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Albania borrows $150 million to improve power grid

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:10

A general view of a power distribution center in Tirana, Albania, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The World Bank agreed to give Albania a $150 million (€118 million) loan to help the recovery of its power sector suffering from consumers’ non-payment and technical losses in distribution network. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The World Bank is lending Albania $150 million (€118 million) to help overhaul its dysfunctional state-run power sector and pay for electricity imports from other Balkan states.


Police officer shoots suspect in Edgewater Park, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:06

Off-duty police officer shoots suspect in Edgewater Park, N.J.The suspect was critically injured in the early morning shooting. A full investigation is underway.


UK revises up Q2 economic growth to 0.9 percent

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:57
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. economy grew faster in the second quarter than previously estimated, with official figures revising up the quarter-on-quarter growth rate by 0.1 percentage points to 0.9 percent.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:48

L'Niyah Graham smiles while holding a script during a performance of "The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf" at Clinton Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday, July 17, 2014. This was the final part of a five-week summer reading program to help failing third-graders improve their skills so they can be tested again and move on to the fourth grade. Across the U.S., third-graders are increasingly facing the possibility they’ll be held back for missing state reading proficiency targets. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:46

In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, a Chinese woman holds an iPhone walks past an Apple store in Beijing, China. China's phone regulator said Tuesday, Sept. 30, it has approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to allow other governments access to users' information. Apple said sales start on Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install "backdoors" to give other governments access to users' information. Apple said sales start Oct. 17.


German jobless rate down to 6.5 percent

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:53
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate dipped to 6.5 percent in September as hiring picked up after the summer break.

Global stocks mostly higher after US declines

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:20

A specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. The U.S. stock market slid to start the week, following European markets lower. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)BANGKOK (AP) — Global stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street declined and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major financial center, added to political risk worries.


AEG asks for more time to lure pro football team back to Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:16
By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - Developer Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) asked Los Angeles on Monday to give it more time to lure a pro football team back to the city and start building a $1.2 billion stadium downtown. Los Angeles has been without professional football since 1994 when the Rams and the Raiders both left, to the dismay of legions of fans. AEG signed a deal with city authorities in 2012 to sign up a National Football League (NFL) team by Oct. 18 this year, build the new "Farmer's Field" stadium and improve the aging Los Angeles Convention Center. ...

U.S. courts deny trafficking victims lost wages: study

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:15
By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most victims of sex and labor trafficking in the United States fail to get any back pay, despite a U.S. law requiring courts to order convicted traffickers to pay their lost wages, a new study has found. Sex trafficking victims are the least likely to win any monetary award, even if prosecutors petition the judge, and are awarded far less money than labor victims, according to the review of cases by the law firm Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP. ...

Lufthansa long-haul pilots start 15-hour strike

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 14:56
BERLIN (AP) — Pilots on Lufthansa's long-haul fleet have started a 15-hour walkout at the airline's main Frankfurt hub in a festering contract dispute.

Beheading suspect's conversion surprised family

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 13:05

CORRECTS TO VAUGHAN FOODS Employees wait in the parking lot as police investigate a shooting at Vaughan Foods on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 in Moore, Okla. Police said Friday a man who had been fired from the food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Steve Sisney)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus on getting his life in order.


New York mayor de Blasio plans expansion of living wage: NYT

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:59

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio(Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to expand the city's living wage measure to include thousands of additional workers, as well as increase the amount workers are paid under the law, the New York Times reported on Monday. De Blasio will sign an executive order on Tuesday to make the change, which his administration estimated could extend coverage to 18,000 workers over the next five years, the newspaper said on its website. The living wage would go to $11.50 an hour from $10. ...


Asian stocks mostly lower after US declines

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:28

A specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. The U.S. stock market slid to start the week, following European markets lower. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street's losses overnight and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major financial center, added to worries about political risk.


Texas hospital puts possible Ebola patient in isolation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:59
(Reuters) - A Texas hospital said on Monday it has admitted a patient into "strict isolation" to be evaluated for possible infection with the Ebola virus, as health officials battle an epidemic in West Africa that has already killed thousands of people. In a brief statement, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas cited the unnamed patient's symptoms and recent travel history as reasons for the isolation. ...

AccuWeather: Spotty Showers Tonight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:49

 Spotty Showers TonightMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking a mild and brighter Tuesday.


Person of interest ID'd in murder of pregnant woman, baby

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:35

Person of interest ID'd in murder of pregnant woman, babyA fugitive wanted by Philadelphia police is a person of interest in two separate murders last week, including the killing of a pregnant woman.


Witnesses: Explosion after car hits utility pole, gas pump

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:28

 Explosion after car hits utility pole, gas pumpA car crashed into a utility pole and then a gas station in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.


Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:05

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are "branches of the same poisonous tree," both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were.


Ferguson demands high fees to turn over city files

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:52

The parents of Michael Brown, Lesley McSpadden, left, and Michael Brown, Sr., right, speak to The Associated Press during an interview in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Michael Brown's parents say they are unmoved by the Ferguson police chief's apology in their son's shooting death by a police officer. Instead, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. told The Associated Press they would rather see an arrest, and Brown Sr. said he wants the police officer "in handcuffs." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.


Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning lover

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:37

Oncologist accused of poisoning lover and coworker's coffeeA jury has sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a chemical found in antifreeze.