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Marine charged in NC death of fellow gate sentinel

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:12
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Marine corporal faces negligent homicide and other charges in connection with April's fatal shooting of a fellow guard on duty at a North Carolina base.

Massachusetts doctor says he knew Ebola risk

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:08

Debbie Sacra, wife of Dr. Rick Sacra, an American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Africa looks on as her husband addresses reporters during a media availability at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Friday Sept. 26, 2014 in Worcester, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Dr. Rick Sacra knew what he was getting into when he went to Liberia in early August to treat very ill pregnant women and deliver babies at a time when the West African nation was dealing with an outbreak of Ebola.


Cop felt lives in danger before Wal-Mart shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:58
CINCINNATI (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a man in an Ohio Wal-Mart said the man didn't respond to repeated commands to drop the weapon and turned toward officers in an aggressive manner.

Colorado approves $5M incentive for Tarantino film

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:56

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2014 file photo, U.S director Quentin Tarantino shows a v-sign during the 39th Cesar Film Awards at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France. Colorado has approved a $5 million incentive package to lure production of the upcoming Tarantino film “The Hateful Eight.” The state Economic Development Commission approved the package Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, file)DENVER (AP) — Colorado on Friday approved a $5 million incentive package to lure production of the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film "The Hateful Eight."


US cites Missouri company in cell tower deaths

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal safety enforcement agency cited a Missouri-based communications company on Friday for "willful" and "serious" safety violations in the death of two workers in the collapse in March of a cell tower they were dismantling in Blaine, Kansas.

Vanishing Marine will be tried on desertion charge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:45

In this July 19, 2004 file photo, Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun makes a statement to the press outside Quantico Marine Base in Quantico, Va. A hearing officer has recommended a court martial for Hassoun, a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years, a defense lawyer said Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)A U.S. Marine who vanished from his unit in Iraq and later wound up in Lebanon for eight years will face trial in military court on desertion and other charges, the military said Friday.


Ex-OSU band director sues, alleges discrimination

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:36

Ohio State Trustees Won't Reinstate Band DirectorFired Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters has filed a federal lawsuit requesting reinstatement on grounds that the university denied him due process.


2nd suspect arrested in murder of 15-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:35

2nd suspect arrested in murder of 15-year-old girlA 15-year-old boy has been charged alongside another teen in connection with the murder of a teenage girl outside Einstein Medical Center in North Philadelphia.


Golden Gate ferry captains stage one-day strike in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:30
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Golden Gate passenger ferry system, California's largest, was shut down on Friday by striking boat captains, disrupting service for thousands of San Francisco Bay-area commuters in a wider labor dispute over wages and benefits for transit workers. The 20 ferry pilots who work for the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District walked off the job for the day to protest what union officials have criticized as bad-faith contract bargaining on the part of management. ...

Victim in Oklahoma food warehouse incident was beheaded: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:29
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY Okla. (Reuters) - A worker killed in an attack at an Oklahoma food distribution warehouse on Thursday was beheaded and the suspect, a fired coworker, had reportedly tried to convert his colleagues to Islam, law enforcement officials said on Friday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into suspect Alton Nolen's background for any potential religious ties to the attack after former colleagues reported he had attempted to convert them, police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore said. ...

No charges in toxic tea incident at Utah eatery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:27

FILE - This Aug. 14, 2014, file photo, shows the exterior of Dickey's Barbecue Pit in South Jordan, Utah. No charges will be filed in a case involving a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals at a suburban Salt Lake City restaurant, prosecutors said Friday. Prosecutors determined after reviewing an extensive investigation by the South Jordan Police Department that there was no evidence of criminal wrongdoing, Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill said Friday in a short news release. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — No charges will be filed in the case of a customer who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals at a suburban Salt Lake City restaurant, prosecutors said Friday.


Mom found fit for trial in kids-out-window case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:22

FILE - This undated booking photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Luz Robledo Ibarra. On Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, defense lawyer Benson Lee says he will fight a finding that Ibarra, 34, is fit for trial on charges alleging she threw her 7-month-old son and 1½-year-old daughter out a second-story window before jumping out herself. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A defense lawyer says he'll fight a finding that a Las Vegas woman is fit for trial on charges alleging she threw her 7-month-old son and 1½-year-old daughter out a second-story window before jumping out herself.


Voters in U.S. West oppose transfer of public lands to states: survey

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:14
(Reuters) - A majority of voters in Western U.S. states oppose proposals for local authorities to take over the management and costs of national forests and other public lands currently run by the federal government, a survey showed. A poll of 1,600 voters in eight states released by the Center for American Progress think tank on Thursday found that only in Utah did a majority, 52 percent, support the idea of transferring those lands to state control. Overall, 59 percent of respondents said such a move would not be fair to taxpayers in their state. ...

Court program gives prostitutes another chance

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:10
BEXLEY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio court program that tries to permanently steer prostitutes off the streets through a variety of educational and medical interventions has honored its newest graduates.

IMF OKs $130 million for Ebola stricken countries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has approved $130 million in emergency aid to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to help these West African countries respond to the Ebola outbreak.

School stabbing suspect can move to psych hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 02:59
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge has approved moving a 16-year-old boy charged in a high school stabbing rampage to a Pittsburgh-area psychiatric hospital indefinitely after three experts testified he was motivated by the Columbine massacre.

US stocks surge in afternoon trading; Nike jumps

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 02:58

FILE - The New York Stock Exchange is shown in this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 file photo taken in New York. Japanese stocks led most Asian benchmarks lower Friday Sept. 26, 2014 while European stocks drifted in lackluster early trading after Wall Street's worst day since July, as investors awaited the latest economic data on the world's largest economy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are surging in afternoon trading, gaining back most of a slump from the day before.


Police raids net dozens of drug arrests in Philadelphia suburb

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 02:44
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors arrested and charged dozens of suspects on Friday in early-morning raids targeting drug gangs operating in Chester, a historical town outside Philadelphia that has earned a reputation for violent crime. The sweep in Chester, founded in the 1600s on the Delaware River south of the city, led to 33 arrests, and additional charges for seven people already in jail. It marked the third major narcotics sweep in the town since 2003. ...

Obama, Netanyahu to meet at White House next week

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 02:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a meeting on Wednesday to discuss Israel's relationship with the Palestinians, the situation in Gaza, Iran nuclear talks, and the fight against Islamic State militants, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Secret Service director briefed Obama on review: White House

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 02:29
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama received an update Thursday on a review of the Secret Service's response after an intruder climbed the White House fence and entered the executive mansion last week, the White House said on Friday. Spokesman Josh Earnest said Secret Service Director Julia Pierson briefed Obama in the Oval Office on the investigation. Earnest said the White House would likely review the service's eventual recommendations on how to change security procedures. ...