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Couple who carried out bucket list for baby gives birth

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:12

Couple who carried out bucket list for baby gives birthThe Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania couple who created a bucket list for their unborn son, gave birth to Shane Michael Haley early Thursday morning.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:58

In this Sept. 26, 2014 photo, smaller-dose pot-infused cookies, called the Rookie Cookie, sit on the packaging table at The Growing Kitchen, in Boulder. Recreational marijuana sellers are reaching out to novice cannabis users with edible products that impart a milder buzz and make it easy for inexperienced customers to find a dose they are less likely to regret taking. The marketing shift is the pot-industry equivalent of selling beer and wine alongside higher-alcohol options such as whiskey and vodka. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Italy's Renzi survives confidence vote on reforms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:44

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi listens during a press conference at the EU jobs summit in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. European leaders have debated ways to find work for the continent's 25 million unemployed at a summit Wednesday, as popular frustration grows at authorities' failure to return the continent's economy to health. Several thousand union activists protested outside the venue, demanding a stop to government spending austerity policies and calling for reforms to encourage investment. (AP Photo/Felice Calabro')ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi's government has survived a confidence vote on labor reforms in the Senate after a raucous debate that degenerated into scuffles.


AccuWeather: Mostly Sunny Today, Rain Tomorrow

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:19

 Mostly Sunny Today, Rain TomorrowMeteorologist David Murphy says rain and drizzle arrive tomorrow afternoon and evening.


Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 16:03

This undated photo provided by the Maynard family shows Brittany Maynard. The terminally ill California woman moved to Portland, Ore., to take advantage of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, which was established in the 1990s. Maynard wants to pass a similar law in California and has turned to advocacy in her final days. (AP Photo/Maynard Family)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference.


Personal effects from Attica riot recall nightmare

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 16:00

Ray Bogart, a former correction officer who was taken hostage during the Attica Prison riot, at his home in Auburn, NY, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. More than 40 years after the nation's deadliest prison uprising, badges, hats and other personal effects collected in the aftermath have been returned to the hostages and victims' families. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — After 43 years, Raymond Bogart finally got his prison guard cap back, and with it a flood of memories of being held hostage in the notorious Attica prison uprising.


China ruling party expels official for graft

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:56
BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communists have expelled the former party head of the southern city of Guangzhou over graft allegations, amid a wide-ranging campaign to reduce waste and rehabilitate the party's reputation as corrupt and out of touch.

German exports plunge in August amid Ukraine fears

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:45
BERLIN (AP) — German exports plunged in August as increasing uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine and the timing of summer holidays combined to produce the largest drop in five years.

1 Idaho gay couple gets license, another denied

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:44

Don Moline holds up their marriage license as he embraces his partner Clint Newlan Wednesday morning, Oct. 8, 2014, at Twin Falls County West in Twin Falls, Idaho. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in the states of Idaho and Nevada. The order came minutes after Idaho on Wednesday filed an emergency request for an immediate stay. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Drew Nash) MANDATORY CREDITBOISE, Idaho (AP) — For two gay couples in Idaho, the difference between joy and heartache was a matter of moments.


For Ebola victim, US trip followed years of effort

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:18

FILE - This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., at a wedding in Ghana. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where Duncan was being treated for the disease, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 said Duncan has died. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)DALLAS (AP) — Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, grew up next to a leper colony in Liberia and fled years of war before later returning to his country to find it ravaged by the disease that ultimately took his life.


Century-old time capsule unsealed in New York

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:12

New-York Historical Society curator of decorative arts Margaret Hofer, left, reacts upon seeing some of the contents of a time capsule from 1914 as art handler Daniel Santiago, right, lifts off the lid during a ceremony, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in New York. The capsule, stored by the Lower Wall Street Business Men's Association, was to have been opened in 1974 but was forgotten. Inside were documents depicting life in 1914, from the tea, coffee and spice business to baseball and bullfights. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK (AP) — A century-old time capsule, filled mostly with documents by long-gone Wall Street businessmen celebrating New York as a commercial hub, was unsealed Wednesday.


Asian stocks rebound after US gains

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:04

An American flag flies in front of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 in New York. Stocks are moving between gains and losses in early trading as traders digest the latest corporate earnings news. Later Wednesday the Federal Reserve releases minutes from its latest policy meeting last month. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks rebounded Thursday after Wall Street gained and the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled it intends to keep interest rates low for now.


Shooting victim discovered onboard SEPTA bus in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:58

Shooting victim discovered onboard SEPTA bus in KensingtonPolice say a shooting victim was discovered after he was found bleeding on a SEPTA bus in Kensington.


Firefighters battle 5 California blazes along I-80

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:57
APPLEGATE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters on the ground and in the air battled five grass fires totaling about 380 acres that forced the closure of eastbound Interstate 80 northeast of Sacramento, burned at least one home and threatened dozens more Wednesday

Ebola patient's death renews questions about care

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:52

FILE - This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., at a wedding in Ghana. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where Duncan was being treated for the disease, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 said Duncan has died. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)DALLAS (AP) — The death of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States renewed questions about his medical care and whether Thomas Eric Duncan's life could have been extended or saved if the Texas hospital where he first sought help had taken him in sooner.


AccuWeather: First Cool, Then Wet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:43

 Mostly Sunny Today, Rain TomorrowMeteorologist Adam Joseph says we'll enjoy one final dry day before the rain arrives late Friday


Wolf and Corbett hold last Pa. gov debate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:38

Wolf and Corbett hold last Pa. gov debateRepublican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf appealed for voters' support in the last debate of their 2014 Pennsylvania gubernatorial campaign.


Argentina rejects Grupo Clarin restructuring plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:34
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's broadcast media regulator on Wednesday rejected a reorganization proposal made by Grupo Clarin to comply with new media ownership laws and the agency said it will seek to break up the conglomerate with its own plan.

Missing Vietnamese oil tanker released by pirates

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:31
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese oil tanker missing for a week was released by pirates who stormed the ship and siphoned off some of its cargo, a crew member said Thursday.

Dozens arrested in Trump Taj Mahal protests in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:28

Dozens arrested in Trump Taj Mahal protests in Atlantic CityDozens of people were arrested as more than 100 casino workers shut down the expressway entrance to Atlantic City in protest of contract givebacks to keep the Trump Taj Mahal open.