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Trump name coming off closed casino

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:57

Trump name coming off closed casinoThe Trump name will be coming off the shuttered Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City.


Chief: Important not to rush missing student probe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:56
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville's police chief said Monday that it's important not to rush the case against the man accused in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, despite criticism of some of his decisions.

Parents of fatally shot Missouri teen renew call for special prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:52
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager fatally shot in August by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, asked Missouri's governor on Monday to reconsider his decision not to appoint a special prosecutor in the case. In a letter to Governor Jay Nixon, lawyers representing Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. said there were "compelling and rising concerns of conflict that now exist" between St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch and the Ferguson Police Department. McCulloch has been overseeing a grand jury probe into the Aug. ...

Jeb Bush makes Spanish ads for 3 GOP candidates

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:51
DENVER (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hasn't said whether he's going to run for president in 2016, but he's going on the air in three races this year — in Spanish.

Same-sex couples start marrying in the South

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:50

Nicole Pries, left, and Lindsey Oliver exchange vows Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, as the couple become one of the first same-sex couples in Virginia to be married, outside a Richmond Court building in Richmond, Va. The couple were the first in the Richmond are to be married after the US Supreme Court refused to overturn same-sex marriage prohibitions. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gay and lesbian couples were getting legally married in the South for the first time on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way by denying efforts by Virginia and other states to ban such weddings.


DHS worker charged with stealing $18,000 in SEPTA tokens

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:41

DHS worker charged with stealing $18,000 in SEPTA tokensThe Philadelphia District Attorney's Office says a worker with the city's Department of Human Services is charged with submitting fraudulent overtime expenses and stealing SEPTA fare tokens from the agency.


Feds: Illinois teen sought to join Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:38
CHICAGO (AP) — A 19-year-old American left a letter expressing disgust with Western society before trying to board an international flight in Chicago, the first step in his plan to sneak into Syria to join the Islamic State group, according to a federal criminal complaint released Monday.

Prosecutors lose appeal in Detroit officer's trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:33
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's appeals court on Monday let stand the dismissal of a manslaughter charge against a Detroit police officer who killed a 7-year-old girl during a raid.

Funeral for Pa. trooper killed in training center shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:33

Funeral for Pa. trooper killed in training center shootingA Pennsylvania state trooper accidentally killed in a firearms training exercise was laid to rest in Northeast Philadelphia.


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.