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Agency: 6 workers inhaled uranium at Wyoming mine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:48
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Six workers at a Wyoming uranium mine inhaled the radioactive element while cleaning up a spill inside a processing building just days before the mine delivered its first shipment last year, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Steve Jobs' video testimony transfixes courtroom

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:46
OAKLAND, California (AP) — More than three years after his death, legendary Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs held a federal courtroom transfixed on Friday as attorneys played a video of his testimony in a class-action lawsuit that accuses Apple of inflating prices by locking music lovers into using Apple's iPod players.

Kerry urges caution over timing of releasing U.S. torture report

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:44

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a news conference at the London Conference on Afghanistan, in LondonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday privately expressed concern about the timing of the release of a long-awaited Congressional report criticizing the CIA's use of harsh interrogation methods days before it was expected to be released. Kerry's spokeswoman said he called Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee, to urge her to take foreign policy considerations into account when choosing when to publish. ...


Two teens die as car hits Cincinnati building after police chase

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:40
(Reuters) - Police in a Cincinnati suburb on Friday were investigating an incident that began with a suspected vehicle break-in and ended in the death of two teenagers when the car driven by a third teen crashed into a building, causing it to collapse on top of them. Springfield Township police responding to a call reporting a vehicle break-in early on Friday saw three men running to a nearby car, said Police Lt. Brian Uhl. The driver eluded an attempt by police to stop him, Uhl said. About a mile away, another officer saw the speeding vehicle and gave chase. ...

Judge rules adulterous minister was properly fired

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:31
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama church properly fired its minister after he admitted having sex with married church members and not telling them he had AIDS, a judge ruled Friday.

GOP makes final push for school lunch waiver

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:30

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014 file photo, first lady Michelle Obama and a student look over their plates as they eat lunch in the East Room of the White House in Washington following the annual fall harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden. House Republicans are making a final push this year to give schools a temporary break from healthier school meal standards. The school meal rules phased in since 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are making a final push this month to give schools a temporary break from healthier school meal standards.


Police: Doctor forced woman to swallow abortion pill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:27

 Doctor forced woman to swallow abortion pillPolice say a doctor choked a woman inside a home and forced her to swallow a pill that could cause an abortion after she told him she was pregnant.


Prosecutor's use of "Dixie" song spurs appeal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:08
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Defense attorneys have filed an appeal claiming a man convicted of lewd conduct in Idaho should get a new trial because they say a prosecutor introduced racism into the case by quoting lyrics from the song "Dixie" in her closing argument.

Job gains put US on pace for best growth since '99

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:06

In this Oct. 22, 2014 photo, job seekers fill out job applications at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. The Labor Department releases employment data for November on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)WASHINGTON (AP) — A resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999.


Bomb threat prompts evacuation at New Jersey mall

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:01
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A telephone bomb threat triggered the evacuation of a major department store at a popular New Jersey mall on Friday, police said. The threat was phoned in at about 5:30 p.m. EST, said Sergeant Elliot Colon of the Paramus Police Department. Police had not located any bomb but the search was ongoing, he said. The Nordstrom department store was evacuated but the rest of the mall was not, he said. ...

Death penalty recommended in Delaware soccer tournament shootings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:00

Death penalty recommended in Delaware soccer tournament shootingsA Delaware jury has voted unanimously to recommend the death penalty for one of two gang members convicted of murder in a 2012 soccer tournament shooting in Wilmington that left three people dead.


Feds examine U of New Mexico sex-assault policy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:00
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the University of New Mexico's handling of reported sexual assaults and sexual harassment of students, federal officials announced Friday.

Man accused of raping girl, 12, surrenders to police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:58

Man accused of raping girl, 12, surrenders to policeA man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in Upper Darby has surrendered to police.


Detective in major case pleads guilty to forgery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:57

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2011 file photo, Holly Grigsby, left, looks at her boyfriend, David "Joey" Pedersen, during an appearance in Yuba County Superior Court in Marysville, Calif. An Oregon State Police detective, David Steele, who investigated the 2011 Northwest killing spree by the pair of white supremacists is expected to plead guilty to charges of forgery and official misconduct related to the case, a prosecutor said today. Steele will enter the plea Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at his arraignment in Salem, Ore., and be sentenced according to officials. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State Police detective who investigated a killing spree involving a pair of white supremacists was sentenced Friday to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to forgery and official misconduct related to the case.


Woman gets life for killing, cooking neighbor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:53
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman convicted of cooking her neighbor after strangling and dismembering him has been sentenced to life in prison.

Iowa court orders new trials in 3 sex abuse cases

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:53
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court ordered new trials Friday for three inmates charged with sexually abusing children, saying their convictions were tainted by expert testimony backing the accusers' allegations.

Wisconsin Republicans plan to push right-to-work bill in January

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:50
By Mark Guarino (Reuters) - Wisconsin Republicans say they plan to start the new year by introducing a right-to-work measure that would prohibit private sector labor unions from requiring workers to pay dues. Republicans control both sides of the Wisconsin Legislature and the governor's mansion, leaving a clear path for right-to-work legislation that is already law in 24 states, including Michigan and Indiana, where laws were approved in 2012. ...

Automaker seeks $118M tax break for 4-mile move

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:49
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Subaru announced plans Friday to move its U.S. headquarters to Camden, just four miles from its current home in Cherry Hill, and said it is seeking $118 million in tax breaks intended to lure jobs to the impoverished city.

Feds: Navy engineer tried to steal schematics

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:48
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Navy civilian engineer has been indicted on charges he tried to steal schematics of an aircraft carrier under construction and have them sent to Egypt.

Attorney: Beanie Sigel not intended target of shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 06:47

 Beanie Sigel not intended target of shootingPhiladelphia rap artist Beanie Sigel was shot Friday morning in Pleasantville, New Jersey.