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One hiker found dead, another injured in Colorado peaks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 06:03
DENVER (Reuters) - Rescuers in Colorado found one hiker dead and another injured on Friday following a two-day search for the missing men in the mountains above the resort town of Aspen, authorities said. The pair were reported missing on Wednesday after they set out to walk in the area of the Maroon Bells, twin 14,000-foot peaks in the Elk Mountain Range named for their purplish hue. The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office identified the dead man as Jarod Wetherell, 37, of Vail, Colorado. The surviving hiker was named as David Richardson, 32, also from Vail. ...

Pac-12 predictions: No guarantees for the Huskies in Berkeley

WA Huskies - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 06:01
Apologies for the delay here. Had some delays at the Sacramento rental car place.
Categories: Sports Center

At least seven die at Pakistan rally

BBC World News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:59
Seven die in a stampede at a rally addressed by Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan in Multan, with around 40 others injured.
Categories: BBC World News

Virginia governor officiates at lesbian wedding

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:55
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has become the first Virginia governor to preside over a same-sex wedding ceremony.

Officer's quest might solve FBI most-wanted case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:52

In this photo made from video and released by WSFA-TV, workers labor to exhume the body of a John Doe buried in Alabama in 1981, in Scottsboro, Ala. on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. The FBI is exhuming the body of a John Doe buried in Alabama in 1981 in its search for a 10 Most Wanted Fugitive accused of killing his family with a sledgehammer nearly 40 years ago. In court filings, the FBI said there is a strong resemblance between photos of the John Doe and former State Department diplomat William Bradford "Brad" Bishop Jr. (AP Photo/WAFF-TV)A concerned police officer's refusal to let a hit-and-run victim's body remain unidentified three decades after his death might have been the key to ending the FBI's long search for one of America's most-wanted fugitives, authorities said Friday.


Haitian man faces U.S. charges over reclining airline seat squabble

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:45
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Haitian man who authorities say got into a heated dispute on a flight bound from Miami to Paris over a reclining seat has been charged with assaulting a flight attendant, U.S. prosecutors in Boston said on Friday. Edmond Alexandre, 60, was charged in federal court with interfering with flight crew members after becoming enraged when a woman passenger sitting in the seat in front of him reclined the seat, encroaching on his space. ...

Ex-convict shot 15 minutes after NY prison release

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:40
MOUNT HOPE, N.Y. (AP) — A man who had just gotten out of prison 15 minutes earlier was ambushed and shot by another ex-convict as revenge for a previous run-in behind bars, state police said Friday.

Obama moves to protect part of California's San Gabriel Mountains

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:39

U.S. President Obama arrives to announce the designation of San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument in San DimasBy Steve Holland SAN DIMAS Calif. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday declared large parts of the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles as a national monument and vowed to protect more federal lands for future generations. With the mountains providing a scenic backdrop for Obama's announcement, the president cast his decision as one of social justice, saying the area is the only close outdoor space for urban families in the outer suburbs of Los Angeles. "It reminds us that America belongs to all of us, not some of us," Obama said. ...


US judge strikes down NC gay marriage ban; first same-sex weddings expected to quickly follow

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:37
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — US judge strikes down NC gay marriage ban; first same-sex weddings expected to quickly follow.

S&P cuts France's credit outlook

BBC World News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:36
Credit rating agency Standard and Poor's cuts France's credit outlook to 'negative', due to concerns about the country's struggling economic recovery.
Categories: BBC World News

Archaeologists uncover village at Petrified Forest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:35
PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Archaeologists at the Petrified Forest National Park have discovered an ancient village that is unique for its size.

Ebola screening measures rest on federal law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:34

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2014, file photo, a Nigerian port health official uses a thermometer on a passenger at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. The Obama administration’s plans to screen certain airline passengers for exposure to Ebola are based on the Constitution and long-established legal authority that would almost certainly stand up in court if challenged, public health experts say. Airline passengers arriving from three West African countries will face temperature checks using no-touch thermometers and other screening measures at five U.S. airports, starting with New York’s Kennedy International on Saturday. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's authority to screen airline passengers for potential Ebola exposure and order them quarantined if necessary is far-reaching and rooted in the Constitution and federal law, public health experts say.


Obama designates national monument in LA area

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:31

Graphic shows area in California's San Gabriel Mountains designated as a national monument; 3c x 3 inches; 146 mm x 76 mm;SAN DIMAS, California (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday spared from future development nearly 350,000 acres of land within the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles, a move that cheered environmentalists but sparked new criticism of Obama's willingness to use his executive authority.


How to track this weekend's games

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:29
As I've mentioned on Twitter, next week has a few big matchups to look forward to seeing. But that doesn't mean we should overlook this week's games -- there are some good ones. Here's how to keep track of them.

FAA, flight attendants square off over electronics

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:28
The nation's largest flight attendants union says it wants airline passengers to return to stowing cellphones and other electronics during takeoffs and landings, but the group's arguments didn't seem to fly Friday in court.

High court lifts hold on gay marriage in Idaho

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says same-sex marriage can go ahead in Idaho.

Seahawks Friday notes: Unger doubtful, Chancellor questiontable to play against Dallas

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:24
Seattle heads into the weekend with what are suddenly two pretty big injury question marks  --- center Max Unger and safety Kam Chancellor.

Oregon governor's fiancee admits to sham marriage

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:19
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is considered the front-runner in next month's election, but his fiancee's stunning admission that she was paid to illegally marry an immigrant in 1997 -- plus other allegations about her -- have suddenly complicated the race.

Officials: Strikes on terror cell don't stop plots

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:18
The barrage of U.S. cruise missiles aimed at a cell of al-Qaida militants in Syria last month failed to stop ongoing terror plots to blow up airplanes over Europe and the United States, American intelligence officials say.

Kim absence at major event raises health questions

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:18
For the first time in three years, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un didn't appear at a celebration of the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party on Friday, further increasing speculation that something is amiss with the authoritarian leader who hasn't been seen publicly in more than a month.