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Gay activists: Include us in St. Patrick's parade

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:42
Gay activists who have been pushing to join New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade since the 1990s called on organizers Tuesday to include them, not just a group for gay NBC employees. Members of a group ...

FBI: Air marshal attacked with syringe in Nigeria

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:39
A U.S. air marshal was being monitored after being attacked with a syringe containing an unknown substance at a Nigerian airport, officials said Tuesday.

Court voids much of $180 million award over ConAgra silo fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:38
A federal appeals court on Tuesday said ConAgra Foods Inc was not liable for a 2010 fire and explosion at an Illinois flour mill that burned three workers, and overturned much of a nearly $180 million jury award against the packaged foods company and a contractor. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said a lower court judge should have granted judgment as a matter of law to ConAgra, whose products include Chef Boyardee pasta, Hunt's ketchup and Peter Pan peanut butter. ConAgra had hired West Side Salvage Inc to help save the contents of a wheat pellet silo at a facility in Chester, Illinois, located about 60 miles south of St. Louis. According to court papers, the silo had been smoldering for several weeks before it exploded on April 27, 2010, injuring Justin Becker, who was employed by West Side, and John Jentz and Robert Schmidt, who were employed by a subcontractor.

Elderly couple beaten in Kansas City attacks die

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:38
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An elderly couple severely beaten in their Kansas City home, allegedly by a man also accused of fatally shooting three of their neighbors, died Tuesday after being taken off life support, relatives and hospital officials said.

Allegiant dropping Hawaii-Bellingham flights

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:38
Allegiant Air has decided to stop offering flights between Hawaii and Bellingham.

New York man pleads guilty to trying to join al Qaeda

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:37
A New York man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to attempting to join the militant group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, considered to be one of the most active wings of the network, prosecutors said. Marcos Alonso Zea, 26, was arrested last October at his Long Island home in a joint investigation by local and federal authorities, several months after attempting to traveling to Yemen. Zea previously pleaded not guilty to charges that included trying to materially aid al Qaeda, but changed his plea as part of a deal that would sentence him to up to 25 years in prison, said Zugiel Soto, spokeswoman for the U.S. Prosecutors said Zea attempted to fly from New York to Yemen in January 2012, but was intercepted by British customs officials while changing planes and returned to the United States.

Proposed UN resolution targets foreign fighters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:37
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A proposed U.N. resolution which the U.S. hopes will be unanimously approved at a meeting chaired by President Barack Obama later this month would require all countries to prevent the recruitment and transport of would-be foreign fighters preparing to join terrorist groups.

Professor seeks reinstatement after losing job over Gaza tweets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:36
A professor who lost a promised job over his tweets on the recent seven-week Israel-Palestine war demanded on Tuesday that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) reinstate him, citing free speech and academic freedom. The termination of Salaita in August, two weeks before he was to start teaching, has ignited debate and protests at UIUC and other universities over academic freedom and politics. Salaita tweeted heavily during the war, including this message on Aug. 1: "Supporters of #Israel should be forced--A Clockwork Orange style--to view pics of smiling children who were killed on endless repeat. On Tuesday, a number of UIUC students walked out of classes to listen to Salaita's first public comments since the university rescinded his appointment to the department of American Indian Studies.

French women bid topless sunbathing 'adieu'

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:36
France's summer is fast becoming a memory, and so is one of its iconic beach sights: the topless woman.

Man named human mounts bid for New Hampshire House

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:35
New Hampshire's House of Representatives may be getting a little more human next year.

Latest NYC condo amenity: $1 million parking spot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:33
NEW YORK (AP) — A condo development in New York City's pricy SoHo neighborhood is charging for a parking spot as much as it would cost to buy a nice house in Dallas or Seattle — $1 million.

Christie pays high price fighting records requests

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:32
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration has paid out more than $400,000 to reimburse plaintiffs' attorneys in open records request cases since 2012, new records show.

Bits: Highlights and Analysis From Apple’s Keynote

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:28
The company announced a wearable device, two new versions of its smartphones and an integrated payments system.






Radnor homes burglarized while residents slept upstairs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:19

Radnor homes burglarized while residents slept upstairsA $5,000 reward has now been posted to catch the band of brazen burglars targeting homes in Radnor Township, and police say these crimes could have been prevented.


U2 surprise Apple event with new album released for free on iTunes

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:19

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks with U2 during an Apple event announcing the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch at the Flint Center in CupertinoVeteran Irish rockers U2 pulled off a surprise at Apple Inc's event to launch new products on Tuesday, making its latest album available for free on Apple's iTunes online store. The Grammy Award-winning band performed at the Cupertino, California event, at which Apple unveiled two new iPhones, a smart watch and a mobile payments system. U2 released its new 11-track "Songs of Innocence" live on stage with Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook. The album immediately appeared in iTunes users' music libraries.


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FBI: Air marshal attacked with syringe in Nigeria

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:18
The FBI says a U.S. air marshal was attacked with a syringe at a Nigerian airport.

Police say Upper Darby peeper under arrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:17

Police say Upper Darby peeper under arrestPolice in Upper Darby, Pa. have arrested the man they say has been peeping into the windows of an apartment complex.


Andorra 1-2 Wales

BBC World News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:17
Gareth Bale scores a late free-kick to ensure Wales beat Andorra in their Euro 2016 qualification opener.
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Drug use up among U.S. pilots killed in crashes: government study

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:15
Tests on pilots killed in plane crashes in the United States since 1990 have found a four-fold increase in the use of legal and illegal drugs, according to a study released on Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. Of the more than 6,600 pilots tested in the study, 96 percent were private, rather than commercial pilots. The proportion of pilots whose bodies tested positive for at least one legal or illegal drug increased to 40 percent in 2011 from less than 10 percent in 1990, the study found. The percentage of pilots testing positive for at least one illegal drug increased to 3.8 percent in the 2008–2012 period from 2.3 percent in the 1990–1997 period.