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Detroit developer bids on 6,300 foreclosed properties in auction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:41

People enter and exit a home being auctioned in the Boston Edison neighborhood of DetroitBy Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - A Detroit real estate developer whose group won a bundle of more than 6,300 properties in a county tax foreclosure auction said on Wednesday he intended to help get low-income residents into fixed up homes and turn vacant lots into community developments. Herb Strather, whose group bid nearly $3.2 million for the properties in the Wayne County auction, said he also would work with the city's Land Bank Authority to demolish properties in some of Detroit's hardest hit neighborhoods. ...


UN holds emergency meeting on Israel tensions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:40

In this photo provided by the United Nations, the U.N. Security Council holds an emergency session on the situation in the Middle East, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at United Nations headquarters. At the meeting U.N. political chief Jeffrey Feltman warned that Israel's plans for further settlements in east Jerusalem threaten the viability of the future Palestinian state. (AP Photo/United Nations, Eskinder Debebe)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. official warned in an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Wednesday that Israel's plans for further settlements in east Jerusalem threaten the viability of the future Palestinian state. Close ally the United States also warned against Israel's plans.


Saying she will not be bullied, nurse fights Maine Ebola quarantine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:37

Members of the media wait outside the home of Theodore Wilbur in Fort Kent MaineBy Susan Heavey and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court. The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S. states are struggling to protect against the virus without resorting to overzealous and useless precautions or violating civil rights. Hickox, 33, tested negative for Ebola after returning from treating patients in West Africa. ...


Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:32

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the sixth annual "Washington Ideas Forum" in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was an obvious need for "wholesale change" in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department.


Rebuilding continues 2 years after Sandy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:32

Rebuilding continues 2 years after SandyIt was two years ago today that Hurricane Sandy slammed into the eastern seaboard, and devastated portions of the Jersey Shore.


Man who admitted killing 2 stepsons is paroled

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:30
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who unexpectedly pleaded guilty to killing his two adopted stepsons in 1986 after years of claiming his innocence was released from prison Wednesday and headed for a halfway house and strict parole supervision for likely the rest of his life.

Review: CBS streaming not worth cutting cord, yet

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

This product image provided by CBS Interactive shows the Live TV portion of the CBS All Access app on an iPad. CBS All Access is a digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service for the CBS Television Network. (AP Photo/CBS Interactive)NEW YORK (AP) — I dropped my cable TV service more than a year ago and have been relying on Netflix, Hulu and other services to fill my television needs. But I get my shows at least a day late. With CBS' new All Access streaming service, I can watch shows right when they air.


Man convicted in Purdue shooting found dead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:29
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana man who fatally stabbed and shot a fellow Purdue University student earlier this year has been found dead from an apparent suicide in his prison cell, state correction officials said Wednesday.

Source: SEPTA, union making progress toward a deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:27

 SEPTA, union making progress toward a dealTalks continue between SEPTA and the union and a source tells Action News that both sides are making progress toward a deal.


AP IMPACT: If Ebola batters US, we are not ready

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:26
The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network.

Florida's craft beer growler ban battle spills into federal court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:16
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Florida's ban on selling craft beer in reusable 64-ounce jugs known as growlers is harming brewers and their drink-loving customers, a lawyer who is suing the state said on Wednesday, asking a federal judge to overturn the unusual restriction. "Everyone seems to agree that the ban makes no sense, that it's irrational," said Mark Miller, managing attorney for the Atlantic division of the conservative Pacific Legal Foundation. ...

Judge denies order to stop Uber in Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:14
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge has denied a request from Nevada's attorney general to temporarily shut down the ride-sharing company Uber's operations in the state.

Man who talked of remote-control bombs sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:01
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Moroccan man who told people he wanted to fly bombs on remote-control planes into a federal building and into Harvard University was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison.

Crew installing a pool finds human bones in Riverton, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:53

Crew installing a pool finds human bones in Riverton, New JerseyA contracting crew digging a hole for a backyard pool in Riverton, New Jersey never imagined they'd unearth human remains.


Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:49

Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troopsOrdering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines upon their return - longer than required for many civilian health care workers.


New York state to set up upstate fuel reserve in November

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:47
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A strategic fuel reserve at six locations in upstate New York is expected to be operational in November to ensure gasoline and diesel fuel are available to emergency responders in the event of an emergency such as 2012's Hurricane Sandy. Approximately 2.5 million gallons (9.5 million liters) of gasoline and ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) will be kept in the reserve in terminals in Rensselaer, Brewerton, Rochester, Marcy, Vestal and Buffalo, Governor Andrew Cuomo's office said on Wednesday in a release. ...

Court orders for Texas pastors' speeches withdrawn

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:40

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is surrounded by preachers as he addresses a crowd at a Houston church regarding a legal dispute five pastors fighting subpoenas from Houston city attorneys demanding they turn over copies of any sermons they delivered that relate to Houston’s equal rights ordinance. Houston's mayor says the city has withdrawn subpoenas seeking the speeches and other information. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)HOUSTON (AP) — Houston city attorneys have withdrawn subpoenas that sought speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination of gay and transgender residents, the mayor said Wednesday.


Jefferson, Abington Health move closer toward merger

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:38

Jefferson, Abington Health move closer toward mergerLeaders of two Philadelphia-area health systems signed a letter of intent to move toward merging the organizations.


New York, New Jersey look back 2 years after Sandy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:38

In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, a beachfront bar & grill is in ruins on the Sea Bright N.J,. oceanfront two weeks after Superstorm Sandy. Sea Bright, a low-lying community on a narrow strip of sand between the ocean and the Shrewsbury River, floods regularly and suffered catastrophic damage in Superstorm Sandy. Two years later, it is one of the New Jersey municipalities that is furthest along in post-storm remediation and planning for future storms. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — The second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy arrived Wednesday in a region where recovery in New Jersey and New York is happening unevenly, with many houses, boardwalks and businesses rebuilt but many people still unable to return to their homes.


Surveillance released in baseball bat attack, shooting in Queen Village

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:35

Surveillance released in baseball bat attack, shooting in Queen VillagePolice have released surveillance video from an incident where they say a man was attacked, beaten with a baseball bat and shot in Philadelphia's Queen Village section.