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Exclusive: U.S. pork group counters antibiotics report with online campaign

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:08
By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - A leading U.S. pork association will use an online marketing campaign to counter a critical television documentary on antibiotics use in livestock, pointing consumers to industry-funded websites that defend the practice, according to an association email. The National Pork Board sent out an email about the strategy to food and agriculture officials in advance of Tuesday evening's PBS Frontline program entitled, "The Trouble with Antibiotics". ...

AccuWeather: Summery to Soaking

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:05

 Warm, Heavy Rain TodayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking an unseasonably warm Wednesday followed by heavy rain.


Long-term jobless projects get $170M in grants

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is announcing $170 million in grants divided among 23 work projects across the country that aim to reduce the number of long-term unemployed Americans.

New Zealand, Spain, Turkey vie for UN council

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:59
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela has taken the spotlight in this year's campaign for coveted seats on the U.N. Security Council but the hottest race is between New Zealand, Spain and Turkey whose foreign ministers are in New York this week lobbying for votes.

Calif. school, feds settle transgender complaint

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:59
DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school district has settled a government claim that it discriminated against a transgender student who said she was forbidden to wear makeup, was harassed by other children and was encouraged to change schools, it was announced Tuesday.

Jury sentences Yandamuri to death for killing of baby, grandmother

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:51

Jury sentences Yandamuri to death for killing of baby, grandmotherThe man convicted of killing a baby and her grandmother in King of Prussia has been sentenced to death.


5-year-old girl found, Amber Alert canceled

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:36

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, New Jersey State Police said.


Feminist cancels speech at Utah State amid threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:26
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A feminist speaker has canceled a speech at Utah State University after learning the school would allow concealed firearms despite an anonymous threat against her.

Amber Alert issued for 5-year-old girl in Trenton car theft

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:22

5-year-old girl found safe, Amber Alert canceledNew Jersey State Police have issued an Amber Alert for a missing girl who was inside a vehicle when it was reportedly stolen Tuesday night.


CDC acknowledges it could have done more on Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:14

Nina PhamFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The nation's top disease-fighting agency acknowledged Tuesday that federal health experts failed to do all they should have done to prevent Ebola from spreading from a Liberian man who died last week in Texas to the nurse who treated him.


Amber Alert issued for 5-year-old girl in Trenton carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:11

5-year-old girl found safe, Amber Alert canceledNew Jersey State Police have issued an Amber Alert for a missing girl who was inside a vehicle when it was reportedly carjacked Tuesday night.


Police: Vehicle carjacked with 5-year-old girl inside in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:57

5-year-old girl found safe, Amber Alert canceledTrenton police are searching for a missing girl who was inside a vehicle when it was reportedly carjacked Tuesday night.


Ebola fears expected to impact China trade fair

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:51
BEIJING (AP) — Organizers say concern about the spread of the Ebola virus is expected to impact attendance at China's largest international trade fair, which kicks off Wednesday.

Passenger arrested in Hawaii-Japan flight assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:16
HONOLULU (AP) — A Japan Airlines flight had to return to Honolulu after a male passenger sexually assaulted a female passenger in the airplane's bathroom, the FBI said.

David Greenglass of Rosenberg spying case dies

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

FILE - In this April 26, 1956, file photo, David Greenglass sits beside Deputy U.S. Marshal Joseph Oreto, left, at the Senate Internal Security in Washington. The former Army sergeant and Los Alamos bomb project employee, whose testimony led to the conviction and execution of his sister, Ethel Rosenberg and brother-in-law, Julius Rosenberg, died on July 1. He was 92. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin, File)NEW YORK (AP) — David Greenglass, who served 10 years in prison for his role in the most explosive atomic spying case of the Cold War and gave testimony that sent his brother-in-law and sister, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, to the electric chair in 1953, has died at 92.


Alaska's 1st known gay marriage in Arctic town

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:06
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A remote outpost on Alaska's Arctic Coast where people are used to doing their own thing has applied that independent streak to gay marriage.

Feminist blogger Sarkeesian cancels Utah speech after threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:05
(Reuters) - A Canadian-American feminist, media critic and blogger has canceled a speech she was due to give at Utah State University after an email threat was sent to the school, the university said late on Tuesday. Anita Sarkeesian, who has drawn headlines with a campaign to raise money for a project to explore female stereotypes in video games, had been due to speak on that subject on Wednesday at USU's Taggart Student Center in Logan. The university said in a statement, however, that a number of its staff received an email containing threats to Sarkeesian and those who planned to attend. ...

Man indicted in shooting of Navajo police officer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:04
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A man has been indicted in the shooting of a Navajo Nation police officer in a small reservation community where a tribal officer was killed three years ago in the line of duty.

Man gets death in slayings of baby and grandmother

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:02
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man who said he'd rather accept the death penalty than sit through arguments over his fate after being convicted of killing a baby and her grandmother has been sentenced to die.

U.S. health workers rally for Dallas nurse with Ebola, students pray

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:55
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. health workers have joined social media campaigns in the past few days to support a Texas nurse who became the first person infected with Ebola in the United States, which she contracted caring for a dying African patient at a Dallas hospital. The nurse, Nina Pham, 26, was diagnosed over the weekend and is in an isolation unit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where she worked. Her illness has raised questions about whether a lapse in infectious disease protocols was behind her becoming infected. ...