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Revel sold for $110M; buyer plans to re-open it as a casino

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:59

Revel sold for $110M; buyer plans to re-open it as a casinoA Canadian asset management company won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City.


Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:58

A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia to Dallas, where he is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Key dates in the case:


U.S. delays plans to replace Healthcare.gov site host: WSJ

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:57

A form to help create a user account on the HealthCare.gov website is available at a health care enrollment fair co-sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and the State Employees Association at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth(Reuters) - The U.S. government has shelved plans to move the HealthCare.gov insurance website to a new host, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The decision represented "the best path forward to ensure a successful second open enrollment period. It was made in order to improve the consumer experience and have sufficient time for testing," the journal reported, citing Aaron Albright, a spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The agency signed a contract last November to replace Verizon Communications Inc with Hewlett-Packard Co as the host of the HealthCare. ...


Judge to decide in late October if Stockton, Calif., can exit bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:49
(Reuters) - The judge presiding over the Stockton, Calif., bankruptcy case said 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 late on Wednesday afternoon that he was "not in a position to make a decision right now, in light of everything said today," and scheduled a new hearing for Oct. 30. Earlier on Wednesday, Klein said the city's contract with the California Public Employees' Retirement System, the world's largest pension fund, could be rejected. ...

Fla officer on leave after using stun gun on woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:46
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation after he fired a stun gun into a 61-year-old woman's back during an arrest in a Tallahassee neighborhood.

Texas girl rescued in Mexico after missing for 12 years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:45

Texas girl rescued in Mexico after missing for 12 yearsSabrina Allen was rescued near Mexico City on Tuesday after missing for 12 years.


Girl missing for 12 years found with mom in Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:44

This Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, booking photo released by the Austin Police Department shows Dara Llorens, charged with aggravated kidnapping and being held on a $300,000 bond. The FBI and Mexico authorities said 17-year-old Sabrina Allen, whose reported kidnapping 12 years ago was twice profiled on the television show "America's Most Wanted," was found Tuesday night in Papalotla, Tlaxcala, near Mexico City, with her mother Dara Llorens. She was 4 years old when she was reported missing by her father in 2002, after she vanished following a weekend visit with her mother. (AP Photo/Austin Police Department)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago was found near Mexico City with her mother after authorities received a tip, and the mother was quickly flown to Texas and jailed on kidnapping charges, investigators said Wednesday.


NFL extends 'Sunday Ticket' deal with DirecTV

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:44
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has extended its contract with satellite provider DirecTV to carry the "Sunday Ticket" package, which allows viewers to watch out-of-market games.

Six charged with bribery in grant U.S. National Guard contracts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:39
By Tom Ramstack WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six people have been charged in a bribery scheme to grant National Guard contracts improperly, prosecutors said on Wednesday, and three of them have pleaded guilty in federal court in Virginia. Executives from two businesses bribed National Guard officials with thousands of dollars to award them marketing and advertising contracts worth a total of $14.6 million, according to the federal indictments. "As captured by its motto, the Army National Guard is 'always ready, always there' for the American people," Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. ...

Ebola worries could keep some Dallas students home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:29

Children are picked up from L.L. Hotchkiss, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Dallas, where children that were exposed to an Ebola infected family member attend classes. Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS (AP) — Some nervous Dallas parents picked up their children early from school Wednesday after learning that five students attended class after possibly being exposed to the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S.


3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can't go home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:24
BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts said Wednesday they were trying to escape Taliban violence at home but now face the wrath of their own government as well.

Judge rules loss could be imposed on Calpers in Stockton bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:23

A view of downtown Stockton, California is reflected in a windowBy Robin Respaut SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The U.S. bankruptcy judge overseeing Stockton, California's municipal bankruptcy trial on Wednesday ruled that the state's public employee retirement system, known as Calpers, could be forced to absorb losses along with other creditors. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said the city's contract with the California Public Employees' Retirement System could be rejected. While the judge ruled the city may impose losses on Calpers, he has not yet ruled that it must do so as part of its financial restructuring. ...


Secret Service director resigns under fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:22

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama. Pierson, in her position for just 18 months, faced mounting calls from lawmakers to step down in the fallout from a September 19 incident in which an Iraq war veteran with a knife scaled the White House fence, sprinted across the lawn and got deep inside the mansion before an off-duty agent stopped him. ...


17 people displaced by major fire in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:21
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Four buildings in Atlantic City will be demolished after they were severely damaged by a wind-blown fire that broke out just steps from the resort's boardwalk.

Texan bids for Nuremberg stenographer's mementos

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:18

File - This Sept. 19, 2014, file photo taken in Anchorage, Alaska, shows credentials and a Social Security card for Maxine Carr, a stenographer who was assigned to cover the Nuremberg trials after World War II. A Dallas woman bid $9,000 on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, for documents from the Nuremberg trials that were found in an old trunk in Alaska that belonged to a postwar stenographer. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro, File)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Dallas woman bid $9,000 for documents from the Nuremberg trials that were found in an old locked trunk in Alaska that belonged to a postwar stenographer.


Report IDs 'weaknesses' at nuclear weapons lab

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:15
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report issued Wednesday by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy squarely places blame for the shutdown of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository on failures at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

US, China air differences over Hong Kong protests

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:13

Local residents join a a pro-democracy sit in at a main intersection in the Mongkok district in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong warned Wednesday that if the territory's leader doesn't resign by the end of Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. and Chinese officials publicly aired differences Wednesday over the protests in Hong Kong, where students want democratic changes to the electoral system.


U.S. Ebola patient flew on United Airlines to Dallas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:08
By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - United Airlines believes the U.S. Ebola patient flew on its aircraft from Brussels to Dallas-Fort Worth via Washington on Sept. 20, based on information it received from federal officials, according to a company spokeswoman. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there was "zero risk of transmission" on these two flights because the patient showed no symptoms at the time and therefore could not have been contagious, the United spokeswoman said. The CDC has said it is unnecessary to contact others who traveled on the flights, she added. ...

Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:08

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in DallasBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance. "His whole family was screaming. He got outside and he was throwing up all over the place," resident Mesud Osmanovic, 21, said on Wednesday, describing the chaotic scene before the man was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday where he is in serious condition. ...


Judge: Was biased vs. white suspect; verdict OK'd

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:03
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Kagan had been in prison for murder for more than a decade when doubts about his guilt arose from an uncommon source: the former judge who had convicted him.