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Officials erred in reporting voter spike in Missouri suburb where teen was shot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:56

File photo of protestors at the St. Louis County Justice Center calling for the arrest of Police Officer Darren Wilson in Clayton(Reuters) - A reported spike in voter registration numbers in Ferguson, Missouri, since the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer was the result of an error by election officers, state officials said on Wednesday. The St. Louis County Board of Elections reported earlier this month that nearly 3,300 Ferguson residents had registered to vote between Aug. 9 and Sept. 30, in time for the Nov. 4 election. But election commissioners ran the wrong report, said Laura Swinford, spokeswoman for the Missouri Secretary of State's Office. ...

Ex-campaign manager sentenced in email case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:54
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former campaign manager for Gov. Susana Martinez to nine months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for charges related to the theft of the governor's email.

Pennsylvania police say sniper's journal shows 'true evil exists'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:53

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania police have found a journal describing in chilling detail the ambush that killed a state trooper and wounded another nearly four weeks ago at a barracks in the Poconos Mountains, officials said on Wednesday. The journal was found about two weeks ago, along with two pipe bombs resembling hand grenades that police say survivalist Eric Frein left at a campsite in the deep woods, possibly as search teams were closing in on him during the manhunt. Police declined to say on Wednesday why they had waited to disclose the find. ...

Texas deputy treated out of 'abundance of caution'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:50

A firefighter removes red tape from a vehicle parked outside a CareNow clinic in Frisco, Texas, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Suburban Dallas officials say a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who had gone into the apartment where the first U.S. Ebola patient had stayed is hospitalized after falling ill. Frisco Fire Chief Mark Piland says the deputy is being treated "out of an abundance of caution." (AP Photo/LM Otero)FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A sheriff's deputy who went into the apartment where the Dallas Ebola patient stayed was hospitalized out of an "abundance of caution" after falling ill Wednesday, officials said.

Union blocks traffic to protest casino givebacks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:47

In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 file photo, people walk on The Boardwalk past Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, denied a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to be relieved of its pension obligations under a collective bargaining agreement with union workers at the Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casino workers blocked traffic on a highway Wednesday night to protest demands for contract givebacks being made to keep the Trump Taj Mahal casino open.

Ebola patient dies in Texas; five U.S. airports to screen for fever

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:47

File photo of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is seen in DallasBy Lisa Maria Garza and Richard Valdmanis DALLAS (Reuters) - The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died on Wednesday, underscoring questions about the quality of care he received, and the government ordered five airports to start screening passengers from West Africa for fever. Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan died in an isolation ward of a Dallas hospital, 11 days after being admitted on Sept. 28. ...

News Guide: A quick look at Ebola developments

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:41

Josephus Weeks, center, nephew of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, holds hands with a family member as his son Josephus Weeks, Jr., left, looks on after the family visited their uncle at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Dallas. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital released a statement Tuesday saying Thomas Eric Duncan is on a ventilator and is receiving kidney dialysis. The hospital says his liver function improved after declining over the weekend, but warns that his condition could vary in the coming days. (AP Photo/LM Otero)The first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died Wednesday in Dallas, and the government said it would begin taking the temperatures of travelers arriving from West Africa at five U.S. airports.

New Mexico police probe claims girls videotaped in locker-room

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:36
By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - New Mexico state police are investigating allegations that members of a high school football team secretly videotaped the girls' volleyball team as they changed in an adjacent locker room, authorities said on Wednesday. The accusations came to light after a parent said his 13-year-old daughter and other members of the 8th grade volleyball team were filmed last week as they changed for a game at the Escalante Middle-High School in Tierra Amarilla. "They were changing and they witnessed ... ...

Police read from Frein's alleged ambush journal, release new photos

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:34

Police read from Frein's alleged ambush journal, release new photosPa. State Police say they found writings left by ambush suspect Eric Frein that describes how he opened fire on a rural barracks and then made his escape.

Florida investigating new female prison inmate death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:33
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla (Reuters) - Florida is investigating the death of a female inmate, the latest in a series of prisoner deaths that have raised questions about state prison safety, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. Latandra Ellington, 36, told her family in two letters that she feared beatings by a prison officer shortly before she died on Oct. 1 at the Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala, Florida. Two prominent civil rights attorneys on Tuesday asked U.S. ...

Final gov debate looms for Wolf and Corbett

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:32

Final gov debate looms for Wolf and CorbettRepublican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf are preparing for their last debate of Pennsylvania's 2014 gubernatorial campaign.

Flight diverted over threat, woman hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:28
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The FBI says federal prosecutors won't charge a California woman who was removed from a plane in New Orleans after officials say she made a bomb threat during a SkyWest flight.

U.S. justice grants Idaho's request to block gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:27

Idaho's gay marriage banBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy granted a request from Idaho officials on Wednesday and temporarily blocked the planned start of gay marriages in that state after a regional federal appeals court's ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. After some confusion over whether the court's order also affected the ban in Nevada, which was struck down as part of the same 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Tuesday that invalidated the Idaho ban, Kennedy issued a second order hours later saying the stay applies only to Idaho. ...

SC high court asked to halt gay marriage licenses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:25
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to stop a judge from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Boyz II Men to perform at halftime of the Eagles-Giants game

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:17

Boyz II Men to perform at halftime of the Eagles-Giants gameThe Philadelphia Eagles announced today that Boyz II Men will person during halftime of Sunday's game against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field.

Mom, beau plead not guilty in alcohol-in-IV death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:12

CORRECTS SPELLING OF NAME TO RICHTERS NOT RICHTER This photo provided by Vermont State Police shows Melissa Robitille. Vermont State Police say Robitille and her boyfriend, Walter Richters III put alcohol in her disabled son's IV tube, killing the 13-year-old boy. They were charged Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 with murder. (AP Photo/Vermont State Police)ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A man told police he poured vodka into the IV feeding tube of his girlfriend's disabled 13-year-old son to settle him down, a dose of alcohol that contributed to his death, according to court documents released Wednesday.

Casino workers arrested during Taj Mahal strike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:10

Casino workers arrested during Taj Mahal strikeA number of casino workers were arrested Wednesday afternoon during a protest near the entrance to the Atlantic City Expressway.

Long-time firefighter accused of stealing $300,000 from fire company

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:09

Long-time firefighter accused of stealing $300,000 from fire companyA volunteer fire department is out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, and police say it's an inside job.

Conservative states balk at gay marriage action

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:08

Jana Hayes, left, and Angie Hayes embrace under an altar at the Citizens Service Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, after self-officiating their own marriage and becoming the first same-sex couple to legally wed in El Paso County. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers ordered clerks in all of the state's 64 counties to issue marriage licenses to gay couples after the Colorado Supreme Court lifted previous orders barring clerks in Denver and Boulder from doing so. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Michael Ciaglo)WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Following Monday's unexpected Supreme Court decision not to hear appeals over gay marriage, Julia and Regina Johnson went to the Reno County Clerk's office to apply for a marriage license.

Texas deputies find $2 million in marijuana plants in house near Houston

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:08
(Reuters) - Sheriff's deputies who were checking a report that the electricity of a Houston-area home had been tampered with found nearly $2 million worth of marijuana plants in the house, authorities said on Wednesday. Nearly 500 marijuana plants were found Tuesday night at the house in Humble, Texas, about 20 miles northeast of Houston, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. An electric company service technician noticed that the house's power source had been tampered with and called authorities, the sheriff's office said. No arrests have been made, the statement said. ...