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Products can protect aging dogs from bumps, spills

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:04

This July, 3, 2014, photo provided by Silvie Bordeaux shows Sochi, a 4 year old blind Sheltie wearing Muffin's Halo after brain surgery. Worried that her dogs, Muffin and Chloe were going blind, Silvie Bordeaux created Muffin’s Halo Guide for Blind Dogs, a device that encircles a dog’s head and prevents blind pets from running into walls and furniture. The halo is made of lightweight copper tubing that attaches to cloth wings and a harness fitted around the neck and chest.(AP Photo/(AP Photo/Teresa Abbuhl)LOS ANGELES (AP) — One pet owner made a promise when her toy poodle fell ill and its vision started to dim. If her dog lived, she would help it overcome any disabilities and give a paw up to other pooches in the process.


2 rescued from burning building in Riverside, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:02

2 rescued from burning building in Riverside, NJFirefighters rescued two people from a burning home in Burlington County early Wednesday.


Missing Broncos fan says he had 'fill of football'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:59

In this Oct. 23, 2014 photo provided by Jarod Tonneson, Paul Kitterman, left, and his stepson Jarod Tonneson pose for a photo during a San Diego Chargers-Denver Broncos football game at Sports Authority Field in Denver. A short time later, at halftime, Kitterman left his seat to meet friends and hasn't been seen since. Tonneson filed a missing-persons report with Denver police, scoured the sprawling stadium, called local hospitals and detox centers, and posted fliers around the city. Police said Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 that no new information about his whereabouts has emerged. (AP Photo/Courtesy Jarod Tonneson)DENVER (AP) — A man whose disappearance during last week's Denver Broncos game touched off an extensive search by family and friends told police he had "his fill of football" and walked and hitchhiked about 130 miles to a city in southern Colorado.


Factbox: GMO crops have history of controversy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:54
(Reuters) - Since commercialization of the world's first genetically engineered crops in 1995-1996, there has been an ongoing debate globally about the safety and effectiveness of the crops. On Nov. 4, voters in Oregon and Colorado will weigh in on proposed laws that would require foods made with genetically engineered crops and sold in those states to be labeled as genetically engineered. Here are some facts about genetically modified crops, also called GMOs. * U.S. ...

Amazon opens 3 logistics centers in Poland

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:53
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ahead of Christmas, popular U.S. online retailer Amazon has opened three logistics centers in western Poland, completing a network that covers the European market.

Maine to go to court over quarantine of nurse who treated Ebola patients

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:46
Maine Governor Paul LePage said on Wednesday he will seek legal authority to enforce the quarantine of a Maine nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and returned home after being held at a New Jersey hospital. The governor issued the statement after Kaci Hickox, the nurse who tested negative for Ebola after returning from West Africa, said she did not plan to follow guidelines to voluntarily quarantine herself until Nov. 10. ...

As debate rages, GMO labeling votes loom in Oregon, Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:36
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - With less than a week before voters in two U.S. states weigh measures to require labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients, labeling supporters were hoping for victory but planning for defeat. Fresh polling showed support for the Oregon GMO labeling law waning in the face of a well-funded onslaught of advertising from labeling opponents, and pro-labeling Colorado campaigners still could not muster enough money for television ads to counter thousands of ads by labeling opponents. In both states, the bid for votes on Nov. ...

NYC mayor draws on stint as a Little League boss

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:34

This undated photo provided by the Mayor's Office shows New York Mayor Bill de Blasio with his son Dante when de Blasio was a Little League coach. In an interview with The Associated Press, de Blasio talked about his love of baseball, his three years coaching his son's Little League team and how he often draws upon that experience in managing a city of 8 million people. "It was a real leadership and management lesson that I still think about," he said. "Trying to get a bunch of 8-year-olds to do something is an amazing challenge." (AP Photo/courtesy of NYC Mayor's Office)NEW YORK (AP) — As mayor of the nation's largest city, Bill de Blasio has become accustomed to making tough decisions and moving on.


Power restored after outage affected traffic lights in Cherry Hill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:33

Power restored after outage affected traffic lights in Cherry HillPower has been restored after an earlier outage affected traffic flow in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.


Review: 'Sleep' a decidedly average psych thriller

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:29

This image released by Clarius Entertainment shows Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth in a scene from "Before I Go To Sleep." (AP Photo/Clarius Entertainment, Laurie Sparham)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Again teamed with Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman stars as an amnesia victim whose brain resets back to 13 years ago after each night's slumber in the decidedly average psychological thriller "Before I Go to Sleep."


U.S. nurse fights Maine quarantine over Ebola fears

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:24

The home of Theodore Wilbur, boyfriend of Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was released from New Jersey's mandatory quarantine for certain travelers from Ebola-stricken West Africa, is seen in Fort KentWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kaci Hickox, a U.S. nurse who has tested negative for Ebola after returning from West Africa, on Wednesday said she would challenge Maine's restrictions and did not plan to follow guidelines to quarantine herself until Nov. 10. "If the restrictions placed on me by the state of Maine are not lifted by Thursday morning, I will go to court to fight for my freedom," she said in an interview on NBC's "Today" program. ...


Russian deliver space station cargo after US flop

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:23
ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — The company behind the dramatic launch explosion of a space station supply mission promises to find the cause of the failure and is warning residents to avoid any potentially hazardous wreckage.

Female police officer among 40 arrested in Camden drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:19

Police officer among 40 arrested in Camden drug bustAuthorities say a Camden County police officer is among 40 people charged in connection with a drug trafficking network.


NFL-backed study: $255M boost to UK from franchise

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:14

In this handout image made available by NFL UK, the teams run onto the field before the NFL football game between Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium, London, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Nicky Hayes, NFL UK)LONDON (AP) — An NFL franchise in London could generate more than $250 million a year for Britain, according to a study released Wednesday.


Female police officer among 40 arrested in Camden Co. drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:14

Police officer among 40 arrested in Camden drug bustAuthorities say a Camden County police officer is among 40 people charged in connection with a drug trafficking network.


New York woman beheaded by man who then jumped in front of train: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:13
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man in his 30s beheaded a woman in her 60s on New York's Long Island and then jumped in front of a moving commuter train in an apparent murder-suicide, media reported on Wednesday. The body of a woman who was "the victim of an apparent homicide" was found in Farmingdale at about 7:55 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Nassau County Police Officer Steve Zacchia told Reuters on Wednesday. About 25 minutes later, Metropolitan Transit Authority Police reported that the body of a man who had been struck by a Long Island Rail Road train was found about 1,000 feet away, Zacchia said. ...

Ohio officer pleads not guilty after K-9's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:06
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio officer whose police dog died from heatstroke in his cruiser has pleaded not guilty on two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.

Cops: Worker torched store, causing $2M in damage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:03
BELLE VERNON, Pa. (AP) — A man has been jailed on charges he set fire to the Pennsylvania discount store where he worked, starting a blaze that did $2 million in damage to a strip mall.

Ford recalls 204,448 Ford and Lincoln crossovers for fire hazard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:59

A Ford logo is seen on a car during a press preview at the 2013 New York International Auto Show in New YorkDETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said it will conduct a regional recall of 204,448 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossover vehicles to correct an issue that could cause a fire. The 2007-2008 models have fuel tank reinforcement brackets that could become corroded, which in turn could result in a fuel leak and a possible fire, Ford said Wednesday. The automaker said it is aware of one fire related to the issue, with no accidents or injuries. The vehicles are being recalled in 22 U.S. states, most of them in the Northeast and upper Midwest, and six Canadian provinces, from Ontario to Nova Scotia. ...


California SWAT officer who was shot in raid dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:57
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A SWAT officer died early Wednesday, a day after being wounded by a shotgun blast while attempting to force open a door during a pre-dawn raid at a Southern California home, authorities said.