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Group pressures Kroger on guns policy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 19:20
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A gun-control advocacy group is stepping up its pressure on the Kroger grocery chain to prohibit open-carry of guns in its stores.

Gay marriage aside, business cases dominate U.S. high court docket

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 19:06

The Supreme CourtBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gay marriage may be the most anticipated issue heading for the U.S. Supreme Court, but the justices also must tackle a host of business cases as they convene for their new term, including a patent battle involving Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. The court on Monday opens its term, which ends in June. The Teva case, a showdown between the Israeli company and generic rivals over a patent for the multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone, is one of the first business cases the justices will hear, with oral arguments on Oct. 15. ...


Factbox: Key business-related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 19:05
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's new term is due to begin on Monday. Between then and the end of June, the justices are set to hear oral arguments and issue rulings in a number of important business-related cases. Here is a list of some of those cases. * Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v.Inclusive Communities Project: The court has agreed to weighwhether so-called disparate impact claims can be made under theFair Housing Act. ...

Miami Beach in race to control flood ahead of annual King Tide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 19:04

Construction workers climb out of a 20-foot wide hole in the ground that used to be a city street as they prepare to install pumps to remove expected floodwaters in Miami BeachBy Zachary Fagenson and David Adams MIAMI BEACH Fla. (Reuters) - Construction crews are wading into chest high pools of muck in a race against time to install pumps Miami Beach officials hope will help control an annual super-high tide threatening to flood south Florida's popular seaside city next week. Around Oct. 9, a so-called "King Tide" is expected to push almost an extra foot (30 cm) of water onto streets, going over sea walls and forcing residents to wade through flooded streets, an annual event causing widespread damage. ...


Reversal sought in California girl's brain-death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 18:45

Reversal sought in California girl's brain-deathAn attorney for the family of a California teenager who was declared brain-dead says doctors have found signs of brain functions and is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive.


EU OKs Eli Lilly's $5.4B bid for Novartis division

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 18:41
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's antitrust authority says it has approved the $5.4 billion sale of Novartis' animal health division to U.S. pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly.

Family that hosted Ebola patient confined to home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 18:38

Family that hosted Ebola patient confined to homeA woman who has been confined to her Dallas apartment under armed guard after a man infected with Ebola stayed at her home, said she never imagined this could happen to her so far from disease-ravaged West Africa.


EU antitrust body OKs Facebook's $19B WhatsApp bid

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 18:19
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's antitrust authority says it has approved Facebook's proposed $19 billion takeover of the messaging service WhatsApp.

Doctors 'Optimistic' About Prognosis for American With Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 18:17
An American freelance journalist working in Monrovia, Liberia, has tested positive for Ebola, his father said in a statement.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 18:03

A young man retrieves food supplies and personal materials left by the North Texas Food Bank and the Red Cross on the front stoop of an apartment at The Ivy Apartments complex, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Dallas. Dallas County officials have ordered family members who had contact with the patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus to stay inside their home. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


AccuWeather: Tracking Rain and Chilly Temps

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:53

 Rain and chilly temps on the wayMeteorologist Karen Rogers says a brief blast of chilly air arrives after Saturday morning rain.


Flames force 3 families from their Brewerytown homes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:42

Flames force 3 families from their Brewerytown homesOfficials say a fire in Philadelphia's Brewerytown section forced three families from their homes early Friday morning.


Two California men indicted for killing, raping four women

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:31
(Reuters) - Two southern California men were indicted on Thursday for the rape and murder of four women, the Orange County District Attorney's office said, in crimes that came to light when the body of one of the victims was found at a recycling center. Franc Cano, 28, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, were both registered sex offenders and had been wearing GPS tracking devices, which allowed investigators using positioning data to link them to the crimes, police said. ...

AccuWeather: A Rainy Start to the Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:21

 Rain and chilly temps on the wayMeteorologist Karen Rogers says a brief blast of chilly air arrives after Saturday morning rain.


Problems at troubled women's prison often ignored

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:12

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2013 file photo, inmates sit in their bunks in Dorm B at Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Ala. When inmates at a notorious Alabama women’s prison came forward to complain of sexual abuse and harassment, state investigators time and again classified the complaints as unfounded or unsubstantiated and often recommended that the matters be closed, according to investigative reports obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — When inmates at a notorious Alabama women's prison came forward to complain of sexual abuse and harassment, state investigators time and again classified the complaints as unfounded or unsubstantiated and often recommended that the matters be closed without further action, according to investigative reports obtained by The Associated Press.


Poll: 2 of 3 Americans back strikes in Iraq, Syria

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:00

Graphic shows results of AP-GfK poll on terrorism; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 2 out of 3 Americans back U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria to combat the threat from Islamic extremists, yet half also think there's a high risk of a future terrorist attack on American soil, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.


Border agent seen punching teen went unpunished

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 16:51
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.

Missouri police make arrests as protests persist over black teen killing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 16:48

A policeman tries to block an activist, who was demanding justice for the shooting death of teen Michael Brown, from advancing past the steps to the Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse in downtown St. Louis, Missouri(Reuters) - Police in Ferguson, Missouri arrested several people, an official said on Friday, following another night of protests over the police shooting of a black teenager in August. Protests have been staged almost every night in the predominantly black St. Louis suburb, since white policeman, Darren Wilson, shot 18-year-old Michael Brown dead on Aug. 9. A Ferguson Police Department official said that several people were arrested outside the police station overnight. She declined to say exactly how many arrests were made or give any other information. ...


Health officials work to contain Ebola virus in US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 16:11

This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan at a wedding in Ghana. Duncan, who became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S with Ebola, has been kept in isolation at a hospital since Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. He was listed in serious but stable condition. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas health officials have confined four people to their home, under guard, after they had close contact with an Ebola patient hospitalized in Dallas, as disease detectives work to make sure the deadly virus doesn't spread in the U.S. Five things to know about containing the virus:


Netflix signs Adam Sandler to four-film deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 15:30

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, actor Adam Sander smiles during a press conference for "Men, Women, and Children" at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Sandler has signed a deal with Netflix to star in and produce four films for the streaming service. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Hannah Yoon, File)NEW YORK (AP) — In its bid to upend the movie business the way it has television, Netflix has secured one of the big screen's biggest box-office draws and most irreverent comedic talents.