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Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion wait

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:02

Joanne Schrader holds signs as she gathers with other abortion opponents in the rotunda of the Missouri Capitol Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri lawmakers will consider whether to override a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon of legislation requiring a 72-hour waiting period for abortions, one of the longest mandatory delays in the nation, during a special legislative session that begins Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers enacted one of the nation's most stringent abortion waiting periods Wednesday, overriding a veto of legislation that will require women to wait 72 hours after consulting with a doctor before ending a pregnancy.


Police find dead cats in Florida child porn suspect's home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:00
(Reuters) - A Florida man wanted on child pornography charges was found living among numerous dead and living cats, police said on Wednesday without confirming a media report that about 50 dead felines were found in the suspect's freezer. Douglas Westcott, 55, was being arrested on three counts of child pornography at his Lake Worth home when police found the dead animals, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. About 50 dead cats were found in freezers inside Westcott's home along with some three dozen living cats, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion wait

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:44

Joanne Schrader holds signs as she gathers with other abortion opponents in the rotunda of the Missouri Capitol Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri lawmakers will consider whether to override a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon of legislation requiring a 72-hour waiting period for abortions, one of the longest mandatory delays in the nation, during a special legislative session that begins Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers enacted one of the nation's most stringent abortion waiting periods Wednesday, overriding a veto of legislation that will require women to wait 72 hours after consulting with a doctor before ending a pregnancy.


Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion waiting period by overriding governor's veto.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:38
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion waiting period by overriding governor's veto.

Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion waiting period by overriding governor's veto.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:38
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion waiting period by overriding governor's veto.

Highway shutdown averted at Ferguson protests

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:27

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2014 file photo, police wait to advance after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. The Ferguson City Council, set to meet Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, for the first time since the fatal shooting of Brown, said it plans to establish a review board to help guide the police department and make other changes aimed at improving community relations. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)Authorities arrested protesters who were planning to block part of Interstate 70 on Wednesday near the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer.


China's inflation in August eases to 2 percent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:25
BEIJING (AP) — China's consumer inflation eased in August amid signs of cooling economic growth.

China's inflation in August eases to 2 percent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:25
BEIJING (AP) — China's consumer inflation eased in August amid signs of cooling economic growth.

AccuWeather: Summer Warmth, Humidity and Storms on the Way

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:10

 Warm and Humid, Late StormsMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking a one day surge of muggy air followed by evening thunderstorms.


Investigation: Is healthcare sign up program worth tax dollars?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:00

 Is healthcare sign up program worth tax dollars?The federal government has just announced plans to spend another $60 million dollars this year to fund the controversial Healthcare Navigator program.


Former FBI director to lead probe of NFL's handling of Ray Rice case: league

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:59
(Reuters) - Former FBI director Robert Mueller will lead an investigation into the National Football League's handling of former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice's domestic violence case, the league said on Wednesday. Mueller's probe will be overseen by NFL owners John Mara of the New York Giants and Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the league said in a statement. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Mueller will have access to league records and personnel and that the final report would be made public.

NFL: Former FBI director will probe Ray Rice case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:49

 Former FBI director will probe Ray Rice caseA law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.


Woman in wheelchair stabbed, robbed in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:45

Woman in wheelchair stabbed, robbed in Southwest PhiladelphiaA woman in a wheelchair was stabbed and robbed in Southwest Philadelphia and it's the third attack on a disabled person in the area in the last week.


Children, ages 7 and 10, struck by car in NE Phila.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:43

Children, ages 7 and 10, struck by car in NE Phila.Police say a pair of siblings, ages 7 and 10, are in critical condition after they were struck by a car in Northeast Philadelphia.


President Obama orders "broad military campaign" to combat ISIS

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:32

President Obama orders "broad military campaign" to combat ISISPresident Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign Wednesday night to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS in Syria and Iraq.


1 wounded in Glasgow, Delaware shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:58

1 wounded in Glasgow, Delaware shootingA man in his 20s was shot and wounded in Glasgow, Delaware.


Detroit bankruptcy trial delayed until Monday by U.S. judge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:50

File of a boarded up vacant home is seen with General Motors World Headquarters and the Detroit skylineBy Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - A federal judge has put a landmark trial on Detroit's plan to exit bankruptcy on hold until Monday, as the city neared a deal with bond insurer Syncora Guarantee Inc, one of its most formidable hold-out creditors. If approved, the deal will see Syncora drop its objection to the restructuring and the trial - which is studying the feasibility of Detroit's plan to exit bankruptcy - could get a swift approval from U.S. Detroit's city council must approve the terms and is set to meet on Monday. Rhodes began a confirmation hearing on Detroit's plan to adjust $18 billion of debt last week and had scheduled hearing dates through Oct. 17.


Former WWE wrestler O'Haire found dead in SC home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:46
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Sean Christopher Haire, known to professional wrestling fans as Sean O'Haire, has been found dead in his South Carolina home.

Former WWE wrestler O'Haire found dead in SC home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:46
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Sean Christopher Haire, known to professional wrestling fans as Sean O'Haire, has been found dead in his South Carolina home.

$31,000 stolen from check cashing agency in Juniata Park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:43

$31,000 stolen from check cashing agency in Juniata ParkPolice are looking for the armed bandit who got away with $31,000 from a check-cashing business in Philadelphia's Juniata Park section.