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Baptist pastor sued after revelation of affairs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 21:17

The sun and clouds are reflected off a glass on the entrance of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church where a portrait of pastor Juan D. McFarland hangs on the wall on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala. Montgomery attorney, Julian McPhillips announced that he filed a lawsuit Tuesday against longtime pastor Juan D. McFarland.The Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church wants to remove McFarland after being accused of having sex with the congregation members while infected with AIDS. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Rev. Juan D. McFarland is described as a man of "passion, prayer and purpose" in a three-paragraph summary on the website of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. The site concludes by saying such an overview "does not begin to tell his story."


Higher views for tourists to Dubai's tallest tower

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:55

FILE - This Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 file photo shows the World's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa in background as children play next to a mosque in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Visitors to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai can now get an even more elevated view of the Middle Eastern city. The owner of the 2,717 foot-tall (828 meter) skyscraper says that starting on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, visitors can pay to ride up to a new observation deck on the 148th floor. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Visitors to the world's tallest building in Dubai can now get an even more elevated view of the Middle Eastern city.


Man charged in killings of 4 family members, dog

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:44

FILE - This undated booking photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office shows Nicolas Holzer. Santa Barbara County prosecutors announced Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014 that a grand jury indicted 45-year-old Nicolas Holzer on felony charges that include special allegations. Prosecutors haven’t decided whether to seek the death penalty. Holzer remains jailed without bail. (AP Photo/Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office)SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A central California man who authorities say confessed to stabbing his elderly father and mother, his two sons and the family dog has been charged with murder and animal cruelty.


Man accused of killing mom tells judge he's guilty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:23
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A convicted murderer who police say killed his mother two days after being released from prison told a judge that he's guilty and doesn't want a trial.

California nanny accused of abusing 1-year old twins

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:31

California nanny accused of abusing 1-year old twinsThe mother of twins who were abused allegedly by their nanny is speaking out about the videos that captured the attacks.


Second health care worker tests positive for Ebola in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:24

Second health care worker tests positive for Ebola in TexasA second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday.


News Guide: Latest news on Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:07

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Tom Frieden provides an update on the latest developments involving the deadly Ebola virus and its infection of a Texas health care professional as he addresses the media during a briefing at CDC headquarters Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. Frieden said the CDC is working to improve protections for hospital workers after a nurse caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas became the first person to become infected with the disease inside the U.S. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, David Tulis) MARIETTA OUT, GWINNETT OUTHealth officials announced early Wednesday that a second health care worker at a Dallas hospital had preliminarily tested positive for Ebola.


5-year-old girl found safe, Amber Alert canceled

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:04

5-year-old girl found safe, Amber Alert canceledA 5-year-old girl who was inside a car when it was reportedly stolen Tuesday night has been found safe, New Jersey State Police said.


Ahead of the Bell: US retail sales

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:48

US retail sales fell in September on autos and gasThe Commerce Department releases retail sales data for September. The report will released Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. SALES DECLINE: Economists forecast that retail sales slid 0.1 percent last month, ...


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:26

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong lies by first base after he was unable to reach a wide throw by pitcher Randy Choate that allowed the game-winning San Francisco Giants run to score in the 10th inning of Game 3 of baseball's NL Championship Series, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants won 5-4 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Amid Ebola fear, West Africans in US try to help

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:06

In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 photo, Winston Gould, left, president of the Liberian Community Association of Rhode Island, listens to newspaper publisher Jacob Dorbor, right, during a meeting of the association, in Providence, R.I. Rhode Island’s close-knit Liberian community is trying to strike a balance between their longstanding tradition of hospitality and the fear of infection from Ebola's spread. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When a friend called Togar Johnson from a bus stop last month to ask for a lift, Johnson made what he considered a difficult but prudent decision: He said no.


Texas nurse was familiar with risks of Ebola virus

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:00

Nina PhamDALLAS (AP) — A Texas nurse who caught Ebola from an infected patient was no stranger to the risks of working around one of the world's most feared viruses.


Statoil CEO Lund steps down, joins BG Group

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:50
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Helge Lund, the CEO of Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil, has resigned after 10 years in charge of the government-controlled company.

UK unemployment rate drops to lowest since 2008

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:31
LONDON (AP) — Britain's unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent for the June to August period, down from 6.4 percent in the three months before and the lowest rate since 2008.

AccuWeather: Warm, Heavy Rain Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:26

 Heavy Rain Today and TonightMeteorologist David Murphy says periods of heavy rain today and tonight could be accompanied by an occasional gusty thunderstorm.


Argument ends with 2 shot in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:24

Argument ends with 2 shot in OlneyPolice say two people were shot after an argument in Philadelphia's Olney section early Wednesday morning.


Texas health department statement: second health care worker tests positive for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:11
DALLAS (AP) — Texas health department statement: second health care worker tests positive for Ebola.

Driver thrown 15 feet after crashing on Roosevelt Boulevard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:55

Driver thrown 15 feet after crashing on Roosevelt BoulevardPolice say a man is fighting for his life after being thrown 15 feet in a 1-car crash in Northeast Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.


South Korea cuts interest rate to record low

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:59

Governor of the Bank of Korea Lee Ju-yeol answers a reporter's question during a press conference on the benchmark interest rate at the bank's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. South Korea's central bank lowered its key interest rate to a record low Wednesday as it tries to bolster a fragile economic recovery. The bank also downgraded its growth forecasts for Asia's fourth-largest economy.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's central bank lowered its key interest rate to a record low Wednesday as it tries to bolster a fragile economic recovery. The bank also downgraded its growth forecasts for Asia's fourth-largest economy.


California man indicted for fatal stabbing of parents, sons, dog

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:35
(Reuters) - A California man was indicted for fatally stabbing his parents, his two young sons and the family's dog, authorities said on Tuesday, in killings the man said were his "destiny". A grand jury charged Nicolas Holzer with four counts of murder and one felony animal cruelty count for the killings, the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office said in a statement. The victims were Holzer's parents, William Holzer, 73, and Sheila Holzer, 74, and his two sons, 13-year-old Sebastian Holzer and 10-year-old Vincent Holzer. Holzer called police the night of Aug. ...