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UN expresses 'deep outrage' at Islamic State group

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:29
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expressing its "deep outrage" at the killings, kidnapping, rapes and torture by the Islamic State group in Iraq.

UN expresses 'deep outrage' at Islamic State group

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:29
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expressing its "deep outrage" at the killings, kidnapping, rapes and torture by the Islamic State group in Iraq.

Judge rejects strict limits on U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:27
By 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. ...

Federal charges appear unlikely in Ferguson police shooting: Washington Post

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:24

Woman walks by a memorial set up for Michael Brown in FergusonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department officials probably will not bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager set off rioting in August, the Washington Post reported on Friday. The newspaper, citing law enforcement officials, said investigators had all but concluded there was not a sufficiently strong case to prove officer Darren Wilson violated the rights of 18-year-old Michael Brown when he killed him in the St. Louis suburb on Aug. 9. ...


Religious talk: Salem school bars church leader

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:20
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A church youth leader has been barred from volunteering at a Salem public school after a student said he was promoting Christianity and insulted her for being an atheist.

Bodies not yet recovered from site of Kansas airport plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:20

Smoke billows from a building at at Mid-Continent Airport shortly after a twin-turbo airplane crashed into a building killing several people including the pilot in Wichita KansasBy Alice Mannette WICHITA Kan. (Reuters) - The bodies of four people killed when a small twin-engine turboprop airplane crashed into a building at Wichita's airport remained in the smoldering ruins on Friday as federal officials investigated the crash, officials said. A demolition contractor has been called in to make sure the Flight Safety International building is stable enough for crews to remove the dead, Wichita city spokesman Dale Goter said. ...


Judge won't close hearing in Islamic State case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:12
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday denied a government request to partially close a detention hearing for a 19-year-old suburban Chicago man who authorities say violated U.S. law by trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants.

2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:09

This Oct. 30, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava flow burning vegetation near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava, police said Friday amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow.


Man convicted of manslaughter in Florida marching band hazing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:02
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - The ringleader of a beating ritual that led to the death of a Florida college marching band member was convicted on Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing, the first case to go to trial in an incident that drew national attention to hazing abuses. A jury convicted percussionist Dante Martin, 27, for his role in a November 2011 ritual involving the Florida A&M University's celebrated "Marching 100" band that led to the death of Robert Champion, a 26-year-old drum major. "Now he has to pay for what he has done. ...

Jury rules for ex-university official in lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:01
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania is not guilty of allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted students, a jury ruled Friday.

Halloween back on in Pa. town after Frein manhunt ends

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:55

Halloween back on in Pa. town after Frein manhunt endsTrick-or-treating was back on Friday in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks under siege as hundreds of law enforcement officers searched for the survivalist accused of killing a state trooper.


Police release recordings from school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:52
SEATTLE (AP) — Newly released police dispatch recordings from a deadly Washington state high school shooting reveal the difficulties law enforcement faced as they tried to secure a sprawling campus.

NTSB: Kansas plane drifted to left before crashing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:49

Map locates Wichita airport plane crash.;WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Six eyewitness have reported that a small plane drifted to the left side of the runway after taking off from a Kansas airport, then made a steep left bank before crashing into a flight training facility, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.


North Texas town voting on fracking ban

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:30
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Anti-fracking activists and campaigners backed by big oil and gas companies sparred outside of voting sites on the last day of early voting in a North Texas university town that's considering a ban on new permits for hydraulic fracturing.

3 California counties voting on fracking bans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:24
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Voters in three coastal California counties vote Tuesday on whether to ban fracking and other intensive oil production, even as slumping prices globally are leading companies to start to scale back on production.

Excommunicated Mormon loses her appeal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:21
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The founder of a Mormon women's group who was excommunicated this summer says she has lost her appeal.

Students isolated as expulsion alternative

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:19
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado school superintendent said Friday he will keep disciplining students by placing them in isolated, 4-by-6-foot rooms to study during school hours as an alternative to expulsion and as a way to reduce a high dropout rate.

New Hampshire ban on 'ballot selfies' challenged by lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:19

Voters cast ballots in New Hampshire presidential primary election in NashuaBy Ted Siefer MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A New Hampshire law that bans the sharing of images of marked election ballots over social media compromises the right of free political speech in the state, according to a lawsuit filed on Friday challenging the prohibition on "ballot selfies." The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union is seeking to block the law, which took effect on Sept. 1, prohibiting sharing such images over Twitter, Facebook or any other online or conventional means. ...


Jury: Death penalty for couple's hammer killings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:18
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man who was convicted of beating his girlfriend's parents to death with a sledgehammer should be executed, a jury said Friday.

NYPD's highest ranking black official quits

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:17

FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, New York City Police Dept. Chief of Department Philip Banks, right, joins New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman during a news conference, in New York. On Monday, Oct. 3, 2014, Banks was to have been named first deputy commissioner, second in command at the nation's largest police force; instead, Banks elected to retire. (AP Photo)NEW YORK (AP) — The NYPD's highest-ranking black official abruptly quit Friday instead of taking a new post, a surprising move that caught city officials off guard at a time when the department is trying to mend relationships with minority communities.