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UN member states owe world body about $3.5 billion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:27
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. member states owe the world body about $3.5 billion for its regular operating budget and far-flung peacekeeping operations, the U.N. management chief said Thursday.

New charges filed against Russian in hacking case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:27
SEATTLE (AP) — Calling him "a leader in the marketplace for stolen credit card numbers," federal prosecutors added 11 new charges against a Russian man they say hacked into U.S. businesses to steal information that he allegedly sold on Internet "carding" sites.

Help wanted: Obama gets a job offer in California

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:24

President Barack Obama speaks while looking at a monitor showing images of First Lady Michelle Obama during a town hall-style meeting held at Cross Campus, a hub for startup companies and entrepreneurs, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif. Obama is traveling in Los Angeles for an overnight trip during which he will discuss the nation's economy and designate a swath of Southern California mountains as a national monument. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — He's still got two years left on his current contract, but President Barack Obama is already fantasizing about the day he can go to work in sweatpants.

Police: Man fires assault rifle at Chicago train

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:13

Members of the Chicago Police Department's SWAT team exit a Chicago subway station where police say a gunman standing on a subway platform opened fire on a commuter train, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Chicago. The shooting occurred at the LaSalle Street Blue Line station in the city's financial district. Chicago Police spokesman Martin Maloney says officers arrested a suspect a short distance away after the shooting and recovered a weapon. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — A man used an assault rifle to fire at a Chicago subway train as it pulled into a business district station, Chicago Police Superintendent Gerry McCarthy said Thursday.

Christie: High school hazing allegations 'a nightmare'

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

 High school hazing allegations 'a nightmare'Gov. Chris Christie has expressed outrage at allegations of hazing and intimidation surrounding a central New Jersey high school's football team.

Training changes as US troops head to West Africa

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

CORRECTS TRANS REFERENCE NUMBER AND OUTS - Sgt. Joel Miick, left, and Spc. Michael Potts don gas masks while training with the rest of the 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Hood on how to put on protective clothing and gloves on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. The brigade is set to deploy to Liberia as part of Operation United Assistance where they will be building temporary medical facilities in helping the country fight the Ebola virus outbreak. The 450 soldiers from the brigade will be among the first to be deployed from Fort Hood to Liberia. (AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, Kin Man Hui)FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Forgoing combat rifles and body armor, U.S. troops preparing to fight Ebola in Liberia were instead stepping gingerly Thursday into white germ-proof suits and pulling on thick, blue rubber gloves and gas masks.

Four people in Virginia shot to death in apparent murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:00
By John Clarke (Reuters) - Three adults and a young child were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at a home in Richmond, Virginia, police said on Thursday. Police responded to shots fired at a residence on Wednesday night and discovered four gunshot victims, consisting of two women, a man and a young boy. Adreena Gary, 19, was found shot outside the front door of the residence on the sidewalk. She died at the scene, police said. Inside the home, officers found Michelle Kelly, 22, and Keytrell Kelly, 2, and Traymont Burton, 21. All three suffered gunshot wounds and died at the scene. ...

Indiana doctor, new wife die in post-wedding murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:59
By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - An Indiana doctor and his wife died hours after their wedding in a murder-suicide that authorities said on Thursday appeared to be the result of some kind of a dispute at their reception. George Samson, 54, an anesthesiologist, married Kelly Ecker Samson, 50, a nurse, on Saturday night and they were found shot dead at his home outside Terre Haute, Indiana, early on Sunday. "At this time we have no reason to believe this was anything but a murder-suicide as a result of a domestic dispute," Vigo County Chief Deputy Sheriff Clark Cottom said. ...

Delaware student sent home over leggings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:57

Delaware student sent home over leggingsA Delaware family is upset after their teenage daughter was sent home Wednesday because of her outfit.

Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:51
By The Associated Press The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. ...

Money, troops, supplies sent to help fight Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:50

U.S marines arrive at the Roberts International airport in Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Six U.S. military planes arrived Thursday at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis, carrying more aid and American Marines into Liberia, the country hardest hit by the deadly disease that has devastated West Africa and stirred anxiety across a fearful world. At a World Bank meeting in Washington, the presidents of several West African countries struggling with Ebola pleaded for help, with one calling the epidemic "a tragedy unforeseen in modern times." (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)As the Ebola outbreak continues to spiral out of control in West Africa, numerous countries and agencies have pitched in to help.

Satellite sees hot spot of methane in US Southwest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:45

This undated handout image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Michigan, shows The Four Corners area, in red, left, is the major US hot spot for methane emissions in this map showing how much emissions varied from average background concentrations from 2003-2009 (dark colors are lower than average; lighter colors are higher. Satellite data spotted a surprising hot spot of the potent heat-trapping gas methane over part of the American southwest. Those measurements hint that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considerably underestimates leaks of natural gas, also called methane. In a new look at methane from space, the four corners area of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah jump out in glowing red with about 1.3 million pounds of methane a year. That’s about 80 percent more than the EPA figured and traps more heat than all the carbon dioxide produced yearly in Sweden. (AP Photo/NASA, JPL-Caltech, University of Michigan)WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprising hot spot of the potent global-warming gas methane hovers over part of the southwestern U.S., according to satellite data.

Gay marriage foes in Nevada drop challenge; some states push back

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:44

Jim Derrick and Alfie Travassos exchange rings as they get married at the Salt Lake County Government Complex in Salt Lake City, UtahBy Sandra Chereb and Harriet McLeod CARSON CITY Nev./CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - Nevada came a step closer to issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on Thursday when a conservative group withdrew last-ditch motions that sought to block an appeals court decision allowing same-sex matrimony in the state. But even as momentum appeared to favor gay marriage in Nevada, county clerks in the state's urban centers said they were refraining from issuing licenses out of an abundance of caution until any last remaining legal questions were resolved. ...

White House pans report on Colombia prostitution scandal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:39

White House spokesman Eric Schultz. speaks to reporters during a press briefing on Martha's VineyardWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has dismissed a report implicating a White House advance team member in a 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia and denied allegations the team member's involvement had been covered up. The White House said it stood by an internal investigation of the incident that found no wrongdoing. That probe was conducted by then-counsel Kathryn Ruemmler, a former prosecutor who is seen as a possible contender to replace departing Attorney General Eric Holder. ...

UN resolution: Refer North Korea to criminal court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:38
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The European Union and Japan are encouraging the U.N. Security Council to follow the recommendations of a groundbreaking inquiry into North Korea's human rights and refer the country's situation to the International Criminal Court.

State: Ebola test negative for North Texas deputy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:36

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2014 file photo, hazardous material cleaners disinfectant their personal protective equipment after working in the apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan, the Ebola patient who traveled from Liberia to Dallas, stayed last week, in Dallas. The Homeland Security Department has ordered agents at airports and other ports of entry to observe everyone coming into the United States for potential signs of Ebola infection, officials said Wednesday. Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Customs and Border Protection agents are also handing out factsheets to travelers with details of what symptoms to look for and directions to call a doctor if they become sick within 21 days. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)DALLAS (AP) — State health officials say the Dallas County sheriff's deputy who exhibited symptoms of Ebola has tested negative for the disease.

Infectious Disease Conference focuses on Ebola, Enterovirus D-68

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:31

Infectious Disease Conference focuses on Ebola, Enterovirus D-68The Infectious Disease Conference is in Philadelphia, bringing together top experts, many of whom are on the front line fighting Ebola and investigating Enterovirus D-68.

Police pepper spray N.C. teen inside his own home after he's mistaken for burglar

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:25

Police pepper spray N.C. teen inside his own home after he's mistaken for burglarA Wake County family says their foster child was racially profiled and pepper-sprayed inside their own home.

Man stabs neighbor in bed, threatens children in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:25

Man stabs neighbor in bed, threatens children in Southwest PhiladelphiaA Southwest Philadelphia man says he woke up Thursday morning to find his neighbor stabbing him in his back.

Indiana college gives pizza deliverer $1,200 tip

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:25
MARION, Ind. (AP) — A pizza delivery driver has a lot to show for a run to Indiana Wesleyan University.