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Stockbroker admits role in 5-year insider trading scheme

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 02:41
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A stockbroker has admitted his role in a five-year insider trading scheme that yielded more than $5.6 million in net profits.

Obama warns China on cyber spying ahead of Xi visit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 02:40

Obama returns from a town hall meeting with service members at Fort Meade, to the White House in WashingtonPresident Barack Obama on Wednesday called for an international framework to prevent the Internet from being "weaponized" as a tool of national aggression, while holding out the prospect of a forceful U.S. response to China over hacking attacks. With Chinese President Xi Jinping set to visit Washington next week, Obama said at a conference with business leaders that his talks with Xi would include cybersecurity, a topic that has become a point of friction in U.S.-Chinese relations. A person briefed on the White House's thinking said on Tuesday the United States does not plan to impose sanctions on Chinese entities for economic cyber attacks ahead of Xi's visit to avoid what would be seen as a diplomatic disaster.

UN chief says there is no military solution in Syria

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 02:35
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says his response to Russia's stepped up military support for Syria is that "there is no military solution" to the nearly five-year conflict and more weapons will only worsen the violence and misery for millions of people.

King of Beers: Makers of Budweiser, Miller eye global merger

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 02:35

This is a Thursday, March 5, 2015 file photo of Budweiser beer for sale at a concession stand at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla. The makers of Budweiser aren’t satisfied with owning the kings of beer. They want an empire global dominance on a massive scale. Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest brewer, on Wednesday sept 16, 2015, announced its desire to buy No. 2 SABMiller, creating a beermaker with annual sales of $73.3 billion, more than three times its closest rival, Heineken Holding. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)LONDON (AP) — The makers of Budweiser aren't satisfied with being the kings of beer. They want an empire.

Motorist stopped to assist slain police trooper in Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 02:34
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A traveler came to the aid of a Kentucky State Police trooper who was shot during a high-speed chase and updated a dispatcher on the wounded lawman's condition while officers rushed to the scene, according to a police scanner recording.

Authorities: Man robbed 3 people for money, Red Bull

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 02:34

 Man robbed 3 people for money, Red BullAuthorities say a northern New Jersey man with an apparent affinity for Red Bull robbed three people this year so he could get the drinks.

Russian pleads guilty in US to selling hacked credit cards

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 02:32
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Russian man has pleaded guilty in New Jersey to selling some of the 160 million credit and debit card numbers obtained in a computer hacking scheme.

Man who set fire to CVS during Baltimore riot pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 02:32
BALTIMORE (AP) — A man caught on video setting fire to a CVS store during a riot in Baltimore has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Man tries to revive torture claims against ex-officer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 02:26
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A key claim in a Somali farmer's lawsuit alleging torture at the hands of an ex-officer who now lives in Virginia must be allowed to stand, or the United States will become a safe haven for war criminals, the plaintiff's lawyer told a federal appeals court Wednesday.

Indictment: Mom forced daughter into unnecessary surgeries

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 02:24
VERNON, N.J. (AP) — A woman has been indicted on charges she forced her 7-year-old daughter to have unnecessary and potentially harmful surgeries and medical tests.

Drug search outside Boston turns up missing World Series ring

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 02:22
When a team of Massachusetts police officers entered a suburban Boston home looking for drugs, they found a 2004 Red Sox World Series ring, officials said on Wednesday. The officers had been watching a home in Quincy, south of Boston, on Tuesday afternoon when they saw Dennis Leclair, 47, allegedly selling Oxycodone tablets to two men outside his building. When they entered, they found Oxycodone tablets, police scanners, a money counting machine, more than $9,000 in cash and the World Series ring, police said.

Search for bodies after Utah floods kill at least 16

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 02:19

Residents search along the Short Creek bank after a flash flood in Hildale, UtahBy Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers searched for four people including a 6-year-old boy missing on Wednesday after flash floods in southern Utah killed at least 16 people in a national park and a small town on the Arizona border. At about the same time, a group of seven people set off to explore canyons in Zion National Park, about 20 miles (32 km) to the north, then the torrential downpour began. Four bodies have been recovered there, and three people are missing, park officials said, adding the search was hampered by more bad weather and the threat of further floods.

Rainfall records fall after storm hits Southern California

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 02:19

Traffic is slowed from the rain at the Cajon Pass and the Interstate 15 near Hesperia Calif. on Tuesday Sept. 15, 2015. A record-breaking storm slammed parched Southern California on Tuesday, sending rainfall gushing down roadways and turning the morning commute treacherous. (James Quigg/The Victor Valley Daily Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITLOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful storm that swamped roadways and jammed traffic on Tuesday dumped a record 2.39 inches of rain in downtown Los Angeles, making it the wettest day of the year in Southern California.

Oklahoma court issues last-minute halt of Glossip execution

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 02:12

Nancy Ogden, sister of convicted murderer Richard Glossip, comforts her grandson Kevin Ogden at a demonstration protesting the scheduled execution of Glossip, at the state capitol in Oklahoma City, OklahomaBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma appeals court on Wednesday halted the planned execution of a convicted murderer, delaying his lethal injection for two weeks so it can consider evidence the inmate's lawyers say points to his innocence. The court's decision came about three hours before the state planned to execute Richard Glossip. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals set Sept. 30 as the new execution date.

U.S. household incomes slip, poverty rate up slightly in 2014

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 02:02

A homeless woman sits on a bench few blocks away from the White House in downtown WashingtonAmerican household incomes lost ground last year and the poverty rate ticked up, a sign the U.S. economic expansion had yet to lead to gains for many Americans five years after the 2007-2009 recession. The data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday, which showed the inflation-adjusted median income slipping to $53,657 last year from $54,462 in 2013, offered a reminder of the tepid nature of the economy's recovery. At the same time, the poverty rate ticked up to 14.8 percent from 14.5 percent in 2013, the data showed.

High-end drag racing terrorizes Beverly Hills neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 01:59

High-end drag racing terrorizes Beverly Hills neighborhoodResidents of a wealthy Southern California neighborhood say they're being put in danger by drag racers.

Retiring Cleveland fire chief faces disciplinary charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 01:51
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - High-ranking members of the Cleveland Fire Department, including the soon-to-be-retired chief, face administrative charges after an audit of training classes found possible falsification of official records, the city said in a statement.

Judge rejects Jindal injunction request in Common Core suit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 01:47
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A judge Wednesday rejected Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's request to block federal officials from penalizing his state if it quits using the Common Core education standards, saying Jindal failed to show any such threat exists.

South Alabama officer cleared in fatal shooting of student

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 01:42
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit filed by parents of an Alabama college student shot and killed by a campus police officer in 2012.

Aide to New York governor declared brain dead after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 01:38

Carey Gabay is pictured in this handout photo taken at a holiday party for Commissioners and Senior Staff at the Executive Mansion in AlbanyAn attorney in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration who was critically wounded by a stray bullet in Brooklyn earlier this month has been declared brain dead, his family said in a statement on Wednesday. Carey Gabay, 43, was struck in the head at a pre-dawn outdoor celebration on Sept. 7 before the annual West Indian Day parade, which has been plagued by violence in recent years. Gabay, the first deputy counsel at Empire State Development, the state's chief economic development agency, was in critical condition this week in an induced coma at Kings County Hospital Center.