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Patient advocates say insurers avoiding the sick

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:36

In this Aug. 11, 2014, photo, Charis Hill, who has a rare form of arthritis that affects the spine, poses in Capitol Park in Sacramento, Calif. Hill has health insurance under one of the new plans offered through the health care law, could not afford the medication required for her condition because of the plan's high copays. As a result she's has had to get financial assistance from the drug manufacturer. Hill says riding her bike helps manage her arthritic condition. Advocates for patients with serious health problems say that one of the main goals of the new health care law is being undermined. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.


China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:25

A woman walks past the Mercedes-Benz's dealer showroom in Beijing, China Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. China's government said Monday it has concluded Mercedes-Benz violated anti-monopoly law and charged excessive prices for parts, adding to a growing number of global automakers snared in an investigation of the industry. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — China's government said Monday it has concluded Mercedes-Benz violated anti-monopoly law and charged excessive prices for parts, adding to a growing number of global automakers snared in an investigation of the industry.


Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:23
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the National Guard to Ferguson to help restore order to the St. Louis suburb after a week of that has seen several violent protests over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

National Guard troops sent to Ferguson by Missouri governor

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:13

National Guard troops sent to Ferguson by Missouri governorMissouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.


Couple assaulted on Kelly Drive; suspects at large

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:52

Couple assaulted on Kelly Drive; suspects at largePolice are looking for two men who assaulted a couple along Kelly Drive.


Cuban photographer: Do you recognize this girl?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:26

In this 1994 photo made by William Castellanos, a young girl looks solemnly out of a wooden raft. Thousands of Cubans were building makeshift rafts and throwing them into the sea after then-President Fidel Castro said anyone who wanted to leave could flee. Castellanos grabbed his old F-3 Nikon camera and began taking photos. Castellanos now lives in Miami and is working on an exhibit of his images. (AP Photo/William Castellanos)MIAMI (AP) — In the photo, a girl crouches on a wooden raft, surrounded by solemn men. Her large brown eyes stare intently at the camera. A few wisps of her dark hair float in the breeze.


Missouri governor sends in National Guard after shooting protests

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:18
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard on Monday to help restore peace to the St Louis suburb of Ferguson, hours after police fired tear gas to disperse people protesting against the shooting of a black teenager by an officer. "Tonight, a day of hope, prayers and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals," Nixon said in a statement on his website. As a result, Nixon said, he was directing the National Guard to help "in restoring peace and order to this community." (Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst;

Autopsy finds unarmed teen killed by police was shot six times: NYT

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:15

Michael Brown's family listens during a rally convened in reaction to the shooting of their son, in Ferguson, Missouri(Reuters) - A preliminary private autopsy report found that Michael Brown, the black teen killed by a police officer in the suburban St. Louis city of Ferguson, was shot at least six times, the New York Times reported on Sunday night. Citing Dr. Michael M. Baden, former chief medical examiner for the City of New York who was asked to perform the autopsy by Brown's family, the newspaper reported that Brown, 18, was shot twice in the head, and that the bullets that hit him did not appear to have been fired from very close range. The bullets, some of which left as many as five wounds, did not appear to have been fired from very close range, the Times reported, because no gunpowder was detected on his body. Brown was shot by white police officer Darren Wilson.


Fan suffers heart attack during 49ers game, dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 15:44
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A man who collapsed during the San Francisco 49ers' debut game at Levi's Stadium has died.

Missouri police say used tear gas to quell coordinated violence

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 15:02
(Reuters) - Police in Ferguson, Missouri said they faced coordinated attacks, including gunfire and Molotov cocktails, during protests over the shooting of a black teenager on Sunday, and defended their use of tear gas to try and quell the violence. Hundreds of protesters fled to safety after authorities fired tear gas and canisters of smoke to disperse them hours ahead of a planned midnight curfew in the tense St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown, 18, was shot to death by a police officer on Aug. 9. "Molotov cocktails were thrown, there were shootings, looting, vandalism, and other acts of violence that clearly appear not to have been spontaneous," Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson told a late night news briefing.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon orders National Guard to Ferguson to "help restore peace and order"

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:55
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon orders National Guard to Ferguson to "help restore peace and order"

Police use tear gas to clear streets of Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:41

A law enforcement officer on a tactical vehicle watches after a device was fired to disperse a crowd Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. As night fell Sunday in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marchers pushed toward one end of a street. Police attempted to push them back by firing tear gas and shouting over a bullhorn that the protest was no longer peaceful. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets late Sunday, a week after demonstrations against the fatal police shooting of a black Missouri teenager first filled this St. Louis suburb with angry, defiant crowds.


3.6-magnitude quake hits Southern California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 13:53
BIG BEAR CITY, Calif. (AP) — A small earthquake has struck the San Bernardino Mountains but no damages or injuries are reported.

Camps take cystic fibrosis patients surfing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 13:23

In this July 24, 2014 photo, the Montelone family, from left, Grace, 8, Brooke, 10, Rob, Paulette, Brian, 10, Michael, 12, and Gavin, 8, pose for a family picture on the beach in San Clemente, Calif. Three of the Montelone's five children, who have cystic fibrosis, are part of a growing number of people to take advantage of the health benefits that come with surfing. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — For three of Rob and Paulette Montelone's five kids, spending the summer surfing is more than just a fun activity. It could also extend their lives.


China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:40
BEIJING (AP) — Mercedes-Benz has become the latest global automaker that Chinese investigators say violated the country's anti-monopoly law.

Report: Teen shot 6 times, including twice in head

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:28

Rev. Al Sharpton, left, speaks with parents of Michael Brown, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, right, during a rally at Greater Grace Church, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, for their son who was killed by police last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. Sharpton told the rally Brown’s death was a "defining moment for this country." (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)NEW YORK (AP) — An unarmed black teenager killed by a white officer in Missouri was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy has found.


Report: Teen shot 6 times, including twice in head

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:28

Rev. Al Sharpton, left, speaks with parents of Michael Brown, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, right, during a rally at Greater Grace Church, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, for their son who was killed by police last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. Sharpton told the rally Brown’s death was a "defining moment for this country." (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)NEW YORK (AP) — An unarmed black teenager killed by a white officer in Missouri was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy has found.


Police: teen made school-shooting threats as prank

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:22
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy arrested Sunday on suspicion of posting online threats to shoot students at Southern California schools apparently did so as a prank, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.

Private autopsy shows Ferguson teen shot at least 6 times

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:01

Private autopsy shows Ferguson teen shot at least 6 timesResults of a private autopsy show Michael Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head. Brown was unarmed when he was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson Missouri last weekend.


Private autopsy shows Ferguson teen shot at least 6 times

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:01

Private autopsy shows Ferguson teen shot at least 6 timesResults of a private autopsy show Michael Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head. Brown was unarmed when he was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson Missouri last weekend.