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Woman's body found in Middle Township

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:22

Woman's body found in Middle TownshipAuthorities are investigating the discovery of a woman's body in Middle Township, New Jersey.


Man with Ebola virus flew roundabout trip to US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:19

Man with Ebola virus flew roundabout trip to USThe first reported case of Ebola in the United States is spooking airline investors and raising the prospect that some frightened travelers might stay home despite repeated reassurances from public-health experts.


Manager Orr testifies in Detroit bankruptcy trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:19

Manager Orr testifies in Detroit bankruptcy trialDETROIT (AP) — Emergency manager Kevyn Orr testified in bankruptcy court Wednesday that when he took over Detroit's finances, he found a city with poor services for residents, next to no cash flow and significant neighborhood blight.


Oregon man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:08

FILE - A Nov. 27, 2010, file photo provided by the Multnomah County, Ore., Sheriff's Office, shows Mohamed Mohamud. Nearly four years after 19-year-old Mohamud showed up at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., and triggered what turned out to be a fake bomb provided by the FBI, he is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A young Somali American was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb in Portland's downtown square while 10,000 revelers gathered to watch the mayor light a towering Christmas tree.


Person struck by train in Sharon Hill, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:03

Person struck by train in Sharon Hill, Pa.Delaware County officials are investigating an incident in which a train struck a person in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania.


Revel sold for $110M; buyer plans to re-open it as a casino

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:59

Revel sold for $110M; buyer plans to re-open it as a casinoA Canadian asset management company won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City.


Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:58

A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia to Dallas, where he is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Key dates in the case:


U.S. delays plans to replace Healthcare.gov site host: WSJ

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:57

A form to help create a user account on the HealthCare.gov website is available at a health care enrollment fair co-sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and the State Employees Association at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth(Reuters) - The U.S. government has shelved plans to move the HealthCare.gov insurance website to a new host, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The decision represented "the best path forward to ensure a successful second open enrollment period. It was made in order to improve the consumer experience and have sufficient time for testing," the journal reported, citing Aaron Albright, a spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The agency signed a contract last November to replace Verizon Communications Inc with Hewlett-Packard Co as the host of the HealthCare. ...


Judge to decide in late October if Stockton, Calif., can exit bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:49
(Reuters) - The judge presiding over the Stockton, Calif., bankruptcy case said he will wait until late October to make a final ruling over whether the city can exit bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said late on Wednesday afternoon that he was "not in a position to make a decision right now, in light of everything said today," and scheduled a new hearing for Oct. 30. Earlier on Wednesday, Klein said the city's contract with the California Public Employees' Retirement System, the world's largest pension fund, could be rejected. ...

Fla officer on leave after using stun gun on woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:46
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation after he fired a stun gun into a 61-year-old woman's back during an arrest in a Tallahassee neighborhood.

Texas girl rescued in Mexico after missing for 12 years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:45

Texas girl rescued in Mexico after missing for 12 yearsSabrina Allen was rescued near Mexico City on Tuesday after missing for 12 years.


Girl missing for 12 years found with mom in Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:44

This Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, booking photo released by the Austin Police Department shows Dara Llorens, charged with aggravated kidnapping and being held on a $300,000 bond. The FBI and Mexico authorities said 17-year-old Sabrina Allen, whose reported kidnapping 12 years ago was twice profiled on the television show "America's Most Wanted," was found Tuesday night in Papalotla, Tlaxcala, near Mexico City, with her mother Dara Llorens. She was 4 years old when she was reported missing by her father in 2002, after she vanished following a weekend visit with her mother. (AP Photo/Austin Police Department)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago was found near Mexico City with her mother after authorities received a tip, and the mother was quickly flown to Texas and jailed on kidnapping charges, investigators said Wednesday.


NFL extends 'Sunday Ticket' deal with DirecTV

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:44
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has extended its contract with satellite provider DirecTV to carry the "Sunday Ticket" package, which allows viewers to watch out-of-market games.

Six charged with bribery in grant U.S. National Guard contracts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:39
By Tom Ramstack WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six people have been charged in a bribery scheme to grant National Guard contracts improperly, prosecutors said on Wednesday, and three of them have pleaded guilty in federal court in Virginia. Executives from two businesses bribed National Guard officials with thousands of dollars to award them marketing and advertising contracts worth a total of $14.6 million, according to the federal indictments. "As captured by its motto, the Army National Guard is 'always ready, always there' for the American people," Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. ...

Ebola worries could keep some Dallas students home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:29

Children are picked up from L.L. Hotchkiss, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Dallas, where children that were exposed to an Ebola infected family member attend classes. Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS (AP) — Some nervous Dallas parents picked up their children early from school Wednesday after learning that five students attended class after possibly being exposed to the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S.


3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can't go home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:24
BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts said Wednesday they were trying to escape Taliban violence at home but now face the wrath of their own government as well.

Judge rules loss could be imposed on Calpers in Stockton bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:23

A view of downtown Stockton, California is reflected in a windowBy Robin Respaut SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The U.S. bankruptcy judge overseeing Stockton, California's municipal bankruptcy trial on Wednesday ruled that the state's public employee retirement system, known as Calpers, could be forced to absorb losses along with other creditors. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said the city's contract with the California Public Employees' Retirement System could be rejected. While the judge ruled the city may impose losses on Calpers, he has not yet ruled that it must do so as part of its financial restructuring. ...


Secret Service director resigns under fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:22

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama. Pierson, in her position for just 18 months, faced mounting calls from lawmakers to step down in the fallout from a September 19 incident in which an Iraq war veteran with a knife scaled the White House fence, sprinted across the lawn and got deep inside the mansion before an off-duty agent stopped him. ...


17 people displaced by major fire in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:21
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Four buildings in Atlantic City will be demolished after they were severely damaged by a wind-blown fire that broke out just steps from the resort's boardwalk.

Texan bids for Nuremberg stenographer's mementos

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:18

File - This Sept. 19, 2014, file photo taken in Anchorage, Alaska, shows credentials and a Social Security card for Maxine Carr, a stenographer who was assigned to cover the Nuremberg trials after World War II. A Dallas woman bid $9,000 on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, for documents from the Nuremberg trials that were found in an old trunk in Alaska that belonged to a postwar stenographer. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro, File)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Dallas woman bid $9,000 for documents from the Nuremberg trials that were found in an old locked trunk in Alaska that belonged to a postwar stenographer.