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Options for protection come with flu season

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:49

Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, receives a flu shot from Sharon Bonadies at the conclusion of a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. "Vaccination is the single most important step everyone 6 months of age and older can take to protect themselves and their families against influenza," said Frieden. Influenza hospitalized a surprisingly high number of young and middle-aged adults last winter, and this time around the government wants more of them vaccinated. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.


Scots reject independence in historic vote

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:27

Supporters of the No campaign for the Scottish independence referendum celebrate after the final result was announced at a No campaign event at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:02
"We have chosen unity over division. Today is a momentous day for Scotland and the United Kingdom as a whole." — Alistair Darling, head of the No campaign, after Scottish voters rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the U.K. after a historic referendum.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron promises to deliver on promises made to Scotland ahead of vote

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:19
LONDON (AP) — UK Prime Minister David Cameron promises to deliver on promises made to Scotland ahead of vote.

Man kills daughter, six grandchildren in Florida murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:43
TAMPA (Reuters) - A 51-year-old Florida man shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren in his home before killing himself on Thursday, authorities said. Don Spirit, identified by authorities as the suspect, called the 911 emergency line and killed himself after a sheriff's deputy arrived at the scene, Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said. Everyone in the house was killed, Schultz said. The youngest child was less than three months old and the oldest was 11 years old, he added. "We're all family here. What can you say?" Schultz said. ...

Vets work to save leg of dog hit by stolen van

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:28

This photo provided by ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals shows Gordo, a 1- to 2-year-old Maltese mix that was struck by a van during a police chase Wednesday night, being cared for at City Of Angels Veterinary Specialty Center in Culver City, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. He was listed in stable condition awaiting surgery Thursday. During the chase, television reports showed the litttle dog running in the street and being hit. Hospital spokeswoman Shannon Brown says the dog has a deep cut and broken bones. (AP Photo/ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veterinarians on Thursday worked to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase that was captured live by television helicopters.


In shift, U.S. officials fight release on bond of migrants: lawyers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:15

U.S. Department of Homeland Security emblem is pictured at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center in Arlington VirginiaBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is routinely arguing against the release on bond of Central American women and children at a New Mexico detention center in a policy shift meant to discourage others like them from entering the United States, say lawyers for the detainees. The lawyers, representing women and children being held at the detention center in Artesia, 170 miles (275 km) from El Paso, Texas, say the government has for the last two months routinely argued against granting bond. ...


Crash sends truck dangling over Oregon bridge rail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:13

This photo provided by the Oregon State Police shows a truck hanging over the bridge. An Oregon State Police spokesman said the truck driver has been cited after a commercial truck hauling lumber products crashed at an Umpqua River bridge in southern Oregon, leaving the truck and trailer hanging over the bridge railing above the waterway. Lt. Gregg Hastings says an estimated 100 gallons of diesel leaked into the river Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Oregon State Police)SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A driver has been cited after a truck hauling lumber products crashed at an Umpqua River bridge in southern Oregon Thursday, leaving the truck's trailer hanging over the bridge railing.


Results in Edinburgh push anti-independence side to edge of victory in Scotland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:58
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Results in Edinburgh push anti-independence side to edge of victory in Scotland.

Sheriff: Fla. man kills 6 grandchildren, daughter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:01

This undated image provided by the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 shows Don Spirit. On Thursday, officials said Spirit is suspected of killing six of his grandchildren, his daughter and himself near Bell, Fla. (AP Photo/Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office)BELL, Fla. (AP) — A once-convicted felon killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at the man's home in a small North Florida town Thursday, a sheriff said.


Couple accused of Amish sisters' kidnap charged with child sex exploitation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:58

St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office photo of Stephen HowellsBy Matthew Liptak SYRACUSE N.Y. (Reuters) - A couple accused of kidnapping two Amish sisters in northern New York state in August were charged in federal court in Syracuse on Thursday with sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography. Stephen Howells II, 39, and Nicole Vaisey, 25, of Hermon, New York, were indicted for the sexual exploitation of three girls, aged 12, 8 and 7. Both also were charged with one count each of conspiracy to sexually exploit children and Howells was also charged with possession of child pornography. ...


Police arrest shooting suspects at Phoenix's Sky Harbor airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:56
(Reuters) - Police in Phoenix have arrested three shooting suspects following an hours-long manhunt at the city's Sky Harbor International Airport on Thursday, following a shooting at a nearby gas station, authorities said. Officers with the Tempe Police Department responded to reports of the shooting around 2:45 p.m. local time (2145 GMT), and tracked the suspects' vehicle from the scene to the airport, Assistant Tempe Police Chief Angel Carbajal told reporters at a news conference. ...

San Diego school police to return military vehicle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:52
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego's school district plans to return a military surplus vehicle obtained by its police department after negative reaction.

AccuWeather: Summer Has The Final Say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:43

 Summer Has The Final SayMeteorologist Adam Joseph says despite the Fall chill, Summer wins this weekend


Philadelphia residents speak out on BB gun sales to children

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:34

Philadelphia residents speak out on BB gun sales to childrenOutraged Philadelphia residents spoke out against the illegal sale of BB guns to children, the damage it can do, and the need to make tougher regulations.


Philadelphia SRC agrees to sell 11 closed school buildings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:34

Philadelphia SRC agrees to sell 11 closed school buildingsThe School Reform Commission has agreed to sell 11 school buildings that were closed by the Philadelphia School District.


Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:30

Students at Sequoia High School in Redwood City Calif. make their way bak to class after a special assembly on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. During the assembly Facebook gifted 50 laptops to the school and CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered questions in front of hundreds of students as part of Facebook's campaign to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math or what are otherwise known as STEM fields. (AP Photo/Alex Washburn)REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.


Sources: Alleged attackers claim mutual fight, not attack, on gay couple in Center City Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:26

 Alleged attackers claim mutual fight, not attack, on gay couple in Center City PhiladelphiaSources tell Action News that the persons of interest are claiming an incident in Center City Philadelphia, characterized as a hate crime on a gay couple, was a mutual fight.


Loser to Sen. Thad Cochran files appeal arguments

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:26
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A defeated Senate candidate in Mississippi is arguing that a state court judge was wrong to dismiss his lawsuit that sought to overturn his Republican primary loss to incumbent Thad Cochran.

Slain Pa. trooper eulogized as impeccable officer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:16

Slain Pa. trooper eulogized as impeccable officerCpl. Bryon Dickson was an impeccable officer who put his family first, friends and colleagues said Thursday at the slain state police trooper's funeral as a manhunt for his killer continued 40 miles away.