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Macy's flagship store evacuated over trash fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 02:14
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers are being allowed to return to Macy's flagship store in New York City after a brief evacuation over a fire in a loading dock trash receptacle.

Macy's flagship store evacuated over trash fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 02:14
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers are being allowed to return to Macy's flagship store in New York City after a brief evacuation over a fire in a loading dock trash receptacle.

US settles suit with African official over assets

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 02:10
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal authorities say the son of Equatorial Guinea's president has agreed to relinquish what they have identified as ill-gotten assets, including a $30 million Malibu mansion and Michael Jackson memorabilia, and turn over the proceeds to his country's people.

UN envoy: Ebola cases doubling every 3-4 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 02:03
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The number of Ebola cases is probably doubling every three-to-four weeks and without a mass global mobilization "the world will have to live with the Ebola virus forever," the U.N. special envoy on the disease said Friday.

HIV-positive Alabama pastor confesses to sex with parishioners: reports

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 02:01
(Reuters) - A veteran Alabama pastor who confessed to having sex with parishioners on church grounds while HIV-positive has defied attempts to remove him from his post, media reported on Friday. Pastor Juan McFarland's revelations, made in a series of confessions from the pulpit last month, rocked the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, where he ministered for more than 20 years, the Alabama Media Group reported. ...

California reactivates firefighting airplanes after officials give OK following deadly crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 02:00
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California reactivates firefighting airplanes after officials give OK following deadly crash.

Dying cancer victim begs Brittany Maynard not to end her life

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 02:00

Dying cancer victim begs Brittany Maynard not to end her lifeBrittany Maynard, a 29-year-old suffering from terminal brain cancer, announced to world her plan to end her own life by assisted suicide on November 1st to avoid further suffering. Now, another terminal cancer victim is begging Maynard not to end her life.


Retired shuttle paired with space lab

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 01:49
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The space shuttle Endeavour has been paired once again with a space lab and storage pod it used on some missions, as the countdown to its final exhibit continues at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

Man wanted for 14 robberies in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 01:43

Man wanted for 14 robberies in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice are looking for a man who they believe is responsible for fourteen robberies of businesses and restaurants in Northeast Philadelphia.


U.S. senator lifts objections to $750 million Ebola funding shift

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 01:40
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department won permission to shift $750 million in war funds to fight Ebola in West Africa as a Republican senator on Friday lifted his remaining objections to the transfer. The action by Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma will give the Pentagon enough funding for about six months of operations in West Africa, including the deployment of up to 4,000 troops and the establishment some 17 Ebola treatment facilities with 100 beds each. ...

US stocks trade mixed in afternoon trading

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 01:20

Trader Richard Devicarro works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Major U.S. stock indexes got off to an uneven start in early trading Friday, a day after stocks clocked their worst day of the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)U.S. stock indexes drifted mostly higher in afternoon trading Friday, paring back earlier losses but still on track to end lower for the week. The Nasdaq composite index was weighed down by a slide in semiconductor stocks.


Michigan truck driver files coercion charge against UAW union

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 01:19
DETROIT (Reuters) - A truck driver in Michigan filed a charge of coercion against the United Auto Workers union for keeping her from exercising her right to quit the union and stop paying dues, according to the National Right to Work Foundation. Michigan became the 24th so-called "right-to-work" U.S. state after a contentious battle in the state's legislature in December 2012. This means that workers cannot be required to join a union or be forced to pay union dues. Kathleen Sulkowski, a driver for CEVA Logistics U.S. ...

Western Pa. mother accused of abusing daughter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 01:10
BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman has been charged with simple assault and other offenses after police say she forced her daughter to eat cat litter and started to sew her mouth shut.

Kansas asks court to block gay marriage licenses

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 01:10
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to block same-sex marriage licenses, hours after a court office in the state's most populous county issued one, believed to be the first in the state, to a gay couple.

Kim absence at major event raises health questions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 01:00

Kim absence at major event raises health questionsSEOUL, South Korea


Northern California blaze not showing much growth

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:55

This Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 photo, a firefighting aircraft drops retardant over a wildfire along a hillside near Foresthill, Calif. Fire crews are making steady progress against a wildfire burning near a Northern California interstate that has destroyed six homes and is threatening hundreds more. State fire officials say the blaze along Interstate 80 about 40 miles northeast of Sacramento was holding steady at 420 acres on Friday while containment increased to 30 percent. (AP Photo/ Tony Hallas)APPLEGATE, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews strengthened containment lines and put out hot spots Friday around a wildfire burning near a Northern California interstate that destroyed six homes and was threatening hundreds more.


Rival gun measures on ballot in Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:53

FILE - In this photo taken Feb. 8, 2013, Ralph Eaton, of Tacoma, Wash., holds an Olympic Arms semi-automatic rifle and a sign that reads "For-Sale Make Offer" as he attends a gun rights rally at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. While Washington state voters won't weigh in on two competing gun-related ballot measures for months, money is already pouring into the campaigns in advance of the November 2014 election. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. One is seeking universal checks for all sales and transfers, including private transactions. The other would prevent any such expansion.


AccuWeather: Cloudy, Damp Afternoon and Evening

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:44

 Cloudy, Damp Afternoon and EveningMeteorologist David Murphy says Saturday morning looks wet, but the afternoon is dry.


New York businessman gets 34-month prison term for 'Rebecca' Broadway scam

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:43
By Samantha Sunne NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former New York businessman was sentenced to nearly three years in prison Friday after admitting to defrauding the producers of Broadway production "Rebecca - The Musical" through an elaborate scheme involving nonexistent foreign investors. Mark Hotton, 49, was sentenced to 34 months in prison and ordered by U.S. District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan to pay $68,000 in restitution to the play's producers and forfeit an additional $500,000. "The offense is plainly serious," Koeltl said. "The frauds were extremely elaborate and required explicit ...

Ex-broker gets nearly 3 years in Broadway scam

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:37
NEW YORK (AP) — A former stockbroker who admitted conning the Broadway producers of "Rebecca" has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison.