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Kansas doctor still barred over abortion referrals

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:19
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas doctor scrutinized for referring young patients for late-term abortions remains barred from practicing medicine after a state board declared Friday that her inadequate record-keeping justified the revocation of her license.

Paris attacks raise awareness here at home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:15

Paris attacks raise awareness here at homeThe attacks in Paris may seem geographically distant but they resonate here in the United States.


Workers try keeping warm while working in the cold

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:12

Workers try keeping warm while working in the coldPeople working outside can't escape the cold weather so Action News went across Philadelphia with our thermal imaging camera to see how well they were keeping warm.


Scientists: Great Lakes teeming with tiny plastic fibers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:10

 synthetic fibers from garments, cleaning cloths and other consumer products. (AP Photo/Rachel Ricotta)TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Scientists who have reported that the Great Lakes are awash in tiny bits of plastic are raising new alarms about a little-noticed form of the debris turning up in sampling nets: synthetic fibers from garments, cleaning cloths and other consumer products.


Owner dies after shootings at suburban Kansas City gun shop

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:05

A law enforcement officer guards the scene of a shooting at She's a Pistol, LLC, in Shawnee, Kan., Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Emergency responders say three people were shot and wounded at the suburban Kansas City gun shop and a fourth person was wounded at a nearby location. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A gun shop owner died from gunshot wounds Friday after a botched robbery that left three suspects wounded, police said.


University of Oregon sued over rape accusation involving athletes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:55
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - A University of Oregon student who says she was raped by three players on the school's basketball team has sued the university, saying officials had known one of the men was suspended from another college over sexual misconduct claims, lawyers said on Friday.  The woman, still a student at the University of Oregon, filed the lawsuit on Thursday in U.S. federal court in Eugene, Oregon. She is seeking monetary damages that include payment of her tuition and compensation for emotional pain and suffering, among other things. ...

Hedge fund founder's son indicted in father's NYC killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:53
NEW YORK (AP) — A son accused of killing his hedge-fund founder father over an argument about allowance learned Friday he had been indicted, although the charges haven't yet been made public.

U.S. prosecutors recommend criminal charges against Petraeus: N.Y. Times

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:52

Why is FBI Petraeus investigation still ongoing?WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing criminal charges against former CIA chief David Petraeus for improperly providing classified information to a female Army Reserve officer with whom he was having an affair, the New York Times reported on Friday. The newspaper cited officials who spoke on condition of anonymity. The Justice Department investigation focuses on whether Petraeus gave the woman, Paula Broadwell, access to his CIA email account and other highly classified information. The Times said officials have recommended felony charges. ...


Golden Gate Bridge to close for weekend to get safety barrier

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:51
By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A plan decades in the making to put an end to head-on collisions on the Golden Gate Bridge reaches fruition this weekend with the installation of a moveable roadway median, a project requiring a 52-hour closure, a bridge official said on Friday. Starting at midnight, crews will begin stringing together the median, involving 3,500 individual pieces of concrete, along the length of the 1.7-mile span. The closure is the longest since the bridge opened to traffic in 1937. By Monday at 4 a.m. ...

Pair attempts world's hardest climb up Yosemite's El Capitan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:45

 a free climb of a El Capitan, the largest monolith of granite in the world, a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park. (AP Photo/Tom Evans, elcapreport)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two men are attempting what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a grueling ascent of a half-mile of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park using only their hands and feet.


New York prosecutor in chokehold case seeks seat in Congress

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:42
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City prosecutor who presided over a grand jury that declined to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man said on Friday he will run for the U.S. Congress. District Attorney Daniel Donovan, 58, a Republican, said he will seek the seat left open with the resignation of Rep. Michael Grimm earlier this month. Grimm, a Republican, has pleaded guilty to federal tax fraud and faces up to three years in prison. ...

Arkansas ex-judge in Charlize Theron adoption case pleads guilty to bribery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:41
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - A former Arkansas judge forced from the bench for disclosing confidential information about an adoption by actress Charlize Theron pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge on Friday in an unrelated case. Michael Maggio of Conway, Arkansas, admitted to accepting $24,000 in campaign contributions from the owner of a nursing home two days before reducing to $1 million from $5.2 million a jury's negligence award against the nursing facility. ...

Police say gun shop owner shot in botched robbery in suburban Kansas City has died

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:40
SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Police say gun shop owner shot in botched robbery in suburban Kansas City has died.

From quirky to revolutionary, the CES show has them all

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:36

The TechSling smart device holster is displayed at the Tech Slinger booth during the International CES, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sure, the International CES show was chock full of connected cars, smart home sensors, music gear and computer gadgets, as you'd expect. There were even drones buzzing the 160,000-plus people that tromped across the 2.2 million square feet of exhibit space along the Las Vegas Strip. But if you didn't get to see some of these goodies, well, you just haven't lived.


Off-duty NC trooper rescues mother, 2 kids from icy creek

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:31
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An off-duty state trooper is being credited with saving a mother and her two children after their car skidded off an icy North Carolina road and flipped into a creek.

Body found off California coast 20 years ago identified as missing teen

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:22
(Reuters) - A body found floating off the coast of Northern California 20 years ago has been identified as a missing teenager last seen when he wandered away from a group of friends on a beach in 1995, police said on Friday. Seventeen-year-old Cengiz Nuray was reported missing by his mother two decades ago, but there was little information about what might have happened to him, authorities said. ...

Albuquerque officer critically injured after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:20
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An undercover detective was critically injured Friday after being shot by a fellow officer while conducting a narcotics operation near a busy intersection on the city's southeast side, police said.

L.A. police chief meets with activists over fatal shooting of unarmed man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:17

An activist stands during a news conference outside LAPD Headquarters in Los AngelesBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES - (Reuters) - The Los Angeles police chief met on Friday with African-American activists as he sought to defuse growing tensions over the fatal August police shooting of an unarmed black man, but declined their request to fire the two officers involved as a probe continues. ...


Study: White men get most entry-level TV directing jobs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:10

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, Paris Barclay attends the LA Premiere Screening of "Sons Of Anarchy" at at TCL Chinese Theatre, in Los Angeles. According to Directors Guild of America findings released Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, the vast majority of first-time directors for TV series were white men. Barclay, president of the Directors Guild, said that employing first-time directors represents a significant opportunity to diversify the hiring pool. Instead, Barclay said, the industry is retaining the status quo that favors white males as TV directors. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women and minority directors are losing out on crucial entry-level jobs, according to a Directors Guild of America study released Friday.


Streak of solid hiring bolsters confidence about 2015

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:06

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2014 file photo, Joe Wilhelm, left, a recruiter with payment processing company First Data Corp., shakes hands with U.S. Army Spc. Vincent Knowles, at a job fair that was part of a "transition summit" intended to provide employment and educational information to soldiers who may exit military service in the next year, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The Labor Department releases employment data for December 2014 on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A healthy month of hiring in December capped the best year for U.S. job growth since 1999, demonstrating that employers are more confident than they've been since the Great Recession began.