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Owl attacks hawk at Vermont LL Bean store display

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:36
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The grand opening of an L.L. Bean store in Vermont has ruffled some feathers, with an owl attacking a hawk in a shopping mall display.

Nine rookie Port Authority cops fired after wild New Jersey graduation bash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:33
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nine rookie officers from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police department are being fired and three supervisors disciplined after a rowdy graduation party at a New Jersey bar, authorities said on Friday. The raucous behavior during the Aug. 23 bash at a Hoboken bar raised such concern that the Port Authority is reevaluating its candidate-screening process, the agency said in a statement. ...

Intense storm hitting Alaska's Aleutian Islands

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:29

This Nov. 5, 2014 photo provided by NASA shows a picture captured by NASA's Aqua satellite of Typhoon Nuri. Weather forecasters say an explosive storm, a remnant of Typhoon Nuri, surpassing the intensity of 2012's Superstorm Sandy is heading toward the northern Pacific Ocean and expected to pass Alaska's Aleutian Islands over the weekend. (AP Photo/NASA)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The edge of a rapidly intensifying storm began pummeling parts of Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Friday, signaling its arrival by lashing the western tip of the island chain with hurricane-force winds.


Germantown abduction suspect in jail on suicide watch

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:20

Germantown abduction suspect in jail on suicide watchThe man who allegedly kidnapped Carlesha Freeland-Gaither is in custody in Virginia for heinous crimes he allegedly committed there.


Dallas reaches end of Ebola monitoring period

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:20

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2014, file photo, Amber Vinson, 29, the Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola, speaks at a news conference after being discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Dallas calmly marked the end of its Ebola crisis on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, when the last of the 177 people who were being monitored for symptoms of the deadly virus were to be cleared at midnight.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)DALLAS (AP) — Dallas calmly marked the end of its Ebola crisis on Friday when the last of the 177 people who were being monitored for symptoms of the deadly virus were to be cleared at midnight.


Obama to nominate Loretta Lynch for Attorney General on Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:16

Attorney General- LynchWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will nominate Brooklyn prosecutor Loretta Lynch for his next attorney general at an event in the White House Roosevelt Room on Saturday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. Lynch, 55, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, has deep experience in both civil rights and corporate fraud cases. She would be the first black woman to hold the job, if confirmed by the Senate. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Sandra Maler)


Argentina tells NY judge new lawsuits seek $4.7B

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:15
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Argentina has told a Manhattan judge that his orders have caused bondholders to demand $4.7 billion since June, creating an "impossible situation" for the South American nation.

Robin Williams' autopsy found no illegal drugs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:12

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2011 file photo, actor Robin Williams poses for a portrait during the "Happy Feet" Press Junket in Beverly Hills, Calif. Authorities say an autopsy on Williams found no alcohol or illegal drugs in his system when he committed suicide at his Northern California home in August 2014. The Marin County sheriff's office released the autopsy results Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams' autopsy found no alcohol or illegal drugs were in his body when he killed himself at his Northern California home in August, sheriff's officials said Friday.


Gay marriage advocates target U.S. Supreme Court after loss

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:10

Terrence Hall and Christopher DeCaria display their marriage license to the media outside of the Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds office in CharlotteBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gay marriage supporters in four states where bans on same-sex nuptials were upheld by a federal appeals court said on Friday they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue, and officials in two of the states vowed to do the same. Same-sex marriage advocates in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee said they would quickly appeal to the Supreme Court, possibly within the next two weeks. Officials in Michigan and Kentucky, who defended their states' gay marriage bans, said they would urge the high court to resolve the constitutionality of the prohibitions.


Detroit wins court approval for plan to exit bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:06

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr addresses the media about the ruling on the Detroit municipal bankruptcy during a news conference in the Theodore J. Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit,By Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit won U.S. Bankruptcy Court approval on Friday for a road map to end its fiscal free fall and revitalize a city sinking under a huge debt load and dysfunctional government. Judge Steven Rhodes confirmed the city's plan to shed about $7 billion of its $18 billion of debt and obligations and plow $1.7 billion into improvements, finding it both fair to creditors and feasible to implement. ...


Prisoners freed quickly after voters OK measure

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:06
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A ballot measure passed by voters this week is already freeing California suspects from jail as their felony charges are reduced to misdemeanors, and people previously convicted of the charges receive reduced sentences as they appear in court.

A history of Detroit's fiscal problems

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:05
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday confirmed Detroit's plan to exit the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy. The ruling gives the cradle of the U.S. auto industry and birthplace of Motown music a chance to start anew. Following are steps leading to the city's "rock bottom" point of December 2013, when it was declared eligible for Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy, and milestones in the ensuing court process. ...

New UAW president vows to be more open to members, public

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:03

United Auto Workers (UAW) union president Dennis Williams poses for a portrait in DetroitBy Bernie Woodall and Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - As the United Auto Workers faces what many observers say will be the most difficult contract talks with U.S. automakers in decades in 2015, its new president said more open communication with union members and the public will help at the bargaining table. ...


Iowa teen found not guilty in brother's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:01
LOGAN, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Friday found an Iowa teenager not guilty by reason of insanity in the killing of his 5-year-old foster brother, after the teen testified that he had powerful fantasies and thought at the time that he was killing a goblin.

Latina lawmaker makes history in Pa. legislature

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:00

Latina lawmaker makes history in Pa. legislatureAn educator with a political legacy will make history as the first Puerto Rican woman elected to the Pennsylvania legislature.


Immigration dispute erupts at White House lunch

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:59

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, listen as President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with Congressional leaders in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House lunch aiming for cooperation boiled into a fresh dispute with newly empowered Republicans over immigration reform Friday, with GOP leaders warning President Barack Obama to his face not to take unilateral action. The president stood unflinchingly by his plan to act.


Alaska TV reporter turned pot activist aims to open Anchorage cannabis club

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:55

Marijuana plants for sale are displayed at the medical marijuana farmers market in Los AngelesBy Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - (Please note strong language in final paragraph) A former Alaska broadcast news reporter who famously quit her job in an on-air stunt aimed at boosting a campaign to legalize pot in Alaska said on Friday she aims to open a bricks-and-mortar cannabis club in Anchorage before turning it into a seed-to-sale business. Voters in Alaska and Oregon on Tuesday opted to legalize recreational marijuana use in ballot measures that will ultimately usher in regulated pot retail stores similar to those already operating in Washington state and Colorado. ...


Pilot's survival from fall is 'no minor miracle'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:51

Graphic compares Peter Siebold’s escape with other falls, jumps and skydives.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — There were no ejection seats and no easy ways out of SpaceShipTwo if disaster struck.


'Dark Web' drug site challenge law enforcement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:50
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — No sooner had authorities announced the shuttering of an alleged illegal online drug bazaar than another popped up claiming to take its place.

Utah man accused of trying to snatch sleeping girl, 5, from bedroom

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:46
By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Police with search dogs on Friday arrested a Utah man accused of trying to abduct a sleeping 5-year-old girl from her bed in the dead of night in a kidnapping foiled only because the child's stepfather awakened to the sound of the front door opening. Police said the suspected kidnapper entered the home in Sandy, Utah, early on Friday through an unlocked side or rear door, took the girl from a downstairs bedroom, and was leaving the house when the parents woke up. He gave up the girl and fled when challenged. ...