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Jamaica aims to double renewable energy capacity

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:25
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Sun-splashed, wind-swept Jamaica positioned itself Thursday to nearly double the amount of electricity it generates from renewable sources.

Correction: Labor-Jazz Musicians story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:24
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 17 about jazz musicians in New York City seeking pensions, The Associated Press misspelled the name of one musician. Her name is Keisha St. Joan, not St. John.

Man wants marathon bombing suspect to face victims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:23

FILE - This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the FBI shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev is legally allowed to skip pretrial hearings, and he has done that for every hearing since his arraignment in July 2013. Tsarnaev also did not appear in court on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/FBI, File)BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hasn't appeared in court for more than a year. But prosecutors and a man who was severely injured in the bombings say they want to see him in a courtroom soon.


Chicago officials investigate human bones sent to Japanese consulate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:22
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago authorities are trying to solve a mystery over a box of human bones that were sent to the Japanese consulate, along with a letter saying they were the remains of soldiers who died during World War Two, police said on Thursday. The box of bones, which included two human skulls, was sent to the Chicago consulate in mid-June from Rochester, Minnesota, said Chicago Police Officer Thomas Sweeney. ...

'Person of interest' sought in Va. student search

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:22

20 a.m. Saturday when she texted a friend. According to U.Va. officials, Graham is 5-foot-11 with blue eyes, light brown hair and freckles. Anyone with information on Graham's whereabouts is asked to contact the Charlottesville Police Department at 434-970-3280. (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va., Police Department)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police want to talk to a man who was seen by a witness with a University of Virginia student the night she disappeared, an official said Thursday.


Seattle set to change name of Columbus Day holiday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:21
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle, named after a Native American tribal chief, is poised to become the next major U.S city after Minneapolis to officially change the name of a federal holiday that celebrates Christopher Columbus' 15th century arrival in the Americas. The Seattle City Council on Wednesday set an Oct. 6 vote to redesignate the second Monday of October as "Indigenous Peoples' Day." The measure has broad approval in the nine-member council and is expected to pass. ...

Questions, answers on cameras for Border Patrol

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:20
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing the use of body cameras by agents on Oct. 1 at its training academy in Artesia, New Mexico. The White House has said requiring law enforcement officers to wear cameras could be a way to ease mistrust by the public.

FDA approves Eli Lilly's injectable diabetes drug

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new injectable diabetes drug from Eli Lilly and Co. for adults with the most common form of the disease.

Philadelphia City Council passes marijuana decriminalization bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:16

Philadelphia City Council passes marijuana decriminalization billPhiladelphia City Council has passed a bill that would decriminalize the possession of a small amount of marijuana.


Federal charges for pair in Amish kidnapping case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:15

These images provided by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office shows the booking photo of Stephen Howells II, left, and Nicole Vaisey, who was arraigned late Friday Aug. 15, 2014 on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after abducting them from a roadside farm stand. (AP Photo/St. Lawrence County Sheriff)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters in northern New York were charged Thursday in federal court with sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography.


Anti-gay Tenn. billboard stirs religion debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:15
PORTLAND, Tenn. (AP) — An anti-gay billboard is stirring a debate over bullying and religion in a rural community about 30 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee.

2 arrested in brutal assault of homeless woman in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:13

2 arrested in brutal assault of homeless woman in CamdenPolice say they have made two arrests in connection with a savage attack of a homeless woman in Camden, New Jersey.


Deliberations begin in Rowland's conspiracy trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:10

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, right, arrives with his family at federal court Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. Rowland faces seven federal charges, including allegations he conspired with Apple's owner, Brian Foley, to hide $35,000 in payments for work he did on the 2012 congressional campaign of Foley's wife, Lisa Wilson-Foley. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal jury on Thursday began deliberating the fate of former Gov. John G. Rowland, who is accused of conspiring to hide work on two political campaigns as business deals.


Judge rejects bid for hearing on moving Boston bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:05
BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday denied a request by lawyers for the accused Boston Marathon bomber to hold a hearing on their request to move the trial out of the city where the attack occurred, saying he would decide based on prior court filings. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, could face execution if he is convicted of killing three people and injuring more than 260 with a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs on April 15, 2013, and with fatally shooting a university police officer three days later as he and his older brother, Tamerlan, attempted to flee the city. ...

Million dollar lottery ticket in Philly could go unclaimed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:30

Million dollar lottery ticket in Philly could go unclaimedSomeone could be a million dollars richer today. But the clock is ticking for them to collect their fortune.


Murder suspect wears 'Crime Pays' T-shirt to court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:30
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia judge wants to know why a murder suspect appeared in court in a T-shirt that read, "Crime Pays."

Scotland votes on independence from United Kingdom

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:24

Scotland votes on independence from United KingdomExcitement vied with apprehension as Scottish voters went to the polls Thursday in a referendum on becoming an independent state.


JetBlue flight makes emergency landing at California airport, four hurt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:22

JetBlue Airways aircraft are pictured at departure gates at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New YorkBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four people were injured on Thursday when a JetBlue plane carrying 147 people made an emergency landing at the Long, Beach, California, airport, because of an engine issue, an airport spokeswoman said. JetBlue Flight 1416, which had just departed for Austin, Texas, returned to Long Beach after pilots got an overheating warning for one of the engines, Long Beach Airport spokeswoman Stephanie Montuya-Morisky said. She said all 142 passengers were evacuated from the plane by slides after it landed at 9:30 a.m. PDT. ...


Brother of man charged in Bobo case arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:22
DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The brother of a man accused of kidnapping and killing a 20-year-old nursing student has been charged with tampering with evidence in the case.

UN calls Ebola a threat to international peace

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:21
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is calling the Ebola outbreak in Africa "a threat to international peace and security" and is urging all countries to provide health experts, field hospitals and medical supplies to combat the rapidly accelerating disease.