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Unapproved GMO wheat find should not hurt U.S. exports: trade group

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:18
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - U.S. wheat exports should not be hurt by the second discovery of experimental Monsanto Co. genetically modified wheat growing in a U.S. state where it was not approved, industry leaders said on Friday, because the wheat is not believed to be in commercial channels. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced Friday that it was investigating the discovery of wheat plants containing an unapproved genetic alteration in Montana. ...

Former manager accused of fraud in New York bridge project

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:15
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former manager of a New York contracting company was accused on Friday of defrauding the state by falsely claiming to use a minority-owned steel supplier to win an $192-million contract to repair a major area suspension bridge, officials said. Aaron Tubbs allegedly set up a scheme in which the steel passed through a minority-owned business that was not the actual supplier, according to the criminal complaint announced by the Office of Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. ...

Fired US worker beheads colleague

BBC World News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:15
A man in the US state of Oklahoma beheads one woman and injures another after being dismissed from his job.
Categories: BBC World News

Fired Ohio State band director sues, alleging discrimination

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:14
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The Ohio State University band director, fired for allegedly failing to eliminate a sexually hostile environment, sued school officials on Friday, claiming they discriminated against him because he's a man. Jonathan Waters' federal complaint seeks $1 million in damages. "Waters was not provided due process and fairness protections that The Ohio State University has routinely extended to female participants in Title IX sexual harassment investigations," attorney David Axelrod said in a statement on Friday. ...

Judge in Russia hacking case boots law firm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:08
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge on Friday told the New York law firm of Fox Rothschild that its lawyers cannot represent a Russian man charged with hacking businesses across the U.S.

Ford recalls 850K cars on short circuit concerns

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:08

Ford recalls 850K cars on short circuit concernsFord is recalling about 850,000 cars and SUVs because of a problem that could stop the air bags from working in a crash.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:04
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana teacher gets 10 years in custody in student rape case that led to censure of judge.

U.S. Forest Service says photo permits saga misunderstood

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:04
(Reuters) - The U.S. Forest Service has been forced to clarify its position on photography rules for the nation's wild places after a proposed rule change for picture permits prompted fears that visitors could be fined $1,000 for taking snapshots of nature. The agency asked for public feedback this month on a proposal to set criteria for how to vet requests for commercial filming in wilderness areas, as part of what it called a "good faith effort" to ensure they receive the fullest protection. ...

U.S. OKs $2.5 billion to upgrade used military vehicles for UAE

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:02
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday said it has approved $2.5 billion in modifications and upgrades of used U.S. military vehicles that are to be sold separately to the United Arab Emirates as "excess" equipment. If finalized, the work would be done by Navistar International Corp, Britain's BAE Systems and Oshkosh Corp, the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a notification to Congress. ...

Russia sees Ukraine agreement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:02

Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov speaks at a news conference during the 69th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The delay in implementing Ukraine's association agreement with the European Union leaves space for a settlement of the Ukraine crisis, the Russian foreign minister said Friday.

Getting the best deal on a new mobile

BBC World News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:00
How to get the best deal on a new UK mobile
Categories: BBC World News

Woman burned, child rescued in freak accident at Port Richmond gas station

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:59

Woman burned, child rescued in freak accident at Port Richmond gas stationIt happened after a car hit a gas pump, causing it to burst into flames. A quick-thinking passenger saved the victim's 3-year-old child by smashing a car window.

Institutions, suicide attempts, sketch comedy — Joe Guppy has done it all

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:56
In an unflinching new book, “My Fluorescent God,” local personality and therapist Joe Guppy reckons with his mental-health struggle.

Postman 'hoarded' one tonne of mail

BBC World News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:56
A New York postman hoarded as many as 40,000 pieces of undelivered mail in his home, car and work locker over nine years, prosecutors say.
Categories: BBC World News

Chicago shutdown affects some, but not many, Sea-Tac flights

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:54
UPDATE, Friday, 1:09 p.m.: As of early Friday afternoon, a spokesman for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport reported a total of 15 cancelled flights and 77 delayed flights as a result of the fire that shut down service at Chicago airports.

Lawsuit accuses Indian PM of role in 2002 violence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:52
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. human rights group on Friday offered a $10,000 reward for anyone who can serve on India's prime minister a summons issued by a federal court in New York to respond to a lawsuit accusing him of serious abuses more than a decade ago.

Huge California fire mostly spares infrastructure

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:49
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly an inch of rain, with more wet weather forecast for the weekend, has helped firefighters gain the upper hand on a massive wildfire burning in the mountains east of Sacramento, officials said Friday.

Memorial run to honor runner from Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:46
A Seattle man died in Carnation on Sunday after he collapsed about a half mile from the “Beat the Blerch” half-marathon finish line. Now, marathon participants are organizing a memorial run in his honor.

Court tosses Air Force trainer's rape conviction

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:45
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A military appeals court has overturned an Air Force instructor's rape conviction and ordered a new sentence for his other convictions for misconduct at the Texas base where he worked.

17 soldiers return to duty after CO exposure

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:43
FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (AP) — Most of the Alaska-based paratroopers who were hospitalized after being exposed to carbon monoxide have returned to duty.