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Holder: Ferguson highlights need for collaboration

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:58

Former President Bill Clinton, left, speaks to a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, right, listens Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday said the unrest after a Missouri police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old in August shows law enforcement must directly address tensions within communities.


Questions and answers Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:56

 A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. (AP Photo/CDC, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country. Now it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.


National Christmas Tree lighting set for Dec. 4

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Christmas Tree lighting is set for Dec. 4.

Mali to UN: Consider a rapid intervention force

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:47
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Mali's foreign minister urged the United Nations on Wednesday to consider creating a rapid intervention force to fight extremist groups in the African country's troubled north, warning that the region "once again runs the risk of becoming the destination of hordes of terrorists."

'7th Heaven' actress Sarah Goldberg dies at 40

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:37

'7th Heaven' actress Sarah Goldberg dies at 40The actress and Chicago native passed away in her sleep on September 27


California juvenile camp therapist pleads not guilty to molesting teen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:33
(Reuters) - A former California juvenile detention camp therapist has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy whom she was treating, the Los Angeles County prosecutor said on Wednesday. Ana Patricia Moennich faces up to six years in state prison if convicted of having "sexual relations" with the boy during therapy sessions between April and November 2013 at Camp Mendenhall, outside Los Angeles, the County District Attorney's Office said in a statement. ...

Man pleads guilty in male prostitution ring case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:30

Man pleads guilty in male prostitution ring caseA southern New Jersey man is facing five years in prison after pleading guilty to human trafficking in a case involving male prostitution.


2 New York police officers charged in sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:29
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two police officers from New York have been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in an Atlantic City casino.

SEPTA expands weekend overnight subway service

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:25

SEPTA expands weekend overnight subway serviceSEPTA announced on Wednesday that it will expand its weekend overnight subway service.


U.S. to screen travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries: CNN

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Travelers arriving in the United Stated from Ebola-stricken Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will face mandatory screening measures for the deadly virus as soon as this weekend, according to a media report on Wednesday. The additional screening could also be extended to passengers from other nations struggling with the outbreak, CNN reported, citing the U.S. government. Countries in West Africa, where the deadly Ebola outbreak is centered, are already supposed to screen passengers before they are allowed to depart. ...

Several displaced by South Jersey apartment fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:00

Several displaced by South Jersey apartment fireOfficials say a Burlington, New Jersey apartment was damaged by smoke and flames late Tuesday night.


Closing arguments begin in double murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:54

Closing arguments begin in double murder trialClosing arguments began Wednesday in the trial of a man charged in the slayings of a baby and her grandmother killed in what authorities have called a botched kidnapping plot.


Court hears dispute over pay for security checks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:54

In this Oct. 7, 2014, photo, a police officer is dwarfed amid the marble columns of the Supreme Court in Washington. Some warehouse workers who fill orders for Amazon.com customers say they spend up to 25 minutes after every shift waiting to pass through security checks to make sure they aren't stealing from the online retailer. But they don't get paid for the extra time. The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by two former staffers at a Nevada warehouse who claim they should be compensated for time spent in security screenings under the Fair Labor Standards Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Workers who fill customer orders for Internet retailer Amazon might be out of luck in their quest to be paid for time they spend going through security checkpoints each day.


AccuWeather: Sunny, Blustery Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:52

 Sunny, Blustery TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says cooler temperatures arrive tomorrow.


Kerry appeals to countries to step up efforts to combat Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:44
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday appealed to the international community to do more to help contain the spread of Ebola, and urged countries not to shut their borders. Speaking alongside his British counterpart, Philip Hammond, Kerry also appealed to airlines to keep flying to West Africa. "I am here this morning to make an urgent plea to countries in the world to step up even further," Kerry said. ...

Video shows officer using stun gun in traffic stop

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:38

Video shows officer using stun gun in traffic stopA cellphone video released Tuesday shows police in Indiana breaking a car window then using a stun gun on a man after police stopped the driver for not wearing a seat belt.


SC gay couple's marriage license application OK'd

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:34
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina court has approved a same-sex couple's application for a marriage license despite the state's constitutional ban against the practice and the attorney general's pledge to defend it.

Veteran Alaska radio host shot dead, foster son arrested

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:28
(Reuters) - A longtime Anchorage public radio host was found shot dead in his home and his teenage foster son was suspected of killing him out of anger after being punished for synthetic drug use, Anchorage police said on Wednesday. Marvell Johnson, 64, host of the "Soul to Soul" music show on station KSKA for nearly 35 years, was found shot multiple times in an upstairs bedroom of his home on Tuesday, the Anchorage Police Department said in a statement. ...

Injuries reported after school bus crash in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:27

Injuries reported after school bus crash in Southwest PhiladelphiaSeveral injuries were reported after a crash involving a school bus in Southwest Philadelphia.


Defense allowed to recreate Fla. theater shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:26
DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a former Tampa Police captain accused of shooting a man to death during an argument in a movie theater can recreate the crime scene for the jury at his second-degree murder trial.