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Correction: California Wildfire-Plane Crash story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:46

In this photo provided by Donald Talend, smoke rises from a plane crash Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, near Chinquapin, Calif. The S-2T air tanker fighting a wildfire near Yosemite National Park in Northern California crashed, but there was no immediate word on the condition of the pilot, who was the only person aboard, officials said. (AP Photo/Donald Talend)YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — In a story Oct. 8 about the crash of a firefighting air tanker, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Federal Aviation Administration, reported erroneously that the aircraft was manufactured in 2001. It was built in the 1950s as an anti-submarine plane, retrofitted in the 1970s to fight fires and then rebuilt in 2001.


West African leaders plead for aid amid Ebola outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:42

West African leaders plead for aid amid Ebola outbreakPresidents of West African countries ravaged by Ebola pleaded for aid at the World Bank on Thursday.


Juror replaced as deliberation continues in Yandamuri murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:29

Juror replaced as deliberation continues in Yandamuri murder trialThe fate of a man accused of murdering a baby and her grandmother is still in the hands of a Montgomery County jury who will resume deliberations on Tuesday.


Worker dies after falling from bucket truck in Chester County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:21

Worker dies after falling from bucket truck in Chester CountySources tell Action News that the worker who fell from a bucket truck in Chester County on Thursday morning has died from his injuries.


Frontier plane hits owl during takeoff in Denver

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:20
DENVER (AP) — Officials say a Frontier Airlines flight from Denver to Minneapolis aborted its takeoff after hitting an owl.

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:17

AP10ThingsToSee - A pro-democracy student protester sleeps on an occupied roadway surrounding the government complex in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Student-led protests for democratic reforms in Hong Kong continued, and has blocked main roads in the Asian financial hub for nearly two weeks. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


1 dead in blaze at Elwyn Institute in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:15

1 dead in blaze at Elwyn Institute in Delaware CountyOfficials say one person is dead after a fire at the Elwyn Institute in Media, Pennsylvania Wednesday night.


School bus hits horse in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:13

School bus hits horse in Bucks CountyOfficials say a school bus hit a horse in Doylestown, Pennsylvania Thursday morning.


SC Supreme Court stops same-sex marriage license

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:12

Trevor Donovan takes pictures at a Statehouse rally on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Supporters of gay marriage held a rally at the capitol the same day a Charleston County Probate judge approved an application for a same-sex marriage license. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court is ordering state probate courts not to issue same-sex marriage licenses until a federal judge decides whether the state constitution's ban on the unions is legal.


UN chief: 20 times more Ebola aid needed

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

Guinean President Alpha Conde, center, flanked by World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, left, and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, right, joins an international forum to discuss the Ebola outbreak and what help is needed by the West African nations that are stricken with the outbreak, at the World Bank in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidents of three Ebola-stricken West African nations made urgent pleas for money, doctors and hospital beds Thursday and representatives of nations gathered for a World Bank meeting promised to send more aid quickly.


Lawyer: Soccer coach didn't know of duct-taping

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:47
NATRONA HEIGHTS, Pa. (AP) — An attorney says a Pennsylvania high school soccer coach wasn't present, didn't condone and didn't know about an incident in which two players duct-taped an autistic teammate to a goal post.

Abortion doctor has final medical license revoked

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:40
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Board of Medical Examiners has stripped an abortion doctor accused of violating state laws of his final medical license.

Viral 'Bucket list baby' dies shortly after birth

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:29

Viral 'Bucket list baby' dies shortly after birthA massive community of support was built around the couple, who worked to make most of time with their unborn son with a birth defect.


3 Malaysian banks announce proposed merger

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:17
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Three Malaysian banks announced plans on Thursday for a merger to create Southeast Asia's fourth-biggest commercial lender and a large Islamic bank.

Prosecutors: 1 MH17 passenger had oxygen mask on

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:04
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The body of one passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was found wearing an oxygen mask, Dutch prosecutors said Thursday, raising questions about how much those on board knew about their fate as their plane went down above eastern Ukraine in July.

New at the pot shop: Milder marijuana for novices

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 22:50

In this Sept. 26, 2014 photo, smaller-dose pot-infused brownies are divided and packaged at The Growing Kitchen, in Boulder. Recreational marijuana sellers are reaching out to novice cannabis users with edible products that impart a milder buzz and make it easy for inexperienced customers to find a dose they are less likely to regret taking. The marketing shift is the pot-industry equivalent of selling beer and wine alongside higher-alcohol options such as whiskey and vodka. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Recreational marijuana sellers are reaching out to novice cannabis users with a raft of edible products that impart a milder buzz and make it easy for inexperienced customers to find a dose they won't regret taking.


Hypnotist accused of having sex with hypnotized woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 22:43

Hypnotist accused of having sex with hypnotized womanAn amateur hypnotist in the state of Washington is accused of having sex with a woman while she was hypnotized.


Man accused of having sex with hypnotized woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 22:38

Hypnotist accused of having sex with hypnotized womanAn amateur hypnotist in the state of Washington is accused of having sex with a woman while she was hypnotized.


Thousands of bees kill landscaper in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 22:16
DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) — Thousands of swarming bees have left one landscaper dead and another critically injured after the men were stung in southern Arizona.

Cops Who 'Tasered' Man Accused of Excessive Force in the Past

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 22:07
Both of the Hammond, Ind. police officers who were caught on camera during a traffic stop that led to one of them breaking a car window and tasing a passenger have a history of using excessive force.