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More accusations for Adrian Peterson

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 42 min ago
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, already facing felony charges in Texas for child abuse, was accused in a separate incident involving another son who is 4 years old, KHOU-TV in Houston has reported.

Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 44 min ago

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, center, walks with members of his staff and legal team into the Kansas Judicial Center to file documents in a legal dispute before the state Supreme Court over the Democratic nominee's attempt to get off the ballot in the U.S. Senate race, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. With Kobach are, to his left, special projects coordinator Jameson Beckner and attorney Bradley Scholzman and, to his right, attorney Thomas Knutzen. (AP Photo/John Hanna)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot, a dispute that could have a big effect on Republicans recapturing a Senate majority.


PG&E officials leave posts over improper emails

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 44 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Emails showing California regulators and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. appearing to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases led the state's top regulator to remove himself from two PG&E cases and four senior officials on both sides to resign.

Program that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 58 min ago

 "You're right. It's terrible." (AP Photo/File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice entered after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases — but whether that means he got special treatment depends who you ask.


FBI investigates Missouri officer's stun gun use

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 6 min ago
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition.

US extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 13 min ago

File-This March 23, 2008, file photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office shows Douglas McAuthur McCain. McCain, a U.S. citizen, is believed to have been killed in Syria and was there to fight alongside a terrorist group. When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city’s large Somali community to try to build trust and gain understanding. The nationwide effort to stop a new wave of Westerners being recruited, this time for Islamic State militant groups in Syria and Iraq, could take some cues from Minnesota. (AP Photo/Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large Somali community to build trust and gain understanding.


Police: Ohio homicide suspect set himself on fire

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 18 min ago
CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who stepped into traffic and then set himself on fire in an apparent suicide attempt has been connected to a woman found dead in a Cleveland home, authorities said.

Amtrak service disrupted between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 58 min ago

Trains sit on the tracks behind Union Station in Washington(Reuters) - Downed wires and debris on the tracks resulted in the suspension of Amtrak service between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia on Tuesday morning. The problem began overnight when a Norfolk Southern Corp freight train came into contact with a pole supporting the overhead wire system, said Amtrak spokesman Craig Schulz. Engineers were working to fix the problem as quickly as possible, he said, but there was no time estimate on when service would be restored. Amtrak service is operating between Philadelphia, New York and Boston, although passengers may see some delays, Schulz said. ...


Amtrak: Service remains suspended on parts of Northeast Corridor

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 1 min ago

 Service remains suspended on parts of Northeast CorridorAmrak says service remains suspended on a section of its Northeast Corridor after downed wires prompted a shutdown early Tuesday morning.


Ex-chief in Uzi death case in more legal trouble

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 20 min ago
BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts police chief who was acquitted of charges connected to the death in 2008 of an 8-year-old boy at a gun show he sponsored is facing more legal trouble.

Dutch ease off austerity, will spend on military

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 25 min ago

People in traditional Dutch clothes pose for pictures outside the 13th century "Hall of Knights", where Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander is to officially open the new parliamentary year with a speech outlining the government's plan and budget policies for the year ahead, in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch government is presenting a budget for 2015 that for the first time in years will be focused less on financial austerity and more on security in light of international conflicts.


Limited service restored on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 50 min ago

 Service remains suspended on parts of Northeast CorridorLimited service has been restored on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor after downed wires prompted a shutdown early Tuesday morning.


China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 6 min ago

In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo, workers lay cables on a new oil rig under construction for China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) in a shipyard in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday, Sept. 16. The discovery by CNOOC was made about a month after its rig withdrew in July from Vietnam's exclusive economic zone to far less-contested waters closer to China. (AP Photo) CHINA OUTBEIJING (AP) — The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday.


Father kills man in daughter's bedroom in Northeast Philadelphia, police say

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 38 min ago

Father kills man in daughter's bedroom in Northeast Philadelphia, police sayPolice say a father shot a man who climbed in through his daughter's bedroom window in Northeast Philadelphia.


Man gunned down playing pool in Juniata bar

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 39 min ago

Man gunned down playing pool in Juniata barPolice say a man died after being shot inside a bar while playing pool in Philadelphia's Juniata section Monday night.


Downed wires suspend DC-Philly Amtrak service

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 45 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Downed wires have suspended Amtrak service between Washington and Philadelphia, and are affecting riders of Maryland Area Regional Commuter trains.

Amtrak shuts down service on Northeast Corridor

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 47 min ago

 Service remains suspended on parts of Northeast CorridorDowned wires have prompted officials to shut down all Amtrak train service on the Northeast Corridor between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.


Mitsubishi to build new car plant in Indonesia

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 52 min ago
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Tuesday it will build a new car factory in Indonesia as part of a plan to raise its production capacity in the country from 160,000 to 240,000 vehicles per year.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 53 min ago

Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, sits with other members of the delegation during official talks with the Maldives government in Male, Maldives, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Fayaz Moosa)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Wildfires rage in California drought, hundreds forced to flee

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 27 min ago
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews were battling about a dozen major wildfires across California on Tuesday that have forced thousands of people to flee, damaged or destroyed more than 100 buildings, and charred thousands of acres of drought-stricken forest. Three years of drought in the most populous U.S. state has forced farmers to let fields lie fallow and left communities reliant on well water, with bone-dry brush fueling wildfires in temperatures of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius). ...