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Delivery services ready for Cyber Monday boom

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:27

Delivery services ready for Cyber Monday boomAfter what's being called a disappointing holiday weekend at shopping malls across the country, Cyber Monday could take on an added importance.

Bill Cosby resigns from Temple University board

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:24

In this May 12, 2011 file photo Comedian Bill Cosby attends Temple University's commencement ceremonies in Philadelphia. Temple University has announced that Cosby has resigned as a trustee amid more than a dozen sexual-assault allegations. The 77-year-old entertainer has been a highly visible cheerleader of his alma mater in Philadelphia and a board member since 1982. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby stepped down as a trustee of his beloved Temple University following renewed accusations that he had drugged and sexually assaulted a string of women over many years.

Autopsy: Bullet from Milwaukee cop hit man's back

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:23
MILWAUKEE (AP) — One of the 14 bullets fired by a Milwaukee police officer at a mentally ill man killed in a downtown park in April hit him in the back, according to official autopsy results released Monday by an attorney for the man's family.

US adds to list of items from child, forced labor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department on Monday expanded its list of products worldwide it says were likely produced by child or forced labor, ranging from garments from Bangladesh and electronics from Malaysia to cotton and sugar cane from India.

Puerto Rico debates tax increase needed for $2.9 billion bond

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:13

Padilla addresses the legislature in San JuanSAN JUAN (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Puerto Rico resisted efforts to raise a tax on crude oil at a planned 68 percent on Monday, arguing for amendments to the bill they said would soften the blow of the tax that the U.S. commonwealth needs to raise up to $2.9 billion in crucial financing. Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla had threatened to shut down the island's public transit network from Monday if no deal was reached but backed down in a televised speech on Sunday night, saying that there was a last minute agreement on the measure. ...

ISIS Threat: US Military Warned About Social Media Use

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:10
The FBI has issued the strongest warning to date about possible attacks by ISIS against the U.S. military inside the homeland, officials tell ABC News.

Diploma may require passing US naturalization test

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:07
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — If you don't know how many voting members are in the U.S. House of Representatives, or answers to numerous other questions asked of immigrants trying to become American citizens, then you may not get through high school in North Dakota.

Texas OKs extra $86M for border security surge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:56
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A panel of Texas lawmakers on Monday unanimously authorized spending another $86 million on the state's law enforcement surge at the Mexico border, a move that will allow National Guard units to be gradually replaced by state troopers and surveillance technology.

UN: Children lag sharply in antiretroviral effort

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:45
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Global efforts to provide antiretroviral therapy to children with HIV is lagging sharply compared to adults, according to a U.N. report released Monday.

Coroner: Exam will look at brain of Ohio St player

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:44

FILE - In this file image taken on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, and provided by Ohio State University, college football player Kosta Karageorge poses for a photo in Columbus, Ohio. Police tell media outlets Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, they believe a body found near the campus was that of 22-year-old Karageorge. (AP Photo/Ohio State University, Jay LaPrete, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A neuropathologist will look for signs of traumatic brain injury in an Ohio State athlete who was found dead in a trash bin of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and had a reported history of concussions, a coroner said Monday.

Hawaii lava flow shifts, but still near Pahoa town

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:41
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii County says the front of a lava flow near the small town of Pahoa has shifted.

Clear out of Silicon Valley homeless camp coming

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:37

Police officers and city officials hand out warning notices at a Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as The Jungle, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. City officials began posting notices on hand built structures, tents and tree trunks warning the 200 residents of what is likely the nation's largest homeless encampment that the bulldozers are coming. People living in the Silicon Valley camp, known as The Jungle, must be out by Thursday, Dec. 4 or face arrest for trespassing. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Shouting and banging on doors, city officials in Silicon Valley stapled and taped notices on hand built structures, tents and tree trunks warning more than 200 residents of what is likely the nation's largest homeless encampment that the bulldozers are coming.

Witnesses for Arias won't testify in open court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:36
PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers for Jodi Arias have asked a judge to take the death penalty off the table at her sentencing retrial because three witnesses on her behalf have refused to testify in open court.

U.S. investigating Graco Children's Products over car seat recall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Monday it was investigating whether Graco Children's Products acted quickly enough to report a defect in child car seats. If NHTSA finds that Graco did not act in a timely manner, the manufacturer could be fined up to $35 million in civil penalties, the agency said. Graco, a division of Newell Rubbermaid Inc, recalled over 6 million car seats earlier this year, the largest child-seat recall in U.S. history. ...

Action News Troubleshooters: Weddding videographer charged with theft

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:16

 Wedding videographer charged with theftA local wedding videographer accused of taking money, but never delivering appeared in court Monday.

Ex-youth pastor sentenced for child porn

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:14
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A former East Texas youth pastor has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to producing child pornography.

City plans celebration for 'Charlie Brown' tree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:14
READING, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania city is fully embracing the Charlie Brown-esque Christmas tree it once rejected.

Obama considering Ashton Carter, others for next defense secretary

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:08

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Carter adjusts his glasses during his meeting with Japanese Senior Vice Defence Minister Watanabe during their meeting in TokyoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is considering a variety of high-profile figures as his candidate to be the next U.S. defense secretary and replace the resigning Chuck Hagel, administration sources said on Monday. He is working from a list that includes former Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, who is widely seen as the front-runner after former defense official Michele Flournoy unexpectedly dropped out of contention last week. Carter served as deputy defense secretary from October 2011 to December 2013 and was the Pentagon's chief arms buyer before that. ...

Synagogue fires Washington rabbi charged with voyeurism

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:06
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Washington rabbi charged with secretly videotaping women during ritual baths has been fired by his synagogue, the synagogue's board said on Monday. Modern Orthodox Rabbi Barry Freundel had his contract terminated by Kesher Israel's board of directors. Freundel had been suspended without pay since his arrest in October. The allegations against Freundel "breached the high moral and ethical standards we set for ourselves and for our leadership," the board said in a statement. Freundel has been asked to leave the synagogue's residence by Jan. 1. ...

1 conviction against ex-Va. first lady tossed out

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:06
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday overturned one conviction against former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell but affirmed several other corruption verdicts against her and her husband.