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Authorities: Iowa shooter committed suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 23:34

In this combination of photos provided by the Maquoketa Sentinel-Press are Larry Koos, left, and Francis Glaser. Authorities say Glaser, an Iowa man angry about his property taxes, pulled a gun and fired at the county assessor during a public meeting Tuesday in Maquoketa, Iowa. Glaser missed and Koos, a county supervisor, stepped in and was killed by a second shot during a struggle, authorities say. (AP Photo/Maquoketa Sentinel-Press)MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — A 71-year-old man committed suicide after firing at the county assessor following a meeting at an eastern Iowa county courthouse, authorities said.


PHOTOS: Where were you on 9/11?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 23:22

 Where were you on 9/11?Action News anchor Jim Gardner asked viewers where they were 13 years ago on September 11, 2001.


Missouri lawmakers override Governor's veto on '72-hour' abortion law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 22:58
(Reuters) - Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday passed a law requiring women to wait three days for an abortion, even in cases of rape or incest, according to the legislature's websites - overriding an earlier veto from Governor Jay Nixon. In July, Democratic Governor Nixon vetoed the bill to extend the minimum waiting period before a woman could have an abortion after an initial visit to a doctor to 72 hours from 24 hours. Nixon said the bill showed a "callous disregard for women who find themselves in horrific circumstances." The state's Republican-controlled Senate and House of Representatives on Wednesday overrode that veto with strong majorities, according to both chambers' websites.

Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 22:54

Abortion rights activists hold signs inside the Missouri Capitol WednesdayMissouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's most stringent waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for ...


EU slaps new economic sanctions on Russia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 22:45
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has decided to slap new economic sanctions on Russia — including ones targeting the country's vital oil industry — for what it sees as Moscow's meddling in eastern Ukraine.

FEMA wants at least $5.8M in Sandy aid repaid

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 22:40

In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, Gary Silberman stands for a picture as he guides reporters on a tour of his parent's home that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, in Lindenhurst, N.Y. After receiving nearly $17,000 in assistance from FEMA, the agency is demanding a return on the funds. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane's victims.


23andMe CEO navigates health regulation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 22:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — No Silicon Valley company better embodies the promise and the pitfalls of working in health care than DNA testing firm 23andMe. Launched in 2006 to a flurry of media coverage, the Mountain View, California-based company seemed to have every strategic advantage: millions in startup cash, celebrity endorsements, and a chief executive married to one of the co-founders of Google.

Ohio woman recovering after rock dropped on car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 22:21

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Randy Budd shows his wife, Sharon Budd. Budd, a northeast Ohio woman who was critically injured when a rock was dropped on her family's car from a Pennsylvania overpass. Budd has made "amazing" strides, her husband said. Sharon Budd is taking steps, talking in short sentences, eating soft foods and writing and drawing, Randy Budd told the Akron Beacon Journal on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Randy Budd, File)AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman who was critically injured when a rock was dropped on her family's car from a Pennsylvania overpass has made "amazing" strides, her husband said.


50 dead cats found in freezers in Florida home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 21:53
LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Detectives found 50 dead cats in four freezers at the home of a South Florida man while serving a warrant for child pornography.

Ethics could tip scales in Georgia governor race

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 21:48

FILE - Gov. Nathan Deal testifies before the House Appropriations Committee about his budget plan, in this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 file photo taken in Atlanta. Deal has always managed to stay one step ahead of ethics scrapes, and the 72-year-old Republican will have to do it again in what is likely his last election campaign in this GOP-leaning state. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has always managed to stay one step ahead of ethics scrapes, and the 72-year-old Republican will have to do it again in what is likely his last election campaign in this GOP-leaning state.


RBS would leave Scotland in case of independence

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 21:24

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, file photo a No sign is displayed in Eyemouth, Scotland. As the battle to decide the future of Scotland and the UK enters its final week, both sides have launched some of the largest ad campaigns in Scottish political history. Millions of pounds (dollars) have been spent and thousands of acres of trees sacrificed to produce countless advertising posters and pamphlets, only for the messages they contain to end up being ridiculed and parodied on social media. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)LONDON (AP) — In a blow to the Scottish independence campaign, top financial groups including the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group say they will move headquarters to England should Scots vote to break away from the United Kingdom.


Changes surround 9/11 anniversary commemoration

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 21:13

9/11 commemoration begins with bell tollAs the nation pauses Thursday to mark the thirteenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack, little about the annual ceremony at ground zero has changed. But so much around it has.


Police: Homeowner fires shot at burglary suspect in NE Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 21:04

 Homeowner fires shot at burglary suspect in NE PhiladelphiaA homeowner in Northeast Philadelphia stopped a would-be burglar in his tracks early Thursday morning.


Sheriff: Father accused of killing 5 children on road to South Carolina to face murder charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 20:48
RALEIGH, Miss. (AP) — Sheriff: Father accused of killing 5 children on road to South Carolina to face murder charges.

Florida's new insurance sector may be 'accident waiting to happen'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 20:38

Crews work to clean up sand washed onto the roadway at the Crescent Lake neighborhood in PensacolaBy Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - As Florida seeks to revive its private home insurance market after almost a decade without a hurricane, homeowners are pouring $6 billion a year in premiums into a new generation of small, in-state insurance companies with an unproven record of withstanding a major hurricane. A consumer-oriented rating agency, Weiss Ratings, recently awarded the companies a median grade of C-minus, and even without a major storm to drive up claims, 11 of them have already failed in Florida since 2006, according to state records. “This is an accident waiting to happen," said Gavin Magor, senior financial analyst with Weiss, a national agency with a reputation for tough ratings based in Jupiter, Florida. Responding to the Weiss ratings, Robert Hartwig, president of the Insurance Information Institute, a trade association, said all the companies meet state regulations, noting that other rating agencies gave higher grades.


Another teen from juvenile jail breakout is found

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 20:14
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say they've captured another teen who escaped during a mass breakout from a troubled Nashville detention center and that the teen had been living in a vehicle.

2 pedestrians struck in front of Walmart in Vineland, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 20:02

2 pedestrians struck in front of Walmart in Vineland, N.J.Police say two pedestrians were injured in front of a Walmart store in Vineland, New Jersey Thursday evening.


5 million Gmail addresses, passwords posted to Russian website

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:51

5 million Gmail addresses, passwords posted to Russian websiteA Russian website has published the addresses to more than 5 million Gmail accounts along with a list of passwords.


Italy investigates Eni chief for Nigeria deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:50
MILAN (AP) — Milan prosecutors have placed the CEO of Italian oil and gas company Eni under investigation over alleged bribes paid for a lucrative Nigerian oil concession.

Jaws actor from Bond films Richard Kiel dies at 74

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:49

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2007 file photo, actor Roger Moore, right, who played the part of James Bond 007 in seven films, poses with actor Richard Kiel who played the role of Jaws in "The Spy Who Loved Me," during a ceremony honoring Moore with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Kiel, the 7-foot-2-inch performer famously played the cable-chomping henchman who tussled with Moore's Bond in "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker" has died. He was 74. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74.