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Drones banned from international balloon fiesta

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:33

A balloon crew from Goodyear, Arizona, packs up the envelop of their hot air balloon after affixing banners to it in preparation for the start of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. The annual fiesta kicks off Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, when hundreds of hot air balloons are expected to participate in the opening mass ascension. Organizers want to be clear no drones will be allowed. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of hot air balloons fill the sky just as the sun rises over the mountains bordering the city's eastern edge. In the opposite direction, the view is just as awesome, with the wave of colorful orbs and special shapes standing out against the backdrop of a cottonwood forest and the Rio Grande.


New Mexico county ousts convicted sheriff

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:31
ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico sheriff who refused to resign after being convicted of abusing a driver during a bizarre traffic stop that prosecutors called a fit of road rage was removed Thursday by county officials.

Family of girl declared brain-dead wants death certificate revoked

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:28

A photograph of 13-year-old Jahi McMath is seen on a necklace in Oakland(Reuters) - The family of a California girl declared brain-dead after complications from a tonsillectomy has begun legal action to revoke her death certificate, re-igniting an emotional case that has drawn international attention and the support of pro-life groups. Jahi McMath, who was 13 last year when she suffered bleeding, brain swelling and cardiac arrest after surgery for sleep apnea at an Oakland hospital, has responded to her mother's voice, and her family will file a petition next week asking that the child be once again declared alive, their lawyer said Thursday. ...


Fashion district gets new cash reporting rules

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:17

Fashion district gets new cash reporting rulesFederal authorities on Thursday slapped new financial reporting rules on 2,000 businesses in the Fashion District of Los Angeles in an effort to curtail suspected Mexican and Colombian drug money laundering ...


Television reporter finds missing boy he was reporting on

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:12

Television reporter finds missing boy he was reporting onABC Action News reporter Cameron Polom found the missing child he was reporting on.


Detroit manager: Bankruptcy challenges costly

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:10

In a Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 photo, Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr waves as he leaves the Levin Federal Court Building in Detroit after testifying in the Detroit bankruptcy trial. Orr also is expected to testify Wednesday in the trial overseen by federal Judge Steven Rhodes. Rhodes is to decide if Detroit’s plan to remove $7 billion in debt is fair to creditors. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Charles V. Tines) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) — Court battles with one of Detroit's most antagonistic creditors would have been costly and had the potential to delay the city's restructuring efforts, city emergency manager Kevyn Orr testified Thursday.


Key dates in case of missing Virginia student

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:08
The man charged with abducting missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has been linked to the disappearance and death of a Virginia Tech student and three sexual assault allegations. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., 32, has only been charged in the Graham case. Here are some key dates:

Guilty plea in $7.5 million Miami Heat fraud

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:03

FILE - In this April 15, 2013, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Alonzo Gee, left, tries to knock the ball away from Miami Heat's Rashard Lewis in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. A guilty plea is expected in the case of Haider Zafar, charged with a multimillion-dollar investment scam involving Lewis and two former Miami Heat players. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to in a multimillion-dollar scam involving three former Miami Heat players.


Eisenhower Memorial wins key design approval in DC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:03

This undated handout image provided by Gehry Partners, LLP shows an aerial perspective of Eisenhower Square looking along Maryland Avenue, SW and Independence Avenue in Washington. The long-delayed effort to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall has won a key approval, despite ongoing objections to architect Frank Gehry's design. A federal agency that oversees national capital planning approved the preliminary building plans Thursday. The National Capital Planning Commission debated the design and voted 9-1 to approve the concept. (AP Photo/Gehry Partners, LLP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The long-delayed effort to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall has won a key approval, despite ongoing objections to architect Frank Gehry's design.


Philadelphia cuts ribbon on new boardwalk

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:39

Philadelphia cuts ribbon on new boardwalkBikers and runners on Philadelphia's Schuylkill River Trail already travel past iconic sites like the art museum and Boathouse Row. Now they get to walk on water.


Federal grant gives boost to Trenton Police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:34

Federal grant gives boost to Trenton PolicePolice in Trenton are getting a big boost, thanks to a federal grant.


'Real Housewives' husband gets 41 months in prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:29

15-month prison sentence for 'Real Housewives' star Teresa Giudice, 41 months for husbandA husband who appeared on the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" has been sentenced to more than three years in prison, and the judge says she's still deciding whether to send his wife there, too.


Complaint alleges sex abuse at immigration lockup

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:26

File - In this July 31, 2014 file photo, media stand in the secured entryway at the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas. Attorneys have filed complaints with federal immigration officials alleging sexual abuse and harassment at the immigration lockup that houses women and their children. The attorneys filed a complaint with Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sept. 25 and the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday, Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys representing women being held at a South Texas immigration lockup said Thursday they've filed a federal complaint alleging sexual abuse and harassment by at least three guards and facility staff members.


Civil rights charges unlikely for George Zimmerman: Washington Post

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:25

George Zimmerman speaks to defense counsel during a first-appearance hearing in Sanford, FloridaBy Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday declined to comment directly on a Washington Post report that officials are unlikely to bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted after the 2012 shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida. Citing unnamed officials, the Post reported that a federal investigation has not found enough evidence to bring federal charges against Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder last year in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, near Orlando. ...


Price tag for SC nuclear plant could grow by $1B

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:20
ATLANTA (AP) — The firms building a new nuclear plant in South Carolina say their construction costs could grow by more than $1 billion.

Two female Louisiana teachers accused of group sex with boy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:19

Shelley Dufresne and Rachel Respess seen in undated photos released by the Kenner Police Department in Kenner, LouisianaBy David Minsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Two female Louisiana high school teachers have been arrested on charges of engaging in group sex with a 16-year-old male student who then bragged to classmates, authorities said on Thursday. Rachel Respess, 24, and Shelley Dufresne, 32, are accused of having sex with the boy in Respess' apartment in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner after a Friday night football game on Sept. 12, Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser said. Dufresne also is accused of having sex with the student at her home in Montz, about 20 miles (32 km) west of New Orleans. ...


U.S. judge upholds for-profit college recruiter bonuses

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:10
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled in favor of for-profit colleges and universities on Thursday, overturning a U.S. Department of Education rule that limits how the schools recruit students. Judge Rosemary Collyer of Washington, D.C. District Court said the agency failed to explain why it banned the schools from offering bonuses to recruiters based on the number of students they enroll who graduate. The court asked the Department to amend the rule. ...

NYPD: Police mistakenly kill man in confrontation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:09
NEW YORK (AP) — The facts of a chaotic and violent domestic dispute are still being sorted out, but this much is certain: The two men who went to Kathy Russo's apartment on Monday night ended up dying in a hail of police gunfire.

Reputed drug cartel member pleads guilty in US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:56
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A cousin of one of the world's most notorious drug lords who prosecutors say was working to expand the cartel's reach to Europe and northern New England faces up to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Thursday in New Hampshire.

President, health care law star in state races

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is not looking to return to the U.S. Senate or the state legislature, but he's popping up in hundreds of thousands of ads for those offices, an analysis of campaign advertising released Thursday found.