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Detroit talks with holdout creditor move to New York as clock ticks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:12

The word 'Bankruptcy' is seen painted on the side of a vacant building by street artists as a statement on the financial affairs of the city on Grand River Avenue in DetroitBy Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - Mediation for the last, and potentially one of the biggest, settlements in Detroit's historic bankruptcy case has moved to New York City, a Detroit spokesman said on Thursday, amid a newspaper report that a potential deal with Financial Guaranty Insurance Co is still days away. Bond insurer FGIC is the last major objector to the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy, with $1.1 billion on the line from guaranteeing payments on city pension debt. ...


Accident on New Jersey Turnpike, injuries reported

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:10

Adults, children injured in New Jersey Turnpike crashAn accident on the New Jersey Turnpike has backed up traffic for miles and resulted in a number of injuries.


W.Va. won't fight challenge to gay-marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:01
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general says his office will no longer defend the state's ban on same-sex marriages, potentially clearing the way for gay couples to wed.

No new trial for scientist who shot at US troops

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:00
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York has rejected a bid by a U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist to have her conviction for shooting at American soldiers overturned.

Icahn wants more Apple buybacks, sees $203 stock

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:59

This combination made with file photos shows activist investor Carl Icahn, left, and Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook. In a letter dated Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, Icahn asked Cook to give the Apple’s board a plan to meaningfully increase share repurchases. In return, the billionaire investor promises not to offer up any of his roughly 53 million Apple Inc. shares in the repurchase. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, Tony Avelar)Carl Icahn just can't help himself.


Flamingo snatched from zoo euthanized, college student arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:45

Flamingo snatched from zoo euthanized, college student arrestedA 19-year-old college student on a scavenger hunt has been charged with snatching a Chilean Flamingo from a Mississippi zoo in what police say was a prank gone wrong.


Melissa Ratcliff, ex-Gore aide, dies in accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:37
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Melissa Bonney Ratcliff, a one-time aide to former Vice President Al Gore, has been killed by an elderly motorist's out-of-control car in San Diego.

Police: Suspects sought for bicycle theft in Rittenhouse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:22

 Suspects sought for bicycle theft in RittenhousePolice are searching for the suspects wanted for a bicycle theft in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse section on Saturday.


Firefighter donating part of his liver to sick little girl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:19

Firefighter donating part of his liver to sick little girlA Bethlehem firefighter is coming to the rescue of a little girl in need of a liver transplant.


Flamingo snatched from zoo injured, euthanized

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:15
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A 19-year-old college student on a scavenger hunt has been charged with snatching a Chilean Flamingo from a Mississippi zoo in what police say was a prank gone wrong.

Police ID suspect in Upper Darby bar stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:06

Police ID suspect in Upper Darby bar stabbingPolice in Upper Darby have identified the suspect wanted in a stabbing inside a bar.


Prison guard pulls 3 people from burning car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:04
ACUSHNET, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts prison guard who pulled three people from a burning car shortly before it became engulfed says he didn't have time to think of his own safety.

NYC lawyer accused of rape removes himself from chokehold lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:03
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - A high-profile lawyer accused of raping a woman in his New York City apartment last week has said he will no longer handle a planned wrongful-death lawsuit against the city by the family of Eric Garner, who died after police put him in chokehold during his arrest. Sanford Rubenstein's law partner will instead handle the lawsuit in the wake of a police investigation into a 42-year-old woman's report that Rubenstein raped her, he said in a statement on Wednesday. ...

Teen accused of boy's beating death to be examined

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:01
LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A 16-year-old New Mexico boy accused of beating a 12-year-old friend to death over an argument about the teen's infant daughter needs a psychological evaluation to determine if he's competent for trial, his defense attorney said this week.

Exclusive: Man stabs neighbor in bed, threatens children in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:58

 Man stabs neighbor in bed, threatens children in Southwest PhiladelphiaA Southwest Philadelphia man says he woke up Thursday morning to find his neighbor stabbing him in his back.


Correction: Child Death-IV Alcohol story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:57

This photo provided by Vermont State Police shows Melissa Robitille. Vermont State Police say Robitille and her boyfriend, Walter Richter III, put alcohol in her disabled son's IV tube, killing the 13-year-old boy. They were charged Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 with murder. (AP Photo/Vermont State Police)HARDWICK, Vt. (AP) — In a story Oct. 7 about the death of a child who was given alcohol through an IV tube, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by the Vermont State Police, misspelled the last name of a man charged in the boy's death. He is Walter Richters, not Walter Richter III.


Airline Cabin Cleaners Strike Over Ebola Exposure Fears

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:56
Hundreds of airline cabin cleaners have walked off the job, striking over health and safety issues - including fears over possible exposure to Ebola.

Pa. mom: Son with autism duct taped to pole by teammates

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:55

 Son with autism duct taped to pole by teammatesPennsylvania police are investigating after the mother of a high school student with autism said her son was duct taped to a goal post as part of a hazing ritual.


AccuWeather: Sun, A Few Clouds Today, Rain Tomorrow

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:54

 Sun, A Few Clouds Today, Rain TomorrowMeteorologist David Murphy says rain and drizzle arrive tomorrow afternoon and evening.


Correction: California Wildfire-Plane Crash story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:46

In this photo provided by Donald Talend, smoke rises from a plane crash Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, near Chinquapin, Calif. The S-2T air tanker fighting a wildfire near Yosemite National Park in Northern California crashed, but there was no immediate word on the condition of the pilot, who was the only person aboard, officials said. (AP Photo/Donald Talend)YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — In a story Oct. 8 about the crash of a firefighting air tanker, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Federal Aviation Administration, reported erroneously that the aircraft was manufactured in 2001. It was built in the 1950s as an anti-submarine plane, retrofitted in the 1970s to fight fires and then rebuilt in 2001.