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US doctor with Ebola says he is getting stronger

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:42

This undated handout photo obtained on July 30, 2014 courtesy of Samaritan's Purse shows Dr. Kent Brantly near Monrovia, LiberiaATLANTA (AP) — An American doctor infected with Ebola says he's getting stronger every day.


Correction: Wetlands-Water Reuse story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:41
FAIRFIELD, Texas (AP) — In a story Aug. 3 about a man-made wetland system, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of water the system contributes to a local reservoir. It adds 65 million gallons per day, not 65,000 gallons.

Julio down to Category 2 storm as Iselle lingers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:35

Rain falls on Diamond Head and Waikiki in Honolulu on the island of Oahu on Friday, Aug, 8, 2014. Iselle came ashore onto the Big Island early Friday as a weakened tropical storm, while Hurricane Julio, close behind it, strengthened and is forecasted to pass north of the islands. Iselle is the first tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Julio has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph and is predicted to miss the Hawaiian islands by about 200 miles.


$3.8 million in 1st month of Washington pot sales

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:31
SEATTLE (AP) — During the first month of legal marijuana sales in Washington state, stores sold just under $3.8 million, which is expected to bring in more than $1 million in state taxes.

UN calls for South Sudan rivals to resolve crisis

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:28
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council urgently called Friday for South Sudan's feuding political leaders to resolve a mounting crisis and threatened targeted sanctions against those who thwart peace efforts.

Church cancels man's funeral after learning he was gay

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:24

Church cancels man's funeral after learning he was gayThe family says it had less than 24 hours to make new funeral plans after the church canceled the funeral service because the man was gay


3 people shocked at Center City pool

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:24

3 people shocked at Center City poolThree people were shocked at a pool in Center City Philadelphia on Friday afternoon.


Restaurant charges 'minimum wage fee' after hike

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:23

Restaurant charges 'minimum wage fee' after hikePeople eating at a restaurant in Stillwater, Minnesota, are seeing a new fee added to their bill.


Mother, boyfriend charged for keeping child locked in outdoor cage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:21

Mother, boyfriend charged for keeping child locked in outdoor cageThe 7-year-old boy told police meals were brought to him in the cage and that he slept there overnight even when it rained


Virginia governor's wife hid gifts, says corruption trial witness

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:18

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell arrives with his legal team for his trial in RichmondBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - The wife of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell was known among staffers for hiding gifts in the executive mansion, an aide to the governor testified during the first couple's corruption trial on Friday. Matt Conrad, McDonnell's deputy chief of staff, said aides were worried that if some of the gifts hidden by first lady Maureen McDonnell were also intended for the governor they needed to be recorded on financial disclosure forms. McDonnell, a Republican, and his wife face 14 counts of corruption and bribery for allegedly accepting the gifts and loans from businessman Jonnie Williams Sr. in exchange for supporting his former company Star Scientific, a dietary supplements maker. Paul Perito, the former chairman and chief operating officer of Star Scientific, now known as Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Inc, testified that he had no idea of Williams' largesse towards the McDonnells.


Judge to review Facebook posts of rape accuser

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:11
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has ordered a teen who accused a man of rape to turn over access to her Facebook account, providing another example of social media's growing use in courtrooms and the resulting privacy concerns.

Hearing: Did nurse assist suicide in online chats?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:07
FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors in Minnesota argued Friday that a former nurse should be convicted of assisting suicide for sending emails and other online communications in which he urged two people to kill themselves and gave them information on how to do it.

Sheriff: Suspect in disappearance likely got muddy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:05

Jenise Paulette WrightSEATTLE (AP) — The person who might be responsible for the disappearance of a 6-year-old Washington girl would have been "covered in mud," and authorities on Friday asked for the public's help in recalling whether they had seen anyone who fit that description over the weekend.


Mystery woman with no fingerprints a riddle spanning four states

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:02

Ann Marie Miller is pictured in this undated handout photoBy Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A mystery woman, who apparently tried to hide her identity by removing her fingerprints, on Friday was identified as a disbarred lawyer from Virginia, said investigators in a case spanning at least four states. The woman, jailed in Ohio since July 9, was arrested after trying to use a fake birth certificate to obtain a state identification card under the name Julia Wadsworth. While booking her in jail, authorities discovered that her fingerprints were gone. They're never going to come back," said Allen County Sheriff Samuel Crish in northwestern Ohio.


Global turmoil weighing on stocks but US prices up

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:59

FILE - This Aug. 9, 2011 photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 as investors weigh gains in productivity against worsening geopolitical concerns. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Fear is creeping into stock and bonds markets around the world against a backdrop of escalating global turmoil.


Prosecutors appeal new trial for Kennedy cousin

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:56

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2013 file photo, Michael Skakel reacts to being granted bail during his bond hearing at Stamford, Conn., Superior Court. Skakel was convicted in 2002 of the October 1975 murder of Martha Moxley, but a judge granted a new trial in 2013 saying his trial attorney, Michael Sherman, failed to adequately represent him. Prosecutors filed an appeal Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 and said the judge was wrong to grant a new trial, rejecting his conclusion that Skakel's trial attorney should have focused more on his brother Thomas Skakel. (AP Photo/The Stamford Advocate, Bob Luckey, Pool, File)NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors filed an appeal Friday seeking to reinstate Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's conviction on a charge of fatally bludgeoning neighbor Martha Moxley with a golf club in 1975, when they were both 15.


Connecticut police officer indicted for stomping tasered suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:52
(Reuters) - A Connecticut police officer has been indicted on a charge he violated a tasered suspect's civil rights after being caught on videotape appearing to stomp the downed man's head and neck, federal prosecutors said on Friday. Clive Higgins, a 12-year veteran of the Bridgeport Police, was due in court on Friday to be arraigned on the felony charge of using unreasonable force during the 2011 arrest, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Connecticut said in a statement. In May 2011, two Bridgeport police officers were chasing Orlando Lopez-Soto's van on suspicions that he had a gun. The officers called for backup, and Higgins responded, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Sheriff: Suspect in disappearance likely got muddy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:42

Jenise Paulette WrightSEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say the person who might be responsible for the disappearance of a 6-year-old Washington girl would have been "covered in mud."


Teen held after USC death charged with 7 felonies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:42
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 14-year-old girl held with four other teens after the beating of a University of Southern California graduate student has been charged with seven felonies in an unrelated Dockweiler Beach robbery that took place later that day, authorities said.

Police: Texas boy, 7, shoots 8-year-old cousin

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:41
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — Texas City police say an 8-year-old boy is in critical condition but does not appear to have life-threatening injuries after being shot in the face by his 7-year-old cousin.