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Ebola isolation at US base 'pretty much vacation'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:52

This photo taken on Nov. 4, 2014 provided by the U.S. Air Force, shows the 633rd Air Base Wing established at the Langley Transit Center in a pre-existing expeditionary training center, for military personnel returning from Ebola missions in West Africa, at Langley Air Force Base Va. With plenty of flat screen TVs, game nights and even an outdoor fire pit, life in isolation for members of the U.S. military who have returned from the Ebola mission in West Africa can look a lot like summer camp. The Defense Department is requiring military service members to undergo 21 days of isolation and monitoring as a precaution, but that doesn't mean the troops are sitting in a hospital or even just one building. At Langley Air Force Base, one of five U.S. bases designated to house returning service members for monitoring, a wooded section of the base near the runway has been turned into a small village. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Jason J. Brown)HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — With plenty of flat screen TVs, game nights and even an outdoor fire pit, life in isolation for members of the U.S. military who have returned from the Ebola mission in West Africa can look a lot like summer camp.


Fatal shooting victim involved in Chester crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:36

Fatal shooting victim involved in Chester crashPolice are investigating an accident and a fatal shooting in Chester.


Ohio attorney suspended over hypnosis allegations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:08
CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney accused of hypnotizing women for his sexual pleasure was immediately suspended from practicing law by the state Supreme Court.

Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:59

Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policyTaking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they "get the facts."


Ferguson protesters on the move in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:44

Night of peaceful protesting in PhiladelphiaSeveral hundred protesters continue to march through Philadelphia and reached the 9th District police headquarters where a line of officers was waiting for them.


Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:40

FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 20, 2014, attorney Cheryl Maples, left, and her colleague attorney Jack Wagoner leave federal court in Little Rock, Ark. A federal judge struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge struck down Arkansas' voter-approved gay marriage ban Tuesday but stopped any rush to the altar by putting her order on hold so the state can consider an appeal.


5 children killed in South Texas house fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:34

Firefighters sift through the charred remains of a mobile home where five children perished in an early-morning fire Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Edna, Texas. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer) MANDATORY CREDITHOUSTON (AP) — Five children were killed after their South Texas mobile home caught on fire and its roof partially collapsed, making rescue attempts impossible, officials said Tuesday.


Sherman, Baldwin blast NFL over fine

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:23
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and receiver Doug Baldwin did a parody in front of reporters Tuesday, making a point of criticizing the NFL over fining teammate Marshawn Lynch $100,000 for not talking to the media.

Obama deeply worried and 'disappointed' by Ferguson violence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:23
By Steve Holland CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday anyone who destroys property in rioting against a Missouri grand jury's decision should be prosecuted, urging Americans upset by the court to work together to improve race relations. For the second day in a row, Obama weighed in on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, where a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the death of a black youth last summer. The grand jury's decision set off waves of violent protests in Ferguson. ...

Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:21

This undated photo released by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, shows Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson during his medical examination after he fatally shot Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo. According to a medical record released as part of the evidence presented to the grand jury that declined to indict Wilson in the fatal shooting, doctors diagnosed Wilson with a facial contusion. (AP Photo/St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office) FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) — Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun.


Obama heckled over immigration policies in Chicago appearance

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:19

U.S. President Obama talks about immigration reform in ChicagoBy Steve Holland CHICAGO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was interrupted several times by hecklers during a speech on his immigration policy on Tuesday, and their complaint was that his plan did not go far enough in protecting illegal immigrants from deportation. At least four hecklers, all of them women, yelled at the president at the Copernicus Center where he had gone to promote his go-it-alone immigration plan that will remove the threat of deportation for up to 4.7 million illegal immigrants. ...


New Jersey pension system funding plummets under new rule

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:12
By Hilary Russ (Reuters) - New Jersey's retirement system for public employees is in worse shape than previously reported, thanks to recent accounting changes that are starting to be rolled out across the country. In a document released on Tuesday after a bond sale, the state revealed that one of its five main pension funds will have insufficient assets to cover projected benefit payments within 10 years. ...

Ferguson officer: 'I know I did my job right'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:01

This undated photo released by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, shows Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson during his medical examination after he fatally shot Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo. According to a medical record released as part of the evidence presented to the grand jury that declined to indict Wilson in the fatal shooting, doctors diagnosed Wilson with a facial contusion. (AP Photo/St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he couldn't have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael Brown to have prevented the 18-year-old's shooting death.


Ferguson cop testified he feared for his life, shot to kill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:56
By Laila Kearney and Letitia Stein (Reuters) - The white police officer recalled that he felt like a powerless child sitting inside his patrol vehicle as the fist of a black teenager swung through his open window. Just moments later, 28-year-old Darren Wilson would shoot dead Michael Brown, 18, in an incident that has sharply divided the country amid conflicting accounts of what happened in the middle of a street in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9. ...

Canadian pleads guilty in NY rhino horns case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:47
NEW YORK (AP) — A Canadian antiques dealer swept up in a U.S. crackdown on illegal trafficking in rhinoceros horns pleaded guilty Tuesday to a wildlife smuggling charge.

HP earnings show continued struggle

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:41

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2010, file photo, Hewlett-Packard inks are seen on display in Mountain View, Calif. Hewlett-Packard Co. reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co.'s latest earnings report shows that despite three years of efforts to turn its business around, the venerable tech giant still has a lot more work ahead.


Florida police arrest students in alleged prostitution ring

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:41
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida prostitution ring allegedly run by high school students who tried to recruit classmates with the promise of $40 and liquor was broken up after a second teenager was arrested in the underage sex scheme, police said on Tuesday. One girl was sexually assaulted in the ploy, which came to light after four others told high school administrators that they were approached to join, according to police in Venice, on Florida's west coast. Police charged a 15-year-old boy at Venice High School with human trafficking on Tuesday. ...

Obama: No excuse for violent, destructive protest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:41

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about Ferguson, Mo., before speaking at the Copernicus Community Center in Chicago to discuss immigration reform, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama sharply rebuked protesters Tuesday night for racially charged violence in Missouri, saying there was no excuse for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying other property after a grand jury declined to indict the white police officer who shot a black teenager.


Longtime AP reporter Juan Carlos Llorca dies at 40

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:40

In this Oct. 25, 2010 photo, Juan Carlos Llorca smiles during a press conference in Guatemala City. Llorca, El Paso correspondent for The Associated Press and a veteran reporter in his native Guatemala, has died. He collapsed at his home in El Paso on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, and was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to his sister, Maria Jimena Llorca. A cause of death was pending. He was 40. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Juan Carlos Llorca, a veteran Associated Press journalist who covered immigration and the drug war along the U.S.-Mexico border, and whose reporting on illegal international adoptions helped prompt national reforms in Guatemala, has died at age 40.


Honeymoon interrupted as disorderly Brit hauled off plane in Bermuda

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:39
HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) - A British man headed to his honeymoon on a Cuba-bound flight instead found himself grounded in Bermuda after drunkenly threatening the flight crew, with his wife continuing on to Cuba without him, authorities in Bermuda said on Tuesday. Mohammed Khelya, from Blackburn, Lancashire, had been drinking from a bottle of duty-free vodka before quarreling with his wife on Monday when he was taken in handcuffs to the rear of the aircraft and forced its unscheduled landing, prosecutors said. ...