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Star NYC prosecutor deflects attorney general buzz

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 15:11

FILE - In this April 1, 2014 file photo, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, left, looks on as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference in New York. Bharara is considered to be among fewer than 10 top candidates to replace Holder when he steps down as Attorney General. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is not doing much to encourage speculation that he's on the short list to be the next attorney general. And he's not exactly discouraging it either.


Preet Bharara, US attorney in Manhattan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 15:08
NAME — Preetinder S. Bharara

Albuquerque officials cancel school dance after mass shooting threat

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 14:20
ALBUQUERQUE New Mexico (Reuters) - An Albuquerque high school on Saturday canceled its homecoming dance after threats were posted online threatening a mass shooting. Albuquerque police said a 15-year-old was taken into custody in connection with the threat, which appeared on Instagram around 6:30 p.m. local time and said the shootings would occur at the dance some two hours later. "The threat was that someone was bringing a gun to the dance tonight and would hurt students," said Albuquerque School Board member Kathy Korte on her Facebook page. ...

2 killed as helicopter crashes into Colorado River

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 13:45
LOMA, Colorado (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a helicopter crashed into a river in western Colorado.

Ebola ruled out as cause of air traveler's illness

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 13:36
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal health officials say Ebola has been ruled out as the cause of illness for a man who had traveled in West Africa and became sick on a flight from Brussels to the U.S.

Crimefighters: $100,000 reward in arson that killed family of 5

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 12:45

 $100,000 reward in arson that killed family of 5Back in 2003, a suspicious fire claimed the lives of five people in Olney and now up to $100,000 is being offered to find the person responsible.


Flag from 9/11 is lost in Flight 93 Memorial fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 12:39

Flag from 9/11 is lost in Flight 93 Memorial fireThe National Park Service says a flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001, was consumed in a fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.


Police: Woman held against her will in Upper Merion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 12:37

 Woman held against her will in Upper MerionA man in Montgomery County was arrested after police say he held a woman against her will in Upper Merion Township.


Official: Enterovirus 68 virus caused New Jersey boy's death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 12:37

 Enterovirus 68 virus caused New Jersey boy's deathA virus that has been causing severe respiratory illness across the country is responsible for the death of a 4-year-old boy, a state medical examiner determined.


2 Southern California crashes claim 5 lives each

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 12:05
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A pair of deadly nighttime crashes only hours apart in Southern California killed a total of 10 people, most of them teenagers and nearly all burned beyond recognition including a group of five boys and girls returning from an amusement park, officials said Saturday.

Possible abduction and assault in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:55

Possible abduction and assault in South PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a possible abduction and assault in South Philadelphia.


Police shooting protest halts St. Louis symphony

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:42

Powell Hall audience members briefly interrupt a performance of the St. Louis Symphony on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in St. Louis. Several dozen people protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown interrupted the performance of the symphony in a peaceful demonstration. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the demonstrators began singing and unfurled from a balcony three banners related to Brown's shooting in August by a Ferguson police officer. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Steve Giegerich) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUTST. LOUIS (AP) — Several dozen people protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown have interrupted a performance of the St. Louis Symphony in a peaceful demonstration.


Hospital: Dallas Ebola patient in critical condition

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:39

 Dallas Ebola patient in critical conditionThe condition of the lone Ebola patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. has worsened and is now deemed critical, the Dallas hospital that has been treating him reported Saturday.


Guam residents prepare for approaching typhoon

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:05
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam residents are preparing for a typhoon expected to bring ferocious winds to the Mariana Islands.

Hospital: Dallas Ebola patient critical

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:52

Hazardous material cleaners prepare to hang black plastic outside the apartment in Dallas, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, where Thomas Eric Duncan, the Ebola patient who traveled from Liberia to Dallas stayed last week. The crew is expected to remove items including towels and bed sheets used by Duncan, who is being treated at an isolation unit at a Dallas hospital. The family living there has been confined under armed guard while being monitored by health officials. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS (AP) — After hospital officials on Saturday said the condition of the lone Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has worsened, the woman he came to Texas to visit said she is praying for his recovery.


New tests on Mercer Island water find no E. coli

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:32
MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — The latest round of tests on the water used by this affluent Seattle suburb was negative on Saturday for E. coli and total coliform. But officials are still advising people to boil their water just in case.

Man struck, killed in Camden accident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:25

Man struck, killed in Camden accidentA pedestrian is dead after he was struck by a vehicle in Camden.


Non-English speeches given at Mormon conference

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:00

People fill their seats in the Conference Center before the start of opening session of the two-day Mormon church conference Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Chi Hong Wong, a Mormon leader from Hong Kong delivered a speech in Cantonese on Saturday in what marked the first time in the history of the faith's signature conference that an address was delivered in a language other than English. (AP Photo/Kim Raff)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — On a day when two Mormon leaders made history by delivering speeches in foreign languages, the church reiterated its opposition to gay marriage while urging members to be gracious toward those who believe differently.


Medical first: Baby born to woman who got new womb

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 09:44

 Baby born to woman who got new wombIn a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said Friday


Man shot multiple times in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 09:14

Man shot multiple times in West Oak LanePolice say a man was shot multiple times in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section.