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Timeline leading to dad's arrest in 5 kids' deaths

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:19
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man is accused killing his five children and dumping their bodies along a road in Alabama. Here is a timeline of events leading to his arrest and the discovery of the bodies, according to court records and authorities:

Police chase driver onto SEPTA tracks in Lansdowne, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:07

Police chase driver onto SEPTA tracks in Lansdowne, Pa.Police chased a driver wanted for traffic violations onto SEPTA tracks in Lansdowne, Delaware County early Thursday morning.


AccuWeather: Warm and Humid, Late Storms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:06

 Warm and Humid, Late StormsMeteorologist David Murphy says thunderstorms late today and tonight could bring drenching downpours.


China's auto sales slow in August

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 16:50
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales growth decelerated further in August to 8.5 percent while sales of popular SUVs surged by nearly a third.

Honolulu approves plan to move homeless

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 16:39

In this photo taken Monday Sept. 8, 2014, Jim Trevarthen, 62, watches the surfers near Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Trevarthen is one of many homeless people who is unhappy with the city's proposals to ban sitting and lying down on sidewalks in the tourist mecca. Honolulu's city council is set to vote Wednesday on a sit-lie ban in Waikiki and Honolulu, aiming to keep homeless people out of sight after pressure from the tourism industry. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — In Hawaii's popular Waikiki neighborhood — a renowned destination for surfing and mai tais — people were lying down near the entrance to Macy's, human waste was on the sidewalk, and parents had to explain to their children why people were begging for money.


San Francisco 49ers suspend broadcaster over Ray Rice comments

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:27
The National Football League's San Francisco 49ers suspended one of its radio broadcasters on Wednesday following comments he made regarding former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice's domestic violence case, the team said. Commentator Ted Robinson will be suspended for the team's next two games after questioning the actions of Rice's wife, Janay Palmer. Rice was shown in video footage from February punching Palmer, who was then his fiancee, inside an elevator at a New Jersey casino, her head hitting a rail before she crumples to the floor.

San Francisco 49ers suspend broadcaster over Ray Rice comments

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:27
The National Football League's San Francisco 49ers suspended one of its radio broadcasters on Wednesday following comments he made regarding former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice's domestic violence case, the team said. Commentator Ted Robinson will be suspended for the team's next two games after questioning the actions of Rice's wife, Janay Palmer. Rice was shown in video footage from February punching Palmer, who was then his fiancee, inside an elevator at a New Jersey casino, her head hitting a rail before she crumples to the floor.

Missouri lawmakers expand gun in schools, cities

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:59
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers expanded the potential for teachers to bring guns in schools and residents to openly carry firearms in cities on Thursday by overriding a veto of legislation by Gov. Jay Nixon.

Language factors into race for Navajo president

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:37

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 file photo, Chris Deschene addresses the audience at the Navajo Nation presidential candidate debate in Tempe, Ariz. Deschene says he has the resume to preside over the country’s largest American Indian reservation. He’s a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served in the Marines, owns a private law practice, and aims to defend tribal tradition in the Navajo Nation’s top elected post. But his critics say he’s missing at least one thing, and it’s crucial. They say he doesn’t know how to speak Navajo fluently and should be disqualified from the presidential race because it is a requirement for candidates under tribal law. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Chris Deschene says he has the resume to preside over the country's largest American Indian reservation. He's a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served in the Marines, owns a private law practice, and aims to defend tribal tradition in the Navajo Nation's top elected post.


Honolulu to move homeless people from tourist hubs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:26

In this photo taken Monday Sept. 8, 2014, Jim Trevarthen, 62, watches the surfers near Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Trevarthen is one of many homeless people who is unhappy with the city's proposals to ban sitting and lying down on sidewalks in the tourist mecca. Honolulu's city council is set to vote Wednesday on a sit-lie ban in Waikiki and Honolulu, aiming to keep homeless people out of sight after pressure from the tourism industry. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council approved several measures Wednesday aimed at moving homeless people out of tourist hotspots in Hawaii, including one that bans sitting and lying down on sidewalks in the popular Waikiki area.


FEMA wants at least $5.8M in Sandy aid repaid

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:01

In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, Gary Silberman stands for a picture as he guides reporters on a tour of his parent's home that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, in Lindenhurst, N.Y. After receiving nearly $17,000 in assistance from FEMA, the agency is demanding a return on the funds. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — When Superstorm Sandy hit nearly two years ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency quickly sent out $1.4 billion to aid the hurricane's victims. Now, thousands of people might have to pay back their share.


Former speaker Hastert marks Flight 93 anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:52

ADDS LOCATION - Visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial hold a giant flag as they participate in a sunset memorial service at sunset on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Shanksville, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The 40 passengers and crew who died when hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in southwestern Pennsylvania during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were to be honored in a new way during the 13th anniversary ceremony at the Flight 93 National Memorial.


Changes surround 9/11 anniversary commemoration

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:42

FILE- In this Sept. 10, 2013 file photo, the Tribute in Light rises above buildings during a test in New York. While the plaza at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will be closed to the public, during the September 11 commemoration ceremony and much of the rest of the day, it will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight for those who want to pay respects and view one of the anniversary's most evocative traditions, the twin beams called the Tribute in Light. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A solemn reading of the names. Moments of silence to mark the precise times of tragedy. Stifled sobs of those still mourning.


AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:38

 "You're right. It's terrible." Goodell sent a memo on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, to the 32 teams reiterating that the NFL never saw the video until Monday, Sept. 8. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn't see the violent images until this week.


AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:38

 "You're right. It's terrible." Goodell sent a memo on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, to the 32 teams reiterating that the NFL never saw the video until Monday, Sept. 8. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn't see the violent images until this week.


Former New York Mets female ticketing executive sues team over discrimination

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:18
By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - A former New York Mets ticket sales executive sued the baseball club for discrimination on Wednesday, alleging in a federal lawsuit she was "frequently humiliated" and later fired by the team owner's son because she was pregnant while unmarried. Leigh Castergine is seeking unspecified damages in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, in Brooklyn, saying she was discriminated against by Jeffrey Wilpon, also the team's chief operating officer. ...

Few critics as Nevada mulls Tesla tax breaks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:13

Protesters march in front of the Capitol in Carson City, Nev., on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, as state lawmakers work in a special session to consider a complex package of up to $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives in an effort to bring Tesla Motors to Nevada. The protesters are opposed to a proposal to gut the state film tax credit program to help pay for the Tesla deal. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Critics say Nevada lawmakers are gambling with taxpayers' money, but they clearly were in the minority Wednesday night as legislators moved forward with an unprecedented package of up to $1.3 billion in incentives they hope to approve in the days ahead to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the state.


Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion wait

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:02

Joanne Schrader holds signs as she gathers with other abortion opponents in the rotunda of the Missouri Capitol Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri lawmakers will consider whether to override a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon of legislation requiring a 72-hour waiting period for abortions, one of the longest mandatory delays in the nation, during a special legislative session that begins Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers enacted one of the nation's most stringent abortion waiting periods Wednesday, overriding a veto of legislation that will require women to wait 72 hours after consulting with a doctor before ending a pregnancy.


Police find dead cats in Florida child porn suspect's home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:00
(Reuters) - A Florida man wanted on child pornography charges was found living among numerous dead and living cats, police said on Wednesday without confirming a media report that about 50 dead felines were found in the suspect's freezer. Douglas Westcott, 55, was being arrested on three counts of child pornography at his Lake Worth home when police found the dead animals, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. About 50 dead cats were found in freezers inside Westcott's home along with some three dozen living cats, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion wait

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:44

Joanne Schrader holds signs as she gathers with other abortion opponents in the rotunda of the Missouri Capitol Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri lawmakers will consider whether to override a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon of legislation requiring a 72-hour waiting period for abortions, one of the longest mandatory delays in the nation, during a special legislative session that begins Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers enacted one of the nation's most stringent abortion waiting periods Wednesday, overriding a veto of legislation that will require women to wait 72 hours after consulting with a doctor before ending a pregnancy.