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New York Post settles lawsuit over 'Bag Men' cover

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:28

 Defamation suit filed over "Bag Men" headlineThe New York Post has settled a defamation lawsuit over a cover three days after the Boston Marathon bombing that featured a photo of two Massachusetts residents with the headline "Bag Men." ...

Florida policeman suspended after tasering woman, 61, in the back

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:27
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - The Tallahassee Police Department suspended an officer on Wednesday pending an investigation of his use of a taser on a 61-year-old woman who was walking away from him during a confrontation caught on video in a black neighborhood.    Police Chief Michael DeLeo called a pre-dawn news conference to express concern about the incident, which occurred on Tuesday evening in an area he said police were patrolling because of citizen complaints of drug sales. ...

Q&A: What are students in Colorado protesting?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:17

In this Sept. 23, 2014 photo, protesting Pamona High School students, left to right, Ciana Vrtikapa, Tori Suyak, and Becca Ferris engage with passing motorists in a busy intersection near their school, during a multi-school protest against a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history, in Arvada, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — A fight in Colorado over how United States' history is taught has pitted the new conservative majority on a suburban Denver school board against students and teachers who accuse the board of censorship.

Lithuania accuses Russia over boat

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:15
Russia is accused by Lithuania of violating international maritime laws after seizing a Lithuanian fishing boat with a crew of 30.
Categories: BBC World News

Bucks Co. doctor pleads guilty to child porn charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:10

Bucks Co. doctor pleads guilty to child porn chargesA Bucks County doctor has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

Iraq PM opposes Arab strikes in Iraq

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:02
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country.
Categories: BBC World News

Pepsi to launch soda sweetened with stevia

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:00
Coke and Pepsi are squaring off again, this time with natural sweeteners.

Official: 5 kids had contact with Ebola patient

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:57
DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease.

No charges yet in shooting death of suburban Los Angeles mayor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:53

A police officer and residents are seen at the condo where mayor of Bell Gardens, California Daniel Crespo was shot, in Bell Gardens, CaliforniaLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - No charges have been filed so far in the shooting death of the mayor of the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens, a day after his wife shot him during a heated argument, authorities said on Wednesday. Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo, 45, and his wife, Levette, 43, were arguing on Tuesday afternoon at their home in the city when their 19-year-old son, Daniel Crespo Jr, intervened, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said. Father and son got into a physical fight and Levette Crespo got a gun and shot her husband multiple times, officials said. ...

Sister: US Ebola patient said he was from Liberia, but sent home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:53

 US Ebola patient said he was from Liberia, but sent homeFederal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.

High court weighs same-sex marriage cases

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:51
Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would remain unsettled nationwide if the Supreme Court were to surprise everyone and decline to take up gay marriage right now.

Big foot: The combined power of two ports | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:50
On Tuesday, something remarkable happened. Commissioners of the Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma met together in a public session. The governing bodies of these two highly competitive ports have been gathering in closed meetings lately to discuss how to work together, as opposed to the toxic c

New Afghan leader reopens bank case

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:48
Afghanistan's new President, Ashraf Ghani, says he is resuming the investigation into a banking fraud, said to be one of the largest in the world.
Categories: BBC World News

Pennsylvania infant hit by bullet will be blind

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:43
CLUNE, Pa. (AP) — The family of a 6-day-old Pennsylvania boy who was wounded by a hunter's stray bullet said the infant is expected to survive, but will be blind.

UN says Syria vaccine deaths was an NGO 'mistake'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:42
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general says the recent deaths of Syrian children after receiving measles vaccinations was the result of a "mistake" by a non-governmental partner who mixed in a muscle relaxant meant for anesthesia.

The Hong Kong protests as seen by folks with Seattle connections

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:41
On Tuesday we asked readers to share their reports about the pro-democracy protests happening in Hong Kong. Here are the first of those reports. As we get more, we'll add them to the top of this story. If you have a story to share, send an email to

Texting driver leads Snohomish County deputies on chase

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:39
A man led Snohomish County sheriff's deputies on a chase from Lynnwood to Everett Wednesday morning after he was spotted texting while driving.

State withholds chunk of money from Seattle special-ed program

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:37
The state is withholding $3 million in federal funds from Seattle Public Schools’ long troubled special-education department.

Pennsylvania bans hunting in manhunt search area

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:35

Pennsylvania bans hunting in manhunt search areaHunting and trapping is prohibited until further notice on all public and private lands in the search area for trooper killing suspect Eric Frein.

Experts question two-day delay in admitting Texas Ebola patient

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:32
By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in a U.S. hospital was evaluated initially and turned away, a critical missed opportunity that could result in others being exposed to the deadly virus, infectious disease experts said. On the patient's first visit to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas last Friday, he walked into the hospital presenting “non-specific symptoms” and was sent home with a prescription for antibiotics, Dr. ...