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Marine's lawyers seek new judge in war crime case

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 35 min ago
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys for a Marine sergeant being retried on a murder charge in a major Iraq war crime case have asked a judge to remove himself, saying he's incapable of being impartial and objective.

Unger hopeful of playing Sunday, Chancellor, Okung now questionable for Seahawks Sunday; more injury updates

Seattle Seahawks - 2 hours 36 min ago
While one position for the Seahawks appeared to clear up a bit Friday --- center --- the strong safety spot got a little murkier.
Categories: Sports Center

Repeal of Health Law, Once Central to G.O.P., Is Side Issue in Campaigns

New York Times Headlines - 2 hours 39 min ago
In a year that was supposed to be dominated by attacks on the Affordable Care Act, few Republican candidates focused on repeal or offered alternatives.






New York's top uniformed police chief resigns ahead of promotion

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 44 min ago
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The highest-ranking uniformed officer in New York City's police department unexpectedly announced his resignation on Friday, days before he was due to be promoted to become the force's second in command. Philip Banks, the force's chief of department, is stepping down from his job running the patrol units of the country's largest police force shortly after it was announced he would become Police Commissioner Bill Bratton's immediate deputy. ...

Slain officer's handcuffs were ready for suspect

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 45 min ago

Eric Frein is escorted by police into the Pike County Courthouse for his arraignment in Milford, Pa., Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Frein, was captured seven weeks after police say he killed a Pennsylvania State trooper in an ambush outside a barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police had a special pair of handcuffs set aside and ready for the man wanted in the fatal shooting of one of their troopers, Cpl. Bryon Dickson.


Man swings ax at DC officer in unprovoked attack

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.

2 Arizona officers killed in car crashes this week

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 53 min ago

This combination of undated photos provided by the Chandler Police Department shows police officers Bryant Holmes, left, and David Payne. Holmes was killed by an SUV on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, when it ran a red light and hit his motorcycle in Chandler, Ariz. Payne, 37, was killed on Friday, Oct. 31, when a vehicle struck his motorcycle from behind at a red light. (AP Photo/Chandler Police Department)CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix officer was fatally injured Friday when he was hit by a suspected drunken driver, becoming the second officer from the Chandler Police Department to be killed in motorcycle crashes this week.


Djokovic ends Murray's winning run

BBC World News - 2 hours 53 min ago
Andy Murray's 11-match winning run comes to an end with defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals.
Categories: BBC World News

Watch Gary Klein and Lindsey Thiry preview USC at Washington State

Washington State News Wire - 2 hours 57 min ago
USC plays Washington State on Saturday at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash.

Wall Street caps a wild month with a rally

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 3 min ago

Costumed characters distribute Hershey candies as trader Edward Curran works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher following big gains in Asia after Japan made moves to rev up its economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.


Quarantine victory for US Ebola nurse

BBC World News - 3 hours 4 min ago
A judge in the US state of Maine has given a nurse recently returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa a green light to go where she pleases.
Categories: BBC World News

Courtois eyes league and Euro double

BBC World News - 3 hours 4 min ago
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says Chelsea can win the Premier League and Champions League this season.
Categories: BBC World News

$2.25M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 5 min ago

New York Comptroller Scott Stringer, left, listens as Derek Sells, lawyer for the estate of Jerome Murdough, speaks at a press conference after Stringer announced a $2.25 million settlement with the estate Friday Oct. 31, 2014, in New York. Jerome Murdough, 56, died in a mental observation unit on Rikers Island jail on Feb. 15, eight days after he was sent to the facility because he couldn't afford to pay $2,500 bail on a trespassing arrest. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — The city has reached a $2.25 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said Friday.


Richard Branson on his way to rocket crash scene

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 5 min ago
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — British billionaire Richard Branson is headed to California's Mojave Desert after a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded and crashed, killing one person and seriously injuring another.

Hold U.S. envoy Power defends Ebola guidelines, warns on Guinea

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 6 min ago

 How it Arose and What you Need to Know" in New YorkBy Louis Charbonneau and Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Friday defended federal guidelines for monitoring health workers returning from three Ebola-stricken West African countries while urging greater coordination to contain the outbreak in Guinea. There is a growing controversy in the United States over some states ordering 21-day quarantines for nurses and doctors returning after treating Ebola patients, an idea that medical experts have criticized. ...


Contemporary finds its roots in the orchards

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 7 min ago
Craig and Sharon Campbell’s home among the fruit trees of Harmony Orchards is 17 years old, but it’s better than ever. These days, meals at home involve pairing food with drink from the Campbells’ Tieton Cider Works ciders.

Man swings ax at DC officer in unprovoked attack

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 8 min ago
A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.

Firefighters strike over pensions

BBC World News - 3 hours 10 min ago
Firefighters across England begin a four-day strike in a row over pensions during one of the service's busiest weekends of the year.
Categories: BBC World News

'Grim Reaper' attacks woman in California home

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 11 min ago
VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego County woman has been attacked and stabbed in her home by an intruder dressed as the Grim Reaper on Halloween.

5 things to do this weekend, from 'Frankenstein' to festivals

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 11 min ago
The weekend of Oct. 31-Nov. 2 is shaping up to be a frighteningly fun one for fans of thrillers, Benedict Cumberbatch, "Frankenstein," festivals and the humble chicken wing.