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ADB cuts growth forecast for SE Asia; China steady

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:42
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank trimmed its economic growth forecast for Southeast Asia this year and next due to slower domestic demand in some of its bigger economies. Its forecasts for China, the world's second largest economy, were unchanged.

ADB cuts growth forecast for SE Asia; China steady

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:42
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank trimmed its economic growth forecast for Southeast Asia this year and next due to slower domestic demand in some of its bigger economies. Its forecasts for China, the world's second largest economy, were unchanged.

AccuWeather: Heavy Rain, High Winds Moving In

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:40

 Steady Morning Rain, Afternoon DrizzleMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking soaking rain for the Thursday morning commute.


Justice Department investigates Ferguson police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:38

Protesters argue with a Ferguson sergeant who was trying to get them to disperse the area on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson late Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Department of Justice investigators on Wednesday heard one story after another about police harassment and brutality in Ferguson, the suburban St. Louis city where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer last month.


Ukraine to UN: 'We know what terrorism means'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:35

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine's prime minister on Wednesday urged countries not to lift sanctions against Russia until his country regains control over its entire territory, including Crimea.


Shot fired in Chalfont bank robbery, suspect sought

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:33

Shot fired in Chalfont bank robbery, suspect soughtPolice are looking for the suspect behind a bank robbery in Chalfont, Bucks County.


NJ lawmaker: Let Atlantic City visitors drink on Boardwalk

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:31

 Let Atlantic City visitors drink on BoardwalkA New Jersey lawmaker has come up with a way to generate some new buzz in Atlantic City: Let people drink on the Boardwalk and beach.


NJ lawmaker: Let Atlantic City visitors drink on Boardwalk

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:31

 Let Atlantic City visitors drink on BoardwalkA New Jersey lawmaker has come up with a way to generate some new buzz in Atlantic City: Let people drink on the Boardwalk and beach.


No jail for Phila. mom who carried legally owned gun in NJ

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:29

No jail for Phila. mom who carried legally owned gun in NJA South Philadelphia mother of two will not have to serve jail time for carrying a legally-owned gun in her purse when she drove into New Jersey.


No jail for Phila. mom who carried legally owned gun in NJ

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:29

No jail for Phila. mom who carried legally owned gun in NJA South Philadelphia mother of two will not have to serve jail time for carrying a legally-owned gun in her purse when she drove into New Jersey.


Guam man sentenced to life for stabbing rampage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:26
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Guam man convicted of killing three Japanese tourists in a crash and stabbing rampage last year was sentenced Thursday to life in prison.

Venezuela's Maduro calls for shakeup at UN

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:24

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro is calling for a "re-founding" of the United Nations in his debut at the annual General Assembly of world leaders.


Pemberton Township police cruiser struck by gunfire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:06

Pemberton Township police cruiser struck by gunfirePemberton Township Police say one of their patrol vehicles was struck by gunfire during the middle of the afternoon.


Suspect captured in case of missing UVa student

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:05

This undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va. Police Department shows Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Authorities are again searching the apartment of Matthew, and they believe he is the last person seen with University of Virginia student Hannah Graham before she disappeared. Matthew is being sought on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving, but authorities also say they want to talk to him about 18-year-old Graham, who has been missing since Sept. 13. (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va. Police Department)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was captured on a Texas beach Wednesday, a day after police announced they had probable cause to arrest him.


Cameron wants UK to join in airstrikes in Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:53

United Kingdom's Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The British prime minister said late Wednesday he will ask Parliament to approve joining international airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq.


Central America plan foresees infrastructure, energy projects: draft

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:51
By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - A plan by Central American governments to boost economic growth in the region and cut illegal immigration to the United States foresees major spending on infrastructure and energy projects, a draft of the proposal showed on Wednesday. The "Plan of the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle" aims to renovate highways, city bypasses and border crossings in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, as well as carry out improvements to other infrastructure in the region. ...

Central America plan foresees infrastructure, energy projects: draft

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:51
By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - A plan by Central American governments to boost economic growth in the region and cut illegal immigration to the United States foresees major spending on infrastructure and energy projects, a draft of the proposal showed on Wednesday. The "Plan of the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle" aims to renovate highways, city bypasses and border crossings in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, as well as carry out improvements to other infrastructure in the region. ...

No indictment in Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:41
CINCINNATI (AP) — Officers' actions were justified in the fatal shooting of a man holding an air rifle inside an Ohio Wal-Mart store, a grand jury determined Wednesday — using surveillance video the slain man's family said shows the shooting was completely unjustified.

Washington state pot law author proposes testing sewage to gauge use

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:19

Hu Barney smokes a joint during 420Fest at the Luxe Nightclub in SeattleBy Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - The main author of a Washington state law that legalized recreational marijuana said on Wednesday that testing sewage for the active ingredient in pot could give municipalities a broader and more reliable picture of drug use than traditional surveys. Alison Holcomb, who is also an American Civil Liberties Union attorney, said wastewater analysis for psychoactive THC could provide policymakers crucial data at a time of sweeping shifts in marijuana policy in U.S. states and cities. ...


More U.S. congregations offer sanctuary to those facing deportation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:16
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A growing network of congregations across the United States is volunteering to offer shelter to immigrants facing deportation in a move organizers hope will help spotlight federal inaction on immigration reform. Churches in Chicago and the Arizona cities of Phoenix and Tucson have begun sheltering immigrants, and organizers say the plan is eventually to include some 24 churches or synagogues in 10 cities. ...