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Unit at Colorado's Fort Carson locked down after property goes missing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 16:54
(Reuters) - A unit at Fort Carson in Colorado entered the third day of a lockdown after a piece of government property was taken without permission, an army representative said on Friday. The lockdown started on Thursday morning and applies to the 1st Battalion 66th Armor Regiment, a spokesman for the fourth infantry division public affairs office said. The army did not say what type of equipment was taken. ...

Plagiarism report unlikely to affect Senate race

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 16:30

In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., right, and his son Michael leave the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. Walsh says the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. has revoked his master's degree after an investigation into plagiarism allegations. The college launched the probe in August 2014 after The New York Times published a story showing Walsh borrowed heavily from other sources for a research paper he wrote in 2007. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh's name has been removed from the U.S. Army War College's academic rolls and grinded from a plaque listing the members of the graduating class of 2007 after the college stripped him of his degree for plagiarism.

Documents show how White House defended Clinton

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 15:52

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, smiles as she talks with supporters at a Barnes & Noble bookstore in Chicago, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Clinton visited Chicago for two appearances, including a speech to a business group, and to stump for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn in his bid for re-election. (AP Photo/ Nam Y. Huh)WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House made a public push to defend President Bill Clinton during a series of investigations related to the Whitewater real estate deal to his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky, according to thousands of pages of documents released by the National Archives.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 15:02
"This award is for all those children who are voiceless, whose voices need to be heard. I speak for them and I stand up with them. And I join them in their campaign." — Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for pursuing an education, after capturing the Nobel Peace Prize.

China urges corruption fugitives abroad to return

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 14:52
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are urging officials who have fled abroad to avoid corruption charges to turn themselves in before Dec. 1 in exchange for leniency or face stiffer punishment.

Seven New Jersey students charged over sexual assaults: New York Times

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 14:08
(Reuters) - Seven New Jersey high school students have been charged following a string of sexual assaults in a hazing controversy that prompted officials to cancel the remainder of the school's football season, the New York Times reported on Friday. Six of the seven teenagers from Sayreville War Memorial High School were arrested on Friday evening in connection with four assaults on four different students last month, the Times reported, citing Middlesex County prosecutor Andrew Carey. Police are still searching for the seventh teen, the Times reported. ...

NY Occupy activist acquitted of obstructing police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:56
NEW YORK (AP) — After being convicted of assaulting a police officer, an Occupy Wall Street protester who became a rallying point for activists was cleared Friday of charges stemming from another confrontation with police.

Hundreds join Missouri protest of police shootings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:42

A young boy joins protesters as they gather across the street from the Ferguson, Mo., police station, in a continuing protest of the shooting of Michael Brown, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of people protesting the death of Michael Brown and other fatal police shootings in Missouri and elsewhere stood inches from officers in riot gear late Friday before demonstrators dissipated, anticipating a long weekend of events.

7 charged in high school football hazing case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:40

FILE - This Oct. 7, 2014, file photo, shows the entrance to Sayreville War Memorial High School in Sayreville, N.J. Students were charged with sex crimes Friday, Oct. 10 after an investigation into hazing on the school's football team that has canceled the rest of its season found they held other children against their will and improperly touched them, prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)PARLIN, N.J. (AP) — Seven students were charged with sex crimes Friday after an investigation into hazing on a high school football team found that they held other children against their will and improperly touched them, prosecutors said.

Kansas Supreme Court temporarily blocks gay marriages

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 11:31

Jim Derrick and Alfie Travassos exchange rings as they get married at the Salt Lake County Government Complex in Salt Lake City, UtahBy Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - The legal battle over gay rights in Kansas reached the state's highest court and the federal courts on Friday hours after two women were married outside a county courthouse. The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday blocked temporarily the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Kansas, but said couples could file applications, and the ACLU of Kansas filed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay marriage. ...

7 charged in New Jersey high school football hazing case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 11:30

7 charged in New Jersey high school football hazing caseSeven students were charged Friday night after an investigation into hazing on a high school football team that cancelled its season after the allegations came to light last week.

Woman exonerated, freed after 17 years in prison

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

Susan Mellen, left, sits with her attorney Deirdre O'Connor, as she is exonerated of murder by Superior Court Judge Mark Arnold in Torrance, Calif., Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Mellen spent 17 years in prison after being convicted of murder in the death of Richard Daly, a homeless man in 1997. The judge said Mellen had inadequate representation by her attorney at trial. The witness who claimed she heard Mellen confess, had a long history of giving false tips to law enforcement, according to documents in the case. Three gang members subsequently were linked to the crime, and one was convicted of the killing. (AP Photo/Daily Breeze, Brad Graverson, Pool )TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A woman who spent 17 years in prison for the death of a homeless man hugged her grandchild for the first time and did a dance of happiness on Friday after she was judged innocent of murder and freed.

California officials report 32 enterovirus cases

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 10:36
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials said Friday that they have confirmed 32 cases of a virus that can cause serious respiratory illness — more than double the figure from a week earlier.

HIV-positive Alabama pastor confesses to sex with parishioners: reports

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 10:17
BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - A veteran Alabama pastor who confessed to having sex with parishioners on church grounds while HIV-positive has defied attempts to remove him from his post, media reported on Friday. Pastor Juan McFarland's revelations, made in a series of confessions from the pulpit last month, rocked the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, where he ministered for more than 20 years, the Alabama Media Group reported. ...

Family seeks medical consensus for California girl declared brain dead

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

A photograph of 13-year-old Jahi McMath is seen on a necklace in OaklandBy Steve Gorman (Reuters) - A lawyer for the family of a California girl declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy wants to broker a conference between several physicians who insist she exhibits signs of life and a court-appointed doctor who rejects their findings. Relatives of Jahi McMath, aged 13 when she suffered cardiac arrest in December following surgery to treat sleep apnea, petitioned a judge weeks ago to revoke her death certificate and restore her status as a living person. ...

7 plaintiffs in no-fly list lawsuit cleared to fly

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 10:05
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Seven people who challenged their placement on the government's no-fly list are now free to fly, the first time the U.S. has ever informed someone whether they are or are not excluded.

Idaho and North Carolina are latest states to allow gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 10:03

Sharene and Lori Watsen appear with lawyers and fellow plaintiffs that sued the state over a gay marriage ban hold a press conference outside of the James A. McClure Federal Building and US Courthouse in BoiseBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - County clerks in Idaho and North Carolina began issuing their states' first marriage licenses to gay couples on Friday after court actions that capped a week of victories for supporters of same-sex matrimony in America. The move came as barriers to gay marriage fell state by state this week and followed days of back-and-forth federal court actions that could soon see legal weddings for same-sex couples extended to 35 states. The U.S. ...

Judge strikes down NC gay marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 10:02

Vicki Britt wipes away tears as her partner, Trish Philbrook, comforts her during the announcement that there will be no marriages performed at the Wake County Courthouse in Raleigh, N.C. on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. U.S. District Judge William Osteen signed an order late Friday afternoon that pushed to next week the decision on whether to nullify the definition of marriage in the North Carolina Constitution that restricts unions to a man and a woman. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chuck Liddy)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge in North Carolina struck down the state's gay marriage ban Friday, opening the way for the first same-sex weddings in the state to begin immediately.

Police sorry for telling wrong family of death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 09:58
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska couple knocked on the door of their son's long-time girlfriend Thursday, intending to inform her that he'd been killed in a car accident.

Gay marriage in Kansas throws political twist

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 09:57

In this photo provided by Liz Dickinson, Kelli, left, and Angela pose for a picture after their wedding ceremony at the Johnson County Court House in Olathe, Kan., Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. The Johnson County newlyweds asked to be identified only by their first names to help protect their privacy, but did agree to allow a photograph of them after the ceremony to be used. In a statement released through the gay-rights group Equality Kansas, they said they wanted to celebrate privately. (AP Photo/, Liz Dickinson)OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The first marriage of a gay couple in Kansas created a new twist Friday in two of the most intensely fought races of the midterm elections, though it remains to be seen whether the Republican incumbents will get a boost from their continued opposition to same-sex weddings.