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US trade secretary seeks more business with Poland

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:03
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Even as the U.S. and European Union seek a major free trade deal, Poland and the U.S. should intensify their commercial ties in areas ranging from construction to energy security, U.S. Secretary for Commerce Penny Pritzker said Monday.

Emotional toll taxes military drone operators too

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:46

In this Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 photo, Brandon Bryant, 28, poses for a photo, in Caras Park in Missoula, Mont. Bryant, a former sensor operator, manned the cameras for drone pilots at Air Force bases in Nevada and New Mexico for about five years. Bryant said he has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and that he still suffers from insomnia, depression and nightmares three years after he participated in his last mission. (AP Photo/Lido Vizzutti)SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has assured Americans he opposes sending U.S. ground troops to crush Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria — well aware the country is not ready to return to the battlefield with its war wounded still recovering from a decade of conflict.


1 person killed in 3-vehicle crash in Gloucester County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:55

1 person killed in 3-vehicle crash in Gloucester CountyPolice say one person was killed in a three vehicle crash in Williamstown, New Jersey late Sunday night.


Lisbon mayor takes charge of Portugal's Socialists

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:38
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's main opposition Socialist Party has chosen a new leader to fight next year's general election.

Man shot dead in Germantown, suspect arrested

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:36

Man shot dead in Germantown, suspect arrestedPolice say a man was shot dead in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.


2 hurt in 3-vehicle crash in Juniata Park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:31

2 hurt in 3-vehicle crash in Juniata ParkPolice say two people were hurt in a three-vehicle crash in Philadelphia's Juniata Park section early morning.


Lenovo looks to expand after IBM acquisition

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:12
BANGKOK (AP) — Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.'s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer business, Lenovo's chairman said Monday.

Police: Many minors at site of nightclub shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:40

The Spot, a club in Miami, Fla.MIAMI (AP) — Why so many minors were present at a nightclub during a pre-dawn shooting is among several mysteries Miami Police are trying to solve as they interview dozens of witnesses to the weekend chaos that left 15 people wounded.


New Zealand dollar sinks after central bank sells

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 15:26
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The New Zealand dollar sank Monday after the central bank disclosed it conducted its biggest sell-off of the currency in seven years to lower an exchange rate that is squeezing exporters.

Death, hunger stalk Indian tea-estate workers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 15:15

In this Aug. 25, 2014, photo, tea worker Puliya Mahali looks in vain while sitting in her house in Bundapani, 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Siliguri in the Indian northeastern estate of West Bengal. When the Bundapani tea estate closed last year, death arrived soon after. Puliya, seeming 20 years older than her 50, sat emaciated on the floor, her tiny arms mummified by malnutrition. She cannot move anymore, so her husband Ramesh cannot leave her to look for work. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)BUNDAPANI, India (AP) — Death arrived soon after the Bundapani tea estate closed last year.


California adopts 'yes means yes' sex-assault rule

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:11

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks before signing a bill mandating the paid leave that supporters say will guarantee that workers don't lose their jobs or their paychecks if they or a family member gets sick, in Los Angeles Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.


As Missouri protests persist, police seek suspects in shootings of two officers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:28

Protesters march in front of the police department in Ferguson, Missouri.By Kenny Bahr FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Police were seeking suspects on Sunday in apparently unrelated shootings of two police officers in and near the Missouri city of Ferguson, and arrested seven of those protesting last month's shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer. The Saturday night shooting of an officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson did not seem linked to protests elsewhere in the city, police said, nor to a separate shooting involving an off-duty police officer in St. Louis early on Sunday. ...


AP PHOTOS: Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:03

In this Sept. 26, 2014 photo, spectators watch as riders and drivers herd the buffalo toward the corrals at the 49th annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup in the southern Black Hills near Custer, S.D. After the roundup, some of the buffalo were vaccinated, branded, checked for pregnancies and others were sorted for an auction. (AP Photo/Kristina Barker)CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. (AP) — The images are much like moviegoers saw during the buffalo hunt when "Dances With Wolves" hit the big screen nearly 25 years ago: hundreds of massive animals shaking the prairie as they kick up dust and stream down the hills.


Jane Fonda gets personal at Rape Foundation brunch

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:32

Actress and event host Jane Fonda and actress Lily Tomlin, right, pose at The Rape Foundation's Annual Brunch at Greenacres on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jane Fonda told an audience of activists and philanthropists that her mother had been sexually abused as a child before eventually committing suicide at 42.


California governor vetoes drone warrant bill

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:21
(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have placed strict regulations on how law enforcement and other government agencies can use drones, his office said on Sunday. The measure, which passed the state's Senate and Assembly with broad support, would have required law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant before using an unmanned aircraft, or drone, except in emergencies such as a fire or a hostage-taking. "There are undoubtedly circumstances where a warrant is appropriate. The bill's exceptions, however, appear to be too narrow," Brown said in his veto message. ...

No sign truck driver tried to avoid crash with bus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:06

Doris Floyd, from left, Sherry Smith, Wendy Perkins and Susan Decker attend at a candlelight vigil at North Central Texas College in Gainesville, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, for four members of the school softball team who were killed Friday in a highway collision while returning from a scrimmage game in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol identified the four players killed as Meagan Richardson, Brooke Deckard, Katelynn Woodlee and Jaiden Pelton. All were from North Texas. (AP Photo/Rex C. Curry)A tractor-trailer that collided with a bus and killed four members of a Texas community college women's softball team drove straight through an interstate median without any signs of braking or trying to avoid the collision, federal investigators said Sunday.


Economy expected to continue steady recovery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:04
Economists see steady growth but remain mixed on their outlook for the health of different segments of the U.S. economy.

49ers top Eagles 26-21 to avoid 3-game skid

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:01

49ers top Eagles 26-21 to avoid 3-game skidThe San Francisco 49ers topped Philadelphia 26-21 on Sunday to hand the Eagles their first loss.


Hospital president, wife killed in house fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:58

FILE - In this July, 24, 2012, file photo, John Sheridan, left, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Cooper Health System talks with with George Norcross III, during an event in Camden, N.J. Sheridan and his wife, Joyce were killed when a fire broke out in their home early Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Montgomery Township. Authorities say the “circumstances surrounding the deaths” remain under investigation. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The president of a major southern New Jersey hospital and his wife were killed when a fire broke out in their home, authorities said Sunday.


California governor signs 'yes means yes' college sexual assault bill

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:53

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at Memoria y Tolerancia museum in Mexico City(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a law requiring all state colleges to adopt a policy of unambiguous, affirmative consent by students engaged in sexual activity, part of a nationwide effort to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses. California's so-called "yes means yes" law will be the first in the nation to make affirmative consent language a central tenet of school sexual assault policies, proponents said. ...