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Dog named 'Lazarus' survives euthanasia attempt

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:30

Lazarus, a mixed-breed dog who survived a euthanasia attempt and a car accident, sits by his new owner, Jane Holston, in Helena, Ala., on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Turned in to an animal shelter by his previous owner, a volunteer found the dog alive in the shelter the morning after he was injected with deadly chemicals. Holston adopted the dog from Two by Two Animal Rescue, which named him Lazarus after the man the Bible says Jesus raised from the dead. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)OZARK, Ala. (AP) — Animal control officer Wanda Snell knows what she saw: A veterinarian inserted a needle into the black-and-brown mutt and injected a chemical meant to euthanize the dog no one had adopted. The animal moved a bit and was still and quiet by the time she left the shelter for home.


Game Preview: Eagles vs. Rams

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:28

 Eagles vs. RamsJeff Fisher nearly replaced Buddy Ryan when the popular coach was fired by the Philadelphia Eagles.


NY Times reporter allowed back into Afghanistan

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:28
NEW YORK (AP) — A correspondent for The New York Times expelled from Afghanistan over a story he wrote about that country's recent presidential election can return after its newly inaugurated president ordered the previous administration's decision reversed.

5 injured in Philadelphia club shootings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:16

5 injured in Philadelphia club shootingsFive people are injured after separate shootings outside two Philadelphia clubs overnight.


Winds stop Balloon Fiesta launch in Albuquerque

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:04
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mass ascension of hundreds of hot air balloons has been called off on the second day of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Nebraska hospital prepares for arrival of Ebola patient

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:03

Dr. Mark Rupp, chief of the division of infectious diseases in the department of internal medicine at the Nebraska Medical Center, speaks at a news conference in Omaha, Neb., Friday Sept. 5, 2014, on the condition of ebola patient Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, who is treated at the center. Sacra, who served with North Carolina-based charity SIM, is the third American aid worker infected by the Ebola virus. He will begin treatment in the hospital's 10-bed special isolation unit, the largest of four such units in the U.S. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)(Reuters) - A Nebraska hospital is preparing for the expected arrival of an Ebola patient who contracted the disease in Liberia, a spokesman said on Sunday. Nebraska Medical Center spokesman Taylor Wilson would only identify the patient as a male U.S. citizen expected to arrive on Monday. But the father of Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance NBC cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia, told Reuters on Friday that his son was going to Nebraska for treatment. The Nebraska hospital last month treated and released Dr. Rick Sacra, an American missionary who also contracted Ebola in Liberia. ...


Police find big crowd at house party near campus

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:45
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say some people threw bottles and tore down street signs after police encountered a crowd of 300 or 400 people at the scene of a house party near a Colorado campus.

Showdown expected at Revel sale hearing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:37

Showdown expected at Revel sale hearingThe losing bidder in a bankruptcy court auction for Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel isn't read to fold just yet.


Airliner's tires blow at Los Angeles airport

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:33

In this photo provided by Sara Seligman, authorities work on the tarmac of Los Angeles International Airport after a Mexico City-bound Aeromexico airplane's left landing gear collapsed while it was preparing to depart from a runway Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Sara Seligman)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Passengers' nerves were tested but they remained mostly calm as a pair of tires blew out on an Aeromexico jetliner about to take off from Los Angeles International airport.


No challenge expected on Missouri abortion law

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:29
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new Missouri law requiring a 72-hour abortion waiting period is set to take effect this week, and the state's only licensed abortion clinic isn't planning to try to stop it.

Ex-Mayor Cianci's legacy debated amid comeback bid

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:29

FILE - In this October 1998 file photo, Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr., poses along in front of the city's skyline in Providence, R.I. Cianci, who served a total of 21 years as mayor, was twice driven from office due to felony convictions. He is making another comeback bid in the Nov. 4, 2014 election. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Depending on who you ask, Buddy Cianci is either a visionary who transformed the city of Providence during 21 years as mayor or a corrupt bully whose two felony convictions and prison stint make him an embarrassment.


Chicago pedicabs run into rough headwinds from City Hall

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:24

T.C. O'Rourke sits in his pedicab outside Wrigley Field in the Wrigleyville neighborhood in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - T.C. O'Rourke has encountered plenty of nasty weather in his years as a Chicago pedicab operator - rain, snow and steamy summer heat. But he has never pedaled into a headwind as rough as this year's blast from City Hall, which has imposed some of the toughest rules in the nation against the foot-powered tricycle taxis. A city ordinance that passed in June, just at the start of pedicabs' busiest season, bans them from downtown Chicago during rush hour, and from Michigan and State streets, which are home to dozens of stores and restaurants, at all times. ...


Pa. ironworkers case details arsons, intimidation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:21
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After the economy tanked in 2008 and took construction work with it, a goon squad of ironworkers flexed their muscles at non-union work sites in and around Philadelphia, threatening builders, smashing beams and even burning down a Quaker meeting house days before Christmas.

Chief: Aggressive search continues for UVa student

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:15
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville's police chief says an anguished statement from the parents of a missing University of Virginia student gives searchers a clearer understanding of the importance of their work.

Cuban migrants drank own blood, urine, adrift at sea for 23 days

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 22:49

Cuban migrant Izquierdo poses with his aunt in Port St. LucieBy David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - A group of Cuban migrants drank their own urine and blood after the engine of their homemade boat failed, leaving them adrift in the Caribbean for three weeks without food or water, according to survivors who reached the United States this week. "I'm happy I made it, alive, but it was something no-one should have to go through," said Alain Izquierdo, a Havana butcher, and one of 15 survivors of the 32 passengers. Six passengers are missing after they tried to swim to shore, while 11 others died of dehydration. ...


Armed man robs Summerdale bar

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 22:36

Armed man robs Summerdale barPhiladelphia police are investigating an armed robbery at a Summerdale bar.


Texas company recalls nearly 91,000 pounds of beef

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 22:23
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a Texas company is recalling nearly 91,000 pounds of ground beef products that might be contaminated with pieces of metal.

Teens killed in crash returning from California amusement park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 22:17

Teens killed in crash returning from California amusement parkA pair of deadly nighttime crashes only hours apart in Southern California killed a total of 10 people, most of them teenagers and nearly all burned beyond recognition including a group of five boys and girls returning from an amusement park, officials said Saturday.


Brandon Belt's HR in 18th lifts Giants to 2-0 NLDS lead over Nationals

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 21:57
Brandon Belt homered off Tanner Roark in the 18th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to their 10th consecutive postseason victory, edging Washington 2-1 on Saturday night for a 2-0 lead in the NL Division Series.

Mumia Abu-Jamal to speak to college graduates

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 21:44

Mumia Abu-Jamal to speak to college graduatesA one-time death row inmate now serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer is due to speak Sunday at a graduation from Vermont's Goddard College, his alma mater.