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Guns seized from Ohio police impersonation suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:36
CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say they've seized dozens of guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition and police equipment including badges, silencers and vehicles from the home of a man who tried to pull over a uniformed officer as he drove to work.

Anchorage TV station wrongly airs contentious ad

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:26
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage television station has taken full blame for accidentally airing a commercial for U.S. Sen. Mark Begich that the campaign had pulled because it had sparked outrage.

Former Philadelphia traffic judge charged in bribery case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:26

Former Philadelphia traffic judge charged in bribery caseA former Philadelphia traffic court judge is being charged with bribery for allegedly taking a Tiffany bracelet in an undercover sting.


Jeb Bush campaigns with Haley in South Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:24

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, left, with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, right, speaks to reporters after a Haley campaign event on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Lexington, S.C. Haley said she was proud to campaign for he re-election with Bush because she would never be leading South Carolina without Bush's help. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley got campaign help Thursday from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, an old friend she said played a big part in winning the job in 2010.


Central Bucks West football season canceled due to hazing allegations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:18

Central Bucks West football season canceled due to hazing allegationsThe Central Bucks School District announced Thursday the cancellation of the remainder of the Varsity and Junior Varsity football seasons at Central Bucks High School West.


Trenton mural dedicated to Ferguson teen Michael Brown removed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:12

Trenton mural dedicated to Ferguson teen Michael Brown removedA mural dedicated to slain Ferguson teenager Michael Brown was painted in Trenton, but was removed over the fear of potential violence.


Microsoft co-founder Allen commits $100 million to Ebola fight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:12
By Reuters Staff SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen said on Thursday he would increase his total donations to organizations tackling Ebola to more than $100 million, making him one of the biggest personal donors in the fight against the virus. The Seattle man, who co-founded what became the world's biggest software company with Bill Gates in 1975, had already donated $9 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to fight Ebola in September. ...

Travel bans issued in reaction to Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:10
(Reuters) - The deadliest outbreak on record of the Ebola virus has prompted some countries to respond with travel bans, in an attempt to curb the spread of the deadly virus. The World Health Organization has recommended against any general ban on travel or trade with the West African countries that have been affected by the epidemic. The three countries most affected by the virus are Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There were a small number of cases in both Senegal and Nigeria, but the WHO declared Senegal Ebola-free on Oct. 18 and declared Nigeria Ebola-free on Oct. 20. ...

Potential Ebola patient in New York had contact with few people

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:54
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The doctor being tested for Ebola at a New York City hospital had direct contact with very few people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday. “Our understanding is that very few people were in direct contact with him,” the mayor said of the patient at Bellevue Hospital, identified as Dr. Craig Spencer of Harlem.     (Reporting by Laila Kearney; Editing by Jonathan Allen)

College prep tests go missing for 200 students

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:50

College prep tests go missing for 200 studentsNearly 200 high school students are on edge after their college prep test scores were lost.


Jury in Tsarnaev friend trial still deliberating

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:47
BOSTON (AP) — A jury in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has completed a second full day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

Californians favor $7.5 billion water bond to fight drought: poll

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:43

Discarded shopping carts lie in the dry Tule river bed in Porterville, CaliforniaBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Most Californians favor a ballot initiative authorizing spending $7.5 billion on projects to shore up the drought-parched state's water supply, including a new reservoir and underground storage projects, a poll shows. The proposal to pay for the projects by selling bonds comes as California struggles through a third year of a catastrophic drought that has forced farmers to leave a half-million acres of land fallow and threatens drinking-water wells for thousands of residents. ...


AccuWeather: Cloudy, Windy and Cool This Afternoon

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:43

 Gradual Clearing OvernightMeteorologist David Murphy says the weather gets better and a bit milder on Friday.


Navajo Nation lawmakers recess for solar eclipse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:42
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council has taken a recess from its fall session in observance of the partial solar eclipse.

Body of young male found in wooded area in Bear, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:41

Body of young male found in wooded area in Bear, DelawareNew Castle County Police are investigating the discovery of a body in a wooded area off of Rickey Boulevard in Bear, Delaware.


Police work to rule out Frein link in car theft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:40

Police work to rule out Frein link in car theftA car stolen in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains has turned up about 100 miles north in New York, and authorities are working to rule out any connection to a man being sought for the killing of a Pennsylvania state trooper.


Central High field hockey team barred from field due to boy player

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:39

Central High field hockey team barred from field due to boy playerA local high school girls field hockey program has been being booted from the playoffs because of their goalie. The problem - the goalie is a he and not a she.


Michigan girl, 15, charged with conspiring to kill her family

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:37
By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - A 15-year old Michigan girl was arraigned on Thursday on charges that she stabbed her younger brother and plotted to kill the rest of her family in their home while her boyfriend texted her instructions from outside, prosecutors said. Roksana Sikorski, who was charged as an adult, is accused of stabbing her brother, 12, multiple times and planning with her boyfriend, Michael Rivera, 23, to kill the rest of her family at their suburban Detroit home and run away together, prosecutors said. ...

NY court backs EMI over Duke Ellington royalties

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:34
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state's highest court on Thursday sided with EMI in the music publisher's dispute with Duke Ellington's heirs, but acknowledged global industry consolidation has made contracts like his much more favorable to publishers.

Doctor recently returned from Africa being evaluated for possible Ebola-like symptoms in New York

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:32

Doctor recently returned from Africa being evaluated for possible Ebola-like symptoms in New YorkA doctor who recently traveled from West Africa is being evaluated at Bellevue Hospital for a possible case of the Ebola virus.