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911 caller: Cop told man to drop gun at Wal-Mart

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:13
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 911 caller who reported a man carrying a gun in Wal-Mart told state investigators he heard an officer repeatedly say "put it down" about two seconds before police shot the man, killing him, according to a summary of the interview released by the state.

Police ID state trooper killed in accidental shooting at Plymouth Twp. firing range

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:12

Police ID state trooper killed in accidental shooting at Plymouth Twp. firing rangeA Pennsylvania state police officer who was fatally wounded in an accidental shooting at a Plymouth Twp. firing range has been identified.

Arsenal 4-1 Galatasaray

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:08
Danny Welbeck scores his first senior hat-trick as 10-man Arsenal beat Galatasaray 4-1 in the Champions League.
Categories: BBC World News

Somali-American gets 30 years for Oregon Christmas bomb plot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:01

Booking photo of Mohamed Osman MohamudBy Teresa Carson PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge sentenced a Somali-American man on Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison for trying to blow up a Christmas tree lighting celebration in Oregon four years ago with a fake bomb supplied by undercover government agents. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a naturalized U.S. citizen and former Oregon State University student, was convicted in January 2013 of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, despite defense allegations of government entrapment. "This is a very sad case, a sad, sad case for everyone," U.S. ...

Overturned semi blocks northbound I-5 near Boeing Field

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:58
Update at 1:47 p.m.: A DOT work crew tried to lift the trailer upright, but the roof broke off and spilled pallets that were inside.

Ex-officer pleads guilty in drugstore killings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:56
RUTLEDGE, Tenn. (AP) — A former police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering two people while robbing a pharmacy in the town he was once sworn to protect.

The US Ebola case: 5 things to know

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:54
Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States -- a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

New NATO chief: better ties with Russia possible

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:54
NATO's new secretary-general struck a more conciliatory tone Wednesday on Russia, saying there's a chance now for improved relations between Moscow and the West.

Prison for bank exec who used firm's card for wine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:51
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former TD Bank executive who used a company credit card to buy $240,000 in Champagne and lap dances at strip clubs to ease his stress from work has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

US issues final minimum wage rule for contractors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Thomas Perez issued a final rule on Wednesday raising the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors to $10.10 an hour.

Test Drive: Another Government Website Rollout That Is Found Wanting

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:50
A ProPublica reporter tries using the government’s Open Payments site for drug and device payments. He finds it virtually unusable.

Hagel orders steps to improve U.S. military healthcare system

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:47

US Secretary of Defense Hagel enters news conference on Military Health Care at Pentagon in WashingtonBy David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took steps on Wednesday to improve the U.S. military healthcare system after a review concluded that some patients had to wait too long to see a doctor and others received care that was below standard. The Pentagon chief gave Defense Department hospitals and clinics with underperforming units 30 days to develop plans to reduce wait times and deal with other access issues. He told facilities with quality problems to submit improvement plans in 45 days. "The review found pockets of excellence ... ...

Police made tough call with UVa student missing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:47

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Virginia State Police, missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, of Roanoke County, Va., is shown. Police say the investigation into the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has turned up a lead in Harrington's 2009 disappearance and death. (AP Photo/Virginia State Police, File)McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Police have revealed next to nothing about the evidence they have against Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., and they won't have to for months to come.

Rhode Island child with Enterovirus dies after infection: officials

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:46
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rhode Island child hospitalized with Enterovirus D68 has died of a bacterial infection, in what state public health officials described on Wednesday as an unusual and dangerous combination. The child, a 10-year-old girl who was not named, died last week as a result of a staphylococcus aureus sepsis alongside the respiratory virus, the Rhode Island Department of Health said in a statement, calling it a "very rare combination that can cause very severe illness in children and adults. ...

Video: UW's John Ross III says he's 100 percent healthy

WA Huskies - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:46
UW sophomore receiver John Ross III, held out against Georgia State two weeks ago, met with the media after practice Wednesday and said his injured knee is improving.
Categories: Sports Center

Building Blocks: At 90 Years, Harlem Church Vows to Endure Amid Relentless Change

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:44
The senior pastor of Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist worries that as more whites move to Harlem, the neighborhood’s black heritage is being lost.

Kidnapped Texas girl found in Mexico after 12-year search: police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:44

Sabrina Allen foundBy Tony C. Dreibus AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A Texas girl kidnapped 12 years ago at the age of four and taken to Mexico by her mother has been found there, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. Sabrina Allen was taken from Austin, Texas, in April 2002 by Dara Llorens, who was estranged from Allen's father, according to the Austin Police Department. Llorens and the child assumed new identities and moved frequently to evade capture, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which assisted in the hunt for the girl. ...

Fire at NJ home where hospital CEO, wife were found dead was arson: prosecutors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:42
(Reuters) - New Jersey investigators have determined that a weekend fire in the home where a New Jersey hospital chief executive and his wife were found dead was arson, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office said on Wednesday. The blaze was started in the second-floor bedroom of the Montgomery Township home of John Sheridan Jr., 72, the CEO and president of Cooper University Health System, and his wife Joyce, 69, said prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano. The couple were found unresponsive in the bedroom early Sunday. ...

GM looks to new vehicles, China to boost profit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:41

General Motors CEO Mary Barra addresses the Global Business Conference for investors in Milford, Mich., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Barra says the company has enough parts available to fix all the faulty ignition switches that are blamed for at least 23 deaths nationwide. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)MILFORD, Mich. (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday that GM plans a raft of new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to drive profits in coming years, as the biggest U.S. automaker tries to shift the spotlight from a mishandled recall of older small cars.

New Mexico women say motel owner assaulted them

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:41
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three women have sued a New Mexico motel owner and the director of the halfway house where they lived, saying they were repeatedly sexually assaulted at work and threated with being sent back to prison when they complained.