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2 hospitalized in Wilmington apartment fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:36

2 hospitalized in Wilmington apartment fireTwo people were hospitalized after a fire an apartment fire in Wilmington, Delaware.

News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:34

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden, left, takes his seat on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, prior to testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, to get answers about the Ebola outbreak from top U.S. health officials. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)The nation's top health officials tried to assure Congress that they can halt the spread of the Ebola virus in the U.S. despite mistakes that allowed two nurses to get the infection from a patient. Some lawmakers pressed for a ban on travel to the U.S. from the region — a course President Barack Obama is resisting.

APPLE LIVE: iPad Air 2, Apple Pay, new Macs debut

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:30

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple iPad Air 2 during an event at Apple headquarters on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand.

California executive gets prison for selling 'knock-off' Navy warship batteries

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:24
(Reuters) - The former owner of a Los Angeles-area battery distributor has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for selling over $2.7 million in "knock-off" emergency batteries used on numerous U.S. Navy vessels, officials said on Thursday. Didier De Nier, a dual French-U.S. citizen who fled Simi Valley for the Caribbean island of St. Martin nearly two years ago with federal agents on his trail, was found guilty in February of wire fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States through his company, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement. ...

Pa. Turnpike reopens after tractor trailer crash in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:22

Pa. Turnpike reopens after tractor trailer crash in BensalemA jackknifed tractor trailer has shut down a portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bensalem, Bucks County, resulting in a major backup and fuel leaking into the Neshaminy Creek.

Third traffic death in U.S. linked to Takata air bags

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:17

A sign board of Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp's Annual General Meeting is seen on a street near the venue in TokyoBy Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - A fatal accident near Los Angeles last year of a 2002 Acura sedan involved a Takata Corp air bag, the third death in the United States linked to a defective safety component made by the Japanese supplier, according to local officials and the automaker. Devin Xu, 47, died in an accident in the parking lot of a bank in the commercial part of Alhambra in September 2013 even though he was wearing his seat belt, and the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department report cited "apparent facial trauma due to foreign object inside air bag. ...

New York judge finds Donald Trump liable for unlicensed school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:14

Donald Trump displays his hairline after a luncheon speech at the National Press Club in WashingtonBy Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump is personally liable for operating a for-profit investment school without the required license, a New York judge ruled in a lawsuit brought by the New York Attorney General against the real estate entrepreneur. New York state Supreme Court Justice Cynthia S. Kern said he was notified by the state in 2005 that his Trump Entrepreneur Initiative - known as Trump University until 2010 - was in violation of state education law. "It is undisputed that Mr. ...

Justice sorry for porn email, blasts colleague

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:13

 Thomas G. Saylor, Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille, and J. Michael Eakin. A scandal involving pornographic emails circulated within the Pennsylvania attorney general's office widened at the highest level of the judiciary Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Castille said in a news release that McCaffery sent most of the emails to a now-retired agent with the attorney general's office, who then forwarded them to others. Castille said the seven-member court is reviewing the matter further. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice caught up in a government pornographic email scandal apologized Thursday for a "lapse in judgment" but said he believes the court's chief justice is out to get him.

Woman in shoe-throwing case ordered to Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:10
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton in Las Vegas to live with her mother in Arizona while she awaits sentencing for trespassing.

UN: 3 peacekeepers killed in Darfur

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:09
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two peacekeepers serving in the joint United Nations-African Union force in Sudan's troubled Darfur region were killed in an attack, and a third later died from his injuries, the U.N. secretary-general said Thursday.

Medical examiner: Joan Rivers died of low blood oxygen

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:04

 Joan Rivers died of low blood oxygenJoan Rivers died from low blood oxygen during a routine medical procedure to check out voice changes and reflux, the medical examiner's office ruled Thursday.

U.S. lawmakers blast government's Ebola response, urge travel ban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:02
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional lawmakers criticized the government's response to Ebola in the United States on Thursday as some called, at a congressional hearing probing efforts to contain the virus, for a ban on travel from epidemic-stricken West Africa. Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta told reporters separately that the United States is assessing whether to issue a travel ban "on a day-to-day basis" but that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had determined that a ban would not address the challenges posed by Ebola. ...

Turkey fails in bid to join UN Security Council

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:57

In this photo provided by the United Nations, Mevlut Cavusoglu, right, Foreign Minister of Turkey, attends a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/United Nations, Mark Garten)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey failed in its effort to join the U.N.'s most powerful body on Thursday, while Venezuela, New Zealand, Spain, Angola and Malaysia were elected to coveted Security Council seats.

Foundry owner get 2½ years for art scam

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:26

Former New York foundry owner Brian Ramnarine leaves federal court in Manhattan after he was sentenced to 30 months in prison for trying to sell phony knockoffs of a sculpture of Jasper Johns classic "flag" painting. Ramnarine had done work for Johns in the past, including casting a sculpture of Johns’ classic 1960 “Flag” painting. Prosecutors said Ramnarine kept the mold and used it turn out unauthorized copies of the sculpture, forging Johns’ signature on the back of the creations. Prosecutors said he tried to sell one of the knockoffs for $11 million. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister)NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York foundry owner was sentenced to 2½ years in prison Thursday for trying to sell knockoff sculptures that he passed off as the multimillion-dollar work of Jasper Johns and other artists.

Victim ID'd Schuylkill Expressway crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:22

Victim ID'd Schuylkill Expressway crashThe driver killed in a crash on the Schuylkill Expressway that snarled traffic for hours has been identified.

1 dead in crash on Schuylkill Expressway

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:19

Victim ID'd Schuylkill Expressway crashAll lanes of the eastbound Schuylkill Expressway are back open after a deadly rollover crash that snarled traffic for hours.

Michael Dukakis testifies in Tsarnaev friend trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:13

Former Massachusetts Governor and Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis leaves Federal Court after testifying in the Robel Phillipos trial Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 in Boston. Dukakis was called as a defense witness in the trial of Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, because the Phillipos family and the Dukakis family have been friends for years. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)BOSTON (AP) — It was an odd moment in the trial of a friend of the man accused of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing: Michael Dukakis, the former Massachusetts governor and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, testifying for the defense.

John Grisham apologizes for controversial comments on sex offenders

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:05

John Grisham apologizes for controversial comments on sex offendersNovelist John Grisham apologized for his controversial comments that many sex offenders "do not deserve harsh prison sentences."

Ohio 19-year-old gets death penalty in killing of teen

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:02
By Steve Bittenbender (Reuters) - A judge in Ohio on Thursday handed down the death penalty to Austin Myers for his role in the killing of an 18-year-old man, making the 19-year-old convict the youngest person on the state's death row. A Warren County jury found Myers guilty on Oct. 1 of aggravated murder, kidnapping and other counts in the death of Justin Back in January. The jury also recommended execution to Judge Donald Oda. Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said Myers never acknowledged responsibility for the crime. ...

UN chief wears purple to support LGBT youths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 02:57
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has responded to the call to "go purple" on Spirit Day to show solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths who face bullying and discrimination.