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Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 10:25
ST. LOUIS (AP) — With a grand jury decision and a local election looming, the Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis on Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.

Orange fever reigns over drizzly Giants' parade

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 09:59

San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal waves to the crowd during the victory parade for the 2014 World Series baseball champions on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the World Series champions.


Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 09:57

Former U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi is escorted to a federal court in TijuanaSAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.


Virgin Galactic spacecraft explodes on test flight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 09:45

Virgin Galactic spacecraft explodes on test flightA Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another.


Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 09:29

This image from video by KABC TV Los Angeles shows wreckage of what is believed to be SpaceShipTwo in Southern California's Mojave Desert on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded after taking off on a test flight, a witness said Friday. (AP Photo/KABC TV)The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket ship is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert on Friday.


Mexico judge orders release of former Marine jailed on weapons offenses

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 09:23

Former U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi is escorted to a federal court in Tijuana(Reuters) - A Mexico judge has ordered the release of a former U.S. Marine jailed for months on weapons offenses, U.S. media reported on Friday. Andrew Tahmooressi, 26, was arrested on March 31 by Mexican customs agents who found three guns in his pickup truck at a border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana. He was charged with weapons offenses and has been imprisoned ever since. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)


Ohio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:53

Jeffrey Fowle talks about being detained in North Korea for nearly six weeks, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 in Lebanon, Ohio. Fowle, sitting in his attorney's office during the interview, was held for nearly six months in North Korea after leaving a Bible at a nightclub. Christian evangelism is considered a crime in North Korea. Fowle was released on Oct. 22, 2014 and returned to Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Skip Peterson)LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church.


Don't forget to set your clocks back

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:52

FILE - Custodian Ray Keen checks the time on a clock face after changing the time on the 97-year-old clock atop the Clay County Courthouse, in this Nov. 6, 2010 file photo taken in Clay Center, Kan. Most Americans will be able to get an extra hour of sleep Sunday Nov. 2, 2014 thanks to the annual shift back to standard time. Officially, the change occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people will set their clocks back before hitting the sack Saturday night. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.


Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:50
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail, along with the threat of a 14-year prison sentence, as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that is ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.

Halloween saved in town after fugitive's capture

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:50

Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens speaks during a news conference in front of the Pike County Courthouse on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 in Milford, Pa. following a hearing for accused killer Matthew Frein. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times-Tribune, Michael J. Mullen)MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) — State police gave out candy to children trick-or-treating Friday in a community that had been under siege for nearly seven weeks until a man suspected of killing a state trooper was captured.


Kansas urges judge not to rule on gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:41

Kerry Wilks, right, one of four women represented by the American Civil Liberties Union in a lawsuit against Kansas' ban on gay marriage, speaks with reporters after a U.S. District Court hearing, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. Wilks and her female partner were denied a marriage license in Sedgwick Ccounty, Kan. (AP Photo/John Hanna)KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas attorney general's office told a federal judge Friday that he should not consider blocking the state from enforcing its gay-marriage ban until the state Supreme Court weighs in, while the American Civil Liberties Union argued same-sex couples suffer legal harm if the judge delays a decision.


Navajo high court finds election officials in contempt

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:35
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The Navajo Nation's highest court on Friday held the tribe's election board in contempt for refusing to follow its orders that a Nov. 4 vote to pick the tribe's top official be postponed and that a candidate be removed from the ballot. The Navajo Supreme Court made the ruling against the Native American tribe's board of Election Supervisors after the board defied an Oct. 23 decision by the high court that ordered the removal of Chris Deschene's name. ...

APNewsBreak: Mexico judge orders release of Marine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:25
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

A look at people killed during space missions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly.

A look at people killed during space missions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly.

Judge rejects strict limits on nurse who treated Ebola patients

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:20

Nurse Kaci Hickox joined by her boyfriend Ted Wilbur speak with the media outside of their home in Fort Kent, MaineBy Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions. Nurse Kaci Hickox's challenge of Maine's 21-day quarantine became a key battleground for the dispute between officials in some U.S. states who have imposed strict quarantines on health workers returning from three Ebola-ravaged West African countries and the federal government, which opposes such measures. ...


APNewsBreak: Judge orders release of jailed Marine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:17

Former U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi is escorted to a federal court in TijuanaSAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.


APNewsBreak: Judge orders release of jailed Marine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:17
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

Kansas tax collections short as election nears

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:16
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported Friday that its October tax collections fell short of expectations, potentially complicating conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's efforts to win a tough a re-election race after successfully pushing for large personal income tax cuts.

Kansas tax collections short as election nears

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:16
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported Friday that its October tax collections fell short of expectations, potentially complicating conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's efforts to win a tough a re-election race after successfully pushing for large personal income tax cuts.