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Suspect in drowning dog with bowling ball arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 01:33
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police in Nevada have arrested a man suspected of tying a bowling ball to a dog and drowning it in a Northern California river.

Britain's Princess Anne visits Library of Congress

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 01:25

 Muse and Mentor, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Washington. The daughter of Queen Elizabeth II presided over the ceremony Thursday that celebrated the historic document's influence that eventually led to the constitutional rights written by the Founding Fathers of the United States.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain's Princess Anne visited the Library of Congress on Thursday to open a new exhibition marking the 800th anniversary next year of the Magna Carta as a landmark declaration of rights and liberties.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 01:19

AP10ThingsToSee - A young Tibetan exile Pema Lhamo, 8, fits herself into a box to enact her escape scene, in Dharamsala, India, Sept. 28, 2014. Lhamo fled to India when she was 3 years old in a box and now lives with her grandmother. She is presently studying in a Tibetan Children's Village School. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Despite losses, GMO label backers aren't quitting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 01:04

FILE - In this May 12, 2014, file photo, Chuck Burr cultivates a row of onions on his organic seed farm outside Ashland, Ore. An Oregon ballot measure to require labeling of genetically engineered foods was narrowly defeated. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard, file)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In the end, not even Oregon's backyard chicken owners and vegan foodies had enough money and clout to persuade voters to pass a ballot measure that would have required labeling of genetically modified foods.


Miranda Lambert makes history at 2014 CMAs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 01:03

Miranda Lambert accepts the female vocalist of the year award on stage at the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miranda Lambert has reached new heights as a female country performer: The fiery singer is the most decorated female artist in the history of the Country Music Association Awards.


3-year-old hung up by feet, beaten, killed in Chester County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 01:01

 3-year-old hung up by feet, beaten, killed in Chester CountyPolice say a man and his girlfriend are charged with murdering the girlfriend's 3-year-old son.


U.S. Veterans Affairs to seek more healthcare funds: secretary

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:51

Obama nominates McDonald to head the Veterans Administration in WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Veterans Affairs Department will seek further budget increases to deal with medical appointment backlogs and the mounting costs of caring for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, VA Secretary Bob McDonald said on Thursday. The increases will be requested on top of about $16 billion in emergency funds that Congress approved last summer amid a scandal over veterans languishing on long waiting lists for care at VA clinics and hospitals. "We need more," McDonald told a media breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. ...


CBS News launches digital streaming news network

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:47
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News has expanded its reach to a digital streaming network that features live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday.

100,000 workers protest Belgian labor reform

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:40

Workers protest during a national trade union demonstration in Brussels, Thursday Nov. 6, 2014. Tens of thousands of demonstrators are converging on the Belgian capital to protest government policies that will extend the pension age, contain wages and cut into public services. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)BRUSSELS (AP) — One of Belgium's biggest postwar labor demonstrations brought about 100,000 workers to the capital on Thursday to protest government free-market reforms and austerity measures that they claim undermine Belgium's vaunted welfare state.


Chicago Archdiocese releases files on 36 abusive priests

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:35

Angel Santiago is comforted by his wife Vanaessa as he speaks during a news conference where thousands of documents on victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy from the Chicago Archdiocese were released in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago released on Thursday internal files of 36 priests who church officials found had sexually abused children. The files, which were released online, and other documents released in January show how the archdiocese dealt with abuse allegations during the past six decades, including the practice of moving priests accused of abuse to new parishes. As part of a mediation agreement, the archdiocese in January released files on 30 former priests accused of abusing minors. ...


Man accused of mailing cyanide pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:22
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he mailed a poisonous chemical to an Englishman who used it to kill himself.

UK spies can target lawyer-client communications

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:16
LONDON (AP) — British spies are allowed to intercept communications between lawyers and their clients, which are generally protected by strict rules of confidentiality, according to previously secret documents published Thursday.

Buildings evacuated in Old City due to construction fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:11

Buildings evacuated in Old City due to construction firePhiladelphia fire officials evacuated two buildings after a construction crew struck a gas line, which led to a fire in the city's Old City section.


Kentucky school apologizes to teacher who resigned in Ebola scare

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:09
By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE Ky. (Reuters) - A parochial school in Kentucky has apologized to a teacher who resigned due to an Ebola scare after she traveled to an area of Africa unaffected by the virus, according to a letter to parents made public on Wednesday. Teacher and nurse Susan Sherman traveled on a medical mission trip to Kenya, triggering concerns from parents about Ebola, even though Kenya is thousands of miles from the West African countries affected. Sherman's return on Oct. ...

Suspect in slaying, posting death photos caught

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:07

Suspect in slaying, posting death photos caughtA man surrendered in Oregon after police say he killed his girlfriend, posted gruesome photos of her body and the crime scene online, and wrote that he wanted authorities to kill him.


ECB letters shed new light on 2010 Ireland bailout

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:40

FILE - This is a Monday Nov 22, 2010 file photo of European Central Bank president, Jean Claude Trichet as he takes part in the annual debate on the economic and monetary situation at the European Parliament in Strasbourg eastern France. Long-confidential letters between European Central Bank and Irish government leaders document how Dublin’s cash-starved banks were threatened with collapse unless Ireland sought an international bailout. The 2010 letters published Thursday Nov. 6, 2014 by the Frankfurt-based bank paint a stark picture of negotiations between former ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet and former Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan in the days before Ireland’s reluctant acceptance of a euro67.5 billion ($92 billion) package of rescue loans from European Union partners and the International Monetary Fund.(AP Photo/Christian Lutz, File)DUBLIN (AP) — Long-confidential letters between European Central Bank and Irish government leaders document how Dublin's cash-starved banks were threatened with collapse unless Ireland sought an international bailout.


Buildings evacuated in Old City due to gas line fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:29

Buildings evacuated in Old City due to construction firePhiladelphia fire officials have evacuated two buildings due to a ruptured gas line and fire in the city's Old City section.


Bulgaria strips major bank of its license

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:24
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's central bank has stripped the country's fourth-biggest lender of its license and announced that it will launch bankruptcy proceedings against the bank.

Buildings evacuated in Old City due to gas main fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:20

Buildings evacuated in Old City due to construction firePhiladelphia fire officials have evacuated two buildings due to a ruptured gas main and fire in the city's Old City section.


11 people displaced in Upper Darby house blaze

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:18

11 people displaced in Upper Darby house blazeOfficials say eleven people were displaced after a house blaze in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania early Thursday morning.