19 September 2014

Scots' 'No' doesn't stop Catalan push

A fan waves a Scottish national flag alongside others waving 'Estelada' flags, that symbolize Catalonia's independence during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Barcelona and Apoel at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)Parliament in Spain's Catalonia region gives leader power to call secession referendum.


19 September 2014

Islamic State captures 60 Syrian villages

This file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows a convoy of vehicles and fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq's Anbar Province.Islamic State jihadists have seized 60 Kurdish villages near the Turkish border in a lightning two-day campaign, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday.


19 September 2014

3 found guilty in Georgia salmonella trial

FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 file photo, shows the Peanut Corp. of America plant in Blakely, Ga. The nation's first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness is presenting jurors with a disconcerting fact: America's food safety largely depends on the honor system. Witnesses say Stewart Parnell and other Peanut Corporation of America workers knowingly shipped salmonella tainted nuts with faked data showing they were clean. Their defense, Salmonella tests aren't even required by law. (AP Photo/Elliott Minor)The head of a peanut company that distributed salmonella-tainted peanuts that sickened hundreds of people across the U.S. five years ago has been convicted of conspiracy and other charges.


19 September 2014

Vienna's Jewish Museum returns painting seized by Nazis to heirs

A Jewish museum in Vienna returned a painting that was seized by the Nazis in 1938 to the artist's grandnieces on Friday, part of a wider move in Austria to deal with art illegally acquired after Germany annexed the country in 1938. The 1922 work "The coffee hour. Fanny, the sister of the artist" by Jewish artist Jehudo Epstein, was handed to the granddaughter of the woman in the painting, Anne Starkey, who traveled from Britain to receive the piece, the museum said.

19 September 2014

White House anti-assault campaign uses stars, sports to reach campuses

U.S. President Barack Obama stands next to Vice President Joseph Biden (L) as he launches the "It's On Us" campaign to help prevent sexual assault on school campuses while in WashingtonBy Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who have long talked about the need to curb sexual assault at universities, got some help on Friday from the people many young adults actually listen to: celebrities and athletes. In its latest effort to help college campuses confront the issue, the White House is relying on a combination of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, social media and star power to spread its message aimed at preventing and coping with such assaults. ...


19 September 2014

Former Connecticut Governor Rowland found guilty of campaign law violations

CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR ROWLAND MAKES RESIGNATION SPEECH.NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland violated U.S. election laws for cutting an under-the-table deal to be paid by a business owned by the husband of a candidate whose campaign he advised, a federal jury found on Friday. Rowland, a Republican who resigned from office a decade ago after pleading guilty to corruption charges, was found guilty of seven criminal counts including two counts of falsifying records in a federal investigation, a charge that carries a possible 20-year prison sentence. ...


19 September 2014

Judge concerned over U.S. embassy bombing case guilty plea

Terror suspects Khalid al-Fawwaz and Adel Abdul Bary are seen in this courtroom sketch during a court appearance in Manhattan Federal Court in New YorkBy Joseph Ax and Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Egyptian man pleaded guilty in New York on Friday to charges stemming from the deadly 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people. Wiping tears from his eyes and frequently shaking his head, Adel Abdul Bary, 54, pleaded guilty to three counts, including threatening to kill, injure or destroy property by means of an explosive and conspiring to murder U.S. citizens abroad. However, U.S. ...


19 September 2014

Unemployment rises in 24 U.S. states

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall, Continuing Claims Lowest Since 2007Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.


19 September 2014

Obama: Campus sex assault an 'affront to our basic humanity'

Capital Journal: America's Plan Against ISISWASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly targeted at encouraging men to take a stand.


19 September 2014

From gangsta rapper to Islamist militant

Deso DoggAs war in Syria and Iraq attracts a growing number of Muslim extremists from Europe, intelligence officials in Germany believe a former gangsta rapper has joined the inner circle of Islamists fighting there.


19 September 2014

Scottish nationalist leader quits

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond looks down during a press conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/PA, Danny Lawson) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVEAlex Salmond resigned as leader of his party Friday, will quit as First Minister after losing independence referendum.


19 September 2014

Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama pauses during a statement in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. Obama spoke after Congress voted to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote.


19 September 2014

Alibaba shares jump 46 percent on NYSE debut

Jack Ma, second left, founder of Alibaba, raises a ceremonial mallet before striking a bell during the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 in New York. The stock is expected to start trading Friday under the ticker "BABA." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)(Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares rose as much as 46 percent in their first day of trading on Friday, lifting the Chinese online retailer's value to $244 billion. The company's initial public offering, on track to be the biggest ever if underwriters exercise their option to sell more shares, will help fund Alibaba's expansion in the United States and elsewhere. The sale raised more than $8.2 billion for the company after fees for underwriters, and about $13 billion for major shareholders. Alibaba's shares were trading at $99 on the New York Stock Exchange at 11:58 a.m. ...


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Watch: Alibaba makes its NYSE debut

Yahoo Finance's live coverage of Alibaba's anticipated IPO.


19 September 2014

Exclusive: Surf wisdom with Tulsi Gabbard, first Hindu congresswoman

Extreme Recess: Surfing with Congresswoman Tulsi GabbardYahoo News goes surfing with Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a war veteran and the first Hindu congresswoman.


19 September 2014

Alibaba IPO a Wall Street ‘feeding frenzy’

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma is interviewed at the New York Stock Exchange before his company's initial public offering (IPO) under the ticker "BABA" in New YorkFrom Yahoo Finance: Pro looks at anticipated offering. PLUS: Live show 10:15 ET.


18 September 2014

Florida granddad who killed family fatally shot son years before

Don Spirit is pictured in this 2001 handout photoThe Florida man who police say gunned down his daughter and six grandchildren Thursday had been to prison for fatally shooting his young son during a hunting trip 13 years ago, according to court records.


19 September 2014

Scots reject independence from U.K.

Supporters from the "No" Campaign celebrate as they hold up a Union flag, in Edinburgh, ScotlandVoters decide that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom.


18 September 2014

Fatal police shooting near St. Louis — 2nd since Ferguson

St. Louis County police officers investigate the scene of a fatal police officer involved shooting on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 in Jennings, Mo. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said the officers fired a combined 25 shots at the suspect. The officers told Belmar the suspect tried to fire at them, but the rifle the suspect had, jammed. No casings from the suspect's .22-caliber rifle were found. This is the second fatal shooting of a black suspect by police in the region since the fatal August shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., officer. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUTOfficers shot and killed a man after he allegedly pointed a rifle at them in suburban St. Louis, the second fatal police shooting of a black suspect in the region since the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.


18 September 2014

Police seek gunman at Phoenix's Sky Harbor airport

Police in Arizona arrested one man and were seeking another at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport on Thursday after officers pursued a car there carrying suspects in a shooting at a nearby gas station forecourt, authorities said. No one was being allowed into the airport's Terminal Four due to police activity, and people were told to avoid the area, said Sergeant Steve Martos, a Phoenix Police Department spokesman. Sergeant Mike Pooley of the Tempe Police Department said a patrol car had followed the suspect vehicle from the scene of the shooting to the airport. ...