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Review: Army biased against transgender worker

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:10
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A federal investigation has found that Army officials discriminated against a transgender employee who underwent a sex change while working at an Alabama installation.

Police: Shooter dead after attack at high school north of Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:03
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police: Shooter dead after attack at high school north of Seattle.

As Ebola hits, New Yorkers maintain wary calm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:00

Commuters depart an L train during the morning commute a day after an announcement that the subway system had been used by a doctor now testing positive for Ebola in New YorkBy Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - News of New York's first case of Ebola was met with worry and even anger on Friday, but for this city of eight million residents, seasoned by everything from terror attacks to superstorms, there was little sign of panic. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, was moved with elaborate precautions from his Harlem apartment to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan with a fever and tested positive for Ebola on Thursday, sparking concern about the spread of the disease in the country's most populous city. ...


Trove of Flight 93 personal items destroyed in 9/11 memorial fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:00
By Daniel Kelley (Reuters) - A fire near the western Pennsylvania memorial for a hijacked United flight that crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, destroyed photographs, ID cards and other personal mementos of the victims recovered from the site, officials said on Friday. The U.S. National Park Service said it had completed an inventory of the temporary storage building where the Oct. 3 fire occurred and was notifying families of United Flight 93 victims of the items that had been lost in the blaze. ...

Police charge man with lying in Frein probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:55
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man provided bad information to police about the suspect accused of killing a state trooper.

Police: Texas man raped 8-year-old girl while wife watched

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:54

 Texas man raped 8-year-old girl while wife watchedInvestigators say a Texas man sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl while his wife watched.


Car smashes Ten Commandments statue, man detained

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:48

The damaged remains of a Ten Commandments monument are gathered on the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 in Oklahoma City. Authorities say someone drove across the Oklahoma Capitol lawn and knocked over the monument. The American Civil Liberties Union had been suing to have the monument removed, arguing it violates the Oklahoma Constitution. (AP Photo/Sean Murphy)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities took a man into custody Friday after they say he admitted driving a car onto the Oklahoma Capitol grounds overnight and into a disputed granite monument of the Ten Commandments, smashing it to pieces.


Texas man charged with raping two children, infecting them with HIV

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:44
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A Houston man has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 14 and 2, and infecting them with sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, police said on Friday. The man admitted to sexually assaulting the teenage victim multiple times, police said in a statement. A lawyer for the man was not immediately available for comment. The suspect, a registered sex offender, is being held without bond, police said. He "has destroyed their lives ... ...

Police ID teen who was found dead on Delaware walking trail

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:43

Police ID teen who was found dead on Delaware walking trailNew Castle County Police have identified a 19-year-old man who was found dead on a walk trail in Bear, Delaware on Thursday.


US stocks rise broadly on earnings; Amazon sinks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:34

This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks rose again Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, putting the market on track for the best week in almost two years. Amazon plunged after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but that wasn't enough to drag the rest of the market down. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks advanced yet again Friday, putting the market on track for its best week in almost two years, led by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and UPS. Amazon sank after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but it wasn't enough to drag the rest of the market down.


NYC tries to ease Ebola fear after doctor infected

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:31

NYC tries to ease Ebola fear after doctor infectedOfficials tamped down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day.


Plenary Walsh team to rebuild hundreds of Pennsylvania bridges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:30
By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pennsylvania, with more bad bridges than any other U.S. state, said on Friday it selected Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners' $899 million proposal to replace 558 structurally deficient bridges. Pennsylvania's project is one of the first such public-private partnerships in the U.S. to try to reconstruct hundreds of spans under one contract. The Plenary Walsh team will design, build, finance and maintain the bridges in exchange for regular payments from the state. ...

Man in custody in toppling of Ten Commandments at Oklahoma capitol

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:27
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A man was taken into custody on Friday on suspicion of knocking over a Ten Commandments monument with a car on the grounds of the Oklahoma statehouse and then fleeing the scene, law enforcement officials said on Friday. The U.S. Secret Service detained the man, who has not been identified, after he was alleged to have made threatening statements at a federal building in Oklahoma City. The man told agents he urinated on the monument and ran it over with a car, said David Allison, the assistant special agent in charge. ...

Police respond to high school north of Seattle after report of shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:13
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police respond to high school north of Seattle after report of shooting.

Newly released Dallas nurse to meet with Obama

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:12

Newly released Dallas nurse to meet with ObamaA nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus, and was to meet later in the day with President Barack Obama at the White House.


France OKs extradition of dissident Kazakh banker

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:06
PARIS (AP) — A French appeals court has authorized the extradition to Russia or Ukraine of a Kazakh dissident banker whose legal case is tangled up in at least five countries.

Police: Boy eats pot, passes out in dentist chair

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:02
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police in Central California say a 12-year-old boy sold marijuana brownies to a seventh-grade classmate, who passed out in a dentist's chair after eating them.

US Chamber on sidelines in close Georgia race

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 01:58
WASHINGTON (AP) — The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Senate with one glaring omission — the tight Georgia Senate race.

Stolen vehicle plows into Ohio bar, injures 13

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 01:56
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Thirteen people were injured late Thursday after a high-speed police chase ended with a stolen truck crashing through the front of a bar in a western suburb of Cleveland, police said. The white pickup truck ran over stop sticks deployed by Westlake, Ohio, police and crashed into the Dover Gardens bar at about 9 p.m., injuring patrons, employees and the suspect, Westlake police spokesman Captain Guy Turner said. ...

As Rebs win, Ole Miss balances Dixie and diversity

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 01:41

In this Oct. 21, 2014, photo, a state historical sign marks the Confederate Soldiers Cemetery on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, Miss. The cemetery sits across a ridge from the stadium where the Ole Miss Rebels are enjoying their best football season in more than 50 years. The university’s chancellor, Dan Jones, released a diversity report in August, the latest effort to distance the state’s flagship academic institution from its segregationist history. (AP Photo/Emily Wagster Pettus)OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that's bringing new attention to Mississippi's flagship university.