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Widener University freshman in custody after threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 06:20

Widener University freshman in custody after threatA 20-year-old freshman at Widener University is in custody after a threat against the school was posted to social media.


Witness: Mom who tried to kill daughter insane

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 06:16

FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the Benzie County Sheriff shows Kelli Stapleton. The Michigan woman who acknowledged trying to kill herself and her autistic 14-year-old daughter is scheduled for sentencing on Monday, Oct. 7, 2014, and could get up to life in prison. Stapleton pleaded guilty last month to first-degree child abuse after originally being charged with attempted murder. (AP Photo/Benzie County Sheriff, File)BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — Kelli Stapleton met the legal definition of insanity when attempting to kill herself and her autistic daughter, a forensic psychiatrist said Tuesday, while Stapleton's ex-husband testified that she had become increasingly irrational and "crazy."


5 new cases of Enterovirus D68 confirmed in NJ

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:56

5 new cases of Enterovirus D68 confirmed in NJThe New Jersey Department of Health has confirmed five new cases of Enterovirus D68 today.


$425,000 trip to Oscars among Neiman Marcus gifts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:55

32 scale model race track is $300,000. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS (AP) — Holiday shoppers with a limitless budget and taste for opulence could spend $425,000 for a trip to the Academy Awards, complete with invitations to the Vanity Fair Oscar party.


Court: Dog belonging to nurse with Ebola must die

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:54

 Dog belonging to nurse with Ebola must dieHealth officials in Spain rushed to contain the Ebola virus Tuesday after it escaped Europe's defenses, quarantining four people at a Madrid hospital where a nursing assistant got infected and even getting a court order to kill the woman's dog.


New Jersey high school cancels football season due to alleged hazing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:53

New Jersey high school cancels football season due to alleged hazingA central New Jersey town is reeling after its high school football season was cut short by allegations of bullying and harassment among players.


Coast Guard sector issues new steps on Ebola virus

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:52

Coast Guard officer William Pless communicates on the radioA U.S. Coast Guard sector says it will contact ships that have recently been to Ebola-affected countries to ask whether passengers have symptoms of the virus before they are allowed into port. The sector, ...


UN committee OKs $49 million for Ebola mission

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:52
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A United Nations committee has approved $49 million in funding for the global body's unprecedented emergency mission to combat Ebola.

Report: '7th Heaven' star Stephen Collins 'confesses on tape' to child molestation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:52

 '7th Heaven' star Stephen Collins 'confesses on tape' to child molestationReport claims the veteran TV and film actor was allegedly taped confessing to acts of child molestation.


U.S. military specialists in Liberia to conduct Ebola testing: general

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:47
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About two dozen U.S. military specialists in Liberia might test laboratory samples for Ebola, but most of the Pentagon's personnel deployed there are not expected to be in direct contact with the virus, defense officials said Tuesday. General David Rodriguez, head of U.S. forces in Africa, said three mobile labs had deployed to Liberia and four more were being sought to run tests that would distinguish between people infected with Ebola and those who have diseases with similar symptoms, such as malaria. ...

Pot advocate says travels show legalization works

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:45

Rick Steves, one of the country's most visible advocates of marijuana legalization, speaks during an interview in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Steves is in the midst of a 10-city tour to stump for legal pot in Oregon. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rick Steves smokes the occasional joint, but he's not arguing for marijuana legalization in Oregon just because he likes to get high.


Man, 29, charged in Chinatown sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:44

Man, 29, charged in Chinatown sex assaultPhiladelphia police have charged a man in connection with a violent sexual assault in the city's Chinatown section.


Pennsylvania grandfather charged in starving of seven-year-old boy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:43
By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - The grandfather of a boy who Pennsylvania authorities say was starved nearly to death, appeared in court on Tuesday to face 14 charges including aggravated assault, false imprisonment and attempted first-degree murder.Dennis Beighley, his wife Deana Beighley and step-daughter Mary Rader, have been charged with participating in torturing and nearly killing Rader's 7-year-old son in Greenville, Pennsylvania. ...

DC Council approves record sealing for pot crimes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers in the nation's capital have voted to make it easier for people who have marijuana convictions to have their criminal records sealed.

Chile's top court halts Goldcorp's El Morro mine

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:15
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's Supreme court on Tuesday suspended the development of the El Morro mine owned by Canada's Goldcorp after siding with indigenous groups that oppose it on environmental grounds.

Trial underway for reputed Mexican cartel member

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:12
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Secret video and audio recordings will show a member of a violent Mexican drug cartel conspiring with fellow gang members and undercover FBI agents to expand the gang's cocaine empire into the United States and Europe, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Montana proposes expanded hunting confidentiality

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:11
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials are proposing to keep confidential the names of hunters and trappers who kill any wildlife in Montana, saying that information that can be obtained under the state's right-to-know laws is being used to threaten and harass.

Feds investigate Ga. raid that injured toddler

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:06
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia grand jury concluded that the investigation leading to a drug raid in which a toddler was injured by a flash grenade was "sloppy" but did not recommend any criminal charges.

California utility faces penalty in judge-shopping

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:05
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California should ban all back-channel contacts between the state's largest utility and the utility's state regulators, groups representing rate-payers and others urged a state administrative judge Tuesday after the release of emails showing regulators and utility executives secretly negotiating rate cases and other matters.

Asian carp DNA found in southwestern Michigan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:59
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Genetic material from Asian carp has been found in the Kalamazoo River in southwestern Michigan, but there's no indication the invasive fish have become established in the river that flows into Lake Michigan, officials said Tuesday.