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U.S. Army drops murder charges against soldier in slaying of Iraqi boys

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:21
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - The U.S. Army has dropped premeditated murder charges against a soldier accused of fatally shooting two deaf and unarmed Iraqi boys in 2007 as the cattle-herding teens stumbled across his unit in a palm grove, a military official said on Wednesday. The Army gave no reason for the decision to drop the charges against Sergeant First Class Michael Barbera, except to say it followed a pretrial evidentiary proceeding that was convened in April. ...

Basel 1-0 Liverpool

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:20
Liverpool stutter to defeat in the Champions League as Basel's Marco Streller scores the only goal of their Group B clash.
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Players sue in World Cup pitches row

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:18
Leading players file a lawsuit claiming sexual discrimination over synthetic pitches at the 2015 Women's World Cup.
Categories: BBC World News

Jail time for polygamous sect member in abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:17
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A member of Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect who oversaw an Idaho home where nine boys were sent on "repentance missions" by their parents has been given jail time on child abuse charges that included locking one teen in a furnace room for two days.

AP-GfK Poll: Top issues in the midterm election

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:14

Graphic shows results of AP-GfK poll on issues of concern to likely voters; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — It's October and in some places, voters are already voting. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll finds those likely to cast a ballot are focused more on the economy than other issues. But that hasn't stopped campaigns from trying to appeal on other topics as well. Here's a look at what voters think on the top issues of the election cycle.

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.
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