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Questions, answers on cameras for Border Patrol

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:20
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing the use of body cameras by agents on Oct. 1 at its training academy in Artesia, New Mexico. The White House has said requiring law enforcement officers to wear cameras could be a way to ease mistrust by the public.

FDA approves Eli Lilly's injectable diabetes drug

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new injectable diabetes drug from Eli Lilly and Co. for adults with the most common form of the disease.

Bobcat back home with owner in Beach Haven West

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:17

Bobcat back home with owner in Beach Haven WestGinny Fine of Beach Haven West couldn't be happier. That's because Rocky, her 38 pound hybrid bobcat, is back home.


Philadelphia City Council passes marijuana decriminalization bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:16

Philadelphia City Council passes marijuana decriminalization billPhiladelphia City Council has passed a bill that would decriminalize the possession of a small amount of marijuana.


Federal charges for pair in Amish kidnapping case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:15

These images provided by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office shows the booking photo of Stephen Howells II, left, and Nicole Vaisey, who was arraigned late Friday Aug. 15, 2014 on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after abducting them from a roadside farm stand. (AP Photo/St. Lawrence County Sheriff)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters in northern New York were charged Thursday in federal court with sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography.


Anti-gay Tenn. billboard stirs religion debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:15
PORTLAND, Tenn. (AP) — An anti-gay billboard is stirring a debate over bullying and religion in a rural community about 30 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee.

2 arrested in brutal assault of homeless woman in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:13

2 arrested in brutal assault of homeless woman in CamdenPolice say they have made two arrests in connection with a savage attack of a homeless woman in Camden, New Jersey.


Deliberations begin in Rowland's conspiracy trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:10

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, right, arrives with his family at federal court Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. Rowland faces seven federal charges, including allegations he conspired with Apple's owner, Brian Foley, to hide $35,000 in payments for work he did on the 2012 congressional campaign of Foley's wife, Lisa Wilson-Foley. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal jury on Thursday began deliberating the fate of former Gov. John G. Rowland, who is accused of conspiring to hide work on two political campaigns as business deals.


Judge rejects bid for hearing on moving Boston bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:05
BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday denied a request by lawyers for the accused Boston Marathon bomber to hold a hearing on their request to move the trial out of the city where the attack occurred, saying he would decide based on prior court filings. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, could face execution if he is convicted of killing three people and injuring more than 260 with a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs on April 15, 2013, and with fatally shooting a university police officer three days later as he and his older brother, Tamerlan, attempted to flee the city. ...

Million dollar lottery ticket in Philly could go unclaimed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:30

Million dollar lottery ticket in Philly could go unclaimedSomeone could be a million dollars richer today. But the clock is ticking for them to collect their fortune.


Murder suspect wears 'Crime Pays' T-shirt to court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:30
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia judge wants to know why a murder suspect appeared in court in a T-shirt that read, "Crime Pays."

Scotland votes on independence from United Kingdom

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:24

Scotland votes on independence from United KingdomExcitement vied with apprehension as Scottish voters went to the polls Thursday in a referendum on becoming an independent state.


JetBlue flight makes emergency landing at California airport, four hurt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:22

JetBlue Airways aircraft are pictured at departure gates at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New YorkBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four people were injured on Thursday when a JetBlue plane carrying 147 people made an emergency landing at the Long, Beach, California, airport, because of an engine issue, an airport spokeswoman said. JetBlue Flight 1416, which had just departed for Austin, Texas, returned to Long Beach after pilots got an overheating warning for one of the engines, Long Beach Airport spokeswoman Stephanie Montuya-Morisky said. She said all 142 passengers were evacuated from the plane by slides after it landed at 9:30 a.m. PDT. ...


Brother of man charged in Bobo case arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:22
DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The brother of a man accused of kidnapping and killing a 20-year-old nursing student has been charged with tampering with evidence in the case.

UN calls Ebola a threat to international peace

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:21
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is calling the Ebola outbreak in Africa "a threat to international peace and security" and is urging all countries to provide health experts, field hospitals and medical supplies to combat the rapidly accelerating disease.

Jury hears arguments in terror finance trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:20
NEW YORK (AP) — In a high-stakes legal offshoot of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a U.S. jury was asked Thursday to decide whether executives at Jordan-based Arab Bank should be held responsible for a wave of suicide bombings in the early 2000s that left several Americans dead or wounded.

New York offers illegal immigrants zoo trips, museum tours with ID cards

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:14

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio answers questions during a news conference at City Hall in New YorkBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio offered free access to some of his city's famed cultural destinations on Thursday in a bid to coax illegal immigrants to join an identification card program aimed at helping them do ordinary things like sign a rental lease. Among the perks offered by the Democratic mayor were free or reduced-price admission to places like the Bronx Zoo, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Carnegie Hall for all of next year. New York is joining other U.S. ...


A glance at disputed passages in Three Cups of Tea

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:06
Greg Mortenson's best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea" came under intense scrutiny after 60 Minutes, author Jon Krakauer and some people in the book said some of the stories were fabricated. Here is a glance at some of those stories, what is being disputed and Mortenson's response in a recent interview with The Associated Press.

Federal appeals judge: Argentina's bullying a bank

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 03:59
NEW YORK (AP) — Judges on a federal appeals panel in New York say they suspect Argentina has gone rogue, ignoring court orders and bullying a U.S. bank to try to prevent it from obeying a court order.

French president quizzed over domestic failures

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 03:59

French President Francois Hollande waits for questions during a press conference at the Elysee Palace, Thursday, Sept.18, 2014. Hollande said he agreed to Iraq's request for air support at a meeting of his top defense and security advisers earlier Thursday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande sought Thursday to stake out a forceful position on international affairs, even as his failures on the domestic stage continue to mount.