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Correction: Gay Marriage-Developments story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 22:52

Phyllis Goldin and Wanda Brown kiss outside the courthouse in Hudson, Wis., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The couple has been together more than 40 years and married in Canada 10 years ago. Their marriage is now recognized in Wisconsin where they live after the U.S. Supreme court declined to hear appeals from several states seeking to ban same-sex marriage on Monday. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Renee Jones Schneider) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUTIn a story Oct. 6 about gay marriage, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of the Dane County, Wisconsin, clerk. His name is Scott McDonell, not Scott McDonnell.


Synthetic marijuana linked to hospitalizations in Berks Co.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 22:37

Synthetic marijuana linked to hospitalizations in Berks Co.The Berks County District Attorney believes a bad batch of synthetic marijuana may have been laced with heroin.


Police say mom huffed solvent while bathing son, 3

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 22:37
CORRY, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania have charged a woman with endangering her 3-year-old son by huffing a solvent while giving him a bath.

IMF trims forecast for global economic growth

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 22:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund slightly lowered its outlook for global economic growth this year and next, mostly because of weaker expansions in Japan, Latin America and Europe.

Play about Columbine shooting to open in New York

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 22:12

FILE - This April 28, 1999 file photo shows a woman standing among 15 crosses posted on a hill above Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., in remembrance of the 15 people who died during a school shooting on April 20. A play about the Columbine High School massacre written from the perspective of the two teen shooters will make its world premiere in New York next month, penned by a playwright who was 9 at the time of the killings and calls it "a watershed moment." (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file)NEW YORK (AP) — A play about the Columbine High School massacre written from the perspective of the two teen shooters will make its world premiere in New York next month, penned by a playwright who was 9 at the time of the killings and calls it "a watershed moment."


Romania: 6 prison for money laundering, crime

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 22:11
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Six people including a former minister and a lawmaker have been sentenced to prison for money laundering, insider trading and organized crime related to the illegal transfer of $85 million from an oil company.

Often pesky beavers put to work restoring streams

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 21:08

In this Sept. 12, 2014, photo, a young beaver looks out from a cage at a holding facility in Ellensburg, Wash. Under a program in central Washington, nuisance beavers are being trapped and relocated to the headwaters of the Yakima River where biologists hope their dams help restore water systems used by salmon, other animals and people. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — In a heavily irrigated Washington valley where fish, crops and people often compete for water, biologists are turning to one of nature's best engineers to help restore streams and salmon habitat.


Same-sex marriages begin in the South

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 21:05

Nicole Pries, left, and Lindsey Oliver hold up their marriage license as they celebrate being one of the first same-sex couples in Virginia to be married outside a Richmond court building in Richmond, Va., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The Supreme Court's order turning way appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriage has triggered a series of moves in affected states to clear the way for gay and lesbian unions. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gay and lesbian couples are getting legally married in the South for the first time, crossing a threshold in a conservative region long opposed to the marriages.


Dad accused of tackling son's youth football coach in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 21:01

Dad accused of tackling son's youth football coach in New JerseyAuthorities say a youth football coach has been attacked by the father of one of his players after a game in southern New Jersey.


Hobby Lobby executive's Bible museum: priceless artifacts, scholarly doubts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 20:06

Handout image of an artist's rendering showing the exterior of the proposed Museum of the Bible, located two blocks from the National Mall in Washington, D.C.By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hobby Lobby's Steve Green hopes his planned $800 million Museum of the Bible in Washington and its priceless collection can satisfy both scholars and casual visitors. But with Hobby Lobby a household word after the craft store chain's contentious victory in a Supreme Court ruling over contraception, scholars and analysts worry that despite its vast holdings the museum will give a narrow interpretation of one of the most influential and debated books in history. ...


EU investigates Amazon's tax practice

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 20:03

European Commissioner for Competition Joaquin Almunia addresses the media at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. The European Union’s competition authority is opening a formal investigation of Amazon’s European corporate income tax practices. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's competition authority on Tuesday opened an investigation into Amazon's corporate income tax practices on suspicion the online retailer is benefiting from an illegal rebate to stash away most of its profits made in the 28-nation bloc.


Police: 4-year-old took heroin to day care

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 19:34
SELBYVILLE, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a 4-year-old girl took hundreds of packets of heroin to her day care center and began passing it out, thinking it was candy.

Ebola lawsuits would face high hurdles in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 19:02

A general view of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in seen in DallasBy Jessica Dye NEW YORK (Reuters) - Potential suits against the Dallas, Texas hospital that sent home a patient later diagnosed with Ebola face long odds in the face of state medical malpractice laws. Texas tort-reform measures have made it one of the hardest places in the United States to sue over medical errors, especially those that occurred in the emergency room, according to plaintiffs’ lawyers and legal experts. ...


Woman caught on camera stealing family's Halloween display in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:12

Woman caught on camera stealing family's Halloween display in Port RichmondA Philadelphia family that was getting into the Halloween spirit was singled out by a thief who used the cover of night to commit the crime.


Funky robots display Japan's latest technologies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:09

A TE Connectivity Japan staff member demonstrates how to control remotely its dinosaur robot "TE Saurus" by a smart phone during the annual CEATEC Japan advanced technologies show in Chiba, east of Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. With a Sharp Aquos ZETA mobile phone model, users can make the 6.5-meter (21 feet, 4 inches) long, 2.1-meter (6 feet, 11 inches) tall dinosaur robot to walk forward and backward, jump, move its head, hands and legs up and down, left and right, open and close its mouth by touching the screen panel and make it bark by shaking the handheld. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO (AP) — A smartphone-controlled dinosaur, synchronized cheerleaders and a ping pong-playing spider are some of the robot technology showcased at the CEATEC Japan electronics exhibition.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:57

This March 6, 2014 image provided by AAA Foundation via DanCampbellPhotography.com shows a driver during the Cognitive Distraction Phase II testing in Salt Lake City. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse. (AP Photo/DanCampbellPhotographer.com via AAA Foundation)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


AccuWeather: Morning Showers, Thunderstorm possible tonight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:41

 Morning Showers, Thunderstorm possible tonightMeteorologist David Murphy says a second round of showers and possible thunderstorms arrives later this evening.


Union: Philadelphia teacher contract cancellation a cowardly act

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:36

Union outraged over cancelled contract, Philadelphia's 'war on teachers'The Philadelphia School Reform Commission announced Monday that it has canceled its contract with the teachers' union, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.


Romania lifts freeze placed on Lukoil over probe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:26
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Russian crude producer Lukoil says Romanian authorities have lifted a freeze on its assets and activity that was placed as a result of a probe into tax evasion and money laundering worth 230 million euros ($290 million).