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Judge weighs tossing first US county drilling ban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:56
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — The first county in the United States to impose an outright ban on oil and gas development could see its controversial ordinance gutted, if not tossed all together, as a federal judge considers the measure's constitutionality.

Texas' Perry slams abuse of power charge at court hearing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:50

Texas Governor Perry, a possible Republican candidate for 2016 presidential race, answers questions from reporters following appearance at business leaders luncheon in PortsmouthBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry made his first court appearance on Thursday to answer felony abuse of power charges and afterward criticized a special prosecution that has cast a shadow over his possible Republican presidential run in 2016. Lawyers for Perry asked the court to dismiss the charges, saying special prosecutor Michael McCrum did not properly take the oath for his post. The governor did not address the court during the hearing, which covered procedural matters. ...


Last person being monitored for Ebola in Texas set to be cleared: officials

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Texas health officials on Thursday said the last person being monitored by the state for possible Ebola is set to be cleared by the end of Friday, concluding a 21-day monitoring period. In a statement, the Texas Department of State Health Services said that no additional cases of the virus have been diagnosed in the state. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott)

NYC doctor with Ebola playing banjo in hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:41
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City doctor who is being treated for Ebola is continuing to improve and has been playing the banjo in his hospital room, hospital officials said Thursday.

Harvard under fire for secret classroom photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:35
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University is coming under fire from faculty and students for secretly photographing about 2,000 undergraduates in 10 lecture halls last spring as part of a study on classroom attendance.

Report: Casino revenue up as economy strengthens

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:35
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Revenue at U.S. casinos jumped more than 6 percent in 2012, the first significant increase in three years as economic growth picked up speed and more casinos opened in several markets.

Boehner sketches early agenda

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner says the Republican-controlled Congress will act to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, make changes in the health care law and encourage businesses to hire more veterans.

Human error ruled out in Montana train derailment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:24
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Rail Link says it has ruled out human error as the cause of a July train derailment in western Montana that spilled and destroyed six Boeing 737 fuselages.

Court reaffirms BP is liable in Gulf oil spill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:23
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has reaffirmed its ruling that BP is liable for federal Clean Water Act damages stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the latest loss for the oil giant as it fights court decisions that could ultimately bring $18 billion in penalties.

Canadian mask maker helps ID Philadelphia robbery suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:22

Canadian mask maker helps ID Philadelphia robbery suspectPolice say a Philadelphia robbery suspect almost got away with his crimes, if it weren't for the maker of the mask he used to disguise himself during the heists.


Facebook launches Ebola charity donation button

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:15

This image provided by Facebook Inc. shows an example of a message and donation button the company has designed to make it easier for its users to donate to charities battling Ebola. Facebook on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 said that, over the coming week, its users will see an option to donate to three nonprofits fighting the disease. (AP Photo/Facebook)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is stepping up its efforts to fight Ebola by adding a button designed to make it easier for its users to donate to charities battling the disease.


Quad amputee 'person of interest' in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:13
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida detectives are searching for a quadruple amputee they say is a "person of interest" in the shooting death of his parents.

Bus, car and truck crash injures 27 people near Syracuse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:10

Emergency personnel attend to the scene of a bus accident in this handout photoBy Matthew Liptak SYRACUSE N.Y. (Reuters) - A tour bus slammed into a car abandoned by a drunken driver on Interstate 81 near Syracuse early on Thursday, then smashed into a tractor-trailer parked alongside the roadway, injuring 27 people, authorities said. Most seriously hurt was the driver of the Pine Hill Trailways tour bus, which was carrying 52 passengers from Toronto to New York City, the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office said. The driver was in serious but stable condition at a Syracuse hospital. The chaotic scene unfolded at about 2:30 a.m. ...


At least 10 same-sex couples get marriage licenses in Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:08

Reverend Hotze-Wilton performs a marriage ceremony for Breeden and Peairs at City Hall in St. Louis, MissouriBy Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - At least 10 same-sex couples have received marriage licenses in the St. Louis area since a judge ruled on Wednesday that Missouri's ban on gay nuptials is unconstitutional, officials said on Thursday. Eight couples were issued licenses by the city of St. Louis, including a couple that wed at city hall on Wednesday, said Jennifer Florida, the city's recorder of deeds. St. Louis County, which has a separate government from the city, issued marriage licenses to two same-sex couples, county spokeswoman Martina Price said. St. ...


3 charged in presidential helicopter scheme

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:08
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Three men face charges in a fraud scheme involving a helicopter fleet that transports the president and vice president, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

NTSB: Landing gear down before Wichita plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:01

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kan., shortly after a small plane crashed into the building killing several people including the pilot. The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 that the pilot of the small plane declared an emergency about a minute after taking off, saying he had "lost the left engine." (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Brian Corn) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; MAGS OUT; LOCAL RADIO OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT.WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane that crashed into a flight training building at a Wichita airport last week declared an emergency about a minute after taking off, saying he had "lost the left engine," the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.


New 'Star Wars' film is titled 'The Force Awakens'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 01:52

 Episode VII," talks to the fans from the movie set in the desert in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Walt Disney Pictures announced Thursday, Nov. 6, that the movie previously known only as “Episode VII” has been dubbed “The Force Awakens.” Disney also said that principle photography has wrapped on the J.J. Abrams-directed sequel six months after beginning. The film will be released in December 2015. (AP Photo/Lucasfilm Ltd., File)NEW YORK (AP) — The new "Star Wars" film has a title.


Residents return after construction fire and evacuation in Old City

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 01:35

Residents return after construction fire and evacuation in Old CityTwo dozen people have been allowed back into a pair of buildings in Old City after a construction fire prompted evacuations.


Suspect in drowning dog with bowling ball arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 01:33
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police in Nevada have arrested a man suspected of tying a bowling ball to a dog and drowning it in a Northern California river.

Britain's Princess Anne visits Library of Congress

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 01:25

 Muse and Mentor, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Washington. The daughter of Queen Elizabeth II presided over the ceremony Thursday that celebrated the historic document's influence that eventually led to the constitutional rights written by the Founding Fathers of the United States.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain's Princess Anne visited the Library of Congress on Thursday to open a new exhibition marking the 800th anniversary next year of the Magna Carta as a landmark declaration of rights and liberties.