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'Dying' armed robber threatens Riverside jewelry clerk

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 16:29

'Dying' armed robber threatens jewelry clerk in CaliforniaAn armed suspect threatened a jewelry store employee in a Riverside mall last week during a robbery, telling her not to 'mess' with him because he is dying.


Missouri execution is 8th in the state this year

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:37

Earl Ringo Jr. Ringo who was put to death WednesdayBONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri inmate convicted in a 1998 robbery and double murder was put to death Wednesday, the eighth execution in the state this year and the 10th since November.


Residents: Hawaii lava part of living in paradise

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:33

In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 photo, security guard George Cortez stands at a roadblock to prevent non-residents from entering the lava-threatened community of Kaohe Homesteads in Pahoa, Hawaii. Those who live on the slopes of Kilauea volcano know lava could start creeping their way at any time but the area is still a powerful draw for many people who value its community and affordability. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Kilauea volcano has forced Shawn Heard to move her house once already, back in the 1980s. She's at peace with the possibility of eventually having to do so again.


Review: Apple Watch looks to be another winner

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:18

A man photographs Apple Watches during the product release announcement event on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive.


No end in sight for America's Mideast war duties

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:07
Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, this was supposed to be a season of relief, with Iraq managing on its own and most U.S. troops finally ending their combat duty in Afghanistan. Instead, Americans are bracing for another upsurge of military engagement in a region where one war blurs into another. Across the world, a generation has now grown up amid this continuous conflict, and there's no end in sight.

News Guide: Highlights of primary elections

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:06

Scott Brown, a former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, waves to supporters after winning New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014 in Concord, N.H. Brown will face incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in the general election in November. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:02
"I think it is to his advantage and the country's advantage to have Congress buy into that." — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on whether President Barack Obama should seek approval from lawmakers on a broader military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq.

New Mexico's green chile harvest in full swing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 14:40

New Mexico's green chile harvest in full swingLOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — The sweet aroma of roasted peppers is wafting throughout New Mexico, signaling that fall is around the corner and the green chile harvest is in full swing.


New Mexico's green chile harvest in full swing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 14:30

In this Aug. 22, 2014 photo, Mike Petersen, a program coordinator at New Mexico State University, roasts a batch of green chile as part of the university's field day at the agricultural science center in Los Lunas, N.M. Industry experts say demand for New Mexico's chile crop continues to grow, but labor shortages, international competition and concerns about future water supplies in the face of a persistent drought have resulted in fewer acres of the famous hot peppers being grown in the state. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — The sweet aroma of roasted peppers is wafting throughout New Mexico, signaling that fall is near and the green chile harvest is in full swing.


Now open, 9/11 museum sees influx of new artifacts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 14:28

This June 10, 2014 photo provided by Carol Orazem, shows a pair of boots with melted soles that Orazem wore while working at the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks of 2001. Orazem was a New York City police detective when the towers were destroyed. She donated the boots she wore while working at the World Trade Center rescue/recovery operation to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. (AP Photo/Carol Orazem)NEW YORK (AP) — After seeing the new National September 11 Memorial Museum, one victim's widow decided to donate one of her husband's FDNY paramedic shirts, karate uniforms and beloved baseball jersey.


Democrat Moulton sets sights on congressional seat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 14:02
BOSTON (AP) — Political newcomer Seth Moulton is setting his sights on Republican Richard Tisei in the state's 6th Congressional District, having pulled off the stunning defeat of nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney in a bitter Democratic primary contest.

After Brown wins GOP primary, Shaheen on offensive

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 13:54

Scott Brown, a former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, speaks to supporters after winning New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014 in Concord, N.H. Brown will face incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in the general election in November. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen wasted no time contrasting Republican Scott Brown's recent arrival in New Hampshire to her deep connections and decades of service, running ads against him hours before he won the Republican nomination. But Brown was just as quick to dismiss her claims as "bumper-sticker rhetoric" and pledged to answer only to New Hampshire voters, not party leaders.


Missouri executes man for killing 2 in robbery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 13:46

bottles of the sedative midazolam at a hospital pharmacy in Oklahoma CityBONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri inmate was put to death Wednesday for killing two people during a restaurant robbery in 1998, the eighth execution in the state this year and the 10th since November.


Ferguson council faces calls for reform at first meeting since teen's shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 13:04

Demonstrators protest against the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in FergusonBy Carey Gillam FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - City leaders in Ferguson, Missouri, confronted demands for reform from an angry crowd on Tuesday night at their first public meeting since last month's fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer ignited weeks of protests. The atmosphere was charged from the opening minutes as members of a largely black audience that numbered in the hundreds shouted over remarks by city council members, rising out of their seats and chanting in solidarity. Some wore T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan "Hands Up Don't Shoot," a phrase that has become a national rallying cry for activists protesting the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and other acts of what they say are police abuse. As council leaders attempted to discuss routine city business, one man shouted: "What about Mike Brown?" Tensions have been high in the mostly black community of 21,000 people since the Aug. 9 shooting of Brown.


Police: 3 dead in NYC murder suicide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:31
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say three members of a family found dead with stab wounds inside a burning New York City apartment were killed in an apparent murder suicide.

Judge rejects latest bid to keep oyster farm open

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:21
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge rejected on Tuesday an 11th-hour attempt to keep open a popular Northern California oyster operation that was ordered closed by the federal government.

Plan to move Hawaii homeless out of tourist meccas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:17

In this photo taken Monday Sept. 8, 2014, Jim Trevarthen, 62, watches the surfers near Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Trevarthen is one of many homeless people who is unhappy with the city's proposals to ban sitting and lying down on sidewalks in the tourist mecca. Honolulu's city council is set to vote Wednesday on a sit-lie ban in Waikiki and Honolulu, aiming to keep homeless people out of sight after pressure from the tourism industry. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — A plan to move Hawaii's homeless population away from its tourist meccas may send homeless families to camp temporarily on Sand Island.


Founder of Maine elephant refuge trampled to death by elephant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:09
(Reuters) - The founder of a Maine sanctuary for old and injured elephants was trampled to death by one of the elephants under his care, the company, Hope Elephants, and local media said on Tuesday. Jim Laurita, 56, was found dead inside the animals' enclosure at his Hope Elephant facility in Hope, Maine, on Tuesday, the Bangor Daily News reported. The Maine medical examiner's office said Laurita died of asphyxiation after his chest was crushed and that his death was accidental, the Daily News said. ...

Massachusetts, Rhode Island Democrats nominate women for governor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:56

A woman arriving at a polling station walks past an enlarged copy of the democratic primary ballot in primary election day in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Democrats in Massachusetts and Rhode Island picked female candidates to represent their party in November gubernatorial elections, setting the stage for either state to possibly elect its first woman governor. In New Hampshire and Delaware, voters picked Republican challengers to Democratic incumbents in the U.S. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and Rhode Island state Treasurer Gina Raimondo won competitive primaries, with Coakley going on to face Republican businessman Charlie Baker and Raimondo up against Cranston Mayor Allan Fung. They don't." Some Massachusetts Democrats had expressed wariness about Coakley's chances in November after her stunning 2010 loss to Scott Brown in a race to fill the U.S.