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Appeals court lets Texas enforce abortion limits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:24
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court Thursday gave Texas permission to fully enforce a sweeping abortion law signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry last year that would effectively close all but seven abortion facilities in America's second-most populous state.

Girl's family seeks reversal of brain-death ruling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:58

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath. The family of Jahi McMath, who was declared brain dead in December 2013 after suffering complications from surgery, is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive. The family’s attorney argued in court papers filed Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 that 13-year-old Jahi McMath is no longer brain-dead and shows significant signs of life. Lawyers for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital say the evidence in Jahi's case still supports the determination that she is legally dead. (AP Photo/Courtesy of McMath Family and Omari Sealey, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a California teenager who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive, the family's lawyer said Thursday.


US stocks avoid a fourth straight losses

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:54

Traders Anthony Riccio, left, and Patrick Casey work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. U.S. markets were mostly flat in early trading Thursday, follow a sell-off the day before, as U.S. investors had little reaction to comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, who announced new economic stimulus measures for the continent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market sputtered to an indecisive close Thursday, taking a pause after three straight days of losses.


Judge weighs legal fees in $190 million settlement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:52
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge is weighing what percentage of a $190 million settlement to earmark for lawyers representing more than 8,000 women.

United contacting those who flew with Ebola victim

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:52
DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines said Thursday it is notifying passengers who were on flights with a man later diagnosed with Ebola and telling them how to contact federal health officials.

Feds to investigate death of NC inmate from thirst

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:44
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into the death of a North Carolina inmate with mental illness who died of thirst after being held in solitary confinement for 35 days.

U.S. appeals court lets Texas enforce abortion clinic rules

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:43

Protesters line the floors of the rotunda at the State Capitol building during a protest in Austin, TexasNEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that Texas could begin enforcing restrictions on abortion clinics that critics of the new rules say will force all but seven of the facilities in the state to shut down. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that Texas could enforce the requirement that clinics have certain hospital-like settings for surgeries while the court weighs the constitutionality of the state law. ...


JPMorgan says data breach affected 76 million households

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:40

JPMorgan says data breach affected 76 million householdsA huge cyberattack against JPMorgan Chase & Co. this summer has compromised customer information for about 76 million households and 7 million small businesses, the bank said Thursday.


Driver charged with fatal hit-and-run of 101-year-old California man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:34
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A driver accused of hitting and killing a 101-year-old Los Angeles-area man with his van then trying to flee the scene was charged on Thursday with vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run. Los Angeles County prosecutors say Ricardo Avalos, 41, struck 101-year-old Jose Noriega at about 6 a.m. on Wednesday as the older man crossed a street in suburban Boyle Heights in a marked crosswalk. ...

More than 800 flights canceled in Chicago due to weather, fire issues

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:30

A Spirit Airlines airplane sits at a gate at the O'Hare Airport in Chicago, IllinoisBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Incoming stormy weather and operational problems caused by a fire last week at a Chicago-area air traffic control facility forced the cancellation of more than 800 flights on Thursday at Chicago airports. More than 525 flights at O'Hare International Airport, one of the world's busiest, have been canceled and delays are averaging 45 minutes, according to the city's department of aviation. Nearly 300 flights were canceled at Chicago Midway International Airport and some flight delays were averaging 40 minutes or more. ...


Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:23

Students disembark from a school bus outside The Ivy Apartments, where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in DallasBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance. The Dallas Ebola case, involving a man who flew back to the United States last month from Liberia, has prompted national concern over the potential for a wider spread of the deadly virus from West Africa, where at least 3,338 people have died in the worst outbreak on record. U.S. ...


California teens arrested in 920 chicken deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:23

This undated photo provided by the the Fresno County Sheriff shows Gabriel Quintero, 18, of Riverdale who is suspected of breaking into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killing more than 900 birds with a golf club. Quintero was taken into custody with two juvenile males, ages 15 and 17, from Caruthers, and a third juvenile male, age 17, from Lemoore. (AP Photo/Fresno County Sheriff )FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Deputies have arrested four young men — one adult and three juveniles — suspected of breaking into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killing more than 900 birds with a golf club in California.


Dallas household weary of Ebola quarantine

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:22
DALLAS (AP) — The woman in the east Dallas apartment where Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan stayed between hospital visits says she's tired of being "locked up."

Rescue puppies stolen from Northeast Philly yard

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:15

Rescue puppies stolen from Northeast Philly yardTwo rescue puppies, named Elsa and Anna, were being fostered by a young woman with a big heart. But soon someone would break that foster mother's heart by snatching those puppies in broad daylight.


4 people who hosted Ebola patient told 'stay home'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas health officials have ordered four members of a family the Ebola patient was staying with in Dallas to remain in their home, and they've posted law enforcement outside to be sure.

New Jersey lieutenant governor injured in bike accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:08

New Jersey lieutenant governor injured in bike accidentNew Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno was injured in a bicycle accident in Monmouth County.


Settlements spared bankrupt Detroit costly litigation: manager

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:06

File photo of Detroit Emergency Manager Orr attending a news conference to announce foundation pledges to the Detroit Institute of Arts in DetroitBy Karen Pierog DETROIT (Reuters) - Without a series of settlements, Detroit would face years of costly litigation from creditors and others, with no guarantee that the city would win, Kevyn Orr, Detroit's emergency manager, said on Thursday. Orr, on the stand for a second day at a federal court hearing, also defended Detroit's 1,111-page bankruptcy plan, saying it was crafted in good faith and provides a framework and resources for the city's renaissance. ...


Grand jury to convene in 1975 disappearance of Maryland girls

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:01
By Gary Robertson (Reuters) - A grand jury in Virginia will begin hearing testimony on Friday on the disappearance of two young sisters last seen at a Maryland mall nearly 40 years ago, as fresh leads and a second person of interest raise hopes of solving the case. The grand jury, convening in Bedford County, Virginia, will consider evidence in the case of Katherine and Sheila Lyon, aged 10 and 12, who witnesses saw talking to a man with a tape recorder at a shopping mall in Wheaton, Maryland, outside Washington. ...

Lawyer: Wife of mayor was domestic violence victim

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:47

A police officer stands by the scene of a shootingBELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — An attorney for the wife of a suburban Los Angeles mayor who was fatally shot at his home said Thursday his client was a victim of domestic violence but he gave no details of how that might have played a role in the deadly incident.


Yellow-billed cuckoo named a threatened species

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:44

This August, 2013 photo provided by Point Blue Conservation Science shows a yellow-billed cuckoo, which has made the western United States its breeding ground for many years. But the migratory bird, which otherwise lives in Latin America, has seen its population dwindle in the past few decades because its habitats have been marred. NThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, announced that the western population of the yellow-billed cuckoo has been listed as a threatened species and will be protected under the Endangered Species Act. The bird resides in 12 western states and in Mexico and Canada, but Arizona has the largest population. (AP Photo/Point Blue Conservation Science, Mark Dettling)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The yellow-billed cuckoo has been disappearing from its home in the Western U.S., a decline that prompted the federal Fish and Wildlife Service to announce Thursday that the bird has been listed as a threatened species.