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Maine's Sen. King to vote against Keystone pipeline

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:58
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Angus King of Maine, who was seen as a swing vote on the Keystone XL pipeline, on Tuesday said he will vote "no" on the legislation for the controversial project. In a statement, the independent senator said: "Congress is not – nor should it be – in the business of legislating the approval or disapproval of a construction project." He also said he is frustrated that U.S. President Barack Obama has not made a decision on the future of the pipeline and urged him to decide soon. (Reporting by Timothy Gardner and Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott)

Cleveland Clinic does its 2nd face transplant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:54

In this September 2014 photo released Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, by the Cleveland Clinic, doctors work during transplant surgery to replace nearly the entire face of a middle-aged man severely disfigured in a car accident. It was the second face transplant performed at the hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. The recipient wished to remain anonymous. (AP Photo/Cleveland Clinic, Janine Sot)Cleveland Clinic surgeons have replaced nearly the entire face of a middle-aged man severely disfigured in a car accident, the hospital announced Tuesday.

U.S. patent office tightens rules for examiners working from home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:49
By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has tightened supervision of patent examiners who work full-time from home, an official said on Tuesday, but critics in Congress questioned whether the office was not going far enough to curb abuse. The estimated 5,000 patent examiners who work from home full time must now be available electronically when they are on duty, among other changes, Margaret Focarino, commissioner for patents at the USPTO, said in testimony prepared for a hearing. U.S. ...

3 Americans, 1 Briton killed in Jerusalem attack identified

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:21

3 Americans, 1 Briton killed in Jerusalem attack identifiedOfficials have identified the four people, including three American citizens, killed in an attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem.

Seth Robbins named AP's San Antonio correspondent

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:19
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Seth Robbins, who has reported in Central America, Europe and the United States, has been named San Antonio correspondent for The Associated Press, covering central and south Texas.

Consumer office opposes Duke's $1.9B Indiana plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:09
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's utility customer advocate has recommended that regulators reject Duke Energy's proposal for a $1.9 billion electric grid upgrade in the state.

Man guilty for shooting friend he called a moocher

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:08
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his longtime friend because the suspect was angry that the victim took food from the suspect's mother.

Man pleads not guilty in officer's fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:05
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting an off-duty police officer at a northeast Ohio pub and injuring four other people pleaded not guilty Tuesday to aggravated murder and assault charges.

Nokia plots comeback with Android tablet

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 23:49

Sebastian Nystrom, head of Product Business at Nokia Technologies, presents Nokia's new N1 Android Table at the Slush 2014 event in Helsinki, Finland, Tuesday, Nov. 18,2014. Slush is for Eurasian startups and tech talent to meet with international influencers, investors and media. The two-day event takes place every fall. (AP Photo/Heikki Saukkomaa, Lehtikuva) FINLAND OUTHELSINKI (AP) — Nokia is back in the fray.

Person killed by SEPTA train in Bristol, Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 23:46

Person killed by SEPTA train in Bristol, Bucks CountyPolice are investigating a fatal train pedestrian accident in Bristol Township, Bucks County.

NFL suspends Vikings' Peterson over 'abusive discipline' of son

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 23:27

 Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota VikingsBy Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season by the NFL on Tuesday for committing an "incident of abusive discipline" on his 4-year-old son. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in announcing the suspension that Peterson had shown no meaningful remorse over the incident. ...

Historic black Florida town slated for luxury shopping development

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 23:13
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - The oldest black town in America, Eatonville in central Florida, where a quarter of the residents live below the poverty line, is set to vote Tuesday night on a plan to transform the community into a luxury shopping destination for the ultra-rich. Customers of the $200 million project called the World Transportation Exchange, where luxury cars, helicopters, yachts and corporate jets would be on display, could drop more money in a day than the town's entire population earns in a year. ...

AP Exclusive: Charles Manson plans prison wedding

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 23:04

This Oct. 8, 2014 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows 80-year-old serial killer Charles Manson. A marriage license has been issued for Manson to wed 26-year-old Afton Elaine Burton, who left her Midwestern home nine years ago and moved to Corcoran, California to be near him. Burton, who goes by the name "Star," told the AP that she and Manson will be married next month. (AP Photos/California Department of Corrections)CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — Mass murderer Charles Manson plans to marry a 26-year-old woman who left her Midwestern home and spent the past nine years trying to help exonerate him.

Police shoot, wound man at New Jersey home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:29

Police shoot, wound man at New Jersey homeA man armed with a knife was shot and wounded by police at a northwestern New Jersey home.

Obama stakes final 2 years on climate change

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:18

President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One as he arrives from Brisbane, Australia, by way of Hawaii, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — With limited time still in power, President Barack Obama is staking his final two years on climate change, pushing the issue to the front of his agenda as he seeks to leave an imprint on the world that will endure after he's gone.

Yale doctor speaks on sex misconduct allegations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:13
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Yale School of Medicine doctor who was removed as director of the cardiovascular research center over accusations of sexual misconduct says he takes responsibility for his actions.

Brain-dead girl to remain on life support, for now

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:08
NEW YORK (AP) — A brain-dead 2-year-old New York City girl will remain on life support while her parents argue whether her organs should be donated.

National Guard prepares for more Ferguson unrest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 21:49

A high school graduation photo of Michael Brown rests on top of a snow-covered memorial Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, more than three months after the black teen was shot and killed nearby by a white policeman in Ferguson, Mo. The shooting sparked weeks of violent protests and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declaring a state of emergency today as a grand jury deliberates on whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUTJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — As a grand jury weighs possible criminal charges against the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, Missouri's governor has again activated the National Guard in an effort to avoid more unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Casket competitors settle lawsuit for $17M, fees

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 21:46
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A casket manufacturer has agreed to pay a Pittsburgh-based competitor $17 million to settle claims it stole customers and employees and interfered with business operations.

Transit official: 'Stupidity' caused drill issue

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 21:42
NEW YORK (AP) — A transit official says the "stupidity" of contracted workers led to a giant drill bit piercing the ceiling of a New York City subway tunnel in October.