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Fire injures 2, damages 5 homes in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:02

Fire injures 2, damages 5 homes in Hunting ParkFire ripped through five homes in Philadelphia, injuring two people and sending more than a dozen men, women, and children into the night air.


CDC: 21-day monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:01

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nationsFederal health officials are significantly expanding the breath of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days.


Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:01

Kimberly Mumaugh, right, and A.J. McDaniel, second from right, kiss as Rev. Audette Fulbright, center, and Kevin Mumaugh look on after the pair were married outside the Laramie County Courthouse in Cheyenne, Wyo. Gay couples began to apply for marriage licenses Tuesday in Wyoming, shortly after the state began to recognize same-sex unions, albeit far more quietly than in other places where bans were recently struck down. (AP Photo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Michael Smith)CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights.


US journalist to head home after Ebola recovery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:01
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola will soon head home to Rhode Island with his family, hospital officials said Wednesday.

Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot: report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:00

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video released by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Wilson has told authorities that Michael Brown reached for the gun during a scuffle, the Times reported in a story posted on its website Friday night Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - A government autopsy of the unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he suffered a gunshot to the hand from close range, according to a copy of the autopsy published by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The autopsy results could buttress claims by supporters of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson that the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, 18, was justified. ...


Solar flare knocks out some radio temporarily

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters say a brief but strong solar flare Wednesday morning temporarily blacked out a few radio communication systems before weakening.

Guns, Giffords play big role in Arizona House race

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:38

FILE - In this April 16, 2013, file photo, file photo, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and Rep. Ron Barber, left, D- Ariz., hold hands during the dedication of a room in the Capitol Visitors Center to slain congressional staffer Gabriel Zimmerman in Washington. As the race between Barber, who also was wounded in the 2011 shooting, and Republican Martha McSally has grown tighter in the final weeks before the Nov. 4, 2014, elections, Giffords is playing more of a role by appearing in ads and raising money for her former aide and increasingly turning the race into a debate about guns. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — As the one-minute television campaign ad for U.S. Rep. Ron Barber extols the virtues of southern Arizona and independent thinking, the narrator's voice stands out. It's none other than the woman who once held the House seat: Gabby Giffords.


Threat made against Penn State campus in Berks County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:28

Threat made against Penn State campus in Berks CountyA threat against Penn State has surfaced on a social media site for the second time in two weeks.


Violent crash kills driver, shuts down City Avenue in Wynnefield

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:25

Violent crash kills driver, shuts down City Avenue in WynnefieldSlippery conditions may have led to a deadly crash along City Avenue in Philadelphia's Wynnefield section early Wednesday morning.


Navajo Nation's highest court orders candidate in language fluency dispute off ballot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:19
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation's highest court orders candidate in language fluency dispute off ballot.

Report blasts rabbit massages among gov't waste

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:11

FILE - In this July 9, 2014 file photo, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Coburn has released his annual collection of billions of dollars of government waste, citing examples like faulty missile defenses, unneeded airports and golf course repairs completed on taxpayers’ dollars. Coburn’s yearly “Wastebook” cites 100 examples, big and small, of questionable spending like a $347,000 alternative medicine grant to measure the benefits of massage on rabbits or $200,000 to upgrade Ithaca, New York’s SWAT team equipment. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A maverick Republican senator criticized faulty missile defenses, unneeded airports and golf course repairs among the projects completed on the taxpayers' tab in his annual collection of billions of dollars of government waste, released Wednesday.


Vigil for slain biker leads to dangerous ride through Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:07

Vigil for slain biker leads to dangerous ride through PhiladelphiaIt was supposed to be a vigil in memory of a slain biker, but on Tuesday afternoon, it quickly turned into a dangerous ride of 100 men.


Famed Texas oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt dead at 88

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:07

FILE - This undated file photo, shows multi-millionaire brothers Hunt, W. Herbert Hunt, left, and Nelson Bunker Hunt. Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market with one of his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster, has died. He was 88. Hunt died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at a Dallas assisted-living center after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, his brother, W. Herbert Hunt, said. (AP Photo/File)By Bill Trott (Reuters) - Nelson Bunker Hunt, the Texas oilman once considered the world's richest man before his fortunes were undone by Muammar Gaddafi and his own epic overreaching in the silver market, died on Tuesday at age 88. The Dallas Morning News reported that Hunt died at an assisted-living center in Dallas suffering from dementia and cancer. Hunt's sister-in-law, Nancy Hunt, confirmed the death on Tuesday night. Hunt, born in El Dorado, Arkansas, on Feb. 22, 1926, was one of seven children in the "first family" of H.L. ...


Canada's Parliament locked down after gunfire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:02

 Shots fired at 3 places in OttawaA gunman shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, then entered Parliament and shots rang out, police and witnesses said.


Judge imposes gag order in Indiana slayings case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:01
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say investigators can no longer interview a man suspected of killing seven women in Indiana unless they first get his permission through his attorney.

U.S. CDC announces new Ebola monitoring steps for travelers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:01

A Moroccan health worker uses a thermometer to screen a passenger(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday announced new measures to monitor for Ebola anyone entering the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea for a 21-day period. Under the measures starting Monday, travelers from the three West African countries will be expected to check in with health officials every day and report their temperatures and any Ebola symptoms through the 21-day period, the CDC said. (Reporting by Bill Berkrot; Editing by Grant McCool)


Researchers find German U-boat, ship it sank off U.S. coast

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:59
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The wreck of a World War Two German U-boat and a freighter it sank 72 years ago have been discovered off the North Carolina coast by U.S. researchers, officials said. The submarine, the U-576, and the Nicaraguan-flagged freighter Bluefields were found about 30 miles (48 km) off Cape Hatteras in an area known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic for its number of wrecks, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Tuesday. The discovery underscores how close the battle for the Atlantic Ocean came to U.S. ...

Kerry says no deal made with North Korea in release of American

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:58

Jeffrey Fowle, who was detained for more than seven months in North Korea, is greeted by his family after arriving at Wright Patterson Air Force BaseBERLIN/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday there had been no deal with North Korea in the release of one of three detained Americans but that Washington was willing to resume talks if the reclusive country took steps towards denuclearization. Jeffrey Fowle, 56, was arrested in May for leaving a Bible at a sailor's club in the North Korean city of Chongjin. He was freed on Tuesday and flown home on a U.S. government plane. ...


Jim Gardner One-on-One with Malala Yousafzai tonight on Action News

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:54

Jim Gardner One-on-One with Malala Yousafzai tonight on Action NewsTune in to Action News at 6 and 11 as our own Jim Gardner sits down with Liberty Medal and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai.


FedEx predicts increase in holiday deliveries

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:52

In this July 9, 2014 photo, David Demeter sorts packages at the FedEx Express station in Nashville, Tenn. FedEx on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 forecast that deliveries between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve will rise 8.8 percent over last year, to 290 million shipments. That's a more subdued forecast than a year ago, when FedEx predicted 13 percent growth for the season. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx expects another record for holiday-season deliveries.