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Venezuela's oldest newspaper avoids shutdown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 03:18
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's oldest newspaper says it has staved off closure by reaching a deal with a state company guaranteeing it newsprint for at least two more weeks.

Multi-vehicle accident on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 03:17

Multi-vehicle accident on Pennsylvania TurnpikeOfficials say there are injuries after a multi-vehicle crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Police: Children sexually abused at in-home daycare

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 03:15

 Children sexually abused at in-home daycareAuthorities say a Willingboro, New Jersey man sexually abused two children attending daycare in his home.

Catholic League quits New York City's St. Patrick parade after gay decision

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 03:11
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A conservative Roman Catholic group severed its 20-year ties with the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade on Thursday, a week after event organizers took the unprecedented step of allowing a gay group to march under its own banner in the procession. The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights said it pulled out of the March 2015 event because the parade committee denied an anti-abortion group from marching with banners while bending its rules to allow the gay group to do so, League President Bill Donohue said in a statement. City officials and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, welcomed the policy change, announced last week, as a change of tone after years of conflict over the issue. Donohue said the Catholic League is not withdrawing because of any opposition to the gay group's participation.

Mountain lion linked to boy's attack slain

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 03:03
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wildlife officials say it could take up to two days of testing to determine if they shot and killed the right mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy on a Northern California hiking trail.

Segway seeks import ban on similar products from China

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 03:03
Segway Inc is asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to stop a "widespread pattern of infringement" and block several Chinese companies from importing and selling their own similar two-wheeled transporters in the United States. The products, which carry the brand names Freego, Windrunner, Ninebot, Inmotion and Robstep, infringe four of its patents and "intend ... to largely if not completely mimic Segway's personal transporters in operation," Segway said its filing Tuesday. The self-balancing "personal transporters," as they are known in the industry, still occupy a niche market in the United States.

Catholic League bowing out of St. Patrick's parade

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:59
NEW YORK (AP) — The Catholic League said Thursday that it will sit out next year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York because event organizers aren't letting an anti-abortion group march.

South Carolina father accused of killing kids was investigated for abuse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:48
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina child protection workers visited the family of a man accused of killing his five children at least a dozen times since 2011 in response to reports of abuse and neglect, state records released on Thursday show. The children, aged 1 to 8, said father Timothy Ray Jones Jr., 32, spanked them and made them do push-ups for punishment, but they did not appear afraid of him, according to workers, who did not remove the children from his care. Police say the children were already dead by the time South Carolina authorities learned on Monday that the children's grandmother in Mississippi had reported them missing after they did not show up for a planned visit. Following his arrest on unrelated charges in Mississippi on Saturday, police said Jones confessed to the slayings and led them to his children's decomposing bodies, which he had wrapped in garbage bags and dumped near a rural logging road in Alabama. Authorities have not said how the kids were killed.

FBI believes 1 shooter involved in grid attack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:40
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An FBI official says an attack last year on Silicon Valley's power grid appears to have involved only one shooter.

Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:27

Abortion rights activists hold signs inside the Missouri Capitol WednesdayJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's longest waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.

Thieves steal pumpkins grown by preschoolers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:21

In this photo taken on Sept 9, 2014, and provided by the Child Development Center, student Oluwafunto Akinnurele holds a picture of pumpkins stolen from the Child Development Center at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, N.M. Officials say the pumpkin patch was raided sometime over the weekend after students had worked for months growing the pumpkins. (AP Photo/Child Development Center)PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Thieves have picked clean a pumpkin patch that had been cultivated by New Mexico preschoolers.

FBI investigates possible attempt to bomb office of congressman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:18
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating a possible attempt to bomb the office of a Missouri congressman early Thursday morning, when a window was broken and devices resembling Molotov cocktails hurled at the building, an official said. Police in Kansas City responded at about 3:00 a.m. local time to the local office of U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Democrat, and found that a window had been broken with a hammer, said Bridget Patton, spokeswoman for the FBI in Kansas City. Two Molotov cocktails appeared to have been thrown at the building but ended up on the ground without causing a fire or other damage, Patton said, though the hammer went through the window.

Detroit man faces January trial in eight-year-old's shooting death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:17
By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - A Detroit man accused of killing an 8-year-old boy while he slept in a revenge shooting will stand trial in January, a judge ordered on Thursday. Calvin Mosby, 28, and Devaunte Starks, 17, a teenager accused of breaking into the child's home as the man's accomplice, pleaded not guilty on Thursday in Wayne County Circuit Court to their respective charges stemming from the July 30 shooting death of Jakari Pearson. Prosecutors have accused Mosby of retaliating against an ex-girlfriend by firing several rounds from an AK-47 assault rifle into her son's bedroom early one July morning. The boy's killing came as law enforcement was increasing efforts to curb violence in Detroit, which has increasingly affected young children in recent years.

Indiana university lifts campus lockdown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:13
By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE Ky. (Reuters) - Indiana University Southeast lifted a brief campus lockdown on Thursday, after what was thought to be a man with a gun turned out to be someone with an umbrella. Indiana University Southeast is located in New Albany, Indiana, just across the Indiana border from Louisville, Kentucky. It is part of the multi-campus Indiana University system and has 6,442 students.

California DUI suspect pleads not guilty in deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:12
TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a California man had a blood-alcohol level over twice the legal limit when he hit and killed three members of a family with his car.

Bush speaks at Ohio luncheon on 9/11 anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:10
CLEVELAND (AP) — Former President George W. Bush says he had a "moment of clarity" while listening to a young girl read in a Florida classroom as his chief of staff whispered to him that the second tower of the World Trade Center had been struck by an airliner on Sept. 11, 2001.

Florida woman jailed for child neglect after drowning of toddler

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:10
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A young Florida mother was charged in connection with the Sept. 3 drowning death of her toddler, who had been hospitalized for a near-drowning several weeks earlier, a prosecutor said on Thursday. Stephanie Howell, 22, of DeFuniak Springs in the Panhandle, was arrested Wednesday night on a warrant for child neglect causing death, according to Greg Anchors, assistant state attorney for Walton County. State child welfare workers had investigated previous incidents involving Howell, Anchors said, including the earlier near-drowning of the toddler, 3-year-old Karson Howell. A spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Children and Families confirmed that the agency did have prior contact with Howell and said details would be released later.

Federal officials propose Texas immigration lockup

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:01
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities want to build a new South Texas immigration lockup for families amid an unprecedented surge in the number of youngsters pouring across the U.S. border, a federal official said Thursday.

APNewsBreak: US sharply cutting deportations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:58

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2014 file photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agent looks for signs along trail while on patrol near the Texas-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas. President Barack Obama, who has postponed until after Election Day his plan for executive actions that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation, is already on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, according to a new analysis of Homeland Security Department figures by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — While debate continues on slowing deportations, the Obama administration already is on pace to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007. That's according to federal figures obtained by The Associated Press.

Sketches released of suspects who robbed boy in wheelchair

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:57

Sketches released of suspects who robbed boy in wheelchairPolice released sketches of two young suspects in the assault and robbery of a 12-year-old boy in a wheelchair.