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172 fall ill on Carnival's Crown Princess cruise from California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 06:02
By Jonathan Kaminsky (Reuters) - A cruise ship with 172 passengers and crew members suffering from a gastrointestinal ailment caused by norovirus was met by public health officials when it docked in California on Sunday, authorities and Carnival Corp said. The outbreak marks the second time in less than a year that the highly contagious virus has spread on the company's Crown Princess ship, which is part of its Princess Cruises fleet. On the latest trip, the ship carried more than 4,100 people on a cruise that departed nearly a month ago from Los Angeles and included stops in Hawaii and ...

Video: Islamic State group beheads US aid worker

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 05:50

ISIS beheads US aid worker in new videoThe Islamic State group released a video Sunday of a masked, black-clad militant standing over a severed head it claimed is American aid worker Peter Kassig, a former Army Ranger.


Man dies after being pushed in front of New York subway

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 05:30
(Reuters) - A man died early Sunday after being pushed in front of a New York subway train by a male suspect who fled the scene, police said. Officers found Wai Kuen Kwok, 61, of the Bronx, New York, dead on the tracks with severe body trauma at the 167th Street and Grand Concourse station, the New York Police Department said in a statement. The initial investigation showed he was pushed in front of an incoming train at about 8:44 a.m. EST, police said. A male suspect fled onto the street, and no arrests have been made, police said. ...

'20th hijacker' seeks role in civil terror cases

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 04:50

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the Sherburne County Sheriff Office, Zacarias Moussaoui is shown. Claiming that he can offer inside information about al-Qaida that could support claims against Saudi Arabia and financial institutions, Moussaoui says he wants to testify in lawsuits filed by victims of terrorism. Some lawyers have taken him seriously enough to interview him at a maximum-security prison in southern Colorado. But others have questioned his motives. (AP Photo/Sherburne County, Minn., Sheriff's Office, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The man who became known as the "20th hijacker" from the Sept. 11 attacks wants to testify in lawsuits filed by victims of terrorism.


Parents lie on survey to identify English learners

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 04:48

In this Nov. 10, 2014 photo, Rosaisela Rodriguez, center, reads with her children Isabel Gutierrez, left, and Rafael Gutierrez, at their home in Pleasant Hill, Calif. Rodriguez deliberately didn't declare that her twin son and daughter knew Spanish when she enrolled them in school, adding that most 5-year-olds are language learners, regardless of whether they are bilingual. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nieves Garcia came from Mexico at age 6 and spent most of her elementary school years in California classified as an "English learner" even after she had picked up the language. Now a 32-year-old mother, she didn't want her daughter labeled the same way and subjected to additional testing.


State Dept computers hacked, email shut down

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 04:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire unclassified email system as technicians repair possible damage from a suspected hacker attack.

Police: 10-year-old boy accidentally shot with father's gun in Darby Township

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 04:34

 10-year-old boy accidentally shot with father's gun in Darby TownshipA 10-year-old boy is clinging to life after he accidentally shot himself in the face with his father's gun, police say.


Obscure Nebraska panel may hold sway over pipeline

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 04:30

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2014 file photo, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman testifies before a legislative committee in Lincoln, Neb. Congress is scrambling to vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the project could still end up before an obscure commission in Nebraska that regulates telephones, taxi cabs and grain bins. Heineman approved the pipeline project in January 2013 without the panel’s involvement. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Congress is suddenly scrambling to vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the fate of the oft-delayed $5.4 billion project could still wind up in the hands of an obscure commission in Nebraska that regulates telephones, taxi cabs and grain bins.


Protesters stage peaceful 'die-in' in downtown St. Louis

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 04:29
By Scott Malone ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A crowd of a couple hundred demonstrators, angry about the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, took to the streets of St. Louis on Sunday, briefly blocking a major intersection in protest. Dozens of people lay down in the street outside of a downtown theater hosting a film festival, pretending to have been shot by other protests playing the role of police officers in an action intended to evoke the memory of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who died 100 days ago in front of his home in the suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. ...

US review of ISIS video confirms American's death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 04:25

ISIS beheads US aid worker in new videoThe White House says a review of a new ISIS video confirms the death of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig.


Thieves steal chips from Connecticut casino

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 04:25
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Tribal police at the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut are searching for two men who made off with thousands of dollars' worth of gambling chips.

Federal investigators to begin probe of DuPont plant deaths

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 04:22
By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - Investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) were headed on Sunday to a DuPont and Co plant in LaPorte, Texas, to begin a probe of a chemical leak that killed four workers. The victims were among a group of workers who were trying on Saturday to contain a leak of methyl mercaptan at the plant, located in a cluster of refineries and chemical plants 26 miles (42 km) from downtown Houston. The chemical is used to give natural gas its rotten-egg smell and in making insecticides and plastics. ...

2 dead: Oregon student stabbed; suspect shot

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 04:20
McMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A 20-year-old Oregon college student was killed in what police believe was a random stabbing at a convenience store, and officers said they shot and killed the suspect when he returned to the scene and menaced them with a knife.

Better strategies sought to curb domestic violence

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 04:04

In this Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 photo, High Point Police Detective J.W. Thompson waits as a person is processed before entering the city’s jail to serve a domestic violence prevention notification to an offender, in High Point, N.C. The program implemented by Chief Marty Sumner, Thompson will personally serve formal notices at the city’s jail to domestic violence offenders, putting them on formal notice that they will be monitored on an ongoing basis and treated harshly for any re-offense regardless of whether their victim formally complains of not. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey)On a high school football field near Pittsburgh, an assistant coach tackled a topic unrelated to the upcoming game.


Washington state health exchange is working again

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 03:36
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's health insurance exchange was back up and running Sunday after shutting down for a day because of a glitch involving tax credit calculations.

Teen Killed After Gun Discharges in Next Room; Man Charged

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 03:25
Nathan Clark, 13, was traveling for a soccer tournament.

Michael Brown Family Says New Tapes Contradict Cops' Story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 03:16
New surveillance videos show Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson leaving for the hospital hours after he fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, sparking weeks of protest in the Missouri city.

CDC: 172 people on Crown Princess cruise fell ill with norovirus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 03:15

 172 people on Crown Princess cruise fell ill with norovirusA norovirus outbreak struck the Crown Princess during a month-long Pacific cruise. At least 172 people fell ill with the highly contagious stomach virus.


APNewsBreak: Pot treats may face Colorado scrutiny

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 03:15
DENVER (AP) — Saying they're still worried that edible pot sweets are too attractive to kids, Colorado health authorities plan to ask Monday for a new panel to decide which marijuana foods and drinks look too much like regular snacks.

States working to fix hobbled health care websites

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 03:08

In this March 24, 2014 file photo, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick reacts as he speaks at a leadership forum in Boston. The state that served as a template for President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act had significant trouble coordinating with the federal government. The Massachusetts state-run health insurance website, designed by the same contractor that worked on the troubled federal website, performed so poorly that it prompted a public apology from Gov. Patrick. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)BOSTON (AP) — The state that served as a template for President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act had so much trouble coordinating with the federal government that it became a model of another sort: ineptitude.