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Apple CEO challenges home state on LGBT rights

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:02

Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook waves at the crowd after he is honored by the Alabama Academy of Honor at the Alabama state Capitol Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala. In his speech Cook is challenging his home state of Alabama to do more to ensure the rights of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama was too slow to guarantee the rights of minorities during the civil rights era, and now it's too slow to ensure the rights of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday in challenging his home state to do better.


Family of Autumn Pasquale sues law enforcement agencies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:02

Family of Autumn Pasquale sues law enforcement agenciesThe family of a New Jersey girl who was strangled by a teenage boy two years ago is suing several law enforcement agencies.


Houston man shot in face trying to grab gun from three-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:02
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Houston-area man was in critical condition after being shot in the face when he tried to take a loaded pistol away from a 3-year-old boy, police said on Monday. Patrick Sanders, 20, was sleeping on the couch when the gun slipped out of his pants on to the floor in the incident that took place on Saturday in a Houston apartment. The child then handled the gun and Sanders tried to grab it from the toddler, police said. "At that time, the gun went off and Sanders was shot in the face. The child was not injured," Houston Police said in a statement. ...

Colorado man disappears during Denver Broncos game

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:02

In this Oct. 2014 police missing person police flyer, made available by the Denver Police Department, Paul Kitterman, a fan who went missing from the Oct. 23, 2014 Broncos game, is pictured. Friends and family of Kitterman are asking the public for help finding him. They say the 53-year-old was last seen leaving his seat at halftime during the Denver-San Diego night game at Sports Authority Field. Kitterman was at the game with his son, friend Tia Bakke, and her boyfriend. (AP Photo/Denver Police Department)DENVER (AP) — Relatives of a Broncos fan who went missing during last week's game are wondering how a man with no known health or personal problems could seem to vanish without a trace.


One man facing murder, kidnapping and robbery charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 04:57

One man facing murder, kidnapping and robbery chargesBank robbery, kidnapping, and now murder - all crimes, police say, were committed by one man - Dion Jordan.


UN investigator, banned by Iran, not fazed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 04:51
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations special investigator on Iran is not fazed by a senior official's announcement that he is banned from the country, saying on Monday, "He loves banning me."

Drug case dropped over Ferguson officer no-show

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 04:37
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A felony drug case involving the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old in a separate incident has been dismissed after the officer twice failed to appear in court.

Man didn't think gun was loaded when he shot boy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 04:37
POLSON, Mont. (AP) — A 3-year-old Montana boy who died of a bullet wound last week was shot in the back by an intoxicated man who said he didn't think the gun was loaded as they played together, prosecutors said.

Pastor who performed gay marriage keeps ordination

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 04:28

In a Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, Rev. Frank Schaefer, center, and his son, Tim Schaefer, second from left, walk to a meeting of the Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church, in Memphis, Tenn. The Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church ruled Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 that Schaefer, who was suspended and defrocked in 2013 for officiating at his son’s wedding to another man, will be allowed to remain an ordained minister. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Methodist pastor who was disciplined after he officiated at the wedding of his gay son will be allowed to remain an ordained minister.


BP spill left big oily 'bathtub ring' on seafloor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 04:03

FILE - In this April 21, 2010 file aerial photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning. New research shows that the BP oil spill left an oily “bathub ring” on the seafloor that’s about the size of Rhode Island. The study by David Valentine, the chief scientist on the federal damage assessment research ships, estimates that about 10 million gallons of oil coagulated on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico around the damaged Deepwater Horizons oil rig. Valentine said the spill left even bigger deeper oil splotches besides the ring. The rig blew on April 20, 2010 and spewed 172 million gallons of oil into the Gulf through the summer. Scientists are still trying to figure where all the oil went and what it did to the Gulf. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The BP oil spill left an oily "bathub ring" on the sea floor that's about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows.


5-Year-Old Boy Being Tested for Ebola at NYC Hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 04:00
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.

Lava flow from Hawaii volcano just 100 yards from nearest residence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 03:55

The lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano is seen near the village of Pahoa, HawaiiHONOLULU (Reuters) - Lava flow from the Kilauea volcano that has been creeping toward inhabited areas of Hawaii's Big Island for months is now just 100 yards (meters) from the nearest residential property, authorities said on Monday. Residents in the path of the lava have been placed on alert for possible evacuation, and smoke advisories have been issued for downwind areas, the County of Hawaii said in a civil defense alert. ...


Police probe Kentucky shooting that left 4 dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 03:49
CADIZ, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police detectives were trying to figure out Monday what led to the shooting deaths of a married couple, their adult daughter and another man in western Kentucky over the weekend.

Italian banks hit hard by European test results

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 03:42

A view of a "Monte Dei Paschi di Siena" bank branch in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Oct.26, 2014. The European Central Bank says 13 of Europe's 130 biggest banks have flunked an in-depth review of their finances and need an extra 10 billion euros ($12.5 billion) to cushion themselves against any future crises. ECB officials said Sunday the test had been tougher than similar reviews in 2011 and 2010, which gave a pass to banks that later needed bailouts. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's far-reaching review of banks set off sharp drops in the shares of Italian lenders on Monday after several of them failed the year-long exercise's test of financial strength.


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. Amazon.com 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. ...