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California governor signs 'gun violence restraining order' law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:08

California Governor Brown waits to speak at a news conference at the Cal OES State Operations Center in MatherBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - People who fear a close relative may commit gun violence will be able to petition a judge to temporarily remove the person's firearms in California, under a bill signed into law on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. The legislation - the first such measure in the United States - was introduced after police near Santa Barbara said they were unable to confiscate weapons from a man who later went on a rampage and killed six people, despite concern from his family he was in poor mental health and might become violent. ...


VIDEO: The day Ivan got hitched to Ove

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:08
It is 25 years since Denmark became the first country to celebrate same-sex civil unions.
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How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:07
How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace
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Philadelphia woman missing for 2 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:07

Philadelphia woman missing for 2 weeksPhiladelphia police are searching for a missing woman who has not been seen in close to two weeks.


Cancer gene test 'would save lives'

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:04
Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of cancer, say UK researchers.
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Obama discussed Ebola isolation protocols with CDC director

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday discussed "stringent isolation protocols" with the head of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to limit the risk of more Ebola cases after a diagnosis was made in Dallas, the White House said. Obama was briefed on the Dallas case by Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control. Obama and Frieden "discussed the stringent isolation protocols under which the patient is being treated as well as ongoing efforts to trace the patient's contacts to mitigate the risk of additional cases," the White House said. "Dr. ...

Navy: Nuclear shipyard workers got unearned credit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:03
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says hundreds of nuclear workers at a Virginia shipyard were given credit for attending training they didn't actually attend.

Somali American to be sentenced in terror case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:03
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Somali American is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for attempting to detonate a weapon of mass destruction four years ago in Portland's downtown square.

Norway best country for older people

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:02
Norway is the best place to be old, according to an index of the quality of later life in published on the UN's International Day of Older Persons.
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FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:59

In this 2006 photo, airport passengers pass by Norm Thompson retail outlet at Portland International Airport in Portland. The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that two companies have agreed to refund $1.5 million to consumers who purchased "shapewear" that supposedly can reduce cellulite and fat because it's infused with caffeine, vitamin E and other things. In a settlement, Norm Thompson Outfitters of Oregon, and Wacoal America Inc. of New Jersey agree not to make claims that their products cause weight loss or a reduction of body size. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Dana E. Olsen)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked — but at least you can get your money back.


Deportation of minors won't stop during lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:55
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle is not stopping the deportation proceedings of eight minors suing the federal government over legal representation.

Jailbreak in Washington state goes unnoticed for two days

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:53
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man jailed on robbery charges managed to slip away from a detention facility last week in an escape that went unnoticed for two days until his lawyer arrived for a visit, officials said on Tuesday. Rhyan Vasquez, 19, walked out of an employee entrance of a jail in Marysville, north of Seattle, last Wednesday as he was awaiting transfer to a county facility, but was back in custody on Tuesday, according to a Marysville court official. ...

Jailbreak in Washington state goes unnoticed for two days

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:53
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man jailed on robbery charges managed to slip away from a detention facility last week in an escape that went unnoticed for two days until his lawyer arrived for a visit, officials said on Tuesday. Rhyan Vasquez, 19, walked out of an employee entrance of a jail in Marysville, north of Seattle, last Wednesday as he was awaiting transfer to a county facility ...

Michelin Guide knocks Daniel down to 2 stars

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:51

FILE - In this May 5, 2014 file photo shows restauranteur Daniel Boulud at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards in New York. The Michelin Guide’s latest roster of top New York City restaurants says Brooklyn and Queens are hot, but Daniel Boulud is not. This year, only six maintained the three-star rating for the guide’s 10th edition, which goes on sale Wednesday. Daniel Boulud’s flagship Upper East Side restaurant, was bumped down to two stars. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)The Michelin Guide's latest roster of top New York City restaurants says Brooklyn and Queens are hot, but Daniel Boulud has lost a little sizzle.


Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:50
Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.

Wildlife populations plummet for 3,000 species

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:50
About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world's biggest environmental groups.

Tracy Morgan: 'Can't believe' Wal-Mart blaming him

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:48
Tracy Morgan said Tuesday that he "can't believe" Wal-Mart's assertion that he and others were partly to blame for their injuries in the highway crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one of his friends.

Government funds lawyers for immigrant children

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:47
The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration.

Jailed cop killer is picked as graduation speaker

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:47
A man serving life in prison for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981 has been selected as a commencement speaker at his Vermont alma mater.

League of Education Voters opposes class-size ballot measure

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:46
The League of Education Voters, a non-profit advocacy organization that has backed previous efforts to reduce class sizes, announced Tuesday that it opposes I-1351, the statewide class-size reduction initiative on the November ballot.  For more, see the Education Lab blog.