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Postal workers appeal to Harvard president

Yahoo! National News - 55 min 52 sec ago
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The American Postal Workers Union is calling on Harvard University's president to oppose a business arrangement between Staples Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service, or resign her seat on the office supply company's board.

Chicago jail escapee sentenced to 36 years

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 12 min ago
CHICAGO (AP) — A bank robber who escaped from Chicago's high-rise Metropolitan Correctional Center has been sentenced to 36 years in prison.

10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 13 min ago

10ThingstoSeeSports - Crystal Palace's Fraizer Campbell, left, competes for the ball with Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois during their English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.


NY governor hopefuls debate economy, leadership

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 36 min ago

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks to participants in an Ebola education session in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Thousands of participants, mostly health care workers, attended the session to review basic facts about Ebola and updated guidelines for protection against its spread. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger traded insults and clashed over the economy and corruption Wednesday while two third-party candidates worked to get traction in the only scheduled debate in the governor's race.


Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 6 min ago

 16-feet tall, 36-foot long, 7-tons with a duckbill on its head and a hump-like sail on its back. Throw in those killer claws, tufts of feathers here and there, and no teeth _ and try not to snicker. And if that’s not enough, it ate like a giant vacuum cleaner. (AP Photo/Michael Skrepnick, Dinosaurs in Art, Nature Publishing Group)WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.


AP NewsBreak: Prisons agree to end race policy

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 40 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way to prevent further violence.

Family: Doctors don't detect Ebola in nurse's body

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 46 min ago

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo provided by Amber Vinson, shows Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention couldn't detect Ebola in Amber Vinson as of Tuesday evening, her family said in a statement released through a media consultant. (AP Photo/Amber Vinson)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors no longer detect Ebola in a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed with the virus, her family said Wednesday.


AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 48 min ago

In this Oct. 8, 2014, photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference following a meeting of NFL owners and executives in New York. A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.


GOP Sen. Collins, Democrat Bellows debate in Maine

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 52 min ago
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday touted her willingness to work to bring both political parties together while Democratic challenger Shenna Bellows argued that sending her back to Washington could lead to a GOP majority in the Senate and even more partisan gridlock.

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 29 min ago

This undated photo provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows a crash test of a 2003 Toyota Corolla, one of the models subject to a recall to repair faulty air bags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is warning 7.8 million car owners that inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed. (AP Photo/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.


Police: Man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 33 min ago

 Man faked coma for 2 years to avoid courtHe might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 37 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — AP NewsBreak: California prisons to end policy that segregated inmates by race after riots.

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 42 min ago

The sun sets on Parliament Hill as seen across the river from Ottawa, Ontario, in Gatineau, Quebec, Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A gunman opened fire at the National War Memorial, killing a soldier, then moved to nearby Parliament Hill and was shot and killed by Parliament's sergeant-at-arms. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


Man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 46 min ago

 Man faked coma for 2 years to avoid courtHe might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card.


Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 48 min ago

This undated photo provided by Bonhams shows a vintage 1976 Apple 1 computer that is among the items being offered for auction on Oct. 22, 2014 by Bonhams auction house in New York. The Steve Wozniak-designed computer is estimated to bring $300,000 to $500,000. Only 15 have been documented as operational with one selling at auction last year for $671,000. (AP Photo/Bonhams)NEW YORK (AP) — A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.


US journalist leaves hospital after Ebola recovery

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 58 min ago

In this image released by Nebraska Medical Center, from left, Dr. Levy, Mukpo, Ashoka Mukpo and his partner Helen Finlay, embrace shortly after Ashoka, an American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola, was released from Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nebraska Medical Center, Taylor Wilson)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola at an Omaha hospital left the facility Wednesday afternoon and is heading home to Rhode Island, a hospital spokesman said.


2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 7 min ago

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's ParliamentA gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was killed by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said.


Probe: UNC academic fraud was 'shadow curriculum'

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 19 min ago

Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A's and B's over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.


US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 26 min ago

This undated handout photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows a kit that travelers from Ebola-stricken West African nations will be given containing information cards and a thermometer and they will be required to make daily check-ins with state or local health officials to report their status. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said the check-ins could be in person, by telephone, Skype or Facetime or through employers — CDC was consulting with the state and local officials to help them work that out. (AP Photo/CDC)ATLANTA (AP) — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.


Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 30 min ago

 the emergency room. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.