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Hawaii braces for potentially destructive wind

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:59

00 p.m. EDT, shows Tropical Storm Ana 490 miles southeast of Hilo, Hawaii with maximum winds of 60 miles per hour moving westward. Ana should pass just to the south of the Hawaiian island chain and may clip the island of Kauai. On the mainland, an area of low pressure moves into the Pacific Northwest with heavy rain. High pressure dominates over the southwestern Untied States with mostly sunny skies. (AP Photo/ Weather UndergroundHONOLULU (AP) — Tropical Storm Ana is expected to deliver heavy rain and potentially destructive winds to the southern half of Hawaii's Big Island in the next couple of days, meteorologists said Thursday.


Task force to review cases of 3 missing girls

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:57

HOLD FOR STORY -- FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2013 file photo, Connecticut Chief State's Attorney Kevin T. Kane listens to Sandy Hook Elementary School victims' families speak before The Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public's Right to Know, in Hartford, Conn. A task force made up of investigators from state and local police and the state attorney’s office has been established to probe the disappearance of three girls from the same area of eastern Connecticut decades ago. Police and prosecutors announced Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, the formation of the Tolland County Cold Case Task Force. “We have to care about our people; we especially have to care about little girls who are lost and their families,” said the Chief State’s Attorney Kane. “We owe it to them to do our best and take another crack at these cases.” (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, file)VERNON, Conn. (AP) — A task force made up of investigators from state and local police and the state attorney's office has been established to probe the disappearance of three girls from the same area of eastern Connecticut decades ago.


Bus carrying 13 children rolls; minor injuries

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:22
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a school bus carrying 13 young children and four adults crashed and rolled on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, but only minor injuries were reported.

FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:19

FBI Director James Comey speaks about the impact of technology on law enforcement, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Brookings Institution in Washington. Comey gave a stark warning Thursday against smartphone data encryption, saying homicide cases could be stalled, suspects could go free and “justice may be denied because of a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive.” (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice could be thwarted by a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive.


Hundreds protest against Phila. SRC's controversial move

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:08

Hundreds protest against Phila. SRC's controversial moveHundreds of teachers, students and supporters shut down Broad Street in protest then brought the SRC meeting that followed to a standstill.


Biden's son discharged from U.S. Navy reserve after drug test: sources

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:03

U.S. Vice President Biden and son Hunter gesture as they walk down Pennsylvania AvenueWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The son of Vice President Joe Biden was discharged from the U.S. Navy reserve earlier this year after testing positive for cocaine, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The sources, who were not authorized to speak on the record, said Hunter Biden tested positive for cocaine in a drug test administered in June 2013. Navy spokesman Commander Ryan Perry confirmed that Biden was discharged from the Navy reserve in February 2014 but said privacy laws prevented him from releasing any details. ...


Nina Pham, first person to contract Ebola in U.S., speaks from Dallas hospital room

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:57

Nina Pham, first person to contract Ebola in U.S., speaks from Dallas hospital roomFor the first time, we're hearing from the first person to contract Ebola in the United States


Man accused of shooting 2 Illinois deputies caught

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:27

30 a.m. Thursday. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, File)CHICAGO (AP) — A man suspected of shooting two sheriff's deputies in suburban Chicago was arrested Thursday after residents told investigators a man fitting the suspect's description was walking on a nearby street, authorities said.


NRC: Yucca closure plans meet safety objectives

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:17
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Permanent closure plans for a high-level nuclear waste facility at Yucca Mountain met all the necessary objectives based on safety evaluations completed before the Obama administration pulled the plug on the proposed Nevada dump, federal nuclear regulators said in a long-awaited staff report on Thursday.

10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:02

Upset pro-democracy students are moved as riot police clear their encampment in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, early Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Riot police moved in on the Mong Kok pro-democracy protest zone in a dawn raid on Friday, taking down barricades, tents and canopies that have blocked key streets for more than two weeks. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Attorney denied hearing delay appears with baby

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:51

In this Oct 7, 2014 photo released by Stacy Ehrisman-Mickle, Ehrisman-Mickle poses for a photo with her daughter, in Atlanta. Ehrisman-Mickle, an immigration lawyer, brought her 4-week-old baby to court after Immigration Judge J. Dan Pelletier Sr. denied her request to delay a hearing that fell during her maternity leave. During the hearing, her baby began to cry, and Pelletier scolded her for inappropriate behavior. (AP Photo/Stacy Ehrisman-Mickle)ATLANTA (AP) — An immigration judge in Atlanta denied an attorney's request to delay a hearing that fell during her six-week maternity leave and then scolded her in front of a packed courtroom when she showed up with her 4-week-old strapped to her chest and the infant began to cry, the attorney said.


'Modern Family' actress Elizabeth Pena dies at 55

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:44

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2008 file photo, Elizabeth Pena poses as she arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of "Nothing Like the Holidays," in Los Angeles. The "La Bamba" and "Lone Star" actress Pena, 55, has died. Pena's manager, Gina Rugolo, said the actress died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Los Angeles of natural causes after a brief illness. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elizabeth Pena, the versatile actress who shifted between dramatic roles in such films as "Lone Star" and comedic parts in TV shows like "Modern Family," has died. She was 55.


Third traffic death in U.S. linked to Takata air bags

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:44

A sign board of Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp's Annual General Meeting is seen on a street near the venue in TokyoBy Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - A fatal accident near Los Angeles last year of a 2002 Acura sedan involved a Takata Corp air bag, the third death in the United States linked to a defective safety component made by the Japanese supplier, according to local officials and the automaker. Devin Xu, 47, died in an accident in the parking lot of a bank in the commercial part of Alhambra in September 2013 even though he was wearing his seat belt, and the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department report cited "apparent facial trauma due to foreign object inside air bag. ...


Police: Colorado school gunman had Sandy Hook pics

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:39
DENVER (AP) — A student who killed a classmate before taking his own life at a suburban Denver high school last year showed a friend photos of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting and thought one of the images was "funny in a crude way," according to documents released Thursday.

Spanish-speaking parrot goes to Torrance family

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:37

In this Oct. 15, 2014 photo, Nigel, the parrot, was reunited with his second family this week after original owner Darren Chick decided to give him back to the family that had bonded with him the last four years in Torrance, Calif. The reunion was brought about by a Southern California veterinarian who mistook Nigel, an African gray parrot, for her own missing bird, the Daily Breeze reported Sunday. (AP Photo/The Daily Breeze, Robert Casillas)TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Nigel the parrot has said "cheerio" to his British-born owner and "Buenos dias" to another family.


Nina Pham, 1st Texas nurse with Ebola, being moved to Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:35

Nina Pham, 1st Dallas nurse with Ebola, arrives in MarylandThe first Dallas nurse to have contracted Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man is scheduled to be moved Thursday to a specialized medical facility in Maryland.


Hundreds protest on Broad Street ahead of SRC meeting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:12

Hundreds protest against Phila. SRC's controversial moveProtesters took to the streets in the Spring Garden section of Philadelphia.


U.S. court dismisses $200 million suit in West Virginia fatal police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:09
By Jeffrey Roth (Reuters) - A U.S. federal court has dismissed a $200 million civil lawsuit filed by the family of a man being treated for schizophrenia who was shot 23 times by police in West Virginia, drawing criticism from the local chapter of a national civil rights group. U.S. District Court Judge Gina Groh of the Northern District of West Virginia ruled that the use of deadly force by five officers in the city of Martinsburg was reasonable and justified in the March 14, 2013, shooting death of Wayne Arnold Jones, a 50-year-old black man. ...

Los Angeles schools superintendent resigns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:07

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2012 file photo, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy listens during a school board meeting in Los Angeles. Deasy announced his resignation Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy resigned as head of the nation's second-largest school system after failing to overcome technological problems, clashing with the teachers union and losing allies on the school board.


Obama says considering appointing an Ebola 'czar' to lead U.S. effort

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:06
By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday he is considering appointing an Ebola "czar" as the lead U.S. coordinator in the effort to contain the virus and that he remains opposed to a ban on travel from West Africa. Obama met in the Oval Office with aides who are involved in the Ebola fight and spoke to reporters afterward. He said "it may be appropriate" at some stage to put one person in charge of the effort. Some lawmakers, such as Republican Senator John McCain, have been urging him to take this step. ...