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3rd student dies in shooting, motive a mystery

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 02:36

3rd student dies in shooting, motive a mysteryA 14-year-old girl died two days after a student opened fire inside a Washington state high school, raising the death toll in the shooting to three, including the gunman who killed himself as a teacher tried to stop him.


Ex-judges seek to stop upcoming Missouri execution

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 02:33

In this April 21, 2014 photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is Mark Christeson who is scheduled to die by injection for killing a south-central Missouri mother and her two children in February 1998. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for a condemned Missouri man and several former judges on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his upcoming execution, saying a mistake by his former attorneys cost him the chance to appeal his case through the federal courts.


Seattle student arrested for bringing explosive device to school: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 02:13
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Seattle high school that shares a building with a children's museum in a popular tourist area was evacuated and a 16-year-old student arrested on Monday after he was discovered on campus with an explosive device, Seattle police said. Police responded to the Center School, a small public school in the same building as the Seattle Children's Museum, after receiving a tip that a student had a Molotov cocktail, police said in a statement. "The school was evacuated as a precaution," the statement said. ...

Hunting for whale & votes above the Arctic Circle

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 02:12

In this Oct. 8, 2014 photo, campaign worker Gabe Tegoseak carries a clipboard with a list of registered voters along an icy road in Barrow, Alaska, as he goes door to door as part of the re-election campaign of Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska. Tegoseak works for the Alaska Democratic Party and hopes to send Begich back to Washington. Begich's Republican opponent is former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)BARROW, Alaska (AP) — Three children whiz by on a snowmobile as Gabe Tegoseak, crunching through icy streets in the town that's as far north as you can go and still be in the United States, is hunting for votes.


Old-style populism lives on in Michigan race

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 02:05

In a photo from Oct. 13, 2014, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is seen during a Republican rally in Troy, Mich. Snyder, who is running against Democrat Mark Schauer, says his economic remedies for Michigan including cutting business taxes and state spending, were pragmatic decisions. he said voters understand that sacrifices are necessary to address the state's Rust Belt problems. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has gone through a wrenching economic upheaval in recent years, but as he runs for governor, Mark Schauer hopes that one thing hasn't been lost: the power of an old-style populist appeal to rev up workers and get them to the polls to vote Democratic.


Deer smashes into Pennsylvania hotel lobby

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:53

Deer smashes into Pennsylvania hotel lobbyAn unlikely guest entered a hotel lobby in Pennsylvania Friday night.


Pa. Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery to retire amid scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:51

Pa. Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery to retire amid scandalSources tell Action News that Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery is planning to resign amid a state government pornography scandal.


U.N. blasts restrictions on health workers traveling from Ebola-hit states

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:47
By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations on Monday sharply criticized new restrictions imposed by three U.S. states on health workers returning from countries hit by Ebola, with the U.N. chief saying they created difficulties for those risking their lives in the battle against the disease. ...

CDC to release new U.S. guidelines for returning Ebola healthcare workers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will release additional guidelines later on Monday governing protocols for healthcare workers returning to the United States after treating Ebola victims in West Africa, the White House said. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said U.S. policies needed to be guided by science and to not discourage volunteers from going to help in the countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak. ...

Families scrambling after charter school closes abruptly

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:26

Families scrambling after charter school closes abruptlyStudents at a troubled charter school in Philadelphia got a surprise Monday morning - they found the high school portion of it closed.


Coast Guard rescues eight Cuban migrants off Miami, 5 missing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:25
By David Adams and Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday said it was searching for up to five Cubans migrants after pulling eight others from the waters off Miami. "Two were rescued in a helicopter basket," said Coast Guard spokesman Gabe Somma. They were later transported to Miami area hospital, the Coast Guard said. The agency was notified of three people floating in rubber tubes, Somma said. ...

Third student dies in Washington school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:14

Third student dies in Washington school shootingA 14-year-old girl who was wounded when a student opened fire inside a Washington state high school has died, raising the death toll in the shooting to three, including the gunman.


Police: About 20 people in Pa. baby shower brawl

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:10

 About 20 people in Pa. baby shower brawlState police say about 20 people were involved in a brawl after a Pennsylvania baby shower.


Man pleads not guilty after Ohio highway shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:09
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Illinois man charged with kidnapping and killing a Kentucky woman who was found dead in a vehicle along a highway in southwest Ohio pleaded not guilty Monday.

U.S. pastor who led son's same-sex marriage can keep ordination: council

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:08
(Reuters) - A U.S. pastor who was defrocked after officiating his son's same-sex wedding ceremony, and later reinstated, can keep his ordination, a Methodist judicial council has ruled. The church had punished Reverend Frank Schaefer last year by defrocking him when he refused to say he would never perform another gay ceremony. But an appeals panel reversed the decision, and the judicial council on Saturday upheld the appellate ruling, the church said on Monday. The decision by the church's highest judicial body was on technical, legal grounds and did not discuss the issue of gay marriage. ...

SEPTA union votes to authorize strike

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:05

SEPTA union votes to authorize strikeWhile SEPTA workers voted Sunday for the union to authorize a strike, officials say that one doesn't appear to be imminent.


Latinos say cash goes missing in Arizona arrests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:02

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe ArpaioPHOENIX (AP) — Armando Gutierrez was headed to Las Vegas with cash from his 2011 tax refund when he and his friends were pulled over by a sheriff's deputy.


UN opposes Ebola policies 'not based on science'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:46
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general says health workers returning from the main Ebola-hit countries "should not be subjected to restrictions that are not based on science."

Correction: Colon Cancer Test story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:33

This undated product image provided by the Mayo Clinic shows the Cologuard test. The test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool, and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration last month. It will be offered by prescription at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, where it was developed, and soon nationwide. (AP Photo/Mayo Clinic)In a story Oct. 26 about Cologuard, a new DNA test for colon cancer screening, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the test was approved in September and was not yet available nationwide. The test was approved in August and has been available through the Cologuard website and private practice physicians for people willing to pay for it themselves, not just starting Monday at the Mayo Clinic with Medicare reimbursement.


PHOTOS: 8 arrested in Pa. child porn sweep

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:27

 8 arrested in Pa. child porn sweepA total of eight men have been arrested and charged in a child pornography sweep across the state.