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Intense storm hitting Alaska's Aleutian Islands

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:29

This Nov. 5, 2014 photo provided by NASA shows a picture captured by NASA's Aqua satellite of Typhoon Nuri. Weather forecasters say an explosive storm, a remnant of Typhoon Nuri, surpassing the intensity of 2012's Superstorm Sandy is heading toward the northern Pacific Ocean and expected to pass Alaska's Aleutian Islands over the weekend. (AP Photo/NASA)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The edge of a rapidly intensifying storm began pummeling parts of Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Friday, signaling its arrival by lashing the western tip of the island chain with hurricane-force winds.


Yemen Shia rebels join new cabinet

BBC World News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:20
A new cabinet is formed in Yemen, including figures from the rebel Shia Houthi group, in an effort to defuse mounting political tensions.
Categories: BBC World News

Germantown abduction suspect in jail on suicide watch

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:20

Germantown abduction suspect in jail on suicide watchThe man who allegedly kidnapped Carlesha Freeland-Gaither is in custody in Virginia for heinous crimes he allegedly committed there.


Dallas reaches end of Ebola monitoring period

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:20

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2014, file photo, Amber Vinson, 29, the Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola, speaks at a news conference after being discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Dallas calmly marked the end of its Ebola crisis on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, when the last of the 177 people who were being monitored for symptoms of the deadly virus were to be cleared at midnight.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)DALLAS (AP) — Dallas calmly marked the end of its Ebola crisis on Friday when the last of the 177 people who were being monitored for symptoms of the deadly virus were to be cleared at midnight.


Obama to nominate Loretta Lynch for Attorney General on Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:16

Attorney General- LynchWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will nominate Brooklyn prosecutor Loretta Lynch for his next attorney general at an event in the White House Roosevelt Room on Saturday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. Lynch, 55, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, has deep experience in both civil rights and corporate fraud cases. She would be the first black woman to hold the job, if confirmed by the Senate. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Sandra Maler)


Argentina tells NY judge new lawsuits seek $4.7B

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:15
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Argentina has told a Manhattan judge that his orders have caused bondholders to demand $4.7 billion since June, creating an "impossible situation" for the South American nation.

Robin Williams' autopsy found no illegal drugs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:12

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2011 file photo, actor Robin Williams poses for a portrait during the "Happy Feet" Press Junket in Beverly Hills, Calif. Authorities say an autopsy on Williams found no alcohol or illegal drugs in his system when he committed suicide at his Northern California home in August 2014. The Marin County sheriff's office released the autopsy results Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams' autopsy found no alcohol or illegal drugs were in his body when he killed himself at his Northern California home in August, sheriff's officials said Friday.


Gay marriage advocates target U.S. Supreme Court after loss

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:10

Terrence Hall and Christopher DeCaria display their marriage license to the media outside of the Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds office in CharlotteBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gay marriage supporters in four states where bans on same-sex nuptials were upheld by a federal appeals court said on Friday they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue, and officials in two of the states vowed to do the same. Same-sex marriage advocates in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee said they would quickly appeal to the Supreme Court, possibly within the next two weeks. Officials in Michigan and Kentucky, who defended their states' gay marriage bans, said they would urge the high court to resolve the constitutionality of the prohibitions.


Detroit wins court approval for plan to exit bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:06

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr addresses the media about the ruling on the Detroit municipal bankruptcy during a news conference in the Theodore J. Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit,By Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit won U.S. Bankruptcy Court approval on Friday for a road map to end its fiscal free fall and revitalize a city sinking under a huge debt load and dysfunctional government. Judge Steven Rhodes confirmed the city's plan to shed about $7 billion of its $18 billion of debt and obligations and plow $1.7 billion into improvements, finding it both fair to creditors and feasible to implement. ...


Prisoners freed quickly after voters OK measure

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:06
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A ballot measure passed by voters this week is already freeing California suspects from jail as their felony charges are reduced to misdemeanors, and people previously convicted of the charges receive reduced sentences as they appear in court.

A history of Detroit's fiscal problems

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:05
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday confirmed Detroit's plan to exit the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy. The ruling gives the cradle of the U.S. auto industry and birthplace of Motown music a chance to start anew. Following are steps leading to the city's "rock bottom" point of December 2013, when it was declared eligible for Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy, and milestones in the ensuing court process. ...

New UAW president vows to be more open to members, public

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:03

United Auto Workers (UAW) union president Dennis Williams poses for a portrait in DetroitBy Bernie Woodall and Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - As the United Auto Workers faces what many observers say will be the most difficult contract talks with U.S. automakers in decades in 2015, its new president said more open communication with union members and the public will help at the bargaining table. ...


Iowa teen found not guilty in brother's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:01
LOGAN, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Friday found an Iowa teenager not guilty by reason of insanity in the killing of his 5-year-old foster brother, after the teen testified that he had powerful fantasies and thought at the time that he was killing a goblin.

Gay couples begin to marry in Kansas City

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:01
Same-sex marriages have begun in the Kansas City area after a federal judge ruled that Missouri's ban on gay marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.

8 years for organizer of high-stakes dog fights

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:01
An Alabama man who organized dog fights where participants often bet $100,000 or more on a single deadly match was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison, four times longer than the penalty for the crime's most famous defendant, NFL quarterback Michael Vick.

Obama authorizes 1,500 more troops for Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:01
A senior military official says that American military advisory teams will now go to Iraq's western Anbar province where Islamic State militants have been gaining ground and slaying men, women and children.

Skanska plans downtown office tower on Samis block

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:01
Skanska USA has signed a deal to lease a downtown block owned by the Samis Foundation and develop an office tower at Second Avenue and University Street.

Latina lawmaker makes history in Pa. legislature

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:00

Latina lawmaker makes history in Pa. legislatureAn educator with a political legacy will make history as the first Puerto Rican woman elected to the Pennsylvania legislature.


Attwood eyes 'dream' win over NZ

BBC World News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:00
New dad Dave Attwood says he is looking to cap a "dream" week by helping England beat New Zealand at Twickenham.
Categories: BBC World News

Immigration dispute erupts at White House lunch

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:59

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, listen as President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with Congressional leaders in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House lunch aiming for cooperation boiled into a fresh dispute with newly empowered Republicans over immigration reform Friday, with GOP leaders warning President Barack Obama to his face not to take unilateral action. The president stood unflinchingly by his plan to act.