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UN names 3rd point man in Syrian war

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:50
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Staffan de Mistura, who has held top U.N. positions in Iraq and Afghanistan, on Thursday inherited the mandate to try to end Syria's three-year-old conflict, a goal that eluded his two predecessors.

California ends fiscal year with cash for first time in seven years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:47
California has ended its fiscal year with cash left over in its general fund for the first time since 2007. State Controller John Chiang said on Thursday that California wrapped up June with a positive cash balance of $1.9 billion.

California ends fiscal year with cash for first time in seven years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:47
California has ended its fiscal year with cash left over in its general fund for the first time since 2007. State Controller John Chiang said on Thursday that California wrapped up June with a positive cash balance of $1.9 billion.

Iowa flooding 911 call: 'A boy went in the sewer'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:38

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Blake family shows Logan Blake, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Police have released the audio of a 911 call on June 30, 2014, that sparked an intense search for Blake and another Iowa teenager who were swept through an open storm drain during a flash flood, killing Blake. A female motorist flagged down by a friend of Blake called 911 on the evening of June 30 to report that “a boy went in the sewer.” (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Logan Blake family, File))CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A passing motorist tells authorities a "boy went in the sewer" and "his mother is yelling for him" during a 911 call that prompted a frantic search for two Iowa teenagers swept into an open storm drain during a flash flood. One died and the other survived.


Iowa flooding 911 call: 'A boy went in the sewer'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:38

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Blake family shows Logan Blake, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Police have released the audio of a 911 call on June 30, 2014, that sparked an intense search for Blake and another Iowa teenager who were swept through an open storm drain during a flash flood, killing Blake. A female motorist flagged down by a friend of Blake called 911 on the evening of June 30 to report that “a boy went in the sewer.” (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Logan Blake family, File))CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A passing motorist tells authorities a "boy went in the sewer" and "his mother is yelling for him" during a 911 call that prompted a frantic search for two Iowa teenagers swept into an open storm drain during a flash flood. One died and the other survived.


UAW: 'Consensus' reached with Volkswagen on union

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:37

FILE - In this June 12, 2013 file photo, workers assemble Volkswagen Passat sedans at the German automaker's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The United Auto Workers unions announced on Thursday, July 10, 2014, that it is forming a local chapter in Chattanooga, and that it expects Volkswagen to recognize it once it signs up a "substantial" number of workers at the plant.(AP Photo/ Erik Schelzig, file)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — United Auto Workers leaders said Thursday they have reached a "consensus" with Volkswagen and expect the German automaker to recognize the union if they sign up enough workers at a new local for the company's assembly plant in Tennessee.


California man gets 15-year prison sentence for economic-espionage conviction involving China

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:35
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — California man gets 15-year prison sentence for economic-espionage conviction involving China.

California man gets 15-year prison sentence for economic-espionage conviction involving China

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:35
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — California man gets 15-year prison sentence for economic-espionage conviction involving China.

Union pulls black college support after Koch gift

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful union is pulling its support from the United Negro College Fund after the fund accepted $25 million from Koch Industries Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation.

Action News helps woman find lost dog

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:33

Action News helps woman find lost dogA Cherry Hill woman is celebrating the safe return of her beloved pet.


Action News helps woman find lost dog

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:33

Action News helps woman find lost dogA Cherry Hill woman is celebrating the safe return of her beloved pet.


15-year-old charged in fatal shooting at US armory

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:29
LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 15-year-old was charged Thursday with one count of criminal homicide in the fatal shooting of a longtime member of the National Guard at a Tennessee armory, according to the state's Bureau of Investigation.

15-year-old charged in fatal shooting at US armory

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:29
LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 15-year-old was charged Thursday with one count of criminal homicide in the fatal shooting of a longtime member of the National Guard at a Tennessee armory, according to the state's Bureau of Investigation.

Draft notices sent to 14,000 dead men in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:26
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Jane Huey was surprised, to say the least, when a letter arrived at her Kingston, Pennsylvania, home urging Bert Huey to register to be drafted into the U.S. military. Bert Huey had already served in World War One, which began 100 years ago this summer, and died in 1995. We were afraid we’d be fined or something." The names of Bert Huey and more than 14,000 other Pennsylvania men born from 1893 to 1897 came up because of a computer coding error by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which shares information from driver's license and vehicle registrations with Selective Service. Pat Schuback, a spokesman for Selective Service, said the agency sent out 57,787 registration notices in June.

Draft notices sent to 14,000 dead men in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:26
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Jane Huey was surprised, to say the least, when a letter arrived at her Kingston, Pennsylvania, home urging Bert Huey to register to be drafted into the U.S. military. Bert Huey had already served in World War One, which began 100 years ago this summer, and died in 1995. We were afraid we’d be fined or something." The names of Bert Huey and more than 14,000 other Pennsylvania men born from 1893 to 1897 came up because of a computer coding error by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which shares information from driver's license and vehicle registrations with Selective Service. Pat Schuback, a spokesman for Selective Service, said the agency sent out 57,787 registration notices in June.

Evacuations ordered in Washington state wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:23
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire burning near Entiat (EHN'-tee-aht) grew to nearly 16 square miles on Thursday, and residents of 109 homes in the area were told to evacuate.

Chelsea Clinton speaking fees can reach $75,000

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:18

FILE - This June 23, 2014, file photo shows Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton as she speaks at the Colorado Museum of Nature and Science, in Denver. Like her parents, Chelsea Clinton has become a sought-after speaker who can generate large fees for her appearances. The 34-year-old Clinton, the daughter of the former president and ex-secretary of state, can command as much as $75,000 per speech. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Like her high-profile parents, Chelsea Clinton is becoming a draw on the speaking circuit, with some organizations shelling out as much as $75,000 per speech.


Taliban post picture of commander with smiling U.S. captive

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:18

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in handout photo provided by U.S. ArmyBy Katharine Houreld ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, appeared smiling alongside an alleged Haqqani commander in a photo posted on a Twitter account purporting to be from the Afghan Taliban. "Bowe #Bergdahl was really impressed when he saw the hospitality of #Taliban He first thought that he will be tortured But he was wrong," the Twitter post said. He was released on May 31 in a prisoner swap that freed five Taliban leaders held at Guantanamo prison in Cuba. He has not spoken to the media since his release and the Twitter account's description of his time in captivity could not be confirmed.


4 adults, 3 kids die in apartment building fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:18

In this photo provided by Kevin Moav, fire engulfs the top floors of a three-story apartment and business building Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Lowell, Mass. Officials confirmed that seven people died in the fast-moving pre-dawn fire. (AP Photo/Kevin Moav)LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors.


Suspect in family slaying dressed as delivery man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:09

This booking photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office shows Ronald Lee Haskell. Haskell, 33, is charged with multiple counts of capital murder in the killings of two adults and four children Wednesday evening, Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hickman said early Thursday. He also is accused of critically wounding a 15-year-old girl in the shooting rampage. (AP Photo/Harris County Sheriff's Office)SPRING, Texas (AP) — A man charged with killing four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home and held the kids at gunpoint until their parents arrived, police said Thursday.