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Florida State frat suspended after rape allegation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:58
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A fraternity at Florida State University is being suspended after police say student reported being raped at the fraternity's house this month.

VIDEO: Aggressive group of ATVs on Philly streets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:54

 Aggressive group of dirt bikes, ATVs on Philly streetsA large group of all-terrain vehicles has been weaving in and out of traffic all across the city.

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:50

Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director General for Health Systems and Innovation of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, says clinical trials planned or under way in Europe, Africa and the U.S. are being accompanied by a strong push among governments for immediate “real-world use” of an approved Ebola vaccine. She told reporters Tuesday in Geneva that tens of thousands of doses _ short of mass deployment _ would be made available through West African “efficacy trials” starting “in early 2015, in January.” (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization is pressing the search for an Ebola vaccine and hopes to begin testing two experimental versions as early as January on more than 20,000 front-line health care workers and others in West Africa's hot zone — a bigger rollout than envisioned just a few months ago.

PHOTOS: Dirt bikes, ATVs take to Philly streets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:48

 Dirt bikes, ATVs take to Philly streetsA large group of all-terrain vehicles weave in and out of traffic all across Philadelphia.

Court orders mental health evaluation for White House fence jumper

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:45

New River Regional Jail booking photo of Omar GonzalezBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Washington on Tuesday ordered a 30 day mental health evaluation for Omar Gonzalez, the Iraq war veteran charged with jumping the fence of the White House and entering the presidential mansion with a knife last month. Gonzalez was found "not competent" to stand trial in a one-hour screening performed while he was detained following the Sept. 19 incident. Gonzalez cannot be arraigned on charges returned last week by a federal grand jury unless he is found competent to stand trial. ...

Exclusive: Ex-spy chief's private firm ends deal with U.S. official

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:44

Former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander participates in a panel discussionBy Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former National Security Agency director Keith Alexander has ended a deal with a senior U.S. intelligence official allowing the official to work part-time for his firm, an arrangement current and former officials said risked a conflict of interest. Reuters reported on Friday that the U.S. National Security Agency had launched an internal review of the arrangement between NSA Chief Technical Officer Patrick Dowd and IronNet Cybersecurity Inc, which is led by Alexander, his former boss. ...

Chicago corrections officer charged in pot smuggling attempt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:42
By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A corrections officer in Chicago's Cook County Jail was arrested on Tuesday and faces a federal criminal charge for allegedly trying to smuggle two sandwiches packed with marijuana into the jail last year, federal authorities said. Three inmates, two civilian women and a police dispatcher have also been charged by the U.S. Department of Justice in the case. In June 2013, the inmates and their two women friends allegedly bribed corrections officer Jason Marek to smuggle three ounces of pot, along with tobacco, alcohol and other contraband, into the jail, the ...

Reaction to death of Oscar de la Renta

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:36

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2011 file photo, designer Oscar de la Renta attends the Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2012 fashion show during Fashion Week in New York. De la Renta received the 2012 Couture Council Award by The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. De la Renta, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff, File)Reaction to the death late Monday of iconic designer Oscar de la Renta:

Jewish group shifts view on Nazi benefit payments

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Jewish advocacy group said Tuesday it no longer supports allowing suspected Nazi war criminals to receive Social Security benefits.

How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:29
The Associated Press-GfK poll on the midterm elections was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 16-20. It is based on online interviews of 1,608 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:28

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2013 file photo, stickers wait for voters at a polling place in Philadelphia. Two weeks before election day, the nation’s likely voters have started seeing eye-to-eye with the election prognosticators. Most now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, more say that’s the outcome they’d like to see. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see.

More than 20 children attacked by bees at Texas school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:25
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A swarm of bees attacked two dozen children at a school near Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday after a student appeared to rattle a nest during a gym-class soccer game, a school spokeswoman said, Four of the children, who are in sixth grade, were taken to the hospital. There was no immediate information on their condition. The nest was in an underground irrigation box at Highland Middle School in Saginaw, said Kristin Courtney, a spokeswoman for the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Peter Cooney)

5 Jonestown victims buried in California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:18
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Five victims of the 1978 mass suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, were laid to rest after their cremated remains were recently discovered inside an abandoned Delaware funeral home.

Jury to decide if Tsarnaev friend was liar or high

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:17

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, Robel Phillipos, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrives at federal court to attend his trial in Boston. Closing arguments are being held in the case Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Phillipos is charged with lying to the FBI about being in Tsarnaev's dorm room while two other friends removed a backpack containing fireworks and other potential evidence several days after the April 15, 2013 attack. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)BOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a string of lies to investigators, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday, but a defense lawyer said the defendant was a frightened 19-year-old who couldn't remember certain details because he had smoked marijuana for at least 12 hours straight.

Fate of accused Boston bomber's friend hinges on marijuana defense

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:15

Robel Phillipos, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with lying to investigators, leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in his case in BostonBy Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - Attorneys clashed in court on Tuesday over whether a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber was too high on marijuana to have deliberately lied to investigators about his role in the aftermath of the worst attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001. A federal prosecutor said Robel Phillipos, 21, lied repeatedly to FBI agents after the April 15, 2013, attack before finally confessing to entering Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room with two other men to remove a backpack containing empty fireworks shells. ...

Ukraine, Russia end gas talks without breakthrough

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:12

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin lunch together after a meeting on the sidelines of the ASEM summit of European and Asian leaders in Milan, northern Italy, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Russian leader Vladimir Putin was meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and key Western leaders in an attempt to negotiate a full end to hostilities in Ukraine that could ease sanctions against Russia. (AP Photo/Daniel Dal Zennaro, POOL)BRUSSELS (AP) — Ukraine and Russia on Tuesday failed to get a decisive breakthrough in their standoff over gas supplies to Kiev and will resume European Union-sponsored talks next week.

Dish drops Turner channels as contract renewal talks fail (Oct. 21)

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:02

The sign in the lobby of the corporate headquarters of Dish Network is seen in the Denver suburb of EnglewoodBy Anya George Tharakan (Reuters) - Dish Network has stopped carrying Turner Broadcasting's channels, including CNN, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, as the companies failed to renew their distribution deal. Turner Broadcasting, a unit of Time Warner Inc, said on Tuesday it worked for months to come to an agreement with Dish and accused the satellite TV company of "operating in a disruptive manner". ...

Real estate agent testifies about fatal carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 03:54
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One stranger tapped on the passenger-side window. Another popped up at her door and jumped in the back.

Stinky seaweed piling up at upscale Laguna Beach

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 03:51
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Warmer water and recent storm swells are to blame for mounds of stinky kelp piling up on the sand in the upscale Southern California resort city of Laguna Beach, scientists say.

Judge drops hints as Detroit bankruptcy case nears finish line

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 03:48

A mural that reads "Detroit Lives!" is displayed on the side of a building in DetroitBy Karen Pierog DETROIT (Reuters) - The U.S. judge overseeing Detroit's historic bankruptcy dropped hints on Tuesday on what he wants to hear in the city's closing statements and what he may be scrutinizing in creditor settlements. The city's emergency manager also testified in federal court on Tuesday that a recent settlement with the last major holdout creditor was important to keeping elements of Detroit's debt adjustment plan together. "We are getting finality and stability going forward," state-appointed Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr told U.S. ...