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Police: Man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

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

 Man faked coma for 2 years to avoid courtHe might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card.


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:00

The sun sets on Parliament Hill as seen across the river from Ottawa, Ontario, in Gatineau, Quebec, Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A gunman opened fire at the National War Memorial, killing a soldier, then moved to nearby Parliament Hill and was shot and killed by Parliament's sergeant-at-arms. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


Man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:56

 Man faked coma for 2 years to avoid courtHe might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card.


Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:54
NEW YORK (AP) — A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.

US journalist leaves hospital after Ebola recovery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:44

In this image released by Nebraska Medical Center, from left, Dr. Levy, Mukpo, Ashoka Mukpo and his partner Helen Finlay, embrace shortly after Ashoka, an American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola, was released from Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nebraska Medical Center, Taylor Wilson)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola at an Omaha hospital left the facility Wednesday afternoon and is heading home to Rhode Island, a hospital spokesman said.


2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:35

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's ParliamentA gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was killed by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said.


Probe: UNC academic fraud was 'shadow curriculum'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:23

Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A's and B's over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.


US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:16

This undated handout photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows a kit that travelers from Ebola-stricken West African nations will be given containing information cards and a thermometer and they will be required to make daily check-ins with state or local health officials to report their status. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said the check-ins could be in person, by telephone, Skype or Facetime or through employers — CDC was consulting with the state and local officials to help them work that out. (AP Photo/CDC)ATLANTA (AP) — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.


Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:12

 the emergency room. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.


Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:10

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2014, file photo, Earvin "Magic" Johnson addresses the audience after receiving the Brass Ring Award for his humanitarian efforts at the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The retired Los Angeles Laker became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce.


Cuomo memoir sales off to slow start in 1st week

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:07
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Days after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) tempered expectations about how well his new memoir is selling, the first results are in.

Company fined $25M for work-at-home scheme

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:07
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California company that promised lucrative returns for a few hours of work at home was fined $25 million on Wednesday for misleading 110,000 people to buy into the scheme that almost never paid off.

Teens' travel renews concerns about terror appeal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:03
DENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an "online predator" who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and whether terrorists' appeal is deepening among vulnerable youth.

Republicans hope for congressional sweep in Iowa

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:03

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at a campaign event for Republican businessman Rod Blum, who is running against Democratic state lawmaker Pat Murphy in the 1st Congressional District, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, on the University of Northern Iowa campus in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Waterloo Courier, Matthew Putney)CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — The politically savvy state of Iowa prides itself on purple voting, boasting a congressional delegation evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. But this year, with a closely matched Senate race and three competitive House seats, the GOP sees an opportunity to turn the state a vibrant shade of red.


California malpractice cap generates big spending

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:02

In this photo taken Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014, Bob Pack poses at the headstone of his children, Troy, 10 and Alana, 7. in Lafayette, Calif. Pack's children were killed 11 years ago when a prescription drug-abusing woman drove into them as they were walking on the sidewalk to get ice cream. Proposition 46, on the November ballot, named after Pack's children, would raise the the cap on pain and suffering in medical liability lawsuits from $250,000 to $1.1 million. Insurance companies and doctors are heavily opposed, saying it will raise health care costs.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003.


Wildlife rehab for bear found in Oregon drugstore

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:51

Wildlife rehab for bear found in Oregon drugstoreA black bear cub found wandering the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday the bear ...


Protest against police brutality blocks Ga freeway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:47
ATLANTA (AP) — Demonstrators who say they were taking part in a week of resistance to police brutality temporarily blocked rush hour traffic on a busy freeway through downtown Atlanta.

Vandalism reported at 5 National Parks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:42
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says vandalism has been found within five western national parks and officials are investigating vandalism reports at five other parks.

Tribe's highest court orders candidate off ballot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:37

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe's high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn't speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A candidate for tribal president on the nation's largest Indian reservation lost another round in a language fluency dispute Wednesday, all but ending his bid for office.


Police reaction to dirt bike wild ride in question

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:32

Police reaction to dirt bike wild ride in questionIt was supposed to be a vigil in memory of a slain biker, but on Tuesday afternoon, it quickly turned into a dangerous ride of 100 men.