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Family searching for Philadelphia woman missing for 2 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 11:23

Family searching for Philadelphia woman missing for 2 weeksA Philadelphia family is pleading for help finding their loved one who has been missing for two weeks.


U.S. parents confront fear of Ebola in classroom

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 11:14

Students disembark from a school bus outside The Ivy Apartments, where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in DallasBy Jon Herskovitz DALLAS (Reuters) - A visibly nervous Qeuna Dawson on Friday walked her two boys to the Jack Lowe Elementary School in Dallas, where a student was removed after coming into contact with the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. "I wanted to keep my boys home but they told me the school is safe. But if I hear of one child sneezing, those boys are staying home," said Dawson, who lives a stone's throw from the spot where the infected man was rushed to a hospital. At ground zero of the U.S. ...


Missouri judge side with married same-sex couples

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 11:14

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, same-sex couple Zuleyma Tang-Martinez, second from right, and Arlene Zarembka, right, of St. Louis, talk to news media in the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City, Mo. A judge struck down part of Missouri’s gay marriage ban for the first time on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, by ordering the state to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states, saying state laws banning the unions single out gay couples “for no logical reason.” The ruling was made in a lawsuit filed by 10 same-sex couples who legally married outside the state, including Zarembka and Tang-Martinez. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden, Pool, File)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge struck down part of Missouri's gay marriage ban for the first time on Friday by ordering the state to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states, saying state laws banning the unions single out gay couples "for no logical reason."


California surfer injured in shark attack, beaches closed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 10:48
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A shark attack that left a surfer injured on the central California coast late on Thursday has prompted the closure of three public beaches in the area controlled by Vandenberg Air Force Base, the military installation said on Friday. The surfer suffered lacerations to his knee, and his surfboard was scraped in the attack by a shark measuring 8 to 10 feet in length, according to a report by Shark Research Committee President Ralph Collier, who is investigating the incident. ...

Crew disinfects home where Ebola patient stayed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 10:41

Crew disinfects home where Ebola patient stayedA woman who has been confined to her Dallas apartment under armed guard after a man infected with Ebola stayed at her home, said she never imagined this could happen to her so far from disease-ravaged West Africa.


Idaho light plane crashes; 1 dead

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 10:34
COUNCIL, Idaho (AP) — The Adams County sheriff's office says a small plane carrying one person has crashed north of the Council, Idaho, airport.

Fire destroys 3 buildings at Flight 93 memorial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 10:30

Fire destroys 3 buildings at Flight 93 memorialA fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial destroyed three administrative buildings on Friday, leaving officials concerned about some of the memorabilia and archival material stored there.


Appointee refuses to step down over porn scandal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 10:15

FILE - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett makes remarks during a news conference after a Penn State Board of Trustees meeting in this Nov. 10, 2011 file photo taken in State College, Pa. Corbett disclosed the resignations of Environmental Protection Secretary Christopher Abruzzo and Glenn Parno, a top lawyer in the Department of Environmental Protection, in separate announcements hours apart Thursday Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett called on one of his political appointees to resign Friday because of his role in the scandal over pornography exchanges in the state attorney general's office, but the appointee refused.


UN condemns beheading as 'heinous and cowardly'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 09:52
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council late Friday sharply condemned a new video that purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning, calling the killing a "heinous and cowardly murder."

Water gushes from broken hydrant in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 09:37

30 p.m., just after the water was shut off. (AP Photo/VITAL environments)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A big-rig collided with a fire hydrant on a downtown San Francisco street on Friday afternoon, sheering it from its base and sending a geyser of water four stories high.


Tough Texas abortion law may head to Supreme Court

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 09:30

A man walks past the former site of a clinic that offered abortions in El Paso, Texas, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Abortion services for many Texas women require a round trip of more than 200 miles, or a border-crossing into Mexico or New Mexico after federal appellate judges allowed full implementation of a law that has closed more than 80 percent of Texas' abortion clinics. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Abortion-rights lawyers are predicting "a showdown" at the U.S. Supreme Court after federal appellate judges allowed full implementation of a law that has closed more than 80 percent of Texas' abortion clinics.


Ten at high risk of exposure to Dallas Ebola patient under isolation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 09:28
DALLAS (Reuters) - Ten people deemed to have been at the highest risk of exposure to an Ebola patient in Dallas are now under isolation while they are being closely monitored, local officials said on Friday. All 10, a number down sharply from the 100 initially feared to have had direct or indirect contact with the Ebola-infected Liberian man, are cooperating with public health authorities by keeping themselves quarantined without orders, Dallas city and county officials said at a news conference. ...

Hundreds of Harvard students receive email shooting threats: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 09:13
CAMBRIDGE Mass. (Reuters) - Hundreds of students and staff at Harvard University received emails on Friday from a sender who threatened to come to the Ivy League school "tomorrow" and shoot them, according to campus police. The Harvard University Police Department said it could not verify that the threat was authentic but said it would step up security around the university's campus, centered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just outside Boston, over the weekend. ...

Things to know about respiratory bug plaguing kids

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 09:00
NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of severe respiratory illnesses has swept the country in the last two months, propelled by what was long considered an uncommon germ.

Colorado school board vote doesn't appease critics

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:39

Izzie Netherton, 6, and her mom Kim join protestors in a demonstration against the Jefferson County School Board conservative majority's plan to form a special committee to reevaluate school curriculum, in the Denver suburb of Lakewood, Colo., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Students, parents and teachers in suburban Denver vowed to continue demonstrating against the school board's new majority after it refused to back off plans to review Advanced Placement U.S. history courses looking for what they regard as objectionably un-patriotic content. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Students, parents and teachers in suburban Denver vow to continue demonstrating against a school board's new conservative majority after it refused to back off plans to review Advanced Placement U.S. history courses for what some see as anti-American content.


Man shot in the back in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:35

Man shot in the back in North PhiladelphiaA shooting in North Philadelphia sent one person to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the back.


FAA chief visits sabotaged Chicago-area facility

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:31

Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta, center, addresses the media after touring the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center with U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill., left, and Rosemarie S. Andolino Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Aurora , Ill. Lawmakers have called for an investigation into how a former contract employee entered the center, which was sabotaged by a fire that shut down Chicago's two international airports. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The head of the Federal Aviation Administration and lawmakers toured a sabotaged Chicago-area air traffic facility on Friday, saying they were shocked by the extent of damage and calling for a more sophisticated backup system in the event of future trouble.


Shark attack closes beaches at California air base

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:29
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — Three beaches along coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base have been closed through the weekend after a 28-year-old surfer survived an attack by a shark, authorities said Friday.

Okra mistaken for marijuana during pot search

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:23
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man says drug suppression officers mistook his okra plants for marijuana.

Fire destroys 3 buildings at Flight 93 memorial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:15

Fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial ParkSHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial destroyed three administrative buildings on Friday, leaving officials concerned about some of the memorabilia and archival material stored there.