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Rare ancient Chinese bronzes go on display in US

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:21

 The Mystery of Sanxingdui" includes more than 100 ancient pieces, some never seen outside China. The exhibit will remain at the Bowers until March 15, 2015, after which they will move to Houston's Museum of Natural Science. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — When the mysterious people of China's Sanxingdui packed up and moved away 3,000 years ago, they left behind no written language and no indication of who they were, where they were going or why.

Ali's childhood home to be completely restored

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:16

FILE - This Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 file photo shows for sale signs in the front yard of Muhammad Ali’s boyhood home in Louisville, Ky. The new owner, a Nevada-based real estate investor, wants to restore the home in time to hand over the keys to the boxing great on his 73rd birthday in January. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner, File)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The owner of Muhammad Ali's boyhood home has partnered with a restoration specialist in a venture to completely restore the Louisville, Kentucky, residence to its original condition.

Memory of accused Boston bomber's friend could be impaired: expert

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:59

Robel Phillipos, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with lying to investigators, leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in his case in BostonBy Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - An expert on marijuana abuse testified on Friday that the drug could have impaired the cognitive abilities and memory of a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with lying to investigators. Attorneys for Robel Phillipos, 21, have argued that their client was too high on marijuana to remember his actions the night of April 18, 2013, when prosecutors say he accompanied two other men to the accused bomber's college dorm room, where they removed a backpack containing empty fireworks shells. ...

Fla. man gets life in prison in loud music killing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:45
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Pot playing little role in tight Colorado contests

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:42

In this Sept. 10, 2014 photo, independent Colorado gubernatorial Mike Dunafon stands outside a human-sized rat cage erected for state campaign to discourage youth marijuana use. Dunafon was taping a campaign video with rappers Wyclef Jean and Snoop Dogg to play up Dunafon's opposition to the campaign. Dunafon's support for legal weed makes him unusual in this year's Colorado campaigns, where candidates seldom talk about pot unless asked by reporters. (AP Photo/Kristen Wyatt)DENVER (AP) — Colorado has seen feisty debates this fall, with candidates in close races for governor, Senate and the U.S. House arguing over abortion rights, energy policy and the death penalty. Just don't expect any of them to talk much about the biggest news of the year: legal pot.

Florida man gets life in prison for teen's killing in dispute over loud music outside store

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:42
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida man gets life in prison for teen's killing in dispute over loud music outside store.

Police in 3 Washington towns targeted by gunfire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:41

Marysville police shootingMARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A day after dozens of gunshots were directed at police in three Washington state towns, law enforcement officials said little about what prompted the shootings.

Ebola-infected Texas nurse starts trip to NIH hospital in Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:38
DALLAS (Reuters) - Ebola-infected Texas nurse Nina Pham on Thursday left the Dallas hospital where she has been receiving treatment for the virus this week for a flight to a National Institutes of Health facility in Maryland, officials said. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where Pham, 26, worked and has been receiving treatment, will fly out of Love Field in Dallas, it said, asking commuters "who might pass her ambulance to honk their horns in support. ...

Quiet 'whiz kid' became public face of Ebola fight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — Last May, as Ebola crept across West Africa, America's top infectious disease expert told a group of Harvard students in a commencement speech to always second-guess their assumptions because "overconfidence can kill."

1st Dallas nurse with Ebola in fair condition

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:04

An official steps off of a plane before nurse Nina Pham exits at Frederick Municipal Airport, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Frederick, Md. Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, was diagnosed with the Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan before he died of the same virus. She will be transported to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FREDERICK, Maryland (AP) — An official says the first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is in fair condition and being treated at a specialized isolation unit near Washington.

Nurse with Ebola arrives at NIH in Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal health official says a nurse infected with the Ebola virus is stable and resting comfortably at the National Institute of Health, a research hospital in Maryland.

NYPD: Motorcyclist, passenger killed in crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:02
NEW YORK (AP) — The NYPD says a motorcyclist and his passenger were killed in an early morning accident on the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn.

Report: Obama to name former adviser Ron Klain as Ebola 'czar'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:00

Ron KlainWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has asked former White House adviser Ron Klain to coordinate U.S. efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak, an administration official said on Friday, after criticism the government's response to the virus has been slow and inadequate. Klain, a lawyer and businessman, was a senior White House aide to Obama and chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden. Earlier, he served as chief of staff for Vice President Al Gore, and also for former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno. ...

Mother charged in trash bin disposal of newborn

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 22:28
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An 18-year old woman has been arrested for allegedly disposing of her dead newborn boy in a trash bin in Connecticut.

Greek eyes precautionary credit line after bailout

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 22:22

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (center) is welcomed by Italian Priemier Matteo Renzi at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Dal Zennaro, Pool)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister said his government is in talks with rescue lenders over a possible precautionary credit line to ease the country's exit from its 240 billion euro ($308 billion) bailout program.

Yellen says US experiencing widening inequality

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 22:13

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks during a conference on economic opportunity at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Yellen said that the last several decades have seen the most sustained rise in income inequality in a century. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the last several decades have seen the most sustained rise in income inequality in a century.

At least 113 staffers at U.S. Fed earn more than Yellen

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 22:08

U.S. Federal Reserve Board chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference in WashingtonBy Michael Flaherty WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top 113 earners among staff at the Federal Reserve's Washington headquarters make an average of $246,506 per year, excluding bonuses and other benefits - more than Fed Chair Janet Yellen and nearly double the normal top government rate. Yellen, whose salary is set by Congress, earns $201,700 a year. The details on Fed pay were provided to Reuters in response to a Freedom of Information Act request for data on all employees of the U.S. ...

Kerry to host top Chinese diplomat in Boston

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 22:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry welcomes a top Chinese diplomat to Boston on Friday.

25 years later, could Bay Area take another quake?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 21:59

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 1989 file photo, a California Highway Patrol officer checks the damage to cars that fell when the upper deck of the Bay Bridge collapsed onto the lower deck after the Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco. Friday is the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake that killed 63 people, injured almost 3,800 and caused up to $10 billion damage. (AP Photo/George Nikitin, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's been 25 years since a massive quake rocked the Bay Area just before a World Series game, killing dozens, injuring thousands and causing billions of dollars' worth of damage as it buckled freeways, brought down a bridge and knocked buildings off their foundations.

Police: Woman used fake ID to steal $10,000 from bank

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 21:54

 Woman used fake ID to steal $10,000 from bankThe New Jersey State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman wanted for identity theft and the theft of close to $10,000 cash.