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Workers begin removing Trump name from Atlantic City casino

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:20

Donald Trump arrives to attend the funeral of Joan RiversBy Daniel Kelley and Mark Makela (Reuters) - Workers began removing the large letters spelling out the Trump name from the shuttered Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City on Monday after real-estate mogul Donald Trump sued to end a licensing deal that allowed the casino owners to use his name. Trump, who has emblazoned his name across properties in various U.S. cities, sued in August to have his name taken off the Trump Plaza, which closed last month, and the nearby Trump Taj Mahal, which is on the verge of closing. ...

School Reform Commission cancels contract with Philly teachers' union

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:20

 Philadelphia teacher contract cancellation a cowardly actThe Philadelphia School Reform Commission announced Monday that it has canceled its contract with the teachers' union, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.

GM uses Facebook, calls to get recalled cars fixed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:19

FILE - This Tuesday, April 1, 2014, file photo, shows a key in the ignition switch of a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt in Alexandria, Va. Despite recall notices, thousands of news stories, highly publicized congressional hearings and two federal investigations, fewer than half of the roughly 2.36 million people still driving Chevy Cobalts, Saturn Ions and other small cars with defective and potentially deadly ignition switches have had them replaced. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)DETROIT (AP) — Eight months after General Motors began recalling more than 2 million cars because of a deadly ignition-switch defect, less than half the owners have gotten their vehicles fixed.

Spanish nurse positive for Ebola; 1st report of transmission outside Africa

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:14

Spanish nurse positive for Ebola; 1st report of transmission outside AfricaIn the first known transmission of the current outbreak of Ebola outside West Africa, a Spanish nurse who treated a missionary for the disease at a Madrid hospital has tested positive for the virus, Spain's health minister said Monday.

Architecture Review: Sugar Hill Housing Will Have a School and a Museum

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:10
The new Sugar Hill subsidized housing complex in Upper Manhattan goes beyond even the more ambitious developments by providing a school and a children’s museum.

China's guide to democracy

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:07
Carrie Gracie on China's efforts to filter 'umbrella revolution' images
Categories: BBC World News

Music Monday (10/6): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:07

Music Monday (10/13): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features streams of upcoming tracks and albums from Stars, OK GO, Charli XCX, Jessie Ware, and more. Plus, catch up on the week's music news, and watch new music videos from artists like Flying Lotus, Liars, TV on the Radio, tUnE-yArDs, and Weezer. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Sapphire screen maker in bankruptcy

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:06
Shares in GT Advanced Technologies plunge over 90% after the maker of sapphire glass screens, some of which are used in Apple products, files for bankruptcy.
Categories: BBC World News

Experimental drug provided to Dallas Ebola patient

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:04

This 2011 file photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan at a wedding in Ghana. Duncan, who became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S with Ebola, has been kept in isolation at a hospital since Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. He was listed in serious but stable condition. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee, File)A North Carolina drugmaker is providing its experimental antiviral drug to a Dallas patient being treated for Ebola, an emergency step authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. Officials at Texas ...

Supreme Court dodges gay marriage, allowing weddings in five more states

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:04

opponents of gay marriage in Salt Lake CityBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, a surprising move that will allow gay men and women to get married in five additional states, with more likely to follow quickly. On the first day of its new term, the high court without comment rejected appeals in cases involving five states - Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana - that had prohibited gay marriage, leaving intact lower-court rulings striking down those bans. ...

Billionaire's estate tax 'windfall' a boon to Pennsylvania coffers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:01
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A whopping $100 million tax payment to Pennsylvania by the estate of a conservative billionaire is a welcome addition to the state's strained finances, state officials said on Monday. The inheritance tax payment made by the estate of Pittsburgh's Richard Mellon Scaife, whose fortune was made in banking, publishing and oil, dwarfed any previous inheritance payments, they said. The $100 million "absolutely" will have a positive affect on the state's balance sheet, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Revenue said. ...

Connor Halliday sets NCAA passing record, and it somehow wasn’t enough for WSU

WA Cougars - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:01
California won one of the league’s all-time wacko games, 60-59, over WSU, a game of preposterous performance that ended when a kicker fluffed a 19-yard field goal. It was Connor Halliday who threw for 734 yards and yet, it’s on Halliday that the number didn’t end at 736.
Categories: Sports Center

Police investigate high-profile NYC lawyer after rape complaint

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:56
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Authorities are investigating an allegation that a New York lawyer who has been involved in high-profile civil rights lawsuits against police raped a woman at his Manhattan apartment last week, police said on Monday. Investigators searched the apartment of attorney Sanford Rubenstein on Sunday after a 43-year-old woman told police he raped her, police said. No charges have been filed, and a lawyer representing Rubenstein has said no crime was committed. ...

High court begins term with case on police actions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:49

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan, center, and Stephen Breyer, center-right, leave the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle with clergy after the annual Red Mass for Supreme Court justices in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. The new Supreme Court term starts Monday. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday pondering whether a police officer's misunderstanding of the law can justify a traffic stop that led to the seizure of illegal drugs.

Boeing to build 777X wing and tail parts in St. Louis

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:48
Boeing said Monday it will build major composite parts of the wing and tail of the forthcoming 777X jet in St. Louis, Mo., generating about 700 jobs there at peak production.

Chronology: Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:48
(Reuters) - International agencies and governments are fighting to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus, which causes fever and bleeding, has killed at least 3,439 people. Here is a timeline of the outbreak: March 22: Guinea confirms a previously unidentified hemorrhagic fever, which killed over 50 people in its southeastern Forest Region, is Ebola. Cases are also reported in the capital. March 30: Liberia reports two Ebola cases; suspected cases reported in Sierra Leone. ...

Turkey cracks down on oil smuggling linked to IS

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:47
Sevda, a 22-year-old waitress in a brown apron, recounts how she made a small fortune running smuggled diesel from a village on Turkey's wild and dangerous border with Syria. But the days when she could earn 20 times her salary waiting tables came to an abrupt end several months ago when police arrested her and slapped her employers with a massive fine.

Turkey: NATO has plan to defend the country

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:47
The NATO alliance has drawn up a strategy to defend Turkey if it is attacked along its border with Syria, a Turkish official said Monday.

Federal officials cast doubt on Ebola travel ban

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:47
Top government health officials say they are opposed to placing a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected countries, warning that shutting down borders could impede efforts by aid workers to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

White House stands by rebuke of Israel settlements

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:47
The White House on Monday stood firmly behind its criticism of Israeli settlement construction and pushed back against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's complaint that the U.S. rebuke goes "against American values."