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India-Pakistan flood toll hits 400, thousands still stranded

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 03:04

Emergency workers battled Tuesday to reach hundreds of thousands of people marooned by floods in India and Pakistan that have claimed more than 400 lives, as anger grew over the speed of the rescue effort. The army said it was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and an estimated 400,000 people are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. "The situation in Kashmir Valley is still very grim, it is quite critical," said Rajesh Kumar, police Inspector General of the Jammu region in India's Jammu and Kashmir state.

Remains of Tennessee student found

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 02:53

Partial remains of missing student Holly Bobo have been found more than three years after her disappearance.

White House: Sotloff not 'sold' to Islamic State

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 02:31

Earlier reports claimed that IS paid up to $50,000 to rebels who gave the militant group the reporter's whereabouts.

Shark kills man in Australia despite rescue try

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 02:06

SYDNEY (AP) — A shark killed a man Tuesday at eastern Australia's popular Byron Bay despite a beachgoer's brave rescue attempt, police said.

U.S. bombs Islamic State in Iraq

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 02:05

Pentagon: U.S. warplanes have carried out more airstrikes against Iraqi jihadists.

Special report: Obama's Islamic State plan

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:23

Yahoo News Anchor Katie Couric hosts a discussion about the president's strategy.

YahooTech's Apple Announcement Liveblog

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:15

Apple announcement

U.S. states probe Home Depot data breach

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:07
By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - At least five states have launched a joint probe into the data breach on the payment-card processing systems of Home Depot Inc , even as the retailer works to determine the impact on its customers in the United States and Canada. The coordinated effort was disclosed on Tuesday, a day after Home Depot confirmed suspicions that its payment processing systems have been breached. A spokeswoman for Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen told Reuters that California, Connecticut and Illinois would lead the multistate effort. "We have had initial contact with the company," said Jaclyn Falkowski, director of communications for Jepsen.

U.S. judge re-sentences Jose Padilla to 21 years on terrorism charges

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:56

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A federal judge in Miami re-sentenced Jose Padilla to 21 years for a 2007 terrorism conviction on Tuesday after an appeals court deemed the original 17-year sentence too lenient. Federal prosecutors agreed not to seek more than 30 years in prison for Padilla as long as his lawyers did not introduce records related to alleged harsh conditions he endured during the 3 1/2 years he spent in a South Carolina military prison. District Judge Marcia Cooke ordered Padilla remain in a super-maximum security prison. Padilla, an al Qaeda recruit and the first U.S.

Canada finds ship lost 160 years ago in Arctic

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:55

TORONTO (AP) — One of two British explorer ships that disappeared in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago has been found, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Tuesday.

Obama takes IS 'degrade and destroy' plans to prime time

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:41

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will address the nation Wednesday night to outline plans for an expanded U.S. effort to confront violent Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

Ferguson city leaders to create police review board

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:40

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson City Council, set to meet Tuesday for the first time since the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer one month ago, said it plans to establish a review board to help guide the police department and make other changes aimed at improving community relations.

Ebola patient arrives at Atlanta hospital

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:38

Identity and condition of the patient were not disclosed by Emory University's hospital, citing confidentiality.

UK parties trying hard to lure Scotland away from separation vote

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:38

The leaders of Britain's three main political parties announced a last-minute trip to Scotland on Tuesday to boost the campaign against independence after a surge in separatist support ahead of next week's referendum. Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband agreed to skip their weekly debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday and instead head north, reflecting a new sense of urgency in the unionist camp. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister in the coalition government, will also hit the campaign trail after opinion polls suggest the break-up of the 300-year-old union is now a real possibility. "So tomorrow the right place to be isn't in Westminster at prime minister's questions, it's being in Scotland listening to people, talking to people."

Trump threatens to close Taj Mahal

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:26

Unless workers agree to concessions, the Atlantic City casino will shutter on Nov. 13.

Ebola cases in US we haven't heard about

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:25

Company contracted by US State Dept. has evacuated to US an undisclosed number of people exposed to virus.

Plane carrying 4th US aid worker with Ebola lands in Atlanta

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:14

ATLANTA (AP) — The fourth American aid worker sickened with the Ebola virus arrived Tuesday morning to a mostly calm scene at Emory University Hospital, where two others have been successfully treated.

Documentary shows atrocities in fight against Boko Haram jihadis

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:13

Atrocities in fight against Boko Haram jihadists depicted in FRONTLINE documentary.

Hundreds die in India & Pakistan

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 22:43

By Abu Arqam Naqash and Adnan Abidi MUZAFFARABAD/SRINAGAR (Reuters) - The death toll from the heaviest rain to fall on Kashmir in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday, with thousands still trapped on rooftops and residents criticizing Indian and Pakistani authorities for not doing enough to help them. "The damage is shocking," a senior official from India's National Disaster Response Force said in New Delhi. "People have been stranded on the rooftops of their homes for the last three days in some parts of Kashmir." The official, who requested anonymity, said he would have deployed disaster-response teams earlier, but "we were all caught off guard because there was not a single warning issued by the weather office. India's meteorological department had forecast heavy rain in Kashmir last week, but the Central Water Commission, which issues flood advisories, has been criticized by Indian media for not warning the state.

Fueling error doomed four aboard New Mexico air ambulance

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 22:29

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Federal safety investigators say an air ambulance got the wrong fuel at a New Mexico airport before it took off and crashed, killing all four people aboard.