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Court postpones hearing on alleged Connecticut mobster

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 23:46
A federal court in Connecticut has rescheduled a hearing at which lawyers for an accused Connecticut mobster will ask a judge to dismiss gun charges against him, contending they are an effort by federal agents to make him talk about the biggest art heist in U.S. history. U.S. District Judge Robert Chatigny late on Monday approved a request by Gentile's attorney to delay the hearing as he awaits transcripts of taped conversations between the defendant and the informant. Defense attorney Ryan McGuigan contends the arrest was a ruse, the second attempt by U.S. federal agents to force Gentile to divulge the whereabouts of some $500 million in artwork stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum a quarter-century ago.

Delaware to name National Guard headquarters for Beau Biden

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 23:45

Delaware to name National Guard headquarters for Beau BidenDelaware will name its National Guard headquarters in New Castle for Beau Biden.

Apple boss pushes business to help solve social problems

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 23:44

Apple CEO Tim Cook attends the inauguration of the academic year at the Bocconi University, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)MILAN (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke to faculty and students at Bocconi University, Italy's top business school on Tuesday, his first speech to a European university.

US stocks wobble, extending a slump; Gap plunges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 23:15

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, the statue of George Washington on the steps of Federal Hall faces the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. World stock markets drifted lower Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, amid concern over the world economy's outlook and the Federal Reserve's rate hike plans. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are inching lower in early trading Tuesday, extending a slump that has brought the market lower for the past four trading days.

Obama's immigration action blocked again; Supreme Court only option left

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 23:05

Obama's immigration action blocked again; Supreme Court only option leftPresident Barack Obama's executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation suffered a legal setback on Monday with an appeal to the Supreme Court now the administration's only option. The 2-1 decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to uphold a May injunction deals a blow to Obama's plan, opposed by Republicans and challenged by 26 states. The Obama administration has said it is within its rights to ask the Department of Homeland Security to use discretion before deporting nonviolent migrants with U.S. family ties.

Tropical Storm Kate moving away from the Bahamas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 22:59
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Kate is moving quickly away from the Bahamas and is expected to reach hurricane strength.

Florida 'Facebook Killer' to claim self defense in wife’s murder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 22:41

Medina appears in court for a hearing in MiamiA Florida man accused of shooting his wife and posting an image of her lifeless body on Facebook was acting in self defense, his lawyer plans to argue at the start of his Miami murder trial on Tuesday. Derek Medina, 33, has pleaded not guilty to first degree murder and faces life in prison if convicted of the August 2013 shooting. During the trial, expected to last two weeks, defense attorney Saam Zangeneh said he will introduce evidence that his wife used drugs, regularly fought with Medina, and may have been involved in Satanic worship.

Ohio State quarterback pleads guilty to impaired driving

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 22:40

 Ohio State at Virginia TechJ.T. Barrett, the starting quarterback for the undefeated Ohio State University Buckeyes, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to driving a vehicle while impaired, after being stopped by police last month at a checkpoint. Barrett, 20, whose legal name is Joe T. Barrett IV, was sentenced to three days in a driving intervention program, fined $400 and had his driver's license suspended for 180 days by Franklin County Municipal Court Judge H. William Pollitt Jr during the five-minute hearing in Columbus. Barrett was ticketed on Oct. 31 near Ohio State after being stopped by Columbus police at a sobriety checkpoint, according to police records.

Germany to redetermine CO2 levels of 800,000 VW cars

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 22:39
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's top transportation watchdog will redetermine the carbon dioxide (CO2) emission levels of 800,000 Volkswagen models declared by the carmaker to give false CO2 data. The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) said on Tuesday it will also review CO2 levels of VW cars that seem currently not affected by the falsification. Europe's largest automaker admitted on Nov. 3 that CO2 data of some 800,000 cars were false and said compensation payments to customers and other costs related to the malfeasance could amount to 2 billion euros ($2.14 billion). ($1 = 0. ...

Medal of Honor recipient tackled suicide bomber, saved lives

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 22:30

In this photo taken Oct. 20, 2015, former Army Captain Florent Groberg poses for a portrait at the Pentagon. President Obama will present him with the Medal of Honor, which will make Groberg the 10th living recipient of the nation’s highest military award for actions in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — He tackled a suicide bomber while serving in Afghanistan, saving fellow soldiers' lives while suffering a gruesome leg injury. During three years of recovery and more than 30 surgeries at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Army Capt. Florent Groberg was left with a lot of time to think.

Convicted Pennsylvania bookmaker dies in federal prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 22:23
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A convicted Philadelphia-area bookmaker whose operation took high-dollar sports bets online or through offshore call centers has died in a federal prison medical center.

Newlywed bride dies in motorcycle crash on way to reception

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 22:17
BUCKNER, Ill. (AP) — A 40-year-old bride has died in a motorcycle accident as her new husband drove her to their wedding reception in southern Illinois.

2 sleeping Philadelphia police officers under investigation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 22:03
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials have launched an investigation after a photo of two Philadelphia police officers asleep in their patrol car surfaced on social media.

Split in Catalonia over next president amid secession push

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 21:28

Regional acting President Artur Mas arrives at the Parliament in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. The regional parliament of northeastern Catalonia is due to vote on a proposal by secessionist parties that hold a majority in the chamber to set up a road map for independence from Spain by 2017. The initiative defies Spain's central government, which considers it unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID (AP) — The regional parliament of Catalonia met Tuesday to try to choose a new regional president, a day after the chamber approved a plan to set up a road map for independence from Spain by 2017.

VW only carmaker found cheating by U.S. regulator: magazine

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 21:14

A logo of VW is pictured at a Volkswagen dealership in CamasVolkswagen is the only carmaker whose diesel engines have been found so far by a U.S. regulator to be using illicit emissions-control software, German magazine Wirtschaftswoche reported. "Up until now we have found no fraudulent defeat device in vehicles of other brands," the magazine quoted Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), as saying in an interview published on Tuesday. The CARB has been testing diesel models of brands other than VW since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in September that the German group used software for diesel VW and Audi cars that deceived regulators measuring toxic emissions.

Ex-Disneyland employee gets one year in jail for seeking sex from minor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 21:12
A former Disneyland employee accused of offering tickets to the Southern California amusement park to someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl in exchange for sex acts has been sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty to the charges, authorities said. Darreck Michael Enciso, 27, pleaded guilty on Friday to one felony count each of attempting a lewd act upon a child, contacting a child with the intent to commit a specified sex crime, and meeting a minor with the intent to engage in lewd conduct, according to a release by the Orange County District Attorney's office. Authorities say Enciso, a dishwasher at the theme park in Anaheim, posted an ad on Craigslist seeking women willing to engage in sex acts for Disneyland tickets.

Police: 8-year-old girl tried to smoke pot at Ohio school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 20:55
PATASKALA, Ohio (AP) — Police in central Ohio say an 8-year-old girl was caught trying to smoke marijuana by lighting a plastic baggie of it in a restroom at her elementary school, and they're working to determine where she got it.

Theater where fatal shooting happened scheduled to reopen

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 20:44
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Nearly four months after two women were shot to death and nine others wounded, the Grand 16 Theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana will reopen next week.

Fast-food workers to walk off the job in Philadelphia, other cities

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 20:38

Fast-food workers to walk off the job in Philadelphia, other citiesFast-food workers from Philadelphia and other cities around the country are planning to walk off the job Tuesday.

Egypt stocks drop after Russia suspends flights to country

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 20:28

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, file photo released by the Prime Minister's office, Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, right, looks at the remains of a crashed Russian passenger jet in Hassana, Egypt. Egyptian media have reacted with fury as Britain and the U.S. increasingly point to a bomb as the cause of the Russian plane crash, and many have hammered home to the public that their country is facing a Western conspiracy to scare off tourists and destroy the economy. (Suliman el-Oteify/Egyptian Prime Minister's Office via AP, File)CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's benchmark stock index plunged 4.4 percent on Tuesday after steadily declining since Russia suspended flights to Egypt following the Oct. 31 Russian plane crash in the Sinai Peninsula.