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Second sanity exam of accused Colorado cinema gunman completed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:32

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The sealed results of a second sanity examination of accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes, which could determine if the long-delayed trial will begin this year, were submitted on Wednesday, a court document shows. Holmes underwent a court-ordered psychiatric test last year after pleading not guilty by reason of insanity to shooting dead 12 moviegoers and wounding dozens more inside a suburban Denver cinema in July 2012 during a midnight viewing of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises. ...


Key facts about hurricane heading toward Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:31

FILE - This Aug. 5, 2014 file satellite image provided by NASA shows two tropical Pacific Ocean hurricanes - Iselle at center and Julio at right - bearing down on Hawaii, top left. Residents on Hawaii’s southernmost island have already dealt with one tropical storm this year and are currently coping with the threat of slowly encroaching lava. Now, meteorologists say a potential hurricane is heading toward them and the rest of the island chain. The governor on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, proclaimed an emergency to help the state respond to the storm. (AP Photo/NASA, File)HONOLULU (AP) — Residents on Hawaii's southernmost island already dealt with one tropical storm this year and are coping with the threat of slowly encroaching lava. Now, meteorologists say a potential hurricane is heading toward them and the rest of the island chain.


Second Texas nurse tests positive for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:23

Dallas Police and city officials meet in the parking lot of The Village Bend East apartments where a second healthcare worker tested positive for Ebola, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Dallas. The worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was monitoring herself for symptoms, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said. The unidentified woman reported a fever Tuesday. She was in isolation within 90 minutes, Jenkins said. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)DALLAS (AP) — The Ebola crisis in the U.S. took another alarming turn Wednesday with word that a second Dallas nurse caught the disease from a patient and flew across the Midwest on an airliner the day before she fell ill, even though government guidelines should have kept her off the plane.


Asian stocks sag as US growth jitters mount

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:23

A wild day on Wall Street ends with Dow down 173TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Thursday after a torrid session on Wall Street triggered by jitters the recovery in the world's No. 1 economy is weakening.


Health officials probing death of Arizona boy for possible enterovirus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:19
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Health officials are investigating whether a potent virus that has infected hundreds of children nationwide killed a six-year-old boy in Arizona, officials said on Wednesday, adding that it would take more than a week to get an answer.     Officials said the tests are being conducted on the first-grader from Vistancia Elementary School in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria, to determine his cause of death and if he had been infected with the Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) when he died. ...

Health officials probing death of Arizona boy for possible enterovirus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:19
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Health officials are investigating whether a potent virus that has infected hundreds of children nationwide killed a six-year-old boy in Arizona, officials said on Wednesday, adding that it would take more than a week to get an answer.     Officials said the tests are being conducted on the first-grader from Vistancia Elementary School in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria, to determine his cause of death and if he had been infected with the Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) when he died. ...

U.S. Senator's son among four charged in Arizona dog deaths

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:17
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The owners of a suburban Phoenix dog-boarding kennel and two caretakers, one of them the son of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, were indicted on animal cruelty charges on Wednesday after the deaths of 21 dogs at the facility in June, county prosecutors said. A state grand jury indicted kennel owners Jesse Todd Hughes and Maleisia Hughes each with 22 felony and seven misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals and one count of fraud for the incident inside a cramped room at the Green Acre boarding facility, prosecutors said. ...

Pedestrian struck by car in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:03

Pedestrian struck by car in West PhiladelphiaAuthorities say a man was struck by a car in West Philadelphia.


Nurse with Ebola arrives in Atlanta for treatment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:50

An ambulance carrying Amber Joy Vinson, the second health care worker to be diagnosed with Ebola in Texas, arrives at Emory University Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. Vinson was one of the nurses who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, who died at the Dallas hospital last week of the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/David Tulis)ATLANTA (AP) — A second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola was transferred Wednesday from Texas to a specialized hospital isolation unit in Atlanta that has already treated three Americans with the virus.


2 resign after Pa. teen from W. Africa taunted about Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:42

2 resign after Pa. teen from W. Africa taunted about EbolaA high school soccer player in Pennsylvania, who moved here from Guinea, says players from a rival team used Ebola references to taunt him - and the incident has cost two people their jobs.


Appeals court temporarily blocks gay marriage in Alaska

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:41
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday put gay marriage temporarily on hold in Alaska so the state can appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over a judge's decision overturning its ban on same-sex matrimony. The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstates Alaska's ban on gay marriage until Friday at noon Pacific Time to give the state sufficient time to seek a more lasting ruling from the Supreme Court, according to court papers. Judge Timothy Burgess of the U.S. ...

CDC says 2nd nurse with Ebola was cleared to fly

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:15
DALLAS (AP) — A federal health official says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cleared a nurse who has Ebola to fly from Cleveland, Ohio, to Dallas.

Ebola Nurse Told CDC About Elevated Temp Before Flight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:09
Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who traveled to Ohio before being diagnosed with Ebola, had flown to Cleveland to prepare for her wedding, Cleveland officials said today.

JFK wedding negatives sell for $34K at auction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:02

In this Sept. 12, 1953 photo released by RR Auction, John F. Kennedy and his new bride Jacqueline leave St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church after their wedding in Newport, R.I. The photo is one of a collection of 13 original images made by Frank Ataman, of Fall River, Mass., being auctioned by RR Auction. The original negatives were discovered in his darkroom after he died. The auction closes Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/RR Auction, Frank Ataman)BOSTON (AP) — One black-and-white photograph captures a dapper John F. Kennedy slicing into his wedding cake. Another shows the family dog peeking out playfully from the folds of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy's billowing white dress.


A dizzying day for Wall Street as stocks plunge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:02

A dizzying day for Wall Street as stocks plungeFear drove Wall Street to one of its most dramatic, dizzying days in years on Wednesday.


Senators ask why feds allow regional car recalls

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:01
DETROIT (AP) — Two U.S. senators are questioning why the nation's auto safety regulators let car companies recall vehicles only in limited regions when a safety problem could happen anywhere.

Court orders American Indian casino in California to stay closed after standoff

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:00
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A federal court on Wednesday ordered an American Indian casino in California to remain closed over public safety concerns tied to an armed standoff that occurred last week between two tribal factions at the establishment, officials said. The order by U.S. District Judge Lawrence O'Neill of the Eastern District of California is expected to keep the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold closed at least until a court hearing on Oct. 29, said Madera County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Erica Stuart. ...

Florida governors debate marred by trivial live TV squabble over fan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:55

Democratic challenger, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist (L) and Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott, shake hands after participating in their second debate in DavieBy David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida's Republican Governor Rick Scott and his Democratic challenger Charlie Crist don't agree on much, not even a podium cooling fan that delayed the start of the second televised debates between the two candidates on Wednesday evening. For all their policy differences in the battle for the nation's largest swing state, the squabble over a small ground-level fan at Crist's legs will likely be the most remembered moment of an otherwise forgettable debate. ...


Category 3 Hurricane Gonzalo weakens as it heads for Bermuda

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:46

Hurricane Gonzalo is pictured in the Atlantic Ocean in this NASA handout satellite imageMIAMI (Reuters) - Gonzalo weakened to a Category 3 hurricane on Wednesday and was forecast to continue losing strength over the next 48 hours as it moves over cooler Atlantic water toward Bermuda, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Gonzalo briefly reached Category 4 status on Wednesday with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (215 km per hour) but dropped back to 125 mph (205 kph) by the evening as it continued to move away from the northern Caribbean, forecasters said. ...


Chicago guns and bullets to be melted down, made into jewelry

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:35
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Guns and bullets seized from Chicago-area crimes will be melted down and turned into jewelry by a company that pledges to give part of the profit to at-risk children, company and government officials said on Wednesday. The Cook County Sheriff's Office collects about 1,500 guns a year, along with ammunition, said Sheriff Thomas Dart. If the guns are no longer needed in an investigation, they are destroyed. ...