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Myanmar wants country off UN human rights agenda

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:50

Wunna Maung Lwin, Minister for Foreign Affairs for Myanmar, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Myanmar's foreign minister promised Monday his country is working to end violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine state and urged the world against "jumping to conclusions" about a situation that has drawn global condemnation.

Secret Service arrests man near Ethiopian Embassy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a man who officers believe fired a gun near the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington.

Missouri man alleging sexual abuse by priest seeks $10 million from diocese

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:47
By Carey Gillam INDEPENDENCE Mo. (Reuters) - It has been 30 years, but Kansas City's Catholic diocese still should pay a heavy price for allowing a now-dead priest to repeatedly sexually abuse a former altar boy, a lawyer for the alleged victim said in court Monday, kicking off a $10 million lawsuit against the diocese. Jon David Couzens, then age 10, said he was molested 20 times over two years in the early 1980s by Monsignor Thomas O'Brien, who died in 2013. Couzens was deeply involved in Catholic school and church activities. ...

Pennsylvania baby shot in head in apparent hunting accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:44
By Elizabeth Daley (Reuters) - A newborn baby was in critical condition on Monday after being shot in the head in western Pennsylvania while lying on his father's lap at home, an incident that appears to have been a hunting accident, prosecutors say. The infant, identified by local media as Thayne Iverson, was just days old when a stray bullet struck him in the head on Sept. 25 at around 7 p.m., said Dianna Rostis, a spokeswoman for the Indiana County District Attorney's office. She declined to confirm the infant's name or identify the father. ...

Cellphone chatter in the air? The No's have it (big time)

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:39
Most readers hate the idea of allowing cellphone conversations throughout airplane flights, according to the results of an unscientific (and somewhat cheeky) Northwest Traveler poll.

New documents show legal basis for NSA surveillance programs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:38

Mobile phone simulating call to German Chancellor Merkel next to a tablet showing the logo of NSA is seen in picture illustration taken in FrankfurtBy Nate Raymond and Aruna Viswanatha NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Documents released by the U.S. government show it views an executive order issued in 1981 as the basis of most of the National Security Agency's surveillance activities, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Monday. The NSA relied on Executive Order 12333 more than it did on two other laws that have been the focus of public debate following the leaks exposing U.S. surveillance programs by former agency contractor Edward Snowden, according to the papers released by the ACLU. ...

ATM fees keep climbing, survey says

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:38
The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year.

New York City to end solitary confinement for teens at Rikers jail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:37

New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at Britain's opposition Labour Party's conference in ManchesterBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City plans to end the use of solitary confinement to punish teenage inmates at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex by the end of the year, according to a Department of Correction memorandum. The policy shift comes less than two months after the U.S. Department of Justice said its investigators had found a pattern of abuse of 16- and 17-year-old inmates that breached their constitutional rights. ...

Mercer Island says water clear of E. coli; source not found

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:36
UPDATE, 11:30 a.m. | A  source for the E. Coli contamination could not be found after a thorough inspection of the city's water system, Mercer Island and Public Health - Seattle & King County officials said.

Seattle tight end Zach Miller has ankle surgery, return TBD UPDATED

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:36
Seattle starting tight end Zach Miller had surgery on his ankle  during the bye week, the team confirmed Monday morning.

Daily Rant&Rave: Who let the dogs out

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:36
RAVE To the Washington state ferry employee who saved our dogs when we accidentally left our car door ajar when going to the passenger deck on the ferry. When we returned, we found him standing protectively next to our wide-open car, holding both dogs by their leashes. His quick thinking prevented w

Hiker trapped in canyon in Zion National Park dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:36

FILE - In this Sept., 5, 2009, file photo, hikers wade through the cold Virgin River along the "Narrows," in Zion National Park, Utah. A 34-year-old man was found dead on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Zion National Park after rising floodwaters trapped him in a narrow canyon that is home to one of the park's best-known hiking trails. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 34-year-old Southern California man was found dead over the weekend in Zion National Park after rising floodwaters trapped him in a narrow canyon that is home to one of the park's best-known hiking trails.

Fight against Islamic State: U.S. is caught in balancing act

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:33
Our latest war in Iraq and Syria is indeed a strange operation ["Weapons use in Syria airstrikes outpaces raids on Islamic State in Iraq," Nation & World, Sept. 24]. We bomb, but there seems to be no attempt at stopping other countries in the Middle East from supplying funds or to stop them buyi

Texas doctor given 10 years in jail for poisoning lover's coffee

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:32
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A breast cancer specialist working at a nationally renowned cancer center in Houston was sentenced on Monday to 10 years in prison for lacing the coffee of her lover, a fellow cancer doctor, with a compound used in antifreeze. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, an oncologist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was found guilty last week of putting ethylene glycol into the coffee of Dr. George Blumenschein, 50, in a 2013 incident. She was sentenced to prison by the same jury that convicted her. Prosecutors had been seeking 30 years. ...

Music Review: Robin Gibb shines on final album

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:24

This CD cover image released by Warner shows "50 St. Catherine's Drive," by Robin Gibb. (AP Photo/Warner)Robin Gibb, "50 St. Catherine's Drive" (Rhino/Warner)

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Arkansas real estate agent missing, man arrested

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:21
SCOTT, Ark. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man in the case of an Arkansas real estate agent who has been missing since last week.

News Analysis: For China, Limited Tools to Quell Unrest in Hong Kong

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:17
The Chinese leader must find a solution that keeps Hong Kong stable without sparking copycat calls for change in mainland China.