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en-US Copyright (c) 2014 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:46:36 -0400 5 Yahoo News - Top Stories http://news.yahoo.com/topstories/ http://l.yimg.com/rz/d/yahoo_news_en-US_s_f_p_168x21_news.png Probe: UNC academic fraud was 'shadow curriculum'<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/probe-reveals-scope-academic-fraud-unc-170837049--spt.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/eExT.X9bApzpD_jwPbe.cA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/b6c69bd48e384129630f6a706700bea6.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)" align="left" title="Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)" border="0" /></a>CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A&#039;s and B&#039;s over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Probe: UNC academic fraud was 'shadow curriculum'
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/probe-reveals-scope-academic-fraud-unc-170837049--spt.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/eExT.X9bApzpD_jwPbe.cA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/b6c69bd48e384129630f6a706700bea6.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)" align="left" title="Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)" border="0" /></a>CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A&#039;s and B&#039;s over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Tribe's highest court orders candidate off ballot
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/tribes-high-court-orders-candidate-off-ballot-162656239.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/sDt.gxTGSUARYVFwHNwZOA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/7e6a00f38e034029630f6a706700d00c.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe&#039;s high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn&#039;t speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)" align="left" title="FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe&#039;s high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn&#039;t speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)" border="0" /></a>FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A candidate for tribal president on the nation&#039;s largest Indian reservation lost another round in a language fluency dispute Wednesday, all but ending his bid for office.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • White House says immigration plans not final yet
    The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department ...
  • US girls stopped in Germany, suspected of trying to join IS
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/us-girls-stopped-germany-suspected-trying-join-184928666.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/0.BuPhkCqbxMMn8iOAyX9Q--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/1bf0a189b4746f7c0407da137731516da768bbc4.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="A flag of the Islamic State (IS) is seen in Iraq on September 11, 2014." align="left" title="A flag of the Islamic State (IS) is seen in Iraq on September 11, 2014." border="0" /></a>Washington (AFP) - Three teenage American girls who were suspected of wanting to join Islamic State jihadists were sent home after they were intercepted in Germany, US media reports and officials said Wednesday.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/albania-pm-seeks-ease-tensions-serbia-184806421--spt.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/2WTLoKzxtPGdQivi.eFYZg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/7b5e9d9d8db43f29630f6a706700b8a1.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Tirana, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Albania’s prime minister has told the Associated Press that a heated spat with Serbia over a soccer match triggered by drone would not derail a common effort to seek faster European Union membership. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)" align="left" title="Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Tirana, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Albania’s prime minister has told the Associated Press that a heated spat with Serbia over a soccer match triggered by drone would not derail a common effort to seek faster European Union membership. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)" border="0" /></a>TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania&#039;s prime minister said Wednesday that his nation and Serbia must try to end decades of hostility toward one another by focusing on major issues such as their mutual desire to join the European Union, not last week&#039;s dispute over a soccer match.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh.
  • Renee Zellweger: 'People don't know me in my 40s'
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/renee-zellweger-people-dont-know-40s-183444809.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/VBaXHaL2C_t46DQrMLRqSw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/5018b3c18e644229630f6a70670066dd.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2010 file photo, U.S. actress Renee Zellweger arrives for the Jury press conference during the International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin, Germany. Zellweger says she looks different because she’s “living a different, happy, more fulfilling life.” The 45-year-old Oscar winner issued a statement to People magazine late Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, after she became a trending topic on Twitter, with many fans claiming the actress had become “unrecognizable.” Her appearance at a Hollywood event earlier this week sparked widespread Internet chatter. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)" align="left" title="FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2010 file photo, U.S. actress Renee Zellweger arrives for the Jury press conference during the International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin, Germany. Zellweger says she looks different because she’s “living a different, happy, more fulfilling life.” The 45-year-old Oscar winner issued a statement to People magazine late Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, after she became a trending topic on Twitter, with many fans claiming the actress had become “unrecognizable.” Her appearance at a Hollywood event earlier this week sparked widespread Internet chatter. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)" border="0" /></a>LOS ANGELES (AP) — Renee Zellweger says she looks different because she&#039;s &quot;living a different, happy, more fulfilling life.&quot;</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Canada parliament attacks: Live Report
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/canada-parliament-attacks-154056871.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/3nLO_15uHGbC5UJwyeai_g--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-WAS-Was8873951-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Police guard the scene of a shooting at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada" align="left" title="Police guard the scene of a shooting at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada" border="0" /></a>Ottawa (AFP) - 18:43 GMT - Pictures? - Authories ask the public to send in any pictures of videos of the suspect via email to NatDiv_Media_DivNat@rcmp-grc.gc.ca</p><br clear="all"/>
  • NATO, Swedish fighters scrambled to intercept Russian plane
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO and Swedish fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Russian intelligence-gathering plane that briefly entered Estonian airspace on Tuesday, the alliance said on Wednesday. The Estonian Foreign Ministry called the Russian ambassador to the ministry and gave him a protest note over the incursion, the Estonian defense forces said. Fighters from Denmark as well as Portuguese F-16s from NATO's air policing mission in the Baltics took off after radar detected an unidentified aircraft flying close to NATO airspace in the Baltic Sea, NATO said. ...
  • Lloyds to cut 9,000 jobs over next three years - sources
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/uks-lloyds-cut-9-000-jobs-over-next-175841256--sector.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/4erxWla0cK1f7pjAFJvjqA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2014-10-22T180248Z_3_LYNXNPEA9L0V1_RTROPTP_2_LLOYDS.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="A pedestrian passes the head office of the Lloyds Banking Group in London" align="left" title="A pedestrian passes the head office of the Lloyds Banking Group in London" border="0" /></a>LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group will next week announce plans to cut 9,000 jobs over the next three years, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. The cuts amount to about 10 percent of Lloyds&#039; workforce and will be announced as part of Chief Executive Antonio Horta-Osorio&#039;s strategy review next Tuesday, the sources said. Horta-Osorio&#039;s new three-year plan is expected to include the closure of some branches as the bank responds to a growing number of transactions being executed online, and the automation of some back-office functions. ...</p><br clear="all"/>

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