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Joy, dismay as 2 sides assess gay-marriage ruling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 16:13

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2014 file photo, Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, speaks during a rally for the opponents of gay marriage at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The 2-1 ruling Thursday Nov. 6, 2014 by the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals _ affecting laws in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee _ ran counter to a wave of recent federal court rulings striking down state bans on same-sex marriage and boosting the number of states that allow it to 32. Brown welcomed the new possibility that a split in appeals court rulings would oblige the Supreme Court to take up the issue, which it sidestepped last month. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)One side was euphoric, the other dismayed, but both foes and supporters of same-sex marriage swiftly turned their attention to the U.S. Supreme Court after an against-the-grain appeals court ruling upheld bans or restrictions on gay marriage in four states.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 16:02
"Surely the people should receive some deference in deciding when the time is ripe to move from one picture of marriage to another." — Jeffrey Sutton, judge for 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, after the body upheld laws against gay marriage in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Gay marriage on way back to US Supreme Court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 15:07

attorney Laura Landenwich and Timothy Love speak to reportersCINCINNATI (AP) — A month after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rule on gay marriage, the issue is headed its way again.


Idaho Army National Guard helicopter crashes, killing two pilots

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:33
(Reuters) - An Idaho Army National Guard helicopter crashed in a field just south of the Boise Airport on Thursday evening, killing both pilots, a military official said. The pilots were conducting a training mission in the AH-64D Apache helicopter when it went down around 7 p.m., said Idaho National Guard spokesman Colonel Timothy Marsano. Both of the pilots, whose identities have not been released, were killed in the crash, Marsano said. First responders as well as National Guard personnel responded to the scene, Marsano said. ...

Detroit breaks new ground in bankruptcy settlements

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:19

A vacant and blighted home, covered with red spray paint, sits alone in an east side neighborhood once full of homes in DetroitBy Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit's plan for exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history broke new ground by using land as a bargaining chip with creditors and could serve as a model for other distressed municipalities. Few cities contain as much vacant realty as Detroit. The city leveraged that liability into settlements with two major creditors by giving them land and leases - and making it in their financial interest to help revitalize the city. ...


Scientist who developed CorningWare dies in NY

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:17

FILE- In this 1950 photo provided by Corning Inc., Dr. Don Stookey prepares to expose an image to ultraviolet light. Stookey, who forever changed cooking with the invention of CorningWare, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at an assisted living center in Rochester, New York. He was 99.(AP Photo/Corning, Inc.)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — S. Donald Stookey was a young scientist researching the properties of glass when in 1952 he put a glass plate into an oven to heat it. But the oven malfunctioned.


Detroit's dash through bankruptcy awaits court nod

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:05

A man walk past graffiti in Detroit(Reuters) - Detroit's nearly 16-month odyssey through bankruptcy reaches the finish line on Friday, when a federal judge will issue his ruling on whether the city's plan for shedding debt and investing in its future is both feasible and fair. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes could approve the entire plan put forward by the city's emergency manager, Kevyn Orr. He also could send the plan back for partial revision. An all-out rejection, while possible, is not widely expected. ...


UN Ebola chief optimistic of future drop in cases

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:03

FILE - In a Sept. 3, 2014 file photo, David Nabarro, Senior United Nations System Coordinator for Ebola Disease, speaks at the United Nations Foundation in Washington. Nabarro said Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, that the fight to contain Ebola is not even a quarter done, but the extraordinary global response in the last four weeks has made him hopeful the outbreak could end in 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s Ebola chief said an extraordinary global response over the past month has made him hopeful the outbreak could end in 2015, though he cautioned that the fight to contain the disease is not even a quarter done.


Suspect in Germantown abduction extradited to Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 13:13

Suspect in Germantown abduction extradited to VirginiaDelvin Barnes, the suspect in the abduction of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, was extradited to Virginia to face prior charges of kidnapping and rape.


AccuWeather: Showers, Thunderstorms and Fog Tonight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 13:08

 Showers, Thunderstorms and Fog TonightMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking an end to the rain, followed by gusty winds.


Philadelphia man hailed hero for help in Carlesha Freeland-Gaither abduction case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 13:04

Philadelphia man hailed hero for help in Carlesha Freeland-Gaither abduction casePolice are hailing a Philadelphia man as a hero for his quick response which they say helped investigators crack the abduction case of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither.


Used-car GPS helps police find abducted woman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:55

Friends and family of Philadelphia abduction victim Carlesha Freeland-Gaither are escorted by police into Howard County General Hospital to meet Freeland-Gaither Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 in Columbia, Md. Freeland-Gaither was spotted Wednesday in Jessup, Md. and rescued soon after. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman snatched off the streets was rescued with the help of a GPS tracking device that had been installed on the suspect's car by the dealer in case it needed to be repossessed, authorities said Thursday.


Air Force: Pilot's remains recovered in Gulf

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:52

A F-16 fighter jet belonging to the U.S. Air Force takes off during bilateral one-week training exercises in TransylvaniaTYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Air Force officials say they have recovered the remains of an F-16 fighter jet pilot from the Gulf of Mexico after a crash earlier in the day.


Special Report: New tricks to help protect your identity

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:48

 New tricks to help protect your identityHundreds of times a day, hackers attempt to break into digital records - and YOU are their target!


Nurse who caught Ebola says more training needed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:44

Amber Vinson speaks before her release from Emory University Hospital in AtlantaATLANTA (AP) — A nurse who was infected with Ebola after treating a sick patient said she didn't have enough training beforehand on how to protect herself.


Police: 3-year-old hung up by feet, beaten, killed in Chester County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:43

 3-year-old hung up by feet, beaten, killed in Chester CountyPolice say a man and his girlfriend are charged with murdering the girlfriend's 3-year-old son.


Germantown abduction victim reunited with family; suspect behind bars

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:43

Germantown abduction victim reunited with family; suspect behind barsCarlesha Freeland-Gaither is back with her family in Philadelphia after authorities rescued her in Maryland and arrested her suspected kidnapper.


Lengthy rap sheet for suspect in Carlesha Freeland-Gaither's abduction

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:26

Suspect in Germantown abduction extradited to VirginiaDelvin Barnes, the suspect in the abduction of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, is the son of a preacher but has a rap sheet that rivals some career criminals.


Devon Still's cancer-stricken daughter guest of honor at Cincinnati Bengals game

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:18

Devon Still's cancer-stricken daughter guest of honor at Cincinnati Bengals gameLeah Still, the cancer-stricken 4-year-old daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, finally got to see her dad play professional football Thursday night.


Gay marriage ruling means high court review likely

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:01

 JudgeCINCINNATI (AP) — The march toward gay marriage across the U.S. hit a roadblock Thursday when a federal appeals court upheld laws against the practice in four states, creating a split in the legal system that increases the chances the Supreme Court will step in to decide the issue once and for all.