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State trooper injured in accidental shooting at Conshohocken firing range

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:56

State trooper dies after accidental shooting at Conshohocken firing rangeA Pennsylvania state trooper was injured in an accidental shooting at a county owned firing range in Conshohocken.


Administration urges rejection of Brewer's appeal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:47
PHOENIX (AP) — The Obama administration has urged a court to reject Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that blocks the state from denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have avoided deportation under a change ordered by the president.

2 sue Jehovah's Witnesses congregation, say abused

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:46
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Two adult sisters filed suit Tuesday against a Jehovah's Witness congregation in Vermont, saying they were molested by a minister when they were minor children and the church did nothing to protect them.

Police: Pipe bombs found in search for Pa. trooper shooting suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:41

 Pipe bombs found in search for Pa. trooper shooting suspectState police searching for a man accused of killing a trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt that were capable of causing significant damage.


Forensic link at center of missing student case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:31

This undated photo provided by the City of Charlottesville, Va. on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 shows Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Matthew, 32, is suspect in the Sept. 13, 2014 disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. (AP Photo/City of Charlottesville)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia police aren't saying much at all about their evidence against a suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, but they seem to be working systematically to link his DNA to an expanding circle of attacks on women, a criminal defense expert suggested Tuesday.


Student injured in shooting at Kentucky high school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:29

 Shots fired at Kentucky school, 1 student hurtBy Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE Ky. (Reuters) - A student was wounded on Tuesday in a shooting at a Kentucky, high school, and police in Louisville have arrested a suspect in the incident, officials said. Louisville Police said in a statement that the victim was male and that he was being treated in a hospital but his injuries were considered non-life threatening after the shooting just after 1 p.m. EDT at Fern Creek High School. ...


Judge accepts plea in 1998 embassy bombings case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:25

Egyptian to plead guilty over U.S. embassy bombingsA judge on Tuesday accepted the guilty plea of an Egyptian lawyer in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, saying the government acted reasonably in reducing charges against him.


Police on manhunt find pipe bombs in woods

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:20
State police searching for a man accused of killing a state trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt.

Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:18

A police car drives past the entrance to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS (AP) — Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.


Colorado movie theater massacre trial may be televised, judge rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:09

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A judge presiding over the Colorado theater massacre case ruled on Tuesday that he will allow the murder trial of accused gunman James Holmes to be recorded for television despite opposition from lawyers on both sides, a court ruling showed. The request by media outlets for such coverage had been opposed by both prosecutors and defense lawyers, who argued that allowing cameras in the courtroom could expose witnesses and attorneys to threats, intimidation or other forms of harassment. ...


California governor signs 'gun violence restraining order' law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:08

California Governor Brown waits to speak at a news conference at the Cal OES State Operations Center in MatherBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - People who fear a close relative may commit gun violence will be able to petition a judge to temporarily remove the person's firearms in California, under a bill signed into law on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. The legislation - the first such measure in the United States - was introduced after police near Santa Barbara said they were unable to confiscate weapons from a man who later went on a rampage and killed six people, despite concern from his family he was in poor mental health and might become violent. ...


Philadelphia woman missing for 2 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:07

Philadelphia woman missing for 2 weeksPhiladelphia police are searching for a missing woman who has not been seen in close to two weeks.


Obama discussed Ebola isolation protocols with CDC director

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday discussed "stringent isolation protocols" with the head of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to limit the risk of more Ebola cases after a diagnosis was made in Dallas, the White House said. Obama was briefed on the Dallas case by Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control. Obama and Frieden "discussed the stringent isolation protocols under which the patient is being treated as well as ongoing efforts to trace the patient's contacts to mitigate the risk of additional cases," the White House said. "Dr. ...

Navy: Nuclear shipyard workers got unearned credit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:03
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says hundreds of nuclear workers at a Virginia shipyard were given credit for attending training they didn't actually attend.

Somali American to be sentenced in terror case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:03
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Somali American is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for attempting to detonate a weapon of mass destruction four years ago in Portland's downtown square.

FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:59

In this 2006 photo, airport passengers pass by Norm Thompson retail outlet at Portland International Airport in Portland. The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that two companies have agreed to refund $1.5 million to consumers who purchased "shapewear" that supposedly can reduce cellulite and fat because it's infused with caffeine, vitamin E and other things. In a settlement, Norm Thompson Outfitters of Oregon, and Wacoal America Inc. of New Jersey agree not to make claims that their products cause weight loss or a reduction of body size. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Dana E. Olsen)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked — but at least you can get your money back.


Deportation of minors won't stop during lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:55
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle is not stopping the deportation proceedings of eight minors suing the federal government over legal representation.

Jailbreak in Washington state goes unnoticed for two days

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:53
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man jailed on robbery charges managed to slip away from a detention facility last week in an escape that went unnoticed for two days until his lawyer arrived for a visit, officials said on Tuesday. Rhyan Vasquez, 19, walked out of an employee entrance of a jail in Marysville, north of Seattle, last Wednesday as he was awaiting transfer to a county facility, but was back in custody on Tuesday, according to a Marysville court official. ...

Michelin Guide knocks Daniel down to 2 stars

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:51

FILE - In this May 5, 2014 file photo shows restauranteur Daniel Boulud at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards in New York. The Michelin Guide’s latest roster of top New York City restaurants says Brooklyn and Queens are hot, but Daniel Boulud is not. This year, only six maintained the three-star rating for the guide’s 10th edition, which goes on sale Wednesday. Daniel Boulud’s flagship Upper East Side restaurant, was bumped down to two stars. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)The Michelin Guide's latest roster of top New York City restaurants says Brooklyn and Queens are hot, but Daniel Boulud has lost a little sizzle.


Feds unveil cleanup plan for nuclear waste dump

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:45
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday said it's committed to cleaning up and resuming initial operations at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico as early as 2016, work that's expected to cost more than $240 million.