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Woman loses job after confronting family for flying a Mexican flag

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:22

Woman loses job after confronting family for flying a Mexican flagThe political activist confronted a homeowner for flying a Mexican flag in their front yard. Now, she's facing backlash after posting a video of the confrontation on YouTube.


North Las Vegas house fire kills 20 dogs, 70 rescued: TV

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:55
(Reuters) - A house fire in North Las Vegas, Nevada, has killed more than 20 dogs and firefighters rescued another 70, a television station reported on Monday. Firefighters arrived at the home late on Monday and found it involved in smoke and flames, CBS affiliate KLAS-TV reported. Fire crews from Las Vegas and North Las Vegas treated some of the animals at the scene. Others were taken to pet hospitals, the station reported. A man from the house was taken to a hospital and his injuries were unclear, it said. The cause of the fire was under investigation. ...

Woman shot while walking dog in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:46

Woman shot while walking dog in Strawberry MansionA woman was shot multiple times while out walking her dog in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia.


Anti-Islamic ads depicting Foley pulled in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:33
NEW YORK (AP) — A group running a series of anti-Islamic ads in New York City's transit system is pulling an ad that shows James Foley with the masked militant who killed him.

US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent.

Teen killed in Port Richmond house blaze

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:20

Teen killed in Port Richmond house blazePolice say an 18-year-old male died in a house blaze in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section Monday morning.


Key details in the penalty retrial of Jodi Arias

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:57

FILE - In a Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, file photo, Jodi Arias looks at her defense attorney during a hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Arias' murder conviction will stand, but she is returning to court Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, for a second penalty phase to determine her punishment for the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend. A new jury will decide if Arias is sentenced to death. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle, Pool, File)PHOENIX (AP) — The murder conviction of Jodi Arias will stand, but she is returning to court Monday for a second penalty phase to determine her punishment for the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend. A new jury will decide if Arias is sentenced to death. Here are some key things to know about the case:


Police: 3 suspects rob 7-Eleven in Overbrook

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:55

 3 suspects rob 7-Eleven in OverbrookPolice say 3 suspects robbed a 7-Eleven store in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia early Monday morning.


Fire destroys home in Montgomery County, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:24

Fire destroys home in Montgomery County, Pa.Firefighters battled a blaze that destroyed a home in Dresher, Pennsylvania early Monday morning.


Jury selection begins for trial of accused Boston bomber's friend

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:08

Robel Phillipos, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with lying to investigators, leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in his case in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Jury selection is set to begin on Monday for the trial of the last of three college friends of the accused Boston Marathon bomber to face charges relating to a visit the trio made to the suspect's dorm room three days after the deadly attack. ...


US trade secretary seeks more business with Poland

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:03
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Even as the U.S. and European Union seek a major free trade deal, Poland and the U.S. should intensify their commercial ties in areas ranging from construction to energy security, U.S. Secretary for Commerce Penny Pritzker said Monday.

Emotional toll taxes military drone operators too

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:46

In this Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 photo, Brandon Bryant, 28, poses for a photo, in Caras Park in Missoula, Mont. Bryant, a former sensor operator, manned the cameras for drone pilots at Air Force bases in Nevada and New Mexico for about five years. Bryant said he has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and that he still suffers from insomnia, depression and nightmares three years after he participated in his last mission. (AP Photo/Lido Vizzutti)SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has assured Americans he opposes sending U.S. ground troops to crush Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria — well aware the country is not ready to return to the battlefield with its war wounded still recovering from a decade of conflict.


1 person killed in 3-vehicle crash in Gloucester County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:55

1 person killed in 3-vehicle crash in Gloucester CountyPolice say one person was killed in a three vehicle crash in Williamstown, New Jersey late Sunday night.


Lisbon mayor takes charge of Portugal's Socialists

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:38
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's main opposition Socialist Party has chosen a new leader to fight next year's general election.

Man shot dead in Germantown, suspect arrested

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:36

Man shot dead in Germantown, suspect arrestedPolice say a man was shot dead in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.


2 hurt in 3-vehicle crash in Juniata Park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:31

2 hurt in 3-vehicle crash in Juniata ParkPolice say two people were hurt in a three-vehicle crash in Philadelphia's Juniata Park section early morning.


Lenovo looks to expand after IBM acquisition

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:12
BANGKOK (AP) — Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.'s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer business, Lenovo's chairman said Monday.

Police: Many minors at site of nightclub shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:40

The Spot, a club in Miami, Fla.MIAMI (AP) — Why so many minors were present at a nightclub during a pre-dawn shooting is among several mysteries Miami Police are trying to solve as they interview dozens of witnesses to the weekend chaos that left 15 people wounded.


New Zealand dollar sinks after central bank sells

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 15:26
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The New Zealand dollar sank Monday after the central bank disclosed it conducted its biggest sell-off of the currency in seven years to lower an exchange rate that is squeezing exporters.

Death, hunger stalk Indian tea-estate workers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 15:15

In this Aug. 25, 2014, photo, tea worker Puliya Mahali looks in vain while sitting in her house in Bundapani, 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Siliguri in the Indian northeastern estate of West Bengal. When the Bundapani tea estate closed last year, death arrived soon after. Puliya, seeming 20 years older than her 50, sat emaciated on the floor, her tiny arms mummified by malnutrition. She cannot move anymore, so her husband Ramesh cannot leave her to look for work. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)BUNDAPANI, India (AP) — Death arrived soon after the Bundapani tea estate closed last year.