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NY prosecutor to fund rape kit testing nationally

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:42

Actress Mariska Hargitay, left, hugs rape victim and founder of Natasha's Justice Project, Natasha Alexenko, during a news conference in which Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced that he pledged as much as $35 million to help eliminate a backlog of untested rape kits nationwide that has long troubled authorities, victims and lawmakers, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK (AP) — Evidence from up to 70,000 rape cases nationwide will get long-awaited DNA testing, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced Wednesday as he pledged as much as $35 million to help eliminate a backlog that has long troubled authorities, victims and lawmakers.


Cosmic 1st: European spacecraft lands on comet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:41

 European spacecraft lands on cometHundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully landing on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet - an audacious first designed to answer big questions about the universe.


U.S. nurses hold strikes, protests over Ebola measures

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:40

A nurse leaving the night shift picks up a sign to join a protest for improved Ebola safeguards, as part of a nationwide action, in Los AngelesBy Curtis Skinner and Kia Johnson SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of nurses across the United States staged protest rallies and strikes on Wednesday over what they say is insufficient protection for health workers dealing with patients possibly stricken with the deadly Ebola virus. California-based National Nurses United had expected about 100,000 nurses nationwide to participate in the protest, but officials from the union could not say on Wednesday afternoon how many people took part. ...


New Jersey college buys Atlantic City's closed Showboat casino

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:39

A man tries to peek into the closed Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic CityBy Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A college in southern New Jersey has announced plans to buy the shuttered Showboat Atlantic City casino resort from Caesars Entertainment Corp and turn the property into a branch campus. The company announced Wednesday that Richard Stockton College, located just outside Atlantic City, had signed a letter of intent to buy the 1.4 million square foot building, which held 1,329 hotel rooms and sits on 28 beachfront acres. Terms of the deal, which is subject to due diligence checks, were not disclosed. ...


Coast Guard calls off ocean search for California guardsman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:38
(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard has called off a search for an off-duty member of the California Air National Guard who was swept into the ocean while he was fishing near Monterey, officials said on Wednesday. The guardsman, whose name has not been released, was hit by a wave and carried out into the water on Tuesday morning at Garrapata State Beach about 90 miles south of San Francisco, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement. A Coast Guard spokesman said the search, which involved a 47-foot life boat and a helicopter, lasted about seven hours before it was called off on Tuesday evening. ...

Prosecutors in Jodi Arias sentencing retrial deny pornography deleted

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:38

Jodi Arias speaks to defense attorney Jennifer Willmott in the Maricopa County Superior Courtroom in PhoenixBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona prosecutors on Wednesday denied claims by lawyers for convicted murderer Jodi Arias, who accused the state of deleting thousands of pornographic files from the victim's computer. Arias was found guilty last year of murdering her former boyfriend Travis Alexander in 2008, but the jury deadlocked over what punishment to give her. A new jury was impaneled last month to decide whether or not she should be executed. ...


School district scraps religious names on calendar

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:30
Presented with the opportunity to recognize a Muslim holiday on the school calendar for the first time, leaders of Maryland's largest school district went a different direction: They removed all mention of religious holidays from the calendar.

Monsanto to pay Pacific Northwest wheat farmers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:29
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat.

AP PHOTOS: A look at Veterans Day around the US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:26

Street performer John Casey, wearing silver paint as part of his act as "The Silver Cowboy of Nashville," watches the Veterans Day parade pass by Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)In small communities and large cities alike, people gathered Tuesday to honor those who have served in the U.S. armed forces.


Dangling workers rescued from World Trade Center

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:21
Two window washers were trapped on a dangling scaffold nearly 70 stories up the new 1 World Trade Center tower for nearly two hours on Wednesday before firefighters sawed through a thick double-paned window ...

Not-guilty plea in California desert graves case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:21
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he beat to death a family of four, then buried the bodies in the desert.

Turkish protesters rough up US sailors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:18

Turkish protesters rough up US sailorsAnti-American protesters shouting "Yankee, go home!" roughed up three U.S. Navy sailors Wednesday in Istanbul near where their warship was docked on an inlet of the Bosphorus Strait in the Black Sea.


Parents of preemie wed in ICU of Texas hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:16
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The tiny ring bearer wore a borrowed tuxedo-style onesie and snoozed through most of the celebration as his parents got married in the neonatal intensive care unit of Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth.

Armed woman sought in serial robberies in South, Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:15

Armed woman sought in serial robberies in South, Southwest PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia police are searching for a woman wanted for several armed robberies and authorities believe the female suspect was recruited by a man to commit the crimes.


Mother, young son killed in suspicious fire in Egg Harbor, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:13

Mother, young son killed in suspicious fire in Egg Harbor, N.J.A mother and her young son were found dead inside a burning home in South Jersey, and officials now say it is suspicious.


Earthquake hits southern Kansas, shakes buildings in Oklahoma

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:06
(Reuters) - A magnitude 4.8 earthquake hit southern Kansas on Wednesday, with reports the temblor was felt in large parts of the state and neighboring Oklahoma to the south. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the quake that struck at 3:40 p.m. CST was near Conway Springs, Kansas. It had a shallow depth of 3.4 miles. "We have not received any reports of injury or damage but we are still gathering information," said Sharon Watson, a spokeswoman for Kansas Emergency Management. ...

Cuba wants to weaken UN resolution on North Korea

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:05
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Cuba is challenging a resolution in the U.N. General Assembly on human rights in North Korea, seeking to cut key language about a referral to the International Criminal Court that has Pyongyang nervous.

Christiana Hospital using baby cams to aid parents of premature babies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:02

Christiana Hospital using baby cams to aid parents of premature babiesHolding and cuddling are important for new babies.


Gay marriage advocates get victories in Kansas, South Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:02

Gloria Talcove-Woodward, left, and Holli Emore, right, told up a sign asking South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Attorney General Alan Wilson to stop fighting for the state's gay marriage ban on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Supporters of gay marriage held a rally at the Statehouse the same day a Charleston County Probate judge approved an application for a same-sex marriage license. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)By Harriet McLeod and Lawrence Hurley CHARLESTON S.C./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gay marriage advocates won another two victories on Wednesday as the U.S. Supreme Court allowed Kansas to become the 33rd U.S. state where same-sex couples can wed and a federal judge struck down South Carolina's ban. The high court declined a request from Kansas officials to block U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Crabtree's Nov. 4 ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban as a violation of the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law. ...


2 workers rescued from scaffolding at One World Trade Center

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:01

2 workers rescued from scaffolding at One World Trade CenterTwo window washers were trapped for more than an hour Wednesday on scaffolding dangling 69 stories up the side of 1 World Trade Center before firefighters were able to cut through the new skyscraper's glass and pull them to safety.