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More than 100 officers search for Washington girl

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:37

This undated photo provided by the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office shows Jenise Paulette Wright. Kitsap County sheriff's deputies are searching for Jenise, 6, who is missing and was last seen Saturday night, Aug. 2, 2014, at her home in east Bremerton, Wash. Jenise is 3 feet tall, weighs 45 pounds and has black hair. She'll be a first-grader this coming school year. (AP Photo/Kitsap County Sheriff's Office)BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — More than 100 officers from 10 law enforcement agencies are involved in the search for a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her Washington state home over the weekend, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.


Asia stocks fall on Russia-Ukraine concerns

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:26

Specialist Geoffrey Friedman works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. The stock market fell to its lowest point since May as traders worried that tensions between Russia and Ukraine could flare up. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)MUMBAI, India (AP) — Worries over Russian troops amassing near the Ukraine border sent most Asian stock markets lower Wednesday.


Aid group: American with Ebola weak but improving

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:01

An ambulance transporting Nancy Writebol, an American missionary stricken with Ebola, arrives at Emory University Hospital, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Atlanta. Writebol is expected to be admitted to Emory University Hospital on Tuesday, where she will join another U.S. aid worker, Dr. Kent Brantly, in a special isolation unit. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — The husband of the second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola says the patient is weak but showing signs of improvement.


Humidity helps crews fighting California wildfires

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:43

Remington Jones, of the Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif., Engine 1130 looks for hot spots left behind by the Eiler Fire on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, near Burney, Calif. The fire is threatening more than 700 homes, some of which have been evacuated. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)BURNEY, Calif. (AP) — Thunderstorms that brought light rain and increased humidity to Northern California helped crews make progress Tuesday against two large wildfires that threatened hundreds of homes but also raised the possibility of new lightning-sparked blazes in the region.


Report: Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwords

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:36

 Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwordsRussian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.


Arrest in murder of woman whose body found in suitcase

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:35

Arrest in murder of woman whose body found in suitcaseA Pleasantville man has been arrested and charged with murder of a woman whose remains were found inside a suitcase seven months ago.


Double-decker buses crash in Times square; 14 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:34

Double-decker buses crash in Times square; 14 hurtA crash between two double-decker tour buses injured 14 people and left Times Square blood-spattered on Tuesday afternoon.


Trump sues to get name off casinos

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:32

Trump sues to get name off casinosDonald Trump has a message for the two Atlantic City casinos that still bear his name, five years after he gave up anything to do with running them: You're fired.


Police: Man gave kitten heroin

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:23

 Man gave kitten heroinA Chester county man is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly giving a kitten heroin.


Man critical after struck by car in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:16

Man critical after struck by car in WilmingtonA man is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in Wilmington, Delaware.


Woman found dead near Pennypack Park rec center

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:15

Woman found dead near Pennypack Park rec centerAuthorities continue to investigate the death of a woman whose body was found in a park in Northeast Philadelphia on Tuesday.


Missouri set to execute man who killed neighbor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:10

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)BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court and Missouri's governor declined on Tuesday to block the execution of a man who raped and killed a college student, leaving him on course to be the first U.S. prisoner put to death since an Arizona lethal injection went awry last month.


APNewsBreak: Trump sues to get name off casinos

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:53

This July 24, 2014 photo shows several lights burned out in the illuminated facade of the Trump Plaza Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Tuesday Aug. 5, 2014, Donald Trump sued Trump Entertainment Resorts, seeking to force the company to remove his name from its two Atlantic City casinos, Trump Plaza and the Trump Taj Mahal, alleging the company had allowed the casinos to fall into disrepair and tarnish the real estate mogul's personal brand. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump has a message for the two Atlantic City casinos that still bear his name, five years after he gave up anything to do with running them: You're fired.


VA deputy chief: More employees face punishment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:52

U.S. Veterans Administration Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson speaks during the opening session of the National Order of the Purple Heart National Convention in Denver, Tuesday Aug. 5, 2014. Gibson says more employees will be disciplined as the department sorts out a scandal over long waits for health care and falsified data. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — More Veterans Administration employees will be disciplined as the department sorts out a scandal over long waits for health care and falsified data, Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson said Tuesday.


Clinic owner tied to MLB scandal to plead guilty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:25

In this photo provided by ESPN, Anthony Bosch, center, is escorted by Drug Enforcement Administration officials in Weston, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. The owner of a now-defunct Florida clinic was charged Tuesday with conspiracy to distribute steroids, more than a year after he was accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and other players. Federal court records show Bosch is charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute testosterone. (AP Photo/ESPN Outside the Lines, Andrew Lockett) MANDATORY CREDITMIAMI (AP) — The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major league ballplayers and high school athletes.


US neutralizes 60 percent of toxic Syria chemicals

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:03
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States informed the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that it has neutralized about 60 percent of Syria's most toxic chemicals.

Gay marriage arguments flooding federal courts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:01

Gay marriage supporters Duane Lewis and Rex Van Alstine, right, hold their hands to their chest as the national anthem plays during a rally in support of gay marriage in downtown Cincinnati, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in six gay marriage fights from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee on Wednesday, setting the stage for one ruling. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal appeals courts soon will hear arguments in gay marriage fights from nine states, part of a slew of cases putting pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a final verdict.


Manslaughter charge for Ark. woman in son's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:53

In this police booking photo provided by the Yell County Sheriff's Department in Danville, Ark., Brooke Sueann Floyd poses for a photo, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2014. Floyd, whose husband and son were found dead in the Ouachita Mountains, has been charged with felony manslaughter. (AP Photo/Yell County Sheriffs Department)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman was charged Tuesday with manslaughter in the death of her 10-month-old son after investigators said she and her husband took the boy into a rugged part of the Ouachita Mountains while having drug-induced hallucinations about being chased.


UN: Humanitarian situation in Ukraine worsening

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

Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin speaks as the U.N. Security Council meets to discuss the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at the United Nations headquarters. The spread of fighting into Donetsk could result in an alarming escalation in the humanitarian crisis gripping the country's easternmost regions. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.N. official warned the Security Council at an emergency meeting Tuesday that the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine is steadily worsening as power and water supplies are scarce, homes are destroyed and health workers flee.


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.