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Suit: Breasts burned at Philadelphia hookah lounge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:41

 Breasts burned at Philadelphia hookah loungeA woman says her breasts were burned by hot coals as people danced around a stripper pole at a Philadelphia hookah lounge.


UN review finds Darfur mission held back info

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:32
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A United Nations review has found that the U.N.-African Union joint peacekeeping mission in Darfur took an "unduly conservative" approach to publicly sharing information about crimes against civilians and peacekeepers.

Lab tech: Dead doctor's blood had 'lethal' poison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:31
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A neurologist who died after suddenly falling ill had a "very, very high" level of cyanide in her blood, a lab technician testified Wednesday at the criminal homicide trial for her husband, a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher.

Funding to tame an Ebola outbreak has fallen short

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:24

FILE- In this Oct. 21, 2014, file photo, Nurse Barbara Smith, left, and Dr. Bryan Christensen demonstrate the proper way for health care workers to use personal protective equipment when dealing with Ebola during an education session in New York. Even small clusters of Ebola cases could overwhelm parts of US medical care system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)The nation's preparedness effort to fight outbreaks of Ebola and other infectious diseases has been under-funded and lacking in political will and commitment.


Hawaii lava crosses residential property, threatens more homes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:20

The lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano is seen near the village of Pahoa, HawaiiBy Karin Stanton KONA Hawaii (Reuters) - A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano crept across a residential property on Hawaii's Big Island early on Wednesday after incinerating an outbuilding as it threatened dozens of homes and businesses at the edge of a seaside town. The lava flow from the Kilauea volcano has been slogging toward the village of Pahoa for weeks and was clocked at average speeds of 10 to 15 yards (nine to 14 meters) an hour as it bubbled over a road and overran a cemetery. ...


Sole ND abortion clinic halts medication abortions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:19

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2013 file photo, an abortion protester stands outside the Red River Valley Women's Clinic in downtown Fargo, N.D. The director of North Dakota's sole abortion provider says medical abortions have ceased at the Fargo clinic following a North Dakota Supreme Court ruling Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, that upheld a 2011 state law limiting the use of drugs to perform abortions. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack, File)BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's sole abortion provider stopped providing medication abortions Wednesday in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that blocked the use of pregnancy-terminating drugs, though surgical abortions were still being provided, the clinic's director said.


Utah man accused of chasing owl in paraglider

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:14
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former TV pitchman in Utah with a history of running afoul of the law was charged Tuesday with two federal misdemeanors by prosecutors who say he chased a barn owl in flight on his motorized paraglider.

Chrysler recalling over 300,000 Ram trucks for fire hazard

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:03

A Chrysler sign is seen outside the Warren Truck Assembly plant where the Dodge Ram pickup truck is assembled in Warren, MichiganDETROIT (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's Chrysler Group said on Wednesday it is recalling 381,876 Ram trucks mostly in the United States to correct a potential fire hazard. Chrysler said in a statement that problems with 2010-2014 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs equipped with Cummins diesel engines could cause fuel-heater housings to overheat and fuel to leak. It said 314,704 of the trucks are in the United States, 59,432 in Canada and the rest outside North America. Chrysler said it was not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the condition. ...


Report faults Red Cross response to Isaac, Sandy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 02:49

In this Nov.15, 2012 photo, a beach club destroyed by Superstorm Sandy lays on the sea wall in Sea Bright, N.J. 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)NEW YORK (AP) — The American Red Cross mishandled its responses to Hurricane Isaac and Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and often seemed more focused on public relations than on helping storm victims, according to a report from investigative journalism nonprofit ProPublica and NPR published Wednesday, the second anniversary of Sandy.


Man, 24, shot in the face in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 02:45

Man, 24, shot in the face in LoganA man was shot in the face in the Logan section of Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon, police say.


Suit: Breasts burned at Philadelphia hookah lounge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 02:40
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman says her breasts were burned by hot coals as people danced around a stripper pole at a Philadelphia hookah lounge.

Man who vanished from Denver NFL game said he 'had his fill of football'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 02:36
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A man who vanished during a National Football League game in Denver last week only to be found safe days later told police afterward that he had had his "fill of football" and had wanted to go somewhere warmer, authorities said on Wednesday. Paul Kitterman made national headlines this week when his family and friends asked the public for help in finding the 53-year-old who failed to return to his seat after halftime of the Denver Broncos-San Diego Chargers game last Thursday. ...

Ex-student: I didn't report harassment out of fear

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 02:24
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A man who accuses a former state university administrator of groping him said Wednesday he didn't report it out of fear he'd be perceived as gay.

Murray adds 100M tons to Illinois' coal holdings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 02:24
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A leading U.S. coal company is adding roughly 100 million more tons of reserves and other resources to its southern Illinois portfolio, broadening its operations months after decrying federal regulation of the industry.

Los Angeles officer who joined '60s protests dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 02:08
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Hannon, who as a Los Angeles police officer was suspended for off-duty participation in 1960s civil rights and peace protests, has died.

Services set for 2 slain California deputies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 02:06

Flowers surround the photo of slain Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff Daniel Oliver,at the Sacramento County Sheriff's office in Sacramento, Calif. Tuesday, Oct, 28, 2014. Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, who was booked into jail under the pseudonym Marcelo Marquez, and his wife, Janelle Marquez Monroy made their first appearance in Sacramento Superior Court, Tuesday, to face murder charges related to the death of Oliver, Placer County homicide detective Michael Davis, and the wounding of another deputy and a bystander during a crime spree that spread over two Northern California counties last week.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Memorial services have been scheduled for two Northern California sheriff's deputies who were killed last week during a shooting rampage.


NY police investigate woman's beheading, man's train death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 02:04

NY police investigate woman's beheading, man's train deathAuthorities are investigating whether there's a link between the deaths of a woman found outside a suburban New York apartment building and a man struck by a train.


PHOTOS: Suspects arrested in Camden drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 02:00

 Suspects arrested in Camden drug bustAuthorities in Camden County charged 40 people after a months-long investigation dubbed Operation Southern District.


Why the Vanished Broncos Fan Says He Wandered Off

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 01:51
"The family is happy to report Paul has been found and they are now with him and he is safe," relatives wrote in a statement posted on the Facebook page dedicated to Paul Kitterman's recovery.

Chicago high school evacuated, nine taken to hospital after gas leak

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 01:45
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago high school was evacuated on Wednesday due to a natural gas leak and nine students were taken to local hospitals as a precautionary measure, all in good condition, police said. Harper High School in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side was evacuated shortly after 10 a.m., said Jose Estrada in the Chicago Police Department news affairs office. The school will remain closed the rest of the day, the media relations office at Chicago Public Schools said. (Reporting by Fiona Oritz in Chicago; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)