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Campaigns commonly share policy platforms, slogans

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:58

In this combination of 2014 file photos are Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, left, and his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, at campaign events in Wisconsin. (AP Photo/AP, Scott Bauer and The Journal Times, Scott Anderson)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democrat running for Wisconsin governor acknowledges her campaign lifted policy platforms, including some exact language, from like-minded candidates.


Former Miami-area mayor found guilty of corruption

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:52
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami jury found a south Florida mayor guilty of corruption charges on Monday stemming from an undisclosed consulting job he took for a healthcare company while in office, as well as illegally using his position to lobby for a construction deal. Steven Bateman, 59, was arrested in August 2013 and charged with two felony counts of illegal compensation and three misdemeanors for allegedly breaking Miami-Dade County ethics rules. The jury found him guilty of the two felonies and one misdemeanor of illegal lobbying. ...

LA attorney faces suspension over doctored photos

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:50
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has recommended a six-month suspension for a Los Angeles attorney who posted doctored photos on her firm's website that show her with high-profile people such as President Obama, Hillary Clinton and George Clooney.

Prosecutor: NYC might face legal action over jails

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:34
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor said Monday he was troubled by a news report that New York City officials provided incomplete statistics on violence at problem-plagued Rikers Island jail and warned he may take legal action to force meaningful reforms.

Poll: Support for gay marriage may be leveling off

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:31
A survey released Monday from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for same-sex marriage could be leveling off after several years of dramatic growth in acceptance of equal rights for gays and lesbians.

U.S. lawmakers schedule Sept. 30 hearing on White House intrusion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:29
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives committee will hold a Sept. 30 hearing to examine Secret Service security procedures after a man scaled the fence and entered the White House on Friday night, the panel said on Monday. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has invited Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to testify, according to a statement on Monday from Representative Darrell Issa, the committee's chairman. (Reporting by Doina Chaicu; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Girl, 15, shot and killed in Olney, 19-year-old man hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:28

Girl, 15, shot and killed in Olney, 19-year-old man hospitalizedOne teenager is dead and another is hospitalized after a shooting in Philadelphia's Olney section.


U.S. court revives case accusing RBS' NatWest of aiding Hamas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:28
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday revived lawsuits against National Westminster Bank by about 200 victims of attacks in Israel attributed to Hamas who are seeking to hold the bank liable for handling transactions linked to the group. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said a lower court judge erred in dismissing the two lawsuits against the Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc unit over its dealings with Interpal, a London-based charity linked to Hamas. Writing for a three-judge appeals court panel, Circuit Judge Pierre Leval said the U.S. ...

Focus on UVa employee in student's disappearance

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:23

 PoliceA man authorities believe is the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared is being sought on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving.


Home of man seen with missing UVa student searched

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:23

Home of man seen with missing UVa student searchedAuthorities are again searching the apartment of a man they believe is the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared.


Crews work to clear debris from Shasta mudslide

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:22

This Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows a mud flow along Mud Creek Canyon in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The largest mudslide on Northern California's Mt. Shasta in two decades may be related to California's prolonged drought, experts said Sunday. The mudslide began Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 after a glacier holding pockets of water either shifted or melted, releasing water down the southeastern side of Mt. Shasta, said Andrea Capps, a spokeswoman for Shasta-Trinity National Forest. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service)MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service crews on Mount Shasta were dealing Monday with mud flow from a melting glacier that covered two roads and a bridge in muck, logs and rocks and forced a mountain creek out of its banks.


Crozer-Chester nurses hit picket lines for day 2

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:20

Crozer-Chester nurses hit picket lines for day 2For the second straight day hundreds of nurses are on strike at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.


Climate protesters march on Wall Street, block street near NYSE

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:17
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched through New York City's financial district on Monday and blocked streets near the stock exchange to denounce Wall Street's role in raising money for businesses that contribute to climate change. Protesters stopped traffic on Broadway south of the New York Stock Exchange. Three people were arrested. ...

Governor Corbett 'very confident' Pa. trooper ambush suspect will be caught

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:17

Governor Corbett 'very confident' Pa. trooper ambush suspect will be caughtPennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said Monday he is "very confident" that the gunman who launched a deadly ambush outside a police barracks 10 days ago will be caught.


2 women dead, dozens injured in New Castle County tour bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:15

2 women dead, dozens injured in New Castle County tour bus crashA bus carrying dozens of people crashed and overturned in Delaware, leaving two women dead and several other people injured, authorities said.


Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in White House intruder case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:14

 800 rounds found in White House intruder caseInvestigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the car of the man accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside the building, a federal prosecutor said Monday. A machete and two hatchets also were found.


State police: 3 missing Afghan soldiers in custody

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:14
BOSTON (AP) — Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said.

1 dead, 1 injured in Olney shooting on Old York Road

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:13

Girl, 15, shot and killed in Olney, 19-year-old man hospitalizedOne person is dead and another injured after a shooting in Philadelphia's Olney section.


Suspect identified in deadly Schuylkill River stabbings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:13

Suspect identified in deadly Schuylkill River stabbingsPhiladelphia Police have identified the man who they say stabbed three men and dumped their bodies in the Schuylkill River last month.


Arab Bank found liable over Hamas attacks: U.S. jury

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:11

Stephens, a lawyer for Arab Bank Plc, exits the Brooklyn Federal Court in Brooklyn, New YorkBy Bernard Vaughan and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. jury said on Monday Arab Bank Plc provided material support to Hamas, and must therefore compensate the victims of two dozen attacks the Islamic militant group allegedly carried out in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Jurors needed less than two days to deliberate, following a six-week trial in Brooklyn federal court that lawyers described as the first terrorism financing civil case to reach trial in the United States. ...