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Suspicious cyber activity at White House detected, addressed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:28

The White House is seen with the Washington Monument behind it and the Jefferson Memorial in WashingtonBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Suspicious cyber activity has been detected on the computer network used by the White House and measures have been taken to address it, a White House official disclosed on Tuesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, would not say who might have been responsible for the activity on what was described as an unclassified computer network used by employees of the Executive Office of the President. ...

Navajo president vetoes language-fluency changes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:24
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The president of the nation's largest Indian reservation stood behind a tribal law that requires people seeking the top elected post to be fluent in the Navajo language, dealing what could be a final blow to a candidate who had been criticized for his speaking skills.

Kerry wants Keystone pipeline decision 'sooner rather than later'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:13

Map showing the route of TransCanada Keystone pipelinesOTTAWA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday during a visit to Canada that he would like to make a decision soon on TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. TransCanada has waited more than six years for the Obama administration to make a decision on the line, which would take as much as 830,000 barrels per day of Alberta tar sands crude to refineries on Texas' Gulf Coast. ...

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:11

Phil Collins smiles as he speaks to the media with Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, right, during a news conference on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 in San Antonio. Collins has handed over his vast collection of artifacts related to the Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution to the state of Texas. Collins donated what's considered the world's largest private collection of Alamo artifacts. It includes a fringed leather pouch and a gun used by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie's legendary knife. (AP Photo/The San Antonio Express-News, Bob Owen) RUMBO DE SAN ANTONIO OUT; NO SALESYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

Amber Alert canceled after children, suspect found in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:06

Amber Alert canceled after children, suspect found in DelawareDelaware State Police have canceled an Amber Alert after two missing children and the suspect were found.

Flying drones near stadiums could end in jail time

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — Operators who fly drones or model planes near or over large sports stadiums and auto racetracks are breaking the law and can be fined and imprisoned for up to a year, the Federal Aviation Administration warned in a notice posted on the agency's website.

First trial in college band-hazing death begins in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:48
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Tradition is no excuse for the 2011 fatal hazing of a Florida college marching band member, prosecutors told a jury on Tuesday, as testimony began in a case that triggered a national conversation about abusive rituals. Percussionist Dante Martin, 27, is accused of directing a hazing ritual involving the Florida A&M University's celebrated "Marching 100" band that led to the death of Robert Champion, a 26-year-old drum major. ...

Obama defends U.S. Ebola guidelines, backs American volunteers in Africa

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:38

Obama speaks about the U.S. response to Ebola from the South Lawn of the White House in WashingtonBy Tami Chappell and Roberta Rampton ATLANTA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the second of two nurses infected while treating an Ebola patient left an Atlanta hospital, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said policies adopted in the United States should not discourage Americans willing to fight West Africa's outbreak. Obama weighed in for the first time since states including New York and New Jersey imposed automatic 21-day quarantines on doctors and nurses returning from the three countries at the heart of the outbreak - rules that go beyond federal guidelines. ...

Connecticut family sues over school's Ebola fears

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:30
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a Connecticut third-grader filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday saying his daughter has been unfairly barred from school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa.

Arizona officer kills inmate who fled

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:22

A shot-out windshield in a transport van is at the scene of an officer involved shooting, Tuesday, Oct, 28, 2014 in Phoenix. A sheriff’s detention officer shot and wounded a jail inmate who was struggling with another officer after he slipped out of restraints and ran away while being taken to a hospital in Phoenix, authorities said Tuesday. The inmate remains hospitalized. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX (AP) — A sheriff's detention officer shot and killed a jail inmate in Phoenix who slipped out of his restraints, ran away and struggled with another officer over a gun Tuesday, authorities said.

Delaware State Police issue Amber Alert for 2 children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:18

Amber Alert canceled after children, suspect found in DelawareThe Delaware State Police have activated an Amber Alert for two missing children.

Police: Truck driver saw train before collision

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:13

30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, just east of the intersection of White County Road 200 North and Indiana 421 near Reynolds, Ind. The train was northbound and heading to Chicago when the accident took place. White County Sheriff Pat Shafer said 14 people complaining of pain were taken to local hospitals after the collision. The truck driver was not among the injured, he said. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, John Terhune)REYNOLDS, Ind. (AP) — A Chicago-bound Amtrak train collided with a semi-truck Tuesday morning in northwestern Indiana, injuring several people, after a truck driver who believed he had enough time to clear the tracks pulled into the train's path, police said.

Fire contained at Kansas plant: local media

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:13
(Reuters) - A large fire was contained after it broke out on a cooling tower at a plant in Harper County, Kansas, on Tuesday afternoon, local television station KWCH reported on its website. Firefighters were called to the Mag-Plant just after 4 p.m. local time and found thick, black smoke and large flames showing from the roof of the building, the report said. The report did not specify what kind of plant had the fire. The area was cleared in about a mile radius until the fire was out, the report said, quoting Harper County Emergency Manager. ...

Couple in Sacramento shooting spree charged with murder, carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:06

Janelle Marquez Monroy, only partially shown by court order, leaves the courtroom after being arraigned in Superior Court in SacramentoBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A Utah couple accused of a bloody northern California shooting spree that killed two sheriff's deputies, wounded a third and left a motorist fighting for his life were charged on Tuesday with murder, attempted murder and carjacking. Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, who initially said his name was Marcelo Marquez, and Janelle Marquez Monroy terrorized communities on the eastern edge of Sacramento on Oct. 24, starting with the shooting of Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver in the parking lot of a motel, authorities said. ...

Clay wants wider civil rights investigation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:03
ST. LOUIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay is asking the Justice Department to widen its civil rights investigation in the St. Louis area to include municipal courts.

Cyanide searches found on poison suspect's laptop

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:59
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A medical researcher charged with poisoning his wife had a computer on which someone conducted searches relating to cyanide poisoning two or three days after she died, a state police computer expert testified Tuesday.

North Dakota court bans use of drug in abortions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:57
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a state law that limits the use of drugs to perform abortions, a move abortion-rights supporters say will end the use of medications to perform the procedure.

Jane Lynch, wife, finalize divorce in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:38

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2012, file photo, Jane Lynch, left, and Dr. Lara Embry arrive at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles judge finalized Lynch’s divorce from Embry on Monday Oct. 28, 2014, more than four years after the pair were married in Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has finalized Jane Lynch's divorce from her wife more than four years after the couple were married.

Orbital Sciences' unmanned rocket explodes on liftoff in Virginia: NASA

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:38

An unmanned Antares rocket is seen exploding seconds after lift off from a commercial launch pad in this still image from NASA video at Wallops IslandBy Irene Klotz (Reuters) - An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, marking the first accident since NASA turned to private operators to deliver cargo to the International Space Station, but officials said no one was hurt. The 14-story rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off its seaside launch pad at the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 p.m. EDT carrying a Cygnus cargo ship for the space station. It exploded in a huge fireball moments later. Orbital Sciences stock was down 12. ...

Sheriff: 2 shot at NC courthouse, gunman caught

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:34

Crime scene investigator Larry Bryant with the Nash Co. Sheriff's Dept. gathers evidence from the courthouse steps after two people were shot in front of the Nash Co. Courthouse in Nashville, N.C. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. A manhunt involving helicopters and dozens of armed officers patrolling a nearby highway was underway for two men who Nash County Sheriff Dick Jenkins said fled in a white car. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chris Seward)NASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A gunman opened fire on two men in front of the courthouse in this small North Carolina town on Tuesday, sending panicked lunchtime shoppers ducking into shops along the normally quiet main drag.