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Nike, others end business relationship with Rice

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 04:21

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2013, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, center, is surrounded by fans in the stands as he celebrates winning the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. Rice was let go by the Ravens on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released that appears to show the running back striking his then-fiancee in February. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)Ray Rice's indefinite suspension from the NFL for domestic violence will cost him income from endorsements in addition to his $4 million in salary.


Gulf secures $19 billion in West African projects

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 04:18

 Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea- Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo at the West African Investment Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Dubai Media Office)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Eight West African nations agreed Tuesday to $19 billion worth of infrastructure deals, with the lion's share going toward a massive road and railway project by a company in the United Arab Emirates.


Police: Boyfriend shoots girlfriend in the face in Queen Village

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 04:10

 Boyfriend shoots girlfriend in the face in Queen VillagePolice say a man shot his girlfriend in the face Monday night in Philadelphia's Queen Village section then took off.


Report: CEO made wrong decision before plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 04:08

FILE - In this March 2003 file photo, Micron Technology CEO Steve Appleton, left, speaks accompanied by Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo in Idaho. A report released Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 says the likely causes of a 2012 airplane crash that killed the head of the memory chip maker are a decrease in engine power during takeoff and the Appleton's ill-fated decision to turn the experimental plane around rather than make an emergency landing, federal investigators say. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Chris Butler)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The likely causes of a 2012 airplane crash that killed the head of memory chip maker Micron are a decrease in engine power during takeoff and the man's ill-fated decision to turn the experimental plane around rather than make an emergency landing, federal investigators say.


Woman runs down man with car following dispute, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 04:06

Woman runs down man with car following disputePolice in Delaware say a domestic dispute ended with a woman hitting a man with her car, and they say there was a child in the vehicle when she did it.


Crash jams traffic on Northeast Extension of Pa. Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 04:05

Crash jams traffic on Northeast Extension of Pa. TurnpikeA 2-vehicle crash slowed southbound traffic on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Tuesday morning.


US job openings stay near 13-year high; hiring up

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 04:00

In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, job seeker Stephen Watson, of Fort Lauderdale, second from left, reviews the job qualifications during a job fair in Sunrise. Fla. The Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover in July on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years, two signs the job market is slowly healing.


Searchers comb Montana valley for missing college student

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 04:00
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - Dozens of law enforcement officials and volunteers scoured the winding canyons and trout streams of western Montana on Tuesday in a search for a University of Montana student who is the second to go missing in recent weeks. August Kramer, 21, who grew up in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, vanished over the weekend after telling another student on the campus in Missoula that he was going fly fishing, a recently acquired sport, authorities said. Outgoing and incoming calls on his cell phone appeared to end about 10 p.m. ...

Ray Rice breaks silence, "I have to be strong for my wife."

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 03:55

Ray Rice breaks silence, "I have to be strong for my wife."The embattled running back speaks out in phone interview with ESPN


Indiana asks Supreme Court to settle gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 03:55
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether gay marriage should be legal in all 50 states.

Remains of Tennessee student found three years after her disappearance

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 03:53

Holly Bobo remains ID'd 3 years after she went missingThe partial remains of missing Tennessee student Holly Bobo, a cousin of country music singer Whitney Duncan, have been found in Tennessee more than three years after she disappeared, officials said. A human skull was discovered on Sunday by two men searching for ginseng in the woods in Decatur County, just miles from property owned by one of the men charged in her kidnapping and murder. Investigators said late on Monday the remains were identified as Bobo's through dental records. The University of Tennessee's forensic anthropology team was working on Tuesday at the site where the skull was found.


U.S. judge re-sentences Jose Padilla to 21 years on terrorism charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 03:46

A sketch of Jose Padilla appearing at a courthouse in MiamiPadilla, an al Qaeda recruit and the first U.S. Federal prosecutors agreed not to seek more than 30 years in prison for Padilla as long as his lawyers did not introduce records related to alleged harsh conditions he endured during the 3-1/2 years spent in a South Carolina military prison. District Judge Marcia Cooke said on Tuesday before handing down the stiffer sentence.


Reform candidate closes gap in race to be California schools chief: poll

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 03:34
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A former charter school executive aiming to unseat California's education chief is in a statistical tie in a race shaping up to be a proxy war between school reform advocates and the state's powerful teachers unions, a poll showed on Tuesday. The poll conducted last month by San Francisco-based Field Research Corp had challenger Marshall Tuck three percentage points ahead of incumbent Tom Torlakson - but was within the survey's margin of error and thus represented a dead heat in the contest.

Holly Bobo remains ID'd 3 years after she went missing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 03:33

Holly Bobo remains ID'd 3 years after she went missingHuman remains discovered in a rural Tennessee county are those of a missing nursing student who disappeared from her home in April 2011, investigators said late Monday.


Appeals court sets quick date on NC voting law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 03:31
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court is hurrying to hear arguments in a case challenging changes to North Carolina voting law.

Marathon suspect, feds battle over moving trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 03:27
BOSTON (AP) — A push by Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to move his trial outside Massachusetts has led to a war of words — and paper — between his lawyers and federal prosecutors.

Arizona gets relief after deadly, record-breaking storm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 03:24

A driver tries to navigate a severely flooded street as heavy rains pour down Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Phoenix. Storms that flooded several Phoenix-area freeways and numerous local streets during the Monday morning commute set an all-time record for rainfall in Phoenix in a single day. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Parts of Utah and Colorado were placed under flash flood warnings on Tuesday, a day after the drought-stricken U.S. Drier weather brought some relief to the Phoenix area and southern Arizona, which was hard hit on Monday. In the city of Mesa, east of Phoenix, more than 100 homes were affected by floods, and images showed crews pumping water out of deluged streets and partially submerged children's playgrounds. Months of severe drought exacerbated the situation in many areas, with arid conditions stripping away vegetation that would normally trap or slow rain water.


New charges filed in suspected school attack plot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 02:56

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2014 file photo, people walk past South Pasadena, Calif., High School after authorities announced the arrest of two high school students suspected of planning a massacre at the school after investigators monitored their Internet activities. The two teenage boys arrested in what police call a mass shooting plot at their Los Angeles-area high school were charged Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 with conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Two teenage boys arrested in what police said was a plan for a mass shooting at their Los Angeles-area high school have been charged with new counts of conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon, prosecutors said Tuesday.


Maine will not impose 'do not resuscitate' order on infant: governor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 02:49
By Dave Sherwood BANGOR Maine (Reuters) - The mother of a severely brain-damaged infant violently shaken by her father should be allowed to make life-and-death medical decisions for her child, who is now in the state's custody, Maine Governor Paul LePage said. The governor's statement on Tuesday reversed the state's previous position on the case, which prompted a lawsuit by Virginia Trask, the 18-year-old mother of the 1-year-old child, who said the state was imposing a "do-not-resuscitate" order on her child against her wishes. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services took custody of the child after she was rushed to a hospital on Dec. 21, showing symptoms of having been shaken. Doctors said the child is suffering and will never be able to walk, talk, see or hear, a finding that prompted a Maine judge to affirm the state's right to carry out a "do-not-resuscitate" order.

Safety board finds multiple errors in UPS crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 02:47

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member Robert Sumwalt holds up a document during a hearing at the NTSB in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. The NTSB was meeting to discuss UPS Flight 1354 plane crash. The UPS plane, an Airbus A300-600F, crashed shortly before dawn on Aug. 14, 2013, as it was preparing to land in Birmingham. It hit trees and a utility pole before slamming into a hillside and bursting into flames. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — A fatal UPS cargo plane crash during a landing attempt last year was caused by pilots who made a series of errors and should have aborted the landing, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.