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Abu-Jamal's speech prompts bill support

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:33

Abu-Jamal's speech prompts bill supportReaction has been raw to convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal delivering a commencement speech to a small college in Vermont.

Seattle to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:10
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has voted to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day on the same day as the federally recognized holiday, Columbus Day.

New Mexico governor rivals spar in Spanish debate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:02

Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, left, and Democratic challenger Gary King prepare for a KLUZ-TV Univision Nuevo Mexico-sponsored debate in Albuquerque, N.M., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The candidates squared off in the Spanish-language debate aimed at the state's Hispanic voters. The debate marked a growing trend nationwide with more candidates agreeing to Spanish-language debates as the Latino voting bloc grows. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Political rivals for New Mexico governor faced off in a Spanish debate Monday, a rare event that nonetheless marked an emerging trend as Republicans and Democrats around the U.S. court Hispanic voters.

New concern worldwide as nurse in Spain gets Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:48

New concern worldwide as nurse in Spain gets EbolaRaising fresh concern around the world, a nurse in Spain on Monday became the first person known to catch Ebola outside the outbreak zone in West Africa. In the U.S., President Barack Obama said the government was considering ordering more careful screening of airline passengers arriving from the region.

Email: California power regulator sought donation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:41
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's largest utility released an email Monday saying the state's top regulator privately asked the company to donate more than $1 million to support an environmental ballot initiative, and a separate $100,000 to a celebration of the utility commission's 100th anniversary.

New York cancels phone booth transmitter program

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:30
NEW YORK (AP) — The city has scuttled an outdoor media company's project slated to install in payphone booths thousands of transmitters that could track people's movements by sending signals to their smartphones.

Judge: Workers can operate closed Argentine plant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:16
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine judge ruled on Monday that the shuttered local subsidiary of Chicago-based printing company R.R. Donnelley & Sons can continue operations under the control of a workers' cooperative.

Supreme Court dodges gay marriage, allowing weddings in five more states

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:14

Rachel Baker and Kathy Voigtschild get married by Reverend Lori Walke at a multi-marriage ceremony at Mayflower Congregational Church in Oklahoma City, OklahomaBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, a surprising move that will allow gay men and women to get married in five additional states, with more likely to follow quickly. On the first day of its new term, the high court without comment rejected appeals in cases involving five states - Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana - that had prohibited gay marriage, leaving intact lower-court rulings striking down those bans. ...

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:12

Mary Bishop, left, and Sharon Baldwin, right, celebrate following their wedding ceremony in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. Bishop and Baldwin were the lead plaintiffs who challenged Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage in 2004, shortly after 76 percent of Oklahoma voters approved the ban. The wedding came after the U.S. Supreme Court earlier Monday declined to take up the state's appeal in the case, and a federal appeals court lifted its stay. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

Bicyclist struck by vehicle in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:47

Bicyclist struck by vehicle in WilmingtonA teenager is hospitalized after a bicycle accident in Wilmington, Delaware.

Abu-Jamal's speech leads to victims' rights bill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:43
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett said Monday he supports a bill designed to prevent offenders from causing their victims "mental anguish," a proposal launched after a Vermont college chose as its commencement speaker a man convicted of killing a police officer.

Airmen swept to sea by typhoon identified

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:32
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) — Robins Air Force Base in Georgia has identified the dead and missing airmen who were swept out to sea by high waves from a typhoon near Okinawa, Japan.

Equipment problems cause Chicago airport delays

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:29
CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration reports that arrivals and departures at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport are being delayed because of issues with air traffic control centers' phone lines.

Motorcyclist struck by vehicle in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:27

Bicyclist struck by vehicle in WilmingtonA teenager is hospitalized after a motorcycle accident in Wilmington, Delaware.

Georgia deputies cleared after stun grenade injured toddler

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:26
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A grand jury in Georgia on Monday declined to indict sheriff's deputies who during a drug raid in May set off a stun grenade that severely injured a 19-month-old boy, prosecutors said Monday. The toddler, Bounkham Phonesavanh, was badly burned when the "flash-bang" device landed in the playpen where he was sleeping during a raid to arrest a suspect police say had sold methamphetamine to an undercover officer in northeastern Georgia. A federal investigation of the incident is still pending, Habersham County District Attorney Brian Rickman said. ...

Women get 20-day jail term for theft of mask and hat from Washington governor's office

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:22
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Two women who broke into Washington Governor Jay Inslee's office and stole items including an animal-fur mask and ceremonial state police hat were sentenced on Monday to 20 days in jail, a county prosecutor said. Emily Huntzicker, from neighboring Oregon, and Rachel Kamiya of Seattle pleaded guilty in Thurston County Superior Court to misdemeanor charges of criminal trespassing and theft, deputy prosecuting attorney Jim Powers said. ...

Child thinks heroin is candy, shares at day care

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:20
SELBYVILLE, Del. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old girl in Delaware passed out packets of heroin she found in her mother's backpack to her day care mates, thinking they contained candy.

National monument status questioned for L.A. area mountains

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:17
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A seemingly innocuous effort to declare part of a mountain range near Los Angeles a national monument has drawn sharp criticism from Republicans, who see it as a Democratic land grab that bypasses Congress and abuses power. Such a move would free up resources so that the cash-strapped U.S. Forest Service can repair restrooms, clear trails and remove graffiti in the area, which attracts 3 million visitors per year, said Democratic Congresswoman Judy Chu, who backs the plan. ...

Soldier pleads guilty to stealing $400K in fuel

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:16
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Fort Bragg soldier has pleaded guilty to his part in a scheme to steal more than $400,000 worth of fuel from a base in Afghanistan.

Bear cub found dead under bush inside Central Park

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:15
NEW YORK (AP) — A bear cub has been found dead under a bush in Central Park, and authorities suspect animal cruelty played a role.