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Student sent home over leggings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:01

Student sent home over leggingsA Delaware family is upset after their teenage daughter was sent home Wednesday because of her outfit.

Woman survives plane crash, dies in ATV accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:56
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 26-year-old woman who survived a plane crash in southwest last year has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash.

27 years for stealing truck, frozen chicken

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:53
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Frozen chicken has helped land a career thief in prison for 27 years.

World Trade Center contractor backs out of guilty plea, again

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:51
By Nate Raymond and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A construction company owner, charged with defrauding a government program while his firm did nearly $1 billion in work at the World Trade Center, appeared in court on Thursday for the second time this week to plead guilty, only to change his mind. Larry Davis, 63, chief executive of DCM Erectors Inc, had told the judge that he would plead guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy charges in connection with work the company performed for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. ...

Racist graffiti found on Catholic H.S. in Spring Garden

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:48

Racist graffiti found on Catholic H.S. in Spring GardenOfficials say someone spray painted a racial slur on the door of Hallahan Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia's Spring Garden section early Thursday morning.

Reuters seeks to open billionaire oilman's Oklahoma divorce trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:48

CEO of Continental Resources Hamm enters the courthouse for divorce proceedings in Oklahoma City(Reuters) - Global news organization Reuters has asked an Oklahoma court to open courtroom proceedings to the public and unseal trial transcripts of the two-month-long divorce trial of billionaire oilman Harold Hamm and his wife, Sue Ann Hamm. Judge Howard Haralson has closed all but the first three days of a trial that started Aug. 4 in Oklahoma County Court and sealed most of the records in what could be one of the largest-ever divorce settlements. ...

Officials ID man killed in Elwyn fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:47

Officials ID man killed in Elwyn fireOfficials have identified the man killed in a fire at the Elwyn facility in Middletown Township Wednesday night.

Connecticut man wrongly jailed for 21 years named to parole board

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:45
By Richard Weizel MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A Connecticut man who spent 21 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of rape and murder said on Thursday he would not be lenient on inmates in his new role as a member of the state's parole board. Kenneth Ireland, 44, was freed in 2009 after DNA evidence showed he did not rape and kill a 30-year-old woman, whose murder he was found guilty of in 1989 when he was 18. ...

Ebola: How it spreads

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:45
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Researchers begin study of Ebola vaccine in Africa

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first study of a possible Ebola vaccine is underway in Africa: University of Maryland researchers say three health care workers in Mali received the experimental shots.

Supreme Court inaction leaves gay couples in limbo

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:31

Rachel Duncan, left, and Brianna Watts talk about their plans to get married after a probate court judge in Greenville county, S.C., rejected their marriage license application, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. They were one of three same-sex couples who applied for marriage licenses Wednesday morning. They said they were disappointed but are optimistic that its just a matter if time before then can get married in South Carolina. (AP Photo/Mitch Weiss)ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Days after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear any appeals from states trying to uphold gay marriage bans, Diane Ansley and Cathy McGaughey waited for hours in a church basement for a federal judge's order that would finally allow them to exchange their vows.

FBI exhumes body in 10 Most Wanted search

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:22

In this photo made from video and released by WSFA-TV, workers labor to exhume the body of a John Doe buried in Alabama in 1981, in Scottsboro, Ala. on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. The FBI is exhuming the body of a John Doe buried in Alabama in 1981 in its search for a 10 Most Wanted Fugitive accused of killing his family with a sledgehammer nearly 40 years ago. In court filings, the FBI said there is a strong resemblance between photos of the John Doe and former State Department diplomat William Bradford "Brad" Bishop Jr. (AP Photo/WAFF-TV)WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 40 years ago, authorities said former diplomat William Bradford "Brad" Bishop Jr. bludgeoned his family to death with a sledgehammer and disappeared into the North Carolina woods. For decades, investigators believed he might have used his education, international experience and knowledge of foreign languages to flee to Europe and assume a new identity.

Frustration mounts as Nevada gay couples wait

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:18

Thomas Topovski, left, and his partner Jefferson Ruck, right, wait in line at the Marriage License Bureau, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas. The two were waiting for an hour and a half to see if they would be able to obtain a same-sex marriage license. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Frustration has been mounting in the marriage capital of the world as eager gay couples — confident they'll be allowed to marry soon — waited in Las Vegas for the moment that legal wrangling stops so wedding bells can start ringing.

Judge to consider ex-policeman's new trial request

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:16

FILE- In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 file photo, Doug Prade, a former Ohio police captain who spent nearly 15 years in prison for his ex-wife's killing, answers questions from the media after being released from the Madison Correctional Institution in London, Ohio. A northeast Ohio judge will hold a hearing Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 in Akron to decide whether Prade should receive a new trial in the 1997 shooting death of his ex-wife. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge said Thursday that said she will consider expert testimony and prior rulings before possibly deciding whether a former Akron police captain will get a new trial in the 1997 slaying of his ex-wife.

Fears grow in United States over Ebola's spread outside West Africa

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:13

A sign asks patients to inform staff if they have various symptoms and have recently traveled internationally or have had contact with someone who recently traveled internationally at Bellevue Hospital in ManhattanBy Laila Kearney and Patricia Zengerle NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fears are growing in the United States about Ebola with about 200 airline cabin cleaners walking off the job in New York and some lawmakers demanding the government ban travelers from the West African countries hit hardest by the virus. "The nation is frightened, and people are frightened of this disease," the U.S. cabinet secretary for health, Sylvia Burwell, said on Thursday, a day after the death in Texas of the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. U.S. ...

Officials release video of mystery lottery winner

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:13
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities trying to figure out who bought an unclaimed multimillion-dollar lottery ticket in 2010 in Iowa released a video Thursday that shows the mystery person, though his identity still remains unknown.

Hearing delayed for Chicago-area teen charged in plan to join ISIS

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:12
By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday postponed a detention hearing for a Chicago-area teen who allegedly tried to fly to the Middle East to join the militant group Islamic State while she decides whether or not to close part of the proceedings to the media. The prosecution had petitioned for portions of the hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to be closed to the media. Defense attorneys for Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, of the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, said media should have access. ...

Bear drawn by doggie bag trapped in Colorado car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:10

In this Oct. 6, 2014 photo provided by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, a black bear tears apart a car interior while trying to escape the vehicle after foraging for food inside, in Castle Pines, Colo. Bears are common in the area, drawn to berries that are plentiful after a wet year. However, bears need to eat 20,000 calories a day, which is the equivalent of 38 Big Macs, as they prepare for hibernation, and state Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill says human food left outside offers a much easier way to get them. (AP Photo/Douglas County Sheriff's Office)CASTLE PINES, Colo. (AP) — A hungry black bear thought it had found an easy meal inside an unlocked car in suburban Denver. But after getting the doggie bag left inside, the bear couldn't manage to get out and ripped apart the sedan's interior.

Verdict reached Raghu Yandamuri murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:10

Raghu Yandamuri found guilty in murder of baby, her grandmotherOfficials announced that the jury has reached a verdict in the trial of Raghu Yandamuri, the man accused of murdering a baby and her grandmother in King of Prussia.

Finmeccanica execs cleared of corruption charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:56
MILAN (AP) — Finmeccanica CEO Mauro Moretti said he will seek talks with India over a suspended helicopter contract after an Italian court on Thursday acquitted two former executives of corruption in the multi-million euro deal.