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Spokane's Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 17:04

FILE - In this June 30, 2010, file photo, Bishop Blase Cupich, 61, of Rapid City, S.D., poses for a photo at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes after his announcement in Spokane, Wash. Cupich will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. Cupich will succeed Cardinal Francis George, according to a person with knowledge of the selection, who spoke Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, on the condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak publicly. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Dan Pelle)Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars and has embraced Pope Francis' focus on fighting poverty, will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned.


California governor rejects bills to help men change diapers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 16:45

California Governor Jerry Brown adjusts his earpiece during a news conference at Memoria y Tolerancia museum in Mexico City(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday vetoed two bills that aimed to make baby diaper changing tables in public restrooms as accessible to men as they are to women. The bills, which recently passed the state's senate and assembly chambers with broad support, would have modified existing state laws to ensure public places, such as movie theatres and shopping malls, have baby changing tables in both mens's and women's restrooms. ...


Missing Texas deputy found dead in Lake Austin

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 15:26
(Reuters) - The search for a missing Texas sheriff deputy who was swept away during heavy rains in Austin earlier this week concluded on Friday when police discovered her body in a nearby lake, officials said. Police recovered the body of 35-year-old Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis in Lake Austin around 2 p.m. local time (1900 GMT) following a search that was aided by boats, helicopters and rescue dogs, the Travis County Sheriff's Office said. "We wanted to bring her home alive, but she's been out there in that water for a while. ...

Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:06

Brad Kohlenberg, a business development engineer with Made In Space, looks over a 3-D printer identical to the one that will be transported to the International Space Station aboard the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. (AP Photo/John Raoux)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space.


Feds mum on prosecution of illegal border crossers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 13:45
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government refuses to say whether prosecutors in Yuma, Arizona, have scaled back a years-old program that guarantees jail time for most immigrants caught crossing the border illegally and which law enforcement officials say is crucial to public safety.

5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 13:08

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2010 file photo, shoppers walk through the aisles at the Home Depot store in Williston, Vt. The Home Depot on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 said it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.


Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:56

Firefighter Cameron Andersen, of the US Forest Service, pours water on burning embers while clearing hot spots of the King fire in the El Dorado National Forest near Georgetown, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. More than 3,500 firefighters from various agencies are battling the blaze that started Saturday and has burned more than 70,000 acres.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts — more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone.


Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:55

Jack Ma, center, founder of Alibaba, raises a ceremonial mallet before striking a bell during the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 in New York. The stock is to start trading Friday under the ticker "BABA." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.


Body of Texas sheriff's deputy found in lake

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:48

A law enforcement officer wipes his eye as members of the Sheriff's department and other agencies involved in the search for Travis County Sheriff's Deputy Jessica Hollis form a procession to escort her body in Austin, Texas on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Officials said Hollis' body was found Friday after she was swept into Lake Austin when heavy rains flooded parts of Central Texas early Thursday. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Laura Skelding)Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings.


Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:22

FILE - In this March 12, 2009 file photo, Peanut Corporation of America's president Stewart Parnell arrives a federal court in Lynchburg, Va. A federal jury in Albany, Ga., convicted Parnell and two others Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in connection with a salmonella outbreak that prompted one of the largest U.S. food recalls ever, sickened hundreds across the country and was linked to several deaths. Parnell was convicted on numerous counts including conspiracy, wire fraud and obstruction of justice related to shipping tainted peanut butter to customers and faking results of lab tests intended to screen for salmonella. (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare.


Travelers asked to avoid ambush suspect hunt area

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:14

Police may be closing in on trooper killing suspectFor a second night, authorities on Friday closed roads near a home where a suspect in the ambush killing of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper recently lived with his parents, and this time gunfire was reported in the area.


San Diego's new bulldog Marine mascot graduates

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:10
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The newest Marine recruit in San Diego is 6 months old and has four legs.

Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:53

A video display at a convenience store shows a wanted poster of Eric Frein, a 31-year-old from Canadensis, Pa., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Philadelphia. Frein is charged with killing Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass in a late-night ambush Sept. 12 outside the Blooming Grove state police barracks. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — For a second night, authorities on Friday closed roads near a home where a suspect in the ambush killing of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper recently lived with his parents, and this time gunfire was reported in the area.


CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Money stolen from donation box inside Mayfair business

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:43

 Money stolen from donation box inside Mayfair businessPolice are looking for the woman who was caught on surveillance video stealing money from a donation box inside a Mayfair business.


After 2 weeks, search still on for 2 Maryland kids

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:37

Troy Turner hugs Chelsea Hoggle, sister of Catherine Hoggle, in shopping area parking lot, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Germantown, Md., that Turner uses as a center for his search for his children, ages 2 and 3, that are missing in suburban Maryland. Police now believe they are dead, and their mother Catherine Hoggle, who has a history of mental illness, is responsible. But Turner can’t believe that. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been almost two weeks since Troy Turner last saw two of his kids, 3-year-old Sarah, his "tomboy princess," and 2-year-old Jacob, who he calls "Bubby."


Postal worker shot with BB gun in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:30

Postal worker shot with BB gun in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice say a female postal worker was delivering mail when she was shot twice with a BB gun in Southwest Philadelphia.


Roger Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:23

 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.


Jury awards $16M to families of 4 crash victims

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:30
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury has awarded $16 million to the families of four passengers who were killed in a December 2011 helicopter crash near Lake Mead.

Poisoned Texas doctor says lover gave him 'sweet tasting' coffee

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:25
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas doctor, who prosecutors said was poisoned by an obsessed colleague and lover, testified on Friday in her criminal trial that the woman served him a sweet cup of coffee one morning even though he preferred his black. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, an oncologist, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member, a charge that covers domestic violence in dating relationships, for allegedly spiking Dr. George Blumenschein's coffee in January 2013. "It was very, very sweet," Blumenschein testified. ...

Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 09:53

Travelers asked to avoid ambush suspect hunt areaOn the seventh day of a manhunt for a survivalist suspected of killing a state police trooper, scores of police were trying to flush him out of the dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland.