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UN assembly calls for action on national debt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 20:23
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Tuesday in favor of a resolution that calls for adoption of a new legal framework to restructure national debts and avoid the kind of speculative action that led Argentina to a second default.

7 charged in gang-related machete attack caught on camera in Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 20:05

7 charged in gang-related machete attack caught on camera in ChicagoSeven people, including three juveniles, have been arrested and charged in a gang-related machete attack caught on camera at a train station in Chicago.

Currency question at heart of Scottish debate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:57

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 20, 2003 file photo a series of bank notes are displayed in central London. The fate of the pound, which is also known as sterling and is one of the most tangible links of the union, will be front and center in any separation proceedings, as it has been during the campaign. The nationalists, led by Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond, hope Scotland will still use the pound through a currency union with what's left of Britain — Wales, Northern Ireland and England. The main British political parties, notably the Conservatives and Labour, say that's not going to happen. (AP Photo/Veronique de Viguerie, File)LONDON (AP) — In for a penny, in for a pound.

7 charged in machete attack caught on camera in Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:51

7 charged in gang-related machete attack caught on camera in ChicagoSeven people, including three juveniles, have been arrested and charged in a gang-related machete attack caught on camera at train station in Chicago.

Suspect in quadruple killings says he didn't do it

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:47
LAND O'LAKES, Fla. (AP) — The suspect in the Florida deaths of his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend and her parents said in a jailhouse interview he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

VIDEO: Massive explosion at German factory

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:46

 Massive explosion at German factoryNo fatalities have been reported from fire that raged all night.

Man held for allegedly stealing Ferrari twice

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:44

This taken on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 photo and provided by the Fontana (Calif.) Police Department on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, shows a stolen 2014 Ferrari 458 Spider. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported that Fontana Police arrested Earnie Hooks, of Los Angeles, for stealing the same Ferrari, twice. Court records say he’s pleaded not guilty to car theft and resisting police. (AP Photo/Fontana Police Department)FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Southern California man they say stole the same Ferrari — twice.

No delay in Detroit cop's manslaughter trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:40
DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer for a Detroit police officer who accidentally killed a girl during a raid fears that widespread media coverage of a police shooting in Missouri could harm his client's right to a fair trial.

Wild Turkey maker reaches 60th year in business

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:34

In this Aug. 22, 2014 photo, Wild Turkey master distiller Jimmy Russell takes a sip of bourbon drawn from the barrel at a warehouse near Lawrenceburg, Ky. Russell is celebrating his 60th year in the bourbon-making business. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (AP) — Jimmy Russell strolled into a roomful of tourists, and soon the patriarch of Kentucky bourbon was surrounded by fans, posing for pictures and autographing bottles. The man behind Wild Turkey even took a turn as barkeeper, pouring samples of amber whiskey at the distillery's visitors' center.

China's premier promises more open economy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:15
BEIJING (AP) — China's premier promised Wednesday to open the world's No. 2 economy wider to foreign companies, promising favorable conditions despite a wave of anti-monopoly investigations that business groups say might be aimed at limiting competition.

Texas to execute man convicted of deadly shooting rampage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:07
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas plans to execute Willie Tyrone Trottie on Wednesday for killing two people during a shooting spree sparked by a breakup with his girlfriend. Trottie, 45, will be given a lethal injection at the state's death chamber in Huntsville at 6 p.m. CDT (2300 GMT). If the execution goes ahead, he would be the 516th prisoner put to death in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the most of any state.

Denmark's Vestager new powerful EU antitrust czar

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 18:49
BRUSSELS (AP) — Former Danish Economy Minister Margrethe Vestager will be taking over as the European Union's powerful antitrust chief in November.

Esmark to convert Ohio steel mill to serve shale boom

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 18:36
An idled steel facility in the heartland of the United States is gearing up for a revival as an energy services provider due to surging production from the U.S. Esmark acquired the Yorkville facility about two years ago from a defunct steelmaker but kept the facility idled due to poor market conditions. The move to refit the plant comes amid a shale boom that has set the United States on course to become the world's largest producer of oil and gas.  The new facility, renamed Yorkville Energy Services Terminal, will provide oil and gas-related infrastructure services such as fresh water off-take, dry storage, as well as rail, barge and truck access. Esmark said a number of large and mid-sized energy services companies have expressed interest in the terminal, including companies engaged in material handling, transloading and rail switching.

Utah author says Christian romance novel plagiarized, sullied by sex

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 18:34
(Reuters) - A Utah author has sued another writer for allegedly copying her Christian romance novel, adding "graphic sex scenes," and then selling the story, court records showed. Established Christian novelist Rachel Ann Nunes said in a suit filed in a federal Utah court late last month that her book, "A Bid for Love," was plagiarized by Tiffanie Rushton's "eerily similar" story, "The Auction Deal", court records show. Nunes said in the complaint that she was shocked to learn about Rushton's story, copies of which were sold after it was published online earlier this year under Rushton's pen name of Sam Taylor Mullens, according to the suit. "In converting Ms. Nunes’s work into "The Auction Deal," (Rushton) added several graphic sex scenes and other adult content to what was originally a Christian novel," the suit said.

'Armed patriots': the private citizens out to secure the U.S. border

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 18:19

A sign sits on display in a farm field near the U.S.-Mexico border outside Brownsville, TexasBy Lisa Maria Garza BROWNSVILLE Texas (Reuters) - With binoculars in hand, an assault rifle slung over his chest and a Glock pistol on his hip, a man named Will scans the banks of the Rio Grande looking for anyone trying to cross from Mexico into Texas. Will is a member of the Patriots, a group of heavily armed private citizens who use displays of force to intimidate people attempting to cross the border illegally. Since early summer the Patriots have patrolled an area near Brownsville, Texas. "If you spot them and shine your light on them, that lets them know that you're there," said the 25-year-old construction worker from Indiana who flew to Texas for a stint with the Patriots.

Lisbon subway stoppage brings commuter misery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:47
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Lisbon subway staff have walked off the job during the morning rush hour in a protest against pay cuts and the company's possible privatization.

Missouri executes man after appeal over lethal drugs fails

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:39

bottles of the sedative midazolam at a hospital pharmacy in Oklahoma City(Reuters) - Missouri executed a convicted murderer on Wednesday after a court turned down his attorney's appeal based on a report that officials had lied over the drugs used in lethal injections. Earl Ringo Jr., who killed two people at a restaurant in 1998, was pronounced dead at 12:31 a.m. Central Time (0531 GMT/1.31 a.m. EDT) at a prison in Bonne Terre, state corrections department spokesman Mike O’Connell said. Attorney Kay Parish sought a stay of execution, citing a St. Louis Public Radio report that said state officials administered the drug midazolam on every inmate executed since November, in addition to pentobarbital. The use of midazolam is under scrutiny nationwide after inmates in a series of botched executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona were given the drug and took longer than is typical to die, showing signs of distress.

Stalled France to miss deficit target until 2017

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:21

France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin announces that the country will miss the European Union's deficit target for three more years during a press conference at Bercy in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Sapin said France's deficit would be around 4.3 percent of GDP in 2015 and would not dip under the 3 percent target for EU countries until 2017. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS (AP) — France has revised down its growth forecasts and says it will miss its deficit target for another three years, confirmation that Europe's second-largest economy will emerge only slowly from its stagnation.

'Dying' armed robber threatens jewelry clerk in California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:20

'Dying' armed robber threatens jewelry clerk in CaliforniaAn armed suspect threatened a jewelry store employee in a California mall during a robbery, telling her not to 'mess' with him because he is dying.

Police: Woman dies after boyfriend shot her in the face in Queen Village

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:13

Woman shot in the face in Queen Village apartment diesPolice say the woman whose boyfriend allegedly shot her in the face Monday night in Philadelphia's Queen Village section has died.