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Police on manhunt find pipe bombs in woods

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:20
State police searching for a man accused of killing a state trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt.

Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:18

A police car drives past the entrance to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS (AP) — Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.


Colorado movie theater massacre trial may be televised, judge rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:09

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A judge presiding over the Colorado theater massacre case ruled on Tuesday that he will allow the murder trial of accused gunman James Holmes to be recorded for television despite opposition from lawyers on both sides, a court ruling showed. The request by media outlets for such coverage had been opposed by both prosecutors and defense lawyers, who argued that allowing cameras in the courtroom could expose witnesses and attorneys to threats, intimidation or other forms of harassment. ...


California governor signs 'gun violence restraining order' law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:08

California Governor Brown waits to speak at a news conference at the Cal OES State Operations Center in MatherBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - People who fear a close relative may commit gun violence will be able to petition a judge to temporarily remove the person's firearms in California, under a bill signed into law on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. The legislation - the first such measure in the United States - was introduced after police near Santa Barbara said they were unable to confiscate weapons from a man who later went on a rampage and killed six people, despite concern from his family he was in poor mental health and might become violent. ...


Philadelphia woman missing for 2 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:07

Philadelphia woman missing for 2 weeksPhiladelphia police are searching for a missing woman who has not been seen in close to two weeks.


Obama discussed Ebola isolation protocols with CDC director

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday discussed "stringent isolation protocols" with the head of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to limit the risk of more Ebola cases after a diagnosis was made in Dallas, the White House said. Obama was briefed on the Dallas case by Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control. Obama and Frieden "discussed the stringent isolation protocols under which the patient is being treated as well as ongoing efforts to trace the patient's contacts to mitigate the risk of additional cases," the White House said. "Dr. ...

Navy: Nuclear shipyard workers got unearned credit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:03
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says hundreds of nuclear workers at a Virginia shipyard were given credit for attending training they didn't actually attend.

Somali American to be sentenced in terror case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:03
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Somali American is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for attempting to detonate a weapon of mass destruction four years ago in Portland's downtown square.

FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:59

In this 2006 photo, airport passengers pass by Norm Thompson retail outlet at Portland International Airport in Portland. The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that two companies have agreed to refund $1.5 million to consumers who purchased "shapewear" that supposedly can reduce cellulite and fat because it's infused with caffeine, vitamin E and other things. In a settlement, Norm Thompson Outfitters of Oregon, and Wacoal America Inc. of New Jersey agree not to make claims that their products cause weight loss or a reduction of body size. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Dana E. Olsen)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked — but at least you can get your money back.


Deportation of minors won't stop during lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:55
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle is not stopping the deportation proceedings of eight minors suing the federal government over legal representation.

Jailbreak in Washington state goes unnoticed for two days

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:53
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man jailed on robbery charges managed to slip away from a detention facility last week in an escape that went unnoticed for two days until his lawyer arrived for a visit, officials said on Tuesday. Rhyan Vasquez, 19, walked out of an employee entrance of a jail in Marysville, north of Seattle, last Wednesday as he was awaiting transfer to a county facility, but was back in custody on Tuesday, according to a Marysville court official. ...

Michelin Guide knocks Daniel down to 2 stars

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:51

FILE - In this May 5, 2014 file photo shows restauranteur Daniel Boulud at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards in New York. The Michelin Guide’s latest roster of top New York City restaurants says Brooklyn and Queens are hot, but Daniel Boulud is not. This year, only six maintained the three-star rating for the guide’s 10th edition, which goes on sale Wednesday. Daniel Boulud’s flagship Upper East Side restaurant, was bumped down to two stars. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)The Michelin Guide's latest roster of top New York City restaurants says Brooklyn and Queens are hot, but Daniel Boulud has lost a little sizzle.


Feds unveil cleanup plan for nuclear waste dump

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:45
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday said it's committed to cleaning up and resuming initial operations at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico as early as 2016, work that's expected to cost more than $240 million.

U.S. lawmakers rebuke Secret Service over White House breach

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:44
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Secret Service faced scathing criticism on Tuesday for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House and the Washington Post reported a separate security lapse of an armed contractor with a criminal record who rode an elevator with President Barack Obama. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged the agency charged with protecting Obama had failed on Sept. ...

Government funds lawyers for immigrant children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:40
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration.

First Ebola case diagnosed in the United States: CDC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:39

CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, speaks at the CDC headquarters in AtlantaBy Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country after flying from Liberia to Texas, in a new sign of how the outbreak ravaging West Africa can spread globally. The patient sought treatment six days after arriving in Texas on Sept. 20, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told reporters on Tuesday. He was admitted two days later to an isolation room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. U.S. ...


Woman attacked outside Wissahickon Valley Park in Chestnut Hill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:26

Woman attacked outside Wissahickon Valley Park in Chestnut HillPolice say what started out as an attempted robbery quickly turned into an attempted sexual assault in Chestnut Hill.


Police: Off-duty NJ cop shot man trying to steal his truck

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:25

 Off-duty NJ cop shot man trying to steal his truckPolice tell Action News the off-duty officer works for the Delanco Police Department. The suspect was critically injured.


Accused Pennsylvania stabber rejected by psychiatric unit: judge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:25
By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - A western Pennsylvania teenager accused of stabbing 21 people at his high school in April was refused admission to a Pittsburgh psychiatric hospital due to safety concerns, a judge said on Tuesday. Alex Hribal, who was 16 at the time of the stabbings, has been held in juvenile detention since he was arrested on April 9 at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. He is accused of slashing students and staff with two 8-inch kitchen knives. ...

Self-defense in Florida loud music shooting disputed as trial closes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:24

Defendant Michael Dunn in court on day two of his first-degree murder trial in JacksonvilleBy Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - A middle-aged white man on trial for murder in the shooting death of a black teenager during a dispute about loud music told a Florida jury on Tuesday he thought his life was in danger and showed little remorse as he described pulling the trigger. "I meant to pull it 50 times if that’s what it took to save my life," said Michael Dunn, 47, a software engineer who is being retried for first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. "I deliberately defended myself. There was nothing accidental about it," Dunn added. ...