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AccuWeather: Dry Start to October

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:55

 Dry Start to OctoberMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking a rainy start to the weekend, followed by a cool down.


Officials: Fire that killed Cooper Health CEO, wife was intentionally set

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:51

 Fire that killed Cooper Health CEO, wife was intentionally setAuthorities say a house fire that killed the CEO of the Camden-based Cooper Health System and his wife was intentionally set.


Man killed, woman injured in apparent Kensington hammer attack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:50

Man killed, woman injured in apparent Kensington hammer attackPhiladelphia police are investigating an apparent hammer attack in Kensington that left a man dead and a woman injured.


Teen arrested over string of Washington state arson fires

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:42
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A teenager who said he was unhappy with his family's recent move to Washington state was charged Wednesday with setting nearly two dozen fires in vacant homes and parched grassland outside Spokane over the past three weeks, fire officials said. The 16-year-old male suspect, who was not identified because of his age, was charged with multiple counts of arson in connection with the 23 blazes set since Sept. 9 in suburbs south of Spokane, the second-largest city in Washington. ...

Tweet about Ferguson grand jury sparks probe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:29

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, left, speaks before protesters in front of the Ferguson Police Department, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Prosecutors are investigating a Twitter post claiming that grand jurors hearing evidence in the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old near St. Louis haven't seen enough evidence to justify prosecuting the officer.


Boy, 7, fatally struck by car in Tioga-Nicetown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:25

Boy, 7, fatally struck by car in Tioga-NicetownA child was killed after he was first struck by a car and then trapped underneath the vehicle in Philadelphia's Tioga-Nicetown section.


Hawaii lava flow stalls but expected to restart

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:19
By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - A stream of volcanic lava menacing communities on the Big Island of Hawaii has stalled in its tracks after creeping toward populated areas for weeks but is expected to begin moving again fairly soon, scientists and local officials said on Wednesday. The June 27th flow, named for the date it first bubbled out of the Kilauea Volcano, had been headed toward the town of Pahoa and was threatening to cut off a major highway and another road, officials said during a briefing with reporters. ...

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:45

FILE- In this Oct. 11, 2009 file photo, Secret Service Agent Joseph Clancy, right, walks behind President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their, children Sasha, right, and Malia, second from left, walk back to the White House after attending St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critical questioning by Congress about a White House security breach. There had been increasing calls for her departure during the day. Pierson will be replaced by Clancy, a former special agent in charge of the president's protective detail who retired in 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


Police: Phelps' eyes, speech affected at DUI stop

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:23

40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday.


US student rallies support Hong Kong protesters

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:14

People hold up customized umbrellas during a rally in New York's Times Square, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Students bearing umbrellas as a sign of solidarity gathered at rallies in several U.S. cities to show support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — Students bearing umbrellas as a sign of solidarity gathered at rallies in several U.S. cities on Wednesday to show support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.


Ten percent of female University of Oregon students raped: survey

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

In this Aug. 5, 2013 photo, water flows near a reflecting pool outside the new 145,000-square-foot University of Oregon Football Performance Center on the University of Oregon campus Eugene, Ore. The glass facade reflects the Casanova Center, which houses non-football athletic operations. (AP Photo/Brian Davies)By Lee van der Voo PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - About 10 percent of female University of Oregon students surveyed have been raped while attending the school and the vast majority of those sexual assault cases were never reported to campus officials, school researchers found. The findings come after the school faced criticism over its handling of an alleged rape involving three basketball players that preceded the resignation of former university president Michael Gottfredson. ...


Police made tough call with UVa student missing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:50

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Virginia State Police, missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, of Roanoke County, Va., is shown. Police say the investigation into the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has turned up a lead in Harrington's 2009 disappearance and death. (AP Photo/Virginia State Police, File)McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Police have revealed next to nothing about the evidence they have against Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., and they won't have to for months to come.


Judge to make final ruling on Stockton bankruptcy late October

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:38

A view of downtown Stockton, California is reflected in a windowBy Robin Respaut SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The judge presiding over the Stockton, California, bankruptcy case said on Wednesday that he will wait until late October to make a final ruling over whether the city can exit bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said he was "not in a position to make a decision right now." Earlier in the day, Klein surprised the courtroom by ruling that the city's contract with the California Public Employees' Retirement System, the world's largest pension fund, could be rejected. ...


Police officer drives car and does CPR on toddler at same time

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:26

Police officer drives car and does CPR on toddler at same timeA New York police sergeant thought he was just pulling over a speeder; instead it turned out to be a frantic dad trying to get help for his son.


Artist creates huge dirt portrait on National Mall

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:18

 "Out of many, One," created in the landscape of the National Mall, left. The six-acre portrait by Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada was made of sand and topsoil and can be viewed from the Washington Monument, or from space. The World War II Memorial is in the foreground and the Lincoln Memorial is in the background. (AP Photo/Mark Gulezian, Smithsonian)WASHINGTON (AP) — A giant portrait of a young man's face has emerged in the landscape of the National Mall in the first such public artwork commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery.


Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:16
NEW YORK (AP) — Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said Wednesday.

Boy dies after being struck by car in Tioga-Nicetown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:15

Boy dies after being struck by car in Tioga-NicetownA child was killed after he was first struck by a car and then trapped underneath the vehicle in Philadelphia's Tioga-Nicetown section.


Ebola-infected passenger was sent home from ER

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:14

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in DallasDALLAS (AP) — The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed.


Judge: Stockton must treat pension like other debt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:11

 Stockton must treat pension like other debtSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Striking at the sanctity of public pensions in California, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that U.S. bankruptcy law allows the city of Stockton to treat pension fund obligations like other debts, meaning the city could trim benefits.


State police: 2 troopers in Frein search injured

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:09
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — State police say two troopers have suffered injuries while searching for the fugitive suspected of ambushing a northeastern Pennsylvania barracks.