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Kansas urges judge not to rule on gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:41

Kerry Wilks, right, one of four women represented by the American Civil Liberties Union in a lawsuit against Kansas' ban on gay marriage, speaks with reporters after a U.S. District Court hearing, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. Wilks and her female partner were denied a marriage license in Sedgwick Ccounty, Kan. (AP Photo/John Hanna)KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas attorney general's office told a federal judge Friday that he should not consider blocking the state from enforcing its gay-marriage ban until the state Supreme Court weighs in, while the American Civil Liberties Union argued same-sex couples suffer legal harm if the judge delays a decision.


Answers Still Elusive After Arrest of Eric Frein in Killing of a State Trooper

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:41
The arrest of fugitive Eric M. Frein brought relief to northeastern Pennsylvania but it remains a mystery as to how he evaded the authorities for so long.






Navajo high court finds election officials in contempt

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:35
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The Navajo Nation's highest court on Friday held the tribe's election board in contempt for refusing to follow its orders that a Nov. 4 vote to pick the tribe's top official be postponed and that a candidate be removed from the ballot. The Navajo Supreme Court made the ruling against the Native American tribe's board of Election Supervisors after the board defied an Oct. 23 decision by the high court that ordered the removal of Chris Deschene's name. ...

Michigan’s Athletic Director Quits Amid Growing Rancor

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:35
Brandon, who has been criticized for his business executive approach, has also overseen a football program in decline and been faulted for the university’s handling of an injured quarterback.






The blind man leading the blind orchestra

BBC World News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:32
The blind maestro leading an all-blind orchestra
Categories: BBC World News

Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:30
Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.

Allegations of prejudice in two state Senate campaigns

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:28
In a pair of contested state Senate campaigns, allegations are being made over anti-Catholic prejudice and the way one senator has characterized his opponent's door-belling volunteers.

Allegations of prejudice in two state Senate campaigns

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:28
In a pair of contested state Senate campaigns, allegations are being made over anti-Catholic prejudice and the way one senator has characterized his opponent's door-belling volunteers.

Democrats Count on Edge With Women to Limit Election Losses

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:25
Getting more women to the polls was bound to be good for Democrats, operatives believed. But some are now questioning whether pulling focus away from such issues as jobs and the economy was a good idea.

VIDEO: The right to kiss in India?

BBC World News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:25
Thousands pledge to defy India's 'moral police'
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: The right to kiss in India?

BBC World News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:25
Thousands pledge to defy India's 'moral police'
Categories: BBC World News

APNewsBreak: Mexico judge orders release of Marine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:25
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:23
Authorities were investigating on Friday a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.

Top Uniformed Police Officer, Set to Become Bratton’s Deputy, Quits

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:22
Philip Banks III, the chief of department, resigned just days before he was to be promoted to become Commissioner William J. Bratton’s second-in-command.






Early votes exceed 15 million — but who benefits?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:22
Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House and 36 governorships at stake.

A look at people killed during space missions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly.

A look at people killed during space missions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly.

Judge rejects strict limits on nurse who treated Ebola patients

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:20

Nurse Kaci Hickox joined by her boyfriend Ted Wilbur speak with the media outside of their home in Fort Kent, MaineBy Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions. Nurse Kaci Hickox's challenge of Maine's 21-day quarantine became a key battleground for the dispute between officials in some U.S. states who have imposed strict quarantines on health workers returning from three Ebola-ravaged West African countries and the federal government, which opposes such measures. ...


Judge in Maine Eases Restrictions on Nurse

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:20
A judge in Maine rejected arguments that a nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa should have her movements restricted, despite the public’s fears about the virus.






APNewsBreak: Judge orders release of jailed Marine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:17

Former U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi is escorted to a federal court in TijuanaSAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.