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Supreme Court lifts hold on gay marriage in Idaho

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:07

Sharene and Lori Watsen appear with lawyers and fellow plaintiffs that sued the state over a gay marriage ban hold a press conference outside of the James A. McClure Federal Building and US Courthouse in BoiseBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex matrimony to proceed in Idaho on Friday by lifting a temporary hold imposed earlier in the week, capping a week of victories for supporters of gay marriage in America. The move came as a district court judge struck down North Carolina's prohibition on gay nuptials, and followed days of back-and-forth federal court actions that could soon see legal weddings for gay couples extended to 35 states. ...

Ex-pilot wore uniform to cut airport security line

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:07
HONOLULU (AP) — A pilot fired from Cathay Pacific Airlines said he wore his former employer's uniform and badge to bypass security at Honolulu International Airport.

St. Louis braces for weekend of protests after new shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:06

A protester holds up a sign across the street from the police station during a protest in FergusonBy Kenny Bahr CLAYTON Mo. (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched through the rain on Friday afternoon to the St. Louis County courthouse, kicking off a weekend of demonstrations against police violence after eight people were arrested in protests overnight. Chanting "This is what democracy looks like" and "Hey, hey, ho, ho, these killer cops have got to go," the demonstrators walked peacefully for 90 minutes through a four-block area of the city of Clayton, adjacent to St. Louis. There were none of the clashes with police that have marked protests in the St. ...

Puerto Rico court rules for bank in $230M tax case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:06
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A court in Puerto Rico has ruled that a deal calling for the U.S. territory's government to repay $230 million to one of the island's biggest banks is valid.

Thousands of venomous spiders force family from home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 06:58

Thousands of venomous spiders force family from homeA family was driven from their suburban St. Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls

6 UN police wounded in Central African Republic

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 06:43
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An armed group fired at a U.N. police patrol monitoring a protest near the airport in the capital of the Central African Republic on Friday, wounding six constables, a U.N. peacekeeping official said.

Newborn girl abandoned in California trash bin

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 06:38
MERCED, Calif. (AP) — Police in Central California are searching for the mother of a newborn girl abandoned in a trash bin of an apartment complex in the city of Merced.

$50,000 in merchandise stolen from Rite Aid warehouse in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 06:33

$50,000 in merchandise stolen from Rite Aid warehouse in Bucks CountyThree men are under arrest accused of stealing nearly $50,000 worth of merchandise from a Rite Aid warehouse in Falls Township, Bucks County.

Toronto-Dominion Bank executive charged for role in $1 billion scheme

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 06:31
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A former Toronto-Dominion Bank executive was charged in south Florida federal court with six counts wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with a $1 billion Florida Ponzi scheme on Friday, according to court documents. Frank Spinosa, 53, faces 20 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines, prosecutors said in a statement. He was released on a $250,000 bond on Friday and is due to be arraigned on Oct. 24. ...

Ebola News Guide: Deaths keep rising; world reacts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 06:15

Medical practitioners shout against Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy during his visit to the Carlos III hospital in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. A Spanish hospital official says the nursing assistant infected with Ebola is "stable," hours after authorities described her condition as critical. She is the first person known to have caught the disease outside the outbreak zone in West Africa. She contracted the virus while helping treat a Spanish missionary who became infected in West Africa, and later died. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)American Marines scrambled to add Ebola treatment beds in Liberia on Friday, while the U.S. and Britain readied new disease screenings for passengers arriving at their airports from West Africa. Doctors tried out experimental drugs in a global battle against the deadly sickness.

Airplane briefly quarantined in Las Vegas due to Ebola false alarm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 06:13
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A Delta Air Lines plane was briefly quarantined on the tarmac of Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport on Friday due to an Ebola scare that turned out to be a false alarm, and an all-clear has been issued, airline and hospital officials said. A Delta spokesman said the concern began after a passenger on the flight from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport reported feeling unwell. The crew alerted authorities on the ground, and emergency medical teams met the plane when it landed at McCarran. ...

Navy complex lockdown but no threat found

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 06:10
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy official say the military branch's administrative complex in downtown San Diego was put on lockdown for more than two hours after officials received a report of a suspicious person with a weapon but nothing was found.

One hiker found dead, another injured in Colorado peaks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 06:03
DENVER (Reuters) - Rescuers in Colorado found one hiker dead and another injured on Friday following a two-day search for the missing men in the mountains above the resort town of Aspen, authorities said. The pair were reported missing on Wednesday after they set out to walk in the area of the Maroon Bells, twin 14,000-foot peaks in the Elk Mountain Range named for their purplish hue. The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office identified the dead man as Jarod Wetherell, 37, of Vail, Colorado. The surviving hiker was named as David Richardson, 32, also from Vail. ...

Virginia governor officiates at lesbian wedding

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:55
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has become the first Virginia governor to preside over a same-sex wedding ceremony.

Officer's quest might solve FBI most-wanted case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:52

In this photo made from video and released by WSFA-TV, workers labor to exhume the body of a John Doe buried in Alabama in 1981, in Scottsboro, Ala. on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. The FBI is exhuming the body of a John Doe buried in Alabama in 1981 in its search for a 10 Most Wanted Fugitive accused of killing his family with a sledgehammer nearly 40 years ago. In court filings, the FBI said there is a strong resemblance between photos of the John Doe and former State Department diplomat William Bradford "Brad" Bishop Jr. (AP Photo/WAFF-TV)A concerned police officer's refusal to let a hit-and-run victim's body remain unidentified three decades after his death might have been the key to ending the FBI's long search for one of America's most-wanted fugitives, authorities said Friday.

Haitian man faces U.S. charges over reclining airline seat squabble

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:45
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Haitian man who authorities say got into a heated dispute on a flight bound from Miami to Paris over a reclining seat has been charged with assaulting a flight attendant, U.S. prosecutors in Boston said on Friday. Edmond Alexandre, 60, was charged in federal court with interfering with flight crew members after becoming enraged when a woman passenger sitting in the seat in front of him reclined the seat, encroaching on his space. ...

Ex-convict shot 15 minutes after NY prison release

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:40
MOUNT HOPE, N.Y. (AP) — A man who had just gotten out of prison 15 minutes earlier was ambushed and shot by another ex-convict as revenge for a previous run-in behind bars, state police said Friday.

Obama moves to protect part of California's San Gabriel Mountains

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:39

U.S. President Obama arrives to announce the designation of San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument in San DimasBy Steve Holland SAN DIMAS Calif. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday declared large parts of the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles as a national monument and vowed to protect more federal lands for future generations. With the mountains providing a scenic backdrop for Obama's announcement, the president cast his decision as one of social justice, saying the area is the only close outdoor space for urban families in the outer suburbs of Los Angeles. "It reminds us that America belongs to all of us, not some of us," Obama said. ...

US judge strikes down NC gay marriage ban; first same-sex weddings expected to quickly follow

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:37
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — US judge strikes down NC gay marriage ban; first same-sex weddings expected to quickly follow.

Archaeologists uncover village at Petrified Forest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:35
PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Archaeologists at the Petrified Forest National Park have discovered an ancient village that is unique for its size.