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Woman dies in fall at Pennsylvania park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:56

Woman dies in fall at Pennsylvania parkAuthorities say a woman trying to retrieve a camera she had dropped died in a fall at a state park in western Pennsylvania.


Senate hopeful grilled at Alaska fisheries debate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:56

Sen. Mark Begich, left, and his Republican challenger, former state attorney general Dan Sullivan, tangled Wednesday night Oct. 1, 2014 at a debate on fishing issues in a high school auditorium in Kodiak, Alaska. The Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sullivan was grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest ports in the U.S. Fishing is Alaska's top industry and employs about one-tenth of the state's population. (AP Photo/KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan got grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate Wednesday night with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest fishing ports in the U.S.


Slovakia: gas from Russia still down 50 percent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:55
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia says its gas supplies from Russia are down 50 percent for a second day.

Suit: Toll-taker told not to say 'God bless you'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:52
PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — A former Garden State Parkway toll collector has filed a civil rights lawsuit, saying a supervisor told her to stop saying "God bless you" to motorists.

Family of teen with terminal cancer upset over road construction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:48

Family of teen with terminal cancer upset over road constructionA major construction project in Camden County that hopes to ease congestion for millions of drivers has brought nothing but headaches and sleepless nights for one family.


Killer of New Jersey rabbi's wife out of prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:43

Killer of New Jersey rabbi's wife out of prisonA confessed hit man who was paid to help kill a New Jersey rabbi's wife in 1994 has been released from prison.


More than 80 people had direct or indirect contact with Ebola patient - Dallas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:41
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - More than 80 people were exposed in some way to the patient infected with Ebola, a spokeswoman for Dallas County's public health department said on Thursday. The department said 12 to 18 people came into direct contact with the Ebola patient and the rest came into contact with members of that group. They are all being monitored and no one has shown any symptoms, said Erikka Neroes, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services. ...

Cancer patient's family worries over disruptive construction project

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:37

Family of teen with terminal cancer upset over road constructionA major construction project in Camden County that hopes to ease congestion for millions of drivers has brought nothing but headaches and sleepless nights for one family.


Philadelphia set to cut ribbon on new boardwalk

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:35

Philadelphia set to cut ribbon on new boardwalkBikers and runners on Philadelphia's Schuylkill River Trail already travel past iconic sites like the art museum and Boathouse Row. Now they get to walk on water.


Potato harvest schools Maine teens in hard work

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:32

In this photo made Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, Nick Powers, 16, drives a 60,000-pound load of potatoes from a field to a storage facility in Mapleton, Maine. Powers is a junior at Presque Isle High School, one of a half-dozen schools that close for up to three weeks each autumn as kids help to bring in the potato crop. Educators and farmers are clinging to a tradition that give farmers much-needed help and puts money in the pockets of teenagers. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)BLAINE, Maine (AP) — In the gentle hills of northern Maine, far from the rocky coastline and lighthouses, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields every fall, just as they have for generations.


New claims cite illegal actions by Missouri police in race protest

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:31

Demonstrators protesting the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown hold placards towards Barney's Sports Pub where supporters of officer Darren Wilson gathered in St. Louis, MissouriBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Four more people caught up in racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed the police killing of a black teenager, have joined a lawsuit alleging illegal assaults and detentions by "rogue" police officers. The amended complaint, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, seeks approximately $60 million and claims police used "wanton and excessive force" as they dealt with protests after the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. ...


Plot to bomb holiday event leads to 30-year term

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:29

FILE - A Nov. 27, 2010, file photo provided by the Multnomah County, Ore., Sheriff's Office, shows Mohamed Mohamud. Nearly four years after 19-year-old Mohamud showed up at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., and triggered what turned out to be a fake bomb provided by the FBI, he is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One thousand, four hundred and six days after he screamed "God is great" while police officers dragged him into a waiting van, a young Somali American was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb.


Court takes up hear religious bias case over hijab

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:13
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday it will consider whether retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against a Muslim woman who was denied a job because her headscarf conflicted with the company's dress code, which the clothing chain has since changed.

European car chiefs 'reeling' from Ford warning

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:09

Worker cleans the floor next to a Fiat 500 X, in preparation for the press conference during the press day at the Motor Show in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. European carmakers are hoping to impress with new models at this week's Paris Motor Show and prove they have come out stronger from years of economic trouble and cost-cutting. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS (AP) — Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says fellow car bosses "are still reeling" from the profit warning that rival Ford announced on the eve of the biennial gathering in Paris.


Supreme Court takes up housing bias case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time in recent years, the Supreme Court will consider taking away a powerful legal tactic the Obama administration and others have used to combat housing discrimination.

Teachers accused of having threesome sex with student

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:02

Teachers accused of having threesome sex with studentOfficials say two teachers are accused of having a threesome with a Louisiana high school student.


Supreme Court takes no immediate action on gay marriage cases

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:56

A gay couple holds hands during a rally in support of the United States Supreme Court decision on marriage rights in San DiegoBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday took no action over whether it plans to take up the question of whether states can ban gay marriage. The seven different cases pending before the court were not mentioned in a list of new cases the court agreed to hear on Thursday ahead of its new term, which starts on Monday. The move does not necessarily mean the court will decline to hear the cases during the new term. It often takes more time to consider particularly noteworthy or complicated cases before deciding whether to take them up. ...


ECB's Draghi gives no hint of more stimulus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:55

President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi walks in front of the ECB governing council prior to their meeting in Naples, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is expected Thursday to underline the bank's willingness to deploy more economic stimulus measures, a stance that could send the euro skidding even lower. And a drop in the currency — which helps eurozone exporters and could nudge up worryingly low inflation — might be the most effective stimulus to come out of the ECB's monthly meeting. (AP Photo/Lapresse, POOL)NAPLES, Italy (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi underlined the bank's willingness to ramp up its stimulus efforts with large-scale bond purchases if needed — but otherwise offered no new economic help at the bank's meeting Thursday.


Killer of New Jersey rabbi's wife out of prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:33
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A confessed hit man who was paid to help kill a New Jersey rabbi's wife in 1994 has been released from prison.

Officials: About 80 people being monitored for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:32

 About 80 people being monitored for EbolaHealth officials in Texas say about 80 people are being monitored for symptoms of Ebola.