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Testimony: Homeless man helped solve loud music killing case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:17
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — According to testimony, a homeless man living in his truck helped police solve the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white man during an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store.

Former U.S. official indicted over lavish Las Vegas conference

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal grand jury has indicted a former official who headed the federal General Services Administration unit that came under fire for holding a lavish Las Vegas conference in 2010. The San Francisco grand jury charged Jeffrey Neely, 59, on Thursday with filing false expense reports claiming he was traveling on official business, using a false document and lying to the GSA's inspector general. Neely headed the GSA unit that administered public buildings on the West Coast and in the Pacific. ...

BlackBerry posts smaller $207M quarterly loss

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:09

In this July 9, 2013 photo, a Canadian flag flies at BlackBerry's headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario. BlackBerry posted a loss of $207 million in the second quarter on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, just days after the embattled company launched a new phone. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Geoff Robins)TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry posted a smaller loss of $207 million in the second quarter on Friday just days after the embattled company launched a new phone.


Tusk's aide resigns new job after cronyism outcry

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:37
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish oil company PKN Orlen said Friday that an aide to the country's former Prime Minister Donald Tusk has resigned from his new job following a storm over his appointment.

Factbox: Obamacare could see second wave of Medicaid expansion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:22
(Reuters) - One of the most highly contentious Obamacare programs, which calls on states to expand their publicly-funded healthcare for the poor, could see a second wave of participation by U.S. states later this year or early in 2015, according to state officials and independent analysts. Following are states whose governor's offices or legislators have held talks with President Barack Obama's administration about possible options for extending healthcare coverage known as Medicaid to uninsured low-income residents. ...

Officials investigate possible electrocution in Havertown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:07

Woman beheaded at Oklahoma food distribution center, police sayOfficials in Delaware County responded to the scene of a possible electrocution in Havertown Friday morning.


'Daily Show' airs controversial Redskins segment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" has aired a controversial segment pitting Washington Redskins fans against a group of American Indians who want the team to change its mascot.

Deadly crash slows traffic on I-476

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:02

Deadly crash slows traffic on I-476A fatal crash slowed traffic on I-476 in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County early Friday.


Intel invests up to $1.5B in China mobile venture

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:58

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2011, file photo, the Intel logo is displayed on the exterior of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif. Intel Corp., says it will invest up to 9 billion yuan (US$1.5 billion) to take a 20 percent state in Chinese chipmakers Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics, which are controlled by Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd., a state-owned company funded by Tsinghua University. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Intel will pay up to $1.5 billion for a 20 percent stake in a Chinese venture that will design and make Intel-branded chips for mobile phones and other electronics.


Texas meat packer recalls beef products for possible E.coli

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:55
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Texas meat processing plant has recalled 23,100 pounds of beef trimmings products for possible contamination with the E.coli bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced late Thursday. USDA said Caviness Beef Packers in Hereford, Texas is recalling the 23,100 pounds of beef trimmings products with potential E.coli 0157:H7. Caviness' beef trimmings were shipped to fast food restaurants and retail distribution locations in Texas. ...

Fire at air traffic control site in Chicago stops O'Hare, Midway flights

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:37

Fire stops Chicago's O'Hare, Midway flights; PHL says check statusA fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility threatened to send delays and cancellations rippling around the nation's air travel network.


Filipino-UK firm to drill for gas in disputed sea

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:35

Filipino business tycoon Manuel Pangilinan talks to reporters following the launching of free Internet surfing service to millions of pre-paid subscribers of his telecommunications company at the financial district of Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Pangilinan said a Chinese state-owned oil producer hasn't responded to a revived proposal to jointly explore a disputed area of the South China Sea but drilling will go ahead by 2016 with or without a partnership. Pangilinan said that Filipino-British company Forum Energy PLC communicated the offer to China National Offshore Oil Corp. to explore Reed Bank, northwest of the Philippine island of Palawan. Philippine and Chinese vessels had a confrontation there three years ago. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The chairman of a Philippine energy company said Friday a Chinese state-owned oil producer hasn't responded to a revived proposal to jointly explore a disputed area of the South China Sea but drilling will go ahead by 2016 with or without a partnership.


Fire at control site stops O'Hare, Midway flights

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:34

Fire stops Chicago's O'Hare, Midway flights; PHL says check statusA fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility threatened to send delays and cancellations rippling around the nation's air travel network.


A departing Obama friend leaves mixed legal legacy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:01

Audience members applaud Attorney General Eric Holder, right, and President Barack Obama during an announcement in the State Dining Room of the White House to announce Holder is resigning, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Washington. Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the first black U.S. attorney general. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't difficult for Barack Obama and Eric Holder to be in the same orbit. Both were sons of immigrants, Columbia Ivy Leaguers, basketball fans and prominent African-American political figures.


This Week in the Civil War

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:01
This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Sept. 28: Lull in fighting near Petersburg, Virginia.

Flights at Chicago's main airports grounded due to fire: FAA

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:56

A flight board showing delays is seen at O'Hare Airport in Chicago(Reuters) - All flights into and out of Chicago's O'Hare and Midway international airports were grounded early on Friday due to a fire at an air traffic control facility, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Employees at the facility in Aurora, Illinois, were evacuated and a fire department was on the scene, the FAA said. More than 300 flights into and out of the two airports had been canceled by 7:30 a.m. CT (1230 GMT) on Friday, according to the tracking website FlightAware.com. ...


AP Source: Video addressed to NFL security chief

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:53

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2013, file photo, Jeffery Miller, NFL vice president of security, addresses the media at a news conference for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. The video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee inside a casino elevator was sent to NFL headquarters to the attention of Miller in April, a law enforcement official says. The NFL has repeatedly said no one with the league saw the violent images until TMZ Sports released the video earlier this month. Miller said Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, through an NFL spokesman that he never received the video. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee inside a casino elevator was sent to NFL headquarters to the attention of league security chief Jeffrey Miller in April, a law enforcement official says.


Polish plane makes emergency landing in Scotland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:01
LONDON (AP) — A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by the Polish airline LOT made an emergency landing Friday at Scotland's Glasgow Airport. No injuries were reported.

Truck slides on spilled paint, killing Ohio driver

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:56
HUNTINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 5-gallon bucket of paint fell from the back of a vehicle, coating an Ohio roadway and leading to a crash that killed a man.

NY mail carrier accused of hoarding 40,000 letters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:43
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City postal carrier is accused of failing to deliver more than 40,000 pieces of mail, some dating to 2005.