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HealthCare.gov fixes error on website for Latinos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:41
WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov has fixed a conspicuous translation error on its Spanish-language website that had puzzled native speakers.

1901 Boston time capsule yields small red book

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:40

The contents of a 113-year-old time capsuleWOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A time capsule that had been hidden in the head of a lion statue atop a historical landmark for more than a century yielded one surprise Thursday: a hardcover book.


Suit: Cold Burger King onion rings sparked attack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:37

Onion ringsBLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is suing Burger King after he says a manager attacked him for complaining about cold onion rings.


California power regulator to exit amid criticism

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:29
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's chief utility regulator, under fire over accusations of secret dealings with the state's largest utility, said Thursday he will not seek reappointment when his term ends at the end of the year.

Cops: 4 slain include 2 adults, boys ages 7 and 10

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:29
GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (AP) — The four people found slain inside their suburban upstate New York home were two adults and two boys, ages 7 and 10, authorities said Thursday as they sought the public's help in their investigation.

Rain floods some areas of Arizona, leads to rescue

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:20
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) — Storms dropped heavy rain in parts of southern and central Arizona, flooding roadways in some low-lying areas and leading firefighters to rescue a man whose van got stuck.

Detroit talks with holdout creditor move to New York as clock ticks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:12

The word 'Bankruptcy' is seen painted on the side of a vacant building by street artists as a statement on the financial affairs of the city on Grand River Avenue in DetroitBy Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - Mediation for the last, and potentially one of the biggest, settlements in Detroit's historic bankruptcy case has moved to New York City, a Detroit spokesman said on Thursday, amid a newspaper report that a potential deal with Financial Guaranty Insurance Co is still days away. Bond insurer FGIC is the last major objector to the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy, with $1.1 billion on the line from guaranteeing payments on city pension debt. ...


Accident on New Jersey Turnpike, injuries reported

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

Adults, children injured in New Jersey Turnpike crashAn accident on the New Jersey Turnpike has backed up traffic for miles and resulted in a number of injuries.


W.Va. won't fight challenge to gay-marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:01
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general says his office will no longer defend the state's ban on same-sex marriages, potentially clearing the way for gay couples to wed.

No new trial for scientist who shot at US troops

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:00
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York has rejected a bid by a U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist to have her conviction for shooting at American soldiers overturned.

Icahn wants more Apple buybacks, sees $203 stock

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:59

This combination made with file photos shows activist investor Carl Icahn, left, and Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook. In a letter dated Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, Icahn asked Cook to give the Apple’s board a plan to meaningfully increase share repurchases. In return, the billionaire investor promises not to offer up any of his roughly 53 million Apple Inc. shares in the repurchase. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, Tony Avelar)Carl Icahn just can't help himself.


Flamingo snatched from zoo euthanized, college student arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:45

Flamingo snatched from zoo euthanized, college student arrestedA 19-year-old college student on a scavenger hunt has been charged with snatching a Chilean Flamingo from a Mississippi zoo in what police say was a prank gone wrong.


Melissa Ratcliff, ex-Gore aide, dies in accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:37
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Melissa Bonney Ratcliff, a one-time aide to former Vice President Al Gore, has been killed by an elderly motorist's out-of-control car in San Diego.

Police: Suspects sought for bicycle theft in Rittenhouse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:22

 Suspects sought for bicycle theft in RittenhousePolice are searching for the suspects wanted for a bicycle theft in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse section on Saturday.


Firefighter donating part of his liver to sick little girl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:19

Firefighter donating part of his liver to sick little girlA Bethlehem firefighter is coming to the rescue of a little girl in need of a liver transplant.


Flamingo snatched from zoo injured, euthanized

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:15
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A 19-year-old college student on a scavenger hunt has been charged with snatching a Chilean Flamingo from a Mississippi zoo in what police say was a prank gone wrong.

Police ID suspect in Upper Darby bar stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:06

Police ID suspect in Upper Darby bar stabbingPolice in Upper Darby have identified the suspect wanted in a stabbing inside a bar.


Prison guard pulls 3 people from burning car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:04
ACUSHNET, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts prison guard who pulled three people from a burning car shortly before it became engulfed says he didn't have time to think of his own safety.

NYC lawyer accused of rape removes himself from chokehold lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:03
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - A high-profile lawyer accused of raping a woman in his New York City apartment last week has said he will no longer handle a planned wrongful-death lawsuit against the city by the family of Eric Garner, who died after police put him in chokehold during his arrest. Sanford Rubenstein's law partner will instead handle the lawsuit in the wake of a police investigation into a 42-year-old woman's report that Rubenstein raped her, he said in a statement on Wednesday. ...

Teen accused of boy's beating death to be examined

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:01
LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A 16-year-old New Mexico boy accused of beating a 12-year-old friend to death over an argument about the teen's infant daughter needs a psychological evaluation to determine if he's competent for trial, his defense attorney said this week.