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China factory index ticks up, easing growth fears

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:20
HONG KONG (AP) — Growth in China's sprawling manufacturing industry unexpectedly ticked higher in September, according to a report Tuesday, easing concerns about the No. 2 economy's recovery.

About 100 climate protesters arrested in march on Wall Street

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:16

New York City police officers arrest a man taking part in the Flood Wall Street demonstration in Lower Manhattan, New YorkBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - About 100 protesters were arrested on Monday in New York City during a demonstration that at one point blocked streets near the stock exchange to denounce what organizers say is Wall Street's contribution to climate change. The demonstration, called Flood Wall Street, drew hundreds of protesters, and came a day after a bigger action that brought 310,000 people to the streets of New York in what activists described as the largest protest ever against climate change. ...

Trial opens for sheriff accused of 'road rage'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:03
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico sheriff abused his power when he unnecessarily chased a motorist and pointed his revolver to the driver's head in "a fit of road rage," a federal prosecutor said Monday.

Mike Tyson aids motorcyclist after Vegas crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:55

Mike Tyson aids motorcyclist after Vegas crashRetired boxer Mike Tyson may be famous for his aggressiveness, but he showed his compassionate side last week when he came to the rescue of an injured motorcyclist who had crashed on a Las Vegas interstate.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:53

Protestors and police wrestle near a barricade on the corner of Wall Street and Broadway during a march demanding action on climate change and corporate greed, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, a day after a huge climate march in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

1991 murder conviction overturned by DNA

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:39

1993 murder conviction overturned by DNAA savage murder more than two decades old took a new turn Monday when the man in prison for that crime had his conviction overturned.

California wildfire crews brace for weather shift

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:29
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews scrambled Monday to extend control lines around a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes as they braced for strong, erratic winds similar to when the blaze doubled in size a week ago.

Boy killed in shed fire behind house on Cape Cod

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:13
HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Cape Cod, Massachusetts say a young boy has died in a fast-moving fire in a small storage shed where neighbors say children were playing behind a house.

US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:03
American airstrikes against ISIS targets are under way in Syria, according to a Pentagon official.

Alabama toddler drowned in church's baptismal water: coroner

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:37
(Reuters) - A toddler found submerged in a tank of baptismal water in an Alabama church died of accidental drowning, the local coroner said on Monday. Brayden King, who was two months shy of his second birthday, was under the supervision of a sister in her early teens when he fell into the tank on Friday at the Pentecostal House of Prayer in Decatur, about 75 miles north of Birmingham, said Morgan County Coroner Jeffrey Chunn. The toddler was found in 33 inches of water and declared dead after unsuccessful attempts to resuscitate him, Chunn said. ...

Investigation: Seattle ferry wasn't overloaded

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:28
SEATTLE (AP) — A state investigation has found that a Seattle ferry that was forced to turn around before a preseason Seahawks football game last month wasn't overloaded, after all.

FAA: Airplane makes emergency landing in Omaha

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:25
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A commercial airplane traveling from Boston to Los Angeles has made an emergency landing in Nebraska.

Louisiana judge rules state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:19
By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A Louisiana state judge ruled on Monday in favor of a same-sex couple, saying the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, advocates said. The ruling compels the state to recognize the out-of-state marriage of the plaintiffs in the case but its full extent is not immediately clear because it is temporarily under seal, said Bruce Parker, a spokesman for Equality Louisiana. "This judgment of the court is a sign of hope amid the maelstrom of despair and confusion that Louisiana's LGBT community has lived through recently," C. ...

Louisiana judge: Gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:16
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge in Louisiana has ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, in part because he says it violates equal protection rights.

Jury: Arab Bank liable in terror attacks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:15
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. jury found on Monday that a large Jordan-based bank should be held responsible for a wave of Hamas-sanctioned suicide bombings in the early 2000s that left several Americans dead or wounded.

Bear suspected to have killed New Jersey hiker

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:12
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A black bear believed to have attacked and killed a hiker over the weekend likely was looking for food and was circling the victim's body when sheriff's officers and wildlife officials killed it, officials said Monday.

Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:11

Deborah Williams, spokeswoman for "Big Marijuana. Big Mistake," a group opposing a ballot measure to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska, speaks at a news conference in Anchorage, Alaska on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Williams addressed the media after local KTVA's Anchorage television reporter Charlo Greene, not seen, abruptly quit during a live telecast Sunday, Sept. 21, night, announcing she owned a medical marijuana company and was devoting all her efforts to getting the ballot measure passed. Alaska voters will decide in November whether to join Washington and Colorado in decriminalizing pot. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska.

Reserves narrowing for California water wholesaler

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:03
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The giant wholesaler that provides drinking water for half the California population has drained two-thirds of its stored supplies as the state contends with a punishing drought, officials said Monday.

Kris Jenner files to divorce athlete Bruce Jenner

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 08:45

Kris Jenner files to divorce athlete Bruce JennerThe "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" matriarch filed for divorce on Monday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences.

Virgin America flight diverted after unruly passenger tries to open exit door mid-flight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 08:38

Virgin America flight diverted after unruly passenger tries to open exit door mid-flightA man attempted to open the exit door on a Los Angeles-bound Virgin America flight after experiencing a mental episode while on drugs.