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Lenape Middle School band teacher accused of sex with student

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 22:25

Fmr. Lenape Middle School band teacher accused of sex with studentA middle school band teacher has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old student.


Defense tries to show ex-governor did real work

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 22:24
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An executive for a nursing home company has testified that former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland did legitimate consulting work.

St. Louis grand jury term extended as it hears Ferguson evidence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 22:22
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The St. Louis grand jury hearing evidence in the case of the white police officer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last month has been given an extra four months to weigh possible criminal charges against the officer, officials said on Tuesday. The prosecutor's office still hopes to conclude its presentation of evidence to the grand jury in October but now has until Jan. 7 to do, said Edward Magee, a spokesman for St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch. ...

German court lifts injunction banning Uber

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 22:13
BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has lifted an emergency injunction that banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating anywhere in the country.

Man fatally shot inside Juniata bar

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 22:09

Man fatally shot inside Juniata barPhiladelphia police are investigating a deadly shooting that took place inside a Juniata bar Monday night.


More accusations for Adrian Peterson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 22:04
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, already facing felony charges in Texas for child abuse, was accused in a separate incident involving another son who is 4 years old, KHOU-TV in Houston has reported.

Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 22:03

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, center, walks with members of his staff and legal team into the Kansas Judicial Center to file documents in a legal dispute before the state Supreme Court over the Democratic nominee's attempt to get off the ballot in the U.S. Senate race, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. With Kobach are, to his left, special projects coordinator Jameson Beckner and attorney Bradley Scholzman and, to his right, attorney Thomas Knutzen. (AP Photo/John Hanna)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot, a dispute that could have a big effect on Republicans recapturing a Senate majority.


PG&E officials leave posts over improper emails

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 22:03
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Emails showing California regulators and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. appearing to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases led the state's top regulator to remove himself from two PG&E cases and four senior officials on both sides to resign.

Police: Ohio homicide suspect set himself on fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 21:28
CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who stepped into traffic and then set himself on fire in an apparent suicide attempt has been connected to a woman found dead in a Cleveland home, authorities said.

Amtrak: Service remains suspended on parts of Northeast Corridor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 20:46

 Service remains suspended on parts of Northeast CorridorAmrak says service remains suspended on a section of its Northeast Corridor after downed wires prompted a shutdown early Tuesday morning.


Ex-chief in Uzi death case in more legal trouble

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 20:26
BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts police chief who was acquitted of charges connected to the death in 2008 of an 8-year-old boy at a gun show he sponsored is facing more legal trouble.

Dutch ease off austerity, will spend on military

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 20:21

People in traditional Dutch clothes pose for pictures outside the 13th century "Hall of Knights", where Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander is to officially open the new parliamentary year with a speech outlining the government's plan and budget policies for the year ahead, in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch government is presenting a budget for 2015 that for the first time in years will be focused less on financial austerity and more on security in light of international conflicts.


Limited service restored on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:57

 Service remains suspended on parts of Northeast CorridorLimited service has been restored on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor after downed wires prompted a shutdown early Tuesday morning.


China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:40

In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo, workers lay cables on a new oil rig under construction for China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) in a shipyard in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday, Sept. 16. The discovery by CNOOC was made about a month after its rig withdrew in July from Vietnam's exclusive economic zone to far less-contested waters closer to China. (AP Photo) CHINA OUTBEIJING (AP) — The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday.


Father kills man in daughter's bedroom in Northeast Philadelphia, police say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:08

Father kills man in daughter's bedroom in Northeast Philadelphia, police sayPolice say a father shot a man who climbed in through his daughter's bedroom window in Northeast Philadelphia.


Man gunned down playing pool in Juniata bar

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:08

Man gunned down playing pool in Juniata barPolice say a man died after being shot inside a bar while playing pool in Philadelphia's Juniata section Monday night.


Downed wires suspend DC-Philly Amtrak service

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — Downed wires have suspended Amtrak service between Washington and Philadelphia, and are affecting riders of Maryland Area Regional Commuter trains.

Amtrak shuts down service on Northeast Corridor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 17:59

 Service remains suspended on parts of Northeast CorridorDowned wires have prompted officials to shut down all Amtrak train service on the Northeast Corridor between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.


Mitsubishi to build new car plant in Indonesia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 17:55
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Tuesday it will build a new car factory in Indonesia as part of a plan to raise its production capacity in the country from 160,000 to 240,000 vehicles per year.

Wildfires rage in California drought, hundreds forced to flee

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 17:20
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews were battling about a dozen major wildfires across California on Tuesday that have forced thousands of people to flee, damaged or destroyed more than 100 buildings, and charred thousands of acres of drought-stricken forest. Three years of drought in the most populous U.S. state has forced farmers to let fields lie fallow and left communities reliant on well water, with bone-dry brush fueling wildfires in temperatures of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius). ...