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Oregon man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:08

FILE - A Nov. 27, 2010, file photo provided by the Multnomah County, Ore., Sheriff's Office, shows Mohamed Mohamud. Nearly four years after 19-year-old Mohamud showed up at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., and triggered what turned out to be a fake bomb provided by the FBI, he is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A young Somali American was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb in Portland's downtown square while 10,000 revelers gathered to watch the mayor light a towering Christmas tree.

Person struck by train in Sharon Hill, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:03

Person struck by train in Sharon Hill, Pa.Delaware County officials are investigating an incident in which a train struck a person in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania.

Florida Man Is Convicted of Murdering Teenager in Dispute Over Loud Music

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:59
Michael Dunn was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager after a confrontation over rap music blaring from a car.

Revel sold for $110M; buyer plans to re-open it as a casino

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:59

Revel sold for $110M; buyer plans to re-open it as a casinoA Canadian asset management company won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City.

Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:58

A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia to Dallas, where he is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Key dates in the case:

Four Deaths Are Linked to a Respiratory Illness

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:57
Enterovirus 68 has been found in at least four people who died, and has caused an influx of sick children at hospitals nationwide.

U.S. delays plans to replace site host: WSJ

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:57

A form to help create a user account on the website is available at a health care enrollment fair co-sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and the State Employees Association at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth(Reuters) - The U.S. government has shelved plans to move the insurance website to a new host, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The decision represented "the best path forward to ensure a successful second open enrollment period. It was made in order to improve the consumer experience and have sufficient time for testing," the journal reported, citing Aaron Albright, a spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The agency signed a contract last November to replace Verizon Communications Inc with Hewlett-Packard Co as the host of the HealthCare. ...

Human and reptilian minds meet in Schmeater’s ‘Seascape’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:57
Fans — and not-yet fans — of playwright Edward Albee are urged to see Theater Schmeater’s “Seascape” by reviewer Dusty Somers.

Hayes named acting U.S. Attorney for Western Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:55
Annette L. Hayes has been named as acting U.S. attorney for Western Washington, taking over for Jenny Durkan, who stepped down Tuesday.

Horowitz to write new Bond novel

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:54
Anthony Horowitz, best-selling author of the Alex Rider teenage spy adventures, becomes the latest writer invited to pen a new James Bond novel.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge to decide in late October if Stockton, Calif., can exit bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:49
(Reuters) - The judge presiding over the Stockton, Calif., bankruptcy case said he will wait until late October to make a final ruling over whether the city can exit bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said late on Wednesday afternoon that he was "not in a position to make a decision right now, in light of everything said today," and scheduled a new hearing for Oct. 30. Earlier on Wednesday, Klein said the city's contract with the California Public Employees' Retirement System, the world's largest pension fund, could be rejected. ...

Fla officer on leave after using stun gun on woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:46
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation after he fired a stun gun into a 61-year-old woman's back during an arrest in a Tallahassee neighborhood.

Texas girl rescued in Mexico after missing for 12 years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:45

Texas girl rescued in Mexico after missing for 12 yearsSabrina Allen was rescued near Mexico City on Tuesday after missing for 12 years.

Girl missing for 12 years found with mom in Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:44

This Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, booking photo released by the Austin Police Department shows Dara Llorens, charged with aggravated kidnapping and being held on a $300,000 bond. The FBI and Mexico authorities said 17-year-old Sabrina Allen, whose reported kidnapping 12 years ago was twice profiled on the television show "America's Most Wanted," was found Tuesday night in Papalotla, Tlaxcala, near Mexico City, with her mother Dara Llorens. She was 4 years old when she was reported missing by her father in 2002, after she vanished following a weekend visit with her mother. (AP Photo/Austin Police Department)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago was found near Mexico City with her mother after authorities received a tip, and the mother was quickly flown to Texas and jailed on kidnapping charges, investigators said Wednesday.

NFL extends 'Sunday Ticket' deal with DirecTV

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:44
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has extended its contract with satellite provider DirecTV to carry the "Sunday Ticket" package, which allows viewers to watch out-of-market games.

Head of US Secret Service resigns

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:42
Secret Service director Julia Pierson resigns as criticism of the agency intensified following several high-profile security lapses.
Categories: BBC World News

Six charged with bribery in grant U.S. National Guard contracts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:39
By Tom Ramstack WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six people have been charged in a bribery scheme to grant National Guard contracts improperly, prosecutors said on Wednesday, and three of them have pleaded guilty in federal court in Virginia. Executives from two businesses bribed National Guard officials with thousands of dollars to award them marketing and advertising contracts worth a total of $14.6 million, according to the federal indictments. "As captured by its motto, the Army National Guard is 'always ready, always there' for the American people," Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. ...

A Study Bolsters a Call to Use Long-Acting Contraceptives

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:36
In a program offering sexually active teenagers in St. Louis free birth control, pregnancy and abortion rates were less than a quarter of those of such teenagers nationally.

In Japan, Fear and Panic as a Revered Peak Explodes

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:36
The eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan on Saturday, which has so far left 47 people dead, took experienced mountaineers and locals by surprise.

Indians Join the Wave of Investors in Condos and Homes in the U.S.

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:33
Not-so-superrich Indians are joining buyers from other countries who see the recovering United States housing market as a safe haven for their money.