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Storm strengthening to hurricane heads for Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:26

00 AM EDT shows a large occluded low pressure system over western Canada producing rain for much of the Pacific Northwest. Mostly clear skies for the rest of the West due to a dominant high pressure system over the Rocky Mountains. Tropical Storm Ana is slowly developing to the southeast of Hawaii. (AP Photo/NOAA via Weather Underground)HONOLULU (AP) — Tropical Storm Ana is forecast to strengthen to a hurricane this week as it moves toward the southern edge of Hawaii's Big Island, which was hit by a destructive tropical storm two months ago, meteorologists said Tuesday.


Coast Guard searches for missing jet skier

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:25

Coast Guard searches for missing jet skierA US Coast Guard helicopter and rescue boats are searching the back bays between Stone Harbor and Wildwood for a missing jet skier.


Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion restrictions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:23

Protesters carry signs during an abortion rights march in AustinBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked certain restrictions on abortion contained in a Texas state law that abortion rights groups said would have forced all but a handful of clinics to shut down in the state of 26 million people. The high court granted a request filed by abortion rights groups that puts on hold parts of a federal appeals court decision that had allowed the law to go into effect. The brief court order said that requirements that clinics have certain hospital-like settings for surgeries could not go into effect pending appeal. ...


LA Times sues OC Register over delivery fees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:13
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Times filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Orange County Register over what the Times says is breach of contract and failure to pay more than $2 million in delivery fees.

1 charge dismissed after shoe thrown at Clinton

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:11

FILE - This April 11, 2014 Clark County Detention Center booking file photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, of Phoenix. A federal judge in Las Vegas dismissed a misdemeanor violence against a person charge against Ernst who pleaded guilty last month to trespassing in a shoe-throwing incident involving former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Ernst could face up to six months in prison but has already been in custody since shortly after the April 10 incident in which a soccer shoe missed Clinton on stage at the Mandalay Bay resort. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, file)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge in Las Vegas has dismissed a misdemeanor violence charge against a Phoenix woman who pleaded guilty to trespassing after a shoe was thrown at former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:09

An sign with facts and questions about Ebola is posted inside Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, N.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. All hospital staff take protective measures to keep staff and patients safe, as more attention is focused on diseases like Ebola. (AP Photo/Daily Free Press, Janet S. Carter)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


Beachgoers form human chain to rescue swimmer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:53
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Beachgoers in Oregon pulled a struggling swimmer to shore by forming a human chain after she and seven others were stranded on a rocky outcropping during high tide.

SPECIAL REPORT: NFL concussion opt-outs due by tonight, former NFL player speaks out on Action News at 11

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:44

 NFL concussion opt-outs due by tonight, former NFL player speaks out on Action News at 11A former NFL player sat down only with Action News on the cusp of his decision and he's pulling no punches.


IDs for 2 Oregon pilots killed in Nevada crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:44
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Both pilots who died in a midair collision over northern Nevada's desert were from Oregon, including a longtime firefighter and paramedic who often flew spotter planes over forest fires in his spare time, authorities said Tuesday.

Police say tests show teen shot by St. Louis officer had gun residue on hands

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:34

A pamphlet for the " Ferguson October" demonstrations is seen on the a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriBy Shannon Stapleton St. Louis (Reuters) - A black teenager fatally shot last week in St. Louis by an off-duty police officer had gunshot residue on his hands, jeans and T-shirt, according to crime lab results released on Tuesday after four days of protests in the city against police violence. The killing of 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers by a white officer last Wednesday intensified the demonstrations over the deadly Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. ...


U.S. sets up rapid-response Ebola team; Dallas nurse improves

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:24

Registered nurse Sheble-Hall removes his goggles as per proper protocol directives given by CDC instructors in preparation for the response to the current Ebola outbreak, during a CDC safety training course in Anniston, AlabamaBy Terry Wade DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States is establishing a rapid-response team to help hospitals "within hours" whenever there is a case of Ebola, the top doctor leading the fight against the deadly virus said on Tuesday. Prospects for a quick end to the contagion fell as the World Health Organization (WHO) predicted that three impoverished countries in West Africa - Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea - could produce as many as 10,000 new cases per week by early December. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. ...


Harvard junior who took mom to Mexico can return

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:20

In this Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 photo, Dario Guerrero stands for a portrait at his grandparents' home in the outskirts of Mexico City. Guerrero, a Harvard University junior, accompanied his dying mother to Mexico without government permission, and is now unable to return to the United States. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)LOS REYES LA PAZ, Mexico (AP) — A Harvard University student stuck in Mexico for months after breaking an immigration rule was told Tuesday that he will be allowed to return home to the United States.


Justices stop parts of Texas abortion law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in America's second most-populous state.

Arizona agrees to settle prison health care suit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:15
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of 33,000 inmates after some complained that their cancer went undetected or they were told to pray to be cured after begging for treatment.

Denver jury: Deputies used too much force in death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:06

File - This undated photo provided by the Denver Department of Safety shows Marvin Booker, a homeless Denver street preacher. Jury selection got underway Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in the civil trial for five Denver sheriff's deputies accused of causing the 2010 death of Booker in the downtown jail. Booker died after deputies shocked him with a Taser after he was handcuffed, put him in a sleeper hold and lay on top of him. (AP Photo/Denver Department of Safety, file)DENVER (AP) — A federal jury on Tuesday found five Denver sheriff's deputies used excessive force against a homeless street preacher who died in the city's downtown jail and awarded his family a record $4.65 million in damages, a verdict an attorney said should send a message to law enforcement everywhere.


Air Force athletics department gets passing grade

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:54
DENVER (AP) — The Air Force Academy's inspector general gave the athletic department a passing grade and found no problems that would warrant a criminal investigation, the school said Tuesday.

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion restrictions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:47

Protesters carry signs during an abortion rights march in AustinBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked certain restrictions on abortion contained in a Texas state law that abortion rights groups said would have forced all but a handful of clinics to shut down in the state of 26 million people. The high court granted a request filed by abortion rights groups that puts on hold parts of a federal appeals court decision that had allowed the law to go into effect. The brief court order said that requirements that clinics have certain hospital-like settings for surgeries could not go into effect pending appeal. ...


Ex-financial analyst facing insider trading charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:28
NEW YORK (AP) — A former senior finance analyst at Merck & Co. is facing an insider trading charge after authorities said Tuesday that he passed secrets to a friend he met at college that earned $722,000 in illegal profits.

News Guide: CDC admits missteps in Ebola fight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:20

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Tom Frieden provides an update on the latest developments involving the deadly Ebola virus and its infection of a Texas health care professional as he addresses the media during a briefing at CDC headquarters Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. Frieden said the CDC is working to improve protections for hospital workers after a nurse caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas became the first person to become infected with the disease inside the U.S. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, David Tulis) MARIETTA OUT, GWINNETT OUTA top U.S. health official acknowledged Tuesday that an American nurse might not have been infected with Ebola if a special response team had been sent to Dallas immediately after a Liberian man there was diagnosed with the disease.


Dallas Cowboys' Randle arrested for suspected cologne theft

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:17

 Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee TitansBy Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been arrested and charged with shoplifting a bottle of Gucci Guilty Black cologne and Polo underwear from a department store, police in the Dallas suburb of Frisco said on Tuesday. While Randle was being held during the investigation, he told an officer he stole the items because he did not want to take the time to pay for them, an arrest report said. Randle, 22, was released from jail in the predawn hours of Tuesday after posting bond. ...