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Democrat loses ground in Kansas governor's race

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:40

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2014 file photo New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback stop for Frozen Custard while campaigning Wichita, Kan. After lifting the spirits of Kansas Democrats eager to oust conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback over his aggressive tax-cutting experiment, challenger Paul Davis appears to be losing ground as the state’s GOP loyalties and a hail of negative television ads take their toll. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Jaime Green, File)OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — After lifting the spirits of Kansas Democrats eager to oust conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback over his aggressive tax-cutting experiment, challenger Paul Davis appears to be losing ground as the state's GOP loyalties and a hail of negative television ads take their toll.


Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:40

Out-of-patience investors sell off AmazonNEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand strategy flooded into the stock as the company revolutionized shopping, upended the book industry and took on the cloud — even though its vast range of initiatives ate up all the company's profits.


Apartments damaged in Voorhees fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:31

Apartments damaged in Voorhees fireA 3-alarm blaze kept firefighters bust for more than two hours Friday afternoon in Camden County.


U.S. considering quarantine for returning Ebola health workers: CDC

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:25

Staff of the emergency medical services in France (SAMU) wear Ebola virus protection outfits during a press presentation at the Necker Hospital in ParisBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is considering quarantining healthcare workers returning to the United States from the Ebola hot zone of West Africa, after a New York doctor who treated Ebola patients there tested positive for the virus. Tom Skinner, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told Reuters on Friday that quarantine is one option being discussed by officials from across the administration. ...


Slain hatchet suspect in NYC police attack was Islam convert

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:20
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The man who attacked and wounded two New York City police officers with a hatchet on Thursday, was a self-radicalized convert to Islam and is believed to have acted alone, the city's police commissioner said on Friday. The suspect, Zale Thompson, who was shot dead after assaulting the officers in broad daylight in the borough of Queens, had made anti-government postings on social media and visited websites associated with several radical Islamic groups, Commissioner Bill Bratton said at a press conference. (Reporting By Frank McGurty; Editing by Sandra Maler)

All hail King James: LeBron rules NBA

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:00

Graphic looks at NBA Eastern and Western Conference power rankings and team analysis; salary cap and impact players in new places; 6c x 17 inches; 295.2 mm x 431 mm;CLEVELAND (AP) — His shirt soaked with champagne after winning his fourth title in 2007, Tim Duncan had one more move before celebrating further with his Spurs teammates. He pivoted in a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena, pulled 22-year-old LeBron James close and delivered a message.


PHOTOS: Shooting at high school north of Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:57

 Shooting at high school north of SeattleA lone student shooter was dead Friday after an attack at a high school north of Seattle, police said.


NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:56

FILE - This Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, file photo, the NBC Universal logo hangs on a building in Los Angeles. NBCUniversal will pay $6.4 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by unpaid interns who worked on “Saturday Night Live” and other shows who claim they are owed wages, according to court documents. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 9,000 unpaid interns stand to benefit from a $6.4 million settlement with NBCUniversal over back wages.


Police: Student shooter dead after school attack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:54

 Student shooter dead after school attackA lone student shooter was dead Friday after an attack at a high school north of Seattle, police said.


Man who was part of cybercrime ring gets prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:51
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for his part in an international cybercrime ring that targeted more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll service.

Man to serve 8 months for groping woman on plane

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:50
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Louisiana man who admitted that he groped a sleeping woman aboard a cross-country flight was sentenced Friday in federal court to eight months in prison.

US halal food supplier indicted over beef exports

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:46
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The founder of a popular line of food products for observant Muslims has been charged with fraudulently shipping beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet the countries' import requirements, federal prosecutors in Iowa said Friday.

Obama gives big hug to U.S. nurse who survived Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:44

U.S. President Obama hugs Dallas nurse Pham at the Oval Office in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama gave a big hug on Friday to Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who survived a bout with Ebola. Obama met Pham in the Oval Office shortly after her release from a nearby hospital after recovering from the virus. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama brought Pham in for a meeting to recognize her for doing her job at a Dallas hospital, where she fell ill while caring for an Ebola-stricken patient who eventually died. ...


Kansas court upholds conviction in abortion doctor's murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:43

Police booking photograph of Scott RoederBy Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld a man's conviction in the 2009 slaying of a late-term abortion doctor but sent the case back to a lower court for resentencing. Scott Roeder was convicted and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for at least 50 years in the shooting death of George Tiller at a Wichita church. Tiller was one of the few doctors in the country to perform late-term abortions and his Wichita clinic was a focal point for anti-abortion protests. ...


PHOTOS: Shooting reported at high school north of Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:40

 Shooting at high school north of SeattlePolice responded Friday to a high school north of Seattle after it was locked down amid reports of a shooting.


Hacker gets prison for cyberattack stealing $9.4M

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:37
ATLANTA (AP) — An Estonian national who pleaded guilty to orchestrating a 2008 cyberattack on a credit card processing company that enabled hackers to steal $9.4 million from ATMs around the world was sentenced to 11 years in prison and ordered to repay most of the money, prosecutors said Friday.

Greeks get 8 years to clear austerity tax bill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:29
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Parliament has approved draft legislation that would give distressed Greeks more than eight years to settle unpaid taxes imposed under the country's austerity measures.

Police: Lone shooter dead after high school attack

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

 Student shooter dead after school attackPolice in Washington state say a shooter is dead after attack at a high school north of Seattle.


Review: Army biased against transgender worker

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:13
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Army officials discriminated against a transgender employee who underwent a sex change while working at an Alabama installation, restricting her from the women's restroom and using her male name despite her preference to be referred to as a woman, a federal investigation found.

Shooting reported at high school north of Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:11

 Student shooter dead after school attackPolice have responded to a high school north of Seattle following reports of a shooting.