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Teen says her mother made her eat cat litter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 00:01
SLOVAN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges she forced her daughter to eat cat litter and started to sew the girl's mouth shut.

Driver who looped Manhattan in 24 minutes convicted of recklessness

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 23:59
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man who zoomed a sports car around Manhattan in 24 minutes, reaching speeds of about 100 miles per hour (160 kph), was found guilty on Thursday of reckless endangerment and reckless driving, prosecutors said. Adam Tang, 31, who has a Canadian passport, faces up to a year imprisonment for the daredevil act he videotaped and uploaded to the Internet last year and which quickly became an online hit, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement. "The city’s roadways are not a racetrack," Vance said. ...

Rock attack victim given special welcome by school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 23:43
MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio middle school teacher who was severely injured when a rock was dropped from a Pennsylvania highway overpass onto her vehicle was welcomed by excited students as she visited the school for the first time since the accident.

Abercrombie & Fitch reports sharp drop in sales

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 23:43

FILE- In this Aug. 12, 2008 file photo, shoppers walk in front of a Abercrombie & Fitch store in San Jose, Calif. Sales fell more than expected in September and October as fewer people headed to the mall and shoppers shunned clothing with the retailer’s logo on it. It also reported weaker sales at its European stores, especially at its Hollister brand. Abercrombie’s stock fell as much as 14 percent Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, reaching a two-year low. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)NEW YORK (AP) — Abercrombie & Fitch is still having trouble getting teens to buy its clothing.


New Mexico city council OKs police agreement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 23:42
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque City Council has endorsed an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department aimed at overhauling the troubled police department of New Mexico's most populous city amid accusations of excessive force.

Russian charged with leading Taliban attack on US forces in Afghanistan pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 23:36
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Russian charged with leading Taliban attack on US forces in Afghanistan pleads not guilty.

Police: Maine man knew he sent poison for suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 23:36
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Police say a Maine man knew when he sent poison to a depressed Englishman that the recipient intended to use it to kill himself.

Yellen pledges clear signals for rate policies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 23:34

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen talks with guests before speaking at The National Summit on Diversity in the Economics Profession hosted by the Federal Reserve System, at the Federal Reserve in Washington. Yellen says the Fed is striving to clearly communicate its intentions on interest rates in order to minimize surprises that could disrupt financial markets both in the United States and globally. Yellen's comments came in a speech Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Paris at a conference sponsored by the Bank of France. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Fed is striving to clearly communicate its intentions on interest rates in order to minimize surprises that could disrupt financial markets both in the United States and globally.


US stocks head slightly lower after jobs report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 23:01
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market sank in early Friday trading after the government's monthly jobs report fell short of Wall Street's expectations for hiring.

Rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine say more remains found at Malaysia Airlines crash site

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 22:46
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine say more remains found at Malaysia Airlines crash site.

US employers add 214K jobs; rate dips to 5.8 pct.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 22:29

In this Oct. 23, 2014 photo, an automotive service technology student works on a car at the Community College of Philadelphia Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Philadelphia. The Labor Department releases employment data for October on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days after voters registered their sourness about the U.S. economy, the government said Friday that employers added a solid 214,000 jobs in October, extending the healthiest pace of hiring in eight years.


Man dies doing maintenance work at bowling alley

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 22:15
FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Officials in southwest Ohio say a 53-year-old man performing maintenance work at a bowling alley became trapped in the pin-setting machinery and died.

AP PHOTOS: Whale catch is survival in Alaska town

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 22:15

In this Oct. 7, 2014, photo, Fredrick Brower, center, helps cut up a bowhead whale caught by Inupiat subsistence hunters on a field near Barrow, Alaska. Drawing on tradition, and keeping within the closely monitored Aboriginal subsistence whaling guidelines, a bowhead whale is carved and divided by a crew armed with knives and hooks, and then shared according to custom. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)In Barrow, Alaska, it all begins with a euphoric voice over a crackling radio: "Hey, hey, hey!"


Tsarnaev friends' sentencing delayed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 22:13
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has delayed the sentencing of two friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev because their cases could be affected by a legal question pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Poland moves to renegotiate Russian gas deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 22:11
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland says it has asked to renegotiate the price it pays for gas imports from Russia.

Investigators wrap site work in spaceship crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 22:01
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators who have been in the Mojave Desert trying to find out why an experimental spaceship crashed are wrapping up their work in Southern California.

FBI reveals agent posed as reporter, AP says credibility harmed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 21:54
(Reuters) - The FBI has revealed that one of its agents impersonated an Associated Press reporter in 2007 in order to trap a suspect in a Seattle bomb threat case, prompting a rebuke from the news agency, which said the sting undermined press freedom and independence. In a letter published by the New York Times on Thursday, FBI Director James Comey said an FBI agent contacted a suspect in a series of bomb threats to a Seattle-area high school and "portrayed himself as an employee of The Associated Press." The agent asked the suspect to review a phony draft article for accuracy, Comey said. ...

Corbett back tracks on the firing of Joe Paterno

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 21:49

Corbett back tracks on the firing of Joe PaternoOutgoing Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett now says Joe Paterno should have been able to finish out the 2011 season instead of being fired.


Canary Wharf owner rejects Qatari takeover offer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 21:39

FILE In this Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006 file photo, a general view of the Canary Wharf building, in London. The company that controls the landmark Canary Wharf building in London has rejected a 2.2 billion pounds ($3.5 billion) takeover approach from the Qatar Investment Authority and Bermuda-based property company Brookfield Property Partners. Songbird Estates chairman David Pritchard says Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, the 295 pence-a-share offer "significantly undervalues" the company. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)LONDON (AP) — The company that controls the landmark Canary Wharf building in London has rejected a 2.2 billion pounds ($3.5 billion) takeover approach from the Qatar Investment Authority and Bermuda-based property company Brookfield Property Partners.


Man found shot multiple times in Reading home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 21:39

Man found shot multiple times in Reading homeReports of shots fired led police to a murder scene early Friday in Reading, Berks County.