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2 boys plunge out California apartment window

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:22
HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Two toddlers have fallen out of a Southern California apartment window but their father says they'll recover.

Stabbing inside Northeast Philadelphia Pathmark, man arrested

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:21

Stabbing inside Northeast Philadelphia Pathmark, man arrestedPhiladelphia police are investigating a stabbing inside a Northeast Philadelphia Pathmark supermarket.


Global growth worries send Asian stocks lower

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:56
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks sagged Wednesday as pessimism about global growth spread following a decline on Wall Street overnight and a strengthening yen, which dampened prospects for export-oriented Japan.

Son of slain mayor says mom acted in self-defense

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:55
BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — The son of slain Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo says his mother shot his father in self-defense.

Gay marriage to begin in Las Vegas, Idaho

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:51

Supporters of gay marriage hold rainbow-colored flags as they rally in front of the Supreme Court in WashingtonLAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal appeals court declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada on Tuesday, setting the stage for couples to marry in Las Vegas, the self-proclaimed wedding capital of the world.


Gay marriage opponents pick new battleground of religious freedom

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:47
By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - With the U.S. gay marriage battle looking increasingly like a lost cause for conservative opponents, a last battleground may be their quest to allow people to refuse services to gay men and women on religious grounds. Some conservative groups have seized on what they consider religious freedom cases, ranging from a Washington state florist to bakers in Colorado and Oregon who are fighting civil rights lawsuits after refusing to provide goods and services to gay couples. ...

Family too upset to see Ebola patient via video

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:44

FILE - This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan at a wedding in Ghana. In September 2014, Duncan became the first patient in the U.S. diagnosed with Ebola. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)DALLAS (AP) — The family of a man diagnosed with the first U.S. case of Ebola visited him at the hospital Tuesday but declined to view him again via video because the last time had been too upsetting.


Dallas Ebola patient on ventilator and receiving kidney dialysis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:38

The mother of the first patient diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil, walks with Reverend Jackson in DallasBy Lisa Maria Garza and Richard Valdmanis DALLAS (Reuters) - The Ebola patient fighting for his life in a Dallas hospital is on a ventilator and a kidney dialysis machine to help stabilize his health, the hospital said on Tuesday. Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the deadly virus on U.S. soil, has also been given the experimental medication brincidofovir. A hospital in Nebraska said it is using the same drug to treat an American journalist who was airlifted from Liberia and arrived Monday. ...


U.S. military specialists in Liberia to conduct Ebola testing: general

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:38
By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About two dozen U.S. military specialists deploying to Liberia will test laboratory samples for Ebola, but most of the nearly 4,000 troops due to go there are not expected to be in direct contact with the virus, defense officials said Tuesday. General David Rodriguez, head of U.S. forces in Africa, said three mobile labs had deployed to Liberia and four more were being sought to run tests that would distinguish between people infected with Ebola and those who have diseases with similar symptoms, such as malaria. ...

Watchdog group: NYPD chokehold complaints rising

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:35
NEW YORK (AP) — Complaints about city police officers using banned chokeholds are rising, and discipline has been lacking, a watchdog group says in a study that comes after an unarmed man's death raised concern about police chokeholds.

Conservative states balk at gay marriage action

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:31
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative officials in some of the six states where Supreme Court action this week likely cleared the way for same-sex weddings say they won't issue marriage licenses to gay couples until their hands are forced. Now, gay rights advocates are preparing to do just that.

Crew at Ebola home steps into national spotlight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:21

File - In the Oct. 3, 2014 file photo, hazardous material cleaners prepare to hang black plastic outside The Ivy Apartments in Dallas. A 15-member crew from the Cleaning Guys of Fort Worth labored for four days at the apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan stayed when he began showing Ebola-related symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. They suited up in yellow protective suits with black gas masks and filled about 140 barrels with items from the home for incineration, including mattresses, the patient’s sheets and the entire carpet. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)DALLAS (AP) — The Fort Worth, Texas, company Cleaning Guys has dealt with hazardous spills. It has cleared bloody crime scenes, including some that involved HIV.


Drug agency sued over its fake Facebook account

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:18

This image obtained by The Associated Press shows part of a Facebook page for "Sondra Prince." The Justice Department said Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 it is reviewing a woman's complaint that a Drug Enforcement Administration agent set up a fake Facebook account using her identity. Sondra Arquiett, who was arrested on drug charges 2010 for her role in a suspected drug distribution network, is suing the agency in federal court in the Northern District, in upstate New York. (AP Photo)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration set up a fake Facebook account using photographs and other personal information it took from the cellphone of a New York woman arrested in a cocaine case in hopes of tricking her friends and associates into revealing incriminating drug secrets.


29-year-old with terminal cancer explains decision to end her own life

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:16

29-year-old with terminal cancer explains decision to end her own lifeTwenty-nine-year-old Brittany Maynard is going to die on November 1. She knows that for certain, because it's the date she's chosen to end her life.


Here's the status of gay marriage in all 50 states

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:58

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, file photo, plaintiffs, Moudi Sbeity, left, and his partner Derek Kitchen kiss during a gay marriage rally, in Salt Lake City. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to take an appeal of Utah's gay marriage case means that a parallel lawsuit brought by gay and lesbian couples who sued the state over its decision not to recognize their marriages has been resolved too. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)The Supreme Court turned away appeals this week that effectively raised the number of states allowing the practice from 19 to 30. On Tuesday, a federal appeals court rejected bans in Idaho and Nevada, which would become the 31st and 32nd states with same-sex marriage if the ruling is not put on hold for the Supreme Court to consider.


Man, 23, shot in head in Grays Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:31

Man, 23, shot in head in Grays FerryA shooting in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia has sent a man to the hospital.


Police: Mother, daughters fight girl at Edison High School

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:25

 Mother, daughters fight girl at Edison High SchoolPhiladelphia police are investigating a fight involving a mother and three teenagers inside a Hunting Park high school.


$75 million suit over NYC chokehold death planned

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:23

FILE - In this July 19, 2014, file photo, Esaw Garner, center, wife of Eric Garner, breaks down in the arms of Rev. Herbert Daughtry and Rev. Al Sharpton, right, during a rally at the National Action Network headquarters for Eric Garner in New York. The city medical examiner ruled that Garner died as a result of a police chokehold during an attempted arrest. Garner's family has filed a notice of claim to sue New York City, the Police Department and six individual police officers for $75 million on Monday, Oct. 6. The notice is the first step toward suing the city over Garner's death on Staten Island in July. A spokesman for city Comptroller Scott Stringer said Tuesday, Oct. 7 the claim is under review. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a man who died after being placed in a police chokehold has filed a notice of claim to sue the city, its police department and six officers for $75 million.


FBI asks public to help identify militant in Islamic State video

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:13
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI is asking the public to help identify a masked man who speaks in what is believed to be a North American accent in a video that Islamic State militants released last month aimed at Western audiences. In an excerpt of the video released by the FBI, the man, dressed in camouflage and wearing a shoulder holster, speaks in English and Arabic as he stands in front of men he says are Islamic State prisoners. ...

Yosemite Park spokesman: Plane fighting California wildfire crashed; pilot's status unknown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:12
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite Park spokesman: Plane fighting California wildfire crashed; pilot's status unknown.