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Gay marriage obstacles fall in conservative states

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:03

In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Antioco Carri and Theo Small hold-up their marriage license after being the first couple in line at the Clark County Marriage License Bureau in Downtown on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones)Weddings, court rulings and confusion are defining a week that started with the U.S. Supreme Court denying appeals from five states seeking to retain their bans on same-sex marriage. Here's a rundown of the most recent developments:


California woman freed after 17 years, declared innocent of murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:01
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 59-year-old California woman who spent 17 years in prison for murder was ordered freed on Friday by a judge who said she was wrongly convicted on the basis of testimony by a woman known to be a habitual liar, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday. The case against Susan Mellen, who was found guilty in 1998 of killing her ex-boyfriend the year before, was thrown out at the request of Los Angeles County prosecutors after an investigation by local attorney Deirdre O'Connor turned up major credibility issues with the trial's star prosecution witness. ...

Oregon governor 'hurt' by fiancee's sham marriage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:00

Oregon Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber makes a statement before his gubernatorial debate with Republican challenger Dennis Richardson in Portland, Ore., Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. This is Kitzhaber's first public appearance since Thursday's admission by his fiance, Cylvia Hayes, to violating the law in 1997 when she married an immigrant seeking to retain residency in the United States. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber said Friday he was hurt when his fiancee revealed she entered into a fraudulent marriage with an immigrant in 1997, and he rejected his election challenger's demand for a special prosecutor to look into her consulting business.


Ebola victim's belongings burned in Port Arthur

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:00
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — A Texas incinerator has destroyed drums loaded with items believed to have been contaminated by a man with Ebola.

The restaurant where you're greeted with a gun

BBC World News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:58
The restaurant that greets you with a gun - and shots of vodka
Categories: BBC World News

The restaurant where you're greeted with a gun

BBC World News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:58
The restaurant that greets you with a gun - and shots of vodka
Categories: BBC World News

2 blind Temple students pursue sportscasting dream

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:57

2 blind Temple students pursue sportscasting dreamTwo Temple University students, both born blind, and not letting that stand in their way from pursuing their sportscasting dream.


Lawyer: Man who killed baby, grandmother not 'evil person'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:57

 Man who killed baby, grandmother not 'evil person'The lawyer for the Montgomery County man convicted of murdering a baby and her grandmother said his client is not an 'evil person.'


Microsoft CEO apologizes for comments on women

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:54

Microsoft CEO apologizes for comments on womenMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella apologized Thursday night and said he was wrong for saying that women don't need to ask for a raise and should just trust the system to pay them well.


China 'confident in HK stability'

BBC World News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:52
China's Premier Li Keqiang says he is sure social stability can be maintained in Hong Kong, as pro-democracy protests there enter a third week.
Categories: BBC World News

Cultural Studies: The Empty-Nest Book Hatchery

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:49
A flurry of publications and blogs is aimed at empty nesters.

Bits Blog: Kmart and Dairy Queen Report Data Breach

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:46
Kmart and Dairy Queen join nearly a dozen merchants that have had their in-store payment systems compromised with malware over the last year.

Actress Misty Upham reported missing in Washington state: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:42

 Osage County" during AFI Fest 2013 in Los AngelesSEATTLE/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Misty Upham, who played a housekeeper in the movie adaption of "August: Osage County," has been missing in Washington state for six days, police said on Friday. The acclaimed Native American actress was last seen walking by herself from an apartment on Sunday around Auburn, some 20 miles south of Seattle, and was reported missing by her father on Oct. 6, Auburn Police Commander Steve Stocker said. Police responded to a suicide call from the apartment but the 32-year-old Upham had already left by the time officers arrived, Stocker said. ...


Modern Love: In Matters of the Heart, We’re in This Together

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:41
In matters of the heart, having a boyfriend who takes care of you is as important as the mending itself.

US officials: Liberty Reserve founder extradited

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:38
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of being behind one of the world's biggest money-laundering businesses has been extradited from Spain to the U.S. to face charges.

Teacher whose gun fired in school bathroom charged

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:34

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2014 file photo, students line up to go back inside after recess at Westbrook Elementary School in Taylorsville, Utah. A Utah schoolteacher who was injured by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally went off in a faculty bathroom has been charged with a misdemeanor and resigned. Online court records show 39-year-old Michelle Montgomery was charged this month with discharge of a firearm in a prohibited area within city limits. An arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 5.(AP Photo/The Deseret News, Kristin Murphy, File) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah teacher who was injured by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally went off in a faculty bathroom at an elementary school has been charged with a misdemeanor and resigned from her job.


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

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:31
Seattle heads into the weekend with what are suddenly two pretty big injury question marks  --- center Max Unger and safety Kam Chancellor.
Categories: Sports Center

Oprah Winfrey Hits the Road With Her 'Life You Want Weekend' Tour

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:31
At every stop on Oprah Winfrey’s “The Life You Want Weekend” tour, streams of people are finding inspiration, exercise and plenty of promotions.

California woman freed after 17 years, declared innocent of murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:28
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 59-year-old California woman who spent 17 years in prison for murder was ordered freed on Friday by a judge who said she was wrongly convicted on the basis of testimony by a woman known to be a habitual liar, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday. The case against Susan Mellen, who was found guilty in 1998 of killing her ex-boyfriend the year before, was thrown out at the request of Los Angeles County prosecutors after an investigation by local attorney Deirdre O'Connor turned up major credibility issues with the trial's star prosecution witness. ...

Cops: Woman stole $520 from jury on another trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:23
Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman made jury duty even worse than usual for nine people by stealing their money while they were hearing a different case.