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10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:29

10ThingstoSeeSports - Crystal Palace's Fraizer Campbell, left, competes for the ball with Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois during their English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.


NY governor hopefuls debate economy, leadership

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:06

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks to participants in an Ebola education session in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Thousands of participants, mostly health care workers, attended the session to review basic facts about Ebola and updated guidelines for protection against its spread. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger traded insults and clashed over the economy and corruption Wednesday while two third-party candidates worked to get traction in the only scheduled debate in the governor's race.


AP NewsBreak: Prisons agree to end race policy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:02
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way to prevent further violence.

Family: Doctors don't detect Ebola in nurse's body

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:56

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo provided by Amber Vinson, shows Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention couldn't detect Ebola in Amber Vinson as of Tuesday evening, her family said in a statement released through a media consultant. (AP Photo/Amber Vinson)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors no longer detect Ebola in a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed with the virus, her family said Wednesday.


GOP Sen. Collins, Democrat Bellows debate in Maine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:50
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday touted her willingness to work to bring both political parties together while Democratic challenger Shenna Bellows argued that sending her back to Washington could lead to a GOP majority in the Senate and even more partisan gridlock.

Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:16
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said. "Dogs got him," the spokesman said, referring to the intruder. Video showed Secret Service agents surrounding the man on the north lawn of the White House, which was put on lockdown for about 90 minutes. The man punched one of the dogs that attacked him, as seen in the video. ...

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:14

This undated photo provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows a crash test of a 2003 Toyota Corolla, one of the models subject to a recall to repair faulty air bags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is warning 7.8 million car owners that inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed. (AP Photo/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.


Police: Man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:09

 Man faked coma for 2 years to avoid courtHe might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card.


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:00

The sun sets on Parliament Hill as seen across the river from Ottawa, Ontario, in Gatineau, Quebec, Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A gunman opened fire at the National War Memorial, killing a soldier, then moved to nearby Parliament Hill and was shot and killed by Parliament's sergeant-at-arms. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


Man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:56

 Man faked coma for 2 years to avoid courtHe might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card.


Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:54
NEW YORK (AP) — A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.

US journalist leaves hospital after Ebola recovery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:44

In this image released by Nebraska Medical Center, from left, Dr. Levy, Mukpo, Ashoka Mukpo and his partner Helen Finlay, embrace shortly after Ashoka, an American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola, was released from Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nebraska Medical Center, Taylor Wilson)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola at an Omaha hospital left the facility Wednesday afternoon and is heading home to Rhode Island, a hospital spokesman said.


2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:35

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's ParliamentA gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was killed by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said.


Probe: UNC academic fraud was 'shadow curriculum'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:23

Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A's and B's over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.


US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:16

This undated handout photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows a kit that travelers from Ebola-stricken West African nations will be given containing information cards and a thermometer and they will be required to make daily check-ins with state or local health officials to report their status. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said the check-ins could be in person, by telephone, Skype or Facetime or through employers — CDC was consulting with the state and local officials to help them work that out. (AP Photo/CDC)ATLANTA (AP) — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.


Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:12

 the emergency room. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.


Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:10

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2014, file photo, Earvin "Magic" Johnson addresses the audience after receiving the Brass Ring Award for his humanitarian efforts at the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The retired Los Angeles Laker became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce.


Cuomo memoir sales off to slow start in 1st week

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:07
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Days after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) tempered expectations about how well his new memoir is selling, the first results are in.

Company fined $25M for work-at-home scheme

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:07
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California company that promised lucrative returns for a few hours of work at home was fined $25 million on Wednesday for misleading 110,000 people to buy into the scheme that almost never paid off.

Teens' travel renews concerns about terror appeal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:03
DENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an "online predator" who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and whether terrorists' appeal is deepening among vulnerable youth.