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U.S. Coast Guard rescues 33 Cuban migrants off Florida

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:20

GENERIC - A file photo of a US Coast Guard HH-65A Dolphin helicopter in flight. (AP Photo)By Zachary Fagenson and David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 33 Cuban migrants from an overloaded boat taking on water off the southeast Florida coast on Wednesday, two days after 11 Cubans were pulled from the waters off the coast of Miami, officials said. Some of the 33 Cubans jumped in the water when they were spotted on Wednesday morning about 7 miles (11 km) east of Boca Raton, Florida, the Coast Guard said in a press release. ...


Health overhaul's subsidies at Supreme Court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:14

Health overhaul's subsidies at Supreme CourtWASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law.


Police officer among 40 arrested in Camden drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:03

Officer charged in Camden drug bust married to one of 40 arrestedAuthorities say the officer, 28-year-old Ashley Bailey, is married to one of the alleged leaders of a drug trafficking network that distributed more than $1 million annually.


NC courthouse shooting victims listed in critical

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:59
NASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say that two men are in critical condition a day after a gunman shot them in front of a North Carolina courthouse.

Serial rape suspect arrested after river crash in New York

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:45
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man accused of kidnapping and raping women across several states has been arrested in upstate New York after driving his truck into a river during a police chase, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. Gregory Lewis, 26, is suspected of traveling the United States on a weeks-long violent crime spree after he was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl and he fled Massachusetts during the summer, the Massachusetts State Police said in a statement. ...

Police investigate Trenton shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:35

Police investigate Trenton shootingPolice are investigating a shooting in Trenton, New Jersey.


Fact sheet: 2015 GMC Yukon Denali 4WD

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:16
2015 GMC Yukon Denali 4WD

Big, capable luxury defines GMC SUV

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:16

FILE- In this Feb. 6, 2014, file photo, a 2015 GMC Yukon Denali is displayed during the media preview of the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. With a towing capacity of 8,300 pounds, the Yukon Denali can pull heavier trailers than a full-size Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV. And the big GMC swallows luggage in a cavernous, 121.1-cubic-foot cargo area that is 29 percent larger than the Mercedes’. (AP photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)The full-size, 2015 GMC Yukon Denali is a no-excuses sport utility vehicle that's both capable and pampering.


Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:14

Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troopsDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days.


NY police investigate woman's beheading, man's train death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:09

NY police investigate woman's beheading, man's train deathAuthorities are investigating whether there's a link between the deaths of a woman found outside a suburban New York apartment building and a man struck by a train.


Products can protect aging dogs from bumps, spills

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:04

This July, 3, 2014, photo provided by Silvie Bordeaux shows Sochi, a 4 year old blind Sheltie wearing Muffin's Halo after brain surgery. Worried that her dogs, Muffin and Chloe were going blind, Silvie Bordeaux created Muffin’s Halo Guide for Blind Dogs, a device that encircles a dog’s head and prevents blind pets from running into walls and furniture. The halo is made of lightweight copper tubing that attaches to cloth wings and a harness fitted around the neck and chest.(AP Photo/(AP Photo/Teresa Abbuhl)LOS ANGELES (AP) — One pet owner made a promise when her toy poodle fell ill and its vision started to dim. If her dog lived, she would help it overcome any disabilities and give a paw up to other pooches in the process.


2 rescued from burning building in Riverside, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:02

2 rescued from burning building in Riverside, NJFirefighters rescued two people from a burning home in Burlington County early Wednesday.


Missing Broncos fan says he had 'fill of football'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:59

In this Oct. 23, 2014 photo provided by Jarod Tonneson, Paul Kitterman, left, and his stepson Jarod Tonneson pose for a photo during a San Diego Chargers-Denver Broncos football game at Sports Authority Field in Denver. A short time later, at halftime, Kitterman left his seat to meet friends and hasn't been seen since. Tonneson filed a missing-persons report with Denver police, scoured the sprawling stadium, called local hospitals and detox centers, and posted fliers around the city. Police said Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 that no new information about his whereabouts has emerged. (AP Photo/Courtesy Jarod Tonneson)DENVER (AP) — A man whose disappearance during last week's Denver Broncos game touched off an extensive search by family and friends told police he had "his fill of football" and walked and hitchhiked about 130 miles to a city in southern Colorado.


Factbox: GMO crops have history of controversy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:54
(Reuters) - Since commercialization of the world's first genetically engineered crops in 1995-1996, there has been an ongoing debate globally about the safety and effectiveness of the crops. On Nov. 4, voters in Oregon and Colorado will weigh in on proposed laws that would require foods made with genetically engineered crops and sold in those states to be labeled as genetically engineered. Here are some facts about genetically modified crops, also called GMOs. * U.S. ...

Amazon opens 3 logistics centers in Poland

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:53
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ahead of Christmas, popular U.S. online retailer Amazon has opened three logistics centers in western Poland, completing a network that covers the European market.

Maine to go to court over quarantine of nurse who treated Ebola patients

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:46
Maine Governor Paul LePage said on Wednesday he will seek legal authority to enforce the quarantine of a Maine nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and returned home after being held at a New Jersey hospital. The governor issued the statement after Kaci Hickox, the nurse who tested negative for Ebola after returning from West Africa, said she did not plan to follow guidelines to voluntarily quarantine herself until Nov. 10. ...

As debate rages, GMO labeling votes loom in Oregon, Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:36
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - With less than a week before voters in two U.S. states weigh measures to require labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients, labeling supporters were hoping for victory but planning for defeat. Fresh polling showed support for the Oregon GMO labeling law waning in the face of a well-funded onslaught of advertising from labeling opponents, and pro-labeling Colorado campaigners still could not muster enough money for television ads to counter thousands of ads by labeling opponents. In both states, the bid for votes on Nov. ...

NYC mayor draws on stint as a Little League boss

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:34

This undated photo provided by the Mayor's Office shows New York Mayor Bill de Blasio with his son Dante when de Blasio was a Little League coach. In an interview with The Associated Press, de Blasio talked about his love of baseball, his three years coaching his son's Little League team and how he often draws upon that experience in managing a city of 8 million people. "It was a real leadership and management lesson that I still think about," he said. "Trying to get a bunch of 8-year-olds to do something is an amazing challenge." (AP Photo/courtesy of NYC Mayor's Office)NEW YORK (AP) — As mayor of the nation's largest city, Bill de Blasio has become accustomed to making tough decisions and moving on.


Power restored after outage affected traffic lights in Cherry Hill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:33

Power restored after outage affected traffic lights in Cherry HillPower has been restored after an earlier outage affected traffic flow in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.


Review: 'Sleep' a decidedly average psych thriller

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:29

This image released by Clarius Entertainment shows Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth in a scene from "Before I Go To Sleep." (AP Photo/Clarius Entertainment, Laurie Sparham)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Again teamed with Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman stars as an amnesia victim whose brain resets back to 13 years ago after each night's slumber in the decidedly average psychological thriller "Before I Go to Sleep."