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Artists take aim at gun violence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:00

In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 photo, artist Adam Mysock installs his artwork, titled "Looking Down The Barrel of a Gun (The Last Judgement)," for the upcoming exhibit "Guns in the Hands of Artists," at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The wall of a downtown New Orleans art gallery has been riddled with bullet holes.


Suspect in Real Estate Agent's Disappearance Slips Away

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:56

Suspect in Real Estate Agent's Disappearance Slips AwayA warrant was issued Sunday in the disappearance of Arkansas realtor Beverly Carter - but the suspect slipped away from authorities before he could be taken into custody.


Syria: US dual policy is recipe for more violence

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:52

Syria's Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria's foreign minister on Monday blasted the United States' "dual policy" of striking at some militants in Syria while providing money, weapons and training to others, calling it a recipe for more violence and terrorism.


Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:30

FILE - In this undated file image provided by Merck, a model holds the Nexplanon hormonal implant for birth control. Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends. In an updated policy, the American Academy of Pediatrics says condoms also should be used every time teens have sex, to provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases that other forms of birth control don't provide, and to boost chances of preventing pregnancy. (AP Photo/Merck, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.


Wife: Washington Post's Ben Bradlee in hospice

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee says he is in hospice care, and his health has declined over the past two months.

De Pury named AP's news director for Russia, CIS

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:52

Kate de Pury smiles in this portrait taken in London on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. The Associated Press has named Kate de Pury, an award-winning journalist with more than 15 years’ experience in video newsgathering, as its news director for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. De Pury, who has spent many years working in Russia, will lead AP's video, text and photo report across one-seventh of the earth's surface, stretching from the Baltics to Central Asia. She will take up her position at the end of the year, based in Moscow and reporting to AP’s London-based Europe News Director, Caro Kriel, whom she also replaces in Moscow. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON (AP) — The Associated Press has named Kate de Pury, an award-winning journalist with more than 15 years' experience in video newsgathering, as its news director for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.


Suspect sought in Holiday Inn robbery in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:51

Suspect sought in Holiday Inn robbery in South PhiladelphiaPolice are looking for the armed robber who held up a Holiday Inn in South Philadelphia early Monday morning.


More strikes coming at Lufthansa this week

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:45
BERLIN (AP) — A union representing pilots at Germany's Lufthansa has announced a strike affecting long-haul flights from the airline's main Frankfurt hub on Tuesday, resuming a campaign of targeted walkouts after contract talks broke down last week.

Contracts to buy US homes slide in August

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:38

FILE - In this July 10, 2014, file photo, a sale pending sign is posted in front of a home for sale in Quincy, Mass. The National Association of Realtors releases its August report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases, on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months.


Supreme Court meets to consider taking gay marriage cases

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:22

A gay couple holds hands during a rally in support of the United States Supreme Court decision on marriage rights in San DiegoBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court met behind closed doors on Monday to consider whether they should take up the hotly contested question of whether states can ban gay marriage. The court has seven cases pending before it concerning bans in five states: Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Indiana. If the court agrees to take one or more of the cases it has the chance to rule when, if ever, gay men and women in the 31 states that now bar them from marrying could get marriage licenses. ...


Enterovirus probed in paralysis cases in 9 Colorado kids

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:21

Enterovirus probed in paralysis cases in 9 Colorado kidsHealth officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country.


Nestle selling 2 German baby food brands

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:14
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss-based food and drink company Nestle SA says it is selling its Alete and Milasan baby food brands in Germany to an investor consortium for an undisclosed sum.

FAA: 2 weeks to reopen Chicago-area control center

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:07
CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it will take about two weeks to fully reopen a Chicago-area control center where an act of sabotage brought the city's two international airports to a halt last week.

ATM fees keep climbing, survey says

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:58
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank went up 5 percent over the past year.

U.S. bankruptcy judge allows Detroit water shutoffs to continue

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:57

A City of Detroit Water and Sewerage man-hole cover is seen along Jefferson Avenue in the Delray neighborhood of DetroitBy Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled on Monday that Detroit can continue shutting off water service to non-paying customers, saying his court does not have jurisdiction over the issue and that suspending disconnections for six months could hurt the city's finances. "Detroit cannot afford any revenue slippages," the judge said, before resuming his ongoing hearing on Detroit's plan to exit the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy. "As it prepares to show the court its plan is feasible... ...


California approves landmark 'yes means yes' law

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:34

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2014, file photo, Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a gubernatorial debate with Republican challenger Neel Kashkari in Sacramento, Calif. Brown announced Sunday, Sept. 28, that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.


Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee in hospice care: wife

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:34

Ben Bradlee, a former Washington Post executive editor discusses about the Watergate Hotel burglary and stories for the Post at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba LindaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee, who oversaw the newspaper's coverage of the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, is in hospice care, his wife said. Bradlee, 93, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease and sleeps much of the day, Sally Quinn told C-Span in an interview aired late on Sunday. "He does know who I am, yes. We actually called in hospice care this week," said Quinn, a religion columnist for the Post. Hospice care provides specialized medical treatment for terminally or seriously ill patients. ...


Woman loses job after confronting family for flying a Mexican flag

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:22

Woman loses job after confronting family for flying a Mexican flagThe political activist confronted a homeowner for flying a Mexican flag in their front yard. Now, she's facing backlash after posting a video of the confrontation on YouTube.


North Las Vegas house fire kills 20 dogs, 70 rescued: TV

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:55
(Reuters) - A house fire in North Las Vegas, Nevada, has killed more than 20 dogs and firefighters rescued another 70, a television station reported on Monday. Firefighters arrived at the home late on Monday and found it involved in smoke and flames, CBS affiliate KLAS-TV reported. Fire crews from Las Vegas and North Las Vegas treated some of the animals at the scene. Others were taken to pet hospitals, the station reported. A man from the house was taken to a hospital and his injuries were unclear, it said. The cause of the fire was under investigation. ...

Woman shot while walking dog in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:46

Woman shot while walking dog in Strawberry MansionA woman was shot multiple times while out walking her dog in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia.