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U.S. senator lifts objections to $750 million Ebola funding shift

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 01:40
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department won permission to shift $750 million in war funds to fight Ebola in West Africa as a Republican senator on Friday lifted his remaining objections to the transfer. The action by Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma will give the Pentagon enough funding for about six months of operations in West Africa, including the deployment of up to 4,000 troops and the establishment some 17 Ebola treatment facilities with 100 beds each. ...

US stocks trade mixed in afternoon trading

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 01:20

Trader Richard Devicarro works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Major U.S. stock indexes got off to an uneven start in early trading Friday, a day after stocks clocked their worst day of the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)U.S. stock indexes drifted mostly higher in afternoon trading Friday, paring back earlier losses but still on track to end lower for the week. The Nasdaq composite index was weighed down by a slide in semiconductor stocks.


Michigan truck driver files coercion charge against UAW union

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 01:19
DETROIT (Reuters) - A truck driver in Michigan filed a charge of coercion against the United Auto Workers union for keeping her from exercising her right to quit the union and stop paying dues, according to the National Right to Work Foundation. Michigan became the 24th so-called "right-to-work" U.S. state after a contentious battle in the state's legislature in December 2012. This means that workers cannot be required to join a union or be forced to pay union dues. Kathleen Sulkowski, a driver for CEVA Logistics U.S. ...

Western Pa. mother accused of abusing daughter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 01:10
BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman has been charged with simple assault and other offenses after police say she forced her daughter to eat cat litter and started to sew her mouth shut.

Kansas asks court to block gay marriage licenses

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 01:10
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to block same-sex marriage licenses, hours after a court office in the state's most populous county issued one, believed to be the first in the state, to a gay couple.

Kim absence at major event raises health questions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 01:00

Kim absence at major event raises health questionsSEOUL, South Korea


Northern California blaze not showing much growth

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:55

This Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 photo, a firefighting aircraft drops retardant over a wildfire along a hillside near Foresthill, Calif. Fire crews are making steady progress against a wildfire burning near a Northern California interstate that has destroyed six homes and is threatening hundreds more. State fire officials say the blaze along Interstate 80 about 40 miles northeast of Sacramento was holding steady at 420 acres on Friday while containment increased to 30 percent. (AP Photo/ Tony Hallas)APPLEGATE, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews strengthened containment lines and put out hot spots Friday around a wildfire burning near a Northern California interstate that destroyed six homes and was threatening hundreds more.


Rival gun measures on ballot in Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:53

FILE - In this photo taken Feb. 8, 2013, Ralph Eaton, of Tacoma, Wash., holds an Olympic Arms semi-automatic rifle and a sign that reads "For-Sale Make Offer" as he attends a gun rights rally at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. While Washington state voters won't weigh in on two competing gun-related ballot measures for months, money is already pouring into the campaigns in advance of the November 2014 election. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. One is seeking universal checks for all sales and transfers, including private transactions. The other would prevent any such expansion.


AccuWeather: Cloudy, Damp Afternoon and Evening

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:44

 Cloudy, Damp Afternoon and EveningMeteorologist David Murphy says Saturday morning looks wet, but the afternoon is dry.


New York businessman gets 34-month prison term for 'Rebecca' Broadway scam

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:43
By Samantha Sunne NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former New York businessman was sentenced to nearly three years in prison Friday after admitting to defrauding the producers of Broadway production "Rebecca - The Musical" through an elaborate scheme involving nonexistent foreign investors. Mark Hotton, 49, was sentenced to 34 months in prison and ordered by U.S. District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan to pay $68,000 in restitution to the play's producers and forfeit an additional $500,000. "The offense is plainly serious," Koeltl said. "The frauds were extremely elaborate and required explicit ...

Ex-broker gets nearly 3 years in Broadway scam

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:37
NEW YORK (AP) — A former stockbroker who admitted conning the Broadway producers of "Rebecca" has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison.

Texas teen sentenced for killing mom, sexually assaulting corpse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:34

Texas teen sentenced for killing mom, sexually assaulting corpseA South Texas teenager has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his mother and then defiling her body


Texas teen sentenced to life for killing his mom with hammer, defiling her corpse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:22

Texas teen sentenced to life for killing his mom with hammer, defiling her corpseA South Texas teenager has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his mother and then defiling her body


Man who made Ebola joke on plane from Philadelphia sent back to US

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:18

Man who made Ebola joke on plane from Philadelphia sent back to USA U.S. man's apparent joke about having Ebola on a flight out of Philadelphia quickly brought an end to his trip to the Dominican Republic.


Man who made Ebola joke on plane from Philadelphia sent home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:04

Man who made Ebola joke on plane from Philadelphia sent back to USIt was no laughing matter when a passenger's alleged joke lead to an Ebola scare on-board a US Airways flight from Philadelphia to the Dominican Republic.


PHOTOS: Serial robbery suspect in NE Philly

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:00

 Serial robbery suspect in NE PhillyPolice released a number of surveillance images of the man they think robbed 14 businesses in Philadelphia.


Olive Garden seen through an unlimited pasta pass

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:18

This image provided by Darden Restaurants shows Olive Garden's “Never Ending Pasta Pass." The Italian-themed chain had just announced to let 1,000 people pay $100 for the pass that gave them unprecedented free reign to its pasta. The passes sold out less than an hour after they went on sale online. (AP Photo/Darden Restaurants)NEW YORK (AP) — The "Never Ending Pasta Pass" card from Olive Garden not only promised weeks of unlimited pasta, but a look into why the chain is fighting to hold onto customers.


Chinese premier: confident of Hong Kong stability

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:12

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Prime Minister of China, Li Keqiang, left, talk during a contract signing ceremony as part of a meeting of the German and Chinese government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Economic ties between Germany and China are the focus of the high-level meeting between the two countries' governments. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)BERLIN (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Friday he's confident "social stability" can be preserved in Hong Kong and stressed that Beijing won't change its "one country, two systems" approach to running the territory.


2 arrested and charged for Philly bicycle thefts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 22:58

2 arrested and charged for Philly bicycle theftsTwo men have been arrested after a series of bicycle thefts in Philadelphia.


Comment triggers Ebola scare on flight from Philadelphia: reports

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 22:36
(Reuters) - An incident on board a U.S. Airways flight from Philadelphia caused an Ebola scare this week, leading officials to investigate the plane when it landed in the Dominican Republic, the airline said on Friday. The alarm was prompted on Wednesday when a passenger said he had Ebola, media reports said. A fellow passenger heard the man's comment and told a flight attendant, who then alerted the plane's captain, according to the reports. ...