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Serbia signals shift away from Russia over gas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 22:43
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has indicated it is ready to loosen its traditionally strong relations with Russia, saying it will not defy a European Union warning against building a Moscow-controlled gas pipeline.

NY police officers arrested in A.C. sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 22:42

NY police officers arrested in A.C. sexual assaultTwo police officers from New York have been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in an Atlantic City casino.


Gay marriage bans fall in Idaho, Nevada after high court decision

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 22:17

Plaintiffs Moudi Sbeity and his partner Derek Kitchen, Kody Partridge and her wife Laurie Wood take a a "selfie" as they celebrate at a same-sex marriage rally in Salt Lake City, UtahBy Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Legal momentum for extending U.S. marriage rights to same-sex couples accelerated on Tuesday as a federal appeals court struck down bans on gay matrimony in Idaho and Nevada a day after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand similar rulings for five other states. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled the bans in Idaho and Nevada violated the constitution and cannot be enforced, adding to a growing list of states where same-sex unions are now legal. ...


Cambodian nightlife workers covered by labor laws

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 22:16

 "Massage." (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia enacted a regulation Wednesday to protect nightclub hostesses and other adult entertainment workers under the same laws that protect other workers' rights, a move that was hailed by the U.N.'s labor body.


Businessman faces charges in lesbian custody case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 21:55
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Virginia businessman is due in court to face accusations he helped a woman flee the country with her daughter to avoid sharing custody with her former lesbian partner.

Sick journalist to get blood from Ebola survivor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 21:41

In this August 2013 photo, Rhode Island native Ashoka Mukpo speaks with residents of an iron ore mining camp in Bong County, Liberia. Mukpo, who was diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, was flow Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, to Omaha, Neb., for treatment. (AP Photo/The Providence Journal, Philip Marcelo) MANDATORY CREDIT. RHODE ISLAND OUT. NO SALES.OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The first American flown back to the U.S. for treatment of Ebola this summer has donated blood to the most recent one to return from West Africa with the disease.


Police: Retired cop tackles $37,500 Rolex thief

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 21:18

Retired cop tackles Shadyside suspectPITTSBURGH (AP) — A retired Pittsburgh police officer working security in a jewelry store is being credited with tackling a man charged with trying to steal a $37,500 Rolex watch.


Air tanker crashes while fighting California fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 21:06

Air tanker crashes while fighting California fireAn air tanker fighting a wildfire near Yosemite National Park in Northern California crashed Tuesday, but there was no immediate word on the state of the plane or the pilot, who was the only person aboard, officials said.


Legendary Philadelphia broadcaster Bill Campbell dead at 91

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 20:48

Legendary Philadelphia broadcaster Bill Campbell dead at 91Legendary Philadelphia broadcaster Bill Campbell has died at the age of 91, Action News has learned.


A Closer Look: What map apps can do for you

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 20:36

This combination of screen shots shows mapping apps, from left, Apple Maps for iPhones, Microsoft Here for Lumia-branded Windows phones, and Google Maps for Android. Mapping apps have grown more sophisticated in the last five years. (AP Photo)CHICAGO (AP) — Many people use smartphone apps to map their drive to dinner or find a less-congested route to work. But did you know that you can use them for public transit, too? You can even access some maps offline, when you have a spotty connection or are in the subway.


New York City Council sets 25 mph speed limit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 20:32
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council has passed a bill lowering the maximum speed limit on most residential streets to 25 mph.

VIDEO: Blood Moon at 6:25am Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 20:24

25am WednesdayThe special lunar eclipse happens when the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow.


Jim Gardner One-on-One with Donald Trump

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 20:11

Jim Gardner One-on-One with Donald TrumpFor decades, the Trump name was as much a part of the A.C. lexicon as salt water taffy and the Steel Pier.


Woman says Twitter posts got her kicked off Philadelphia flight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 20:04

Woman says Twitter posts got her kicked off Philadelphia flightA woman says her Twitter posts got her booted from a JetBlue flight at Philadelphia International Airport Tuesday night.


VIDEO: Blood Moon at 6:25am Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 19:34

25am WednesdayThe special lunar eclipse happens when the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow.


Max term sought in Connecticut attack plane plot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 19:11
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors are urging a federal judge to impose a five-year prison term on a Connecticut man recorded discussing attacks on a federal building and Harvard University with a radio-controlled plane fitted with explosives.

Michael J. Fox Foundation sues New Jersey facility

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:56
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Actor Michael J. Fox's foundation is suing a New Jersey research organization, saying a freezer was left open, compromising scientific samples and hurting research efforts it was funding.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:07

In this Sept. 17, 2013 photo, an ethnic Rohingya man, who was displaced following 2012 sectarian violence, walks carrying his daughter at Nga Chaung refugee Camp in Pauktaw, Rakhine state, Myanmar. Authorities sealed off villages for months in Myanmar's only Muslim-majority region and in some cases beat and arrested people who refused to register with immigration officials, residents and activists say, in what may be the most aggressive effort yet to compel Rohingya to identify themselves as illegal migrants from neighboring Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


7-car crash on Scudder Falls Bridge in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:06

7-car crash on Scudder Falls Bridge in Bucks CountyPolice say seven cars were involved in a crash on Scudder Falls Bridge in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning.


Driver tested for DUI after 2-car crash in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:05

Driver tested for DUI after 2-car crash in Hunting ParkPolice say a driver is being tested for DUI after a two-car crash in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section early Wednesday morning.