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Appeals court lets gay marriage go ahead in South Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:52
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C (Reuters) - The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined on Tuesday to stay a District Court ruling from last week that struck down the gay marriage ban in South Carolina, meaning same-sex weddings could happen there as soon as Thursday. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, a Republican, said in a statement his office would ask the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the District court’s ruling. "This issue has not yet been resolved nationally," he said in a statement. ...

Judge refuses to toss Perry case on technicalities

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:50

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2014 file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a conservative rally in Smithfield, N.C. On Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, a Texas judge refused to quash two felony indictments for abuse of power against Perry on technicalities, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge refused on Tuesday to quash on technicalities two criminal felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Rick Perry, ruling that the potentially embarrassing case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should proceed.


Judge refuses to toss Perry case on technicalities

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:50

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2014 file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a conservative rally in Smithfield, N.C. On Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, a Texas judge refused to quash two felony indictments for abuse of power against Perry on technicalities, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge refused on Tuesday to quash on technicalities two criminal felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Rick Perry, ruling that the potentially embarrassing case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should proceed.


University of California wants tuition hike or $100 million funding increase

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:45
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - University of California president Janet Napolitano would back off a proposed tuition hike if the state increases funding by $100 million next year, a spokeswoman said, the latest in a very public battle over higher education in the most populous U.S. state. Napolitano, the former U.S. ...

University of California wants tuition hike or $100 million funding increase

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:45
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - University of California president Janet Napolitano would back off a proposed tuition hike if the state increases funding by $100 million next year, a spokeswoman said, the latest in a very public battle over higher education in the most populous U.S. state. Napolitano, the former U.S. ...

Guantanamo judge rules female guards cannot touch al Qaeda suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:42
By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE Md. (Reuters) - A U.S. military judge ruled on Tuesday that female guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison should continue to be barred from touching an Iraqi man accused of being an al Qaeda commander in Afghanistan. The attorney for the suspect, Abd al Hadi al Iraqi, who is charged with attacking coalition forces and killing civilians, argued that his Muslim religion forbade women other than his wife from touching him. Navy Captain Judge J.K. Waits ordered the military’s Guantanamo Bay prison on Nov. ...

Guantanamo judge rules female guards cannot touch al Qaeda suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:42
By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE Md. (Reuters) - A U.S. military judge ruled on Tuesday that female guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison should continue to be barred from touching an Iraqi man accused of being an al Qaeda commander in Afghanistan. The attorney for the suspect, Abd al Hadi al Iraqi, who is charged with attacking coalition forces and killing civilians, argued that his Muslim religion forbade women other than his wife from touching him. Navy Captain Judge J.K. Waits ordered the military’s Guantanamo Bay prison on Nov. ...

Military court weighing fate of condemned soldier

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:40
A former U.S. soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow soldiers and injuring 14 others in an attack in Kuwait is pinning his hopes of staying alive on an argument jurors should have never seen his diary.

Israel vows harsh response to synagogue attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:39

Israel vows harsh response to synagogue attackIsrael vowed harsh retaliation Tuesday for a Palestinian attack that left four rabbis hacked or shot to death on the blood-smeared floor of a synagogue in Jerusalem, a major escalation of already-high tensions after weeks of religious violence.


Stadium-district casino wins new Philly license

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:37

Stadium-district casino wins new Philly licenseThe Philadelphia-area gambling market is set to get more competitive now that state regulators voted Tuesday to award a license to Live! Hotel & Casino, a joint venture of two Eastern seaboard casino operators to be built in the city's stadium district.


California cities consider gas-pump warning labels

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:36
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Known for its liberal politics, Berkeley has racked up a long line of firsts over the years, from taxing sugary drinks to ditching Styrofoam takeout containers.

Columbus Farmers Market blaze under control

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:35

Columbus Farmers Market blaze under controlCrews battling a four alarm fire at a farmers market in Burlington County, New Jersey say the blaze is under control.


Owner of closed California sushi spot pleads guilty to selling whale meat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:29
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The owner of a shuttered Los Angeles-area sushi restaurant has pleaded guilty to allowing meat from the endangered sei whale to be served at the upscale establishment, in a case that outraged animal rights activists, a federal prosecutor said on Tuesday. Brian Vidor pleaded guilty in federal court in California on Monday to one count of illegally selling whale meat at his Santa Monica restaurant, The Hump, according to assistant U.S. Attorney Dennis Mitchell. ...

Attorney: Stabbing suspect, 12, not fit for trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:25

One of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fictional character Slender Man is led into a courtroom at the Waukesha County Courthouse in Waukesha, Wis. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Her attorney challenged a doctor's report that said she was competent to stand trial. A competency hearing was scheduled for Dec. 18, the same day as a competency hearing for the other girl accused in the case. (AP Photo/Waukesha Freeman, Charles Auer, Pool)WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for one of two girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please the fictional character Slender Man said Tuesday that her mental state has not improved and he will challenge a state doctor's determination that she is fit to stand trial.


Bundle up: It's freezing or below in all 50 states

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:16

CORRECTS DATE Few people were on Dania Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 as a cold front moved into the southern part of the state. While that pre-winter cold weather system broke temperature records and dumped up to foot and a half of snow in the northern part of the country, over night temperatures will drop in the mid 50's, with strong winds and rain. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)NEW YORK (AP) — Baby, it's cold outside, no matter what part of the United States you're in.


Hasbro helps kids with disabilities learn to play

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:14
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Toymakers at Hasbro don't want Mr. Potato Head to end up at the bottom of toy boxes, simply because children with developmental disabilities don't know how to play with him.

Marijuana poisoning incidents spike in Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:10
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Marijuana exposure incidents, or 'pot poisonings,' have spiked in Washington state, especially among teenagers, in a trend experts said on Tuesday appears to be linked to the state's largely unregulated medical marijuana industry. Marijuana exposures are defined as any situation where an adult or child suffers an adverse reaction to the consumption of marijuana, such as increased heart rate, paranoia or stomach illness, according to the Washington Poison Center. ...

U.S. aviation safety board says FAA can enforce rules on drones

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:09

Camera drone flown by cameraman near the scene of building explosion in the East Harlem section in New York CityBy Alwyn Scott SEATTLE (Reuters) - The U.S. aviation safety board ruled on Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration has the authority to apply to unmanned aircraft its longstanding regulations against "reckless or careless use" of manned aircraft. As a result of the decision, which was the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) first involving an FAA fine against a drone, the case will be sent back to an administrative law judge to determine whether the flight in question was "careless or reckless. ...


Pedestrian who got lodged in car's windshield dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:07
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A pedestrian who was struck by a car in southern New Jersey and then became lodged in the vehicle's windshield has died.

Shubert Organization buys off-Broadway complex

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:04
NEW YORK (AP) — The Shubert Organization, Broadway's largest landlord, has extended its off-Broadway reach by buying the lease for the five-theater complex New World Stages.