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Second Ebola patient wheeled into Atlanta hospital for treatment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:16

Medical workers roll patient Nancy Writebol into Emory University Hospital in AtlantaBy Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - An American missionary stricken with Ebola in West Africa wore a protective white suit on Tuesday as she was wheeled on a stretcher into the Atlanta hospital where doctors will try to save her and a fellow aid worker from the deadly virus. Nancy Writebol, 59, arrived in the United States after being flown overnight from Liberia and will be treated by infectious disease specialists at Emory University Hospital, according to Christian missionary group SIM USA. She will be in the same isolation ward as Kent Brantly, 33, an Ebola-infected American doctor who was able to walk into the hospital when he arrived by ambulance on Saturday. The pair, who served on a joint team in Monrovia run by Christian aid groups SIM USA and Samaritan's Purse, are believed to be the first Ebola patients treated in the United States.


UN condemns persecution of Iraq's minorities

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:05
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council warned Tuesday that the Islamic State extremist group may be held accountable for crimes against humanity for its systematic persecution of minorities in Iraq.

Deal may be near for Colorado woman accused of aiding Islamist insurgents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:56
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors and lawyers defending a Colorado woman accused of providing material support to Islamist militants fighting the governments of Syria and Iraq may be close to resolving the case, court records show. Shannon Maureen Conley, born in 1996, has been in federal custody since she was arrested in April for allegedly preparing to join the Sunni Muslim insurgent group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIL or ISIS, which has shortened its name to "Islamic State." In a motion filed in U.S District Court in Denver last week, federal public defender Robert Pepin said he is in "continuing discussions" with prosecutors concerning a potential deal in the criminal case against the suburban Denver woman. Conley was arrested by federal agents at Denver International Airport as she was about to board a plane bound for Germany. Islamic State is an al Qaeda offshoot that wants to recreate a medieval-style caliphate from the Mediterranean to the Gulf and deems Shi'ite Muslims to be heretics deserving death.

Man fakes blindness to rob check-cashing store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:34
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are looking for a man they say pretended to be blind in order to rob a check-cashing store.

Florida same-sex marriage ban declared unconstitutional in fourth ruling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:33
A south Florida judge on Tuesday became the fourth in recent weeks to strike down the state's same-sex marriage ban, in a case involving the estate of a gay man who owned property in Florida. Frank Bangor, who lived in Pennsylvania before his death in March, left his estate to the man that he married in Delaware. This included property in south Florida's Palm Beach County. The ruling did not include an order for Palm Beach County officials to begin issuing marriage licenses, according to Equality Florida, a gay rights advocacy organization.

Governor denies clemency in Missouri execution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:28

FILE - This April 4, 2007 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Michael Worthington who is scheduled to die for killing a female neighbor in 1995. His execution would be the first since Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air in July, 2014, in Arizona during a lethal injection process that took nearly two hours to complete. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections, File)The U.S. Supreme Court and Missouri's governor denied petitions late Tuesday from an inmate who was set to become the first U.S. inmate put to death since a lethal injection went awry last month in Arizona.


U.S. service sector growth hits 8-1/2 year high in July: ISM survey

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:26

Detroit firefighters try to contain a fire at a shed in DetroitThe Institute for Supply Management said its services index rose to 58.7 last month, the highest since December 2005, from 56.0 in June. The reading blew past economists' forecasts for 56.3, according to a Reuters survey.


Fired band director doesn't want to sue Ohio State

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:21
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fired director of Ohio State's celebrated marching band said Tuesday that he wants his job back but doesn't want to sue his beloved university, at least not now.

Defense, state spar over evidence in girl's kidnap

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:20

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 29, 2014 file photo, Nathaniel Kibby, 34, of Gorham, N.H. listens during his arraignment at Conway District Court in Conway, N.H. In court papers filed Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, lawyers for Kibby, accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old New Hampshire girl in October 2013, want a judge to preserve the suspect’s house, a storage unit and other evidence collected by the state because he has so little information on why his client was arrested in the first place. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) — Lawyers for a man accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl who returned home nine months later want a judge to preserve his house, a storage unit and other evidence collected by the state.


Florida man gets life for throwing baby from car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:17
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of killing a 3-month-old boy by tossing the infant out of a moving vehicle has been sentenced to life in prison.

Teenagers indicted in killings of homeless men

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:03
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three teenagers were indicted Tuesday for the brutal slayings of two homeless men in Albuquerque.

Missing Oregon mother found dead near abandoned car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:02
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A stay-at-home mother of two young children who seemingly vanished from her small Oregon community while running household errands nearly two weeks ago was found dead on Tuesday a short distance from her SUV, authorities said. Police said in a statement there is no reason to suspect foul play in the death of 38-year-old Jennifer Janelle Huston, who disappeared on July 24 after telling her husband she was going to run errands in Dundee, on the outskirts of Portland. Huston's SUV did not appear to have crashed or to have been damaged, Newberg-Dundee Police Captain Jeff Kosmicki said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference.

Oklahoma teen accused of raping Kenyan children to remain in custody

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:01
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma teen accused of raping and molesting orphans during a mission trip to Kenya was ordered on Tuesday to remain in custody when a judge suspended an earlier decision to release him on bond. On Monday, an Oklahoma judge ruled that 19-year-old Matthew Durham of Edmond could be released on a $10,000 bond on the basis of his father's agreement to act as custodian, the surrender of his passport and a 24-hour home lockdown.

Hawaii loads up on supplies as 2 major storms loom

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:01

Shoppers stock up on cases of bottled water and other supplies in preparation for a hurricane and tropical storm heading toward Hawaii at the Iwilei Costco in Honolulu on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Two big storms so close together is rare in the eastern Pacific, and Hurricane Iselle could make landfall by Friday and Tropical Storm Julio could hit two or three days later, weather officials said. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)HONOLULU (AP) — When a pallet full of bottled water ran out at a Honolulu warehouse store Tuesday, shoppers loading up on supplies ahead of a hurricane and tropical storm barreling toward Hawaii hovered around until a worker refilled it. Then, it quickly emptied again.


U.S. Supreme Court denies stay in Missouri execution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:01

FILE - This April 4, 2007 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Michael Worthington who is scheduled to die for killing a female neighbor in 1995. His execution would be the first since Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air in July, 2014, in Arizona during a lethal injection process that took nearly two hours to complete. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections, File)The U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution Tuesday from a Missouri man who was set to become the first U.S. inmate put to death since a lethal injection went awry last month in Arizona.


US grand jury indicts Oklahoma child abuse suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:58
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 19-year-old man is accused of traveling from Oklahoma City to Kenya so he could sexually abuse children at an orphanage there, according to charges in a three-count indictment handed down by a federal grand jury Tuesday.

Deal may be near for Colorado woman accused of aiding Islamist insurgents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:54
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors and lawyers defending a Colorado woman accused of providing material support to Islamist militants fighting the governments of Syria and Iraq may be close to resolving the case, court records show. Shannon Maureen Conley, born in 1986, has been in federal custody since she was arrested in April for allegedly preparing to join the Sunni Muslim insurgent group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIL or ISIS, which has shortened its name to "Islamic State." She has not been charged. In a motion filed in U.S District Court in Denver last week, federal public defender Robert Pepin said he is in "continuing discussions" with prosecutors concerning a potential deal in the criminal case against the suburban Denver teen. Conley was arrested by federal agents at Denver International Airport as she was about to board a plane bound for Germany.

Corrosion led pipe to burst that swamped UCLA

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:54

Car owners pick up personal property from their cars Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, that were damaged and recovered from a parking structure that flooded after a water main break July 29, on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. At least 340 vehicles damaged by last week's massive flood on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles are available for retrieval by their owners. The school has arranged to have insurance adjusters on site. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut )LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corrosion and structural problems caused a pipe to burst that flooded a landmark athletic arena at the University of California, Los Angeles and submerged hundreds of cars, officials said Tuesday.


Pipe break that flooded UCLA tied to corrosion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:51

Car owners pick up personal property from their cars Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, that were damaged and recovered from a parking structure that flooded after a water main break July 29, on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. At least 340 vehicles damaged by last week's massive flood on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles are available for retrieval by their owners. The school has arranged to have insurance adjusters on site. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut )LOS ANGELES (AP) — A water-main break that flooded a landmark athletic arena at the University of California, Los Angeles and submerged hundreds of cars was caused by corrosion and structural problems.


Video released from burglary of 'largest closet in US'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:47

Video released from burglary of 'largest closet in US'We're getting a look at surveillance video from a burglary at one of the biggest closets in the country. Over the weekend, someone broke into that closet in The Woodlands.