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Couples rush to wed as NC gay marriage ban dumped

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 22:27

Partners Amy Litton, left, and Tonya Edge embrace each other after an announcement that there will be no marriages performed at the Wake County Courthouse in Raleigh, N.C. on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. U.S. District Judge William Osteen signed an order late Friday afternoon that pushed to next week the decision on whether to nullify the definition of marriage in the North Carolina Constitution that restricts unions to a man and a woman. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chuck Liddy)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Minutes after a federal judge in Asheville struck down North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriages, Amy Cantrell and Lauren White rushed out of a county office with their newly printed marriage license and exchanged vows on the front steps, their two children in tow.


Pig farms rebound from virus; meat prices may drop

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 22:23

Pig farms rebound from virus; meat prices may dropDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to higher pork prices has waned thanks to warmer weather and farmers' efforts to sterilize their operations. And as pigs' numbers increase, sticker shock on things like bacon should ease.


VIDEO: Child falls into Jaguar exhibit at Arkansas zoo

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 22:12

 Child falls into Jaguar exhibit at Arkansas zooThe big cats closed in on the boy, but quick thinking saved his life.


New $3.7B gas line proposed for Ala., Ga., Fla.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 21:21
ATLANTA (AP) — A proposal to build a $3.7 billion pipeline carrying natural gas from Alabama into Florida is raising protests from Georgia landowners.

Warner says he's finding his role in US Senate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 21:11
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Sen. Mark Warner doesn't often sound like he's working at his dream job.

Woman who forced kids to drink bleach committed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 20:45
BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to forcing her two children to drink bleach will spend at least five years in a state psychiatric hospital.

Firefighter injured in Gloucester Co. blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 20:28

Firefighter injured in Gloucester Co. blazeOfficials say a firefighter was injured during a house blaze in Clayton, New Jersey early Saturday morning.


Man shot outside West Philadelphia grocery store

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 19:29

Man shot outside West Philadelphia grocery storePolice say an unidentified man was shot several times outside a grocery store in West Philadelphia Friday night.


Cities, states scramble after Dallas's Ebola missteps expose planning gaps

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 19:08

A worker in a hazardous material suit removes the contents of the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in DallasBy Sharon Begley and Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - The missteps in Dallas's handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States have revealed an uncomfortable reality: state and city plans for handling the deadly virus are based on generic recommendations for everything from measles to floods, to hurricanes and dirty bombs. Officials acknowledge they need to do more. ...


Cities, states scramble after Dallas's Ebola missteps expose planning gaps

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 19:08

A worker in a hazardous material suit removes the contents of the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in DallasBy Sharon Begley and Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - The missteps in Dallas's handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States have revealed an uncomfortable reality: state and city plans for handling the deadly virus are based on generic recommendations for everything from measles to floods, to hurricanes and dirty bombs. Officials acknowledge they need to do more. ...


Report says Colorado school shooter sought revenge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 18:56

Arapahoe County, Colo., Sheriff Dave Walcher answers questions after the release of new details from an investigation into a deadly shooting at Arapahoe High School last December during news conference in the sheriff's office in Centennial, Colo., on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Arapahoe High School student Karl Pierson fatally shot classmate Claire Davis and then himself in the attack on Dec. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The student who killed a classmate before taking his own life at a suburban Denver high school last year wrote in his diary that he was "a psychopath with a superiority complex," and he hoped that the attack would start a conversation about school bullying.


Flames damage hair salon in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 18:54

Flames damage hair salon in North PhiladelphiaOfficials say a fire damaged a hair salon in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Flames damage hair salon in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 18:54

Flames damage hair salon in North PhiladelphiaOfficials say a fire damaged a hair salon in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Woman exonerated, freed after 17 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 17:11

Susan Mellen, left, sits with her attorney Deirdre O'Connor, as she is exonerated of murder by Superior Court Judge Mark Arnold in Torrance, Calif., Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Mellen spent 17 years in prison after being convicted of murder in the death of Richard Daly, a homeless man in 1997. The judge said Mellen had inadequate representation by her attorney at trial. The witness who claimed she heard Mellen confess, had a long history of giving false tips to law enforcement, according to documents in the case. Three gang members subsequently were linked to the crime, and one was convicted of the killing. (AP Photo/Daily Breeze, Brad Graverson, Pool )TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A woman who spent 17 years in prison for the death of a homeless man hugged her grandchild for the first time and did a dance of happiness after she was judged innocent of murder and freed.


Unit at Colorado's Fort Carson locked down after property goes missing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 16:54
(Reuters) - A unit at Fort Carson in Colorado entered the third day of a lockdown after a piece of government property was taken without permission, an army representative said on Friday. The lockdown started on Thursday morning and applies to the 1st Battalion 66th Armor Regiment, a spokesman for the fourth infantry division public affairs office said. The army did not say what type of equipment was taken. ...

Unit at Colorado's Fort Carson locked down after property goes missing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 16:54
(Reuters) - A unit at Fort Carson in Colorado entered the third day of a lockdown after a piece of government property was taken without permission, an army representative said on Friday. The lockdown started on Thursday morning and applies to the 1st Battalion 66th Armor Regiment, a spokesman for the fourth infantry division public affairs office said. The army did not say what type of equipment was taken. ...

Plagiarism report unlikely to affect Senate race

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 16:30

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) — Sen. John Walsh's name has been removed from the U.S. Army War College's academic rolls and grinded from a plaque listing the members of the graduating class of 2007 after the college stripped him of his degree for plagiarism.


Documents show how White House defended Clinton

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 15:52

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, smiles as she talks with supporters at a Barnes & Noble bookstore in Chicago, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Clinton visited Chicago for two appearances, including a speech to a business group, and to stump for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn in his bid for re-election. (AP Photo/ Nam Y. Huh)WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House made a public push to defend President Bill Clinton during a series of investigations related to the Whitewater real estate deal to his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky, according to thousands of pages of documents released by the National Archives.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 15:02
"This award is for all those children who are voiceless, whose voices need to be heard. I speak for them and I stand up with them. And I join them in their campaign." — Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for pursuing an education, after capturing the Nobel Peace Prize.

China urges corruption fugitives abroad to return

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 14:52
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are urging officials who have fled abroad to avoid corruption charges to turn themselves in before Dec. 1 in exchange for leniency or face stiffer punishment.