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Police: Pa. teen mimicked sex act with Jesus statue, posted photos

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:48

 Pa. teen mimicked sex act with Jesus statue, posted photosA 14-year-old Pennsylvania boy has been charged with desecrating a statue of Jesus by standing in front of it and mimicking a sex act, and then posting pictures of it on the Internet.


Californians cut back water use as drought continues

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:46

A Sacramento water conservation representative writes a citation for a home that has evidence of watering on a "no watering" dayBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Facing acute water shortages in some communities and mandatory restrictions on watering lawns, Californians saved 17 billion gallons of water in July, enough to fill 26,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools, the state said. “Every action, from taking a shorter shower, to putting a lawn on a water diet, to replacing turf with drought-tolerant landscaping, contributes to every community's water security," Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board said Tuesday. In some communities, including stricken regions in the northern part of the state, consumers and businesses saved far more than that, cutting consumption by half over last year, the water board said. Some communities have banned residents from filling their swimming pools, and in Southern California, residents have removed 2.5 million square feet of turf from their front and back yards, replacing water-thirsty grass with drought tolerant plants and other landscaping.


Judge sets trial date in theater shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:43
DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge set a tentative trial date on Wednesday in the case of a 72-year-old man accused of fatally shooting another man during an argument in a movie theater.

Trump Entertainment begins race to save Atlantic City casino

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:43

People walk on the boardwalk in front of the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic CityBy Tom Hals WILMINGTON Del (Reuters) - Trump Entertainment Resorts received U.S. A lawyer for Trump Entertainment said after the hearing in Wilmington, Delaware, that the company could present a plan to end operations. "It could be a liquidating plan, but we hope not," said Kristopher Hansen, an attorney with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan who represents Trump Entertainment. The company plans to close the smaller of its two casinos, the Trump Plaza, next week.


DA agrees to hearing on evidence in NY abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:33
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors have agreed to an evidence hearing in a 1980s sex abuse case that was the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary.

Charges filed against father of 5 dead children

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:31

Charges filed against father of 5 dead childrenAuthorities have charged a South Carolina man in connection with the deaths of his five children after he led them to a secluded dirt road in Alabama where their bodies lay wrapped in individual garbage bags.


Chiquita to talk with potential buyers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:26
NEW YORK (AP) — Not even a month after flatly rejecting a takeover bid by two Brazilian companies, Chiquita softened its stance and will open its books to them.

US stocks are mixed following two days of losses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:24

FILE - This July 15, 2013 file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Worries over the timing of a U.S. rate hike, economic weakness in China and an impending referendum on Scottish independence kept a lid on global stock markets Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were drifting between small gains and losses on Wednesday following two days of losses. Worries over the timing of a U.S. rate increase and economic weakness in China kept trading subdued.


Ohio judge declines to delay order on early voting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:24
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has declined to suspend his order expanding early voting in Ohio this fall while the state appeals the decision.

Boys stabbed after basketball dispute in Levittown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:23

Boys stabbed after basketball dispute in LevittownTwo boys are recovering from stab wounds they received after a dispute on a basketball court in Bucks County.


Spanish banking titan Emilio Botin dead at age 79

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:22

FILE - In this June 17, 2006 file photo, banker Emilio Botin attends a shareholders meeting in Santander, Spain. Spanish banking magnate Botin, who built the country’s Banco Santander into a global financial giant, has died of a heart attack Tuesday night, Sept 9, 2014. He was 79. Botin was known for his hands on leadership of the bank and turned the small institution run by his father into the eurozone’s largest by market capitalization through a series of acquisitions. He also transformed it into a major banking player in Latin America. (AP Photo/Juan Manuel Serrano, File)MADRID (AP) — Spanish banking magnate Emilio Botin, who built the country's Banco Santander into a global financial giant and was widely seen as the nation's most influential business leader, has died of a heart attack, the company said Wednesday. He was 79.


Job fair targets laid-off casino workers in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:21

Job fair targets laid-off casino workers in Atlantic CityThousands of recently laid-off casino workers in Atlantic City are getting some help finding new jobs.


Nigerian agency: Video doesn't show syringe attack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:13
HOUSTON (AP) — Nigerian aviation officials say a preliminary review of security video shows no evidence that a U.S. air marshal was stabbed with a syringe at the airport in Lagos (LAY'-gohs).

German startup factory Rocket launches IPO

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:06

FILE - The Aug. 28, 2013 file photo shows transportation boxes of the fashion retailer Zalando during a news conference in Berlin, Germany. Germany's startup factory Rocket Internet AG said it plans a public listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange this year. The privately held company has launched dozens of online businesses around the world, often copying successful rivals. The announcement Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 comes a week after one of its main investments, fashion retailer Zalando, itself revealed plans for an IPO. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, announced Wednesday that it plans a public listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange.


Judge denies Pedro Bravo a new trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:56
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A judge denied a new trial for a Miami man convicted of murdering a University of Florida student in a fit of jealous rage.

Felon caught on Twitter holding guns faces prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:56
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston gang member who posted photos of himself on Twitter holding guns even though he wasn't allowed to have weapons is set to be sentenced Wednesday to prison.

U.S. wholesale stocks barely rise; third-quarter growth estimates cut

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:53

The meter shown on the back of the Arenson Oil and Propane delivery truck during a stop in Sandwich, IllinoisThe Commerce Department said on Wednesday wholesale inventories edged up 0.1 percent, the smallest rise since July of last year, after a 0.2 percent gain in June. The component that goes into the calculation of GDP - wholesale stocks excluding autos - was flat. The rise in overall stocks at wholesalers in July was well below the 0.5 percent increase that Wall Street had anticipated, leading some economists to lower their GDP growth estimates for the July-September quarter. A report last week showed stocks of manufactured goods at factories rose only 0.1 percent in July.


Prosecutors rest in Ga. trial of peanut producers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:45
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of three peanut producers charged in a deadly national salmonella outbreak traced to a rural Georgia plant.

Prosecutor accuses Florida sheriff of letting out violent prisoners

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:38
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida sheriff accused of contempt of court for releasing prisoners for brief furloughs from jail hit back on Wednesday saying the case is racially motivated. State Attorney Willie Meggs asked a circuit court judge on Tuesday to cite Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young for contempt of court for allowing inmates to leave jail, many without escort. Gadsden, in north Florida, is 55 per cent black, the state's only county with a majority black population, according to the latest census.

Sheriff: South Carolina man killed 5 children at the same time; authorities not sure how, why

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:27
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Sheriff: South Carolina man killed 5 children at the same time; authorities not sure how, why.