

Home of AC resident who challenged Trump sold

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:09

Home of AC resident who challenged Trump soldDecades after a woman challenged Donald Trump in court and won the right to keep her home, an Atlantic City woman decided to put it up for auction.


Jury begins deliberating Wisconsin kidnapping case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:09

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Tipton, Iowa Sheriff shows Kristen Rose Smith of Aurora, Colo., who is accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him outside a gas station in Iowa. (AP Photo/Tipton Sheriff, File)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jurors deliberating the case of a woman who took her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home must determine whether she was stealing the baby to pass him off as her own, as prosecutors contend, or was acting on the father's request, as the defense insists.


Report: Cigarette tax for Philly schools stalls, jobs jeopardized

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:09

 Cigarette tax for Philly schools stalls, jobs jeopardizedAction on a cigarette sales tax in Philadelphia, to provide money so schools have enough money to open in September, has stalled.


Cameras capture shooting in broad daylight in North Philly

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:08

Cameras capture shooting in broad daylight in North PhillyPolice are asking for the public's help in their search for the person who opened fire on a SUV in North Philadelphia on Wednesday.


Federal mediator joins New York's Met Opera labor talks as lockout looms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:03
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - The unions representing the orchestra and chorus of New York's Metropolitan Opera agreed to have a federal mediator join negotiations with management on Thursday in the final hours before a deadline for a threatened lockout. The Met said in a statement that management planned to negotiate into the night with its three largest unions on Thursday, the last day of the current contract.

Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:01
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.

Debit overdraft fees often exceed cost of purchase

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fees that banks charge debit-card users who overdraw their accounts usually cost more than the items being bought.

Debit overdraft fees often exceed cost of purchase

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fees that banks charge debit-card users who overdraw their accounts usually cost more than the items being bought.

Stolen WWI gas mask found in pawn shop

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 02:58
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A World War I gas mask stolen from the Wyoming Capitol and missing for almost a century is on display in Cheyenne again after a South Dakota pawn shop donated it back to the state.

Stolen WWI gas mask found in pawn shop

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 02:58
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A World War I gas mask stolen from the Wyoming Capitol and missing for almost a century is on display in Cheyenne again after a South Dakota pawn shop donated it back to the state.

PHOTOS: 30 arrested in W. Pa. drug sweep

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 02:53

 30 arrested in W. Pa. drug sweep30 suspected drug dealers were arrested following a street-level sweep in Johnstown, Pa.


Cracked rail caused 2012 Md. coal train derailment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 02:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — A coal train derailment that killed two Maryland college students was caused by a broken rail on a section of track being monitored by a railroad because of previous problems, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.

Executive: 'Didn't want anyone to know' of gifts to former Virginia governor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 02:50

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell arrives with his legal team for his trial in RichmondBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - The businessman who, federal prosecutors say, gave gifts and loans to former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife said Thursday he kept the largesse secret because he knew he was giving bribes to help his diet-supplements company. McDonnell, 60, and his wife Maureen have been charged with 14 counts of corruption and bribery for taking more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from Jonnie Williams in exchange for promoting his company, Star Scientific Inc, which has since changed its name to Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals. "I didn't want anyone to know," Williams said on the third day of the McDonnells' trial at U.S. District Court in Richmond. Williams, who is no longer employed by the company, said Maureen McDonnell opened up the governor’s mansion in August 2011 for a luncheon to mark the launch of a Star Scientific product.


Iliad of France makes surprise bid for T-Mobile US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 02:46
NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile US Inc., the most eligible company in the U.S. wireless industry, has another suitor on its hands. Upstart French telecom company Iliad SA on Thursday said it has offered $15 billion for a majority stake.