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FBI believes 1 shooter involved in grid attack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:40
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An FBI official says an attack last year on Silicon Valley's power grid appears to have involved only one shooter.

Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:27

Abortion rights activists hold signs inside the Missouri Capitol WednesdayJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's longest waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.

Thieves steal pumpkins grown by preschoolers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:21

In this photo taken on Sept 9, 2014, and provided by the Child Development Center, student Oluwafunto Akinnurele holds a picture of pumpkins stolen from the Child Development Center at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, N.M. Officials say the pumpkin patch was raided sometime over the weekend after students had worked for months growing the pumpkins. (AP Photo/Child Development Center)PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Thieves have picked clean a pumpkin patch that had been cultivated by New Mexico preschoolers.

FBI investigates possible attempt to bomb office of congressman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:18
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating a possible attempt to bomb the office of a Missouri congressman early Thursday morning, when a window was broken and devices resembling Molotov cocktails hurled at the building, an official said. Police in Kansas City responded at about 3:00 a.m. local time to the local office of U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Democrat, and found that a window had been broken with a hammer, said Bridget Patton, spokeswoman for the FBI in Kansas City. Two Molotov cocktails appeared to have been thrown at the building but ended up on the ground without causing a fire or other damage, Patton said, though the hammer went through the window.

Detroit man faces January trial in eight-year-old's shooting death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:17
By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - A Detroit man accused of killing an 8-year-old boy while he slept in a revenge shooting will stand trial in January, a judge ordered on Thursday. Calvin Mosby, 28, and Devaunte Starks, 17, a teenager accused of breaking into the child's home as the man's accomplice, pleaded not guilty on Thursday in Wayne County Circuit Court to their respective charges stemming from the July 30 shooting death of Jakari Pearson. Prosecutors have accused Mosby of retaliating against an ex-girlfriend by firing several rounds from an AK-47 assault rifle into her son's bedroom early one July morning. The boy's killing came as law enforcement was increasing efforts to curb violence in Detroit, which has increasingly affected young children in recent years.

Indiana university lifts campus lockdown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:13
By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE Ky. (Reuters) - Indiana University Southeast lifted a brief campus lockdown on Thursday, after what was thought to be a man with a gun turned out to be someone with an umbrella. Indiana University Southeast is located in New Albany, Indiana, just across the Indiana border from Louisville, Kentucky. It is part of the multi-campus Indiana University system and has 6,442 students.

California DUI suspect pleads not guilty in deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:12
TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a California man had a blood-alcohol level over twice the legal limit when he hit and killed three members of a family with his car.

Bush speaks at Ohio luncheon on 9/11 anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:10
CLEVELAND (AP) — Former President George W. Bush says he had a "moment of clarity" while listening to a young girl read in a Florida classroom as his chief of staff whispered to him that the second tower of the World Trade Center had been struck by an airliner on Sept. 11, 2001.

Florida woman jailed for child neglect after drowning of toddler

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:10
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A young Florida mother was charged in connection with the Sept. 3 drowning death of her toddler, who had been hospitalized for a near-drowning several weeks earlier, a prosecutor said on Thursday. Stephanie Howell, 22, of DeFuniak Springs in the Panhandle, was arrested Wednesday night on a warrant for child neglect causing death, according to Greg Anchors, assistant state attorney for Walton County. State child welfare workers had investigated previous incidents involving Howell, Anchors said, including the earlier near-drowning of the toddler, 3-year-old Karson Howell. A spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Children and Families confirmed that the agency did have prior contact with Howell and said details would be released later.

Federal officials propose Texas immigration lockup

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:01
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities want to build a new South Texas immigration lockup for families amid an unprecedented surge in the number of youngsters pouring across the U.S. border, a federal official said Thursday.

APNewsBreak: US sharply cutting deportations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:58

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2014 file photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agent looks for signs along trail while on patrol near the Texas-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas. President Barack Obama, who has postponed until after Election Day his plan for executive actions that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation, is already on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, according to a new analysis of Homeland Security Department figures by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — While debate continues on slowing deportations, the Obama administration already is on pace to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007. That's according to federal figures obtained by The Associated Press.

Sketches released of suspects who robbed boy in wheelchair

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:57

Sketches released of suspects who robbed boy in wheelchairPolice released sketches of two young suspects in the assault and robbery of a 12-year-old boy in a wheelchair.

Officer charged in dog death wants charges dropped

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:46

FILE - This file booking photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department shows Jeffrey Bolger, 49, of Eldersburg, Md. Attorneys representing Bolger, a Baltimore Police officer charged with animal cruelty in the death of a dog in June, have asked a judge to dismiss the charges. (AP Photo/Baltimore Police Department, File)BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorneys for a Baltimore police officer accused of cutting a dog's throat are asking a judge to dismiss the animal cruelty charge against him.

9/11 commemoration begins with bell toll

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:41

9/11 commemoration begins with bell tollWith the toll of a bell and a solemn moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack.

New Jersey ban on 'gay conversion therapy' is upheld

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:22
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld New Jersey's ban on counseling intended to change the sexual orientation of gay and lesbian children. Circuit Court of Appeals said the ban, which Republican Governor Chris Christie signed into law in August 2013, did not violate the free speech or religious rights of people offering "gay conversion therapy" to convert homosexual minors into heterosexuals. The panel also said the plaintiffs, who included therapists and a Christian counseling group, lacked standing to pursue claims on behalf of their minor clients. Circuit Judge D. Brooks Smith said the ban, the second in the country after California's, appropriately advanced New Jersey's legitimate interest in protecting people under the age of 18 from harmful or ineffective professional treatment.

AccuWeather: Evening thunderstorms expected

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:15

 Evening thunderstorms expectedMeteorologist David Murphy says thunderstorms late today and tonight could bring drenching downpours.

4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:15

4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hackNEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.

EU clears Hapag-Lloyd, CSAV shipping merger

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:01
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's antitrust authority says it is giving a conditional green light for the merger between shipping group Hapag-Lloyd AG of Germany and its Chilean rival Compania Sud Americana de Vapores.

More mediation ordered over potential Detroit bankruptcy deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:59

A man walk past graffiti in DetroitA federal judge on Thursday ordered ongoing mediation in Detroit's historic bankruptcy over a potential settlement between the city and one of its fiercest creditors, while adding holdout creditor Financial Guaranty Insurance Co to the list of parties whose attendance is required. District Judge Gerald Rosen, the chief mediator in the bankruptcy case, ordered that mediation, which began on Thursday, will also take place on Friday and will continue "day-to-day thereafter as deemed necessary, until released by the mediators." The city and Syncora Guarantee Inc, the bond insurer that had been the fiercest holdout creditor in the case, notified the U.S. Sealing that deal would leave FGIC, another bond insurer, as the only major holdout creditor left in the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy Detroit filed in July 2013. FGIC, which has a $1.1 billion exposure in the case from guaranteeing payments on the city's pension debt, issued a statement on Wednesday that said it remains open to "good faith settlement discussions." Both Syncora and FGIC faced recoveries of 10 cents on the dollar or less in the bankruptcy as other creditors including the city's pension funds reached deals.

Obama leads U.S. in remembrance of September 11 victims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:55

A wilting rose is left in remembrance of those lost before the memorial observances held at the site of the World Trade Center in New YorkBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Led by President Barack Obama, Americans commemorated the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Thursday by observing moments of silence for the thousands killed that day at New York City's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. In what has become an annual ritual, relatives began slowly reciting the nearly 3,000 names of the victims at a ceremony in lower Manhattan, from Gordon Aamoth Jr. to Igor Zukelman. ...