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U.S. court revives case accusing RBS' NatWest of aiding Hamas

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 11 min ago
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday revived lawsuits against National Westminster Bank by about 200 victims of attacks in Israel attributed to Hamas who are seeking to hold the bank liable for handling transactions linked to the group. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said a lower court judge erred in dismissing the two lawsuits against the Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc unit over its dealings with Interpal, a London-based charity linked to Hamas. Writing for a three-judge appeals court panel, Circuit Judge Pierre Leval said the U.S. ...

Focus on UVa employee in student's disappearance

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 16 min ago

 PoliceA man authorities believe is the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared is being sought on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving.


Home of man seen with missing UVa student searched

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 17 min ago

Home of man seen with missing UVa student searchedAuthorities are again searching the apartment of a man they believe is the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared.


Crews work to clear debris from Shasta mudslide

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 17 min ago

This Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows a mud flow along Mud Creek Canyon in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The largest mudslide on Northern California's Mt. Shasta in two decades may be related to California's prolonged drought, experts said Sunday. The mudslide began Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 after a glacier holding pockets of water either shifted or melted, releasing water down the southeastern side of Mt. Shasta, said Andrea Capps, a spokeswoman for Shasta-Trinity National Forest. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service)MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service crews on Mount Shasta were dealing Monday with mud flow from a melting glacier that covered two roads and a bridge in muck, logs and rocks and forced a mountain creek out of its banks.


Crozer-Chester nurses hit picket lines for day 2

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 19 min ago

Crozer-Chester nurses hit picket lines for day 2For the second straight day hundreds of nurses are on strike at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.


Climate protesters march on Wall Street, block street near NYSE

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 22 min ago
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched through New York City's financial district on Monday and blocked streets near the stock exchange to denounce Wall Street's role in raising money for businesses that contribute to climate change. Protesters stopped traffic on Broadway south of the New York Stock Exchange. Three people were arrested. ...

Governor Corbett 'very confident' Pa. trooper ambush suspect will be caught

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 23 min ago

Governor Corbett 'very confident' Pa. trooper ambush suspect will be caughtPennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said Monday he is "very confident" that the gunman who launched a deadly ambush outside a police barracks 10 days ago will be caught.


2 women dead, dozens injured in New Castle County tour bus crash

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 24 min ago

2 women dead, dozens injured in New Castle County tour bus crashA bus carrying dozens of people crashed and overturned in Delaware, leaving two women dead and several other people injured, authorities said.


Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in White House intruder case

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 25 min ago

 800 rounds found in White House intruder caseInvestigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the car of the man accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside the building, a federal prosecutor said Monday. A machete and two hatchets also were found.


State police: 3 missing Afghan soldiers in custody

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 26 min ago
BOSTON (AP) — Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said.

1 dead, 1 injured in Olney shooting on Old York Road

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 26 min ago

Girl, 15, shot and killed in Olney, 19-year-old man hospitalizedOne person is dead and another injured after a shooting in Philadelphia's Olney section.


Suspect identified in deadly Schuylkill River stabbings

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 27 min ago

Suspect identified in deadly Schuylkill River stabbingsPhiladelphia Police have identified the man who they say stabbed three men and dumped their bodies in the Schuylkill River last month.


Arab Bank found liable over Hamas attacks: U.S. jury

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 28 min ago

Stephens, a lawyer for Arab Bank Plc, exits the Brooklyn Federal Court in Brooklyn, New YorkBy Bernard Vaughan and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. jury said on Monday Arab Bank Plc provided material support to Hamas, and must therefore compensate the victims of two dozen attacks the Islamic militant group allegedly carried out in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Jurors needed less than two days to deliberate, following a six-week trial in Brooklyn federal court that lawyers described as the first terrorism financing civil case to reach trial in the United States. ...


Closing statements made in Texas voter ID case

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 30 min ago
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge heard closing arguments on Monday in a lawsuit challenging a state law requiring Texas voters to show identification at the polls, which plaintiffs argue is an attempt to suppress minority turnout. The case is part of a strategy by the Obama administration to challenge voting laws it says discriminate by race in order to counter a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that freed states from strict federal oversight. After a trial in Corpus Christi that lasted about two weeks, U.S. ...

Wesleyan orders fraternities to become coed

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 32 min ago
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Wesleyan University in Connecticut on Monday ordered its fraternities with houses on campus to become coeducational within the next three years.

New Jersey hiker killed by black bear : police

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 35 min ago
By Ellen Wulfhorst (Reuters) - A man hiking in a heavily wooded area of northern New Jersey was killed by a black bear during the weekend, police said on Monday, in what experts called an extremely rare attack. Darsh Patel, 22, of Edison, New Jersey, and four friends encountered the bear on Sunday afternoon in the Apshawa Preserve, about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of New York City, according to the West Milford Township, New Jersey, police department. The bear began to follow the hikers and they scattered, police said in a statement. ...

Prestigious education award shared by schools in Florida, Georgia

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 38 min ago
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - School districts in Florida and Georgia were named co-winners on Monday of the Broad Prize for Urban Education, recognizing top-performing urban schools that are closing the achievement gap among low-income and minority students. Orange County Public Schools, which includes Orlando, and Gwinnett County Public Schools, west of Atlanta, will split $1 million in college scholarships for their graduating seniors. ...

Governor confident ambush suspect will be caught

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 39 min ago
In the thick of a difficult re-election campaign, Gov. Tom Corbett could have been tempted to place himself front and center of the effort to capture the gunman who ambushed a Pennsylvania State Police barracks, killing a trooper and injuring another.

Businesses and investors pressing for green policy

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 39 min ago

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, file photo, a flock of geese fly past a smokestack at the Jeffery Energy Center coal power plant near Emmitt, Kan. Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses to pollute. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute.


St. Louis County cops apologize for flier wording

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 43 min ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County police apologized Monday for the wording of a flier announcing a seminar to help officers interact with the media.