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U.S.: Syrian rebel training may take 12 months

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:50
Moderate Syrian rebels, once made battle-ready by a U.S.-led coalition, may be asked to help restore the border between Syria and Iraq that the Islamic State group militants have effectively wiped out, the top American military official said Thursday.

Deputy missing in Texas after patrol car swept away in heavy rain

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:50
(Reuters) - Rescue workers were searching on Thursday for a sheriff's deputy whose patrol car was washed downstream at a low water crossing during heavy rains in Austin, Texas, authorities said. The seven-year veteran of the Travis County Sheriff's Office was last heard from at about 2 a.m. when she radioed that her car was being swept away by rushing flood waters, according to department spokesman Roger Wade. By the time rescuers arrived at the scene near the Mansfield Dam on the Colorado River in northwest Austin, her car was already downstream and underwater, he said. ...

Argentina approves law for controlling prices

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:45
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's congress on Thursday approved a law that lets the government intervene in setting prices and profits in an attempt to tackle one of the hemisphere's worst inflation rates.

All county sheriffs in Colorado halt federal immigration holds: ACLU

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:43
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Colorado's 64 sheriffs will no longer honor federal government requests to hold suspected illegal immigrants beyond their release date on the charges they were arrested for, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Thursday. Earlier this year, the ACLU's Colorado chapter notified the sheriffs they could he held liable for potential civil rights violations if they continued to hold people at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ...

Lemon shot challenge raising awareness on pediatric cancer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:32

Lemon shot challenge raising awareness on pediatric cancerAfter the success of the ice bucket challenge, a Delaware County couple is hoping to raise awareness about pediatric cancer with the lemon shot challenge.

California bill increases Hollywood tax credits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:30

Actor Warren Beatty speaks at a ceremony at which Gov. Jerry Brown signed California Assembly Bill AB 1839, the Expanded Film and Television Job Creation Act, in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The legislation more than triples the state's tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in the state. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry Thursday to sign legislation that more than triples the state's tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California.

End of era: Ellison steps asides as Oracle CEO

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:23

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2012 file photo, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison gestures while giving a keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. Oracle says Ellison is stepping aside as CEO of the company he founded. The business software maker promoted Safra Catz and Mark Hurd to replace him as co-CEOs. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful era marked by his flamboyant behavior and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world's best-known technology companies.

Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush put on FBI wanted list

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:22

Pennsylvania State Police Troopers carry casket of slain Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Corporal Dickson from St. Peters' Cathedral in ScrantonBy Joe McDonald CANADENSIS Pa. (Reuters) - The FBI on Thursday added the name of the suspect in last week's ambush of two Pennsylvania troopers to its list of the 10 most wanted fugitives, almost a week after a manhunt began for the person who killed one officer and wounded another. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pennsylvania, has been identified as the prime suspect in the fatal shooting of Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38, and the wounding of Trooper Alex Douglass, 31, outside a state police barracks in Blooming Grove late last Friday. ...

Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:22

A closeup of an electronic payment station at a Home Depot store in Daly CityThe Home Depot says it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer ...

Woman stabbed at employment agency in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:18

Woman stabbed at employment agency in South PhiladelphiaA woman remains hospitalized after police say she was stabbed at an employment agency in South Philadelphia.

Dog found in Oregon heading back to Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:16

This Sept. 15, 2014 photo provided by Washington County, Ore., Animal Services in Hillsboro, Ore., shows a Jack Russell terrier named Gidget. The 7-year-old dog who went missing from her Pennsylvania home outside of Philadelphia on April 22 has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away. Deborah Wood of the County's Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter says a good Samaritan found Gidget this month in Tualatin, Oregon. A microchip implanted in Gidget revealed her owner and hometown. Wood says Gidget was a little thin, but otherwise in good condition. It's a mystery how the dog ended up in Oregon. The shelter and the owner are trying to figure out how to get the dog back to Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Washington County Animal Services)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania.

Detroit art museum will sue if city's bankruptcy plan not approved

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:14

People enter and exit the Detroit Institute of Arts in DetroitBy Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - The Detroit Institute of Arts is prepared to sue to prevent the sale of its collection if Detroit's plan for exiting bankruptcy is not approved, the museum's chief operating officer told U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Thursday. When Detroit filed for the largest-ever U.S. municipal bankruptcy 14 months ago, the museum began preparing for possible litigation to keep its art works from being sold to pay city creditors, museum COO Annmarie Erickson told the court. ...

'Person of interest' sought in Va. student search

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:12

'Person of interest' sought in Va. student searchPolice want to talk to a man who was seen by a witness with a University of Virginia student the night she disappeared, an official said Thursday.

Boarding kennel operators in Arizona sued over 21 dog deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:03
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A group of dog owners filed a negligence lawsuit on Thursday against the proprietors of a suburban Phoenix boarding kennel who police said left 21 dogs to die of suffocation and overheating while they took a trip to Florida. The civil lawsuit accused the owners and caretakers at the kennel, which was billed as a "pleasant and safe place," of fraud, neglect, mistreatment and abuse of the dogs. It said the owners lied to several people about the death of their pets. ...

Trial opens for Detroit officer who killed girl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:02

FILE -- In this May 18, 2010 file photo, Dominika Stanley and Charles Jones hold a photo of their 7-year-old daughter Aiyana Jones in an attorney's office in Southfield, Mich. Aiyana was killed while she slept on a couch by a Detroit police officer accused of handling his gun recklessly during a frantic search for a murder suspect in 2010. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)DETROIT (AP) — A member of an elite Detroit police team failed to follow his training when he stormed a house looking for a murder suspect with his finger on the trigger and shot a 7-year-old girl who was asleep on the couch, a prosecutor said Thursday at the start of an involuntary manslaughter trial.

Mississippi officers searching for 4 missing girls

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:00

 Mendy Coria-Coronado, 1; Jackelyn Belinda Gomez-Coronado, 5; Kimberly Elizabeth Gomez-Coronado, 6; and Evelin Fernanda Coria-Coronado, 2. The children were last seen with their mother, Sonia Elisabeth Coronado, 28, and stepfather, Fernando Coria-Pelay, 24, who are charged with mistreating the girls. (AP Photo/Provided by Mississippi Department of Public Safety)JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities were searching Thursday for four young girls last seen with their mother and stepfather who are charged with mistreating the children.

Obama to tout U.S. climate plan at U.N. summit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:58

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in WashingtonBy Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will highlight strides the United States has made on climate change when he addresses a major U.N. climate summit next week, senior administration officials said on Thursday. About 120 heads of state and government, in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, are expected to attend the summit on Tuesday hosted by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. ...

In wake of beheadings, Busch Gardens removes props

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:58
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Busch Gardens removed some props from their Halloween attractions after people in Virginia complained about decapitated heads, the theme park said Thursday.

Man killed after falling into wood chipper in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:51
PHOENIX (Reuters) - A landscape gardener was decapitated after falling into a wood chipper in Arizona on Thursday and a police spokesman said no foul play was suspected. The accident happened at an auto dealership in Chandler, a city on the southeast outskirts of Phoenix. "It just looks like a terrible accident," Detective Seth Tyler said. Few other details were immediately available, but local TV news footage showed a truck from a tree-trimming company parked outside the dealership, with a wood chipper behind it. ...

Vote counting begins in Scotland on independence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:51

Vote counting begins in Scotland on independenceExcitement vied with apprehension as Scottish voters went to the polls Thursday in a referendum on independence, deciding whether to dissolve a 307-year union with England that brought prosperity but has increasingly felt stifling to many Scots.