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Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:26
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Colorado school board approves review of US history class changes that sparked protests.

Stalled Disney ride strands passengers for 2 hours

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:15
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Guests at the Disney California Adventure Park in California had a little too much adventure when a malfunctioning Ferris wheel stranded them for nearly two hours.

Family that hosted Ebola patient confined to home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:35

Students disembark from a school bus outside The Ivy ApartmentsDALLAS (AP) — Four members of a family the U.S. Ebola patient was staying with were confined to their Texas home under armed guard Thursday as the circle of people possibly exposed to the virus widened, while Liberian authorities said they would prosecute the man for allegedly lying on an airport questionnaire.


U.S. appeals court lets Texas enforce abortion clinic rules

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:21

Protesters line the floors of the rotunda at the State Capitol building during a protest in Austin, TexasBy Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that Texas could begin enforcing restrictions on abortion clinics that critics of the new rules say will force all but seven of the facilities in the state to shut down. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that Texas could enforce the requirement that clinics have certain hospital-like settings for surgeries while the court weighs the constitutionality of the 2013 state law. ...


Man Thought to Have Died From Ebola Awakens

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:16
Amid the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, it's easier to get help if you are dead than if you are alive.

Trial set for immigrant convicted in Israel deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:14

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2013, file photo, Rasmieh Yousef Odeh stands outside the federal courthouse in Chicago. She is charged with immigration fraud, accused of lying to U.S. immigration officials when she failed to disclose her conviction for a terrorist bombing at a Jerusalem supermarket in 1969 that killed two people. On Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, U.S. District Judge Gershwin Drain in Detroit rejected Odeh’s lawyers’ request to throw out the charges on the basis that they were the result of a selective prosecution because of Odeh’s activism in the Arab-American community. The judge scheduled her trial to begin Nov. 2, 2014 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge refused Thursday to dismiss charges against an Arab activist accused of failing to tell U.S. immigration officials in Michigan that she'd been convicted in a fatal terrorist bombing in Jerusalem.


FAA chief to visit sabotaged Chicago-area facility

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:12
CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Federal Aviation Administration will visit a regional control center sabotaged by a fire that shut down Chicago's two international airports and snarled air traffic nationwide, the agency said Thursday.

Men wearing GPS devices indicted for killings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:28

FILE - This combination of undated file photos from the Megan's Law website shows suspects Steven Dean Gordon, 45, left, and Franc Cano, 27, who were arrested on Friday, April 11, 2014, on suspicion of killing four women in Orange County, Calif. A grand jury has indicted the two convicted sex offenders Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, on charges they raped and murdered four women while wearing GPS monitors. (AP Photo/Megan's Law, File)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two sex offenders were indicted Thursday after authorities said they raped and killed four women while the men wore GPS tracking monitors.


Obama tells angry Hispanics he won't give up on immigration reform

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:27

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during his meeting with India's PM Narendra Modi at the White House in WashingtonBy Jeff Mason and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought to rally frustrated Latinos on Thursday with a firm promise to keep fighting for immigration reform and a renewed pledge to take executive action this year to reduce deportations of undocumented immigrants. After enraging many Hispanic voters last month by delaying a change in immigration policies until after the November midterm elections, Obama has faced widespread condemnation from a voting bloc that helped him win the presidency in 2008 and 2012. ...


Texas immigrant detention center rife with abuse, groups say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:26
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A large detention center holding hundreds of Central American women and children near San Antonio should be shut down amid accusations that guards have sexually abused and harassed detainees, human rights groups said on Thursday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement denied the allegations brought by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund and other groups about the Karnes Detention Center southeast of San Antonio. GEO Group Inc, which runs the center, issued a statement also denying the charges. The center opened on Aug. ...

Border agent seen punching teen went unpunished

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:13
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — For nearly eight months after federal investigators saw videos of a U.S. Border Patrol agent punching a teenager in the stomach, the agent continued to work and went unpunished.

Woman denies sending Ferguson grand jury tweet

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:02
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County woman has denied that she posted on Twitter a claim that a member of a grand jury told her the panel lacked evidence to prosecute the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:01

Secret Service agents surround President Barack Obama as he greets guests after speaking about the economy, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Obama is looking to frame the closing economic arguments of the midterm campaign. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


NC asks US Supreme Court to restore election rules

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:51
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina attorneys wasted no time pleading to the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to allow the state to carry out two key voting changes for the fall election.

Victim, suspect ID'd in fatal stabbing in East Mt. Airy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:44

Victim, suspect ID'd in fatal stabbing in East Mt. AiryPolice released the identity of the homeowner who was fatally stabbed in East Mt. Airy and the suspect who they have charged in the crime.


Price tag for SC nuclear plant could grow by $1B

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:42
ATLANTA (AP) — The cost of a new nuclear power plant in South Carolina could grow by more than $1 billion, utility officials said Thursday, in a blow to a nuclear industry hoping to prove it can control construction spending.

Appeals court lets Texas enforce abortion limits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:24
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court Thursday gave Texas permission to fully enforce a sweeping abortion law signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry last year that would effectively close all but seven abortion facilities in America's second-most populous state.

Girl's family seeks reversal of brain-death ruling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:58

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath. The family of Jahi McMath, who was declared brain dead in December 2013 after suffering complications from surgery, is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive. The family’s attorney argued in court papers filed Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 that 13-year-old Jahi McMath is no longer brain-dead and shows significant signs of life. Lawyers for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital say the evidence in Jahi's case still supports the determination that she is legally dead. (AP Photo/Courtesy of McMath Family and Omari Sealey, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a California teenager who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive, the family's lawyer said Thursday.


US stocks avoid a fourth straight losses

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:54

Traders Anthony Riccio, left, and Patrick Casey work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. U.S. markets were mostly flat in early trading Thursday, follow a sell-off the day before, as U.S. investors had little reaction to comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, who announced new economic stimulus measures for the continent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market sputtered to an indecisive close Thursday, taking a pause after three straight days of losses.


Judge weighs legal fees in $190 million settlement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:52
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge is weighing what percentage of a $190 million settlement to earmark for lawyers representing more than 8,000 women.