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Inmate described as delusional gets execution date

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 37 min ago
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas death row inmate whose attorneys contend is so delusional that he can't understand why he was convicted and condemned has been scheduled for execution.

Two dead, several injured after plane crashes at Kansas airport

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 42 min ago
By Alice Mannette WICHITA Kan. (Reuters) - A small airplane crashed into a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, on Thursday morning, killing at least two people, injuring several and setting off an explosion and fire, officials said. The two confirmed dead were believed to be in the flight safety building when the plane hit and at least five people were unaccounted for, Wichita Fire Chief Ron Blackwell told a news conference. "Firefighters engaged in a horrific firefight for several minutes and now we have the fire under control," Blackwell said. ...

Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71: spokesman

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 43 min ago

Boston's Mayor Thomas MeninoBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, died on Thursday at age 71 from cancer, his family said in a statement. Menino, a Democrat, ran New England's largest city for two decades before he stepped down in early 2014 at the end of his fifth term, saying he could no longer keep up the intense schedule. ...

U.S. nurse defies Maine's Ebola quarantine, takes bike ride

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 43 min ago

Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur address the media during an informal meeting with the news media outside their home in Fort KentBy Joseph Ax and Jeff Mason (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus ventured out of her home in Maine and took a bike ride on Thursday, defying a quarantine order and setting up a legal collision with state authorities. Attorneys for Kaci Hickox, 33, said they had not yet been served with a court order to enforce a 21-day quarantine - matching the virus's maximum incubation period - but remained prepared to fight such an order if necessary. ...

Insurers have big plans for 2015 Obamacare enrollment

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 46 min ago

Estrada looks into signing up for health insurance at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, CaliforniaBy Caroline Humer (Reuters) - U.S. insurers planning to sell 2015 Obamacare health plans expect at least 20 percent growth in customers and in some states anticipate more than doubling sign-ups. In interviews with Reuters, half a dozen privately held and non-profit health insurers around the country say they are expecting this growth based on interest from potential customers they are hearing about through their call centers, sales forces and brokers. ...

Settlement reached in 2009 New York plane crash

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 47 min ago
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in the only case to go to trial following a 2009 plane crash into a home outside Buffalo, New York that killed 50 people.

Alabama pastor: College official touched me, too

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 47 min ago
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A Baptist minister from Alabama says he was inappropriately touched by a man now accused of sexually assaulting students at a state university in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Closings set in Florida A&M hazing trial

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 50 min ago
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M University band member told a judge Thursday he will not testify on his own behalf in his trial on manslaughter and hazing charges in the November 2011 death of a school drum major.

U.S. lawsuit vs Hartford police who fatally shot dog is revived

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 54 min ago
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court revived a lawsuit against Hartford, Connecticut, and two police officers over the fatal shooting of a family dog, near a 12-year-old girl, after the officers entered a property without a warrant to search for guns. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said there was not enough evidence of an urgent need that would justify the Dec. 20, 2006, search of plaintiff Glen Harris' property, during which one of the officers shot and killed Seven, a 3-year-old St. Bernard. ...

Pa. coroner auctioning off guns used in suicides

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 20 sec ago
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania coroner is auctioning off about 100 guns used in suicides and accidental shooting deaths.

Flames, smoke after small plane crash in Kansas

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 3 min ago

In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. AP Photo/KAKE News) MANDATORY CREDITWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building Thursday while trying to return to a Kansas airport, killing two people inside the building and injuring at least four others, officials said.

Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 4 min ago

Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71.

2 Louisiana children killed walking to school

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 4 min ago
BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a pickup truck hit and killed two schoolchildren who were walking to school and a third one was seriously injured.

2 dead, 4 injured after small plane crashes at Wichita airport

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 7 min ago

2 dead, 4 injured after small plane crashes at Wichita airportAt least two people are dead after a small plane crashed at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, fire officials say.

Harold Gary Morse, developer of The Villages, dies

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 9 min ago
THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — Harold Gary Morse, the developer of one of the world's largest retirement communities and one of the biggest Republican donors in Florida, has died. He was 77.

AccuWeather: Foggy Start, Chilly Finish Today

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 9 min ago

 Foggy Start, Chilly Finish TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says Halloween looks cool, but dry. Saturday will be chilly, dreary and damp.

Fire damages home in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 12 min ago

Fire damages home in Strawberry MansionFirefighters battled a house fire in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia.

Art of Aging: Senior Companion Program

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 15 min ago

 Senior Companion ProgramIn today's Art of Aging, Lisa Thomas-Laury tells us about a free program that helps people connect.

Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 18 min ago

Law enforcement officials confer outside the courthouse in Nashville, N.C., where two men were shot Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. A manhunt is on for two suspects in the shooting of two men outside the Nash County Courthouse Tuesday, authorities said. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The man suspected of opening fire this week on two victims in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was taken into custody and charged in the same crime, the police chief said Thursday.

Pair convicted in secret $1.6 M Navy silencer deal

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 19 min ago
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A senior Navy intelligence official and a California race-car mechanic were convicted in federal court for their roles in pushing through a secret Navy contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers for an unspecified, classified program.