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Hospital to discuss discharge of Ebola patients

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:41

American doctor who had Ebola being released todayA spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse says an American doctor who was infected with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Thursday.

Man shot in the head inside SUV in Grays Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:16

Man shot in the head inside SUV in Grays FerryPolice say a 30-year-old man was shot in the head while sitting in a SUV in Philadelphia's Grays Ferry section late Wednesday night.

Weapons haul found in Florida man's car after racially charged gas station shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:06
(Reuters) - A Florida man pulled over by police near a university in a Jeep laden with guns and military gear is facing hate crime charges after he fired gunshots at a gas station during a racially charged argument with an Arab man. The Tampa Police Department said on Thursday the man hurled ethnic slurs during the altercation inside the station's store and then, after walking out and pulling his Jeep in front of the store, fired three gunshots and drove off. Police later stopped the man near the University of South Florida, finding two pistols, an assault rifle, and military equipment, the department said. A bomb squad was called to search his Jeep.

Vegas offering all but marriage to LGBT tourists

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:53

In this June 30, 2014 photo, Scott McCann, left, and Jeremy Gilson of Nashua, N.H. kiss while having their commitment ceremony photos taken at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. Gay marriage isn't legal in Nevada but the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel will perform a commitment ceremony for couples of any sex. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they — and their money — are more than welcome to the buffet of other activities Sin City has to offer.

Temple student punched in the face on move-in day

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:30

Temple University student assaulted on move-in dayOfficials say a Temple University student was assaulted on move-in day Wednesday in North Philadelphia.

UK's Cameron resumes holiday after crisis meetings on beheading video

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 16:59
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday resumed his holiday in Cornwall, a day after he rushed back to London to chair emergency meetings in response to a video purported to show a man with a British accent beheading a U.S. On Wednesday Cameron returned to London from his family holiday in the southern English county of Cornwall to discuss Britain's response to an Islamic State video which appeared to show the killing of James Foley, an American reporter captured in Syria in 2012. He said it was "deeply shocking" that a British national was likely to have been involved but ruled out a knee-jerk response to the video or sending British troops into combat in Iraq.

Guide to developments in Missouri police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:55

Protesters run when the police shoot tear gas in Ferguson, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer have entered their second week. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters have gathered daily, with some crowds turning violent, since a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Here's a look at key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:

Key events following the death of Michael Brown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:37

Capt. Ronald Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol hugs Angela Whitman, of Berkeley, Mo., on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. The Missouri Highway Patrol took control of the St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teen shot by an officer. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.

BofA's $17B settlement not as large as it appears

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:12

FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows a Bank of America sign in Philadelphia. Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but not by a full $17 billion.

Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:09
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor to reinstate a worker who the department says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials announced Wednesday.

Regional water authority envisaged in latest Detroit bankruptcy plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:33

A City of Detroit Water and Sewerage man-hole cover is seen along Jefferson Avenue in the Delray neighborhood of Detroit(Reuters) - Detroit has once again raised the possibility of having a regional water and sewer system authority in the latest version of a debt adjustment plan the city filed in the U.S. The new draft of the plan -- the last one expected ahead of a financial feasibility trial scheduled to open in early September -- also includes the city's current effort to repurchase $5.2 billion of outstanding water and sewer system revenue bonds. Nearly 25.7 percent of the bonds were tendered by late Wednesday, according to tender agent Bondholder Communications Group. Bondholders have until 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday to take up the city's tender offer.

Policeman suspended for pointing rifle at protester in Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:53
By Carey Gillam FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - (Please note: there is strong language used by the police officer in paragraph seven) A St. Louis-area police officer was suspended indefinitely on Wednesday for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at a peaceful demonstrator as tensions flared during protests over the Aug. 9 police shooting of black teenager Michael Brown. The incident just before midnight on Tuesday punctuated the 11th straight night of racially charged demonstrations in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, since Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, was slain by a white police officer. According to an official account from the St. Louis County Police Department, an unnamed policeman from the neighboring community of St. Ann leveled his weapon at a Ferguson protester "after a verbal exchange," and that a superior county officer, a sergeant, quickly intervened.

Palestinian banner unfurled on NYC bridge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:17

Demonstrators gather in Brooklyn's Cadman Plaza Park as they prepare to march across the Brooklyn Bridge during a pro-Palestinian rally, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)NEW YORK (AP) — Pro-Palestinian activists marching along the Brooklyn Bridge were surprised when a giant flag in Palestinian colors was unfurled on the nearby Manhattan Bridge.

Holder says he understands mistrust of police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:11
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him because of his race.

California students charged after plotting school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:09
By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two teenagers who conspired to kill three members of staff and many students at a high school in a Los Angeles suburb were charged on Wednesday with one count each of making criminal threats, prosecutors said. Rebecca Lewis, deputy district attorney at Los Angeles County, said in a statement the teens talked about carrying out a mass shooting at their high school and they allegedly shared their plans with another teen who they threatened to kill. The boys, ages 16 and 17, denied the charges in Pasadena Juvenile Court, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office said on Twitter. Detectives learned of the plot last Thursday from school administrators and investigators worked to unravel the plan, which involved borrowing a gun belonging to one boy's relatives and a possible gunfight with officers, South Pasadena police said on Tuesday.

Man critical in Tioga-Nicetown shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:50

Man critical in Tioga-Nicetown shootingPolice say a shooting in Philadelphia's Tioga-Nicetown section sent one man to the hospital in critical condition.

Judge: Girl, 13, is fit for trial for Calif. fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:40
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ruled that a 13-year-old girl is competent to stand trial on allegations that she deliberately started a wildfire that destroyed three dozen homes north of San Diego in May.

Car crashes into Northeast Philadelphia deli

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:36

Car crashes into Northeast Philadelphia deliA car crashed into the front of a Northeast Philadelphia deli and authorities say this isn't the first time this has happened at the same location.

Growth in China manufacturing weakens in August

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:33
HONG KONG (AP) — Growth in China's vast manufacturing industry weakened in August, suggesting that the recovery in the world No. 2 economy is losing momentum and Beijing may need to spoon out more stimulus.

Atlantic City casino workers turn to prayer to save their jobs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:30

Atlantic City casino workers turn to prayer to save their jobsEmployees have turned to politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen and union reps to try to save their jobs at three Atlantic City casinos scheduled to close soon