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Rutgers student dies after party at fraternity house

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 18:33

Rutgers student dies after gathering at fraternity houseAlcohol is suspected of playing a role in the death of a Rutgers University student.


Hong Kong students on strike in democracy battle

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 18:28

Students stage a rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong campus in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Thousands of Hong Kong students boycotted classes Monday to protest Beijing’s decision to restrict electoral reforms in a weeklong strike marking the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes Monday to protest Beijing's decision to restrict voting reforms, the start of a weeklong strike that marks the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city.


Prosecutor: Rutgers student's death may be alcohol-related

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 18:19

 Rutgers student's death may be alcohol-relatedProsecutors say a Rutgers University student has died after she "became distressed" while attending a small gathering at a fraternity house.


Woman accused of running granddaughter to death to go on trial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 18:03

Savannah HardinBy Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - An Alabama woman accused of running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death as punishment for eating forbidden chocolates and lying about it was set to go on trial on Monday. Joyce Hardin Garrard, 49, stands accused of forcing Savannah Hardin to run non-stop for three hours in February 2012. Authorities say the girl collapsed, went into seizures and died days later at a Birmingham hospital. Hardin died from dehydration and low sodium, a condition common in marathon runners, Etowah County Sheriff's spokeswoman Natalie Barton said. ...


Tesco suspends execs over inflated profit report

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 18:02
LONDON (AP) — Tesco, Britain's largest retailer by revenue, has suspended four executives and launched an accounting investigation after admitting that its half-year profit was overstated by 250 million pounds ($407 million).

PHOTOS: Deadly tour bus crash in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 17:59

 Deadly tour bus crash in DelawareThe Action Cam was on the scene after a tour bus overturned in New Castle, Delaware on Sunday, September 21, 2014.


Rutgers student dies, alcohol suspected

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 17:55

Rutgers student dies after gathering at fraternity houseAlcohol is suspected of playing a role in the death of a Rutgers University student.


Police find rifle carried by Pa. trooper ambush suspect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 17:48

Police find rifle carried by Pa. trooper ambush suspectAuthorities say they've recovered one of the weapons used by the suspect wanted for fatally shooting a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another.


Flames force 5 people from Levittown, Pa. home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 17:26

Flames force 5 people from Levittown, Pa. homeOfficials say fire has burned one person and forced five people from their Levittown, Pennsylvania home early Monday morning.


3 shot during cookout in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 17:04

3 shot during cookout in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice say three people were shot during a cookout in Southwest Philadelphia late Sunday night.


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

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 16:50

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.


China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 16:46

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 31, 2013, file photo, a worker levels the coal on a freight train in Taiyuan in northern China's Shanxi province. Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. (AP Photo/File) CHINA OUTWASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.


Samsung may launch first Tizen phone in India

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 16:34
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co., which faces a slowdown in emerging market smartphone sales, will release its long-delayed Tizen-powered handset in India before the end of this year, a report said Monday.

Russia wants to keep Ukraine off UN radar

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 16:30

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a terrestrial globe, with Russian territory colored pink, seemingly including Crimea, presented to him as a gift during his meeting with participants in the youth educational forum at the Seliger youth camp near Lake Seliger, Russia. As world leaders gather at the U.N., during the week of Sept. 22, 2014, the U.S. and its European allies are consumed by efforts to blunt the savage advance of the Islamic State group, to end the raging Ebola epidemic and to make progress in nuclear negotiations with Iran. That’s likely just fine with Putin, since these issues distract from Russia’s presence in neighboring Ukraine. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Presidential Press Service, Mikhail Klimentyev, Pool, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As world leaders gather at the U.N. this week, the U.S. and its European allies are consumed by efforts to blunt the savage advance of the Islamic State group, to end the raging Ebola epidemic and to make progress in nuclear negotiations with Iran. That's likely just fine with Vladimir Putin, since these issues distract from Russia's presence in neighboring Ukraine.


German employers struggle to find apprentices

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 16:26

In this Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 photo, apprentice Jan Val stands in the so-called blue kitchen of the restaurant Tauro in Berlin. The 800-seat eatery caters to Berlin’s affluent Prenzlauer Berg district and when the evening crush starts, owner Gerd Spitzer needs all hands on deck, including the apprentices he's relieved to have found after receiving no suitable applicants last year. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)BERLIN (AP) — It's lunchtime at Tauro and the restaurant staff are bustling to keep up with orders for marinated pork ribs, spinach-filled crepes and chicken breast with ricotta and pine kernels.


German Amazon workers on strike for higher pay

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 16:07
BERLIN (AP) — Workers at four of Amazon.com's German distribution centers have started a two-day strike in a long-running dispute over wages.

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:53

In this July 23, 2014 photo, a group of people share a room as they eat a meal after a day’s hard work in Mumbai, India. In 1981, nearly 1.7 billion Asians were living on less than $1.25 a day. Today, the figure is about 700 million. But vast numbers cannot aspire to rise much further. About 80 percent of the 3.6 billion people in developing Asian countries still live on less than $5 a day, many relying on day labor, rag picking or other meager livelihoods. Even migrants who arrived in cities years ago feel trapped in a seemingly permanent underclass. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and reflects on dreams gone dark.


Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:47

In this July 23, 2014 photo, a group of people share a room as they eat a meal after a day’s hard work in Mumbai, India. In 1981, nearly 1.7 billion Asians were living on less than $1.25 a day. Today, the figure is about 700 million. But vast numbers cannot aspire to rise much further. About 80 percent of the 3.6 billion people in developing Asian countries still live on less than $5 a day, many relying on day labor, rag picking or other meager livelihoods. Even migrants who arrived in cities years ago feel trapped in a seemingly permanent underclass. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and reflects on dreams gone dark.


Two dead, dozens wounded when tour bus overturns in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 14:31
(Reuters) - A tour bus with about 50 passengers overturned on a Delaware highway on Sunday, leaving two women dead and sending the others to area hospitals with injuries ranging from mild to severe, state police said. Rescue teams backed by medical helicopters pulled people through the windows of the bus, which flipped over at around 4:20 p.m. local time (2020 GMT) on a highway in New Castle, about 7 miles (11 km) south of Wilmington, Delaware State Police Sergeant Paul Shavack said. A 54-year-old woman was killed after she was thrown from the bus. ...

NYC police officer dies, 8 hurt in van crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 14:22
(Reuters) - A New York City police officer died, and eight others were injured when their van crashed into a barrier in the Bronx on Sunday morning, police said. Michael Williams, 25, was thrown through a back window of the police van after it hit a barrier around 5 a.m. local time (0900 GMT) and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, the New York Police Department said in a statement. The eight other officers in the van were also hurt, though none of their injuries were life-threatening, police said. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. ...