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Obama tells angry Hispanics he won't give up on immigration reform

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:27

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during his meeting with India's PM Narendra Modi at the White House in WashingtonBy Jeff Mason and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought to rally frustrated Latinos on Thursday with a firm promise to keep fighting for immigration reform and a renewed pledge to take executive action this year to reduce deportations of undocumented immigrants. After enraging many Hispanic voters last month by delaying a change in immigration policies until after the November midterm elections, Obama has faced widespread condemnation from a voting bloc that helped him win the presidency in 2008 and 2012. ...

Texas immigrant detention center rife with abuse, groups say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:26
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A large detention center holding hundreds of Central American women and children near San Antonio should be shut down amid accusations that guards have sexually abused and harassed detainees, human rights groups said on Thursday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement denied the allegations brought by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund and other groups about the Karnes Detention Center southeast of San Antonio. GEO Group Inc, which runs the center, issued a statement also denying the charges. The center opened on Aug. ...

Border agent seen punching teen went unpunished

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:13
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — For nearly eight months after federal investigators saw videos of a U.S. Border Patrol agent punching a teenager in the stomach, the agent continued to work and went unpunished.

Woman denies sending Ferguson grand jury tweet

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:02
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County woman has denied that she posted on Twitter a claim that a member of a grand jury told her the panel lacked evidence to prosecute the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:01

Secret Service agents surround President Barack Obama as he greets guests after speaking about the economy, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Obama is looking to frame the closing economic arguments of the midterm campaign. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

NC asks US Supreme Court to restore election rules

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:51
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina attorneys wasted no time pleading to the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to allow the state to carry out two key voting changes for the fall election.

Victim, suspect ID'd in fatal stabbing in East Mt. Airy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:44

Victim, suspect ID'd in fatal stabbing in East Mt. AiryPolice released the identity of the homeowner who was fatally stabbed in East Mt. Airy and the suspect who they have charged in the crime.

Price tag for SC nuclear plant could grow by $1B

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:42
ATLANTA (AP) — The cost of a new nuclear power plant in South Carolina could grow by more than $1 billion, utility officials said Thursday, in a blow to a nuclear industry hoping to prove it can control construction spending.

Appeals court lets Texas enforce abortion limits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:24
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court Thursday gave Texas permission to fully enforce a sweeping abortion law signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry last year that would effectively close all but seven abortion facilities in America's second-most populous state.

Girl's family seeks reversal of brain-death ruling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:58

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath. The family of Jahi McMath, who was declared brain dead in December 2013 after suffering complications from surgery, is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive. The family’s attorney argued in court papers filed Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 that 13-year-old Jahi McMath is no longer brain-dead and shows significant signs of life. Lawyers for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital say the evidence in Jahi's case still supports the determination that she is legally dead. (AP Photo/Courtesy of McMath Family and Omari Sealey, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a California teenager who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive, the family's lawyer said Thursday.

US stocks avoid a fourth straight losses

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:54

Traders Anthony Riccio, left, and Patrick Casey work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. U.S. markets were mostly flat in early trading Thursday, follow a sell-off the day before, as U.S. investors had little reaction to comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, who announced new economic stimulus measures for the continent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market sputtered to an indecisive close Thursday, taking a pause after three straight days of losses.

Judge weighs legal fees in $190 million settlement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:52
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge is weighing what percentage of a $190 million settlement to earmark for lawyers representing more than 8,000 women.

United contacting those who flew with Ebola victim

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:52
DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines said Thursday it is notifying passengers who were on flights with a man later diagnosed with Ebola and telling them how to contact federal health officials.

Feds to investigate death of NC inmate from thirst

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:44
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into the death of a North Carolina inmate with mental illness who died of thirst after being held in solitary confinement for 35 days.

U.S. appeals court lets Texas enforce abortion clinic rules

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:43

Protesters line the floors of the rotunda at the State Capitol building during a protest in Austin, TexasNEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that Texas could begin enforcing restrictions on abortion clinics that critics of the new rules say will force all but seven of the facilities in the state to shut down. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that Texas could enforce the requirement that clinics have certain hospital-like settings for surgeries while the court weighs the constitutionality of the state law. ...

JPMorgan says data breach affected 76 million households

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:40

JPMorgan says data breach affected 76 million householdsA huge cyberattack against JPMorgan Chase & Co. this summer has compromised customer information for about 76 million households and 7 million small businesses, the bank said Thursday.

Driver charged with fatal hit-and-run of 101-year-old California man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:34
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A driver accused of hitting and killing a 101-year-old Los Angeles-area man with his van then trying to flee the scene was charged on Thursday with vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run. Los Angeles County prosecutors say Ricardo Avalos, 41, struck 101-year-old Jose Noriega at about 6 a.m. on Wednesday as the older man crossed a street in suburban Boyle Heights in a marked crosswalk. ...

More than 800 flights canceled in Chicago due to weather, fire issues

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:30

A Spirit Airlines airplane sits at a gate at the O'Hare Airport in Chicago, IllinoisBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Incoming stormy weather and operational problems caused by a fire last week at a Chicago-area air traffic control facility forced the cancellation of more than 800 flights on Thursday at Chicago airports. More than 525 flights at O'Hare International Airport, one of the world's busiest, have been canceled and delays are averaging 45 minutes, according to the city's department of aviation. Nearly 300 flights were canceled at Chicago Midway International Airport and some flight delays were averaging 40 minutes or more. ...

Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:23

Students disembark from a school bus outside The Ivy Apartments, where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in DallasBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance. The Dallas Ebola case, involving a man who flew back to the United States last month from Liberia, has prompted national concern over the potential for a wider spread of the deadly virus from West Africa, where at least 3,338 people have died in the worst outbreak on record. U.S. ...

California teens arrested in 920 chicken deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:23

This undated photo provided by the the Fresno County Sheriff shows Gabriel Quintero, 18, of Riverdale who is suspected of breaking into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killing more than 900 birds with a golf club. Quintero was taken into custody with two juvenile males, ages 15 and 17, from Caruthers, and a third juvenile male, age 17, from Lemoore. (AP Photo/Fresno County Sheriff )FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Deputies have arrested four young men — one adult and three juveniles — suspected of breaking into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killing more than 900 birds with a golf club in California.