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PHOTOS: Philadelphia Zoo shows off 4 lion cubs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:45

 Philadelphia Zoo shows off 4 lion cubsThe Philadelphia Zoo let the public get its first peek at four brand-new lion cubs!


Ruling on Carnation defendant's competency not expected for 2 weeks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:44
What was supposed to be a two-day hearing to determine if Michele Anderson is competent to stand trial and potentially face the death penalty in the alleged killings of six family members in 2007 has morphed into a multi-day affair, with a ruling from the trial judge not expected for at least two we

Alibaba announces share sale details

BBC World News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:43
China's biggest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding says it expects to price its initial public offering (IPO) at between $60 and $66 per a share.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. gun control group takes aim at 'bad apple' dealers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:41
Officials with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence on Friday said the campaign will also include a code of conduct it will urge gun dealers nationwide to sign. The first protest will be on Saturday in front of a gun store in the suburbs of Chicago, which has been plagued with gun violence in recent years. The group's president, Dan Gross, said 60 percent of guns used in crimes in the United States are sold by just 1 percent of gun dealers, which will be the targets of the group's efforts. The Brady Center has filed dozens of lawsuits against gun dealers over the last 25 years, with mixed results.

Ex-Aryan Nations attorney dies in federal prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:40

FILE - This undated file photo released by Kootenai County Jail via The Spokesman-Review shows Edgar Steele. Steele, who once represented Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler in a lawsuit that bankrupted the white supremacist group, died in federal prison in California on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Steele was serving a 50-year sentence at the federal prison in Victorville, Calif., after he was convicted of plotting to kill his wife. (AP Photo/Kootenai County Jail via The Spokesman-Review, File)COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Edgar Steele, who once represented Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler in a lawsuit that bankrupted the white supremacist group, has died in federal prison in California. Steele was 69.


Family Dollar bucks Dollar General bid again

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:36
Family Dollar is rejecting Dollar General's latest acquisition offer, and Dollar Tree says it will now divest as many stores as needed to get antitrust clearance for its deal to buy Family Dollar.

2 students hospitalized by pot brownies released

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:35
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two students have been released from a hospital after becoming ill from eating marijuana-laced brownies sold at their San Francisco Bay Area high school.

Family mourns slain journalist in tearful service

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:35

Candles line a wall around a reflection pond at the University of Central Florida to honor Steven SotloffPINECREST, Fla. (AP) — Letters slain journalist Steven Sotloff wrote to his family before he was beheaded by Islamic State militants were read at his memorial service Friday, with him telling them to be happy and stay positive and that if they didn't meet again, he hoped they would in heaven.


Lawyers for accused Colorado theater gunman oppose televising trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:35

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Attorneys for accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes oppose requests by news media to televise his trial, arguing the presence of cameras would jeopardize his due process rights, a court filing made public on Friday showed. A group of television news outlets requested last month that Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour allow expanded media coverage of the trial, which is set to begin with jury selection in December. Colorado law lets trials be televised at the discretion of the presiding judge.


U.S. judge approves $41 million settlement of 'Central Park Jogger' suit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:33
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge has approved a $41 million settlement between New York City and five men wrongfully convicted of the 1989 rape of a woman jogger in Central Park, ending a decade-long civil rights lawsuit stemming from the infamous crime. The settlement’s details had been previously reported but were publicly disclosed for the first time on Friday, when U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis in New York signed off on the deal. The brutal attack, known as the "Central Park Jogger" case, drew national headlines and was cited as evidence that the city's crime rate had spiraled out of control.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Pro Football Focus grades the game, and more

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:31
It's a happy Top 10 on this day as the Seahawks are basking in a blowout win over the Green Bay Packers that only heightens the thought that the Seahawks can indeed make a run at repeating this season.
Categories: Sports Center

Seahawks Morning After: Jerry Brewer on quicker, more elusive Marshawn Lynch

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:31
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch can still punish tacklers, but against Green Bay he showed he’s noticeably quicker than ever before.
Categories: Sports Center

Albanian authorities arrest central bank governor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:27
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian central bank governor Ardian Fullani and a senior bank auditor were arrested Friday and charged with abuse of office, for alleged mismanagement in connection with a multi-million dollar theft from the bank's reserves, prosecutors said.

Police ID suspect, announce charges in death of man found in burning car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:24

Police ID suspect, announce charges in death of man found in burning carPhiladelphia police have announced charges against a suspect in the death of man found in burning car in the city's Olney section.


Car smashes into West Mount Airy building

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:22

Car smashes into West Mount Airy buildingPhiladelphia Police responded to the scene of where a car ran into a building in West Mount Airy Friday afternoon.


Ashya allowed to fly to Prague

BBC World News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:20
The parents of five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King are given permission by the High Court to take him to Prague for treatment.
Categories: BBC World News

Detroit CFO says higher taxes wouldn't help city

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:16

FILE- This April 9, 2008 file photo shows the city of Detroit. An attorney for Detroit is set to resume his opening statement, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the city’s historic bankruptcy trial, after telling the judge on the first day that the city’s plan to restructure billions of dollars in debt is needed to free up funds to provide services to residents and allow it to survive. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, file)DETROIT (AP) — Detroit residents are "highly taxed" and imposing even higher taxes wouldn't be a good way to take the city out of bankruptcy, the chief financial officer testified Friday.


Seahawks game draws predictably huge TV rating

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:16
Much like the team's performance on the field, TV ratings for the Seattle Seahawks Thursday night picked up right where last season left off.
Categories: Sports Center

Veteran CBS newsman Bruce Morton dies at 83

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:15
Bruce Morton, an award-winning political correspondent for CBS News who also covered the Vietnam War and the U.S. Morton died at his Washington home from cancer, it said in a statement. Morton, who had a six-decade career in television and radio, left CBS in 1993 after 29 years to join CNN. Morton won six Emmys for his CBS News work, including with other CBS journalists for a 1977 report, "Watergate: The White House Transcripts.” He became co-anchor of the "CBS Morning News” with Hughes Rudd in 1975, and they won a Peabody Award the following year.

‘Station Eleven’ Joins Fall’s Crop of Dystopian Novels

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:14
Just when it seemed that enthusiasm for dystopian novels might have peaked, a new crop of such books is stirring excitement.