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Ragu Yandamuri takes the witness stand in his own defense

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:30

Ragu Yandamuri takes the witness stand in his own defenseMonday was a dramatic day in a Montgomery County courtroom as a man defending himself in a gruesome double murder case called himself as a witness.


Supreme court clears the way for gay marriage expansion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:27

Supreme court clears the way for gay marriage expansionThe Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way Monday for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage in the United States and may have signaled that it's only a matter of time before same-sex couples can marry in all 50 states.


Factbox: Reaction to U.S. Supreme Court move on gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:15
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court sidestepped on Monday the issue of gay marriage, declining to hear appeals involving five states whose bans on same-sex weddings had earlier been overturned by regional federal appeals courts. Here are some quotes reacting to the high court's action. ...

Officials confirm sick Delaware child does not have Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:13

Officials confirm sick Delaware child does not have EbolaDelaware Health Officials say a sick child from Liberia, was was under observation in Delaware, does not have the Ebola virus.


State-by-state look at gay marriage bans

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:11

FILE - In this June 26, 2014 file photo, a bouquet of flowers sits next to the new marriage license of longtime same-sex couple Angie Holley and Bylo Farmer on a table outside the offices of the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder, in Boulder, Colo. The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The high court Monday cleared the way for more expansion by turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit it.


Defendant can withdraw U.S. terror plea due to warrantless surveillance: judge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:11
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Albanian man who pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge can withdraw his plea after the U.S. government disclosed it monitored his communications without a warrant, a federal judge in Brooklyn has ruled, likely setting up a rare constitutional challenge to the controversial practice. U.S. District Judge John Gleeson said Agron Hasbajrami can reverse his decision because he was denied an opportunity to question the constitutionality of the surveillance before deciding to plead guilty. ...

Correction: Interstate Egg Fight story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:07
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Oct. 3 about the dismissal of a lawsuit from Missouri and other states over California's new egg sale law, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of an organization that defended the law in court. It is the Humane Society of the United States, not the Humane Society of America.

2 still sought in 2013 Kingsessing murder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:04

2 still sought in 2013 Kingsessing murderPhiladelphia Police want to be sure a murder case doesn't turn cold. The crime happened nearly a year ago in the Kingsessing neighborhood, and authorities are asking for your help in their search for two men.


U.S. working on new screenings for Ebola but no travel ban

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:03
By Roberta Rampton and Richard Valdmanis WASHINGTON/DALLAS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday that the government would develop expanded screening of airline passengers for Ebola, both in the West African countries hit by the disease and the United States. The first patient diagnosed with the disease on U.S. soil, Thomas Eric Duncan, remained in critical condition in a Dallas hospital, as Obama was briefed by agencies involved in fighting the spread of the deadly virus. The president said it was important to follow existing protocols strictly. ...

New clue in search for Eric Frein

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:02

New clue in search for Eric FreinThere is a new clue in the search for wanted gunman Eric Frein. He's been running from authorities for weeks after allegedly ambushing two Pennsylvania State Troopers, killing one of them.


'Grinch Who Stole Halloween' caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:02

'Grinch Who Stole Halloween' caught on cameraA Philadelphia family that was getting into the Halloween spirit was singled out by a thief who used the cover of night to commit the crime.


Can Hewlett-Packard survive the tablet trend?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:00

FILE - This Nov. 14, 2011 photo, shows the company logo on a Hewlett-Packard keyboard at the Micro Center computer store in Santa Clara, Calif. Hewlett-Packard on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 said it is splitting itself into two companies, one focused on its personal computer and printing business and another on technology services, such as data storage, servers and software, as it aims to drive profits higher. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Personal computer sales have been in a slump for years, as customers flock to increasingly powerful smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Now Hewlett-Packard, the Silicon Valley stalwart that was once the world's biggest seller of personal computers, is splitting off its PC and printing businesses. It's the latest shakeup in a tech industry that's being reshaped by the mobile revolution.


Chrysler recalls commercial vans to fix headrests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 05:52

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, the 2014 Ram ProMaster 3500 Cargo Van is presented at the Chicago Auto Show, in Chicago. Chrysler is recalling more than 31,000 of the commercial vans to fix a problem with the headrests. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling 21,470 full-size commercial vans in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem with the headrests.


Mother of 2nd sick preschooler talks to Action News

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 05:43

Mother of 2nd sick preschooler talks to Action NewsNearly two weeks after Enterovirus D68 claimed the life of a local four-year-old, fears of the fast moving virus are intensifying.


Prosecutor: ID theft ring bought designer goods

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 05:43
NEW YORK (AP) — An identity theft and fraud ring used shoppers' stolen information to buy more than $400,000 worth of designer shoes, handbags and accessories from Saks Fifth Avenue's flagship store, with some employees aiding the scam, authorities said Monday.

Perdue defends career amid outsourcing report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 05:22
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican Senate candidate David Perdue said Monday he's proud of his career, pushing back against critics who say the former CEO cared more about the bottom line than employees and arguing bad government policies — not outsourcing — are to blame for domestic job losses.

Police investigate rape claim against NYC attorney

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 05:21
NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney known for handling police brutality allegations is being investigated by detectives after a woman accused him of rape following the Rev. Al Sharpton's 60th birthday party, two law enforcement officials said Monday.

Agency awards $60 million in tribal housing grants

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 05:21
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal government has awarded nearly $60 million in grants to more than 90 tribal communities across the nation, including 15 in Alaska.

Obama says U.S. working on new ways to screen passengers for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 05:20

President Barack Obama meets with members of his national security team and senior staff to receive an update on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday his administration was working on additional protocols for screening airplane passengers to identify people who might have Ebola and would step up efforts to make medical professionals aware of what to do if they encounter a case. Obama made the disclosure after meeting top administration officials involved in attempting to prevent an outbreak of Ebola in the United States. ...


Cardinals' Dwyer pleads not guilty to hitting wife

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 05:15

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2014, file photo, Phoenix police officers escort Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, to the 4th Avenue Jail following his arrest in Phoenix. Dwyer is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, on charges that he assaulted his wife during two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski, File) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESPHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer pleaded not guilty on Monday to aggravated assault after being accused of assaulting his wife during two arguments at their Phoenix apartment.