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Woman accused of killing mom to steal her newborn

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:33
RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) — A Tennessee woman is charged with murder after authorities say she gunned down a northwest Georgia woman because she wanted the mother's newborn baby.

China, Spain ink $4 billion in business deals

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:21

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, right, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang inspect an honor guard during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — China and Spain signed business deals worth $4 billion on Thursday as Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy visited the Asian powerhouse to seek support for Spain's struggling economy.


Britain's Sky signs new 5-year deal with NFL

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:08
LONDON (AP) — British broadcaster Sky Sports has signed a new expanded five-year deal with the NFL to show more than 80 games per season from 2015.

'Fantasy sword' used in Berks Co. robberies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:51

'Fantasy sword' used in Berks Co. robberiesInvestigators north of Reading, Pa. are looking for a man who held up two gas stations in Bethel Township using something called a fantasy sword.


Global solar flight to start, end in Abu Dhabi

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:12
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft is planned to start and finish its first round-the-world flight from the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi, a government-backed renewable energy company in the oil-rich Gulf federation said Thursday.

Bad U.S. roads force "just in time" manufacturers to plan for 'just in case'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:03
By James B. Kelleher (Reuters) - Some of America’s leanest manufacturers share a fat secret. Companies like Whirlpool and Caterpillar are making costly additions to their otherwise sinewy supply chains to compensate for aging U.S. roads that are too potholed and congested for "just in time" delivery. Some opt to keep more trucks and inventory on the road. Others are leasing huge "just in case" warehouses and guarded parking lots on the edges of big cities. ...

3 suspects arraigned for attack on gay couple in Center City Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:03

3 suspects arraigned for attack on gay couple in Center City PhiladelphiaAll three suspects accused of attacking of a gay couple in Center City Philadelphia earlier this month were arraigned overnight.


3 charged in attack on gay couple in Center City Philadelphia surrender to police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:01

3 suspects arraigned for attack on gay couple in Center City PhiladelphiaAll three suspects accused of attacking of a gay couple in Center City Philadelphia earlier this month were arraigned overnight.


Malaysia's Proton unveils its first compact car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 18:57

From right, Proton's Chairman Mahathir Mohamad, Proton's Chief Executive Abdul Harith Abdullah and Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai, pose for photos next to the Malaysian automaker's new model "Iriz" during its launch in Tanjung Malim, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Proton launched its first small car Iriz on Thursday, hoping to bolster its fortunes amid fierce competition from foreign and domestic rivals. Proton also hopes the Iriz, its first 1.3 liter engine car, will help snatch back market share from domestic compact car maker Perodua and reinvigorate plans to increase overseas sales. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's national carmaker Proton launched its first small car on Thursday, hoping to bolster its fortunes after ceding ground to foreign and domestic rivals.


3 charged with beating gay couple are free on bail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 18:40

In this undated combination of images provided by the Philadelphia Police Department, Philip R. Williams, left, Kathryn G. Knott and Kevin J. Harrigan are shown. The three suburban Philadelphia defendants are being charged in the beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a city street. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The three young adults charged with beating a gay couple during a night out on the town in Philadelphia have been released on bail.


India's Modi looks to big US welcome, mended ties

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:54

 He will be meeting Obama and a slew of top American officials, addressing the U.N. General Assembly, interacting with the heads of major U.S. companies and influential Indian-Americans. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)NEW DELHI (AP) — When India's prime minister visits the United States this week, he'll see a welcome normally reserved for rock stars — a sold-out appearance at Madison Square Garden. It's a stunning rise for a former tea seller who rose to the country's top job and was once denied a U.S. visa.


Crash kills 2 adults, baby on I-10

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:31
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Two adults and a baby died when their car rear-ended an 18-wheeler on Interstate 10 in Jackson County.

VIDEO: Katherine Scott buffeted by severe weather in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:28

 Katherine Scott buffeted by severe weather in Atlantic CityKatherine Scott experiences firsthand some heavy rain and high wind gusts in Atlantic City, N.J.


AccuWeather: Steady Morning Rain, Afternoon Drizzle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:13

 Steady Morning Rain, Afternoon DrizzleMeteorologist David Murphy says it's cloudy, damp and very windy today.


Immigrant who hid in Oregon church gains support

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 15:56

Francisco Aguirre - a community activist who first came to the U.S. from El Salvador two decades ago - poses for a photo on Sept. 24, 2014, in the church where he has taken refuge nearly a week ago to avoid deportation. Aguirre, who has two U.S. citizen children, is facing removal to his native country due to an old drug trafficking conviction and a previous deportation. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As an immigrant activist's stay at an Oregon church to avoid deportation nears a week, he's gaining supporters, including Portland's mayor, and the church plans a rally for him.


California police settle with woman punched by officer for $1.5 million

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 15:33
(Reuters) - A woman who was repeatedly punched in the head by a California Highway Patrol officer has settled her lawsuit for $1.5 million, police said on Wednesday, and the money will be used for her long-term care. Marlene Pinnock says the blows left her with slurred speech. A Highway Patrol officer, who appears to be white, spotted 51-year-old Pinnock, who is black, walking shoeless along the shoulder of the freeway and stepping into traffic lanes near downtown Los Angeles, Highway Patrol said at the time. ...

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 15:13
"There can be no reasoning, no negotiation, with this brand of evil." — President Barack Obama speaking about the Islamic State group at the United Nations.

Venezuela's Maduro calls for shakeup at UN

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 14:30

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 called for a "re-founding" of the United Nations late Wednesday in his first speech before the international organization.


Marathon bombing trial gets delay, no venue change

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 13:58

FILE - This file photo released April 19, 2013, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A judge has granted a two-month trial delay for Tsarnaev, but denied a defense request to move his trial. Judge George O'Toole ruled Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, that the trial will begin Jan. 5 instead of Nov. 3. Prosecutors say Tsarnaev and his now-deceased older brother placed two pressure cooker bombs that exploded near the marathon's finish line last year. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured. Tsarnaev could face the death penalty if convicted. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)BOSTON (AP) — A two-month delay has been granted for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but a judge has denied a defense request to move it from Boston.


Trooper ambush suspect making manhunt a 'game'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 13:41

K9 units search for suspect Eric Frein, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 in Canadensis, Pa. Frein, a suspect in the fatal ambush of a trooper has occasionally made himself visible to officers before melting back into the forest, and police found empty packs of Serbian-branded cigarettes and soiled diapers believed to have been left by him, Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Times-Tribune, Jake Danna Stevens) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITCANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — The suspected killer of a state trooper, who has eluded a massive dragnet for nearly two weeks, might be treating the manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods as a game against law enforcement, according to police.