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Hazing trial starts for 1 FAMU band member

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 07:32

FILE- In this May 23, 2012 file photo, Pam Champion, right, and Robert Champion, Sr., left, hold a photo of their son, Robert, a Florida A&M University drum major who died in a hazing incident, as they are photographed in their attorney's office following a press conference in Atlanta. The trial for four band members charged in the hazing death of Champion begins Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 in Orlando, Fla.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jury selection in the trial of one of the four remaining former Florida A&M University's band members charged with felony hazing and manslaughter in the death of a drum major is set to move to a second day, while trials for three other remaining defendants have been postponed until April.


Philadelphia's plan to sell gas utility is dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 07:27
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — City Council members are effectively killing the proposed sale of Philadelphia's gas utility to a Connecticut company, saying the risks of the deal outweighed the benefits to utility customers and the city.

San Francisco mayor signs ordinance regulating tourism sublets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 07:00

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee watches as Proposition 8 plaintiffs get married in San FranciscoBy Aaron Mendelson SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Franciscans who temporarily rent their homes out must now prove that they live in them most of the year and begin to pay hotel taxes, under an ordinance signed Monday by Mayor Ed Lee. The new rules are meant to allow residents to make a little extra money by renting out their places now and then - but not turn them into full-fledged hotels, Lee said. "San Franciscans who just want to share their home with occasional visitors will have a clear set of rules and restrictions to earn extra money to make ends meet," Lee said. ...


Judge sets new trial date for James Holmes in Colorado theater shootings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:59
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Judge sets new trial date for James Holmes in Colorado theater shootings.

Detroit makes final arguments to exit bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:52

Detroit makes final arguments to exit bankruptcyDETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit urged a judge on Monday to approve its plan to get out of bankruptcy, calling it a sweeping effort to "solve some really bad problems" by wiping out billions in debt and spending $1.7 billion on better services in a long-term prescription for the Motor City.


Accuweather: Weather Whiplash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:47

 Weather WhiplashMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking unseasonable warmth followed by the coldest air so far this season.


Police using unmanned balloon in Eric Frein manhunt in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:44

Police using unmanned balloon in Eric Frein manhunt in PennsylvaniaPennsylvania State Police say they've started using a device similar to a weather balloon in their search for a suspect in the killing of a state trooper last month.


Union President: Strike not imminent, can't promise beyond this week

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:41

 Strike not imminent, can't promise beyond this weekWhile SEPTA workers voted Sunday for the union to authorize a strike, officials say that one doesn't appear to be imminent.


Abuse suit trial begins for ex-university official

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:39
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A federal civil trial pitting a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania against three men who say he sexually harassed and assaulted them while they were students opened Monday with one of the accusers saying he was too distraught to testify.

NYC boy being observed for possible Ebola symptoms: reports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:35

The lobby of Bellevue HospitalWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 5-year-old boy who arrived from Guinea was being observed in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in New York City for possible Ebola symptoms, media reports said on Monday. The boy, who arrived in the United States on Saturday, had a 103 degree Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius) fever, ABC News reported. He has not been tested for the virus and was not under quarantine, ABC said, citing officials with New York City's health department. The New York Post said the boy had been vomiting and was transported from his home in the Bronx by emergency medical workers. ...


Suspect in Va. student's kidnapping due in court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:34
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The suspect in the abduction of an 18-year-old University of Virginia student will be making an initial court appearance Friday in an unrelated rape case.

Without apology, New Jersey releases nurse quarantined on Ebola fears

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:30
By Ellen Wulfhorst and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - With no apology, New Jersey released on Monday a nurse ordered into involuntary quarantine after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and drove her home to Maine to complete her 21-day isolation. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie offered no apologies and said he sees no reason to talk to Kaci Hickox, who has sharply criticized her treatment by state officials. Hickox was the first person put into quarantine on Friday under state policies that exceeded precautions adopted by the U.S. government. ...

News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:26

In this Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 photo provided by attorney Steven Hyman, quarantined nurse Kaci Hickox meets with the prominent New York civil rights attorney Norman Siegel, seated, at the isolation tent at University Hospital in Newark, N.J., where Hickox was confined after flying into Newark Liberty International Airport following her work in West Africa caring for Ebola patients. Hickox, the first person forced into a mandatory quarantine in the state, was released Monday but has complained about her treatment. Following her release Siegal said "We are pleased that the state of New Jersey has decided to release Kaci. They had no justification to confine her," and added that she has not ruled out legal action. (AP Photo/Steven Hyman) MANDATORY CREDITWhile the federal government is trying to enforce a strategy for properly handling Ebola, some state governors and Army officials are planning the kinds of quarantines the White House has opposed and that scientists call an ill-conceived overreaction.


Mexican claiming sanctuary in church seeks amnesty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:20

Arturo Hernandez Garcia flips through his bible before an interview at the First Unitarian Church of Denver in Denver, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Hernandez, who is living in a Denver church basement to avoid deportation, says he is prepared to stay as long as it takes to gain his freedom. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)DENVER (AP) — A Mexican man who has been living in a Denver church basement to avoid deportation said Monday that he is prepared to stay as long as it takes to gain the freedom to live in the U.S.


New York City hospital says boy tests negative for Ebola virus

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:15
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 5-year-boy who recently visited West Africa tested negative for the Ebola virus on Monday, said the New York City Health Department and the city hospital where he underwent screening. The child, who had a low-grade fever, will remain in isolation at Bellevue Hospital to undergo further tests to ensure he is cleared of the disease, the hospital and health department said in a joint statement. Local media said the child lived in New York City's Bronx borough. (Editing by Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Thief caught on camera stealing Halloween decorations in South Phila.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:06

Thief caught on camera stealing Halloween decorations in South Phila.A thief was caught red-handed swiping Halloween decorations in South Philadelphia. Now the victims want your help finding the bandit responsible for this cruel crime just days ahead of Halloween.


5-Year-Old Boy Tests Negative for Ebola at NYC Hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:02
A 5-year-old boy is under observation at New York City's Bellevue Hospital this morning after experiencing a 103-degree fever after returning home from Guinea Saturday, prompting Ebola concerns, officials told ABC News.

Sacramento shooter's motives, background a mystery, authorities say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:02

Sacramento County Sheriff Lieutenant Palmer covers his face while gathered with fellow officers near a Motel 6 parking lot where Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver was killed in SacramentoBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A man accused of killing two sheriff's deputies in a bloody shooting spree through two northern California counties is a figure of some mystery, with several aliases and a history of deportation and drug crime, authorities said on Monday. Booked into the Sacramento County jail as Marcelo Marquez, 34, the man believed to have shot and killed deputies Danny Oliver and Michael David Davis, Jr., is also known to federal authorities as Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, a Mexican national, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ...


Pennsylvania justice in porn email scandal retires

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:01

In this undated photo released in 2007 by the McCaffery campaign office, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Judge Seamus McCaffery is shown. McCaffery stepped down Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office. A judicial ethics board said it would drop its investigation of him as a result. McCaffery also agreed not to seek senior judge status nor seek elective judicial office again. (AP Photo/McCaffery campaign office, File) NO SALESHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice caught up in a government pornographic email scandal stepped down Monday after nearly seven years on the state's highest court, and a judicial ethics board said it would drop its investigation of him as a result.


Lawmaker: New York jail heath care needs oversight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:57
NEW YORK (AP) — A city councilman on Monday said he will hold an oversight hearing this year to examine health care services at Rikers Island and other city jails, where documents obtained by The Associated Press raised troubling questions about quality and timeliness of care in more than a dozen inmate deaths since 2009.