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Ebola victim's belongings burned in Port Arthur

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:00
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — A Texas incinerator has destroyed drums loaded with items believed to have been contaminated by a man with Ebola.

2 blind Temple students pursue sportscasting dream

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:57

2 blind Temple students pursue sportscasting dreamTwo Temple University students, both born blind, and not letting that stand in their way from pursuing their sportscasting dream.


Lawyer: Man who killed baby, grandmother not 'evil person'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:57

 Man who killed baby, grandmother not 'evil person'The lawyer for the Montgomery County man convicted of murdering a baby and her grandmother said his client is not an 'evil person.'


Microsoft CEO apologizes for comments on women

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:54

Microsoft CEO apologizes for comments on womenMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella apologized Thursday night and said he was wrong for saying that women don't need to ask for a raise and should just trust the system to pay them well.


Actress Misty Upham reported missing in Washington state: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:42

 Osage County" during AFI Fest 2013 in Los AngelesSEATTLE/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Misty Upham, who played a housekeeper in the movie adaption of "August: Osage County," has been missing in Washington state for six days, police said on Friday. The acclaimed Native American actress was last seen walking by herself from an apartment on Sunday around Auburn, some 20 miles south of Seattle, and was reported missing by her father on Oct. 6, Auburn Police Commander Steve Stocker said. Police responded to a suicide call from the apartment but the 32-year-old Upham had already left by the time officers arrived, Stocker said. ...


US officials: Liberty Reserve founder extradited

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:38
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of being behind one of the world's biggest money-laundering businesses has been extradited from Spain to the U.S. to face charges.

Teacher whose gun fired in school bathroom charged

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:34

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2014 file photo, students line up to go back inside after recess at Westbrook Elementary School in Taylorsville, Utah. A Utah schoolteacher who was injured by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally went off in a faculty bathroom has been charged with a misdemeanor and resigned. Online court records show 39-year-old Michelle Montgomery was charged this month with discharge of a firearm in a prohibited area within city limits. An arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 5.(AP Photo/The Deseret News, Kristin Murphy, File) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah teacher who was injured by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally went off in a faculty bathroom at an elementary school has been charged with a misdemeanor and resigned from her job.


California woman freed after 17 years, declared innocent of murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:28
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 59-year-old California woman who spent 17 years in prison for murder was ordered freed on Friday by a judge who said she was wrongly convicted on the basis of testimony by a woman known to be a habitual liar, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday. The case against Susan Mellen, who was found guilty in 1998 of killing her ex-boyfriend the year before, was thrown out at the request of Los Angeles County prosecutors after an investigation by local attorney Deirdre O'Connor turned up major credibility issues with the trial's star prosecution witness. ...

Indiana man grows giant pumpkins in his backyard

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:21

In this photo released by WANE-TV, Keith Edwards stands next to his 1,364 pound pumpkin in Albion, Ind., Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Edwards began growing pumpkins as a hobby about four years ago and is now experiencing his most successful harvest yet. (AP Photo/WANE-TV, Randy Spieth)ALBION, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man is growing pumpkins that weigh hundreds of pounds in a backyard pumpkin patch.


Music producer convicted of investment fraud in NY

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:19
NEW YORK (AP) — A music producer who once worked with stars including Kenny G and Whitney Houston was convicted Friday of ripping off investors in gold and diamonds with a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme.

Newspaper corrects bear attack error made in 1852

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:18
NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey newspaper has issued a correction for a story it published in 1852 about a bear mauling a teenage boy to death.

Army War College revokes Sen. John Walsh's degree

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:14

In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., right, and his son Michael leave the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. Walsh says the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. has revoked his master's degree after an investigation into plagiarism allegations. The college launched the probe in August 2014 after The New York Times published a story showing Walsh borrowed heavily from other sources for a research paper he wrote in 2007. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Army War College revoked Democratic Sen. John Walsh's master's degree after an investigation completed Friday concluded that he plagiarized a research paper required to graduate.


Las Vegas sounds false alarm as global Ebola fears spread

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:09

A sign asks patients to inform staff if they have various symptoms and have recently traveled internationally or have had contact with someone who recently traveled internationally at Bellevue Hospital in ManhattanBy Grant McCool (Reuters) - A commercial plane was briefly quarantined on a Las Vegas airport tarmac on Friday, sending airline shares down as worldwide fears increased that Ebola could spread outside West Africa, where it has killed more than 4,000 people. Airline and hospital officials said a Delta Air Lines plane was held at McCarran International Airport, but it turned out to be a false alarm and an all-clear was issued. A Delta spokesman said the concerns arose after a passenger on the flight from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport reported feeling unwell. ...


Supreme Court lifts hold on gay marriage in Idaho

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:07

Sharene and Lori Watsen appear with lawyers and fellow plaintiffs that sued the state over a gay marriage ban hold a press conference outside of the James A. McClure Federal Building and US Courthouse in BoiseBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex matrimony to proceed in Idaho on Friday by lifting a temporary hold imposed earlier in the week, capping a week of victories for supporters of gay marriage in America. The move came as a district court judge struck down North Carolina's prohibition on gay nuptials, and followed days of back-and-forth federal court actions that could soon see legal weddings for gay couples extended to 35 states. ...


Ex-pilot wore uniform to cut airport security line

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:07
HONOLULU (AP) — A pilot fired from Cathay Pacific Airlines said he wore his former employer's uniform and badge to bypass security at Honolulu International Airport.

St. Louis braces for weekend of protests after new shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:06

A protester holds up a sign across the street from the police station during a protest in FergusonBy Kenny Bahr CLAYTON Mo. (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched through the rain on Friday afternoon to the St. Louis County courthouse, kicking off a weekend of demonstrations against police violence after eight people were arrested in protests overnight. Chanting "This is what democracy looks like" and "Hey, hey, ho, ho, these killer cops have got to go," the demonstrators walked peacefully for 90 minutes through a four-block area of the city of Clayton, adjacent to St. Louis. There were none of the clashes with police that have marked protests in the St. ...


Puerto Rico court rules for bank in $230M tax case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:06
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A court in Puerto Rico has ruled that a deal calling for the U.S. territory's government to repay $230 million to one of the island's biggest banks is valid.

Thousands of venomous spiders force family from home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 06:58

Thousands of venomous spiders force family from homeA family was driven from their suburban St. Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls


6 UN police wounded in Central African Republic

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 06:43
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An armed group fired at a U.N. police patrol monitoring a protest near the airport in the capital of the Central African Republic on Friday, wounding six constables, a U.N. peacekeeping official said.

Newborn girl abandoned in California trash bin

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 06:38
MERCED, Calif. (AP) — Police in Central California are searching for the mother of a newborn girl abandoned in a trash bin of an apartment complex in the city of Merced.