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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.

Cameraman suffering from Ebola arrives in Nebraska

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:13

In this August 2013 photo, Rhode Island native Ashoka Mukpo speaks with residents of an iron ore mining camp in Bong County, Liberia. Mukpo, who was diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, was flow Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, to Omaha, Neb., for treatment. (AP Photo/The Providence Journal, Philip Marcelo) MANDATORY CREDIT. RHODE ISLAND OUT. NO SALES.OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia stepped off a jet Monday under his own power on his way to a Nebraska hospital where he will be treated for the disease in a specialized containment unit.


Rice receives Thayer Award at US Military Academy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:10
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was honored Monday at West Point with the U.S. Military Academy's annual Thayer Award.

Senator: Congress should debate terrorist threat

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:04
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said Monday it would be "very healthy" for America if members of Congress spend about two weeks getting briefings, holding hearings, and having a real debate about authorizing the use of force against the Islamic State terrorist group.

Police: 4-year-old brings heroin to daycare, mom charged

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:57

 4-year-old brings heroin to daycare, mom chargedA mother of a 4-year-old was arrested after her daughter brought heroin into a daycare and began passing it out to other children, Delaware State Police say.


Colorado Senate candidates clash on energy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:04

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, (D-Colo.), shakes hands with his opponent U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, (R-Colo.), following a debate in Denver, Monday Oct. 6, 2014. Gov. The two are locked in what many polls say is a tight race, less than one month before election day on Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on Monday defended his support for a carbon tax, lashing back at criticism from his opponent who says plans to slash carbon emissions at coal-fired power plants raises energy costs for homeowners.


Gay couples rush to courthouses in five U.S. states after Supreme Court decision

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:02
By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - When Jim Crowder saw a news headline on his cellphone on Monday morning that a Supreme Court decision had made gay marriage legal again in Indiana, he immediately called his partner of 31 years. "If we're going to do it, let's do it now," Crowder told Alan Combs and by 2 p.m. they were married by a judge in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The couple had almost given up on getting married as the Indiana government fought court rulings against the state's ban on gay marriages. "I really thought we were beating a dead horse," said Combs, 60. ...

Expert: Man who confessed in '79 case knew rights

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:02
NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect understood his right to stay silent before he confessed to killing a boy whose 1979 disappearance helped spur a missing-children's movement, a prosecution psychologist said Monday, contrasting a defense expert's view of a question under scrutiny as the case heads toward trial.

Mixed testimony in sentencing of Michigan mother

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:39

FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the Benzie County Sheriff shows Kelli Stapleton. The Michigan woman who acknowledged trying to kill herself and her autistic 14-year-old daughter is scheduled for sentencing on Monday, Oct. 7, 2014, and could get up to life in prison. Stapleton pleaded guilty last month to first-degree child abuse after originally being charged with attempted murder. (AP Photo/Benzie County Sheriff, File)BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — Friends and relatives painted conflicting portraits Monday of a Michigan woman who admits trying to kill herself and her autistic daughter, with two former in-laws describing her as selfish and manipulative but with supporters insisting she was a loving mom driven to despair.


Grand jury: No charges in raid that hurt toddler

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:36
ATLANTA (AP) — A grand jury in Georgia has recommended that no charges be brought against officers involved in a raid that seriously injured a toddler when a flash grenade detonated in his playpen.

Gay couples rush to courthouses in five U.S. states after Supreme Court decision

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:19
By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - When Jim Crowder saw a news headline on his cellphone on Monday morning that a Supreme Court decision had made gay marriage legal again in Indiana, he immediately called his partner of 31 years. "If we're going to do it, let's do it now," Crowder told Alan Combs and by 2 p.m. they were married by a judge in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The couple had almost given up on getting married as the Indiana government fought court rulings against the state's ban on gay marriages. "I really thought we were beating a dead horse," said Combs, 60. ...

Feds give oyster farm until year's end to vacate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:19
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A popular oyster farm that has been evicted from the Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California will be allowed to keep operating until the end of the year under an agreement with the federal government.

Seattle lawmakers vote to change name of Columbus Day holiday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:04
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - The Seattle City Council unanimously voted on Monday to redesignate the federal Columbus Day holiday as Indigenous Peoples' Day to reflect that Native Americans were living on the continent before Christopher Columbus' 15th Century arrival. Mayor Ed Murray was expected to swiftly sign the measure, making Seattle the second major U.S. city after Minneapolis to mark Indigenous Peoples' Day on the second Monday in October, the same day as Columbus Day. The change will take effect for the upcoming October 13 holiday, the city council said. ...