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Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:05

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are "branches of the same poisonous tree," both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were.


Ferguson demands high fees to turn over city files

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:52

The parents of Michael Brown, Lesley McSpadden, left, and Michael Brown, Sr., right, speak to The Associated Press during an interview in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Michael Brown's parents say they are unmoved by the Ferguson police chief's apology in their son's shooting death by a police officer. Instead, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. told The Associated Press they would rather see an arrest, and Brown Sr. said he wants the police officer "in handcuffs." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.


Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning lover

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:37

Oncologist accused of poisoning lover and coworker's coffeeA jury has sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a chemical found in antifreeze.


Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:35

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, Jodi Arias appears for her trial in Maricopa County Superior court in Phoenix. Jury selection is set to begin in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Arias, on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, as prosecutors again seek a death sentence. A previous jury deadlocked on punishment. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)PHOENIX (AP) — Roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.


Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty in Afghan scheme

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:35
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he derailed an investigation into military contract fraud by making a suspect appear to be a key counterintelligence source.

Dominion natural gas exports plan gets federal OK

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dominion Energy received federal approval late Monday to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

Boston City Council members weigh $25K pay raise

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:16
BOSTON (AP) — Boston City Council members kicked off a discussion Monday on possibly giving themselves each a $25,000 raise to bring their salaries more in line with their counterparts in New York and other major U.S. cities, even as questions arise over whether the proposal violates Massachusetts law.

Gov't settles with newspaper over seized notes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — Training for Coast Guard criminal investigators will be reviewed as part of a settlement with a Washington newspaper over the 2013 seizure of notes from one of the paper's former reporters.

Coyote stuck in bumper after hit by car in Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:54

Coyote stuck in bumper after hit by car in IllinoisA coyote is recovering Monday night after it got stuck in a bumper in Illinois.


Judge holds Argentina in contempt over bond orders

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:43
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge, calling civil contempt a rarity, ruled that Argentina was in contempt of court on Monday for its open defiance of his orders requiring that U.S. hedge funds holding Argentine bonds be paid the roughly $1.5 billion they are owed if the majority of the South American nation's bondholders are paid interest on their bonds.

Relative: Coach tried to save 4 dead in bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:39

This photo provided by the family of Rachel Hitt shows Rachel Hitt, center, in her hospital room at the Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla., Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, where she is being visited by her friends, former members of the North Central Texas College softball team. Hitt survived a deadly bus crash near Davis, Okla., on Friday, which killed four of her teammates. (AP Photo/Family of Rachel Hitt)ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) — A Texas softball team coach did everything he could to save four of his players who died when an 18-wheel tractor-trailer smashed into their bus in Oklahoma, a relative said Monday.


Beheading suspect's conversion surprised family

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

CORRECTS TO VAUGHAN FOODS Employees wait in the parking lot as police investigate a shooting at Vaughan Foods on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 in Moore, Okla. Police said Friday a man who had been fired from the food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Steve Sisney)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus on getting his life in order.


Philadelphia police investigating fight between 2 on-duty officers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:29

Philadelphia police investigating fight between 2 on-duty officersPhiladelphia police confirm to Action News that an Internal Affairs investigation has been launched into a fight involving two on-duty 18th district officers.


Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:25

In a this Sept. 16, 2014 photo salt is unloaded at the Scio Township, Mich. maintenance yard. The rewards for surviving last year's punishing winter are tight supplies of road salt and some drastic price spikes for the commodity across much of the U.S. as the next cold season approaches. Some Midwest county road officials are facing price increases that are twice or more _ even five times _ what they paid last year if they can get it. Increases of at least 20 percent have been common in cities including Boston and Raleigh, North Carolina. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — The reward for surviving last winter's frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt — and that's if they can even get it.


White substance in envelope at Reagan Library causes security scare

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:11
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A white substance from an envelope opened by a staff member at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, caused a security scare on Monday, but the substance was later found to be non-toxic, a spokeswoman for the institution said. The staff area where the envelope was opened was closed off for a time, but the library itself remained open to the public, said Melissa Giller, a spokeswoman for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library. ...

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:02

 Heat waves in Australia, Europe, China, Japan and Korea, intense rain in parts of the United States and India, and severe droughts in California and New Zealand. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Firing proposed for 6 NYC guards in inmate beating

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:56
NEW YORK (AP) — An administrative law judge on Monday recommended that six New York City jail guards be fired for the brutal 2012 beating of a handcuffed Rikers Island inmate in a now-shuttered solitary confinement dorm for mentally ill prisoners.

Study examines cancer risk from 1st atom-bomb test

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:55
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers from the National Cancer Institute want to know how many past and present cancer cases in New Mexico may be related to the U.S. government's test of the world's first atomic bomb over a remote stretch of desert nearly 70 years ago.

Gas victims in apartment identified as father, son

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:42
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Officials say two people found dead at a California apartment filled with toxic gas have been identified as a father and his teenage son.

Jurors see video of Auburn triple killing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:37

FILE -In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, Desmonte Leonard enters the courtroom before opening statements in Opelika, Ala. A Lee County judge told jurors to return Monday morning for a second day of testimony in the capital murder trial of 24-year-old Desmonte Leonard of Montgomery. Prosecutors say Leonard opened fire at a large party at an apartment clubhouse in June 2012. Three people were killed and three others were injured. (AP Photo/Opelika-Auburn News, Todd J. Van Emst)OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Video shown in court Monday depicted the chaotic scene of a shooting that killed two one-time Auburn University football players and another man, with the victims falling and struggling on the ground as partygoers scattered amid the crack of gunfire.