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NY investor firm exec charged with insider trading

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:30
NEW YORK (AP) — The director of market intelligence at an investor relations firm was arrested on insider trading charges Tuesday and accused of using drafts of press releases to illegally earn nearly a million dollars.

Indiana, Wisconsin couples in gay marriage case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:29

FILE - In this May 17, 2013, photo, Niki Quasney, left, talks about her ongoing battle with ovarian cancer as her partner, Amy Sandler, and daughter stand nearby at their home in Munster, Ind. Quasney receives treatment at hospitals in neighboring Illinois because she and Sandler, who wed last year in Massachusetts, fear that a private hospital near their Indiana home might not allow them to be together should Quasney suffer a medical emergency because of the state’s marriage ban. (AP Photo/The Times, Kyle Telechan, File)SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday on gay marriage fights from Indiana and Wisconsin, setting the stage for one ruling. Each case deals with whether statewide gay marriage bans are constitutional.


Challenges to gay marriage bans: Where they stand

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:24
State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The remaining state bans all face legal challenges, and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard arguments Tuesday on cases from Indiana and Wisconsin.

Officials: Girl accidentally kills gun instructor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:16
DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday.

UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:14

FILE - This Aug. 19, 2014 file photo shows flash flood waters from the overrun Skunk Creek flood I-10 in northwestern Phoenix. Global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous, a draft of a new international science report says, warning that it is increasingly likely that climate change could be irreversible. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Monday sent governments a final draft of its synthesis report, which combines three earlier, gigantic documents by the Nobel Prize-winning group. There is little in the report, that wasn’t in the other more-detailed versions, but the language is more stark and the report attempts to paint a bigger picture of the problem caused by the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.


Undercover Colors nail polish could help prevent date rapes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:10

Undercover Colors nail polish could help prevent date rapesUndercover Colors has created a nail polish that changes color when dipped into a drink spiked with a date rape drug


John Resetar, security guard who helped stop Pa. HS stabbing by Alex Hribal, fired

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:01

John Resetar, security guard who helped stop Pa. HS stabbing by Alex Hribal, fired''He stabbed me right here, right under the heart. It just missed my heart and my lung.''


Hear 911 operator refuse to send help for baby trapped in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:00

Hear 911 operator refuse to send help for baby trapped in hot carListen as 911 ignores a mother's request for help to save her child.


Perry: To deter grousing, state won't pay lawyers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:55
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds "to keep from having folks grouse about it."

Florida man charged with murder in bystander's death from police shot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:53
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man was charged with murder on Tuesday in connection with a woman's death at an Orlando bar last week - even though a police officer fired the bullet that killed her, law enforcement officials said. Police said the actions of Kody Roach, 23, resulted in the bystander's death on Aug. 19 from the stray shot and warranted a first-degree felony murder charge. Roach was also arrested on charges of attempted armed burglary and armed trespassing of an occupied building and carrying a concealed weapon. Maria Godinez, 22, died after officers were called to an Orlando bar, which had thrown out Roach for being armed and drunk.

Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:39

An Islamist fighter from the Fajr Libya coalition flashes the V sign for victory at the entrance of Tripoli international airport on August 24, 2014WASHINGTON (AP) — Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three years to stabilize Libya after dictator Moammar Gadhafi's overthrow.


Boston has worst drivers of any big U.S. city: Allstate report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:38
(Reuters) - New York may have its aggressive, horn-honking drivers but it is a bastion of tranquility and safety compared to Boston, home to the worst drivers of any U.S. "A Boston driver, on average, will get into a collision every 4.4 years," Kari Mather, a spokeswoman for insurer Allstate Corp, said on Tuesday. The company's annual report, titled "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report," is based on client collision damage data in 2011 and 2012. It found Boston ranked dead last among cities with more than 1 million residents in their metropolitan area.

Police probe theft from Rosa Parks' old apartment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:32

This Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 photo shows Rosa Parks' landmark home at 634 Cleveland Court in Montgomery, Ala. "Vandals came in and pilfered it. They went in and tore out the walls and they stole the copper pipes and pretty much destroyed the apartment," said Evette Hester, executive director of the Montgomery Housing Authority. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Thieves have struck the apartment complex where Rosa Parks lived when she made history by refusing to give up her seat to a white person on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, police said Tuesday.


Police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:29

Former FBI director Freeh makes remarks regarding his report on child abuse allegations against former Penn State assistant coach Sandusky during a news conference in Philadelphia in this file photoBARNARD, Vt. (AP) — Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the single-car crash in Vermont that seriously injured former FBI director Louis Freeh, state police said Tuesday.


Obama tells veterans better mental health care on the way

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:29

U.S. President Obama speaks about developments in Iraq and civil unrest in Missouri, from the White House in WashingtonBy Mark Felsenthal CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought to make amends with veterans on Tuesday, announcing steps to expand their access to mental health care and an initiative with financial companies to lower home loan costs for military families. The president was embarrassed earlier this year when it was revealed that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) had been covering up lengthy delays in providing healthcare to former military personnel. Obama, speaking at the American Legion's national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, announced steps to improve availability of mental health care for military personnel as they move to civilian life and expanded research into post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide.


Girl, 9, kills Arizona shooting instructor with Uzi in accident

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:27
By Brad Poole TUCSON Ariz. (Reuters) - A 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her shooting instructor at an Arizona range with an Israeli-made Uzi submachine gun when the weapon's strong recoil caused her to lose control of her aim, police said on Tuesday. They said that Charles Vacca, 39, had been standing next to the girl at the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills near the Nevada border on Monday morning showing her how to fire the automatic weapon.

Clarification: Cooper Union story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:25

Cooper Union's mid-1800's Foundation building, left, is a contrast to its modern unconventional campus, right, completed in 2009 primarily for the art and engineering schools, as shown Friday Aug. 15, 2014, in New York. Students and faculty from Cooper Union, one of the nation’s few free colleges, asked a judge Friday to block the school’s plan to start charging undergraduate tuition, a move the school calls a financial necessity but the critics say will alter the culture of a storied institution. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 15, The Associated Press reported that undergraduates at Cooper Union paid tuition before 1902, and that the school then became free. The story should have made clear that while some students paid for classes in the school's early years, it was always free for others. There was no tuition from at least 1902 until graduate students started paying tuition last year.


Nielsen's top prime-time TV shows for Aug. 18-24

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:16
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 18-24. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

GOP leader says Labor Dept. is wasting tax money

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a House panel is asking Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to turn over to Congress documents and information the lawmaker alleges will show "a pattern of wasteful spending and mismanagement" at the Labor Department.

With no Miley Cyrus twerking, VMA ratings down

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:14
NEW YORK (AP) — Without Miley Cyrus' twerking to get tongues wagging, ratings for MTV's annual Video Music Awards took a tumble.