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One town has its hand in 1000s of pumpkin pies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 03:49

In this Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 photo, John Ackerman displays some of the harvested pumpkins for the Libby's pumpkin cannery at his farm in Morton, Ill. Ackerman grows 30 acres of those pumpkins for Nestle but keep some to sell for retail to local residents. Libby's makes more than 80 percent of all canned pumpkin eaten in the United States. The pumpkins that Nestle USA owned Libby’s uses are grown on a few thousand acres around the small central Illinois town. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)MORTON, Ill. (AP) — Every year between August and early November, Steve Beuttel eats a lot of pumpkin pie.


New Jersey nun credited with curing boy beatified

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 03:15

In this undated college photo provided by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich is shown. More than 80 years after her death, the New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye disease in the 1960s is set to be beatified on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. The ceremony led by Cardinal Angelo Amato at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye disease moved a step closer to sainthood Saturday in what church officials said was the first beatification Mass held in the United States.


No selfies: Brazil keeps phones out of vote booths

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 03:06

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, center, takes a selfie with workers during a visit to the Rio 2016 Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Sept.30, 2014. Chaired by Nawal El Moutawakel, the IOC Coordination Commission makes its seventh visit to Rio de Janeiro to monitor the preparation of the city for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Some of the globe's biggest users of social media, Brazilians snap selfies at the beach, at soccer matches, at the gym, in maternity wards and even inside the dens of drug-dealing gangs.


Arizona highway signs in metric units may change

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 02:28

This Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 photo shows a sign on northbound Interstate 19, near Amado, Ariz., in the southern part of the state, that tells drivers they are kilometers away from their destination. Although other highways around the country have some metric signs, I-19 is the only continuous highway that is entirely in the metric system. The signs were installed nearly 40 years ago as part of pilot program that aimed to introduce the use of the metric system in the United States. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — North of the U.S.-Mexico border, a relatively barren stretch of an Arizona highway is lined with road signs that tell drivers how many kilometers they are from their destination — not how many miles.


Medical copter crashes in north Texas, killing patient

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 02:10
(Reuters) - A medical helicopter transporting a patient to a north Texas hospital crashed early Saturday near downtown Wichita Falls, killing the passenger and injuring all three crew members, authorities said. The patient, whose name was not immediately disclosed while family was notified of the accident, was en route to United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls from Waurika, Oklahoma, when the crash occurred just before 2 a.m., according to a statement on the city's official website. The patient died at the scene, the statement said. ...

5 killed in three-car crash in Southern California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 01:54
CHINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say five people were killed in a three-vehicle crash on the edge of Chino.

Hot, dry weather in California stokes wildfire fears

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 01:50
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The fall season has brought a wave of hot, dry weather to California, with parts of the state baking this weekend in triple-digit temperatures and officials expressing concern the summer-like heat could spark a massive wildfire. The scorching temperatures came from a high pressure system in the U.S. West and the arrival in Southern California of autumn's first Santa Ana winds, which carry hot air through mountain passes toward the coast, meteorologists said. ...

Pakistan: Smoke forces emergency exit from plane

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 01:40
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Smoke inside the cabin of a Dubai-bound Emirates plane about to take off from Pakistan's Karachi airport forced an emergency evacuation of passengers from the aircraft on Saturday, a Pakistani civil aviation spokesman said.

Methodist church to hear appeal over gay wedding

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 01:04

Methodist church to hear appeal over gay weddingThe Methodist church's highest court will decide later this month whether a minister who officiated his gay son's wedding can keep his pastoral credentials.


Parents of missing UVa student ask for information

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:38

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the City of Charlottesville, Va. shows Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Matthew didn't appear in in Albemarle County General District Court as expected Thursday, Oct, 2, 2014, for a bond hearing on reckless driving charges, in Charlottsville, Va. Matthew also is charged with abduction with intent to defile 18-year-old Hannah Graham. His bond hearing on that felony count has been set for Dec. 4 in Charlottesville. (AP Photo/City of Charlottesville, File)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Noting their heart-wrenching wait for answers, the parents of a missing University of Virginia student appealed Saturday for whoever is responsible for her disappearance three weeks ago to help them find their daughter.


U.S. CDC: Many inquiries about possible Ebola cases, no new infections

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:37

CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, speaks at the CDC headquarters in Atlanta(Reuters) - U.S. health officials have fielded inquiries about as many as 100 potential cases of Ebola since the first patient with the deadly virus was detected in the country, but no new infections have been identified, a senior health official said on Saturday. Dr Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said news of the Ebola patient in Dallas has raised the awareness of hospitals nationwide to check incoming patients for potential risks, particularly those who have recently traveled from the epicenter of the outbreak in West Africa. ...


Harvard police: Threat may have come from overseas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:35
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University says an emailed threat sent to hundreds of students and others affiliated with the school may have come from overseas.

Florida 'speed trap' town disbands police force

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:30

Kim Andrews stands outside his gun and knife collectors’ shop in Waldo, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Andrews says he will now wear a gun every day, since the tiny north Florida town known nationally as a speed trap decided to officially dismantle its police force. The move came weeks after the police chief and interim chief resigned due to state investigations into ticket quotas, mishandling of evidence and other issues. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is now in charge of policing the town of 1,000, leaving some citizens worried that the speeding problem will worsen, and that criminals will feel like they have carte blanche. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)WALDO, Fla. (AP) — The tiny town of Waldo in north Florida has such a notorious reputation as a speed trap that AAA erected billboards to warn drivers about it, but all that may be about to change.


Methodist church to hear appeal over gay wedding

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:19
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Methodist church's highest court will decide later this month whether a minister who officiated his gay son's wedding can keep his pastoral credentials.

Parents of missing UVa student ask for information

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:04
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The parents of a missing University of Virginia student are appealing for whoever is responsible for the disappearance to help them find their daughter.

2 flee burning home in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:14

2 flee burning home in Delaware CountyOfficials say two people had to flee a burning home in Aston, Pennsylvania early Saturday morning.


Tax on sodas eyed in San Francisco, Berkeley

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:13

A shelf of soft drinks are shown in a refrigerator at K & D Market in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. A tax on sodas and other sugar-laden drinks that voters and courts in other parts of the country have rejected is on the November ballots in San Francisco and Berkeley, two cities that have been open to such social-engineering initiatives in the past. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A tax on sodas and other sugar-laden drinks that voters and courts in other parts of the country have rejected is on the November ballots in San Francisco and Berkeley, two cities that have been open to such social-engineering initiatives in the past.


AccuWeather: Soggy Start to the Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 22:53

 Soggy Start to the WeekendMeteorologist Chris Sowers says a strong cold front will bring a dramatic change in our weather this weekend.


NYC footbridge closed for bouncing too much

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 21:52
NEW YORK (AP) — A pedestrian bridge in Brooklyn has had to be shut down because it's too bouncy.

Driver rolls down embankment in Fairmount Park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 21:47

Driver rolls down embankment in Fairmount ParkPolice say a driver spent the night down an embankment before being rescued in Fairmount Park Saturday morning.