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Slain girl's estate sues law enforcement agencies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 03:39
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — The family of a New Jersey girl who was strangled by a teenage boy two years ago is suing several law enforcement agencies.

Accused White House intruder dragged from court after ruled incompetent

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 03:34

Alleged White House Fence Jumper Accused of Kicking DogBy Lacey Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man charged with jumping the White House fence last week was dragged screaming from a courtroom on Monday after a federal judge declared him incompetent to stand trial. The suspect, Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, was stopped by Secret Service dogs before being arrested on Wednesday. He was reportedly unarmed at the time of his arrest and U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson on Thursday ordered a mental screening for him. U.S. ...

Trial delayed for man charged in deaths of 3 women

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 03:17
CLEVELAND (AP) — The trial for a convicted sex offender accused of killing three Ohio women has been delayed until 2015 as prosecutors and defense attorneys await court rulings concerning a psychological evaluation of the defendant.

Review: Avid readers will love Kindle Voyage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 03:16

This product image provided by Amazon shows the Kindle Voyage. Last year’s Kindle Paperwhite was small, yet sturdy, and came packed with useful features such as the ability to jump to another part of a book without losing your place. Inc. builds on that with the Voyage, a device that now adjusts to ambient lighting conditions and lets you turn pages without lifting your finger (AP Photo/Amazon)GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — As stand-alone e-book readers go, I have yet to find anything as comfortable and easy to use as Amazon's Kindle.

INSIDE WASHINGTON: Profiting from failure

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 03:12

This undated image obtained by The Associated Press shows the cover sheet of a slide presentation prepared by Russell Richardson, who at the time was the science adviser to the Army Intelligence and Security Command, describing his vision for a cloud computing component for the Army’s intelligence fusion program. (AP Photo)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's $5 billion intelligence network has largely failed in its promise to make crucial data easily accessible to soldiers and analysts in the field. But for a select group of companies and individuals, the system has been a bonanza.

Don't let quarantine hysteria deter Ebola health workers: U.N

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 03:00
By Matthew Mpoke Bigg ACCRA (Reuters) - Governments must not deter health workers from coming to West Africa to fight Ebola and quarantine decisions should not be based on hysteria, the head of the U.N. mission battling the virus said on Monday. The U.S. states of New York, New Jersey and Illinois have issued new quarantine rules for people returning from West Africa in response to fears that U.S. federal guidelines do not go far enough to contain an outbreak centered in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone that has infected 10,000 people. ...

France bends to EU request, will revise its budget

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 02:58
PARIS (AP) — France's finance minister says the government will revise its 2015 budget after the European Union objected to the country's flouting a deficit deal.

Labor group suing Wisconsin Governor Walker to raise minimum wage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 02:52

Honoree and politician Scott Walker arrives at the Time 100 gala celebrating the magazine's naming of the 100 most influential people in the world for the past year in New YorkBy Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - A labor group in Wisconsin on Monday said it is suing Gov. Scott Walker to force him to raise the state's minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. The group, Wisconsin Jobs Now, said the rate is too low, citing a state law requiring that workers be paid a "living wage," or an amount with which they can pay for basic needs. It accused Walker, a Republican running for re-election on Nov. 4, of relying on a study by a major campaign contributor opposing an increase, the Wisconsin Restaurant Association, to justify keeping the minimum wage low. "Gov. ...

Floating gas terminal anchored in Lithuania

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 02:44

People take photographs as "Independence", a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) storage vessel is maneuvered by tugboats through the sea gate port of Klaipeda, Lithuania, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. The floating natural gas terminal arrived in the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda, in a move by the Baltic country to further reduce its reliance on energy supplies from Russia. (AP Photo/Kestutis Vanagas)TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A giant floating natural gas terminal arrived Monday in the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda as the Baltic country tries to further reduce its reliance on energy supplies from Russia.

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. ...