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Comment triggers Ebola scare on flight from Philadelphia: reports

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 22:36
(Reuters) - An incident on board a U.S. Airways flight from Philadelphia caused an Ebola scare this week, leading officials to investigate the plane when it landed in the Dominican Republic, the airline said on Friday. The alarm was prompted on Wednesday when a passenger said he had Ebola, media reports said. A fellow passenger heard the man's comment and told a flight attendant, who then alerted the plane's captain, according to the reports. ...

Pastor with AIDS says he slept with church members

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

Pastor with AIDS says he slept with church membersA pastor has been pulled from the pulpit in the south following a disturbing confession.


Officials: Pastor with AIDS slept with church members

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 22:13

Pastor with AIDS says he slept with church membersA pastor has been pulled from the pulpit in the south following a disturbing confession.


Tesla's 'D' adds all-wheel drive, safety features

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

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., announces its new car Tesla "D" in Hawthorne, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled a new version of the luxury electric car maker's Model S sedan that includes all-wheel drive and self-driving "auto pilot" features.


Tears, cheers as gay couples get married in Vegas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 21:01

Dayvin Bartolome, right, kisses his husband Daniel Carroll after they got married at the Vegas Weddings chapel Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Las Vegas. Thursday was the first day same-sex marriages were allowed in Nevada. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Daniel Carroll and Dayvin Bartolome stood on the steps of the marriage license bureau in Las Vegas, researching where they might tie the knot after 14 years together.


OSU spends nearly $900 an hour on band probe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 20:54
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University is paying nearly $900 an hour for work on an investigation studying the culture inside its marching band, according to documents released by the university this week.

Delaware school district questioned about team prayer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 20:49

Delaware school district questioned about team prayerAn atheist group is questioning a Delaware school district after it says a high school football coach joined players in a prayer after the game.


Angry protesters yell at riot police in St. Louis

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 20:44
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters angered by the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by police faced off with officers in south St. Louis for a second night as accusations of racial profiling prompted calls for a federal investigation ahead of a weekend of planned rallies and civil disobedience.

Japan court orders Google to remove search results

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 20:42

FILE - In this June 5, 2014 file photo, a man walks past a Google sign at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. A Japanese judge has ordered Google to remove search results of a man’s unflattering past in an order the plaintiff’s lawyer compared to Europe’s “right to be forgotten” ruling. The Tokyo District Court ordered Google Japan on Thursday, Oct 9, 2024 to remove search results that hinted at the man’s relations with a criminal organization after he complained his privacy rights were violated. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese judge has ordered Google to remove search results of a man's unflattering past in an order the plaintiff's lawyer compared to Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling.


Rowan University suspends 2 students over sex video

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 20:33

Rowan University suspends 2 students over sex videoNew Jersey's Rowan University has suspended two students for posting a sex video online.


U.S. Air Force probed for scrapping costly planes bought for Afghans

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 20:28

Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force, signs the Department of Defense Human Goals Charter at the Pentagon in WashingtonBy Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government watchdog agency is asking the Air Force to explain why it destroyed 16 aircraft initially bought for the Afghan air force and turn them into $32,000 of scrap metal instead of finding other ways to salvage nearly $500 million in U.S. funds spent on the program. ...


New York scare house evokes city's 'bad old days'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 20:05

 New York,” a haunted house attraction in New York. The “Nightmare” Lower East Side house transports visitors to the city’s “bad old days,” including the demented rat-and-crime infested subway of the 1980s. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's bad old days are here again — in a Halloween haunted house, that is.


Ohio man convicted in 4 slayings wants new trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 19:56
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted last week of gunning down four people in a northeast Ohio townhome is asking for a new trial.

Germany limits Air Berlin-Etihad codeshare flights

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 19:42
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's second-biggest airline, Air Berlin, says German authorities have refused to grant permission for 34 codeshare flights with partner Etihad this winter, a decision it says it will challenge.

Police: Man stabbed during family argument in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 19:40

 Man stabbed during family argument in West PhiladelphiaPolice say a man was stabbed multiple times during a family argument in West Philadelphia.


Lukoil to restart Romania refinery amid probe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 19:39
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities say Russian crude producer Lukoil will restart a refinery that was closed amid a probe into tax fraud allegations.

Alaskan gay marriage ban to be debated in federal court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 19:02
By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A federal judge will hear oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging Alaska's 16-year-old constitutional ban on gay marriage on Friday, following a week of court rulings backing same-sex unions in seven other states. The hearing comes days after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals legalized the unions in Nevada and Idaho, and the U.S. Supreme Court upheld lower court rulings overturning bans in Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana. The rulings have given new momentum to legal battles to allow same-sex-unions. ...

Europe bank stress test results due Oct 26

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 18:59
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank says it will reveal the results of its much-awaited review of bank finances on Sunday, Oct. 26.

California golf coach sentenced to 27 years for murder plot, abuse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 18:35
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A San Francisco-area boys' golf coach was sentenced to over 27 years in prison on Thursday on charges of molesting three of his underage students and then plotting to kill his accusers from jail, prosecutors said. Andrew Nisbet, 32, of Livermore was sentenced to 27 years and four months after pleading guilty to seven felony charges including murder solicitation, lewd and lascivious acts on a minor, and possessing child pornography, Alameda County District Attorney spokeswoman Teresa Drenick said. ...

Unlikely Briton who died in Macedonia had Ebola: official

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 18:32
SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonian authorities said on Friday there was only a "small probability" a Briton who died in Skopje on Thursday had the Ebola virus, according to an initial analysis. "Based on the epidemiological analysis made yesterday, health authorities are closer to the standpoint that there is a small probability he had Ebola," Dr. Jovanka Kostovska of the health ministry's commission for infectious diseases told a news conference. But she stressed the need to wait for the full results from Germany. ...