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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.

Feds help asked in Florida prison death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:06
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The attorneys who represented Trayvon Martin's family have called on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the death of a Florida inmate who had told relatives she feared for her life in prison.

Plane associated with Yosemite fire has crashed, officials say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:02

Plane associated with Yosemite fire has crashed, officials sayYosemite National Park officials have confirmed that a plane associated with the "Dog Rock Fire" burning in Yosemite National Park, has crashed.


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:00

Turkish riot police detain protesters as they use tear gas to disperse people who were protesting against Turkey's policy in Syria as fighting intensified between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab and its surrounding areas have been under attack since mid-September, with militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


California fire crews lose contact with air tanker fighting blaze near Yosemite National Park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:51
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — California fire crews lose contact with air tanker fighting blaze near Yosemite National Park.

Wynnefield Heights deli robbed for second time in 2 weeks

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

Wynnefield Heights deli robbed for second time in 2 weeksTwo armed men are being sought in connection with a holdup at a Wynnefield Heights deli.


Dead bear cub in Central Park likely hit by auto

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:43

Florence Slatkin, with her dog Paco, points to the spot where she and a friend discovered a dead bear cub Monday in New York's Central Park, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Slatkin, a longtime resident of the Upper West Side, said that they were leaving the park when her friend's terrier spotted something near a bicycle lying on the ground. The cub's head was on top of the back bicycle wheel, Slatkin said. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — A bear cub found dead under a bush in Central Park likely was hit by a motor vehicle and wasn't the victim of animal cruelty as was first suspected, state wildlife officials said Tuesday.


North Korea, at UN, mentions its labor camps

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:39

FILE - In this March 24, 2014, file photo, North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador Ri Tong Il, responds to a question during his news conference at United Nations headquarters. North Korea publicly acknowledged the existence of its labor camps for the first time Tuesday, Oct. 7, an admission that appeared to come in response to a highly critical U.N. human rights report earlier this year. The deputy U.N. ambassador said the secretary of his country's ruling Workers' Party had visited the EU, and that "we are expecting end of this year to open political dialogue between the two sides." The human rights dialogue would follow. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A North Korean official publicly acknowledged to the international community the existence of his country's "reform through labor" camps Tuesday, a mention that appeared to come in response to a highly critical U.N. human rights report earlier this year.


3 injured in North Philadelphia shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:34

3 injured in North Philadelphia shootingPolice are investigating a triple shooting in North Philadelphia.


Terror trial defendant seeks statement suppression

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:29
NEW YORK (AP) — A Libyan man facing trial in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa says his statements to the FBI should be kept from his trial next month because they were coerced from him after he was abused physically and psychologically aboard a U.S. ship for a week.

Jury questionnaire in Colorado cinema massacre case finalized

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:27
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Prospective jurors in the upcoming murder trial of accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes will be asked to respond in writing to at least 75 questions, a court document made public on Tuesday showed. The disclosure was made in an order by Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour that finalized a sealed questionnaire that will be used to screen potential jurors. ...