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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.


Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion waiting period by overriding governor's veto.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:38
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion waiting period by overriding governor's veto.

Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion waiting period by overriding governor's veto.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:38
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion waiting period by overriding governor's veto.

Highway shutdown averted at Ferguson protests

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:27

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2014 file photo, police wait to advance after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. The Ferguson City Council, set to meet Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, for the first time since the fatal shooting of Brown, said it plans to establish a review board to help guide the police department and make other changes aimed at improving community relations. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)Authorities arrested protesters who were planning to block part of Interstate 70 on Wednesday near the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer.


China's inflation in August eases to 2 percent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:25
BEIJING (AP) — China's consumer inflation eased in August amid signs of cooling economic growth.

China's inflation in August eases to 2 percent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:25
BEIJING (AP) — China's consumer inflation eased in August amid signs of cooling economic growth.

AccuWeather: Summer Warmth, Humidity and Storms on the Way

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:10

 Warm and Humid, Late StormsMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking a one day surge of muggy air followed by evening thunderstorms.


Investigation: Is healthcare sign up program worth tax dollars?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:00

 Is healthcare sign up program worth tax dollars?The federal government has just announced plans to spend another $60 million dollars this year to fund the controversial Healthcare Navigator program.


Former FBI director to lead probe of NFL's handling of Ray Rice case: league

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:59
(Reuters) - Former FBI director Robert Mueller will lead an investigation into the National Football League's handling of former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice's domestic violence case, the league said on Wednesday. Mueller's probe will be overseen by NFL owners John Mara of the New York Giants and Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the league said in a statement. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Mueller will have access to league records and personnel and that the final report would be made public.

NFL: Former FBI director will probe Ray Rice case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:49

 Former FBI director will probe Ray Rice caseA law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.


Woman in wheelchair stabbed, robbed in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:45

Woman in wheelchair stabbed, robbed in Southwest PhiladelphiaA woman in a wheelchair was stabbed and robbed in Southwest Philadelphia and it's the third attack on a disabled person in the area in the last week.